Acquisition

Amazon purchases Double Helix Games for undisclosed amount

Amazon has bought Double Helix Games, a gaming studio based in Irvine, California created from the merger of The Collective Inc and Shiny Entertainment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, TechCrunch reported.

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Cfius set to scrutinize Lenovo's purchase of Motorola's handset business

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States or Cfius is expected to thoroughly scrutinize the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola's handset business by Chinese technology firm Lenovo.

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Vector Capital acquires and makes growth equity investment in CollabNet Inc

Private equity firm Vector Capital has acquired and made a growth equity investment in cloud-based application lifecycle management solutions provider CollabNet Inc. Financial terms of both deals were not provided.

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Venture-backed HowAboutWe.com acquires Nerve.com for undisclosed amount

HowAboutWe.com, a digital lifestyle firm backed venture capital firms, said it had acquired Nerve.com and launched its independent lifestyle media network and advertising division HowAboutWe Media.

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LiveOps Inc purchases Canada-based CxEngage maker UserEvents Inc

Redwood City, California-based cloud contact center and customer solutions provider LiveOps Inc has purchased UserEvents and its product called CxEngage. The acquisition enables LiveOps to enhance its Cloud Platform.

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Olympus Partners and Goldman Sachs purchase event technology and audiovisual firm PSAV for undisclosed amount

Leading event technology and audiovisual firm PSAV has been acquired by private equity firms Olympus Partners and Goldman Sachs. Financial details of the deal were not provided.

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Calgary-based WiMacTel acquires Canada Payphone Corporation assets to give alternative payphone service in Canada

Some assets of Canada Payphone Corporation were bought by WiMacTel, a Calgary-based telecommunications firm, that will also launch an alternative payphone service in Canada after the acquisition.

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Google to acquire Artificial Intelligence firm DeepMind

Search giant Google will be purchasing London-based artificial intelligence startup DeepMind founded by Demis Hassabis, Jaan Tallin and Shane Legg, according to news website Re/code.

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Seven Mile Capital Partners buys Tennessee-based Microporous

Seven Mile Capital Partners has purchased Microporous, formerly called Amerace, giving a new lease on life on the battery parts supplier headquartered in Northeast Tennessee, news website TriCities.com.

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New York Attorney General pursues case without damages claim on BofA's Merrill Lynch acquisition

The Office of the New York Attorney General will continue with the lawsuit without claim to damages it lodged against Bank of America over its 2009 purchase of Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg reported.

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Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc, Kroger Co say US FTC gives approval to deal

The US Federal Trade Commission has given its approval to the purchase of Harris Teeter by Kroger Co, according to a statement from both supermarket chains, Reuters reported.

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Softbank Corp in direct talks with Deutsche Telekom for possible T-Mobile deal- sources

Softbank Corp is reportedly in discussions with T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom AG to thresh out obstacles for a potential T-Mobile acquisition, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Sysco Corp-US Foods deal draws US regulators' scrutiny

Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion acquisition agreement with US Foods has drawn the interest of US regulators over concerns that the deal could weaken competition in the industry, Bloomberg reported.

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Carlyle acquires J&J unit, joins others in making purchases in the New Year

As the New Year starts to roll, private equity firm Carlyle joins the other firms racing to make acquisitions with its $4.15 billion purchase of a Johnson&Johnson unit, the Financial Times reported.

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BIllionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil stock buybacks set to slow as acquisitions rise and earnings fall- report

As its acquisitions increase and earnings go down, billionaire Carlos Slim's mobile phone firm America Movil's record rate of stock repurchases could decrease, Bloomberg reported.

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