IPL digital transformation specialist acquired by Civica

Acquisition of 370-strong software firm creates leading digital solutions capability

3 May 2016, London: Civica Group Limited (“Civica”), a market leader in critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing that help organisations transform the way they work, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired digital transformation specialist IPL Group Limited (“IPL”). IPL, based in Bath, specialises in designing, building and managing secure business-critical software solutions for customers in both public and private sectors with core capabilities in digital and mobile solutions, data management and analytics. The company has a focus on supporting digital transformation from concept to implementation and the acquisition extends Civica’s position as a leading digital partner for its markets with a combined specialist capability within the Group comprising more than 750 people and related annual revenues approaching £90 million. IPL has a successful 37-year history of delivering secure software solutions to help improve customer experience, operational efficiency and risk management for more than 400 organisations across government, security and intelligence, transport, infrastructure and financial service sectors. Customers include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Environment Agency, Highways England, Nationwide Building Society, First Group and Kent Police. The business has continued to perform well in 2016 with new contracts including Airbus, Marine Management Organisation, Oxford Instruments and Ordnance Survey.

I am delighted to welcome IPL to the Civica Group. Organisations in both public and private sectors are looking to transform the way they work to engage customers more effectively and operate more efficiently, and there is increasing recognition that improvement is dependent on digital technology and automation. IPL brings specialist expertise and the combined business creates a market-leading digital solutions capability well placed to respond to the needs of customers.” Simon Downing, group chief executive of Civica 

Paul Jobbins, chief executive of IPL Group, said, “This is an exciting development for our customers, partners and employees. IPL’s skills, knowledge and capabilities are complementary to Civica’s, enabling the combined business to offer a broader range of solutions to a wider customer base at an important time in the market. We look forward to building on our joint strengths and vision in order to deliver increasing value to customers.”

The Civica Group has a successful track record of acquiring and integrating businesses with complementary skills and technology.

About IPL Group

IPL (www.ipl.com) is a system integrator focused on digital innovation. Strongly placed to help organisations tackle the growing issues of big data, mobile and cloud computing, IPL works with customers to break down information silos, reduce risk, boost productivity and create first-class digital services. Founded in 1979, the company employs more than 370 staff and operates in a wide range of sectors, including transportation, banking and finance, oil and gas, and the public sector.

By combining expertise in business and technical consultancy, software delivery and managed services, IPL provides customers with the full range of capabilities required to achieve their vision. The company is certified to ISO 9001 and TickITplus for quality management, ISO 27001 for information security and ISO 14001 for environmental management.