Primary-backed ASL Group, a provider of critical workplace technology solutions, has announced the acquisition of Sharples Group Limited.
Sharples specialises in the provision of document management solutions to a broad range of public and private sector customers and adds significant scale to ASL’s operations in the North West, established following the acquisition of B&M Digital in 2020.
Sharples is the sixth acquisition ASL has completed since Primary’s investment and continues ASL’s vision to be the largest independent provider of critical workplace technology solutions in the UK offering unified communications, production and managed print services as well as IT and software solutions.
Duncan Forsyth, CEO of ASL, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sharples. They have established a fantastic reputation over the past 45 years for providing exceptional customer relationships and placing their customers’ needs at the front of their trading practices which aligns with our core values entirely. It’s our mission to be able to provide impartial, independent advice for all business office requirements, and we look forward to working with their well-established service base in the North West and building on its success.”
Alec Parkinson, Partner at Primary and non-executive director, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Sharples to the ASL Group. This further enhances ASL’s position in the UK workplace technology market, and we look forward to continuing to support ASL with future acquisitions.”