Platinum Technology has finalised its acquisition of London-based training company Symbiosis, for an undisclosed sum.
Symbiosis will be merged into Platinum Solutions, the systems management software house's services arm. Symbiosis specialises in Oracle and Sybase skills training. Clients include British Gas, BT and British Airways.
Tony Heywood, Platinum Solutions' European vice president, said the new parent will help Symbiosis achieve its goal of selling to the rest of Europe and the US. Platinum will retain all Symbosis?s 30 staff.
According to Heywood, Symbiosis? key strength is its independent training. "It has been around for five years and it is the only company to specialise in independent training, which means students get an independent view of Oracle and Sybase products," he said.
The acquisition comes less than a month after Platinum?s takeover of networking consultancy Xyratex. Both buys boost its efforts to move more heavily into services and consulting.
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