Convergint Damage Control

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Feb 07, 2018

Convergint needs you to understand.

When Convergint acquires companies, as they continuously do, it is an acquisition, e.g.:

But when Convergint gets acquired, they do not like calling it what it is. IPVM raised this issue in our initial report. Indeed, after our report, they took to a trade magazine detailing their 'financial partnership' with Ares, objecting:

Someone? That 'someone' was literally the company that acquired Convergint, Ares, in the title of Ares' own press release:

Convergint is not making things better and they risk damaging their reputation and trust with their employees and partners.

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Comments (13)

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