Deal announcement: sale of BDS Solutions to Cloud21

Published in Company Update by Emma Curtis on 20 June 2024

Kingsbrook UK Ltd is pleased to have advised Bowley Data Solutions Ltd (BDS) in its sale to Cloud21 Ltd.

BDS is a specialist IT systems integration, networking and support company, supplying a range of services, including identity management automation software to the NHS across the UK.

Cloud 21 provides IT and support services in the health and social care sectors, providing expertise in digital transformation programmes.

Luke Rebbettes, a Kingsbrook Director and Lead Advisor on the project, said of the deal:

“The companies had differing but complementary expertise. It was the common customer base and the ‘go to’ identity management tool that BDS had developed with the NHS, that drove Cloud 21 to make the acquisition. There are many synergies between the businesses in terms of product integration, but also professional services expertise.”

Kath Dean, President of Cloud21 said:

“BDS Solutions brings their experience in healthcare IT operations management to Cloud21. Their automated identity management solution already benefits over 80 NHS organisations across the UK, and we look forward to growing our portfolio of IT services together.”

Derrick Foan, Managing Director of BDS Solutions said:

“Cloud21 and BDS Solutions have a shared ethos and commitment to deliver high quality services that make a difference to NHS IT teams. As part of Cloud21 we can offer health and care organisations a more complete package of services to meet growing digital demand, protect patient data, maximise technology and reduce complexity.”

The official announcement can be seen on Cloud21’s website.


Published on 20 June 2024 by

Emma Curtis

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