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Yieldstreet to acquire real estate investment platform Cadre

Alternative investment platform Yieldstreet announced today that it has agreed to acquire Cadre, an online real-estate-focused investment platform aimed at institutional and high net worth investors.

eBay to gain $2.2B from sales of its shares in classified biz Adevinta

eBay is unloading its remaining shares in the online classified business Adevinta to private equity firms Permira and Blackstone for $2.2 billion in cash and 20% equity, it said. Adevinta had origina

M&A founder lessons: Valuable insights from PlanGrid’s $875M acquisition by Autodesk

Tracy Young Contributor Share on X Tracy Young is the co-founder and CEO of TigerEye, the go-to-market platform that helps companies make strategic decisions and is currently offering early access. Mo

Confirmed: Palo Alto has acquired Talon Cyber Security, sources say for $625M

Palo Alto Networks has just confirmed one more major piece of security startup M&A out of Israel: It has acquired Talon Cyber Security, a specialist in building enterprise browsers for securing di

HubSpot picks up B2B data provider Clearbit to enhance its AI platform

HubSpot, the Boston-based marketing software maker and CRM platform, announced today it’s acquiring the B2B data provider Clearbit to enhance its platform with third-party company data spanning

Follow this playbook to land and complete company acquisitions

When bringing a company into your fold, nailing communication requires a clear plan that outlines what needs to be shared, when, how, and to whom.

WordPress.com owner buys all-in-one messaging app Texts.com for $50M

WordPress.com and Tumblr owner Automattic is adding another company to its portfolio with today’s news that it has acquired the all-in-one messaging app Texts.com for $50 million. The app brings

Infant formula company Bobbie takes in $70M to acquire Nature’s One

With the Nature’s One acquisition, Bobbie becomes the third-largest fully integrated brand in the U.S. and will grow to a 15% non-WIC market share.

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As the generative AI craze rages on, Ramp acquires customer support startup Cohere.io

Want more fintech news in your inbox? Sign up here. Finance automation company Ramp has acquired Cohere.io, a startup that built an AI-powered customer support tool, the companies told TechCrunch excl

Vodafone and Three plan to merge in the UK in a $19B deal (if regulators approve)

The mobile market in Europe and the U.K. — once orchestrated to be ripe ground for competition — has been on a long-term course of consolidation, and the latest chapter in that story was m

FIS acquires, and Better.com lays off

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FIS acquires banking-as-a-service startup Bond

Consolidation continues apace in the world of fintech. FIS, the fintech giant that runs a wide range of payment, banking and investment services, has acquired Bond, a startup that specializes in embed

Okay, which analyzes engineers’ productivity, sells to Stripe

Fintech giant Stripe has acquired Okay, a startup that developed a low-code analytics software to help engineering leaders better understand how their teams are performing, the companies told TechCrun

TechCrunch+ roundup: Minimizing M&A mayhem, cybersecurity PM checklist, open source AI

Can open-source foundation AI models level the playing field while addressing concerns about privacy and bias?

Unlocking the M&A code: 5 factors that can make (or break) a deal

CEOs often make the mistake of assuming that a product will seamlessly integrate into their existing tech stack, especially in a tuck-in acquisition.

Going private: A guide to PE tech acquisitions

Signs point to robust PE buyout activity in 2023 supported by lower market volatility, falling valuations, a more stable interest rate environment and large pools of available capital.

IBM acquires GraphQL startup StepZen to step up its game in API management

GraphQL, developed internally at Facebook to help developers with API management before getting rolled out as an open source query language in 2015, has gained traction as an alternative (or complemen

Marqeta buys fintech Power Finance in $275M all-cash deal, its first acquisition

Marqeta has agreed to acquire two-year-old fintech infrastructure startup Power Finance for $223 million in cash, marking the first acquisition in the publicly traded company’s 13-year history. Abou
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