Carbon60 Acquires Cirrus9

Carbon60, a pure-play managed cloud service provider, has acquired Cirrus9, a managed cloud and hosting solutions provider based in Saint John, New Brunswick, the company said.

This addition will provide Carbon60, backed by private equity sponsor M/C Partners, with an Atlantic coast presence creating a truly national footprint to provide managed public cloud, private cloud, managed hosting and security services to Canadian organizations.

Cirrus9 has an impressive track record of delivering complex managed IT solutions to a customer base extending from eastern Canada to British Columbia. Over the nine years since the company´s founding in 2010, Cirrus9 has built a reputation for technical excellence, personalized service and high-quality customer support.

RBC acted as the exclusive adviser for the transaction on behalf of Cirrus9. Dentons served as the legal counsel for Carbon60 and McInnes Cooper and Pierce Law served as the legal advisers for Cirrus9.

Carbon60 specializes in delivering secure managed cloud solutions for public and private sector organizations with business-critical workloads. Carbon60 provides secure and high-performance hosting services using its cloud platform in Toronto, Vancouver, Kelowna, New York, and London and using the hyperscale clouds for hybrid IT solutions. For more information, visit www.carbon60.com.

Founded in 2010, Cirrus9 is a Canadian service provider headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick operating multiple data centres, managed enterprise cloud infrastructure and related hosting services and support. The company offers highly available, carrier-neutral data centres, Canadian data residency, data security compliance, managed cloud, telephony and regional fibre connectivity. The company serves both public and private sector clients in many industries including automotive, energy, financial services, healthcare and telecom.

Based in Boston, M/C Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the communications, information technology services and media sectors. The firm has invested over USD 2.2 billion of capital into nearly 100 companies, generally investing in companies with enterprise values of USD 25 million to USD 250 million. Related current and prior investments include Cavalier Telephone, Ensono, Everstream, Fusepoint, Denovo, ICG Communications, Involta, Lightower, NuVox, Thrive Networks and Zayo Group. For more information, visit www.mcpartners.com.