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Japanese Chipmaker Renesas Will Pay $5.9 Billion To Acquire Altium Software

Renesas Electronics of Japan announced on Thursday that it will acquire electronics design company Altium for $5.9 billion in cash. The acquisition comes as the automotive chipmaker strives to provide clients with digital device design services. Renesas is now at the vanguard of investment and...

IBM Will Pay $2.3 Billion To Acquire Software AG's Enterprise Integration Products

In order to strengthen its artificial intelligence and hybrid cloud services, IBM announced on Monday that it will acquire Software AG's corporate integration platforms for 2.13 billion euros ($2.33 billion).   With cash on hand, IBM plans to purchase Software AG's StreamSets and webMethods...

Splunk Will Be Purchased By Cisco For $28 Billion

In its largest-ever transaction, Cisco Systems has agreed to purchase cybersecurity company Splunk for nearly $28 billion in order to grow its software division and benefit from the surge in artificial intelligence.   The largest technology transaction of the year, the agreement will lessen...

IBM Close To Closing Acquisition Of Software Provider Appito Worth For $5 Billion

IBM is close to finalising a deal to buy software company Apptio for around $5 billion. If successful, this acquisition would provide the computer giant stronger automation capabilities, according ot reports quoting sources with information on the matter.   Private equity firm Vista Equity...

UK Approves Amazon's $1.7 Billion Acquisition Of Roomba Creator iRobot

The $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot Corp. by Amazon.com Inc., the company that makes the Roomba vacuum cleaner, has been approved by Britain's antitrust watchdog.   The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) declared that it had come to the conclusion that the deal wouldn't give...

Emerson Electric And National Instruments Are Close To A $8 Billion Agreement: Reports

People familiar with the situation said on Tuesday that industrial behemoth Emerson Electric  is in advanced talks to buy National Instruments Corp. in a deal that could value the manufacturer of measuring equipment at roughly $8 billion.   With an offer of around $60 per share for...

Microsoft-Activision Merger May Reduce Competition, According To A UK Watchdog

According to a UK watchdog, Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard could significantly reduce competition in consoles, multi-game subscription services, and game streaming.   Microsoft wants to pay $68.7 billion for the maker of Overwatch, Candy Crush, and Call of Duty....

Amazon's Expands Its Connected Device Portfolio A $1.7 Billion Acquisition of Roomba Manufacturer

Amazon.com Inc will pay $1.7 billion in cash to purchase iRobot Corp, the developer of robot vacuum cleaners, in the latest attempt by the world's leading online retailer to widen its basket of smart home goods.   Amazon will pay $61 per share, valuing Roomba at a 22 per cent premium to its...

Merck Is In Advanced Talks To Acquire Seagen In A Nearly $40 Billion Deal; Wall Street Journal

Merck & Co is in early talks to acquire cancer-focused biotech company Seagen Inc in a transaction worth $40 billion or more, according to the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.   According to persons familiar with the situation, the businesses are contemplating a price for Seagen that is...

Pfizer To Acquire Migraine Drugmaker Biohaven For $11.6 Billion

Pfizer Inc announced on Tuesday that it will pay $11.6 billion in cash for migraine medicine maker Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd, as the drugmaker attempts to diversify its portfolio ahead of patent expirations for several cancer drugs.   Pfizer will acquire access to...

2021 Global M&A Activity Highest Ever At More Than $5 Trillion

As a result of an oversupply of capital and sky-high values, global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity smashed all-time milestones in 2021, effortlessly wiping the high-water mark established nearly 15 years before.   According to Dealogic statistics, the worldwide value of M&A...

Acceleron Will Be Acquired By Merck For $11.5 Bln With Focus On Rare Disease Drugs

Merck & Co is currently focused on augmenting its portfolio with medicines for rare diseases. As a part of this strategy, the United States based pharmaceutical giant is slated to acquire the drug maker Acceleron Pharma Inc in a deal worth about $11.5 billion, the companies said on Thursday....
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