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Mergers And Acquisition

Groupon ropes in Presence AI
Online discount provider Groupon has picked up customer chatbot developer Presence AI for an undisclosed sum, opening the exit for Amazon's Alexa Fund.
Jazz carries away Cavion in $313m deal
Novartis and Eli Lilly are exiting the neurological disease therapy developer in an acquisition that will involve $52.5m upfront and up to $250m in milestone payments.
TopFunnel sucks in Clara Labs
Virtual scheduling assistant developer Clara has been acquired by recruitment services provider TopFunnel two years after raising $7m from investors including Slack Fund.
Caterwings swallows Lemoncat in acquisition deal
Rocket Internet-owned catering services provider Caterwings has paid an eight-figure sum for rival Lemoncat, which counted Rocket Internet as an investor.
Diageo downs Seedlip in acquisition
Diageo has acquired a majority share of non-alcoholic spirits provider Seedlip, building on an investment from its Distill Ventures accelerator in 2016.
Celect sells to Nike
Nike has paid an undisclosed amount for retail analytics software developer Celect, which had raised $30m from investors including NGP Partners.
Cisco to record Voicea acquisition
Cisco is set to buy portfolio company memo-transcription software provider Voicea in a deal that would allow Alphabet, Microsoft, Salesforce and Workday to exit.
Entuity arrives at Park Place
Park Place has purchased the network analytics software provider in a deal of undisclosed size that will enable Mitsubishi to exit.

Other News

Bayer buys BlueRock for $600m
Bayer will pay up to $600 for the 59.2% stake in engineered-cell therapy developer BlueRock Therapeutics it does now own, following a $225m round in 2016.
Go-Jek to invite Moka onboard
SoftBank, Bank Mandiri and Sinar Mas could exit payment software provider Moka in a $100m cash-and-share acquisition by Go-Jek.
Glovo considers changing hands
Glovo, which counts several corporates as investors, has entered discussions with Uber and Deliveroo over a possible acquisition, while SoftBank could potentially provide equity funding.
Hillrom inhales Breathe Technologies in $130m deal
Hillrom is paying $130m to snap up Johnson & Johnson-backed respiratory therapy system developer Breathe, which had raised at least $62m in funding.
SurveyMonkey swings to $68m GetFeedback purchase
SurveyMonkey has acquired the Campaign Monitor-owned online enterprise survey provider in a $68m deal that will give equity to Salesforce Ventures.
HPE outlines acquisition of MapR assets
Hewlett Packard Enterprise reportedly paid less than $50m for the assets of Qualcomm Ventures and CapitalG-backed MapR, which had once been valued at more than $1bn.

Editor's Picks

YY captures Bigo for $1.45bn
Bigo, a social video livestreaming platform, has been acquired by its existing shareholder YY for more than $1.45bn in a deal that also provided exits for Ping An and Bertelsmann.
PlanGrid reveals $875m acquisition blueprint
Autodesk has agreed to acquire the construction management software provider for $875m, providing an exit to investors including Box and Alphabet.
Blackberry seals $1.4bn Cylance purchase
Dell Ventures, Citi Ventures and Capital One Ventures are all set to exit endpoint security software provider after Blackberry agreed an acquisition.
Redlock heads to Palo Alto in $173m acquisition
Dell Technologies Capital will exit Redlock in an acquisition by Palo Alto Networks, five months after it bought another cloud security software developer.
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