Spirit Telecom enters MSP fray with Arinda IT buy

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Spirit Telecom enters MSP fray with Arinda IT buy

Spirit Telcom’s acquisition spree continues, with the company adding managed services provider Arinda IT to its stable.

Arinda came at a cost of $2.6 million, for which Spirit gets a 12-person company with over 300 clients, presences in Sydney, northern New South Wales, Melbourne and Perth.

As explained by Spirit managing director in an ASX statement (PDF), the acquisition brings “an instantly accretive expansion into Managed Services and the opportunity to diversify our product and service offering to our growing customer base” and represents “an exciting foray into the complementary sector of managed services.”

Arinda bills itself as an MSP with strengths in Office365 and business-grade WiFi, plus disaster recovery and networking skills.

Spirit sees the deal as helping it to broaden its offering to current SME clients, while also giving it a chance to target verticals including health care and hospitality.

The acquisition is Spirit’s third in three months, following its deals to buy wholesale telco Building Connect and Brisbane wireless telco LinkOne. Spirit has also fended off an attempt to itself be acquired, rebuffing Uniti Wireless in April 2019.

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