While some big names doing business in the channel (Windstream, Star2Star) waited until the new year to unveil new M&A activity, some companies announced acquisitions and closed others in the last two months of 2017.
We once again compiled a list of those likely to have the biggest impact on the indirect telecom and IT sales channels.
Among them: Verizon closed an acquisition in Chicago that could pave the way for 5G networks in America’s third-largest city; VMware took software-defined networks to a new level buy buying VeloCloud; and Rackspace offered its partners more cloud and colocation opportunities by purchasing Datapipe.
Scroll through our gallery below for new M&A from November and December and update on those deals first announced earlier in the year.
Looking for more M&A? Click here to see the biggest channel-impacting mergers and acquisitions from September and October.