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BofA gives Ambani’s Jio Platforms a $100B-plus valuation

Bank of America has pinned a $107 billion valuation tag on Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Platforms, valuing the Indian telecoms and digital conglomerate 64.6% higher than the $65 billion at which it attra

Cvent to go private again in $4.6B Blackstone deal

Meetings and events management software provider Cvent is to be taken private yet again, as part of a $4.6 billion transaction involving two of the biggest players in the private equity sphere. Today&

Company created by Citrix-Tibco merger confirms it has laid off 15% of staff

The continuing onslaught of tech layoffs has not let up in the new year. Last week, we saw big layoff announcements from Amazon and Salesforce with thousands of employees being let go. Yesterday CRN

Generative AI’s Magic Leap

Welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Now that the weird “remember how to work” week is over, I&

Vista Equity Partners to acquire insurance software company Duck Creek for $2.6B

Private equity giant Vista Equity Partners has announced plans to take Duck Creek Technologies private in a $2.6 billion deal. Boston-based Duck Creek, a SaaS-based software provider for the property

Vista Equity Partners to acquire cybersecurity company KnowBe4 for $4.6B

Vista Equity Partners has agreed to a $4.6 billion all-cash deal to acquire KnowBe4, a publicly traded cybersecurity company specializing in helping enterprise workers avoid phishing attacks. “U

Avalara shareholder wants to block its $8.4B sale to Vista Equity Partners

Vista Equity Partners’ proposed $8.4 billion deal to acquire automated tax compliance company Avalara has hit a bump in the road. One of Avalara’s biggest shareholders revealed that it&#82

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.

Daily Crunch: ‘Winter may be longer’ because unicorns won’t accept down rounds, says SoftBank leader

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

How to lose money, SoftBank edition

Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest and most interesting technology, startup and market news. This morning was a fun mix of stuff that we don’t always get to, so strap in for the foll

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.

Vista Equity Partners to acquire automated tax compliance company Avalara for $8.4B

Global investment giant Vista Equity Partners has announced plans to acquire automated tax compliance software provider Avalara in an all-cash deal worth $8.4 billion. Founded in 2004, Seattle-based A

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.

LinkSquares benefits from the legal tech boom with a fresh $100M

Demonstrating that there’s a robust market for contract management solutions, LinkSquares, a company developing intelligent software that helps brands maintain and ink new contracts, today annou

TechCrunch+ roundup: 3 customer experiments, Citrix-Tibco merger, building fundraising momentum

Early-stage startups that hope to refine their value proposition and triangulate target users can't sit back and wait for customer intelligence to just roll in.

Will the Citrix-Tibco merger create enterprise magic? Vista clearly thinks so

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has finally found a suitable match for Tibco: it has teamed up with Evergreen Coast Capital (a unit of Elliot Management) to buy Citrix Systems for $16.5 bn.

Citrix to be acquired by Vista and Evergreen/Elliott in a $16.5B all-cash deal, will be merged with Tibco to create SaaS powerhouse

More consolidation is afoot in the world of IT to meet a new demand from enterprises for “one-stop shops” covering a wide range of needs in our hybrid world of work. Citrix, the long-in-th

Hard cash and soft skills: How to successfully manage an acquisition

We're examining how good acquisitions work in a two-part series. For the first part, we spoke to executives from 3 companies to get their take on the acquisition and integration processes.

Wrangle secures $2M to automate company workflows

The company’s no-code software can automate any kind of process: employee onboarding, contract approvals, help tickets or any other recurring work.

Partner sessions are going all out at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

TechCrunch events always offer a compelling mix of main stage presentations and smaller breakout sessions that allow more time for lots of questions and deeper discussions. Expect nothing less at TC S
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