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Thoma Bravo announces Empirix acquisition

October 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Empirix, the recognized leader in end-to-end network testing, monitoring and analytics solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Empirix helps service providers, mobile operators and enterprises master complexities within their networks and optimize business performanceRead More

IBM acquires Xtify

IBM acquires Xtify

October 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm 0 comments

IBM today announced the acquisition of Xtify, a leading provider of cloud-based mobile messaging tool provider. Xtify help organizations improve mobile sales, drive in-store traffic and engage customers with personalized offers. It provides digital marketers with the ability to create content-rich in-app mobile messaging and push notifications to encourage mobileRead More

Google acquires Flutter, a gesture company

Google acquires Flutter, a gesture company

October 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Google has acquired Flutter, a company that focuses on controlling movies and music with gestures. The price at which Google acquired Flutter has not been disclosed. The company started three years ago by Indian and the focus was to build a ubiquitous and power-efficient gesture recognition technology which was consideredRead More

Cognizant acquires Equinox Consulting

Cognizant acquires Equinox Consulting

October 4, 2013 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Cognizant has announced that it has acquired Equinox Consulting, a financial services consulting firm based in Paris, France. Equinox Consulting provides business consulting services across investment banking, asset management, retail banking, insurance, and specialized financial services. Founded in 2004, the company is known for its deep regulatory consulting expertise, spanningRead More

IBM to acquire The Now Factory

IBM to acquire The Now Factory

October 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

IBM today announced a definitive agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a privately held provider of analytics software that helps communications service providers (CSPs) deliver better customer experiences and drive new revenue opportunities. Today’s acquisition also complements the IBM MobileFirst Analytics portfolio, which is designed to enhance the way organizationsRead More

American Tower completes acquisition of Global Tower for $4.8 bn

American Tower completes acquisition of Global Tower for $4.8 bn

October 2, 2013 at 8:54 am 0 comments

American Tower Corporation has completed the acquisition of Global Tower Partners. Last month American Tower had entered into an agreement with Global Tower Partner (GTP) to acquire the latter for $4.8 billion. Of this total value, $3.3 billion was paid in cash and a debt value of $1.5 billion ofRead More

Telit Acquires ILS Technology for $8.5 million

Telit Acquires ILS Technology for $8.5 million

September 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions provider said it is acquiring Florida based ILS Technology. Though the deal value has not been disclosed, it is believed that Telit has paid $8.5 million for this buy out. ILST is a  provider of ready-to-use, off-the-shelf cloud platform services connecting enterpriseRead More

Broadcom to acquire Renesas LTE assets

Broadcom to acquire Renesas LTE assets

September 5, 2013 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Broadcom, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corporation. The acquisition is expected to accelerate availability of Broadcom’s first multimode, carrier-validated LTE SoC platform into early 2014. Broadcom is gaining aRead More

Microsoft to buy Nokia for Euro 5.44 bn

Microsoft to buy Nokia for Euro 5.44 bn

September 3, 2013 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Nokia today announced that it has signed an agreement to enter into a transaction whereby Nokia will sell substantially all of its devices & services business and licence its patents to Microsoft for EUR 5.44 billion in cash, payable at closing. Nokia expects to book a gain on sale ofRead More

Verizon acquires 45% of Vodafone for $130 bn

Verizon acquires 45% of Vodafone for $130 bn

September 3, 2013 at 8:11 am 0 comments

Top US telecom operator Verizon on Monday agreed to buy 45% of Vodafone for $130 billion, which is said to be the third largest M&A deal in the global telecom industry. Both the companies have signed an agreement in this regard. As per the agreement Vodafone will get $58.9 billionRead More