New Signature, announced today that it has acquired the 2014 Microsoft United Kingdom Partner of the Year, Dot Net Solutions. New Signature, the 2014 and 2015 Microsoft US Partner of the Year, is immediately following its acquisition with an investment into Dot Net as the platform upon which to build the leading Microsoft Partner in the U.K. This investment launches a second front of New Signature’s successful strategy of bringing together like minded Microsoft partners to deliver transformative business solutions to companies across all industries and segments. New Signature will leverage the cutting edge work of Dot Net, in areas like application migration to Azure, application development and business transformation, with our North American customers. The Dot Net acquisition also provides a platform from which to grow an international presence that will benefit New Signature’s customers with multi-national operations. The U.K. organisation will continue to operate as it does today with Paul Cosgrave as Managing Director and Dan Scarfe as Founder and CTO. Paul will report to New Signature CEO, Jeff Tench, who has successfully led the New Signature team through tremendous growth over the past 12 months. New Signature will expand Dot Net’s current markets, pursue strategic acquisitions in Europe, broaden and deepen existing capabilities. The Dot Net executive team, which will remain intact, look forward to the accelerated growth that New Signature’s funding and operating strength will enable. This investment will immediately fuel Dot Net’s ability to deliver expanded services to their customers, alongside its people and partner recruitment strategy in the UK. “We are excited to be entering the next stage of our growth alongside New Signature and Columbia Capital,” said Scarfe. “Their combined experience of building successful services organisations through organic growth and strategic acquisitions will enable us to scale more quickly and ultimately deliver more breadth and depth to our customers in the U.K.” Cosgrave added, “Dot Net can now accelerate its tremendous growth in the U.K., building on its position of leadership as a combined Microsoft public cloud integrator and managed services provider via a number of specific, targeted acquisitions.” Dot Net will retain its local U.K. operating model whilst quickly taking advantage of the immediate benefits that New Signature, the 2014 and 2015 Microsoft US Partner of the Year, affords. “Our North American and U.K. teams will partner to share best practices, innovations and expertise to deliver world-class service to our customers,” states Jeff Tench, New Signature CEO. “We plan to keep the existing U.K. business structurally separate but unify under one mission and vision.” New Signature, along with Dot Net, is keen to continue on its path of success in delivering optimization and modernization through cloud technologies like Azure, Internet of Things, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility Suite. “Microsoft is clearly positioned to be a market leader in cloud computing and we are delighted with how Dot Net’s existing capabilities, team and overall mission fits with the New Signature strategy,” said Tench. The combined team is looking forward to Microsoft’s World Partner Conference held in Toronto, July 10-14 where they will jointly meet with Microsoft and the extended partner community to discuss how to deliver the next wave of cloud computing. About Dot Net Solutions Dot Net is Microsoft’s 2014 U.K. Partner of the Year with a full suite of offerings across Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS, Office 365 and EMS supported by its 24/7 managed services support team. Dot Net enables organisations to experience the benefits of traditional managed services and outsourcing whilst leveraging the cost efficiencies and agility of the Microsoft public cloud. As full-stack Microsoft experts, we have helped hundreds of midmarket and enterprise customers transform their business by adopting Microsoft cloud solutions. Our process-driven approach centered around our Cloud Managed Platform allows a predictable outcome for customers that want to adopt cloud technologies across its business. About New Signature New Signature is a Microsoft Solution Provider focused on consistently delivering great customer experiences. New Signature was named the top Microsoft partner in the United States in 2014 and 2015—becoming the first partner ever to win the prestigious US Partner of the Year award two years in a row. In 2015, with the backing of Columbia Capital, New Signature acquired four outstanding Microsoft partners—CMS Consulting, Infrastructure Guardian, imason Inc, and InfraScience—bringing new capabilities and geographic strength to the team. The New Signature team delivers full life-cycle support through our Plan-Build-Operate model to help our customers transform their business with Microsoft solutions.