Category: M&A

myfisensemyfisenseJune 9, 2021
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To help better address that opportunity, a company called 1e, which builds solutions for companies to enable hybrid working along with managing the wider space of endpoint management, has been acquired by Carlyle on the heels of a strong year of business. The private equity firm has picked up the London-based company in a $270 million […]

myfisensemyfisenseJune 3, 2021
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Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy a minority stake in French software and computing services company Cegid in a deal that the companies said gives Cegid an enterprise value of $6.7billion. Investment firm Silver Lake will remain Cegid’s majority shareholder. Cegid, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Lyon, registered turnover of €498m in […]

myfisensemyfisenseMay 26, 2021
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  Vectura Group, a British pharmaceutical company focused on inhaled medicines, garnered a $1.36bn  takeover by global investment firm The Carlyle Group. Shareholders will receive 136 pence in cash plus a dividend of 19 pence for each share under the terms of the offer, representing a 32% premium on the ex-dividend closing price of the […]

myfisensemyfisenseMay 20, 2021
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  Goldman Sachs has picked up a significant minority stake in contract research organisation Aragen Life Sciences, whilst ChrysCapital exits. This has paved the way for the exit of homegrown private equity firm ChrysCapital and other shareholders, said Aragen, formerly GVK Biosciences. It did not disclose financial details. ChrysCapital, which had invested in 2015, held […]

myfisensemyfisenseMay 7, 2021
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InvestCloud, a specialist in cloud-based financial digital solutions, has acquired Vista-backed Advicent, a cash flow, trust and tax financial planning provider. Advicent, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, provides financial planning technology for over 140,000 financial professionals across nearly 3,000 firms worldwide. Through its NaviPlan platform, Advicent creates scalable financial planning software through industry-leading APIs […]

myfisensemyfisenseApril 30, 2021
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Founder Ryan Millsap announced the sale of Blackhall Studios to Commonwealth Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, for $120 million. Blackhall, which is in the process of expanding its footprint in Georgia, also has studio projects in London and Los Angeles. Millsap said it was time for him to exit the Atlanta business and […]

myfisensemyfisenseApril 28, 2021
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Kenyan consumer experience platform for businesses in Africa, Ajua announced that it has acquired WayaWaya, a Kenya-based AI and ML messaging and payments company. WayaWaya’s customers and partners include the likes of I&M Bank, Interswitch and MTN. The company offers a range of services, from digital banking and payment services to financial services APIs and payment bots. According to […]

myfisensemyfisenseApril 27, 2021
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Carlyle Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in life sciences company Unchained Labs for $435 million, the private equity firm disclosed . The move underscores growing private equity interest in life sciences businesses, including biopharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations, that support drug development. Founded in 2015, Unchained Labs provides laboratory tools used […]

myfisensemyfisenseApril 9, 2021
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ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by GI Partners, a leading US-based investor in data infrastructure businesses, in an all-cash transaction that values ORBCOMM at approximately $1.1 billion, including net debt. Under the terms of the agreement, ORBCOMM stockholders […]

myfisensemyfisenseApril 1, 2021
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LINE completed its merger with Yahoo! Japan owner Z Holdings , and now the two firm’s venture capital arms have also combined. Z Holdings announced that its subsidiary, YJ Capital, has merged with LINE Ventures to form Z Venture Capital. The new firm also announced the launch of a 30 billion JPY (about $271 million USD) […]

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