Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) to Spin-off CDI Southeast

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Spin-off allows for additional investments in growth initiatives

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The decision to separate at this point uniquely positions CDI and Dave Brown’s business for greater independence, focus, financial resources, and the flexibility to adapt quickly to evolving market and customer dynamics.

Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) and Computer Design & Integration Southeast LLC (CDI Southeast) today announced that they have mutually approved a plan to spin off CDI Southeast from CDI LLC, seeing their five-year joint venture plan to fruition. This transaction will result in two independent, highly-focused private companies.

The spin-off allows CDI LLC to redirect its investments in its cloud and managed services annuity business efforts. The company will continue to direct its growth initiatives on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, while the former CDI Southeast will focus on the North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida markets—a strategy designed to drive greater value for both businesses.

The deal is expected to close by end of calendar quarter Q116. Trish Bakker and Eric Bakker will continue as CEO and President, respectively, of CDI LLC, while Dave Brown, President of CDI Southeast, will lead the new entity. Both companies will continue to partner with industry-leading technology partners, including EMC, Cisco, VMware, HP and others. Although no longer part of the same business organization, the two companies will maintain a synchronous relationship within the IT marketplace.

“Our work with CDI Southeast over the past five years has significantly strengthened our core business and created new opportunities for business growth,” said Eric Bakker, President, CDI LLC. “The decision to separate at this point uniquely positions CDI and Dave Brown’s business for greater independence, focus, financial resources, and the flexibility to adapt quickly to evolving market and customer dynamics,” he added.

“I am excited at the opportunity to sharpen our strategic focus in the Southeast region by providing an unmatched level of service to customers through innovation and operational excellence. The split will allow both companies to pursue distinct strategies to drive profitable growth,” said Dave Brown, President, CDI Southeast.

CDI LLC and CDI Managed Services will continue to operate under CDI LLC.

About Computer Design & Integration (CDI LLC):
CDI LLC was founded in 1995, with corporate headquarters in Teterboro, NJ, as well as office locations in New York City, Philadelphia, Charlotte 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.

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About Computer Design & Integration Southeast, LLC (CDI Southeast):
CDI Southeast provides data center infrastructure design, integration and support for businesses’ evolving needs while simplifying complex information technologies. The company offers advanced technology strategies with a particular focus on highly available data center solutions. Developed in 2010 as a joint venture with CDI LLC, CDI Southeast is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Carolinas by Business North Carolina Magazine and ranked as the #1 fastest growing company in Charlotte by Charlotte Business Journal’s 2014 Fast 50. CDI Southeast has offices in Charlotte, NC, Columbia, SC, and Atlanta, GA, and will operate under a new brand upon closing of this transaction. For more information call 704-716-0010.

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