Free event open to all MSPs focuses on the state of MSP M&A activity, offering strategic insights and relationship networking to help MSPs understand and leverage M&A to profit their business
NEW YORK and MIAMI — Nov. 13, 2018 — Kaseya®, the leading provider of complete IT infrastructure management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and internal IT organizations, today announced the next in its series of MSP M&A symposiums to be held December 11 at the Topgolf event venue in Miami Gardens. This one-day event is specifically focused on how mergers and acquisitions impact MSPs throughout their business lifecycle to help MSPs understand how they can use M&A to profit their business.
M&A activity is reshaping the MSP competitive landscape with new announcements being made every week–there were 12 announcements within a two-week span alone this year! MSP executives need to recognize today’s M&A reality and understand its implications, regardless of whether they intend to grow their business through mergers or find an exit strategy via acquisition.
“We held our very first M&A event back in 2016 because we recognized the impending changes in the market and wanted to best prepare MSPs to respond and take advantage,” said Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya.
“Since then, we’ve educated thousands of MSPs on how M&A is shaping the industry through our event forums and webinars, and have aligned dozens with resources that have resulted in profitable outcomes. We’ll continue to evolve this series of free educational events for the community and encourage every MSP to learn about how the flow of private equity funds into the MSP industry will change the dynamics of the market.”
Details At A Glance
What: Kaseya MSP M&A Symposium
When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm ET
Where: Topgolf, 17321 NW 7th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Attendees will hear from Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya, Rob Stephenson, CEO and board member of Thrive Networks – one of the largest MSPs in the northeast, backed by M/C Partners, Todd Ofenloch, managing director at H.I.G. Capital – a leading global private equity investment firm with $30 billion of equity capital under management, Paul Cissel, vice president of business development for OnePath – who sold his company, Internet & Telephone, to Onepath, a private equity-based IT services provider ,and Abhishek Rampuria, vice president at M/C Partners – a private equity firm focused on growth equity investments in emerging companies in the media, IT and communications industries.
The event will provide insight into:
- The state of the MSP M&A movement
- Why an M&A strategy is critical for MSPs of all sizes and at all stages of development
- Best practices to create an M&A strategy and execute against it
- What private equity firms look for in MSP “platform” and “tuck-in” acquisition opportunities
“As an organization in the market to partner with other high quality MSPs, we find the M&A symposium series from Kaseya to be a great showcase event,” said Rob Stephenson, CEO and board member, Thrive Networks. “Thrive typically attends these events with multiple executives, valuing the opportunity to educate the MSP community regarding our exciting mission as a P/E backed cloud & cyber security focused service provider. Several beneficial relationships have been cultivated from these valuable Kaseya events and we look forward to our continued participation.”
All MSP executives — whether or not they are Kaseya customers ─ are welcome to this half-day event free of charge. The symposium will close with a cocktail mixer and Topgolf competition for those interested in participating. Seating is limited, so register today at https://info.kaseya.com/m-and-a-symposium-miami.html.