Scalar Decisions makes another acquisition

Top Toronto-based solution provider Scalar Decisions Inc. has confirmed it will purchase professional services firm Eosensa Inc.

The Toronto-based Eosensa has expertise in technology risk management consulting and the plan is to extend Eosensa’s Risk Advisory offering to more than 800 Scalar clients in eight offices across Canada, while providing Eosensa’s clients with access to Scalar’s technology architecture, integration, and managed services resources, across the security, infrastructure, and cloud practices.

Eosensa is Scalar’s third acquisition in the past 18 months and follows up on the company’s high profile deal with Mainland Information Systems of Calgary.

Paul Kerr, CEO of Scalar said the company now offer its clients end-to-end technology solutions, from risk and gap assessments to technology recommendations, implementation, integration and ongoing managed services.

Eosensa’s team of 22 full time employees will be integrated immediately and form a new Risk Advisory Practice at Scalar. Eosensa co-founders and managing directors Julius Azarcon and Benjamin A. Boi-Doku will become the practice leaders at Scalar for Technology Risk, Governance, and Information Assurance and for Cyber Risk and Security, respectively. All Eosensa employees will work on these teams, and the group is currently recruiting additional resources in Toronto and other major centres across Canada.

Azarcon said the deal will be mutually beneficial to both and he plans to work on achieving a seamless transition.

Eosensa specializes in information security with offerings such as IT audit, IT operational, and technology risk advisory services. Eosensa approach is to assess, remediate, monitor, and manage operational, security, privacy, and technology-related risks. Eosensa uses a combination of best practices such as ITIL, GAPP, CobiT, and ISO 27001/27002 to provide customers with a ‘fit for purpose’ framework.

White the Scalar purchase of Eosensa is the third deal for Scalar in the channel, its not by far the only one that has taken place this year. 2015 has shaped up to be the biggest so far for mergers and acquisitions for the channel community highlighted by the massive Compugen/Metafore deal.

Below is a recap of most of the deals.

Yesterday New Signature Canada acquired top Microsoft Canada solution provider Imason Inc.

As spring turned into summer Scalar Decisions Inc. and Calgary’s Mainland Information Systems Ltd., confirmed a merger agreement. This deal could possibly place the new company near the Top 5 of the CDN solution provider rankings.

Currently Scalar is No. 11 on the CDN Top 100 list up from 15 last year with revenues between $150 million to $175 million. Mainland has been growing rapidly in the last five years and has risen to No. 16 on the list with revenues between $100 million to $125 million.

Earlier this year Winnipeg-based solution provider Powerland took a major step to achieving its goal of expanding its service coverage across the Prairie Provinces with the acquisition of FACT Computers in Saskatchewan.

WBM Office Systems, a Top 100 solution provider announced the acquisition of Agilisys, an F5 solutions and infrastructure management services provider in western Canada.

IT Weapons Inc. announced its acquisition of fellow solution provider Collins IT. The two companies, both based in Brampton, Ont.

Internet service provider TeraGo Networks Inc. purchased of Kelowna, B.C.-based cloud provider RackForce for $33 million.

Another merger happened with Insite Computer Group Inc. and Edmonton-based F12 Networks Inc.

CompuCom sold off its software licensing business to SoftwareOne.

Markham-based IT provider BDO Solutions merged with Systemgroup Inc.

And, it all got started in February when CDN Top 100 Solution Provider Quartet Service Inc. of Toronto acquired En Vogue Computers also of Toronto.

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