Mergers and acquisitions

Sophos to acquire second security start-up in a month

Sophos has unveiled plans to acquire a second security-focused start-up within the space of the month, through the buyout of DarkBytes.

M&A mania as channel goes Microsoft Dynamics 365 crazy

The channel has stepped up M&A activity in 2019, driven by an increased need for Microsoft Dynamics 365 capabilities.

Cisco to acquire Singularity Networks

​Cisco is seeking to acquire network infrastructure analytics company Singularity Networks.

Veeam targets M&A activity following USD 500M investment

Veeam Software is eyeing up data management expansion through mergers and acquisitions, following a cash injection of US$500 million.

Could Cisco snap up Splunk or Nutanix?

Cisco could explore the option of acquiring either Splunk or Nutanix during 2019, as part of widespread transformation plans at the technology giant.

Sophos acquires security start-up to boost public cloud offerings

Sophos has acquired security start-up Avid Secure, boosting public cloud offerings across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud platforms.

Accenture just made seven acquisitions in 12 days

Accenture has acquired seven specialist technology and digital providers within the space of 12 days, completing a global buying blitz ahead of 2019.

Red Hat sets date for stockholders to vote on the merger with IBM

Open source solutions provider Red Hat has set a special meeting on 16 January for stockholders to consider and vote on IBM's proposed acquisition of Red Hat.

Accenture's acquisition of PrimeQ: A powerhouse built around cloud tech

The USD 31 million acquisition of PrimeQ by Accenture aims to go much deeper than a conventional coming together of companies.

HCL Technologies to acquire select IBM products for USD 1.8 billion

IBM and HCL Technologies announced a definitive agreement under which HCL will acquire select IBM products for USD 1.8 billion.

HPE revs up data play with BlueData acquisition

HPE has expanded efforts across the data space through the purchase of US-based AI and big data software company, BlueData.

70 percent of MSPs set to enter M&A activity

Managed service providers are gearing up for an era of ownership change as the channel edges towards an all-out M&A frenzy.