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Micro-P Acquires Cohort Technology

Micro-P has announced it has completed its acquisition of Cohort Technology, a security and communications distributor based in Basingstoke. The acquisition of Cohort will enable Micro-P to deliver even more value to its reseller partners through a broader security, communications and services product offering, supported by experienced sales and technical teams.

Cohort Technology has been characterised by its unique approach to distribution and channel development. By combining a pro-active partner approach with both IT VAR and vendor, Cohort has developed a proposition which includes a full suite of telesales, training, maintenance, consultancy and managed services.

Over the coming months, Cohort’s portfolio, will be integrated with Micro-P’s existing offering. This will provide greater access for both Micro-P and Cohort’s reseller partners with brands such as ShoreTel, Stonesoft/McAfee and ForeScout.

Paul Bryan, UK Managing Director of Micro-P said: “The acquisition of Cohort is a logical step in the direction of our B2B proposition and how we bring scale and opportunity to our customers. It will further strengthen our Security, IP telephony and service story, making us more relevant to the IT community. We welcome the Cohort team on-board and look forward to the exciting times ahead”.

Commenting on the acquisition, Grahame Smee Managing director of Cohort, stated: “We are delighted to be joining the Micro-P business, their substantial reach and financial backing coupled with our technical knowledge and commercial agility makes for huge opportunity that our reseller partners and vendors will benefit from going forward.“

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine

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