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Messaging Startup Kik Acquires Video Messaging Company Relay
Kik Interactive Inc, Canadian mobile instant messaging company said that it had raised C$38.3 million and brought Relay, the video messaging company as it aims to turn its youth-focused application into a broader platform for commerce....
Nov 14
Sony to Launch Internet TV Service PlayStation Vue in 2015
Sony Corporation has announced the plans for a cloud-based service, PlayStation Vue, which includes programming from 75 channels. This service will be available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.Sony Corporation is the hottest co...
Nov 14
Online Production Studio Rooster Teeth to be acquired by Media Firm Fullscreen
Fullscreen, the media company has agreed to buy an online production studio, Rooster Teeth, which is based Austin, Texas. Rooster Teeth created the long-running video series "Red vs. Blue".One of the biggest networks on YouTube, Fullsc...
Nov 14
British Cookie Maker United Biscuits to be acquired by Yildiz Holding
United Biscuits’ private equity owners agreed to sell United Biscuits, the British cookie maker to Yildiz Holding of Turkey. According to sources this deal is worth over $3.2 billion or 2 billion pounds.Yildiz Holding, which is t...
Nov 14
Yelp acquires Online Review Site Cityvox in a bid to expand in Europe
Mike Ghaffary, VP Business & Corporate Development at Yelp said that Yelp has acquired Cityvox, a reviews site in France, which focuses on nightlife and restaurants and also provides consumer insights for businesses ranging from restaurants an...
Oct 14
Nutreco to be acquired by SHV Holdings
Netherlands’ SHV Holdings said that it had offered to buy the Dutch supplier of animal food, Nutreco for about 2.7 billion euros or $3.4 billion in cash. For the family-owned SHV, the deal is expected to provide further diversificati...
Oct 14
UK Government to sell 40% Stake in Eurostar to reduce Britain's Debt Pile
The British government has begun the sale process for its 40 percent stake in Eurostar International which operates high-speed trains between London and Paris through a tunnel under the English Channel. This move is part of a continuing ef...
Oct 14
$60 Million Raised by Mobile Phone Directory and Caller ID App Truecaller
Stockholm-based startup, Truecaller, has raised $60 million from the West Coast venture giants Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, as well as from the venture fund Atomico started by Niklas Zennström, the co-founder of S...
Oct 14
Panasonic Considers acquiring a Stake in Spain's Ficosa International SA
Panasonic Corp is planning to acquire a stake in Ficosa International SA, Spanish auto parts maker as part of its big push into the automotive field as it seeks more stable profits.Ficosa International’s products include advanced...
Sep 14
Oil Products and Services Company Dresser-Rand to be acquired by Siemens
Siemens which is a German engineering conglomerate announced a deal to acquire oil services and products company Dresser-Rand Group.The deal which is worth about $7.6 billion includes the assumption of debt and gives Siemens prominence...
Sep 14
Houston Foods to Purchase 260 Burger King Locations from Blackstone Group
A fast-food franchise, Houston Foods Inc, plans to purchase around 260 Burger King locations which are owned by Heartland Food Corp of Blackstone Group LP. Blackstone Group which had purchased Heartland through its GSO Capital Partners...
Sep 14
Prestige Cruises to be purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said that it will purchase Prestige Cruises International Inc from Apollo Global Management LLC in a deal worth $3 billion. This move will expand Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings high-end luxury cruise offerings....
Sep 14
Eagle Ottawa LLC to be purchased by Lear Corp for $850 Million
A manufacturer and distributor of electrical power systems and auto seats, Lear Corporation has agreed to purchase Eagle Ottawa LLC, an automotive leather supplier for $850 million. This move is going to boost Lear Corp’s luxury seats portfo...
Aug 14
Video and Special-effects Startup Zync Render acquired by Google
Google announced that it has purchased Zync Render, as it steps up competition against Amazon.com. Zync Render is a service that makes easier for movie studios to render their visual effects in the cloud. This technology was used to render effects...
