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PSAV

Olympus Partners and Goldman Sachs purchase event technology and audiovisual firm PSAV for undisclosed amount

Leading event technology and audiovisual firm PSAV has been acquired by private equity firms Olympus Partners and Goldman Sachs. Financial details of the deal were not provided.

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WiMacTel

Calgary-based WiMacTel acquires Canada Payphone Corporation assets to give alternative payphone service in Canada

Some assets of Canada Payphone Corporation were bought by WiMacTel, a Calgary-based telecommunications firm, that will also launch an alternative payphone service in Canada after the acquisition.

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DeepMind

Google to acquire Artificial Intelligence firm DeepMind

Search giant Google will be purchasing London-based artificial intelligence startup DeepMind founded by Demis Hassabis, Jaan Tallin and Shane Legg, according to news website Re/code.

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Seven Mile Capital Partners

Seven Mile Capital Partners buys Tennessee-based Microporous

Seven Mile Capital Partners has purchased Microporous, formerly called Amerace, giving a new lease on life on the battery parts supplier headquartered in Northeast Tennessee, news website TriCities.com.

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch

New York Attorney General pursues case without damages claim on BofA's Merrill Lynch acquisition

The Office of the New York Attorney General will continue with the lawsuit without claim to damages it lodged against Bank of America over its 2009 purchase of Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg reported.

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Kroger Co

Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc, Kroger Co say US FTC gives approval to deal

The US Federal Trade Commission has given its approval to the purchase of Harris Teeter by Kroger Co, according to a statement from both supermarket chains, Reuters reported.

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Softbank Corp

Softbank Corp in direct talks with Deutsche Telekom for possible T-Mobile deal- sources

Softbank Corp is reportedly in discussions with T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom AG to thresh out obstacles for a potential T-Mobile acquisition, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Sysco Corp

Sysco Corp-US Foods deal draws US regulators' scrutiny

Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion acquisition agreement with US Foods has drawn the interest of US regulators over concerns that the deal could weaken competition in the industry, Bloomberg reported.

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Carlyle Group

Carlyle acquires J&J unit, joins others in making purchases in the New Year

As the New Year starts to roll, private equity firm Carlyle joins the other firms racing to make acquisitions with its $4.15 billion purchase of a Johnson&Johnson unit, the Financial Times reported.

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America Movil

BIllionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil stock buybacks set to slow as acquisitions rise and earnings fall- report

As its acquisitions increase and earnings go down, billionaire Carlos Slim's mobile phone firm America Movil's record rate of stock repurchases could decrease, Bloomberg reported.

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Gentium SpA

Shareholders sue Gentium board, Jazz Pharmaceuticals to halt deal

Gentium investors sued the company's board and Jazz Pharmaceuticals in an attempt to stop the acquisition of Gentium, claiming that the tender offer was flawed, Bloomberg reported.

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MyEdu

Providence Equity Partners' Blackboard acquires MyEdu

Blackboard Inc, an enterprise technology company owned by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners, has bought MyEdu, a platform that helps students finish college and look for jobs.

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Toshiba Corp

Japan's Toshiba Corp to acquire 60pct of NuGen

Toshiba Corp, an engineering firm based in Japan, announced that it would be acquiring a 60% stake in NuGeneration Ltd, the nuclear joint venture of GFD Suez and Iberdrola, Bloomberg reported.

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Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analystics Inc to purchase EagleView Technology Corp in $650M deal

Verisk Analytics Inc, a New Jersey-based company that gives risk information to lenders and insurers, has inked an agreement to purchase aerial imagery and data analytics provider EagleView Technology Corp for $650 million.

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Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications plans to offer Time Warner Cable offer directly to investors

Charter Communications Inc has made a formal offer for the third time to acquire Time Warner Cable but the bid was rejected. The company now intends to take the offer straight to the shareholders of Time Warner Cable, Reuters reported.

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