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The martinwolf team tracks noteworthy mergers and acquisitions, and offers commentary on issues that impact our industry. Here is an archive of past Spotlight issues:

Executive Perspective with Mitch Green {5.5.17}

Cisco to Acquire Viptela {5.2.17}

Thales to Acquire Guavus {4.28.17}

Ciber Files for Bankruptcy {4.10.17}

Foxconn Enters Bid for Toshiba with Highest Offer Yet {4.10.17}

Datatec to Sell Major Stake in Westcon-Comstor {4.7.17}

The Q1 2017 martinwolf Index Report {4.6.17}

Staples in Discussion of Potential Takeover {4.4.17}

Executive Perspective with Bob Dutkowsky {3.31.17}

Systemax Closes Sale of Certain European Technology Products Group Units to Hilco {3.27.17}

Intel to Acquire Mobileye {3.13.17}

Volt Information Sciences Completes Sale of Maintech {3.7.17}

Private Equity Continues to Expand Channel Presence {3.1.17}

Executive Perspective with John Wozniak {2.28.17}

Novitex and SourceHOV Agree to Merge, Become Exela Technologies {2.24.17}

Blackstone Said to Acquire Aon's Benefits Outsourcing Business {2.9.17}

AST Receives Equity Investment from Tailwind Capital {2.9.17}

SMS Systems Maintenance Services Merges with Curvature  {1.20.17}

HPE to Acquire SimpliVity {1.18.17}

20th Anniversary Letter {1.13.17}

Insight Closes Acquisition of Datalink {1.6.17}

2016 

Annual Holiday Letter 2016 {12.27.16}

Optiv to be Acquired by KKR {12.6.16}

Executive Perspective with Robert Faletra {11.30.16}

Optiv Files for IPO {11.22.16}

Presidio Reportedly Close to Filing IPO {11.21.16}

Samsung to Acquire Harman {11.14.16}

Siemens to Acquire Mentor Graphics {11.14.16}

CSC Announces Investment in eBECS {11.9.16}

Earthlink to Merge With Windstream {11.7.16}

Insight to Acquire Datalink {11.7.16}

Executive Perspective with Mark Marron {11.14.16}

Broadcom to Acquire Brocade {11.2.16}

Ciber Hires Advisor to Explore Strategic Alternatives {11.1.16}

CenturyLink to Acquire Level 3 {10.31.16}

CenturyLink and Level 3 Reportedly in Advanced Merger Talks {10.27.16}

Qualcomm Acquires NXP {10.27.16}

Zones Acquires nfrastructure {10.27.16}

Wipro to Acquire Appirio {10.24.16}

Blackstone Sells Pactera {10.6.16}

Executive Perspective with Rune Syversen {9.29.16}

Accenture Acquires Kurt Salmon {9.23.16}

Tech Data Acquires Avnet Tech Solutions Unit {9.19.16}

HP Inc. Acquires Samsung Printer Business {9.12.16}

Intel Sells Security Unit to TPG {9.8.16}

HPE Sells Software Assets to Micro Focus {9.7.16}

Executive Perspective with Frank Khulusi {8.26.16}

