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Rivals Reflect On The ConnectWise-Continuum Merger: ‘They Have A Lot Of Good Pieces’

SolarWinds MSP, Kaseya, and Barracuda weigh in on what last week's major acquisition means for the industry, the influence of private equity, and ConnectWise’s new documentation tool.

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Private Equity Today Means Venture Capital Tomorrow

Pagliuca said with private equity cash now in play, venture capital will begin targeting smaller technology startups, in the hopes of investing early and getting acquired by the owners of the major platforms.

“There should be an influx of venture capital money as a secondary impact of private equity. Now a venture capital company says ‘Hey, if I invest in an opportunity and a great entrepreneur who can then turn a product into something, I know there’s a buyer, an educated buyer who is backed by private equity, who can acquire them,’” he said. “I believe there will be more innovation, and more investment and more focus in the MSP space because venture capitalist are aware that there’s an educated buyer that can see their investments, and get a return on their investment.”

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