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IT services company SCC acquires avsnet

Specialist Computer Centres acquires avsnet and merges existing AV business with integrator to form SCC AVS.

Specialist Computer Centres (SCC) has acquired a significant stake in avsnet as the IT services provider underlines its ongoing intent to be a significant player in the visual communications and collaboration space. Sitting within the SCC group, this move will merge SCC’s long-standing AV business with avsnet’s specialisations to form ‘SCC AVS’.

SCC AVS has the ability to leverage SCC’s broad range of IT capabilities and avsnet’s knowledge and experience in the AV market to provide customers with true end to end solutions.

Mike Swain, SCC Services managing director, commented: “SCC has had an enviable reputation as an IT solutions provider for over 40 years. Now with the accelerated convergence of IT and visual communications this acquisition significantly enhances our existing audiovisual capabilities, creating a market-leading entity that addresses business requirements for the integration of VC and collaborative solutions with industry leading security, network and cloud services.”

SCC AVS will provide a complete portfolio of services from AV design through supply, installation, commissioning and programming as well as videoconferencing and collaborative solutions including cloud based and as-a-service models.

“This represents a huge opportunity for us and I am proud of my entire team for their ongoing hard work and commitment to the company and our customers,” said MD and founder of avsnet Graham Fry. “With SCC’s backing we can now enhance our collaborative portfolio and expand the scale of our services to meet the needs of enterprise customers.”

Fry will continue as managing director for the new SCC AVS business while retaining an equity stake in the business.

SCC’s chief executive, James Rigby, said: “I am delighted to welcome everyone at avsnet to the group. SCC AVS is an exciting development in a growing sector and this further expands our capabilities and builds on our continued growth and success.”

With the acquisition complete, SCC AVS now plans to develop services further, leveraging the group’s scale, contacts and IT expertise to power continued progression.