IT Management > Mergers & acquisitions

Digital Pacific acquires fellow hoster, Crucial

06 July, 2015 by Technology Decisions staff

Web hosting provider Digital Pacific has expanded its operations by acquiring Crucial, another of Australia's most established hosting providers.


Symantec to break up into two companies

13 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Symantec has become the latest tech company to resolve to separate into two listed companies, new permanent CEO Michael Brown revealed.


HP to split up into two companies

07 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Hewlett-Packard will split its personal systems and printers business from its enterprise division, in a reversal of CEO Meg Whitman's 'One HP' strategy.


Ovum, Informa merge to form largest telco research firm

07 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ICT analyst firms Ovum and Informa are merging under the Ovum brand, to create a research house that will employ 180 analysts across six continents.


Facebook buying drone manufacturer for US$60m: reports

06 March, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Facebook is in talks to purchase drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace, according to recent news reports.


Melbourne IT buys Netregistry for $50m

04 March, 2014

Domain registrar Melbourne IT has entered into an agreement to purchase Netregistry Group in a deal worth $50.4 million.


HP: fraud victim or tax dodger?

10 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

HP has restated Autonomy's pre-acquisition profit by 81% as part of its allegations of financial improprieties at the software company. But Autonomy's former managers claim the move may be aimed at minimising HP's UK taxes.


Lenovo to buy Motorola for US$2.91 billion

04 February, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Lenovo will buy handset manufacturer Motorola Mobility from Google for approximately US$2.91 billion under a new agreement between the companies.


Google buys AI start-up for US$600+ million

30 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Google will purchase artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind under a new deal reportedly worth upwards of US$600 million.


Lenovo to purchase IBM x86 server business for US$2.3 billion

28 January, 2014

Lenovo plans to purchase IBM's x86 server business for a cash and stock package worth around US$2.3 billion dollars under a new definitive agreement between the two companies.


Telstra buys O2 Networks for $60 million

22 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Telstra has acquired network solutions provider O2 Networks in a deal reportedly worth $60 million.


Analysis: Sensis sale part of Telstra transformation

21 January, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Telstra's $454m sale of a 70% stake in Sensis is likely aimed at helping the company pursue its goal of growing through expansions into Asia, cloud services and new digital media.


Google's US$3.2bn Nest Labs purchase raises privacy concerns

16 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Google this week announced it plans to purchase home automation company Nest Labs for US$3.2 billion in what pundits are labelling a move into the Internet of Things. Users, however, have raised privacy concerns about the purchase.


Michael Dell buys Dell Inc for $27 billion

17 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Michael Dell has succeeded in buying back the company he founded in 1984, with Dell shareholders approving his joint bid with private equity firm Silver Lake to buy out the company and take it private, in a US$24.9 billion (approx AU$27 billion) transaction.


Verizon buys out Vodafone joint venture for US$130 billion

05 September, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Verizon Communications has bought Vodafone's portion of the two companies' joint venture, US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless, for US$130 billion (AU$142 billion), in what is reportedly the third-largest announced corporate deal in history.


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