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Top 100 Mergers and Acquisitions 2018

Welcome to the next portion of the list. Send merger and acquisition news or corrections to ChannelE2E Content Czar Joe Panettieri (Joe@AfterNines.com).

Buyer: Arbitech
Acquisition: Management Buyout
Details: The independent distributor, which specializes in servers, storage, networking, mobility, telephony and point-of-sale products, was acquired in a management buyout.
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Buyer: Ardenton Capital Corp.
Acquisition: Achieve One
Private Equity: Ardenton Capital Corp.
Details: AchieveOne, a fast-growing IT architecture and services organization, received a fresh influx of cash from Ardenton Capital Corp.
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Buyer: Ascential
Acquisition: Flywheel Digital
Details: Acquired Amazon-centric MSP and consulting firm Flywheel Digital in a deal valued at up to $400 million, the companies have confirmed.
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Buyer: Atos
Acquisition: Syntel
Details: Atos acquired Syntel for $3.57 billion in cash and net debt, uniting digital IT services giants based in France and Michigan, respectively.
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Buyer: Automated Office Systems (AOS)
Acquisition: Complete Computing
Details: The acquired business is a full-service computer networking firm with clients around San Joaquin Valley since 1987.
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Buyer: BCS ProSoft
Acquisition: Steward Consulting Inc.
Details: The deal united two of Sage’s top U.S. consulting partners. The two companies are Sage Master Developers, and they each have been Sage business partners since the early 1990s. Together, the firms deliver business software solutions for accounting and financial management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), human capital management (HCM), manufacturing, distribution, and rental clientele.
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Buyer: BDO USA
Acquisition: SWC Technology Partners
Details: Accounting and consulting firm BDO USA acquired IT solutions provider SWC Technology Partners. The deal bolsters BDO’s IT advisory capabilities, grows its headcount by 215 people, and adds offices in Oak Brook, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Buyer: Bluenet Technologies
Acquisition: Aréte Consulting Services
Details: The combined IT consulting business has big data analytics, ERP, data management and managed services capabilities.
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Buyer: Broadvoice
Acquisition: YipTel
Details: Broadvoice, which provides hosted voice, unified communications, and SIP Trunking services for businesses, acquired cloud communications service provider YipTel. Broadvoice gains a midmarket and enterprise grade customer base. Sandy, Utah-basd YipTel also brings its telehealth practice, allowing Broadvoice to enter the medical industry.
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Buyer: Bulletproof Infotech
Acquisition: Concordis Solutions
Details: The deal unites two Calgary, Canada-based IT service providers with Cisco Systems and unified communications expertise.
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Buyer: Business Technology Partners (BTP)
Acquisition: Responsible Computing Solutions
Details: This is was the first deal in multiple BTP moves in 2018.
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Buyer: Business Technology Partners (BTP)
Acquisition: Secure Technology Integration (STIGroup)
Details: The combined company supports more than 50 customers across such verticals as financial services, healthcare, retail, and pharmaceutical industries.
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Buyer: Business Technology Partners (BTP)
Acquisition: PTS’s Managed Services Division
Details: The combined company supports more than 50 customers across such verticals as financial services, healthcare, retail, and pharmaceutical industries.
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Buyer: C Spire
Acquisition: TekLinks
Details: The deal combines the largest privately held U.S. wireless carrier with a Top 100 Vertical Market MSP that boasts extensive cloud services know-how.
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Buyer: CAE Technology Services
Acquisition: Caerus
Details: CAE Technology Services, a Cisco Gold partner, was acquired in a management buyout. Caerus, which is owned by CAE CEO Justin Harling and COO Richard Behanwas, made the acquisition.
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Buyer: Cancom
Acquisition: Ocean Intelligent Communications
Details: After a six-year hiatus, Munich-based VAR Cancom re-entered the United Kingdom by acquiring Ocean Intelligent Communications, a Cisco partner.
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Buyer: CareWorx
Acquisition: Fully Managed Technology
Private Equity: Kayne Partners
Details: The deal unites two well-known managed services providers (MSPs) with expertise across the ServiceNow, Senior Care and cloud services markets — essentially creating a Top 100 Vertical Market MSP in the process.
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Buyer: Central Office Systems
Acquisition: Attivo Technologies
Details: Central Office Systems (COS), a Wisconsin-based printing solutions provider and the region’s largest Konica Minolta dealer, acquired Attivo Technologies for an undisclosed sum.
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Buyer: Centric Business Systems
Acquisition: Webster Integrated Technologies
Details: The deal essentially combined a managed print services (MPS) provider with an office equipment dealer. The combined companies service over 40,000 devices from its seven locations throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
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Buyer: Century Business Technologies
Acquisition: Dynamic Computer Solutions
Details: The two companies have worked together for several years, but it wasn’t until recently that it made sense for Century to buy Dynamic, as ChannelE2E reported in August.
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