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NextDC blocks 360 Capital bid for Asia Pacific Data Centres
Asia Pacific Data Centre Group has rebuffed an improved offer from 360 Capital to acquire it after NextDC refused to support the takeover.
Synnex' US$830 million acquisition of Westcon completes
Synnex has completed its acquisition of Westcon-Comstor’s Americas businesses and its minority investment in the Asia Pacific and EMEA business.
Micro Focus and HPE Software complete $11 billion merger
The merger marks the creation of the seventh largest pure-play enterprise software company in the world
Dentsu Aegis Network acquires NZ digital agency Little Giant
The agency will join Isobar, a global digital marketing agency, to strengthen its presence in the NZ market.
Exclusive interview: Dell EMC talk digital transformation post-merger
One year on from the big merger, Dell EMC say they are stronger than ever.
A new player enters SA cybersecurity market through acquisition
An established company recently announced its expansion into the South Africa cybersecurity market by acquiring a managed security service provider.
Cisco to acquire hyperconverged software vendor Springpath in US$320m deal
Cisco has continued its buying spree, this time snapping up hyperconvergence software company Springpath to bolster its data centre portfolio.
No sale: Private equity bidders can Vocus takeover talks
The two private equity companies bidding for Vocus Group have pulled out of sale discussions.
Symantec sells digital certificate business – good or bad for customers & partners?
Symantec has sold its digital certificate business to DigiCert - the question is what will be the implications? We talk to both sides to find out.
Silent-Aire breaks into European data centre market with acquisition
Silent-Aire has acquired the Dublin-based manufacture of bespoke air handling equipment, RMI Engineering in a move to establish an EU headquarters.
Partners Group acquires Civica for not to be sneezed at £1 million
“Under the ownership of Partners Group, it will be an enhanced version of business as normal led by the existing management team."
Nova iT snaps up CMI Australia as it seeks largest MSP in Melbourne north title
Melbourne-based managed service provider Nova iT Group has acquired CMI Australia - with another acquisition on the way.
Singapore cloud startup announces S$30m merger to aid expansion
"The merger means great synergies, and combining of talent and resources of the two companies."
CommScope acquires Cable Exchange to tackle hyperscale data center market
The global company has a large footprint in China in particular with facilities located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.
Honeywell adds another provider to multi-vendor solution portfolio
Honeywell recently announced its acquisition of Nextnine, a provider of security management solutions and technologies for industrial cybersecurity.
Continuum snapped up by private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo
Thoma Bravo has acquired Continuum for an undisclosed amount in a move it says will help accelerate Continuum's offering for MSPs worldwide.
Enovax secures industry recognition in Southeast Asia with coveted IT award
Enovax took home the coveted ‘IT Service Award’ at the recent Singapore Business Review National Business Awards 2017.
EY builds out IAM implementation with Open Windows Identity buy
EY has snapped up Melbourne-based IAM business Open Windows Identity as it builds out its IAM implementation and managed services capability.
Singapore telco snaps $19.4 million investment stake in Accel Systems
Singapore telecommunications company StarHub is spending S$19.4 million on a 51% stake in IT security provider Accel Systems & Technologies.
Dell CFO Tom Sweet on the merger, the ANZ market & start-ups
You can’t shut off innovation. If you take yourself out of the market or shut it down for 2 years, you’re going to destroy the business.
Zuora takes over Leeyo, asserts subscription economy is the future
According to McKinsey & Company, digital services are expected to account for about three-quarters of global growth over the coming decade.
HGGC acquires global cloud event management software provider, etouches
etouches, a global provider of cloud event management software and sourcing solutions, has been acquired by HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm.
The birth of Cyxtera Technologies: BC Partners and Medina Capital join forces
The US$2.8b deal will result in a multinational data centre with more than 3,500 customers around the world.
Mergers and acquisitions: 3 steps to help smooth the process
Here are some key criteria that businesses can follow to help make mergers and acquisitions deliver on their objectives.