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

13 November 2007, Aylesbury – ESRI (UK), the market leader in enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions, 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 one of the most experienced groups 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).

“The purchase will enable ESRI (UK) to add additional expertise via GSD employees, who, along with its customers, will be fully supported following completion of the sale. We feel the purchase of GSD contributes to our vision of providing GIS as an enterprise-critical technology.”

About ESRI (UK)

ESRI (UK) ( is part of the global ESRI network. With the single, largest pool of GIS expertise in the UK, the company is the technical authority on GIS. ESRI (UK) provides solutions, technology and services including off the shelf applications built on the ArcGIS software suite and an extensive range of consulting and training services.

Its offerings meet a range of business needs in different markets including Business, Local & Central Government, Public Safety, Utilities and Telecommunications, as well as catering for system integrators and application developers through the ESRI Developer Network.

ESRI (UK)’s customers include both public sector clients such as Leeds City Council, Metropolitan Police, DCLG, The Environment Agency and businesses including Thames Water, Royal & SunAlliance and The AA.

By building a deep understanding of its customers’ needs, ESRI (UK) is able to help businesses become more profitable and public service more efficient through the better use of GIS. This process of enhancing sustainable business growth by developing solutions with the power to anticipate and meet industry specific requirements is known as Visionary Thinking.

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