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Updated on June 27, 2022 1:18 am

NCS ramps up growth in Australia with AU$290m Arq Group buy

NCS has introduced the acquisition of Arq Group for AU$290 million, because the Singaporean firm, which is a Singtel subsidiary, continues its growth into Australia.

Arq Group, previously Melbourne IT, was fashioned after it was bought for $35 million in February 2020, alongside the corporate’s Enterprise Providers Division to an entity owned by Quadrant Personal Fairness and three members of the Enterprise Providers Division administration group, together with its present Arq Group CEO Tristan Sternson.  

Underneath the acquisition plans, Arq will likely be bundled into NCS’ digital companies arm, Subsequent, which was arrange internally two years in the past to give attention to digital, cloud, and platform companies. Arq will proceed to function in its current markets of Australia and New Zealand, however may even see its companies expanded into Asia because of the acquisition.

Arq’s 560-person group will convey NCS’ current headcount in Australia to 1,900, NCS added.

This newest buy by NCS follows the corporate’s most up-to-date acquisition of The Dialog Group earlier this month. The deal, price AU$239 million, was touted by the corporate as one other enhance to its service portfolio.

Previous to this, NCS had additionally acquired cloud service supplier Riley, and a majority stake in cloud consultancy agency Eighty20 Options.

“This newest acquisition completes a jigsaw of strategic investments in Australia, ramping up our presence in a market that’s vital to our regional growth,” NCS CEO Ng Kuo Pin mentioned.

“Mixed with Dialog’s core IT capabilities and in depth attain throughout eight Australian cities, Arq brings on board the correct digital competencies that assist create a extremely compelling end-to-end digital transformation worth proposition.

“Taken collectively, our 4 investments thus far have given us the required scale, capabilities and credibility to compete as a regional digital powerhouse as we assist governments and enterprises in Singapore and Australia obtain their digital transformation objectives.”

Following related regulatory approval, the acquisition of Arq Group is anticipated to be accomplished by Could. 

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