Top 100 Technology Mergers and Acquisitions of 2017: MSPs, CSPs, IT Consulting Firms and More

Welcome to M&A deals 91 through 100 for 2017.

91. Buyer: TOTLCOM Buyer Focus: CSP

  • Seller: Cooper Technologies
  • Seller Focus: CSP
  • Summary: TOTLCOM is a key ShoreTel and SonicWall partner that offers managed and cloud services — particularly in the voice market. Cooper blends hardware and software into a managed services practice that supports such vertical markets as education, first responders, government agencies and agriculture.
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92. Buyer: Uniserve Buyer Focus: MSP

  • Seller: Xanity
  • Seller Focus: MSP
  • Summary: Xanity Cloud Solutions is a British Columbia-based managed service provider (MSP) with Microsoft Azure Pack expertise.
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93. Buyer: Velocity Buyer Focus: CSP

  • Seller: Mercury Technology Group
  • Seller Focus: Oracle Partner
  • Summary: Velocity acquired fellow cloud-centric MSP Mercury Technology Group, a key Oracle partner that boasts more than 100 enterprise customers across the U.S. and Europe.
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94. Buyer: Veritas Capital Buyer Focus: Private Equity

  • Seller: Selected DXC, Vencore, KeyPoint business units
  • Seller Focus: Vertical Markets
    Summary: In a move to sharpen its focus, DXC Technology is combining its U.S. Public Sector (USPS) business with Vencore Holding Corporation and KeyPoint Government Solutions. The merger will form a new, separate, and independent publicly traded company serving U.S. public sector clients.
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95. Buyer: Vertical Solutions Buyer Focus: MSP

  • Seller: Warp 8
  • Seller Focus: CSP
  • Summary: With an eye to expand further West, Vertical Solutions Inc. has acquired IT technology consulting company Warp 8. Vertical, the Pittsburgh, PA-based managed IT service and cloud partner, has been operating since 1986. The company has executed a handful of acquisitions over the last four or five years. This latest deal will help the company reach further into Warp 8’s Arvada, CO-based territory, according to Bruce Nelson, president, Vertical Solutions.
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96. Buyer: Vista Equity Partners Buyer Focus: Private Equity

  • Seller: JamF
  • Seller Focus: MSP Software
  • Summary: Jamf, led by CEO Dean Hager, has a big, fast-growing installed base. Among the key metrics to note: The company’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) grew more than 40 percent during the first three quarters of 2017 vs. the corresponding period of 2016. Actual revenue and profit figures, however, remain undisclosed.
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97. Buyer: Vista Equity Partners Buyer Focus: Private Equity

  • Seller: Datto
  • Seller Focus: MSP Software
  • Summary: Vista Equity Partners, an American venture capital and private equity firm, acquired backup and data recovery (BDR) solutions provider Datto and merged the company with IT business management software company Autotask.
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98. Buyer: Windstream Buyer Focus: MSP

  • Seller: BroadView
  • Seller Focus: CSP
  • Summary: Windstream says Broadview offers “unique, proprietary unified communications solutions” that will advance Windstream’s “product portfolio, improving our competitiveness and ability to provide enhanced services to business customers.”
  • Valuation: $227.5 million 5X EBITDA.
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99. Buyer: Windstream Buyer Focus: MSP

  • Seller: MassComm
  • Seller Focus: Telecom Services
  • Summary: Windstrem acquired MASS Communications (MassComm), a CLEC that offers voice, data, risk management, SD-WAN, managed security and network monitoring services, according to an FCC filing. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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100. Buyer: WiPro Buyer Focus: Global IT Services

  • Seller: Drivestream
  • Seller Focus: Oracle Partner
  • Summary: Oracle partner Drivestream has received another influx of cash from Wipro Limited, which now holds a 26 percent stake in the company. Sterling, Virginia-based Drivestream received $809,690 from Wipro, a huge global IT services company based in Bengaluru, India, in exchange for stock.
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Here endeth the Top 100 list.