Banking on Tech: Interview with Hazel Moore on FirstCapital and ACXIT’s new banking powerhouse in Europe

Next time you see the announcement of another nine-figure mega-round or acquisition of a European technology company, it’s likely that the deal was brokered by FirstCapital. The international investment bank has helped facilitate transactions behind some of Europe’s most valuable acquisitions, recently including Bloomsbury AI’s sale to Facebook, and the purchase of CoSale by New Relic. […]

Online food ordering giant Delivery Hero swallows Cyprus-based startup Foody

Berlin-based Delivery Hero, one of the biggest online food ordering and delivery marketplaces in the world, has made a small acquisition in Cyprus to expand its footprint. The company has picked up Foody, a Nicosia-based startup that has offered an online food ordering service in Cyprus since 2015, having partnered with more than 750 restaurants […]

UiPath acquires Ukrainian automated process documentation startup StepShot

UiPath, one of the fastest-growing and most heavily-funded enterprise software companies in the world today, has acquired StepShot, a Lviv, Ukraine-based startup that specialises in automated process documentation. Terms were not disclosed, but AIN reports that the transaction was part cash, part equity, and that StepShot was hitting almost $500,000 in annual revenue from hundreds […]

Mail.Ru’s MY.GAMES acquires Belarusian game studio SWAG MASHA; terms undisclosed

MY.GAMES, a subsidiary of Mail.Ru and one of Eastern Europe’s leading online entertainment brands, has announced its acquisition of Minsk, Belarus-based studio SWAG MASHA, which is behind popular mobile title Love Sick: Interactive Stories. With more than three million registered players around the world, the game was SWAG MASHA’s first ever released (last January). MY.GAMES […]

Just Eat buys City Pantry for £16 million to enter the corporate catering market

Online food order and delivery service Just Eat has entered the B2B catering market with the acquisition of London-based City Pantry for an initial cash consideration of £16 million. Further cash consideration may be due if City Pantry achieves agreed operational and financial targets over the next three years. City Pantry basically links caterers and […]

Data governance tech scale-up Collibra acquires Czech SaaS startup SQLdep

Not long after raising $100 million at a $1 billion+ valuation, Belgium/US-based data governance technology company Collibra is today announcing the acquisition of SQLdep, a Prague-based SaaS provider of automated data lineage. The deal will help Collibra customers uncover faster and deeper insights from their data, the company says. SQLdep and Collibra announced a partnership […]