Contegix acquires cloud service provider BlackMesh, creating a leader in DevOps application management
ST. LOUIS (June 13, 2017) – Contegix, a leading application management services provider, has acquired BlackMesh Inc., a cloud services provider specializing in web content management application hosting and secure compliance solutions. The combined Company now serves more than 1,200 customers in both the public and private sectors. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
BlackMesh, founded in 2003, has in-depth expertise supporting and managing Drupal and other complex open-source web content management platform technologies including Magento and WordPress. BlackMesh manages the application down to the infrastructure layer, offering end-to-end managed hosting. These solutions empower customers to retain complete control over their application environments, while dramatically reducing the time and costs associated with in-house administration. The company delivers high-touch, cloud-based solutions for organizations of all sizes including government agencies, nonprofits, development groups and large corporations. BlackMesh is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, and hosts and manages its customers from three SSAE-16 SOC 2 certified datacenters.
“The addition of BlackMesh is a significant leap forward for Contegix and our customers,” said David Turner, CEO of Contegix. “BlackMesh’s advanced web content management capabilities, coupled with their federal security and compliance certifications, align very well with our existing portfolio of application management services designed for the DevOps community. At the same time, our shared commitment to ‘white glove’ service will ensure that we continue to go beyond for our clients.”
Jason Ford, CTO and co-founder of BlackMesh, will assume the role of CTO and CISO of Contegix and will help lead the integration.
“Together, Contegix and BlackMesh will enhance both companies’ ability to serve clients in a secure, efficient, and scalable fashion,” said Ford. “We are very excited to join the Contegix team and to continue to provide high-touch service and support to our customers while expanding the services we offer.”
In December of 2016, Contegix acquired Admo.net Web Services, LLC, a cloud and managed services provider based in Kansas City, Missouri. Contegix is backed by Strattam Capital.
Harbor Ridge Capital (with securities offered through Fallbrook Capital Securities Corp.) was the exclusive financial adviser to BlackMesh in the transaction.
Contegix provides application management serving the DevOps community as well as a suite of cloud and managed services to enterprise customers. Contegix is the global leader in Atlassian hosting, and has deep expertise in the applications most used by the DevOps community. By providing infrastructure, deep expertise, and talent we allow businesses and their developers to focus on company innovation and growth.
Contegix operates state-of-the-art data centers located in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; Reading and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Dallas, Texas; and Amsterdam. To learn more, visit www.contegix.com.
About Strattam Capital
Strattam Capital is a private equity firm that takes an innovative and focused approach to investing in high-potential companies within the business information technology market. Our entrepreneurial-minded team applies our operational engagement strategy to deliver a better future for our companies. To learn more, visit www.strattam.com.
BlackMesh is a leading managed service provider, delivering secure, compliant, and scalable application hosting platforms and cloud-based solutions to businesses of all sizes. Providing innovative solutions, BlackMesh system administrators are experienced at scaling web to a multi-tier high availability architecture. Combining high-performance technologies with unlimited support, BlackMesh provides customers the tools they need to lower costs and accelerate growth. To learn more, visit www.contegix.com.