Feeney Wireless acquired by Novatel Wireless for US$25m to broaden IoT portfolio and boost revenues

San Diego, CA & Eugene, Ore., March 30, 2015 — Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq:MIFI), a provider of wireless solutions for the IoT, and privately held Feeney Wireless, a US-based provider of end-to-end IoT solutions and services, have announced that Novatel Wireless has acquired FW for US$25 million in a combination of cash and stock.

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Sharecare buys Feingold Technologies to develop new personalised mobile health solutions

Atlanta, Munich, Berlin – Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, has acquired Feingold Technologies, a developer of innovative technologies that analyse and understand human mindsets and behaviours.

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No let up in M&As as British Gas acquires AlertMe for £65m and ARM buys Dutch IoT security firm Offspark

London & Cambridge, UK – AlertMe announced on Friday it has agreed the sale of the company to British Gas (part of the Centrica plc group) in a deal said to be worth UK£65 million (US$100 million). This news follows on the heels of ARM’s purchase of Offspark, a Dutch IoT communications security company.

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Gemalto completes US$890m acquisition of SafeNet

Amsterdam, Netherlands. January 8, 2015 – Digital security specialists, Gemalto, today announced the final closing of the acquisition of SafeNet, a worldwide provider of data and software protection. The deal, worth US$890 million, follows approval by the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities.

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Silver Spring Networks to buy utility data analytics solution provider Detectent for US$12m cash

Redwood City, CA, USA – Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has agreed to acquire privately held Detectent, Inc., a provider of utility data analytics solutions for approximately US$12 million in cash.

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KORE uses new ABRY funding to acquire RacoWireless and boost global M2M adoption

Atlanta, Boston & Cincinatti, USA. November 11, 2014 – KORE Wireless Group, Inc., a global provider of managed M2M communications services, today announced that ABRY Partners, a North America private equity investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in KORE. As the first step in its broader strategy, KORE also announced the acquisition of RacoWireless.

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CSR’s $2.5bn sale to Qualcomm follows Huawei’s grab for Neul, adds to list of IoT value investments

Qualcomm Inc today announced that it has reached agreement with the UK’s second largest chip designer, CSR plc on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition. As Jeremy Cowan reports, this follows last month’s sale of Neul to Huawei for US$25 million and other recent IoT investments where companies are looking for distressed assets or

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Chip designer CSR rejects takeover bid from US rival Microchip Technology as it mulls IoT options

West Malling, Kent, UK. September 1, 2014 — CSR has confirmed that it has been approached by Microchip Technology Inc. with terms for a possible offer for the company. The proposal by US-based MicrochipTech, a larger rival as well as a customer, has been rejected by the CSR Board and the company said that it

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The MVNO roll-up begins now!

(Blog) San Antonio, Texas, USA. August 26, 2014 — The Overview: Within the next week or so, there will be at least one sizable transaction in the MVNO space, with the amounts dwarfing the recent Axeda acquisition by PTC, writes Lawrence Latham. The goal of these transactions is to turn one or more of the MVNOs

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SmartThings CEO reassures backers Samsung is fully behind open platform as developer is sold ‘for $200m’

Washington DC, USA — SmartThings, the creator of the free-to-download home control app for smartphones, has been acquired by South Korea-based Samsung and will operate as an independent company within Samsung’s Open Innovation Center group. Now, as Jeremy Cowan reports, SmartThings’ CEO is responding to mixed views about the sale.

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PTC follows ThingWorx deal with US$170m acquisition of Axeda to expand its IoT technology portfolio

Needham, MASS., USA. July 23, 2014 – PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Axeda Corporation, a company developing solutions to securely connect machines and sensors to the cloud. The deal is worth approximately US$170 million in cash.

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‘Small but positive step’ as Italy’s Reply SpA takes 20% stake in wearable tech provider Sensoria for US$5m

Reply S.p.A has agreed to acquire a 20% stake in the Redmond, Washington-based Sensoria Inc, a provider of wearable technology for the Internet of Things. One analyst calls it a small but positive step towards a multidisciplinary approach to wearable tech.

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The story so far … Subex and T-Mobile USA both fire broadsides

In this new column, editor-in-chief Jeremy Cowan looks at the communications news that’s fit to publish, and all the rest. There’s a strong rebuttal of rumours that Subex is to be sold, and a punchy response from T-Mobile USA’s CEO to allegations by the FTC that it has crammed bogus charges onto customers’ bills.

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Cisco acquires US webtech firm Assemblage Inc to help employees collaborate through IoT

San Jose, California, USA — Cisco Systems Inc has acquired the San Francisco-based firm, Assemblage Inc. Assemblage is working on collaboration technology that supports the Internet of Things (IoT), or as Cisco describes it the Internet of Everything (IoE). Terms of the deal have not be disclosed.

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Zebra Technologies to acquire Enterprise Business from Motorola Solutions for US$3.45bn

Lincolnshire, and Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, April 15, 2014 — Zebra Technologies Corporation and Motorola Solutions, Inc. have definitively agreed that Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for US$3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new debt. 

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Sun Capital Partners affiliate to buy advanced meter infrastructure provider Aclara Technologies

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. has announced that one of its affiliates has agreed to acquire Aclara Technologies LLC from ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE). Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The north American Advanced Meter Infrastructure solutions provider will become an independent business.

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