Fast-growing Nottingham software firm expands with maiden acquisition of Leicestershire services provider
Nottingham-headquartered software firm, NoBlue2, which is a new entity resulting from the merger of NoBlue and Elevate2, has acquired BrightBridge Solutions Ltd, a provider of Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics 365 services, based in Sharnford, Leicestershire.
With this merger, the consolidated business now boasts approximately 130 team members and generates revenues exceeding £16 million. The deal will see 46 BrightBridge employees join the enlarged group.
Ian Irwin, CEO of NoBlue2, said: “BrightBridge is a well-regarded organisation and the people joining us will be a credit to the entire NoBlue2 team. I’m delighted to welcome them and their customers – we’re looking forward to working together to help customers to achieve their goals. We’re focused on strengthening our relationships further, delivering existing – and new – products and services to customers, and expanding our reach to deliver more innovative solutions to ambitious businesses.”
This union was made possible through a growth investment from FPE Capital (FPE), a specialised investor focusing on the lower mid-market growth in software and services. NoBlue2 has affirmed its commitment to maintaining uninterrupted service for its 400-plus customers, both during and after the transition phase. All members of BrightBridge’s Oracle NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics delivery teams will continue to offer support to their existing portfolio of 150 enterprise clients.
Co-founder and sales and marketing director of BrightBridge, Ian Robertson, added: “The BrightBridge vision has always been to be a true partner to our customers to ensure the best return on their investment and to look after the people we employ; ultimately, they drive our success. Therefore, any acquisition had to be a perfect fit to guarantee customer satisfaction and staff retention for both our NetSuite and Microsoft teams – I’m delighted that we identified FPE’s investment and NoBlue2 as just that.
“By uniting our experience, skills and passion for designing and delivering ERP systems, NoBlue2 will be a remarkable knowledgebase for customers. We aim to use our robust position to cast our net wider and deeper to help more businesses and non-profits across Europe to capitalise on using the very latest in business technologies. This is great news for everyone – we can continue to deliver projects to BrightBridge’s high standard and be part of an exciting growth story.”