There were nearly two dozen major mergers and acquisitions in the Internet of Things and related market segments in the first four months of 2016, according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics.
Unified communications provider Mitel and communications and collaboration technology vendor Polycom may be about to merge. If true, the announcement could be made as soon as early next week, according to a Bloomberg article.
Mergers and acquisitions in the Internet of Things sector posted the highest average value per deal in the third quarter of 2015, according to accounting firm EY's latest Global Technology M&A Report.
Israel seems to be the place to be if you are security startup hoping to be acquired by the likes of Microsoft. On Monday, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Secure Islands, data protection startup, the third Israeli startup to be acquired by Microsoft in the last 12 months.
As part of its ongoing effort to bring moible productivity apps under its wing, Microsoft has acquired Mobile Data Labs, which provides the mileage tracking app MileIQ, for an undisclosed consideration.
In the run-up to its split into two companies, HP is selling its intrusion prevention system and network security provider TippingPoint to Trend Micro for $300 million.
IT security and analytics firm Rapid7 acquired RevelOps Tuesday, a provider of machine data search technology under the name Logentries, for $68 million. That total consisted of $36 million in cash and $32 million in Rapid7 equity.
Cisco has agreed to acquire U.K. security consulting firm Portcullis Computer Security for an undisclosed consideration.
BlackBerry on Wednesday said that it had completed the acquisition of AtHoc, a secure networked crisis communications company, for an undisclosed consideration.
Despite financial troubles that are forcing it to cut jobs, BlackBerry has enough cash in hand to acquire Good Technology for $425 million.