Praecipio expands into Canada with Avant acquisition

03 May 2023 2 min. read
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Praecipio, an Austin-based IT and business process consulting firm, has expanded into Canada with the acquisition of Avant Systems Group, a Winnipeg-based Atlassian Platinum Solutions Partner.

Founded in 2006, Avant delivers IT integration and workflow solutions on Atlassian, a leading provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for project management and software developer teams. The firm offers a full range of Atlassian support services, including cloud migration assistance.

Avant works with notable clients across industries, including Scotiabank, CBC, Blue Cross, and Bell. The company has 25 employees listed on LinkedIn.

Praecipio’s acquisition of Avant will expand the US firm’s presence into Canada. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Praecipio expands into Canada with Avant acquisition

“Avant is well known in Canada for its concierge-level service and solutions,” said Michael Rapp, CEO of Praecipio. “We want to amplify what they do so well and expand on it. By combining our best-in-class services, support, and capabilities, we are able to offer existing and future Canada-based clients something new and unique: local talent with extensive experience to deliver a full spectrum of enterprise transformation solutions.”

Praecipio is one of the largest Atlassian consulting practices in the US, with 15 locations and more than 160 employees, according to LinkedIn. The firm’s offerings span strategic cloud transformations, agile at scale, DevOps, IT service management (ITSM), and enterprise service management (ESM).

Praecipio was acquired by Periscope Equity in 2021, when the firm had approximately 50 employees and six offices. Periscope subsequently bolted on Boulder-based 6kites and San Jose-based Coyote Creek – two Atlassian Solution Partners – in 2022.

“We are excited to join Praecipio,” said Ryan Hannah, president and CEO of Avant. “By tapping into Praecipio’s breadth and depth of expertise, we can deliver unrivaled value for our clients. And because of our shared commitment to a customer-first culture, clients can depend on responsive and adaptive support.”