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Infosys Ltd
Business Standard· 16 Feb 2018

Infosys to divest entire $2.5-mn investment from US-based OnMobile Systems

Infosys, India's second largest software services firm, on Thursday said it has divested its investment in OnMobile Systems Inc for $2.49 million. "...it (Infosys) has on February 15, 2018 signed an agreement for divestment of its entire investment from OnMobile Systems Inc.

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LiquidHub Inc
Consumer Goods Technology· 13 Feb 2018

Capgemini Grabs Consumer Engagement Shop

Capgemini has acquired LiquidHub, a digital customer engagement firm that specializes in developing and delivering compelling customer experiences. The acquisition reinforces Capgemini’s digital consulting capabilities and accelerates its portfolio shift in North America. Launched in 2000, LiquidHub counts industry leaders among its clients notably in financial services, healthcare and life sciences.

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Elastagen Pty Ltd
Biopharmadive· 12 Feb 2018

Allergan picks up Australian biotech Elastagen in $95M deal

Dive Brief: Allergan plc will acquire clinical-stage biotech Elastagen Pty Ltd. for $95 million upfront, picking up the Australian company's tissue repair platform in a deal announced Feb. 7. Elastagen's tropoelastin-based technology has potential in treating acne scars, stretch marks, aesthetic skin repair and wound repaid, the company said.

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Bayer AG
Houston Business Journal· 12 Feb 2018

EU says Bayer/Monsanto deal must not hinder digital farming competition: Report

A commissioner for the European Union said Saturday that Bayer's pending $63.5 billion acquisition of Monsanto must not hinder digital farming competition.Margrethe Verstager, competition commissioner with the EU, told a German newspaper that the commission's role was to ensure mergers are structured in a way that does not hinder competition, Reuters reports.

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc
Houston Business Journal· 12 Feb 2018

Goldman Sachs: Apple could be lining up a monster acquisition

President Trump's sweeping corporate tax cuts will give Cupertino-based Apple around $200 billion in overseas cash to spend, opening the possibility that the company could mount a major acquisition, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs.

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc
Businessinsider India· 11 Feb 2018

Goldman Sachs: Apple is primed for a much larger acquisition than $3 billion Beats

After paying taxes, Apple will have about $200 billion in newly available overseas cash to play with, according to Goldman Sachs. "On M&A in particular, Apple's ability to unlock it's significant overseas cash balance likely provides potential for larger acquisitions than the company's historical preference for tuck-in deals." Apple's largest acquisition to date was Beats, valued at $3 million.

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Elastagen Pty Ltd
Endpts· 09 Feb 2018

Allergan snatches Australian aesthetics company Elastagen for $95M

Botox-maker Allergan $AGN has acquired University of Sydney spin-off Elastagen, which has a product to treat stretch marks and acne, for $95 million. Elastagen’s tech is based on human tropoelastin, the precursor of elastin and key component to youthful skin, the company says.

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HCL Technologies
Business Standard· 09 Feb 2018

HCL Infosystems to sell biz unit to Karvy Data for Rs 108 cr

IT firm HCL Infosystems today said it will sell its subsidiary HCL Services to Karvy Data Management Services in a Rs 108 crore deal. The sale of HCL Services Ltd, which was approved by HCL Infosystems' Board, consists of domestic enterprise services business, the company said in a BSE filing.

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Sanofi
Interactive Investor· 08 Feb 2018

Sanofi Launches Tender Offer To Acquire Bioverativ In Cash

PARIS (Alliance News) - French drug giant Sanofi SA announced Thursday it commenced a tender offer on Wednesday to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Bioverativ Inc for USD105 per share in cash, net of any required tax withholding.

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Sanofi· 08 Feb 2018

Sanofi Commences Tender Offer for Acquisition of Bioverativ Inc.

On February 7, 2018, Sanofi and its acquisition subsidiary commenced the Offer by filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a tender offer statement on Schedule TO. 

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Microsoft Corporation
Brinkwire· 08 Feb 2018

Microsoft Purchases Cloud-Based Gaming Platform PlayFab

“Microsoft” and “Acquisitions” have been used a lot lately ever since rumors about Microsoft acquiring some of the big names in gaming and tech were floated around last week. Well, Microsoft did acquire a gaming company in the form of the cloud-based streaming platform, PlayFab.

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F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Roche· 08 Feb 2018

Roche purchases shares in tender offer for Ignyta, Inc.

Roche and Ignyta, Inc. today announced that Roche’s wholly owned subsidiary Abingdon Acquisition Corp., has accepted for payment all shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Ignyta, Inc.

