Channel partners are shining themselves up for sale

At the most recent Canadian Channel Chiefs Council (C4) board meeting Rick Reid, president of Tech Data Canada said that solution providers are working very hard to "pretty themselves up" so they can

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Scalar Decisions makes another acquisition

Top Toronto-based solution provider Scalar Decisions Inc. has confirmed it will purchase professional services firm Eosensa Inc. The Toronto-based Eosensa has expertise in technology risk management consulting and the plan is to extend

Published on: November 4th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

New Signature acquires another Canadian solution provider

New Signature has acquired one of the more well-known solution providers in Microsoft’s Canadian partner ecosystem in Imason Inc. just five months after the Washington, D.C.-company bought CMS Consulting of Toronto. Imason is

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Another Top 100 solution provider gets acquired

Solution provider Silanis is to be acquired by e-signature and authentication firm Vasco Data Security. The deal, worth US$85 million ($110 Million in Canadian dollars), will enable Silanis to expand its international footprint,

Published on: October 19th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

Compugen acquires Metafore in mega deal

Multiple sources have told CDN that Compugen, the No. 3 solution provider on CDN’s Top 100 list has acquired No. 8 player Metafore. This deal initially began when Patrick Waid, the president and

Published on: September 1st, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Ontario MSP buys up VoIP reseller

Oakville, Ont.-based managed services provider Mico Systems is expanding its solution portfolio with the acquisition of Value Added Computers Services (VACS), a St. Catherines, Ont.-based solution provider with expertise in Voice over IP.

Published on: July 24th, 2015 CDN Staff

Blockbuster merger in the Canadian channel

Two CDN Top 100 Solution Providers are set to combine operations. Toronto-based Scalar Decisions Inc. and Calgary's Mainland Information Systems Ltd., have confirmed a merger agreement. Officials from Scalar indicated that this deal

Published on: July 7th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

The mid-life transition of Brian Bourne

Brian Bourne was facing a dilemma a few weeks ago. The high profile channel executive from CMS Consulting Inc. was about to turn 40. He and his friends planned this speculator two-week trip

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

How to sell a solution provider business for a premium

LAS VEGAS – David Reid, the president and CEO of Winnipeg-based Epic Information Systems, sold his solution provider business last year to MTS for an undisclosed amount. Reid later revealed that he received seven

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

India’s Wipro offers $210M for Canadian firm ATCO’s IT services

India-based information technology consulting firm Wipro Ltd. has signed a deal with ATCO Ltd., a structures and logistics company in Alberta, to purchase the Canadian company’s IT services arm. The all-cash $210 million

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

IBM promotes high speed file transfer for large data sets

TAMPA – A lot of the talk at IBM’s SmarterCommerce conference here this week is about the glory applications businesses use to mine customer data for insights for making immediate online offers that

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Top 100 solution provider expands into Quebec through acquisition

Toronto-based Scalar Decisions Inc. has acquired 3vis, a Montreal-area solution provider that specializes in digital entertainment creation and media. This deal has been in works for approximately 15 months and the financial figures

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Konica Minolta buys Pitney Bowes Canada’s document imaging business

Konica Minolta Canada is expanding its document imaging business to the commercial and corporate space with its acquisition of Pitney Bowes Canada’s document imaging solutions (DIS) business. The move is also expected to

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Lenovo eyes a deal with BlackBerry?

Many sources have linked hardware vendor Lenovo to Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker BlackBerry. Sources say that Lenovo, based in China with a 17 per cent stake held by IBM Corp., agreed to look

Published on: October 18th, 2013 CDN Staff