An archive of past spotlight issues.

The martinwolf team tracks noteworthy mergers and acquisitions, and offers
commentary on issues that impact our industry.

11 Feb 2019

Staples to Acquire DEX Imaging

Leading office supply and solutions provider Staples announced today that it acquired Tampa-based office technology provider DEX Imaging. Transaction details were not disclosed, but DEX is reported to have annual revenues of approximately $250 million...

11 Jan 2019

CDW to Acquire Scalar Decisions Inc.

Leading global IT solution provider CDW announced today it had an agreement to acquire Scalar Decisions, a major Canadian solution provider. Details of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to the press release Scalar's LTM revenue totalled C$250 million--compared with CDW's...

23 Dec 2018

martinwolf Annual Letter

Happy Holidays, and wishing you a wonderful New Year as we look ahead to 2019. But first, a few quick notes on 2018. This has certainly been an eventful year—both in a macro sense and for us here at the firm. As in past years, I’d like to take this brief opportunity to reflect on some of the biggest...

12 Nov 2018

SAP to Acquire Qualtrics

ERP giant SAP announced yesterday that it was acquiring research and survey SaaS provider Qualtrics for $8 billion. The deal comes just days before Qualtrics' planned IPO, at an indicated price of $18 - $21 per share (suggesting a market cap of $4.5 billion excluding shares available to)....

06 Nov 2018

CVC to Acquire ConvergeOne

ConvergeOne (Nasdaq:CVON), a leading global IT and managed services provider, announced today that it had entered into an agreement to be acquired by leading private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. The transaction is valued...