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PayPal to Acquire Digital Security Startup Curv
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PayPal to Acquire Digital Security Startup Curv

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 9th, 2021-- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) has agreed to acquire Curv to accelerate and expand its initiatives to support cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Curv is a leading provider of cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security based in Tel Aviv, Israel. In October 2020, PayPal announced its commitment to help shape the role that digital currencies will play in the future of financial services and commerce. To drive sustained growth and innovation in this area, the company recently created a business unit focused on blockchain, crypto, and digital currencies. Curv will join the newly formed group, with its strong team of technologists adding technical expertise to PayPal. "The acquisition of Curv is part of our effort to invest in...
Iron Mountain acquire majority stakes in Web Werks for USD 150 mn
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Iron Mountain acquire majority stakes in Web Werks for USD 150 mn

Boston, Feb 27th, 2020: NYSE-listed data centre provider Iron Mountain acquire a majority stake in Web Werks for USD 150 million. The acquisition will accelerate Web Werks expansion across the country and build capacity to cater to one of the fastest-growing data centre markets globally. The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days, subject to customary closing conditions, the statement said. Founded by Nikhil and Nishant Rathi, Web Werks operates three tier-3, carrier-neutral data centres in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi-NCR with a combined capability of 2,25,000 sq ft. It houses six worldwide points of presence, has 4-megawatt power capacity and supports over 6,000 servers of 850 clients. The forthcoming investment will enable it to expand operations in its three ex...
HubSpot Acquire Online Media Company The Hustle
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HubSpot Acquire Online Media Company The Hustle

Feb 23RD, 2021: CRM-based platform Hubspot acquires an online media company The Hustle for an undisclosed deal. The Hustle produces a newsletter, podcast, and premium research content. The move will give HubSpot more ways to offer its community of scaling companies valuable content across a broader range of topics and a more diverse set of media. “For many customers, their first introduction to HubSpot is through our educational blog, Academy, and YouTube content, not our software. More recently, our customers have started to seek out news and trends-based content across new forms of media like podcasts, newsletters, and research,” said Kieran Flanagan, SVP of marketing at HubSpot. “By acquiring The Hustle, we'll be able to better meet the needs of these scaling companies by del...
Goodyear acquire US Tyre Brand Cooper for $2.5 billion
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Goodyear acquire US Tyre Brand Cooper for $2.5 billion

AKRON, Ohio and FINDLAY, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2021: Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion. The transaction will expand Goodyear's product offering by combining two portfolios of complementary brands. It will also create a stronger U.S.-based manufacturer with increased presence in distribution and retail channels while combining both companies' strengths in the highly profitable light truck and SUV product segments. The combined company will have approximately $17.5 billion in 2019 sales. Under the terms of the transaction, Goodyear shareholders will own approximately 84% of the combined company, and Cooper shareholders will own approximately 16%. Founded in 1914, Cooper is the 5th-largest tire manufacturer in Nor...
Vedantu acquires doubt-solving platform Instasolv
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Vedantu acquires doubt-solving platform Instasolv

New Delhi, Feb 22, 2021: Ed-tech startup Vedantu has fully acquired Instasolv, a doubt-solving app for students of classes 6 to 12 for science, mathematics. The ed-tech firm, however, did not disclose the financial details of the deal. Earlier in 2020, Vedantu had invested USD 2 million as part of a pre-series A round funding in Instasolv. "Last year we took a strategic decision to invest in Instasolv to strengthen our play in doubt-solving, which is one of the key aspects of learning online. We have seen tremendous potential in Instasolv and share the same mission to democratize education in the country," Vedantu CEO and co-founder Vamsi Krishna said in the statement. This is Vedantu's first acquisition in an education technology company to strengthen its focus in the instant do...
Tata Group to acquire 68 percent stake in BigBasket for $1.3 billion
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Tata Group to acquire 68 percent stake in BigBasket for $1.3 billion

Mumbai, Feb 16th, 2021: India's Tata Group will buy a 68% stake in online grocery startup BigBasket for $1.3 billion (about Rs 9,500 cr), television channel ET Now said on Tuesday, citing sources. The salt-to-software conglomerate has been planning to launch a "super app" that will tie in all its consumer businesses, according to media reports, as it competes against Amazon.com Inc and Reliance Industries Ltd in India's booming e-commerce market. Bengaluru-based BigBasket competes with Walmart Inc-owned Flipkart and Amazon's "Fresh" service as more consumers stay indoors and choose to shop online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tata's stake will translate into an enterprise value of 135 billion rupees for BigBasket, which is backed by Alibaba, ET Now said. BigBasket top manageme...
Payment Firm Payoneer will Go For IPO After $3.3 Billion Merger
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Payment Firm Payoneer will Go For IPO After $3.3 Billion Merger

