SD-WAN and security are hot merger-and-acquisition topics.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

August 13, 2020

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IT and telecom M&A is making a comeback in 2020.

A recent GlobalData report found that technology, media and telecom companies participated in 40% less M&A in 2020’s first half than in 2019’s first half. But that trend may be shifting.

Boomi principal technologist Mike Kiersey told Channel Futures that market disruption is giving companies a chance to buy at a discount.

“For some, disruption will be an opportunity to tap into the market in a way they have been previously incapable,” he said.

Networking and security feature prominently in our latest roundup. For example, HPE acquired an accomplished SD-WAN vendor, and Mimecast shored up its security with purchase. We also covered a secure access service edge (SASE) acquisition.

We compiled seven consolidation stories from the last month. Scroll through the images below to see what you missed in the world of 2020 IT and telecom M&A in July.

Missed the previous update? View our consolidation recap for May and June.

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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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