Intergen acquisition by ASX-listed Empired creates largest Australasian Microsoft services provider

21 October 2014

Wellington, 21 October 2014 - ASX-listed IT services company Empired Limited (ASX:EPD) has bought one of New Zealand’s leading IT services firms Intergen Limited for NZ$19.3 million.

The deal creates the largest Trans-Tasman Microsoft services provider with 825 staff across 15 Australasian locations and one North American office.

Established in 1999 in Western Australia, Empired Ltd is a national IT Services Provider with a broad range of capabilities and a reputation for delivering enterprise class IT services and solutions.

All of Intergen’s 370 New Zealand and North American staff will continue to support clients under the Intergen brand. Intergen’s Australian offices will merge with Empired’s operations, where there is a strong alignment with Microsoft services including SharePoint and Dynamics CRM.

All Intergen directors and senior managers will remain with the business, and Intergen shareholders will become shareholders in Empired’s newly-enlarged business. Intergen Group CEO Tony Stewart says, “We have been growing Intergen’s operations in Australia for several years, and this deal accelerates our vision to become Australasia’s leading Microsoft provider.”

“I am very proud of the reputation we have built over 15 years and want to thank the many people and client organisations who have been part of the Intergen story. I look forward to being able to support our clients in new ways as a combined, larger business with greater depth across Australia and New Zealand.” 

Empired Managing Director, Russell Baskerville, says, “Our clients will benefit from a broader range of services, backed by a strong Australian listed company that offers superior service and agility to its international competitors. Our combined organisation is positioned to take advantage of significant growth opportunities, capitalising on the burgeoning Microsoft opportunity with solutions clearly focused on ‘as a service’ and ‘consumption’ based models around cloud, mobility, big data/business analytics and the advent of social in the Enterprise.”

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For more information please contact:

Katy Sweetman
Communications Manager
Intergen

+64 4 472 2021
+64 21 955 303
Katy.sweetman@intergen.co.nz

About Intergen

Intergen, a subsidiary of Empired Limited, is one of Australasia’s leading dedicated Microsoft solutions providers and a leading member of the Microsoft Partner Network, with staff delivering information technology solutions across Australia, New Zealand and North America. Its key offerings include portals, content and collaboration solutions, web and digital strategy and delivery, user experience design, Microsoft Dynamics financial and customer relationship management, custom software development, management consulting, infrastructure consulting and hosting services.

Website: www.intergen.co.nz

About Empired Limited

Empired Limited is an IT Services provider with a broad range of capabilities targeted at delivering enterprise IT solutions that improve efficiency, productivity and competitive advantage for our clients.

Empired’s clients are medium to large corporate and government organisations within key industries including energy and natural resources, state and federal government, finance and insurance, utilities and transport.

Solutions are delivered through three core lines of business: Infrastructure Services, Applications and Consulting, and Microsoft Business Solutions. Together they provide a breadth of service and expertise not seen in other consultancies of similar pedigree, allowing Empired to deliver ‘end to-end’ business solutions that assist customers in driving their key business outcomes.

With FY14 Revenue of circa $70m and a team of over 825 people located throughout Australia and New Zealand, Empired has built a reputation for service excellence. This combined with a strategy underpinned by initiative, innovation and growth ensures that in a dynamic and rapidly growing technology market place Empired is strongly positioned to capture market share and continue to build on its success. 

Website: www.empired.com


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