MSP M&A: Westwood Technology Group acquires Sentant

Westwood Technology Group, backed by Evergreen Services Group, has acquired Sentant. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is Technology M&A deal number 936 ChannelE2E has covered so far in 2022. See more than 2,000 technology M&A deals involving MSPs, MSSPs and IT service providers here.

Westwood TechnologyGroup is based in South Jordan, Utah. The company employs four people and specializes in IT services and consulting.

Founded in 2016, Sentant is based in San Francisco, California. The company has 31 employees listed on LinkedIn. Sentant’s areas of expertise include Cybersecurity, Information Security, Incident Response, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, HIPAA, PCI Compliance, ISO27001, Network Security, Security Systems, Cameras & Surveillance, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Security, Data Loss Prevention, and MSSP.

Will Pizzano, CEO of Sentant, Lior Klisman, COO, and the rest of Sentant’s team will remain in their current roles, the company said. According to Westwood, Sentant will continue to operate as a distinct entity within the Westwood family of partner companies under its current brand.

Westwood acquires Sentant: Executive Insights

Will Pizzano, CEO, Sentant

Justin Wells, COO, Westwood commented:

“I am delighted to welcome the Sentant team to the Westwood family. Sentant’s team has a unique approach to IT and security and has made a name for itself in the VC and startup world. Sentant has been so impressive since we first met. We look forward to working with Team Sentant and supporting Lior and Will’s growth plans in the years to come.”

Will Pizzano, CEO of Sentant said:

“We are very excited to join the Westwood team, which represents a premier group of technology executives and companies. Westwood’s approach means Sentant will continue to operate in its distinctive, cutting-edge manner; while benefiting from the partnership with Westwood executives and family of companies.”

Lior Klisman, COO, Sentant added:

“We are very pleased about the new partnership with the Westwood Group. We are confident that our collaboration will lead to tremendous growth and improve our relationship with our customers. Sentant’s access to new resources will translate directly into impactful value for our customers.”

Westwood’s M&A push

This acquisition is the second acquisition by the newly formed Westwood operating company. The company also acquired Prototype:IT in September 2022.

Sentant is the eleventh partner within the group, which includes partner brands such as Executech, Interlaced, Nucleus and Integritek. Westwood, which is backed by Evergreen Services Group, says it will continue to pursue acquisition opportunities.

About Evergreen Services Group

Westwood is supported by Evergreen Services Group. The company, through its regional business groups, invests in leading managed services providers in the United States and Canada. Other MSP groupings include:

  1. Executech in the western United States and Canada;
  2. Lyra Technology Group in the Northeast and Midwest United States and Eastern Canada and
  3. Netgain in the Midwest and Southeast United States.

Evergreen, backed by private equity firm Alpine Investors, has made nearly 50 investments in MSPs across North America since its inception in 2017. Beyond traditional MSPs in the SMB sector, Evergreen has also acquired MSPs focused on managed security services and managed SAP cloud applications and financial services, among other specialties.

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