Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

Evolve IP acquires Managed IT Service Provider

Evolve IP, a cloud services provider, has made its seventh acquisition since 2007. The latest deal involves A.P.T. Consulting, a managed IT service provider focused on the veterinary medicine and pharmaceuticals verticals.

Evolve IP (Wayne, Pa.) is a master cloud services provider (CSP) of sorts. On the one hand, it’s a fast-growing IT service provider that works directly with customers. On the other, the company has a multi-layer partner program. The company’s cloud services stretch from applications and infrastructure to security.

A.P.T., meanwhile, is a 10-person business that resembles a traditional network and IT solutions provider — until you take a closer look at the business. A.P.T. has built a branded Vetanium service that provides IT hosting and management for veterinary hospitals. Similarly, A.P.T.’s WebtrialZ brand provides IT services to the pharmaceutical industry.

EvolveIP apparently has big growth plans in place for 2016. The 185-person company gains another 10 team members through the A.P.T. buyout. And over the next 12 months, EvolveIP plans to add another 80 people or so, according to

M&A: VAR, MSP, CSP Acquisitions

As we’ve said multiple times in recent weeks, M&A (merger and acquisition) activity has been fast and furious across the VAR, MSP and CSP landscapes.

In addition to the EvolveIP-A.P.T. deal, recent business combinations have included:

ChannelE2E has reached out to Evolve IP and APT for additional comment about their M&A deal. We will update this article if/when new information surfaces.

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    Mark Watson:

    Could you please elaborate a bit more on, ‘A.P.T., meanwhile, is a 10-person business that resembles a traditional network? ‘ It quite caught my curiosity!

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hey Mark: Thanks for your note.

    Our point: There are thousands of network solutions providers (Cisco partners, etc.) out in the market. At first glance, A.P.T. may resemble that type of firm. But take a closer look and you’ll notice how A.P.T. specializes in vertical niches like veterinary hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry. Hope that helps to clarify. If you need more info feel free to email me and I can put you in touch with Evolve IP.

    Joe Panettieri
    Content Czar, After Nines Inc.
    ChannelE2E & MSSP Alert
    [email protected]

    Braden Martin:

    Hello Joe
    A quick and nice news piece. Thanks for writing this.
    Could you please explain the multi-layered partner program?

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hi Brandon: Thanks for your note. Feel free to ping Evolve IP directly about your question: [email protected]


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