Mergers and acquisitions

Vista to buy Advanced Computer Software for £725m

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ACS CEO Vin Murria had told Computing in April that she was keeping potential buyers at bay
25 Nov 2014

BT bids to buy back O2

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Deal could be worth £10bn, but BT claims it is interested in another mobile operator's business too
24 Nov 2014

Lufthansa signs £800m outsourcing deal with IBM

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IBM reportedly fought off competition from HP and Atos for seven-year deal
18 Nov 2014

Yahoo buys video ad firm BrightRoll as rumours surface of plot to oust CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo makes another acquisition, but top shareholders are said to be exploring the possibility of a merger with AOL
12 Nov 2014

Intel Capital invests $62m in 16 new companies with focus on cloud, mobile, IoT and analytics

Investment arm of chip-maker Intel is to invest a total of $355m this year
06 Nov 2014

Big losses see Amazon's shares hit 12-month low

Investors vote with their feet amid few signs the firm's strategy of acquisitions, price cutting and gadget loss-leaders is working
24 Oct 2014

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

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

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

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