Background

In March 2017, working with experienced utilities industry executive Greg Fernie, we established the Ipsum Group with a goal of building a modern and progressive utilities and infrastructure services business, delivering innovative and specialist services to its clients.

How we’ve helped

In March 2017, Aliter backed Ipsum’s acquisition of Complete Asset Life Management Group Ltd (CALM), a specialist asset management company providing services to the utilities market.

This was followed later in 2017 with the acquisition of SPEC, a specialist high voltage engineering business providing a range of critical services to high voltage assets for clients with private networks.

Strategy

Drawing on Aliter’s deep industrial experience and established network, Ipsum’s strategy is to grow organically and through acquisitions to establish a leading operator in the utilities services sector.

The growth of the business is based on delivering high quality customer service through multi-skilled teams, combined with smart IT solutions that enable Ipsum’s teams to deliver efficiencies and drive value through innovation.

By making these acquisitions, Ipsum has been able to combine the operational aspects of managing and maintaining infrastructure networks for clients, with cutting-edge IT applications that can be developed to provide real time information on asset performance with greater access to information for data analytics. Ipsum’s core blue chip customer base is primarily within the water and private sectors but both its software and operational asset management services are equally applicable to electricity and gas distribution and transmission.

Choosing to work with the Aliter team was an easy decision for me. There is wealth of experience and complementary skills and the team have an excellent track record in building very successful businesses. As the Chief Executive of Ipsum Group, it is great to be able to draw upon the team’s knowledge and support as we look to make Ipsum a market leader in the Utilities and Infrastructure Sectors.”

Greg Fernie, CEO, Ipsum Group

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