Partners Group to Acquire Systems Maintenance Services [8.5.16}

Q2 martinwolf VDI {8.5.16}

The Carlyle Group Acquires 70% of VXI Global Solutions {8.4.16}

Oracle Acquires NetSuite {7.29.16}

Executive Perspective with Gustavo Möller-Hergt {7.27.16}

Microsoft: Unlocking Value Through the Cloud {7.26.16}

SoftBank Acquires ARM {7.18.16}

SYNNEX Acquires Minacs {7.11.16}

Executive Perspective with Mike Sheldon, Curvature {6.27.16}

Dell Sells Software Unit to Elliott Management and Francisco Partners {6.20.16}

Microsoft Acquires LinkedIn {6.14.16}

Symantec Acquires Blue Coat Systems {6.13.16}

Carousel Industries to Acquire Atrion, Inc. {6.8.16}

Salesforce Acquires Demandware {6.1.16} 

Vista Equity Partners Takes Marketo Private {6.1.16}

PC Connection Acquires Softmart {5.28.16} 

Executive Perspective with Firoz Lalji, Zones {5.25.16} 

CSC Announces Merger with HPE Enterprise Services Segment {5.24.16} 

Silver Lake and TPG Capital Reportedly Consider Sale of Avaya {5.23.16}

The May 2016 martinwolf Index Report {5.11.16}

Oracle Acquires Opower {5.3.16}

Huron Consulting Acquires ADI Strategies {5.3.16}

Oracle to Acquire Textura {4.28.16}

Cypress Semiconductor Acquires Broadcom's IoT Business {4.28.16} 

Executive Perspective with Mont Phelps {4.26.16) 

Lexmark Acquired by Apex Technology and PAG Asia Capital {4.19.16} 

Optiv Security Reportedly to IPO {4.14.16} 

The Q1 2016 VDI {4.6.16} 

IBM Acquires Bluewolf {3.31.16} 

NTT Data Acquires Perot Systems {3.28.16} 

Sirius Acquires Force 3 {3.24.16} 

IBM Acquires Optevia {3.18.16}

Blackstone Nears Acquisition of HP Enterprise Stake in MphasiS {3.17.16}

2016: The Melting Pot Market {3.16.16} 

Executive Perspective with Ken Lamneck {3.16.16} 

Executive Perspective with Don Doctor {2.22.16}

IBM Acquires Truven Health Analytics {2.19.16} 

Ingram Micro Acquired by Tianjin Tianhai {2.17.16} 

Private Equity Key in 2015 VAR M&A {2.5.16} 

Silver Lake Invests $500 Million in Symantec {2.5.16} 

4Q15 and 2016 Preview martinwolf Index {2.3.16}

Cognizant Acquires KBACE {1.28.16}

Executive Perspective with Bob Cagnazzi {1.28.16} 

Pivot Technology Solutions Proposes Share Exchange {1.26.16}

On martinwolf's 19th Anniversary {1.13.16}

Presidio Acquires Netech {1.6.16)

2015 

martinwolf Annual Letter 2016 {12.24.15} 

martinwolf Q4 VDI Released {12.8.15} 

Systemax Closes Sale of Certain Assets to PCM {12.1.15} 

Park Place Acquired by GTCR {11.30.15} 

Executive Perspective with Joe Mertens {11.20.15}

Systemax Announces Sale of Certain B2B Assets of Its North American Technology Group to PCM {11.18.15} 

