EDM has merged with Sala International to create one of the UK’s largest providers of outsourced information management services.
The business, which will operate as EDM Group, will provide one of the industry’s most comprehensive and advanced offerings, combining market-leading services in digital mailroom, print room, document digitisation, document archiving, online document hosting and SaaS solutions for business process management.
The merger, which enables ECI to exit our original investment in EDM Group, has been backed by private equity house LDC.
Collectively, the Group will continue to focus on expanding its services in the core sectors of financial services, business services and healthcare, where its customers include Avis Europe, Nationwide Building Society, Companies House, Legal & General, Grant Thornton and numerous healthcare providers including many NHS Trusts, Bupa and BMI hospitals.
It will now have the capacity to digitize 500 million documents per year, either hosting them securely online or physically storing them within the company’s secure records management facilities, which have 500 thousand square feet of storage and 50 miles of live file storage.
John Hayhurst, Director of ECI Partners, commented: