Experts fail to see synergy in SoftBank’s $32.2-billion acquisition of mobile chip designer ARM

Today's announcement that SoftBank Group Corp. would be purchasing U.K.-based chip designer ARM Holdings PLC for 24.3 billion pounds ($32.2 billion) represents a sound, but head-scratching, investment by the Japanese telecommunications giant, experts

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What Vista’s acquisition of Marketo could mean for marketing automation

The May 31 announcement that private firm Vista Equity Partners would be purchasing engagement marketing software maker Marketo, Inc. for approximately $1.79 billion USD is bad news for enterprise customers in the short

Published on: June 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Aspera part of IBM’s plumbing in e-commerce

TAMPA – A lot of the talk at IBM Corp.’s SmarterCommerce conference here this week is about the glory of applications businesses use to mine customer data for insights for making immediate online

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telus acquiring Enode to boost security

Telus Corp. is strengthening its security offerings by buying a Quebec City-based risk management consulting firm it has been a partner with for many years. The telecommunications company said this morning it will

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Trustwave acquires Cenzic for better static and dynamic security testing

Security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is acquiring Cenzic Inc., a company focused on continuous automated security testing, for an undisclosed sum. Making its announcement on Tuesday, Trustwave said it will be harnessing

Published on: March 19th, 2014 Candice So

Oracle buys BlueKai, builds out data for its marketing platform

Oracle Corp. is buying data management platform BlueKai Inc. for an undisclosed sum, though Dan Primack of Fortune reports the amount could be around $400 million. Announcing its plans for acquiring BlueKai today,

Published on: February 24th, 2014 Candice So

Oracle acquires Responsys for $1.5 billion

Oracle Corp. will be buying marketing software company Responsys Inc., for about $27 a share, which works out to be about $1.5 billion. The U.S.-based hardware and software giant made the announcement today,

Published on: December 20th, 2013 Candice So

Slyce.it acquires Incubes graduate Hovr.it

Calgary-based startup Slyce.it has just announced it’s acquiring Hovr.it, a graduate of the Incubes accelerator here in Toronto – and the first startup coming out of Incubes to be acquired. The terms of

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Candice So

How to successfully acquire a tech company

By Chak Reddy Technology is one of the traditionally hot sectors for M&A, driven primarily by rapid change in the industry. But when it comes to making a successful acquisition in the tech

Published on: November 6th, 2012 Debbie Stephenson

Is the acquisition frenzy creating a startup bubble?

by Christine Wong Is there a startup bubble forming?   I’d have to say yes – but not the same kind we saw a decade ago when the dotcom bubble burst.   This most recent

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Christine Wong