Category Archives: Acquisitions

Microsoft acquires Solair – an Italian company that provides innovative Internet of Things services

Microsoft has announced it has acquired Solair, an Italian company that has been delivering innovative Internet of Things (IoT) services to customers. Solair’s IoT customization and deployment solutions, built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, are engineered to help businesses in … Continue reading

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Now official: Mobile payment companies payleven and SumUp join forces

Two of the leading European mobile payment companies SumUp and payleven today announced a definitive merger agreement to create the global leader in mobile payments. The shareholders of both companies have approved the transaction and will continue to support the combined company going … Continue reading

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Madrid-based recruiting platform Tyba acquired by Graduateland

Tyba, the Madrid-based platform for startup and technology company recruitment today announced that it has been acquired by Graduateland, a leading career network for students and graduates headquartered in Copenhagen. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in … Continue reading

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Swiss employee referral startup Eqipia just got acquired by Xing – for up to €7.35 million

XING AG, the leading online business network in German-speaking countries, has just acquired the Zurich-based startup BuddyBroker and its product Eqipia. Eqipia, which was founded in 2012, is the leading intelligent and automated employee referral programme in Switzerland. The purchase price is … Continue reading

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Alibaba acquires controlling stake in Rocket Internet’s ecommerce platform Lazada for about $1 billion

The Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group and Rocket Internet’s Lazada Group announced today that Alibaba entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Lazada, a leading ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia. The transaction consists of an investment of … Continue reading

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Dutch “social WiFi” company sells minority stake to the investment fund 5square

SO WIFI, a “social WiFi” provider from Amsterdam, has sold a small minority stake to the investment company 5square. The exact percentage and the value of the transaction have not been disclosed, but the deal is believed to be in the … Continue reading

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One fine acquisition: AccorHotels acquires onefinestay for $170 million to lead the luxury Serviced Homes market

AccorHotels, a leading global hotel operator, today announces the acquisition of onefinestay, a highend hospitality pioneer specializing in luxury Serviced Home rental in key worldwide gateways, for €148 million (~$170M) and makes a further commitment of €64 million to help … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Michael Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch, acquires EU-Startups.com for $2.5 million and moves to Berlin

Almost exactly 5 years and 5 months after the official launch, EU-Startups.com is announcing today that it has just been acquired by the TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. The American tech blog legend agreed to purchase 100% of Menlo Media, the … Continue reading

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twago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace, acquires Spanish competitor Adtriboo

twago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace, acquires Spanish freelance platform Adtriboo. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed yet. With the acquisition twago further consolidates its position in the European and Spanish-speaking markets, since several countries in Latin America … Continue reading

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A sneak peek into the Gust-Fundacity acquisition

Fundacity, a Hungarian – Latin American startup, one of the world’s most popular platforms for startup accelerator programs has just got acquired by Gust. (More info on the details [HERE]). I have been really excited to make this interview happen with Miklos … Continue reading

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