Mergers and Acquisitions stories
Vantage Data Centers completes major acquisition to expand APAC reach
Vantage Data Centers and its leading investor DigitalBridge Group Inc. have announced a completed acquisition of PCCW Ltd.'s data center business (PCCW DC).
Optimizely improves customer experience outcomes with Welcome acquisition
Optimizely has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Welcome, with the intention of helping marketers deliver better customer experience outcomes.
ConnectWise bolsters CX portfolio with SmileBack acquisition
ConnectWise will now own and develop the SmileBack customer feedback system, which is designed specifically for the MSP market.
8x8 to acquire cloud-based communications company Fuze
Integrated cloud communications platform provider 8x8 has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fuze, a provider of cloud-based communications for the enterprise.
IBM continues to invest in hybrid cloud and AI strategy with latest acquisition
IBM has announced the acquisition of SXiQ, an Australian digital transformation services company specialising in cloud applications, cloud platforms and cloud cybersecurity.
DNV acquires Applied Risk, develops industrial cybersecurity expertise
The two companies will join forces with the aim to build the world’s largest industrial cybersecurity practice, defending critical infrastructure against emergent cyber threats, DNV wrote in a statement.
Capgemini completes Empired acquisition, extends presence in A/NZ region
“It was clear that by bringing together our two organisations we could have more impact as a strategic partner helping our clients innovate and compete in an increasingly digital world."
TPT Group completes 12th acquisition in New Zealand with Cablenet
TPT Group CEO Mike Marr says the company is built on a passion for growing a great group of businesses in a way that heroes and harnesses Kiwi talent and innovation.
Weta Digital sells technology division for $2.3b to US firm
Unity, which produces software for game developers and digital artists, has agreed to acquire the studio's tools, pipeline of work, technology and 275 staff.
Nitro to acquire Belgian eSign company Connective for AU$110m
Nitro will raise AU$140 million to support the purchase, comprising $80 institutional placement and $60 million accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.
CrowdStrike acquires SecureCircle, extends zero trust endpoint solution
"CrowdStrike will be setting a new standard for endpoint-based data protection by connecting zero trust enforcement to the device, the user identity and, with this acquisition, the data users are accessing and using.”
Zendesk to acquire Momentive and SurveyMonkey platform
“This is a testament to the strength of our agile products and talented team. Zendesk and Momentive share a culture centred around our people, our communities and the customers we serve."
Kaspersky acquires Brain4Net, extends network security offering
“We are delighted to join the Kaspersky team. The spread of SD-WAN technology needs a strong business scenario, that is why we are partnering with Kaspersky XDR."
Forcepoint acquisition of Bitglass to disrupt cybersecurity industry
“Bitglass and Forcepoint share the same vision for disrupting and transforming the security industry with the first modern distributed edge architecture."
Forcepoint acquires Bitglass to bolster Security Service Edge
“The acquisition will go a long way to addressing customers’ security needs across web, cloud, and data centre, particularly as hybrid and remote working environments.”
Sietec sells to Fastcom, says 'business as usual' for customers
All current staff at the company will also remain on board, while Fastcom’s engineering team may also take on dual roles to support Fastcom and Sietec customers.
rhipe's acquisition deal with Crayon now legally effective
As part of the deal, Crayon will acquire all of the shares in rhipe upon implementation of the Scheme — expected to be 3 November.
Mergers and acquisitions up for enterprise software sector, report finds
The enterprise software sector is riding a post-pandemic wave of activity, with 751 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals signed and a record $124 billion in transaction value achieved in the first six-months of 2021.
CSG acquires DGIT Systems to empower CSPs in digital-first world
"This acquisition brings the advantages of global scale and a world leading monetisation portfolio to both DGIT and our customers. Together with CSG, we can help CSPs thrive in today's digital-first world."
2degrees public listing paused while merger discussions with Orcon continue
Activity on an initial public offering of the shares of Two Degrees has been put on pause while discussions of a potential merger continue.
NetApp extends FinOps offerings with latest acquisition
NetApp has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CloudCheckr, a cloud optimisation platform that provides cloud visibility and insights to lower costs, maintain security and compliance, and optimise cloud resources.
One Identity extends identity security platform with OneLogin acquisition
“By adding OneLogin to our portfolio, and incorporating it into our cloud-first Unified Identity Security Platform, we can help customers holistically correlate all identities."
CT4 snaps up Queensland-based NewBase Computer Services
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with CT4 with its extensive global reach, clear growth strategy and deep commitment," says NewBase CEO.
Auckland-based email signature firm Crossware sold to European CX firm eKomi
“The software from Crossware is used by millions of users worldwide, providing our group of companies with immediate growth and improve the customer experience for our customers.”