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Cogent snaps up professional services company Network Pro

24 Mar 16

Cogent has acquired professional services company Network Pro, for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition provides Cogent with the ability to deliver ‘dynamic, intelligent and secure networks to clients’, Cogent says.

Network Pro specialises in creating and maintaining wide area and local area networks, wireless networks and security solutions. The company has offices in Auckland and Wellington.

All Network Pro staff will join the Cogent team and the Network Pro brand and trading will be integrated into Cogent over the coming months.

Ray Noonan, Cogent chief executive, says Cogent had been looking ‘for great tech companies’ that could complement its managed services portfolio, which includes business and unified communications and contact centre offerings.

“We will be able to create exceptional solutions for clients to embrace transformational cloud and digital solutions in a highly secure manner,” Noonan says.

“In keeping with our managed service portfolio, these solutions will be dynamic and scalable.”

Ron van Twuiver, Network Pro founder and owner, says the consolidated market offering of the new combined business is fundamental to enabling secure connection to the cloud.

Cogent says the acquisition is ‘fundamental’ to its overall strategy of creating depth and scale in its managed services offerings.

The deal is expected to close on April 01.

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