EPAM Systems Acquires Alliance Global Services {11.16.15} 

Blackstone Close to Minority Investment in NCR {11.11.15} 

Virtusa Buys Majority Stake in Polaris Consulting & Services {11.6.15} 

3Q15 martinwolf IT Index {11.4.15}

Court Square Acquires AHEAD {11.3.15} 

Executive Perspective with Michael Duran {10.29.15} 

Acrodex Acquired by PCM {10.28.15} 

Pomeroy Sold to Tolt Solutions {10.26.15}

Millstein & Co. Acquires Atlantix from Presidio {10.23.15}

Lam Research Acquires KLA-Tencor {10.21.15}

Western Digital Acquires SanDisk {10.21.15}

New State Capital Partners Invests in NWN Corporation {10.19.15}

Dell, EMC and What It Means for the Channel {10.9.15}

CSC to Acquire UXC Limited {10.5.15}

Executive Perspective with Srikar Reddy {9.30.15}

AST Has Acquired Serene {9.17.15}

Accenture Acquires Cloud Sherpas {9.15.15} 

Sirius Announces Equity Partnership with Kelso {9.3.15} 

Compugen Reportedly Acquires Metafore {9.2.15} 

VDI 3Q15 Released {8.31.15}

Executive Perspective with Stuart Fenton {8.31.15} 

KKR Acquires 25% Stake in SoftwareONE {8.17.15}  

FIS Agrees to Buy SunGard for $9.1B {8.14.15} 

The Carlyle Group Acquires Veritas from Symantec {8.11.15} 

CDW Completes Acquisition of Kelway {8.3.15} 

2Q15 martinwolf IT Index {7.31.15}

Logicalis Buys MCPc's Advanced Technology Integration Group {7.30.15}

Tony Dibenedetto Executive Perspective {7.29.15}  

martinwolf Deals Featured in CRN's 'The 15 Biggest M&A Deals in 2015 (So Far)' {7.24.15}

PC Shipments Decline in Perfect Storm {7.15.15} 

Scalar Decisions Announces Agreement to Acquire Mainland Information Systems {7.8.15} 

Vince DeLuca Executive Perspective {7.1.15} 

Willis to Acquire Towers Watson {6.30.15} 

IBM: Transforming a Transformation {6.29.15} 

Aurelius Acquires Remaining Shares in Getronics {6.22.15}

MTM Technologies Acquired by Columbia Partners, LLC {6.19.15}

Blackstone and Carlyle Submit a Joint Bid for NCR {6.17.15}

Intel to Acquire Altera {6.1.15} 

EMC to Acquire Virtustream {5.27.15}

The Q2 2015 martinwolf VDI {5.22.15} 

Sirius Computer Solutions Acquires Varrow {5.1.15}

martinwolf Executive Perspective with Ken Hubbs {4.30.15} 

Capgemini Announces Acquisition of IGATE {4.27.15} 

Raytheon Acquires Websense  {4.20.15}

martinwolf IT Index Published in The Register {4.15.15} 

Informatica Taken Private for $5.3 Billion {4.8.15}

PCM Completes Acquisition of Assets of En Pointe Technologies Sales, Inc. {4.1.15} 

A Dynamic Future for Microsoft {3.31.15} 

martinwolf Executive Perspective with Dr. Chen Yuhong {3.25.15} 

PCM, Inc. to Acquire Certain Assets of En Pointe Technologies Sales, Inc. {3.16.15}

HP Acquires Aruba Networks {3.2.15}

Arrow Acquires immixGroup {3.2.15}

RLH Announces Investment in Inspirage {2.26.15} 

Executive Perspective with Orion Hindawi {2.25.15} 

The 1Q15 martinwolf VDI {02.11.15} 

Staples to Buy Office Depot {2.4.15} 

DLT Solutions Has Been Acquired by Millstein & Co. {1.30.15}

Executive Perspective with Richard Leeds {1.27.15} 

Indian IT Firms Should Think Big in 2015 {1.19.15}

A Letter From Our President on Our 18th Anniversary {1.13.15}

2014 

4Q14 martinwolf IT Index {12.24.14}

The 2015 martinwolf Annual Letter {12.23.14}

Executive Perspective with Jeff Reed {12.19.14} 

Xerox sells IT Outsourcing Business to Atos {12.19.14}

BAE Systems Completes Acquisition of SilverSky {12.15.14} 

Presidio Acquired by Apollo Global Management {12.1.14} 

A Little Help from My Friends: Private Equity and IT Solution Providers {11.26.14}

Rich Fennessy Executive Perspective {11.19.14} 

4Q14 martinwolf VDI Released {11.8.14} 

CDW Acquires Minority Stake in Kelway {11.7.14}

Accuvant and FishNet to Merge {11.6.14} 

Aetna to Acquire bswift {11.3.14} 

Publicis to Acquire Sapient {11.3.14} 

Bill Stone Executive Perspective {10.25.14} 

For IBM, a Lesson on Transformation {10.23.2014}

MicroChannel Services Acquires Tectura Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia {10.15.14}