NEW YORK, February 4, 2021– Global payment firm Payoneer merge with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FTOCU), a special purpose acquisition company at an estimated enterprise value of approximately $3.3 billion. After this deal, Payoneer will be renamed as a Payoneer Global Inc. and will operate as Payoneer, the U.S. publicly listed entity. The company will carry up to $563 million in cash. Payoneer’s management team will continue to lead the Company.  The global online payment transfer firm raises investments from TCV, Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), Viola Ventures, Wellington Management, Nyca Partners, Temasek and more. Payoneer processed more than $44 billion in volume in over 7,000 trade corridors in 2020.
Travel App Ixigo acquires Confirmtkt
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Travel App Ixigo acquires Confirmtkt

Travel app ixigo acquire 100 percent shares of Bengaluru-based online train discovery and booking platform Confirmtkt in an undisclosed cash and stock deal. The founders of ixigo will join the Confirmtkt board and existing investors of Confirmtkt, including Venture Catalysts, will be exiting the company fully as a part of the deal, ixigo said in a statement on Thursday. Both companies will continue to run independently, post this acquisition. Ixigo and Confirmtkt are official IRCTC B2C premium ticketing partners for online train reservations in India. "This deal will help the group to consolidate its presence in Tier 2/3/4 markets with its combined user base of nearly 200 million Indians", the statement said. Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar, Co-Founders, ixigo, said, "The combi...
Uber Acquires Drizly for $1.1 billion
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Uber Acquires Drizly for $1.1 billion

February 02, 2021, SAN FRANCISCO & BOSTON-- Cab booking platform Uber to acquire Drizly for approximately $1.1 billion in stock and cash deal. Drizly is the leading on-demand alcohol marketplace available in more than 1,400 cities across a majority of US states. Drizly works with thousands of local merchants to provide consumers with an incredible selection of beer, wine, and spirits with competitive, transparent pricing. After the completion of the transaction, Drizly will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber. Drizly’s marketplace will eventually be integrated with the Uber Eats app, while also maintaining a separate Drizly app. Merchants on Drizly will be able to benefit from Uber’s best-in-class routing technology and significant consumer base. Delivery drivers will h...
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Byju’s to acquire Aakash Institute for $1 billion

New Delhi, 13th Jan 2021: India based leading Edtech platform Byju's will acquire one of the established coaching institutions of India Aakash Educational Services, that provides test preparation for NEET, IIT JEE Main and many others, for $1 billion. The Byju's app has over 70 million registered students and 4.5 million annual paid subscriptions. The deal, termed as one of the largest edu-tech acquisition in the world, will likely be closed in the next two or three months, as per Bloomberg reports. Byju's is valued at $12 billion and has raised significant capital amid growing demand for online learning amid the covid-19 pandemic. The Bengaluru-based startup is backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Tiger Global Management and Bond Capital, ...
RealPage to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $10.2 Billion
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RealPage to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $10.2 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO, 21st December 2020-- RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, in an all-cash transaction that values RealPage at approximately $10.2 billion, including net debt. Under the terms of the agreement, RealPage stockholders will receive $88.75 in cash per share of RealPage common stock upon the closing of the transaction. Upon completion of the transaction, RealPage expects to continue operating under the leadership of Chairman and CEO Steve Winn and the existing RealPage leadership team based in Richardson, Texas. “RealPage’s industry-leading platform is critical to the real estate ecosystem and has tremendous potential going fo...
Hyundai Motor acquire 80% stake in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank Group
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Hyundai Motor acquire 80% stake in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank Group

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 14, 2020-- Hyundai Motor Group will acquire 80% stake in Boston Dynamics in a deal that values the mobile robot firm at $1.1 billion. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hyundai Motor Group will hold an approximately 80% stake in Boston Dynamics and SoftBank, through one of its affiliates, will retain an approximately 20% stake in Boston Dynamics after the closing of the transaction. The acquisition will mark another major step for Hyundai Motor Group toward its strategic transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider including in fields such as autonomous driving technology, connectivity, eco-friendly vehicles, smart factories, advanced materials, artificial intelligence (AI), and robots. Boston Dynamics produces highly capable mobile robots with...