Involta acquires BluPrairie

Bruce Lehrman, CEO of Cedar Rapids-based Involta, accepts an award during the 2016 LWBJ Prometheus Awards in Des Moines. Photo courtesy of Technology Association of Iowa.

Involta, the Cedar Rapids-based information technology and consulting company, has purchased BluPrairie in Coralville.

This is Involta’s second public cloud business acquisition in less than a year. In December of 2017, Involta acquired Kadium, a software and technology development company based in Dallas.

In a statement announcing the acquisition on Wednesday, Involta CEO Bruce Lehrman said the deal will give Involta more services to provide to clients.

“By combining our portfolio of services, we are able to expand our clients’ value proposition,” Lehrman said. “We can partner with our clients to consider people, process and technology to meet their business needs. Our collective goal is to enable clients to move away from IT urgent care to IT wellness and be proactive versus reactive.”

BluPrairie CEO Michelle Bates will become Involta’s Chief Innovation Officer.

“This is a very exciting event for both companies, for our employees, and for our clients,” said Bates. “The combination of BluPrairie’s public cloud expertise with Involta’s managed service offering enables us both to provide a new and broader set of services.    Our new service offering of public cloud+private cloud+managed services creates hybrid cloud services at the most competitive prices and even faster response times to service and support needs – 24/7/365.”

Involta declined to say how much the deal was worth and have not yet determined if the Coralville operations would be moved to Cedar Rapids.