The Alan Campbell Group (ACG), which provides infrastructure services to telecoms companies and broadcasters and is playing a leading role in the switchover to digital TV, has been acquired by technology services company telent for an undisclosed sum.
Clearwater International advised on the deal, which will enable telent to broaden its service offering to existing and new customers, and will give ACG additional strength and capabilities as part of a larger group. Warwick-based ACG employs around 240 people and has annual revenues in excess of £20 million.
Established in 1980 by Alan Campbell, it has become a market leader in the installation of microwave backhaul links for mobile network operators and also offers services such as network design, cellular installation and commissioning, support services, and construction and broadcast site services. Customers include Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, National Grid Wireless, Arqiva, Ericsson and Nokia (now NSN). ACG will continue to operate as a distinct business in its own right within telent.
telent, which is also based in Warwick, supplies a broad range of telecommunication and IT network services to enterprises, equipment vendors, public sector organisations and network operators in the UK and Germany. Formerly the UK and German services business of Marconi Corporation plc, the company was renamed telent in January 2006 on the sale of the telecommunications equipment and international services business to Ericsson.
“Like telent, ACG has deep industry sector knowledge and a strong customer focus, benefiting from an excellent blue chip customer base. There is an excellent strategic and cultural fit between our two organisations, and by combining our strengths, I see tremendous potential for the future.”