In our largest and most strategic acquisition to date, we are very pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Trident Business Group, including, Trident Computer Services (Trident) and Neptune Managed Services (Neptune), an established Managed IT Services and security business.
This highly strategic move will see us create a new business division, Trident IT Solutions.
Our new division will focus on delivering custom designed cloud-based IT & Internet solutions for industries such as Schools, Hospitals, Aged Care and medium to enterprise sized businesses.
“This comes at a time where Australian businesses are screaming out for faster Internet speeds and better specialised IT services – which we can now comfortably provide nationally.”
From our leader, Sol Lukatsky “This is a transformational period for Spirit and through the acquisition of these businesses, Spirit will build and strengthen cloud, security, data and Managed IT Services capabilities whilst providing entry into target growth verticals including Schools, Health (hospitals) and Aged Care. The existing Spirit IT&T division will continue to focus on the SMB sector with the new Trident IT Solutions Division targeting higher value complex segments.”
We’re also extremely excited to announce that Katie Bentley, CEO of Trident, will be appointed as CEO of Trident IT Solutions. Geoff Bentley, the current Neptune CEO will also become our Chief Sales Officer.
From Katie “It is a really exciting time to be joining Spirit, and I am ecstatic to be joining in the capacity of CEO of Trident IT Solutions. Bringing the two businesses together opens doors for both of our organisations – Spirit’s strength in fixed-wireless Internet and breadth of Managed IT Services means that we can now create market-leading IT solutions for businesses right across Australia.”
You can have a read of our official ASX release here.