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MSP Acquisition: Rouse Consulting Buys DCS

Rouse Consulting Group, a Moline, Illinois-based managed IT services provider (MSP), has acquired DCS Computer Services, an MSP from Davenport, Iowa. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DCS Computer Services, founded in 1985, focuses on BDR (Business Development Representative), Outsourced IT, Cloud Computing, Technical Support, Hosted Desktops, Mobile Computing, Server Solutions, Networking, Data Security, Data Recovery, and Virus and Malware Protection.

DCS was owned and operated by Tracy Skaggs and Steve Verhille. Skaggs will join the Rouse Consulting Group management team and Verhille will retire.

Employment offers have been made to all DCS employees, the company said, who will relocate to RCG’s Moline headquarters. There will be a 30 to 45-day transition period as the DCS employees relocate and get acclimated to the RCG culture, with all operational aspects to be merged within three to six months, the company also said.

Rouse Consulting: Business Background

Founded in 1995, Rouse Consulting is owned and operated by Paul Rouse and Jamie Crawford. The company provides solutions to small and medium sized businesses in 27 states and in three countries. Content filtering, streamline IT, data recovery, and Microsoft Office 365 are among its core solutions.

Rouse Consulting Group President Paul Rouse commented on the deal:

“RCG is thrilled to include DCS customers and employees in our managed services organization. DCS’s strong reputation and excellent customers base is a perfect fit with RCG’s environment and offerings. Our goal is to take a well-run organization and complement it with additional tools and services, resulting in a best-in class operation.”

MSP Mergers and Acquisitions: Key Advisors

Mike Dudek and Rich Wisniewski of Zygoquest Group advised Rouse Consulting Group on the deal. Zygoquest has been one of the most active advisors on M&A deals involving MSPs, office equipment and printer dealers in recent years.

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