Block CEO Marc Chang said: “Like Block, Connect IP is a business built on the quality of its people, trusted client relationships and an unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. Over the years I’ve received a lot of feedback from our clients that it’s challenging to find a trusted partner to assess and transform their physical environments.Connect IP’s approach and capability takes that pain point away, and our joint end-to-end service will deliver greater assurance, investment efficiency and reduce risk.”
Connect IP boss Bob Allen will join the Block executive board as part of the deal.
The two firms partnered recently to help set up the infrastructure in the NHS Nightingale hospital in London.
Allen said: “Joining forces provides great opportunity not only for our clients, but also for our team. Together, our teams provide unparalleled technical capability, along with a level of care and commitment that means we deliver on our promises every time. I can think of no better example of our shared values than our most recent collaboration to stand up the infrastructure at London’s 4,000 bed Nightingale Hospital in just seven days.”