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MSP Acquisition: TransIP Buys IT-Ernity From Private Equity Firm VSS

Dutch independent hosting provider TransIP acquires IT-Ernity, which provides business-critical managed services & shared hosting for small to midsize enterprises in the Netherlands. The seller was private equity firm VSS.

Private Equity Merges Trace3, Data Strategy for Nationwide IT Services

Trace3 and Data Strategy LLC (DSI) merge to create nationwide provider of cloud, data intelligence, security, DevOps and enterprise IT solutions. Trace3 parent & private equity firm H.I.G. Capital funds the deal.

Private Equity: Abry Partners Funds MSP Acquisitions, Buyouts

Private Equity firm Abry Partners has made multiple MSP investments, and is helping NexusTek build a nationwide managed IT services provider. But how long will the private equity party last for MSPs?

NexusTek Acquires Three MSPs: Cal Net, DCI, Syndeo

NexusTek acquires three MSPs — Cal Net Technology Group, Syndeo Technologies & Decision Consultants Inc. (DCI) — for nationwide managed IT services push. Abry Partners reinforces private equity backing.

Evergreen Services Group: Building A National MSP Ecosystem

Evergreen Services Group, which operates a nationwide network of MSPs, invests in Integritek LLC — a managed IT service provider in Austin, Texas.

Netgain Technology Acquires Afinety, Gains Cloud Services for Legal Vertical

Netgain Technology acquires Afinety Inc. as part of a push into cloud services and IT consulting for the legal vertical.

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M&A Activity Rises In First Half Of 2018

How merger and acquisition (M&A) activity impacted IT services, software and other technology markets in the first half of 2018, according to Jegi’s research.

Getronics Acquires Pomeroy, Creating Global IT Services Giant

Getronics acquires Pomeroy, creating $1.3 billion global IT service provider that has MSP, digital workspace and multi-cloud management expertise.

Thoma Bravo Building MSP Software, Cybersecurity Empire

Thoma Bravo acquires Centrify for identity and access management (IAM). The private equity firm also owns Barracuda Networks, Continuum and SolarWinds. Will MSP software synergies across the portfolio companies emerge?

Micro Focus Sells SUSE Linux to EQT Partners

SUSE Linux has a new owner. EQT Partners is acquiring the open source software company from struggling Micro Focus International for $2.535 billion.