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Vinay Hegde
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Acquisitions - [Sep - Dec 2020]

In case you missed the M&A tidbits of August, please check out the previous article in this series.

The remainder of 2020 had multiple blockbuster acquisitions that we will cover in the final post of this series.


  1. Progress Software acquires Chef, the configuration management app for $220M
  2. NVidia buys up Arm, a chip-design for a massive $40B deal


  1. Twilio wraps $3.2B purchase of Segment
  2. AMD grabs Xilinx for $35 billion
  3. Marvell Tech acquires Inphi for $10B


  1. Adobe acquires Workfront for $1.5B
  2. Facebook purchases Kustomer CRM for $1B


  1. Salesforce laps up Slack in gigantic $27.7B deal
  2. Vista solidifies as an edtech platform by acquiring Pluralsight for $3.5B

As the world eagerly awaits vaccine roll-outs to address the Covid-19 crisis, it'd be interesting to notice how such activities shape up. To understand more about this, I have the following questions for the community:

  • Which of these sides benefits from these acquisitions & why?
  • How is it sustainable in a post-pandemic era?

That's a wrap-up for this series and the year 2020. Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year 2021.

Happy New Year 2021

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