Pinnacle, a locally owned leading business management solutions and technology provider, has acquired Belfast based Flint Studios, a web solutions and digital transformation software business, as part of its ambitious growth strategy.
The acquisition grows the company group headcount to just over 200 specialists, with over 60 employed in Northern Ireland, and is part of Pinnacle’s drive to become an industry leading provider of business management software solutions to customers across the UK and Ireland.
James Spencer, Pinnacle MD said, “Our acquisition of Flint Studios means we can now offer customers a full suite of eCommerce, advanced web solutions, and digital marketing capabilities to fulfil their digital transformation journey. Flint Studios’ growing web hosting operation also neatly compliments our own significant hosting and Managed IT Services business.”
“We have immediately added a strong team of developers, designers, system engineers and digital experts to our business, supported by extensive experience in UX (user experience) and systems integration. This new development capability in our business will enable our cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) customers to seamlessly integrate back-office systems like Sage accounting and Acumatica, Cloud ERP, to ecommerce platforms including Shopify, Big Commerce, and Magento.
Welcoming the acquisition, Jeremy Biggerstaff, Managing Director of Flint Studios said, "Over the last eleven years Flint Studios has focused on delivering digital solutions that help transform their customers' businesses. The need for business automation has never been greater and by joining Pinnacle we will be able to design and develop applications that enable customers to differentiate their products and services online.
Pinnacle recognise the strength and talent of our entire team and we look forward to helping them create improved web solutions for all their customers. "
James Spencer from Pinnacle continued, “I am really excited to welcome Flint Studios to the team - this is the fifth acquisition we’ve made over the last fourteen months. Each strategic investment adds growth and geographic reach to our Sage, Acumatica, and Managed IT Services divisions. With the acquisition of Flint Studios, we are immediately adding technical expertise to extend our development capabilities that will help deliver an improved digital transformation service offering and give us a foundation on which to grow the business across the UK and Ireland”.
The Pinnacle acquisition roster now includes the Sage and IT Services business of TMS Scotland, strengthening operations in Scotland as well as the acquisition of K3 Business Technology Group plc’s Sage business, K3 FDS and Sage 200 partner Prosys Computing in Cardiff.