M/C Partners Establishes Midwest-based IT Managed Services Platform

M/C Partners, a Boston-based Communications and IT Services focused private equity firm, has signed an agreement to acquire the Managed Services division of West Monroe Partners, a national business and technology consultancy, the company said.

The acquisition closed on Dec. 30, 2019. Wayne Kiphart has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for driving the company´s growth and long-term returns for stakeholders.

Wayne Kiphart joins West Monroe Managed Services from Gratia, a cybersecurity-focused MSP. Wayne was previously President of OnX Managed Services and Vice President of Managed Services at Logicalis. He brings nearly 20 years of experience across a range of functional areas including sales, operations, and client services, as well as knowledge in various vertical industries.

West Monroe Managed Services is a Chicago-based IT managed services provider offering technology solutions to small and medium-sized businesses across the Midwest. The Managed Services division was started within West Monroe Partners in 2009 by Mark Nelson in order to provide help desk support and infrastructure management solutions for West Monroe´s growing list of clients and their increasingly complex IT environments. For more information, visit WMP.com/WMMS.

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 over 130 companies, generally investing in companies with enterprise values of USD 25 million to USD 250 million. Related current and prior investments include Cavalier Telephone, Carbon60, Ensono, Everstream, Fusepoint, Denovo, ICG Communications, Involta, Lightower, Neutral Connect Networks, NuVox, Thrive Networks and Zayo Group. For more information, visit www.mcpartners.com.