Ascend Technologies And Infogressive Join Forces In PE Backed Merger

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PE Backed Merger

The combined capabilities build on a security-driven, cloud-enabled, intelligent technology foundation for leading MSPs and organizations of all sizes.

ASCEND TECHNOLOGIES LLCa leading Midwest IT solution provider, today announced a merger with Infogressive, Inc., a leader in cybersecurity solutions.

Recently named to MSSP Alert’s Top 20 Security Operations Center (SOC) as a Service solution provider for MSPs ranking and #54 on the top 200 MSSPs, Infogressive is a highly respected national cybersecurity services provider. With the backing of private equity firm M/C Partners, the two companies will merge to extend and grow the respective strengths in cybersecurity and cloud.

“Ascend and Infogressive leadership saw an opportunity to create continued growth in our respective businesses while offering a broader range of services and capabilities to our respective clients,” said Wayne Kiphart, CEO, Ascend. “The merger will significantly bolster Ascend’s established strengths in cloud and infrastructure, application management, data management, and cybersecurity. We are excited to welcome the entire Infogressive team to our Ascend family,” continued Kiphart.

“We are proud of our heritage and have been 100% focused on cybersecurity since our founding in 2006. At that time, we have never had a data breach. For Infogressive, the merger means we can invest in growing our areas of competency in cybersecurity while ensuring our existing clients and partners gain from Ascend’s extensive breadth of offerings and broader geographic presence,” said Justin Kallhoff, CEO, Infogressive.

“As I worked with Ascend leadership, it was clear that our company cultures would blend seamlessly while offering our clients and partners a broader range of services and solutions, and give our employees many opportunities to develop and grow their knowledge and careers,” said Kallhoff.

The combined organizations will have over 150 U.S.-based technical and security professionals and offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Lincoln, Nebraska.

The transaction was facilitated by IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leading mid-market mergers and acquisitions firm specializing in the sale of MSSPs, MSPs, and Microsoft channel partners.