Metis Law Assists Brighter Connections with First Acquisition


Huddersfield-based IT Practice, Brighter Connections Ltd, has recently made its first acquisition with the purchase of the Networks division of Samarind Ltd, the Chester-based IT services and software development company. Samarind Networks has now become a trading division of Brighter Connections Managed Services Ltd.

After having used Leeds-based law firm, Metis Law LLP, to provide advice relating to commercial contracts for the last 4 years, Brighter Connections naturally turned to the firm to manage the legal element of the acquisition.

Brighter Connections’ Managing Director, Darren Stringer, commented, “The team at Metis Law has been instrumental in guiding us through the legal aspects of our first acquisition, including assistance in the negotiations on new business premises. They provided invaluable advice and worked alongside our bank, accountants and Samarind Networks’ lawyers to complete the acquisition on time.”

Brighter Connections and Metis Law are looking forward to further strengthening their partnership in the future as Metis have recently used the Brighter Connections Group to help improve their IT infrastructure. John Barker, Partner at Metis Law, commented, “We have just made a significant IT investment to help increase the performance and resilience of our IT infrastructure which has included a more robust Disaster Recovery policy and enhanced email availability and security.

Brighter Connections took time to understand our business requirements and recommend an appropriate solution. The newly expanded group has supplied and installed new IT hardware and will provide 24/7 maintenance support on this hardware going forwards, all of which will bring many benefits to our business and clients.”

The acquisition adds extra depth to Brighter Connections’ portfolio of products and services. Brighter Connections Ltd has been supplying award-winning IT infrastructure solutions since 2003, focusing primarily on the areas of data storage, servers, networking and virtualisation. The acquisition of Samarind Networks has added managed services (both remote and on-premise), client hosting, remedial maintenance, disaster recovery and cloud service provision.

For further information on IT infrastructure, services, support or mobile workforce management solutions, please call Brighter Connections on 03707 551515 or email [email protected]

For expert commercial and strategic legal advice, please call Metis Law on 0113 242 4099 or email [email protected]

Posted on 18th May 2016 in News

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