Edinburgh company expands

IT firm acquires Dundee app developer

Exception and Waracle

IT consultancy and services company Exception is acquiring Dundee-based mobile app developer Waracle in a seven figure deal.

Edinburgh-based Exception, founded in 2002, specialises in delivering long term IT and programmes for clients in the financial services, government and utilities sectors as well as the police.

Exception chairman Martin Burke says the investment in Waracle is vital for the aspirations of the rapidly growing firm over the coming years.

“Waracle brings a wealth of cutting-edge software engineering knowledge, talent and experience to our business. The world of mobility has changed how we work, live and play and our investment in Waracle will allow us to offer our customers a complete digital and mobile solution.”

Chris Martin, chief executive of Waracle, sees the partnership with Exception as recognition of the growth of the mobile market, but also a reflection of the company’s growth of its customer base in the mobile market.

“Waracle is about mobile software, rapid build and data-driven optimisation for mobile apps.  Mobile devices can collect valuable data efficiently, which can be used to improve people’s health, finances and working lives.

“We are really proud of the innovative work we do and we enjoy the positive impact it can make.  Exception’s bigger footprint will allow us to expand our services more quickly in growth areas and bring agile thinking to Exception’s existing clients.”

Waracle will continue to trade normally and has plans to expand its workforce in Dundee and other bases to work alongside Exception which has more than 250 staff in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and London.

Photo: David Romilly, Scott McGlinchey, Mike Wharton, Chris Martin, Martin Burke and Alan Anderson 


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