SaalexIT acquired Valeo Networks, an Arizona-based MSP, in April.
Saalex Information Technology (SaalexIT) is changing its name to Valeo Networks to better reflect its brand as a national MSSP.
SaalexIT acquired Valeo Networks, an Arizona-based MSP, in April. Valeo’s services included backup and disaster recovery, cloud solutions, network security, server virtualization, vendor management, network monitoring and more.
The acquisition combined the two MSPs in SaalexIT’s Southwest region, which includes California, Arizona and New Mexico, to name a few.
Travis Mack is Saalex’s president and CEO. Saalex is SaalexIT’s parent company.
“The rebranding of the IT division marks an exciting strategy shift toward becoming a national MSSP,” he said. “Our new branding reflects our increased commitment to our customers and our continuous pursuit to grow our services and expertise.”
More Distinct and Recognizable
Saalex IT rebranding to Valeo Networks establishes a more “distinct and recognizable” national brand in the MSSP sector, the company said. It reflects a nationwide team to “better support its customers, and provide expanded services, resources and national capabilities.”
“Being able to distinguish from our federal division gives us a recognizable brand that can further embrace our lean toward the IT commercial vertical,” Mack said.
Saalex Solutions, the federal services division of Saalex, focuses on its federal customer base.
Valeo Networks has continued growing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mack said.
“We have seen an uptick in business due to companies’ efforts to build a robust IT infrastructure,” he said. “Organizations are trying to embrace work-from-home (WFH) scenarios coupled with an increased adoption of cloud and video technologies.”
Valeo Networks is now in the top 10% of revenue-generating MSSPs nationwide. It provides services in cybersecurity, compliance, cloud, network infrastructure, and managed IT services. It serves state, county and municipal (SCM) markets, along with commercial/SMBs and nonprofit organizations.
Also this year, SaalexIT acquired Oregon-based Arctic MSP. That allowed it to continue expanding in the West.
More acquisitions are planned this year — “as many as we can manage,” Mack said.
“We see opportunity in the markets to further continue our national consolidation plan,” he said.