Diaxion + ARQ: Smarter Together


Today we’re thrilled to announce Diaxion is being acquired by the ARQ Group – one of Australia’s most awarded technology consultancy delivering the trifecta of digital, data and cloud-based solutions.  

The acquisition unites two of the country’s leading technology companies to create Australia’s only full-service technology, data, AI, cloud and digital consultancy providing advisory, delivery and operate/managed services. 

Diaxion customers now have access to the full spectrum of technological capabilities required to modernise and optimise their organisation – all onshore – and creating local jobs in one of the fastest growing industries: digital and technology.  

Diaxion becomes part of ARQ Group, which was acquired by Australian Private Equity firm Quadrant in partnership with the Management Team led by Tristan Sternson in February 2020. The combined business will have more than 450 employees. 

Diaxion are an Australian technology success story that began twenty-one years ago. Today, Diaxion are a market leading technology advisory consultancy with an impressive portfolio of clients: state and federal government, and ASX-200 companies, including the big four banks.  

ARQ Group CEO Tristan Sternson said Diaxion’s market leading advisory and digital transformation expertise naturally complements ARQ Group’s specialist capabilities in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and process automation. 

Diaxion Founder Tony Wilkinson will head Advisory at ARQ Group and says it’s an alliance of two great Australian technology leaders.  

“We are pleased to unite with ARQ Group who have been pushing the envelope of innovation with some of Australia’s biggest brands for the past 25 years. By joining forces, we can scale up our offering and continue to be industry trailblazers, showing the world that Australian- operated businesses can deliver even better results than large multinational IT consultancies.   

“I’m incredibly proud of what Diaxion has achieved over the last 20 years, and this acquisition is the natural next step for the business to offer our clients a full service of advisory to implementation all under one roof.  

“I speak for all of my colleagues when I say we’re genuinely excited about the new opportunities available within the expanded ARQ Group, and look forward to 2021 being our biggest ever,” Wilkinson said.  

Diaxion’s current services include advisory, strategy and design, build, implementation, migration, technical, operation and organisational audits. Diaxion’s portfolio of clients include state and federal government departments, and numerous ASX-200 companies, including the big four banks. Last year Diaxion was named Puppet’s Service Delivery Partner at the company’s Partner of the Year awards. 

Simon Pither, Partner of Quadrant Private Equity and Chairman of ARQ Group, celebrated the acquisition and said that 2020 was an incredible year of growth, despite the impacts of COVID-19.    

“When we first invested in ARQ Group last year, we did so because we saw the huge digital transformation tasks ahead for many Australian companies and Governments and knew ARQ Group was ideally positioned to help bridge that technical chasm. Due to COVID-19, that digital transformation has moved faster than we initially anticipated, but I’m proud how the ARQ Group team has responded and continued, delivering incredible results for its customers.    

“The combination of ARQ Group and Diaxion creates Australia’s only home-grown full-service digital, data, cloud, and tech advisory company,” Pither said.