Container Solutions secures a minority investment with GCP

Container Solutions (“CS”) is pleased to announce a minority investment from Growth Capital Partners (“GCP”), the fourth from their investment Fund V.

Container Solutions is a professional services company founded in 2014 that specialises in Cloud Native transformation, engineering, and operations. We help enterprises adopt new technology that enables them to work on the cloud in a way that is sustainable, integrated with business needs, and ready to scale. The process includes changes not only in technology but also in strategy, organisational culture, process, and other aspects. CS is one of only a handful of companies in the world that are both part of the Kubernetes Training Partner (KTP) programme and a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP). When companies like Google, Atos, Shell, and Adidas need help with Cloud Native, they turn to Container Solutions.

CS has built a workforce of over 100 people with operations across the globe and key hubs in London, Amsterdam, Montreal and Berlin. The business has delivered rapid year on year growth by winning and growing an attractive base of large clients who want to modernise their approach to cloud technology.

GCP’s investment will support Container Solutions’ ambitious growth plans, supporting existing clients whilst winning new strategic relationships, all underpinned by the business’ specialist and highly sought-after technical capabilities.

Jamie Dobson, CEO, Container Solutions comments:
“This transaction marks a significant and exciting milestone in the development of Container Solutions. The business is growing rapidly and now is the right time to bring in a partner to support the team as we look to scale further. GCP’s long-standing track record of successfully backing entrepreneurial, specialist tech services businesses made them the clear partner of choice. They have delivered on what they said they would and the genuine cultural alignment between our businesses provides strong foundations for a successful partnership.”

Ravi Monteiro, Investment Director, GCP comments:
“We are delighted to have completed our investment in Container Solutions. There is a huge and growing demand for specialist Cloud Native services as more organisations look to access the full strategic benefits of the Cloud. Set against that backdrop, Jamie and Pini have built an exceptional business with first class technical capabilities and a strong, people-centric culture at its core. GCP has a very strong track record of supporting technology consulting businesses and we are excited to be partnering with Jamie, Pini and the broader CS team to support the business in delivering its growth plans.”

Phil Fersht, CEO and Chief Analyst, HFS comments:
"It’s been refreshing to see the Container Solutions team consistently beat the Cloud Native drum over the long haul with their innovative, no-nonsense and practical approach to help clients move with speed into native cloud environments. I know I speak on behalf of the cloud analyst team at HFS when I congratulate them and GCP as they embark on this whole new level of growth and scale.”

About Container Solutions:
Founded in 2014, Container Solutions is a specialist cloud services provider that solves business problems by designing, building and implementing technology solutions in a Cloud Native manner.

About GCP:
GCP was founded in 1999 and has a 22-year successful track record of building genuine investment partnerships with outstanding growth companies in the Technology, Services & Industrials sectors. Its distinctive partnership approach provides flexible equity funding solutions of between £10m and £50m, alongside highly valuable and agile strategic support for ambitious entrepreneurs.
www.growthcapital.co.uk

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