Telsta Buys Company85
June 06, 2017
has acquired Company85, a UK-based technology services business and
leading provider of data centre, workspace, cloud, security and network
Financial terms were not revealed.
Christopher Smith, Telstra’s Executive Director of Business Technology
Services, said the acquisition was aligned to Telstra’s strategy to grow
its technology services business internationally and would significantly
enhance Telstra’s service offering for UK and European based business
and government customers.
“Company85’s offering is strongly aligned to the existing suite of
technology consulting services we offer our Australian customers, and is
consistent with the strategic investments we have made in Australia.
Importantly, it aligns with our strategy to grow our services business
in regions that are key hubs for multinational corporations,” said Mr
“We see the UK as a key market for our growing technology services
business and a strong platform to expand into Europe.”
Mr Smith said Company85 was highly regarded in the UK for its consulting
and technical expertise, including the market-leading approach it has
developed for standardizing and automating data centre migrations.
“As organizations look to digitize their business, whether it’s to
expand into new markets, create new products or improve efficiency, they
are increasingly seeking integrated solutions for their network,
security and cloud infrastructure, as well as advice on how to implement
and manage these,” said Mr Smith.
“Company85’s broad set of consulting capabilities will help us to
differentiate our offerings in Europe. We will be able to engage in IT
transformation conversations with prospective customers early in the
proposal stage, which we believe will help to strengthen our position
and create demand for our network services in the region,” said Mr
in 2010 with headquarters in London, Company85 today has approximately
75 employees and provides services to leading UK-based business and
government customers such as BBC, NHS, Royal Mail and London City
Airport, and multinational corporations including AstraZeneca, J.P.
Morgan and Roche.
Company85 CEO Adrian Spink said the combination of Telstra’s world class
network and global reach, with Company85’s technical expertise and
strong relationships with Chief Information Officers and Chief
Information Security Officers at leading organizations, would create
exciting growth opportunities.
“Being part of Telstra we see a tremendous opportunity to reach new
customers and accelerate our international expansion, said Mr Spink.