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It’s unusual to get a chance to double the size of a business with a single acquisition but with our purchase of Arden Group we have done exactly that."

Matt Parker, Chief Executive

“More importantly we’ve significantly strengthened our product portfolio, added real talent to the leadership and management teams and given ourselves a great footprint outside London with a team that has built a loyal and highly referenceable customer base. This feels more like a merger than an acquisition in that we are bringing two highly complementary businesses together and I am very excited about the future as one team.”

Nigel Walker, Arden Group’s former Managing Director and majority owner, said: “It gives me great pride and pleasure to have built up Arden Group into the organisation it is today, but even more to know that Matt and his team will protect that legacy. The two organisations are an extremely good fit, our cultures are aligned, Arden’s product portfolio is entirely complementary, and I am confident knowing that our customers will continue to receive the standards of care and attention we have always delivered.”

Alex Clark, Investment Director at LDC, and member of the babble cloud board, added: “The acquisition of Arden Group will continue to strengthen babble’s core proposition, as well as extend the business’ span across the UK. Since partnering with Matt and the team, we have been actively looking to drive scale in what is a highly competitive market and  this second acquisition in our first year of partnership forms part of a wider ongoing growth strategy as we look to build a business with longstanding value.”