Granite Digital, Ireland’s leading full-service digital agency, has announced that it has acquired Continuum, one of Ireland’s largest digital agencies with offices in Dublin and New York. Granite’s latest acquisition will boost its global reach adding over 100 Continuum clients from across Ireland, the UK, US, South America and Asia.
Established more than twenty years ago, Continuum brings deep experience and expertise across a wide range of digital services such as strategy, user experience design, web development (including .Net content management systems), high-volume eCommerce websites and Search Engine Optimisation.
Known for their award-winning solutions, Continuum has a strong international focus and helps customers to deliver on their digital transformation strategies across multiple markets. Continuum’s client base includes the IDA, Tesco Mobile, Nissan and CPA. They are also a certified partner of Microsoft, Kentico and Sitefinity. Furthermore, they won the ‘Large Agency of the Year’ and ‘Grand Prix’ at the Spider awards in 2018.
Following the acquisition of Continuum, Granite forecasts that it will grow annual revenues by at least 35% to more than €10M in 2022. Earlier this year, Granite acquired and successfully integrated Dublin-based Willows Consulting into its business. It has also acquired 11 other Irish digital services businesses in recent years including Connector, Webtrade, MediaOne and Apps Made Easy.
Continuum is to become an important business unit within the Granite Digital Group and will take the Granite team to over 90 digital professionals. Continuum founder and CEO, Colin Meagle, will assist as an advisor to the Granite board and will be central to expanding the firm’s US growth.
Granite Digital has grown to become Ireland’s largest independent digital agency. Its services include design, technology, strategy, digital marketing, advertising, and secure managed hosting. Granite’s client base includes Lidl, Dalata Hotel Group, Bord Bia, Cork Chamber and Webhelp.
Speaking on the acquisition, Continuum CEO Colin Meagle said: “From beginning as a home attic start-up in 2002, to now joining the Granite Digital Group, is something I am greatly proud of. We are excited about the many benefits this acquisition will bring to our clients and partners. Joining forces is a natural and exciting next step for us, as Granite has deep industry and technical knowledge, and a very impressive client and partnership portfolio.
“By combining our experienced and talented teams, it allows us to provide a level of services and support that is unmatched in Ireland. Furthermore, it gives us an even stronger proposition to help us grow at pace globally too.”
Conor Buckley, CEO of Granite Digital said: “We are very proud of this latest acquisition. Continuum, which is one of Ireland’s most successful and decorated agencies, has been on our radar for years and we have always admired their brand, ethos and work. Their skills and solution-driven focus complement our existing team and service offerings perfectly.
“Continuum also bring a fresh and unique perspective, particularly around client growth opportunities in international markets. This will allow us to strengthen what we deliver to our existing clients and will undoubtedly aid us as we look to accelerate our expansion plans at home and abroad.”
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