Vice acquires experiential events company Villain

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Vice Media has acquired Brooklyn experiential events company Villain in a bid to bolster its live offering to advertisers. Villain whose industrial sized 15,000ft “raw” venue is based near Vice’s head offices in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg area employs 12 people and produces more than 300 events annually. Villain works with clients both on and off its […]

Nokia acquires IoT startup SpaceTime Insight

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Nokia has acquired California startup SpaceTime Insight, an Internet of Things company that provides machine-learning powered analytics tech and IoT applications to large energy and transportation corporates like FedEx, Singapore Power and Union Pacific Railroad. The acquisition will bolster Nokia’s attempts to grow out its IoT software portfolio, whilst also strengthening its international footprint. SpaceTime […]

3 ways to negotiate an off market acquisition

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We have a three year plan we’re in the middle of executing We’ve just hired a new Managing Director I might be interested in a couple of years when I can get a better valuation We always have companies sniffing around I’m not interested No! These are all typical replies you may come across when […]

Square acquires website builder Weebly

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 Square, the payments platform, has acquired website building service Weebly for $365 million. “This is a huge building block,” CEO Jack Dorsey said. “We can now offer our sellers an easy way, with minimal hassle, to sell both offline and online. All they have to think about is what they’re selling, and their customers.” Amazon […]