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Latest deals... acquires 43.2% stake in rival classifieds website, for USD 1.6 billion
17-April-2015 | Online Classifieds | M&A Inc acquired a 43.2% stake in its rival Chinese classified ads website for approx. USD 1.6 billion (valuing at over USD 3.6 billion). paid for the stake by issuing around 34 million shares and USD 412.2 million in cash. As part of the deal, Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., which owns more than 25% of, made an additional investment of usd 400 million in Investors in include Tiger Global Management, Carlyle Group and CITIC Capital. and Ganji are China`s biggest classifieds websites.
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Nokia acquires telecom equipment firm, Alcatel-Lucent in all share deal for EUR 15.6 billion
15-April-2015 | Telecom Equipment | M&A
Both companies are telecom equipment manufacturers and service providers. Under the all-share deal, Nokia has offered Alcatel-Lucent shareholders 0.55 shares in the combined company for each of their old shares. Nokia shareholders will collectively own 66.5 percent of the new company and Alcatel-Lucent shareholders 33.5 percent.The new company would become operational in 2016.
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UK-based publisher, TES Global acquires academic jobs website, Unijobs
14-April-2015 | Online recruitment | M&A
Unijobs is an online recruitment services for academic posts. TES Global is a UK-based publisher specialising in news and jobs for school teachers. Its key offerings include the Times Educational Supplement weekly and its online offering which currently has 6.9 million registered users (across 197 countries). TES is owned by the private equity firm, TPG Capital.
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Amazon acquires data migration software firm, Amiato
13-April-2015 | Data Migration | M&A
Amazon has acquired Amiato, a data migration firm. Amiato offers tools to help organisations migrate data from a variety of databases (e.g. MongoDB) into cloud-based data warehousing services. The acquisition is likely to assist Amazon clients to migrate data to the Amazon Web Services platform. Amiato had previously received USD 2 million in venture funding (from Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, and Ignition Partners et al.)
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US-based social media analytics company Sprinklr Inc. raises USD 46 million from Battery Ventures led group of investors.
31-March-2015 | Online and mobile advertising | Investments
US-based social media analytics company Sprinklr Inc. has raised USD 46 million in Series E funding round from Battery Ventures led group of investors. Existing investors Intel Capital and Iconiq Capital also participated in this round of funding. The company plans to utilize the proceeds from the current funding round to further enhance its social communication platform and expanding its marketing` efforts as well as to expand its team. The current investment brings the company`s total raised capital till date to USD 123.5 million. Sprinklr, founded in 2008 by Ragy Thomas (CEO), offers social media management, content management, social relationship management, campaign management, social media analytics, audience management and social reporting solutions to enterprises. Earlier in April 2014, it raised USD 40 million from Iconiq Capital led group of investors.
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US-based online financial social networking platform raises USD 1.5 million from group of investors.
31-March-2015 | Online social media | Investments
US-based online financial social networking platform has raised USD 1.5 million in venture funding from Jake Fawcett led group of investors. The company plans to utilize the proceeds from the current round of investment to further enhance its platform, add new features as well as expand its network of financial markets experts. Founded in 2013 by Kheang Ly (CEO), Scutify operates an online financial social networking platform that enables financial markets investors, traders, fund managers and analysts to connect and follow as well as share financial news, expert opinion and information with each other. With this funding, the company has raised a total of USD 2.5 million in investment. Earlier in September 2014, it raised USD 1 million investment from an undisclosed group of investors.
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US-based online on-demand household services firm Handy raises USD 15 million from TPG Growth Capital led group of investors.
30-March-2015 | Consumer Software & Services | Investments
US-based online on-demand household services firm Handy (formerly Handybook Inc.) has raised USD 15 million in series C funding round from TPG Growth Capital led group of investors. Other investors participating in this round include several existing investors and a new investor Sound Ventures. The company plans to use the proceeds from the current funding round to further develop its online platform, expand its network of home cleaners and handyman as well as hire more employees. The latest financing brings total funds raised by the company till date to USD 64 million. Handy, founded in 2012 by Oisin Hanrahan (CEO) and Umang Dua, operates online and mobile platform that allows users to search and instantly book professionals for housekeeping and home repair services. Earlier in June 2014, it raised USD 30 million in series B funding round from Revolution Growth led group of investors.
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