Inflexion invested in UKFast, the UK's leading cloud hosting provider, in 2018, and subsequently increased our shareholding to a majority position to support the continued growth and development of the company. In 2021, UKFast acquired ANS to create a UK digital technology services leader and the combined business rebranded as ANS.

  • Sector


  • Headquarters

    Manchester, UK

  • Fund

    Partnership Capital

  • Investment date

    December 2018

  • Status


The company

ANS provides best in class expertise in technology and digital transformation. It has a market leading suite of products and services, which includes helping customers with their public cloud journey, and continuing to leverage these capabilities through business applications and data capabilities. ANS also provides a full suite of managed hosting and security offerings. ANS’ portfolio of services allows it to address all parts of a companies IT environment, and be a true consultative partner to customers and provide impartial advice based on what is most suitable for the client. In addition to its full suite of capabilities, ANS has industry leading customer satisfaction metrics, which demonstrates the value which ANS brings to all of their customers, from SME to Enterprise.

The Inflexion difference

Capitalising on our track record in growing technology businesses we are working with the company to help accelerate growth. Our experience in value-enhancing M&A was instrumental in bringing together UKFast with ANS in 2021 to create an enlarged and complementary business of scale. Together we are capitalising on the shift from on-premise to hosted services, leveraging the business's private cloud proposition and latest public cloud solution, while our digital team are supporting digital channel optimisation.

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