Formed in 1999, after a management buy-out, led by chief executive, Louis Hall, of Logicaâs customer care and billing division, the London firm has grown organically ever since. It now has more than 35 installations and customers include leading industry players like BT, Cable & Wireless, O2 and Pipex. Cerillion is backed by private equity fund managers, Baird Capital Partners and Tempo Capital Partners LLP.
Hall says: âOur achievement in appearing in the Tech Track 100 demonstrates the success of our unique bundled component product strategy. Service providers are increasingly looking to acquire pre-integrated solutions with a low total cost of ownership from a single source and our approach eliminates the high cost and risk associated with integrating multiple products from multiple vendors.
âEqually, as the tag-line âeverything over IPâ becomes a reality, Cerillion is ideally positioned to guide its customers through the complex billing challenges presented by the migration to broadband, triple play and quadruple play service provisioning,â he adds.
Cerillion is one of just seven companies in this yearâs Tech Track 100 identified as telecoms software developers and one of 69 businesses on the list to have recorded a profit in 2005.
Now in its sixth year, The Tech Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track, an Oxford-based research, publishing and networking events company. This yearâs list was published with âThe Sunday Timesâ on 24 September 2006.