How Intentional Software Could Strengthen Microsoft
The fourth quarter of 2016 marked the third straight quarter in which Microsoft emerged as the leader in the overall enterprise SaaS market.
In November 2016, Adobe announced the acquisition of TubeMogul, which is a video advertising platform that helps advertisers schedule, purchase, and evaluate video advertisements.
On April 18, 2017, Oracle announced the acquisition of Moat. Founded in 2010, Moat has raised $67.5 million to date in four rounds from investors.
In the middle of April, Oracle again made the news when it announced the acquisition of Wercker, a startup in the IT software space. The financial details of the deal are not disclosed.
Last week, Microsoft (MSFT), going with the trend of M&A in the cloud space, announced the acquisition of Intentional Software. Financial details of the buyout were not disclosed.
In a Reuters survey based on the recommendations of 15 brokerage companies, BD was given “buy” ratings by ~66.7% of the analysts.
The BD-Bard acquisition is expected to create significant shareholder value since the two companies are believed to be a highly strategic fit.
C.R. Bard (BCR) has grown significantly outside the United States in recent years, driven by its international channel expansion strategy.
BD’s acquisition of C.R. Bard is aimed at providing a comprehensive product portfolio to customers at more reasonable costs and enhanced efficiency.
Bard’s strong vascular and surgery product portfolio is expected to be highly complementary to BD’s CareFusion portfolio in international markets.
On April 23, 2017, Becton, Dickinson and Company (or BD) (BDX) announced it will acquire C.R. Bard (BCR) for $317 per Bard share, for a $24.0 billion cash and stock deal.
Let’s see how VMware’s acquisition of Wavefront could provide it with access to container technology, which could be beneficial for VMware in the IaaS (Internet as a service) space.
On April 12, 2017, VMware announced its acquisition of Wavefront, a cloud analytics company, for an undisclosed sum. Let’s see why VMW made this move.
Williams Partners (WPZ) has announced the sale of its Geismar Olefins Plant to Nova Chemical for $2.1 billion.
According to ConocoPhillips’s 4Q16 earnings press release, COP expects fiscal 2017 adjusted operating costs (or total operating costs) of ~$6 billion.
As of November 2016, ConocoPhillips’s (COP) low cost reserves totaled ~18 Bboe (billion barrels of oil equivalent), an increase of ~5 Bboe from December 31, 2015.
For 1Q17, ConocoPhillips expects total production (USO) (UNG) in a range of 1,540–1,580 Mboepd, a midpoint decrease of ~1% when compared with 1Q16 production.
On April 13, 2017, ConocoPhillips (COP) announced a $3 billion San Juan asset divestiture deal with an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy.
On April 13, 2017, ConocoPhillips (COP) announced an agreement with an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy to sell its upstream assets in the San Juan Basin.
The debt financing might drive NuStar’s leverage higher due to a high purchase multiple and uncertainty over the timing of the EBITDA contribution.