M&A

Warren Buffet

Buffett’s Berkshire bought Activision shares before Microsoft takeover

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc acquired nearly $1 billion of shares in Activision Blizzard Inc before Microsoft Corp agreed to buy the video game maker for $68.7 bil...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Analysis: Sony faces deep-pocketed rivals in war over future of gaming

Sony Group, perched atop the gaming sector, is facing a fresh challenge from cash-rich rivals betting on a next-generation online video game boom as the Japanese conglomerate eyes ...

Zynga

Take-Two to buy Zynga for $11 billion in largest gaming deal

“Grand Theft Auto” video game maker Take-Two Interactive has said it would buy Zynga for $11.04 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that will add popular mobile titles suc...

Platform Industry: Amazon branding on screen

US Senate bill would limit big tech mergers

Two US senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to make it harder for Amazon.com and other tech giants to make acquisitions.

Allegro: e-commerce player from Poland

Poland’s Allegro buys Czech online retailer Mall for $1 billion

Polish e-commerce group Allegro has agreed to buy Czech online retailer Mall Group for 881 million euros (approximately $1.02 billion) to create a regional platform, sending its sh...

Platform News: Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba

Jack Ma, Trump and Xi: How Chinese billionaire flew close to the sun

This was supposed to be Jack Ma’s finest hour: a year ago to the day, his Ant Group was meant to go public in a $37 billion blaze of glory. Instead Beijing reined in his empi...

Afterpay

The $29 billion deal in 11 weeks: how Square bought Afterpay

Jack Dorsey introduced the world to expressing itself in just 140 characters as the creator of Twitter Inc, and his payments company, Square Inc, also likes getting straight to the...

Platform News: Visa and Tink

Visa to buy Swedish FinTech Tink for $2.2 billion

Visa Inc said it had agreed a 1.8 billion euro (approximately $2.2 billion) takeover of European open banking platform Tink, months after it ditched a planned acquisition of the st...

US House of Representatives

US House panel approves higher merger fees and bigger enforcement budgets

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to approve a bill to increase the budgets of antitrust enforcers and increase fees on the biggest mergers as the panel con...

Amy Klobachur

US Senate passes bill to raise fees on biggest mergers

The US Senate has passed a bill that would increase fees that companies planning the biggest mergers pay to government antitrust agencies and give those agencies bigger budgets.

Platform News: KKR investments

KKR invests $500 million in cloud storage firm Box

Box Inc has said private equity giant KKR & Co Inc would lead a $500 million investment in the company and get a board seat, marking an end to the cloud services provider’...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

M&A: Tech leads crisis-driven boom with $350 billion deal rush

Global M&A volumes are exceeding $2 trillion for 2020, with technology making up almost a fifth of the total after mammoth deals such as SoftBank’s $40 billion purchase o...

Platform News: Facebook Social Media Buttons

Facebook buys GIF website Giphy to integrate with Instagram

Facebook is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its rapidly growing Instagram photo-sharing app, Facebook...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

EBay to sell ticketing unit StubHub for $4.05 billion

Reuters – EBay Inc will sell its ticketing unit, StubHub, in an all-cash $4.05 billion deal to ticket reseller Viagogo Ltd, the companies said on Monday, nearly a year after ...