Mergers and Acquisitions

Intuit’s $12B Mailchimp acquisition is about expanding its small business focus

At first blush, the $12 billion Intuit-Mailchimp deal might not make a heck of a lot of sense. But people tend to pigeonhole companies, and in this case they might see Intuit as purely a financial sof

Notion acquires India’s Automate.io in push to accelerate product expansion

Notion said on Wednesday it has acquired Automate.io, an Indian startup that builds connectivity and integrations with over 200 services, as the workplace productivity startup looks to accelerate its

DigitalOcean enhances serverless capabilities with Nimbella acquisition

As developers look for ways to simplify how they create software, serverless solutions, which enable them to write code without worrying about the underlying infrastructure required to run their appli

Ramp and Brex draw diverging market plans with M&A strategies

From a high level, all of the recent deal-making in corporate cards and spend management shows that it’s not enough to just help companies track what employees are expensing these days.

How Cisco keeps its startup acquisition engine humming

Cisco has a rich history of buying its way to global success. And it's remained quite active, acquiring more than 30 startups over the last four years for a total of 229 over the life of the company.

Let’s make a deal: A crash course on corporate development

If you’re a venture-backed startup at some point it would be wise to generate a return — either get acquired or go public. If you’re going to get acquired, chances are you’re going to spend a

Cisco beefing up app monitoring portfolio with acquisition of Epsagon for $500M

Cisco announced on Friday that it’s acquiring Israeli applications-monitoring startup Epsagon at a price pegged at $500 million. The purchase gives Cisco a more modern microservices-focused comp

Airtable makes Bayes its first acquisition to up its data visualization game

Airtable, the makers of the no-code relational database, announced its first acquisition today, acquiring Bayes, an early-stage visualization startup. The purpose of the purchase is to enhance the dat

Perform a quality of earnings analysis to make the most of M&A

Every entrepreneur must understand how to properly form a view of their company's proper adjusted EBITDA and adjusted revenue.

Apax to combine three social impact software companies in deal valued at $2B

Who says there is no big money in software aimed at helping people? Private equity firm Apax Funds announced this morning that it is combining three social impact firms to create a platform of sorts i

Marvell nabs Innovium for $1.1B as it delves deeper into cloud ethernet switches

Marvell announced this morning it has reached an agreement to acquire Innovium for $1.1 billion in an all-stock deal. The startup, which raised over $400 million according to Crunchbase data, makes ne

Salesforce steps into RPA buying Servicetrace and teaming it with MuleSoft

Over the last couple of years, robotic process automation or RPA has been red hot with tons of investor activity and M&A from companies like SAP, IBM and ServiceNow. UIPath had a major IPO in Apri

E-scooter company Fenix acquires Palm for $5M, gains entry to Turkish market

Abu Dhabi-based micromobility company Fenix has acquired Palm, a shared e-scooter company in Turkey, for $5 million — the exact amount the company raised last November and this past February dur

How to prepare for M&A, your most likely exit avenue

Despite the headlines about billion-dollar M&A transactions, record IPOs and the rapid growth of SPACs, small deals will continue to be the most likely exit for the vast majority of tech startups.

How to navigate an acquisition without alienating your current employees

M&As can provide a bright future for the company, but the process can be stressful. Talent is your most valuable asset, so make sure you give employees what they need to weather the changes.

ZoomInfo drops $575M on Chorus.ai as AI shakes up the sales market

ZoomInfo announced this morning it intends to acquire conversational sales intelligence tool Chorus.ai for $575 million. Shares of ZoomInfo are unchanged in premarket trading following the news, per Y

Microsoft confirms it’s buying cybersecurity startup RiskIQ

Microsoft has confirmed it’s buying RiskIQ, a San Francisco-based cybersecurity company that provides threat intelligence and cloud-based software as a service for organizations. Terms of the de

Zoom to acquire German startup to bring real-time translation to meetings

As companies expand worldwide and meet online in tools like Zoom, the language barrier can be a real impediment to getting work done. Zoom announced that it intends to acquire German startup Karlsruhe

Delivery service Gopuff acquires rideOS for $115 million

On-demand goods, food and alcohol delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115 million, sources familiar with the deal say. This acquisition comes just a few months a

Punchbowl nabs $5M investment, acquires VidHug to add video to party planning platform

When the pandemic hit last year, Punchbowl, an online party planning service, was left in the lurch with gatherings all but shut down. But instead of lamenting the situation, founder and CEO Matt Doug
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