Some think the merger is terrific. Others worry about less choice and potential layoffs. It depends on whom you ask.

Allison Francis

March 25, 2021

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This week, Synnex and fellow distribution giant Tech Data announced a $7.2 billion mega merger. The combined company will have an estimated $57 billion in annual revenue and more than 22,000 employees. It will serve businesses in more than 100 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Partners and customers will have access to more than 200,000 products and services.

This is not a casual deal — we’re talking about two of the world’s largest IT distributors here. We asked a few of our MSP 501ers to weigh in on the Synnex-Tech Data merger, and what they think it means for the mainstream MSP. The responses we got were varied, to say the least. Some are happy about the merger and think it makes sense for the two companies, as well as the industry as a whole. Others… not so much. 

Some say bigger isn’t always better, while some think a little healthy competition never hurt anyone. Some hail this as a boon for the MSP marketplace, while others see it as a negative transaction for the channel.

Scroll through our slideshow above to see exactly what our MSPs think about this major industry shake-up.

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About the Author(s)

Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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