We saw a clear trend over the last two months.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

May 14, 2019

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Private equity firms love the channel right now.

Out of our nine M&A stories from the last two months, almost half involve investment companies buying an IT or telecommunications company. A publicly traded holding company bought master agent Colotraq, Suse gained its independence thanks to EQT Partners buying it, and Avaya fielded a buyout offer from another firm.

As MartinWolf’s Seth Collins describes it later on in this gallery, there’s a perfect storm brewing for the marriage of private equity and B2B technology.

Scroll through the gallery below to see various 10-figure deals that could have enormous channel impact. The acquired companies plan to expand their partner and customer bases as a result of new funding and resources.

Missed the previous recap? Check out the February M&A roundup.

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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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