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Mergers & acquisitions

Kraft Heinz and Unilever Merger OFF – Might Have Been Good News For Procurement?

(Breaking News - Sunday 6pm - Kraft Heinz pull out of after reading that Spend Matters has some misgivings about the proposed deal  ... seriously, […]

Coupa Adds AI and Machine-Learning Spend-Data Classification to its Suite

Yesterday, leading cloud-based spend management firm, Coupa, announced* its acquisition of UK-based analytics solution provider Spend360 International Ltd. “Spend360 is an analytics solution that uses […]

Proactis Buys Millstream – Another Smart Acquisition from Yorkshire eProcurement Firm

Last week, Yorkshire-based eProcurement firm Proactis announced another acquisition, picking up Millstream Associates for some £15.5 million. It is the latest in a series of […]

The Merger – Tension and Technology Insight In Our Short Story

We have produced several research papers during the course of the past few months, and we think some you may have missed our work owing […]

Japan’s Softbank Bids For ARM – Good Or Bad News For UK Industry?

The first test of the brave new world of the UK existing successfully outside the EU has come sooner perhaps than we expected. Japanese tech […]

The Merger — A Tale of Two CPOs

"The Merger" is a procurement short story written by our own Peter Smith and Steve Cobley of Ivalua, the procurement software provider. It is written […]

Microsoft and LinkedIn – Tech Giants Get Connected

You have probably heard the big news by now that Microsoft has announced its agreement to acquire LinkedIn (for $26.2 billion - its largest acquisition ever). Motivation would […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Oracle, 4C, CSC and Sandy Denny

Here is my old friend Lloyd Wigglesworth, having a cup of tea / glass of fizzy water with me in Waterstones bookshop, London. After a […]

The Merger – a Procurement Short Story (part 4)

(In part 1 of this short story, written by Peter Smith and  Steve Cobley of Ivalua, the procurement software provider, CPOs Jim and Gabrielle agree […]

The Merger – A Procurement Short Story (part 3)

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The Confession (In part 1 of this short story, written by Peter Smith and  Steve Cobley of Ivalua, the procurement software provider, CPOs Jim and […]

The Merger – A Procurement Short Story (part 2)

(In part 1 of this short story, written by Peter Smith and  Steve Cobley of Ivalua, the procurement software provider, CPOs Jim and Gabrielle agree […]

The Merger – A Procurement Short Story

This is a bit of a departure for us – our first multi-part “procurement short story”. It is appropriate to launch the first chapter today, […]