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More Private Equity for Kaseya: TPG Capital Investing?

TPG Capital may acquire a minority stake in Kaseya, the IT management and MSP software provider owned by Insight Partners, according to PE Hub.

Fred Voccola, CEO, Kaseya
Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola

Insight Partners has owned Kaseya since 2013. Rumors about the private equity firm seeking to sell some or all of the software company have surfaced in recent months, with some sources suggesting Insight Partners had hired Credit Suisse to assist the exploratory journey, according to ChannelE2E reporting.

ChannelE2E has not independently confirmed the TPG Capital-Kaseya rumors, nor do we know if Insight plans to reduce its stake in the software company.

Kaseya itself, meanwhile, has remained in acquisition mode. The deals typically involve one or more of these three approaches:

  1. Tuck-ins of independent companies;
  2. melding other Insight Partner investments into Kaseya; and/or
  3. quiet deals that aren't officially announced until after certain market synergies are achieved.

Kaseya's MSP Software & IT Management Acquisitions

Here's a closer look at each M&A deal that Kaseya has disclosed:

The IT Glue deal was actually in place since around 2017 but remained a silent engagement for about two years. A rumored Kaseya-Pulseway deal may also be in place.

Kaseya Connect IT Global 2019 Conference: More Deals?

It's a safe bet additional alliances and perhaps even M&A deals will surface at the Kaseya Connect IT Global 2019 conference, which is scheduled for May in Las Vegas.

Kaseya competes with multiple private equity-owned software companies in the MSP sector. Key PE-owned rivals include ConnectWise, Continuum and Datto, with SolarWinds MSP also having some private equity money backing that company.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.