M&A - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Clarence Yap takes IT helm of AHPRA

    Clarence Yap, group CIO of Smartgroup, has started a new position as CIO (interim) at AHPRA (Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

    Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 June 19 14:04
  • Cisco to buy OpenDNS to boost Security Everywhere initiative

    Cisco is acting quickly on its new Security Everywhere initiative with the announcement that it plans to buy Internet security service provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash plus other considerations.

    Written by Tim Greene01 July 15 00:57
  • Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

    Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

    Written by Jon Gold16 Dec. 14 06:28
  • New Dell bid may keep firm public

    Investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management have made a counter-offer for Dell that would keep the computer company still publicly traded, according to reports.

    Written by John Ribeiro13 May 13 10:00
  • Heron appoints GM of strategy to find game-changing acquisition

    Exploration and mineral development group, Heron Resources (ASX: HHR), has appointed finance executive Charlie Kempson as its new general manager of strategy and business development to lead its push to find a suitable merger or acquisition.

    Written by CFO World Staff13 March 13 10:37
  • US$10.7bn merger creates biggest airline

    American Airlines and US Airways say they have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline.

    Written by David Koenig15 Feb. 13 09:54
  • Coping with the new economic reality

    Senior executives need to review their business plans, investment and growth strategies in light of the new economic reality.

    Written by Michel Driessen12 Feb. 13 10:04
  • CIOs must develop world-class M&A integration capabilities

    Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is back on the agenda to rise again particularly strategic M&As where a company buys and integrates another. In such an environment CIOs are playing an increasingly crucial role in integration success.

    Written by Georgina Swan08 July 10 13:23
  • M&A activity drives IT jobs growth

    The revival of M&A activity is fuelling a growth in demand for business change and transformation specialists, a new jobs report has found.

    Written by Anh Nguyen03 June 10 03:51