Mergers and Acquisitions

Astrobotic expands with acquisition of Masten Space Systems

Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic has acquired Masten Space Systems after the latter company filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of July. The acquisition comes following a successful $4.5 million bid

You’ve sold your company. Now what?

The transaction is complete. The keys have passed to the new owner. This is what you, your team and investors were aiming for, and your bank accounts have become a lot larger.

As 3D printing merger closes, MakerBot CEO steps up and Ultimaker CEO steps down

Google closes $5.4B Mandiant acquisition

Google has announced that its proposed $5.4 billion bid to buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant is now complete. The internet giant revealed plans to acquire publicly traded Mandiant back in March, less th

Kenya’s HotelOnline acquires hospitality software company HotelPlus

HotelOnline, a Kenya-based Yanolja-backed travel technology scale-up that fashions itself as an e-commerce and digital marketing enabler in the hospitality industry, has acquired HotelPlus, a software

Headspace Health acquires inclusive mental health and wellness app Shine

Headspace Health is acquiring Shine, a mental health and wellness app dedicated to providing an inclusive mental health experience for the BIPOC community, the company announced on Thursday. The finan

Online grocery company Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods

This is Misfits Market’s first acquisition and is particularly fitting, given the online grocery environment over the past few years.

Instacart acquires Rosie to offer new e-commerce solutions for local and independent retailers

Instacart is acquiring Rosie, an e-commerce platform for local and independent retailers and wholesalers, the company announced on Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founde

UK clears $8.1B merger between NortonLifeLock and Avast

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has formally cleared the proposed $8.1 billion merger between cybersecurity giants NortonLifeLock and Avast, a month after provisionally greenlight

Instacart is acquiring AI-powered pricing and promotions platform Eversight

Instacart is acquiring Eversight, an AI-powered pricing and promotions platform for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers, the company announced on Thursday. The financial terms of the de

Reddit acquires contextualization company Spiketrap to boost its ads business

Reddit’s acquisition spree is continuing this morning with news that the company is bringing the audience contextualization company Spiketrap’s technology in-house. Deal terms were not dis

China’s NetEase snaps up French video game studio Quantic Dream

NetEase, a Chinese technology company and billion-dollar video-game publisher, has acquired French video-game studio Quantic Dream. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal means that NetEase no

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.

PostEx acquires Call Courier to become Pakistan’s largest e-commerce service provider

Pakistani fintech PostEx has acquired logistics service provider Call Courier, creating what it describes as the largest e-commerce service provider in the country. PostEx will now serve 1.3 million u

Sony acquires Savage Game Studios, announces new PlayStation Studios Mobile Division

Sony is acquiring mobile game developer Savage Game Studios, the company announced on Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Savage Game is joining a newly created PlayStation Stu

OpenText pushes acquisitive approach to growth with $6B Micro Focus deal

If the market doesn’t want Micro Focus, why does OpenText? It appears to be a big deal about getting bigger rather than direct synergy with the acquiring company.

eBay is acquiring trading card marketplace TCGplayer for up to $295M

EBay is acquiring TCGplayer, an online marketplace for collectible trading card games, in a deal valued up to $295 million, the company announced on Monday. The deal is subject to customary closing co

WebMD acquires French medical news and information platform Jim.fr

Health information publishing giant WebMD announced that it’s acquiring Jim.fr, a French-language medical news and information website aimed at healthcare professionals (HCPs). Terms of the deal

Social investment platform eToro to acquire fintech startup Gatsby for $50M

Multi-asset social investment network and Robinhood competitor eToro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gatsby — a fintech startup which also aimed to go head to head against Robinhood

BitGo seeks $100M in damages from Galaxy Digital for calling off $1.2B acquisition

The crypto sector’s first $1 billion deal, announced at the height of record surge in token prices last year, is disbanding as the market reverses much of the gains — and not everyone is p
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