Madison Dearborn Partners Acquires Leading Database Infrastructure and Cloud Managed Services Provider RDX

Remote DBA Experts, LLC (“RDX” or the “Company”), a leading provider of remote database administration (“DBA”) and cloud managed services, announced today that it has been acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners (“MDP”), a leading private equity firm based in Chicago. RDX’s management team, led by CEO Buddy Flerl, continues to retain a significant ownership stake in the newly recapitalized company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“This is a very exciting time for RDX,” said Buddy Flerl. “The MDP team has a unique appreciation of our business and will be an invaluable partner in helping capture the numerous growth opportunities available to us. MDP brings to bear the perfect mix of capital, resources and expertise to take our company to the next level as we continue to help our customers with their database infrastructure and cloud managed services needs.”

Through a workforce of over 200 employees, RDX provides secure 24×7, 100% U.S.-based managed services to hundreds of clients across a wide range of database environments, including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2, and MongoDB. RDX also provides cloud migration and management services for Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Oracle DB Cloud environments, helping customers fully leverage the benefits of hybrid cloud architectures.

RDX has helped hundreds of enterprises manage, optimize, secure and scale their critical data systems without compromising security, standards or control. From initial system design and implementation to ongoing support and strategic planning, RDX provides fast, scalable, fully-managed services aligned to every business’ individual needs.

“Buddy and his team have secured a leading position in the remote DBA market that is growing rapidly due to a continued increase in the sheer volume of data and the associated complexity customers face in managing their databases,” said Scott Pasquini, Managing Director at MDP. “They have established a successful track record of helping customers with the migration and management of their databases and IT infrastructure in complex cloud environments.”

“MDP sees a number of opportunities to grow RDX’s business into adjacent managed services offerings, both organically and through strategic transactions,” said Zaid Alsikafi, Managing Director at MDP and co­head of the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology Services team. “We look forward to working closely with Buddy and the rest of the talented RDX team to execute on these initiatives.”

Kirkland & Ellis advised MDP on the transaction. DH Capital, MVP Capital, and DLA Piper advised RDX.

About RDX

Founded in 1994, RDX is one of the largest independent provider of database infrastructure and cloud management providers in North America. The Company provides 24×7, 100% US-based managed services to hundreds of clients, both on premise and in the cloud. RDX supports a wide range of cloud environments including Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Oracle DB Cloud; database environments including Oracle, SQL Server, MYSQL, PostgreSQL, DB2 and MongoDB; and operating systems including Windows and all major UNIX/Linux offerings. For over two decades, RDX has helped hundreds of organizations lower support costs while increasing data infrastructure performance and availability. RDX’s expert staff of highly-trained professionals is backed by a monitoring and support infrastructure that has been continuously improved and enhanced throughout its history. More information is available at

About Madison Dearborn Partners

Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP), based in Chicago, is a leading private equity investment firm in the United States. Since MDP’s formation in 1992, the firm has raised seven funds with aggregate capital of approximately $23 billion and has completed approximately 130 investments. MDP is currently investing out of its most recent fund, $4.4 billion MDCP Fund VII, in businesses across a broad spectrum of industries, including telecom, media and technology (TMT) services; basic industries; business and government software and services; financial and transaction services; and health care. For more information, please visit

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