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SCC bolsters UC business with Visavvi acquisition

IT managed services firm SCC has announced it has acquired AV integrator Visavvi, the AV integration arm of the Saville Group.

The acquisition will enable SCC to scale its unified communications business, SCC AVS, which was formed in 2018 following the merger of SCC’s AV business with avsnet.

SCC says the acquisition will see its AVS arm “build on organic growth achieved in the past three years".

“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,” said Graham Fry, MD of SCC AVS. “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.”

The acquisition of Visavvi, which will trade as ‘Visavvi, an SCC business’, will see 130 employees join the business and “deepen its specialisms across the commercial and private sectors, including in education”.

“It was important to acquire a business that complements our own, both in terms of capability and culture,” added James Rigby (pictured), CEO of SCC. “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.”

Visavvi claims to offer UC technology from vendors including Barco, Lenovo, Microsoft, Pexip and Poly, among others. 

Andy Dyson, MD of Visavvi, 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.”