TMT Blog: Why does nobody want to buy Twitter?

Social media platforms have traditionally been highly sought after technology assets.  Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for €19bn in June, Yahoo bought Tumblr for €866m back in 2013 and Facebook spent €704m on Instagram in 2012. Facebook also launched the biggest

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TMT Blog: Facebook introduces Workplace

A new office version of the social network, called Workplace by Facebook, became widely available this week. The network has a remit of helping employees collaborate with each another on products and ideas, listen to their managers speak on

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TMT blog: The US invasion

Over the last few years the UK IT managed services M&A market has been notably short of overseas strategic buyers.  Over the same period we have seen plenty of domestic consolidators executing serial acquisitions, such as Six Degrees (now

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TMT blog: Electronic health records: Whose data?

Apple’s recent acquisition of US start-up Gliimpse was yet another example of a major technology player investing in the electronic healthcare records market, a market which has seen its fair share of issues over the last decade but which

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TMT BLOG: The Battle in Video Messaging Software

Google announced this week that it was launching Duo, a new video calling app for your smartphone. Its aim is to compete with some serious industry heavyweights including Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger. Video calling technology is

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TMT Blog: Get ready for Cloudex 2016

As we gear up to launch our 2016 Cloudex Awards – Clearwater International’s annual hunt for the top 20 independently owned cloud technology businesses in the UK – it seems like a good time to take stock of where

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TMT Blog: Cyber security

Following my blog last autumn, which focused on cyber security, British startup Darktrace has raised €58m this week from one of Wall Street’s leading investors. Private equity firm KKR led the Series C round, with existing investor Summit Partners

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