Windstream, RingCentral, Symantec Go Big with M&AWindstream, RingCentral, Symantec Go Big with M&A
The news didn't slow down heading into the winter break.
January 9, 2019
A flurry of consolidation in the channel during December kept the holidays interesting for partners.
The news includes various industries and various intentions.
In most cases businesses are filling gaps in their portfolios. ForeScout enhanced its IoT security solutions by acquiring a device visibility provider, and Oracle bought a pure-play SD-WAN vendor to optimize its business communications unit.
Other moves narrow a company’s focus. Windstream in particular made two deals that shift fiber assets into new hands.
And in some cases the news is only speculation. Reports indicated that a private-equity firm was considering the purchase of two different security vendors.
Scroll through the gallery to see for yourself what’s transpired in the channel over the last two months.
Missed the previous M&A gallery? Check out the September-October edition.
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