IT firm Scisys to create Irish holding company ahead of Brexit

Business known for involvement in Galileo satellite programme moves to protect itself

Scisys supplies customised software systems and services to the media, space, government and defence sectors. Photograph: iStock

Scisys supplies customised software systems and services to the media, space, government and defence sectors. Photograph: iStock

 

Britain’s Scisys said it would create a holding company incorporated in the Republic as part of a plan to protect the IT services firm from “potential adverse consequences” when Britain leaves the European Union.

The holding company will be listed on the junior AIM market and the Enterprise Securities Market of Euronext Dublin, Scisys said.

Scisys, founded in 1980, supplies customised software systems and services to the media, space, government and defence sectors.

“It is intended that New SCISYS will be tax resident in the United Kingdom,” the Chippenham-based company said.

Trigger point

The Galileo satellite programme - which Scisys has been involved in since the early system design phase - has been a trigger point in Brexit negotiations.

British technology has been instrumental in Galileo’s development, and London has been angered by moves to shut British companies out of the project before Brexit next year. The EU has said it is honouring existing laws.

– Reuters