Important November M&As in the World of Tech


As usual in the beginning of the month we acquaint you with world top M&A deals in IT. Here is our list of November deals. The first company is an acquirer and the second one is the acquired company.

1. 1C and CRM

One of the most active startup acquirers among Russian corporations and a leading enterprise software publisher, 1C, has acquired a 51% stake in amoCRM. The amoCRM cloud service contains information for every client, all active negotiations, current contracts and future deals. The details of the deal were not revealed.


2. 3D Hubs and Printivate

Advanced 3D file analysis is coming to 3D Hubs by acquiring the Romanian specialized service for optimizing and fixing 3D models. The acquired company was established only a year ago. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


3. Appsbuyout and Scientific Calculator

Android app of Czech developer was acquired by Appsbuyout November 1. Appsbuyout was keen to add the popular app with a 4.1 rating on Google Play. The selling process was fast and complicated. Other details are unknown.


4. Digi International and FreshTemp

A leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine and Internet of things connectivity products and services Digi international acquired FreshTemp, a provider of temperature monitoring and task management solutions for the food industry.


5. IBM and XPS division of Fluid

The Expert Personal Shopper (XPS) division of Fluid, a leading innovator in digital customer experiences is now a part of IBM. XPS uses natural language interaction to assist shoppers across digital channels, creating a more engaging, personalized and relevant online shopping experience. With this deal IBM aims to make online discovery simpler, smarter and more personalized for users.


6. Intel and MAVinci

Intel acquires German commercial drone startup MAVinci November 2 for an undisclosed price. Previously, Intel acquired drone maker Ascending Technologies, which has developed artificial intelligence.


7. Intel and Voke

Few days later Intel acquired one more startup. The company called Voke is dealing with virtual reality which technology that lets fans be where the action is without ever leaving their apartments.


8. Stargroup and Indue

Australian ATM and fintech provider Stargroup Ltd. has completed its due diligence in the purchase of Indue Ltd, settlement, processing, telecommunications and reseller business. Stargroup has paid $6.5 million upon completion of the deal.


9. Mail.Ru Group and Delivery Club

Delivery Club is service No. 1 for food delivery in Russia. The acquisition is aimed at strengthening leadership position as well as concentrate on Asian, East European and Middle East markets. The amount of the deal is $100 million.


10. Datamine and Datablast

DataBlast, a specialist drill and blast system for use in surface mining operations and Datamine, which provides solutions ranging from exploration data management and orebody modelling to mine planning and operations to over 1,400 companies worldwide are since November 3 a one entity.


11. NTT DATA, Inc. and Dell Services

Japanese system integration company expanded the company's brand and IT services leadership globally by acquiring Dell Services.


12. T-Mobile and Vodafone's Dutch consumer broadband business

The merger brings together the second-largest mobile operator in Vodafone, and its largest cableco, Ziggo. The deal is conditional on the approval from the European Commission and is expected to complete in December.


13. Google and LeapDroid

Although it is still early to comment on specific projects, computer software LeapDroid that acts as an Android emulator will no longer be developed or updated due to its recent acquisition by Google.


14. Google and Qwiklabs

Google is going to use Qwiklabs to more directly support the Google Cloud. This move comes after Google acquired Synergyse earlier this year. There are no financial details of the transaction.



15. Sittr and Kindy

Sittr, a company aimed at finding trusted childcare acquired top childcare app Kindy. By joining forces, the companies can provide more choice for busy families and more work opportunities.


16. Siemens Healthineers and Conworx Technology

Conworx is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Healthcare GmbH. For customers, the acquisition means enhanced and accelerated ability to connect more devices — more than 100 different instruments from all major manufacturers. Financial details are not revealed.


17. Tesla and Motors Engineering

Tesla announced its plan to acquire German based company Motors Engineering for an undisclosed sum. The company deals with highly automated manufacturing and is expected to design and produce some elements of Tesla’s automated manufacturing systems.


18. Greentech and Conergy 

German independent solar service provider Greentech GmbH & Cie KG announced it has acquired the local service business of downstream solar firm Conergy. The acquisition will expand Greentech’s contracted service portfolio and asset management deals along with 350 MWp of monitoring and reporting services in other European markets.


19. SUSE and It-novum+ Ceph

As part of its growth strategy, SUSE has purchased software-defined storage management assets from German IT firm it-novum, including openATTIC, the open source Ceph and storage management framework. The acquisition allows SUSE to accelerate its use of openATTIC as the management framework and will help the company deliver simpler, more cost-effective enterprise storage management solutions.


20. Motorola Solutions and Gridstone

Gridstone is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Solutions. It’s expected that combining the companies would provide immediate benefits and a strong foundation for growth.


21. GTT and Hibernia Networks

The leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced an agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks a high-speed network connectivity solution. The $590 million transaction shall be closed by the end of first quarter 2017.


22. Adobe and TubeMogul

Adobe is going to pay $540 million for purchase of TubeMogul, a publicly-listed adtech outfit specializing in video advertising. The combination of these companies creates a uniquely comprehensive platform for Adobe Marketing Cloud customers.