Certain Uncertainty {10.14.14}

The 3Q14 martinwolf IT Index {10.8.14}

A Tale of Two Companies: HP to Split {10.5.14} 

Vista Equity Partners Acquires Tibco {9.30.14} 

martinwolf Executive Perspective: Harry Zarek {9.23.14} 

SAP to Acquire Concur {9.18.2014} 

Cognizant Acquires TriZetto for $2.7 Billion {9.15.14} 

Thrive Networks Acquired by MetTel {9.11.14} 

Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo {9.2.2014}

Inverting the Incentives: Corporate Taxes and the IT Industry {8.21.2014}

Robert Herjavec Executive Perspective {8.8.14}

DCIM Solutions Acquires NER Data Corp's Data Center Solutions Division {7.26.14}

Indian Budget Creates Strong Potential for Country's IT Industry {7.25.14}

Acuative Acquires International Divisions of Thrupoint, Inc. {7.19.14}

Interview with Matt Carroll {7.18.14}

Teleperformance Acquires Aegis USA Inc. {7.14.14}

martinwolf IT Index Q2 2014 {7.9.14}

Modi Election: The Right Choice For India's IT Industry {7.2.14}

Tectura Sells EMEA Division to COSMO CONSULT AG {6.28.14}

Oracle acquires Micros Systems {6.23.14}

KPMG acquires Zanett {6.23.14}

Interview with Bill Tauscher {6.18.14}

QuantiQ Acquires Tectura (U.K.) Limited {6.16.14}

What's Next for Dell? {5.20.14}

Accenture to Acquire Enkitec {5.15.14}

Clearlake Capital to Acquire ConvergeOne from Genstar Capital {5.14.14}

GI Partners to Acquire Peak 10 {5.13.14}

Presidio Taps Barclays and Credit Suisse to Explore Potential IPO or Sale {5.9.14}

Changing Times: martinwolfVDI 2Q14 {5.1.14}

For IBM, Growth Remains Elusive {4.24.14}

Dimension Data Acquires Nexus {4.23.14}

iSoftStone Announces Definitive Agreement for Going Private {4.22.14}

Birch to Acquire Cbeyond {4.21.14}

SaaS Experiencing Record Valuations {4.17.14}

Symphony Teleca to Acquire Aditi Technologies {4.10.14}

Q1 2014 Index Shows Industry Optimistic for Coming Year {4.9.14}

Alibaba's Jack Ma Acquires 20.6% of Hundsun Technologies {4.3.14}

Blackstone Completes Acquisition of Pactera {4.2.14}

Bottomline Technologies to Acquire Andera {4.1.14}

Thrupoint Acquired by Acuative {3.18.14}

Adaptability Key for Indian IT Services Companies {3.11.14}

Disruptions Past and Present: The martinwolfVDI {2.10.13}

What Does Football Tell Us About the Street? {2.1.2013}

Lenovo to buy IBM's x86 Server Business {1.23.13}

Ricoh Announces Acquisition of mindSHIFT from Best Buy {1.21.14}

AsiaInfo-Linkage Announces Completion of Merger {1.20.14}

17 Facts for Our 17th Anniversary {1.17.14}

Convergys to Acquire Stream Global Services {1.7.14}

Verint to Acquire Kana {1.6.14}

A Time for Reinvention: martinwolf Annual Letter {1.6.14}

2013 

martinwolf IT Index®: A Year of Opportunity {12.24.13}

Can Chen Lead BlackBerry to Success? {12.22.13}

UXC Eclipse Acquires Tectura North America {12.21.13}

Oracle to Acquire Cloud Marketing Provider Responsys {12.20.13}

Why BlackBerry is No Burberry {11.18.13}

IBM Acquires Mobile Cloud Vendor Fiberlink {11.13.13}

Indian IT Services Firms Face Bigger Threat Than China {11.7.13}

Converged Cloud Management Gaining Steam {11.1.13}

PwC Agrees to Buy Booz & Company to Expand Consulting Services {10.31.13}

NTT Communications to Acquire Two Cloud Computing Firms for $880 Million {10.28.13}

martinwolf Valuation & Deal Insights® {10.15.13}

Accenture Buys Procurian for $375 Million {10.3.13}

Positive Outlook for LBOs in the IT Channel {09.25.13}

Sverica International Announces Sale of Pivot Data Centres to Rogers Communications {09.24.13}

