Mergers, acquisitions and funding

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Ex-F1 team boss Eddie Jordan considering £3bn bid for Playtech
Reports of interest from Jordan-led consortium suggests potential bidding war for gambling software firm

Mark Sweney

18, Nov, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Nvidia bid for Arm: UK orders competition investigation
Digital minister asks for report on takeover of chip firm with ‘unique place in the global tech supply chain’

Mark Sweney

16, Nov, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Pinterest shares soar amid reports of $39bn takeover by PayPal
Paypal approached digital pinboard site Pinterest, which has 478m active users, about possible acquisition, Bloomberg News reports

Dominic Rushe

20, Oct, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Sony Music buys UK podcast producer Somethin’ Else
Sony Music is latest after Spotify, Amazon and Apple to try to cash in on boom in audio listening

Mark Sweney

16, Jun, 2021 @4:07 PM

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Now Amazon wants the MGM studio. Is this a classic case of corporate sprawl?
The tech giant already has fingers in many, many pies, from cloud computing to groceries, pharmacies to TV streaming

Nils Pratley

18, May, 2021 @6:38 PM

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UK watchdog to investigate Facebook takeover of Giphy
CMA concerned acquisition could lessen competition for creation of gifs popular on social media

Rupert Neate

01, Apr, 2021 @5:41 PM

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UK watchdog begins investigating Nvidia's $40bn takeover of Arm
Competition and Markets Authority examining deal to buy UK-based chip firm

Mark Sweney

06, Jan, 2021 @5:37 PM

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UK's Octopus Energy valued at $2bn after Japan supply deal
British startup in joint venture with Tokyo Gas, which buys 9.7% stake for $200m

Jillian Ambrose

23, Dec, 2020 @6:06 PM

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Tech watchdog's takeover powers might tame Facebook and Google at last | Nils Pratley
The UK’s Digital Markets Unit is likely to have powers to protect startups from the giants, and about time too

Nils Pratley

08, Dec, 2020 @7:59 PM

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Tech giants may face billions of pounds in fines from new UK watchdog
Competition regulator wants new Digital Markets Unit to have power to levy huge penalties if firms abuse code of conduct

Mark Sweney

08, Dec, 2020 @1:19 PM

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MPs to debate Arm Holdings $40bn sale despite Nvidia boss's guarantees
Jensen Huang’s offer of legally binding guarantees to safeguard UK interests fail to allay doubts

Rob Davies

18, Sep, 2020 @3:05 PM

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China could be stumbling block in Arm sale to Nvidia
Article in Chinese state-backed Global Times calls for intervention in deal

Rob Davies

16, Sep, 2020 @5:36 PM

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