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Arrow develops SD-WAN and complex networking capability with acquisition of UK-tec

By Karolina Skinner
17 May 2021

Arrow is delighted to announce the acquisition of UK-tec, Arrow’s second acquisition this year.

Richard Burke, CEO Arrow Business Communications and Ian Jackson, co-founder and MD of UK-tec

The acquisition provides Arrow with access to a range of network and security products and services including SD-WAN and managed services and provides extensive experience in the delivery of services via the UK Channel.

UK-tec is built on the experience of serial entrepreneurs and technical specialists, Ian Jackson, Matt Johnson and Ed Davison. The company has quickly established itself as a leading provider of security, network and SD-WAN managed services for the UK channel including TalkTalk Business.

Jackson, co-founder and MD of UK-tec: “The acquisition advances our strategy by at least two years. Being part of the Arrow Group provides us with the structure and capability to support the UK Channel with a range of services allowing them to flex and react to the needs of their customers as lockdown restrictions are relaxed. We are extremely pleased to be a part of the Arrow Group and excited about the future.”

Richard Burke, CEO Arrow Business Communications: “As a Group, we have been looking to accelerate the development of our SD-WAN, complex networking and wider channel offering. Bringing the UK-tec business into the Group significantly enhances our capability in all of these areas, with the team providing strong technical leadership and experience that will benefit both the Arrow group and its Channel partners. I am excited about what we can achieve together with our combined product portfolio in the coming years and delighted to complete the acquisition."

Arrow was assisted on the acquisition by both Kemp Little, led by Deborah Angel and RSM, led by Rob McCarthy.

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