Blockbuster M&A Update: Cisco-BroadSoft, CenturyLink-Level 3, AT&T Data Centers

There was no slowing down 2018's consolidation trend in February.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

March 7, 2018

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There was no slowing down 2018’s consolidation trend in February. After M&A activity blew the doors off of January, the Groundhog month didn’t disappoint.

It started with Cisco finalizing its purchase of BroadSoft in a move that takes it deeper into cloud and collaboration. AT&T considered a move to sell its data centers and Barracuda decided selling to a private-equity firm was the way to go.

But those are just a trio of the new acquisitions and updates to previously announced purchases highlighted in the gallery below. Click through to catch up on what you might have missed — and how it could impact your business.

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

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About the Author(s)

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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