25th October 2018
Triangle, one of Ireland’s leading independent ICT providers, today announced the acquisition of Kerna Communications, a leading indigenous provider of cybersecurity, networking and managed services solutions. Simultaneously, the company announced the expansion of its Irish presence with the recruitment of 20 new positions in its managed services division and the opening of new headquarters in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. With Kerna’s team of 14, this brings the total number of employees to 100.
The combined business will have annual revenue in excess of €26m and over 100 employees in 2019.
The acquisition brings complementary security, networking and managed services solutions to Triangle, a strong client base and a talented team of highly skilled security and networking professionals. Alan Byrne, MD of Kerna will take up the position of Director of Technology in Triangle. It is another steady step in Triangle’s journey to deliver secure, progressive managed services solutions in complex environments among its enterprise customer base.
“Kerna Communications is of course already well known to us as a leading security and networking services partner and they have the deep skills expected by our enterprise customers today,” explains Kieran McCabe, Managing Director at Triangle. “The collective strengths and learnings across the blended Triangle and Kerna operation means that customers are in a great position to benefit from our expertise. Working with Alan Byrne and his expert team will provide Triangle with added scale and an important new dimension to our service offering as we seek to further grow our business.”
Making the announcements today Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen TD said: “the contribution of indigenous companies to our economic and employment and growth has long been recognised. Brexit causes considerable uncertainty but the suite of supports provided through our enterprise agencies will help to build resilience and prepare us for both the challenges and opportunities that arise. This acquisition by Triangle Computer Services of Kerna Communications illustrates the continued drive of Irish enterprises to create innovative products and services that respond to changing demands. I am delighted to officially open the new offices of Triangle Computer Services and wish the company well in its further expansion and diversification”.
“Bringing Kerna under the Triangle umbrella immediately amplifies our long-standing leadership in the ICT service provider market and accelerates our vision of a new model that converges solutions and security. We expect significant growth from new service offerings and expanded managed services which will be introduced next year, particularly in the areas of Cybersecurity and Cloud, while the larger pool of resources and skills will enhance existing services,” says Kieran. “We welcome our new Kerna colleagues. We will leverage our combined expertise and dramatically grow our team of highly skilled professionals to match the demands of our clients.”
“This acquisition is a testament to our belief in innovation, investment in technology, and undying commitment to excellent service,” concludes Kieran. “This expansion will play a strategic role in the company’s future development and we look forward to continued growth in 2019 and beyond.”
Triangle Ireland was founded in 2000 and today, the company one of Ireland’s leading independent ICT providers. The company has a proven track record with long standing customer relationships built on a foundation of innovation and trust. The company delivers IT solutions, managed services, professional and project services with a special focus on Financial Services, Retail, Utility and Health Sectors. The company employs 100.
For more information please visit: www.triangle.ie
About Kerna Communications
Kerna Communications as founded in 1995 as a professional services company focused on enterprise Networking and Security. With over twenty years of accumulated knowledge and experience, Kerna has developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative and effective security solutions. The company believes in developing long term relationships with customers and managed services and support which accounts for over half and business revenue.
Kerna has developed a strong professional services driven business with a turnover in 2018 of approximately €3m.
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