Evergreen Acquires Western Computer, a Leading Microsoft Cloud Provider
[Oxnard, CA] — Juy 12, 2023 — Evergreen, a family of leading managed IT services and software companies, announced today that it has acquired Western Computer, a leading Microsoft Gold Cloud partner and reseller of Microsoft Dynamics 365, CRM, and ERP systems. The company will continue to operate independently within Evergreen’s ERP partner portfolio. Current President, Linda Collins will retire August 1, 2023, and CEO, Tom Bardos, will continue leading the business through a transition to a new CEO with the existing management team.
Founded in 1987, Western Computer became a dedicated Microsoft partner after Microsoft acquired Axapta and Navision. Western Computer has grown their Dynamics practice to include Dynamics NAV, Dynamics AX and all of the Dynamics 365 cloud solutions. Their specialties include omni channel distribution, manufacturing and industry-specific solutions for wine and spirits distributors and producers, as well as residential home building and remanufacturing solutions, all developed by Western Computer. They have a large team of consulting and project management experts in the field that provide world class support and services to deliver maximum business impact.
“Joining Evergreen Services Group opens new opportunities for Western Computer to further build our legacy,” said Tom Bardos, CEO of Western Computer. “With their support, we plan to expand our offerings and scale our operations to further our growth. Our partnership ensures that we have the resources, guidance and backing necessary to attract top talent and maintain our position as a leader in the industry.”
“Western Computer is a needle-moving addition to our ERP portfolio, positioning us as a leader in the Microsoft ERP and CRM ecosystem,” said Sydney Hockett, Vice President of M&A at Evergreen. “We’ve been involved in the Microsoft ecosystem for a long time through our MSPs, and entering the ERP side with Western Computer is a critical next step. Tom and Linda have built not only an exceptional business, but an exceptional team, that we are excited to partner with going forward.”
In Western Computer, Evergreen sees the opportunity to build a significant holding in the Microsoft ERP and CRM ecosystem. They offer mission critical implementation and support services to their customers and an exciting opportunity to expand on the foundation they have built. Western Computer’s proprietary offerings serving the wine and spirits, home building and remanufacturing industries offer a unique opportunity to scale and be the leading provider for customers.
“As we embark on this new chapter, this partnership will enable us to leverage our collective strengths, foster innovation and deliver greater benefits to our customers. We remain committed to delivering exceptional products and services that not only meet but exceed the expectations of our valued customers.”, said Linda Collins, President of Western Computer.
Western Computer follows Evergreen’s acquisition of 70 software and services companies since 2017. Evergreen continues to actively invest in leading IT service providers, ERP partners, financial software, and government services businesses, where it can serve as a long-term capital partner and support future growth. Founders Advisors, a merger, acquisition, and capital solutions firm serving middle market companies, served as the exclusive advisor on the transaction.
About Western Computer
Western Computer, a Microsoft Gold Cloud ERP Partner, has been providing ERP, CRM, supply chain management, and business intelligence solutions for over three decades. Western Computer has helped hundreds of companies, from midsize to some of the world’s largest, in selecting, implementing, and reaching their business and Cloud technology objectives. Learn more at www.westerncomputer.com or call (805) 581-5020.
About Evergreen Services Group
Evergreen Services Group is a family of leading managed services and software companies operated by world-class leadership teams. Evergreen partners with owners of services and software businesses to provide operational assistance and capital in support of growth and exceptional service delivery. Evergreen differentiates itself by providing a permanent home for businesses that care deeply about their customers and employees. For more Evergreen Services Group news and information, visit www.evergreensg.com.
Evergreen Services Group
Sydney Hockett (434) 989 7864
Vice President, M&A
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