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Tencent to Acquire Chinese Search Engine Sogou
Tencent's plans to take Sogou private coincides with a broader trend of Chinese companies favoring privatization in 2020 amidst increasing scrutiny from US investors.
Netapp Completes Spot.io Acquisition for $450 Million
NetApp offers hybrid cloud data services for management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments and is traded at a company value of $9.5 billion.
Arabic Audiobook Startup Kitab Sawti Gets Acquired by Storytel
Kitab Sawti was founded in 2016 as a project to help Syrian refugees in schools, with the aim to make it easy for them to become a part of the Swedish society.
With Eye on 5G, India’s Bharti Acquires Satellite Company Oneweb for $1 Bn
The move may help the consortium to compete with Elon Musk's Starlink in beaming high-speed internet from space.
Fintech MFS Africa Acquires Digital Payments Provider Beyonic
Johannesburg-based fintech firm MFS Africa announced today that it has acquired Beyonic, a digital payments management provider of business services for SMEs, fintechs, and social impact entities across Africa.
Dubai-based Freelance Marketplace Ureed Raises Seven-figure Seed, Acquires Nabbesh
Dubai-based freelance marketplace Ureed has raised seven-figure (USD) investment in a seed round from Wamda and Anova Investment, it announced today.
Tencent Confirms Buying Ailing Malaysian Streaming Platform iflix
iflix had raised over $360 million from investors including Fidelity International, Hearst Communications, EDBI and Liberty Global before.
Bharti Airtel Acquires Strategic Stake in Kids Learning Startup Lattu Kids
The investment into the startup will enable Airtel to add edtech to its premium digital content portfolio and give distribution scale to quality learning material from Lattu Kids, the company said.
Dubai Fintech Tpay Mobile Acquires Turkish Payments Company Payguru
Payguru is a bootstrapped business offering mobile payments, ATM cash payments, and bank transfer services to its merchants through its integration with three mobile network operators and eight major banks.
Singapore’s Logistics Startup Moovaz Acquires SPH Publication The Finder
The Finder is a free quarterly magazine aimed at helping expats and Singaporeans live well in Singapore. At 27 years, it is the longest-running publication for expatriates in Singapore.
National Instruments Acquires Israel-Based Data Analytics Startup OptimalPlus for $365 Million
OptimalPlus develops AI tools for the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries that provide real-time product analytics and extract insights from data across the entire supply chain.
Gojek Officially Closes Acquisition of Moka, Launching First Collaborative Project
Moka is one of the pioneers in Indonesia’s fintech scene and has raised close to USD 30 million from big-name investors.
American private equity fund Hellman & Friedman Complete Purchase of Israeli Cybersecurity Company Checkmarx
Deal worth $1.15 bllion is the fund's largest acquisition of an application security company to date
India-based Startup Buddy Acquires Boudhik Ventures To Strengthen Global Patent Services
Post-acquisition, Boudhik will continue to run as a separate brand namely ‘Boudhik by Startup Buddy’ under the umbrella of Startup Buddy Brand.
by Startup Buddy
East Africa’s Largest Telco Now Fully Owns M-Pesa, Africa’s Biggest Mobile Money Platform
By way of the acquisition, Safaricom and Vodacom are taking complete control of the M-Pesa brand, its product development and support services as well as the platform’s African expansion.
OrthoPediatrics Acquires Israeli medical device startup ApiFix For $67 Million
ApiFix develops a minimally invasive, deformity correction system for the treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Unacademy Acquires Kreatryx To Strengthen GATE, ESE Category
Post-acqusition, Kreatryx will continue to run as a separate brand.
PrimeSoft Acquires iGenero To Enhance Tech Capabilities
With this acquisition, iGenero’s team including engineers have joined PrimeSoft.
SecureMisr acquired by Cysiv, a Trend Micro Group Company
SecureMisr is a leading cyber security services provider, based in Cairo, Egypt and serving clients across the Middle East and Africa.
Venture Highway-backed Betterplace acqui-hires AI analytics co Fabulyst
The AI platform will help Betterplace scroll through millions of data points in the blue collar sphere by introducing relevant tagging.
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