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ChannelE2E provides news on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), funding, IPOs and other milestones for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs and technology partners in the IT channel.

Friday’s Exit Strategy: Why Private Equity Firms Acquire MSPs

Evergreen Services Group has acquired 13 MSPs so far in 2018. Head of M&A Ramsey Sahyoun shares some background and describes why private equity firms are pursuing MSPs.

Oracle Acquires Top 10 SD-WAN Provider Talari Networks

Oracle acquires Talari Networks, a Top 10 provider of SD-WAN technology. Cisco and VMware already have big SD-WAN footprints, but the market is still growing rapidly.

SolarWinds Acquires 8MAN, Launches Access Rights Management

SolarWinds acquires 8MAN and launches Access Rights Management (ARM) security platform for MSPs and IT professionals.

Pure Technology Acquires Microsoft Partner Keytech

Pure Technology Group (PTG), a British IT services and solutions provider, acquires Microsoft Gold partner Keytech Managed Solutions.

Public Safety MSP Merger: Mission Critical Acquires Athena

Mission Critical Partners (MCP) acquires Athena Advanced Networks. MCP expands its public safety consulting & managed technology services expertise.

Accenture Acquires Adobe Partner Kaplan

Accenture acquires Kaplan, an Adobe partner with customer relationship management expertise.

Black Box: $600 Million IT Solutions Provider Acquired For Only $16.3 Million

AGC Singapore acquires Black Box Corp., a $600 million technology solutions provider in Pittsburgh. The purchase price apparently was only about $16.3 million.

SAP Acquires SurveyMonkey Rival Qualtrics for $8 Billion

SAP acquires SurveyMonkey rival Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash. Gains customer, employee, brand & product experience measurement capabilities.

MSP Mergers, Acquisitions: Free ConnectWise Software Offer

ConnectWise makes free software offer to selected MSPs that acquire companies with rival PSA (professional services automation) & RMM (remote monitoring & management) software platforms.

DXC Acquires Two ServiceNow Partners

DXC Technology acquires two ServiceNow partners amid growing demand for ServiceNow sales, consulting & IT service management (ITSM) implementation skills.