Tag Archives: acquisition

After IPOs, Acquisitions Dominate Microfinance Sector

Amid rumours of IndusInd Bank acquiring Bharat Financial or former SKS Microfinance, which was the first to go IPO route to successfully raise funds, markets are set to turn their attention to the lucrative market segment again. Private Banks have increasingly turned their attention to microfinance institutions as the IPO route has clearly indicated their potential not only as junior ...

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BioClinica Now Acquires Synowledge, a Pharmaco-vigilance Company

BioClinica Inc., a global specialty clinical trials services provider, has acquired Synowledge, a pharmaco-vigilance firm with offices in India and Japan, as part of its expansion strategy in Europe, Asia and the US. The details of the deal amount were not revealed by the company. Synowledge is a specialized Pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs and IT services provider to life sciences organizations ...

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Sony Pictures Television To Acquire Majority Stake In IMS Internet Media Services

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in IMS Internet Media Services (IMS), one of Latin America’s largest ad sales and media buying firms in the digital space. Both Andy Kaplan, president of SPT and Gaston Taratuta, CEO, Founder for IMS are expected to sign the deal once the regulatory approval is obtained. “Gaston and his team are experts in the digital space and they have created ...

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Google Goes Patent Crazy, Seeks one for ‘Creepy’ Toys, Another for Flying Wind Turbine, Even for Anti-Aging

Google has filed an interesting patent application for toys which watch moving objects and interact with other media devices in a room. According to the patent filed before the US Patent and Trademark Office, the toys, say rabbit and bear, fixed with micrphones, cameras, speakers and motors to move their heads, not only make an eye contact but also interact ...

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Snapdeal Snaps up FreeCharge to Gain Market Leader Image

India’s leading online marketplace Snapdeal on Wednesday announced acquiring mobile transactions platform FreeCharge in a cash-cum-stock deal for an undisclosed amount to become an m-commerce firm. Though both the firms declined to share details of the deal, Snapdeal co-founder and chief executive Kunal Bahl told reporters in Bangalore that most of the transaction took place in cash. “As private entities, ...

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Why is Microsoft Buying Liveloop to Just Shut it Down?

Microsoft has decided to buy a startup that is not going to add value to its stock of products but gives headache to its overhyped Skype in terms of converting PowerPoint presentations into a URL format and allow office conference online without hitch. The Liveloop allows all offices to come online and share a power-point presentation and conduct office meetings ...

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Google jumps big time into virtual reality race?

A team of engineers at Google is reportedly working to build a version of the Android operating system to power virtual-reality applications. The move comes on the heels of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. Wall Street Journal quoted “two people familiar with the project” as saying that Google has “tens of engineers” and other staff working on the ...

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Snapdeal snaps up fashion portal Exclusively.com

Online shopping portal Snapdeal.com has acquired premium and luxury fashion site Exclusively.com, a company statement by the former said here Wednesday. With this acquisition, Snapdeal.com looks to further strengthen its fashion business and reach $2 billion in gross merchandise value in the fashion category this year. However, the company declined to disclose the deal size. Currently the fashion business contributes ...

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