FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts, June 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Prosper, a leading provider of NextGen managed services, acquired ONI, one of the UK’s leading providers of cloud services, hybrid managed computing, Cisco Gold Partner and data centers based in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Thrive has accelerated its growth with its recent investment from Court Square Capital Partners, and the acquisition of ONI marks the company’s first steps in significantly increasing its geographic footprint, both nationally and internationally.
“ONI is a formidable managed IT services company with deep expertise in Cisco WAN, Unified Communications and Cloud,” said Rob stephenson, CEO of Thrive. “We were drawn to ONI because of its strong management team, led by the CEO Kevin Kivlochan, an attractive clientele and a sought-after geographical location, just north of London. Thrive plans to add our strong Microsoft and cybersecurity capabilities to support ONI customer base, and we are very excited to use their team of WAN engineering experts to bring additional value to Thrive customer base. “
ONI has been providing transformative digital technologies for over 25 years and is a highly regarded center of excellence for digital transformation. The company is a leading provider of IT solutions and services to the public sector and commercial markets. ONI’s specific expertise includes backbone network infrastructure, unified communications and collaboration, contact center solutions, data center services, connectivity and cybersecurity. ONI Cloud services are delivered from its Tier 3+ data center, located in the south-east of England.
“ONI is committed to providing its customers with the uptime, performance and agility needed to transform their business,” said Kevin Kivlochan, CEO of ONI. “We are delighted to join the Thrive family to complement and expand its broad portfolio of NextGen solutions with our business and critical infrastructure goals, delivering performance, high availability, flexibility and redundancy. This will allow us to further advance our support to our existing customers in the UK with a wider range of service and support offerings. “
Mr. Kivlochan will become the Managing Director of European Operations for Thrive, reporting directly to Rob stephenson, and all ONI personnel will remain on board working directly for them.
With the closing of this transaction, ONI will mark Thrive’s eleventh acquisition since 2016. Recently, Thrive strengthened its presence in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States with the acquisitions of Howard Technical Advisors and Apex IT Group.
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Thrive is a leading provider of NextGen Managed Services designed to drive business results through application activation and optimization. The company’s Thrive5 methodology uses a unique combination of its application performance platform and mission-critical services to ensure that every business application takes advantage of technology that enables optimal performance, scalability and the highest level of security. For more information, prosperernextgen.com.
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Founded in 1992, ONI Ltd is a leading provider of IT solutions and services for the public sector and commercial markets. Privately owned, ONI offers a full range of on-premise, cloud and hybrid technology solutions.
ONI is an established and essential center of excellence for digital transformation and has built a solid reputation based on innovation. ONI provides cloud services from its Tier 3+ data center, located in the south-east of England, which includes infrastructure, disaster recovery, unified communications, collaboration and contact center as a service solutions.
ONI is committed to providing its customers with the performance, availability and agility necessary to optimize their IT investments. This is called Business Assured and includes three basic commitments: 100% guaranteed uptime, on-premise or cloud agnostic, and predictable and transparent costs. For more information, please visit https://www.oni.co.uk/.
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Acuity advisors acted as exclusive advisor to ONI for this transaction.
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Acuity Advisors is a medium-sized, technology-driven investment bank headquartered in the UK with international offices in Vienna and Shanghai. Acuity is an expert in selling businesses, securing equity investments and raising funds. Acuity partners are senior players with an international vocation, most of their transactions are cross-border. The company has extensive experience in key technology industries including semiconductors and photonics, deep technology, industrial technology, telecommunications, cloud and managed services, software and the Internet of Things.