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Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Filthylucre· 17 Aug 2018

Amazon in Talks to Buy Landmark Theatres

After expanding to the grocery industry by purchasing Whole Foods, it appears Amazon is looking to get into the movie theater business. Bloomberg News reports Amazon wants to acquire Landmark Theatres, one of the largest movie theater companies in the United States and the largest domestic movie chain focused on independent films.

  • Landmark Group
  • Whole Foods Market, Inc.
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BASF SE
Business Line· 16 Aug 2018

BASF SE, Germany Closes Acquisition Of Vegetable Seeds Business From Bayer.

Further to our letter dated August 1, 2018, the Company has now received information from its parent Company, BASF SE, Germany that it has closed the acquisition of Bayers global vegetable seeds business, mainly operating under the brand Nunhems.

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Bayer AG
Urdupoint· 16 Aug 2018

Bayer Begins Integrating Monsanto After Merger Conditions Met

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Thursday it would begin integrating US seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto into its business, after meeting competition authorities' final conditions for the merger.

  • Bayer AG
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Best Buy Co Inc
Houston Business Journal· 16 Aug 2018

Best Buy to acquire SoCal smartphone provider for aging adults

Best Buy Co. Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will buy GreatCall Inc. a provider of mobile devices and care products designed for older adults for $800 million. San Diego-based GreatCall has more than 900,000 subscribers and fits into Best Buy's strategy of increasing its business lines that cater to the aging population, according to a release.

  • Best Buy Co Inc
  • GreatCall
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GreatCall
The Verge· 16 Aug 2018

Best Buy just spent $800 million on GreatCall, the company that made the JitterBug phone

Best Buy announced late yesterday that it has acquired GreatCall,the company behind the JitterBug phone for seniors, for $800 million. The company currently focuses primarily on its emergency response service that has over 900,000 paying subscribers.

  • GreatCall
  • Best Buy Co Inc
  • The Verge
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Crowdfund Insider· 16 Aug 2018

Wyre’s Retail Cross-Border Payment Service Now Being Acquired By WorldFirst

Wyre, a U.S.-based money transfer service, announced this week it has entered into an account transfer agreement for the sale of its retail money transfer business to money transfer firm, WorldFirst. This news comes just after Wyre announced its API was being extended to dapps and decentralized exchanges.

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Brenntag AG
Brenntag· 16 Aug 2018

Brenntag acquires specialty chemicals distributor Alphamin

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, announces today it has completed the acquisition of all shares of specialty chemicals distributor Alphamin S.A., headquartered in Wavre, Belgium, and its subsidiary Alphamin Inc., based in New Jersey, USA.

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Diagenode SA
PRWeb· 16 Aug 2018

Diagenode Announces Acquisition of Service Provider NXT-Dx to Complement Epigenetics Assay Services

Diagenode today announced the acquisition of NXT-Dx, an established epigenetics service provider based in Gent, Belgium. NXT-Dx provides a broad variety of start-to-finish epigenetics services including a number of targeted DNA methylation assays using pyrosequencing or Next-Generation Sequencing and Illumina’s Infinium Methylation EPIC array.

  • Diagenode SA
  • M&A Activities
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  • Wired News
Best Buy Co Inc
Retailleader· 16 Aug 2018

Best Buy ‘calls’ for new sales growth

Best Buy is seeking to connect with older consumers by spending $800 million to acquire a connected-health service provider. The company announced that it has acquired GreatCall, a provider of connected health and personal emergency response services to the aging population, with more than 900,000 paying subscribers.

  • Best Buy Co Inc
  • GreatCall
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NuGen
GlobeNewswire· 16 Aug 2018

Tecan accelerates broad genomics strategy with the acquisition of NuGEN Technologies

The Tecan Group announced today the acquisition of US-based NuGEN Technologies, Inc. to further expand Tecan's dedicated solutions offering into the new market segment of next-generation sequencing (NGS) reagents and thus further increasing Tecan's overall recurring revenues.

  • NuGen
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Best Buy Co Inc
Mobihealthnews· 16 Aug 2018

Best Buy acquires aging in place tech company GreatCall for $800M

San Diego-based GreatCall an old guard digital health company which started out making smartphones for seniors in 2006 but now offers a suite of connected safety products and services for aging in place individuals — has been acquired by retail chain Best Buy for $800 million.

  • Best Buy Co Inc
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  • GreatCall
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Best Buy Co Inc
Engadget· 16 Aug 2018

Best Buy bought the company behind senior-friendly JitterBug phone

"The acquisition is a manifestation of the Best Buy 2020 strategy to enrich lives through technology by addressing key human needs," read the company's press release announcing the acquisition. The company claimed it's specifically focusing on catering to the growing needs of the aging population with technology products: GreatCall's emergency service lets subscribers summon help through a selection of devices, including the Jitterbug phones.

  • Best Buy Co Inc
  • Engadget
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Saudia Airlines
Trade Arabia· 15 Aug 2018

Saudia, Middle East Airlines expand codeshare deal

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Lebanon flag carrier Middle East Airlines-Air Liban have expanded their existing bilateral codeshare agreement, which will see both carriers adding their respective codes on flights between the two countries. The expanded codeshare, effective today (August 15), follows from the existing partnership, which started in 2007, on ME operated flights between Beirut and Dammam.

