4com completes inaugural acquisition with support from Moore Barlow

Southeast law firm Moore Barlow has advised business telephone systems provider 4Com on its acquisition of Midshire Telecom.

The purchase of Midlands-based Midshire Telecom, a specialist in the supply of office telephone systems, business grade broadband and mobile services, is the first acquisition in 4Com’s 23-year history.

The deal will see 4Com, which is headquartered in Bournemouth, deliver new products and services including managed IT services and Office WiFi solutions to its customer base while introducing its state-of-the-art solutions to Midshire’s existing clients.

Midshire Telecom will retain its brand and operate as part of the 4Com Group of companies.

Roger Bailey, partner in the corporate team at Moore Barlow, said: “4Com and Midshire already offer SMEs first-class IT and telecoms solutions, so the acquisition is a perfect marriage, bringing an even more expansive offering under one roof that will add value for both company’s customers.

“Midshire Telecom will benefit immensely from the scale that 4Com’s nationwide network of customers offers and means more SMEs across the UK will get access to an impressive suite of IT services, from maintenance to security.”

4Com’s Chief Executive Officer, Gary Scutt, said: “Midshire Telecom has a well-earnt reputation in the industry. The team bring additional expertise in fields such as Managed IT Services and Office WiFi solutions, which we’re excited to be able to offer to our existing customers, while also introducing our own solutions to their customer base.

“As our first ever acquisition, this is a huge milestone for us and it was incredibly important we got it right. It was essential to have a partner we knew we could trust. Moore Barlow supported us throughout the process and ensured we had everything necessary to make the transition as smooth as possible for both sides of the acquisition.”


About 4Com Technologies Ltd

4Com Technologies was established in 1999 and provides Unified Communication (UC) to UK small-medium-enterprises (SMEs), combining its proprietary HiHI phone system with telecom services. The company delivers a premium, cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone system and associated software that offers SMEs an enterprise grade solution with a distinctive consumer like appeal. The company was won multiple awards in its history, most notably coming top in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For in 2017.

For more information, please visit www.4com.co.uk

Elizabeth Highfield, Citypress
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