News and Articles About Acquisitions

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base
The Grind

Here is One Way to Grow Your Customer Base

Getting customers to notice your startup in a sea of competitors can be tough. Using the ‘roll-up' strategy, entrepreneurs are able to acquire new customers -- quickly.
David Chait
Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza
Acquisitions

Google Buys Digital Music Service Songza

Google expands into music streaming with purchase of context and curation-based Songza.
Nina Zipkin
On the Heels of Cutting a Third of Its Staff, Fab Buys a Finnish Furniture Company
Fab

On the Heels of Cutting a Third of Its Staff, Fab Buys a Finnish Furniture Company

The troubled ecommerce site paid ‘tens of millions' for an Ikea-like company that makes "Nordic interior design originals."
Laura Entis
Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash
Acquisitions

Priceline Snaps Up OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash

The acquisition, expected to close later this year, represents the online travel company;s initial foray into the dining industry.
Geoff Weiss
Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million
Google

Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million

The acquisition will be used to improve Google Maps, and over time, could lead to global Internet access.
Laura Entis
Google's Next Move: Music Streaming?
Google

Google's Next Move: Music Streaming?

The digital giant is rumored to be purchasing streaming and music curation site Songza.
Nina Zipkin
Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?
Apple

Was Apple's Beats Acquisition Smart or Desperate?

The tech giant has always been known for its innovation, but its latest move is leading some to question whether it's losing its edge.
Nina Zipkin
Apple Confirms $3 Billion Deal for Beats, Its Largest Acquisition Yet
Apple

Apple Confirms $3 Billion Deal for Beats, Its Largest Acquisition Yet

Beats Electronics celebrity co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will join the tech giant's ranks.
Lauren Covello
Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution
Nest

Meet the Man Leading the Connected-Home Revolution

Former Apple exec Matt Rogers co-founded Nest, a smart-home product company that went from a garage startup to a $3.2 billion business.
John Patrick Pullen
Longtime Owner Sells TGI Fridays for $800 Million
TGI Fridays

Longtime Owner Sells TGI Fridays for $800 Million

After nearly four decades of ownership, Carlson sold the restaurant chain to two private-equity firms.
Kate Taylor
Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch
Google

Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch

Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion.
Benjamin Kabin
Welcoming New Team Players (After Their Startup Joined Yours)
Employee morale

Welcoming New Team Players (After Their Startup Joined Yours)

During the transition following an acquisition, employee nerves can become frayed. Here's how to stave off the jealousy, resentfulness and disenchantment of existing staff.
Maynard Webb
3 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Business
Selling a Business

3 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Business

An inside look at the decision to move on.
Amanda Steinberg
Which Company Led the Way for Tech Acquisitions in 2013?
Acquisitions

Which Company Led the Way for Tech Acquisitions in 2013?

Hint: It isn't Apple or Google.
Laura Entis