Ex Eurodata boss buys The Internet Group

News Feb 05, 2013

Des Lekerman acquires London-based MSP The Internet Group

Tech entrepreneur Des Lekerman has headed up a deal to acquire London-based MSP, The Internet Group Ltd.

Working with Simon Cope-Thompson of Livingston Partners, Lekerman led an Equity investment into TIGL Holdings Limited to acquire The Internet Group, which currently employs 70 staff and services over 100 mid-sized business customers globally.

The new acquisition comes less than two years after Lekerman sold his previous long-term MSP business, Eurodata Systems, for an undisclosed sum.

Says Lekerman: “I am delighted to announce my new role as Group CEO of TIGL Holdings which will provide the structure for our growth moving forward. The Internet Group was selected as our platform business because of its highly process-driven and customer-centric managed services offering.”

The company has also announced a series of new Board appointments to join the existing management team.

George Georgiou joins the company as group sales director, Mark Moss joins the company as Group CTO and Adam Maurice (previously founder & MD of The Internet Group) will transition to the role of Group COO.

Group chairman Paul Edgeley (formerly MD of BT Lynx) comments: “The timing of this transaction was perfect for both sides, and I am excited about the great prospects for our clients and staff.”

The new Group is going to be shortly re-branded as TIG and will offer an “enhanced portfolio” of managed and cloud services, according to a statement.

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