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Clearlake Capital Portfolio Company Acquires Global IT Services Provider

Clearlake Capital Portfolio Company Acquires Global IT Services Provider

EAGAN, Minn., December 18, 2017 – ConvergeOne, a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions, today announced that it has acquired Alexander Open Systems (“AOS”), a leading IT consulting group headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Effective immediately, AOS is now AOS, a ConvergeOne Company. This acquisition further solidifies ConvergeOne’s position as a leading provider of collaboration and IT-enabled solutions in the market today.

ConvergeOne serves as a trusted advisor to more than 11,000 customers, including 57 percent of the Fortune 100 and 42 percent of the Fortune 500 across the healthcare, finance, manufacturing, education, and energy industries. A Microsoft Gold Partner, AOS specializes in architecting, implementing and supporting an expansive portfolio of solutions including cloud, collaboration, data center, networking, security, virtualization, business intelligence and more.

“This acquisition enables us to broaden our portfolio and expand our coverage in the United States. AOS has been providing leading edge IT solutions in the Midwest for the past 25 years. In addition to bolstering our skills in Microsoft and Cisco, we can now offer SharePoint and Service Request Management solutions to our clients,” said John A. McKenna Jr., Chairman and CEO, ConvergeOne. “This further solidifies our commitment to solving enterprises’ complex IT needs with innovative technology offerings through a culture of locally empowered employees who deliver best-in-class, multi-vendor services and solutions.”

AOS, a ConvergeOne Company will be led by John F. Lyons, President, Field Organization, ConvergeOne.

“This acquisition strengthens our team in the Midwest region with an experienced group of sales and technical professionals who share our passion to provide our clients with best-in-class solutions and customer experience,” said Lyons.

“ConvergeOne’s investment in AOS enables us to better serve our clients and strategic partners now and in the future,” said Jon Groves, CEO of AOS. “As a part of ConvergeOne, AOS is well-positioned to leverage our combined managed services and solutions capabilities to become a clear market leader. Going forward, we remain highly-focused on our clients’ success.”

We are excited to back the ConvergeOne team in the acquisition of AOS,” said James Pade, Principal, Clearlake Capital Group, LP. “With this strategic acquisition, ConvergeOne continues to position itself as the leading provider of multi-vendor IT collaboration solutions and managed services.”

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