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Here’s what you need to get your financials in order if you want to be acquired

A solid financial structure must not be underestimated. It provides credibility and puts the target company in a stronger negotiating position.

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From NDA to LOI: What really happens when your startup is being acquired?

While IPOs may get more headlines, a well-timed, well-planned acquisition can mean even larger opportunities for you, your team and the technologies...

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Getting acquired is a legitimate strategy for building your business

While the IPO is characterized as the pinnacle for venture-backed startups, far more companies see successful exits via an M&A process than by...

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Hyundai Motor eyes acquisition of Korean lidar-free self-driving startup 42dot

Hyundai Motor is considering increasing its stake in, or fully acquiring, the South Korea-based lidar-free autonomous mobility platform 42dot, the...

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Swvl’s $100m acquisition of Smart Bus startup Zeelo is off, amid tech stocks slump

All is not well with the proposed acquisition of UK start bus platform Zeelo by Mass transit group Swvl. Back in April, we covered how a possible...

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What does Amazon get for the $3.9B it is paying for One Medical?

This morning, let's peek at One Medical's latest financial results to both understand the deal and what Amazon is really buying.

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Mark-to-market to arrive at a realistic valuation and improve your fundraising odds

Tech companies that continue to hold on to their unrealistic 2021 valuations will find it very challenging to finance or sell the company and may...

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Sources: Ironsource and Unity are merging in a big consolidation play for gaming and interactive content

The downturn in tech valuations is leading to some significant M&A activity, and the latest development on that front looks like it is coming...

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Reddit acquires natural language processing company MeaningCloud

Reddit announced Friday that it’s acquiring MeaningCloud, a natural language processing company, for an undisclosed amount. The MeaningCloud...

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After several bruising months, industry analysts see Zendesk sale as pressure release

Maybe now, as Zendesk goes private, it can take a deep breath and get back to work outside of the white-hot public investing spotlight where activist...

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Zendesk’s final selling price is a warning shot for unicorns

Zendesk selling for a mid-single-digit multiple with positive free cash flow, 30% revenue growth and a recent re-acceleration of top-line expansion...

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Zendesk drama concludes with $10.2 billion private equity acquisition

Zendesk has had a difficult time over the last several months. It has been hounded by activist investors, Jana Partners. It turned down a $17 billion...

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eBay acquires NFT marketplace KnownOrigin for an undisclosed sum

eBay announced today that it’s acquiring Manchester-based NFT marketplace KnownOrigin. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. eBay...

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Twitter asks shareholders to approve the $44 billion Elon Musk takeover

Twitter’s board wants the $44 billion Elon Musk takeover completed, which is why it’s asking its shareholders to approve the deal,...

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Oracle quietly closes $28B deal to buy electronic health records company Cerner

At the end of last year, just before Christmas, Oracle made a big move when it announced it was acquiring electronic health records company Cerner...

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Startups are on track to acquire more VC-backed companies than ever in 2022. Here’s why

Startups acquiring other VC-backed companies is nothing new. But up until the last few years, these transactions were mainly large and infrequent....

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What connects the stock market contraction to startup valuations?

This is the most critical impact of downturns: Venture capital funds will have a more challenging time raising money to invest, which translates into...

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Why more funding equates more peace of mind for TRIPP and its users

LA-born startup TRIPP doesn’t want the metaverse to be a mere “shopping mall for virtual consumers,” its founder Nanea Reeves told...

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Join SOSV’s Climate Tech Meetup on June 13

Global venture firm SOSV is one of the most active investors in climate tech and — as a partner of TechCrunch Sessions: Climate — you’re...

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It’s official: Broadcom to acquire VMware in massive $61B deal

Sometimes when there is smoke, there is actually fire. Such was the case with the rumors of Broadcom’s interest in VMware this past weekend. It...

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Take-Two completes $12.7B acquisition of mobile games giant Zynga

Take-Two has completed its $12.7 billion acquisition of mobile games giant Zynga, the company announced on Monday. Under the terms of the merger...

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M&A is coming for DeFi protocols as market conditions change

At the Permissionless conference in West Palm Beach this week, conversations around crypto M&A were heating up as market players discussed this...

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Microsoft is turning Ally.io acquisition into Viva Goals module

Every company needs to track goals, often referred to as objectives and key results, or OKRs for short. Traditionally, those have been tracked...

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Zoom dives deeper into intelligent customer service with Solvvy acquisition

Zoom swung for the fences last summer when its stock value was soaring, offering almost $15 billion to buy Five9 to get into customer service....

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Snap snaps up database developer KeyDB to make its infrastructure more snappy

As Snapchat’s app continues to grow, the company is turning to the open source community to help further improve its technology infrastructure....

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Bookaway books $35M to scale up its ground transportation booking platform

Travel and tourism are coming back online in the wake of Covid-19 restrictions getting relaxed, and today a startup tackling one part of the equation...

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Deliverr’s nearly flat exit price isn’t as bad as it looks

If Deliverr’s final private round did not include onerous downside-protection provisions, its sale could wind up winsome for all.

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Elon Musk has reportedly lined up a new Twitter CEO, shared ideas for monetizing tweets

Elon Musk has lined up a new CEO for Twitter and told banks that agreed to help fund his $44 billion acquisition offer about his plans to monetize...

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