MapR Positioned for IPO This Year

MapR, a data technologies provider and third largest Hadoop vendor, is positioned to IPO this year, a source familiar with the matter told CTFN. The company has not yet begun preparing its S-1 registrationfeatured

Media Acquisitions Top Comcast’s M&A Priorities, Sources Suggest

While telecom, cable, and media companies continue to collide in a whirlwind of M&A, it is natural to wonder what the U.S.’s largest cable company’s next moves will be. Comcast was early to the convergence game as a buyer of NBC Universal, and whilefeatured

Siris Capital Could Find Mitel Attractive

Private equity firm Siris Capital could find Mitel Networks to be an attractive M&A candidate following its acquisition of Polycom, said two sector bankers and a market analyst. The samefeatured

Maersk Oil Streamlines Business in Preparation for Possible Merger

Maersk Oil, the oil and gas unit of Danish transportation and energy conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, will cease all its exploration activities and is laying off a significant amount of the workforce, a source familiar with the situation told CTFN. The source said that the company, which has been hit by the drop in container … Read Morefeatured

Logicworks for Sale

Logicworks, a privately-held cloud managed services provider in New York, is for sale and is being advised by William Blair, saidfeatured

Cloudera Said to be Raising Capital

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Cloudera Inc., the privately-held Hadoop software company, is said to be raising money again, according to a sector banker and a venture capital investor.featured

William Hill and Amaya Deal Still Weeks Away

The decision on a merger of equals of William Hill and Amaya will take a matter of weeks rather than months, according to a source familiar with the situation. Talks were confirmed by the companies on October 8. News reports have said that a definitive deal could be announced in thefeatured

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Hortonworks Presumed to be Talking to Buyers   

Hortonworks, a provider of Hadoop storage software, is presumed to be talking to prospective buyers, said a half dozen industry sources. Its financial advisors are “the same as on its IPO,” two sources heard.  No deal seems to be imminent, said one source, butfeatured

New York REIT Headed for Liquidation or Sale

A sale of New York REIT remains a possibility, a number of industry experts told CTFN. New York REIT shares are down 21% this year and management and the board are pursuing a liquidation after activistfeatured

Sources Predict Mitel and ShoreTel will Resume M&A Negotiations

Sources predict Mitel Networks will make another run at ShoreTel, even though the CEO of the Canadian unified communications products maker, Richard McBee, has indicated otherwise, said two sector bankers and a sector executive. The reasons that prompted Mitel to make a hostile bid for ShoreTel in 2014 remain, they said. Mid-sized enterprise equipmentfeatured

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