USBN October 2017

US BUSINESS NEWS / OCTOBER 2017 5 NEWS , Calligo is an inno- vative cloud service provider offering mid-sized companies the highest levels of data privacy and security. Calligo offers unparalleled application performance guarantees, com- mercial flexibility and a person- alised support service from its globally located cloud platforms. Through its four pillars of focus, Calligo delivers a platform that businesses can trust to deliver the high level of service and pro- tection they expect and which is lacking in many cloud offerings. The acquisition of the Burling- ton Ontario and Vancouver BC based business, which has clients right across Canada and the USA, is an important step in Calligo’s ongoing growth strategy which includes expansion into North America. 3 Peaks is a cloud provider that started in the cloud business by providing POP email since 1999. Over the years with four acquisitions they have built solid cloud offerings in both Toronto and Vancouver. 3 Peaks offer a complete set of services including email, website hosting, backups and infrastruc- ture as a service. With a stellar support team, they can provide any type of cloud offerings to help your business excel in productivity and ease the burden of internal IT. All existing 3 Peaks clients will continue to receive the high lev- els of service they have become accustomed to along with access to the extended capabilities and data privacy enabled services that Calligo offers as a global cloud provider. “We’re delighted to have ac- quired 3 Peaks as part of our continuing growth strategy,” said Julian Box, Calligo’s Chief Executive Officer. “We now have a firm focus on North America DataArt is a global technology consul- tancy that designs, develops and sup- ports unique software solutions, helping clients take their businesses forward. Rec- ognized for their deep domain expertise and superior technical talent, DataArt teams create new products and modernize complex legacy systems that affect tech- nology transformation in select industries. Over the years, DataArt has earned the trust of some of the world’s leading brands and most discerning clients, including Nasdaq, S&P, Monex Europe, Apax Partners, Coller Capital, oneworld Alliance, Ocado, artnet, Betfair, and skyscanner. Organized as a global network of technology services firms, DataArt brings together expertise of over 2,300 professionals in 20 locations in the US, Europe, and Latin America. BIO Deutschland is one of the most influential biotech asso- ciations in Europe, established to support and promote the development of an innovative economic sector based on modern biosciences. The Ber- lin-based association currently has over 285 members and is active in a broad range of events that aim to provide biotechnology with a platform for discussion and interaction. With an established Life Scienc- es Practice and dedicated R&D group, DataArt has accumulated extensive knowledge and deep expertise in building cutting-edge technology solutions in drug discovery and clinical trials. Da- taArt’s clients include prominent life sciences companies, such as Charles River Laboratories, No- vaseek Research, PSI CRO, and Cancer Research UK. Within the BIO Deutschland, DataArt’s team has joined the Bio-IT, Big Data & E-Health working group. “Joining BIO Deutschland is a tremendous opportunity for DataArt, to share our experience, engage with other industry play- ers, and collaborate on resolving challenges,” said Daniel Piekarz, Head of DataArt’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice. “We’re particularly excited to join the working group dedicated to Bio-IT, Big Data & E-Health as this is our area of expertise and we look forward to helping move the industry forward.” and this acquisition will allow us to provide our unique GDPR-en- abled infrastructure and services to clients based there.” “We know that 3 Peaks’ excellent reputation for customer-focused service delivery will make this a great acquisition, giving us a su- perb team, respected new clients while expanding our capabilities into this exciting market.” Founded in 2011, Calligo provides trusted, privacy-fo- cused and GDPR-enabled cloud solutions to businesses across the globe. Calligo’s emphasis on data privacy and residency enables clients to leverage the advantages of combining advanced and innovative cloud technologies, unrivalled expertise and a commitment to the highest level of standards based compli- ance and security. The business services hundreds of clients worldwide from its locations in the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland, Singa- pore, Bermuda and Luxembourg. Ian Clark, CEO, 3 Peaks, said: “We are very excited to have concluded this agreement with such a respected and innovative business as Calligo. Calligo’s deep commitment and under- standing of data privacy means our clients will benefit from their expertise and unique service offerings, while continuing to enjoy the highest standards of local support.” Box added: “With the backing of our investor Investcorp Tech- nology Partners, we are actively looking to execute further strate- gic add-on acquisitions over the coming months as we continue to expand our global footprint.” Q Advisors, a leading TMT investment banking boutique, acted as financial advisors to Calligo for this transaction. DataArt Joins BIO Deutschland Global technology consultancy DataArt has announced that it has joined BIO Deutschland, Germany’s biotechnology industry association. Calligo, a leading global cloud solution provider, has recently announced that it has purchased Canadian cloud services provider 3 Peaks Inc.