Systems Maintenance Services Acquires UK-based Olympic Support

by | Mar 6, 2013 | IT, Member News

Establishes direct European presence 

Systems Maintenance Services logoCHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 5, 2013) – Systems Maintenance Services Inc. (SMS) has acquired U.K.-based Exquip Network Services Limited (d/b/a Olympic Support or “Olympic”). Olympic is a global provider of IT asset maintenance and services supporting contracts in more than 80 countries. The acquisition of Olympic expands the SMS client account base and establishes its direct presence in Europe. SMS will offer Olympic’s client base an enhanced suite of multivendor IT asset lifecycle services, along with an expanded global delivery footprint via its more than 80 owned service centers throughout North America and Asia.

“For more than 20 years Roger Taylor has led Olympic from its origins as a systems and storage integrator to a globally recognized, channel-focused IT maintenance and services organization,” said Don Doctor, SMS Chairman and CEO. “We welcome the entire Olympic organization to the SMS family and are excited to serve Olympic’s global client base with the same high level of service that has made our organization successful over the last 30-plus years.”

“Becoming part of the SMS organization is the realization of a long-term vision that provides the Olympic team with not only expanded reach and enhanced delivery capabilities, but also the opportunity to join an organization that shares a similar culture of innovation and a dedication to exceptional service,” said Roger Taylor, Founder and Managing Director of Olympic Support.

About Systems Maintenance Services Inc.

Founded in 1981, SMS is a leading global provider of multivendor IT asset lifecycle services and support solutions. SMS supports more than 3,000 clients globally with direct locations across North America, Asia and Europe. SMS solutions include support for most datacenter brands including Cisco, IBM, HP, Dell, Oracle, EMC, Hitachi, NetApp, Lexmark and Xerox.

SMS is a portfolio company of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., and is actively looking for corporate development, OEM alliance and strategic partnership opportunities.

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