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June 17th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
How has the company changed since being bought by private equity? Where will it invest all that money now at its disposal? What’s founder Arnie Bellini up to these days? We got the scoop for you last week at ConnectWise’s 2019 IT Nation Explore event. - read more
 
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June 16th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
According to CISO John Ford (pictured), the vendor is teaching its coder security best practices, rolling out a new team of security “champions,” and engaging in M&A discussions with over half a dozen vendors. - read more
 
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June 7th, 2019 | ChannelPro Weekly
It’s tangy, tasty, and back! ChannelPro Weekly returns from an extended hiatus with a catsup catchup episode dedicated to the biggest news stories since the last show. - read more
 
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May 24th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
Private equity investor Philip Vorobeychik (pictured) explains why investors like him are pouring billions into vendors that serve MSPs, and what that trend means for the managed services market. - read more
 
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May 3rd, 2019 | Rich Freeman
Participants in the investment round, which comes amid an ongoing merger and acquisition spree by the IT management vendor, include TPG, a global private equity giant with some $103 billion of assets under management. - read more
 
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March 1st, 2019 | ChannelPro
Find out what co-hosts Erick Simpson and Rich Freeman think about ConnectWise being bought by private equity investor Thoma Bravo, paying your technicians performance bonuses, and hiring a dog to do your next big welding job. - read more
 
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February 27th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
Senior leaders at Continuum, Datto, Kaseya, and SolarWinds MSP, all of whom have direct experience with private equity buyouts, see short-term pains and long-term gains ahead for ConnectWise following its acquisition by Thoma Bravo. - read more
 
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February 25th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
The deal gives the iconic managed services software maker access to capital and business expertise it needs to realize ambitious strategic goals, according to founder Arnie Bellini (pictured), who will step down as CEO. - read more
 
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February 1st, 2019 | Rich Freeman
The deal, which includes a multi-year agreement by Barracuda to resell several Avast Business security solutions, immediately turns Barracuda into a player in the rapidly evolving market for managed services and managed security software. - read more
 
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January 4th, 2019 | James E. Gaskin
Security tools from Microsoft, a new exec for SYNNEX, and a holiday companion so irritating that his wife listed him on eBay for 18 euros are among the stories we’re somewhat belatedly sending your way. - read more
 

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