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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.

Atos Acquires Syntel for $3.57B, Furthers U.S. Digital IT Services Push

Atos acquires Syntel for $3.57 billion, creating global digital IT services & consulting giant. Syntel has cloud, social media, mobile, analytics, IoT and automation expertise. Atos boasts cybersecurity, big data and identity management services.

Coding Bootcamp Acquisition: Galvanize Buys Hack Reactor

Galvanize and Hack Reactor merge coding school businesses in pursuit of next-generation programmers.

Evolve IP Acquires Cisco Broadsoft Partner AiTech

Evolve IP acquires Advanced Integrated Technologies (AiTech), a Cisco Systems & Broadsoft cloud communications provider. This is Evolve IP’s 14th MSP/CSP acquisition.

British MSP Acquires Microsoft, Cisco Partner Sentronex

Managed service provider EACS acquires Sentronex, a Microsoft and Cisco Systems partner in London. Sentronex’s expertise includes disaster recovery, IT managed and professional services in the financial vertical.

Orange Acquires HPE Partner, Cloud MSP Basefarm

Orange Business Services acquires Basefarm, an MSP & top HP Enterprise partner with cloud services, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) expertise.

Uniserve Acquires Hybrid IT Consulting Firm RootCellar

Uniserve Communications, backed by $4.5 million in financing, acquires “certain assets” of RootCellar Technologies — a hybrid IT service provider.

Acquisition: Lingo Communications Buys Network Service Providers

Lingo Communications acquires Impact Telecom, creating one of the largest network service providers in North America, the companies say.

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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.

Accenture Acquires Big Data Analytics, AI Consulting Firm Kogentix

Accenture acquires Kogentix, an IT consulting firm with more than 220 big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts. Kogentix migrates legacy applications to open source platforms like Hadoop, Spark and Python.