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Deal Analysis - March 3, 2015
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On the heels of major mobile payment acquisitions by Samsung and Google, PayPal has snagged mobile wallet platform provider Paydiant for a reported $280m. With the deal, PayPal is aiming to get closer to merchants and build out its slowly evolving physical world strategy.
Jordan McKee     
Impact Report - March 3, 2015
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Violin has spent the last 18 months trying to work itself out of a bad position after its early success in all-flash storage reversed into decline, in part because of limited software functions in its all-flash systems. The company has just completed a major piece of its turnaround plan with a comprehensive software revamp that now includes the killer de-dupe and compression functions that slash costs for all-flash storage.
Tim Stammers     
M&A Insight - March 3, 2015
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A surge in technology M&A brought a 43% increase in the dollar value of US technology transactions involving financial advisory firms in 2014. And bankers expect more sell-side mandates this year.
Adam Phipps     
Impact Report - March 3, 2015
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To better support the needs of carriers and enterprises journeying toward cloud, Huawei has consolidated its IT products into one Data Center Solution organization and productized its Cascading OpenStack tools.
William Fellows     
Impact Report - March 3, 2015
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Led by ex-BlueArc and Drobo executives, the startup has secured $30m in VC funding and is targeting Box and Dropbox with a private-cloud alternative for enterprises and SMBs.
Dave Simpson     
Impact Report - March 3, 2015
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A deal with Interop Technologies to offer a hosted version of its voice over Wi-Fi platform and the recent posting of its Android client to the Google Play store will help Taqua reach more operators looking to deliver Wi-Fi calling services.
Rich Karpinski     
Spotlight - March 3, 2015
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With aspirations to deliver ITaaS and business services, sourced internally and externally, enterprise IT departments are beginning to act as brokers. As they do so, the old ITO model is becoming less attractive.
Katy Ring     
Impact Report - March 3, 2015
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Challenges in voice services and underlying profitability remain - the pan-European managed services provider reported a drop in revenue and decline in EBITDA compared with 2013. Datacenter services were a bright spot, with revenue up 8% in the year.
Jeff Paschke     
Analyst Note - March 3, 2015
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William Fellows     
Deal Analysis - March 2, 2015
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In the latest deal in a run of giant chip mergers, Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors has scooped up Freescale Semiconductor, a smaller rival based in Austin, Texas. The $11.8bn transaction will create a semiconductor firm with combined revenue of more than $10bn.
John Abbott     
Deal Analysis - March 2, 2015
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Proofpoint has inked another deal – its largest yet. Highly automated and cloud-friendly Emerging Threats will add to the acquirer's intelligence capabilities and boost its responsiveness to attacks. Proofpoint is paying $40m in cash and stock.
Wendy Nather     Javvad Malik     
M&A Insight - March 2, 2015
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Huge deals by telcos helped push M&A spending last year to its highest level in 14 years. Although these buyers took the month of January off, they were back in February. The three largest transactions last month were all telco-related. But there were also signs of broader strength in the market, which was missing at the start of 2015.
Brenon Daly     
Deal Analysis - March 2, 2015
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Less than a month after announcing that it would acquire Riverbed's SteelApp business, Brocade has purchased Connectem, a four-year-old startup that developed virtual evolved packet core technology for LTE operators, in an all-cash transaction.
Christian Renaud     Scott Denne     
Deal Analysis - March 2, 2015
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When you look under the covers, there is more to this deal than meeting Angela Merkel's data requirements – at the heart of NTT's service-focused strategy is global datacenter growth through acquisition that doesn't stop at Germany.
Penny Jones     Kelly Morgan     
Deal Analysis - March 2, 2015
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The company has announced that it will acquire Aruba Networks, the second-largest Wi-Fi vendor. The deal arrives mere months before the scheduled breakup of HP into two separate companies, a breakup that is sure to be complicated and messy.
Christian Renaud     Scott Denne     

 

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