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5 Big Things To Know About KKR’s Ensono Acquisition

KKR’s move to acquire global services firm and IT solution provider Ensono is more than just another channel acquisition. It is part of a larger move to consolidate channel players as investor dollars chase the promises provided by long-term recurring revenue from customers concerned about building IT infrastructure for the future.

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The Big Picture

Ensono’s acquisition by New York-based investment firm KKR & Co., with a potential estimated value of $1.7 billion, is not just a story about an acquisition. It’s also reflection of a consolidation going on in the IT solution provider industry.

Channel companies are looking to grow via acquiring their peers and/or competitors and adding new skills, capabilities, and geographies to meet business users’ needs for digital transformation and other initiatives. And they are often doing it with the help of investment firms looking to capitalize on the speed at which businesses are changing to meet ever new IT challenges.

There is a lot going on here that ties the Ensono acquisition to big industry changes. CRN took a close look at the acquisition and some of the key drivers behind it as a way to help explore the bigger picture in the IT solution provider business. For a look at what’s happening, click though our slideshow.

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