M&A

May 21, 2020

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The Joy of Deal-Making: From Sports Cards to Investments and Acquisitions

Derek Idemoto, recently named SVP of Corporate Development and Cisco Investments, shares how he has the best job in the world – managing a team of domain experts, partnering with business unit leaders on strategy, and engaging with venture capitalists, investment banks, entrepreneurs and founders.

December 16, 2019

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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Exablaze

Cisco announces intent to acquire Exablaze*, a privately held, Australia-based designer and manufacturer of advanced network devices aimed at reducing latency and improving network performance. Integrating Exablaze’s innovative products and technology into the Cisco portfolio will give our customers the latest field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology providing them with the flexibility and programmability they require.

January 30, 2019

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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Singularity Networks

Cisco plans to integrate Singularity Networks’ analytics capabilities into its Crosswork Network Automation portfolio. The Cisco Crosswork Network Automation software portfolio helps service providers automate their networks.

January 24, 2018

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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Skyport Systems

2/8/18 Update: Pleased to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Skyport Systems. Welcome to Cisco! I’m excited to share that today Cisco announced its intent to acquire Skyport...

September 30, 2015

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Cisco to Expand Security Consultancy Services with Acquisition of Portcullis

There’s no question that cybersecurity is top-of-mind for Fortune 500 companies. This, compounded by a significant global security talent shortage, contributes to the burgeoning need for security companies to deliver...

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Piston Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has fundamentally altered the IT landscape: dramatically boosting IT agility, while lowering costs. To realize the business advantages of cloud, organizations are shifting to a hybrid IT model—blending private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise applications. To help customers maintain control and compliance in this hyper-connected, hyper-distributed IT environment, Cisco and its partners are […]

December 10, 2014

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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Neohapsis

Today, businesses are looking at security in a strategic, comprehensive way to protect mission critical processes and assets. There has never been a greater need to understand the impact that...

September 17, 2014

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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Metacloud

Today, Cisco takes another important step towards realizing our plans to create the world’s largest global Intercloud – a worldwide network of interconnected clouds and cloud service providers. Our intent to acquire Metacloud, an OpenStack-based private cloud-as-a-service company, advances our strategy and delivers value to customers—right now. Metacloud provides IT teams with another way to […]

June 27, 2014

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Cisco Announces Acquisition of Assemblage

Collaboration technology gives us the ability to work together anywhere, on any device, at any time. With more and more people using smartphones and tablets to do their work, it is more important than ever that enterprise collaboration delivers high quality voice, video, chat and online sharing instantly, to any device on any platform. Today, […]