DSP-Explorer acquires Oracle applications partner Claremont

DSP-Explorer, the Oracle Cloud and database technology specialist, has announced the completion of its acquisition of UK-based Oracle applications partner Claremont.

The acquisition – its fifth to date – helps build on DSP’s ‘Oracle Anywhere’ strategy, offering a complete 360° Oracle services portfolio.

DSP-Explorer’s status as a leading ‘core-to-cloud’ Oracle partner gets a strong boost from the Claremont deal. “Amalgamating DSP’s pedigree in Oracle database, systems and cloud infrastructure with Claremont’s expertise in the delivery of Oracle E-Business Suite and private cloud hosting, leaves us in a unique position,” Simon Goodenough, CEO of DSP Group, exclusively tells ERP Today.

Goodenough also explains the current challenges in business which DSP is now better poised to tackle with the acquisition.

“The promise that cloud acceleration offered was one of ‘simplification’. However, for many organizations, IT sprawl has ultimately made data platforms even more complex.

“With this acquisition we have a complete 360° Oracle services portfolio, which, combined with our multi-cloud capability, will help us deliver on the real potential for simplification, both in the UK and indeed abroad.”

When asked what excites him most about the acquisition, for Goodenough it’s “without a doubt the people and their approach to customer service.”

“I spent a lot of time reviewing recent Net Promoter Scores and customer references before the deal, which just served to reinforce my very positive opinion of Claremont,” the CEO explains. “Building a business is not just about bringing organizations together, but about a shared vision, and it was clear to me that our cultures were already very similar.

With the deal, Goodenough foresees “a combined business with a lot of energy that will continue to look after its existing and loyal client base, but also compete and win bigger contracts across the globe.

“From an Oracle landscape perspective, we are determined to show that you can have true scale and capability without losing agility and customer focus.

“We will continue to invest as we have done in apprentices, internships, skills, and innovation, but, pleasingly, we can now address a vastly bigger market, that of application management, which we know is in a state of flux.”

With offices across London, Nottingham and Leeds, DSP-Explorer has grown revenues from an initial £5m to an expected group out-turn of £30m in 2022, following funding and investment from YFM Equity Partners in 2018 and 2021.

Both DSP and Claremont were mentioned as representative vendors in the recent Gartner Market Guide for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services.