It was agreed that Apollo Global Management is taking over Fresh Market Inc. Chairman and founder Ray Berry is not so pleased and is considering of making the company private where he and his son own 9.8% of shares. This would be Apollo's third largest acquisition that is worth more than a billion dollars.
Global venture capital funding for financial technology companies hit $13.8 billion last year. The number is a double from previous year, indicating a serious impact of fintech to the financial services.
Facebook acquired Masquerade to enhance its video features. On Wednesday, the largest social network bought MSQRD, giving its users ability to retouch their photo using playful and animated filters.
General Motors is moving forward to compete in the autonomous car markets. The giant automaker has acquired a driverless cars software maker, Cruise Automation, for reportedly more than $1 billion.
Life Insurance Corporation has invested in nine state-owned banks. The Indian-based insurance group has invested around ₹2,750 crore in shares of nine banks in order to strengthen their capital reserve.
Chicago Transport Authority has planned to replace 2,600 age old rail cars with 846 units of 7000-Series cars. CTA has awarded the $1.3 billion deal, the largest purchase in its history to a unit of CRR Corp. on Wednesday. Chinese companies have been awarded the second major deal following $567 million contract to supply trains for Boston’s subway system.
NEXON Co will purchase the entire outstanding shares from Big Huge Games. The company is moving forward with an aim of establishing a dominant presence in the gaming industry by creating partnerships with leading game developers.
In a Wednesday's public meeting, Franchise and Concession Review Committee of New York City approve the acquisition. The merger will create the second-largest cable operator in the United States, which raised a concern.
Nasdaq will acquire International Securities Exchange (ISE) for $1.1 billion from Germany's Deutsche Börse. The acquisition transaction is expected to close by end of 2016 year.
Exxon Mobil Corp's Canadian unit is selling its retail gas stations in the country to five fuel distributors for C$2.8 billion ($2.1 billion). The transaction is expected to be completed by end of 2016 subject to the regulatory approvals.
AMC Entertainment will acquire Carmike Cinemas to be the largest theater chain in North America. One Carmike's shareholder opposed the acquisition, citing the price offer was too low.
Owner of New York Stock Exchange, Intercontinental Exchange prepare its bidding on London Stock Exchange. The bid came in the midst of merger talk between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse.
Imperial Oil has entered into an agreement to sell its 497 Esso retail fuel stations for about C$2.8 billion. This transaction reflects the company's aim to widen its refining and oil sands businesses.
Drug makers Sanofi and Merck & Co. will part ways by the end of the year sealing their partnership for the European vaccines joint venture. Sales has been declining and both companies agreed it is better if they were better off running their own businesses.
Statoil Energy Ventures announced its first investment worth at about US$3 million in United Wind. The fund plans a total investment of $200 million in wind energy over a period of 4 to 7 years.