BlackBerry Agrees to Tentative Go-Private Deal with Consortium Led by its Largest Shareholder {09.23.13}

Bain Capital Completes Minority Investment in VXI Global Solutions {9.14.13}

SYNNEX Announces Acquisition of IBM's Customer Care BPO Services Business {9.11.13}

Microsoft: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do {9.10.13}

The IT Enterprise Value Summit 2013 {9.10.13}

Microsoft Will Buy Nokia's Smartphone and Cellular Handset Division for $7.2 Billion {9.3.13}

Baring to Purchase Controlling Stake in Hexaware Technologies {08.29.13}

Potential Buyers of Blackberry, Please Stand Up {8.26.13}

For OfficeMax and Office Depot, It's Back to School {8.6.13}

Chances of Dell Deal Going Through Improve Dramatically  {8.2.13}

FusionStorm and Synoptek Form Alliance to Deliver Managed Services {8.2.13}

China's Slow Boat {7.25.13}

Dell or Die {7.17.13}

Corporations Poised to Get Back in the Game {7.16.13}

CDW IPO: 39% Premium Over Peer Group {6.27.13}

The China IT Syndrome {6.22.13}

When Sellers Meet Buyers {6.21.13}

Earthlink to Acquire CenterBeam {6.19.13}

New Goals for Indian IT Cross-Border M&A {06.17.13}

Facebook's Numbers Don't Add Up {06.14.13}

Salesforce.com to Acquire ExactTarget {06.04.13}

The Dow is Having a Party, And We're Not Invited  {05.22.13}

The Top 10 'SaaSiest' Companies of 2012 {05.18.13}

May 2013 VDI Released {05.15.13}

Global IT M&A Forum: Efficient Marketplace for SaaS Players {05.09.13}

Varsity Acquisition LLC to Take Veramark Private {05.01.13}

Softchoice Acquired by Birch Hill Equity Partners {04.22.13}

CompuCom: A Blueprint for VARs? {04.11.13}

CompuCom Systems Acquired by Thomas H. Lee Partners {04.08.13}

Brighter Outlook for Indian IT Services Industry {03.08.13}

Office Depot and Office Max Face Challenges in Merger {02.23.13}

Global IT Outlook Improves for 2013 {02.15.13}

Dell Launches One of Largest Tech LBOs Ever {02.11.13}

Oracle to Acquire Acme Packet {02.05.13}

Microsoft Blazes New Strategy {01.30.13}

Taxing Issue Faces U.S. Companies {01.26.13}

martinwolf 4Q12 VDI Released {01.24.13}

Looking Back and Looking Forward {01.21.13}

martinwolf Annual Letter {01.19.13}

martinwolf Partners with Leading Investment Bank in China {01.14.13}

Surface Tension {01.04.13}

2012 

Oracle to Acquire Eloqua for $810 Million {12.20.12}

IT Supply Chain Valuations Drop 23.3% Since April {12.18.12}

The Reports of HP's Death are Greatly Exaggerated {12.10.12}

A New Microsoft has Surfaced {11.26.12}

How IT Services' Next Chapter Will Play Out in India and China {11.13.12}

Rolta Acquires AdvizeX {11.10.12}

RPG Group to Acquire Stake in Firstsource Solutions Ltd. {10.30.12}

RPG Group to Buy Stake in Firstsource Solutions Ltd. {10.29.12}

3Q12 VDI, focusing on Cloud Computing, Released {10.16.12}

Profits Up, Enterprise Values Down for Indian IT Companies {10.11.12}

Join Us for Cross-Border M&A Conference {09.28.12}

Facebook: A "Massive, Complex Turnaround" {09.12.12)

