Merger and acquisition

Google To Purchase NY Office Building For $2.1 Billion

Despite small numbers of office workers due to remote working, Google is to spend billions to acquire New York office…

2 days ago

Facebook Questions UK’s CMA Authority On Giphy Purchase

In strongly worded letter, Facebook says the CMA's suggested divestiture of Giphy “is grossly unreasonable and disproportionate”

2 weeks ago

BT Takeover Speculation Rises After Deutsche Telekom Comments

Comments made by the CEO of Deutsche Telekom, prompts renewed speculation of German telecoms giant intentions towards the UK's BT

2 weeks ago

Government Orders National Security Review Of Perpetuus Purchase

British Business Secretary orders national security review of potential acquisition of Welsh graphene maker Perpetuus Group

2 weeks ago

O2 Subject Of Bribery Investigation By SFO – Report

Serious Fraud Office is investigating UK mobile operator O2 over “possible violations of anti-bribery laws and regulations”

2 weeks ago

Apple Acquires Classic Music Service Primephonic

Amsterdam-based Primephonic is acquired by tech giant Apple, as the iPhone maker seeks to expand its classical music offering

3 weeks ago

Western Digital ‘In Talks’ To Buy Kioxia In $20bn NAND Deal

Western Digital could face hurdles to its reported $20bn offer for Kioxia, which could restructure NAND memory market and create…

3 weeks ago

Toshiba Consults With Private Equity Firms Over ‘Strategic Ideas’

Where do we go from here? Japanese conglomerate Toshiba is in talks with at least four private equity firms for…

4 weeks ago

Nvidia’s ARM Purchase Raises ‘Significant Competition Concerns’ – CMA

UK competition watchdog says there are “significant competition concerns” with the deal, as Nvidia could restrict access to ARM IP

4 weeks ago

GlobalFoundries Files For Initial Public Offering – Report

US chipmaker GlobalFoundries has submitted a confidential filing for a public listing, after acquisition by Intel media reports

1 month ago

Huawei Will Return To Smartphone ‘Throne’, Despite US Sanctions

Huawei chairman makes a bold prediction that Chinese firm will return to a leading position in the smartphone market in…

1 month ago

UK Regulator Finds Facebook’s Purchase Of Giphy ‘Harms Competition’

Competition and Markets Authority provisionally finds Facebook’s merger with Giphy will harm competition on social platforms

1 month ago

NortonLifeLock, Avast To Merge Into Antivirus Goliath

NortonLifeLock, the entity formerly known as Symantec, is to merge with Avast to create antivirus juggernaut for the consumer sector

1 month ago

Nvidia Acquisition Of ARM In Doubt Over Government Concerns – Report

Worrying national security concerns for the Britsih government may reportedly scupper Nvidia's controversial acquisition of the ARM Holdings

2 months ago

Visa Continues Fintech Push With Currencycloud Acquisition

London-based forex specialist Currencycloud is to be acquired by payment giant Visa, in a deal worth £700 million ($963m)

2 months ago

Microsoft Adds Another Security Acquisition With CloudKnox

CloudKnox is being acquired by software giant Microsoft, to equip it with unified privileged access and cloud entitlement management

2 months ago

Newport Wafer Fab Sold To China, Has UK Government Defence Contracts

Newport Wafer Fab has over a dozen UK government research contracts, including a defence contract, despite being sold to Chinese-owned…

2 months ago

Amazon Acquires Facebook’s Satellite Internet Team

Amazon pays Facebook an undisclosed sum of money to acquire the social networking giant's satellite Internet team of specialists

2 months ago

Microsoft To Acquire RiskIQ To Bolster Cybersecurity

Redmond confirms it is acquiring cybersecurity specialist RiskIQ, in order to help orgnisations cope with today's raised cyber threat

2 months ago

SoftBank Buys Into Korean Travel Start-Up Yanolja Ahead Of US Listing

SoftBank's Vision Fund reportedly planning to buy 10 percent of South Korean hotel booking platform Yanolja as it looks to…

2 months ago

Crypto Exchange Start-Up Bullish Sets Market Debut

Cryptocurrency market start-up Bullish plans $9bn market debut through merger with Far Peak Acquisition, headed by former NYSE president Tom…

2 months ago

President Biden Targets Tech Monolopies, Data Collection

Sweeping executive order signed by US President Joe Biden on Friday targets tech giant domination, broadband provision, data collection, right…

3 months ago

PM Orders Review Of Chinese Acquisition Of Newport Wafer Fab

Acquisition of UK’s largest largest chip producer by a Chinese owned firm has prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to order…

3 months ago

UK’s Largest Chip Fab, Newport Wafer Fab, Acquired By Chinese Firm

National security? Newport Wafer Fab in Wales sold to Dutch chip firm, which in turn is owned by China’s Wingtech

3 months ago

ARM CEO Insists Nvidia Purchase Better Than IPO

Head of ARM strongly defends Nvidia acquisition, which he says is a much better alternative than being a standalone public…

3 months ago

US Bills Target Tech Giants’ Unchecked Power

Five draft bills in US House of Representative build on last years' antitrust hearings with measures that target tech giants'…

3 months ago

French Telecoms Giant Altice Acquires Stake In BT

France's second largest telecoms firm Altice purchases 12 percent stake in British carrier BT, but denies takeover intentions

3 months ago

Microsoft’s £11bn AI Deal Approved By US Regulators

Microsoft's £11bn deal to buy artificial intelligence and speech recognition pioneer Nuance Communications passes review by US antitrust regulators

4 months ago

Amazon Buys James Bond Studio MGM For $8.5bn

Significant development in the streaming war, as Amazon purchases veteran film studio MGM for $8.45 billion

4 months ago

Virgin Media, O2 Merger Achieves Final Clearance By CMA

CMA gives its official blessing to merger of O2 and Virgin Media, after being 'reassured that competition … will remain…

4 months ago