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Datto filed for an initial public offering this Wednesday, just weeks after SolarWinds announced possible plans to take its SolarWinds MSP unit public and Kaseya said it has an IPO coming by early next year. As far as Willison is concerned, that’s good news for everyone, including MSPs.
“It really will shine a light on the MSP industry, and so it will be beneficial to MSPs themselves as their capabilities become more well known among the general public,” he says
Vendors, including ConnectWise, will benefit for the same reason, he adds, noting that all those forthcoming public offerings are yet another sign that managed services have officially hit the big time.
“It really goes to show the maturity of the industry that we’re able to get to that point that we can have a few public companies in just a handful of years.”
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