Data center solutions provider Service Express, has just announced its acquisition of ICC Group, a UK based data center services company, adding hardware distribution network, multivendor experience, and an organization of talented people to its portfolio.

According to Service Express, the deal aligns with its larger strategy of providing the ‘best experience’ for data center professionals worldwide and combining both companies’ decades of technical expertise is expected to help deliver comprehensive multivendor services in the U.K.

“The ICC Group has an outstanding reputation in the U.K. and will help Service Express continue to establish our position as the global leader and trusted partner in data centers around the world. Our Purpose is to provide the best experience for our customers, partners and employees, and The ICC Group shares in that commitment. Together, we’ll continue building the best-in-class experience for our customers, driven by the very best people,” said Ron Alvesteffer, President and CEO at Service Express.  

Founded in 1998, ICC Group provides data center maintenance and additional managed services to SME, enterprise and public sector markets, with a focus on customer service excellence as well as offering extensive multi-vendor expertise in hardware maintenance with the help of its technical team across the U.K.

“ICC has been in business since 1998, and in that time, we have continually evolved and listened not only to our customers but our team. Our culture was built on the foundation of ensuring our customers receive industry-leading service and expertise. By joining forces and becoming part of the Service Express team, I am proud and confident that the future will remain bright for all of our team and customers, and this will provide even more depth and opportunities for all involved,” said Leon Wheeler, CEO at The ICC Group.

Recently, Iron Mountain also announced the sale of five of its UK facilities to Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) for approximately $178 million, a data center portfolio of about 550,000 square feet. However, Iron Mountain will remain in these facilities since it is a sale-leaseback transaction – under an initial 12-year lease term, with options to renew up to an additional 20 years.