Acquisitions

Verizon Stakes a Claim on YouTube Traffic With Partial Purchase of AwesomenessTV
Verizon

Verizon Stakes a Claim on YouTube Traffic With Partial Purchase of AwesomenessTV

AwesomenessTV, which has more than 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube, offers videos on everything from beauty tips to life advice aimed at pre-teens and young adults.
Foxconn Seals $3.5 Billion Takeover of Sharp as Executives Seek to Shake Off Doubts
Foxconn

Foxconn Seals $3.5 Billion Takeover of Sharp as Executives Seek to Shake Off Doubts

'I'm not going to sugar-coat the challenges. But I have a clear roadmap in my heart,' the Foxconn chief said of the acquisition.
Nest CEO Slammed by Dropcam Founder
Nest

Nest CEO Slammed by Dropcam Founder

In a post on Medium, Dropcam founder Greg Duffy calls selling his company to Nest 'my mistake.'
Krysia Lenzo
Foxconn to Pay Approximately $3.5 Billion in Sharp Takeover
Acquisitions

Foxconn to Pay Approximately $3.5 Billion in Sharp Takeover

Foxconn cut its initial offer by nearly $900 million following the emergence of previously undisclosed liabilities at Sharp.
State Street to Buy GE Asset Management for Up to $485 Million
Acquisitions

State Street to Buy GE Asset Management for Up to $485 Million

State Street beat out bids from Goldman Sachs and others.
Companies Place Bids for Virgin America Takeover
Acquisitions

Companies Place Bids for Virgin America Takeover

JetBlue Airways and Alaska Air Group have both made offers.
Snapchat Buys Bitmoji Maker Bitstrips
Snapchat

Snapchat Buys Bitmoji Maker Bitstrips

Bitstrips was originally founded in 2007 to help users build personalized digital comics, but in 2014 refocused on customized and shareable cartoon avatars.
3 Cultural Considerations Before an Acquisition
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3 Cultural Considerations Before an Acquisition

Melding cultural elements speeds up the success of a new business entity.
Tommy Petrogiannis
Sherwin-Williams Paint Company to Buy Rival Valspar for $9.3 Billion
Acquisitions

Sherwin-Williams Paint Company to Buy Rival Valspar for $9.3 Billion

The combined company would have pro forma 2015 revenues of $15.6 billion.
Alphabet Reportedly Puts Robot-Maker Boston Dynamics Up for Sale
Alphabet

Alphabet Reportedly Puts Robot-Maker Boston Dynamics Up for Sale

The possible buyers include Amazon.com Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp.'s research and development company.
5 Startup Assets That Will Get You Acquired in 2016
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5 Startup Assets That Will Get You Acquired in 2016

Acquisitions are going gangbusters. Do you have what it takes to make that remunerative exit?
Josiah Humphrey
GM Buying Self-Driving Tech Startup for More Than $1 Billion
General Motors

GM Buying Self-Driving Tech Startup for More Than $1 Billion

The acquisition follows GM's recent move to create a team dedicated to the development of self-driving car technology within the company.
Study Finds People Think Robots Will Replace Humans at Many Jobs, Just Not Their Own -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Study Finds People Think Robots Will Replace Humans at Many Jobs, Just Not Their Own -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: More than half of startups in the UK say being acquired is their long-term goal.
Lindsay Friedman
Foxconn Puts Sharp Takeover on Hold Over Undisclosed Liabilities
Acquisitions

Foxconn Puts Sharp Takeover on Hold Over Undisclosed Liabilities

Loss-making Sharp said earlier in the day that it had agreed to be bought by the contract manufacturing firm.