Yahoo has purchased Los Angeles-based Dreamworks Animation-incubated mobile video app Ptch, which will shut down on January 2, 2014, in a deal with yet undisclosed financial terms.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on tuesday including Adcock Ingram, Energa, Nordea Bank, Alitalia, Ben Venue, TIM Participacoes, Douglas, Mercator, Novartis, OncoMed, Kerning and Malaysia Airports
US-based processor giant Intel acquired private hackathon organizer Hacker League for an undisclosed amount, in a deal that will merge the latter with Mashery, an Intel company.
Bloomberg report said Salix Pharmaceuticals has proposed a rate for the USD 1.2 billion financing it will be getting for the purchase of Santarus Inc.
An economics expert told Minnesota Public Radio News that the Blackstone Group's strategy to acquire private homes across the US was strategic as the latter was able to dominate and capitalize opportunities in a new market segment.
An unnamed private equity insider filed a complaint with the US Securities and Exchange Commission claiming that private equity firms KKR, TPG and Goldman benefited from the leveraged buyout of Texas-based utility TXU by acting as unlicensed brokers and collecting massive transaction fees in the process.
Seoul-based entertainment agency Wellmade StartM acquired DreamT Entertainment for KRW1.1 billion (USD1.04 million), following a growing trend of mergers and acquisition in the entertainment industry.
UK-based multinational publishing and education company Pearson reportedly agreed to buy Brazilian Grupo Multi for GBP440 million in a cash and debt assumption. Grupo Multi provides English language training to over 800,000 students in Brazil.
Philippine mall and banking conglomerate SM Investments Corp (SMIC) has purchased five business process outsourcing (BPO) buildings in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig for an undisclosed amount.
Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd announced that it has agreed to purchase a 70% stake in Australian car dealer Brisbane BMW Unit Trust and LMM Holdings Pty Ltd for AUD22.7 million (USD20.75 million).
Ohio-based plastic compound and resin supplier A. Schulman Inc announced the completion of its acquisition of US engineered plastics distribution business Network Polymers Inc in a deal valued at USD49.5 million.
The Federal Trade Commission in a statement said the US government approved Microsoft Corp.'s acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business on November 29. The European Union is set to decide on the matter on December 4.
Hamburg-based mobile developing firm Fishlabs has been bought by publisher Koch Media, and its co-founders Michael Schade and Christian Lohr are set to leave the firm.
New York-based asset management firm The Rohatyn Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of private equity investment firm Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI).
San Antonio based global media and information company Hearst Corp agreed to purchase an 85% stake in Dallas-based home health and hospice software maker Homecare Homebase LLC for an undisclosed amount.