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Mergers And Acquisition

Prenetics tests out $1.25bn reverse merger
Genetic testing services provider Prenetics, a spinout of City University of Hong Kong, will hold a reverse merger at a $1.25bn valuation.
Stryker gets Gauss Surgical in acquisition
Stryker has bought the surgery monitoring software provider, which was backed by Stanford-StartX Fund.
Satalia says yes to WPP offer
WPP has acquired UCL spinout Satalia for an undisclosed amount, almost 13 years after being founded.
Stellatus snapped up by Slingshot Aerospace
Slingshot Aerospace has acquired the UChicago spinout developing a communication channel for preventing satellite collisions in space.
Rigaku embraces MILabs acquisition
TU Delft and UMC Utrecht spinout MILabs has been purchased by Rigaku Corporation, which plans to use its medical imaging technology in drug development.
Daily deal net: August 10, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
SGS says yes to Mitsubishi Electric
Strathclyde spinout Smarter Grid Solutions has been bought by Mitsubishi Electric for an undisclosed figure.
Evonik executes JeNaCell acquisition
Evonik has bought one of its existing portfolio companies, Friedrich Schiller University Jena spinout JeNaCell, for an undisclosed sum.

Other News

Tepha ticks acquisition box
Based on research originally conducted at MIT, Tepha has been purchased by BD for an undisclosed sum.
DataRobot processes Algorithmia acquisition
OUP has exited Algorithmia following its acquisition by DataRobot for an undisclosed sum.
Sema4 secures Nasdaq listing
Icahn School of Medicine spinout Sema4 has completed a reverse merger with CM Life Sciences to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
Accion takes series C action
Tracker Capital Management has led a $42m series C round for Accion Systems, acquiring a majority stake in the MIT-linked company in the process.
Kin to clinch public markets spot
The UChicago-backed digital home insurance provider is joining forces with Omnichannel Acquisition Corp at a valuation of just over $1bn.
SES seeks $3.6bn reverse merger
MIT’s battery technology spinout will collect $200m in a private investment in public equity financing and list on the New York Stock Exchange.

Editor's Picks

Otsuka takes up Veryan’s acquisition offer
ICL vascular implant spinout Veryan Medical has been bought by medical device firm Otsuka after raising $56m from investors including IP Group.
Big deal: Novo pens $800m Ziylo acquisition
Ziylo, a spinout from University of Bristol that is working on a diabetes treatment, has been acquired by Novo Nordisk for a total that could exceed $800m.
Big deal: Roche derives MS treatment
Versant's unusual build-to-buy model has resulted in Roche acquiring a target for MS based on UCSF research and the venture firm launching a new spinout, Pipeline Therapeutics.
Tsinghua spreads $1.3bn buyout
Tsinghua University offers $1.3bn in a takeover bid of smartphone chipset manufacturer Spreadtrum.
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