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First Focus Acquires Rock IT, Expanding Its Managed Service Offerings

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First Focus, a managed service provider based in Australia, has acquired Melbourne-based IT provider Rock IT. While the financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, the integration of Rock IT's Victorian and Philippines based team members into First Focus is set to commence immediately, the company said.

This is technology M&A deal number 322 that ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert have covered so far in 2023. See more than 2,000 technology M&A deals for 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020 listed here.

First Focus, founded in 2003, is based in Botany, New South Wales, Australia. The company has 226 employees listed on LinkedIn. First Focus’s areas of expertise include Information Technology Solutions, Managed Service Provider, IT Outsourcing, IT Support, Cloud Services, IT Consulting, Private Cloud, and IT Strategy.

Rock IT, founded in 2001, is based in Collingwood, Victoria. The company has 21 employees listed on LinkedIn. Rock IT’s areas of expertise include Cloud Solutions, Managed IT Services, Service Desk, Data migration and security, and cyber security.

First Focus Acquires Rock IT: Executive Insight

Ross Sardi, CEO, First Focus, commented:

“We’ll continue to look for opportunities where we can augment our organic growth with acquisitions such as this. Rock IT is a great example of an aligned company, it’s an award-winning brand, and has an extremely capable team.”

Nik Devidas, Managing Director, Rock IT, stated:

“I am so proud of what we have built here at Rock IT, that is why it was so important for me that if we were to sell Rock IT, it had to be to the best operator in the market."

Sardi added:

“The acquisition of Rock IT is not merely a strategic move but a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional services and driving innovation in the ANZ MSP landscape. As we welcome the talented Rock IT team into the First Focus family, our joint expertise will further elevate our ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions and unparalleled service to our clients.”

Nik Devidas further continued:

"Choosing First Focus as the acquirer was a decision rooted in trust and shared values. Together, we're dedicated to maintaining the high standards of service and excellence that both our companies are known for."