Servian welcomes enterpriseIT

Servian acquires enterpriseIT, stepping into New Zealand market

We are excited to announce that we have acquired New Zealand managed services provider, enterpriseIT.  Marking our first major introduction to the New Zealand market, the acquisition will broaden both ours and enterpriseIT’s service offerings, especially in cloud computing, data and artificial intelligence.

Headquartered in Auckland, enterpriseIT provides managed IT services to a variety of top-tier organisations in New Zealand and overseas, particularly airlines and government agencies. It offers a range of teams with specialist capability in areas like cloud technology, data and analytics and application integration.

Tony Nicol from Servian with Stuart Speers from enterpriseIT.

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“With enterpriseIT’s significant managed services capabilities, this deal helps our clients go deeper with our services,” Servian founder and CEO, Tony Nicol, says. “And that’s complemented by Servian’s core consultancy offering. We have extensive experience in providing strategic advice to businesses.”

“It’s an expertise that’s easily exportable to the New Zealand market.”

With 40 people in consulting and 70 in managed services at enterpriseIT, the deal will take our headcount to about 530 – a number expected to grow as we continue to expand our consultancy expertise. enterpriseIT founder and CEO, Stuart Speers will join as National Managing Partner in New Zealand while he continues to lead operations in the market. Part of his mandate will include looking for complementary acquisitions in New Zealand to expand our local capabilities.

“Our teams are still proudly specialist, but we now have a broader offering,” Speers says. “We’ve been approached several times over the years by both local and multinational organisations, but it never felt quite right.”

“This time, the timing and alignment couldn’t have been better, especially since we were already looking at possible acquisition strategies.”

Both CEOs say a technology-led strategy and like-minded approach to people were crucial for confirming there was a match in values.

What’s next

Speers says the deal is a win for their customers as well as their employees. “Technically this is an acquisition, but we really see it as a merger, given how well our values and priorities align. A key deciding factor was how many new, cross-market opportunities this gives our teams too.”

It wasn’t an immediate decision, though. Speers and Nicol noted that Servian had approached enterpriseIT previously, however the timing was not right then.

“We’ve always had a ‘best-of-the-best’ mindset,” says Nicol. “Needless to say, the day we confirmed we will be working with Stuart and his teams was a happy day.”

While Speers expects to deepen our footprint in New Zealand, we will also be moving toward broader expansion overseas with plans for a satellite office in the UK before the end of the year, and an eye on Asia as well.

“We have very strong vendor relationships with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. We’re Google’s biggest cloud services partner in the region and we’re confident these relationships will generate work across these markets,” Nicol says.