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Uniserve Acquires Hybrid IT Consulting Firm RootCellar

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Uniserve Communications Corporation, backed by $4.5 million in financing, has acquired “certain assets” of RootCellar Technologies Corp. for $2 million. Uniserve (Vancouver, British Columbia) says the deal will help it drive revenues while strengthening partner alliances across Canada.

RootCellar is a hybrid IT consulting firm with more than a decade in the business, specializing in security and mission-critical data management. As such, the firm’s Security Operational Center Team will join Uniserve as part of its Risk Management-as-a-Service solution.

RootCellar also delivers a unified backup and replication software solution for virtual, physical, PC, and cloud environments, which will be fully integrated into Uniserve’s managed services portfolio, the company said. “This will complement the existing portfolio delivering a comprehensive suite of backup solutions that range from flat file backup of your PC and server files, through to full disaster recovery snapshots which are stored in our cloud,” the company asserted.

The acquired assets span technology consulting, security, training, audit and remediation services. Assets that were not included in the deal will continue to operate independently under the RootSecure Corp. name, but will enter into a reseller partnership with Uniserve who will continue to supply and support RootCellar customers with its managed Cyber Risk Platform, the company said.

Uniserve was founded nearly 30 years ago and now focuses heavily on unified communications with additional offerings that span managed, data center, backup, fiber optic broadband, and security services. The company has roughly 13,000 customers across residential, small office/home office, and business settings.

Uniserve has been an active buyer in the MSP and IT services market. The company last years acquired Xanity Cloud Solutions, a British Columbia-based MSP with Microsoft Azure Pack expertise.

Less than a week ago, Uniserve raised $4.5 million in financing, the proceeds of which were used to fund the RootCellar acquisition with the balance going toward working capital, the company said.