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Top 100 Mergers and Acquisitions 2018

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Buyer: Evergreen Services Group
Acquisition: 12 MSPs
Private Equity: Alpine Investors
Details: Evergreen Services Group, backed by Alpine Investors, acquired roughly 12 MSPs in 2018. Key deals included NetGain Technologies, Wolf Consulting, Executech, Jenlor, Interlaced and Integritek.
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Buyer: Everise
Acquisition: Trusource Labs
Details: Everise acquired Trusource Labs, which offers help desk support for Apple and IoT (Internet of Things) customers.
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Buyer: EverWatch
Acquisition: Dynamic Engineering Solutions (DEY)
Private Equity: Enlightenment Capital
Details: Private equity-backed EverWatch acquired Dynamic Engineering Solutions (DES), an IT consulting firm that provides software and systems engineering, cloud and systems administration to government agencies.
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Buyer: Evolve
Acquisition: Pug-IT
Details: Pug-IT is a custom software development company.
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Buyer: Evolve IP
Acquisition: Advanced Integrated Technologies (AiTech)
Private Equity: Great Hill Partners
Details: EvolveIP acquired Advanced Integrated Technologies (AiTech), a Cisco Systems and Broadsoft cloud communications provider in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was Evolve IP’s 14th acquisition. The previous buyouts have spanned vertical market know-how, regional land grabs and intellectual property purchases.
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Buyer: Evolver
Acquisition: eVigilant
Details: Evolver and eVigilant merged to form Converged Security Solutions, an MSSP focused on federal and commercial customers.
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Buyer: Evosys
Acquisition: Newbury Taleo Group
Details: Oracle Cloud solutions provider Evosys acquired Oracle Gold partner NewburyTaleo Group to boost the firm’s North American presence.
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Buyer: Excalibur Communications
Acquisition: Management Buyout
Details: UK-based telecoms and IT solutions service provider Excalibur Communications underwent a management buyout (MBO).
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Buyer: Excel IT Services
Acquisition: RedstoneConnect
Details: The deal involved RedstoneConnect‘s systems integration and MSP division for £21.6 million (US$28.63 million) in cash. ChannelE2E’s analysis of financial filings suggests Excel I.T. Services is paying a valuation of roughly 7.2 times annual EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) for the assets.
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Buyer: Executech
Acquisition: Max Technology
Details: The deal involved Max Technology’s clientele in Carbon County, Utah.
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Buyer: ExteNet Systems
Acquisition: Hudson Fiber Network (HFN)
Details: HFN is a data transport provider that offers high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber network connections. ExteNet will leverage HFN to extend its high-capacity fiber footprint in the New York City/New Jersey metro area, along with other regions of the United States. ExteNet has more than 30,000 nodes operational or under construction throughout the United States.
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Buyer: EY
Acquisition: Riverview Law
Details: The deal dives EY deeper into the managed services legal market.
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Buyer: EY
Acquisition: Adelphi Digital
Details: Accounting giant EY has acquired Adelphi Digital, a digital consultancy firm with operations in Singapore and Australia.
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Buyer: F12.net
Acquisition: Apps on Tap Inc.
Details: F12.net remains in acquisition mode, this time acquiring fellow Canadian MSPs Apps on Tap Inc. and Paradigm Network Solutions Inc
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Buyer: F12.net
Acquisition: Paradigm Network Solutions Inc.
Details: F12.net remains in acquisition mode, this time acquiring fellow Canadian MSPs Apps on Tap Inc. and Paradigm Network Solutions Inc
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Buyer: F12.net
Acquisition: Sitkum
Details: F12.net acquires fellow Canadian MSP Sitkum IT Managed Services, continuing a string of buyouts for the fast-growing company.
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Five Nines Technology Group
Acquisition: Management Buyout
Details: Former CEO Nick Bock sold his portion of the business to partner and CEO successor James Bowen.
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Buyer: FMT Consultants
Acquisition: Red Sky Solutions
Details: Red Sky is a Microsoft and Oracle NetSuite partner in Orange County, California.
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Buyer: Foresight Group
Acquisition: Luminet
Private Equity: Foresight Group
Details: The private equity firm invested £3m (roughly US$4.175 million) into Luminet, a managed IT services provider, wireless telecoms specialist and Cisco Systems partner in London.
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Buyer: Fusion Agiletech
Acquisition: Quisitive
Details: Fusion Agiletech Partners acquired Quisitive, a Microsoft channel partner with Blockchain expertise. It’s the first step in a long-term M&A plan that pursues multiple Microsoft IT consulting firm acquisitions and a potential IPO, the companies say.
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