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Okta acquires cloud identity startup Auth0 for $6.5B

As Okta announced earnings today after the bell, it revealed that it’s buying cloud identity startup Auth0 for a hefty $6.5 billion. With Auth0, Okta gets a cloud identity company that helps developers embed identity management into applications, adding an entirely new dimension to its identity platform. “Today, we’re taking a significant step forward — I’d go so far to call it a “leap” — to enhance the Okta Identity Cloud. We announced our agreement to join forces with Auth0, a leading identity...
Tags: Security, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Okta, Identity Management, Tech, Pace, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Todd Mckinnon, McKinnon, Auth0, Okta co, Eugenio Pace co


Tuesday Bytes: Alianza, CounterPath, Summit Broadband, Digital Colony, Boingo

Two bits of M&A news and one metro fiber market expansion: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Wireless, Mergers and Acquisitions, Unified Communications, Metro fiber


Atlassian is acquiring Chartio to bring data visualization to the platform

The Atlassian platform is chock full of data about how a company operates and communicates. Atlassian launched a machine learning layer, which relies on data on the platform with the addition of Atlassian Smarts last fall. Today the company announced it was acquiring Chartio to add a new data analysis and visualization component to the Atlassian family of products. The companies did not share a purchase price. The company plans to incorporate Chartio technology across the platform, starting with...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Data Visualization, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Atlassian, Exit, Jira, Fowler, PitchBook, Chartio, Atlassian Smarts, Zoe Ghani


Metro Bytes: Dobson, LOGIX, Comcast Business, Fatbeam

A few interesting items on the metro and regional fiber front to close out the week, and who knows, maybe the winter too? We can hope. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dobson, Datacenter, Metro fiber, Comcast Business Fatbeam


Rokk3r acquires AdMobilize and Matrix Labs for $19.5M

Miami-based AdMobilize and its spin-off, Matrix Labs , announced this morning that they are being acquired for $19.5 million. The buyer is Rokk3r, a Miami-based holding company that invests in creating, acquiring and integrating companies. AdMobilize quantifies digital advertising in the physical world, so marketers can better reach their target audiences. “If you’re walking on 5th Avenue and you pass by a bus shelter that has a digital screen, AdMobilize analyzes [peoples’] age, g...
Tags: London, Advertising Tech, Tech, Google Analytics, Colombia, M&a, Brazil, Miami, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cornell, Alexa, Axel Springer, Admobilize, Adtech, Sao Paulo, Digital Innovation


Monday Roundup: Expereo, Verizon, DE-CIX, GTT

Four bits of news from late last week that we need to catch up on before handling this week's news -- some SD-WAN, a new IX, and a big rumor: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, SDN, Internet Backbones, Interconnection, Expereo Verizon


Meet Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, 23 – English football's youngest chairman

Heir to Swiss commodity trading empire takes helm at Sunderland pledging to match the fans’ passionMeet Kyril Louis-Dreyfus. The 23-year-old heir to a Swiss commodities fortune has bought a majority stake in Sunderland AFC and installed himself as the youngest chair in English football.Louis-Dreyfus, whose family owns the Louis Dreyfus Group trading empire, has been interested in football since going to Olympique de Marseille (OM) games with his late father, Robert Louis-Dreyfus, who owned the F...
Tags: Europe, Business, Football, Sport, UK News, Sunderland, Switzerland, Mergers and Acquisitions, Football League, Louis Dreyfus, Robert Louis Dreyfus, Sunderland AFC, Olympique de Marseille OM, Louis Dreyfus Group, The super-rich, Kyril Louis Dreyfus


SailPoint is buying Saas management startup Intello

SailPoint, an identity management company that went public in 2017, announced it was going to be acquiring Intello today, an early stage SaaS management startup. The two companies did not share the purchase price. SailPoint believes that by helping its customers locate all of the SaaS tools being used inside a company, it can help IT make the company safer. Part of the problem is that it’s so easy for employees to deploy SaaS tools without IT’s knowledge, and Intello gives them more visibility a...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Okta, Identity Management, Tech, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Exit, Torii, SailPoint, Intello


Logging startups are suddenly hot as CrowdStrike nabs Humio for $400M

A couple of weeks ago SentinelOne announced it was acquiring high-speed logging platform Scalyr for $155 million. Just this morning CrowdStrike struck next, announcing it was buying unlimited logging tool Humio for $400 million. In Humio, CrowdStrike gets a company that will provide it with the ability to collect unlimited logging information. Most companies have to pick and choose what to log and how long to keep it, but with Humio, they don’t have to make these choices with customers processin...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Crowdstrike, Exit, PitchBook Data, George Kurtz, Scalyr, Humio, Geeta Schmidt, Logging Tools


Cable One Acquires Hargray

There was a bit of fiber consolidation announced in the southeastern US yesterday. Cable One has announced a deal to purchase Hargray Communications, or more precisely the 85% of the company they didn't already own. They have been a minority shareholder in the company since last summer, when they contributed a cable system in Anniston, Alabama in exchange for a stake. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, Advertising, US, Mergers and Acquisitions, Anniston Alabama, Fiber Networks, Hargray Communications


What Will The Post-COVID Banking World Look Like?

