M&A

Coinbase has hired LinkedIn’s M&A boss to spearhead new acquisitions

Coinbase is continuing its executive hiring spree as the company has announced that Emilie Choi is joining Coinbase as vice president of Corporate and Business Development.

Accela gets acquired by Berkshire Partners as it looks to move govtech services to the cloud

Boston-based private equity shop Berkshire Partners announced this afternoon that it is acquiring Accela — a nearly 20 year old startup that sells regulatory management solutions to government

Chinese photo-sharing app Kuaishou planning U.S. IPO later this year

We’re hearing from sources that Kuaishou — a hot photo-sharing application in China — is planning to go public in the U.S. later this year. Sources tell us the app has more than 40 million d

What does Trump mean for tech M&A?

After Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential victory earlier this month, the tech community has been trying to assess how the new administration will impact them. There are concerns that there will

Another Salesforce acquisition with BeyondCore enterprise analytics grab

Business analytics platform BeyondCore will be officially joining Salesforce, according to a blog post by BeyondCore CEO Arijit Sengupta. BeyondCore is an enterprise analytics tool that bolsters bus

Medium nabs Embed.ly to add to its list of publisher tools

Medium announced today that it has acquired Embed.ly to support publishers with backend APIs for embedding content. Embed.ly supports writers by providing analytics on content and customized recommend

Acqui-hire experts Tasman acqui-hired by consulting juggernaut Ernst & Young

So you wanna buy a startup? But how do you get the deal signed and roll their team into yours? Consulting behemoth Ernst & Young wants to have the answers and rule M&A advisory services in Sil

Building A Great Company May Not Be Enough To Get Acquired

The dream of many entrepreneurs is to build a successful business that can go public or be acquired for a large sum. While IPOs are hard to come by, acquisitions are more common. The mantra is that

Return Of The M&A

2014 has seen an unprecedented number of M&A transactions globally, especially within the tech sector. Global tech M&A was up 55% over last year, soaring to its highest level since 2000. Techn

A Look Back At Yahoo’s Flickr Acquisition For Lessons Today

When Yahoo made an offer to buy photo-sharing startup Flickr in early 2005, Stewart Butterfield and his team had a tough decision to make. There were many reasons for Flickr, founded by Butterfield an

Investment Banking 2.0 Says “Hello World!?”

David Gelles wrote in the New York Times this weekend about how large tech corporations have been conducting more M&A deals with less input from traditional investment banks. Because of my company

India’s Snapdeal Acquires Fashion Discovery Site Doozton, As Battle For Online Fashion Heats Up

Online fashion retail is fast becoming the next battlefront for India’s growing e-commerce startups. With two of the biggest Indian e-commerce companies — Flipkart and Myntra — prepa

India’s Flipkart Nears $330M Myntra Deal, As Common Investors Push To Fight Amazon, eBay

India’s biggest e-commerce company, Flipkart, is in the final stages of completing a merger deal with the country’s fast growing online fashion retailer Myntra, in what could potentiall

What Can Indian Startups Learn From The Facebook Acquisition That Didn’t Happen

Little Eye Labs was not the only acquisition Facebook was chasing in India last year. Salorix, a social media analytics startup that had raised $3.5 million in Series A from Inventus Capital Partners

Yahoo And Google Are Both Spending Big Money On Acquisition Sprees And What That Says About Their Futures

These days it seems as if a startup so much as glances in Marissa Mayer's direction, it can expect a bid within 24 hours. There's been a lot of buzz about Yahoo's new role as an acquisition hound of l

Gaming Industry Report: M&A Hits $4B Record In 2012, While Social Gaming Investment Plummets By $1B+

Today, international investment firm <a target="_blank" href="http://www.digi-capital.com/">Digi-Capital</a> published <a target="_blank" href="http://www.digi-capital.com/reports.html">its in-depth r

Defining The M&A “Nibble” And What To Do When You Get One

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Jason M. Lemkin served as CEO and co-founder of EchoSign, the web’s most popular e-signature service, from inception through its acquisition by Adobe Systems Inc. in 2011.

Google Replaces Its Head Of M&A With Don Harrison, Will Open A New Late-Stage Investment Group

According to Reuters, Google is making major moves in its mergers and acquisitions group, replacing David Lawee with Don Harrison, a high-ranking lawyer at the company. Here’s what Reuters share

With Instagram Buy, Facebook Officially Pushes M&A Strategy Beyond The ‘Acqui-hire’

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/09/right-before-acquisition-instagram-closed-50m-at-a-500m-valuation-from-sequoia-thrive-greylock-and-benchmark/">very surprising</a> announcement this

Airbnb Acquires UK-based Crashpadder As Part Of International Growth Push

<a href="http://airbnb.com">Airbnb</a> has acquired <a href="http://www.crashpadder.com">Crashpadder</a>, a London-based company that runs an online marketplace where people can list their homes and a
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