Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Workday acquires Rallyteam to fuel machine learning efforts

Sometimes you acquire a company for the assets and sometimes you do it for the talent. Today Workday announced it was buying Rallyteam, a San Francisco startup that helps companies...

ServiceNow just bought a design firm because even enterprise apps have to look pretty

ServiceNow is best known for helping large organizations organize field service and help desk activity. Today it bought design firm Telepathy because it knows that...

Mattress startup Purple merges with NY shell company in $1.1 billion deal

Purple, a Utah-based mattress startup announced today it will merge with Global Partner Acquisition Corp (GPAC) in a deal that would value the company at $1.1 billion. Purple...

Mitel to buy ShoreTel for $430 million to create unified communications powerhouse

Sometimes combining two companies that compete in the same market provides a quick way to leapfrog your market share. That was likely the thinking behind...

Microsoft finally pulls trigger on Cloudyn deal

Back in April, we began we began hearing that Microsoft was in the process of buying Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn, a company that helps customers manage...

Elastic enters APM space with Opbeat acquisition

Today, at Elastic’s customer event in London, the company announced it has acquired Opbeat, a SaaS-application performance management vendor for an undisclosed amount. All 15...

Equinix completes $3.6 billion deal to buy 29 data centers from Verizon

Equinix, an international data center company based in Redwood City, California, announced today that it had completed the purchase of 29 data centers from Verizon...

Giant companies that won’t buy your startup

Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay...

After an unexpected reveal, AOL’s CEO explains that Oath is about B2B branding

You weren’t supposed to know about Oath. Not this week, at least. And certainly not under these circumstances. The newly minted and already much maligned...

Everyone got into the tech M&A game in 2016

Neither public markets nor tech giants offered any solace in 2016 for the ever-growing list of private unicorns. There are 180 tech companies circling the...

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