UK Provider Six Degrees Acquires BIS
April 3rd, 2013 By: John Rath
UK data center services provider Six Degrees Group announced that it has acquired independent data center operator BIS. BIS operates five data centers across London and provides corporate colocation and private cloud services. The addition of BIS to Six Degrees’ portfolio adds to hosting revenues and develops its European presence, as one of a small number of colocation providers with both Central London and outside M25 data centers.
“To serve both our City clients and mid-market customers across the UK, a Central London datacentre presence is critical,” said Alastair Mills, CEO of Six Degrees Group. “Our strategy has always been to have complete control of our own hosting and network assets as this end-to-end ownership allows us to create and manage the highly available services our customers demand.”
BIS gains a broader set of supplementary services by merging, and SIx Degrees gains a prime Central London asset to bring further credibility to its service offering. BIS adds 200 customers and 30 people to Six Degrees, bringing its total head count to 250 employees with run-rate revenues over 70 million pounds.
“The acquisition of BIS is a strategically significant addition to our asset portfolio. We are gaining a high-quality hosting centre at the heart of the country’s digital economy. BIS has a strong heritage, an excellent mid-market customer list and we look forward to its talented team joining 6DG to help us to maintain our track record of strong organic growth,” said Mills.