FluidOne acquires SAS Global Communications

FluidOne has announced the acquisition of SAS Global Communications, a provider of SD-WAN-enabled global hybrid networks. FluidOne said the acquisition intends to enhance its service offering to mid-market and enterprise customers.

SAS Global Communications designs, deploys and manages SD-WAN hybrid networks, which are supported by a monitoring and management portal. The company serves over 150 customers with sites in 65 countries.

Stephen Stanway, founder of SAS Global Communications, said, “Having developed the business for over 30 years I am immensely proud of my team and what we have achieved together, creating a high-quality business with loyal experienced staff and happy customers. When I met with Russell and the FluidOne Board to discuss the potential of SAS joining FluidOne, I could see a strong alignment in staff culture, values and how both businesses always seek to put the customers first.”

Russell Horton, CEO, FluidOne (pictured), explained, “I have known Colin Mattey, the Chairman of SAS, for a number of years and knew of the quality of the business, particularly in multi-national SD-WAN deployments and their unique network monitoring and management portal developed in-house.

“Through the acquisition process we have met key members of their team and referenced their top clients, and been really impressed with their experience, values and the level of service delivered. With their strength in serving larger mid-market and enterprise customers and complementary services, the FluidOne Board and I saw a great fit to our connected cloud solutions strategy, broadening the offering to our combined customers.”

Colin Mattey, chairman of SAS Global Communications, added, “Our teams are already working on joint bids, including offering cyber security services from CSA to complement our hybrid-network solutions. The SAS management team have been working on joint strategy planning with the FluidOne team and we can see that there is a great fit for the future of SAS customers and staff.”

FluidOne said its vision is to become the best quality provider of connected cloud solutions to UK businesses. The acquisition of SAS builds on the acquisition of PSU Business Technology Limited in October 2020 and the investment in Cyber Security Associates Ltd in November 2020.