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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: 12 Intangibles That Influence MSP Valuation

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

M&A: Identity & Access Management (IAM) Enjoys Strong Start In 2018

Four major Identity and Access Management (IAM) acquisitions have surfaced since January. Forrester Research explains the M&A trend.

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.

General Dynamics Acquires Government IT Contractor CSRA

General Dynamics acquires government IT contractor CSRA for¬†$9.6 billion — a valuation of roughly 12.1 times adjusted EBITDA based on CSRA’s fiscal 2017 results. 2018 results are pending.

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.

Unitas Global Acquires Solinea for Cloud Migration, DevOps Expertise

Unitas Global acquires Solinea, an IT services provider that specializes in cloud adoption, application migration, container and DevOps services. Key partners include AWS, Canonical Ubuntu, Cisco, Core OS, Google Cloud Platform, HashiCorp & Red Hat.

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.

Premier BPO Acquires dinCloud, Gains Workspace as a Service (WaaS) Expertise

Premier BPO acquires dinCloud for Workspace as a Service (WaaS) and hosted desktop expertise. Is desktop as a service (DaaS) market shakeout coming?