Team Telecom Group acquires IT consultancy C&C Technology

Team Telecom Group (TTG) has acquired IT consultancy C&C Technology. The move comes as part of Team Telecom’s first phase of its planned expansion since a £32.8 million management buy-out backed by Gresham Private Equity in May 2010.  

The investment combines the strengths of TTG and C&C in the aviation sector and brings additional capabilities and services to TTG’s aviation portfolio, which already includes AirRadio, a leader in mobile radio solutions for airport and airline operations.

Mike Norfield, CEO of TTG, commented that this is just the first step in TTG’s expansion and targeted growth in the aviation sector.  AirRadio has a reputation for delivering world class mobile radio solutions to the aviation industry, and it makes sense for TTG to build on this success, said Norfield.

According to Norfield, C&C is a highly respected consultancy with a strong heritage in the sector and offers a good fit with AirRadio.

Based in Basingstoke, UK, C&C has provided services to the aviation sector and other markets for over 15 years, delivering award-winning IT services to clients including: BAA, Gatwick Airport and baggage handling specialists Vanderlande.  

With a team of over 150 consultants and increasing product development capabilities, the company will be an integral part of TTG’s plans to build a new dedicated technology and consultancy services group with AirRadio Ltd, expanding their combined strengths in aviation, while continuing to look for opportunities in other markets.

The acquisition will see C&C Technology’s existing team remain in place, with their founder principals, Managing Director Jason Colombo and Sales & Marketing Director John Foster, joining the board of the new technology and consultancy services group.
Jason Colombo said the investment is the start of an exciting new era for C&C.  TTG has gone from strength to strength since its management buy-out last year, and the expertise and customer focus they have complements C&C’s approach to business, said Colombo.
Being part of a global group like TTG, and working with a market leader such as AirRadio, opens up new opportunities for the Company and its customers, he added.

C&C Technology brings a range of specialist information technology expertise, including services ranging from strategic advice and solution design to innovative tools, covering all aspects of IT from desktop to data centre.

The firm has a particularly strong track record in operational and critical business systems in specialist areas such as baggage handling systems, flight information and logistics.   

11th May 2011