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Civica appoints Ian West as Mergers and Acquisitions Director, International

Former Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Capita will support Civica’s expanding business development and drive future activity across the public and private sector

The Civica Group, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing and cloud-based services has announced the appointment of Ian West as Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Director, International, from November 2017.

Ian West brings extensive experience of working in the M&A field. He spent the past 15 years at Capita PLC, with more than 12 years as Head of M&A. During this time, Ian personally undertook more than 100 completed acquisitions, resulting in an aggregate spend in excess of £1bn.

A chartered accountant, prior to this Ian spent over a decade with multinational professional services business PWC, including a three-year secondment to the company’s Brisbane office. His new role will see him return to Australia, based at Civica’s International division in Brisbane.

The appointment of Ian West will help advance the Civica Group’s objective to identify and complete new acquisitions to complement the group’s strategy for growth in key sectors, including national, regional and local government, health and care, education, public safety and regulated services. Civica has completed 12 acquisitions since 2013, most recently welcoming housing technology specialist Abritas and HR and payroll software business Carval.

Civica International Managing Director Richard Fiddis commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Ian West to the Civica Group. Mergers and acquisitions are a core element of our strategy to complement organic growth and strengthen our capability to support customers. Ian’s extensive experience will help shape this future business expansion and extend our product portfolio, as well as strengthening Civica’s position in our markets around the globe.”

The Civica Group is proud of its global capability with a local focus; it supports 900 government organisations and 200 commercial businesses across the UK and Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the US, plus 6,000 schools, colleges and libraries, 400 health and care providers, 400 housing associations and 130 police and fire services.