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 […]

Exclusive – Mondelez seeks European cheese and grocery asset sale: sources

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Exclusive – Mondelez seeks European cheese and grocery asset sale: sources – reuters.com LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mondelez International Inc is exploring a sale of its European cheese and grocery business, which could be valued at around $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, as it sharpens its focus on snack foods […]

QVC owner Liberty Interactive buying Zulily in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $2.3B + MORE

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] New York state factory activity tumbles to lowest since 2009: NY Fed – reuters.com NEW YORK (Reuters) – Manufacturing activity in New York state plunged to its weakest level in August since 2009 due to steep drops in new orders and shipments, although optimism on future business improved, a New York Federal Reserve survey […]

Nomad Foods nears 500 mln pound deal for Findus' Europe arm -FT

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Nomad Foods nears 500 mln pound deal for Findus' Europe arm -FT – reuters.com Aug 12 (Reuters) – hNomad Foods Ltd is close to acquiring the continental European business operations of frozen food maker Findus Group Ltd in a deal valued at just over 500 million pounds ($780.6 million), the Financial Times reported, citing […]

Sempra Energy says it will pay $1.33B for Pemex's stake in natural gas pipeline joint venture

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Sempra Energy says it will pay $1.33B for Pemex's stake in natural gas pipeline joint venture – foxbusiness.com Sempra Energy said Friday it will take full control of a Mexican natural gas pipeline business in a deal valued at $1.33 billion. Continue Reading On foxbusiness.com ยป  

EU reaches deal to shine a light on "shadow" banking + MORE

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] EU reaches deal to shine a light on "shadow" banking – reuters.com LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Financial transactions using shares or other assets to secure credit will come under greater scrutiny after the European Union reached a deal on Wednesday to improve transparency and mitigate risks in the so-called “shadow banking” sector. Continue […]

Duolingo raises $45M to help you learn a new language

[Buzz_Burner_Fresh_Updates] Duolingo raises $45M to help you learn a new language – vator.tv Investment was led by Google Capital, and the company is now said to be valued at $470 millionFrom the time I was a little kid, I was always good at writing. It came naturally to me, and, hey, now it’s my job, […]