Investment inflows into oil and gas projects are dropping significantly. The investments in oil projects in 2016 is forecast to fall below £1 billion from the five-year annual average of £8 billion.
It was confirmed on Monday that Israeli company Ravello was acquired by Oracle for $500 million. Ravello joins Oracle's cloud business with high hopes to take on giant tech companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Domain name Tesla.com is finally owned by Elon Musk's Tesla. All web traffic from the new website will now be redirected to the company's official page, TeslaMotors.com.
Asian stocks rebounded on Monday ahead of G20 Finance Ministers meeting, which is scheduled on this weekend. Investors are positively looking to reassurances about global economy growth.
Indian businessman Ajay Piramal has entered into venture capital (VC) space by establishing a new VC funding entity 'Montane Ventures.' The new VC fund focuses on early-stage funding requirements. Piramal has infused $50 million into Montane Ventures will mobiles $150 million additionally from external resources.
Salesforce has been on acquisition spree and latest PredictionIO is the 36th acquisition for it. Salesforce will further enhance technology applications range in machine learning and big data analytics.
Silicon Valley-based private co-investment platform F50 has the launched beta version of co-investment Syndication Platform. F50 facilitates both the online and offline transactions for investors and startups. It doesn't charge a transaction fee to founders.
NYSE-listed Broadridge Financial Solutions has invested in AMA Partners, BV (AMA). By taking minority stake in AMA Partners, Broadridge will expand its corporate governance solution in Europe.
A startup offering online eye tests received a $6 million funding in a Series A round to help expand the coverage of its service as well as acquiring more advanced technologies. The company claims that their services are clinically proven and accurate, in addition to being more convenient and affordable.
BDC Capital, a subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada, has launched IT Venture Fund II with corpus of C$150 million. With an objective of bridging gap in the mid-stage funding, the new fund will support new generation of IT entrepreneurs in Canada.
Kaiser Permanente Ventures offers equity investments to innovative healthcare companies. Hometeam offers elderly cares with digital touches in the metropolitan cities of New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Recently Kaiser has invested $5 million in Hometeam’s business through which it will expand business to other cities across the US.
Indian Rupee further fell in a narrow range and was nearing its record low. On the other hand, stocks on the Indian bourses staged a recovery. The S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.8 percent paring intraday loss of 1.2 percent. Overseas investors continued to offload in the Indian stock markets.
Apple Inc is planning to increase investment in India. The company recently indicated that it is eyeing the second largest market in the world for long-term investment opportunities.
The volume of maturities of US investment-grade companies during 2016 and 2020 will be $864 billion. This is record high for the US investment-grade companies. However, they can easily access financial markets for refinancing their debt, observes global rating agency Moody's Investors Service.
Berkshire Hathaway made a significant investment in the energy firm Kinder Morgan during the final three-month period of 2015. This investment activity highlights Berkshire's increasing bet on the oil sector.