The flurry of mergers and acquisitions impacting the channel recently has been no more evident than among the vendors with which managed service providers work. Look no further than Kaseya's headline-grabbing announcement in April that it would buy Datto. It's probably the biggest MSP-related M&A news since investment firm Thoma Bravo bought IT management software provider ConnectWise in 2019.
But the M&A isn't relegated to huge vendors. We're seeing MSPs both nationwide and around the world gobble each other up at a record clip.
What does this mean for the future of the channel? What specific things do MSPs need to consider when exploring a sale or accepting a private equity investment? We explore that in a series of videos, Q&As and analysis in this M&A hub.