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Charlotte, NC; January 9, 2017 — DecisionPoint, a leader in M&A advisory services for middle-market technology companies, announced today that its client, Tridea Partners, a prominent California-based ERP and CRM services provider, has been acquired by Columbus, an international consultancy expert in the food, manufacturing and distribution industries.


Tridea Partners holds a leading positon within ERP and CRM in the growing food and beverage industry in the US. The acquisition thereby strengthens Columbus’ market reach and industry specialization in the US.


Keld Olsen, Business Unit Leader, Columbus US said “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Tridea. Tridea’s deep industry expertise, paired with Columbus’ history of providing leading services and solutions to this market, will strengthen our mutual ability to transform our clients’ businesses and build lasting relationships.”


“I am confident that through the acquisition, Tridea has enhanced our ability to provide exceptional services to our clients through the combination of coast-to-coast reach, global presence and the extensive resources of Columbus,” said Andy Collins, Tridea Partner.


The acquisition of Tridea Partners strengthens Columbus’ position in the US market, and is in line with Columbus’ goal of being recognized as a strategic business partner that helps customers increase the value of their ERP investment and leads them in the digital transformation of their business.


“We enjoyed facilitating the combination of these two synergistic firms and are confident that the cultural and professional fit will deliver enhanced services and capabilities to their clients,” said Tom Wilson, managing partner at DecisionPoint.

About Columbus


Columbus is an international consultancy firm serving clients worldwide. Columbus is an expert in developing and providing business applications to the food, manufacturing and distribution industries. Columbus has more than 25 years of experience and over 6,000 successful implementations. Columbus has offices and partners around the world. For more information, please visit

About Tridea Partners


Tridea Partners is a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics 365, with a focus on the Food/Beverage and Life Science industries. Tridea implements ERP applications, CRM solutions, accounting software and business applications through a proven and experienced methodology. This methodology focuses on understanding the core business processes of an organization, then configuring and implementing these systems unique to an organization’s end-to-end business processes and key requirements. For more information, please visit


About DecisionPoint


DecisionPoint is a unique leader in M&A advisory services for middle-market technology companies and their venture capital investors in the software, services, cleantech, biotech, healthcare IT and communication sectors. For additional information on DecisionPoint, visit

For further information, contact: Tom Wilson, Managing Partner; (704) 248-1124;

DecisionPoint Advises Tridea Partners on acquisition by Columbus

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