Top 20 UK reseller and MSP acquisitions of 2022

From Stone and Trustmarque to Caretower and Q Associates, here we count down the biggest deals of the last 12 months

Doug Woodburn
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11. Q Associates

Acquirer: Logicalis

Deal summary:

Logicalis made its first UK acquisition in over six years in August 2022 in the shape of £30m-revenue NetApp partner Q Associates.

Rationale:

The acquisition shows Logicalis is committed to "being at the top table in the UKI partner market", Logicalis UK&I MD Alex Louth told CRN after the deal was announced.

Based in Newbury, data infrastructure specialist Q Associates turned over £29m in its fiscal 2021, drawing around half of the total from the public sector.

Despite some vendor overlap with Logicalis, Louth billed the capabilities Q Associates bring as "extremely complementary", stressing that the latter is "a lot deeper with NetApp…and that's an area we need to really grow".

Key quote:

"Should we come together? Of course we should, because our base is very similar and our solutions are close and naturally come together. Cisco connects everything, while data is everywhere and Q Associates knows what to do with data. For us to get the best out of each other, we will need to come together as a team. But let's not do it overnight because it looks pretty on an org chart, let's do it over a longer period of time so we get the most value out of each other," Alex Louth, UK&I MD, Logicalis (pictured above)

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