Irish software services provider, Client Solutions, has completed a buyback led by its original management team, including the company founders Shemas Eivers and Teddy McCarthy. The company, which was acquired by Tech Data in 2017, as part of a larger transaction, currently has a team of over 150 consultants. They have offices in Cork, Dublin, Barcelona and Wroclaw.
Established in 1994, Client Solutions deliver value-driven software solutions and services for top companies across a broad range of industries, such as telecom, utilities, finance, healthcare, retail and manufacturing. Client Solutions deals directly with the end-customer, as it has done since it was founded, while Tech Data is committed to providing products, services and solutions through the indirect IT channel.
(Back Row L-R) Leo Murphy, Thibault Dartevelle, Teddy McCarthy, Damian Maloney, (Front Row L-R) Declan Ballantyne, Rachel Waite, Shemas Eivers, David Reilly
Miriam Murphy, Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions at Tech Data, said, “We wish Client Solutions the very best for the future. Tech Data remains committed to the ongoing development of scalable service offerings that enable, enhance and accelerate the success of our partners as we execute on our strategy of building a next-generation IT distributor.”
With an already well-established reputation for delivering successful projects, Client Solutions has positioned itself to accelerate business transformation with solutions that leverage the latest technology to ensure customers gain maximum value. The company has experienced significant growth as a result of this strategy and is preparing for the expansion of the Cork and Dublin offices.
“The Founders and Management Buyout (FMBO) is an exciting new phase in the history of Client Solutions and is a great opportunity to grow significantly based on a solid and tenured team,” said Shemas Eivers, original Co-Founder, and Chairman. “The team has won many corporate awards and now wants to combine that corporate knowledge with the passion of employee ownership for the benefit of our existing loyal customer base.”
Eivers continued to say that customers will see a new focus on expanding brand awareness while re-energising the ethos and culture on which the company was founded. His message to everyone is ‘We are back in the driver’s seat’ which is an apt position for Eivers, an avid car enthusiast, and for Client Solutions customers ‘It’s business as usual but better!’
As part of the conditions of the deal, Client Solutions will not be divulging the value.