It's the company's fifth acquisition in 2022.

Claudia Adrien

August 26, 2022

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Meriplex, a managed IT and security solutions provider, is buying managed service provider CPI Solutions, making it the fifth acquisition for the company this year.


For more than 30 years, CPI Solutions has been an IT and cybersecurity MSP for many businesses throughout Southern California. They provide custom solutions tailored to their client’s needs. It allows them to maximize the role IT plays in their day-to-day business, Meriplex officials said.

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Meriplex’s David Henley

David Henley is CEO of Meriplex.

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“We are excited to have CPI Solutions joining the Meriplex team, as they are one of the few true mid-sized MSPs in the market,” Henley said. “Together, we advance in our goal of becoming the preferred national managed technology solutions provider that promotes deep customer relationships and continually strives for service excellence.”

This acquisition also allows Meriplex, a Channel Futures MSP 501 winner, to expand further into the automotive industry. CPI provides thorough risk assessments, IT solutions and technical expertise. In addition, Meriplex said CPI brings “highly talented and engaged individuals,” system automation expertise and vertical success in the industry.

Arnie Friedman is president and CEO of CPI Solutions.


CPI’s Arnie Friedman

“Partnering with Meriplex was the right choice for our clients and employees,” Friedman said. “Our core focus at CPI is to ensure the success of our clients, and together with Meriplex, we will strengthen the value we can deliver on through expanded capabilities and more technical resources.”

Meriplex is focusing on two critical factors, the company said. They want to provide high level of service to clients and acquire the best talent across the U.S. to support their growth initiatives.

In addition to the CPI acquisition, the company plans to buy four more MSPs by year’s end. In July, Meriplex acquired Louisiana-based Verma Systems, a firm specializing in business technology tailored for the SMB market.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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