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Acquisitions

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Broadcom’s $5.9 Billion Acquisition of Brocade Receives FTC’s Consent

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said Monday that Chipmaker Broadcom Limited has agreed to establish a firewall to remedy the antitrust agency’s concerns that its proposed $5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is anticompetitive. These concerns arise because...
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ABB Eyes IIoT Expansion With Acquisition of Keymile’s Business Portfolio

Electric technology company ABB said Monday it has agreed to acquire the mission-critical communication business of the KEYMILE Group to strengthen its communication networks portfolio. The acquisition will bring with it key products, software and service solutions, as well...
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Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Inc. announced on Friday that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion,...
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Verizon to Accelerate 5G Deployment With $3.1 Billion Acquisition of Spectrum Holder, Straight Path

Verizon announced Thursday it has signed an agreement to acquire Straight Path Communications Inc., a holder of millimeter wave spectrum configured for 5G wireless services for $184.00 per share, or a total consideration of $3.1 billion, in an...
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Verizon Agrees to Sell Its Cloud and Managed Hosting Service to IBM

Verizon said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its cloud and managed hosting service to IBM, in addition to working with the tech company on what it called “a number of strategic initiatives involving networking and cloud services.”  According...
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Amazon to Acquire E-Commerce Leader in the Middle East, SOUQ.com

Amazon announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. Executives did not disclose the value of the Amazon deal. Joining the Amazon family will enable SOUQ.com to continue growing while working...
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Software AG Extents IoT Reach With Cumulocity Acquisition

Software AG announced Monday the acquisition of IoT device management and application enablement platform Cumulocity, based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Cumulocity develops innovative solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) offering connectivity for networked digital devices and sensors through a...
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Cisco to Acquire AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion

Cisco announced Tuesday today its intent to acquire AppDynamics, Inc., a privately held application intelligence software company based in San Francisco, for approximately $3.7 billion in cash and assumed equity awards. AppDynamics's cloud application and business monitoring platform enables the...
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IBM to Acquire Agile 3 Solutions

IBM Security said Monday it plans to acquire Agile 3 Solutions, a developer of software used by the C-Suite and senior executives to better visualize, understand and manage risks associated with the protection of sensitive data. The addition of Agile...
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Roper Technologies to Acquire Software Company Deltek in $2.8 Billion Deal

Roper Technologies, Inc. said Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Deltek in an all cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion.  Deltek is a global provider of software and information solutions for project-based businesses serving niche...
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Consolidated Communications to Acquire Broadband Service Provider FairPoint in $1.5 billion deal

Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. said Monday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FairPoint Communications, Inc., a business and broadband communications provider, in an all-stock merger transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion, including debt.  Under the terms of...
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Symantec Set to Purchase Identify Theft Protection Company LifeLock for $2.3 Billion

Symantec Corp. and LifeLock, Inc. announced Monday that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Symantec to acquire LifeLock for $24 per share or $2.3 billion in enterprise value. Symantec’s acquisition of LifeLock brings together a leading provider of...
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Oracle Consolidates Cloud Computing Platform With Purchase of Dyn

Oracle said Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Dyn, a cloud-based Internet Performance and DNS provider. Dyn’s solution is powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise...
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Semiconductor Maker MACOM to Acquire Applied Micro for $770 Million

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., a supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic semiconductor products, said Monday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, a provider of Connectivity and Computing solutions...
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Verizon Acquires LQD WiFi to Boost IoT Reach

Verizon has purchased substantially all of the assets of LQD WiFi LLC., a private company based in New York, in a bid to accelerate its IoT reach. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LQD WiFi is a developer of Palo...
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Siemens to Acquire Design Automation and Industrial Software Provider Mentor Graphics for $4.5 Billion

Siemens and Mentor Graphics announced Monday that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Siemens will acquire Mentor for $37.25 per share in cash, which represents an enterprise value of $4.5 billion. The offer price represents a 21%...
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Telecommunications Firm Windstream to Acquire Earthlink in $1.1 Billion Deal

U.S. telecommunications firm Windstream Holdings, Inc. said Monday it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Earthlink Holdings Corp. under which Windstream and EarthLink will merge in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion, including debt. Windstream expects...
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Canyon Bridge Acquiring Lattice Semiconductor for $1.3 Billion

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a maker of programmable chips, said Thursday that it has signed a definitive agreement with Canyon Bridge Acquisition Company, Inc. (Parent), an affiliate of Canyon Bridge, under which Parent will acquire all outstanding shares of Lattice...
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Broadcom to Acquire Brocade for $5.9 Billion

Chipmaker Broadcom Limited said Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement with Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a leader in Fibre Channel storage area network switching and IP networking, for $12.75 per share in...
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CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3 Communications in $34 Billion Deal

CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications announced Monday a definitive merger agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Level 3 in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $34 billion, including the assumption of debt. The new company will be the...
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Qualcomm is Acquiring NXP for $47 Billion in Largest Semiconductor Deal

Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, said Thursday it has reached a definitive agreement with NXP Semiconductors, unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, under which Qualcomm will acquire all...
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AT&T to Acquire Time Warner for $85 Billion; Faces Steep Regulatory Hurdles

AT&T said Saturday it has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion, in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share. The deal combines Time Warner's vast library of content with AT&T's extensive customer relationships, world’s...
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SAP to Invest $2.2 Billion to Accelerate Internet of Things Adoption

German software maker SAP SE, said Wednesday it is spending €2 billion euros through 2021 to help business and government entities benefit from the proliferation of sensors, smart devices and Big Data that is transforming business with the Internet...
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Avnet to Sell Technology Solutions Business Unit to Tech Data for $2.6 Billion

