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DCC Technology Acquires Bconnected

Providing EMM and MDM solutions for resellers and vendors.

DCC Technology1, a leading route-to-market and supply chain partner for global technology brands across consumer, business and enterprise, today announced the acquisition of Bconnected Limited, a provider of Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. Based in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, the company reported revenues of €1.9m in its last financial year (ending Dec 2018).

EMM services include managed services, monitoring access, data segregation on all IT devices (and operating systems), combining end-users’ needs with IT security measures and relevant software licensing.  MDM services include general IT support, device staging, 3rd party application support, wipe and trace services, VIP handholding and out of hours support. The business will become part of DCC technology’s white label services business, Macro Evolution Services Ltd. (MacroEv)

MacroEv is DCC Technology’s technical support services business, providing a range of support services to the vendor and reseller channels on a white label basis. Services range from staging configuration to deployment, in-life and end-of-life support services, across a number of technologies. With Centres of Excellence in Dublin and Basingstoke, MacroEv provides high specification facilities and expertise to global vendors and the Exertis Group reseller channel. (see www.macroev.com )

Rod McCarthy, managing director, Exertis Ireland and UK/I Services, said, “Bconnected is a respected and trusted partner for providing EMM and MDM services in Ireland. This acquisition will enable us to offer and develop a range of end-point management support services for resellers and vendors as well as a greater opportunity to expand these services into other geographies. The business, which will sit in our MacroEv business, has an experienced and highly technical specialist team who provide complex EMM and end-point management solutions, partnering with major global vendors including VMware, Samsung, MobileIron, Asavie, BlackBerry, Google, Netmotion, Microsoft and Apple amongst others.”

The experienced Bconnected management team of Richard McCabe, Glenn Staunton and Martin O’Toole will continue to lead the company reporting to McCarthy.

“We are highly excited to be part of the ever-expanding DCC technology family. This development provides a scalability which will transform Bconnected to become a global provider of unified endpoint management solutions and support services. We believe our services will complement and enable DCC Technology to provide new innovative services to their customer network, said Richard McCabe Bconnected, director.

1Exertis is the principal trading name of DCC Technology.

About DCC plc

 DCC is a leading international sales, marketing and support services group with a clear focus on performance and growth. It operates through four divisions: LPG, Retail & Oil, Healthcare and Technology.

DCC is an ambitious and entrepreneurial business operating in 17 countries, supplying products and services used by millions of people every day throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Building strong routes to market, driving for results, focusing on cash conversion and generating superior sustainable returns on capital employed enable the Group to reinvest in its business, creating value for its stakeholders. Headquartered in Dublin, employing approximately 12,500 people.

DCC’s four divisions are:

  • DCC LPG – a leading LPG sales and marketing business with operations in Europe, the US and Asia and a developing business in the retailing of natural gas and electricity;
  • DCC Retail & Oil – a leader in the sales, marketing and retailing of transport fuels and commercial fuels, heating oils and related products and services in Europe;
  • DCC Technology1 – is a leading route-to-market and supply chain partner for global technology brands and customers; and
  • DCC Healthcare – a leading healthcare business, providing products and services to healthcare providers and health and beauty brand owners.

DCC plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100. In its financial year ended 31 March 2019, DCC generated revenue of £15.2 billion and operating profit of £460 million.

DCC has an excellent record, delivering compound annual growth of 14% in operating profit and generating an average return on capital employed of approximately 19% over 25 years as a public company.

 

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