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Top Avaya Partner ConvergeOne Acquired by Private Equity Firm

ConvergeOne, one of the largest Avaya channel partners in the world, has a new owner.

The solution provider, which specializes in managed services and unified communications, was acquired by private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group for an undisclosed amount. Clearlake purchased ConvergeOne from Genstar Capital, another private investment firm that bought the solution provider in 2007.

“We have enjoyed a great partnership with Genstar,” said John McKenna, CEO of ConvergeOne, in a press statement. “We look forward to partnering with Clearlake to continue to differentiate the company by focusing on managed services and innovative technology solutions. Clearlake’s proven track record and substantial resources will be instrumental in adding lasting value to our business.”

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15 Apr 2021

KKR to Acquire Ensono in $1.7 Billion Deal

Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value:    $1.7 Billion Transaction Details Global investment firm KKR & Co, Inc. (NYSE: KKR) is acquiring leading hybrid IT services provider Ensono from private equity firms Charlesbank Capital Partners and M/C Partners. While financials have not been disclosed, the transaction is valued at $1.7 billion inclusive of debt, according to Reuters....

12 Apr 2021

Microsoft Acquires Nuance in $19.7 Billion Deal

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22 Mar 2021

SYNNEX Announces Merger with Tech Data

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