Aug 14
Acquisition of Specialty Semiconductor Producer International Rectifier by Infineon Technologies
The German chip maker, Infineon Technologies has agreed to acquire a specialty semiconductor producer, the International Rectifier Corporation, for approximately $3 billion in cash to gain greater scale and to bolster its international presence....
Aug 14
Sultan of Brunei Bids for Three Hotels Owned by Sahara Conglomerate
According to sources, the Sultan of Brunei has made a bid for Manhattan’s Dream Hotel, New York's Plaza Hotel and Grosvenor House Hotel of London.An investment arm of Qatari royal family has offered to pay $2 billion for the thre...
Aug 14
Online Meal Delivery Company FoodPanda Raises $60 Million in Funding
Rocket Internet’s food delivery service, FoodPanda has raised more money through another round of funding. It has raised $60 million from existing investor Falcon Edge Capital as well as Rocket Internet AG. This money will be used to expand ...
Aug 14
Acquisition of Roc Oil by China's Fosun International
On Monday, Roc Oil Co Ltd of Australia accepted $441 million (A$474 million) takeover offer from Fosun International Ltd, a Chinese conglomerate. Roc Oil Co maintained that the Chinese offer was better than its plan to merge with Horizon Oil Ltd....
Aug 14
Acquisition of Online Residential Real Estate Site Trulia by Zillow
Zillow, the online real estate database agreed to acquire Trulia for approximately $3.5 billion in stock, creating a huge online repository of real estate listings.For each share of Trulia, Zillow will pay 0.444 of one of its shares, u...
Jul 14
Acquisition of Finnish 3D Graphics Company drawElements by Google
Google has agreed to buy drawElements which is a 3-D graphics company. drawElements which is based in Helsinki, Finland produces a graphics test that helps companies make their software compatible with Google’s Android operating system. It s...
Jul 14
Liberty Global acquires 6.4 Percent Stake in ITV for 481 Million Pounds
Liberty Global agreed to acquire a minority stake in ITV, the British broadcaster, further expanding its reach into Europe.Liberty Global, who had spent billions of dollars to buy several cable businesses across Europe, is acquiring 6....
Jul 14
Square Inc Considers Acquiring Food Delivery Startup Caviar for $100 Million
According to sources, Squarea payment processing company is considering acquiring Caviar, a curated food delivery startup in a deal worth approximately $100 million. Like many new startups, Caviar seeks to enable customers to order mea...
Jul 14
Acquisition of Swiss Insurer Nationale Suisse by Helvetia
Helvetia, the Swiss insurer said that it has agreed to purchase Nationale Suisse for about $2 billion in shares and cash. This deal would create the third-largest insurer in Switzerland.Helvetia which sells life and property insurance ...
Jul 14
Merger of Automotive Lighting and LED Businesses into a Separate Unit by Philips
Amsterdam-based electronics giant, Philips, said that it would combine its automotive lighting and LED businesses into a separate company. According to the company it was exploring “strategic options” to raise capital for the combined ...
Jul 14
Acquisition of Silicon Valley Startup Sensor Platforms by Audience Inc
Silicon Valley startup Sensor Platforms is being acquired by Audience Inc for $41 million. Sensor Platforms creates algorithms that help to analyze data from sensors on smartphones and other mobile devices.Combining the technology of S...
Jun 14
Acquisition of Home-monitoring Startup Dropcam by Google's Nest Labs
Nest Labs, a part of Google, will acquire Dropcam, a home-monitoring camera startup for around $555 million in cash.Dropcam and Nest Labs confirmed the acquisition however didn’t reveal the amount. Google declined to comment on t...
Jun 14
Acquisition of Video Startup SnappyTV by Twitter
Twitter announced that it is buying SnappyTV, a live-TV clipping service which is used by broadcasters for editing and sharing clips of live broadcasts in near real-time.Twitter says that it already works with SnappyTV with a range of ...
