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Telecom, Media & Technology

Buyout firms get SaaS-y with enterprise software providers

The advent of a predictable revenue stream and a sector full of companies in transition have attracted both private equity firms and activist investors -- often to the same target. Continue reading

CyrusOne's latest acquisition enhances its appeal as a takeout target

Followers of the telecom services provider believe its $400 million deal for Cervalis will widen its geographical footprint and diversify its customer base, making it more attractive to suitors. Continue reading

RadioShack heading for IP sale, round three of store lease auctions

The electronics retailer won approval of bidding procedures for its intellectual property and the final tranche of its store leases. Continue reading

Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron abandon merger plan

Both companies plan to embark on share buybacks after Justice Department objections smothered the 19-month-old agreement. Continue reading

France's Capgemini agrees to pay $4B for Apax-backed Igate

The deal will boost Capgemini's exposure to the fast-growing North American IT services market and provide a handsome payout for Igate's 30% shareholder. Continue reading

Arris picks up Pace to expand and relocate, saving on taxes

The latest tax inversion deal will create a trans-Atlantic video systems company with $8 billion in sales. Continue reading

BlackBerry looks to boost security, and its software makeover, with the purchase of WatchDox

Blackstone, Gemini Israel Funds, Shasta Ventures, Millennium Technology Value Partners and serial cyber-security investor Shlomo Kramer exit the document security company Continue reading

Comcast faces limited options in appeasing regulators wary of another mega-media deal

Discussions begin over possible concessions to address concerns about Time Warner Cable acquisition. Continue reading

The Confidential Insurgent: Is IBM a realistic target?

In The Deal's first virtual roundtable, our activism experts debate the vulnerability of Big Blue. Continue reading

Nokia agrees to make $16.6B offer for Alcatel-Lucent

After agreeing to limit job cuts, the partners gain backing from the French government for the creation of a European telecom-network equipment "champion." Continue reading

As Hillary Clinton opens her presidential bid, TV companies anticipate an avalanche of ad dollars

Gannett, Tribune, Scripps and other broadcasters will benefit from what should be a record level of campaign spending. Beware the spike in valuation that results. Continue reading

BlackBerry faces long odds as it attempts a leap into software

CEO John Chen expects rapid gains in mobile enterprise software and BlackBerry Messenger in fiscal year 2016. He'd better be right. Continue reading

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