Dublin-based cloud and disaster recovery firm Network Recovery, of which Digicel founder Denis O’Brien is a shareholder, has acquired the entire share capital of Barlan, an IT managed services and bespoke software provider, which had been based in Malahide up to now.
Barlan will now trade under the Network Recovery name and brand.
Acquired employees from Barlan will join Network Recovery’s disaster recovery centre at Baldonnell Business Park in Dublin 22, bringing the number of its employees to 26.
Since it was set up in 2004, Barlan’s software development team had been supplying both SMEs, as well as larger organisations, with services such as VoIP, server virtualisation, WAN optimisation and business intelligence tools.
"We are very pleased with this acquisition, as Barlan already has a great reputation among Irish businesses and its innovative, dynamic business ethos fits well with our own," said Network Recovery’s managing director Paul Lynch this morning.
He added that Network Recovery would continue to pursue its strategy of acquiring companies that align with its business strategy and core offering.
Network Recovery also recently invested in the Tarrytown, New York-based data centre operator Another 9.
Lynch said Barlan’s acquired employees will specialise in the deployment of IT voice and data solutions, bespoke software and project management.