ChannelE2E 100: Top Mergers & Acquisitions of 2016
ChannelE2E today unveiled its latest ChannelE2E 100 report and associated list — the Top 100 Mergers and Acquisitions of 2016. This edition of the ChannelE2E 100 celebrates businesses that are blending organic and M&A growth — with an emphasis on strategic acquisitions.
ChannelE2E 100 honorees include VARs (value-added resellers), MSPs (managed services providers), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT service providers (ITSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), distributors, technology companies and other members of the IT channel ecosystem.
Within the Top 100 Mergers and Acquisitions report, you’ll notice that buyers and sellers from across the IT channel come from all walks of life… VARs, MSPs, CSPs, private equity and more. In fact, sometimes it’s downright difficult to put a “single” label on the buyers and sellers… hence the predominance of “Other” in the chars below.
Overall, M&A activity in the technology sector was down slightly in 2016 vs. 2015. But it’s important to note that 2015 was a record year, so a slight decline in 2016 wasn’t all that surprising. Moreover, the presidential election caused some companies to pause their M&A discussions until they had a better feel for the geopolitical landscape going forward, notes Service Leadership CEO Paul Dippell.
Also of note: While overall tech M&A dipped a bit in 2016, deals involving IT channel partners accelerated, both ChannelE2E and Service Leadership agree, based on their independent work in the market.
MSP Valuations: Service Leadership’s Research
On a ChannelE2E webcast today, Dippell provided the latest valuation information for IT service providers — including a look at how EBITDA growth can greatly enhance valuation.
If you missed the live webcast we’ve still got you’ve covered:
- Archived Webcast: Register and view it on demand starting Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.
- Paul Dippell’s Slides & Research: Request a copy of Dippell’s valuation slides via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include the subject line: “Request for full ChannelE2E webcast report, Jan 2017”
- ChannelE2E Research: ChannelE2E 100: Top Mergers & Acquisitions report is here.
Thanks to those who participated in M&A briefings with ChannelE2E, and to Paul Dippell and our webcast attendees.