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Thrive Begins International Expansion, Acquires U.K.-Based ONI

Thrive expands across the pond after sealing the deal on the acquisition of ONI, a leading U.K. Cloud, hybrid managed IT, Cisco Gold Partner and data center services provider based in Luton, Bedfordshire, England

The deal marks the company’s first international expansion, extending Thrive’s NextGen portfolio and infrastructure in the U.K. Thrive will leverage ONI’s deep roots in digital technologies and its highly reputable center of excellence for digital transformation.

Thrive’s robust Microsoft and cyber security capabilities will work in tandem with ONI’s core network infrastructure, unified communications and collaboration, contact center solutions, cyber security, and cloud services delivered from its Tier 3+ data center, just southeast of England.

“ONI is a tremendous IT managed services company with deep Cisco WAN, Unified Communication and Cloud expertise,” said Rob Stephenson, CEO of Thrive. “We were attracted to ONI due to their strong management team, led by CEO Kevin Kivlochan, attractive customer base, and desirable geographic location, just north of London. Thrive plans to add our robust Microsoft and cyber security capabilities to assist the ONI clientele, and we’re very excited to utilize their expert WAN engineering team to drive additional value to Thrive’s client base.”

Kevin Kivlochan, CEO of ONI, will become the Chief Executive for Thrive’s European Operations, reporting directly to Rob Stephenson, and all ONI personnel will remain onboard working directly for him.

Thrive, based in Massachusetts, is accelerating its growth trajectory both domestically and internationally thanks to its recent Court Square Capital Partners investment. The ONI transaction marks Thrive’s eleventh acquisition since 2016. 

Read the full press release here.

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