Latest M&A articles

Symantec to lay-off 10 per cent of staff as it prepares to split in two

Symantec follows HPs lead and splits into two companies
Around 2,000 staff to be made redundant in preparation for company split
07 Nov 2014

IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take semiconductor unit off its hands

IBM chief executive Ginny Rometty
Globalfoundries had demanded $2bn to take IBM's struggling semiconductor unit off its hands
20 Oct 2014

Tibco sells out to private equity in $4.3bn deal with Vista Equity Partners

Tibco Tibbr device support screen shot
Tibco becomes latest major software company to sell to private equity after Compuware and BMC Software
29 Sep 2014

Oracle seals $5.3bn deal for Micros Systems – but analysts say it should be buying SaaS

Long-rumoured deal is finally sealed, but questions are raised over whether the cash could be better spent
24 Jun 2014

Oracle renews M&A interest in Micros Systems

$5bn deal back on the table as Oracle CEO Larry Ellison looks for deals to re-ignite growth
19 Jun 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

Intel delves deeper into wearables with BASIS Science acquisition

BASIS Science sells Basis band - a wearable health tracker that monitors heart rate and calories burned
26 Mar 2014

Michael Dell's bid for Dell on the brink of collapse after company rejects voting change

Special committee rejects Michael Dell's call to change voting rules; privatisation of Dell likely to be rejected
01 Aug 2013

Michael Dell: Taking Dell private is 'the right thing to do'

Michael Dell accuses activist shareholder Carl Icahn of 'opportunism'
30 Jul 2013

Dell buys cloud management software maker Enstratius

Company counts Amazon, VMware and Rackspace among its customers
07 May 2013

2e2 datacentres saved in takeover by Oakley Capital

Peter Dubens' Oakley Capital appoints Daisy Group to manage the Reading and Gateshead datacentres
15 Feb 2013

Dell in talks over private equity buyout

PC giant Dell held “preliminary” discussions with TPG Capital and Silver Lake - two years after Michael Dell considered taking the company private
15 Jan 2013

VMware acquires Nicira in $1.26bn deal

VMware expands from software virtualisation into network virtualisation
24 Jul 2012