ABERDEEN software house Absoft has made the first acquisition in its  21-year history with an seven-figure purchase of performance management specialist Hexarus Consulting.

Absoft said the move was a response to growing customer demand.
Ian Mechie, founder and managing director of Absoft, said: “Making  this acquisition is a significant element of our expansion plan.

“This year’s turnover is set to exceed £8 million and next year the combined turnover is likely to be more than £14m.”

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Absoft has a staff of 90 and the addition of the team at Warrington-based Hexarus brings the group to more than 100 employees across the UK.