Companies about to get acquired.

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Feb 16 66 Comments

Any lists around here for companies to be acquired by any public listed firms such as @Google @amazon @facebook @twitter @spotify @salesforce @apple @microsoft ...resulting in liquidity event to acquired firms' employees?

For instance, @LinkedIn acquired Glint in Q4 2018.

guesses are fine as well.

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  • New DuQvV7x
    It’s baseless speculation time again.

    Google by Groupon
    Feb 16 4
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

      BIO
      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      How will Groupon possibly get that much funding?
      Feb 16
    • New GteQ9k
      by the time the EU is done with Google, it'll be worth less than oath
      Feb 16
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Lol, EU is soooo scary.
      Feb 16
    • Aspiration dGPe12
      It's Groupon, they'll sell Google shares at a discount and do a hostile takeover with some voucher s.
      Feb 16
  • Apple industry
    Netflix by Apple. /s
    Feb 16 7
    • Netflix LG
      Nah
      Feb 16
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      OP
      Netflix may be too big of an apple to bite for Apple unless Netflix collapses 70% from current mkt cap due to a scandal or something idiosyncratic ;)
      Feb 16
    • New naduruk
      LG why? I feel it makes sense. Apple has a lot of money and don’t know what to do with that.
      Feb 16
    • New
      q73k

      New

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      Amazon, Snapchat
      q73kmore
      There’s a whole article on this how Tim Cook’s biggest mistake was not acquiring Netflix although they still can because they have a quarter trillion in cash
      Feb 16
    • Microsoft / Eng Wwjjwjsh
      Don’t think Reed Hastings will want to report to Tim Cook (or anyone). Not saying his ego is big but is not small either. When you own a good profitable business, you still want to be a owner of it.
      Feb 16
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      God, it makes no sense. Not only is Netflix already too big but apple only wants products that tailor to their fan base not a service that appeals to everybody.
      Feb 16
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      Apple Eng

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      Apple
      iHateFruitmore
      Not gonna happen.
      Feb 18
  • Walmart.com / Eng äččä
    Slack by Microsoft... they should acquire but won’t because they already have Teams
    Feb 16 8
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      That ship is sailed. It was considered 3 years ago but Bill Gates said to build Teams instead.
      Feb 16
    • Varian Medical / Product
      NzLh55

      Varian Medical Product

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      Apple
      NzLh55more
      Teams is “good enough” for enterprise. Microsoft was smart.
      Feb 16
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Exactly.
      Feb 16
    • Walmart.com / Eng äččä
      But aren’t many companies now using Slack even if they are paying for office suite and Azure (like our company)?
      Feb 16
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      No, Teams is growing like wild fire for one simple reason: it's already included with Office 365. Slack is doing well mainly on startup or tech companies.

      Don't forget the main chat app for enterprises is still Skype for Business hence Microsoft only needs to move them to their new product.
      Feb 16
    • Varian Medical / Product
      NzLh55

      Varian Medical Product

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      Apple
      NzLh55more
      We moved to teams. Every other large company I know that’s on office 365 is doing the same.
      Feb 16
    • Walmart.com / Eng äččä
      @NzLh55 so is Teams as good as Slack or better?
      Feb 16
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      It has worse 3rdbut party integrations but better integrated and included with Office. Slacks costs $7/user per month. If you're in a large organisation that is A LOT of money.
      Feb 16
  • Micro Focus vHwd00
    DOMO
    Feb 16 4
    • OpenDoor MhBB55
      arigato
      Feb 16
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      OP
      Domo is already listed. For their current performance, no one will buy them. Are you suggesting they may be the acquirer?
      Feb 16
    • Micro Focus vHwd00
      No, I misted you original post and didn’t realize you are asking about private cos.I think they will be acquired soon though as Josh James would need to unload and move on to the next thing
      Feb 16
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      OP
      Josh is a clown.
      Feb 16
  • Manhattan Associates / R&D
    aHAj15

    Manhattan Associates R&D

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    Microsoft, XPO Logistics
    aHAj15more
    Teams sucks
    Feb 16 0
  • Qualtrics
    socat

    Qualtrics

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    Cisco
    BIO
    More tacos
    socatmore
    Slack
    Feb 16 0
  • New GteQ9k
    usps by Amazon
    Feb 16 2
    • Walmart.com / Eng äččä
      Lol... you mean UPS?
      Feb 16
    • New zy3tZ
      nope. privatized postal service.
      Feb 16
  • LinkedIn URFired
    yammer?
    Feb 16 3
    • Okta doomsday
      Again?
      Feb 16
    • VMware cause
      It was crap then...
      And it's crap no one uses now
      Feb 16
    • Aspiration dGPe12
      Is that the old name for MS Teams?
      Feb 16
  • Medallia JewelThief
    Medallia
    Feb 16 2
    • Okta doomsday
      Aren’t you guys going public?
      Feb 16
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Going public process is usually good timing for acquisitions discussions too
      Feb 16
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions XgsJva6
    Google acquiring Spotify
    Feb 16 1
    • LexisNexis Risk Solutions XgsJva6
      I know it'll not happen, but this would result in Google having a strong foothold in Music and video (YouTube) category
      Feb 16
  • Microsoft hf4ufd
    Google by Microsoft
    Feb 16 0
  • Rubrik unicornboi
    rubrik will probs end up getting swooped up by one of the larger co’s
    Feb 16 4
    • RackWare WdGfe4
      What about Cohesity?
      Feb 16
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      OP
      Cohesity is a good acqui-hire firm. So is Rubrik.
      Feb 18
    • New naduruk
      It looks like that’s what they are hoping for. I see that their product is good but it’s not dope.
      Feb 19
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      What's dope in that space then?
      Feb 19
  • Palantir SurlyJ0E
    Palantir
    Feb 16 4
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      By which company?
      Feb 16
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      OP
      By Amazon? Or by GCP to peddle their products or ibm ?
      Feb 16
    • Palantir SurlyJ0E
      IBM or Oracle
      Feb 17
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      No way Google would buy palantir. Oracle and IBM makes sense though palantir is already a bit too big to be an acquisition target for them
      Feb 17
  • Amazon WeirdStuff
    Lyft by Toyota
    Feb 16 0
  • Akamai Technologies / Biz Dev mmasq
    Akamai... by MS
    Feb 16 0
  • eBay / Eng
    #yolo

    eBay Eng

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    Microsoft
    #yolomore
    Ebay.
    Feb 16 0
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIG Product

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    OP
    Tractable by IBM ?
    Feb 16 0
  • Facebook Is paleo
    Dropbox
    Feb 16 1
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIG Product

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      OP
      By who? Are they on the block?
      Feb 16
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIG Product

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    Does anyone know any companies out for fire-sale (aka strategic alternatives) due to slowing economy and jittery investors?
    Feb 19 0
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIG Product

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    Rapidminer or h2o.ai by IBM or SAS.
    Feb 18 0
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIG Product

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    Carta - by Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, or Bank of America
    Feb 18 0
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIG Product

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    Zapier?
    Feb 18 0
  • Booz Allen Hamilton ukrW70
    eBay by anyone because they aren’t what they used to be
    Feb 18 0
  • New nGAs07
    Uber By Amazon
    Feb 17 0
  • Microsoft bolton
    Zayo but I'm not sure who by
    Feb 17 0
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIG Product

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    Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
    Ragingmore
    OP
    Yes
    Feb 16 0

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