Our clients and candidates speak-up.

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What Our Buy-Side Clients
Have To Say About Us

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Buyers

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I have been a business owner for over 25 years and thought I had seen everything, but when I was approached in April 2019 with the opportunity to acquire another MSP, I found myself unsure how to proceed. After a disastrous experience with a CPA firm, and an equally unsuccessful attempt to partner with a local attorney, I was left lost and hesitant to continue. However, this all changed when Cogent Growth Partners was highly recommended through a partner in my network.
Dan Hernandez
President of Professional Computer Support
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When we met with Cogent’s CEO, Rick Murphy, we were intrigued by what we considered a fair and balanced package to help us embark on a journey of adding M&A to our growth strategy. Our goal was to speed up growth on top of our solid organic strategy while deepening our geographic market penetration. Cogent’s analysis of TNS to align these goals with the proper candidate criteria and determine what we could afford was expert assistant we were glad to receive.
Ami Soifer
Ami Soifer
CEO | The TNS Group
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Cogent is a key member of our acquisition team. Cogent allows WorkSmart leadership to focus on the forest, and not get buried in the trees or the weeds. Not only do they find viable acquisition targets, they bring hard won lessons learned to WorkSmart’s acquisition process.
Ron Unger
Ron Unger
Founder & CEO | WorkSmart
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Unabridged Q&A with our two-time buyer:
Did Cogent's capabilities fit my needs? Cogent took time to completely review our company and our needs as a buyer and then set to work finding seller candidates with similar values and culture.
Why should I bother hiring Cogent? There are so many ways to buy a company that you do not want to guess. We hired the experts at Cogent to help us execute a winning M&A strategy.
Leo Reap
Senior Partner | IT Resource, Inc.
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What The Sellers
Say About Us:

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Sellers

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We knew our employees wanted the upward mobility that comes with being part of a larger organization. If we were going to be acquired, we wanted to do it intentionally and stay with the acquiring firm. Bruce Teichman, Executive Vice President and Partner of Cogent Growth Partners knew that a culture fit was more important to us than the numbers.
Steve- Banke | Ntiva/3Points
Steve Banks
Former CEO | 3Points
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We talked with several parties about potential acquisition but decided to work with Cogent because we realized that, as a buy-side intermediary specializing in the IT services space, they had a network of strategic buyers that understood the value of our business and had the capacity to operate it profitably. Even in the midst of a pandemic, they guided us through engineering a deal that improved opportunities for our team, improved service for our customers, and reduced stress for me and for my family.
Nathan Phinney
Nathan Phinney
Former President & Co-Owner
Bright Bear Technology Solutions
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Meeting the Cogent team during a technology security event was the best thing that could have happened to us as we were evaluating an acquisition of our firm. This was the first time we worked with a private equity group that was interested in acquiring our firm after another potential purchase of theirs fell through at the last minute.
Chris Chamberlin & Brad Wilson
Chris Chamberlin & Brad Wilson
Co-Owners | Iris Solutions
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After doing a number of acquisitions before meeting Cogent, we knew that having someone with experience in the IT space to guide us through the process of buying an IT Services business would be beneficial. Cogent began with evaluating our company to understand who we were and what we were about, then began prospecting to find candidates that fit the culture, geographic and revenue model we were looking for. Their ability to deep-dive into the numbers and due diligence with autonomy made the candidates feel more comfortable and willing to open-up, allowing us to discover the opportunity – and make sure there were no skeletons -- well before we closed the deals.
Bill Long
Bill Long
Former COO | Web-Point Communications, LLC
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