The Microsoft Business of Allin Corporation has been acquired by Dell CorporationWashington, DC (January 15, 2009)FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that Allin Corporation’s Microsoft IT consulting and solutions segments have been acquired by Dell. FOCUS represented Allin Corporation in this transaction.

The acquisition involves Allin’s business units located in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA and San Jose and Walnut Creek, CA, focused on consulting services around Microsoft’s core infrastructure as well as business management software and services. Approximately 100 Allin employees joined Dell’s expanding services business.

“The expertise we gain from Allin further deepens our ability to help customers exploit Microsoft technologies for business advantage,” said Stephen Murdoch, vice president, Global Infrastructure Consulting Services, Dell. “Dell’s focus is on helping customers simplify their IT environments to deliver more flexibility and faster returns. Allin’s capabilities and customer focus fit perfectly in this strategy.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for the Allin employees who are part of the acquisition. They will have the opportunity to more effectively scale their client services teams and suite of services they currently have to a broader set of customers,” said Rich Talarico, chairman and CEO, Allin. “We will focus our services in the vertical markets we serve and look forward to continuing the collaboration between these operations and the Dell team.”

“We received a number of offers for Allin which included domestic and international buyers. Dell represented the best strategic fit from all perspectives,” commented Manan Shah, a FOCUS Partner. George Shea, another FOCUS partner commented, “We are delighted with the outcome on this transaction which is an indicator of continued interest in acquisitions from strategic buyers in the general IT services sector”.


FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by Wm. H. Murphy & Co., Inc. registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit

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