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Vector Choice Expands, Acquires High Standards Technology, Inc.

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IT managed services provider Vector Choice is expanding its operations across Houston, Texas and acquiring High Standards Technology, Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is technology M&A deal number 240 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.

Founded in 2008, Vector Choice is based in Lubbock, TX. The company has 37 employees listed on LinkedIn. The company offers a wide range of services, including cloud computing, managed IT services, employee training, compliance, and security solutions.

High Standards Technology, founded in 2002, is based in Houston, Texas. The company has 11 employees listed on LinkedIn. HST's areas of expertise include Professional Services, Modern Office Security, Help Desk, Hosting Services, HIPAA & EHR Solutions, Disaster Prevention, Business Continuity, Business IT Support, Vendor Management, Phone Systems, E-Mail Security, Social Media Accounts Security, Cybersecurity, Small Business, Office 365, Microsoft Silver Partner, Security Awareness Training, Mini Penetration Test, Password security, and Managed Threat Response.

The HST office will relocate to 100 Glenborough Drive, Suite 429A, Houston, TX, 77060, and will offer Vector Choice's highly rated IT security and compliance services to clients across the southeastern and south-central sections of the Lone Star state, according to a statement from the company.

Vector Choice's acquisition of HST and its expansion into the Houston market is a sign of the growing importance of cybersecurity and compliance in the business world, the company said. The acquisition and expansion will allow the company to better serve businesses in Houston and defend against cyber attacks and data breaches, handle increased regulatory requirements provide guidance with compliance challenges, Vector Choice said in the statement.

Will Nobles, CEO of Vector Choice, commented on the news:

"We are excited to continue our expansion in the Houston area. The area has a thriving business community and vibrant economy, and we believe this is the perfect place to continue growing our operations." Houston provides Vector Choice with a strategic location to serve its expanding client base in Texas. "We are committed to helping businesses in the greater Houston area meet their IT security and compliance needs, as well as their overall business objectives."

Vector Choice's M&A Activity

Vector Choice and Bazar Solutions recently announced a merger between their two IT managed services companies. This gives the new company, Vector Choice Technologies, LLC, an increasing presence in Texas, including a larger technical support staff and client services team, the companies said.