A roundup of this week’s mergers and acquisitions in B2B…
Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry’s leading media and entertainment metadata provider. The acquisition of Gracenote’s global database and technology solutions – which span across platforms including multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems – significantly expands Nielsen’s footprint with major clients.
xG Technology, Inc., a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Vislink Communication Systems and has now assumed full ownership of the business.
Lightspeed Marketing Communications and Intelligent Registration & Events (iReg) have merged to create a full-service event marketing agency.
Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data center company, and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, through which Stonepeak will acquire a majority interest in the company. The transaction will provide Cologix increased access to capital for its growth plans and Stonepeak a marquee platform to enter the data center and interconnection market in North America.
IBM Security announced it has completed the acquisition of Agile 3 Solutions. The software is used by the C-Suite and senior executives to better visualize, understand and manage risks associated with the protection of sensitive data. IBM Security had previously announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Agile 3 Solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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