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Solium Capital Acquires Capshare For Startup Share Administration

Solium Capital  has announced the acquisition of Capshare for an undisclosed amount. Capshare has developed a web platform to help companies administer a variety of equity stock issuances, valuations and information for internal and external stakeholders. Solium intends to operate Capshare as a subsidiary to effectively provide an ‘onramp’ to its flagship Shareworks equity plan… Read More »

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Edtech Firm NeoStencil Acquires TestCafe with an aim to To Boost Analytics Based Testing Capabilities

Delhi-based edtech startup NeoStencil has acquired TestCafe, an analytics-based test practice portal. The acquisition will help the startup improve the testing capabilities and enhance the way in which competitive exams participants practice and check their preparedness.  Commenting on the acquisition, NeoStencil co-founder, Kush Beejal said: “TestCafe’s analytics-based testing has shown tremendous results so far, and… Read More »

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Nokia to acquire Deepfield to power network and service automation with real-time, big data analytics

  Nokia is already a major player in the automotive industry providing location intelligence for connected vehicles through HERE. The NGP fund, working closely with HERE, will seek to make investments that also support the growth of the ecosystem around HERE’s mapping and location products and services. Nokia today announced plans to acquire Deepfield, the… Read More »

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5 Benefits of mergers and acquisitions

For many young startups, getting acquired by a bigger more established brand or merging with another startup is the ultimate exit strategy. Brands merge or acquire other brands for varied reasons. The underlying principle for mergers and acquisitions is simple: 1 + 1 = 3. In other words, the combination of two companies will be… Read More »

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Microsoft set to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, making it the biggest acquisition the software giant has made up to date. Microsoft will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal is Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s latest effort to revitalize Microsoft, which was… Read More »

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Alibaba pays $1 billion for a controlling stake in E-Commerce Startup Lazada

On Teusday, Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. announced that it had acquired a controlling stake in Singapore e-commerce startup Lazada Group, its biggest overseas acquisition to date. The move will capitalize on growth in the populous Southeast Asia. The acquisition of Lazada—which sells everything from rice cookers to smartphones and operates e-commerce platforms… Read More »

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Microsoft acquires SwiftKey For $250M

Microsoft has London-based startup SwiftKey famed for their predictive keyboard mobile app in a deal worth an estimated $250 million. In a statement on the company’s blog, founders Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock, wrote: ‘We’re excited to announce an important milestone on SwiftKey’s journey. The startup, which makes keyboard apps for Android and iOS devices acquired… Read More »

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Chinese Social-Shopping Startup Mogujie to set to acquire rival

One of China’s biggest fashion-focused e-commerce services Mogujie.com is taking over its chief competitor Meilishuo.com, to form a new company valued at roughly $2.5 billion, in the latest of a series of mergers among technology startups. Valued at about $1.7 billion in its latest fundraising round, Mogujie.com will effectively control Meilishuo.com, whose investors include Chinese… Read More »

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