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Features and expert comment on the latest technology sector fundraising, finance and merger moves, covering IPOs, M&A transactions, Private Equity and Venture Capital activity, and investor profiles.

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Global software sector has seen a surge in M&A deals

Global software sector has seen a surge in M&A deals

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UK technology industry M&A deals total $280.18 million in September 2019

UK technology industry M&A deals total $280.18 million in September 2019

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M&A
What will it take for Google’s acquisition of Fitbit to be a success?

What will it take for Google’s acquisition of Fitbit to be a success?

4 November 2019 / Google and Fitbit: a match made in heaven? Not without an integration strategy. Google’s $2.1 [...]

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M&A
Accenture acquires Parker Fitzgerald to enhance finance and risk capabilities

Accenture acquires Parker Fitzgerald to enhance finance and risk capabilities

20 August 2019 / Accenture has acquired Parker Fitzgerald, a strategic advisor and consulting partner to leading global financial [...]

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Debt Financing
Technical debt — are companies taking out the software development equivalent of payday loans

Technical debt — are companies taking out the software development equivalent of payday loans

14 August 2019 / It’s a bit like the software development equivalent of a payday loan. When an organisation [...]

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PE & VC
IQ Capital raises over $300 million to invest in UK deep tech

IQ Capital raises over $300 million to invest in UK deep tech

16 July 2019 / Deep tech venture capital firm, IQ Capital, has launched a new $125 million Growth Opportunities [...]

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The City & Wall Street
Study reveals cyber security concerns on the rise amid M&A Activity

Study reveals cyber security concerns on the rise amid M&A Activity

25 June 2019 / According to a survey by Forescout, the cyber security firm, 53% of respondents said their [...]

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M&A
The acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce: industry insights

The acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce: industry insights

11 June 2019 / Last week Google bought analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion. This week, Salesforce has followed [...]

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Governance, Risk and Compliance
Digital M&A in an era of increased regulatory scrutiny

Digital M&A in an era of increased regulatory scrutiny

7 June 2019 / Big data is big business — now more than ever before. Approximately 80% of the [...]

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EMEA
UK tech experiences record first half $4.8BN venture capital investment in 2019

UK tech experiences record first half $4.8BN venture capital investment in 2019

4 June 2019 / A new database from Tech Nation, the leading scale up network for entrepreneurs, and Dealroom [...]

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M&A
Calabrio’s acquisition of Teleopti — a new standard for CX intelligence?

Calabrio’s acquisition of Teleopti — a new standard for CX intelligence?

3 June 2019 / Calabrio has announced that it has acquired Teleopti, a workforce management software provider headquartered in [...]

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M&A
Kaseya acquires ID Agent to strengthen IT security suite

Kaseya acquires ID Agent to strengthen IT security suite

7 May 2019 / Kaseya, the provider of IT infrastructure management solutions for both external service providers (MSPs) and [...]

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M&A
Accenture plans to acquire Google Cloud service provider, Cirruseo

Accenture plans to acquire Google Cloud service provider, Cirruseo

10 April 2019 / Accenture has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Cirruseo, a pure-play Google Cloud services provider [...]

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M&A
Advanced accelerates growth plans with acquisition of Kirona

Advanced accelerates growth plans with acquisition of Kirona

8 April 2019 / Advanced has acquired Livingbridge-backed specialist workforce management and resource scheduling software company, Kirona. The company [...]

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M&A
Industry 4.0 shifting from buzzword to reality

Industry 4.0 shifting from buzzword to reality

21 March 2019 / The latest M&A market report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor, Hampleton Partners, sheds [...]

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M&A
NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox for $6.9bn

NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox for $6.9bn

12 March 2019 / NVIDIA and Mellanox have reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox. Pursuant [...]

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M&A
Cognizant acquires Meritsoft — the FinTech innovator in post-trade processing

Cognizant acquires Meritsoft — the FinTech innovator in post-trade processing

6 March 2019 / Cognizant has announced that it has acquired Meritsoft, a privately-held financial software company based in [...]

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M&A
BlackBerry completes acquisition of Cylance

BlackBerry completes acquisition of Cylance

22 February 2019 / BlackBerry has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Cylance for $1.4bn, the privately-held artificial intelligence and [...]

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M&A
European tech, media and telecoms M&A pushed to all-time high in 2018

European tech, media and telecoms M&A pushed to all-time high in 2018

22 January 2019 / 2018 will be remembered as a year that broke all records — in the technology, [...]

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M&A
DXC Technology to acquire Luxoft

DXC Technology to acquire Luxoft

7 January 2019 / DXC Technology, the IT services and digital transformation solution company, and Luxoft, the global-scale digital [...]

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M&A
Aspect Software to be acquired by Vector Capital

Aspect Software to be acquired by Vector Capital

3 January 2019 / Under the terms of the definite merger agreement, Vector Capital will invest more than $100 [...]

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M&A
Civica acquires e-recruitment software specialist Trac Systems

Civica acquires e-recruitment software specialist Trac Systems

11 December 2018 / Civica Group has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired [...]

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M&A
IBM sells software portfolio to HCL for $1.8 billion: ‘A strong strategic fit’

IBM sells software portfolio to HCL for $1.8 billion: ‘A strong strategic fit’

7 December 2018 / Based in India, has HCL Technologies stolen a march on their competition by announcing they [...]

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M&A
Civica acquires election and membership services leader ERS Group

Civica acquires election and membership services leader ERS Group

4 December 2018 / Civica Group has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired [...]

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M&A
Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho

Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho

16 November 2018 / Citrix Systems has announced that it has acquired Sapho, a micro app platform, which it [...]

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