- Requests from top customers for annual environmental data;
- A desire to enhance company image and increase brand loyalty; and
- Cost savings from improved energy management.
Activist investor Paul Singer's fund reached a deal to add two dissident directors to the energy company board, which will now have a committee charged with looking at M&A deals
The company's $3.7 billion deal to buy AppDynamics suggests it wants to be an end-to-end provider of tools for managing IT infrastructures. That could pave the way for more deals.
Enterprise software companies could be even more attractive merger targets if Trump reduces taxes on repatriated cash.