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Tech firm grows global presence with purchase

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  • | 2:36 p.m. January 8, 2018
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TAMPA — ConnectWise, a Tampa-based business technology firm, has acquired HTG, a global consulting, coaching and peer group company.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

In a press release, ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini states that the move is a logical next step for the two organizations, which have enjoyed a strategic relationship dating back to 2008.

“This brings together a shared vision to help technology solution providers (TSPs) meet their full potential,” Bellini states. “We are creating an extraordinary ecosystem that gives all TSPs the opportunity to thrive.”

According to the release, Arlin Sorensen, founder and CEO of HTG, will remain as head of the new HTG business unit within ConnectWise. HTG's mission to help businesses and their leadership reach growth goals will not change now that the company has joined the ConnectWise family, Sorensen says.

“Arnie and I have shared a belief in the value of education, coaching and community as key ingredients for partner success,” Sorensen states in the release. “I'm excited to be part of an organization that understands the value of HTG's programs, and I'm looking forward to amplifying the reach of HTG thought leadership and creating new transformative programs that will enable TSPs to take control of their destinies.”

According to the release, HTG serves more than 600 members from 500 companies around the world, while ConnectWise has more than 130,000 users in 21,000 businesses in over 50 countries.


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