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Accenture Continues Buying Binge With Acquisition of Oracle Cloud Provider Certus

Accenture has inked an agreement to acquire Certus Solutions in a deal that will boost the $35 billion system integrator behemoth’s Oracle Cloud capabilities.

The deal marks the company’s fifth acquisition this year and one of more than 70 over the last three years as part of a no holds barred cloud and digital transformation services offensive.

’They are a serial acquirer,’ said Martin Wolf, president of martinwolf M&A Advisors of Walnut Creek, Calif., one of the top channel investment advisory deal makers.’They’re going to be one of the most aggressive acquirers globally. They will be in the top ten of acquirers in the world. That is not a weakness. That is a strength.’

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03 Feb 2021

Jeff Bezos To Step Down as CEO, Replaced By Cloud Chief

News Update Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos announced yesterday he was stepping down as CEO effective Q3 2021, to be replaced by Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy. Bezos will remain Amazon’s largest shareholder and transition to an Executive Chairman role, where he will continue to be involved in important strategic decisions. Amazon also announced...

13 Jan 2021

martinwolf Celebrates 24 Years

Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends of martinwolf M&A Advisors, In 1997, gas was $1.22 a gallon in the US, Great Britain handed Hong Kong back to China, and the Dow was at less than 8,000. For me, on this date in 1997 I founded this firm. Almost a quarter century later — and after 180+ transactions,...

11 Jan 2021

Staples Announces Offer to Buy Office Depot

*Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value:         $2.1 Billion EV/LTM Revenue:       0.22x EV/LTM EBITDA:        3.76x Transaction Update Staples announced today that it sent the board of directors for Office Depot (Nasdaq: ODP) a proposal to acquire “100% of the issued and outstanding common stock,” a transaction that it expected...