The Hottest Channel M&A: UCaaS Providers, Verizon, Cisco, SolarWinds

UCaaS providers shored up gaps in their portfolios.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

October 15, 2020

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The UCaaS market saw an uptick in M&A in the last two months.

In particular, providers that boast strong voice capabilities sought to acquire video conferencing platforms. CoreDial and Dialpad, in particular, spruced up their offerings by buying video conferencing companies.

The purchases come six months after Verizon announced its acquisition of video conferencing provider BlueJeans Network.

Speaking of Verizon, the carrier acquired a mobile virtual network operator for about $6 billion.

M&A activity ramped so much in the last two months that some acquisitions didn’t make our roundup.

Nvidia announced a $40 billion – yes, $40 billion – acquisition of system-on-a-chip processor provider Arm. IT management platform company Kaseya bought a phishing defense platform. And the U.S. Justice Department dinged CenturyLink for a violation of its Level 3 Communications acquisition agreement.

In addition to UCaaS, our editors covered M&A affecting SD-WAN, security and colocation. Scroll through the 12 images below to see what you missed in the last two months.

Also, check out the M&A recap from June and July.

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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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