17th April 2023

Beech Tree backs Arc Systems

Dow Schofield Watts’ North West transaction services team advised Beech Tree Private Equity on its investment in Arc Systems, a cloud and IT-managed services provider.

Beech Tree backs cloud services provider

 Founded by James Clayden in 1992, Arc is headquartered in Basildon, Essex, and primarily operates in London and the South East. The business offers services including IT support, public and private cloud, security and backup. The investment will enable Arc to expand its capabilities, with an emphasis on its people and technical proposition.

“We are delighted to have secured this investment from Beech Tree Private Equity,” said Clayden. “We were immediately aligned with them culturally, and their experience in the sector and track record of successful investments makes them the perfect partner to support us in achieving our growth plans.”

Adam Rudd, Partner at Beech Tree, added: “We are excited to be partnering with Arc and investing further into a sector that we know well. The strong relationships they have with their customers are a testament to how Arc delivers fantastic outcomes and support to mission-critical solutions for their customers. We are looking forward to supporting the Arc management team on an ambitious growth strategy.”

Ed Brentnall, Rob Parker and Elliot Pledger of Dow Schofield Watts provided financial due diligence to Beech Tree.