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Datacentre and cloud services provider Dimension Data announced Thursday that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Nexus, a US-based IT service provider. The latest acquisition comes just months after Dimension Data completed its acquisition of comms service provider NextiraOne.

Brett Dawson, chief executive officer of Dimension Data (a part of NTT Group) said that its purchase of California-based Nexus will help Dimension Data expand into the vast (and particularly crowded) American datacentre support and IT services business, expanding the company’s presence in the US by about 40 per cent.

“Dimension Data has been building expertise and experience in ICT solutions and services that deliver real business value to our clients. Nexus increases our ability to support both our US-based and global clients with West Coast presence,” Dawson said.

Nexus has 19 offices in California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina, and the acquisition will bring 657 Nexus employees into the Dimension Data fold. But Nexus will for the time being continue to operate as an independent company.

“Nexus brings a rich set of services and solutions to the Group, particularly in the data centre, collaboration, enterprise networks, security and cloud spaces. In addition, there’s minimal overlap of geographies and clients which strengthens Dimension Data’s presence across the Americas,” said Dimension Data Americas chief executive officer Mark Slaga.

The acquisition comes just months after South African-based Dimension Data completed its acquisition of communications service provider NextiraOne, which added 1,850 permanent employees in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom to the group. In February, upon the closing of the acquisition, the company said it intends to double annual revenue over the next five years, from $6bn to $12bn.

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