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ConnectWise: New Owner, Same IT Nation Partner Commitment?

ConnectWise IT Nation APAC 2019 is the company’s first conference since Thoma Bravo acquired the business management software developer. Here’s what MSPs & IT service providers should expect.

Staples for Sale Again?

Staples may be up for sale again. Private equity parent Sycamore Partners considers potential moves. Rival Office Depot shows progress with CompuCom managed IT services.

Carbonite’s Webroot Acquisition: ‘Do No MSP Harm’

Carbonite’s Webroot acquisition nears finalization. Webroot MSPs should expect a ‘Do No Harm’ partner strategy from Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali, ChannelE2E believes.

IT Services Merger: MapleTronics and Blue Star Combine Forces

Blue Star and MapleTronics merge, creating a full-service IT planning and managed services provider (MSP) with offices in Indiana, Tennessee and Florida.

Vereco Acquires Managed Print Services Business From CynergisTek

Updated: Vereco acquires CynergisTek’s managed print services (MPS) business for $30 million. Private equity firm Stella Point Capital invested in the deal. CynergisTek remains a managed security services provider (MSSP).

Protel Acquires Xtelesis In Latest Unified Communications Partner Merger

Protel Communications acquires Xtelesis, a full-service IT services & unified communications provider. The combined company has extensive Mitel, ShoreTel & InterTel experience.

Private Equity: DFW Capital Partners Acquires Sev1Tech

Private equity firm DFW Capital Partners acquires controlling stake in Sev1Tech, a provider of IT and cybersecurity services for U.S. government agencies.

Coding Bootcamp Acquisition: Bridgepoint Buys Fullstack Academy

Bridgepoint Education acquires Fullstack Academy, an immersive coding bootcamp provider. It’s the latest in a growing list of bootcamp industry consolidation.

HCL Technologies Acquires Digital Transformation Consulting Firm

India’s HCL Technologies acquires Strong-Bridge Envision (SBE), a Seattle-based digital transformation consulting firm with 200 employees.

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Sia Partners Acquires Management Consulting Firm Loft9

Sia Partners, an independent management and AI (artificial intelligence) consulting firm, acquires Loft9, a Seattle-based management consulting firm.