Alexander Open Systems has been sold to ConvergeOne a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital
Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that it has represented Alexander Open Systems (“AOS” or the “Company”) in the Company’s sale to ConvergeOne. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ConvergeOne, a portfolio company of Clearlake Capital, is a leading global IT service provider of collaboration and technology solutions.
Based in Overland Park, Kansas, AOS is a leading provider of technology solutions with services across systems integration and consulting in the Central and Western Midwest U.S. AOS’s 10 offices across the Midwest create a unique regional footprint which has been leveraged to deliver core offerings, such as enterprise networking, unified communications, data center, security, cloud, managed and professional services. AOS has been recognized as a top regional partner to leading IT providers, including Cisco, Microsoft, DellEMC and VMware, among others. As a comprehensive solutions provider with a service-centric approach, the Company has attracted a highly diversified client base spanning various sectors, including government, finance, education and healthcare.
Gary Alexander, founder of AOS, commented, “The Lincoln team brought strong execution expertise and deep industry knowledge and experience as a trusted business advisor to AOS. These differentiating capabilities, combined with their focus on the shareholders’ objectives, drove a great outcome for the Company’s shareholders, management team and employees. We are excited to see the business continue to achieve success as AOS, a ConvergeOne Company.”
Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to AOS, working closely with the shareholders and management team throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
AOS is the leading IT consulting group in the Midwest. The Company has spent 25 years helping clients tackle in-depth technology projects that address their specific challenges. Through the Company’s highly certified experts and strategic partner relationships, AOS solves complex issues with creative solutions and simplifies the business of IT. More information available at www.aos5.com.
Founded in 1993, ConvergeOne is a leading global IT service provider of collaboration and technology solutions for large and medium enterprises with decades of experience helping customers transform their digital infrastructure and realize a return on investment. Over 11,000 enterprise and mid-market customers trust ConvergeOne with collaboration, enterprise networking, data center, cloud and security solutions to achieve business outcomes. Our investments in cloud infrastructure and managed services provide transformational opportunities for customers to achieve financial and operational benefits with leading technologies. Uniquely positioned, ConvergeOne has partnerships with more than 300 global industry leaders, including Avaya, Cisco, Genesys, IBM and Microsoft to customize specific business outcomes. We deliver solutions with a full lifecycle approach including strategy, design and implementation with professional, managed, cloud and support services. ConvergeOne holds more than 2,300 technical certifications across hundreds of engineers throughout North America including three Network Operations Centers. More information available at www.convergeone.com.
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