ESI Technologies

ESI Technologies
GRAB Technologies

GRAB Technologies

November 05, 2009 09:27 ET

ESI Technologies Acquires GRAB Technologies

The acquisition enhances ESI's expertise in Sun/Solaris and thin-client solutions.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2009) - ESI Technologies, the leader in Information storage availability, security and compliance solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of GRAB Technologies, a firm that specializes in the integration of IT infrastructure, particularly in the Sun Microsystems/Solaris and thin-client environments. With this acquisition, ESI continues its expansion and reinforces its focus on its strategy of organic growth combined with acquisitions. This transaction will confirm ESI's leadership in storage, Sun/Solaris and thin-client solutions in Quebec.

This acquisition give ESI access to a highly qualified team, as well as provide the know-how to better serve its clients, taking full advantage of the wealth of expertise that GRAB Technologies has developed in the Sun environment.

According to Greg Rokos, President and Chief Executive Officer of ESI Technologies: "The acquisition of GRAB Technologies embodies perfectly our strategy. The synergy between our services and those of GRAB Technologies will enhance our offer and allow us to provide a wider range of solutions to a broader client base."

"The impressive growth of GRAB Technologies over the past few years made partnering with a firm that could propel GRAB to its full potential and meet the wide-ranging needs of our clientele, a high priority," stated Patrick Brochu, President and Chief Executive Officer of GRAB Technologies. "ESI and GRAB Technologies share a client-oriented corporate culture, and we have discovered that the team at ESI is highly motivated and employs effective tools. We now have access to a complementary set of resources that will allow us to provide a diversified range of products and solutions that are perfectly tailored to the needs of our clients."

The operations of GRAB Technologies will be fully integrated into those of ESI. Patrick Brochu will assume a business development role, and will become part of ESI's team in Quebec City.

Against the backdrop of consolidation and optimization throughout the IT sector, ESI is committed to pursuing its growth strategy in 2010, and developing other initiatives aimed at ensuring its leadership position, in Quebec and across Canada.

About GRAB Technologies

Since its inception in 1998, GRAB Technologies Inc. has gained an enviable reputation in the integration and management of Sun Microsystems/Solaris and thin-client technologies. The Company's main focus is on the integration of IT infrastructure, and on carrying out technological analysis, migration and network management projects. GRAB Technologies has acquired expertise in systems migration, implementation of a development environment, and the development and deployment of operational strategies. For more information, please visit

About ESI Technologies

ESI Technologies is the leader in the architecture, design, deployment and support of technological solutions that ensure the availability, security, compliance and performance of information. In addition, ESI designs and deploys an on-demand IT service management solution (Octopus) based on ITIL standards. Multiforce, an ESI Group company, provides strategic business and IT consulting. ESI Technologies is based in Montreal, and has offices in Quebec City and Toronto. For more information, please visit

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