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Park Place acquires MCSA Group to extend UK footprint

By Ashton Young
Wed 3 Apr 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Today Park Place Technologies announced the completion of the acquisition of MCSA Group, a UK-based business-critical IT services and solutions provider.

Park Place will take on all of MCSA’s business, which the post-warranty data center maintenance firm says will enable it to further expand its operations.

The company asserts it will utilise MCSA’s core expertise in hardware maintenance and reselling capabilities to deliver a wide range of data center and IT services to the public sector.

MCSA has been in operation for 40 years delivering support services (break-fix and IT maintenance), and managed services (including business continuity, monitoring and management).

As a result of the acquisition, MCSA’s existing customers will now be able to access Park View, Park Place’s predictive, remote monitoring service. Park Place Technologies president and CEO Chris Adam says they will also benefit from greater support throughout their customers’ entire product life cycle with access to more engineers and a greater parts inventory, as well as global multilingual 24-hour support centres and a global supply chain.

“MCSA’s heritage of providing end-to-end IT services and solutions makes them a welcome addition to the Park Place Technologies family,” says Adams.

“MCSA’s depth of experience supporting the data center infrastructure of customers is highly regarded. With this acquisition of MCSA, Park Place will be the largest TPM in Europe. We look forward to welcoming MCSA’s customers and bringing our award-winning proactive maintenance services and support to MCSA’s customers, while expanding our ability to service current and new customers in the UK.”

MCSA chairman and founder Roger Timms says the acquisition is set to benefit all parties.

“We are excited to join the Park Place Technologies family as we combine our enterprise expertise and service capabilities to support customers worldwide,” says Timms.

“This is an excellent fit and builds on the service excellence and customer support which is at the heart of both companies.  This is the right move for MCSA, the staff and for me personally. We look forward to introducing our customers to all of the advanced technologies and maintenance solutions Park Place Technologies has to offer, including its AI-enhanced, remote monitoring service, ParkView.”

MCSA currently has an operations centre located outside of London along with several sales, tech support, testing, warehouses and administrative personnel located throughout the UK. Park Place Technologies will acquire MCSA’s six offices in the UK, including one office in Scotland.

This is the first acquisition for Park Place Technologies in 2019 and follows four acquisitions in 2018, including Latin America-based CMG-Nicsa, Ireland-based Origina Technology Services, Singapore-based Axentel Technologies and Houston-based Solid Systems CAD Services (SSCS).

The company asserts the acquisitions have significantly expanded its global presence, and it has an ongoing commitment to service the needs of growing customer base.

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