Setbacks for some proposed acquisitions while tech advisors (agents) increase their tie-ups.

Claudia Adrien

January 13, 2023

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One might think December would be a slow month for the M&A activity within the channel. In total, there weren’t a significant number of tech deals with channel impact. That said, the mergers and acquisitions that did occur – and the ones that are pending – are noteworthy for their size and scope.

Take the FTC lawsuit seeking to block the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal. Microsoft officials say they are confident the company will prevail. If so, it would be the largest-ever acquisition in gaming history. Our reporting goes into why Microsoft refutes the FTC’s gaming dominance claim.

What’s also in limbo? HPE was interested in taking over cloud computing/hyperconverged infrastructure company Nutanix. That’s what we reported on in December. However, recent reports suggest HPE’s interest has waned.

On a completely different note, sometimes a deal is like a party. Several companies – well, three to be exact – were on the invite list to merge, creating Massachusetts-based technology advisory firm Amplix. Read our roundup to find out which of the three organizations purchased a majority interest in the new firm.

In addition, if you didn’t catch our previous M&A gallery, you can find it here.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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