mergers & acquisitions (M&As)
Read analysis on mergers & acquisitions: what they mean for the market and for your business.
HPE Ramps Up Hybrid Cloud Management With OpsRamp Acquisition
On Monday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its intention to acquire OpsRamp, which offers a multitenant AIOps-powered IT operations management (ITOM) solution for hybrid cloud environments. Its AIOps solution will be integrated into HPE’s GreenLake edge-to-cloud Platform. OpsRamp’s 300 employees will join HPE’s office of the CTO. Terms of the OpsRamp acquisition were not announced, […]
Amazon Pulls The Plug On Amazon Care, Signaling A New Dawn Of Healthcare Disruption
Amazon is shutting down Amazon care in a strategic decision to make the most meaningful disruption in the healthcare space, here is why.
Why Automation Vendors Can’t Stop Buying Optimization Vendors And What It Means For The Market And For You
On March 31, Microsoft and Minit announced that the former was acquiring the latter. This is, by Forrester’s count, the eighth time a major automation vendor has purchased a process optimization vendor since 2020. Why are some of the biggest software companies in the world so eager to grab a slice of the relatively small […]
SailPoint To Be Acquired By Private Equity Firm Thoma Bravo For $6.9 Billion
On Monday, April 11, 2022, identity management and governance (IMG) vendor SailPoint announced that it was being bought by private equity (PE) firm Thoma Bravo for $6.9 billion. This is not the first rodeo for Thoma Bravo with SailPoint; in 2014, the PE firm bought out SailPoint’s original venture capital investors and remained an owner […]
Continuous Evolution: In Acquiring Linode, Akamai Looks To Transform Again
Akamai’s announcement last month that it had acquired infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Linode addresses a gap in Akamai’s offering and presents an opportunity to disrupt traditional cloud service providers. Akamai’s edge function-as-a-service (FaaS) technology gives companies the ability to manipulate content close to the user with very low latency, but organizations still need to go back […]
SentinelOne Secures Identity First, Deception Second, In Attivo Acquisition
Endpoint security and extended detection and response (XDR) vendor SentinelOne today announced the acquisition of Attivo Networks for just over $600 million. Attivo was a darling of deception technology, but SentinelOne was really after its Active Directory protection portfolio, including ADAssessor and ADSecure. Enterprise identity plays a critical role in the Zero Trust world mandated […]
Chronicles Of Mandiant: Google Put A Ring On It
Mandiant trades up from FireEye and finds a home within Google Cloud Platform.
Perspectives On One Identity’s Acquisition Of OneLogin
On October 4, 2021, identity and access management (IAM) vendor One Identity announced plans to acquire identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) vendor OneLogin for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2009, OneLogin is an established pure-play IDaaS vendor that primarily serves midmarket enterprises, with a unified platform for employees, partners, and customers, and has raised over $170 million in […]
Blue Prism Angling To Merge With TIBCO
Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners announced it’s intention to acquire robotic process automation (RPA) software company Blue Prism. Subject to shareholder approval, it plans to merge Blue Prism into TIBCO Software, which it already owns. Forrester’s automation team took a look at this potential merger and had the following thoughts. Our consensus is “thumbs-up.” A […]
Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Uses Services To Escape FireEye
Revenge Of The SaaS: Mandiant Dumps FEYE In a cybersecurity divorce that had fewer leading indicators than the dissolution of Kim and Kanye, Mandiant has finally untangled itself from FireEye (FEYE) by selling the product portion of the firm to Symphony Technology Group (STG) for $1.2 billion. FireEye’s history as the most “almost acquired vendor” […]
Dell Divests VMware: Investors Cheer While Customers Yawn
When Dell Technologies completed its acquisition of EMC in 2016, it gained a sweetheart of an asset: VMware. More precisely, it gained 80% of VMware, making the software dynamo a mostly autonomous company in the Dell Technologies family of companies. Dell Technologies just announced the expected spinoff of that 80% ownership, making VMware a fully […]
Reflections On 2020: Cybersecurity Predictions Versus Reality
You’re probably tired of hearing about 2021 cybersecurity predictions. This is something different. We’re taking a look back to what we predicted would happen in 2020 and grading our predictions. After all, why make predictions in the first place if we’re not going to reflect and assess ourselves afterward? When we make predictions, we aim to identify what is different that we think […]
Spotify Adds Megaphone To A Long List Of Podcast Acquisitions
There’s been yet another big move today in the podcast space, as Spotify acquired Megaphone for its podcast advertising technology. The acquisition for $235 million continues Spotify’s three-year buying spree in the podcast market and further solidifies its dominant position here. Spotify Adds Megaphone To Bolster Monetization Of Its Podcast Content In addition to giving […]
AMD Acquires Xilinx To Bolster Its HPC Portfolio
Last week, AMD entered into agreement to acquire chip manufacturer Xilinx through a $35 billion all-stock transaction. This is the latest gargantuan M&A deal in the semiconductor market to focus on new opportunities in processing, after the NVIDIA-Arm announcement. The AMD-Xilinx partnership is meant to broaden AMD’s product portfolio, which focuses on high-performance CPUs and […]
NVIDIA Arms Itself To Terminate Intel’s Processor Dominance
NVIDIA just announced that it plans to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank for $40 billion. The combination aims to conquer the enormous compute market that has long been dominated by the x86 architecture (and, thus, Intel and AMD). The x86 platform remains the leader in PCs and data centers, but the future growth prospects lie […]
Microsoft Strengthens Its RPA Portfolio With Softomotive Acquisition
Vice President and Principal Analyst Craig Le Clair reviews the three key benefits Microsoft will gain from its acquisition of robotic process automation provider Softomotive.
LVMH Acquires Tiffany & Co.: Why It’s A Prudent Match
The largest-ever deal in the luxury sector will strengthen LVMH's position in the US and help revive the jeweler's flagging fortunes.
Charles Schwab’s Acquisition Of TD Ameritrade Spells Further Consolidation In The Brokerage Industry
The story of how Charles Shwab's potential acquistion of TD Ameritrade came to be and what to expect from the fallout.
Le Tote Buys Lord & Taylor — A Most Peculiar Way To Buy Growth
Some may see the surprise purchase of the storied department store as a sign of things to come. In fact, it may be more of a cautionary tale for retailers.
The Data Protection Market Is Reforming: Hedvig Is Commvault’s Stake In The Ground
The world of data protection — once considered a static and back-office service — is changing considerably. There’s been a lot of momentum in this marketplace over the past few years, especially with new approaches and models that serve enterprise requirements. Multiple business imperatives have affected this industry, including business leaders who expect I&O pros […]