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Private Equity Acquires MSP: M/C Partners Buys Edafio Technology

Private equity firm M/C Partners has acquired Edafio Technology Partners, an MSP that also offers private cloud, Microsoft 365 and cybersecurity services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number two that ChannelE2E has covered in 2022. See more than 1,000 technology M&A deals & MSP acquisitions listed here.

Edafio, founded in 1999, is an IT management provider and technology consulting firm serving medium to enterprise-sized clients across Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma. The MSP has 116 employees and offices in Central and Northwest Arkansas.

Abhishek Rampuria, a partner at M/C Partners, confirmed that this is a majority investment. Moreover, Edafio and M/C Partners will now pursue tuck-in acquisitions for the MSP, Rampuria told ChannelE2E.

Edafio Technology and Security Partners

Key Edafio technology partners, according to the MSP's website, include:

Previous MSP Investments: Meanwhile, M/C Partners has extensive investment experience in the MSP market. Earlier deals involved acquiring and/or investing in such MSPs as:

In recent years, M/C Partners has also reduced and/or exited its positions in some of those MSPs -- such as Ensono and Thrive.

M/C Partners Invests In Edafio: Executive Perspectives

Abhishek Rampuria, partner, M/C Partners

Kenny Kinley, CEO, Edafio

In a prepared statement about the private equity backing, Edafio CEO Kenny Kinley said:

“We are extremely excited to welcome M/C Partners as an investor in our business. This partnership will speed the expansion of Edafio’s services as well as enable our continued growth across the region.”

Added Abhishek Rampuria, a partner at M/C Partners:

“Edafio has established an impressive track record of providing high-quality services to a broad range of customers across the region in addition to vertical-specific expertise in industries such as healthcare that have increasingly complex and evolving IT needs. We look forward to partnering with the talented team at Edafio to accelerate their efforts and continued success in building a leading regional MSP through both organic growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions.”

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.