Category Archives: Acquisitions

eBay acquires Spain’s Ticketbis for more than $160 million to expand StubHub’s global reach into 47 markets

eBay today announced the acquisition of Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a presence in 47 countries. Ticketbis, which is headquartered in Bilbao (Spain) will become part of eBay Inc.’s StubHub business, the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S. With … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Auctionata and New York’s Paddle8 unite to form the leading auction platform for art, collectibles and vintage luxury

Auctionata and Paddle8 announced today that they are joining forces to create the leading online auction house for art, collectibles and vintage luxury. The joint company will immediately become one of the top 10 auction houses worldwide outside of China. Paddle8 … Continue reading

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UK-based mobile payments company Bango acquires BilltoMobile to accelerate carrier billing in U.S. market

Bango, a leading provider of app store carrier billing, today announced it has acquired the BilltoMobile carrier billing service and associated contracts for $3.5 million from Danal Inc. The acquisition positions Bango as the leader in carrier billing in the … Continue reading

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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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