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Category: Mergers and Acquisitions


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]