Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yorkshire-headquartered Shift Left by Sydney-headquartered Planit, for an undisclosed sum.
Shift Left provides specialist business and technology consultancy services, improving quality and reducing risk for clients by providing the strategies, solutions and advice needed to move quality earlier and throughout IT lifecycles of change. Working with clients throughout the UK and Europe, the company has a strong reputation in a niche industry with renowned blue-chip clients.
Planit is the leading provider of quality engineering solutions, consultancy, services, and training in the Asia Pacific region. The company enables businesses to deliver better software by providing the skills and solutions needed to improve the quality of their software and the way they deliver it.
Under the acquisition, Shift Left will continue to operate under its brand, with its co-founders David Rigler and Alan Upton leading Shift Left operations.
According to Managing Director, Mr. Rigler, the company’s partnership with Planit will enable Shift Left to continue its focus on providing a quality service to its customers by leveraging the scale and capability that Planit has within its existing operations.
“We were listening to the needs of our customers, and we could clearly see the opportunity to expand our global reach and extend our service offerings. We knew that achieving this on our own would be possible, but would take significant time and investment. We needed to find a partner with a substantial global footprint and Planit was the logical choice. Not only did we have a historical relationship, we also knew that they had the capability and capacity to move our business forward.
“Alan and I look forward to seeing our organisational synergies come to bear, as together we reinforce our core offerings and deliver our clients enhanced strategic thought leadership within the quality engineering space.”
Shift Left joins Planit locally in the UK and globally into the wider business footprint across Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and India.
Europe: Michael Lawrie at +44 (0) 161 359 4400 / Enquiries@BenchmarkIntl.com
Americas: Sam Smoot at +1 (813) 898 2350 / Smoot@BenchmarkIntl.com
Africa: Anthony McCardle at +27 21 300 2055 / McCardle@BenchmarkIntl.com
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