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FireEye Announces $400M Blackstone-Led Strategic Investment, Buys Respond Software in $186M Cash-and-Stock Deal


FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) announced that it will receive a strategic investment worth $400M from investment firm Blackstone and venture capital firm ClearSky. FireEye will use the proceeds from the Blackstone Tactical Opportunities-led investment to build up its managed services, platform and cloud portfolio and fund strategic growth initiatives, including its acquisition of cybersecurity company Respond Software

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Phantom Raises Series B Funds for Security Automation Platform

Phantom has obtained $13.5 million in a Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and backed by In-Q-Tel. Phantom will use the funds to expand engineering, sales and marketing operations in support of its platform that works to automate and orchestrate security operations, the …

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McKesson, Change Healthcare to Run Combined Health IT Firm Under ‘Change Healthcare’ Brand

McKesson (NYSE: MCK) and Change Healthcare Holdings will name their new healthcare information technology firm Change Healthcare in an effort to reflect the merger of McKesson’s technology solutions business with the Nashville, Tennessee-based software and analytics provider. Change Healthcare will adopt a new logo and visual identity and will offer …

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Blackstone to Purchase 17% Stake in NCR; Bill Nuti Comments

Blackstone Group has agreed to acquire a 17-percent ownership stake in consumer transaction technology maker NCR (NYSE: NCR) for approximately $820 million. NCR said Thursday it aims to transform into an integrated software development and services company and will use the investment to partly fund a planned stock repurchase program. “The NCR board has determined that executing …

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WSJ: IBM Nears Deal to Acquire The Weather Company’s Digital Portfolio

IBM (NYSE: IBM) is close to finalizing an agreement to acquire The Weather Co.‘s digital and data assets from a Bain Capital–Blackstone–NBCUniversal consortium, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Suzanne Vranica and Robert McMillan write the companies could unveil the transaction as early as Wednesday and WSJ estimates the assets …

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