Mergers and acquisitions

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.

Is Accenture about to acquire Oracle specialist partner, PrimeQ?

Accenture is exploring a potential acquisition of specialist Adelaide-based partner PrimeQ, as the technology giant continues to build out Oracle capabilities.

Is BlackBerry about to buy Cylance for USD 1.5bn?

BlackBerry is in talks to buy cyber security company Cylance for as much as $1.5 billion, Business Insider has reported.

ForeScout Technologies acquires SecurityMatters in USD 113M

Networking security vendor ForeScout Technologies has acquired operational technology (OT) network protection company SecurityMatters in a US$113 million cash deal.

DXC acquires two ServiceNow partners

DXC Technology has made a double acquisition to strengthen its ServiceNow practice globally.

Symantec makes double acquisition to boost endpoint security

Symantec has enhanced its security portfolio through acquiring mobile application provider Appthority and advanced persistent threats specialist Javelin Networks.

Top deals of 2018: IT giants place big bets on cloud services

Major global IT players like Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce and Google have spent billions of dollars this year to expand in the cloud services industry. 

5 big buys of the Big Blue

IBM is set to acquire Red Hat in a blockbuster 34 bn deal designed to bolster the tech giant’s hybrid cloud capabilities.