Leveraged Buyouts

Yahoo acquires Los Angeles-based mobile video startup Ptch

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.

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Top deals of the day - bids, mergers and acquisitions

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

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US tech firm Intel acquires Hacker League

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.

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Salix Pharmaceuticals said to give rate proposal on Santarus acquisition loan

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.

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Blackstone Group-backed Invitation Homes amass 700 Twin Cities real estate

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.

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Whistleblower says buyout firms gain in transaction fees by brokering takeover deals

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.

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South Korean entertainment firm Wellmade StarM buys DreamT Entertainment

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.

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Pearson acquires Brazil's Grupo Multi for GBP440 million

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.

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SM Investments acquires 5 BPO buildings in the Philippines

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.

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Sime Darby purchases 70% stake in Australian car dealer

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).

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US plastic compound manufacturer A Schulman finalizes acquisition of Network Polymers

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.

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Microsoft gets US government nod for Nokia unit takeover

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.

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German mobile developer Fishlabs acquired by Koch Media

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.

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New York's Rohatyn Group completes acquisition of Citi Venture Capital International

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).

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Hearst to buy large stake in Dallas software firm Homecare Homebase

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.

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