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

Welcome to M&A deals 71 through 80 for 2017.

71. Buyer: Peak 10 Buyer Focus: CSP

  • Seller: ViaWest
  • Seller Focus: CSP
  • Summary: The deal creates a combined company that specializes in colocation, connectivity, cloud, and managed services.
  • Valuation: $1.675 billion.
  • News Analysis

72. Buyer: Perficient Buyer Focus: IT Services

  • Seller: Clarity Consulting
  • Seller Focus: CSP
  • Summary: Solutions provider firm Perficient has acquired Clarity Consulting, a Microsoft cloud partner that specializes in custom development, cloud implementations, and digital experience design. Clarity, based in Chicago, generates $27 million in annual revenue and has roughly 160 consulting, technology, sales, and general and administrative profession.
  • News Analysis

73. Buyer: Peristent Systems Buyer Focus: Global IT Services

  • Seller: PARX
  • Seller Focus: ISV Expert
  • Summary: PARX is a Salesforce Certified Platinum Partner across Germany, Austria and Switzerland (known as the DACH market).
  • Valuation: $17 million. News Analysis

74. Buyer: Rackspace Buyer Focus: MSP

  • Seller: TriCore Solutions
  • Seller Focus: ISV Expert
  • Summary: TriCore is an Oracle- and SAP-focused MSP.
  • News Analysis

75. Buyer: Rackspace Buyer Focus: MSP

  • Seller: Datapipe
  • Seller Focus: MSP
  • Summary: Exact financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal involves plenty of Private Equity activity. Rackspace remains owned by Apollo Global Management. As part of the deal, Datapipe’s majority owner — Abry Partners — will receive equity in Rackspace, the companies revealed.
  • News Analysis

76. Buyer: RapidScale Buyer Focus: CSP

  • Seller: Vonage Hosted Infrastructure
  • Seller Focus: CSP
  • Summary: Vonage’s infrastructure services include a mix of managed and cloud services. The acquisition will expand RapidScale’s footprint on the U.S. East Coast as it opens an office in Tysons, Virginia and brings on a portion of Vonage’s clients. Customers migrated over from Vonage will gain access to RapidScale’s self-service platform, where they will be able to create new users, new servers, and new desktops, while password resets, usage reporting, event monitoring, and other features.
  • News Analysis

77. Buyer: Right Networks Buyer Focus: CSP

  • Seller: Xcentric
  • Seller Focus: Vertical Markets
  • Summary: Right Networks, provider of cloud hosting solutions for CPA firms, has acquired Atlanta-based Xcentric — a Top 100 Vertical Market MSP for 2017 that focuses on managed IT solutions for accounting firms.
  • News Analysis

78. Buyer: Multiple Investors Buyer Focus: Venture Capitalists

  • Seller: 2nd Watch
  • Seller Focus: MSP
  • Summary: 2nd Watch has more than 400 enterprise workloads under its management and more than 200,000 instances in its managed public cloud. Valuation: $19 million series D.
  • News Analysis

79. Buyer: SmartPrint Buyer Focus: Office Equipment

  • Seller: DynaCharge
  • Seller Focus: Office Equipment
  • Summary: The deal unites two managed print services providers.
  • News Analysis

80. Buyer: Solar Communications Buyer Focus: MSP

  • Seller: TWL Voice and Data
  • Seller Focus: MSP
  • Summary: Solar, a midmarket managed and cloud services provider, continues its buy-and-build strategy. The UK-based company has snapped up TWL Voice and Data Limited (TWL) for an undisclosed sum, adding to its managed services offering and expanding its geographic reach. In a prepared statement, the company says the move will “significantly strengthen Solar’s share of the business communications marketplace, and enhance its position as a leading managed service cloud communications provider.
  • News Analysis

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