IBM to Acquire Kenexa {08.27.12}

hiSoft Technology International to Acquire VanceInfo Technologies {08.13.12}

Facebook: A Reminder that Future Value to a Buyer is What Counts {08.09.12}

martinwolfIT Index (India Edition) Released {08.08.12}

Bain to purchase stake in Genpact {08.03.12}

New Capital Gains Taxes Would Affect Sellers {07.11.12}

mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc. to acquire White Glove Technologies, LLC {06.20.12}

martinwolf IT Index (China Edition) Released {0.6.15.12}

Why Facebook's Market Value Is Tanking {06.07.12}

Perficient Acquires Nascent Systems {06.04.12}

CGI Group to Acquire Logica PLC {05.31.12)

SAP to Acquire Ariba {05.23.12}

UNICOM Systems to Acquire GTSI Corp {05.07.12}

Avnet to Acquire Ascendant Technology {03.26.12}

On Assignment to Acquire Apex Systems {03.22.12}

Cornerstone OnDemand to Acquire Sonar 6 {03.09.12}

Top 10 SaaS Companies (03.06.12}

Presidio acquires BlueWater Communications Group {03.01.12}

Five Ways to Destroy a Company's Value  {02.22.12}

Perficient to Acquire PointBridge {02.11.12}

Oracle Acquires Taleo {02.10.12}

Ceridian to Acquire Dayforce {02.08.12}

CIBER to sell Federal Division to CRGT {01.23.12}

Insight to Acquire Inmac Gbmh {01.12.12}

2011 

IBM to Acquire DemandTec for $440M {12.08.11}

Tribridge Acquires ePartners {12.07.11}

SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE: SFSF) to acquire Jobs2Web, Inc. {12.06.11}

SAP America, Inc. to Acquire SuccessFactors, Inc. {12.05.11}

Ebix Inc. (NasdaqGS: EBIX) Acquires HealthConnect Systems, Inc  {11.17.11}

Best Buy to Acquire mindSHIFT Technologies for $167 million {11.7.11}

Presidio, Inc. Acquires INX, Inc. {11.1.11}

HP to Keep PC Business: Whitman Empowers Management to Lead {10.26.11}

Workday Raises $85 million from Institutional Investors {10.26.11}

Oracle to Acquire RightNow Technologies {10.24.11}

TA Associates, Inc acquires CoSentry.net, LLC {10.18.11}

KPMG LLP Acquires Optimum Solutions Group, LLC {10.18.11}

ADP Acquires The Right Thing  {10.12.11}

Fast Company: America's Supply Problem {10.08.11}                                                   

Insight Direct to acquire Ensynch {09.20.11}

Automatic Data Processing, Inc Acquires Asparity Decision Solutions {09.15.11}

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. acquires CoreLogic Global Services Private Limited {08.19.11}

Hewlett-Packard Company to Spin off its PC Business {08.18.11}

Windstream to acquire PAETEC {08.01.11}

Citi Venture Capital International to acquire Ness Technologies {06.13.11}

OnX Enterprise Solutions to acquire Agilysys Europe Technology Solutions Limited, Agilysys Canada Inc., and Agilysys Technology Solutions Group LLC {06.01.11}

Microsoft Corp. to acquire Skype Global S.à.r.l. {05.10.11}

Shared Technologies, Inc acquires Cross Telecom {05.02.11}

Genpact Ltd acquires Headstrong, Inc. {04.06.11}

SOURCECORP and HOV Services Agree to Merge {03.14.11}

iGATE Corporation Acquires Patni Computer Systems Limited {01.11.11}

2010 

Zensar Technologies Limited Acquires PSI Holding Group {12.02.10}

Stefanini IT Solutions acquires TechTeam Global {11.10.10}

PWC Acquires Diamond Management & Technology {08.26.10}

NTT Acquires Dimension Data {07.19.10}

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