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One Equity Partners Completes Investment in Computer Design and Integration

Leading IT Solutions Provider Poised for Accelerated Growth

NEW YORK – JANUARY 6, 2020 – One Equity Partners (“OEP”), a leading middle market private equity firm, today announced the completion of its investment in Computer Design and Integration (“CDI” or “the Company”), a leading provider of IT infrastructure hardware and software, consulting and managed services. As part of the transaction, CDI’s founder and management team rolled over a substantial portion of their interests and retained a significant ownership stake in the Company. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in New York City, CDI is recognized for its data center excellence and its cloud and managed services portfolio, which includes hybrid cloud management, a complete integrated suite of business continuity solutions, as-a-service offerings, IT service management and its proprietary Hybrid Cloud Automation Framework (HCAF) and Zero Touch Operations (ZTO). The Company employs highly-skilled professionals in offices across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

“We look forward to supporting the highly talented CDI team with identifying acquisitions of complementary businesses that help them meet the growing domestic and global demand for multi-cloud next generation technology that feels ‘invisible and agile’,” said Chip Schorr, Senior Managing Director at OEP. “CDI provides its customers with the right tools to implement an effective IT strategy through fully leveraging the cloud to create a seamless user experience and comply with enterprise and data security standards,” added Carlo Padovano, a Managing Director at OEP.

“We are excited to partner with OEP, a firm with a deep understanding of the IT consulting sector that is exceptionally well-positioned to help us identify new organic and inorganic opportunities supporting our continued growth in North America and elsewhere,” said Eric Bakker, President of CDI.

The hybrid cloud computing market is expected to total more than $700 billion by 2023 at a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent as deployment of multi-cloud networks continues, according to industry data.

“OEP’s vision is fully aligned with our vision for growing CDI into additional vertical industries and geographic markets,” added Rich Falcone, President of Sales, CDI. “Enterprises are seeking to implement solutions that function effectively in today’s hybrid cloud operating model, where speed, agility and a digitially-driven user-experience have become paramount.”

OEP has a proven track record of backing and building market-leading technology consulting and software businesses, including Rizing, a leading U.S.-based provider of SAP systems integration and consulting services; and, Orion Business Innovation, a fast-growing global digital transformation firm, among others.


About One Equity Partners 
OEP is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 180 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt. For more information, please visit

About Computer Design & Integration (“CDI”):

CDI was founded in 1995, with corporate headquarters in New York City, as well as office locations in Teterboro, N.J., Boston and Atlanta. The firm has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 500 IT solution providers offering clients and businesses of all sizes the most up-to-date hybrid IT technology solutions that solve today’s most complex business challenges. CDI LLC continually focuses on achieving client satisfaction by developing and implementing comprehensive and innovative technology solutions that enhance day-to-day business workflow processes. As one of the largest solution providers, CDI LLC combines the required experience, exceptional talent, quality assurance and stability that its clients strive to achieve.  For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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