Answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Interested in learning more about Blue Alliance IT, what it means to be a partner and if your technology or MSP company would be a good fit? Scan our FAQs for some additional insight. We also invite you to connect with us for a deeper conversation.
Being a Blue Alliance IT partner means that you belong to an exclusive network of technology companies 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 IT 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.
Similar to a private equity investor, Blue Alliance IT acquires ownership in a company, infuses capital and achieves benefits from synergies and economies of scale. Unlike private equity investment, we seek to retain the special qualities, leadership, team and identity of our partner companies while arming them with enterprise-level resources and tools to grow independently in their markets. Today, we are privately funded; however, in time, we may explore outside investment to further build and enhance our network and growth platform.
There is no simple calculation to determine the valuation of a tech company; however, as the leadership of Blue Alliance IT 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.
While joining Blue Alliance IT 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 IT model.
While we are looking for companies with an annual revenue of $500K+, we understand that some years are more challenging than others. If your company is hovering around the $500K mark or you are already billing above that threshold, we’re interested in connecting with you.
Diverse capabilities and professionals add tremendous value to the Blue Alliance IT network and growth platform. We are interested is connecting with potential partners across the full technology spectrum, including:
- Network Infrastructure
- Managed Services Providers
- Cloud Services Providers
- Wireless & Mobile Computing
- Third-Party Support
- Data Analytics
- Hosting Providers
- Hardware Manufacturers
- SaaS Providers
- App Developers
- Web Developers
- Telecom Services
- Software Integrators
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.
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.
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. (Read more about Blue Alliance IT’s Brainpower and Manpower.)
The goal of Blue Alliance IT 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 IT’s growth platform fuels success by preserving partner independence and adding services, resources and talent that can make a different from Day 1.
With Blue Alliance IT, your small 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 IT, you can add specialized expertise and hundreds of team members to your bench, without increasing your payroll.
We help small to mid-sized IT and tech-focused businesses 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.