The London City Airport has now new owners as a group of investors led by Canadian pension plan acquire the facility for £2 billion. Some expressed a concern over the airport’s plan to expand the service, also over the high price that could cause the new owners to increase airport charges.
SunEdison Inc. acquired Vivint Solar after Vivint’s shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal of about $1.9 billion. SunEdison, once the world’s largest renewable energy company, is now facing a financial crisis with billions of debt after massive acquisition binge and plummeting stocks.
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.
Time Inc. was interested in big data owned by Specific Media when they acquired Viant, which owns Specific Media. Apparently, Viant also owned other business units, including social network Myspace. Time Inc. will use data from Viant's business lines including Myspace to improve its advertising activities.
Months after rebranding Xbox Music and relaunched it by the name Groove, Microsoft acquired a music player app that goes by the same name. The Montreal-based startup agreed to sell the name and technology to Microsoft, but the details are disclosed by both companies.
Just Eat said that it has agreed to purchase Rocket Internet's businesses in Italy and Spain as well as Mexican and Brazilian arms from Foodpanda. The company believe that the acquired assets will help it to broaden its vision.
The deal was a huge move forward for both Veolia and Kurion. Veoila is determined to expand its business to nuclear waste management and believes that Kurion is the perfect partner to achieve that goal. Kurion itself is a successful startup focusing in nuclear waste involved in the Fukushima nuclear incident clean-up in 2011.
Cisco announced its intention to purchase Jasper Technologies, a provider of cloud service for internet-powered devices, for $1.4 billion. The merger will enable Cisco to provide a full IoT solution which is inter-operable through devices and coordinates with application developers and IoT service providers.
Stryker just reached an agreement with Sage to acquire the company for $2.76 billion in an all cash agreement. The acquisition is expected to boost Stryker's revenue in the coming years and the company will also enjoy $500 million in tax benefit.
Both ChemChina and Syngenta have agreed on the amount of $34 billion for ChemChina to acquire the Swiss company. The acquisition, if completed, would be the biggest foreign purchase ever made by a Chinese company. However, the trend shows that Chinese company are showing interest in investing overseas, especially in the Western countries.
NetApp has completed its acquisition of SolidFire which is a scale-out flash array maker. Now customers have an advantage to meet their needs for data services by accessing industry's broadest all-flash portfolio.
A Madrid base service and infrastructure company, Ferrovial SA offered a total of A$715 million in cash to acquire more than half of stakes in Broadspectrum Ltd. The new offer makes by the company comes after the Australian company rejected its previous offer a year ago that value the company at A$1 billion.
Austin-based HomeAway reportedly started off its search for a potential suitor nearly three years ago. But now, the travel booking site Expedia wants to buy the short-term rental marketplace HomeAway for $3.9 billion to boost its presence in the vacation rental market.
Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev NV, maker of the world's most famous beer has achieved a formal agreement to buy SABMiller PLC in a $106 billion deal. However, the deal will face a long process to pass regulatory approval in countries like from U.S., to India and China.
Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co is in advanced stage of buying rest of the stake of SABMiller in Miller Coors LLC for $12 billion. This buyout will make the way clearer for $106-billion merger of SABMiller Plc and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.
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