Technology distributor Tech Data Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Signature Technology Group Inc. (STG), a provider of data center and professional services throughout North America. STG’s services will be offered through Tech Data’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division, the company’s data center business in the Americas. The transaction is expected to close in early June 2015.
“We are proud to welcome STG and its employees to the Tech Data family,” says Joe Quaglia, president, the Americas at Tech Data. “The addition of STG strengthens our data center offering, further diversifies our services portfolio, and—most importantly—provides added value for our customers. STG has trusted relationships with some of Tech Data’s most strategic channel partners and their commitment to superior customer service and focused execution is aligned with our own. We look forward to the many opportunities ahead for our combined team.”
STG offers partner-led IT professional services that deploy technology physically and virtually, cloud assessments and migrations, and technical staffing to ensure that IT departments have skilled resources and coverage. The STG team holds certifications across 23 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and its technicians, deployed in customers’ IT environments, support over 300,000 devices throughout North America.
“IDC has predicted that over the next two years, more than 60 percent of companies will stop managing their IT infrastructure and rely on qualified service partners to boost efficiency and provide value,” says Chuck Bartlett, senior vice president, AIS at Tech Data. “STG will complement our AIS offering, giving our solution providers an extension of their business and service levels for their end users. Their specialized, expert skillset in the data center will help provide enhanced support for our field organization, better equipping our solution providers to effectively serve complex data center environments.”
Charles Layne, president and chief executive officer at STG, along with the entire STG team, will join Tech Data. Layne will assume the role of president, Signature Technology Group at Tech Data and report directly to Bartlett in the company’s AIS division.