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Alderstone’s Acquisition by BMC: A Strategic Move in ITSM and Cloud Solutions

by Malcolm Murray
Posted 2023

Entrepreneurs Hub Ltd is delighted to have advised on the sale of Alderstone Consulting Limited after BMC Software Inc. recently announced its plan to acquire all the shares in the Alderstone business. Alderstone is a technology consultancy helping clients leverage strong ROI from IT Service Management tools and successful cloud migrations.

The growing complexity and diversity in on-premise and cloud-based infrastructure is placing high demand on services that can seamlessly manage upgrades and migrations. UK-based Alderstone specialise in supporting clients with the roll-out, upgrade and migration of ITSM services.

Alderstone has partnered with BMC for many years supporting clients with migration to the BMC Helix solution. The BMC Helix solution is the first end-to-end, cloud-based, service and operations platform to discover, monitor, service, remediate, and optimise IT landscapes. Powered by 360-degree pervasive intelligence to turn unknowns into knowns, it provides the agility, customer-centricity, and actionable insights needed for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise.

Ali Siddiqui, Chief Product Officer at BMC, comments: “With Alderstone, BMC can help customers more quickly benefit from the intelligence and automation of BMC Helix, and accelerate their transformation to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise. By coupling the BMC product portfolio with the consulting and migration expertise of Alderstone, we can deliver a unique and holistic solution for their cloud-based ITSM investments to achieve their individual business goals.”

Steve Upton, CEO of Alderstone, adds: Alderstone serves the market with much needed expertise and guidance to leverage technology in meeting the greatest IT challenges. Over the past twelve years, we have had the incredible privilege of supporting our clients’ digital transformations, and we look forward to delivering even greater value as a part of BMC.”

On the choice of advisor, Steve commented, “We chose Entrepreneurs Hub, because of their personal approach, firsthand experience of technology businesses, excellent financial support during the process, as well as a track record of completing sales with international clients.

Entrepreneurs Hub Director, Andrew Shepperd, who led their transaction team through the process says: “The Alderstone team have quite rightly built a reputation for ultra-dependable outcomes in cloud migration services and environment optimisation. With digital transformation at front and centre of all organisations to-do lists, it is a testament to the whole team at Alderstone that an organisation of BMC’s stature has announced this exciting step.”

Malcolm Murray, Entrepreneurs Hub Director, says: “I am delighted the Entrepreneurs Hub team were able support the Alderstone shareholders with this attractive opportunity in becoming part of BMC.”

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Gary Rowe
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You build your business with a winning team, so my personal recommendation is to maintain that eminence by adding Entrepreneurs Hub, they act as an extension of your business and deliver the results you need. It’s likely you will only sell your business once, so choose wisely; I whole-heartedly advocate EH as the professional partner of choice for any business looking for an exit strategy.
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