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FSP advises on the sale of Resonate-UCC Holdings Ltd to IT giant SCC

The Corporate team at Field Seymour Parkes were delighted to advise the shareholders of Resonate-UCC Holdings Ltd (“Resonate”) on the sale to Specialist Computer Centres PLC, part of the Rigby Plc group (“SCC”).

Founded in 2015 and employing a team of 150 people across Europe and India, Resonate has become a leading global provider of complex voice and collaboration services based on Microsoft Teams and helps large organisations manage complex communication environments across a variety of sectors including oil and gas, finance, manufacturing and retail sectors. SCC was founded in 1975 and is a European technology solutions and services firm with significant footprints in the UK, France and Spain.

Speaking of the sale, James Rigby (CEO of SCC EMEA) commented that Resonate’s “expertise on Microsoft Teams, their world-class managed service, and their purpose-built management tools will be a welcome addition to our portfolio and an exciting new solution to take to our customers.”

Resonate will continue to operate under the guidance of Robert Garcia and the existing management team with support from SCC’s senior executives to further enhance the managed services portfolio. The acquisition will support driving innovation and business value for their customers as part of SCC’s growth strategy in building skills and solutions on Microsoft technology.

On working with FSP, Robert Garcia, Resonate’s chief executive, said “this was a complex transaction not least because the Resonate group operates across a number of European jurisdictions and further afield as well the group’s diverse ownership structure before completion. Rachael, Philip and the rest of the team at FSP provided excellent project management, legal advice and support and were collaborative and commercial throughout this involved process. I have no buyer’s remorse whatsoever in appointing FSP and would not hesitate to recommend them.”

The team at FSP was led by Corporate Partners Philip Stephenson and Rachael Maunder with support from Olivia Vines (Solicitor, Corporate), Emma Ferdinando (Associate, Employment) and Sadaf Anwar (Trainee Solicitor, Corporate).