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Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners acquire insurance software provider, Vertafore for USD 2.7 billion
02-May-2016 | Insurance software | M&A
The private equity firms Bain Capital LLC and Vista Equity Partners Management LLC have acquired the insurance software provider, Vertafore Inc for USD 2.7 billion, including debt. The firm is currently owned by private equity firm TPG Capital LP. Based in Washington state, Vertafore provides software to property and casualty insurance carriers that helps process claims. According to the company, its products are used by more than more than 500,000 insurance professionals.
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Oracle acquires utility software firm, Opower for approx. USD 532 million
02-May-2016 | Utility Industry Software | M&A
Oracle has acquired Opower, a leading provider of customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services to utilities, for USD 10.30 per share in cash; the transaction is valued at approximately USD 532 million, net of Opower`s cash. Opower`s solutions enable over 100 utilities, such as PG&E, Exelon and National Grid, to deliver a modern digital customer experience. The firm`s big data platform stores and analyzes over 600 billion meter reads from 60 million utility end customers.
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Mobile banking firm, Varo Money raises USD 27 million
02-May-2016 | Mobile financial services | Investments
Varo Money, a mobile-only neobank startup has raised more than USD 27 million in a funding round led by private equity giant Warburg Pincus. Varo will provide debit card, deposit and lending products via its mobile app.
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Indian mobile payments firm, MobiKwik raises USD 50 million
02-May-2016 | Payments | Investments
Indian digital payments wallet firm, MobiKwik has raised USD 50 million in series C funding from investors led by Japanese payment firm, GMO and Taiwanese chipmaker Mediatek. The series C round also saw existing investors such as Sequoia Capital and Treeline Asia participate. In 2015, MobiKwik raised USD 31.6 million in two tranches as part of its Series B investment. The firm has recently launched a new feature called Explore Nearby which helps users discover local stores, restaurants and cafes where MobiKwik payments are accepted.
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Rovi Corp. acquires TiVo for approx. USD 1.1 billion
29-April-2016 | OTT Services | M&A
Rovi Corporation has acquired TiVo for USD 10.70 per share in cash and stock for a total consideration of approximately USD 1.1 billion. TiVo`s cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions enable viewers to consume content across multiple screens in and out-of-the home. Rovi offers a number of products and services for entertainment and content discovery.
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NBCUniversal (Comcast) acquires Dreamworks Animation for USD 3.8 billion
28-April-2016 | Filmed Entertainment | M&A
NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation has acquired DreamWorks Animation for USD41 per share (approx. USD 3.8 billion). Dreamworks is a leading creator of animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment and related consumer products. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development.
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TripAdvisor acquires holiday rental website, HouseTrip
28-April-2016 | Online Property | M&A
Online travel ratings site, TripAdvisor has acquired UK-based holiday rental marketplace HouseTrip for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2010, HouseTrip offers 300,000 properties across Europe and North America; the company had raised approximately USD60 million in funding (through to 2012).
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