MSP Acquisition by Print Vendor Signals Global Trend
“When Konica Minolta purchased managed services provider All Covered some years ago I was not sure if this trend of “non-services” companies making acquisitions of managed services organizations would be a continuing trend or just a one time occurrence. Furthermore, I wondered if such activity would be solely a trend within North America. I now have answers to both my questions.
Print Vendors Meet MSPs
Lanier, a Melbourne Australia based vendor of printers and copiers, just acquired Inspire IT, a managed services provider also based in Australia. While M&A activity in managed services is not new, this deal signals the export of a trend that I believe started in the US with the Konica/All Covered deal. When Konica Minolta purchased All Covered, it was one of the first major attempts by a print vendor to to this. Now, Lanier has done the same thing in Australia. What does this mean?” READ MORE