London, England: 4th October 2016: 13.00 hrs BST – Nuvias Group, the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business, today announced the acquisition of SIPHON Networks, a leading unified communications (UC) solutions and technology integrator for the channel. The deal will see Nuvias making a significant investment in SIPHON to accelerate the integrator’s expansion, both in the UK and across EMEA.
Paul Eccleston, CEO Nuvias Group, said: “SIPHON is a great business with an exceptional reputation in the UC market. Its focus on high level service and solutions capabilities for the channel is perfectly aligned with the Nuvias Group philosophy and strategy. SIPHON is also highly complementary to the cyber security, advanced networking and UC capabilities of Wick Hill and Zycko, the existing businesses in the Group.
SIPHON will continue to operate from the same location, with the same staff and the same management team, led by Steve Harris, who will remain as managing director. “We will protect what has already been built by SIPHON,” added Eccleston. “We will enhance it through the other capabilities in the Nuvias Group, and we will expand it, taking it across EMEA.”
Steve Harris, managing director for SIPHON Networks, said: “This is a great opportunity for SIPHON staff, vendor partners and customers. It enables us to accelerate our growth plans and expand geographically in the UK and EMEA, as part of a much larger organisation, which shares our core beliefs and dedication to high service levels, and has the resources to help us realise our goals.”
About Nuvias Group
Nuvias Group is the pan-EMEA, high value distribution business being built by Rigby Private Equity (RPE) to redefine international, specialist value distribution in IT. The Group provides a common proposition and consistent delivery across EMEA, allowing channel and vendor communities to deliver exceptional business value to customers, and enabling new standards of channel success.
The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning, value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking; and SIPHON Networks, an award-winning UC solutions and technology integrator for the channel. All three companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor partners and customers. The Group has seventeen regional offices across EMEA, as well as serving additional countries through those offices. Turnover is in excess of US$ 330 million.
Headquartered in the UK, SIPHON Networks Ltd. (SIPHON) is a leading, international unified communications (UC) solutions and technology integrator for channel partners who want to deploy either cloud-based or premise-based UC technology, solutions and services. The award-winning* company was established in 2009 as a systems integrator to support service providers launching innovative cloud telephony services, by deploying carefully selected products to create a single, integrated and centralised platform.
Through its work with service providers and resellers across Europe, SIPHON has honed a unique skillset around its professional and technical support services, growing from strong niche UC distributor to trusted technology-enablement partner to many of the industry’s key UC players. SIPHON is now at the forefront of UC innovation, supporting channel partners who want to deliver a full UC experience to their customers. This includes Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business, as well as a suite of video and collaboration solutions.
*In autumn 2015, SIPHON was ranked 23rd fastest growing technology company in the UK and one of the fastest growing technology companies in EMEA by Deloitte. In January 2016, SIPHON was named Polycom’s Circle of Excellence Partner of the Year, EMEA – West