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15 M&A Deals Reshaping The Channel: December 2016

Michael Novinson and Jimmy Sheridan

Managed Services Mayhem

Managed services were in high demand last month, with seven of December's 15 acquisitions involving a target that specialized in managed IT, managed printing or managed security services.

Cloud expertise was also a priority, as four of the acquired firms possessed a dedicated cloud practice. Seven of the acquiring companies were in the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500 rankings, with six of those firms in the top 50.

The acquired companies employ more than 5,500 combined. The firms are pretty geographically dispersed, with three each based in the Midwest, West Coast and abroad, and two each based in the Northeast, South and Canada.

The acquisitions are ordered on the following slides based on the total number of employees at the acquired companies.

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