Oculus acquisition fuel interest in virtual reality startups

The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR Inc by social media giant Facebook Inc has turned the interest of investors to virtual reality startups, Bloomberg News reported.

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Triton funds ink deal to purchase Norway-based oil services firm Cubility from Energy Ventures

Cubility, the maker of MudCube, has been bought by funds advised by Triton from Energy Ventures for an undisclosed price tag, a statement about the acquisition said.

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Palo Alto Networks acquires Israeli cyber security firm Cyvera in $200M deal

Palo Alto Networks, a cyber security firm based in Santa Clara, California, has bought Israel-based cyber security company Cyvera for a price tag of $200 million, TechCrunch reported.

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Walt Disney Company purchases Maker Studios for $500M

California-based YouTube online video content network Maker Studios has been acquired by The Walt Disney Studios in a deal valued at $500 million, TechCrunch reported.

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XO Group acquires recipe aggregation platform Gojee

Gojee, a recipe-finding site, has been acquired by the XO Group for an undisclosed amount, after talks with other possible acquirers like Yahoo failed, TechCrunch reported.

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Vimeo purchases video-making app Cameo

High-quality video platform Vimeo bought iOS video-creation app Cameo backed by Great Oaks Venture Capital. Financial terms of the acquisition were not provided, VentureBeat reported

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Michigan-based Blackford Capital purchases Grand Transformers Inc

Blackford Capital, a Michigan-based private equity firm, has acquired Grand Transformers Inc or GTI. Financial details about the transaction were not disclosed in the statement about the funding.

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Netchemia purchases SchoolSpring to add to its teacher-focused talent management software

Private equity-backed Netchemia, which provides cloud-based talent management software solutions, has acquired online recruiting and application management company SchoolSpring for an undisclosed amount, VentureBeat reported.

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GSN Games finally said to close acquisition of India-based Bash Gaming for $165M

GSN Games has finally completed its acquisition of Bingo Bash maker Bash Gaming, a games platform based in India, for about $165 million, sources confirmed to TechCrunch.

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Russia-based Yandex purchases Israeli firm KitLocate

Russian search company Yandex has bought KitLocate, an Israeli startup that provides iOS and Android developers with an SDK to make their apps be location aware, for "several million euros," TechCrunch reported.

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Private equity firm Carlyle Group and other investors to purchase majority stake in metals trader

Private equity firm Carlyle Group and other investors will be purchasing a majority stake in Traxys Group, a physical metals and minerals commodity, logistics and trading company, Reuters reported.

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Fitch Group buys Business Monitor International for undisclosed amount

Financial information services provider Fitch Group has acquired risk and analysis provider Business Monitor International or BMI for an undisclosed amount, a statement about the deal said.

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Hellman & Friedman buys Renaissance Learning for $1.1B

Hellman & Friedman purchased Renaissance Learning, a learning analytics firm, in a cash deal worth $1.1 billion less than a month after it closed a $40 million round led by Google Capital, TechCrunch reported.

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Alibaba Group Holding agrees on majority stake purchase of ChinaVision Media Group in $804M deal

Alibaba Group Holding will be buying a majority stake in ChinaVision Media Group Ltd in an $804 million deal, allowing it to access TV and movie content, Reuters reported.

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Private equity firm Thoma Bravo completes purchase of Global Healthcare Exchange

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo Llc has closed its acquisition of Global Healthcare Exchange or GHX, a company that has transformed the healthcare supply chain through its software solutions.

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