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Category: Mergers and Acquisitions


Mergers and Acquisitions

Why SAP Is Buying Qualtrics for $8 Billion

November 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

All companies with professional investors are always for sale. That’s doubly true once they file to list their shares publicly. The world can see all their secrets, and they market themselves heavily to prospective new investors. It’s the perfect time […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Apple signs $600 million deal to buy part of Dialog’s power-management chip business

October 11, 2018

Via: Venture Beat

Apple and Dialog have sealed a complex deal worth $600 million that includes licensing the chip maker’s power-management technology, hiring 300 of its employees, and a long-term purchasing agreement. In a press release this morning, Dialog confirmed terms of the […]


Legal, Mergers and Acquisitions

Singapore fines Uber and Grab $9.5 million over merger

September 24, 2018

Via: Venture Beat

Singapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and finalized restrictions to open up the market to competitors after concluding that their merger in March has driven up prices. Uber sold its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Uber and Lyft may be vying to acquire bus startup

July 9, 2018

Via: Business Insider

Uber and Lyft are reportedly interested in acquiring Skedaddle, the crowdsourced bus startup, according to TechCrunch. Skedaddle, which was founded in 2015, enables individuals to charter private bus rides for long distances, generally for events like music festivals, via a […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Alibaba acquires Chinese microchip maker to boost its IoT business

April 20, 2018

Via: Venture Beat

E-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding has bought a Chinese microchip maker to further its cloud-based “internet of things” (IoT) business, underscoring its commitment to the chip industry, an Alibaba spokeswoman said on Friday. The announcement comes days after the United […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Foxconn to acquire Apple accessory maker Belkin for $866 million

March 27, 2018

Via: Venture Beat

Mergers and acquisitions have decimated the once-thriving Apple accessory industry over the past several years, but the latest deal is more positive than most: Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn announced today that it is purchasing U.S.-based Belkin, one of the biggest […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

WeWork acquires SEO and marketing intelligence platform Conductor

March 6, 2018

Via: Venture Beat

new-cornerShared work space giant WeWork has acquired Conductor, an online marketing services company that analyzes online search data and helps companies create content based on what people are looking for. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Walmart’s Latest Is Acquisition Is a Virtual Reality Startup

February 6, 2018

Via: Fortune

Walmart’s (WMT, +0.12%) tech shopping spree continues apace. The big box discount chain said in a blog post early Tuesday that it had bought a virtual reality startup, Spatialand, as a cornerstone of its strategy to develop technology that it’s […]


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 […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

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. […]