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Abe Garver

MSP Team Leader & Managing Director
Abe Garver, FOCUS’ MSP Team Leader, has over 25-years professional experience in M&A investment banking and management consulting. Over the course of his career, he has worked on sell side, buy side and capital raise assignments with approximately 75 clients including public, private, Inc. 500 fastest growing and Top 50 MSPs companies.

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Can MSP deals stand up to higher interest rates?

There is some angst out there as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, which is intended to slow the economy and could impact corporate earnings. Yet at the same time, there has been a flood of large private equity groups that are still eager to buy MSP platforms.

Managed Service Providers: Part 2

As we discussed in the previous blog, there is a growing trend of small and medium-sized businesses outsourcing their IT functions to Managed Service Providers, or MSPs, for reasons of cost, time efficiency and technology support and expertise. While the MSP sector is large, highly profitable and growing rapidly, it’s also highly fragmented, with more than 20,000 companies in North America offering a wide variety of IT services. That creates M&A opportunities for MSPs looking to expand their menu of services, increase market share and diversify revenue streams.
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Managed Service Providers: Part 1

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have historically relied on in-house IT support, but there is an emerging trend of these companies outsourcing their IT functions to Managed Service Providers, or MSPs. The MSP sector is large, highly profitable and growing rapidly, with the market expected to reach more than $300 billion in five years.

However, …