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Alibaba steps into cloud music with latest acquisition
Acquires Import E-Commerce Platform Kaola from NetEase for Approximately US$2 Billion Alibaba will also take a minority stake in NetEase Cloud Music
Acquia snaps up Cohesion, creator of website builder tool
“Businesses need to launch, manage, and update their websites quicker and more efficiently than ever before. This acquisition allows Acquia to continue simplifying the way organisations of all sizes build, style, and design websites."
Commvault acquires SDS company Hedvig for $225m
“Commvault’s acquisition of Hedvig is an astute strategic move that allows Commvault to differentiate and enhance its offerings which broadens its addressable market."
Jamf extends Apple expertise through security firm buyout
IT and Apple specialist firm Jamf has acquired Mac-focused endpoint security provider Digita Security.
Broadcom set to own Symantec’s enterprise security business for $10.7B
"M&A has played a central role in Broadcom's growth strategy and this transaction represents the next logical step in our strategy following our acquisitions of Brocade and CA Technologies," says Broadcom CEO
Aussie telco Pivotel acquires two US satellite companies
Double US acquisition pivots Aussie telco Pivotel into North America, Latin America and Europe.
VMware to acquire Uhana, an AI-based network automation startup
Uhana is a startup company that uses deep learning and real-time artificial intelligence to automate network operations and enhance the application experience.
Corsair buys custom gaming PC firm Origin PC
"We’re excited to combine our efforts to create new world-class gaming experiences for PC gamers.”
VMware to acquire Bitfusion
Bitfusion is a pioneer in virtualisation of accelerated compute with a strong focus on GPU technology.
Spirit eyes MSP market with $2.3 million acquisition
Spirit to expand its service offering into the MSP sector with the acquisition of Arinda IT.
IBM closes landmark acquisition of Red Hat for US$34 billion
Red Hat will continue to be led by Jim Whitehurst and its current management team.
GTT to acquire KPN International
“The acquisition of KPN International deepens our market presence in the European region."
PayU strikes $65m deal for Singapore payments provider
PayU, a fintech business belonging to internet multinational firm Naspers, has acquired a majority stake in Southeast Asia-focused online payment solutions provider Red Dot Payment.
Blue Prism announces acquisition of intelligent automation company
The acquisition will advance Blue Prism’s Cloud strategy with turnkey SaaS offering available across market verticals and into mid-tier enterprises on a global scale.
Breach checking website Have I Been Pwned is up for grabs
The man behind the popular breach checking website Have I Been Pwned is stepping down from his esteemed post as sole manager of the site.
Intel to acquire ethernet fabric provider Barefoot Networks
Intel is pushing deeper into the data centre market, after the company announced its intentions to buy out emerging ethernet switch and data centre software manufacturer Barefoot Networks.
Insight Partners snatches up Recorded Future for $780m
“This transaction is the logical next step for Recorded Future given the opportunities in front of us, as we fully realize the potential and vision of our strategy."
SOLD: Infratil & partner snap up Vodafone NZ
Brookfield Asset Management and Infratil will hand over NZ$3.4 billion to acquire Vodafone New Zealand.
ServiceNow digs deeper into analytics through Appsee buyout
ServiceNow will soon own an Israel-based application analytics company called Appsee, as it seeks to advance its mobile application and web browser with new deep user analytics capabilities.
Thales completes 15-month Gemalto acquisition
The combination creates a portfolio of digital identity and security solutions based on technologies such as biometry, data protection, and, more broadly, cybersecurity.
How Civica aims to extend government mobile working options
"The acquisition of Asset Edge is a key component of our portfolio approach to the local government marketplace."
Okta to acquire Azuqua to connect business apps in the enterprise
The average Okta customer has 83 cloud apps, and 9% of customers have more than 200 cloud apps.
Micro Focus acquires Interset to improve predictive analytics
Interset utilises user and entity behavioural analytics (UEBA) and machine learning to give security professionals what they need to execute threat detection analysis.
Stream Data Centers to develop hyperscale campus in Arizona
The company has acquired a 418,000 square-foot facility on 157 acres of land in Goodyear, Arizona.