Another in a string of mergers and acquisitions, Charles IT makes a play for more of a presence on the East Coast.

Allison Francis

January 11, 2022

2 Min Read

This month’s flurry of M&A activity continues with Charles IT, No. 195 on our 2021 MSP 501, buying NST Systems. The merging of the two companies will allow Charles IT to expand its services throughout Connecticut and metro New York.

Charles IT specializes in supplying IT services to highly regulated industries. The company helps clients navigate disaster recovery, cloud services and complex compliance, from HIPAA to CMMC and DFARS.

NST Systems brings to the table more than 27 years of experience in IT consulting and managed IT services. Their services have an emphasis on data loss prevention, disaster backup and recovery. They also include 24/7 monitoring, and live support for small and midsize businesses.

Keep up with the latest channel-impacting mergers and acquisitions in our M&A roundup. Then check out what we thought were the biggest mergers and acquisitions of 2021!


CharlesIT’s Foster Charles

“We’re very excited to bring on board a company with such a consistently high level of customer service that mirrors our own core values,” said Foster Charles, founder and CEO of Charles IT. “We look forward to continuing to provide clients with fast response, improved ROI on their IT, and confidence in their systems.” 

Charles IT boasts an average response time under 5 minutes, and time to resolution of just 5 1/2 hours. The company says that puts it in the top 3% of all service providers. Charles IT is a SOC 2 Type 2 certified solution provider. The MSP frequently serves customers in health care, manufacturing and government; plus, nonprofits and financial services.

We’re only 11 days into the new yea, and no sign of a slowdown on the M&A activity front.

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About the Author(s)

Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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