Two Nordics-based public companies working on digital services and software, EVRY and Tieto, has announced a merger into a new company, TietoEVRY. The new entity will have combined revenue of some €3 billion and a team of 24,000 people. Both EVRY and Tieto serve customers across the world but have the strongest presence in the […]
Belgium-born Combell has merged with The Netherlands-based TransIP Group to create an entirely new holding dubbed team.blue. The deal creates a new European tech unicorn, with the combined entity reaching a valuation that exceeds $1 billion. Together, Combell and TransIP will offer a range of digital tools such as hosting, email and applications to over […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler discussed the new alliance of German publishers to fight Facebook and Google, the rise of mergers and partnerships across the continent, the importance of VC branding, enthusiasm for tech, and much more. We’ve also prepared an interview with Samsung NEXT’s Christina Bechhold Russ.
Swedish-founded game developer Stillfront has purchased Canada-based KIXEYE in an all-cash deal worth $90 million. Stillfront may pay up to $30 million on top of this based on the results of the financial year 2019. KIXEYE is mostly known as a developer of free-to-play mobile massively multiplayer online strategy games, like War Commander, Vega Conflict, […]
This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about the new tax for big tech companies that Israel wants to introduce, the EU’s new investigation into Apple’s practices, the quality of M&A data in Europe, six-wheeled cars, health tech startups, and much more. We’ve also got a pre-recorded interview with Isidro Laso, former head of Startup Europe.
Swedish-founded podcast hosting, monetisation, and distribution platform Acast has just made its first acquisition by purchasing the US-based Pippa. The exact terms of the deal aren’t disclosed, but Stuff has reported that the two platforms are now working on an “integration strategy.” Pippa’s four employees will join Acast. The combined platform will be the home […]
The US-based car-sharing company Getaround has acquired Drivy, one of Europe’s largest car-sharing platforms for $300 million. Getaround claims that the acquisition makes it “the world’s leading car-sharing marketplace” with a total of 5 million users and a presence in 300 cities in Europe and the US. Founded in 2010 in Paris, Drivy is currently […]