IBM looks to sustainability with acquisition of emissions data company Envizi

IBM announced this morning that it has acquired Australian startup Envizi to add to its package of ESG (environmental, sustainability and governance) offerings to help measure environmental impact up and down the supply chain. The companies did not share the terms of the acquisition, but with Envizi Big Blue gets a platform for measuring, managing […]

3 things startup founders need to know about M&A

Alvaro Gutierrez Contributor Share on Twitter Alvaro Gutierrez is co-founder and CEO of Barkibu, which uses data to make pet care better, more affordable and personalized. Alvaro began his career providing acquisition financing for M&A at JP Morgan before co-founding Spanish pet retail giant Kiwoko, which in turn acquired 12 other companies and was eventually […]

2021’s top 10 enterprise M&A deals reached $121B

There was a lot of action in 2021 in enterprise M&A — once totaled, my top 10 deals came in at just under $121 billion. And the biggest enterprise deal of the year by far — Oracle’s bid to buy Cerner — happened as I was writing this post. The final tally doesn’t include what […]

Automation Anywhere expands into process discovery with FortressIQ acquisition

Automation Anywhere, which is best known for its robotic process automation (RPA) software, plans to expand the platform. This morning, the company announced that it intends to acquire process discovery startup FortressIQ. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. FortressIQ gives Automation Anywhere this missing process discovery component, which enables AI-fueled software to map […]

TikTok rival Triller to go public via merger with SeaChange International

Short video app Triller is set to go public via a reverse merger with video-tech company SeaChange International, the two companies announced on Wednesday. The combined entity will be valued at approximately $5 billion. The boards of both companies have approved the proposed merger and the deal is expected to close in the first quarter […]

Oracle joins Microsoft in spending big to dominate healthcare vertical

Enterprise software companies are suddenly focused firmly on healthcare. If you want proof, look at how Oracle and Microsoft both backed up trucks loaded with money to buy health tech companies this year. At the moment, I’m compiling the top 10 M&A deals of the year, and the top two transactions are today’s $28.3 billion […]

Oracle snags Cerner in $28B mega deal to make a big move into healthcare

Who says the holiday week is a slow news week? Oracle was kind enough to help tech journalists weary from working on year-end stories with some big news today when the database giant announced it was buying electronic healthcare records company Cerner in a deal pegged at $28.3 billion. “Oracle Corporation and Cerner Corporation today […]

UK’s antitrust watchdog is taking a look at Microsoft-Nuance

The $19.7 billion acquisition of speech-to-text specialist Nuance by Microsoft, announced earlier this year, has attracted the attention of the U.K.’s active antitrust watchdog — which said today it’s taking a first look to assess whether there are reasons to be concerned about the proposed deal. A decision on whether the Competition and Markets Authority […]

EU retail giant Schwarz Group snags security startup XM Cyber for $700 million

Schwarz Group, an EU-based retail company, announced today that it has acquired Israeli security startup XM Cyber for $700 million. It may seem like a strange partnership, as Schwarz is best known as the owners of the Lidl and Kaufland supermarkets, but the company believes that extending into security will ultimately help benefit its retail […]