Communicate Better, a Lancashire based telecoms company has acquired Yorkshire based Green House Telecom. The deal aims to provide both counties with a wider network of telecoms coverage, an increased product list and a one stop shop of converged services.
Communicate Better’s business strategy has historically been one of buy and build and the North has been a particularly strong area of growth over the past 2 years. The expanding company doubled in both size and turnover in 2011 and predicts an equally high level of growth again next year through a highly strategic sales approach.
The corporate team at independent law firm Berg, advised Communicate Better on the acquisition. Keith Kennedy, corporate partner at Berg in Manchester, said:
“This is the fourth recent acquisition for Communicate Better and further demonstrates the business’ expansion strategy. With more acquisitions in the pipeline, Communicate Better is making a clear statement to the rest of the market.”
By offering various converged packages across fixed line, mobile and IT, the company is at the forefront of the telecoms industry with their new internet technology focus and cloud based solutions offering.
In order to gain more of a national presence, Communicate Better are continuing their expansion plans by also looking to develop a southern hub in the next 12 months.
Communicate Better have also recently taken over Liverpool based company, MH Communications, in order to increase their customer base in the fixed line sector before acquiring Green House Telecom this month. This latest acquisition is just the next in line of a continued run of success for the telecoms company.
Wayne Cartwright, Communicate Better CEO said, “We are very excited to have acquired Green House Telecom. We wanted to do so in order to both boost business across the North as well as being able to offer our customers a full one stop shop solution of technologies and a wider range of solutions which is what customers are asking for these days.”
Keith Kennedy, corporate partner at Berg in Manchester, commented, “The telecoms sector is ideal for market consolidation, with a number of larger players eyeing up niche providers to gain a full service and product offering. As the market becomes increasingly competitive and providers dip into acquisition war chests, we expect to see more M&A activity within the sector in 2012.”