It’s time for the mergers and acquisitions round up again, our new Friday feature where we will get you up to speed on all the wheelings and dealings in start up land.
The startup world seems to move a mile a minute and we know it can be hard to keep up, so Startup Daily has decided to introduce a weekly news round up of all of the week’s big mergers and acquisitions you may have missed. Every Friday, we will help you get up to speed with all the wheeling and dealing that’s gone on around the world in startup land. Since this is our first, today we will be looking back across January.
In 2015, it appears Kindy are preparing to kick things up a notch, announcing the acquisition of Melbourne based startup Social Hands, a competitor of theirs in the Victorian market.
Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to put a new face on text messaging. All messages disappear after 24 hours, and Tappy’s conversations must begin with a photo. From there, you can turn that particular photo into a chat thread, with a single individual or a group. [Source: Techcrunch.com]
Over the weekend, News Corp officially announced that it had acquired Indian based startup BigDecisions.
Campaign Monitor has announced today that it has acquired San Francisco based survey startup, GetFeedback.
James Solomons, Head of Accounting at Xero, discusses what it take to make a business more attractive to potential buyers – if your intention is to sell. He discusses issues such as assets, staff responsibilities and company books, to name a few.
On Monday Freelancer announced in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) that it had appointed Pete Cooper to the position of Regional Director, heading up media, communications and business development across Australasia. Cooper replaces outgoing Director Nikki Parker.