KC-based ‘The Purple Guys’ Acquires Competing MSP ‘We Are IT’ - O'Keeffe and O'Malley

KC-based ‘The Purple Guys’ Acquires Competing MSP ‘We Are IT’

Aug 08, 2017

The Purple Guys announced the acquisition of We Are IT. Both companies are headquartered in Kansas City. The acquisition was effective on August 1, 2017; terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

We Are IT is a MSP business that manages all technological hardware and software needs for small- to medium-sized businesses.

With the acquisition, The Purple Guys increases their employee count to forty, making them one of the largest managed service providers in the region, providing outsourced IT support to over 200 local companies and organizations.

Jon Schram, The Purple Guys president, described the acquisition as strategic and consistent with their mission of providing world-class IT services. “We Are IT has a reputation for delivering quality IT services to small and medium-sized companies since 1996,” said Schram. “Their leadership, employees and service focus fit perfectly with The Purple Guys. Combining the companies made sense and the larger team continues our growth and focus on serving more businesses,” added Schram.

Since 2001 The Purple Guys has provided world-class IT services for small and mid-market businesses in the Kansas City area and beyond. With the addition of We Are IT, The Purple Guys provides outsourced IT support to over 200 organizations representing over 5000 local employees.

O’Keeffe & O’Malley represented We Are IT throughout the entire selling process.

About The Purple Guys

Established in 2001 in Kansas City, The Purple Guys has changed the landscape of IT managed services as demand for outsourced IT support grew among small and mid-market companies. The Purple Guys was one of the first in the region to introduce preventative maintenance, remote service solutions and predictable pricing models. The Purple Guys offers world-class IT services to a growing list of more than 200 companies and locations in eight countries.

About We Are IT

We Are IT was founded in 1996 by Ed Van Buskirk to help small to medium-sized businesses manage their computer systems efficiently and effectively, resulting in higher productivity, lower IT costs, and less headaches.  We Are IT has been consistently ranked by MSPMentor 501 as the best managed services provider in the Kansas City region.