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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Datatron Document Image Archiving Limited and Apogee Corporation Ltd

Posted on August 24, 2023 By

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of North Shields-based Datatron by Kent-based Apogee.

Founded in 1996, Datatron became the first dedicated bureau in the North of England, pioneering document scanning services.

Datatron currently processes over three million documents per week, delivering services to a large number of customers across the public and private sectors. The company has distinguished expertise within the NHS and is responsible for building and maintaining one of the UK's largest digital patient record archives.

Apogee is Europe’s leading provider of managed workplace services, supporting 150,000+ devices for over 10,000 clients across the UK and Europe.

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Datatron will complement Apogee’s existing portfolio of outsourced document services, allowing it to deliver a market-leading scanning operation coupled with a unique virtual record management platform.

Datatron’s managing director, David Popay, commented on the acquisition: “This is an exciting new chapter in Datatron’s 27-year history. The opportunity to blend our specialist digital transformation skills into one of Europe’s leading business service providers is a once in a lifetime event and opens up a wealth of opportunity for Apogee clients.”

Aurelio Maruggi, CEO of Apogee said: “The Datatron acquisition forms part of our ongoing strategy to be the market leader in managed workplace services, both in the UK and throughout continental Europe. This acquisition will strengthen our existing portfolio of services, helping Apogee’s and Datatron’s customers to accelerate their adoption of more secure and efficient ways to manage documents and personal records.

“Utilising Datatron’s experience and expertise in this market, we are excited to see our portfolio of services continue to evolve to match the growing needs of our customers. Among many industries served by Datatron, their reputation and expertise are particularly strong within the NHS. This represents a perfect match with Apogee’s large and growing presence within this market segment.”

Andrew Roberts, associate director at Benchmark International, commented: “It was an absolute pleasure to work on this deal. It’s clear that this is a perfect fit for both businesses and I’m sure there will be a bright future for both Datatron and Apogee. I wish David and the rest of the team every success.”

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Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $10 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the Global M&A Network as well as the #1 Sell-side Exclusive M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook’s Global League Tables.

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