Mergers and Acquisitions

Connext Acquires Trextel to Broaden Managed Services

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Connext, a portfolio company of Garden City Equity, has acquired managed services provider Trextel for an undisclosed amount.

This is technology M&A deal number 80 that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have covered so far in 2024. See more than 2,000 technology M&A deals for 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 listed here.

Connect, founded in 2022, is based in Duluth, Georgia. The company has 56 employees listed on LinkedIn. Connect’s areas of expertise include managing and deploying network infrastructure, point-of-sale systems (POS), 5G, IoT, security, digital signage, and more.

Trextel, founded in 2008, is also based in Duluth. The company has 68 employees listed on LinkedIn. Trextel’s areas of expertise include advanced WAN management and large-scale technology deployment.

About The Deal

This transaction is Garden City Equity’s eighth investment since 2020 and the first add-on acquisition at Connext.

Interestingly, Connext was formerly the deployment and field services division of Trextel, with this acquisition reuniting Connext with its former deployment and field services division, Trextel. According to the company, the strategic move is aimed at creating a comprehensive IT technology deployment platform. 

This platform is designed to offer a complete lifecycle of services to national chains and multi-site retailers, addressing their needs from solution design and project management to deployment, ongoing maintenance, and managed services support, the company said.

Connext Acquires Garden City Equity: Executive Insights

Craig Chumley, CEO of Connext, commented:

"What excites me most is the enhanced value we can deliver to our customers. We can now manage what we deploy. Our customers can now rely upon a single partner to provide them with a full range of services from solution design, project management, and deployment to ongoing maintenance and managed services support."

Michael Arrieta, Garden City Equity Founder & CEO, said:

"Garden City shares the vision with the Connext leadership team to become the most trusted technology deployment partner in North America. Bringing together Trextel’s managed services with our technology deployment and Day 2 preventative maintenance services unlocks multiple opportunities to create additional value for our customers and accelerate growth."

About Garden City Equity

Garden City Equity is a holding company specializing in partnering with founder and family-owned businesses. 

The company's strategy focuses on long-term holdings with minimal reliance on debt, supported by a network of over 50 mission-aligned shareholders to foster growth.