MicroCorp-Five Star Communications
Money Involved: Undisclosed
Why It Matters: Only the latest example of a carrier, service provider or master agency buying a VAR or systems integrator as the IT VAR and telecom agent worlds converge. MicroCorp, based in Atlanta, plucked New Smyrna Beach, Fla.-based Five Star, a top Qwest partner in the southeast, gives MicroCorp an expanded Florida footprint and brings in house some of the services capabilities it provides other VARs as a master agent. Certainly not the first deal of its kind, and definitely not the last.