The Purple Guys Announces Acquisition of Accelerate


Acquisition builds upon The Purple Guys’ recent growth and strengthens the company’s position as a market-leading IT managed services provider in the Central U.S. 

SHREVEPORT, La., May 10, 2022 –The Purple Guys, a leading provider of managed IT services to small and mid-sized organizations, completed the acquisition of Accelerate, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based IT managed services provider. This acquisition expands The Purple Guys’ presence in the Central U.S., providing additional resources and support to offer clients in the region access to an even broader portfolio of IT solutions.

Accelerate provides a full suite of IT managed services to businesses in the Indianapolis market, specializing in customized IT solutions, cloud services and cybersecurity since 1995. Accelerate has established an exemplary reputation for quality and market leading service delivery capabilities.

“Since founding Accelerate, Tony Schafer has done a tremendous job building a highly qualified, professional team focused on providing best in class IT support and services to long tenured, loyal clients,” said Kevin Cook, CEO of The Purple Guys. “We are thrilled that the talented Accelerate team will be joining The Purple Guys as we look to expand our presence in this attractive and growing market.”

Tony Schafer, Founder and President of Accelerate, commented, “I am proud to join forces with The Purple Guys to bring their unique brand and industry-leading solutions to the Central Indiana area. The two companies share a philosophy of empowering our clients by delivering mission critical IT services, tailored strategies and world-class support. We look forward to building on our historical success as a part of The Purple Guys and creating new opportunities for our highly talented teams.” 

This is The Purple Guys’ fifth acquisition since the formation of its partnership with Kian Capital and ParkSouth Ventures in January 2020. 

Cook added, “Our top priorities are twofold: To be a meaningful partner to our clients by serving all of their IT needs with a focus on enhanced security solutions, and to continue our strategic growth plan to add scale and innovation for our clients and opportunities for our talented people. Accelerate is another step forward as we expand our footprint and remain committed to our acquisition strategy across the Central and Southern U.S.”

About The Purple Guys

The Purple Guys is a leading provider of comprehensive managed IT services to small and mid-sized businesses. We focus on our clients’ IT so they don’t have to. As trusted members of our clients’ teams, we work hard on their behalf to help their businesses grow and succeed by ensuring secure, reliable and cost-effective IT systems. The Purple Guys has offices in Shreveport and New Orleans, Louisiana; Kansas City, Kansas; St. Louis, Missouri; Austin and Dallas, Texas; and now Indianapolis, Indiana, employing more than 200 highly trained team members serving businesses throughout the Central and Southern U.S. For more information, visit

About Accelerate

Accelerate provides full managed services to the Indianapolis area, specializing in customized IT solutions, cloud services and cybersecurity since 1995. The company leverages technology to give organizations a competitive edge through a business-first mindset, a commitment to strategy, industry-leading talent and unmatched effort. Accelerate employs approximately 20 highly trained professionals serving businesses throughout the broader Indianapolis market. For more information, visit 

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MiddleM Creative (on behalf of The Purple Guys)

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