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QuadraNet Acquires Contegix' BlackMesh and Private Cloud Division

QuadranetWe’ve often featured community provider QuadraNet, who always brings us interesting and innovative offers.  I still remember their “buy 3, get 1 free” dedi offer from Black Friday a couple years ago – who does that?  Amazing.

They’ve recently acquired the BlackMesh CMS platform from Contegix.  Here’s a little bit from 2019 when Contegix developed it:

Contegix began their Atlassian application hosting and support practice in a small St. Louis office in 2002. Their full range of services and expertise helped businesses realize the fullest potential of their Atlassian application suite. Since then, customers across the globe have come to rely on Contegix to keep their development teams productive. After substantial growth in the application lifecycle management (ALM) space, Contegix began expanding into additional markets. Specifically, Contegix set its sights on a HOT, developing market…Drupal, an open source platform for digital content development and management. In 2017, Contegix acquired BlackMesh, a leader in managed Drupal hosting solutions.

BlackMesh was started in 2003 so it’s been under development for quite some time.

QuadraNet has acquired BlackMesh, as well as Contegix’s private cloud service.  Here’s the full press release:

Los Angeles, CA, March 23, 2023QuadraNet, a leader in hybrid IT, announces that it has acquired the commercial BlackMesh platform, a Content Management System (CMS) hosting solution, from Contegix. QuadraNet also acquires Contegix’s private cloud services and commercial CMS hosting customer base as part of the agreement. The Contegix private cloud and CMS subject matter experts who have joined QuadraNet will provide 24/7 support and incident response for enterprise-class customers.

As a result, QuadraNet will expand its data center presence in St. Louis, MO, and Reston, VA, bringing its footprint to 10 data centers in the U.S.

“With the addition of the Contegix commercial CMS platform and private cloud division, QuadraNet will deliver even greater value to our customers,” said Tim Caulfield, President and CEO of QuadraNet. “This deal reinforces our strong foundation in hybrid IT environments where enterprises are investing IT dollars.”

The acquisition is the latest in a series of strategic moves by QuadraNet to expand its range of hosting and managed services. With a focus on providing reliable and secure IT solutions, QuadraNet is well-positioned to meet the needs of customers across a broad range of industries.

Contegix remains primarily focused on a combination of Atlassian solutions for the commercial and federal markets, along with supporting FedRAMP Managed Cloud services across multiple applications.

Brad Hokamp, CEO of Contegix, said, “We believe our commercial CMS and private cloud clients will be served well by Quadranet. The sale will allow Contegix to continue to grow our leadership position as an Atlassian platinum partner, along with advancing our commitment to the federal market.”

Financing for the transaction was provided by VSS Capital Partners (VSS). Layer 7 Capital acted as Contegix’s exclusive financial advisor for this transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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