Alphawest pays $2.5 million for Inform Systems

In pursuing its strategy of expansion into information management, WA-based integrator, Alphawest, has acquired Inform Systems Australia for $2.5 million.

The purchase is the third in a string of information management acquisitions in less than a year.

Queensland’s PowerPlus was snapped up in September 2003 with the ACT’s The Westbourne Group following two months ago.

Alphawest CEO, Garry Henley, said the purchase of Inform would allow his company to provide infrastructure, business continuity and information management to the legal sector in particular.

“Inform complements and strengthens the ability we have to provide valued solutions to the legal, government, commercial, banking and finance sectors,” Henley said. “While clients will have consistency dealing with the same team at Inform, the acquisition will offer a greater breadth and depth of IT Services and resources nationally”.

Through acquisition Inform would gain the resources and distribution channel to pursue its growth strategies, Alphawest said. The company would also continue to run as a standalone entity with its current management team.

Inform Systems Australia managing director, Ken Parsons, said joining the Alphawest stable would benefit its clients by broadening the IT services available to them.

“We are delighted at the business solutions available through the acquisition and look forward to offering specialists skills to our clients,” he said.