Mergers and Acquisitions

ARK Technology Consultants Acquires 5S Technologies

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In a move to enhance its IT service offerings, ARK Technology Consultants has acquired 5S Technologies, a professional and managed IT services organization. Financial information was not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 78 that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have covered so far in 2024. See more than 2,000 technology M&A deals for 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 listed here.

Ark Technology Consultants, founded in November of 2021, is based in Garden City, New York. The company has 103 employees listed on LinkedIn. Ark’s areas of expertise include cloud and Azure readiness and optimization, Office 365 readiness and deployment, infrastructure assessments, process management and design, governance frameworks and policy creation, remote service desk, call center, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft application training, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite, Office365, M365, and Teams.

5S Technologies was founded in September 2014 and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. The company has 20 employees listed on LinkedIn. 5S Technologies’ areas of expertise include application optimization, virtualization, protection, IT services, managed services, networking, data center infrastructure, private, hybrid, and public cloud, virtual desktop, virtual app delivery, cybersecurity, and hyperconverged infrastructure.

The acquisition marks the third for Ark Technology Consultants since its inception. The firm's operations extend beyond North Carolina and New York, including Philadelphia and New Jersey, illustrating a clear strategy for growth and expansion.

ARK Technology Consultants Acquires 5S Technologies: Executive Perspectives

Mike Shook, founder and CEO, 5S Technologies, commented:

"After speaking with multiple buyers, it was clear Ark Technology Consultants was the best fit for our employees and customers. Walter Cook, CEO of Ark Technology Consultants, and his team have a vision that aligns with our guiding principles. I look forward to working with the Ark team as VP and continuing to bring technology solutions and services to an expanding client base."

Walter Cook, CEO, Ark Technology Consultants, added:

"The business growth taking place in North and South Carolina is remarkable. Mike Shook is the right person to be leading our efforts in the market and helping us to further the growth of Ark Technology Consultants. Between Mike’s leadership and his team at 5S Technologies, we have broadened our Nutanix Champion partnership as well as our Security Solutions. This acquisition is strategic for Ark and provides a larger platform for further expansion."