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M&A Roundup: Tech Data, RingCentral, Telarus, Datto, More

Private equity continues to shape the channel.

James Anderson

April 21, 2021

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The business technology sector continues to see big channel-impacting M&A.

Consolidation struck last month between some of the largest providers in the IT-telecom space. For example, two of the biggest IT distributors teamed up to take on Ingram Micro, and two large privileged access management providers are joining forces to take on CyberArk.

Moreover, private equity is getting more involved in enterprise technology than it ever has. Private equity acquisitions of Talend, Precisely and McAfee‘s enterprise group netted more than $10 billion in total if you add them all together. In addition, telecom master agent Telarus capitalized on a recent investment to buy a master agent/consultancy.

The customer-facing partner side saw M&A as well in March. A fast-growing MSP bought an MSSP, and a telecom consulting agency bought another consultant.

Scroll through the slideshow above to see the 17 instances of technology sector M&A in the last month.

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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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