07 December 2021
Kerv, the next-generation ‘customer-first’, cloud and digital transformation services provider, has acquired Gyrocom, a fast growing network and security integrator with a specialisation in SD-WAN.
The strategic acquisition also brings skills in managed networks and network security, including Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), the rapidly emerging cybersecurity solution. Gyrocom will operate as Kerv’s specialist networking and security division.
The company has existing strategic technology relationships with VMWare Velocloud, Dell, Cisco, Palo Alto, Fortinet, Versa and Z-Scaler and boasts a significant and growing presence in the retail market with brands such as Kingfisher (B&Q and Screwfix), Wickes, and Co-op. Gyrocom has 23 enterprise customers and its recurring revenues are growing at over 20%.
Kerv’s strategy is to bring together complementary organisations, team cultures and service capabilities to deliver a customer-first approach to cloud and digital transformation services. The vision is focussed around four strategic pillars – Transformed Infrastructure, Digital Workplace, Customer Experience and Digital Business.
Gyrocom services will significantly enhance Kerv’s credentials in the Transformed Infrastructure pillar.
Moreover, Kerv is now a £50m revenue company with 400+ employees and 750 public and private sector mid-market customers including Investec, Kiwi.com, The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency, The Scouts Association, Harrods, Avarto and The Local Government Ombudsman.
“Gyrocom brings important new and strategic skills to Kerv across SD-WAN and SASE in particular,” said Alastair Mills, executive chairman of Kerv. “Their growth trajectory and ability to win major network transformation contracts are testament to their capabilities and their product-market fit.”
Headquartered in Surrey, Gyrocom, was founded in 2006 by Graham Brown and Ryan Coombes, who had worked together previously at Nortel Networks. Fellow director Jane Hamlyn joined the company in 2011.