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Posted by Alfie McDonald on September 22nd 2022
BCN Group is delighted to announce the strategic acquisition of Evo-soft, a leading Dynamics Business Central specialist. The acquisition follows the recent investment of ECI Partners, the leading growth-focused mid-market private equity firm, following the full realisation of Beech Tree Private Equity who invested in BCN Group back in 2018.
The acquisition provides BCN with an exceptional platform to provide solution driven services for businesses across the UK. The move enhances our focus and capability on delivering services and solutions from the Microsoft ecosystem.
Founded in 2001, Evo-soft is a UK top 5 Microsoft Gold ERP Partner. Evo-Soft focus on implementing, supporting, enhancing, and accelerating the use of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central for customers that want to build on process efficiencies, integrate their business solutions, automate manual processing of data, and gain operational control.
Evo-soft have developed their own bespoke software for auction houses, aptly named Evo-Auction, a seamless and cost effective, front and back-end content management integration tool. Evo-Auction reduces errors, speeds up processes and provides full reporting of live auctions with full integration.
In addition to Evo-Auction, Evo-Supply is another bespoke solution built for the importation, distribution, and simple manufacturing industries. The flexible distribution management software has been designed by Dynamics developers with years of industry experience and is continually refined ensuring new and improved features are available.
This acquisition will bring the combined annual business revenue to over £50m+ with future acquisitions expected to follow.
Rob Davies, CEO of BCN Group, said: “The acquisition of Evo-soft enables BCN to provide more value to our customers, enabling them to continue their Digital Transformation journey, exercising the full benefits of the Microsoft ecosystem. The existing capabilities around Development, Modern Workplace, Analytics and Azure is heightened with the delivering of core business applications services with Dynamics. As suchwe are delighted in supporting further growth with Evo-soft as part of the BCN Group and even more excited in delivering further Digital benefits to our mid-market customers”
Derek Fisher, Sales Director, and founder of Evo-soft said, “We are a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solutions to importers, wholesalers, distributors, and the auction marketplace. We transform businesses with our award-winning, extensive library of solutions. The BCN acquisition provides a true opportunity for Evo-soft and our customers to leverage and incorporate the complementary portfolio of relevant and vital IT services required for today’s businesses to continue to scale and thrive.”
Mark Keeley, Partner, ECI Partners said, “It’s fantastic to welcome Evo-Soft to the BCN Group, enhancing the capabilities that BCN can offer to its customers, with a specialism in Microsoft Dynamics. We look forward to continuing to support the BCN team to achieve its growth ambitions, both organically and through further acquisitions.”
About BCN Group:
BCN Group has become a leading digital transformation and technology solutions provider in the UK, delivering a range of managed IT services. These services cover both Private and Public Cloud (Microsoft Azure), modern workplace solutions, application development, data analytics, security, and connectivity to over 1,000 customers.
BCN is headquartered in Manchester with 3 further offices across the North and a new site in Swindon, employing over 260 people, including 220+ trained support staff and technical engineers.
BCN’s market-leading organic growth has been supported by 6 strategic acquisitions targeted to augment our rich portfolio of products and services. The most recent acquisition of Evo-soft has deepened BCN’s technical capabilities within the Microsoft ecosystem.