CDW announces agreement to acquire Scalar Decisions Inc.

Multi-brand tech solutions provider CDW has announced an agreement to acquire Toronto-based IT solutions company Scalar Decisions Inc.. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Founded in 2004, with office locations in Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria, Scalar serves IT solutions to more than 900 customers. The company was recently named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte. According to the acquisition announcement, Scalar has generated trailing 12-month sales of approximately $250 million CAD.

“Helping customers optimize the value of their IT investments is core to our mission,” said Chris Leahy, Chief Executive Officer at CDW. “This strategic acquisition extends our CDW Canada solutions and services portfolio, extends our in-market presence across Canada and enhances the value that we can deliver to our customers.”

CDW Canada said Scalar will enhance the company’s technical capabilities and expertise in areas such as professional and managed services, infrastructure, security, and cloud.

“Joining CDW Canada is a huge win for our customers and our coworkers,” said Paul Kerr, President and Chief Executive Officer at Scalar. “In CDW Canada we found shared values with a customer-first focus and a solutions-led approach.”

The acquisition is expected to close in first quarter 2019, pending regulatory approvals. Until the deal is complete, both companies will continue to operate separately.

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