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Report: CyrusOne mulls sale after bidder approach

CyrusOne is considering a sale after the colocation company was approached by a group of bidders, including KKR & Co., Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and I Squared Capital. 

The group has not yet made a bid but has alerted CyrusOne that it is in the preliminary stages of proposing one. A source familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that there are other bidders interested in CyrusOne and that the Dallas-based company has not yet made a decision on a potential takeover.


VMware in talks to acquire Pivotal

While Pivotal has previously boasted that the majority of Fortune 500 companies use its services, including American and Southwest and Boeing, the company has laboured since its IPO in April 2018 and reported $31.7 million losses in its last financial quarter.


Broadcom to acquire Symantec for $10.7bn

Broadcom seals Symantec deal to boost enterprise cloud security offering Broadcom has finalised a $10.7 billion cash agreement to buy the enterprise security arm of Symantec Corp. The chip manufacturer has been seeking to expand its software efforts. With the addition of Symantec, Broadcom will be able to provide integrated enterprise security solutions, the company… Read More


Salesforce’s spending spree continues with $1.35bn ClickSoftware buy

Salesforce’s 2019 spending spree crosses $17.6 billion threshold with ClickSoftware buy Salesforce has announced it has acquired field service software company ClickSoftware for $1.5 billion, just days after finalising the $15.7 billion Tableau deal. ClickSoftware is an Israeli company that provides field management software – in other words, tools that enable companies to monitor employee… Read More


Cisco announces acquisition of Acacia for $2.6bn

Cisco buys optical interconnect specialist to develop intent-based networking portfolio Cisco has announced it is to buy one of its suppliers, optical interconnect specialist Acacia Communications, for $2.6bn (£2.08bn) in cash. The networking giant said the deal will strengthen its software, silicon and optics capabilities, helping the company to make networks smarter, simple and more… Read More



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