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Xperience Group Expands with GCC Acquisition

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Xperience Group, a digital solutions specialist, has acquired GCC Group Limited (GCC), expanding its expertise in Business Applications Solutions (ERP and CRM) and Managed IT Services. Financial information about the deal was not disclosed.

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Xperience Group, founded in 1969, is based in England. The company has 181employees listed on LinkedIn. Xperience Group’s areas of expertise include Financial Software Accounting solutions, Cloud Solutions and Services, Complete IT Infrastructure Solutions, Sales & Customer Service Solutions, CRM, Cyber Security, ERP, IT Consultation, IT Partner, and Penetration Testing.

GCC Group Limited, founded in 1992, is based in London, England. The company has 45 employees listed on LinkedIn. GCC’s areas of expertise include IT solutions / support, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Cloud services, and Accounting and finance solutions - Sage 200.

Growth and Expansion

The acquisition of GCC is a strategic step for Xperience, marking its first acquisition since the investment from Bowmark Capital and its third in two years. Xperience has seen substantial growth over the past two years, with its headcount increasing to over 230 employees and client numbers reaching 1,400. The company's turnover now exceeds £30 million.

The addition of GCC to Xperience's portfolio is expected to reinforce its presence across the UK, including offices in Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Glasgow, Lisburn, London, and Gloucester. Post-acquisition, GCC will operate under the Xperience brand, the company said.

Xperience Acquires GCC: Executive Insights

Iain O’Kane, CEO Xperience, commented: 

"Xperience is a rapidly growing business with a strong management team, financial track record and a successful history of acquiring high performing businesses. The acquisition of GCC is strategically important as Xperience continues to build out its Business Application capabilities, enhancing our client proposition and broadening our footprint in the UK."

Chris Harthman, CEO, GCC, said: 

"Over the last thirty years, we have built a leading IT Solutions provider. Our ambition has always been to join forces with a company that shared our values and could continue to support our business strategy. As the relationship with Iain and his wider team has developed, it has been clear to me that Xperience represents a great home for GCC, and I am excited about what this transaction will provide to both our valued customers and quality team."