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Goodwin Procter LLP
Global Legal Chronicle· 27 Nov 2020

Adobe’s $1.5 Billion Acquisition Of Workfront

Goodwin Procter LLP advised Workfront, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz advised Adobe on the deal. Adobe has acquired Workfront for $1.5 billion, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. The transaction, which is expected to close during the first quarter of Adobe’s 2021 fiscal year, is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

  • Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Workfront, Inc.
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Investment Holdings Pty Ltd
Rqih· 27 Nov 2020

R&Q Re (Bermuda) Ltd. to acquire Bermuda captive

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (“R&Q”), the leading non-life global specialty insurance company focusing on Program Management and Legacy Insurance businesses, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, R&Q Re (Bermuda) Ltd. (“R&Q Re” or the “Company”), has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire a Bermuda-domiciled captive insurance company.

  • Investment Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd
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Virgin Pulse
Virgin Pulse· 27 Nov 2020

Virgin Pulse Acquires Leading Workplace Wellness Company, SimplyWell (Viverae)

Virgin Pulse Acquires Leading Workplace Wellness Company, SimplyWell (Viverae) Acquisition extends high-tech and high-touch approach with robust claims analytics and deep condition management functionality Virgin Pulse, the largest global health and wellbeing company, today announced that it has acquired Viverae, a leading wellness management company focused on helping organisations improve and simplify health for their employees.

  • SimplyWell LLC
  • Virgin Pulse
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IBM
Podtech· 27 Nov 2020

IBM to Acquire Performance Monitoring Company Instana

IBM has announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. According to IBM, the acquisition is to help companies overcome the challenge of managing application performance across multiple teams, on average across 2 to 15 clouds.

  • IBM
  • Podtech
  • Instana
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Advarra
Irish Times· 27 Nov 2020

Longboat Clinical acquired in multimillion euro deal

Serial entrepreneur Gerard Ryan, who sold his previous company to Dublin-listed Icon for €50 million, has agreed another multimillion euro sale, with US company Advarra buying his latest business Longboat Clinical. The pharmatech start-up has been acquired by Advarra for an undisclosed sum, although informed sources said it represented one of the biggest M&A deals in Ireland this year.

  • Advarra
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Tata Chemicals Ltd
Topnews (in)· 27 Nov 2020

Ashwani Gujral: BUY ICICI Lombard, JSW Steel, L&T Finance, ABB and Tata Chemicals

Market analyst Ashwani Gujral has suggested five BUY Calls and no SELL Calls for today’s trade. Indian markets have been trading strong for the last few weeks and investor sentiment is bullish. As the F&O expiry ended the day in positive on Thursday, we can expect markets to remain positive for today’s session as well.

  • Tata Chemicals Ltd
  • ABB Ltd
  • JSW Steel Ltd
  • L&T Finance Ltd
  • ICICI Lombard General Insurance Ltd
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Microsoft Corporation
Techshout· 26 Nov 2020

Salesforce In Talk To Acquire Microsoft Teams Rival Slack

Cloud software firm Salesforce is reportedly planning to buy Microsoft Teams rival and enterprise chat platform Slack within days. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the deal would “unite a giant in business software with a buzzy newcomer on a mission to replace office email”.

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Rival
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Vodafone Group PLC
London South East· 26 Nov 2020

TOP NEWS: Vodafone Completes Bharti Infratel And Indus Towers Merger

(Alliance News) - Vodafone Group PLC on Thursday said the merger of joint venture Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel Ltd in India that was first announced in April 2018 has now been completed. In October, the FTSE 100-listed UK telecoms firm said the merger was conditional on consent for a security package for the benefit of the combined company from Vodafone's existing lenders for the EUR1.3 billion loan used to fund its contribution to the Vodafone Idea Ltd rights issue in 2019.

  • Vodafone Group PLC
  • Bharti Infratel Ltd
  • Indus Towers Ltd
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NuoDB
MarketScreener· 26 Nov 2020

Dassault Systemes : Announces the Acquisition of NuoDB, a Cloud-Native Distributed SQL Database Leader

France - Dassault Systemes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced jointly with NuoDB , that Dassault Systemes , which already had a 16% ownership interest, is acquiring the remainder of NuoDB equity. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts , NuoDB provides a cloud-native distributed SQL database that capitalizes on the competitive advantages of the cloud, with on demand scalability, continuous availability and transactional consistency, and is built for mission critical applications.

  • NuoDB
  • Dassault Systemes America Corp
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Microsoft Corporation
The Times of India· 26 Nov 2020

Microsoft Teams rival Slack may be bought by Salesforce

Salesforce may buy Slack very soon as it wants to have a chat app for business users. As per a report by The Wall Street Journal , Salesforce.com is in “advanced talks” and may strike a deal to buy Slack within days.

  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Salesforce
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Vodafone Group PLC
Vodafone Global· 26 Nov 2020

Completion of the merger of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers

Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces that the merger of Indus Towers Limited ("Indus Towers") and Bharti Infratel Limited ("Bharti Infratel", together the "Combined Company") has now completed. The Combined Company is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange and it will in due course be renamed Indus Towers Limited.

  • Vodafone Group PLC
  • Bharti Infratel Ltd
  • Indus Towers Ltd
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American Benefits Group
Coverager· 26 Nov 2020

AmeriLife acquires American Benefits Exchange

AmeriLife, a marketing and distributing life, health and retirement solutions, announced it has acquired American Benefits Exchange, based in Austin, Texas. American Benefits Exchange specializes in providing insurance solutions to federal, postal and state employees, as well as members of the United States Armed Forces and small businesses.

