mergers and acquisitions

Acuant acquires identity verification provider Hello Soda
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mergers and acquisitions

Acuant acquires identity verification provider Hello Soda

Hello Soda’s dark web solution scans over 600 million records for signs of data theft
4 May 2021
Sony inks integration deal with chat app Discord
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mergers and acquisitions

Sony inks integration deal with chat app Discord

The partnership follows rumours of a collapsed takeover deal with Microsoft
4 May 2021
Verizon loses billions in Yahoo and AOL sale
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Acquisition

Verizon loses billions in Yahoo and AOL sale

The deal marks the end of Verizon’s attempts to break into the digital content business
3 May 2021
IBM to acquire AIOps firm Turbonomic
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mergers and acquisitions

IBM to acquire AIOps firm Turbonomic

The announcement follows IBM's recent acquisition of Instana
30 Apr 2021
Thoma Bravo to acquire Proofpoint for $12.3 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Thoma Bravo to acquire Proofpoint for $12.3 billion

The sale of the cyber security company will net shareholders $176 per share
27 Apr 2021
Panasonic finalizes deal to acquire supply chain firm Blue Yonder
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Acquisition

Panasonic finalizes deal to acquire supply chain firm Blue Yonder

The acquisition will connect Panasonic’s IoT/edge solution with Blue Yonder’s AI/ML platform
23 Apr 2021
Global competition authorities call for stronger policing of mergers
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mergers and acquisitions

Global competition authorities call for stronger policing of mergers

UK, Australian and German agencies highlighted the dangers of anticompetitive mergers, particularly in the tech sector
21 Apr 2021
Discord reportedly rejects Microsoft's takeover offer
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mergers and acquisitions

Discord reportedly rejects Microsoft's takeover offer

The chat app is looking to go it alone with plans for a public offering, according to reports
21 Apr 2021
Mastercard bolsters digital security with Ekata acquisition
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mergers and acquisitions

Mastercard bolsters digital security with Ekata acquisition

The payments company has purchased the digital identity management firm for $850 million
20 Apr 2021
Goldman Sachs invests £50 million in Starling Bank
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startups

Goldman Sachs invests £50 million in Starling Bank

This funding takes the unicorn’s Series D funding round to £322 million from £272 million
20 Apr 2021
UK intervenes in Nvidia's Arm takeover on national security grounds
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mergers and acquisitions

UK intervenes in Nvidia's Arm takeover on national security grounds

Digital secretary Oliver Dowden has instructed the CMA to begin a “phase one” investigation into the deal
19 Apr 2021
US House committee paves way for clamp-down on Big Tech "monopoly"
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Policy & legislation

US House committee paves way for clamp-down on Big Tech "monopoly"

The decision could lead to new legislation designed to break up the industry's biggest players
16 Apr 2021
Dell spins off VMware stake to create two separate companies
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mergers and acquisitions

Dell spins off VMware stake to create two separate companies

The firm hopes to use proceeds to pay down its debt while granting VMware greater operational flexibility
15 Apr 2021
Toshiba CEO resigns ahead of reported buyout
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mergers and acquisitions

Toshiba CEO resigns ahead of reported buyout

The former CEO had been an employee of the company looking to take over Toshiba which has worried investors
14 Apr 2021
O2 and Virgin merger “unlikely” to harm competition, CMA rules
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mergers and acquisitions

O2 and Virgin merger “unlikely” to harm competition, CMA rules

The UK's competiton watchdog has provisionally cleared the £31 billion merger
14 Apr 2021
Microsoft buys AI firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion
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voice recognition

Microsoft buys AI firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion

The tech giant's biggest acquisition since buying LinkedIn is aimed at accelerating the growth of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
12 Apr 2021
Toshiba receives £14.5 billion takeover bid
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mergers and acquisitions

Toshiba receives £14.5 billion takeover bid

The offer comes from CVC Capital Partners, which has an office in London and its official headquarters in Luxembourg
7 Apr 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Microsoft to buy Discord, Intel plays catch-up and the end of LG smartphones
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Business strategy

IT Pro News in Review: Microsoft to buy Discord, Intel plays catch-up and the end of LG smartphones

Catch up on the top stories of the week in just two minutes
26 Mar 2021
UK watchdog says Facebook's Giphy acquisition may stifle competition
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mergers and acquisitions

UK watchdog says Facebook's Giphy acquisition may stifle competition

The CMA says the deal may limit market access to a popular service
26 Mar 2021
Box 'exploring sale' amid investor pressure
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mergers and acquisitions

Box 'exploring sale' amid investor pressure

The file-sharing service has come under pressure for not capitalising on the pandemic
23 Mar 2021
Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

The communications platform is reportedly already in talks with a buyer, thought to be the tech giant
23 Mar 2021
Tech Data and Synnex agree to $7.2 billion merger
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mergers and acquisitions

Tech Data and Synnex agree to $7.2 billion merger

Following the merger, Apollo Funds will receive 44 million shares of Synnex common stock
22 Mar 2021
Microsoft acquires rapid prototyping firm The Marsden Group
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft acquires rapid prototyping firm The Marsden Group

The tech giant says the deal will enable it to create new customer value through experimentation and deep industry solutions
17 Mar 2021