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Amplix Acquires Net7, Deepens Life Cycle Services

It's Amplix's first acquisition after its founding three-agent merger.

James Anderson

January 4, 2023

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New England-based technology advisor Amplix has purchased Net7, bringing on a company and a team that will bolster private equity-backed Amplix’s account management services.

Net7 is a nine-year-old company that consists of two entities — Net7 Solutions and Net7 Total Care. Amplix didn’t say how much it’s paying for Net7. The deal pairs Net7 with an Amplix leadership team its owners know well, as well as funding to scale. For Amplix, the acquisition adds technical and sales talent as well as a sophisticated technology life cycle management practice called Net7 Total Care.

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ROI’s Joe Destefano

“We’re excited to welcome the Net7 team to the Amplix family,” Amplix CEO Joe Destefano said. “The company’s strong sales talent, technical leadership and customer-first approach complement Amplix’s service offering and culture. Net7’s Total Care practice will enhance the Amplix platform and help to further differentiate the life cycle experience and data capabilities we provide. We look forward to collaborating with the Net7 team to optimize Amplix’s reach and further accelerate the company’s growth.”

Backgrounds

Amplix burst onto the scene in mid-December as the combination of three Massachusetts-based agencies: ROI Communications, Blue Front Technology Group and allConnex. Private equity firm Gemspring Capital is backing the joint company.

Net7, headquartered in Wrentham, Massachusetts, launched in 2013, spearheaded by Windstream alums Chris Checksfield and Cary Stallings. Checksfield, Net7’s president and CEO, said the company has turned into one of the channel’s fastest growing agencies. It has focused on large enterprise customers, sourcing and managing all manner of cloud, IT and telecommunication services.

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Amplix’s Chris Checksfield

As a result of the deal, Checksfield and Stalling will settle into customer acquisition and sales engineering roles, respectively. Moreover, both will help shape Amplix’s overall vision.

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Amplix’s Dan Gill

“These guys have built a really compelling business. They’ve done innovative things, and they’ve been truly successful,” Amplix president Dan Gill told Channel Futures. “So we’ve got the roles that they’re excited to play, but they’re going to play an important role in strategy going forward.”

In the slideshow above, Checksfield and Gill explain why Amplix and Net7 fit well with one another.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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