Many channel partners work long and hard to get their practice to a point where it's attractive to potential buyers. It's the brass ring, right? Once you're acquired, it's all green fields.

But the truth is, there's no way to really predict what life will look like post-acquisition. Because there are an endless variety of acquisition situations, there are just as many ways that being bought out can affect business owners in the channel. Will your business continue to flourish? Will you be put out to pasture? 

The VAR Guy sat down with four partners who have led businesses through an acquisition to get their stories on what life is like after the ink is dry.