M&A for SMB VARs

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2007-10-22 Print this article Print

Big acquisitions such as CDW dominate the news, but smaller VARs also want in on the action, M&A Forum says. (The Channel Insider)

While the CDW deal to go private was only just completed in October, the fervor over buying and selling channel companies is far from over. Witness the soft-launch this week of the M&A Forum, a new Web site and Internet service designed to bring together buyers and sellers of solution provider businesses.
"Think of Match.com for IT sector companies," said Patricia Wegner, president and chief operating officer of the new service, a subsidiary of Martin Wolf Associates, a consulting firm on larger investment banking-type deals for solution providers.
Technology mergers and acquisitions continue booming in 2007. Read more here. Sellers enter information into a profile questionnaire. Potential buyers can then search the database according to the type of acquisition they are seeking. The company built the service for deals of under $50 million, and most deals are expected to be in the range of $5 million to $20 million, Wegner said. Read the full story on The Channel Insider: M&A for SMB VARs Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on IT management.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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