2020's dramatic reshaping of U.S. finance will churn banks and credit unions for years. Those who don't adapt risk their survival. The post What Will The Post-COVID Banking World Look Like? appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Accenture, Strategic Planning, Featured Content, Coronavirus, Alan McIntyre


Monday Roundup: Enet, Digital Crossroad, NYI, Legrand, C1, Ericsson, stc

Two bits of metro news, one M&A, and an outsourcing upgrade: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Software, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ericsson, Telecom Equipment, Datacenter, Metro fiber, Managed Services, Enet Digital Crossroad NYI Legrand


These 3 enterprise deals show there’s plenty of action in smaller acquisitions

Since the start of the year, I’ve covered nine M&A deals already, the largest being Citrix buying Wrike for $2.25 billion. But not every deal involves a huge price tag. Today we are going to look at three smaller deals that show there is plenty of activity at the lower-end of the acquisition spectrum. As companies look for ways to enhance their offerings, and bring in some talent at the same time, smaller acquisitions can provide a way to fill in the product road map without having to build ever...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Paris, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Andreessen Horowitz, Sherlock, Crunchbase, Copper, Citrix, Gras, Paw, Dennis Fois


German sandal-maker Birkenstock in €4bn takeover battle

Private equity groups signal interest as brands mixing comfort, heritage and durability soar during Covid pandemicGerman sandal maker Birkenstock is at the centre of a €4bn (£3.5bn) takeover battle as the trend for casual footwear steps up during the pandemic.Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, the owner of dozens of companies from motorway services firm Moto to luxury watchmaker Breitling, is vying to buy a majority stake in Birkenstock with L Catterton, a private equity firm part-owned b...
Tags: Europe, Business, Fashion, Germany, Life and style, Fashion industry, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Christian Dior, Moto, Louis Vuitton, CVC Capital Partners, Catterton, LVMH L Catterton


Proximus Buys the Rest of BICS

The Belgian-based international network operator BICS and its subsidiary now have two fewer owners. Proximus Group has announced a deal under which it has purchased the stakes of MTN and Swisscom, taking full control of the company. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, MTN, Swisscom, ILECs, PTTs, Internet Backbones, BiCS, Proximus Group


SentinelOne to acquire high-speed logging startup Scalyr for $155M

SentinelOne, a late-stage security startup that helps customers make sense of security data using AI and machine learning, announced today that it is acquiring Scalyr, the high-speed logging startup for $155 million in stock and cash. SentinelOne sorts through oodles of data to help customers understand their security posture, and having a tool that enables engineers to iterate rapidly in the data, and get to the root of the problem is going to be extremely valuable for them, CEO and co-founde...
Tags: Google, Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Google Docs, Mergers and Acquisitions, Crunchbase, Exit, Newman, Weingarten, SentinelOne


How Banks & Credit Unions Can Build Agile Culture Out of COVID Chaos

Employees of traditional financial institutions had to learn a lot in a hurry, while being ultra-flexible. Don't throw that experience away. The post How Banks & Credit Unions Can Build Agile Culture Out of COVID Chaos appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Finance, Digital, Innovation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Merger, Don, Innovation Strategies, Culture & Leadership, Featured Content, Coronavirus


Container security acquisitions increase as companies accelerate shift to cloud

Last week, another container security startup came off the board when Rapid7 bought Alcide for $50 million. The purchase is part of a broader trend in which larger companies are buying up cloud-native security startups at a rapid clip. But why is there so much M&A action in this space now? Palo Alto Networks was first to the punch, grabbing Twistlock for $410 million in May 2019. VMware struck a year later, snaring Octarine. Cisco followed with PortShift in October and Red Hat snagged StackRox l...
Tags: Security, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Containers, Kubernetes, Palo Alto Networks, YL Ventures, Yoav Leitersdorf, Cloud Native, EC Cloud and Enterprise Infrastructure, EC News Analysis, Octarine Cisco


Zenimax Co-Founder & CEO Robert Altman Has Died

Robert Altman, who co-founded Bethesda parent company Zenimax and was the company’s chairman and CEO, has died, Bethesda announced today.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Mergers and Acquisitions, Doom, Bethesda, Robert Altman, Altman, ZeniMax Media, ZeniMax, Arkane Studios, Wolfenstein, id Software, Dishonored, Tango Gameworks, Video Gaming, MachineGames


Euro Roundup: DataBank, Expereo, Sparkle, Google, SubCom

Four bits of news from Europe: two M&As, one agency contract, and that new submarine cable: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Europe, Voip, Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Undersea cables, Datacenter, Managed Services


