Dealmaking in the tech industry is back with a bang.
Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, while computer-security company Symantec is buying Blue Coat Systems for about $4.65 billion.
Goldman Sachs' research analysts led by Jessica Binder Graham on Friday updated the basket of companies the bank thinks could get acquired in the next 12 months.
LinkedIn had a two ranking, meaning the research analysts thought it had a 15% to 30% probability of being involved in M&A activity.
Here's a list of those companies in the tech, media and telecoms sectors with a one ranking, meaning a 30% to 50% chance of M&A in the next 12 months.
What: Acacia makes high-speed optical-networking products
Market cap: $1.5 billion.
Recent news: The Maynard, Massachusetts-based company went public on May 13. It marked the second tech initial public offering this year, and was seen as a welcoming sign for some investors amid a quiet IPO market.
What: Lumentum makes and sells lasers and fiber-optics parts.
Market cap: $1.5 billion.
Recent news: This Milpitas, Calif-based company reported revenue of $230.4 million for the three months to April 2, up 16% year-on-year. The company cited strong demand from China and a growing data center network.
What: Cornerstone offers an online enterprise training and recruiting service.
Market cap: $2.5 billion.
Recent news: Cornerstone's revenue for Q1 2016 was $99.3 million, a 34% jump from the same period last year.
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What: A France-based ad tech company that has been described as the "poster child" of re-targeting, or serving an ad to someone that has already viewed your product or website.
Market cap: $3.2 billion.
Recent news: Criteo has been of the few star performers as other ad tech companies have tumbled. Chief Executive Officer Eric Eichmann attributed its competitive edge to three things: staying laser-focused, working directly with clients and the ability to scale.
What: Streaming pioneer and internet radio service.
Market cap: $2.8 billion.
Recent news: Pandora has been unprofitable since it went public in 2011, and is facing brutal competition from Apple, Google and other online streaming players. Keith Meister, a protégé of billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, is the largest shareholder in the firm. He pushed for a sale in mid-May.
What: A mobile game developer known for early social gaming sensations including "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends."
Market cap: $2.3 billion.
Recent news: The company delivered a solid first quarter, reporting revenue of $187 million, beating Wall Street expectations of $162.19 million. The stock jumped on the earnings, which were the first under new CEO Frank Gibeau. He has has set about trying to turn the company around by "doing more with less."
M/A-COM Technology Solutions
What: It develops radio, microwave and semiconductor parts.
Market cap: $2.1 billion.
Recent news: M/A-COM reported a $7.2 million operating loss for the three months ended April 1, a deeper loss than the $2.4 million operating loss than in the same period a year earlier. Revenues increased 15%, however, up to $133.6 million. The firm also filed a lawsuit against Infineon Technologies for interfering its its right to use 4G/LTE and 5G Networks.
What: A silicon wafer maker that spun out of SunEdison and went public in May 2014
Market cap: $235 million.
Recent news: The company has been having some difficulties. It has an investment in SMP, a joint venture, which has filed to reorganize itself in Korea. SunEdison, SMP's largest investor and customer, has filed for Chapter 11. SunEdison Semiconductor reported a $12.8 million operating loss in the first quarter, and a $15.4 million operating loss in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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