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Private Equity Firm Acquires Managed Cloud Services Provider, Database Expert

RDX CEO Buddy Flerl
RDX CEO Buddy Flerl

Private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) has acquired Remote DBA Experts (RDX), an MSP that provides remote database administration (DBA) and cloud managed services. It sounds like additional tuck-in acquisitions are planned.

RDX CEO Buddy Flerl and the management team retain a "significant" ownership stake in the company. Ownership percentages and financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RDX, based in Chicago, provides secure 24x7, 100 percent U.S.-based managed services to hundreds of customers across a wide range of database environments, including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, and MongoDB, the company says.

Cloud Migration Services, Future Plans

RDX, which has roughly 200 employees, also provides cloud migration and management services for Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Oracle DB Cloud environments, helping customers fully leverage the benefits of hybrid cloud architectures, the company adds.

MDP, meanwhile, is impressed with RDX's ability to migrate and manage customer databases and IT infrastructure in complex cloud environments, according to Managing Director Scott Pasquini.

Looking ahead, MDP will help RDX to move into adjacent managed services markets, both organically and through strategic transactions, according to Managing Director Zaid Alsikafi.

Private Equity Invades MSP, Database Partner Markets

The is the latest in a growing list of private equity firms investing in MSPs and IT solutions providers. Also, database partners focused on Oracle and Microsoft have been hot acquisition targets. Noteworthy deals include:

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