Mergers & Acquistions
Over the years, Appalachia has been fortunate to be presented with acquisitions that are well-suited to growing our company and our offerings to our customers. Our growth has been deliberate and measured, ensuring the integrity of our business remains high.
Appalachia’s 5 Core Values are the foundation on which decisions are made. When evaluating any M&A opportunities, it is no different. Any acquisition needs to be an appropriate fit, supporting and upholding our values. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to acquire companies that not only fall in line with our core values but also support strategic direction for our company to better support our customers.
“Growth organically and through key acquisitions is in alignment with our continued efforts to expand our service capabilities and footprint.” – Mike Romano, Partner
Cyber Protection Group
With over 25 years of experience in IT, Cyber Protection Group established itself as a strong penetration testing and compliance services company. Aligning with Appalachia’s growth strategies, the acquisition allows for organic growth, furthering an existing service. In addition to penetration testing strength, CPG brings experience in Virtual Chief Information Security Officer services, Governance, Risk, and Compliance, PCI, SOC, Intrusion Detection, and Incident Response. For the full press release, click HERE.
PremierComm, Unified Communications and Collaboration division (2021)
Through the acquisition of PremierComm, Appalachia added service capabilities, clients, and team members. The addition provided service offering growth to further enhance our position as a partner of choice for customers. The acquisition supports efficient collaboration in any situation by uniting phone, video, conferencing, and messaging systems to enable more responsive, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective operations. For the full press release, click HERE.
Stronghold Cyber Security (2020)
Appalachia Technologies and Stronghold Cyber Security (SCS) had worked as partners for several years, and the acquisition of SCS came about organically. Cybersecurity is a core competency for our company, and SCS allowed Appalachia to extend our work into NIST, CMMC, and DFARS compliance consulting service to defense contractors. Through the acquisition, we welcomed Jason McNew to the team as an asset with over 20 years of experience, including 12 years at the White House Communications Agency and Camp David. For the full press release, click HERE.
Techrategy, Professional Services division (2016)
After working as partners since 2012, Appalachia acquired the professional services division of Techrategy, Inc in 2016. The move allowed further growth to our work with Cisco Gold partners, both nationally and regionally.
SW Thomas Consultants (2015)
The acquisition of SW Thomas Consultants, a technology service provider for Central PA, was a natural fit. The acquisition brought a focus in the healthcare sector, including doctor’s offices and outpatient centers, as well as highlighting expertise in HIPAA assessments. In addition, the addition added members to the sales and engineering teams.
WY Networks (2014)
Before the acquisition of WY Networks, they were an established as a leading provider of information security services and consulting, and Appalachia was well-known as a leading managed IT and business services provider. This acquisition was an early move by Appalachia to establishing ourselves as a leading cybersecurity provider with capabilities in regulatory compliance.