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Trade Sale

We Company to buy Indian franchise for $1.9bn
WeWork India, a local franchise of co-working space operator We Company that is backed by Embassy, is set to sell a 70% stake for a $1.9bn in cash and shares.
GE Ventures to sell its portfolio
General Electric had considered spinning out its corporate venturing operation, but has now shifted its focus to finding a buyer for a portfolio consisting of stakes in more than 100 companies.
Avi networks its way to VMWare acquisition
Avi Networks, which raised $115m from investors including Cisco Investments, has agreed to an acquisition by VMWare for an unspecified sum.
Barefoot takes next step with Intel purchase
Tencent, Google and Alibaba are all set to exit the network switch technology developer, which had raised $130m prior to agreeing to an acquisition by Intel.
Cvent goes DoubleDutch in acquisition deal
Cvent paid an undisclosed sum to purchase the event engagement platform developer in a transaction of undisclosed size that gave an exit to Grace Beauty.
Merck tackles $773m Tilos acquisition
Merck & Co will pay up to $773m to acquire biopharmaceutical developer Tilos Therapeutics providing exits to co-founders Boehringer Ingelheim and Partners HealthCare.
HRB catches Wave in $405m acquisition
Wave Financial, the financial management software developer backed by National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Power Corporation, has been bought by H&R Block for $405m in cash.
Apple to swallow
Apple is rumoured to be preparing to move in for self-driving vehicle software developer, opening a potential exit for ride hailing service Grab.

Other News

Cisco intends to secure Sentryo purchase
Cisco is set to buy the industrial-focused cybersecurity software provider in a deal of undisclosed size that will hand exits to Sopra Steria and Reply.
Google buys itself a Looker for $2.6bn
Alphabet subsidiary Google has agreed to acquire data analytics platform developer Looker, supplying an exit to Alphabet unit CapitalG.
Insight Partners captures Recorded Future for $780m
Corporate venturing units GV, REV and MassMutual Ventures look set to exit the threat intelligence provider in a deal that values it at $780m.
Kapost travels to Upland in $45m deal
Salesforce Ventures has exited the content marketing platform in an acquisition by Upland Software that follows some $22m in funding.
Palo Alto Networks secures Twistlock in $410m acquisition
Dell Technologies Capital will exit container cybersecurity technology provider Twistlock in an acquisition by Palo Alto Networks that follows $63m of funding.
Drawbridge falls to LinkedIn
Mitsui has exited customer data platform developer Drawbridge, which was acquired by LinkedIn after raising a reported $70m in venture capital funding.

Editor's Picks

Careem rises to $3.1bn acquisition by Uber
Careem has agreed to an acquisition by Uber in a cash-and-convertible note deal, allowing Rakuten, Al Tayyar, Daimler, STC and Didi Chuxing to exit.
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.
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