18 January 2024

First Focus acquires Brisbane-based IT provider eStorm

First Focus acquires Brisbane-based IT provider eStorm

First Focus has acquired eStorm, a Brisbane based Manager Service Provider. The acquisition is the fourth purchase by First Focus since 2020 as we continue to extend our capability and national presence.

eStorm adds further depth to our managed services capability, including a particular focus on the education sector and Apple products. While eStorm clients will now have access to MSP services on a national level. These include access to a team of over 270 people across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, delivering IT support, cybersecurity, cloud, connectivity, communications, and more.

The acquisition of eStorm builds on previous purchases – including networking experts The Specializt and enterprise-focused MSP Ordyss. First Focus remains actively interested in additional acquisition opportunities for businesses with a shared vision – offering owners a chance to join our growing team or to exit the industry on their own terms.

Ross Sardi, CEO of First Focus, says: “It’s been a great few months getting to know Jason and eStorm, and I’m excited to have them officially join First Focus.”

The acquisition of eStorm adds expertise in a couple of important areas – Apple devices and support, as well as their experience in the Education sector. These are key additions to continuing to build our breadth of services and be the #1 MSP across SMB and midmarket

The managed services division of eStorm will continue to service their clients as usual until they transition across to First Focus branding over the next few months. First Focus will retain all staff from eStorm and integrate their skilled teams into existing services over the coming months. The Apple service centres involved in the acquisition will continue to operate under the eStorm brand.

Following the initial integration period after the acquisition, the CEO of eStorm, Jason La Macchia, will continue to work with First Focus, taking on responsibility for vendor and partner relationship management.

La Macchia says: “First Focus provides an excellent fit for both our clients and our staff. Their professionalism and kindness to date have been nothing short of exemplary towards the team at eStorm.”

Both companies complement each other, and First Focus will bolster our existing service areas. I look forward to watching our clients and staff flourish under the new management.

Sardi agreed, stating: “Jason brings his own unique and valuable experience to the management team of First Focus as well, and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

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