Mergers & Acquisitions en Q&A: Channel Buyers on What’s Driving M&A Deals <div class="node-body article-body">We asked each of these executives six questions to find out what they are looking for in a potential acquisition and why. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:12:00 +0000 75161 at Thinkstock 7 Reasons Your Merger or Acquisition Could Fail <div class="node-body gallery-body">Absorbing another company is a difficult endeavor, no matter how you slice it. Here are a few pitfalls to avoid on your own M&A journey.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:44:00 +0000 74851 at Consultant Clarity Channel Advisors Sells Peer Group Business to Former Thrive Networks Execs <div class="node-body article-body">Parties to the deal say Clarity Channel Advisory Group is perfectly positioned to help today’s managed service providers find a viable path to growth.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:02:00 +0000 74741 at <p>MSP industry veteran Jim Lippie sold the Clarity Channel Advisory Group unit of&nbsp;his Clarity Channel Advisors.</p> Courtesy of Clarity Channel Advisors 8 Steps to Buying an IT Services Company <div class="node-body article-body">This at-a-glance illustration offers suggestions for how to approach the scouting and purchasing of an IT services firm. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Managed Services Mergers & Acquisitions Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:10:00 +0000 74751 at To Buy - or Not to Buy - an IT Services Business <div class="node-body article-body">Many of the marketplace drivers behind your decision to buy are the same ones that drive sellers to sell, including consolidation, the need for greater scale and scope, and technology evolution. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:09:00 +0000 74601 at Thinkstock Dell EMC Launches New Unified Partner Program <div class="field-byline"> Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Execs say the new program combines the best of each legacy program into an ambitious, lucrative system designed to make partners money and protect deal registrations.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:50:00 +0000 74371 at Q&A: What’s the Deal with Channel M&A Today? <div class="node-body article-body">We consulted a few leading tech channel attorneys with specialization in transactions involving either MSPs, VARs or telecom agents. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Wed, 08 Feb 2017 02:07:00 +0000 74331 at Thinkstock Datto Acquires Managed Networking Firm Open Mesh <div class="field-byline"> Nicole Henderson | Talkin Cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The move adds ethernet switching and access point technologies to Datto’s networking product portfolio, including the Datto Networking Appliance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:09:00 +0000 73941 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Datto founder and CEO Austin&nbsp;</span>McChord</p> How much of your net worth is tied up in your MSP? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>A <a href="" target="_blank">recent MSPmentor article</a> discussed the significant amount of a typical owner&#39;s net worth that is tied up in their MSP.</p> <p>We want to hear from you.</p> <p>How much of your net worth is tied up in your IT services firm?</p> </div><form action="/poll/01272017" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-641-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-641"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-641" name="choice" value="641" class="form-radio" /> 90 percent or more</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-651-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-651"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-651" name="choice" value="651" class="form-radio" /> 70 to 89 percent</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-661-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-661"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-661" name="choice" value="661" class="form-radio" /> 50 to 69 percent</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-671-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-671"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-671" name="choice" value="671" class="form-radio" /> Less than 50 percent</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="73761" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-oeMf-jL54JKuDQWjSDYm4IYjFIUMFp1EbUd5s_F0Z4Q" value="form-oeMf-jL54JKuDQWjSDYm4IYjFIUMFp1EbUd5s_F0Z4Q" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> Mergers & Acquisitions MSP Mentor Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:15:45 +0000 73761 at 6 Tips For Increasing the Value of Your Company <div class="node-body gallery-body">Concrete steps you can take to attract a buyer and get more money when you sell.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mergers & Acquisitions Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:01:00 +0000 73721 at