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Friday’s Exit Strategy: Why Private Equity Firms Acquire MSPs


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Evergreen Services Group has acquired 13 MSPs so far in 2018. Head of M&A Ramsey Sahyoun shares some background and describes why private equity firms are pursuing MSPs.

The Video Above: Why are private equity companies acquiring MSPs (managed services providers)? Evergreen Services Group Head of M&A Ramsey Sahyoun provides answers in the interview above with ChannelE2E.
The InvestorEvergreen Services Group, backed by a private equity investment firm, has acquired 13 MSPs (managed services providers) so far in 2018. The company’s overall war chest at the start of 2018 was about $100 million — so more deals are likely coming.
In the Part One conversation above we cover:

LinkedIn: Evergreen Service Group Head of M&A Ramsey Sayhoun

  1. Evergreen Services Group’s focus and Ramsey’s role.
  2. How the firm is funded.
  3. Why private equity is attracted to MSPs

Coming Soon: Parts Two and Three

Check back on the following dates for parts two and three of this interview.
Coming Friday, November 23 – Part Two:

  1. What key KPIs does Evergreen Services Group value most when examining an MSP?
  2. What makes a potentially good cultural fit for an acquisition?
  3. What yellow flags or red flags does Evergreen Services Group look for when evaluating an MSP?

Coming Friday, November 30 – Part Three:

  1. How many MSP investments has Evergreen Service Group made in 2018, roughly?
  2. Do existing CEOs typically run the acquired MSPs post-buyout/investment?
  3. What are some of the first moves Evergreen Services Group makes after acquiring the MSP?