Konica Minolta Acquires Canadian MSP Continuity Solutions
Konica Minolta has been one of the most active buyers of MSPs for more than a decade, typically tucking the acquisitions into the All Covered Business unit.
The Continuity Solutions’ team will join Konica Minolta’s IT Services division, IT Weapons, the company said. IT Weapons itself became a subsidiary of Konica/All Covered after it was acquired in 2015.
Konica Minolta Acquires Continuity Solutions: Executive Perspectives
Continuity Solutions founder and CEO Ray Archer says the deal will allow him and his team to continue to help their customers:
“As a Managed IT Service Provider our top priority has always been to safeguard our clients’ technology investment and, with the added bandwidth, manpower, and technological capabilities that Konica Minolta affords, our clients can rest assured knowing they’re supported by one of the best in the industry,” he says.
Konica Minolta and All Covered have been on a years-long buying spree, expanding their core business. This deal represents another step forward in the company’s ongoing national expansion, according to Ted Garner, president, IT Weapons:
“Continuity Solutions’ focus on continuity planning, cloud services, and high availability complements our core strengths as a nationwide MSP,” he said. “We’re excited to make this addition to the Konica Minolta family, which further demonstrates our commitment to meeting the current and future needs of the business nationwide.”
To expand the accessibility of its service offerings in Canada, the division also recently launched eight IT-service Client Experience Centers across the country – including one such center in Calgary.
Other Konica Minolta deals that ChannelE2E has followed include:
- July 2018: Konica Minolta Business Solutions acquired MWA Intelligence Inc., an SAP partner that developed an ERP platform for the imaging channel.
- Feb 2018: Konica Minolta bought VioPoint, a vulnerability management, security monitoring, risk assessment & compliance specialist.
- Sep 2017: Konica Minolta acquired Document Scanning Systems & Imaging (DSSI) for enterprise content management (ECM) expansion.
- July 2017: Konica Minolta U.S.A. bought TLS.NET, an MSP focused on cloud, security and voice telephony services.
These represent a handful in a long list of roughly 50 Konica Minolta acquisitions, most of which were tucked into its All Covered portfolio, led by longtime President Todd Croteau.