A Dozen M&A Deals That Reshaped The Channel In January


(NOTE: This story was originally posted to CRN.com Feb. 21.)

New Technology Disciplines Lead January Deals

Four of January's 12 acquisitions involving channel firms underscored the importance of the cutting-edge technology areas of cloud, analytics and the Internet of Things.

Security was another big focus last month, with two companies purchasing security service providers as security becomes an increasingly important piece of solution provider arsenals.

Six of January's acquiring organizations are on CRN's Solution Provider 500, and acquired companies were spread out geographically across the U.S. and Europe, as more firms set their sights on European expansion.

Click through to read about the deals, which are ordered based on the total number of employees at the acquired companies.