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

Welcome to M&A deals 51 through 60 for 2017.

51. Buyer: IT Glue Buyer Focus: MSP Software

  • Seller: MonkeyBox
  • Seller Focus: MSP Software
  • Summary: The deal is designed to accelerate MSP documentation services.
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52. Buyer: IT Glue Buyer Focus: MSP Software

  • Seller: Cenersys
  • Seller Focus: MSP Software
  • Summary: IT Glue will leverage the acquired technology for a new service called IT Glue Autopilot. The service will leverage an on-site appliance and associated software to “automatically collect and maintain documentation, gain network visibility and enable basic network management tasks locally. Autopilot will be fully integrated into the IT Glue platform and licensed separately.”
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53. Buyer: Jon Kalaugher (original company founder) Buyer Focus: MSP Software

  • Seller: Naverisk parent ECi Software
  • Seller Focus: MSP Software
  • Summary: Naverisk Founder Jon Kalaugher reacquired the RMM & PSA software provider from ECi Software Solution, Kalaugher confirmed in an email to ChannelE2E.
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54. Buyer: Kaseya Buyer Focus: MSP Software

  • Seller: Unigma Seller Focus: MSP Software
  • Summary: Unigma’s cloud tools address cloud cost management across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and additional clouds.
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55. Buyer: Konica Minolta Buyer Focus: MSP and office equipment

  • Seller: TLS
  • Seller Focus: CSP
  • Summary: TLS focuses on cloud, security and voice telephony services. It sounds like TLS.NET will become part of Konica’s well-known MSP business — All Covered.
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56. Buyer: Konica Minolta Buyer Focus: MSP and office equipment

  • Seller: Document Scanning Systems
  • Seller Focus: Document Management
  • Summary: Document Scanning Systems and Imaging (DSSI), should further bolster Konica’s enterprise content management (ECM) practice. DSSI, launched in 1996, resells OnBase by Hyland and Kofax solutions. The Chatsworth, California-based company’s expertise includes document scanning and information management services. The company helps customers to manage, control, and protect their information by creating document workflow programs.
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57. Buyer: KPS Buyer Focus: IT Services

  • Seller: ICE Consultants
  • Seller Focus: ISV Expert
  • Summary: KPS, a consulting firm focused on the retail vertical, has acquired ICE Consultants Europe SL, an SAP consulting partner. ICE will become a 100% subsidiary of KPS AG effective October 2, 2017. ICE, founded in 2001, has grown to 100 consultants who support clientele across Spain, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands as well as North and South America. Areas of vertical market expertise include retail and wholesale, consumer products, automotive and pharmaceuticals, the company says. ICE provides business process consulting, SAP implementation projects and application management services.
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58. Buyer: Lightwell Buyer Focus: IT Services

  • Seller: Baax
  • Seller Focus: Big Data
  • Summary: Lightwell, an IT solutions provider in Dublin, Ohio, has acquired BAAX LLC—a Columbus, Ohio-based consulting firm that specializes in data analytics. BAAX, launched in 2004, focuses on data analytics strategy, data integration, data warehousing, business intelligence and predictive analytics.
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59. Buyer: Magna5 Buyer Focus: MSP

  • Seller: NetServe365
  • Seller Focus: MSP
  • Summary: Magna5 aquired NetServe365, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based managed services provider (MSP) that monitors more than 800 customer networks and 1,200 terabytes of cloud storage, the companies estimate.
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60. Buyer: Marlin Equity Partners Buyer Focus: Private Equity

  • Seller: AppRiver
  • Seller Focus: MSP Software
  • Summary: AppRiver is a major Microsoft Office 365 cloud security services partner that supports thousands of MSPs worldwide. Backed by the private equity owner, AppRiver will pursue organic and ‘inorganic’ growth, which means more acquisitions are possible. AppRiver provides cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity software and services to more than 53,000 partners and customers worldwide. The company’s focus areas include Office 365 onboarding along with spam and virus filtering, web malware protection, email encryption, secure archiving and email continuity services.
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