Posts Categorized: Acquisitions


Chinese startup developer of Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

The Chinese developer of Dolphin, a popular web browser for Android and iOS, has sold a 51 percent stake for US$91 million.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Expedia makes a big push for Asia with $659 million acquisition

Travel booking titan Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is making a big push for new users and revenue streams in Asia today with the A$703 million (US$6...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Zomato makes first ever acquisition to boost its listings of New Zealand restaurants

Zomato makes first ever acquisition to boost listings of New Zealand restaurants

India-based startup Zomato has acquired New Zealand restaurant discovery site MenuMania for an undisclosed sum.

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Pocket PlayLab acquires Anino Games

After being rescued by Rovio, Juice Cubes developer Pocket PlayLab acquires Philippine gaming startup

In a big deal for two Southeast Asia gaming startups, Thailand-based Pocket PlayLab today revealed that it’s acquiring Philippines-based A...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 10:16 am
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Tencent, Innovation Works cash out on a $434 million acquisition of a company you’ve never heard of

Chinese Universe Publishing and Media Company bought a 100 percent stake in Elex Technology Company for RMB 2.7 billion.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Jack Ma talked him into it: all the dirt on Alibaba’s acquisition of UCWeb

Today, UCWeb founder and CEO Yu Yongfu gave an interview to foreign media to discuss his company's role within Alibaba moving forward.

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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Alibaba acquires UCWeb in ‘biggest Chinese internet merger in history’

The deal is the biggest Chinese internet merger in history, exceeding Baidu's US$1.9 billion acquisition of 91 Wireless in August 2013.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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Indian media giant acquires India's CouponDunia

Indian media giant acquires eshopping discounts site CouponDunia

Times Internet, the online subsidiary of The Times of India Group, is expanding its web empire with yet another Indian startup acquisition.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 7:52 pm
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British analytics firm DC Storm acquired by Rakuten

Rakuten Marketing has acquired British data analytics firm DC Storm for an undisclosed amount.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 pm
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Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal (Updated: shareholders approve)

Today Autonavi confirmed it has accepted the Alibaba deal for that acquisition price, pending the approval of shareholders.

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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Here’s an indicator of just how immature the Indian startup ecosystem is compared to Israel

Here's hard data that shows just how skewed is the mismatch between investments and exits in India's young tech startup ecosystem.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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Indian big data innovator Mu Sigma acquires Singaporean social media analyzer Webfluenz

Big data analytics innovator Mu Sigma, based in Chicago and Bangalore, has acquired the Singapore-based social media analytics firm Webflu...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 11:13 am
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UK-based Skyscanner acquires Chinese travel search startup Youbibi for an undisclosed amount

It’s not often that we get news of international internet companies acquiring Chinese startups, so when it happens, we pay attention: ...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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Alibaba’s updated IPO prospectus reveals new details about UCWeb acquisition

The deal cost Alibaba US$479 million in cash and 12.3 million company shares for the remaining one-third of UCWeb.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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SingTel’s Amobee acquires two American adtech firms for $385M

Adconion and Kontera, for US$235 million and US$150 million, respectively, will become part of SingTel.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 3:07 pm
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Alibaba buys 50% stake in Chinese soccer team for $192 million

Many fans were surprised that Alibaba didn't buy the local team in Hangzhou, where Alibaba was founded and is based.

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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Singapore’s Corous360 buys Indonesian app store builder Maxitech for $3.35M

Singapore's Corous360, a gaming cloud service provider, announced its acquisition of Indonesia-based app store and content provider Maxitech...

  • May 31, 2014
  • at 11:08 pm
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App Annie acquires Distimo, raises $17 million in funding

Beijing based mobile app and digital content analytics company App Annie has announced that it acquired competitor Distimo.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:39 pm
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