Entrepreneurs Hub are pleased to announce that LogiGear Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo Stock Exchange quoted Digital Hearts Holdings Co., Ltd (DHH), has acquired all the shares in High Wycombe-based Developing World Systems Ltd (DWS).

About LogiGear and DWS

LogiGear, has built an international footprint in premium software testing. It has demonstrated outstanding performance in this fast growing and increasingly essential service sector. With technological advances, the opportunity to build complementary testing automation on various platforms has become a goal on LogiGear’s journey to become the testing partner of choice internationally.

Since 1998, the UK company DWS has been providing development and technical services to organisations looking to customise, integrate, extend, upgrade or support their enterprise software applications. More recently, DWS has been building out a testing and automation solution stack in the JD Edwards space, and increasingly in Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications. The investment in SaaS delivered solutions has seen further increases in their roster of many well-known blue-chip customers.

Going forward, LogiGear and DWS will mutually share their technical expertise with the aim of further improving service quality. This will include enhancing the functions of various tools specializing in Oracle products. In addition, they will utilize LogiGear’s Vietnamese engineering resources to strengthen its ability to service its customers. By combining the marketing and sales functions of the two companies, they will focus on expanding transactions with Oracle’s customers, particularly in the U.S. and Europe.

Vendor comment:

“We are delighted to have successfully completed this transaction with LogiGear Corporation. This would not have been possible without the invaluable advice and guidance given to us by Andrew and his excellent team at Entrepreneurs Hub. They went above and beyond on many occasions to help us through what is, for most owners, a once in a lifetime transaction. I cannot recommend them highly enough. DWS was looking for an investment partner that shared both our vision and culture, and that would help to propel the next level of growth. We certainly believe we have that in spades with LogiGear Corporation and Digital Hearts.” Barry Burke, MD and Co-Owner

Purchaser comment:

“Andrew reached out to us, presenting DWS, thinking there may be strong synergies between our two companies, and he was right! We discovered significant value to be unlocked in joining forces with DWS. Their suite of test automation tools and consulting services will enable our customers to accelerate development and deployment of new enterprise services applications, both internally and to the market. Further, we are excited to expand this technology across all the major SaaS services, to support all our global customers. Andrew and his team had DWS well prepared for a merge, which facilitated an extremely smooth transaction along the way!” – Jim Ellis, CEO LogiGear Group

Entrepreneurs Hub comment:

“It has been a pleasure to see DWS develop over the past four years and become so well placed for securing the attention of international technology businesses. Having shared their growth journey as a non-exec with the Board, it has been rewarding to see how their investments have continually been made fruitful in the form of new customer offerings. Entrepreneurs Hub were involved in identifying and building global relationships for DWS, so that when the time was right, the best investment partner could be engaged. LogiGear and DHH are an exciting destination for DWS, releasing their combined ambition of global leadership in the valuable testing and automation space.”  Andrew Shepperd, Entrepreneurs Hub Director and Co-Founder, who led the transaction team

“I remember meeting all the shareholders of DWS in London as if it was yesterday. It has been a real delight working with the business, helping with their growth strategy, seeing their products and services develop over the years and being part of their journey of transforming into a SaaS subscription focused business with an ever-increasing customer base.

We wish everyone at DWS all the very best for the future as they continue to deliver an exceptional customer experience and further transform under the LogiGear umbrella.” Tim Allaston – Director

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