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Mergers And Acquisition

Google points North to acquisition
Google paid a reported $180m for Amazon and Intel-backed North Wearables, the augmented reality glasses developer having sought a buyer since spring.
Shift gears up for reverse merger
The Lithia Motors, BMW and Alliance Ventures-backed automotive e-commerce marketplace is set to go public through a reverse merger with Insurance Acquisition.
Mirror reflects on $500m acquisition
At-home fitness company Mirror is set to be acquired by Lululemon for $500m, after the corporate contributed to its series B round in November.
SGX sets aside $128m to buy BidFX
Trading bourse owner SGX will take over the remaining 80% of the FX trading platform operator, its Asian Gateway Investments vehicle having invested $25m last year.
Empower to purchase Personal Capital for $825m
BBVA, USAA and Power Financial are set to exit wealth management technology provider Personal Capital in an $825m transaction.
Analysis: Mastercard buys Finicity for $825m
Mastercard will buy financial data technology provider Finicity in a deal that could reach $985m, giving Experian an exit. This is yet another large exits in this space this year after the acquisitions of Plaid and Credit Karma earlier.
Tencent takes iFlix in acquisition deal
The regional streaming service has been bought by Tencent for a reported eight-digit sum, enabling Hearst, JTBC, Liberty Global, MNC, PLDT, Sky, Yoshimoto Kogyo and Zain to exit.
Ojo Labs moves into new round
Northwestern Mutual and RBC invested in a $62.5m round for eal estate services platform Ojo that funded the acquisition of Mitsui Fudosan-backed Movoto.

Other News

Mastercard to integrate Finicity for $825m
Experian is exiting the financial data technology provider Finicity in a deal that could reach $985m taking earn-outs into account.
Microsoft snags CyberX in $165m acquisition
The IoT security technology provider had raised $48m in funding from investors including Qualcomm and Čez pre-acquisition.
Invitae to inhale ArcherDX in $1.4bn deal
The Qiagen-founded precision cancer technology provider agreed to an acquisition by Invitae sized at at least $325m in cash and shares currently valued at about $820m.
Novo to capture Corvidia in $2.1bn deal
AstraZeneca and Fresenius Medical Care will exit the kidney disease treatment developer in a $725m acquisition that could potentially rise to $2.1bn.
Verizon to cash in from Flash Networks exit
The mobile optimisation technology provider, whose backers include Verizon Ventures, is set to be bought by Volaris Group.
Sennder integrates with Everoad
Siemens and Scania-backed Sennder has merged with fellow on-demand logistics provider Everoad to seize a larger chunk of the European marketplace.

Editor's Picks

Letgo links to OfferUp in merger deal
Naspers subsidiary OLX Group led a $120m round for the e-commerce app developers, which have agreed to merge, and will own 40% of the combined entity.
Visa to pay $5.3bn for Plaid
Visa is buying Plaid four months after investing in it, at a price that doubles the financial data technology provider's 2018 valuation.
F5 finds Shape in $1bn acquisition
Alphabet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, JetBlue and SingTel are exiting the cybersecurity software producer in a $1bn purchase.
Vertex veers to Semma for $950m acquisition
Novartis, Medtronic and SinoPharm will exit the stem cell-based diabetes therapy developer in an acquisition by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
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