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Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes

Fosun International likely to acquire Forbes Media for less than $250M

China-based Fosun International Ltd is the most likely acquirer of Forbes Media Llc but will be paying less than $250 million for the money management magazine, according to sources interviewed by The Deal Pipeline.

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Dianping.com

China-based Tencent Holdings Ltd to acquire 20pct in Dianping.com

Tencent Holdings Ltd, the biggest Internet company in Asia, purchased a 20% stake in online review platform Dianping.com, as it steps up its location-based services, Bloomberg reported.

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CoStim Pharmaceuticals Inc

Swiss drugmaker Novartis to acquire CoStim Pharmaceuticals Inc

Switzerland-based drug manufacturer Novartis will be buying closely-held Massachusetts-based biotechnology firm so it will grow its range of immunotherapeutics products to treat cancer, Bloomberg reported.

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Viber

Japan's Rakuten purchases Viber for $900 million

Rakuten said it will purchase messaging application Viber for $900 million, marking the latest and largest acquisition of the biggest internet company in Japan, TechCrunch reported.

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Yahoo Inc.

San Francisco-based Distill purchased by Yahoo

Yahoo has acquired Distill, a technical recruiting company that aims to take out the hassle of the hiring and recruiting process. The startup is backed by Felicis Ventures, China's Innovation Works and DN Capital, TechCrunch reported.

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Talent Neuron

Corporate Executive Board purchases India-based talent analytics company in a $10-$15M deal

Corporate Executive Board or CEB has made its third acquisition in the talent management space by purchasing India-based talent analytics company Talent Neuron for anywhere from $10 million to $15 million, TechCrunch reported.

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Clariant

South Africa-based AECI Ltd acquires Clariant's water treatment unit for $36.7M

AECI Ltd, the South African explosives and chemicals manufacturer, will be buying the the African water treatment business of Clariant for a price tag of $36.7 million, Bloomberg reported.

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Shopgate

Shopgate purchases MagCorp for undisclosed amount to improve integration of Magento

Creathor Ventures and Northcap-backed mobile e-commerce platform Shopgate has purchased Magento developer MagCorp for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, MagCorp's developers will be joining the Shopgate team, TechCrunch reported.

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Planting Wheat in Australia

Japan's Sumitomo agrees on Emerald Agribusiness Group acquisition

Japan-based Sumitomo Corp agreed to acquire Australia-based Emerald Agribusiness Group Pty. The purchase allowed the Japanese trading firm to control the storage facilities and export terminal of Emerald, Bloomberg reported.

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Novra Technologies Inc

Canada's Novra Technologies Inc to purchase two US-based radio and digital signage solutions providers

Novra Technologies Inc said it has inked term sheets to purchase Wegener Corporation and Westport Research Associates. Terms of the deals were not disclosed in the statement about the acquisition.

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Double Helix Games

Amazon purchases Double Helix Games for undisclosed amount

Amazon has bought Double Helix Games, a gaming studio based in Irvine, California created from the merger of The Collective Inc and Shiny Entertainment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, TechCrunch reported.

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Lenovo

Cfius set to scrutinize Lenovo's purchase of Motorola's handset business

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States or Cfius is expected to thoroughly scrutinize the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola's handset business by Chinese technology firm Lenovo.

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CollabNet Inc

Vector Capital acquires and makes growth equity investment in CollabNet Inc

Private equity firm Vector Capital has acquired and made a growth equity investment in cloud-based application lifecycle management solutions provider CollabNet Inc. Financial terms of both deals were not provided.

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HowAboutWe.com

Venture-backed HowAboutWe.com acquires Nerve.com for undisclosed amount

HowAboutWe.com, a digital lifestyle firm backed venture capital firms, said it had acquired Nerve.com and launched its independent lifestyle media network and advertising division HowAboutWe Media.

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LiveOps Inc

LiveOps Inc purchases Canada-based CxEngage maker UserEvents Inc

Redwood City, California-based cloud contact center and customer solutions provider LiveOps Inc has purchased UserEvents and its product called CxEngage. The acquisition enables LiveOps to enhance its Cloud Platform.

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