14th July 2020 – Galaxy42, an FTS Group company, has today announced it has acquired Canberra-headquartered IT services consulting house, ChartSmart. Galaxy42 and ChartSmart have previously operated as close partners, making for a smooth integration and bolstering FTS Group’s footprint and customer base in the ACT.

ChartSmart specialise in the review, configuration, and support of corporate business systems, particularly the TechnologyOne suite of software. They are well known and highly regarded, having developed an enviable reputation for service delivery in the Canberra market. ChartSmart’s existing customer base includes a range of organisations and federal government agencies.

Galaxy42 is a national consulting business that specialises in providing services to implement, enhance, support, and integrate business applications. These services help organisations to maximise their investment and provide better business outcomes.

“The close alignment between ChartSmart and Galaxy42 over many years has helped to achieve today’s outcome. We are delighted to be joining the Galaxy42 and FTS Group,” said Jenny Edwards, Managing Director, ChartSmart.

Richard Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy42 added “Company Directors Jenny and Ian Edwards have built a highly capable consulting team and a loyal client base which, together with Galaxy42 and the FTS Group’s other businesses, can provide a holistic range of services to key verticals such as local government, federal and state government agencies, utilities, health and community services.”

The acquisition enables FTS Group to continue with its vision of building a world class end-to-end services and technology company, with the expertise and know-how to deliver best practice solutions to selected verticals. Our focus is to build and expand our member companies to be the best in each of their specific fields.

Stephen Kowal, Chief Executive Officer, FTS Group, said, “Galaxy42’s acquisition of ChartSmart further strengthens our commitment to government, asset intensive industries and education sectors. It also bolsters our Canberra operations where we now have over 150 employees servicing both the commercial and private sector. ChartSmart, with the support of Galaxy42, provides FTS Group the ability to provide comprehensive business systems support from the smallest corporate entity through to large government agencies”.

The news comes only seven months after Galaxy42 joined FTS Group with the aim of becoming the number one independent provider of TechnologyOne consulting services: a position it now clearly holds. Galaxy42’s acquisition of the ChartSmart business further cements this position and strengthens the overall business.

About FTS Group

FTS Group is one of the largest privately owned IT services companies in Australia. It is made up of several end-to-end services and technology businesses, including ANATAS, Cubic Consulting, FTS Data & AI, Galaxy 42, KoBold, Safety Evolved, SME Gateway, Talos and Veritec.

FTS Group and the companies within it have the expertise and IP to manage key business functions for Australian and New Zealand organisations. Headquartered in Sydney with over 400 people across Australia, FTS helps both the public and private sector adapt and grow by delivering business and technology outcomes. FTS offers clients scale, market reach, deep capability, strong management processes and the stability customers look for in a business partner that delivers results. For more information visit: www.ftsg.com.au