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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.

SolarWinds Loggly Acquisition: What’s In It for Partners

In some ways, Loggly & SolarWinds Papertrail appear to have some product and feature overlap. However, some customers use both offerings.

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Data Center Mergers and Acquisitions: 2017 Deals, Spending Set Buyout Record

Suitors spent more than $20 billion on data center mergers and acquisitions in 2017, a big annual M&A record, according Synergy Research Group.

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Private Equity Firm Invests in AppNeta Network Performance Monitoring

AppNeta receives private equity investment from Rubicon Technology Partners for network performance monitoring SaaS platform development.

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ConnectWise Acquires HTG: What It Means for IT Service Providers, MSPs Worldwide

ConnectWise buys HTG for TSP & MSP peer group training, Arnie Bellini & Arlin Sorensen confirm. Reactions via Auvik, Continuum, Datto, eFolder & TruMethods.

WP Engine Attracts $250 Million Silver Lake Investment

Silver Lake invests $250 million in WP Engine, the WordPress hosting and managed service provider (MSP).

MSP M&A: CloudScale365 Continues Buyouts With FuturTech Consulting Merger

CloudScale365 acquires FuturTech Consulting, continuing the parent company’s worldwide MSP & cloud services provider (CSP) expansion.

Zumasys Acquires TCS Network Consulting for Managed Cloud Services

Zumasys acquires TCS Network Consulting for more managed IT and cloud services, gains larger Orange County, California footprint.

Windstream Acquires MassComm for CLEC, SD-WAN, Managed Services

Windstream acquires MassComm, a CLEC & Inc. 5000 company that offers voice, data, risk management, SD-WAN, managed security & network monitoring services.

Mergers, Acquisitions: Will 2017 Set Technology Industry Record?

Technology-related merger and acquisition (M&A) activity could set an annual record in 2017, according to Jegi’s research.

CyrusOne Buys European Data Center Zenium for 18X EBITDA

CyrusOne acquires Zenium Euopean data centers for a lofty 18-times annualized adjusted EBITDA — though the valuation figure includes several qualifiers.