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Reading: Ultima acquires global cloud services provider

By Jo Whittle
4 March 2021

Automation and infrastructure service provider, Ultima Business Solutions, owned by Apse Capital, has acquired Just After Midnight (JAM), a global cloud services provider to digital business. JAM will form a new cloud and application services division within Ultima and will continue to scale its industry-leading full-stack 24/7 support for brands and their digital agencies.


The deal brings together two highly complementary and accomplished businesses that have become leaders in their respective spaces. JAM brings with it a global 24/7 support and services capability located in London, Australia, Singapore, and the USA.

Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima, comments, “We’re delighted to announce this acquisition. It strengthens our ability to offer our customers a seamless cloud service around the world. By combining Just After Midnight’s expertise in cloud support and consulting with our own managed services and IA-Cloud automation management platforms, we will have a powerful global offering for all customers and partners looking to build and manage their hybrid cloud infrastructure and applications.”

Sam Booth, founder and CEO, JAM, says, “We have been driving hard to build a next-generation managed services provider for the digital transformation age, accelerated by the explosion of cloud adoption across every aspect of modern business. This team-up with Ultima will allow Just After Midnight to turbocharge our growth and bring even more meaningful value to digital teams, agency partners and brands alike.”

Tim Green, managing partner, Apse Capital, comments, “We’re pleased to have been able to support Ultima’s first acquisition, which further expands its multi-cloud strategy and enables a global footprint for world-class support. We look forward to working with Ultima to continue its expansion plans.”

JAM is the go-to cloud support partner for enterprise brands and their digital teams, providing managed cloud, 24-hour monitoring and full-stack support along with DevOps consultancy. JAM looks after critical websites and applications 24/7 allowing in-house teams to sleep easy. The business has also developed its signature 24/7 support services for channel partners including marketing and digital agencies, ISVs and SaaS companies as well as in-house engineering teams to monitor every aspect of customer-facing, cloud-native applications with specialised engineers and proactive incident management.

For the provision of modern public cloud services, Ultima's 25-year history with Microsoft holding 13 Gold Partner accreditations for areas such as Azure, Microsoft 365 and licensing specialisation is now complemented by JAMs global support capabilities as an AWS advanced consulting partner, holding an AWS well-architected partner accreditation as well as deep skills in Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud.