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Top Avaya Partner ConvergeOne Acquired by Private Equity Firm

ConvergeOne, one of the largest Avaya channel partners in the world, has a new owner.

The solution provider, which specializes in managed services and unified communications, was acquired by private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group for an undisclosed amount. Clearlake purchased ConvergeOne from Genstar Capital, another private investment firm that bought the solution provider in 2007.

“We have enjoyed a great partnership with Genstar,” said John McKenna, CEO of ConvergeOne, in a press statement. “We look forward to partnering with Clearlake to continue to differentiate the company by focusing on managed services and innovative technology solutions. Clearlake’s proven track record and substantial resources will be instrumental in adding lasting value to our business.”

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