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Reliance Jio Acquires Haptik For Rs 700 Cr To Develop AI Offerings

Reliance Jio Acquires Haptik For Rs 700 Cr To Develop AI Offerings

April 3, 2019 at 9:05 pm 0 comments

Reliance Industries Wednesday acquired enterprise AI startup Haptik for Rs 700 crore. RIL, though Jio, will now hold 87% stake in the Mumbai-based firm and the rest will be be with its founders and employees. In the first phase Jio will make a payment of Rs 230 crore for nextRead More

Thales Completes Gemalto Acquisition, India Workforce Increased To 1150

Thales Completes Gemalto Acquisition, India Workforce Increased To 1150

April 2, 2019 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

French aerospace and security major Thales has completed the acquisition of digital security expert Gemalto, the company announced today. Completed in 15 months, the acquisition of Gemalto by Thales for €4.8 billion creates a Group on a new scale and a global leader in digital identity and security. Post theRead More

Infosys Completes Formation Of JV With Hitachi, Panasonic And Pasona In Japan

Infosys Completes Formation Of JV With Hitachi, Panasonic And Pasona In Japan

April 1, 2019 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

Indian IT major Infosys Monday said it has completed the formation of its joint venture with Japanese technology behemoths Hitachi, Panasonic and Pasona. Named HIPUS, the JV will operate inJapan and enhance Infosys’ presence in the country. This first announcement of the JV was made on December 14, 2018. As perRead More

In Africa, Airtel Merges With Telkom Kenya, Forms Airtel Telkom

In Africa, Airtel Merges With Telkom Kenya, Forms Airtel Telkom

February 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Bharti Airtel’s Kenyan business unit Airtel Kenya has merged with Telkom Kenya, a semi-privatised telecom operator in South Africa. Both the firms have signed an agreement in this regard, Airtel’s India unit said in a statement today. The combined entity will merge Mobile, Enterprise and Carrier Services businesses and createRead More

Macquarie Infrastructure To Acquire Bluebird Network

Macquarie Infrastructure To Acquire Bluebird Network

January 16, 2019 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, is being acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (“MIP”) for an undisclosed amount. MIP is a long-term infrastructure investment fund that is managed by the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”) division of Macquarie Group. MIP has partnered with Uniti Group to finance the transaction.Read More

Accenture Acquires Orbium To Augment Financial Services Portfolio

Accenture Acquires Orbium To Augment Financial Services Portfolio

January 10, 2019 at 9:54 am 0 comments

Accenture has announced to acquire Orbium, a management consultancy and technology services provider to the financial services industry, headquartered in Switzerland. The company hopes this acquisition will strengthen its ability to provide innovative services to clients in the private-banking and wealth-management space globally. Samir Gherbi, a partner at Orbium, said,Read More

Motorola Solutions Acquires Data Analytics Firm VaaS

Motorola Solutions Acquires Data Analytics Firm VaaS

January 8, 2019 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

Motorola Solutions has acquired VaaS International, a data and image analytics company based in Livermore, California and Fort Worth, Texas. Motorola Solutions paid a purchase price of $445 million in a combination of cash and equity. VaaS, a “video analysis as a service” company, is a leading global provider ofRead More

Reliance’s Radisys Acquisition Delayed

Reliance’s Radisys Acquisition Delayed

December 10, 2018 at 11:42 am 0 comments

Reliance Industries has delayed the closing date of its acquisition of Radisys, a global open telecom solutions firm. The earlier date of closure of the deal was December 7 2018 which is now extended by one week. The new date is now 14 December 2018. “At the request of RelianceRead More

Logitech, Plantronics Drop Acquisition Plan

Logitech, Plantronics Drop Acquisition Plan

November 26, 2018 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Computer and communication products company Logitech and unified communications firm Plantronics have dropped their plans for a possible acquisition. Both the firms, in separate announcements, have clarified that though they had entered into an initial discussion regarding the same, the plan has now been dropped. “Logitech approached Plantronics regarding aRead More

SAP Acquires SurveyMonkey Rival Qualtrics For $8 Bn

SAP Acquires SurveyMonkey Rival Qualtrics For $8 Bn

November 12, 2018 at 9:22 am 0 comments

German software major SAP has acquired Qualtrics International, a cloud based software firm in the area of experience management, for $8 billion. The all cash deal was announced just days before the cloud based survey firm goes for a public listing. The deal is expected to close in the firstRead More