Published On: Wed, Jan 25th, 2017

Curve’s SA acquisition has a silver lining

Fred Baumhardt, CEO Curve GroupJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – CURVE Group’s acquisition of Silverlining Technology will strengthen the former’s service offering and enable them access to leading experts in the South African tech industry.
The group this week acquired the South African Microsoft Partner that provides small and medium businesses with a wide range of IT services.
“By linking these entrepreneurial smaller tech players into a wider brand, we can deliver a more SMME and mid-market focused technology offering that competes with much larger players and delivers quality, but at a much lower cost,” says Fred Baumhardt, CEO of the UK-headquartered Curve Group.
“This strategy follows our business model of acquiring businesses that have elite level talent formed by ex-members of the tier 1 and 2 vendor landscape, and wrapping them with world class project talent, and dropping the price to near commodity level.”
Silverlining is viewed as a perfect candidate in that context as its people are all elite level IT professionals that largely come from the major vendors.
The acquisition will further leverage the considerable industry expertise and scarce skills that the Silverlining Technology leadership team brings.
Between them, founding partner Amelis Uitenweerde and consultant Pieter le Roux have more than 30 years combined experience in IT consultancy.
The Silverlining leadership team of Uitenweerde and le Roux will take upnew roles as Solutions Director and Senior Consultant respectively, while all Silverlining Technology staff will be retained and will form part of the Silverlining consulting team within Curve Technology.
CAJ News

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