Why Blue Alliance?

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At Blue Alliance, we believe fulfilling work cultures and great partnerships create success. We not only invest in your MSP, we nurture and empower your team. Becoming a partner in Blue Alliance is more than just a business transaction, it's joining a supportive community that will share in your success.

GROW YOUR TEAM

World-Class Recruiting & Talent Development

MSPs are powered by people. That's why we've developed a world-class recruiting team to support our partners, ensuring they always have the right talent and that their current team is constantly growing and developing new skills. With our talent expertise, your staffing needs are covered.

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Full-Service Back-Office & Operations Support

Get back to focusing on serving customers and doing the work you enjoy most by leveraging our centralized team of experts. Blue Alliance provides mature business operations support across all our partner MSPs, from marketing to HR and beyond. Offload the back-office heavy lifting so you can get back to your passions.

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Safeguard Your Future

We're stronger together. Our collective can produce advanced, cutting-edge services that benefit all partner MSPs through partnership. It's easier to tackle challenges and seize big opportunities as a group rather than going it alone.

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Cash-out + Equity in the Alliance

Best of Both Worlds

Picking a financial partner is a big decision. Choosing Blue Alliance gives you more options for deal structures, including ongoing employment, equity rollover, and rapid transition. Our Blueprint to Freedom intake process ensures a partnership is done on your terms and crafted for your specific needs and priorities.

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Get Back to Your Passions

As an operator-led platform, we understand the realities of business ownership. Expanding responsibilities can divert us from the passions that fuel our lives. Partnering with Blue Alliance helps restore balance so you can refocus on passions or fully transition to pursue them.

Executive in Residence

We have seasoned executives in residence ready to step into leadership roles. Our ongoing development program prepares people to take the reins if you lack a successor. Tap into our resident experts for business continuity.

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How to Be Considered

Our unique integration model requires care and attention, so we are limited in the number of partners we can bring on. Connect with one of our founders below and see if the fit is right for your MSP.

Arrange a Meeting With a Partner

As an operator-led platform, all partners need the nomination of one of the three original founding partners (Nick or Shaun). We're a family, and it's essential that future members share our values and identify with our manifesto.

Have a Conversation

Our unique integration model requires care and attention, so we are limited in the number of partners we can bring on. Don't worry, the process is simple - it's just a conversation.

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"Nick and the team were great. Straightforward and knowledgable. It helps dealing with other operators with the scars to prove it. We can talk in shorthand and get to crux of issues quickly."

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"I finally met people who totally understood my pain. But not only that, the founders saw the upside in my business and the untapped potential that was just sitting there...And that I would need more support to be free to focus on big initiatives."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about our investment process, partnership terms, and expectations for MSP owners.

What does it mean to be a Blue Alliance partner?

Being a Blue Alliance partner means that you belong to an exclusive network of managed service providers that are pursuing individual success while leveraging the power of a national growth platform. By eliminating the obstacles, operational challenges and capital limitations that inhibit growth, Blue Alliance enables their partners to maintain focus on their own MSP business while offering seamless access to an experienced team of diverse technology strategists and implementers.

Is Blue Alliance a private equity investor?

We’re an operator-led MSP investment group, who’s partnered with a private equity partner like us to ensure the success, culture, ethos of the business stays the same. We’ve partnered with Prairie Capital to strengthen our resources, broaden our capabilities, and secure a more expansive platform for our MSP partners, ensuring their continued growth, innovation, and success in an ever-evolving market landscape.

How do you determine a tech company's valuation?

There is no simple calculation to determine the valuation of a tech company; however, as the leadership of Blue Alliance have all run successful MSP and IT services companies ourselves, we understand that true valuation goes beyond annual revenue, number of employees and EBITDA. We work closely with you to evaluate what you have accomplished in your field as well as the potential for future growth.

Is investment by Blue Alliance considered a merger with my company or is Blue Alliance interested in fully acquiring my company?

While joining Blue Alliance will be a financial acquisition, the unique growth platform we've created harnesses the power of partner companies and the skills and expertise they bring to the network. Ongoing independent operations and the continued success and promotion of our individual partner brands is a key differentiator in the Blue Alliance model.

Must my company meet an annual minimum revenue threshold to become a Blue Alliance partner?

A unique aspect of our platform is that we can support both direct partners whose brands stay the same, and we can also partner with companies who want to join a larger organization. Due to this, we can accept a wider range of investments starting at the $500K revenue mark.

Does my company have to be a full-service IT firm to be considered?

Diverse capabilities and professionals add tremendous value to the Blue Alliance network and growth platform. We are interested is connecting with potential partners across the full technology spectrum, including:

  • Network Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity
  • Managed Services Providers
  • Cloud Services Providers
  • Wireless & Mobile Computing
  • Third-Party Support
  • Data Analytics
  • Hosting Providers
  • Audio/Video
  • Hardware Manufacturers
  • SaaS Providers
  • App Developers
  • Web Developers
  • Telecom Services
  • Software Integrators

Will I still have input into how my company is run?

You built your company, so we believe there is no one better equipped to guide its future trajectory than you. Together, we'll develop a collaborative plan that makes sense for your personal and professional objectives.

What will happen to my staff if I partner with Blue Alliance?

Your staff is an integral part of your company and we intend to keep it that way. Your staff will remain in place and will continue on with business as usual.

What will happen to my existing clients if I partner with Blue Alliance?

We are interested in working with partners who value relationships over transactions, and we know that client trust is hard-earned. You will continue serving your clients as a trusted local resource. The only change is that your clients will now have access to a national team of diverse technology experts, if needed.

What changes can I expect when my company becomes a Blue Alliance partner?

The goal of Blue Alliance is to add value to our partners' businesses, not subtract from them and change what makes each company unique. Read the Power of Alliance to understand how Blue Alliance's growth platform fuels success by preserving partner independence and adding services, resources and talent that can make a difference from Day 1.

How can becoming a Blue Alliance partner help me grow my company and develop new business?

With Blue Alliance, your business can swing for the fences. Our national network of experts is an efficient and agile resource, whether an existing client is facing a catastrophic cyberthreat or a new client prospect requires specialized services outside of your wheelhouse. With Blue Alliance, you can add specialized expertise and hundreds of team members to your bench, without increasing your payroll.

I'm looking to retire. Can becoming a Blue Alliance partner still be an option for me?

We help MSPs whether their owners are seeking to scale up or out. Together, we'll develop a collaborative plan that makes sense for your personal and professional objectives.

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