M&A roundup – week ending 10/3/15

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] M&A roundup – week ending 10/3/15 – vator.tv Google bought Jibe Mobile; Axel Spring acquired Business Insider; Microsoft made three purchases German publishing giant Axel Springer purchased a majority stake in  digital business news website Business Insider. The deal valued Business Insider at $442 million. As a previous investor, Axel Springer already owned a 9 percent […]

Puerto Rico businesses fret tax hikes will erode profits

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Puerto Rico businesses fret tax hikes will erode profits – reuters.com SAN JUAN/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Business is tough enough already for Carlos Jimenez without having to face higher taxes. Fast Lane, his three-location car-wash chain in Puerto Rico, has laid off about half the 106 employees it had in 2007. Continue Reading On […]

TABLE-China stock investors slash margin loans by $31 bln in a week

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] TABLE-China stock investors slash margin loans by $31 bln in a week – reuters.com SHANGHAI, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Chinese stock investors unwound $31 billion worth of leveraged bets over the past week, offsetting foreign money inflows under a key cross-border investment scheme, the latest data shows, underscoring rapidly shrinking risk appetite amid the […]

QVC owner Liberty Interactive agrees to buy Zulily for $2.4B

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] QVC owner Liberty Interactive agrees to buy Zulily for $2.4B – vator.tv Zulily will become part of QVC but retain its brand; the news sent Zulily’s stock soaring over 48%After going public less than two years ago, e-commerce company Zulily is already coming off the market. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to be […]

Stripe partners with Visa, gets funded at $5B valuation

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Stripe partners with Visa, gets funded at $5B valuation – vator.tv The deal will help Stripe expand internationally, and let it compete with Square and PayPalThere’s been a ton of movement in the payments space lately. With Square apparently already having possibly filed to go public, Apple Pay on the rise, and PayPal having split […]

Daily funding roundup – July 24, 2015

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Daily funding roundup – July 24, 2015 – vator.tv Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund closed $300M; Voxel8 received $12M; AdAgility raised $1.6MAdAgility, a provider of personalized, on-site and mobile, cross-selling solutions, raised $1.6 million to further accelerate its already impressive growth. Tim & Todd McSweeney led the investment with participation from existing investor Boston Seed Capital… Continue Reading On […]