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Mergers And Acquisition

Better Collective bets on Mindway AI
Founded out of Aarhus University in 2004, Mindway AI builds artificial intelligence-driven tools to prevent problem gambling.
A1 Group acquires Invenium
The telecoms group has bought a 51% stake in its portfolio company Invenium, a mobility data analytics company spun out of TU Graz.
Ampacimon procures Diael in acquisition deal
The insulation breakage measuring device producer is joining Ampacimon having launched out of Polytechnic University of Madrid over ten years ago.
Biohaven brings Kleo into the fold
Existing shareholder Biohaven has agreed to purchase the remaining stake in Kleo Pharmaceuticals, a Yale spinout it first backed in 2016.
GoDaddy makes $365m Poynt acquisition
Stanford-StartX Fund is set to exit payment processing technology provider Poynt in an acquisition sized at up to $365m.
Stratasys to print up to $100m for Origin
Stanford University has scored an exit after photosensitive polymer-based 3D printing business Origin agreed to a $100m acquisition.
Gilead to onboard MYR in $1.4bn acquisition
Heidelberg and Inserm have scored exits after an acquisition that followed MYR's chronic hepatitis delta virus treatment receiving European regulatory approval.
Nvidia sweeps up OptiGot
Nvidia has purchased OptiGot, a developer of semiconductor laser diodes that enable applications such as consumer and lidar sensors.

Other News

RTP frames TenasiTech for acquisition
Backed by Uniseed, TenasiTech has commercialised scratch-resistant plastic additives pioneered at University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.
Beckman Coulter to assimilate M2P-Labs
M2P-Labs, a supplier of microbioreactors based on RWTH Aachen intellectual property, has agreed to an acquisition by Beckman Coulter Life Sciences.
Merck & Co to mop up OncoImmune
The pharmaceutical firm will pay $425m up-front for University of Michigan and Ohio State University-founded OncoImmune after the latter pivoted its research pipeline to target severe cases of covid-19.
Hitachi spotlights VLC Photonics purchase
Polytechnic University of Valencia spinout VLC Photonics has been bought by Hitachi for an undisclosed sum nine years after it was founded.
Sana Biotechnology snags Oscine
Sana Biotechnology has bought central nervous system therapy developer and portfolio company Oscine, which is founded on University of Rochester research.
OssDsign scoops up Sirakoss
The University of Aberdeen bone grafting spinout has been acquired after raising more than $4.8m from investors including Armourers and Brasiers.

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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