IBM Changes Cloud Landscape with Red Hat Acquisition

IBM and Red Hat will be strongly positioned to address this issue and accelerate hybrid multi-cloud adoption. Together, they will help clients create cloud-native business applications faster, drive greater portability and security of data and applications across multiple public and private clouds, all with consistent cloud management.

Osram Acquires Stake in Montreal-Based Horticulture Start-up Company Motorleaf

Osram’s venture capital arm, Fluxunit, has acquired a stake in Canadian startup Motorleaf, an artificial intelligence company focused on bringing actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse and indoor farm operators.
10 months ago

L'Oréal announces the acquisition of ModiFace, leader in augmented reality and artificial intelligence applied to the beauty industry

L'Oréal announces the acquisition of 100% of the Canadian company ModiFace, an internationally recognized leader in augmented reality and artificial intelligence applied to the beauty industry.
a year ago

Traditional car companies investing billions in M&A to play catch-up in autotech race says Hampleton Partners’ M&A Report

The latest Automotive M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, shows that established automotive companies, such as Ford and Continental, are investing billions to wrest back the initiative from their Silicon Valley rivals, Google, Apple and Tesla, in developing the auto industry of the future.
a year ago

ENGIE to acquire a majority stake of Electro Power Systems, a pioneer in hybrid storage solutions

ENGIE announces today the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire a majority stake of Electro Power Systems (EPS) slightly above 50% of the share capital and voting rights from its main shareholders (notably 360° Capital Management, Ersel Asset Management SGR and Prima Industrie, members of the Board of Directors, and members of the management team).
a year ago

Amadeus Ventures invests in Situm, an ‘indoor GPS’ startup for travellers at airports, train stations or conference centres

The Spanish startup provides indoor positioning, tracking and navigation services for many different uses. For example, it can guide visitors inside a large building, track the location of security staff in case of emergencies, or track moving objects inside factories. Situm is the latest startup to benefit from investment by Amadeus Ventures. Thousands of buildings around the world have already used its technology, which provides high location accuracy, up to 1 metre, with the lowest infrastructure investment and complexity for indoor services.
a year ago

Thales and Gemalto Create a World Leader in Digital Security

By acquiring a global leader in trusted identities and data security, Thales adds over €3bn of revenue to its digital business sales and acquires a set of technologies and competencies that have applications in all of Thales’s five vertical markets. The combination creates a powerhouse with a solution portfolio including security software, expertise in biometrics and multifactor authentication and the issuance of secure digital and physical credentials.
a year ago

Orange Digital Ventures is investing in FollowAnalytics, a leading Mobile Marketing Automation solutions provider

Orange Digital Ventures announces its participation in the financing of FollowAnalytics, recognized for its innovative next generation Mobile Marketing Automation solutions.
a year ago

Valeo invested 50 million euros in Cathay CarTech Fund specialized in China’s very dynamic automotive and mobility ecosystem

Cathay CarTech will focus on China with plans to invest a total of 1.5 billion yuan (~200 million euros) in innovative companies and start‑ups.
a year ago

Alibaba Group, Auchan Retail and Ruentex Form New Retail Strategic Alliance in China’s food retail sector

The alliance reflects Alibaba’s “New Retail” vision to leverage its internet-based approach and new technology, while working closely with retailer partners to provide a seamless online and offline experience to consumers in China.
a year ago

2 billion USD of Capital available for FinTech start-ups through Singapore FinTech Festival 2017's Investor Summit

The Investor Summit was the finale of the four-month long matchmaking programme to provide opportunities for FinTech start-ups to access funding from local and global investors. More than 1,000 FinTech start-ups and 400 investors indicated interest to participate in the process and 525 connections were made among interested parties.
a year ago

Amadeus Ventures invests in AVUXI, the Startup that Ranks the Popularity of Every place on Earth

AVUXI’s TopPlace™ technology shows the most popular areas within a city through easy to understand heat map overlays, so travellers searching for a hotel on an online travel agency or metasearch site can intiutively understand the most popular places in the city they are about to visit.
a year ago

Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Innovation

Mergers and acquisitions can strengthen a firm's innovation efforts but those in developing countries need to build up absorptive capacity.
a year ago

Israeli Smart Farming Winning Outsized Share of Global Funding Report by Start-Up Nation Central

Israeli Smart Farming solutions in IoT systems, machine-learning algorithms, and big-data analytics are being deployed to analyze soil, water, and plant tissue; in solar-powered, wireless sensors that enable crop/livestock monitoring and precision agriculture; in drone-mounted sensors for analysis of fields; and in ultra-sensitive smart irrigation systems that assess crop conditions.
a year ago

