HBK Acquires Vertical Solutions

HBK IT, a division of Canfield, Ohio-based IPA 100 firm Hill Barth & King LLC (HBK) (FY20 net revenue of $114.8 million), is merging in Pittsburgh-based managed service provider Vertical Solutions. The combined company will be renamed Vertilocity and will be led by Bruce Nelson, president of Vertical Solutions.

Founded in 1993, Vertical Solutions offers an array of IT-related services and support, including proactive managed IT support, advanced threat protection, Office 365 management and support, technological tools and software designed to address an organization’s specific processes, and hardware procurement and installation. The firm has specialized in working with health care businesses and institutions.

“Digital technology is the most impactful disrupter in business today,” says HBK managing principal and CEO Christopher Allegretti. “The Vertical Solutions team is steeped in experience in organizational workflows, systems and software, and will support our initiative to provide relevant, sophisticated technological support to our clients.”