  • Saudia Airlines
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Best Buy Co Inc
PR Newswire· 15 Aug 2018

GTCR Announces Sale of GreatCall to Best Buy

GTCR partnered with long-time industry leader David Inns to acquire GreatCall. GTCR's approximate twenty year history of investment in consumer health, safety and security services helped it to immediately appreciate GreatCall's best-in-class value proposition and efficiency.

  • Best Buy Co Inc
  • GTCR LLC
  • GreatCall
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Cohn & Wolfe
Houston Business Journal· 15 Aug 2018

Global communication agency acquires Rockville marketing firm HZ

Global communication firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe has acquired Rockville-based creative agency Hirshorn-Zuckerman Design Group Inc.Terms of the deal were not disclosed in an announcement on Tuesday. A press release from BCW parent organization WPP PLC said HZ's revenues reached close to $23.5 million last year.

  • Cohn & Wolfe
  • BCW
  • WPP Plc
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Exxon Mobil Corporation
EPMag· 14 Aug 2018

Exxon Mobil Acquires Stake In Block Offshore Namibia

ExxonMobil Namibia, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp., has entered an agreement with Namibian explorer Azinam Ltd. to acquire a 30% interest in petroleum exploration license (PEL) 44 offshore Namibia, according to a news release on Aug.

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McKinsey & Co Inc
Facebook· 14 Aug 2018

"We focused on several elements: creating one aligned organization with a common purpose and strategy, focusing on business continuity and performance, and fostering a leadership mind-set and common values." https://mck.co/2w6Ya6C Boehringer Ingelheim's Joachim Hasenmaier and

Lessons learned from a pharma integration plan
Two senior Boehringer Ingelheim executives, Joachim Hasenmaier and Felix Gutsche, discuss the global pharmaceutical company’s deal with Sanofi to acquire its animal health busin...
  • McKinsey & Co Inc
  • Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH
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Bayer AG
Thefencepost· 14 Aug 2018

Groups oppose Bayer acquisition of Monsanto

A coalition of farming, consumer, and environmental groups delivered more than 97,325 public comments to the Justice Department today, urging the agency to reject Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto, despite Bayer's plans to divest itself of some businesses.

  • Bayer AG
  • Monsanto Company
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PillPack
Global Legal Chronicle· 14 Aug 2018

Amazon’s Acquisition of PillPack

Amazon and PillPack today have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire PillPack. PillPack is a pharmacy designed to provide the best possible customer experience in the U.S. for people who take multiple daily prescriptions.

  • PillPack
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
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PepsiCo, Inc.
Crainscleveland· 14 Aug 2018

Browns to partner with Keurig Dr Pepper on exclusive beverage deal

Keurig Green Mountain completed its merger with Dr Pepper Snapple. The deal created the seventh-largest company in the U.S. food and beverage market and the third-biggest beverage company in North America. Keurig Dr Pepper has $11 billion in annual revenues.

  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Mental Floss
  • FirstEnergy Corp.
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BodyArmor
Retailleader· 14 Aug 2018

Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker Bodyarmor

The Coca-Cola Company is showing CPG firms how to find new growth via interesting partnerships. Coca-Cola announced it has entered into an agreement with Bodyarmor through which Coca-Cola will acquire a minority ownership stake in the sports beverege company.

  • BodyArmor
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B S Marketing Agency
Wfae· 13 Aug 2018

Amazon Fills Its Cart With Companies, Acquiring Its Way Into New Industries

Amazon has mushroomed from an online book seller to a seller of everything, gobbling up all kinds of businesses along the way. What's behind this, and what does it mean for consumers? There was a time when Amazon was a bookstore.

  • B S Marketing Agency
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
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Aetna Inc
Healthexec· 13 Aug 2018

CVS-Aetna deal close to clearing antitrust process

CVS Health’s takeover of health insurance giant is likely close to clearing the antitrust process with the Department of Justice, Bloomberg reported last week. The deal, which is valued at approximately $69 billion, has come under fire recently over concerns of declining market competition and consumer choice.

  • Aetna Inc
  • CVS Health Corp
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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Japan Times· 13 Aug 2018

Japan retailer Don Quijote shows interest in buying supermarket chain Seiyu from Walmart

The president of discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co. expressed interest Monday in buying supermarket chain Seiyu GK from Walmart Inc. “I’m interested if (Walmart) is serious about selling,” Koji Ohara said during a business strategy forum in Tokyo.

  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Seiyu Group
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EIC Inc
The-Eic· 13 Aug 2018

Neptune to buy Apache North Sea assets

UK independent exploration and production company Neptune Energy has agreed to purchase two North Sea assets from US-based company Apache. The deal will see Neptune acquire Apache’s 35% working interest in the Seagull development and a 50% working interest in the Isabella prospect, both located in the Central North Sea.

  • EIC Inc
  • Neptune Group
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