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Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture Solutions

Integrate or separate on time, on budget, unharmed.

Business Transition Services

Protera Managed Services experts lead M&A advisors, Private Equity firms, and businesses through the challenges of combining or realigning disparate IT platforms and programs. Our IT services are designed to ensure each client’s seamless migration and successful post merger integration.

Tailored IT Strategies for Seamless Transitions

Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures are complex, and it is paramount to align IT infrastructures to achieve strategic objectives. Protera offers deep expertise in guiding PE and M&A advisory firms through the intricacies of IT integration and realignment. Our dedication ensures each transition is seamless, cost-effective, and timely, safeguarding the integrity and continuity of your operations.

Our approach sets us apart:


Comprehensive Due Diligence

Uncover and address potential risks before they become issues.


Customized Integration Strategies

Tailor-made plans to ensure smooth technology integration and operational synergy.

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Proven Risk Mitigation

Strategic services and enterprise expertise that protect your investment and maximize deal value.


Navigating the Tech Maze: Protera's Guide to Successful M&A in the Digital Age

Explore our whitepaper for insights into leveraging technology to streamline your merger, acquisition, divestiture or carve-out process.

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The Protera Advantage: A Legacy of Success

With over 25 years of specialized experience, Protera is a trusted partner. Our accomplishments include:

  • Extensive Industry Coverage: Crafting unique solutions across 15+ industries

  • Impressive Track Record: Over 1000 cloud migrations completed, managing 2500+ systems

  • Custom Concierge Solutions: Aligned with your specific objectives, security needs, and budgetary constraints

  • 100% Client Satisfaction: Consistently achieving 100% approval ratings

Achieve ROI and Enhanced Profitability with Protera

Our proven track record includes clients across industry

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Strategy and Assessment

- IT Landscape Assessment includes asset discovery and mapping
- Security assessment provides SIEM and SOC solutions for all servers in environment and endpoints across enterprise

Automated Cloud Migration

- Roadmap for consolidating assets onto a single platform
- Cloud assessment and automated migration to hyperscaler of choice

SAP Cloud and Application Managemenrt

- SAP data separation
- Integration of SAP and non-SAP workloads
- Ongoing SAP Basis support
- SAP Certified solutions for Microsoft Azure and Amazon   Web Services (AWS)

Comprehensive Managed Services

- Deploy and manage Level 1 and Level 2 helpdesk
- DevOps and cloud enablement advisory and consulting
- Virtual desktop rollout, SASE, SSE and Zero trust connectivity for      critical system access
- Network managed services
- M365 migration and separation and end user management

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions bring significant challenges, notably in realizing synergies and consolidating IT infrastructures. Achieving these goals is critical but complex, involving the integration of varied systems and ensuring security during the merger of assets and user bases. Overcoming these hurdles is essential for leveraging M&A benefits, demanding strategic planning and expertise to manage transitions effectively and securely.

Hear from the Tidewater CIO on how they surpassed synergy targets by $20M, setting the stage for continuous cloud and innovation adoption.

Divestitures and Carve-outs

Divestitures necessitate strategic planning and precise execution, particularly in onboarding new IT staff within a fixed TSA budget. Our objective is to establish a predictable, cost-effective, and stable IT framework, focused on timely delivery to minimize business disruption. This requires a coherent plan that balances financial constraints with operational needs, ensuring a smooth transition that positions both the divested entity and the parent company for success.

Learn how Airnov, a carve out from a $4B ParentCo, separated on time and achieved operational efficiency at reduced cost.

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M&A IT Integration

IT integration strategy, including steps to prepare, an integration program checklist, and management best practices to prioritize as you execute.

Carve-Out IT Considerations

Explore key IT considerations for PE-backed carve-outs, and how Protera supported Airnov in a successful divestiture from its $4B ParentCo.

Cloud SecOps Examples

With rapid digital transformation, cybersecurity has transitioned from a technical detail to a cornerstone of strategic enterprise planning.

LSC Innovates Post Carve-Out

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Establish an Autonomous Tech Framework

• Detach Networks, Servers, Data

• Embrace a Cloud-Centric Evolution

• Integrate Microsoft Tech


• Migration of 600 servers, apps, 67 databases, and 84 hypervisors

• Disaster recovery setup for 100+ servers 12-18 month guided modernization roadmap,

• Global WAN/LAN management

• SIEM and SOC solution for servers and endpoints.

• Enhanced End-User Experience: M365 and AVD for 5,000 users.
• Efficient Support: Managed help desk for 4,000 users.
• Streamlined Communication: Teams Voice replaces legacy VOIP.
• Cloud-Powered Innovation: LSC embraces Azure for daily advancements.

Entrust Your M&A Strategy with Protera

Schedule a consultation with our experts to evaluate your business transition.