Equistone backed WHP Telecoms' capabilities and influence in the fixed and mobile markets have been boosted by the acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services.
The deal creates a circa £100m organisation with 500 employees working across the full network lifecycle.
Sitec provides network design, roll out, upgrade and management services to the mobile comms industry. It also has a presence in the wayleave, design, planning and installation of fixed line fibre optic networks.
The acquisition will also provide the platform for WHP Telecoms to enter the fibre market.
"This is the first acquisition WHP Telecoms has made since completing a management buyout backed by Equistone Partners Europe in 2018 and represents an important step in the group’s strategic growth plan," said WHP CEO Rob Potter.
"The acquisition is consistent with our appetite to lead consolidation in the sector and continue to strengthen our services and breadth of offering.”