Latest acquisition publications

CenturyLink sells data centre and colocation assets to consortium

U.S.-based global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services provider CenturyLink has completed an agreement to sell its data centres and colocation business to BC Partners, in a group led by Medina Capital Advisors and Longview Asset Management. The deal, rumoured in early October, is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2017. CenturyLink… Read More

Dell: VxRail and VxRack get PowerEdge servers as EMC deal bears fruit

Dell’s acquisition of EMC is beginning to manifest quite impressively in the company’s product roster. Its VxRack and VxRail offerings are moving over to the PowerEdge server, furnished with Broadwell Xeon processors with significant speed benefits. The VxRail line will benefit from an extra possible 250 configurations, as well as 40% more CPU performance, double… Read More

SAP set to steal the march in IoT with Plat.One acquisition

John Bates, CEO at IoT application platform Plat.One and chairman of Smart IoT London, discusses his company’s takeover by SAP and how the move fits in with a wider IoT vision… SAP has a unique opportunity in IoT and Plat.One is very excited to be part of its mission. The company’s vision is to integrate… Read More

Facebook acquires startup Nascent Objects in hardware push

Facebook has acquired modular electronics startup Nascent Objects in a bid to boost production at its top-secret hardware lab, Building 8. The modular consumer gadgets platform builds software to accelerate manufacturing processes, including 3D printing and circuitry. The Bay Area-based startup claims on its website that its technology allows developers to take products from concept… Read More

Datapipe buys UK cloud startup Adapt in European expansion

U.S. cloud firm Datapipe has bought UK managed service provider (MSP) startup Adapt in a bid to expand its global presence. The acquisition of London-based Adapt will add 200 employees to the Datapipe team, supporting the development of its physical infrastructure, managed public cloud and professional solutions across AWS, Microsoft Azure and its own private… Read More