Kerv boosts MS skills with cloudThing buy

LDC-backed cloud-specialist Kerv has made its fifth and largest deal in ten months, acquiring Microsoft Gold Partner cloudThing to bolster its digital transformation capabilities.

cloudThing specialises in Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform plus bespoke software development, holding expertise in the government, non-profit and membership organisation verticals.

The buy takes Kerv’s group revenue to a combined £35m and trebles its headcount to 330 employees, serving over 800 customers from bases in London, Birmingham and Bangalore.

cloudThing will continue to operate in its existing form as a division of Kerv, with current COO Stuart Harper assuming the role of CEO and joining the Kerv management team alongside Chief Customer Officer Mike Wrout.

Kerv will continue looking to make acquisitions but will not lose its organic growth model according to Managing Director Mike Ing.

He said: “We are firmly focussed on delivering sector-leading organic growth by embracing the character of each complementary business within the group, ensuring we continue to focus on what has made them a success whilst leveraging our respective strengths.”

Alastair Mills, executive chairman at Kerv, added: “We are combining our existing cloud managed services and infrastructure transformation capability with cloudThing’s digital transformation proposition thanks to their combination of DevOps, Data Science, and software engineering services.”

Pictured l-r: Mike Ing and Alastair Mills.

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