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Stockholm’s EQT Growth closes $2.2B to fund scaling European startups like Vinted, Mambu and Epidemic Sound

The days of European startups relocating to the U.S. if they want to grow (and raise money to do so) have been receding in the rearview mirror for a while now, so much so that even in these leaner tim

Key issues you should consider before signing an international merger deal

By understanding the key issues in cross-border tech M&A, an international acquirer can close a successful transaction and achieve its commercial objectives in the United States.

Ping Identity CEO discusses his company’s long, strange startup trip

Ping Identity CEO Andre Durand sees another opportunity to continue growing the company under private equity ownership.

What does $2.8B buy you in today’s market?

The premium Thoma Bravo paid for Ping may look steep, but there is some logic to it.

Thoma Bravo picks up Ping Identity for $2.8B in an all-cash deal

After a tough few months in the markets for Ping Identity, the enterprise identity management company today announced a big move: private equity firm Thoma Bravo is buying the company and taking it pr

AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks

As more enterprises migrate apps and workloads into the cloud, so grows the need for more sophisticated tech to secure that activity. That’s resulted in a strong run of funding rounds for startu

Real-time database startup Imply reaches unicorn status with $100M infusion

The desire to extract value from enterprise data has only grown as the pandemic prompts organizations to digitize their operations. But organizations often lack the right set of tools to do so. Accord

Salesforce and Twitter are both lucky their purported $20B deal failed in 2016

What if history gone a bit differently and Salesforce had bought Twitter in 2016? We spoke to some analysts who cover the CRM industry to get their thoughts.

TechCrunch+ roundup: The Kindbody TC-1, Glossier’s mistakes, calculating startup runway

With a focus on education that addresses the fragmentation associated with infertility care, Kindbody is growing at a remarkable pace, but it's also helping many patients feel seen and heard for the f

Daily Crunch: FDA clears Fitbit algorithm that passively scans for signs of AFib

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Unpacking SailPoint’s $6.9B sale to private equity firm Thoma Bravo

To understand why SailPoint is selling and Thoma Bravo is buying, we'll need to peek into the company's results.

Thoma Bravo to take identity security company SailPoint private for $6.9B

Another day, another big private equity acquisition. It’s widely known that private equity firms are awash in cash these days and looking to direct it into acquisitions. Last month, Thoma Bravo

TechCrunch+ roundup: Startup survival tips, content as a service, leading with transparency

Once investors started shaving value from high-flying stocks, it changed the game for early-stage valuations, says Navin Chaddha, managing partner at Mayfield.

Daily Crunch: Corporate management startup Ramp doubles its valuation to $8.1B with new financing

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After Anaplan, which SaaS company will private equity target next?

The stock market hasn't been kind to SaaS companies in recent quarters, which makes us wonder if we’re seeing the beginning of a trend of private equity taking aim at vulnerable SaaS firms.

Thoma Bravo to take Anaplan off the board for $10.7B

It’s a bit unusual for meaningful tech news to break on a Sunday night, but that’s what happened last night when private equity firm Thoma Bravo announced it was acquiring Anaplan, the Saa

2021 was a record-breaking year for cybersecurity startups

2021 may have been a rough year for cybersecurity, but it was a record-breaking year for security startups. According to new data from Momentum Cyber, a financial advisory firm for the security indust

After the acquisition: 3 startup executives share their exit experiences

In Part 1 of this series, we spoke to acquiring companies about the deal and how they integrate acquired firms. In Part 2, we talk to executives from the three companies that they bought.

Pendo acquires Mind the Product to boost global product manager community

Last year product analytics and digital adoption platform Pendo pulled in $110 million investment from private equity firm Thoma Bravo, and that was not long after a $150 million tranche of funding.

VCs approached Facebook to fund a spinout of Workplace valued at over $1B, but Facebook declined

Workplace — the app originally built as a version of Facebook for employees to communicate with each other — now has more than 7 million users, carving out a place for itself as an app to
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