MSP M&A: DMI acquires mobility management company Simplex Mobility

DMI, provider of digital transformation services backed by private equity firm OceanSound Partners, has acquired Simplex Mobility for an undisclosed amount.

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DMI acquires Simplex Mobility

Founded in 2002, DMI is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The company has 1,968 employees listed on LinkedIn. DMI areas of expertise include enterprise mobility solutions, cybersecurity solutions, strategic consulting, managed mobility services, application development, IoT, customer experience, digital strategy, data analytics, digital transformation, eCommerce platform services, connected vehicles, business transformation, enterprise technology services, software development, technology consulting, software-defined, digital Management, AI and Automation, Device Lifecycle Services, Contact Center Solutions and Modern Workplace.

Founded in 2011, Simplex Mobility is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The company has 20 employees listed on LinkedIn. Simplex’s areas of expertise include mobility management, cost control, wireless management and mobile device management.

Simplex provides a centralized platform that manages all aspects of a client’s mobile ecosystem, including inventory management, helpdesk support and cost optimization. The acquisition will allow DMI to strengthen its managed services offering, the company said. The combined platform offers customers improved visibility, security, tracking and cost savings across their mobile ecosystem, DMI said.

Simplex founder and CEO Taylor Phillips will remain with DMI after the transaction, the company said.

DMI acquires Simplex Mobility: Executive Insight

Rocky Thurston, COO, DMI

Rocky Thurston, COO, DMI commented:

“DMI will revolutionize the market with a first-ever fully packaged managed service offering that goes beyond mobile, enabling clients to manage, monitor and transform their assets, inventory and spend through a seamless experience. Businesses that save money, reduce waste and strive for change need an end-to-end solution to ensure tax compliance and a modern customer experience.”

DJ Oreb, President of Managed Services, DMI added:

“Enterprises today are looking for solutions and partners to accelerate their digital strategy while maintaining control over technology and operations. It has always been our vision to offer our customers an experience that picks them up where they are in their digital journey. This combination helps us do this – and creates a powerful end-to-end solution for commercial and government customers.”

Taylor Phillips, Founder and CEO of Simplex said:

“Our platform was built with the customer in mind, which has helped us maintain a competitive advantage. This technology, combined with DMI’s global market leadership, scale and customer-centric focus, will fundamentally transform the market.”

DMI acquisition growth

This is DMI’s second acquisition since it was purchased by private equity firm OceanSound Partners in October 2021.

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DMI had previously acquired Ambit Group in October 2022 and state IT service provider Aurotech in April 2022.

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