Logicalis Strengthens Presence in Key U.S. Geographies with Acquisition of Netarx

Logicalis Group, the international IT and Communications solutions integrator, has acquired Netarx, an Auburn Hills, Michigan-based solution provider.

Farmington Hills – Logicalis Group, the international IT and Communications solutions integrator, has acquired Netarx, an Auburn Hills, Michigan-based solution provider. Netarx provides IT professional services including managed services, data center, collaboration, and infrastructure design solutions to customers throughout the Great Lakes and Arizona.

This acquisition builds upon Logicalis’ existing strong Midwestern presence by expanding its IT consulting and services business, enhancing Logicalis’ Managed Services capabilities and adding a robust Tier 1 Service Desk. The acquisition will also provide Netarx clients with access to Logicalis’ outsourced services, cloud computing and data center management solutions across the United States.

Netarx was founded in 1997 with a focus on the rapidly developing and growing network convergence market. The company is known for industry-leading IT services delivery, innovative tools used to monitor mission critical network environments and remote operations services that help clients take a proactive approach to IT. Since its founding the company has grown to achieve annualized revenues of nearly $60 million.

“Logicalis is committed to providing the most reliable and intelligent IT services to our customers wherever they may be located. Our roots in the U.S. were laid in Michigan nearly 15 years ago and the Netarx acquisition continues our growth in the Michigan market while blending important skill sets and methodologies that enhance our service offering across all of Logicalis’ geographies,” said Terry Flood, president and CEO of Logicalis, Inc. “Netarx brings nearly 170 technical and services delivery professionals to Logicalis’ already strong international technical team. We are excited to work together to deliver the best IT services to all of our clients.”

“For Netarx the merger with Logicalis is the culmination of our business development,” said Duane Tursi, Principal of Netarx. “The combination of Logicalis’ international presence, financial strength, longevity and technical expertise are key ingredients of our decision to become part of the Logicalis family. Logicalis’ customer-focused strategy, commitment to their employees and remarkably similar corporate culture inspire tremendous excitement about our future together,” continued Tursi.

“Netarx’s geographic alignment, local brand recognition, proven track record and IT services in collaboration, data center and managed services, will bring a wealth of IT expertise to the Logicalis team,” said Sandy Kronenberg, Principal of Netarx. “Together we will accelerate growth, share best practices, and enrich our combined organizations’ strengths creating an enterprise in which the combined sum total is much greater than our individual contributions,” added Kronenberg.

In addition to Netarx’s significant presence in Michigan, the company has technical and sales staff in Arizona, Indiana and Ohio, providing geographic alignment and growth for Logicalis’ existing offices in those metropolitan areas.

About Netarx

Netarx helps customers transform and accelerate business through Collaboration and Data Center technologies. NetCare Managed IT Services help organization benefit from these technologies more affordably and with higher quality. The company has revenue of $60 million and over 14 years experience providing IT services. Netarx ranked 262 on the 2011 VAR500, up 146 places from 2010. Netarx is also the recipient of prestigious awards like Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest to Work For (six consecutive years), CRN’s (Computer Reseller News) Fast Growth 100, Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, and Best Workplace in Michigan. For more information about Netarx, visit www.netarx.com.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data center; and professional and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs approximately 2,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $5 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.