DHS, a Washington, DC based firm has reached an agreement to acquire SalesWorks, a London-based sales training and consulting company.
Online PR News – 14-November-2020 – Washington, DC – DHS, a Washington, DC-based investment and advocacy firm with a focus on outsourcing, has reached an agreement to acquire SalesWorks, a London-based sales training and consulting company. This acquisition is being made in conjunction with the creation of a new London-based holding company, Blarney Ventures UK. Shabri Lakhani will remain as the CEO of SalesWorks and become a partner in Blarney Ventures UK.
This combination propels the SalesWorks offering into demand generation, account management, and customer success, while also expanding operating resources, as the firm can leverage the BV team to enhance delivery and support. For BV, the acquisition brings a key piece of the sales and marketing puzzle into the portfolio and adds Lakhani to the leadership team. It also offers a foothold in the European market for BV's subsidiaries, FullFunnel and Practice Alchemy.
"The SalesWorks acquisition bolsters the BV portfolio and opens up a segment of the market that is very synergistic with our core offerings," notes Fernando Aguirre, DHS Vice Chairman. "We are excited to have Shabri as a partner, and aim to expand the SalesWorks platform in the European and North American markets while importing other BV companies to Europe."
"This transaction enables SalesWorks to offer integrated training solutions across a broader range of capabilities as we leverage BV's expertise in demand generation, go-to-market strategy, and sales," says SalesWorks CEO, Shabri Lakhani. "BV has achieved phenomenal growth and success in the US and this combination will help propel the next phase of growth. I'm excited about working with the team to launch BV businesses in the UK market, building on their proven platform."
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