OMERS Private Equity’s Civica buys Web Technology Group

An affiliate of Civica Group Ltd, a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity, has bought Web Technology Group, a provider of software consultancy and services to government and other public sector organisations in the United Kingdom. No financial terms were released. Civica, a London-based provider of specialist information technology systems and business process services, said the deal will give it complementary expertise and extend its capabilities. OMERS acquired Civica from 3i Group in 2013. The deal was valued at 390 million pounds (US$604 million).

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Civica acquires Web Technology Group (WTG)

Group strengthens government portfolio with specialist web and digital services supplier

9th September 2015, London: Civica Group Limited (“Civica”), a market leader in specialist systems and business process services that help organisations transform the way they work, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired software consultancy and services group, Web Technology Group (“WTG”).

Based in London, WTG specialises in planning, building and managing complex, secure web applications and digital services for government and other public sector clients. Customers include the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Department of Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Government Digital Service, the College of Policing and the National Crime Agency.

The company is helping to progress the Government’s digital strategy, including adoption of agile processes, it has an established position on G-Cloud and Digital Services frameworks and this month secured the largest contract award under the latter in a £9 million agreement from the Home Office.

WTG has a 20-year track record in developing, integrating and managing secure web applications which are used by more than 300,000 government employees, and has been delivering digital services for government since 2002. The company also provides a range of managed services to ensure ongoing effectiveness and performance for any cloud application.

Commenting, Simon Downing, chief executive of Civica said, “I am delighted to welcome WTG to the Group. As the public sector looks to modernise services and make savings through digital transformation, the acquisition brings complementary expertise, extending the Group’s capability, particularly in Central Government as we continue to help organisations across the public sector create more immediate, agile and connected ways of working.”

James Steventon, chief executive of WTG, said, “Helping central government to realise its vision of digital services has driven strong growth for WTG over the last 3 years and there is still plenty of opportunity for us to transform how government interacts with its employees, partners and citizens. Having the backing of Civica will enable us to take our offering to the next level.”

About WTG
Web Technology Group (www.wtg.co.uk) specialises in planning, building and managing complex, secure web applications and digital services. It enables government departments and public sector organisations to work securely with employees, customers and partners through web-based applications.

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