Integral officially confirms Axon buy

Formal announcement on acquisition is made

Integral has officially confirmed that it has acquired Axon, following unconfirmed reports of the deal, noted by Computerworld last month.

In a media statement today, Integral confirmed that it has acquired 100 per cent of Axon and that Axon CEO Scott Green will leave the merged organisation, following a period in which he will serve in an advisory role to the board.

Integral managing director Ray Noonan will become managing director of the new company and Integral internal sales and marketing director Catherine Blinkhorn will become director of customer engagement.

As for what the new company will be called, Integral executive chairman David Sutherland says in the interim, the newly-merged organisation has created a new email signature that includes both the Integral and Axon brands.

“We will be going through a brand exercise, in which we’ll ask customers what they perceive the value of each brand to be,” Sutherland says.

A decision will be made following the exercise on what the brand will be, he says.

The new organisation will have revenues approaching $150 million and approximately 360 staff.

Sutherland says a small number of roles in areas where there is overlap between the two companies may be disestablished.

“They’ll be back-end roles.”

Integral has continued to hire staff during the acquisition process, he says, “because our project book is so full.”

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