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Channel: M&A

  • Hell Hath No Fury Like Oracle Scorned

    Not all M&A's are reason to celebrate. Sometimes they happen guns a-blazing. We get the feeling Oracle's attempt to acquire BEA Systems will be just that kind of socially awkward cold war-type thing. Last Wednesday, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced that a future takeover bid for BEA Systems will

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  • Big Blue get their MJ: Cognos is IBM Acquisition #23

    IBM has announced that it is to acquire business intelligence and performance management provider Cognos in a US$ 5 bn deal. Big Blue will pay US$ 58 per share for the publicly listed Ottawa company, which will be integrated as a group within IBM's Information Management Software division.

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  • Ironically, Autonomy Robs Meridio of its Autonomy

    No one's safe from the M&A bug. UK firm Autonomy has just agreed to purchase Belfast-based Meridio for US$ 40.8 million. Meridio is a global provider of enterprise document and records management software. Earlier this month, it updated its proprietary offering for easier integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (

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  • Autonomy Acquires Zantaz for Risk Management Solutions

    Autonomy, an enterprise infrastructure software purveyor, has just announced its purchase of ZANTAZ, which specializes in content archiving and e-discovery solutions software. The pairing is expected to "redefine" information risk management by combining e-discovery, analytics, real-time policy management and consolidated archiving into one system.

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  • M & A: Ricoh + IBM = InfoPrint

    Though the company was originally formed with the coupling of IBM's Printing Systems Division with Ricoh's hardware solutions has been servicing customers since January, the union is now official with the launch of InfoPrint Solutions Company.In a move intended to strengthen their position in the document management market, Ricoh has

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  • Google Leaps Yahoo, Grabs FeedBurner

    As recently confirmed by the prolific Arrington, Google is slated to acquire FeedBurner in a US$ 100 million deal.

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  • Apple Snags Leading Digital Asset Management Firm

    Proximity Group, one of the leading Video asset management firms with offices in London, New York and Sydney, has been acquired by Apple, according to their website.

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  • Xerox Takes the Whole XMPie

    Xerox has completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held XMPie for $54 million. The purchase strengthens the company's position as the trend towards more personalized communications and increasingly cross-media marketing campaigns continues.XMPie helps graphic designers, marketing companies and print providers develop creative, customized marketing programs. The differentiator is that

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  • ECM Mergers Continue, Oracle Grabs Stellent

    California-based database and applications giant Oracle has finally made an Enterprise CMS acquisition. The company has announced that it will buy Stellent for $13.50 per share, or $440 million, in cash.

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  • Interwoven Acquires Records Management

    Interwoven, Inc., an enterprise content management (ECM) company, today announced the acquisition of the assets of Software Intelligence, Inc., a leading provider of records management (RM) systems.

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  • Stellent Completes Merger with Optika

    Combined company supports full spectrum of unstructured content management needs; former Optika CEO Mark Ruport appointed executive vice president of operations for Stellent Stellent, Inc., a global provider of content management solutions, announced today that at separate special meetings, the shareholders of Stellent and Optika Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTK) approved the merger between

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  • Serena's Acquisition of Merant Approved

    Serena Software, Inc. today announced that after successfully acquiring controlling interest in Merant on April 26, completion of the acquisition is now assured. The company has received valid acceptances in respect of over 90 percent of Merant's issued share capital. The Offer will close in 14 days time. The Merant

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  • IBM Announces Agreement to Acquire Trigo Technologies

    The acquisition will add product information management middleware to IBM's industry-leading software portfolio. IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has agreed to acquire all the shares of Trigo Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of product information management middleware. Trigo Technologies is a privately-held company based in Brisbane, California. Financial details were

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  • Serena Software to Acquire Merant in $380 Mil. Deal

    Change automation software maker Serena Software, Inc., of California agreed to acquire British content management player Merant for the equivalent of $380 million in cash and stock, pending regulatory and shareholder approvals.The acquisition will create the second largest provider of "enterprise change management" software products, Serena says, with a combined

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