Kaseya, a provider of unified IT and security management software for managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market enterprises (MME), today completes its acquisition of Datto for $6.2 billion, representing a share price of $35.50. With the transaction, Datto’s stock no longer is trading and the company is no longer listed on any public market.
Kaseya’s acquisition of Datto strengthens its IT Complete platform with an 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 percent of commercial integrations are anticipated to be completed within 120 days.
Customers can expect substantial investments focused on upgrades and innovations to all Datto product offerings.
The list pricing on all Datto technology will be reduced by an average of 10 percent or more on new purchases. Some products’ list prices will come down more than that, while others might remain the same.
“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,” said Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola (pictured). “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.”
Datto’s SVP of Business Development Rob Rae added, “This is absolutely the best thing that could have happened to Datto, our employees and most importantly our MSP Partners. 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, Conn., and other locations, with Kaseya’s global headquarters in Miami. Since 2007, Datto’s 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.
“I want to reiterate – we bought Datto because we think they’re AWESOME – their world-class products, highly-regarded brand, innovative culture and amazing people – we have no intention of messing up any of that. We will build on what they created so in the end, MSPs will get the maximum value from their solutions at an affordable price,” Voccola said.