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The 10 Biggest Channel Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2016 (So Far)

CRN looks at the 10 acquisitions and mergers in the channel so far in 2016 that are continuing to reshape the topography of the market.

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5. SolarWinds

Company acquired: LogicNow

Head count: 201-500 employees

Annual revenue: Not disclosed

Purchase price: Not disclosed

Date of deal's close: June 1, 2016

Austin, Texas-based IT infrastructure management vendor SolarWinds acquired Dundee, Scotland-based LogicNow.

According to SolarWinds, the new acquisition will provide it with the strongest and most complete portfolio of automation, security, network management and service management capabilities for MSPs.

Following the close of the deal, SolarWinds will join LogicNow together with its' SolarWinds N-Able business, a former competitor with LogicNow in the remote management and monitoring (RMM) technology market.

The new company will create an RMM behemoth with 20 offices in 11 countries serving some 20,000 MSPs.

The acquisition was backed by a group of investors led by New York-based private equity giant Insight Venture Partners.

Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo, which acquired SolarWinds in October, said at the time that they planned to increase SolarWinds's investments around cloud, hybrid and MSP environments.

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