One Equity Partners completes investment in Computer Design and Integration

One Equity Partners (OEP), a middle market private equity firm, has completed an investment in Computer Design and Integration (CDI), a provider of IT infrastructure hardware and software, consulting and managed services. 

As part of the transaction, CDI’s founder and management team rolled over a substantial portion of their interests and retained a significant ownership stake in the Company. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. 

Headquartered in New York City, CDI is recognised for its data centre excellence and its cloud and managed services portfolio, which includes hybrid cloud management, a complete integrated suite of business continuity solutions, as-a-service offerings, IT service management and its proprietary Hybrid Cloud Automation Framework (HCAF) and Zero Touch Operations (ZTO). The Company employs highly-skilled professionals in offices across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

“We look forward to supporting the highly talented CDI team with identifying acquisitions of complementary businesses that help them meet the growing domestic and global demand for multi-cloud next generation technology that feels ‘invisible and agile’,” says Chip Schorr, Senior Managing Director at OEP. 

“CDI provides its customers with the right tools to implement an effective IT strategy through fully leveraging the cloud to create a seamless user experience and comply with enterprise and data security standards,” adds Carlo Padovano, a Managing Director at OEP. 

“We are excited to partner with OEP, a firm with a deep understanding of the IT consulting sector that is exceptionally well-positioned to help us identify new organic and inorganic opportunities supporting our continued growth in North America and elsewhere,” says Eric Bakker, President of CDI. 

The hybrid cloud computing market is expected to total more than USD700 billion by 2023 at a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent as deployment of multi-cloud networks continues, according to industry data. 

“OEP’s vision is fully aligned with our vision for growing CDI into additional vertical industries and geographic markets,” added Rich Falcone, President of Sales, CDI. “Enterprises are seeking to implement solutions that function effectively in today’s hybrid cloud operating model, where speed, agility and a digitally-driven user-experience have become paramount.”

OEP has a proven track record of backing and building market-leading technology consulting and software businesses, including Rizing, a leading US-based provider of SAP systems integration and consulting services; and, Orion Business Innovation, a fast-growing global digital transformation firm, among others.