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October 18, 2011

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TA Associates, Inc acquires, LLC   


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  • TA Associates has announced its planned acquisition of, LLC from McCarthy Capital, which made its initial investment in 2008. CoSentry provides secure data centers, disaster recovery services and managed IT services from facilities in Missouri and Nebraska. The company was formed in 2000 in partnership with Norm Waitt Jr., the co-founder of Gateway Computers.
  • Having raised $4B in 2009 for their 11th fund, TA Associates has deep pockets and has been on a recent shopping spree with the completion of six acquisitions since August 2011.
  • The proposed acquisition reflects a larger consolidation trend in the fragmented data center market. The large number of small data centers with limited access to capital available for expansion have proven to be attractive acquisition targets for the larger players.
  • With the exponential growth of cloud computing, also known as web-based services, Martin Wolf believes this sector will continue to see rapid growth. Microsoft estimates that before the end of 2012 more than 90 percent of its software and products will be based on cloud-related products and services. In addition, as internet traffic triples by 2014 to 64 exabytes per month, data centers will be a primary beneficiary of cloud computing's continued growth.  

Martin Wolf  was not a financial advisor in this transaction. To learn more about this transaction or our firm, contact Yousif Abudra at  or (925) 215-2760.   

About Martin Wolf  


Based in Silicon Valley, Martin Wolf is a leading middle market M&A Advisory focused on companies with services-based business models. Since 1997, our team has completed more than 100 transactions in six countries. We are a five-year member of the Merrill Lynch PS Referral Network, and were selected as ICICI Bank's (India's leading private bank) exclusive strategic partner for acquiring U.S. IT companies. For more information, visit


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