Dimension Data, the $6-billion ICT solutions and services provider, has acquired 100% of Nexus for an undisclosed sum.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Valencia, California, Nexus is a privately-owned provider of advanced IT solutions serving enterprises, mid-sized business and public sector clients, with industry specialisations in education, retail, hospitality and healthcare.
The acquisition of Nexus expands Dimension Data’s operations in the US by 40%, and significantly increases the company’s presence in the West, Southwest and Southeast regions of the country.
As a result, clients will now have access to a deeper network of experts and a broader portfolio of solutions. Nexus has 19 offices in California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Texas, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina.
Brett Dawson, CEO of Dimension Data says: “The acquisition of Nexus is a significant strategic step in enhancing the Group’s geographic coverage and depth of skills and capabilities to support our clients. For over three decades,
Dimension Data has been building expertise and experience in ICT solutions and services that deliver real business value to our clients. Nexus increases our ability to support both our US-based and global clients with West Coast presence.”
Mark Slaga, CEO of Dimension Data Americas, comments: “Both organisations have a people-centric culture with a strong focus on delivering a great client experience. I am very excited to welcome 657 talented Nexus employees to the Dimension Data family. Together, the assets of both companies position Dimension Data as one of the leaders in the provision of services and solutions in the ICT sector across the US.
“Nexus brings a rich set of services and solutions to the Group, particularly in the data centre, collaboration, enterprise networks, security and cloud spaces. In addition, there’s minimal overlap of geographies and clients which strengthens Dimension Data’s presence across the Americas.”
Nexus CEO Deron Pearson adds: “We are pleased to join the Dimension Data family. This acquisition is a fantastic milestone in the history of the company, and a tremendous endorsement of our employees as well as the excellent
solutions and services that Nexus provides. I am very excited about the opportunity for our clients to tap into Dimension Data’s solutions and services, particularly the opportunity for us to extend new cloud capabilities, IT outsourcing and additional managed services on a global basis.”
Pearson will report to Slaga and continue to lead the Nexus business. Nexus President and COO Waheed Choudhry will continue to run Nexus’ day-to-day operations, reporting to Pearson.
Earlier this year, Dimension Data Americas was named to the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the US