Mergers and acquisitions

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.

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.