IT Lab bags Mirus IT to create £75m business

ECI-backed IT Lab's acquisition of Milton Keynes-based MSP Mirus IT creates a £75m business and builds on the purchases of Content and Code in September 2018 and Perspective Risk in May 2017.

Mirus IT was established in 2002 as a provider of IT support for local SMEs. IT secured a presence in the managed print sector with the acquisition of Leighton Buzzard business 2r Systems in June 2017. 

The deal boosted Mirus’s revenues to circa £10m and headcount to 100-plus. 

Mirus also has a focus on Office 365 integration and the provision of security services. Vendor partners include Microsoft, Gamma, Datto, Mimecast and Olivetti.

IT Lab CEO Peter Sweetbaum said: “We have admired Mirus for many years  and share a common focus.

"By coming together we are able to help Mirus’ clients benefit from Microsoft’s 3 Clouds and the transformational capabilities of Dynamics, SharePoint, Teams and Power Apps in addition to Mirus’ Office 365 and Azure offerings. 

"IT Lab’s cyber security services, including our Security Operations Centre and Penetration Testing services will also provide Mirus’ clients with more options in an increasingly security focused world.”

Mirus CEO Paul Tomlinson added: “In early 2019 we reviewed our long-term strategy as our customers' needs and the industry were changing rapidly. 

"To address this we needed to join a larger organisation with the range of additional skills our clients require.

“During the 17 years I have been running Mirus, I have kept a close track of other technology providers and have always respected IT Lab.

“The breadth of skills within the group will allow us to address our clients changing needs and provide long-term career opportunities for myself and our people.”

IT Lab delivers 24/7 IT managed services, cloud solutions and cyber security services to 890-plus managed service clients, as well as technical advisory, transition and transformational services across the Microsoft 3 Clouds.

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