Category Archives: Acquisitions

Rumor was true – Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion

The rumor was indeed true – Microsoft bought Minecraft yesterday for $2.5 billion and its founder Markus Persson will not be joining Microsoft. As it was written and speculated nearly a week ago, Microsoft is buying Mojang, the video games … Continue reading

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American retail giant acquires Munich-based Mytheresa.com

Neiman Marcus Group announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the mytheresa.com global online luxury business from Christoph and Susanne Botschen and Acton Capital Partners. Based in Munich, Germany, mytheresa.com was founded by Christoph and Susanne Botschen … Continue reading

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The rumor is that Microsoft is buying Minecraft

The rumor is that one of the biggest global game developers, Mojang, the video games studio behind Minecraft, is getting acquired by Microsoft. According to The Wall Street Journal, the acquisition would potentially be worth a massive $2 billion and … Continue reading

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Piano Media and Press+ Merge to Create Global Content Monetization Leader

Press+, the world’s largest provider of digital subscription services and Piano Media, Europe’s leading media content monetization solutions provider, announced that they are combining forces to accelerate the global shift to digital subscriptions. The merger was led by 3TS Capital … Continue reading

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Tastebuds To Acquire Dating Startup moosify

Tastebuds Media Ltd announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire moosify. The transaction will create the largest music-based dating service worldwide. After acquisition, moosify will continue to operate under the leadership of moosify’s CEO in the … Continue reading

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Delticom acquires specialist price comparison site Toroleo

The majority of online shoppers are shopping online because they are seeking to save money – and most of them compare prices before making a purchase. This was probably one of the reasons why, Delticom, Europe’s leading Internet tyre retailer, has … Continue reading

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Hungry for more: Delivery Hero acquires its rival pizza.de

Delivery Hero, parent company of Lieferheld, today announced the acquisition of its largest competitor pizza.de. This step makes the Berlin-based company Delivery Hero the clear market leader of the online food ordering industry in Germany. Sources familiar with the matter … Continue reading

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Berlin-based Testhub acquired by Applause

The Berlin-based startup Testhub today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Applause (formerly known as uTest) – one of the leading players in the global crowdtesting market. The price and further details of this acquisition has (yet) … Continue reading

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Takeaway acquires Lieferando and raises €73 million

After the rumours of last week it is now official: Takeaway.com acquires the Berlin-based food ordering startup Lieferando. But that’s. Takeaway also announced today that it raised € 73 million in additional funding from Prime Ventures, Macquarie Capital and the founders … Continue reading

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TheStartup.eu and EU-Startups.com join forces

Founded in April 2009 by Stefano Bernardi, TheStartup.eu was a pioneering blog covering the European startup scene. Stefano, who was born and raised in Italy, started his career as an investment analyst for dPixel. Aside of his own projects, he also once … Continue reading

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