Acquisition

Permira to buy Tilney's regional businesses from Deutsche Bank

Permira will be buying the regional businesses of private client investment manager Tilney in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool from Deutsche Bank, a statement about the funding said.

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H.I.G. Capital affiliate Bayside Capital purchases Hilton Hotel from Pandox AB

Bayside Capital, an affiliate of private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, has bought the Hilton Hotel in London Docklands from Pandox AB for an undisclosed price.

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St. James's Place close to buy Asia's Henley Group

St. James's Place Chief Executive Officer David Bellamy said they are nearing the purchase of Asia-based Henley Group, an advisory business with £400 million under management, Reuters reported.

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eBay purchases computer graphics firm PhiSix Fashion Labs to give customers virtual fitting room

PhiSix Fashion Labs, a computer graphics firm in the Bay Area, has been purchased by e-commerce giant eBay to allow online customers to fit clothes virtually before buying them, VentureBeat reported.

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Sequoia Capital and Jim Goetz emerge as winners in Facebook-WhatsApp $16B deal

From the viewpoint of venture capital, the real victors of the recently-announced acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook are Sequoia Capital and Partner Jim Goetz, TechCrunch reported.

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Facebook to acquire messaging giant WhatsApp for $16B

Facebook will be buying WhatsApp in a cash and stock deal worth $16 billion. The messaging giant will also be retaining its brand and will function as an independent unit, TechCrunch reported.

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Fosun International likely to acquire Forbes Media for less than $250M

China-based Fosun International Ltd is the most likely acquirer of Forbes Media Llc but will be paying less than $250 million for the money management magazine, according to sources interviewed by The Deal Pipeline.

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China-based Tencent Holdings Ltd to acquire 20pct in Dianping.com

Tencent Holdings Ltd, the biggest Internet company in Asia, purchased a 20% stake in online review platform Dianping.com, as it steps up its location-based services, Bloomberg reported.

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Swiss drugmaker Novartis to acquire CoStim Pharmaceuticals Inc

Switzerland-based drug manufacturer Novartis will be buying closely-held Massachusetts-based biotechnology firm so it will grow its range of immunotherapeutics products to treat cancer, Bloomberg reported.

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Japan's Rakuten purchases Viber for $900 million

Rakuten said it will purchase messaging application Viber for $900 million, marking the latest and largest acquisition of the biggest internet company in Japan, TechCrunch reported.

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San Francisco-based Distill purchased by Yahoo

Yahoo has acquired Distill, a technical recruiting company that aims to take out the hassle of the hiring and recruiting process. The startup is backed by Felicis Ventures, China's Innovation Works and DN Capital, TechCrunch reported.

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Corporate Executive Board purchases India-based talent analytics company in a $10-$15M deal

Corporate Executive Board or CEB has made its third acquisition in the talent management space by purchasing India-based talent analytics company Talent Neuron for anywhere from $10 million to $15 million, TechCrunch reported.

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South Africa-based AECI Ltd acquires Clariant's water treatment unit for $36.7M

AECI Ltd, the South African explosives and chemicals manufacturer, will be buying the the African water treatment business of Clariant for a price tag of $36.7 million, Bloomberg reported.

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Shopgate purchases MagCorp for undisclosed amount to improve integration of Magento

Creathor Ventures and Northcap-backed mobile e-commerce platform Shopgate has purchased Magento developer MagCorp for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, MagCorp's developers will be joining the Shopgate team, TechCrunch reported.

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Japan's Sumitomo agrees on Emerald Agribusiness Group acquisition

Japan-based Sumitomo Corp agreed to acquire Australia-based Emerald Agribusiness Group Pty. The purchase allowed the Japanese trading firm to control the storage facilities and export terminal of Emerald, Bloomberg reported.

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