23. Facebook and CrowdTangle

CrowdTangle tool used by publishers like Vox, BuzzFeed, and Business Insider to track how their content is shared on social media was acquired by Facebook. Full support and resources of Facebook will open new opportunities for CrowdTangle.


24. Facebook and FacioMetrics

FacioMetrcis startup has created an app allowing detecting up to 7 emotions. Probably one day Facebook will add such an option to let you add a like or any of emoji only by showing that emotion with your face.


25. Tink Labs and Luxos

Founded in Hong Kong in 2012, Tink Labs is best known for its flagship “handy” smartphone and online service provided to guests in about 100,000 rooms at three- to five-star hotels in 15 cities around the world. The entire corporate capital of Luxos Italia, a company operating in the publishing, advertising and media content business was acquired by Tink Labs.


26. Franklin Data and Scarab Consulting 

Franklin Data LLC acquired on undisclosed terms Scarab Consulting. Franklin Data is a cybersecurity company and Scarab provides investigation and litigation support services to companies and law firms. Their collaboration within one entity is expected to bring positive effect.


27. Vodafone and RadioOpt

Vodafone GmbH has acquired RadioOpt GmbH, a Dresden, Germany-based mobile analytics company. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. With the acquisition, Vodafone will intensify its network optimization efforts and accelerate the rollout of new technologies.


28. Verizon and LQD WiFi

LQD WiFi, a private company based in New York was acquired by Verizon. This WiFi kiosk maker startup sells futuristic 15-foot-tall towers that can be placed on city sidewalks, in parks or elsewhere to provide Wi-Fi to people nearby along with large screens. This deal is not surprising as Verizon has been looking for new growth opportunities as its core wired and wireless telecommunications markets recently.


29. Verizon and SocialRadar

A mapping startup SocialRadar was acquired by Verizon, which will use SocialRadar’s technology in MapQuest, one of the biggest online and mobile mapping services on the market. The financial details were not disclosed.


30. Samsung Electronics and HARMAN

Samsung will gain significant presence in connected car market by purchasing the market leader in connected car solutions, with more than 30 million vehicles currently equipped with its connected car and audio systems for $8.0 billion.


31. Samsung and NewNet Canada

By purchasing NewNet Canada Samsung claims that users will benefit from enhanced calling, group chat and large file transfer as well as other features. Unlike other messaging apps in the market, users will be able to communicate on any network, with an RCS-enabled device as well as SMS-only devices.


32. Samsung and QD Vision

Samsung has confirmed the acquisition of QD Vision a Massachusetts company that produces materials for displays Quantum Dot, an extremely important technology for Samsung. This transaction was estimated at about $ 70 million.


33. Siemens and Mentor Graphics

The German giant’s latest play Mentor Graphics was acquired by Siemens for about $4 billion. This way Siemens is going to expand its digital industrial leadership.


34. GE Digital and ServiceMax

GE Digital announced November 15 it has acquired ServiceMax, a leader in cloud-based field service management solutions, for $915 million.


35. HULU and The Video Genome Project

Premium entertainment streaming service Hulu has acquired The Video Genome Project’s contextual attribution technology for an undisclosed sum.


36. Agthia and Delta Marketing

Abu Dhabi-based Agthia Group, a leading food and beverage company, has signed a purchase agreement for 100 % of the shares in the water business of Saudi Arabian Delta Marketing Company. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2017,


37. Sprinklr and Little Bird

New York marketing tech firm Sprinklr purchased a tool for finding experts on anything via Twitter called Little Bird. Sprinklr plans to integrate Little Bird into its broader, social media management platform.


38. GTT and Reliance Communications

$28 million was paid for acquisition of Ethernet Division of Reliance Communications to GTT.


39. IRobot and SODC

November 21 IRobot acquired Japanese distribution business from Sales On Demand Corporation. The acquisition is expected to close in April 2017.


40. Symantec and Lifelock

World’s largest digital safety platform for consumers and families shall be formed following acquisition of Lifelock by Symantec for $2.3 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.


41. Oracle and Dyn

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Dyn, the leading cloud-based Internet Performance and DNS provider that monitors, controls, and optimizes Internet applications and cloud services. Following this deal Oracle cloud customers will have unique access to Internet performance information that will help them optimize infrastructure costs, maximize application and website-driven revenue, and manage risk.


42. Oculus and Zurich Eye

A new computer vision company from Switzerland Zurich Eye was recently bought by Facebook subsidiary. Facebook refused to comment on the deal.


43. CNN and Beme

November 28 CNN has announced a purchase of video sharing app Beme. The sum of the deal is $25 million. Both teams will work on an undisclosed project.


44. Rogue Wave Software and Akana

Our November list closes an acquisition of Akana, a leader in developing, managing, and securing application programming interfaces by Rogue Wave Software. The acquirer efforts to make it simpler to manage application programming interfaces (APIs) inside and out of the cloud.

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