Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Will Somebody Finally Buy Rackspace, Please

    Will Somebody Finally Buy Rackspace, Please

    We’ve been hearing rumors of a Rackspace acquisition for the last several months. The latest suitor according to Bloomberg could be Louisiana-based telco CenturyLink, but before we get too excited here, let’s keep in mind Microsoft, HP, Cisco and others were supposedly interested too, and in the end nothing came of it. And as you would expect in a case with so much… Read More

  • Docker Sells dotCloud to cloudControl To Focus On Core Container Business

    Docker Sells dotCloud to cloudControl To Focus On Core Container Business

    Docker, Inc., the commercial company behind the open source Docker project, announced today it had sold its dotCloud Platform as a Service business to Berlin-based cloudControl. The deal allows Docker to focus on its core software containerization business. Docker CEO Ben Golub told TechCrunch the company wanted to concentrate on the Docker part of the business. “At a high level, what… Read More

  • BlackBerry Snags German Voice Encryption Firm Secusmart, But Years Too Late

    BlackBerry Snags German Voice Encryption Firm Secusmart, But Years Too Late

    In a move that makes a lot of sense, BlackBerry bought Secusmart today, a German firm that makes voice encryption chips for Blackberries and other mobile phones. Unfortunately, the deal is probably much too late to matter. The companies have worked closely in the past, so it’s probably not surprising that BlackBerry chose to pull the trigger and purchase them. Secusmart is used by… Read More

  • HP, Shareholder Settlement Is Latest Chapter In Autonomy Saga

    HP, Shareholder Settlement Is Latest Chapter In Autonomy Saga

    Today, HP announced it had reached a settlement with its shareholders over its handling of the purchase of Autonomy for $10B back in 2011, but it’s far from the end of the story as the fight over the Autonomy purchase will very likely head to court, this time with HP and its shareholders at one table and Autonomy’s former executives at the other. Apparently, HP shareholders decided… Read More

  • Dropbox, Box Competition Heats Up As Companies Buy Early-Stage Startups On Same Day

    Dropbox, Box Competition Heats Up As Companies Buy Early-Stage Startups On Same Day

    When two closely competing companies make purchases on the same day, it’s probably fair to say that it’s not a coincidence. Such was the case yesterday when Box and Dropbox purchased early stage startups only hours apart. In fact, the cloud startups with similar names have been on mini buying sprees of late, fighting to fill in holes and improve their products as they march toward… Read More