Kaseya acquires MSP security provider Datto with promise to boost innovation and lower prices
Fred Voccola of Kaseya
London, UK – Kaseya, a provider of unified IT and security management software for managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market enterprises (MME), has completed its acquisition of Datto for US$6.2 billion (€6.16 billion). This represents a share price of $35.50 (€35.27).
With the completion of the transaction, Datto’s stock ceased trading and the company is no longer listed on any public market.
Kaseya’s acquisition of Datto strengthens its IT Complete platform with an enhanced array of solutions to help increase MSP efficiency and profitability. Kaseya announced that at least 17 workflow integrations between Datto products and the Kaseya platform are planned within the first month, and 100% of commercial integrations are anticipated to be completed within 120 days. Customers can immediately expect substantial investments focused on upgrades and innovations to all Datto product offerings.
The list pricing on all Datto technology will be reduced by ON AVERAGE 10% or more on new purchases. Some products’ list prices will come down more than that, while others might remain the same. With this pricing adjustment, Kaseya continues to provide the only purpose-built platform for the MSP that is priced right.
“As we promised when we announced our intent to buy Datto, customers are going to see investment in innovation and integrations go up and prices come down,” says Kaseya’s CEO, Fred Voccola. “We are increasing our technical investment in our products to ensure that every one of them will be supported and integrated, with enhanced functionality. The end goal is to be the most affordable and best option on the market for our awesome customers.”
“This is absolutely the best thing that could have happened to Datto, our employees and most importantly our MSP Partners,” adds Rob Rae, Datto’s SVP of Business Development. “Datto has always been committed to building great technology and creating a culture where its MSPs customers always come first and as part of Kaseya, we will be able to do this bigger, better, and at lower cost to the MSP.”
Datto will continue to operate as an autonomous brand from Norwalk, Connecticut and other locations, with Kaseya’s official global headquarters in Miami. Since 2007, Datto’s proven unified continuity, networking, endpoint management and business management solutions have helped MSPs defend against costly downtime and data loss in servers, virtual machines, cloud applications, or anywhere data resides.
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