Trade Sale

Cision to snag Brandwatch in $450m acquisition
Cision, already a shareholder in the social media analytics provider, is set to pay $450m to acquire it, following $63m in funding.
MDLive heads to Evernorth
Sutter Health, Novo, Sentara and Health Care Service Corporation are set to exit the virtual healthcare provider in an acquisition of undisclosed size.
AstraZeneca achieves Moderna stake sale
AstraZeneca likely received over $1bn from selling its shares, having invested $140m in the publicly listed covid-19 vaccine developer in 2015.
Vedantu inhales Instasolv
Academic answer provider Instasolv has agreed to be acquired by Vedantu eight months after receiving $2m in funding from the latter.
Acast acquires RadioPublic
The New York Times, Automattic, WGBH, American Public Media, McClatchy, Graham Holdings and Bose have exited the podcasting platform developer through the deal.
MedPilot lands at Vytalize
MedPilot, a developer of healthcare revenue management software, has been acquired after raising $3.6m from backers including Cedars-Sinai Accelerator.
Humacyte hooks into Alpha Healthcare
Fresenius Medical Care and Access Industries-backed Humacyte will merge with Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp to become a public business with a market cap of $1.1bn.
CrowdStrike captures Humio for $400m
Dell is celebrating an exit as Humio agreed to a $400m acquisition by CrowdStrike, less than a year after Dell led a $20m series B round for the cybersecurity company.

Other News

AEye identifies reverse merger opportunity
Aisin, Airbus, Intel, LG, SBI, Hella and SK Hynix all celebrated a win as AEye agreed to a reverse merger with CF Finance to list on Nasdaq at a $2bn valuation.
PSafe secures CyberLabs in merger deal
Qihoo 360 has exited the Brazil-based peer after it joined AI technology group CyberLabs to form a new company, CyberLabs Group.
Unacademy draws in TapChief
Unacademy has acquired a majority stake in the professional networking platform, providing an exit for Paytm.
Tata Group to put BigBasket in its trolley
BigBasket is reportedly being valued between $1.8bn and $2bn in a transaction that would give Tata Group a majority stake.
Owlet grows into public company
Amazon-backed Owlet Baby Care has agreed to a reverse merger with special purpose acquisition company Sandbridge for a post-deal valuation of $1.39bn.
Kokuyo gets Clear in acquisition
Asahi Shimbun, Dentsu and Zoshinkai are set to exit the notebook-sharing platform operator in an acquisition of undisclosed size by office products supplier Kokuyo.

Editor's Picks

Visa releases Plaid from acquisition agreement
The $5.3bn purchase agreed a year ago would have enabled Alphabet, Mastercard, Citi and American Express to exit the banking software producer.
Aurora drives $10bn Uber ATG merger
Uber's autonomous driving spinoff, which had raised $1bn from SoftBank Vision Fund, Toyota and Denso, is merging with self-driving technology producer Aurora.
Salesforce to pick up Slack in $27.7bn deal
SoftBank held a 7% stake in the enterprise messaging tool developer when it listed 18 months ago at a $13.1bn valuation, its backers also including GV and Comcast Ventures.
Merck & Co marks $2.75bn VelosBio purchase
Takeda Ventures and Chiesi Ventures are set to exit the cancer drug developer through the deal, which came after just over $200m in funding.
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