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Blockbuster M&A Update: Verizon, Rackspace, VMware

These are the deals from November and December with the biggest impact on the channel.

Craig Galbraith

January 10, 2018

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While some big names doing business in the channel (Windstream, Star2Star) waited until the new year to unveil new M&A activity, some companies announced acquisitions and closed others in the last two months of 2017.

We once again compiled a list of those likely to have the biggest impact on the indirect telecom and IT sales channels.

Among them: Verizon closed an acquisition in Chicago that could pave the way for 5G networks in America’s third-largest city; VMware took software-defined networks to a new level buy buying VeloCloud; and Rackspace offered its partners more cloud and colocation opportunities by purchasing Datapipe.

Scroll through our gallery below for new M&A from November and December and update on those deals first announced earlier in the year.

Looking for more M&A? Click here to see the biggest channel-impacting mergers and acquisitions from September and October.

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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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