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Q&A: To keep up with mergers & acquisitions, automation is key Special

For industries who have traditionally relied on legacy technology, digital transformation has been a struggle, despite customer demand. When these organizations look to acquisitions as their answer, extra care is needed says Steve Stover.

Q&A: 2020 will be about modernization of legacy applications Special

How will enterprises make greater use of the cloud in 2020? What will happen with legacy equipment? And can we expect IT growth? Expert Ned Gnichtel provides analysis.

Q&A: Cloud war alliances: Smart move or path to disaster? Special

From IBM’s purchase of Red Hat to the Microsoft-Oracle partnership, the so-called 'Cloud Wars' have seen major players pair up and pick sides. This is rare in the tech sector and a sign of a growing but uncertain market, says RackWare's Todd Matters.

Study: M&As may be necessary for digital transformation success

Munich - Mergers and acquisitions are important for companies wishing to leverage digital transformation processes and for the intended success that come with transforming the business culture, according to a new German study.

Q&A: Mergers and acquisitions dominating the software sector Special

Industry trends suggest that with increased competition, buyers are going to have to get a lot more creative if they want to win major deals. This means investing in appropriate software, according to Chris Stafford from West Monroe Partners.

Marvell Technologies to buy rival chipmaker Cavium in $6bn deal

Semiconductor firm Marvell Technologies has announced it will buy its rival Cavium in a deal valued at $6 billion. The acquisition comes during a time of increased consolidation in the chipmaking business, with several mergers underway or anticipated.

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's 'dramatically undervalued' takeover

Broadcom has announced it has rejected the $105 billion takeover bid proposed by rival Broadcom earlier this month. What would have been the biggest tech deal in history was described by Qualcomm as a "dramatic" undervaluation of its business.

Broadcom and Qualcomm could merge in biggest tech deal in history

Chipmaker Broadcom has announced a proposal to purchase rival Qualcomm for approximately $130bn. Qualcomm is considering the offer but believes the sum undervalues the company. If it goes ahead, the deal would be the biggest ever in the tech industry.

2016 could be a big year for ad-industry mergers and acquisitions

2016 could be the year we see a major increase in M&A activity within the advertising space, according to new data from mergers and acquisitions firm AdMedia Partners.

Round-up of the week's pharmaceutical industry news

Digital Journal has assessed the key developments in the pharmaceutical sector this week and brings you the latest company mergers, suspect business practices, and ‘structural adjustments.’

Mergers & acquisitions changing the world of content marketing

Content marketing is one of the fastest growing fields, and there have been several recent mergers and acquisitions that are poised to change numerous industries, including the news.

Merger talk among health insurance giants fuel investor optimism

New York - Among the hottest stories in business is about how several health insurance giants are in merger talks. This has spurred investor optimism, but the future of these deals is uncertain.

AbbVie in major pharma acquisition

The pharmaceutical company AbbVie beat out a range of other major pharmaceutical firms, including global giant Johnson & Johnson, to reach a $21 billion deal with cancer drug specialist Pharmacyclics.

UK retailers Dixons and Carphone get extension to merger talks

Britain's Takeover Panel has granted Dixons Retail <DXNS.L> and Carphone Warehouse <CPW.L> an eight-week extension to their negotiations for a possible 4 billion-pound ($6.6 billion) merger.

AOL acquires Huffington Post for $315 million

AOL has acquired The Huffington Post for $300 million in cash and $15 million in stock. The deal was announced this morning by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and AOL.

South Africa's M&A increases by 142% y/y in Q1 2010

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in South Africa increased by 142% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2010 to total ZAR 6.8bn according to financial information company, Mergermarket.

Chrysler and GM talk merger- Dino-incest, or good move?

The only way to prevent the US car industry falling into the clutches of those hedonists at the Smithsonian is modernization. Chrysler and GM are looking at ways of avoiding extinction. The great big asteroid of the economy is looking threatening.

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