SD-WAN Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments: Deal List
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investments and funding activity in the SD-WAN market remain strong.
What’s driving all the deals? The simple answer involves rapid market growth, and an associated land grab involving cloud companies, MSPs, hardware vendors, software developers, private equity firms and venture capitalist.
Indeed, the SD-WAN market is expected to reach $8.4 billion by 2025, up from $1.9 billion in 2020, according to MarketsandMarkets. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 34.5 percent during the forecast period, the market researcher says.
Amid that rapid growth, SD-WAN M&A activity has been steady and strong. Here’s a regularly updated deal list:
- October 2020: Juniper Networks acquired 128 Technology for $450 million USD to accelerate AI-enabled SD-WAN technology.
- September 2020: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) completed the Silver Peak acquisition for SD-WAN services; founder & CEO David Hughes joined HPE as senior VP of WAN business within Aruba.
- September 2020: Private equity firm M/C Partners invested in QOS Networks, an MSP & Inc. 5000 company with SD-WAN managed network services expertise.
- June 2020: Adaptiv Networks acquired ELFIQ Networks to expand its SD-WAN portfolio and broaden its international channel partner reach.
- May 2020: Meriplex, a managed IT & SD-WAN solutions provider, acquired Vergent Communications. The deal united a Texas MSP & telecom service provider.
- January 2020: VMware acquired Nyansa to boost network analytics, monitoring and remediation software capabilities in the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud platform.
- November 2018: Oracle acquired Talari Networks, a Top 10 provider of SD-WAN technology.