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Viridian


Viridian, the Belfast-based energy firm with 480 staff, has been acquired by private equity firm I Squared Capital for undisclosed terms.
31-Mar-2016


Viridian is creating 35 IT jobs at its Belfast-based energy supply business, as part of a £20m investment over the next three years.
10-Nov-2015


Viridian is to sell Northern Ireland Electricity, including NIE Powerteam, Powerteam Electrical Services and 1,300 staff, to ESB for £1bn.
07-Jul-2010


Viridian has announced plans to develop a new £120m electricity interconnector between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, in order to double cross-border capacity.
31-May-2006


Viridian is to sell Sx3, its software and IT services subsidiary with 1,100 staff, to Northgate Information Solutions for £155m.
01-Apr-2005


Viridian has expressed interest in bidding for a £270m Irish government contract to build two electricity interconnectors between Ireland and Wales.
16-Feb-2004


Viridian has formed The Action Renewables partnership with the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment in order to encourage the development of small-scale renewable energy projects in Northern Ireland.
12-Aug-2003


Viridian and 3i have sold the ShopElectric chain of 35 electrical stores in Northern Ireland to Northern Retail.
19-May-2003


Viridian is to sell the Moyle electricity interconnector between Northern Ireland and Scotland to Moyle Holdings for £122m.
14-Apr-2003


Viridian is to create 50 new jobs at its NIE Powerteam electrical contracting business in Northern Ireland, having won a number of new contracts.
05-Nov-2002


Viridian has sold its 50% stake in Nevada tele.com, the provider of telecoms and internet services throughout Ireland, to joint venture partner Energis for a nominal sum.
04-Nov-2002


Viridian has sold its Open & Direct financial services business to Alchemy Partners for £111m.
02-May-2002


Viridian has sold VCL, its Leeds-based power generation business, to WS Atkins Investments and Royal Bank Leasing, in order to focus on Irish generation and transmission projects.
26-Feb-2001


Viridian has commissioned Siemens to build a £100m power station near Dublin by 2002.
24-Nov-2000


Viridian is looking to recruit a further 30 staff at its Sx3 software development centre at Moygashel, Dungannon, and has also unveiled a new £7m corporate headquarters in Newtownabbey.
20-Sep-2000


Viridian has acquired Footman James & Company, the Birmingham-based vehicle insurance broker, for undisclosed terms, and the business will be combined with its Open & Direct financial services division.
06-Sep-2000


Viridian has acquired Microcentre, the IT services company with 60 staff in Edinburgh and Glasgow, in order to expand its Sx3 division.
04-Aug-2000


Viridian is to acquire First Software Group, the Manchester-based developer of software for local government, which will add a further 250 staff to its Sx3 division.
24-May-2000


Viridian has acquired XBS, the Tyneside-based systems integration company, as part of a strategy to expand its Sx3 division.
10-May-2000


Viridian has acquired Specialist Computer Programming, the Ballymena-based developer of building control and town planning software, for undisclosed terms.
04-May-2000


Viridian has been selected to build and operate a £4.8m combined heat and power plant for Sonoco Board Mills near Halifax.
06-Apr-2000


Viridian is recruiting 24 software development and engineering staff at a new office near Dungannon for its Sx3 software division.
02-Nov-1999


Viridian is planning to create up to 100 new jobs with the launch of a new subsidiary called Powerteam, which will offer electrical services to companies throughout Ireland.
23-Mar-1999


Viridian is to set up a new subsidiary called Service and Systems Solutions to market services to local businesses in the areas of call centres, information technology, training, revenue and supply chain services, creating about 400 jobs.
23-Sep-1998