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4. Sirius Inks Blockbuster Deal To Acquire Forsythe

Consolidation is nothing new to the channel, but Sirius Computer Solutions' whopping acquisition of Forsythe Technology certainly reinforced notions that the emergence of IT giants will only continue.

The combined Sirius-Forsythe is a $3.26 billion, 3,000-employee behemoth, vaulting the company to No. 20 on the CRN SP 500, and pairs the security integration prowess of Forsythe with the data center muscle of Sirius. The deal creates a true channel juggernaut that now carries an even broader array of services and solutions in its arsenal.

Sirius is owned by private equity firms, while Forsythe had been 100 percent employee-owned before the sale.

 
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