  • American Benefits Group
  • Amerilife
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American Express Company
Centre for Aviation· 26 Nov 2020

Travel Tech Corner - your next destination

Johnny Thorsen is the “VP for Strategy and Innovation” for American Express Digital Labs after they acquired Mezi, in January 2018. Prior to joining Mezi in 2017 Johnny was the co-founder and CEO of conTgo, a UK-based startup acquired by Concur in March 2013.

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Accenture
Telecom Drive· 26 Nov 2020

Accenture Acquires Madrid based Arca to Bolster 5G Capabilities

Accenture has acquired Arca, a Spanish engineering services company with a focus on network operations and business services. Its 640 employees will join Accenture in Spain. Arca provides multidisciplinary services for network operations — including activities to engineer, design, deploy, and manage telecom infrastructure — supported by an integrated platform that automates network monitoring, optimizes processes and predicts system anomalies.

  • ARCA
  • Accenture
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Modern Steel Ltd
Business Line· 26 Nov 2020

Arjas Steel acquisition of Modern Steels ‘credit-neutral’: Ind-Ra

Arjas Steel Private Limited’s recent acquisition of Punjab-based Modern Steels Ltd(MSL) will be credit neutral for the rated entity, according to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). ASPL incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary, Arjas Modern Steel Pvt Ltd (AMSPL), to enter into a definitive slump sale agreement with MSL.

  • Modern Steel Ltd
  • India Ratings and Research Pvt Ltd
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  • Corporate Restructuring
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G4S PLC
The Times· 26 Nov 2020

G4S steps up takeover defence with dividend payout promise

Dividend payments will be resumed next year, G4S has promised as it tries to fight off a rival’s hostile £2.9 billion takeover bid. The British security group claimed that it could boost revenue by up to 6 per cent every year as an independent company, with a profit margin of 7 per cent in the medium term.

  • G4S PLC
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Tata Consultancy Services
The Economic Times· 26 Nov 2020

Salesforce in talks to acquire workplace app Slack: Report

Cloud-based software company Salesforce is in talks to acquire workplace messaging app Slack as it seeks to expand its offerings to businesses, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Slack Technologies
  • Salesforce
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Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Reuters· 26 Nov 2020

Bertelsmann to acquire Simon & Schuster for $2.2 billion

FILE PHOTO: Pencils with the logo of German media group Bertelsmann CEO are seen at the annual news conference Berlin, Germany, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch BERLIN (Reuters) - German media group Bertelsmann said on Wednesday it would acquire publisher Simon & Schuster from ViacomCBS for $2.175 billion (1.63 billion pounds) in cash, strengthening its presence in the United States, its second-largest market.

  • Simon & Schuster, Inc.
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA
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Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Automation.com· 26 Nov 2020

Rockwell Automation Acquires Fiix Inc., Cloud Software Company for Leading Edge Maintenance Solutions

Nov. 19, 2020 - Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fiix Inc., a privately-held, AI-enabled computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) company.

  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Fiix Inc
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GrubHub
Seeking Alpha· 26 Nov 2020

GrubHub Inc.'s Quest To Deliver Risk-Adjusted Returns (NYSE:GRUB)

GrubHub Inc. is a leading online mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace. Premised on explosive growth, this stay at home mainstay has since chosen to scale up through an acquisition of Just Eat to maximize its operational flywheel.

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Prepaid Phone News· 26 Nov 2020

FTC Grants Verizon's Request to Acquire Tracfone

It looks like Verizon's plans to acquire Tracfone is moving up. As spotted by Coverage Critic, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has given an early termination of the waiting period of their acquisition process. The FTC explains: "The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act established the federal premerger notification program, which the FTC and the Department of Justice with information about large mergers and acquisitions before they occur.

  • U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  • TracFone
  • Verizon Communications Inc.
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Accenture
MrWeb· 26 Nov 2020

Accenture to Acquire End-to-End Analytics

Accenture to Acquire End-to-End Analytics Global consulting group Accenture has agreed to acquire boutique analytics and data science consultancy End-to-End Analytics, which is based in Palo Alto, CA, with additional offices in Brazil. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Accenture
  • Global Consulting Group Inc.
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Amazon.com, Inc.
Namepros· 26 Nov 2020

Amazon acquires Amazonfarts.com

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  • Amazon.com, Inc.
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Microsoft Corporation
Los Angeles Times· 26 Nov 2020

Salesforce talks to buy Slack foreshadow showdown with Microsoft

In the middle of last year, when Slack went public on Wall Street, cloud software company Salesforce ran a slide rule over the company to see whether it should attempt an acquisition. Its view at the time, according to a person familiar with its thinking: Slack, the pioneer in a new form of workplace communication and collaboration software, was facing business challenges that made its shares look overpriced.

  • Microsoft Corporation
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Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq· 26 Nov 2020

Mitsui Fudosan to discuss bid for Tokyo Dome on Friday

Updates with companies' statements TOKYO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Japanese property developer Mitsui Fudosan Co 8801.Tsaid it would discuss a plan to acquire ballpark operator Tokyo Dome Corp 9681.T at a board meeting on Friday in a deal reportedly seen topping 100 billion yen ($960 million).

  • Mitsui Fudosan Co
  • Nasdaq, Inc.
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