Latest M&A: Mindtree 'Takeover,' IBM Assuring Red Hat Employees

Not everyone is happy about IT industry consolidation.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

August 14, 2019

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Not everyone is happy about IT industry consolidation.

We watched several Mindtree executives leave the consultancy firm in protest of acquisition they believe will harm the company. The controversy illustrates how mergers and acquisition balance more than just product portfolios and geographical footprints. Leaders must integrate cultures just as much as they are integrating goods and services.

For example, IBM is working to preserve Red Hat’s open source culture while combining the best of the two companies.

We covered Mindtree, IBM and six other big names in IT and cybersecurity in this recap of recent M&A. Take a stroll through the slideshow above.

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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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