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Equinix is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet

Equinix is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet Equinix announced today that is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet. The New York City startup that had raised over $36 million on a $100 million valuation, according to Pitchbook data. Equinix has a set of data centers and co-locations facilities around the world. […]

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MasterCard acquires security assessment startup, RiskRecon

MasterCard acquires security assessment startup, RiskRecon MasterCard announced today that it is acquiring RiskRecon, a Salt Lake City startup that uses publicly available data to build security assessments of organizations. The companies did not share the purchase price. It’s become increasingly important for financial services companies like MasterCard to help customers navigate […]

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F5 acquires Shape Security for $1B

F5 acquires Shape Security for B F5 got an expensive holiday present today, snagging startup Shape Security for approximately $1 billion. What the networking company gets with a shiny red ribbon is a security product that helps stop automated attacks like credential stuffing. In an article earlier this year, Shape CTO Shuman […]

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Negotiate for ‘better’ stock in equity-funded acquisitions

Negotiate for ‘better’ stock in equity-funded acquisitions Timothy R. Bowers Contributor Share on Twitter Timothy R. Bowers is the Managing Partner of VLP Law Group LLP. Andrew P. Dixon Contributor Share on Twitter Andrew P. Dixon serves as Counsel with VLP Law Group LLP. For many founders, building and selling a successful […]

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Workday to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540M

Workday to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for 0M Workday announced this afternoon that it has entered into an agreement to acquire online procurement platform Scout RFP for $540 million. The company raised more than $60 million on a post valuation of $184.5 million, according to PitchBook data. The acquisition builds […]

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Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad portfolio of products, including a sizable mainframe software tools business. It paid close to $19 billion for the privilege. Then last […]

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Salesforce is acquiring ClickSoftware for $1.35B

Salesforce is acquiring ClickSoftware for .35B Another day, another Salesforce acquisition. Just days after closing the hefty $15.7 billion Tableau deal, the company opened its wallet again, this time announcing it has bought field service software company ClickSoftware for a tidy $1.35 billion. This one is could help beef up the company’s […]

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Laundrapp and Zipjet merge to form largest on-demand laundry service in UK, seal new funding

Laundrapp and Zipjet merge to form largest on-demand laundry service in UK, seal new funding Two of Europe’s biggest on-demand laundry startups are merging today. Laundrapp from London and Zipjet from Berlin are confirming the completion of a previously-rumored merger through which the combined business will become the largest on-demand laundry business […]

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VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks, startup that raised $115M

VMware announces intent to buy Avi Networks, startup that raised 5M VMware has been trying to reinvent itself from a company that helps you build and manage virtual machines in your data center to one that helps you manage your virtual machines wherever they live, whether that’s on prem or the public […]

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Security stays hot as Imperva grabs Distil Networks

Security stays hot as Imperva grabs Distil Networks Last week 4 security companies changed hands. The shopping spree continued this week with CDN company Imperva, announcing it was buying bot mitigation startup Distil Networks. The companies did not share the acquisition price. Imperva CTO Kunal Anand says his company had a narrow […]

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