Mergers, acquisitions and funding

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Amazon agrees to buy Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7bn
Acquisition part of Amazon’s bid to accelerate its growth beyond retail, but concerns raised about market power of Bezos firm

Guardian staff and agency

05, Aug, 2022 @5:39 PM

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Can Elon Musk really walk away from $44bn Twitter takeover?
World’s richest man is arguing that Twitter has more spam accounts than it claims, lowering its value

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

10, Jul, 2022 @2:51 PM

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Dear Mr Musk, stop bleating about Twitter bots and get on with it
The tycoon’s behaviour over the $44bn takeover is disgraceful – but it may prove effective too

Nils Pratley

17, May, 2022 @5:57 PM

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Twitter takeover temporarily on hold, says Elon Musk
Tesla owner says $44bn deal has been paused until he gets more information about fake accounts

Dan Milmo and Alex Hern in London and Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

13, May, 2022 @12:37 PM

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Twitter takeover: EU and UK warn Elon Musk must comply or face sanctions
EU commissioner raises hate speech concerns as UK draws attention to penalties in online safety bill

Dan Milmo and Mark Sweney

27, Apr, 2022 @1:08 AM

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The Twitter shareholders set to make millions from Elon Musk’s takeover
Analysis: From founder Jack Dorsey to dotcom pioneer Martha Lane Fox … the big players in line for big payouts

Graeme Wearden

26, Apr, 2022 @5:49 PM

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Could Elon Musk’s Twitter plans prove a costly mistake?
Analysis: Experts warn against reinstating banned accounts and neglecting moderation

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

26, Apr, 2022 @4:13 PM

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Elon Musk secures $46.5bn to fund possible hostile bid for Twitter
Tesla CEO is putting $21bn of his own money in the package, according to US watchdog filing

Dan Milmo

21, Apr, 2022 @3:30 PM

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How ‘free speech absolutist’ Elon Musk would transform Twitter
Analysis: Musk’s past musings about Twitter show desire to reshape essence of its business model

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

14, Apr, 2022 @2:12 PM

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Nvidia preparing to abandon $40bn Arm takeover
The largest ever semiconductor chip merger has been hit by regulatory hurdles and industry opposition

Mark Sweney

25, Jan, 2022 @3:31 PM

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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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