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

Founded in 1996, ANS’s 270 team members enable customers on their digital transformation journey to public cloud. ANS is a key partner to Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Founded in 1998, UKFast is a leader in private cloud hosting and security services with over 6,000 customers and has a fast-growing public cloud offering. Both companies have industry leading customer satisfaction metrics, and together will be focused on deepening the skilled resources available to customer organisations working with increasingly complex IT landscapes.

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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