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Guardian iT, the computer disaster recovery company, has accepted a £167m takeover bid from SunGard of the US.
Guardian iT is considering plans to expand its computer disaster recovery business by opening new facilities in New York, Edinburgh and Zurich.
Guardian iT is linking up with PowerGen to build a 24MW gas-fired power plant at a planned £50m internet co-location facility near Heathrow, in order to avoid electricity supply problems.
Guardian iT is to acquire Kingswell, the Northampton-based data storage company, for £10m, and has also confirmed plans to open a £50m web-hosting centre near Heathrow.
Guardian iT is planning to spend £30m setting up web-hosting sites, and is negotiating a lease on an internet centre in west London.
Guardian iT is acquiring Safetynet, the computer disaster recovery company, for £170m, in order to expand its product range and strengthen its position in Asia and western Europe.
Guardian iT has acquired the disaster recovery division of Catalyst Solutions for £27m.
Guardian iT is planning to expand its French computer disaster recovery business by buying Twinsys Dataguard and Twin-X, as well as Strategia Europe, for £5m.
Guardian iT is acquiring Sogeris, the French computer disaster recovery business, for £29m, as part of a strategy to expand into continental Europe.