SCC acquires Visavvi

Managed IT services firm SCC has announced the acquisition of audiovisual (AV) specialist Visavvi.

The acquisition will enable SCC to scale its unified communications business, SCC AVS, which was formed in 2018 following the merger of SCC’s AV business with avsnet.

SCC said it will build on organic growth achieved in the past three years — SCC AVS has more than doubled in size since 2020 — by adding wider breadth in the traditional AV market and enabling a larger focus on growth areas, such as digital workplace solutions accelerated by hybrid working.

Through the acquisition of Visavvi, which will trade as ‘Visavvi, an SCC business’, SCC will welcome 130 skilled people in AV, aiming to deepen its specialisms across the commercial and private sectors including education.

Graham Fry, managing director of SCC AVS described the acquisition as a ‘milestone moment’ in a statement, adding that organic growth is fuelled by customers on a transformation journey requiring digital workplace solutions that enable anytime, anywhere collaboration in real time.

“Visavvi enables SCC AVS to focus on accelerating its growth strategy by adding scale, capability, and a wider geographical reach in the UK to deliver outstanding AV services to customers,” Fry said.

James Rigby, chief executive of SCC (pictured) added: “It was important to acquire a business that complements our own, both in terms of capability and culture. Visavvi strengthens our capability in education, with its leading specialism in large space AV suitable. Meanwhile, existing Visavvi customers will benefit from SCC’s expertise in voice and collaboration, supporting the shift to the digital workplace.”

Andy Dyson remains as managing director of Visavvi, alongside directors Colin Etchells and Ann Pickard who are joined in the boardroom by Graham Fry and Mark Nutter (CFO, SCC). Steve Rigby, co-chief executive of Rigby Group, SCC’s parent company, chairs the new board.

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