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Friday’s Exit Strategy: 12 Intangibles That Influence MSP Valuation

12 intangibles that can influence MSP and IT service provider valuations, according to Thrive Networks CEO Rob Stephenson.

Handshake Partnership Deal

Hope Springs Eternal: Private Equity M&A in 2018

This year, 2018, is poised to be a strong year for private equity mergers and acquisitions. Nixon Peabody explains why.

Veritas Capital Acquires PwC U.S. Public Sector Business

Veritas Capital acquires PwC’s U.S. public sector business. Recent rumors suggest this piece of the PricewaterhouseCoopers business is worth about $500 million.

Carbonite Acquires Dell EMC’s Mozy Cloud Backup Service

Carbonite is acquiring Dell EMC’s Mozy cloud backup service for $145.8 million in cash. Carbonite also lined up a $120 million credit facility for additional acquisitions. Revenues continue to grow, but channel competition from Datto, Veeam, StorageCraft and cloud upstarts intensifies.

Technology, Media and Telecom M&A: 2017’s Record Stats

Merger activity across the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sectors in 2017 set a record in terms of transactions, Mergermarket research suggests. Here’s the technology M&A outlook for 2018.

Friday’s Exit Strategy: Are MSP Valuations Based on EBITDA Misleading?

How much is an IT service provider or MSP business worth? Lots of folks point to EBITDA multiples. But Cogent Growth Partners considers EBITDA a misleading valuation metric. Here’s why.

Live Blog: MSP Mergers, Acquisitions & Valuations

MSP mergers, acquisitions and valuations take center stage at Kaseya M&A Symposium in Florida. Live insights from Cogent Growth Partners, Onepath, Thrive Networks & more.

Private Equity Firm Acquires SAP IT Consulting Firm Rizing LLC

One Equity Partners acquires Rizing LLC, an SAP-focused provider of IT systems integration and implementation services for HANA, SuccessFactors, Ariba, Hybris, Fieldglass, Concur & more.

Dell, VMware Disclose Merger Discussions

Dell & VMware are exploring merger scenarios, the two companies confirmed today. A reverse merger involving VMware buying Dell apparently remains up for consideration.

VMware Shareholders Don’t Want to Buy, Own Dell Technologies

Will VMware acquire Dell Technologies in a reverse merger? VMware’s stock (VMW) falls sharply on the rumor, suggesting shareholders don’t like the idea.