Deals done this past week

10 Apr 2012

An overview of the week in deals in the Irish and global technology sector.

Google buys TxVia to give Google Wallet service a lift

Google has acquired the payments technology firm TxVia in a bid to give its Google Wallet mobile app payment service a boost.

In a blog post, Osama Bedier, Google’s vice-president of Wallet and Payments, said the internet giant had acquired TxVia to “complement” the capabilities of Google Wallet and to speed up Google’s vision for the service.

“TxVia is a technology pioneer that offers a fast, flexible and highly reliable payments platform – which we believe is one of the best in the world,” said Bedier.

The Google Wallet app allows users to pay for goods using their mobile phones via near field communication.

Digicel acquires Haitian mobile operator Voilá

Mobile telecommunications operator Digicel Group has acquired Haitian mobile operator Voilá from its parent company US-based Trilogy International Partners. Financial details of the transaction, which closed on 30 March, have not been disclosed.

The two companies will continue to be run separately.

Digicel said the Voilá business is attractive to it for a plethora of reasons, namely because of its success in the Haitian market to date.

Voilá has been offering services in Haiti since 1999 and currently serves nearly a million customers.

Dell acquires application modernisation provider Clerity

Computing giant Dell has acquired Clerity, the Chicago-headquartered global provider of application modernisation and legacy system re-hosting solutions and software.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Dell said the Clerity acquisition would enable its customers to lower the cost of transitioning business-critical applications and data from legacy computing systems and onto more modern architectures such as the cloud.

Dell to acquire Wyse Technology

Computing giant Dell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wyse Technology, a provider of services, software, and hardware for central management of IT resources, for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition will expand Dell’s enterprise solutions portfolio, broaden its desktop virtualisation offerings and capabilities, and provide new solutions and services opportunities for Dell’s enterprise offerings. 

The deal remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of Dell’s FY13.

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