Claranet acquires Union Solutions, enhancing hosting and cloud expertise and reach in retail, legal, and financial sectors

  • The acquisition further deepens Claranet's hosting portfolio with strong design, transition, and migration capabilities and brings unique new expertise in Azure-based solutions
  • Union Solutions customers include Mitsubishi Finance, Clyde & Co, and Kingfisher

Leading managed IT services provider Claranet has today announced the acquisition of UK-based infrastructure and cloud specialist Union Solutions. In keeping with the company's emphasis on strategic growth, the move enables Claranet to expand its customer base and service capabilities, with Union representing the latest in a string of technology businesses to be added to the Claranet Group in recent years.

Operating out of office locations in Surrey and Kent, Union employs around 30 staff and has an annual turnover of £10m. It specialises in a range of IT infrastructure and managed service offerings, including infrastructure design, hosting, transition, and migration, with a strong emphasis on high-performing data management and security for large businesses. Union supports both large on-premise managed solutions, as well as managed solutions on Microsoft Azure Cloud. The founders of Union are staying with the business and will be working to grow Claranet's hosting services for years to come.

Michel Robert, Managing Director at Claranet UK, said:

Claranet has acquired Union Solutions to enhance its hosting design, transition, and migration capabilities for large-scale on-premise solutions as well as additional strong Azure skills and offerings. Union has a depth of experience and capability in the design and implementation of mission critical infrastructure, with emphasis on data storage and security. It has developed strong, long-term customer relationships in the legal, financial services, and retail verticals which will further enhance our capabilities in these important sectors."

Union's passion for excellence and desire to grow meant it was an ideal fit as part of our ongoing focus on rapid expansion, so we’re eagerly anticipating adding the company’s unique capabilities to our own, and using this new expertise to further enhance our market offering."

Jason Rabbetts, Founder and Director at Union Solutions added:

We are delighted that we have now become part of the Claranet group. Union's data management services, hyper converged platform skills, and Azure specialism – now coupled with Claranet's public cloud and private cloud capabilities – brings an incredibly powerful hybrid transformation proposition to our customers and the general market. In today's rapidly changing hybrid multi-cloud world, specialism in a wide spectrum of skills is essential, and that is what makes this particular union so relevant and exciting."