AlgaPrimeDHA, a sustainable omega-3-rich whole algae ingredient, has received the 2017 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

AlgaPrimeDHA is currently produced at Corbion's and Bunge's SB Renewable Oils joint venture facility in Brazil. The facility embodies the principles of sustainable production to produce algae-based products with low carbon, water and land use impacts. Based on sugarcane feedstock, AlgaPrime DHA has a lower carbon and water footprint and higher yield per hectare than DHA produced from most other non-marine sources.
a year ago

Over US$30 billion of deals make Technology M&A Deal of the Year 2017 shortlist

With a combined total worth over US$30bn, six technology merger and acquisitions have been shortlisted for the Technology M&A Deal of the Year 2017 Award, which will be presented to technology companies or investors, and their banking advisers at the TMT M&A Awards 2017 Awards Dinner, in London on November 29.
a year ago

Total Expands Its Energy Efficiency Business With the Acquisition of GreenFlex

GreenFlex is one of the European leaders in its sector, with more than 600 clients. The company is forecasting revenues of more than €350 million in 2017 and employs 230 people. GreenFlex combines data intelligence and equipment management and financing to help clients manage their energy consumption efficiently.
a year ago

Cargill Acquires Sri Thai feed mill in Thailand to expand Animal Nutrition Business

The feed mill has ceased production, and the plan is to begin production in a year. Once fully operational in May 2018, the plant will employ around 50 employees and produce 72,000 MT of feed per year for swine and poultry customers in the Eastern and Northeastern areas of Thailand.
2 years ago

Deere to acquire Blue River Technology, Agtech specialized in Computer Vision and Machine Learning Technology for Precision Agriculture

Blue River has designed and integrated computer vision and machine learning technology that will enable growers to reduce the use of herbicides by spraying only where weeds are present, optimizing the use of inputs in farming, a key objective of precision agriculture.
2 years ago

Altran acquires GlobalEdge, an India-based product engineering company specialized in IoT connectivity and Embedded Software

The acquisition provides Altran with deep expertise in the latest mobile connectivity technology and emerging technologies such as 5G. It will reinforce the leading edge expertise of the Altran's Advanced Network World Class Center created earlier this year.
2 years ago

Nielsen Acquires Artificial Intelligence-Powered Sports Marketing Startup vBrand

Nielsen announced it has acquired vBrand, an Israel-based technology startup that has developed a machine learning-enabled platform to measure brand exposure and impact in sports programming.
2 years ago

Ag Biotech Company NewLeaf Symbiotics to convert proven applications of its Biotechnology into products for Large-scale Agriculture

NewLeaf Symbiotics announced today the close of a $24MM series C financing round, accelerating plans to convert proven applications of its biotechnology into products for large-scale agriculture.
2 years ago

EDF Energy Renewables acquired 11 Wind Farm Projects in the United Kingdom

The acquisition is a further evidence of EDF’s commitment to Scotland and renewable energy in the UK and around the world. EDF ER currently has 319 MW in operation in Scotland with more than 1 GW in development, including the fully consented 340 MW Lewis Wind Farm projects.
2 years ago

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Artificial Intelligence Company MindMeld

MindMeld has pioneered the development of a unique AI platform that enables customers to build intelligent and human-like conversational interfaces for any application or device. Through its proprietary machine learning (ML) technology, MindMeld delivers incredible accuracy to help users interact with voice and chat assistants in a more natural way.
2 years ago

Norwegian.AI aims to establish Norway as a Global Leader within Artificial Intelligence

The investment fund “Norwegian.AI” launched at Katapult Future Fest and aims to establish Norway as a global leader within artificial intelligence (AI). The initial fund will be NOK 1 billion, and co-founders and a network have already committed NOK 100 million (11.81 million USD).
2 years ago

KPMG acquires Matchi, Global Fintech Innovation and Matchmaking Platform

The Matchi platform includes more than 700 curated fintech solutions and a database of more than 2,500 fintech companies that financial institutions can work with to apply innovative fintech capabilities to solving their business problems and pursuing new market opportunities.
2 years ago

Ampyx Power collaborates with E.ON to commercialize Airborne Wind Energy

Ampyx Power, a Dutch developer of Airborne Wind Energy Systems, a next generation of wind energy technology allowing low-cost production of renewable energy, today announced a cooperation with the German utility E.ON. In addition, Ampyx Power launches a new crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising investments of € 2.5 million.
2 years ago

DePuy Synthes Acquires Tissue Regeneration System's 3D Printing Technologies to Treat Bone Defects

