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mergers and acquisitions

Broadcom formally confirms $61 billion acquisition of VMware
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mergers and acquisitions

Broadcom formally confirms $61 billion acquisition of VMware

The previously rumoured acquisition has been agreed by both companies' boards despite the deal not thought to be imminent
26 May 2022
UK government begins scrutiny of Altice's mounting stake in BT under national security law
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mergers and acquisitions

UK government begins scrutiny of Altice's mounting stake in BT under national security law

The government has previously said it would not hesitate to act and intervene to block foreign takeovers of major UK companies
26 May 2022
Major cut-price acquisitions are expected in 2022 as tech stocks plummet
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mergers and acquisitions

Major cut-price acquisitions are expected in 2022 as tech stocks plummet

The 'great tech stock selloff' is well underway as investors get jittery over rising interest rates
23 May 2022
Broadcom reportedly looking at acquiring cloud company VMware
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mergers and acquisitions

Broadcom reportedly looking at acquiring cloud company VMware

Chipmaking giant is hoping to solidify its software base to give it more flexibility in targeting the data centre market
23 May 2022
Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy
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mergers and acquisitions

Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy

Solvvy’s conversational AI and automation technology will be integrated into Zoom’s new Contact Center platform
13 May 2022
"Inevitable" Vodafone and Three merger won't benefit business customers
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mergers and acquisitions

"Inevitable" Vodafone and Three merger won't benefit business customers

A merger between the two companies doesn’t feel like a natural marriage, experts say, with pooled resources and expertise offset by less choice and di…
13 May 2022
Checkout.com to acquire identity verification provider Ubble
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Acquisition

Checkout.com to acquire identity verification provider Ubble

Ubble’s services will allow Checkout.com to reduce the financial risk associated with e-commerce transactions
12 May 2022
Salesforce acquires financial comms specialist for Slack
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mergers and acquisitions

Salesforce acquires financial comms specialist for Slack

Troop.ai is to be incorporated into Slack to aid customer-facing sales teams
10 May 2022
How the cloud primed Markerstudy for an M&A spree
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Cloud

How the cloud primed Markerstudy for an M&A spree

The insurance giant adopted Citrix Cloud Services and IGEL OS to help new employees log in and work productively from any location
9 May 2022
Elliott Management encourages Western Digital to spin off flash business
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Hardware

Elliott Management encourages Western Digital to spin off flash business

Activist investor says hard disk maker has underperformed “operationally, financially and strategically”
4 May 2022
SAP turns to advisor for potential $1 billion Litmos sale, sources reveal
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Software

SAP turns to advisor for potential $1 billion Litmos sale, sources reveal

German software giant will work with investment back Moelis & Co. to sell off the corporate eLearning business it acquired back in 2018
4 May 2022
Accenture acquires German sustainability consultancy akzente
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mergers and acquisitions

Accenture acquires German sustainability consultancy akzente

The acquisition will bolster Accenture’s sustainability services and ESG capabilities
3 May 2022
IT Pro News In Review: IT staff shortages, Fujitsu to sell software to Ricoh, Japanese ransom attack
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IT Pro News In Review: IT staff shortages, Fujitsu to sell software to Ricoh, Japanese ransom attack

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
29 Apr 2022
Arm finally ousts China CEO to clear way for IPO
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Business strategy

Arm finally ousts China CEO to clear way for IPO

This is the second time the company has tried to get rid of CEO Allen Wu from its Arm joint venture in China
29 Apr 2022
Vector Capital acquires majority ownership of WatchGuard
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Security

Vector Capital acquires majority ownership of WatchGuard

Global private equity firm gobbles up shares from co-investors as it doubles down on its commitment to the cyber security platform provider
29 Apr 2022
Fujitsu to reportedly sell scanner business to Ricoh for $625 million
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mergers and acquisitions

Fujitsu to reportedly sell scanner business to Ricoh for $625 million

The Japanese IT services giant is hoping to focus more on software development
26 Apr 2022
Elon Musk will run Twitter into the ground
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social media

Elon Musk will run Twitter into the ground

Tough ethical issues and impending regulations mean the billionaire is wholly unsuited to running a social media company
26 Apr 2022
Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41.39 billion, claiming only he can 'unlock its true potential'
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social media

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41.39 billion, claiming only he can 'unlock its true potential'

If the deal doesn’t work, Musk has hinted that he will reconsider his position as a shareholder in the social media company
14 Apr 2022
KKR to acquire cyber security company Barracuda Networks
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KKR to acquire cyber security company Barracuda Networks

The value of the deal is reportedly estimated to be around $4 billion
13 Apr 2022
Wipro bolsters consulting capabilities with $80 million CAS Group acquisition
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business process outsourcing (BPO)

Wipro bolsters consulting capabilities with $80 million CAS Group acquisition

Consulting and program management specialist brings a “uniquely complimentary set of capabilities,” Wipro says
12 Apr 2022
Kaseya to acquire cloud software firm Datto for $6bn
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Kaseya to acquire cloud software firm Datto for $6bn

Investor-funded transaction to be completed by the end of the year
11 Apr 2022
Thoma Bravo acquires SailPoint for $6.9 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Thoma Bravo acquires SailPoint for $6.9 billion

Following the acquisition, SailPoint will no longer be listed on any public market
11 Apr 2022
Accenture acquires Avieco to expand sustainability services in the UK
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sustainability

Accenture acquires Avieco to expand sustainability services in the UK

The acquisition further accentuates the firm’s Sustainability Value Promise
8 Apr 2022