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Buffett explains private equity

As I read this excerpt from Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders, all I could think of was the private equity acquisition of the Caritas Christi health care system. As I have noted, this transaction will have a tail that will leave Massachusetts policy-makers with difficult choices. Show More Summary

Nikon Buys Medical Imaging Company Optos For $400 Million; Reduces Exposure To Camera Market

Last year we reported Nikon’s plan to invest almost $2 billion in mergers and acquisitions, mainly in the medical technology industry, in order to diversify its revenue sources and on Friday the company took a big step in following through with it. In a deal valued at $400 million, which was described as “strategically important”, [...]Show More Summary

Microsoft continues its iOS app acquisition spree with Prismatic, a news reader startup that Apple eyed

Since Satya Nadella took the reins from Steve Ballmer just over a year ago, Microsoft has been on an aggressive acquisition spree of cross platform apps and services. Most recently, the company bought the iOS email app Acompli then relaunched it as Outlook for iOS. Microsoft also bought Sunrise, the popular calendar software with an iOS app. […]

Insightpool Acquires Next Principles

7 hours agoTechnology : sCommerce

Social marketing company Insightpool has announced the acquisition of startup Next Principles. Describing itself as “the social relationship intelligence platform,” Insightpool aims to identify those influencing social media and work with the market to better connect companies. Show More Summary

Twitter buys social media startup Niche

7 hours agoTechnology : sCommerce

Twitter’s acquisition of Niche suggests several new innovations are on the horizon for the social network company. It was announced last week that Twitter had acquired Niche, a startup based in New York that introduces advertisers to celebrities and creative stars, who are increasingly able to make money from Twitter and Vine. In addition, it […]

PayPal Buys Paydiant, The Mobile Wallet Behind CurrentC, To Raise Its Game v. Google + Apple

7 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

PayPal, the payments service with 162 million users preparing to separate from e-commerce giant eBay later this year, is announcing an acquisition today to help build out its mobile business targeting physical merchants, and sharpenShow More Summary

HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7 billion

Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, the biggest acquisition by HP in recent years.

NTT Takes Aim at Germany

According to papers in Japan, NTT is about to duplicate its RagingWire acquisition on the other side of the Atlantic.  The Japanese-based telecommunications giant is said to be in talks to acquire Germany's e-shelter for about $836M.... [visit site to read more]

NXP & Freescale Merge

Buyouts, acquisitions, and mergers of semiconductor companies are not unfamiliar territory for anyone who deals with chips and components for a living. Remember Mostek? That’s STMicroelectronics now. The switches used to type this post – Cherry blues – were made by ON Semiconductor. Show More Summary

GAME gets into eSports with the £20 million acquisition of Multiplay

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

It looks like 2015 could be a big year for competitive gaming in the UK. Just weeks after we found out where the UK's first eSports arena will be located, Britain's biggest video game retailer GAME has confirmed it's getting into the tournament busin...

Akamai Boosts DNS With Xerocole Acquisition

Akamai has made an inorganic move this icy Monday morning aimed at boosting its capabilities in DNS.  They have acquired Xerocole, whose specialty is recursive DNS.... [visit site to read more]

Confirmed! Ola Acquires TaxiForSure For $200M!

Ola has today officially confirmed that it has acquired TaxiForSure for $200 million or close to Rs. 1200 Crore. Ola is already a leading cab aggregation and rental company and with acquisition of TaxiForSure, they have now moved far ahead of the competition. Show More Summary

New York Rangers' Acquisition of Keith Yandle Is Riskiest Deal in Recent Memory

The New York Rangers like to make a splash on deadline day, and team brass decided to get things done early this year. Instead of waiting until the day of, general manager Glen Sather put all of his chips into the middle of the table and acquired Keith Yandle Sunday, March 1. Show More Summary

Unlike Others, Winnipeg Jets Paying Low Price for Savvy Veteran Acquisitions

It wasn ’t all that long ago that the trendy thing to do was make fun of Kevin Cheveldayoff ’s inability to trade for NHL players, as the Winnipeg Jets general manager went year after year without making a trade for a player of any particular...Show More Summary

Greg Hardy's Phenomenal Talent Will Create Tough Decisions for NFL Teams

Making personnel decisions in the NFL is all about balance. General managers must be able to balance a potential acquisition's on-field ability against any potential off-field concerns. Because of this balance and because every teamShow More Summary

ACCC clears Seven-Foxtel Presto JV

Consumer watchdog won't oppose Seven’s acquisition of shares in streaming service.

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