KBS Corporate Completes Acquisition of BIST Group
BIST Group is a highly regarded provider of IT hardware, software and infrastructure services, offering both new and refurbished solutions to organisations operating across a variety of industry sectors. Since the company’s inception in 2003 the business has developed an excellent reputation becoming an accredited provider to Dell, ESET, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft.
The shareholders of BIST Group, led by MD Keith Petty, approached KBS Corporate with the sale of their business in order to realise their retirement plans.
KBS Corporate was able to identify over 50 interested parties, the majority of whom came from trade. In a competitive bidding process involving 4 parties, the successful offer came from Tactus Group, and this deal marks their third acquisition of the year. BIST Group will enable Tactus to diversify their service offerings and expand geographically.
Scott Brenchley, CEO at Tactus Group, said: “This is another important development for Tactus Group and the latest step on our journey to becoming a globally recognised computing group. The acquisition of BIST significantly increases our capabilities in the IT hardware space, and we’re looking forward to welcoming its experienced team into the fold.”
Keith Petty, founder and MD at BIST, said: “I am delighted to be part of the Tactus Group, having built up the company over the last 18 years. The business and the people mean a lot to me and finding the perfect home for the company was paramount in my decision. We all look forward to the years ahead as part of this fantastic group.”
BIST Group was advised by Guy Haynes, Corporate Director at KBS Corporate Finance, throughout the process.