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
"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
President of Professional Computer Support
"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
CEO and Co-Founder
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.
Founder & CEO
Unabridged Q&A with our two-time buyer:
IT Resource, Inc.
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
"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
Former President & Co-Owner
Bright Bear Technology Solutions
"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
David Boughter Jr.
Chief Sales Officer
Hilltop Consultants, 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
Former President & Owner
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
"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
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
Chris Chamberlin & Brad Wilson