Expereo Buys Breeze Networks to Enhance Its SD-WAN/SASE Practice in UK

Irwin Fouwels, CEO at Expereo.
“This acquisition comes at an exciting time, as we expand our SD-WAN services to address the growing need for agile, cost-effective cloud access and global network solutions in the market,” said Irwin Fouwels, CEO at Expereo.

Breeze Networks, a managed service provider of SD-WAN/SASE technology, has been acquired by Expereo, a developer of managed network solutions. Expereo’s development trajectory is expected to be accelerated by the acquisition, which would strengthen its SD-WAN/SASE practice and expand its portfolio of services to manage SD-WAN systems at scale for partners and multinational business clients throughout the world.

Expereo’s goal to complement its managed network solutions with a top-notch advising practice that counsels businesses on their global transition to software-defined and internet-based networking would be furthered by its most recent acquisition. Financial terms of this acquisition were not disclosed. Expereo wants to continue its acquisition strategy with the full backing of main investor Vitruvian Partners and minority investment Apax Partners SAS.

Since its founding in 2016, the firm has built and implemented a sizable number of regional and worldwide networks based on SD-WAN for its clients in the private sector and UK government agencies. For enterprises and governmental organizations, Breeze Networks offers managed services for cloud-based (SD-WAN) network connectivity and security solutions. An innovative and adaptable network integrator, Breeze Networks would source and manage the finest networking and security SD-WAN solutions available.

CTO Matthew Lea

“Having recently worked with Expereo on a global deployment for one of our customers, we witnessed first-hand the shared values of both companies and commitment to providing excellence in delivery and customer service,” said George Cowan, Managing Director at Breeze Networks. “We are excited about joining the Expereo family and are certain that the global reach and scale of Expereo will be a benefit to all of our stakeholders.”

Expereo welcomes Breeze Networks CTO Matthew Lea to its team as the Technical Portfolio Lead as part of the acquisition. His experience would significantly broaden the technical staff at Expereo, led by CTO Kristaps Petrovskis. In his new position at Expereo, Mr. Lea will spearhead the company’s aspirations to grow its SD-WAN/SASE practice and bolster its presence in the UK market.

“This acquisition comes at an exciting time, as we expand our SD-WAN services to address the growing need for agile, cost-effective cloud access and global network solutions in the market,” said Irwin Fouwels, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Expereo. “With our shared vision to simplify global connectivity and provide world-class customer experience, the expertise of the team of professionals behind Breeze Networks will contribute great value as we join forces.”