Milestone Technologies Buys Covestic: Business Backgrounds
Covestic, founded in 2001, focuses on IT Service Management (ITSM), IT Operations Management (ITOM), Customer Service Management (CSM), Security Operations (Security Ops) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC). Covestic also offers co-managed services to help customers maintain their ServiceNow environments.
Milestone Technologies of Fremont, California, was founded in 1997. The company employs more than 2,600 people, serves over 200 clients, and operates in 36 different countries.
Milestone Technologies has evolved significantly — both organically and via M&A — over the past two decades. The company made its first acquisition in 2001; launched a European hub in 2006 and expanded further in 2007; and became an Apple authorized systems integrator in 2010, according to Milestone’s website. Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital has backed Milestone Technologies since 2015.
In a prepared statement about the deal, Covestic President and CEO John Schaffer said:
“We are excited to be joining the Milestone family and I am looking forward to working with our new colleagues to continue to deliver world-class services and solutions to our clients. Given Milestone’s service portfolio and presence in over 36 countries, we now have a broader set of capabilities and an expanded footprint to help our clients in their global digital transformation journeys. This acquisition also provides our employees with greater opportunities for career growth and development.”
Added Milestone President and CEO Sameer Kishore:
“I am thrilled to welcome the Covestic team, their customers, and partners to the Milestone family. We are very excited about the capabilities Covestic adds to the Milestone services portfolio and our teams will collaborate to drive innovation and significant value for clients. Covestic and Milestone share very similar values with a strong focus on employee experience and providing best-in-class services to clients utilizing a high-touch model.”
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