MLive: Trivalent Group moves into Lansing market with acquisition

GRANDVILLE, MI — Information technology firm Trivalent Group has acquired the East Lansing-based KI Technology Group.

The purchase price wasn’t disclosed in a statement Wednesday morning announcing the acquisition.

Both firms operate as outsourced IT departments for businesses, providing tech support and Cloud-based services.

The Grandville-based Trivalent is a data center and managed service provider with facilities across Michigan with offices in Grandville, Battle Creek, Mt. Pleasant and Traverse City.

The acquisition of KI moves Trivalent into the Mid-Michigan market.

“Given KI’s many high-profile clients that span multiple sectors, this acquisition is an exciting development and a major step forward for our company,” said Trivalent CEO Larry Andrus in a statement. “It will further strengthen our customer service and expand our ability to provide innovative new services for our clients.”

KI’s 10-person workforce including Linda Lynch, the firm’s owner and president, are expected to stay with the company, currently located at 4750 Hagadorn Rd.

The firm began in 1982 as KI Software Corporation, partnering with NCR Corporation to provide software solutions for small businesses around the country. The company’s network technicians manages networks for a variety of businesses in the Greater Lansing area.

Launched in 1971, Trivalent now has a statewide workforce of 80 employees and a client roster of more than 600 businesses.

Last year, Trivalent was named a “Top 100 Managed Service Provider in the World” for the fifth consecutive year by MSPMentor, a leading trade publication.