Carbon60, a managed cloud service provider providing hosting services using its cloud platform in Toronto, Vancouver, Kelowna, New York, and London, has acquired Cirrus9 – a managed cloud and hosting solutions provider based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

John Witte
“Cirrus9 is a natural fit with Carbon60’s strategy to lead businesses across Canada in their IT cloud transformations combined with a culture of delivering superior client experiences,” said John Witte, CEO of Carbon60.

Backed by private equity sponsor M/C Partners, this acquisition provides Carbon60 with an Atlantic coast presence. It would create a Canada-wide footprint to provide managed public cloud, private cloud, managed hosting and security services to Canadian organizations.

“Cirrus9 is a valuable addition to the Carbon60 organization with a team of skilled technical personnel and an impressive list of major enterprise clients across Canada,” said John Witte, CEO of Carbon60. “Cirrus9 is a natural fit with Carbon60’s strategy to lead businesses across Canada in their IT cloud transformations combined with a culture of delivering superior client experiences.”

As part of this acquisition, Cirrus9’s co-founder and CEO, Fred Bullock, will join Carbon60’s management team and serve as Senior Vice President of Business Solutions at Carbon60.

Carbon60“The Cirrus9 team is excited to be joining Carbon60,” said Fred Bullock. “Carbon60 shares our belief in delivering high-quality client experience as a way to differentiate in the fragmented managed services market. As the market continues to evolve, clients are increasingly looking for a trusted partner to support their businesses across multiple cloud platforms. Cirrus9’s clients will be able to leverage Carbon60’s managed AWS and Azure cloud design, migration and management expertise for secure and compliant cloud-native and hybrid cloud transformation.”

About M/C Partners

Based in Boston, M/C Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the communications, information technology services and media sectors. The firm has invested over $2.2 billion of capital into nearly 100 companies, generally investing in companies with enterprise values of $25 million to $250 million. Related current and prior investments include Cavalier Telephone, Ensono, Everstream, Fusepoint, Denovo, ICG Communications, Involta, Lightower, NuVox, Thrive Networks and Zayo Group.