Professional services and integrations provider Thirdera, backed by private equity firm Sunstone Partners, has acquired ServiceNow partner and UX/UI design agency Appoxio. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This is technology M&A deal number 575 that ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2021.
As part of this deal, Thirdera has launched a ServiceNow-focused business unit called Thirdera Digital (3D). The Calgary, Alberta-based Appoxio is a ServiceNow Premier partner with a dedicated focus on UX/UI design, portal development, custom applications and integrations. The company, founded in 2018 by former ServiceNow employee Frank Schuster, found a niche in combining UX/UI design with ServiceNow architecture and development experience.
Appoxio’s near-40 employees will all join Thirdera. Moreover, Thirdera will maintain the Appoxio offices in Calgary and plans to expand its presence and capabilities in the region, the buyer said.
Schuster will become senior VP of 3D, reporting to Thirera CEO Jason Wojahn.
In a prepared statement about the acquisition, Thirdera CEO Jason Wojahn said::
“As part of Thirdera, 3D will break new ground in user experience design by focusing on the synthesis between humans and technology. This synthesis is the foundation of the modern digital enterprise and drives significant return on investment by providing experiences that are more intuitive and efficient, and increase adoption, engagement and ultimately satisfaction. With ServiceNow as the hub, 3D will help clients reimagine, elevate and connect people and ideas.”
Added Appoxio founder Frank Schuster:
“Behind every great ServiceNow user experience is a great workflow and technology platform. APPOXIO will help Thirdera pioneer better connections of people, functions and systems across the enterprise using our digital skills and design expertise. We couldn’t be more excited to join the Thirdera team.”
ServiceNow Partner Mergers and Acquisitions
The ServiceNow ecosystem continues to prove itself an attractive M&A playground for many IT consulting firms, MSPs, private equity firms and independent software vendors (ISVs). The ongoing activity largely revolves around the fast-growth market coupled with a shortage of skilled experts.