“We are all about serving the customer”, Paschal Naylor said in one of our first meetings with Arkphire, the Dublin-HQ’d provider of next generation IT services. For Arkphire, this principle was woven into the fabric of the organisation, the management ethos, the operations and culture. Arkphire had been built from the ground up to deliver a higher level of service to the world's leading technology companies - with customers including Google, Facebook, Uber, Netflix, WeWork and Dropbox. It was for this reason that Arkphire had been named one of Europe's fastest growing companies for 3 years running.
This foundation proved the perfect springboard for Bregal Milestone to support Arkphire’s management team with their growth ambitions. In 18 short months following our growth investment, we assisted in sourcing, negotiating, and diligencing three accretive acquisitions. We also helped accelerate organic growth by expanding customer activity in new markets including Singapore, São Paolo, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Working in partnership, we helped Arkphire expand into new verticals, with landmark contracts won in healthcare and financial services.
What really stood out from day one with the Arkphire team was the quality of the team. Paschal and his team are ambitious and hungry, and always acted with high integrity, transparency and trust. This foundation of trust helped us build a high-growth, high-margin powerhouse culminating in the successful sale of the company to Presidio Inc. in November 2020.
Bregal Milestone is proud to have played our part in Arkphire's success story.