Box acquires eSignature startup SignRequest for new content workflows

Box announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire eSignature startup SignRequest for $55 million.The acquisition gives the company a native signature component it has been lacking and opens up new workflows for the company. Box CEO Aaron Levie says the company has seen increased demand from customers to digitize more of their workflows, and this acquisition is about giving them a signature component right inside Box that will be known as Box Sign moving forward. “With Box Sign, customers ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Netherlands, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Box, Content Management, Crunchbase, Exit, Aaron Levie, PitchBook


Box acquires e-signature startup SignRequest for new content workflows

Box announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire e-signature startup SignRequest for $55 million. The acquisition gives the company a native signature component it has been lacking and opens up new workflows for the company. Box CEO Aaron Levie says the company has seen increased demand from customers to digitize more of their workflows, and this acquisition is about giving them a signature component right inside Box that will be known as Box Sign moving forward. “With Box Sign, customer...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Netherlands, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Box, Content Management, Crunchbase, Exit, Aaron Levie, PitchBook


Workday nabs employee feedback platform Peakon for $700M

Workday started the work day with some big news today. It’s acquiring employee feedback platform Peakon for $700 million in cash. One thing we have learned during the pandemic is that organizations need to find new ways to build stronger connections with their employees, and that’s precisely what Peakon provides. “Bringing Peakon into the Workday family will be very compelling to our customers — especially following an extraordinary past year that has magnified the importance of having a constan...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Copenhagen, Workday, Crunchbase, Exit, Employee Surveys, Aneel Bhusri, Peakon, Phil Chambers


Thursday Roundup: Telia, Telxius, Ciena, Infinera, CTS

A new PoP, two vendor deployments, and an M&A: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Telecom Equipment, Internet Backbones, Managed Services, Telia Telxius Ciena Infinera CTS


SAP is buying Berlin business process automation startup Signavio

Rumors have been flying this week that SAP was going to buy Berlin business process automation startup Signavio, and sure enough the company made it official today. The companies did not reveal the purchase price, but Bloomberg reported earlier this week that the deal could be worth $1.2 billion. With Signavio SAP gets a cloud-native business process management tool. SAP CFO Luka Mucic sees a world where understanding and automating businesses processes has become a key part of a company’s digit...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Berlin, Tech, Bloomberg, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sap, Exit, BPA, RPA, Signavio


Playvox scores $25M Series A and acquires Australian startup Agyle Time

It’s not every day you see a Latin American startup funded by a U.S. venture capital firm based in the midwest. Playvox, a Colombian startup that wants to bring a positive twist to customer service monitoring announced a $25 million Series A from Five Elms Capital, a Kansas City, MO VC firm. It has now raised $34 million. While it was at it, Playvox also announced something else unusual for an early stage company: an acquisition. The startup bought an Australian company called Agyle Time, a work...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Tech, Customer Service, SaaS, M&a, Argentina, Mergers and Acquisitions, Kansas City, Gorgias, Giraldo, Five Elms Capital, Recent Funding, Agyle Time


Playvox scores $25M investment and acquires Australian startup Agyle Time

It’s not every day you see a Latin American startup funded by a U.S. venture capital firm based in the midwest. Playvox, a Colombian startup that wants to bring a positive twist to customer service monitoring announced a $25 million investment from Five Elms Capital, a Kansas City, MO VC firm. It has now raised $34 million. While it was at it, Playvox also announced something else unusual for an early stage company: an acquisition. The startup bought an Australian company called Agyle Time, a wo...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Tech, Customer Service, SaaS, M&a, Argentina, Mergers and Acquisitions, Kansas City, Gorgias, Giraldo, Five Elms Capital, Recent Funding, Agyle Time


Fiber M&A: Wave Makes a Deal For Digital West

Wave Broadband has made a deal out on the coast.  The northwestern network operator is acquiring Digital West in a deal that adds some new territory along the southern edge of its footprint in northern California. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Cable, California, Advertising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Fiber Networks, Digital West


Bloomreach raises $150M on $900M valuation and acquires Exponea

Bloomreach, an API company that helps eCommerce customers with search and web site creation, announced a $150 million investment today from Sixth Street Growth. Today’s funding values the company at $900 million. At the same time, the company announced it has acquired Exponea, a startup that gives Bloomreach a marketing automation component it had been missing. The two companies did not reveal the acquisition price, but along with the pure functionality, the company gains 200 additional employee...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Search, SaaS, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Slovakia, Web Content Management, Exit, McGinn, PitchBook, Hippo, Marketing-technology, Michael McGinn


Thursday Roundup: Windstream, DE-CIX, DZS, VIAVI, RtBrick

An IX expansion, some UC regulatory support, a vendor M&A, a 5G testing partnership, and some cloud-based routing: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, Software, Mergers and Acquisitions, Government Regulations, Unified Communications, Interconnection