ECS/My IT, which is backed by by Kian Capital Partners and ParkSouth Ventures, has acquired Kansas City-based The Purple Guys, a managed service provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. acted as legal advisor to Kian Capital.
ATLANTA, GA and CHARLOTTE, NC (April 21, 2021) ECS / My IT, a leading provider of managed IT services to small and midsized organizations, completed the acquisition of The Purple Guys (“TPG”), a Kansas City, Kansas-based managed service provider. The addition of TPG marks a significant milestone as the company completes its second acquisition since January 2020, further strengthening its position as a platform for growth within a highly fragmented industry.
The Purple Guys has nearly 20 years of experience providing “stress-free IT” for small to medium-sized businesses, offering a comprehensive suite of managed IT services across a range of industries throughout the Midwest. TPG not only brings a large client base currently supporting 175+ loyal clients, but also strong brand awareness and innovative marketing practices with proven results.
Kevin Cook, CEO of ECS / My IT stated, “ECS / My IT is thrilled to welcome the TPG team and their clients to the ECS / My IT family. Our two organizations share a commitment to delivering an exceptional outsourced IT experience to our clients, which makes this combination a natural fit. Additionally, Jon Schram has built a highly recognizable and trusted brand in the industry that we are eager to build upon.”
“With the acquisition of TPG by ECS / My IT, we’ll be able to provide our client base enhanced solutions and offerings, broaden our geographic reach and strengthen the combined companies,” stated Jon Schram, President of The Purple Guys. “My team and I are excited to join ECS / My IT and look forward to the next phase of growth together.”
ECS / My IT is backed by Kian Capital Partners, a middle-market focused private investment firm, and ParkSouth Ventures who acquired the businesses in January 2020. The investment supports the execution of the company’s growth strategy to broaden its service territory, offerings and capabilities to better serve its expanding client base.
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with ECS / My IT as they look to create a new industry standard for managed IT services to the SMB community,” said Matt Levenson, Partner at Kian Capital. “We are thrilled to now partner with TPG to help facilitate this next stage of growth.”
The combined organization of nearly 120 full-time employees will now serve hundreds of clients headquartered throughout the Gulf South and Midwest.
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. acted as legal advisor to Kian Capital.