Computex enters into definitive agreement to become a part of Canadian IT Company Calian

Acquisition showcases Computex’s growth and marks the first entry into the U.S. market for Calian

HOUSTON, (January 27, 2022) –  Computex, an American Virtual Cloud Technologies Inc (AVCT). company, is being acquired by Calian® Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY), a Canadian company with diverse products and services providing innovative healthcare, communications, learning, and cybersecurity solutions.

Computex, an award-winning provider of Everything-as-a-Service, Cybersecurity and Enterprise Solutions has a 35-year legacy serving the growing U.S. mid-market and enterprise space. Most recently, Computex was awarded the 2021 Cisco Innovator of the Year, 2021 AT&T Cybersecurity Growth Partner of the Year, CRN Tech Elite 150 and 2021 HBJ’s Largest Cybersecurity firm.

Calian, an industry leader, and 40-year corporate veteran, solves its customers’ unique challenges by creating an architecture of technology, people, and partners. The company has achieved quarter over quarter growth for 75 consecutive quarters. Calian operates in four segments: Advanced TechnologiesHealth, Learning, and IT & Cyber Solutions. The addition of Computex will accelerate, and add a dynamic U.S. presence, to the IT and Cyber Solutions segment.

“We are proud of the fact that Computex is one of very few solution providers that succeeded in becoming a managed IT services and Cybersecurity services powerhouse as our industry evolved in front of us.” said Computex President of Cloud & Cybersecurity Faisal Bhutto. “Over the past few years, we have aggressively shifted towards everything-as-a-service model (XaaS) where we simplify complex technology solutions for our customers’ consumption. I am stoked that Calian is fully aligned with this strategy and will double down on this transformation into becoming North America’s largest Managed IT, Cloud and Cybersecurity provider.”

“This fantastic combination of our two companies allows us to grow the solution capabilities for our mutual customers and deliver a strong and robust portfolio.  Our top-level technology partner certifications and high-end specializations will be a great asset in gaining new customers in the Canadian market.” Computex President of Solution Provider, Worth Davis. “Computex will provide the foundation for Calian’s goal to create a robust U.S. presence.”

Computex and Calian’s combined IT and cybersecurity capabilities and their mutual commitment to the customers are what makes this deal truly beneficial. Thousands of organizations will benefit from the combined capabilities to help accelerate their growth. Computex employs highly certified, industry-leading engineers and consultants, also known as the company’s Brainware that will support Calian’s diverse customer base, to continues its legacy of delighting customers.

“Calian is moving toward a full-service model that will provide end-to-end IT and cyber solutions for our customers,” said Sacha Gera, President, IT and Cyber Solutions, Calian. “We’re excited about joining forces with Computex to provide an even stronger offering to our combined customer base and the market through an expanded sales distribution network.”

The definitive agreement is effective immediately, and Calian anticipates the transaction to take place in the first calendar quarter of 2022. Financial metrics are reported in Canadian dollars and accordance with IFRS reporting standards. Completion of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.


About Computex
Computex Technology Solutions, an American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. company, is an award-winning solutions provider committed to helping our clients grow and evolve their business through technology for over 35 years. At our core, we are architects and engineers that specialize in delivering solutions in data centers, enterprise networking, cloud, cybersecurity, managed services & innovative solutions. At Computex, our process coupled with our years of experience allows us to take a proactive approach to solving our customers’ problems. We see many different environments every week and every month, each with a diverse set of challenges. Our advantage – there isn’t much we haven’t seen or can’t address. Our collective experience allows us to establish best practices that we can implement across many of our customers so that everyone benefits. To that end, every customer is different, so we tailor our approach and our processes to work for you. Computex is ISO27001 and SOC 2, Type I certified, and our state-of-the-art, geo-redundant NOC and SOC facilities operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with ITIL Foundation Certified Staff.


About Calian
We keep the world moving forward. Calian® helps people communicate, innovate, learn, stay safe and lead healthy lives with confidence. Every day, our employees live our values of customer commitment, integrity, innovation and teamwork to engineer reliable solutions that solve complex problems. That’s Confidence. Engineered. A stable and growing 40-year young company, we are headquartered in Ottawa with offices and projects spanning North American and international markets. Visit calian.com to learn about innovative healthcare, communications, learning and cybersecurity solutions.


Computex Technology Solutions Contact
Salim Gheewalla
sgheewalla@computex.net

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