Acquisitions

News and Articles About Acquisitions

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
Nothing But Net: Oprah Eyeing Bid for the LA Clippers
Sports

Nothing But Net: Oprah Eyeing Bid for the LA Clippers

If the NBA board of governors votes that Donald Sterling must sell the Clippers following his leaked racial tirade, none other than Oprah herself is poised to make a play.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Buys Popular Fitness-Tracker App So It Can Know Even More About You
Facebook

Facebook Buys Popular Fitness-Tracker App So It Can Know Even More About You

With its acquisition of Moves, the social network is getting into the fitness-tracking game alongside Fitbit and Nike.
Nina Zipkin
Etsy Just Bought an Electronics E-Tailer Called Grand St. Here's Why.
Acquisitions

Etsy Just Bought an Electronics E-Tailer Called Grand St. Here's Why.

In a deal rumored to be worth just under $10 million, Etsy has acquired Grand St., an online marketplace where indie hardware makers vend cutting-edge tech.
Geoff Weiss
Twitter Geeks Out on Data, Acquires Gnip
Twitter

Twitter Geeks Out on Data, Acquires Gnip

Twitter has snagged six-year-old social data startup Gnip for an undisclosed amount.
Wendy Frink
Spinning Viral Stars Into One-Man Empires: The Rise of YouTube's Multi-Channel Networks
YouTube

Spinning Viral Stars Into One-Man Empires: The Rise of YouTube's Multi-Channel Networks

MCNs have been called the movie studios of the future, but even Hollywood wants a slice of the YouTube pie.
Geoff Weiss
My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap
Mistakes

My Biggest Mistake: Falling Into the 24/7 Trap

For our series My Biggest Mistake, the co-founder of GroSocial opens up about being completely consumed by his entrepreneurial endeavor and how that lifestyle had major consequences.
Mike Templeman
Lithium Scores Klout in All-Stock Deal
Klout

Lithium Scores Klout in All-Stock Deal

Lithium Technologies plans to combine the 100 million consumers on its platforms with the 500 million 'touched by Klout.'
Wendy Frink
Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million
Acquisitions

Disney Snags Leading YouTube Network for $500 Million

In a watershed moment for short-form online video, Disney has agreed to purchase the YouTube network Maker Studios in a deal that could total $950 million.
Geoff Weiss