Acquisitions

Google to Purchase Analytics Firm Looker for $2.6 Billion

Google LLC today announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a privately held big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash. At the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud. This acquisition builds...
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HCL Tech to Acquire Select IBM Software Products for $1.8 Billion

HCL Technologies will purchase some software assets from U.S.-based IBM Corp for $1.8 billion, according to a statement by the companies on Friday. This makes it the largest purchase ever by an Indian IT services firm. The software products...
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BlackBerry to Boost Cybersecurity, AI Capabilities With $1.4 Billion Cylance Acquisition

BlackBerry said on Friday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity firm, for US $1.4 billion in cash. Cylance is a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence, algorithmic science, and machine learning to...
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IBM to Significantly Expand Cloud Offerings With $34 Billion Red Hat Acquisition

IBM announced Monday that it is acquiring Red Hat, a provider of open source cloud software, for $34 billion. More companies today are already using multiple clouds. However, research shows that 80 percent of business workloads have yet...

SiriusXM to Create World’s Largest Audio Entertainment Company With $3.5 Billion Pandora Acquisition

SiriusXM Holdings Inc. and Pandora Media, Inc. on Monday announced a definitive agreement under which SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.5 billion. The combination creates the world's largest audio entertainment company, with more...

Renesas to Acquire IDT for $6.7 Billion to Accelerate Push Into Semiconductors for Self-Driving Cars

Japan’s Renesas Electronics Corp announced Tuesday it had agreed to buy Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDT) for $6.7 billion. This is the company’s second major acquisition, and is targeted towards accelerating its push into semiconductors for self-driving cars. IDT...

AT&T to Acquire Threat Detection Firm AlienVault

AT&T announced Tuesday its plans to acquire AlienVault, a privately held company, to enable it expand its enterprise-grade security solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. AlienVault is based in San Mateo, Calif. The agreement will combine AlienVault’s expertise in threat...

Microsoft Acquires Education Platform Flipgrid

On Monday, Microsoft announced the acquisition of video-based social learning platform Flipgrid, used in 180 countries by more than 20 million pre-kindergarten to Ph.D.-level educators, students and families. According to Microsoft, Flipgrid will be free for schools so it’s...

AT&T Completes Acquisition of Time Warner

AT&T announced that it has completed its acquisition of Time Warner, just days after a federal judge gave the company the green light to proceed with the $85 billion merger. “The content and creative talent at Warner Bros., HBO...

Sharp to Purchase Toshiba’s PC Business

Japan’s Sharp Corp announced Tuesday it is purchasing an 80.1 percent stake in Toshiba’s personal computer business for $36 million, with the backing of parent company Foxconn. Toshiba made the first mass-market laptop in 1985, and sustained a major presence...

Microsoft to Acquire GitHub for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft said Monday it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, a popular software development platform in a $7.5 billion deal. GitHub is home for modern developers and the world’s most popular destination for open source projects and software...

Adobe to Acquire Magento Commerce for $1.68 Billion

Adobe said Monday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion. The Magento Platform brings together digital commerce, order management and predictive intelligence into a unified commerce platform enabling shopping experiences across...

Sony Consolidates Position as World’s Largest Music Publisher With $2.3 Billion Acquisition of EMI

Mubadala Investment Company and Sony Corporation on Tuesday announced that they have signed an MOU for the sale of the Mubadala consortium's approximately 60% equity interest in EMI Music Publishing to Sony Corporation of America, a wholly owned...

PayPal Acquires Swedish Firm iZettle for $2.2 Billion

PayPal announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire iZettle, a small business commerce platform providing its services in Europe and Latin America, for $2.2 billion. The acquisition of iZettle significantly expands PayPal’s in-store presence, strengthening PayPal’s platform...

GE Sells Health IT Unit to Veritas for $1.05B

Private equity investment firm Veritas Capital is purchasing a part of General Electric’s healthcare IT for $1.05 billion in cash. Veritas Capital will acquire the Enterprise Financial Management (Revenue-Cycle, Centricity Business), Ambulatory Care Management (Centricity Practice Solution) and...
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Target Purhcasing Online Delivery Platform Shipt for $550 Million

Target said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire Shipt, Inc., an Alabama-based online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash. The retailer stated it will leverage its network of stores and Shipt’s proprietary technology platform...

Chipmaker Marvell to Acquire Rival Cavium in $6 Billion Deal

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Cavium, Inc. on Monday announced a definitive agreement under which Marvell will acquire all outstanding shares of Cavium common stock in exchange for consideration of $40.00 per share in cash and...

Cisco to Acquire BroadSoft for $1.9 Billion

Cisco said Monday it is acquiring BroadSoft for $55 per share, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.9 billion net of cash. BroadSoft, a cloud communications firm headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, brings an open...

Itron to Speed up Smart Grid and Smart City Push With Silver Spring Networks Acquisition

Itron, Inc. and Silver Spring Networks, Inc. on Monday announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Itron to acquire all outstanding shares of Silver Spring for $16.25 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately...

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK for $7.8 Billion

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading global security company, and Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, said Monday they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital...
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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.
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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,...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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.

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...
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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. 
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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,...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...