Evernex Continues Global Expansion and Acquires A Systems IT Solutions Provider

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Sao Paolo, Brazil – Evernex, the global third-party maintenance provider for data-center hardware & critical IT equipment such as servers, storage and network equipment, has agreed to acquire A Systems, the leading third-party maintenance services provider in Brazil.

Evernex has a substantial presence and commitment to Latin America. The group operates through subsidiaries in Brazil, Mexico and Chile. Evernex has over 21 forward stock locations in Latin America and maintains over 7 700 critical assets in the region. Through this transaction, Evernex will continue to expand its regional footprint, creating a platform for further growth across Latin America.

A Systems was founded in 1996 and is today a market leader in the Brazilian third-party maintenance services market. The company provides maintenance and equipment rental services for datacenter hardware & critical IT equipment, offering tailored solutions to customers all over the country and across all industries.

Andre Melo, Managing Partner at A Systems, stated: “We have built a strong reputation among our customers, who recognize our high level of quality, cost effectiveness and reliable services, including customized support options and flexible service level agreements. We take great pride in our technical excellence and we continuously invest in technical competences and people to remain relevant for our customers. Today’s acquisition is testament to our team’s hard work and dedication and we look forward to becoming part of the Evernex team.”

Since 1996, A Systems, a Brazilian IT company, offers flexible and client-specific range of solutions from multi-platform support to turnkey HW & SW installation. A Systems highly acclaimed third-party maintenance is customer focused, and resulted in an unparalleled customer retention rate. The company is a leading alternative support provider, and maintains thousands of servers, libraries and storage systems such as IBM, HP, Dell, Hitachi, STK through the country.

Stanislas Pilot, Chief Executive Officer of Evernex, said: “A Systems enjoys strong brand recognition in Brazil and they have demonstrated robust growth. We are delighted that they have agreed to join forces with Evernex, creating an even stronger business, able to serve more customers across Latin America and globally. We view the Brazilian economy positively and we believe that presents significant opportunities for growth. I look forward to working with Andre as we build a combined platform to serve our customers’ growing demand for maintenance services.”

A Systems has also an established rental program, focused on high-end, mission-critical equipment. The experienced and dedicated teams of IT solution designers, technicians and consultants, provide the expertise and skills to cover a wide range of IT professional services. A Systems has achieved a turnover of BRL26 million in 2017 ($8.14 million).

Evernex, a French company which is majority owned by an investment fund THE CARLYLE GROUP (NASDAQ: CG), specialises in the maintenance of IT infrastructures around the world using a comprehensive range of services from maintenance to Spare as a Service – SpaaS ™, as well as additional services such as recycling, secure data disposal, data center removal and relocation, library repair, IT hardware rental, and financial solutions.

Evernex offers services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at all customer sites worldwide to ensure business continuity and operational quality for users, all through a process of environment protection and sustainable development. Evernex carries out three-quarters of its service activities internationally and covers more than 160 countries across the world. The group has achieved a consolidated turnover of €176 million in 2017 ($199.6 million).

Cyril Bourdarot, Associate Director at The Carlyle Group, added: “A Systems is the fourth acquisition completed by Evernex over the past 24 months and is a perfect fit for the Group’s focused external growth strategy given its leading position in a strategic geography.”

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $201 billion of assets under management across 324 investment vehicles as of March 31, 2018. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,575 people in 31 offices across six continents.

Vladimir Lasocki, Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, concluded: “Evernex stands out in the third-party maintenance industry for its global presence, vertical integration from spares sourcing and testing to on-site intervention and its flexible customer engagement model. Evernex not only has strong organic growth performance but also a proven ability to act as an industry consolidator taking advantage of the fragmented industry landscape. Our intention is to continue this consolidation strategy to support customer everywhere they need, enhance our differentiated proposition and build the uncontested global leader in the third-party maintenance market.”

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