Mergers and acquisitions

BMC Software, Compuware and now Tibco: Why are more and more software companies being taken over by private equity?

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Private equity investors have got their eyes set on under-performing companies in the software sector
21 Oct 2014

Interoute buys UK communications services provider Vtesse

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Interoute to add a twelfth European data centre to its collection and more than 7,000km of UK fibre to its network
02 Oct 2014

Lenovo to finalise $2.1bn IBM x86 server business aquisition

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Deal will see Lenovo become third largest player in x86 server market
29 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: personality over technical expertise, IBM memo and a new bug worse than Heartbleed

Employees to be retrained and have their pay cut at IBM, while Spotify and IBM would hire IT staff on personality rather than skills
26 Sep 2014

SAP acquires GlobalExpense-owner Concur for $7.3bn

Deal for business expense management software provider sees SAP attempt to strengthen its position in the cloud
19 Sep 2014

HP acquires cloud computing start-up Eucalyptus

But the firm's Russian subsidiary is hit with a $58.77m fine for bribing the Russian government
15 Sep 2014

BlackBerry acquires UK start-up Movirtu

Movirtu technology enables employees to use two numbers on one phone and receive separate bills
12 Sep 2014

Autonomy’s emails show company’s revenue ‘fell away completely’, claims HP

But Autonomy claims email is taken 'wildly out of context'
08 Sep 2014

IBM acquisition of Fiberlink fuelled its own BYOD strategy

100,000 users are now enrolled onto MaaS360, says Fiberlink co-founder Jim Sheward
08 Sep 2014

AVG to buy MDM provider Location Labs in $220m deal

Location Labs backed by $26m in venture funding from BT, Intel and Qualcomm
04 Sep 2014

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins sinks $20m into Snapchat

Messaging app now valued at around $10bn after Kleiner Perkins investment
27 Aug 2014

Amazon acquires gaming video streaming service Twitch for $970m

One billion dollars for some fish playing Streetfighter?
26 Aug 2014

Legal issues behind technology mergers & acquisitions

Jonathan Snade of Thomas Eggar LLP explains what the legal issues are for buyers and sellers in an increasingly competitive market
28 Jul 2014

Yahoo acquires app analytics firm Flurry

Company reportedly pays $200m-$300m for startup as display ad revenue falters
22 Jul 2014

Facebook acquires video advertising firm for 'more relevant' customer targeting

Social media giant pays around $500m for LiveRail
03 Jul 2014

'Tibco is not acquiring us to change us,' claims Jaspersoft CEO

Acquisition is not about 'taking the good parts and throwing the rest away', says Brian Gentile
16 May 2014

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merge in anticipation of Internet of Things boom

Deal worth £3.8bn sees two firms merge to become Dixons Carphone
15 May 2014

Computing Refresh: 25 April 2014

Microsoft acquires Nokia, Bank of England employs hackers, Heartbleed continues to run riot
25 Apr 2014

Microsoft to close Nokia deal this week

Software giant finally clears regulatory obstacles to complete $7.2bn acquisition
22 Apr 2014

IBM, HP, Atos chasing Lufthansa IT infrastructure business

Company "in talks with several sector heavyweights"
22 Apr 2014

Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace, updates Glass

"Atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people," says Google
15 Apr 2014

Zebra Technologies to acquire Motorola Solutions' enterprise business for $3.5bn

Deal to be publicly announced later today
15 Apr 2014

CIO of troubled Co-operative Bank leaves after one year

Co-op Bank CIO Peter Coleman to leave after being in the role since April 2013
09 Apr 2014

Apple acquires UK speech-recognition firm Novauris

Siri could be launched on in-car navigation or entertainment systems with help of NovaSearch
07 Apr 2014