Our clients and candidates speak-up.

What Our Buy-Side Clients
Have To Say About Us:

I had never seen a deal so well organized and well structured,“ said Chris Jann, Founder and CEO, Medicus IT. “Everything was in order and that gave me confidence we would get the transaction done.” The conversation that began in May 2019 between two peers ended in October of that same year when ...Read More

Medicus Priority One Case Study

CHRIS JANN
Founder and CEO
Medicus IT

Our company exists to grow people,” said Steven Freidkin, CEO, Ntiva. “Technology is an accelerant to that growth. As soon as a founder or executive says to me, ‘This isn’t about people. We can hire college kids and replace them every two years’ I know that company is not for us. I want to ...Read More

Ntivia 3Points Case Study Buyer Case Study

STEVEN FREIDKIN
CEO
Ntiva

Our companies served the same industry, and I had known Saurin Patel for several years,” said Chris Jann of Medicus IT. “Together, we could become one of the largest MSPs in the healthcare market vertical, and size would enable us to keep pushing the boundaries of technology in service of our clients ...Read More

Medicus IT Case Study

CHRIS JANN
Founder & CEO
Medicus IT

Meritas Capital Partners is not a typical private equity firm because we invest with our own money,” said Epstein of Meritas. “We were looking for a platform company with a strong presence in the small-and-medium-sized business market – one that already had an operational executive ready to take ...Read More

Meritas Capital Partners Case Study

DON EPSTEIN
Co-Founder
Meritas Capital Partners

Cogent Growth Partners was the perfect M&A partner for us because they are an absolute expert in the national MSP space,” Graney said. “I looked around but could not find any other company that understood the intricacies of the MSP landscape as well as they did."...Read more

IT Solutions Case Study

GARRETT GRANEY
President
IT Solutions

Professional Computer Support

"I have been a business owner for over 25 years and thought I had seen everything, but when I was approached in April 2019 with the opportunity to acquire another MSP, I found myself unsure how to proceed. After a disastrous experience with a CPA firm, and an equally unsuccessful attempt to partner ...Read More

Professional Computer Support

Dan Hernandez
President of Professional Computer Support

Aldridge

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Aldridge

Patrick Wiley
CEO
Aldridge

Datapath

"Prior to working with Cogent we attempted acquisitions on our own and failed miserably. Cogent brought together the whole package for Datapath: helping us develop a strategy for the type of companies we should purchase and working with us as a partner to identify target companies and manage the ...Read More

Datapath

David Darmstandler
CEO and Co-Founder
Datapath

WorkSmart

Cogent is a key member of our acquisition team. Cogent allows WorkSmart leadership to focus on the forest, and not get buried in the trees or the weeds. Not only do they find viable acquisition targets, they bring hard won lessons learned to WorkSmart’s acquisition process.

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WorkSmart

Ron Unger
Founder & CEO
WorkSmart

IT Resource, Inc.

Unabridged Q&A with our two-time buyer:

  • Did Cogent's capabilities fit my needs? Cogent took time to completely review our company and our needs as a buyer and then set to work finding seller candidates with similar values and culture.
  • Why ...Read More

IT Resource, Inc.

Leo Reap
Senior Partner
IT Resource, Inc.

The TNS Group

When we met with Cogent’s CEO, Rick Murphy, we were intrigued by what we considered a fair and balanced package to help us embark on a journey of adding M&A to our growth strategy. Our goal was to speed up growth on top of our solid organic strategy while deepening our geographic market penetration.  ...Read More

The TNS Group

Ami Soifer
CEO
The TNS Group

What The Sellers
Say About Us:

We knew our employees wanted the upward mobility that comes with being part of a larger organization. If we were going to be acquired, we wanted to do it intentionally and stay with the acquiring firm. Bruce [Teichman, Executive Vice President and Partner of Cogent Growth Partners] knew that a culture ...Read More

Ntiva/3Points Case Study

STEVE BANKE
Former CEO
3Points

Bright Bear Technology Solutions Inc.

"We talked with several parties about potential acquisition but decided to work with Cogent because we realized that, as a buy-side intermediary specializing in the IT services space, they had a network of strategic buyers that understood the value of our business and had the capacity to operate it ...Read More

Bright Bear Technology Solutions Inc.

Nathan Phinney
Former President & Co-Owner
Bright Bear Technology Solutions

Hilltop Consultants, Inc.

"As owners of a small Managed Services provider, my partners and I were concerned about representation from the Sellers Side. After meeting the Cogent team and having personal one-on-one conversations with their principals and their merger team, our concerns were laid to rest. Even though Cogent ...Read More

Hilltop Consultants, Inc.

David Boughter Jr.
Chief Sales Officer
Hilltop Consultants, Inc.

Compex, Inc.

Buying or selling is rewarding in the end, but not an easy ride. Even as the seller to Cogent’s client (the buyer), as we were, working with Cogent will help you navigate the challenge ahead. The Cogent staff was professional, knowledgeable and on-time. When selling your business, emotions run ...Read More

Compex, Inc.

Matthew Middlestetter
Former President & Owner
Compex, Inc.

Altuscio Networks

Q&A with a client who was a 5-time buyer, who we also helped exit to one of our other clients:

Did Cogent's experience help/complement your team and getting the transaction done? “Cogent owned the entire process of the transaction. Our team was able to focus on the core ...Read More

Altuscio Networks

Ben Silliman
Former CEO
Altuscio Networks

Web-Point Communications, LLC

"After doing a number of acquisitions before meeting Cogent, we knew that having someone with experience in the IT space to guide us through the process of buying an IT Services business would be beneficial. Cogent began with evaluating our company to understand who we were..." Read More

Web-Point Communications, LLC

Bill Long
Former COO
Web-Point Communications, LLC

Iris Solutions

Meeting the Cogent team during a technology security event was the best thing that could have happened to us as we were evaluating an acquisition of our firm.  This was the first time we worked with a private equity group that was interested in acquiring our firm after another potential purchase ...Read More

Iris Solutions

Chris Chamberlin & Brad Wilson
Co-Owners
Iris Solutions

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