Another acquisition in the books for Thrive, a NextGen Managed Services provider. Thrive added Timlin Enterprises, an information technology services provider and long-time collaboration partner focusing on the Microsoft 365 platform, Teams and SharePoint. This transaction is Thrive’s first non-MSP, product-capability acquisition, greatly enhancing its existing technology portfolio with an expert Microsoft tools team.
The deal expands Thrive’s Microsoft Collaboration and Digital Transformation efforts to help companies maximize features within the Microsoft 365 platform, which increases employee adoption and productivity. Additional benefits include enterprise-wide governance, training, management, development, support as well as integration and management with Teams, SharePoint, SQL hosting, Power BI and Power Platform business process automation, and other Microsoft application management.
“We’re very excited to welcome Timlin to the Thrive family and create a separate Microsoft Collaboration Unit,” said Rob Stephenson, CEO of Thrive. “Timlin’s tremendous team of expert technical and consultative employees will provide a huge benefit to Thrive’s Microsoft 365 customers, enabling them to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and enhance employee productivity.”
“Timlin has more than 10 years of experience guiding our valued clients with Microsoft platform adoption efforts, especially in the Life Sciences sector, and we’re proud to combine our highly-skilled team, tools and insights with Thrive to enhance its industry-leading NextGen Managed Services Platform,” said Ryan Thomas, CEO of Timlin Enterprises. “Our whole team is excited to embark upon this journey and spur additional growth for Thrive, as well as to allow Timlin customers access to Thrive’s Cyber Security and Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud-focused services.”
Mr. Thomas, Jeff Johnson, and Joe Piccirilli will continue to oversee the management of Timlin as the Microsoft Collaboration Division of Thrive, along with their existing employees. Timlin engaged BellMark Partners as an exclusive advisor on the deal.
The Timlin transaction is now the eighth acquisition for Thrive since the M/C Partners investment back in 2016.
Read the full press release here.