Top 100 Mergers and Acquisitions 2018
Welcome to the Top 100 Technology Mergers and Acquisitions of 2018 — a list focused on managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), IT consulting firms, IT services providers, solutions providers and other types of channel partners.
The big twist for this year’s list? We didn’t narrow it down to a Top 100 list. Rather, we’ve actually summarized roughly 240 M&A deals from 2018 involving those VARs, MSPs, CSPs, ITSPs and other partners. Yes, ChannelE2E covered all of those deals — as they unfolded throughout the year.
Scan through the deal list below and on the pages ahead. Got questions, comments, corrections or M&A news, then email ChannelE2E Content Czar Joe Panettieri (Joe@AfterNines.com).
Now, onto the list — which is sorted alphabetically according to each buyer’s name.
Top Mergers and Acquisitions of 2018
Acquisition: DAZ Systems
Details: DAZ Systems Inc. is a three-time Oracle cloud services partner of the year. DAZ also has enterprise performance management and human capital management application expertise.
Details: Stockholm-based Kaplan, an Adobe partner with customer relationship management expertise.
Acquisition: Intrigo Systems
Details: Intrigo provides advisory and systems integration services for SAP enterprise and cloud solutions in e-commerce, supply chain, and procurement.
Acquisition: Kolle Rebbe
Details: Founded in 1994, Kolle Rebbe provides its clients cross-channel advertising campaigns and digital content. The firm will be folded into the Accenture Interactive division.
Details: Accenture acquired Oracle cloud partner PrimeQ, a SaaS integrator and managed services provider (MSP) in Australia.
Details: Accenture acquired New Jersey-based Knowledgent, a data intelligence company.
Acquisition: Enaxis Consulting
Details: Enaxis Consulting is a Houston-based digital consulting firm with experience in IoT, analytics, and robotics across the oil, gas and airline industries.
Acquisition: Zafin’s professional services assets
Details: Select employees from Zafin’s professional services business joined Accenture’s global Financial Services practice, and Accenture become’s Zafin’s preferred integrator for the company’s financial software platform.
Acquisition: Six acquisitions
Details: Access, the largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider in the US, acquired six Canadian records management companies.
Acquisition: ClearPointe Technologies
Private Equity: WestView Capital Partners
Details: AccountabilIT acquired ClearPointe Technologies, a Microsoft Azure-focused MSP specializing in cloud-based transformations, migrations, and managed services. WestView Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, funded the deal.
Acquisition: Shift 7 Group
Details: The deal united two managed IT services providers (MSPs) in the United Kingdom. AdEPT paid roughly £7.4 million (about US$9.6 million) for Shift F7.
Buyer: AGC Singapore
Acquisition: Black Box Corp.
Details: AGC Singapore acquires Black Box Corp., a $600 million technology solutions provider in Pittsburgh. The purchase price, was only about $16.3 million.
Buyer: Aktion Associates
Acquisition: Maximum Computer Systems (MCS)
Details: The combined company is the largest provider of Infor distribution solutions in North America, the firms assert.
Acquisition: Managed Web Services business from TELUS
Details: Alithya has acquired the Managed Web Services business from Canadian telco company TELUS. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Details: Israel-based AllCloud acquired Salesforce partner Figur8 Cloud Solutions and raised $7 million in new funding.
Buyer: Alvarez & Marsal Capital
Private Equity: Alvarez & Marsal Capital
Details: CNSI specializes in healthcare IT management technology. CNSI, founded in 1994, has roughly 1,000 employees. The company develops solutions that provide claims processing, provider enrollment, data visualization, predictive analytics and other tools to state and federal customers.
Buyer: American Computer Consultants Inc. (ACCI)
Acquisition: NetGain Technologies of Alabama
Details: The deal did not include NetGain’s broader business.
Buyer: American CyberSystems
Acquisition: GGK Technologies
Details: GGK Technologies is a global IT consulting company that has offices in India, the United States, Australia and Europe. Founded in 2004, GGK Technologies has roughly 1,000 employees. It sounds like revenues were in the $50 million neighborhood as of late 2016 or early 2017. Meanwhile, ACS Group generates over $700 million in revenue with more than 12,000 employees and consultants worldwide.
Buyer: Apex IT Group
Acquisition: Management Buyout
Details: CEO George Mach acquired all shares in the company from his former partners.
Acquisition: Three businesses combined.
Details: Three related but formerly separate IT businesses — RJT Compuquest, RJT Solution Beacon, and RJT Compusolutions — merged to form Apolis, a single IT staffing, ERP consulting and cloud solutions company serving the Oracle, SAP and Amazon Web Services customer ecosystems.
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