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    Smith Cooper acquires Uniq Systems

    KBS Corporate has successfully completed the acquisition of Uniq Systems Limited, a Sage support specialist located in Woodley, Berkshire.

    Established in 1991, Uniq has grown over the years to become a fully-accredited Sage Developer and Strategic Partner. Uniq’s vast array of experience and expertise enables the company to provide a multitude of services for various business software solutions, including Sage 200 Suite, Sage 50c, Sage CRM, Construction (EQUE2), Sage Add-ons, and Sage Payroll.

    Following a widespread research process conducted by KBS Corporate, five meetings with interested parties were conducted. From here, a deal was agreed with Smith Cooper System Partners Limited, a leading provider of Sage software in the Midlands.

    Smith Cooper’s acquisition of Uniq forms part of a strategic move by the company to expand and support growth in the London and Southern regions. With Uniq located only two minutes away from Sage UK’s office in Winnersh, the acquisition will undoubtedly allow Smith Cooper to benefit from a number of geographical synergies.

    Chris Smith, Managing Director of Smith Cooper, commented “We have been delighted by our rapid expansion in London and Southern regions, and the acquisition of Uniq is a fantastic addition to our operations in those territories.

    “From the moment we met the Uniq team, we recognised a synergy in the way we believe all Sage Business Partners should work and all customers should be treated. I am thrilled that Graham and Dawn [of Uniq] chose Smith Cooper as the company best placed to move their business ahead into a new era, whist safeguarding the quality of service that their clients currently enjoy.”

    Graham Bayly, Managing Director and exiting shareholder of Uniq, said “We are immensely proud of our history as a quality Sage 200 support partner and have worked very hard over the years to achieve our reputation today. Both Dawn and I value the service we provide to our clients above all else and are very confident that Smith Cooper will not only retain our level of service but actually improve it with new product offerings and an expanded team.

    “We believe that this is a fantastic development for our customers, suppliers and staff, and we look forward to a prosperous new year as part of Smith Cooper.”

    Matthew Sibley, Deal Executive at KBS Corporate provided advice through to completion and commented, “This was an incredibly smooth transaction which progressed very quickly, due to the organised and efficient nature of both parties. Throughout the deal, our clients at Uniq and the management of Smith Cooper developed a strong, professional relationship which I believe was integral to the success of the deal. I wish both parties all the best in their future endeavours.”

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