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(l-r) Mike Ing, Managing Director, Alastair Mills, Executive Chairman and Andrew Marshall, group CFO of Kerv have partnered with LDC to bring together three businesses.


Kerv: The £30million tech merger

Alastair Mills and Mike Ing, in partnership with LDC, have brought together DoubleEdge Professional Services, Foehn, and Metaphor IT as part of an ambitious invest and grow strategy.

Kerv is a next-generation ‘customer-first, cloud-first’ managed services provider.

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Kerv is a next-generation managed cloud services provider which launched in July 2020.

Kerv offers business outcome focused solutions, initially comprising of converged IT managed services, unified communications, contact centre, security and compliance applications, all delivered in a way that will set the industry benchmark for excellent customer experience.

LDC provided funding to enable a £30m merger of three highly complementary, cloud-based managed services businesses to form Kerv: DoubleEdge Professional Services (UC, voice, data, mobility and compliance); Foehn (R&D team, Cloud UC and Contact Centre provider) and Metaphor IT (Cloud Services, Digital Workspaces, and IT Managed Services).

The group has been brought together by Alastair Mills, Six Degrees Group founder and former CEO, and Mike Ing, former COO at Six Degrees Group, both who will form the leadership team along with Andrew Marshall, group CFO and the current management teams of each of the three businesses.

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Working in partnership with LDC to bring together these three businesses creates a strong foundation for growth.”
Alastair Mills, Executive Chairman

Invest and grow strategy

The new business will drive further organic growth, as well as identify additional complementary acquisitions, supported by follow-on funding from LDC.

Since the merger in July 2020, Kerv has completed three complementary acquisitions, comprising of UCNS Managed IT, cloudThing and Gyrocom. The combined group is now a £50m revenue business with more than 400 employees, serving over 750 customers, and it has offices in London, Birmingham, and Bangalore, India.

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We plan to invest in great companies and accelerate organic growth through a relentless focus on customer experience. Our goal is not to chase short-term profit gains through aggressive cost cutting as we acquire complementary businesses.”
Alastair Mills, Executive Chairman