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Category: Mergers and Acquisitions


Mergers and Acquisitions

Apple reportedly bought an AI marketing start-up as it looks for opportunities beyond the iPhone

February 15, 2019

Via: CNBC

Apple has acquired AI-assisted marketing startup DataTiger, according to Bloomberg. Founded in 2017 and based in London, DataTiger says it sells software services that provide artificial intelligence-assisted marketing. Apple has continued to focus more on selling services, not just hardware […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

Newmont Buys Rival Goldcorp in $10 Billion Deal Creating World’s Largest Gold Miner

January 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

Newmont Mining will buy rival Goldcorp in a deal valued at $10 billion, creating the world’s largest gold miner and cementing a return of M&A to the industry. The transaction comes just three months after Barrick Gold’s move to buy […]


Mergers and Acquisitions

BlackBerry to acquire AI-powered cybersecurity startup Cylance for $1.4 billion

November 16, 2018

Via: Venture Beat

The rumors, it seems, were true — BlackBerry is acquiring cybersecurity startup Cylance in an all-cash deal worth $1.4 billion. Founded in 2012 by CEO Stuart McClure — an entrepreneur who sold a previous cybersecurity firm to McAfee for $86 […]


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 […]