HCL Tech has closed the acquisition of several IBM products. The company has now ownership of AppScan, BigFix, Commerce, Connections, Digital Experience (Portal and Content Manager), Notes Domino, and Unica. We assume the price of the transaction has not changed and still is USD 1.8bn.
On the same week Dassault Systemes made its largest acquisition ever, PTC acquire a small Netherlands-based IT services firm that is specialized in creating AR-based use cases. TWNKLS has a headcount of 36.
We usually do not comment on the M&A activities of major PLM ISVs. However, Dassault Systèmes’ acquisition of Medidata, an NYC-headquartered ISV specialized in software to manage clinical trials and commercial launches, is worth a thought or two.
ERDservices.org rarely reports about Cognizant, the NJ-headquartered but India-centric IT services giant in the space of ER&D services. Despite its size (2018 revenues of USD 16.1bn) and high-growth, Cognizant is little-visible in the ER&D area and is not a significant player in this industry.
We are now entering the season for Q1 earnings, and as always we will look into changes in major trends. The state of the automotive industry will be an area we will be closely monitoring.
We learned a bit more about the rationale of this USD 1.8bn deal under which HCL Tech is acquiring seven software products from IBM. A diversified scope with mature and high-growth potential products HCL is acquiring products with high
HCL Tech provided additional light on its recently-announced acquisition of seven IBM software product for $1.8bn. What is the scope of the deal? HCL Tech is buying seven products, of which two are new (Commerce and Connections), and five
HCL Tech will acquire eight software products from IBM for $1.8bn. The company is taking over several brands Unica (marketing automation), Commerce, Appscan (static code analysis), Lotus and Domino, and lesser known products such as BigFix, Connections, and Portal).