Latest M&A: IBM, Cisco, AppSmart, Intel, Juniper Networks, Thrive, Upstack, More

Cisco would have become “the overpowering giant” in the security industry had this deal gone through, according to one expert.

Claudia Adrien

March 14, 2022

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In February we reported on more than two dozen deals in the channel, including those that involved IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, Thrive and Upstack. There were some commonalities with these mergers and acquisitions.

Security was big – a handful involved companies focused on zero trust while others emphasized cloud security.

When it came to sheer number of acquisitions, one company engaged in three deals in a matter of weeks. For some organizations, acquisitions were a matter of regional expansion.

Take Thrive, for example. Its most recent purchase will grow the firm’s cybersecurity presence in South Florida. Finally, not only do we cover the biggest M&A but we also report on the deals that didn’t happen. In the slideshow above, find out which company walked away from what was at the time the largest chip deal in history.

To review the M&A we featured last month, go 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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