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NG Bailey Acquires Specialist IT Services Business

Crawley-based s2s is a security focused integrator of business communications and lifecycle services to the UK SME and mid-market business community. The business was named one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2007 and was also awarded the prestigious Cisco Security Partner of the Year in both 2005 and 2007.

The acquisition, structured and project-managed by Andy Miller and Jim Whittaker of BTG McInnes Corporate Finance, will see s2s integrated into NG Bailey subsidiary Bailey Teswaine, a market leader in providing communication, network security and mobility solutions to a wide range of blue-chip organisations.

L to R: David Lane (Bailey Teswaine), Andy Miller, Jim Whittaker (both BTG McInnes)

“The fit with Bailey Teswaine became very clear some time ago and we have been impressed with the progress the firm has made, in particular with its key supplier Cisco. There are a great number of growth opportunities that s2s will be able to leverage as part of our larger Group and their network security expertise will enhance the overall NG Bailey offering” said David Lane, Finance Director of Bailey Teswaine.

Jim Whittaker, partner at BTG McInnes commented: “s2s is a high quality growing business with an impressive client list and a determined management team.“

“s2s was identified as a strong strategic fit following a review of target businesses evaluated during the early part of 2007, and it is rewarding to see the firm finally integrated into the NG Bailey group to assist their strategic growth in this sector,” added Andy Miller.

Nick Emmerson of Eversheds provided legal advice and Adrian Hackett of Hackett Windle provided tax advice to NG Bailey in relation to the acquisition.

NG Bailey is one of the leading building services companies in the UK. The company employs over 3,750 staff at over 20 office locations throughout the UK.

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