The 3D printing methods developed by TRS will help enable DePuy Synthes to create patient-specific, bioresorbable implants with a unique mineral coating intended to support bone healing in patients with orthopaedic and craniomaxillofacial deformities and injuries.
2 years ago

ENGIE acquires 30% share of UNISUN, a Chinese Solar Photovoltaic company

During COP21, China pledged to peak its carbon emissions in 2030 or earlier; the country shall subsequently increase the share of non-fossil energy from 13% to 20% in its energy mix by then.
2 years ago

The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries announces an investment of USD 7.4 million in a Beef Exporter in Ethiopia

The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) announces an investment of USD 7.4 million in Verde Beef Processing PLC, an Ethiopian beef producer. The capital provided by Norfund will help VBP become the largest cattle processing operation in Eastern Africa by enabling the construction of a state of the art abattoir and meat processing facility, currently underway, and also fund working capital for the business.
2 years ago

Ferrero to Acquire U.S. Chocolate Confectionery Manufacturer Fannie May

Following the transaction close, Fannie May will operate as a standalone entity and brand within the Ferrero Group, with support from Ferrero U.S.A., Inc. as needed. Ferrero plans to maintain Fannie May’s plant in Ohio, as well as its distribution centers in Ohio and Illinois. Ferrero will continue to operate a network of Fannie May retail stores, with plans to grow the network over time.
2 years ago

Fortum invests in Breakthrough Solar Technology Manufacturer Exeger to accelerate Innovation and Commercialisation of New Solutions

Fortum’s Technology and New Ventures invests EUR 5.2 million in Exeger Sweden AB (Publ), a Swedish solar technology company. Exeger develops and produces novel printable solar cells for use in consumer electronics, on buildings and in other applications. The investment gives Fortum a 5% ownership in the company.
2 years ago

Technology Executives expect record M&A activity in spite of 'low- growth' economy

A vast majority (91%) of technology executives are confident that the technology M&A market will remain in record territory, according EY's 15th biannual Global Capital Confidence Barometer – Technology (CCB), which had 255 respondents from technology companies around the world.
2 years ago

Samsung to Acquire Viv, the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Platform

Viv’s platform also allows developers to teach the system how to create new applications or to use existing applications, building an open ecosystem of intelligence that is greater than the sum of its parts and gets smarter every day. Viv’s superior platform combined with Samsung’s leading devices, services and global resources will help drive the next generation of AI solutions.
2 years ago

The Trend of Green Acquisitions is spreading from the Food, Personal Care to Home Care Industries

The acquisition gives Unilever a presence in the fastest growing segment of the cleaning products industry. It will also help the multinational achieve its sustainability goal of halving its environmental impacts across the value chain.
2 years ago

Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD 66 billion to Create a Global Leader in Agriculture

This transaction brings together two different, but highly complementary businesses. The combined business will benefit from Monsanto’s leadership in Seeds & Traits and Climate Corporation platform along with Bayer’s broad Crop Protection product line across a comprehensive range of indications and crops in all key geographies. As a result, growers will benefit from a broad set of solutions to meet their current and future needs, including enhanced solutions in seeds and traits, digital agriculture, and crop protection.
3 years ago

Vietnam prepared IPO for lucrative State companies before divestment

It will be difficult for the Government to restructure the banking system and public investment if it failed to restructure State companies because State companies account for the largest share of non-performing loans and cross-ownership in banks, and many feature with low investment efficiency, she said. Many equitized companies have tried to bypass initial public offering as it forces them to be more transparent.
3 years ago

Selling Your Business: IT Audit Will be Part of Buyer's Due Diligence

A complete review of a company's IT processes and systems is a growing trend in the due diligence process required prior to the sale of a company. Business owners who do not take IT security into account may wind up receiving less money for their enterprise or face a reduced list of prospective buyers willing to review their opportunity due to the IT-related risk.
3 years ago

Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

LinkedIn is the world's largest and most valuable professional network and continues to build a strong and growing business. Over the past year, the company has launched a new version of its mobile app that has led to increased member engagement; enhanced the LinkedIn newsfeed to deliver better business insights; acquired a leading online learning platform called Lynda.com to enter a new market; and rolled out a new version of its Recruiter product to its enterprise customers.
3 years ago

Chinese Investment in Acquisitions, new Operations and Expansions in the United States hit a record $15 billion in 2015

The US has long been sensitive about Chinese enterprises' investment in its economy. China suffered the most investigations over the last three years despite its FDI in US lagging far behind other countries. The reason given by US government is simple yet confusing: possible detriment to national security.
3 years ago