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24th November 2014 Management Buyout Announced for Lexel Systems 'Project Services Division' Lexel Systems divests Project Services division via a management team buyout Lexel Systems (one of New Zealand’s leading privately owned IT solutions companies) has announced a management buyout of its Project Services (LPS) division, led by current General Manager Paul Alexander.


LPS has enjoyed a highly successful period of growth since its inception six years ago as a division of the 27-year old IT services business Lexel Systems.


The buyout will allow LPS management to continue with the growth of their business, which has seen them become a leader in NZ's project management market, delivering hundreds of projects to over one million users.


Commenting on the signing of the agreement of the transaction, Mr Alexander said: "This is a goal that we have been working toward for some considerable time. During the 6 years of backing and support from Lexel, we enjoyed exponential growth and are now in a strong position to take the business forward. We are poised to realise our further ambitions for LPS, to ensure the company goes from strength to strength, complemented by our strong team and our mission to deliver the best project management services in NZ."


Lexel Systems CEO Noel Simpson remarked: "As the founding investors of Lexel Project Services division, we are proud to have partnered with Paul Alexander and his talented team to build the highest quality brand in the NZ project management market. The entire Lexel Systems team extends their thanks and best wishes for continued success."


The core Lexel Systems business will continue operations normally post this divestment, and is looking to invest further in new and existing sectors as it continues on its growth path.” Post sale Lexel Systems headcount is 120 FTE's and $40 million in revenue.
16 September 2014 Lexel hosts key clients for a BMW Driver Training day Lexel hosted key clients for a BMW driver training day at the premier Hampton Downs race track.


The BMW Driver Training is modelled on BMW's official driver training programme in Europe. This programme offered clients an active and dynamic drive experience that provided driving pleasure, education and fun in a controlled and safe environment.


The course utilized a fleet of new BMW 3 series cars and at the end of the day an experienced racing driver took each client for hot laps of the circuit in a BMW M3 driven by one of New Zealand's most experienced race car drivers Mike Eady.
9-12 September 2014 Lexel sponsors TechEd water TechEd, now in its 19th year is New Zealand's largest IT conference. Spanning three and a half days, TechEd provides delegates with the opportunity to meet Microsoft experts and network with peers and industry influencers.



Lexel embarked upon the sponsorship of TechEd water to showcase our extensive Lync capability for SMB and Enterprise customers with the offer of prizes, free trials and technical advice. Lexel boasts retaining two (of only three) Microsoft Lync MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) in New Zealand.


Attended by Lexel's entire Professional Services team, TechEd was held at Vector Arena for Keynote and TechLive and SKYCITY for the main Technical Sessions.
6 March 2014 Lexel wins the IBM NZ Middleware Partner for 2013 This year's IBM Business Partner Summit and Awards were held at Auckland's Hilton Hotel. Lexel were delighted to receive the IBM Middleware Partner award.


Noel Simpson, CEO of Lexel Systems said "This award demonstrates our commitment to delivering industry leading data appliance solutions to our customers. I would like to thank key customers such as 2degrees Mobile where we provided aNetezza powered Business Analytics solution".