Remarkable Group International Ltd, a fast-growing, global digital transformation agency group head-quartered in the UK, today announced the acquisition of Tanasuk Technologies, a leading Sitecore Partner and centre of engineering excellence, with a well-established US office and client base.
The ambitious new group kicked off its growth journey earlier in the year when it acquired Sagittarius, a top 50 UK digital agency, leading Sitecore Partner and specialist in digital customer experience.
The Group has prioritised building its presence in the US as well as the Middle East where Tanasuk was founded. This acquisition is the first step in that journey, bringing together best-in-class engineering capabilities that will sit at the heart of Remarkable Group.
In the fourteen years since it was founded by Heath Arensen, a US national, Tanasuk has delivered the majority of its client work in the US from its Chicago base. Tanasuk also partners up with US agencies to augment their teams over the long-term and provide the engineering expertise typically required when implementing large scale, global Sitecore projects.
With Remarkable Group firepower, Tanasuk is embarking on rapid growth in the US, hiring for a senior marketing role and significantly growing its team of developers from the local talent pool. Its US growth strategy and sales and marketing activity is being overseen by Chicago-based Tamara Soudi, Tanasuk’s Chief Client Officer.
Tanasuk’s success since founder Heath Arensen stepped down in 2015 has been consistently driven by an all-female leadership team; even today comprising Tanasuk CEO, Shahla Matar – one of only 300 individuals world-wide recently awarded Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals status (MVP) – and Tamara Soudi. By joining Remarkable Group, Tanasuk will benefit from the Group’s much wider pool of diverse senior architects, expertise and resources, allowing it to go beyond pure engineering and deliver full project lifecycles with a more multi-disciplined digital team.
Shahla Matar comments: “Tanasuk has already established itself as the technology powerhouse behind some of the largest US brands and agencies, but joining the Remarkable Group means going way beyond the engineering work that we’ve specialised and excelled in for so long. It means instant access to a wealth of world class capabilities and resources across multiple continents, allowing us to be operating in different time zones, serving more territories, and offering broader full-fledged solutions.”
Nick Towers, CEO of Remarkable Group, adds: “Tanasuk is a veteran Sitecore specialist and that brings an enormous amount of credibility, experience and knowledge to the group. Its growth and success to date has been driven by an incredible force of female leaders who are really exceptional operators, impressing us with their business acumen at every step of our negotiation.”
He continues: “Leading brands and agencies in the US have relied heavily on Tanasuk and their market-leading Sitecore expertise ever since they opened shop fourteen years ago. With over one hundred successful implementations under their belt they’ve become recognised as an engineering powerhouse with an ability to seamlessly augment agency teams in need of seasoned engineering skills. Having more than a decade of experience working this way, Tanasuk has quickly become the go-to choice for the type of flexible resources that are in high demand as we emerge from the pandemic and its global economic consequences.”
The acquisition of Tanasuk brings Remarkable Group headcount to 85 based across 6 locations covering the US (Chicago) the UK (London, Leeds, Ashford), Ukraine and Jordan (Amman). The Group is planning to announce further acquisitions in 2021 in the technology and data sectors.
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About Remarkable Group
Over the next five years Remarkable Group is intent on building a future-facing collective of remarkable specialist businesses that will work seamlessly together and support clients through their digital transformation journey. It aims to help its clients navigate constant change, meeting future challenges from competitors who don’t yet exist.
Remarkable Group is guided by the twin pillars of effectiveness and culture. Purpose, sustainability and ethics are a key part of that culture and a significant driver behind its choice of acquisitions. It is working towards B Corp certification in 2021 and each acquired business will be part of this process.
Tanasuk Technologies was established in Jordan in 2008, as the region’s first, largest, and longest-standing homegrown, MENA-based Sitecore implementation partner. The company spent the majority of its lifespan servicing global clients, with a strategic presence in and focus on the US market.
Tanasuk prides itself on being an engineering hub for Sitecore, and the powerhouse behind some of the largest global brands. Team is currently 25+ with an aim to double, then triple in size and skill sets over the next few years, a process that’s expected to be expedited with Remarkable. The team lives and breathes quality code, return on investment, and top-notch customer experience. Paired with a solid foundation in everything Microsoft, Tanasuk quickly became the regional go-to for Sitecore support/consultancy, team augmentation services, and full-fledged implementation projects.