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Sensient Technologies Corporation
Foodbusinessnews· 21 Oct 2019

Sensient Technologies to divest non-core product lines

Sensient Technologies Corp. plans to divest its inks, fruit preparation and fragrance business lines, said Paul Manning, chief executive officer and president. “These business lines have been significant headwinds for the company for several years,” he said in an Oct.

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GE Healthcare Inc
Bioprocessintl· 21 Oct 2019

Danaher: GE buy pushed to 2020 as offloads assets - Bioprocess Insider

Sartorius will add biomolecular characterization, chromatography hardware and resins, and microcarriers in the deal, dependent on the closure of Danaher’s acquisition of GE Healthcare’s Biopharma business. Earlier this year, Danaher Corporation announced its intention to increase its presence in the bioprocessing space through the full biopharma portion of GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business for approximately $21.4 billion (€19.2 billion).

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Nike Inc
Black Enterprise· 19 Oct 2019

Nike Acquires TraceMe Startup Founded by Russell Wilson

Sports and technology merge once more. Nike has picked up Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s company, according to Yahoo. Wilson acknowledged the acquisition in a simple Twitter post: “Just Do It.@Nike.” GeekWire reports that Nike confirmed the deal in a statement: “NIKE Inc.

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Intel Corporation
Data Economy· 17 Oct 2019

Intel acquires Smart Edge from Pivot Technology for $27m

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Smart Edge business from IT infrastructure provider Pivot Technology Solutions for total consideration of $27m. The transaction is scheduled to close during the fourth quarter of 2019 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

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Puma SE
Talkesport· 17 Oct 2019

Puma Joins Nike and Adidas in the Esports Apparel Sponsorship Chase

Along with the rapid growth of eSports, the organizations are acquiring more and more top their MNC to sponsor them besides regular peripheral manufacturers. Automobile giants like Audi, NISSAN are all part of this esports sponsorship bandwagon.

  • Puma SE
  • Adidas Group
  • Nike Inc
  • Chase Corp.
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B. Riley Financial, Inc.
660 NEWS· 17 Oct 2019

Barneys pens deal to sell assets to Authentic Brands

Luxury chain Barneys New York has penned a deal to sell its assets for $271.4 million to Authentic Brands Group, a licensing company that owns such brands as Nine West and Aeropostale, and investment bank B.

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Blackstone Group LP
Interpark· 16 Oct 2019

Blackstone purchases 65% controlling interest in Great Wolf Resorts

Blackstone Group Inc. has agreed to purchase a 65% controlling interest in waterpark operators Great Wolf Resorts. Blackstone is buying the controlling interest share from Canterbridge Partners, Great Wolf Resorts’ current private equity owner. The two companies will form a new joint venture to own the company.

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Linx
Reuters· 16 Oct 2019

Brazil software firm Linx agrees to buy 100% of SetaDigital for up to $8.8 million

Brazilian software company Linx SA has agreed to acquire 100% of SetaDigital Sistemas Gerenciais Ltda for up to 36.8 million reais ($8.81 million), it said in a securities filing on Wednesday. Under the terms of the deal, Linx will pay 28 million reais in cash and could pay 8.8 million reais more if financial and operating goals set for the period of 2019-2021 are met. Founded in 2005, SetaDigital expects a gross revenue pf 15 million reais for 2020.

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Time Warner Inc
Hollywood Reporter· 16 Oct 2019

Hollywood Merger-Mania Hits Business Management

Over the past few years, many of Hollywood's top business management firms have consolidated — and several of them have rolled into the same company.Disney’s purchase of much of 21st Century Fox and AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner set in motion a powerful wave of consolidation that is continuing with the pending merger of Viacom and CBS.

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  • AT&T Inc.
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Rite Aid Corporation
Ourmidland· 15 Oct 2019

Rite Aid buys Glovers Pharmacy files, prescriptions

What Midlanders know as Glover’s Rexall Pharmacy and Gift Shop has undergone some changes, with plans to permanently close after November. Rite Aid already purchased the pharmacy files and prescriptions, which were transferred to the location at 2910 Ashman St.

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Nike Inc
Marketingdive· 15 Oct 2019

Nike's TraceMe acquisition signals bigger digital media ambitions

Nike has acquired Seattle-based startup TraceMe, TechCrunch confirmed. TraceMe provides a platform called Tally that lets sports teams, broadcasters and venues engage with fans around events.Fans can use Tally to predict what will happen during live sporting events.

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Chain Store Age· 14 Oct 2019

Report: Two major retailers eye FreshDirect

Amazon and Walmart are both reportedly considering a purchase of on-demand grocery delivery platform FreshDirect.According to the New York Post, the two retail titans have been examining the financial and performance data of FreshDirect. The delivery service’s largest investor, J.P.

