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Category: Mergers and Acquisitions


Mergers and Acquisitions

Why Disney Spent $52 Billion to Acquire Most of 21st Century Fox

December 14, 2017

Via: Fortune

The Walt Disney Co. announced on Thursday that it would acquire much of, but not all of, 21st Century Fox Corp. in a long-rumored, $52.4 billion, all-stock deal that will shake Hollywood like an earthquake. Disney, of course, is the […]


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Apple’s $400 million purchase of Shazam: Lessons from a wounded unicorn

December 12, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Apple’s acquisition of Shazam is without a doubt big news for Europe’s striving startup scene. What’s less clear is whether it’s good news or bad news. Founded in 2004, in the pre-iPhone era, Shazam represents a remarkable tale of endurance. […]


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WeWork acquires Meetup to host more face-to-face gatherings

November 28, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Shared work space giant WeWork has acquired Meetup, the social community platform that helps people get together in real life (IRL). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rumors first started circulating yesterday that a deal could be in the […]


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The Race for AI Company Acquisitions: Why It’s Happening, and Its Lessons for You

November 1, 2017

Via: Entrepreneur

Acquisitions have been a long-standing strategy companies use for a wide range of reasons. Some companies acquire others because of strategic benefits like access to a new market, product or service. Others do it to achieve economies of scale, leverage […]


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Rocket League developer partners with Warner Bros. for worldwide retail distribution

October 27, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Psyonix’s car-soccer game Rocket League is already a megahit with 36 million registered players across its digital and retail versions, but now the studio is working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring its retail version to even more people […]


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Zillow acquires New Home Feed to help builders market new properties

September 8, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Zillow Group, the company behind a number of online real estate sites, including Zillow, Trulia, and StreetEasy, has acquired New Home Feed, a listing management platform and marketing tool for home builders to market and distribute their listings across the […]


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Yelp will sell its Eat24 business to Grubhub for $287.5 million, stock jumps 19%

August 4, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Yelp Inc said on Thursday it would sell its Eat24 business to Grubhub for $287.5 million in cash, as it posted revenue that beat expectations, news that sent Yelp’s shares up 19 percent. The consumer review website operator also said […]


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Facebook acquires AI assistant startup Ozlo

August 1, 2017

Via: Venture Beat

Facebook has acquired AI assistant startup Ozlo to help build “compelling experiences within Messenger that are powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning,” a Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to VentureBeat. A brief note on the acquisition and plans to join […]


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Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Is Buying Neuroderm in a $1.1 Billion Bid to Expand Its U.S. Business

July 24, 2017

Via: Fortune

Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (MTZPY, -0.14%) is acquiring Israeli drug maker Neuroderm for $1.1 billion in cash as part of a strategy to grow its business in the U.S. The Japanese drugmaker said in a statement Monday it would leverage Neuroderm’s Parkinson’s […]


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Spice Maker McCormick Will Buy Reckitt Benckiser’s Food Business For $4.2 Billion

July 19, 2017

Via: Fortune

U.S. spices maker McCormick & Co (MKC.V) has agreed to buy Reckitt Benckiser Group’s (RBGPF, +0.15%) food business for a higher-than-expected $4.2 billion to give it a wider variety of seasonings and sauces. London-listed Reckitt said in April it was reviewing options for the […]