Cisco strikes twice – with acquisition of London based IMImobile and Slovakian Slido

Stay-at-home orders and remote work have made business leaders more aware of the inadequacies of legacy communication systems, leading to accelerated adoption of cloud infrastructure.

2020 ends with the biggest tech deal of the year

S&P Global and IHS Markit announced the biggest corporate merger of 2020 with a definitive agreement that values IHS Markit at $44bn.

Acuity advises CML on the sale of Hyperstone to Swissbit

CML Microsystems Plc (“CML”) has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its storage division, Hyperstone, to Swissbit Holding AG (“Swissbit”), a specialist producer of industrial-grade data storage and embedded IoT solutions, for $49 million in cash (the “Disposal”).

Salesforce Picks up Slack in Seismic Enterprise Software Deal

The long-rumoured purchase of Slack by Salesforce has finally rumbled to the surface in a seismic deal for the enterprise software sector.

Openreach Sale Could Spark Consolidation for UK Fibre

BT chief executive Philip Jansen has sent waves of speculation through the telecoms industry by saying at a conference that he would be “open-minded” about selling a stake in Openreach.

Nasdaq puts Financial Fraud in Focus with Verafin Deal

The rise of digital payments has created new opportunities for financial fraud, stoking demand for software that can detect suspicious payment activity.

Could the Nvidia-Arm Deal Reinvigorate RISC-V?

Nvidia’s contentious acquisition of Arm has led to speculation that the firm won’t be able to maintain its neutrality, and that rivals could come to occupy a larger share of the open source chip market.

Acuity advises Moortec Semiconductor on their sale to US EDA & Semiconductor IP Vendor Synopsys

Moortec Semiconductor Limited (‘Moortec’), a world leader in the design of embedded sensor and monitoring technologies used within advanced node silicon chip devices, has been acquired by Synopsys Inc. (‘Synopsys’).

Marvell Joins Semiconductor Dealmaking Boom

Amidst coronavirus-induced social distancing, insatiable demand for bandwidth is making networking and cloud infrastructure firms attractive acquisition targets.