Exciting news here at Apogee! Today we announced offiically that we have acquired DSM Computing Solutions Inc., an IT services provider based in Toronto, Ontario. Operating as a Canada-based company, Toronto becomes our third major operations center, joining Pittsburgh and Boston.
The addition of the Toronto operation continues the strategic extension of Apogee’s world-class IT service offerings across northeastern North America. Brook Venture Partners of Wakefield, Mass. led the acquisition of DSM Computing Solutions in conjunction with co-investor Blue Heron Capital, a private equity firm based in Richmond, Va.
“Our vision is to provide world-class IT to SMBs across the northeast,” said Michael Halperin, CEO of Apogee IT Services. “It is especially exciting for us to grow internationally and we are fortunate enough to have combined with DSM, who aligns with Apogee’s culture and high standards for service delivery. On a personal level, I am especially excited to be in Toronto, a place I know and love.” Halperin’s father resided in the city for nearly 40 years.
“As we got to know DSM, we knew it would be a great match for everyone involved,” added Dave Minker, Apogee’s CTO. Minker is also founder of CMIT Solutions – Boston, a managed services company Apogee acquired in April 2015.
DSM Computing Solutions was founded in 1988 and grew through the evolution of the IT industry. For the past 10 years, DSM has been a pioneer in cloud computing. Sheldon Waters, owner and CEO of DSM, wanted to unite with another managed services provider who has a similar track record of outstanding operations and client retention. “We know Apogee’s standard for service delivery and how much attention they pay to their clients,” said Waters. “Coming together will make us stronger and enable us to provide more to our customers, while also providing new career opportunities for our staff. It’s a win-win for all parties.”
Toronto is a thriving market with a lot of opportunity for a company like Apogee, who has tons of resources and multiple locations. Small and medium businesses across Ontario now have the best of both worlds -- a true technology partner that delivers best-in-class managed services.
As the two companies join together, Apogee and DSM Computing Solutions expect minimal near-term operational impact to existing clients.
We look forward to serving more SMBs in Toronto, Ontario and beyond!