6th May 2021

BCN Group strengthens its Microsoft capabilities with the acquisition of data analytics and process automation specialist Cloud2

BCN Group, the managed IT, cloud and digital transformation specialist, has expanded its data analytics and process automation capabilities with the acquisition of Cloud2. Ed Brentnall and Tomos Edwards of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence for BCN in the fourth bolt-on DSW has completed for BCN in three years after having also advised at the time of Beech Tree’s initial investment.

Bradford-based Cloud2 is at the forefront of developing solutions underpinned by the Microsoft Power Platform to create real time visualisations solving complex data and compliance issues for Public Sector and Healthcare organisations across the UK.

The Microsoft Gold Accreditations the business brings will take BCN Group’s total number of Gold Accreditations to 10, further solidifying BCN as a top-tier Microsoft partner.

Cloud2’s Healthcare and Public Sector offerings will also further enhance BCN Group’s capabilities across these areas, with BCN Group’s current partner accreditations for the NHS’ Health and Social Care IT Network (HSCN) and G-Cloud making the combined service offering market leading. This acquisition means that BCN Group can provide its clients with a complete and all-encompassing data analytics and workflow solutions service providing real-time displays of data and trends that will allow decision makers to plan more accurately for future events.

The acquisition will further complement BCN Group’s existing Cloud product and managed service offering, especially in the areas of PowerApps, PowerBI data analytics and dashboard reporting.

Simon Kelf, CEO of BCN Group, said: “The acquisition of Cloud2 allows us to provide existing and new clients with a complete and comprehensive suite of on premise and cloud solutions delivered by skilled and experienced experts. It not only complements our existing product and service offering but means we can take our combined capability to the next level and further establish BCN as key service provider across the Public Sector and healthcare arena. I am delighted to welcome Cloud2 to the BCN family, and to work alongside its incredible team as we seamlessly merge its products, services and processes into the wider BCN Group.”

BCN Group acquires Cloud2