Chess continues acquisition game with Netdatatel purchase


Telecom reseller will operate under Chess name and adds £1.5 million to Chess Group’s turnover

Chess has made it’s second acquisition within a month with the purchase of Scottish reseller Netdatatel for an undisclosed sum.

On October, Chess purchased ICT provider Parachute ICT and the Alderly Edge based firm can now add Netdatatel’s £1.5 million turnover to it’s own.

The acquired business will be fully integrated into Chess over the coming months, including it’s six members of staff at it’s office in Edinburgh.

It is the 5th acquisition that Chess has made in 2014, following on from from the purchases of Parachute, Integra ICT, Avenir Telecom and CRM.

Chess said the proposition was attractive as Netdatatel provides fixed line services to some large oil and gas companies such as Sterling Resources. The acquisition will allow Chess to offer broader services to these markets.

Chess Chief Executive David Pollock sees the acquisition as another key asset. He said: “We have acquired a business striving to become a leading telecoms supplier in the important Scottish market.

“We are and have always been an ambitious organisation with a desire to grow and be great at what we do. We strive every day to be the best of the best and this latest acquisition can only further that journey.”