mergers and acquisitions

ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal
Acquisition

ByteDance says China must approve Oracle's TikTok deal

ByteDance hopes to retain ownership of TikTok by partnering with Oracle
17 Sep 2020
Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership
mergers and acquisitions

Oracle and TikTok deal close, but ByteDance wants majority ownership

ByteDance tries to retain a majority stake, but Trump says Oracle deal is close
16 Sep 2020
Arm employees "fobbed off" over Nvidia takeover, says Unite
mergers and acquisitions

Arm employees "fobbed off" over Nvidia takeover, says Unite

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner will urge the government to intervene in the acquisition to protect the UK tech sector
16 Sep 2020
Verizon buys Tracfone for over $6 billion
Acquisition

Verizon buys Tracfone for over $6 billion

Tracfone’s free Lifeline service will continue offering free phones and service to select users
14 Sep 2020
Oracle confirms bid to become TikTok's "trusted tech partner"
Business strategy

Oracle confirms bid to become TikTok's "trusted tech partner"

Oracle has confirmed it may be within striking distance of a deal with Bytedance after Microsoft’s efforts failed
14 Sep 2020
Nvidia is officially buying Arm for $40 billion
mergers and acquisitions

Nvidia is officially buying Arm for $40 billion

Arm co-founder slams the deal as an "absolute disaster for Cambridge, the UK and Europe"
14 Sep 2020
Labour says an Nvidia acquisition of Arm could put UK jobs at risk
mergers and acquisitions

Labour says an Nvidia acquisition of Arm could put UK jobs at risk

Shadow business secretary Ed Miliband calls for an expansion to the Enterprise Act 2002
11 Sep 2020
Walmart joins Microsoft in TikTok takeover bid
social media

Walmart joins Microsoft in TikTok takeover bid

Joint venture faces stiff competition from a $20 billion bid from Oracle
28 Aug 2020
Palo Alto acquires incident response firm Crypsis Group
mergers and acquisitions

Palo Alto acquires incident response firm Crypsis Group

The $265m acquisition will see Palo Alto integrate the company's expertise and technology into its own Cortex XDR platform
25 Aug 2020
Investors may exchange stake in ByteDance for a piece of TikTok
social media

Investors may exchange stake in ByteDance for a piece of TikTok

Investors’ plans could result in minority stakes for current TikTok bidders, Microsoft and Oracle
24 Aug 2020
Trump backs Oracle’s potential TikTok takeover
mergers and acquisitions

Trump backs Oracle’s potential TikTok takeover

TikTok has until mid-September to find a suitable US-based purchaser
19 Aug 2020
AWS 'in talks' to invest in Rackspace
cloud management

AWS 'in talks' to invest in Rackspace

Cloud giant is said to be keen on the cloud migration specialist, but a deal could take months to hash out
18 Aug 2020
VMware kills Datrium’s hyperconvergence hardware and OS
mergers and acquisitions

VMware kills Datrium’s hyperconvergence hardware and OS

The firm will be accepting no new orders for DVX hardware, while support will end for existing customers in 2023
10 Aug 2020
HPE unveils first supercomputing line following Cray acquisition
Supercomputer
mergers and acquisitions

HPE unveils first supercomputing line following Cray acquisition

The HPE Cray portfolio includes two configurations that support multiple processer architectures and accelerator options
4 Aug 2020
Microsoft pursuing major TikTok acquisition
mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft pursuing major TikTok acquisition

Donald Trump has given the Windows developer 45 days to complete talks with the social media app reportedly valued at $50bn
3 Aug 2020
Nvidia reportedly in talks to buy chip designer ARM for $32 billion
mergers and acquisitions

Nvidia reportedly in talks to buy chip designer ARM for $32 billion

Nvidia’s fabless business model would be a perfect fit for ARM
31 Jul 2020
Dell is exploring the possibility of VMware spinoff
Business strategy

Dell is exploring the possibility of VMware spinoff

The company is seeking to create value for shareholders in a potential move that could be greenlit no sooner than September 2021
16 Jul 2020
Softbank is reportedly mulling a sale of ARM
mergers and acquisitions

Softbank is reportedly mulling a sale of ARM

Move comes weeks after Apple announced it would be abandoning Intel in favour of custom ARM-based processors
14 Jul 2020
Amazon to offer Zoox employees $100 million in stock to stay
Acquisition

Amazon to offer Zoox employees $100 million in stock to stay

Amazon could walk away from deal if too many Zoox employees turn down job offers
10 Jul 2020
Intel invests in Indian telcom giant Jio Platforms
mergers and acquisitions

Intel invests in Indian telcom giant Jio Platforms

The US chipmaker buys a $253 million stake in Jio Platforms, joining Facebook and others
6 Jul 2020
VMware to acquire disaster recovery specialist Datrium
VMware
mergers and acquisitions

VMware to acquire disaster recovery specialist Datrium

Datrium’s DRaaS will contribute to VMware’s Site Recovery solutions by providing “a cost-optimised option”
2 Jul 2020
Google buys smart glasses startup North
mergers and acquisitions

Google buys smart glasses startup North

The tech giant is looking to add more to its 'ambient technology' portfolio
1 Jul 2020
Uber reportedly in talks to buy Postmates in $2.6 billion deal
Acquisition

Uber reportedly in talks to buy Postmates in $2.6 billion deal

Sources say that a deal between Uber and Postmates could be announced soon
30 Jun 2020