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Aker Systems: A strategic partnership

LDC’s strategic partnership with Aker Systems supported the management team to further invest in research and development.

Aker Systems designs, builds and operates ultra-secure public cloud data environments for large private and public sector clients.

Exit date

September 2021

Founded in 2017, Aker Systems is a leading provider of building and operating ultra-secure, high performance, cloud-based data infrastructure for both public and private sector customers.

LDC invested in Aker Systems in 2020, supporting investment in research and development to drive organic growth, as well as the extension of Aker’s team of highly experienced experts. The business has since grown by more than 50 per cent.

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Over the last few years we have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in the public cloud by delivering proven enterprise-class data infrastructure for customers in highly-regulated environments.”
Darren Thomas, CEO
Aker Systems

Strategic Partnership

In 2020 Aker Systems was recognised as a One to Watch on The Sunday Times Tech Track. The business was also recognised at the Thames Valley Tech Awards 2020 taking home a hat-trick of awards including ‘Company of the year.’

In September 2021, LDC exited its minority investment to Abry Partners. Financial details of the transaction are undisclosed.

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The support from LDC throughout our partnership has helped us to drive growth and as we move forwards with Abry Partners we’re well-placed to continue onto the next phase of our journey.”
Darren Thomas, CEO
Aker Systems

Awards

Thames Valley Tech Awards 2020

High Growth Tech Business

Thames Valley Tech Awards 2020

Emerging Tech Company

Thames Valley Tech Awards 2020

Thames Valley Tech Company of the year

The Sunday Times Tech Track – One to Watch

2020

Awards

Mid-range Deal of Year

Thames Valley Deals Awards