By Maggie Fox on April 12, 2011
Big company buys small social company. Several unremarkable years pass. Big company suddenly announces that they are sunsetting/shuttering/selling small company, now much diminished from lack of care and feeding. Rinse and repeat. I get that this happens – I get that cultures clash (AOL/TimeWarner, anyone?) and I also get that the initial innovation stagnation problem […]
By Brian Sommer on March 14, 2011
What could a Lawson acquisition mean for you?
By Jason Busch on February 7, 2011
Given the fact that we often get involved in M&A strategy and the occasional transaction in the sector here with one of our affiliates companies at Spend Matters, we have a bit of a privileged view into the universe of potential a…
By Brian Sommer on January 19, 2011
With all of the M&A activity flaring up in the software space, some customers are scouring their license contracts to see what rights they’ll have (or not). Did you do a material change of control clause?
By Basab Pradhan on January 10, 2011
iGate announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Patni. iGate with Apax Partners, will acquire 63% of the company for the final price of Rs. 503.50 effectively valuing Patni, the company at $1.5 Billion. By Indian law, iGate will have to make an open offer to acquire an additional 21% of the company. With […]
By Bob Warfield on January 9, 2011
My title is a bit of a play on ReadWriteWeb’s title about the Risk of a Free Service, but I raise the issue in all seriousness because I think we should be looking not at the seller (hey, at this price, this was not exactly a sale from strength) but at the buyer. Dennis Howlett, […]
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By Naomi Bloom on January 7, 2011
“Fairy Tales May Come True, It Could Happen To You” There was a ton of consolidation in the HRM software and services market during 2010, and 2011 is off to a roaring start with SumTotal’s acquisition of GeoLearning. There’s a lot more to come, and speculation is already rampant about: which LMS vendor SuccessFactors and/or Peopleclick Authoria […]
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By Jason Busch on January 6, 2011
Today, Emptoris announced it has acquired Rivermine, one of the leading telecom expense management (TEM) vendors, further expanding its solution set into an additional complex category which has historically been outside of procur…
By Michael Fauscette on January 5, 2011
Not surprisingly in 2008 and 2009 exit activity for venture backed tech companies was very slow. Last year that activity seemed to have picked up, mirroring the overall improved business environment. I try to keep track of most of the…
By Chris Selland on December 8, 2010
Many are saying that we are in another tech ‘bubble’ – but is so, despite the extraordinary valuations accruing to a small number of companies, why are so many entrepreneurs having trouble getting funded?