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#Acquisition

# acquisition - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Middle East investor represented by Dominici eyeing takeover of French sleeping giant
# Acquisition
From The42
# Acquisition

Middle East investor represented by Dominici eyeing takeover of French sleeping giant

May 20th 2020, 10:42 AM 7,733 Views 3 Comments

Beziers, 11-time French champions, dropped into Pro D2 in 2005.

# acquisition - Friday 22 December, 2017

Lily O'Brien's chocolate manufacturer bought by Polish company for €40 million

Lily O'Brien's chocolate manufacturer bought by Polish company for €40 million

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:50 PM 31,007 Views 34 Comments

Lily O’Brien’s was founded by Mary Ann O’Brien in the kitchen of her home in 1992.

# acquisition - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Job losses 'unavoidable' at UTV Ireland as merger with TV3 is finalised
# Acquisition
# Acquisition

Job losses 'unavoidable' at UTV Ireland as merger with TV3 is finalised

Dec 1st 2016, 1:08 PM 19,129 Views 39 Comments

UTV Ireland currently employs 61 permanent staff.

# acquisition - Monday 13 June, 2016

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion
# New Connection
# New Connection

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion

Jun 13th 2016, 2:35 PM 12,093 Views 24 Comments

The deal will leave the professional network with its ‘distinctive brand and independence’.

# acquisition - Monday 1 February, 2016

FAI complete deal to buy League of Ireland ground owned and developed by Mick Wallace
# Acquisition
From The42
# Acquisition

FAI complete deal to buy League of Ireland ground owned and developed by Mick Wallace

Feb 1st 2016, 2:19 PM 7,841 Views 6 Comments

The purchase ensures the future of the sports complex.

# acquisition - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify
# New Horizons
From Business ETC
# New Horizons

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify

Jan 20th 2016, 11:25 AM 20,873 Views 10 Comments

Soundwave, a music discovery app based in Dublin, will now integrate its service with the music streaming giant.

# acquisition - Friday 3 October, 2014

Facebook's takeover of Whatsapp has been approved - what does that mean for you?
# Merger
# Merger

Facebook's takeover of Whatsapp has been approved - what does that mean for you?

Oct 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 17,983 Views 32 Comments

The European Commission found the Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp applications are not close competitors.

# acquisition - Monday 15 September, 2014

It's official! Microsoft confirms it will buy Minecraft makers for €1.9 billion
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

It's official! Microsoft confirms it will buy Minecraft makers for €1.9 billion

Sep 15th 2014, 2:34 PM 8,006 Views 16 Comments

The company will join Microsoft studios while its three founders, Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser, are now leaving.

# acquisition - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead
# Competition Authority
# Competition Authority

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead

May 28th 2014, 8:09 AM 13,830 Views 11 Comments

Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.

# acquisition - Friday 9 May, 2014

Apple in talks to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion
# Move To The Beat
# Move To The Beat

Apple in talks to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

May 9th 2014, 9:53 AM 10,953 Views 72 Comments

Apple could announce the deal as early as next week, which would make it the largest purchase in the company’s 38-year history.

# acquisition - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Microsoft will finally complete its Nokia deal this week, but there are a few changes
# Tweaks
# Tweaks

Microsoft will finally complete its Nokia deal this week, but there are a few changes

Apr 22nd 2014, 1:57 PM 8,523 Views 7 Comments

The €5.4 billion deal was originally supposed to be completed a month ago but was delayed as Microsoft waited for regulatory authorities in Asia to approve the deal.

# acquisition - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion
# Virtual Insanity
# Virtual Insanity

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion

Mar 25th 2014, 10:10 PM 9,235 Views 19 Comments

So much for Facebook being done buying companies for a while, huh?

# acquisition - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Explainer: Why did Google pay $3.2 billion for Nest?
# Connectivity
# Connectivity

Explainer: Why did Google pay $3.2 billion for Nest?

Jan 14th 2014, 11:02 AM 12,652 Views 27 Comments

It allows the company to enter the consumer hardware market and expand upon the work it’s done online.

# acquisition - Monday 13 January, 2014

Google to buy Nest for $3.2 billion in cash
# Ch-ching
# Ch-ching

Google to buy Nest for $3.2 billion in cash

Jan 13th 2014, 10:38 PM 18,430 Views 21 Comments

The co-founder of Nest said that any data provided by customers will only be used for its products and services and not shared with Google.

