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CA Technologies has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rally Software Development Corp. for $19.50 per share, which equates to approximately $480 million, net of cash acquired. The transaction has been unanimously approved by both Boards of Directors, and is expe...
Last week, a public company Informatica got acquired by two private equity funds – the Permira fund and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $5.3B. This is the biggest leveraged buyout so far this year. I am happy for my friend Sohaib Abbasi (we were colleagues at Oracle d...
HP and Aruba Networks on Monday announced a definitive agreement for HP to acquire Aruba, a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, for $24.67 per share in cash. The equity value of the transaction is approximately $3.0 billion, and net of cash a...
Citrix announced on Monday that is has completed its acquisition of Sanbolic, an innovator and leader in workload-oriented storage virtualization technologies. Sanbolic technology enables customers to software-define storage to optimize the delivery of application-specific workloads, f...
BMC Software plans to acquire assets of CDB Software, Inc., a mainframe data management company that has developed utilities for managing IBM DB2 databases with virtually no outage. Focusing on the availability of mission-critical applications is strategic for BMC as it continues to he...
Datapipe has acquired GoGrid, a provider of multi-cloud solutions for Big Data deployments. GoGrid’s proprietary orchestration and automation technologies provide 1-Button deployment for Big Data solutions that speed creation and results of new cloud projects. “GoGrid has made it easy...
For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 306 SaaS companies. This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us deeper benchmarking data and insights to s...
Ericsson on Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire US-based MetraTech Corp., a provider of metadata-based billing, commerce and settlement solutions uniquely adaptable to multiple business models and industries. The acquisition includes all 140 employees and con...
Cloud services provider SherWeb on Tuesday announced that it has acquired ORCS Web Inc., a Windows-based managed hosting provider headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. OrcsWeb will continue to operate as a wholly owned SherWeb subsidiary. Other terms of the agreement have not bee...
On Monday IBM stated that SoftLayer is fueling hybrid cloud adoption by attracting thousands of new clients including leading enterprises. To support this ongoing growth, IBM is also launching a range of new cloud services designed for the enterprise that are based on SoftLayer infrast...
When Facebook decided to invest a cool $19 billion ($16 billion upfront) for messaging app WhatsApp the entire world was bound to take notice. Telecommunications types, in particular, were keen to understand how this latest move would impact them as mobile operators have been feeling t...
Red Hat, Inc., on Wednesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Inktank, a provider of scale-out, open source storage systems. Inktank's flagship technology, Inktank Ceph Enterprise, delivers object and block storage software to enterprises deploying public o...
IBM on Monday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps. "IBM is leading the charge in helping its clien...
OpenText Corporation has announced that it has completed its acquisition of GXS Group, Inc. (GXS), expanding OpenText's leadership in EIM by combining OpenText's Information Exchange portfolio with GXS's cloud-based business-to-business integration services and managed services. "I a...
Citrix announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Framehawk. The Framehawk solution, which optimizes the delivery of virtual desktops and applications to mobile devices, will be combined with HDX technology in the Citrix XenApp® and XenDesktop® products to deliver an unparalleled user...
IBM on Thursday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Aspera, Inc. Aspera’s technology helps companies securely speed the movement of massive data files around the world. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Licensed to clients and partners either in the cloud or on ...
Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.6 billion. The acquisition creates a highly diversified semiconductor ma...
Evolve IP has acquired Paragrid, an Inc. 5000 cloud services company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The strategic acquisition is part of Evolve IP's national expansion plans and complements its current presence in the Midwest market. Guy Fardone, Chief Operating Officer and General...
Intralinks Holdings, Inc., ein führender, globaler Anbieter von SaaS- Content-Management- und Collaboration-Lösungen , gab heute bekannt , dass ACQ Magazine ( ACQ ) und Global M & A- Netzwerk das Unternehmen als 'International Legal Technology Solution Provider of the Year "und" Americ...
Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Prolexic Technologies, Inc. announced on Monday that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distribut...
CenturyLink has acquired Tier 3, an innovative provider of public cloud services based in the Seattle area. Tier 3's cloud platform is immediately available as "CenturyLink Cloud." In addition, Tier 3's products, roadmap and vision are now the foundation of CenturyLink's cloud strategy...
VMware has sold off its partially open source Zimbra messaging and collaboration assets to Telligent, which means to merge with Zimbra to form a new software company offering what it called “the first unified social collaboration suite built for the post-PC era.” Terms were not disclos...
