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Dimension Data acquires US firm Nexus

April 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

Dimension Data, the $6 billion ICT solutions and services provider has acquired 100% of Nexus for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Valencia, California, Nexus is a privately-owned provider of advanced IT solutions serving enterprises, mid-sized business and public sector clients, with industry specializations in education, retail, hospitality and healthcare.

Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO (image: Dimension Data)

Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO (image: Dimension Data)

The acquisition of Nexus expands Dimension Data’soperations in the US by 40%, and significantly increases the company’s presencein theWest, Southwest and Southeastregions of the country.As a result, clients will now have access to a deeper network of experts and a broader portfolio of solutions.Nexus has 19 offices inCalifornia, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Texas, Georgia,Florida, and North Carolina.

Brett Dawson, CEO of Dimension Data plc said, “The acquisition of Nexus is a significant strategic step inenhancing the Group’s geographic coverage and depth of skills and capabilities to supportour clients.  For over three decades, Dimension Data has been building expertise and experience in ICT solutions and services that deliver real business value to our clients. Nexus increases our ability to support both our US-based and global clients with West Coast presence.”

Earlier this year, Dimension Data Americas was named to the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in the US. This recognition highlights Dimension Data as an employer of choice and reinforces its commitment to recruiting, engaging, developing and retaining its employees. With the company’s continued growth, Dimension Data is seeking talented people who aspire to accelerate their ambitions.

Mark Slaga, CEO of Dimension Data Americas, said, “Both organizations have a people-centric culture with a strong focus on delivering a great client experience. I am very excited to welcome 657 talented Nexus employees to the Dimension Data family. Together, the assets of both companies position Dimension Data as one of the leaders in the provision of services and solutions in the ICT sector across the US. Nexusbrings a rich set of services and solutions to the Group, particularly in the data centre, collaboration, enterprise networks, security and cloud spaces. In addition, there’s minimal overlap of geographies and clients which strengthens Dimension Data’spresence across the Americas.”

Nexus CEO Deron Pearson said, “We are pleased to join the Dimension Data family. This acquisition is a fantastic milestone in the history of the company, and a tremendous endorsement of our employees as well as the excellent solutions and services that Nexus provides. I am very excited about the opportunity for our clients to tap into Dimension Data’s solutions and services, particularly the opportunity for us to extend new cloud capabilities, IT outsourcing and additional managed services on a global basis.”

Pearson will report to Slaga and continue to lead the Nexus business. Nexus President and COO Waheed Choudhry will continue to run Nexus’ day-to-day operations, reporting to Pearson.

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