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mergers and acquisitions

The economic crisis will pave the way for a fire sale in British tech
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mergers and acquisitions

The economic crisis will pave the way for a fire sale in British tech

With the pound tanking, the UK tech sector's prized assets could be available at bargain rates
28 Sep 2022
New MSP Espria launched, in Mode Solutions rebrand
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Managed service provider (MSP)

New MSP Espria launched, in Mode Solutions rebrand

The new company promises a streamlined service, bolstering its own tech to avoid third-party lease agreements
26 Sep 2022
Market consolidation – like Virgin Media O2 – is proving costly for the customer
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Network & Internet

Market consolidation – like Virgin Media O2 – is proving costly for the customer

There’s only one winner when it comes to the consolidation of the broadband and mobile market, and it certainly isn’t the consumer
24 Sep 2022
46 US states call for Meta monopoly lawsuit to be reinstated
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mergers and acquisitions

46 US states call for Meta monopoly lawsuit to be reinstated

States, led by New York, seek to revive 2020 anti-competition cases to break up Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram
20 Sep 2022
Elon Musk condemns Twitter's data security lapses
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social media

Elon Musk condemns Twitter's data security lapses

The Tesla owner banks on whistleblower Peiter "Mudge" Zatko's claims to bolster countersuit against Twitter
16 Sep 2022
Truss seeks last-ditch SoftBank meeting over Arm IPO
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mergers and acquisitions

Truss seeks last-ditch SoftBank meeting over Arm IPO

Gov said to want a dual New York-London listing, at the very least
16 Sep 2022
JP Morgan to acquire cloud-native payment platform Renovite Technologies
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mergers and acquisitions

JP Morgan to acquire cloud-native payment platform Renovite Technologies

US-based Renovite to be incorporated into the JP Morgan Payments platform
12 Sep 2022
Thoma Bravo pulls plug on Darktrace takeover
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mergers and acquisitions

Thoma Bravo pulls plug on Darktrace takeover

Shares in the UK cyber firm slumped 30%, as investors had pinned hopes on takeover deal
8 Sep 2022
Amazon faces FTC probe over iRobot acquisition
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Policy & legislation

Amazon faces FTC probe over iRobot acquisition

A review will weigh up concerns over the tech giant's domination of the home tech market, and potential for Roomba data collection
5 Sep 2022
Accenture continues sustainability acquisition spree with Carbon Intelligence buyout
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mergers and acquisitions

Accenture continues sustainability acquisition spree with Carbon Intelligence buyout

The deal marks the firm's fifth sustainability acquisition since 2021
1 Sep 2022
Hitachi announces major restructure of US subsidiaries
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Business operations

Hitachi announces major restructure of US subsidiaries

The company cited improved managed services as a chief benefit of the change, which will also affect Canadian and Indian offshoot
1 Sep 2022
UK software heavyweight Micro Focus to be acquired by OpenText
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mergers and acquisitions

UK software heavyweight Micro Focus to be acquired by OpenText

The deal, worth $6 billion, is expected to close by the end of Q1 2023 and will shrink the EIM market
26 Aug 2022
Logicalis snaps up UK-based IT consultancy Q Associates
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mergers and acquisitions

Logicalis snaps up UK-based IT consultancy Q Associates

MSP extends specialist Microsoft and data-centric IT services capabilities across the UK and Ireland
9 Aug 2022
Cohesity appoints former VMware COO as CEO and President
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Acquisition

Cohesity appoints former VMware COO as CEO and President

Veteran replaces former CEO Mohit Aron who moves to the role of founder and chief technology and product officer
4 Aug 2022
Thoma Bravo adds Ping Identity to growing cyber security portfolio in $2.8 billion acquisition
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Acquisition

Thoma Bravo adds Ping Identity to growing cyber security portfolio in $2.8 billion acquisition

The intelligent identity company joins Proofpoint and Sophos, among others, as it looks to accelerate its cloud transformation
4 Aug 2022
Norton and Avast merger 'provisionally' approved by UK regulator
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mergers and acquisitions

Norton and Avast merger 'provisionally' approved by UK regulator

Competition and Markets Authority investigation suggests new software giant would still face "significant" competition
3 Aug 2022
Why businesses should invest their way out of a downturn
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Business strategy

Why businesses should invest their way out of a downturn

Times are tough, and all the signs are they’re going to get tougher. If a business can invest and grow, they could emerge from the downturn stronger
20 Jul 2022
Ericsson gets green light for $6.2 billion Vonage buyout
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mergers and acquisitions

Ericsson gets green light for $6.2 billion Vonage buyout

The deal was previously adjourned over Ericsson’s alleged involvement with an Islamic terrorist group
15 Jul 2022
Thales acquires OneWelcome to boost identity and data privacy management
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identity and access management (IAM)

Thales acquires OneWelcome to boost identity and data privacy management

The company is set to buy OneWelcome for €100 million (£84 million) and use its offerings to give users greater control of their data
12 Jul 2022
Elon Musk pulls out of $44 billion Twitter deal, sparking legal war
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mergers and acquisitions

Elon Musk pulls out of $44 billion Twitter deal, sparking legal war

The Tesla owner is seeking to avoid a $1 billion termination fee while Twitter is adamant the deal will be completed
11 Jul 2022
CMA probe into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard merger might derail company strategy
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mergers and acquisitions

CMA probe into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard merger might derail company strategy

With the FTC also looking into the deal, the tech giant is at a crucial crossroads for how it handles the next decade of expansion across the tech sec…
7 Jul 2022
IBM snaps up data observability specialist Databand.ai
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mergers and acquisitions

IBM snaps up data observability specialist Databand.ai

The acquisition will help IBM address the “full spectrum” of observability, as well as capitalise on predicted market growth
7 Jul 2022
MI5 and FBI warn businesses over mass Chinese IP theft
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Security

MI5 and FBI warn businesses over mass Chinese IP theft

The security services urged organisations to consolidate security practices and approach Chinese business relationships with caution
7 Jul 2022