AUCKLAND, NZ – 21 March 2014 — / — Plan B Limited has reached agreement with the shareholders of Auckland-based private cloud backup and recovery provider Disaster Recovery Group (DRG) to acquire the business and assets of the company effective 1 April 2014.

It will be business as usual for DRG’s customers with all DRG staff being offered contracts by Plan B.

The acquisition is a complementary bolt-on to Plan B’s existing private cloud backup and replication business and is part of a wider acquisition strategy following a period of significant growth in the cloud services business over the past few years.

About Plan B
Plan B was founded in the late 1990’s as Business Continuity New Zealand Limited and renamed Plan B in 2003. Plan B is New Zealand’s leading provider of end-to-end Business Continuity Services, looking after the needs of more than 500 of New Zealand’s leading organisations and most recognised brands.

Services include New Zealand-based online data backup, replication and recovery services, over 500 standby office seats nationwide, standby IT infrastructure, backup tape management, business continuity consulting and testing, data centre co-location, and server and system recovery testing (not simple file recoveries) for over 2,000 servers annually.

Headquartered on Auckland’s North Shore, Plan B also has facilities in Mt Wellington and Albany (Auckland), Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

Plan B’s Board of Directors include Gray Mathias (Chairman), Ian Forrester (Managing Director), Michael Stiassny and Andrew Bagnall. Plan B is privately owned by New Zealand-domiciled shareholders.

Ian Forrester
Phone: +64 9 916 6054
Phone: 0800 732 6837

Plan B
23 Arrenway Drive
Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Source: Plan B


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