The acquisition will add breadth in the AV market to the SCC AVS division which has already doubled in size since 2020.

Europe’s biggest private IT firm SCC acquires Visavvi

SCC, Europe’s biggest privately-owned IT services firm, has acquired AV integrator Visavvi, the AV integration arm of the Saville Group.

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.

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

Graham Fry, managing director 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 journeytogether.”

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 managing director 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 the Rigby Group, SCC’s parent company, chairs the new board.

Andy Dyson, managing director 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.”

Reference : AVinteractive