Avnet, Inc., a  global technology distributor, announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Technology Solutions operating group to Tech Data Corporation in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $2.6 billion. Under the terms...
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Oracle to Buy Cloud Security Startup, Palerra

Palerra, a cloud security startup co-founded by Oracle alums Rohit Gupta and Ganesh Kirti, announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oracle. The acquisition is aimed at accelerating cloud adoption securely by providing...
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OpenText to Acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division for $1.62 Billion

opentext.com, a provider of Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), including Documentum. ECD offers a suite of leading Enterprise Content Management solutions with deep...
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HPE Offloads Software Arm on Micro Focus for $8.8 Billion

Micro Focus announced Wednesday its intent to merge with HPE's Software Business Segment in a transaction valued at approximately $8.8 billion. The proposed merger creates “one of the world's largest pure-play infrastructure software companies,” said Micro Focus. The proposed merger with...
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Google to Acquire API Management Provider Apigee

Google said Thursday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Apigee, a provider of application programming interface (API) management. APIs are the mechanism developers use to interface and integrate with outside apps and services, and are vital for...
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Dell Technologies Now World’s Largest Privately-Controlled Tech Company

Dell Technologies today announced completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating what it called “a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important...
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Accenture Boosts Security Profile With Acquisition of Redcore Cybersecurity

Accenture said Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Redcore, a privately held Australia-based consulting company that specializes in providing identity and access management services (IAM), as well as security services for Cloud, network management, public key...
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Chinese Consortium Acquires Media.net for $900 Million in Third Largest Ad Tech Deal

Media.net, a global advertising technology company that develops innovative products for both publishers and advertisers, announced Monday the closing of its acquisition by a Chinese Consortium from serial internet entrepreneur Divyank Turakhia's Starbuster TMT Investments in an all-cash transaction...
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Uber Acquires Self-Driving Startup Otto; Collaborates With Volvo on Autonomous Car Project

Uber Technologies Inc. said Thursday it has acquired Otto, a self-driving trucks startup. Anthony Levandowski, Otto’s co-founder, will lead Uber’s combined self-driving efforts across personal transportation, delivery and trucking in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Pittsburgh, the company said. “Together,...
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HPE to Expand Big Data Analytics Solutions With SGI Acquisition

SGI, a provider of high-performance solutions for compute, data analytics, and data management, said Thursday that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for $7.75 per share in cash, a transaction valued...
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Intel Acquires Deep-Learning Startup Nervana Systems to Enter Artificial Intelligence Market

Intel confirmed Tuesday that it is buying deep-learning startup Nervana Systems to help it build its artificial intelligence ability. Even though the chip maker did not specify the amount it is paying, multiple sources have placed the value of...
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Walmart Takes on Amazon With $3.3 Billion Jet.com Acquisition

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced Monday that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Walmart to acquire e-commerce startup Jet.com, Inc. for approximately $3 billion in cash, a portion of which will be paid over time. Additionally, $300 million...
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Verizon to Boost Telematics, IoT With $2.4 Billon Fleetmatics Acquisition

Verizon Communications Inc. and Fleetmatics Group PLC said Monday they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Fleetmatics, a global provider of fleet and mobile workforce management solutions, for $60.00 per share in cash –...
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Tesla Acquires SolarCity in $2.6 Billion Deal

Tesla said Monday it has agreed to an all-stock $2.6B merger with Solar City, with the ultimate aim of “creating the world's only vertically integrated sustainable energy company.” Tesla’s offer is roughly half of SolarCity’s value last year, a reflection...
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Symantec Completes Blue Coat Acquisition: Creates ‘Largest Pure Play Cyber Security Company’

Symantec announced Monday that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Blue Coat, Inc., a provider of web security for enterprises and governments worldwide. The acquisition of Blue Coat complements Symantec’s innovative product portfolio and creates the industry’s “largest...
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Oracle Bets on Cloud Computing With $9.3 Billion NetSuite Purchase

Oracle announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NetSuite, a cloud computing company, in a deal valued at $109.00 per share in cash, or approximately $9.3 billion. This acquisition is motivated by the desire to...
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Teradata Dives Into Big Data Analytics With Acquisition of Big Data Partnership

Teradata, a big data analytics company, announced today that it has purchased Big Data Partnership, an EMEA-based services provider of big data solutions and training. Big Data Partnership has deep expertise in disruptive technologies, including Apache Hadoop, and helps its...
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Verizon to Acquire Yahoo’s Core Business in $4.8 Billion Deal

Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo will be integrated with...
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eBay Acquires SalesPredict to Ramp Up Machine Learning and AI For Better Sales Conversion

eBay said July 11 it will acquire SalesPredict, an Israel-based company that leverages advanced analytics to predict customer buying behavior and sales conversion. SalesPredict is eBay’s latest acquisition that will support its artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science efforts,...
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Avast Set To Acquire Rival AVG For $1.3 Billion To Advance IoT, Other Security Offerings

Avast Software, makers of security software, and AVG Technologies, a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, announced July 7 that they have entered into a purchase agreement in which Avast will offer to purchase all...
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Cisco To Pay $293 Million For Cloud Security Company, CloudLock

Cisco announced today its intent to acquire CloudLock Inc., a privately held cloud security company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $293 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention-based incentives...
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Twitter’s Acquisition Of Magic Pony Technology To Boost Machine Learning, Video Capabilities

Twitter said Monday that it has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter's video technology and adding talent to the company's Cortex team. This acquisition builds...
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Microsoft Set To Purchase Linkedln For $26.2 Billion

Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn Corporation on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn's net cash. LinkedIn will...
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CRM Platform, Salesforce, Acquires Demandware For $2.8 Billion

Salesforce, a CRM company, and Demandware, a provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, announced June 1 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Salesforce will acquire Demandware in a transaction worth approximately $2.8 billion (net of...