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Apple Inc.
Data Economy· 14 Oct 2019

Apple puts 500-acre plot of data centre land in Ireland up for sale

Technology giant Apple has put its 500-acre plot of land near Athenry in County Galway where it originally planned to build an €850m data centre – up for sale.According to The Times, the site is

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MedPro Group
Ambest· 14 Oct 2019

Berkshire’s MedPro Acquires Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ Medical Professional Liability Business

Berkshire’s MedPro Acquires Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ Medical Professional Liability Business Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s MedPro Group said it agreed to acquire the renewal rights to Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’s health care professional liability book of business effective .advertisement Related Companies For information about each company, including the Best's Credit Reports, group members (where applicable) and news stories, click on the company name.

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EQT Corporation
Data Center Knowledge· 11 Oct 2019

EQT in Talks to Buy Edge Data Center Specialist EdgeConneX for $2.5B

EQT AB, the Nordic buyout firm, is talks to buy data center company EdgeConneX, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Providence Equity Partners LLC
  • Edge
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Kantar Group
MediaPost· 10 Oct 2019

WPP Shareholders To Vote On Kantar Sale 10

WPP has scheduled a shareholder meeting on October 24 in London to vote on the company’s proposed sale of 60% of research giant Kantar to Bain Capital. The deal, struck in July, puts a valuation on Kantar of about $4 billion.

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Metlife Inc
Global Legal Chronicle· 10 Oct 2019

Metlife Chile Seguros de Vida’s $2.8 Million Acquisition of a Inmobiliaria y Constructora Alonso de Cordova Asset – Global Legal Chronicle

Fontaine & Cía. advised on the deal Metlife Chile Seguros de Vida S.A. executed the acquisition of a real estate asset, leased to a restaurant, in Vitacura from Inmobiliaria y Constructora Alonso de Cordova Asset. Metlife Chile Seguros de Vida S.A.

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DuPont
Dupont· 09 Oct 2019

DuPont to Acquire Membrane Business from Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.

DuPont today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Memcor® business including ultrafiltration and membrane biofiltration technologies from Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.

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Blackstone Group LP
Apac Real Estate· 08 Oct 2019

Blackstone Sells US$1.2bn Japanese multi-family portfolio to Allianz

Allianz Real Estate, the property arm of the German insurer, has bought a €1.1bn (US$1.2bn) portfolio of core multi-family residential assets across Japan from funds managed by US asset manager Blackstone.The portfolio holds 82 assets

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  • Allianz SE
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Tesla Inc
Unite (ai)· 05 Oct 2019

Tesla Acquires AI Startup DeepScale

First reported by CNBC and later picked up by various outlets, Tesla has acquired DeepScale, a four-year-old artificial intelligence startup that will help push Tesla forward in developing autonomous vehicles. As of right now, their vehicles are not considered fully autonomous.

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Blackstone Group LP
Nikkei· 04 Oct 2019

Blackstone Sells 80 Japan Condos to Allianz for $1.2 Billion

German insurer Allianz is making its first large-scale property investment in Japan, spending about 130 billion yen ($1.21 billion) to buy roughly 80 rental condominiums in Tokyo and Osaka from U.S.-based Blackstone Group.The purchase will be made by Allianz Real Estate, which seeks to expand its portfolio beyond Europe and into Asia.

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ECi Software Solutions
Ecisolutions· 03 Oct 2019

ECI Completes Acquisition of Trivest Beheer B.V.

ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based Trivest Beheer B.V., a provider of smart vertical software solutions to the SME manufacturing sector. ECI previously announced on August 13 that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trivest, with completion subject to specified regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

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Blackstone Group LP
Hotel Online· 03 Oct 2019

Blackstone to Acquire 65% Controlling Interest in Great Wolf Resorts

Blackstone Real Estate Partners IX, an affiliate of Blackstone (NYSE: BX) (“Blackstone”), and affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”, the existing owner) announced today that Blackstone is acquiring a 65% controlling interest in Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

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WESCO International, Inc.
Collisionweek· 03 Oct 2019

Wesco Group Acquires PBE Distributor in Sacramento

The Wesco Group announced that Jerry’s Paint & Supply is now a part of the Wesco family of companies. Jerry’s Paint & Supply is based out of Sacramento, Calif. with four locations serving the surrounding area.

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NEP Group, Inc.
Sportsvideo· 02 Oct 2019

NEP Closes Deal to Acquire Aerial Video Systems (AVS)

NEP Group has closed its deal to acquire Aerial Video Systems (AVS), the Burbank, CA-based provider of a range of HD wireless camera systems, aerial productions, and mobile audio and video RF solutions for sports, entertainment, and film clients.

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