Mergers and Acquisitions

Dataprise Acquires MSP Hooks Systems for East Coast Expansion

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Managed IT services provider Dataprise, a portfolio company of Trinity Hunt Partners,  has acquired Hooks Systems, an IT service provider, for an undisclosed sum. The deal will expand Dataprise's reach on the East Coast and add cybersecurity services to its portfolio.

This is technology M&A deal number 121 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.

Dataprise’s M&A Growth

Dataprise, which also provides cybersecurity services, says the acquisition will expand its presence on the East Coast and enhance the service offerings to Hooks Systems' clients with advanced IT and cybersecurity services.

Dataprise is part of the Trinity Hunt Partners portfolio. The company previously acquired Cohere Cyber Secure, a security-first managed services provider headquartered in September 2023. More recently, it bought IT services and solutions provider PEI in November 2023.

Dataprise, founded in 1995, is based in Rockville, Maryland. The company has 469 employees according to LinkedIn. Dataprise’s areas of expertise include managed cybersecurity, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), managed infrastructure, cloud, and managed end-user services. Dataprise is committed to leveraging technology to enhance client success.

Hooks Systems, founded in 1995, is based in Wilmington, North Carolina. The company has 12 employees listed on LinkedIn. Hooks Systems’ areas of expertise include design & installation of small business networks, electronic health records systems, network monitoring, network security, and mobile data devices.

Dataprise Acquires Hooks Systems: Executive Insights

William Flannery, Chief Executive Officer, Dataprise, commented:

"Hooks Systems has built a solid foundation in North Carolina helping businesses solve their technology challenges by delivering comprehensive IT support. Their relentless commitment to supporting their clients and position as the top IT provider in Wilmington make them a great fit for Dataprise as we grow our regional footprint on the East Coast."

Gerald Hooks, Owner and CEO of Hooks Systems, said:

"Joining forces with Dataprise is an exciting new chapter for Hooks Systems that will allow significant growth and opportunities for both our employees and clients. Dataprise's client-centric approach aligns well with our reputation as a trusted IT partner and together we will be able to deepen our relationships with clients and beyond with expanded portfolio offerings powered by enterprise-grade technologies and cyber solutions that scale as businesses grow."

Christian Fulmino, SVP of M&A, Dataprise, added:

"The addition of Hooks Systems further elevates Dataprise's footprint on the East Coast and drives forward our mission of delivering best-in-class technology services with a personalized, local touch. Wilmington and the surrounding areas are rapidly growing markets and this acquisition helps build a strong foothold in the region to uncover new opportunities together to further attract new business."