Infrastructure-as-a-service provider ERA has received an investment from private equity firm Rockpool Investments.
The investment will be used to expand ERA’s IaaS offerings and support continued growth.
ERA was a pioneer in providing cloud infrastructure solutions as a service to customers in the post-production, visual effects and broadcast media industries. The company offers virtual desktops, storage as a service, workflow applications, cloud connectivity and archiving solutions, in private and public cloud environments. ERA is based just outside of London with major data centers around London and the South East. International expansion is already underway in India and North America.
Chief Commercial Officer Sean Baker and Chief Financial Officer Mark Weston will continue to lead the company and will be joined by Roger Flynn, who joins the board as non-executive chairman. Roger is a highly experienced private equity chairman with extensive expertise in media and technology.
Baker said: “We are delighted that Rockpool is investing to support our growth and we look forward to working with the Rockpool team and Roger. Demand for our services continues to grow and Rockpool’s investment allows us to increase resources and accelerate growth while ensuring that we provide our customers with the high level of service they expect from ERA.
Tom Coey and Toby Hurdle led the investment for Rockpool. Tom Coey said, “ERA is well regarded in the media industry for its innovative IT solutions and longstanding customer relationships. A change in working models following COVID-19 and the relentless demand for original content from media subscription giants means ERA is well placed to support its UK and international customers with a range of solutions. cloud computing infrastructure. We are delighted to partner with the management team and provide additional capital to accelerate ERA’s growth trajectory. »
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