International Acquisition by Thrive Strengthens its Global Presence

Thrive, a provider of cybersecurity and digital transformation managed services, is announcing its acquisition of Custard Technical Services, a U.K. IT support company, enabling Custard clients to access the full range of advantages that Thrive’s next-generation managed cybersecurity, cloud services, and automation platform supplies. This occasion marks Thrive’s fifth acquisition in 2022, as well as the second acquisition based outside of the U.S. since 2021, according to the vendor.

Custard Technical Services has been a pillar of service since 1996, offering holistic IT support, including consultation, managed services, disaster recovery planning, IT security backup solutions, and ongoing software and hardware support maintenance, according to the vendor. Custard’s mission is to aid in achieving—and surpassing—organizational IT goals to become increasingly dynamic and secure through a robust support infrastructure.

"Custard has always been committed to delivering reliable and flexible high standards of IT services to go above and beyond the needs of the customer," said Chris Pass, CEO and co-founder of Custard Technical Services. "We are excited to join Thrive's global roster and believe that our proven track record and our top-tier talented professionals will be an excellent complement to expand Thrive's extensive NextGen portfolio of solutions."

The acquisition of Custard Technical Services by Thrive empowers the latter company’s ambition of delivering global end-to-end managed services for secure digital transformation, according to the vendor.

"Custard is a customer-centric, no-nonsense IT support and security company that has an excellent track record of providing a superb IT experience to clients of all sizes for over two decades," said Rob Stephenson, CEO of Thrive. "We're excited to add Custard to our ever-expanding U.K. operations due to their incredible management team, dedicated employees and customers, as well as their attractive geographic location in Nottingham, which will open up the Birmingham, Manchester and Leicester markets for Thrive's managed services and cybersecurity offerings."

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