Michael Dell’s scheme to take the company he started in his dorm room 30 years ago private for $13.65 a share got backing Monday from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the biggest of the shareholder advisory firms. The news, which represents a sudden about-face for ISS compar...
EMC has reportedly paid $200 million to snap up two-year-old Israeli start-up and would-be competitor ScaleIO and its Elastic Converged Storage (ECS) software, which is supposed to let data centers cut storage costs by maybe 80% or more by converging storage into compute. The softwar...
SAP is buying hybris, a 16-year-old $85 million-a-year Swiss e-commerce company, expecting to deliver the next-generation e-commerce platform for on-premise and cloud deployment. It claims the purchase, which many have expected for a long time, puts it at the leading edge of the cons...
In what may prove a dangerous thing to do, Dell has turned its back on activist investor Carl Icahn and other large stockholders hoping to cash out at a higher return. The board wants to accept Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buy-out offer and go private. And that’s what it’s telling st...
Looking to hang with the cool kids, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, swearing “not to screw it up,” is buying Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion, a big chunk of her $5.4 billion pocketbook since it’s “substantially all” in cash. The New York-based acquisition will remain a separate business with...
Box, the cloud storage start-up getting close to going public, has acquired Crocodoc and its HTML5 document rendering and viewing solution. The widgetry works on PDF, Word and other files without Flash or plug-ins. The transformed files can’t be edited. Box said Crocodoc’s technolo...
If Carl Icahn wants to buy out Dell he’s going to have to cough up some specific plans for the board’s special committee handling the company’s attempt to go private, a strategy Icahn deems akin to “grand theft.” Rather than take Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners’ $13.65 a share,...
BMC Software is getting sold to a group of private equity investors led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital for roughly $6.9 billion or $46.24 a share, a higher price than the $6.5 billion expected. The buyers also include Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Special Investments...
Dell – while it’s trying to go private – is apparently also going full-tilt at this cloud thing trying to diversify out of PCs because it’s just bought a respected infrastructure management start-up called Enstratius. Born Enstratus Networks, Enstratius has a platform that’s supposed ...
The supposed talks between IBM and Lenovo over the Chinese company buying IBM’s x86 server unit have reportedly broken down over price, which should come as a surprise to no one. Wong Wai Ming Lenovo’s CFO and chief negotiator reportedly left Armonk, got on a plane and went back to H...
Late last Thursday a Reuters exclusive hit the wires saying IBM and EMC as well as other unidentified folks are talking acquisition with SoftLayer Technologies, the Dallas-based cloud and web hosting company founded in 2005. It said the price could be over $2 billion and that SoftLayer...
VMware has dumped its free-standing SlideRocket SaaS collaboration widgetry into the lap of four-year-old San Francisco-based ClearSlide whose cloud-based PowerPoint technology services enterprise salespeople wanting to engage with customers. The data it collects is supposed to show ...
You may be the CIO or IT manager for a fairly complex IT environment. You also may already have begun moving your data center to a private cloud paradigm that offers greater efficiency and agility to meet your company's needs. While there are still a few challenges to work through, m...
HP is selling webOS, the last vestige of its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm in 2010. The once promising operating system is going to LG, the giant Korean electronics firm, which means to use it in smart TVs. According to CNET, which broke the story, LG is getting the webOS source co...
Cisco disclosed late Thursday that it has agreed to sell its Home Networking Business Unit, which includes its Linksys routers, to privately owned Belkin International. Terms were not disclosed. Cisco bought Linksys in 2003 for $500 million worth of common stock but has been sheddi...
Egenera has made a rare acquisition, picking a young Dublin ISV called Fort Technologies that brings the Massachusetts firm private and public cloud management sort of along the lines of what Cloupia is bringing Cisco and Gale is bringing Dell. Egenera, however, is way ahead of t...
Private equity houses KKR, TPG Capital or Bain Capital Partners may be persuaded to take BMC private. Bloomberg says the company, which has a market cap of $6.5 billion, met with potential buyers last week. It also approached Oracle, Cisco, Dell, EMC and CA. Bloomberg says tho...
EMC has $5.65 billion in cash in the bank and Bloomberg says it wants to buy security software houses with it to fuel growth. COO Joe Goulden told the wire service last month that security is the biggest area for potential acquisitions since the company already had “all the key par...