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Capgemini Acquires Customer Engagement Firm LiquidHub

Capgemini Acquires Customer Engagement Firm LiquidHub

February 5, 2018 at 2:42 pm 0 comments

Global consulting and IT service firm Capgemini on Monday announced the acquisition of LiquidHub, a US based firm specializing in customer acquisition and engagement. This acquisition will help Capgemini expand its Digital Consulting capabilities in North America and accelerates its portfolio shift in the region. The financial details of theRead More

Cisco Completes BroadSoft Acquisition

Cisco Completes BroadSoft Acquisition

February 5, 2018 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Cisco had announced that its $1.9 billion acquisition of BroadSoft, a firm specializes in cloud and contact center solutions, is now complete. The BroadSoft acquisition would strengthen Cisco’s Unified Communications portfolio and would enhance its ability to address the millions of aging TDM lines poised to transition to IP technologyRead More

Singtel Invests Rs 2649 Crore In Airtel’s Parent Company

Singtel Invests Rs 2649 Crore In Airtel’s Parent Company

February 5, 2018 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Singapore’s largest telecom firm Singtel is investing Rs 2649 crore in Airtel’s parent company Bharti Telecom for  a little over 1% stake. The fund, Airtel said, will be used to repay its debts. With this investment, Singtel’s total stake (along with its affiliates) in Bharti Telecom will increase to 48.90%.Read More

SAP Plans Euro 2 Bn Investment In France Over 5 Years

SAP Plans Euro 2 Bn Investment In France Over 5 Years

January 25, 2018 at 9:46 am 0 comments

Announcing its long term plans for France, software firm SAP announced that in next five years the company will invest Euro 2 billion or approximately $2.4 billion in the country in new technologies and startups. The money, SAP said, will be used to accelerate the company’s growth in the cloudRead More

Bharti Airtel Gets Regulatory Approval To Acquire Tigo

Bharti Airtel Gets Regulatory Approval To Acquire Tigo

January 24, 2018 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

Bharti Airtel Wednesday said it has secured approval from the sector regulator to acquire Rwandan telecom operator Tigo, a subsidiary of Millicom. The approval was received from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). Airtel thanked the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) for their support during the merger process. Exactly a monthRead More

InMobi Acquires Mobile Ad Platform AerServ For $90 Mn

InMobi Acquires Mobile Ad Platform AerServ For $90 Mn

January 10, 2018 at 10:30 pm 0 comments

Naveen Tewari founded mobile advertising platform InMobi has AerServ, a Los Angeles based firm in a similar business, for $90 million in cash and stock deal. Jointly, these two firms are planning to create the industry’s first mediation platform with a unified programmatic auction for mobile in-app publishers. This acquisitionRead More

NEC Acquires UK-based IT Services Firm NPS

NEC Acquires UK-based IT Services Firm NPS

January 10, 2018 at 8:18 am 0 comments

NEC has announced the acquisition of UK-based IT services company Northgate Public Services Limited (NPS),  for GBP 475 million from leading international private equity firm Cinven. This acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018. Established in 1969, Northgate Public Services develops software and services forRead More

Reliance Jio Acquires RCom’s Spectrum And Other Assets

Reliance Jio Acquires RCom’s Spectrum And Other Assets

December 28, 2017 at 7:19 pm 0 comments

As expected, big brother Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio emerged as the highest bidder to acquire wireless infrastructure assets of RCom, younger brother Anil Ambani’s recently shut-down mobile services business. Both the companies today announced the development. “Reliance Jio emerged as the highest bidder in a transparent process conducted under theRead More

Smartron Acquires Hyderabad based IoT startup MiQasa For Rs 11 Cr

Smartron Acquires Hyderabad based IoT startup MiQasa For Rs 11 Cr

December 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm 0 comments

Sachin Tendulkar-backed technology firm Smartron on Thursday announced to have acquired MiQasa, a Hyderabad based IoT firm engaged in developing smart products for future smart homes. Though the company has not disclosed the value of the deal, sources in the know said Smartron bought the company for around Rs 11Read More

Bharti Airtel To Acquire Tigo Rwanda

Bharti Airtel To Acquire Tigo Rwanda

December 19, 2017 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Bharti Airtel today said it has finalised a deal to acquire Tigo Rwanda, the second largest telecom operator in the African country. Airtel has signed an agreement regarding this with Millicom International Cellular, the holding company of Tigo. Though the financials of this transaction are not disclosed, Airtel said theRead More