Thrive Acquires S7 Technology Group

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Thrive, a premier provider of NextGen Managed Services, announces today that it has acquired S7 Technology Group, an information technology services provider for the financial industry. This transaction will greatly enhance S7’s clientele by providing availability to Thrive’s innovative Cyber Security, Microsoft Digital Transformation and Hybrid Cloud offerings built upon their ServiceNow automation platform.

S7 Technology Group, headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, is an SSAE 18- audited, value-driven technology firm that provides turnkey, full-service IT solutions and ongoing support to financial institutions. Its comprehensive end-to-end framework, Azure Partner status, and laser focus on the Private Equity support industry provide a competitive edge for financial firms seeking to maximize their technology return on investment. 

“Adding S7 and their talented management team to the Thrive family signals our continued commitment to enhance our financial services practice, particularly in New York,” said Rob Stephenson, CEO of Thrive. “Thrive’s Cyber Security and advanced Microsoft Digital Transformation solutions, designed for financial customers, reinforce our mission to support the strategic technology needs of Private Equity firms with a unique blend of managed services, portfolio engagement services, and consulting to ensure security, compliance and performance.”

“For more than a decade, S7 Technology Group has enabled financial businesses to leverage the performance, security, and scalability previously only afforded to large enterprises and we’re thrilled to be joining the Thrive team,” said Scot Guido, CEO of S7 Technology Group. “We’re incredibly impressed by the level of automation and operational efficiencies of Thrive’s ServiceNow platform and the enhanced Cyber Security capabilities of their 24×7 Security Operations Center (SOC). Our clients will benefit greatly from our new partnership with Thrive.”

Scot Guido, CEO, Michael Bilenkis, CTO and Fred Bruno, COO, will all assume senior leadership roles in New York, home to Thrive’s largest office. The S7 transaction marks the 12th acquisition for Thrive since 2016.

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About Thrive
Thrive is a leading provider of NextGen managed services and cyber security designed to drive successful business outcomes through application availability, enablement and optimization. The company’s Thrive5 Methodology utilizes a unique combination of its Application Performance Platform and strategic services to ensure each business takes advantage of technology that enables peak performance, scale, and the highest level of security. For more information, thrivenextgen.com.

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About S7 Technology Group
S7 is a technology solutions provider to companies in the financial services industry. S7 provides the resources and expertise of an IT department, but without the management, overhead, and complexities of having one in-house. Whether you are in the initial stage of a build-out or an established business, S7 will be your single point of contact and will provide you with a complete technology solution that will allow you to operate efficiently, while giving your clients and investors the information they need to trust in the stability and security of your IT solution.

Using a unique, hands-on approach, S7 tailors their services to meet exact client needs and requirements. S7 provides complete, end-to-end technology services including assessment, planning, design, clean-up of current systems, network reconfiguration, project management and deployment, contract negotiations, disaster recovery, business continuity, systems administration, installation and maintenance, and 24 x 7 x 365 support. For more information, visit s7tech.com.

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Cuba Burch Berner

Cuba Burch Berner is an Associate at M|C Partners, where he focuses on investment opportunities in digital infrastructure and technology services. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Cuba was an Equity Research Associate at Citi covering infrastructure companies within the telecommunications industry, including data centers and wireless towers. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics with a specialization in Economics from the University of Chicago. Cuba currently lives in Boston’s West End and enjoys  a myriad of outdoor activities including running, swimming, hiking, and skiing.

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Jim Wade co-founded M/C Partners in 1986 with Dave Croll. He has been investing in communications and technology services since the advent of wireless and broadband, cornerstones of the firm’s sector focus. As a founding managing partner, he manages the firm’s investment process, and continuously seeks out management teams, company prospects and financial resources to grow the portfolio. Jim’s successful track record includes MetroPCS (IPO), Lightower Holdings (acquired by Berkshire Partners), Cavalier Telephone (acquired by PAETEC), NuVox Communications (acquired by WindStream), Attenda (acquired by Darwin Private Equity), Melita (acquired by Apax Partners), PR Wireless (joint venture with Sprint affiliate in Puerto Rico), Thrive Networks (acquired/recapitalized by Court Square) and Involta (acquired by Carlyle Group). Today he serves as a director on the Board of Connectivity Wireless and has responsibility for Omega Wireless. Jim graduated from the University of Notre Dame a B.B.A in Finance and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives outside Boston with his wife and four children. Jim was an avid boater and is now an average golfer.

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Abhishek (A.B.) is a Partner at M/C Partners, where he leads origination, deal diligence and portfolio company support for investments in a variety of communications and technology services segments. He currently serves on the Board of Ascend Technologies, Connectivity Wireless, Edafio Technology Partners, TowerCom and serves as a Board Observer for Thrive Networks. A.B. previously served as a Board Observer for Ensono (acquired by KKR) and QOS Networks (acquired by Zayo). Prior to joining M/C Partners in 2015, A.B. worked at Altman Solon (formerly Altman Vilandrie), a technology, media & telecommunications focused strategy consulting firm, where he completed projects for both operating companies and private equity investors. A.B. received a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Boston’s South End and outside of work, enjoys skiing, cycling, traveling and cheering on his home-town Patriots and Celtics.

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