ESRI (UK) to acquire Tadpole Technology Plc’s Geospatial Solutions Division

ESRI (UK) to acquire Tadpole Technology Plc’s Geospatial Solutions Division

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Aylesbury, UK, November 12, 2007: ESRI (UK), enterprise GIS solutions provider, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to buy the Geospatial Solutions Division (GSD) of Tadpole Technology Plc for half a million pounds.

The agreed purchase further strengthens ESRI (UK)’s position as GIS market leader in the UK, while adding considerable industry expertise to its portfolio. ESRI (UK) will gain experienced group of GIS software consultants in the UK with particular expertise in field-based GIS delivery for government, utilities and national mapping agencies.

ESRI (UK) is fully committed to supporting Tadpole customers who have transferred their support and maintenance contracts, as well as the 17 GSD employees, mostly software engineers providing professional services, who will add to its already strong development and consultancy teams. Most of Tadpole’s GSD employees will continue to work in Edinburgh where 26 of ESRI (UK)’s staff are also based; the remainder will operate out of its Newbury Office.

Richard Waite, Managing Director, ESRI (UK), said: “We have already worked on a number of projects with Tadpole Technology’s GSD prior to the purchase so we know the company and believe that this part of the organisation is a great fit within ESRI (UK).”