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Mergers And Acquisition

Arista arranges Big Switch acquisition
Big Switch Networks, based on Stanford research, had raised more than $120m from investors including Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital and Accton.
Apple expends $200m on Xnor.ai acquisition
The edge computing technology developer has reportedly been purchased by Apple, three years after being spun out of AI2 to advance work by University of Washington's Ali Farhadi.
Galecto gallops to PharmAkea merger
Galecto, based on research at Lund and Edinburgh universities, is merging with PharmAkea, with the joint entity retaining the Galecto name and leadership team.
Altair lands NewFasant
Altair has picked up computational electromagnetics software developer NewFasant, based on the research of University of Alcalá associate professor Lorena Lozano Plata.
Johnson & Johnson takes Taris in acquisition deal
MIT's Taris, which is developing a drug delivery system for bladder diseases, has been purchased by Johnson & Johnson.
DuPont absorbs UCD’s OxyMem
UCD-founded wasterwater purification spinout OxyMem has been bought by DowDuPont, already one of its shareholders.
EdtechX extrapolates Meten Education
Tsinghua University-backed Meten Education will merge with EdtechX to pursue market share with Chinese students and young professionals.
Spectral Edge puts Apple in the picture
Apple has picked up UEA's camera enhancement spinout Spectral Edge in a deal expected to boost the photography capabilities of its smartphones.

Other News

Waymo clears space for Oxford's Latent Logic
Alphabet’s Waymo has bought Latent Logic, which has developed imitation learning-powered simulators to train autonomous vehicles.
Streem nudges open Frontdoor
Rogue Venture Partners-backed Streem has been bought by Frontdoor, which has plans for its augmented reality-based remote home services technology.
Acticor conjures up $24.7m series B
The Inserm spinout secured a $7.8m series B extension and boosted its portfolio with the acquisition of AVCare, a Satt Ouest Valorisation-allied business.
TKH Group finds FocalSpec for acquisition
Industrial and technical products supplier TKH Group has picked up VTT-founded optical confocal imaging sensor company FocalSpec to enhance its portfolio of precision quality control sensors.
Dukosi charges towards acquisition
KCK has wholly acquired University of Edinburgh spinout Dukosi, which will continue to operate from its Scotland base ahead of a global expansion.
Xandr commissions Duke-backed Clypd
AT&T advertising unit Xandr has bought Clypd, a TV advertising optimisation service that counts Duke University as a shareholder.

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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