Managed Services

VC3 Acquires Aberdean Consulting to Broaden Midwest Reach

Managed service provider VC3 has acquired Aberdean Consulting, a Wisconsin-based technology service provider. The acquisition is aimed at expanding VC3’s footprint in the Midwest. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 330 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.

VC3, founded in 1994, is based in Columbia, South Carolina. The company has 496 employees listed on LinkedIn. VC3’s areas of expertise include managed support services, hosted desktop, hosted and on-premises voice, vCIO services, e-government, website design, cloud-based backups, Cisco, Microsoft, network design, hosting services, data center services, SharePoint and application development.

Aberdean Consulting, founded in 2003, is based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company has 16 employees listed on LinkedIn. Aberdean’s areas of expertise include Consulting, IT Managed Services, Virtualization, Microsoft, Cisco, VMWare, Office 365, and Networking.

The veteran-owned Aberdean Consulting has been offering IT managed services to small and medium-sized companies for 20 years, supporting more than 140 companies operating in over 20 states and Mexico.

VC3 Acquires Aberdean: Leadership Perspectives

Ryan Vestby, Chief Executive Officer, VC3, commented: 

"Like VC3, Aberdean Consulting understands the importance of customer satisfaction at a local level while taking care of customers across many states and provinces. Since 2003, this respected managed service provider has built up a loyal customer base of more than 140 companies and has established a strong presence in the Midwest. Our philosophy and mission are very similar, and it is exciting to partner with such a company that understands how to not only grow but also obsess about better serving the many customers we’ve had the good fortune to help with their technology and cybersecurity needs.”

Jim Blair, managing partner, Aberdean Consulting, said: 

“Aberdean has always existed to guide and protect our clients as they pursue their vision. The organizations we support employ over 5,000 people and consider us as an extension of their team. At this stage of Aberdean’s existence as a 20-year-old IT company, it’s time to evolve to the next level by partnering with a company of VC3’s stature. They also understand that clients come first, and that growth exists to improve the lives of our clients by providing them with the best IT and cybersecurity services possible. I am incredibly excited about this next phase for our clients and look forward to helping take their IT support to another level.”

Vestby added: 

“I am really impressed by Aberdean Consulting. They are veteran-owned, they have proven themselves over time, and they have a growth mindset—both in terms of financial growth and personal employee growth. Their internal knowledge about managed services, data protection and recovery, cloud services, and cybersecurity will add to an already stellar team at VC3 as we continue to grow.”

About VC3

VC3 is a managed IT and cybersecurity services provider serving municipalities, financial services organizations, and businesses throughout North America. With a client base that includes over 1,100 municipalities and more than 1,000 businesses, VC3 offers a range of services, including IT management, cybersecurity expertise, and technology infrastructure development.

The company previously acquired FPA Technology Services, an outsourced IT service provider in the greater Los Angeles area, earlier this month. Before that, it acquired GO Concepts, a provider of managed IT services, business continuity, cybersecurity solutions, and cloud services in Ohio. In September 2022, it acquired Accent Computer Solutions. In January 2022, VC3 acquired Canadian IT management and consulting firm CompuVision and CW Technology, a Minnesota-based IT management provider.

In July 2020, the firm acquired Sophicity for an undisclosed amount. And in November 2019, VC3 acquired masterIT, a Memphis, Tennessee-based managed IT service provider.