Boxxe to acquire Total Computers

Boxxe has announced it will acquire Total Computers for an undisclosed sum.

The transaction is due to close on 31st January 2024, with Boxxe Group acquiring Skeffington Holdings Limited along with three subsidiaries: Total Computer Networks Limited, Total Computer Services Limited and EEC Services International Limited (Overbright).

Phil Doye, owner of Boxxe (pictured), becomes group CEO and Hazel Sagar will be group CFO.

Aidan Groom has resigned from Skeffington Holdings and all its subsidiaries to take up a non-executive position at Boxxe Group Limited. Kevin Goodall has been appointed managing director of Total Computer Networks Limited and has joined the board of Boxxe Limited.

Doye said, “I had known and admired Total Computers for many years but as a shareholder and director for the past 12 months I have seen firsthand the depth of what Aidan and Kevin have built. The combination of these two businesses is uniquely complimentary and I am hugely excited that this move will enable both companies to better serve our customers and partners.

“The IT channel has, over the past number of years, seen the largest players get bigger and the small ones either specialise, struggle or get acquired. This deal marks a pivotal moment in the journey of Boxxe. With the acceleration of digital transformation, the continued growth of public cloud and the proliferation of software companies it’s critical that a partner can deliver across this landscape.”

Aidan Groom, CEO, Total Computers, added, “Working with Phil over the past 12 months has challenged our ambition for what [we] can become. We have created something special, but this is the next step in the evolution of our company.

“For both companies it allows us to grow faster and become even more relevant to our customers through a wider range of partner accreditations, deeper technical skills and greater financial strength and scale.”

Total Computer Networks Limited will continue to trade independently before being integrated into Boxxe Limited during the course of 2024.

Doye acquired a minority stake in Total Computers in November 2022. Prior to that, he acquired Boxxe in 2019 and has grown the business with revenue for 2023 expected to be around £440 million.

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