SCC acquires Visavvi

SCC acquires Visavvi
SCC, Europe’s biggest privately-owned IT services company, has announces the acquisition of systems integrator Visavvi, adding capacity to scale its UC business, SCC AVS.

SCC AVS was formed in 2018 following the merger of SCC’s AV business with avsnet. The acquisition of Visavvi will build on organic growth achieved in the past three years – SCC AVS has more than doubled in size since 2020 – by adding wider breadth in the traditional AV market and enabling a larger focus on growth areas, such as digital workplace solutions accelerated by new hybrid working models.

Visavvi was created in 2018 when established UK integrator Saville Audio Visual spun off into three identities; Saville Group,  Sparq (a live events business) and Visavvi.

The acquisition of Visavvi, which will trade as ‘Visavvi, an SCC business’, sees SCC welcome 130 skilled people in AV and deepen its specialisms across the commercial and private sectors, including in education, where SCC has just been appointed an inaugural Panel Member on the enFrame ICT Framework and will deliver solutions to UK multi-academy trusts for the first time.

Graham Fry, MD of SCC AVS, said: “This acquisition is a milestone moment for SCC AVS, with organic growth fuelled by customers on a transformation journey requiring digital workplace solutions that enable anytime, anywhere collaboration in real time. Visavvi enables SCC AVS to focus on accelerating its growth strategy by adding scale, capability, and a wider geographical reach in the UK to deliver outstanding AV services to customers.

“We have extensive technology expertise and proven people skills, building strong and trusted relationships with our clients across the corporate, education, healthcare, public and government sectors. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues from Visavvi and continuing this journey together.”

James Rigby, Chief Executive of SCC, said: “It was important to acquire a business that complements our own, both in terms of capability and culture. Visavvi strengthens our capability in education, with its leading specialism in large space AV suitable. Meanwhile, existing Visavvi customers will benefit from SCC’s expertise in voice and collaboration, supporting the shift to the
digital workplace.”

Andy Dyson remains as MD of Visavvi, alongside directors Colin Etchells and Ann Pickard who are joined in the boardroom by Graham Fry and Mark Nutter (CFO, SCC). Steve Rigby, Co-Chief Executive of Rigby Group, SCC’s parent company, Chairs the new board.

Dyson said: “This is an incredibly exciting and positive step for the company and I alongside my fellow directors Colin Etchells and Ann Pickard look forward to continued success powered by our new, strengthened business position.”

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