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NBCUniversal (Comcast) acquires Dreamworks Animation for USD 3.8 billion
28-April-2016 | Filmed Entertainment | M&A
NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation has acquired DreamWorks Animation for USD41 per share (approx. USD 3.8 billion). Dreamworks is a leading creator of animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment and related consumer products. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development.
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TripAdvisor acquires holiday rental website, HouseTrip
28-April-2016 | Online Property | M&A
Online travel ratings site, TripAdvisor has acquired UK-based holiday rental marketplace HouseTrip for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2010, HouseTrip offers 300,000 properties across Europe and North America; the company had raised approximately USD60 million in funding (through to 2012).
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Spotify acquires live events` photo aggregator, CrowdAlbum
27-April-2016 | Social Media | M&A
The music streaming service, Spotify has acquired the live event social media platform, CrowdAlbum. Launched in 2013, CrowdAlbum aggregates fan content that has been captured during live events and posted online via social media. The platform allows artists to engage with their most loyal fans.
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Chinese fintech firm, Ant Financial raises USD 4.5 billion
26-April-2016 | Financial Services | Investments
Ant Financial, the financial and payments affiliate of Chinese internet group Alibaba has raised USD 4.5bn from a number of investors including China Investment Corp and China Construction Bank. The investee`s activities include a leading Chinese online and mobile payments service, Alipay and MYbank, an online lender targeting SMEs and consumers. The latest fundraising included additional investment by existing shareholders (including Postal Savings Bank of China, private equity arm of China Development Bank, and Primavera Capital Group.
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Indian payments` solutions firm, TranServ raises USD 15 million
26-April-2016 | Payments | Investments
Indian digital payments service TranServ has raised USD 15 million in Series C funding from investors led by IDFC SPICE Fund, Micromax Informatics (and existing investors Nirvana and Faering Capital India Evolving Fund). Founded in 2011, TranServ provides payment solutions, including prepaid solutions, allowing banks to outsource the administration of prepaid cards. It`s clients include PayU, Ixigo, Micromax and Justdial.
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South Korean food delivery service raises USD 50 million in funding
25-April-2016 | Food delivery | Investments
South Korean firm Woowa Brothers Corp has raised USD 50 million in funding from Chinese investment firm, Hillhouse Capital Group. Woowa is behind the online food delivery app, Baedal Minjok. The company had previously raised funding from Goldman Sachs (USD 36 million in November 2014).
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Follett Corporation acquires book and multimedia distributor, Baker and Taylor
22-April-2016 | Book Publishing and Distribution | M&A
Follett Corporation has acquired Baker & Taylor, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide. With combined sales of USD 3.6 billion, the two businesses will offer librarians, patrons, educators and students access to curated physical and digital content wherever learning and reading take place in the community. Follett is a provider of technology, services and print and digital content to Pre K-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions.
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