MS3 Acquired By Argano, A Trinity Hunt Portfolio Company
Sellside Advisor To MS3
MS3 Joins Argano, A Trinity Hunt Portfolio Company
7 Mile Advisors Acts As Sellside Advisor
CHARLOTTE, NC – Mountain State Software Solutions (MS3), a global IT consulting firm that specializes in engineering future-proof solutions for both commercial and federal customers, has been acquired by Argano, a next-generation business and technology services provider that builds the Digital Foundations that make businesses run better. The acquisition will give Argano the ability to integrate across a client’s technology landscape crafting modern, scalable, and sustainable digital foundations. MS3 will be rebranded as ArganoMS3 in the coming months.
7 Mile Advisors acted as the exclusive sellside advisor to MS3 throughout the transaction. MS3 is 7 Mile’s third client to join the Argano platform, following Keste and United Virtualities.
“We are excited to complete another transaction with Argano and Trinity Hunt, and we could not be happier for the MS3 team and their next chapter. The Argano platform is a clear market leader and we know the acquisition will unlock opportunities for all involved,” commented Garth Martin, Director at 7 Mile Advisors.
Headquartered in Charles Town, West Virginia, MS3 delivers multi-cloud and API integration services, leveraging middleware technology to connect disparate systems. Their digital services for AppDev, using Kubernetes and Containers along with a robust DevOps practice, means Argano will be able to deploy more complete and secure solutions, whether on-premises or within the cloud. Along with these capabilities, MS3 also brings strong partnerships with AWS, Mulesoft, and Kong that further strengthen Argano’s suite of services.
“We are energized by the possibilities now available to us by joining Argano, which is establishing itself as a single go-to transformation partner for enterprises’ core operations,” said MS3 CEO Aaron Weikle. “Together with the full Argano platform, we are further unlocking the value we can offer to clients by combining our integration prowess with Argano’s array of capabilities, essential to modern digital foundations.”
“MS3 provides the integrations that power digital cloud applications, enabling a holistic view of business value streams. With companies investing across multiple cloud platforms, the ability to unify these is critical to the success of business transformations,” said Argano Group CEO Chip Register.
The acquisition of MS3 marks 7 Mile’s 10th successful transaction in 2022. The firm continues to see market conditions that are likely to drive another high-volume year for M&A transactions. For more information on current M&A trends in the IT Services market, visit 7 Mile’s website at www.7mileadvisors.com.
About 7 Mile Advisors
7 Mile Advisors provides Investment Banking & Advisory Services to the Business Services and Technology Industries globally. 7 Mile Advisors advises on M&A and private capital transactions, and provides market assessments and benchmarking. As a close-knit team with a long history together and a laser focus on our target markets, 7 Mile Advisors helps its clients sell companies, raise capital, grow through acquisitions, and evaluate new markets. All securities transactions are executed by 7M Securities, LLC, member FINRA / SIPC. For more information, including research on the M&A markets, visit www.7mileadvisors.com.
MS3 is a global IT consulting firm based in the Washington DC metropolitan area that specializes in engineering future proof solutions for both commercial and federal customers. Our focus is on business acceleration and providing API-driven solutions for today’s most complex integration challenges. With knowledge and experience in everything from MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform and Kong API platforms to AWS Cloud Services, coupled with a full suite of containerization experts, DevOps, IoT and RPA capabilities, and much more. MS3 can leverage various innovative technologies to create a custom solution that is right for your business. For more information visit www.ms3-inc.com.