What is the real M&A appetite in the channel?

clock • 1 min read

At an exclusive CRN On event on 6 November, hear how digital transformation is driving change and more importantly, how to harness it

The industry is going through an unprecedented period of growth as digital transformation continues to drive change.

Tech merger and acquisition activity is at an all-time high at reseller, vendor and distributor levels, as consolidation picks up pace and firms look to plug skills and technology gaps, and also gain entry into new markets both in the UK and overseas.

According to figures from market watcher Baker & McKenzie, global M&A values have risen to $468bn this year, compared to $296bn in 2017 - a whopping 65 per cent increase. And M&A shows no sign of slowing down, with IBM acquiring Red Hat for $34bn this week

Customers are more demanding than before, and expect even more from their technology suppliers, which means competition is tighter than ever.

This in turn means, many suppliers are having to grow and develop their services and offerings at a dramatic pace to keep up, with acquisition a popular option. 

But what exactly is the appetite for M&A in the channel? How many firms are managing to keep abreast of the situation through organic growth? And how many have resorted to acquisition to stay ahead of the game?

What are those firms that are experiencing unparalleled growth and success actually doing right? where are all the opportunities? 

At a special CRN On event, sponsored by Agilitas, at One Moorgate Place, central London on 6 November, entitled The Global Channel in 2020: A Blueprint for growth in a fast-changing world; hear the results of some exclusive research CRN has conducted with over 150 MSPs, VARs and resellers on this very subject, and hear what some of your peers are doing first-hand to ensure they continue to remain competitive.  

To register and find out more, please visit the dedicated site here.  

You may also like
5 big figures underscoring Nvidia's 'very strong' first-quarter earnings

Vendor

The main contributor was Nvidia’s datacentre revenue, which more than quintupled in the first quarter from the same period last year, growing 427 per cent year-over-year to $22.5bn

clock 24 May 2024 • 3 min read
Global digital transformation spending set to reach $3.9tn by 2027, says IDC

Research

Discrete manufacturing and professional services set to lead on adoption

clock 02 November 2023 • 3 min read
Servium focuses on services growth and lands in Germany

Reseller

VAR launches Servium GmbH and appoints new UK services head

clock 04 August 2023 • 2 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Management

Q&A with MSP Innovation Award winner GFI Software

Q&A with MSP Innovation Award winner GFI Software

GFI Software's Derek Nower, SVP, global channel sales on the company's appeal to MSPs

GFI Software
clock 05 September 2023 • 4 min read
XChange Best of Breed 2023: the best shots of day 2

XChange Best of Breed 2023: the best shots of day 2

Here's all the best pics from the second day of CRN's recent XChange event

Andrea Gaini
clock 19 June 2023 • 1 min read
GoTo Channel Chief: 'Every challenge will be met with an opportunity in the coming year'

GoTo Channel Chief: 'Every challenge will be met with an opportunity in the coming year'

CRN caught up with GoTo's vice president of global partner sales, Michael Day to look at the year ahead and the opportunities that face the Unified Communications vendor and its partners

Sara Yirrell
clock 29 November 2022 • 1 min read

Highlights

Staff & Salaries 2022

Staff & Salaries 2022

A snapshot of pay and headcount trends in the UK channel

Doug Woodburn
clock 09 March 2022 • 1 min read
Midwich CEO on Nimans acquisition, 2021 results and return to pre-pandemic levels

Midwich CEO on Nimans acquisition, 2021 results and return to pre-pandemic levels

Stephen Fenby talks to CRN after Midwich’s 2021 results in which profitability exceeded pre-pandemic levels

Josh Budd
clock 08 March 2022 • 3 min read
4 more vendors suspend sales in Russia following Ukraine invasion

4 more vendors suspend sales in Russia following Ukraine invasion

IBM and Microsoft are among a number of vendors which have also announced that they will halt sales in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

clock 08 March 2022 • 3 min read