Posts Tagged: Acquisition


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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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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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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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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Another Indonesian startup eats dessert as Japan’s Cookpad acquires DapurMasak

Japanese recipe site Cookpad has announced the acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Indonesia’s recipe sharing site DapurMasak for US$600,...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:17 pm
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Indonesian fashion estore Shopdeca expands to Singapore with funding and acquisition

With this new investment, Shopdeca is expanding to Singapore today with the acquisition of women’s fashion estore Eriin.

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 7:00 am
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Hulu ends global ambitions, sells off Japan video site

Hulu ends global ambitions, sells off Japan video site

US-based video streaming service Hulu launched in Japan back in 2011, bringing hot movies and TV shows from the US, Japan, and beyond to sub...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Australia’s Seek seeks to buy JobStreet for $524 million

Australia’s Seek seeks to buy JobStreet for $524 million

Australia’s online employment marketplace Seek is looking to fully acquire its pan-Asian counterpart Jobstreet for US$523.5 million, a...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 4:23 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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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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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent announced today that it’s paying US$736 million for a 19.9 percent stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:30 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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India’s CommonFloor gets into new property area with acquisition of student accommodation startup

Indian property listings site CommonFloor got $10 million in fresh funds at the start of this year. Some of that cash has just been put to g...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
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Indian media giant gobbles up restaurant booking startup to merge with online food portal

Times Internet announced this morning it has acquired the restaurant reservations startup Dineout, which covers a number of restaurants in D...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 5:45 pm
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European online food delivery company makes first move into Asia with Pakistan deal

The online food ordering and delivery market in Pakistan is getting really hot and spicy. Today, Denmark-based online food delivery company ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Even with WhatsApp acquisition, Facebook doesn’t quite own Asia (yet)

News broke this morning that Facebook has acquired Whatsapp for a whopping $19 billion. What does this deal means to Asia, a continent fille...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
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VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

Chinese flash sales site VIPShop (NYSE:VIPS) has paid $112.5 million in cash to acquire a majority stake of cosmetics e-store Lafaso. The de...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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