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mergers and acquisitions

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
Zendesk to be acquired for almost half of original value
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mergers and acquisitions

Zendesk to be acquired for almost half of original value

The company was offered $127-$132 per share in February 2022, which it rejected, and has now accepted a buyout of $77.50 per share
27 Jun 2022
Anaconda acquires PythonAnywhere in a bid to improve Python accessibility
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programming

Anaconda acquires PythonAnywhere in a bid to improve Python accessibility

Expanded Python capabilities will help unite teams and create access to more robust cloud resources, provider says
23 Jun 2022
Toshiba eyes $22bn buyout offer in bid to go private
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Business strategy

Toshiba eyes $22bn buyout offer in bid to go private

The firm's options come after shareholders killed off a string of split proposals
23 Jun 2022
IT Pro News in Review: UK tech raises $16bn, Microsoft acquires Miburo, largest DDoS attack mitigated
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IT Pro News in Review: UK tech raises $16bn, Microsoft acquires Miburo, largest DDoS attack mitigated

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
17 Jun 2022
IBM bolsters cyber security offerings with Randori acquisition
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mergers and acquisitions

IBM bolsters cyber security offerings with Randori acquisition

It plans to use the company’s attack surface management and offensive security offerings to strengthen its cloud and AI capabilities
7 Jun 2022
Unit4 acquires Scanmarket to bolster ERP suite
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mergers and acquisitions

Unit4 acquires Scanmarket to bolster ERP suite

The acquisition aims to extend Unit4’s transactional procurement functionality and provide more benefits for its customers
1 Jun 2022
Qualcomm open to investing in Arm as part of consortium
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Business strategy

Qualcomm open to investing in Arm as part of consortium

This comes after SK Hynix said it was interested in forming a consortium to acquire the British chipmaker
31 May 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Broadcom VMware takeover revealed, UK underprepared for modern workplace, Nvidia pauses hiring amid rising inflation
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IT Pro News In Review: Broadcom VMware takeover revealed, UK underprepared for modern workplace, Nvidia pauses hiring amid rising inflation

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
27 May 2022
Broadcom formally confirms $61 billion acquisition of VMware
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mergers and acquisitions

Broadcom formally confirms $61 billion acquisition of VMware

The previously rumoured acquisition has been agreed by both companies' boards despite the deal not thought to be imminent
26 May 2022
UK government begins scrutiny of Altice's mounting stake in BT under national security law
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mergers and acquisitions

UK government begins scrutiny of Altice's mounting stake in BT under national security law

The government has previously said it would not hesitate to act and intervene to block foreign takeovers of major UK companies
26 May 2022
Major cut-price acquisitions are expected in 2022 as tech stocks plummet
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mergers and acquisitions

Major cut-price acquisitions are expected in 2022 as tech stocks plummet

The 'great tech stock selloff' is well underway as investors get jittery over rising interest rates
23 May 2022
Broadcom reportedly looking at acquiring cloud company VMware
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mergers and acquisitions

Broadcom reportedly looking at acquiring cloud company VMware

Chipmaking giant is hoping to solidify its software base to give it more flexibility in targeting the data centre market
23 May 2022
Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy
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mergers and acquisitions

Zoom to acquire customer support platform Solvvy

Solvvy’s conversational AI and automation technology will be integrated into Zoom’s new Contact Center platform
13 May 2022
"Inevitable" Vodafone and Three merger won't benefit business customers
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mergers and acquisitions

"Inevitable" Vodafone and Three merger won't benefit business customers

A merger between the two companies doesn’t feel like a natural marriage, experts say, with pooled resources and expertise offset by less choice and di…
13 May 2022
Checkout.com to acquire identity verification provider Ubble
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Acquisition

Checkout.com to acquire identity verification provider Ubble

Ubble’s services will allow Checkout.com to reduce the financial risk associated with e-commerce transactions
12 May 2022
Salesforce acquires financial comms specialist for Slack
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mergers and acquisitions

Salesforce acquires financial comms specialist for Slack

Troop.ai is to be incorporated into Slack to aid customer-facing sales teams
10 May 2022
How the cloud primed Markerstudy for an M&A spree
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Cloud

How the cloud primed Markerstudy for an M&A spree

The insurance giant adopted Citrix Cloud Services and IGEL OS to help new employees log in and work productively from any location
9 May 2022
Datadog to acquire cyber security startup Hdiv Security
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cyber security

Datadog to acquire cyber security startup Hdiv Security

The acquisition will help Datadog boost its Cloud Security platform's application security capabilities
6 May 2022
Elliott Management encourages Western Digital to spin off flash business
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Hardware

Elliott Management encourages Western Digital to spin off flash business

Activist investor says hard disk maker has underperformed “operationally, financially and strategically”
4 May 2022