Jun 14
Fusion-io Inc to be acquired by SanDisk in a Deal Worth $1.1 Billion
For about $1.1 billion, SanDisk Corp said that it will acquire Utah-based Fusion-io Inc to boost its fast-growing business of providing flash storage drives to companies.Since its IPO in 2011, Fusion-io has struggled a lot with losses....
Jun 14
Williams Companies Inc to acquire Majority Stake in Access Midstream Partners
For $5.99 billion, Tulsa-based pipeline operator Williams Companies Inc said that it has agreed to acquire control of Access Midstream Partners LP. This is the company’s first step in merging with its operations as it aims to enlarge its rol...
Jun 14
Google Ready to Take a Leap in Space with Shares in Virgin Galactic
Google is considering acquiring a stake in Sir Richard Branson’s £ 1.2 billion ($ 2 billion) Virgin Galactic, space tourism venture in a deal that would also give Google access to Virgin's satellite-launch technology.Accord...
Jun 14
Dai-ichi Life Considers Acquiring Protective Life Corp for $5 Billion
Dai-ichi Life Co, a Japanese insurer is considering acquiring Protective Life Corp, an American insurance company in a deal that could be worth more than $5 billion. Dai-ichi Life is now on a drive of purchasing assets abroad as it battles weak ou...
Jun 14
In a deal worth $640 Million Aspen Investment Fund seeks to Acquire Vivus Inc
The biggest shareholder of Vivus Inc, Aspen Investment Fund said that it was planning to acquire the pharmaceutical company in a deal worth $640 million. Aspen Investment Fund, which has a 9.65 percent stake in Vivus, said that by June 13 it expec...
May 14
Acquisition of Flash Sales Site Cocosa by MySale
MySale, an Australian fashion sales site has purchased Cocosa, a flash sales site as it prepares to launch in the UK. MySale which is backed by Sir Philip Green, the retail billionaire purchased the flash sale site for an undisclosed sum....
May 14
Acquisition of Aeroflex Holding Corp for $920 million by Cobham
For $920 million, Cobham plc, the British defense and aerospace supplier is acquiring Aeroflex Holding Corp, a U.S. communications equipment maker.Cobham said that it is the biggest deal in its 80-year history. The company has agreed t...
May 14
Acquisition of DirecTV by AT&T in a Deal worth $48.5 Billion
For $48.5 billion AT&T has agreed to acquire DirecTV, the satellite television operator. This acquisition by AT&T is seen as a move to bolster the company’s growth beyond an increasingly competitive and aggressive cellular market....
May 14
Future of the Travel and Tourism Market in UK
The travel and tourism marked in the United Kingdom has been growing steadily. Tourism is a valuable source of foreign exchange in the United Kingdom and in 2012; 31.1 million foreign tourists visited the region. Tourism is the sixth largest indus...
May 14
Google Venture Provides Majority of $130 Million Investment to Startup Flatiron Health
Flatiron Health, a New York-based health care technology company has raised $130 million in funding led by Google Ventures along with Laboratory Corporation of America, First Round Capital and angel investors.The $130 million amount wi...
May 14
Evolution of the Baby Food Market in US
The global baby food market is a highly competitive market which has been growing steadily in recent years. The global market for baby food is estimated reach a value of $63.7 billion by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 8.93% from 2012 to 2017.&nb...
May 14
Evolution of the Travel and Tourism Market in Argentina
Rich culture and geographical resources makes Argentina an attractive international tourist destination.  In 2011, the travel and tourism sector in Argentina accounted for 9.9% of the country’s total employment and 10.5% of the national...
Apr 14
Future of the Global Footwear Market
The global footwear market is witnessing steady growth due to changing fashion trends. Rising demand for innovative designs, increase in population, rise in retail culture, growing awareness about healthy and active lifestyle and increase in dispo...
Apr 14
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