The 15th Global IT M&A Forum, Only Live 24-Hour IT M&A Marketplace, Opens in San Francisco | March 5th & 6th

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50+ Buyers Meeting Face-to-Face With Sellers - Past Deals Totaled $350 Million+

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The only live marketplace for buyers and sellers of mid-market IT companies opens for 24 hours on March 5th and 6th at the Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco. Built around private one-on-one meetings between buyers and sellers in a secure setting, the Global IT M&A Forum has facilitated liquidity in excess of $350 million.

The format is simple and efficient: buyers schedule up to nine private 1:1 meetings with sellers – each lasting 50 minutes.

IT segments represented include Cloud Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), IT Services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Big Data, IT Security and IT Supply Chain.

"We attended in November 2013 as a buyer and a seller of one of Emtec's divisions. Within 75 days we closed the sale of our Staffing Division and are pleased with the outcome. Additionally we participated in nine acquisition meetings at the Forum with top mid-market IT companies. We believe it is an incredibly efficient way to conduct business,” said Greg Chandler, CFO of Emtec.

According to Kley Parkhurst, SVP of Corporate Development of ePlus Inc., “The Global IT M&A Forum assembles some of the finest mid-sized IT companies in North America. As a strategic buyer, it's incredibly efficient to meet with prospective acquisition targets all in one place within two business days.”

“As the only live marketplace for mid-market IT companies, the Global IT M&A Forum gives sellers a chance to have multiple meetings with some of the most qualified buyers and investors in our space,” said Tim Mueller, CEO of the Forum. “The main reason that deals do or don’t work is cultural fit. These face-to-face meetings enable buyers and sellers to see if there is a fit beyond what’s on paper before committing huge amounts of time and resources.

Added Mueller, “The Forum also fills a void by providing opportunities for mid-market IT companies in markets that have been historically underserved by large investment banks, large corporate buyers and other professionals.”

A partial list of buyers who have participated in previous Forums is included below.

Strategic Buyers:
1.    AKA Enterprise Solutions
2.    Alphaworks
3.    Arrow S3
4.    ASI System
5.    Bell Techlogix, Inc.
6.    Beyondsoft Corporation
7.    Collabera
8.    Dataprise
9.    Emtec
10.    ePlus
11.    Evening Post Industries
12.    Evolve IP
13.    First Tek, Inc.
14.    Logicalis
15.    Mindtree Ltd
16.    PC Connection
17.    PC Mall
18.    Persistent Systems
19.    Pomeroy
20.    Sayers

Private Equity:
1.    Audax Private Equity
2.    Avatar Financial Consultants
3.    Baird Capital
4.    Boathouse Capital
5.    Bregal Sagemount
6.    BV Investment Partners
7.    Crest Equity
8.    Culbro, LLC.
9.    Frontenac
10.    HIG Growth Partners
11.    JMI Equity
12.    K1 Capital
13.    Lumis Partners
14.    McBride and Company
15.    Potomac Equity Partners
16.    Red Oak Growth Partners
17.    Spire Capital Partners
18.    Technology Capital Investors
19.    THL
20.    TZP

About the Global IT M&A Forum
The Global IT M&A Forum is an organized and efficient marketplace for companies seeking middle market IT mergers and acquisitions. By bringing together pre-qualified buyers and sellers for confidential face-to-face meetings during a two-day period, this marketplace event facilitates and accelerates M&A transactions. Target sellers have an enterprise value less than $30 million.

The inaugural Global IT M&A Forum was held in May 1998 in San Francisco. The Forum has since hosted 14 marketplaces in Scottsdale, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., San Diego and San Jose, CA.

To learn more about the upcoming marketplace, go to http://www.itMandAforum.com

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