# acquisition - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Microsoft to buy Nokia phones division and patents for €5.4 billion
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

Microsoft to buy Nokia phones division and patents for €5.4 billion

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:23 AM 4,711 Views 17 Comments

Nokia shares surged as it was announced Microsoft will acquire their smartphone division, as well as important patents.

# acquisition - Monday 26 August, 2013

Yahoo buys facial-recognition company in bid to boost Flickr
# Spending Spree
# Spending Spree

Yahoo buys facial-recognition company in bid to boost Flickr

Aug 26th 2013, 11:06 PM 3,397 Views 8 Comments

Yahoo has been on a buying spree since Marissa Mayer took over the flailing internet giant earlier this year.

# acquisition - Friday 5 July, 2013

Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs
# Acquisition
# Acquisition

Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs

Jul 5th 2013, 9:28 PM 6,583 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this year, insurance broker Campion also acquired part of the general insurance business of Aviva Direct.

# acquisition - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Jobs to be saved as Xtra-Vision acquired
# Acquisition
# Acquisition

Jobs to be saved as Xtra-Vision acquired

Jun 11th 2013, 6:04 PM 8,639 Views 29 Comments

It had been announced in May that jobs were to be lost due the closure of nine Xtra-vision stores.

This man is the new CEO of Irish Life
# Irish Life
# Irish Life

This man is the new CEO of Irish Life

Jun 11th 2013, 3:07 PM 7,150 Views 11 Comments

Bill Kyle will take over once the acquisition of Irish Life by a Canadian firm has been completed.

# acquisition - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target
# Next Big Thing
# Next Big Thing

Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target

May 26th 2013, 9:30 AM 8,096 Views 4 Comments

“All the big internet companies that have money are potential buyers. Then it depends on what they want to be and how much they are willing to pay.”

# acquisition - Monday 25 March, 2013

Yahoo! buys London teen's Summly app
# Acquisition
# Acquisition

Yahoo! buys London teen's Summly app

Mar 25th 2013, 1:29 PM 16,862 Views 9 Comments

Nick D’Aloisio, 17, will now join the Yahoo! team and the app will close.

# acquisition - Thursday 3 January, 2013

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012
# Investment
# Investment

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 10:45 AM 3,912 Views 7 Comments

The company announced today that it undertook 18 acquisition and investment initiatives in the second half of 2012.

# acquisition - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Packaging company projects €100m in revenue next year
# Acquisition
# Acquisition

Packaging company projects €100m in revenue next year

Sep 20th 2012, 10:59 AM 4,862 Views 0 Comments

The projection follows the acquisition of Irish company Russell Will, supplier to industries in hospitality, leisure and healthcare.

# acquisition - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

So exactly WHICH Guineys is closing down?
# Dublin Institution
# Dublin Institution

So exactly WHICH Guineys is closing down?

Sep 18th 2012, 12:34 PM 20,647 Views 36 Comments

There are three (count ‘em!) separate stores with the name Guineys on Dublin’s Talbot St – but which one is closing down?

# acquisition - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Facebook has bought Instagram for $1 billion. But why?
# Acquisition
# Acquisition

Facebook has bought Instagram for $1 billion. But why?

Apr 10th 2012, 9:26 AM 7,362 Views 16 Comments

Tech Bubble 2.0 or Zuckerberg’s smartest move?

# acquisition - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

C&C drinks company acquires number two US cider brand
# Cider
# Cider

C&C drinks company acquires number two US cider brand

Nov 8th 2011, 2:43 PM 993 Views 3 Comments

The company also owns Magners and Bulmers Cider – and acquired Tennants lager for €205.2 million 2009. Today, it announced it had bought Hornsby’s cider.

# acquisition - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Google acquires restaurant reviewer Zagat
# ZagatRated
# ZagatRated

Google acquires restaurant reviewer Zagat

Sep 8th 2011, 5:15 PM 413 Views 1 Comment

Tim and Nina Zagat have sold their 32-year-old business to Google

# acquisition - Monday 15 August, 2011

Google buying Motorola Mobility for €8.7 billion in cash
# Google
# Google

Google buying Motorola Mobility for €8.7 billion in cash

Aug 15th 2011, 2:19 PM 973 Views 7 Comments

Is the deal a sign that Google is really eyeing Motorola Mobility’s cache of over 17,000 patents?

# acquisition - Monday 7 February, 2011

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million
# HuffPo
# HuffPo

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million

Feb 7th 2011, 10:04 AM 715 Views 0 Comments

Just six years after the launch of her site, Arianna Huffington says she would have been “hard-pressed to imagine this moment”.