TORONTO, July 7, 2015 – Scalar Decisions Inc. (“Scalar”), Canada’s leading information technology solutions integrator, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Mainland Information Systems (“Mainland”) to combine operations, creating one of Canada’s largest IT solutions companies. The transaction is expected to close later in July.
The transaction is mutually beneficial to Scalar and Mainland, their employees and their stakeholders, and creates a truly national IT solutions company that focuses on infrastructure, security and cloud. The addition of the Mainland business significantly enhances Scalar’s offering in Western Canada, while Mainland will now be a part of a team that operates nationally and will have a broader range of solutions to offer their clients, including an industry-leading set of security services. Existing clients will continue to receive the same great level of service they have come to expect from Scalar and Mainland.
While the two companies will combine operations over time, the two brand names will continue to be used in the near-term. Scalar president and CEO Paul Kerr will be the chief executive of Scalar while Jason Born will continue to serve as president of Mainland. The leadership teams of both Scalar and Mainland will work together to identify and implement integration opportunities.
“We’re very pleased to welcome the Mainland team to the Scalar family and to extend our reach in the key Western Canada marketplace,” said Paul Kerr, president and CEO of Scalar Decisions Inc. “The acquisition of Mainland is a nice fit for us as our companies have many similarities. Both companies are high performers, employ some of the industry’s best people and have strong, long-term client relationships.”
“I’m excited to bring together our teams and build a truly national IT solutions company,” said Jason Born, president of Mainland Information Systems. “We’ve found a great cultural fit and set of shared values with Scalar, which was an essential component of this transaction and will be a big advantage to our clients and employees.”
There will be no headcount reduction resulting from the combination of the two businesses. In fact, the merged company has over 50 positions that need to be filled in the coming months.
About Mainland Information Systems
Mainland Information Systems is an award-winning IT solution provider with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Mainland focuses on providing sales, services and management of on-premise, cloud and mixed data centre IT infrastructure. In addition to numerous technology-related awards, Mainland was named to the Alberta Venture’s Fast Growth 50 list for 2014 and 2015. For further details, visit www.mainland.ca or follow Mainland on Twitter at @MainlandIS.
Scalar is Canada’s leading IT solutions provider, focused on security, infrastructure, cloud, and digital transformation. Founded in 2004, Scalar is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. Scalar was recently named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List, and listed on the PROFIT 500 for the seventh year running. In addition, Scalar was deemed a major player in the IDC MarketScape for Canadian managed security service providers and ranked the #1 ICT security company on the 2014 -2018 editions of the Branham 300. For further details, visit www.scalar.ca or follow Scalar on Twitter, @scalardecisions.