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M&A List: Office Equipment Dealer & Managed Print Services Acquisitions

Office equipment dealers, multi-function printer (MFP) partners, copier resellers and managed print services (MPS) partners remain busy buying one another.

Here's a continually updated merger and acquisition (M&A) list tracking those parties:

39-40. September 2022: Doceo acquired Reliable Office Technologies and Business Machines Inc.

38. September 2022: Fisher's Technology acquired the managed print services business from VLCM.

37. August 2022: DEX Imaging, the digital document imaging arm of Staples, acquired Kyocera partner Gulf Business Systems (GBS).

36. June 2022: Prosource acquired VanDyke Inc., a Toshiba and Kyocera partner.

35. April 2022: Imagetec acquired a managed print division from ITsavvy.

34. October 2021: ImageOne acquired Quantum Technologies, a Xerox and HP Inc. partner. The deal united two well-known managed print services (MPS) provider companies.

33. September 2021: Marco Technologies acquired Wisconsin Imaging Solutions, a copier and printer company in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

32. August 2021: Novatech acquired Xerox dealer Digital Office Solutions.

31. July 2021: Novatech acquired Xerox dealer Pahoda Image Products.

30. June 2021: Xerox acquired Document Systems.

29. May 2021: Xerox acquired Groupe CT.

28. October 2020: The Lioce Group acquired Digital Print Solutions Inc. (DPSI). Zygoquest Group advised on the deal.

27. August 2020: Loffler, a managed IT services provider (MSP), acquired Reardon’s office equipment business for copiers and printers and more.

26. July 2020: GAM Tech acquired MRG Technologies, a Xerox partner & managed print services provider.

25. July 2020: Matrix IT acquired a majority stake in Gestetnertec Ltd, a Tel Aviv-based office machines company, for US$49.8 million.

24. March 2020: Xerox acquired Digitex.

23. February 2020: Managed services company and independent office equipment dealer, ImageNet Consulting, acquires PC LAN Techs, a Florida-based MSP.

22. December 2019: Marco acquired Image Systems for Business Inc., a copier/printer provider. Zygoquest, a leading M&A advisor, assisted Image Systems on the deal.

21. November 2019: UBEO Business Services, a printer, copier, and document management solutions company, made its eighth acquisition in the last 18 months.

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20. September 2019: Gordon Flesch Company (GFC) acquired Advanced Systems Inc. (ASI). Both companies are among the United States’ largest Canon & Lexmark office equipment dealers.

19. September 2019: Novatech acquired Copy & Camera, a managed print services provider.

18. September 2019: WiZix Technology Group acquired Kyocera printer partner Edwards Office Systems, and seeks more office equipment business acquisitions.

17. August 2019: Flex Technology Group (FTG), backed by private equity firm Oval Partners, acquired CBE Office Solutions, an office equipment technology provider.

16. July 2019: UBEO Business Services, a printer, copier & document management solutions company, acquired AmPan Business Systems — a provider of multifunction office equipment.

15. July 2019: Magnum Print Solutions, a toner cartridge re-manufacturer and wholesale, acquired Laser Image Plus Imaging Products. Zygoquest advised on the deal.

14. July 2019: Private equity firm Primary Capital Partners acquired ASL Group, an MSP focused on managed print services & unified communications in the United Kingdom.

13. May 2019: Marco, a technology service provider, acquired Accent Business Solutions, a copier/printer company in Wisconsin. Zygoquest Group advised Accent on the deal.

12. April 2019: Novatech acquired DynaSis, an Atlanta, Georgia-based MSP.

11. January 2019: Consolidated Copier Services of Conyers, Georgia.

10. December 2018: The Office Center and 360 Office Solutions merged. The combined company, offering office equipment and supplies, has about 130 employees.

9. September 2018. Two Kentucky office supply companies with some Canon managed print services expertise merged. Kerr Office Group and Office Environment Company combined businesses.

8. August 2018: HP acquired European office equipment dealer (OED) Apogee for roughly US$500 million. SMB & midmarket push into managed print services accelerates. Will deal raise questions about potential channel conflicts?

7. June 2018: Centric Business Systems acquired Webster Integrated Technologies (WIT) — combining a managed print services (MPS) provider with an office equipment dealer.

6. April 2018: Private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners acquired UBEO Business Services, a managed IT services provider that supports printer & copier office equipment from Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh and Xerox.

5. September 2017: Zygoquest, an M&A advisor in the office equipment market, played a key role in yet another deal. Sharp acquired Arista Business Imaging Solutions.

4. March 2017: Global Imaging Systems (GIS), a Xerox Company, acquired Laser Resources. It’s the latest in a growing list of printer & office equipment dealer buyouts.

3. December 2016: QRX Technology Group acquired Kerr Norton, combining two Canadian IT service providers focused on office equipment & managed print services (MPS).

2.  November 2016: Loffler Companies acquired Copier Business Solutions, essentially uniting two office equipment resellers that also have IT and MSP expertise.

1. December 2015: Business Complete Solutions (BCS), StarPoint Advantage combine to pursue Southern California cloud, managed services & office equipment markets.

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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.