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Elastagen Pty Ltd
Pharmafile· 07 Feb 2018

Allergan bolsters skincare portfolio with Elastagen acquisition for $95 million

Published on 07/02/18 at 09:57am Pharma’s M&A train keeps on going as news breaks that Allergan has picked up University of Sydney spin-off Elastagen for $95 million. The deal means that multi-national biopharma firm acquires Elastagen’s tropoelastin, which is used to treat acne scars and stretch marks, to complement its own skincare portfolio, which includes the famous product Botox.

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Sanofi
Marketrealist· 07 Feb 2018

Sanofi’s $11.6 Billion Bioverativ Acquisition: Highlights

Sanofi Advances Its Blood Disorder Portfolio with 2 Acquisitions PART 1 OF 9 Sanofi’s $11.6 Billion Bioverativ Acquisition: Highlights Bioverativ acquisition announcement On January 22, 2018, Sanofi (SNY) announced that it had entered into an agreement with Bioverativ (BIVV) to acquire all of its outstanding shares for $105 per share in cash.

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Sanofi
Pharmafile· 06 Feb 2018

PTx picks up radiation drug and plant from Sanofi

A Boston-based biotech, only a few weeks old, has moved quickly to secure both the drug Leukine and the plant that manufactures it from Sanofi. The biologics facility is located in Lynnwood, Washington, has been operational since 2012; the biotech revealed that the facility will become an integral part of the company’s manufacturing ability, as well as serving as a centre for its supply chain operations.

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Sanofi
Sciencebusiness· 06 Feb 2018

Sanofi to acquire Ablynx for €3.9 Billion

Sanofi and Ablynx, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of Nanobodies®, entered into a definitive agreement under which Sanofi will offer to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares, including shares represented by American Depositary Shares (ADSs), warrants and convertible bonds of Ablynx at a price per Ablynx share of €45 in cash, which represents an aggregate equity value of approximately €3.9 billion.

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LiquidHub Inc
Mmm-Online· 06 Feb 2018

Capgemini expands digital chops with LiquidHub acquisition

(Above: Paul Hermelin, chairman and CEO of Capgemini) PARIS: Consulting firm Capgemini has acquired customer engagement shop LiquidHub to expand its digital footprint in North America. LiquidHub has about $240 million in revenue, Capgemini said in a statement.

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Sanofi
The Economic Times· 06 Feb 2018

Brazil's EMS and India's Torrent Pharma vying for Sanofi's generic drugs: sources

Brazilian drugs firm EMS and Indian rival Torrent Pharma have emerged as the only industry bidders for Sanofi's generic drugs unit, battling a series of buyout funds for an asset worth as much as $2.4 billion, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Microsoft Corporation
Gamingbolt· 06 Feb 2018

Microsoft Almost Bought Out Squaresoft in 1999

Square Enix is one of the largest publishers in the world, holding valuable IP like Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts, and of course, Final Fantasy; it merged with rival Enix back in 2001, but before then, it was apparently just one signature away from being bought out by Microsoft.

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Novo Nordisk AS
Businessinsider· 06 Feb 2018

Novo Nordisk got beat out on one of the first big healthcare deals of the year — here's what the CEO is still looking for in an acquisition, Business Insider

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for deals in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Microsoft Corporation
Cinemablend· 05 Feb 2018

Microsoft Purchases Cloud-Based Gaming Platform PlayFab

"Microsoft" and "Acquisitions" have been used a lot lately ever since rumors about Microsoft acquiring some of the big names in gaming and tech were floated around last week. Well, Microsoft did acquire a gaming company in the form of the cloud-based streaming platform, PlayFab.

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McKinsey & Co Inc
Consultancy· 05 Feb 2018

Accenture, Deloitte and McKinsey spent $1.2 billion on agency acquisitions

The consulting industry’s collective spend on marketing and advertising powered past the $1 billion mark in 2017, according to new data. Even with data from a selective sample without some of the industry’s biggest names, consulting firms spent a significant sum on acquisitions in the sector, beefed up significantly by Accenture’s huge war chest in particular.

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GlaxoSmithKline PLC
Kamcity· 05 Feb 2018

RB And GSK Only Bidders for Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare Unit

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Sanofi
Acs· 05 Feb 2018

Sanofi to boost rare blood disease pipeline with Ablynx acquisition

[+]Enlarge Caplacizumab could be Ablynx's first nanobody to be approved this year. It treats a rare blood clotting disorder called acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Credit: Ablynx The French pharma giant Sanofi announced last week that it will buy the Belgium-based antibody drug developer Ablynx for $4.8 billion in cash.

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LiquidHub Inc
Financialit· 05 Feb 2018

Capgemini Enhances its Global Leadership in Digital with the Acquisition of Customer Engagement Firm LiquidHub

Established in 2000, LiquidHub counts industry leaders among its clients notably in financial services, healthcare and life sciences. Through this acquisition seasoned design thinkers, user-experience designers, digital architects and analytics specialists will join Capgemini's digital teams to create, for its clients, experiences that help to attract, acquire and retain customers.

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