Beech Tree announces investment in Arc Systems… Arc Systems, established in 1992 by James Clayden, finds its base in Basildon, Essex. Operating primarily across London and the South-East, this enterprise offers an array of services. These encompass IT support, Public and Private cloud solutions, security, and backup, catering to UK SMEs and mid-market corporates.
Empowering Growth through BTPE
With a proven track record in the sector, exemplified by successes like Transparity, Ancoris, and BCN (recently exited in June 2022), BTPE stands ready to bolster Arc Systems. This infusion of support empowers Arc to replicate its achievements. A focal point is expanding its capabilities, particularly within the Microsoft Stack. This strategic growth is underscored by an emphasis on personnel and technical prowess. The overarching goal is to solidify Arc’s stature as a prime provider of cloud and IT-managed service solutions within the UK.
Global Market Dynamics
The global IT-managed services market continues its ascendance, with the UK seizing the lead in Europe. This growth is catalyzed by SMEs and mid-market entities. They are lured by the virtues of cloud computing, addressing the dearth of IT skills. This trend prompts increased outsourcing of IT requirements.
James Clayden’s Insight
James Clayden, Arc’s CEO and founder, lauds the investment from Beech Tree Private Equity, noting the immediate cultural alignment. The partnership with BTPE, supported by its sector acumen and proven investment history, positions Arc for growth. This resonates especially in the light of Arc’s recent robust expansion. This investment is to amplify the support for customers, partners, and employees, fostering a shared journey of progress.
Beech Tree’s Perspective
Adam Rudd, Partner at Beech Tree, expresses eagerness to partner with Arc and reinforce investments in a familiar sector. Arc’s adeptness in nurturing strong customer relationships attests to its ability to deliver exceptional outcomes and pivotal solutions support. The partnership stands as a driving force behind Arc’s ambitious growth strategy.
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