Jigsaw24 has acquired rival reseller Root6.

The deal brings together two of the largest players providing kit and technical services to the UK production and post production sectors.

All of Root6’s staff will now join Jigsaw24, giving the combined companies a total staff of 240.

Jigsaw24 has acquired 100% of the equity of Root6 Ltd and Root6 Ecosse Ltd.

Jigsaw24 said in a statement that the two companies combined would “provide the depth and breadth of technical expertise needed to deliver the full range of Audio and Video Technology solutions and managed services."

The deal, it said, brings together “the technical expertise of Root6 with the datacentre, managed service and logistical capability of Jigsaw24.”

In terms of the senior team from Root6, Marcus Hume-Humphreys will head up of Root6 technology and head up its development of ContentAgent. Rupert Watson will head up the combined Root6 and Jigsaw24 M&E sales team. Graham McGuinness will head up the combined the Root6 and Jigsaw24 M&E operations team

Jigsaw24 CEO Martin Balaam said: “We’re incredibly excited about welcoming the Root6 team to the Jigsaw24 family. They have an unbeatable history of providing the very best audio and video solutions to the creative industries – we have been truly envious of their technical capabilities and over the moon that we are now one team.”

Balaam added: “We truly believe that we’re at a point of change in creative technology as businesses increasingly start to demand cloud-based solutions. Our combined business – Root6’s unparalleled technical knowledge and Jigsaw24’s datacentre, managed service and logistical expertise – is perfectly placed to meet that demand.”

Root6 Sales and Marketing Director Rupert Watson, who will continue to head up the Media & Entertainment sales team, said: “Jigsaw24 have long been the major player in the UK Creative Technology market and we have seen them building their technical expertise in the Media and Entertainment sector. root6 are very excited about joining forces with them to offer our mutual customers the best from our combined businesses. The natural fit made it a no-brainer. We are looking forward to working together to take our solutions to the next level; creating a complete one-stop-shop for current and future Jigsaw24 customers.”

Staff Reporter

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