Latest M&A: AT&T, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Pax8, Verizon

Verizon and AT&T ditched their media assets last month to focus on telecom.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

June 17, 2021

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Verizon and AT&T are both sharpening their focus on telecommunications through divestiture.

Both carriers are getting out of the media game, with Verizon selling the unit it created through its Yahoo and AOL purchases and AT&T saying goodbye to the Time Warner acquisition it fought for so long to secure. But that’s good news for channel partners. Both telcos are going back to the basics by focusing on mobility and broadband. As a result, partners should play a bigger stakeholder role than ever.

Our M&A roundup features a mix of telecom and IT. Cybersecurity firms remain a red hot M&A target, as buyers gobbled up Beyond Security, Cyberinc and Secucloud.

Two particularly big IT names made the news last month: IBM and Dell. Dell announced its second major spin-off in a month, and IBM announced multiple acquisitions.

If you want to see who else engaged in consolidation last month, scroll through the 17 images above.

Did you miss our previous gallery? Check out our April recap.


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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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