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Mergers And Acquisition

Paragon passes acquisition exam
University of British Columbia spinout Paragon Testing Enterprises has agreed to an acquisition by Prometric Canada Testing Services.
Future Planet Capital picks up Midven
The university-focused impact investor has acquired venture capital firm Midven to strengthen its access to scientific research in the UK.
Dysonics takes a dive into Google
UC Davis spinout Dysonics was acquired by Google last year, it has emerged.
Lilium lands on $3.3bn reverse merger
The vertical take-off and landing jet developer, an Unternehmertum spinout, is joining forces with the Nasdaq-listed Qell Acquisition Corp.
Multiphoton Optics eyes exit
Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik has acquired the Fraunhofer spinout for an undisclosed sum.
Stirling Ultracold warms to BioLife
BioLife Solutions will issue more than 6.6 million shares to acquire Ohio University-affiliated Stirling Ultracold in an all-stock transaction.
Enechange snaps up Smap Energy
Cambridge Enterprise is celebrating another win with the acquisition of Smap Energy by Enechange.
Renovacor reaches reverse merger deal
The gene therapy developer focused on cardiovascular and central nervous system diseases will merge with Chardan Healthcare Acquisition 2 Corp to list on NYSE.

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Daily deal net: March 22, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
McGraw Hill caps Kidaptive purchase
Educational data software developer Kidaptive had raised more than $30m from investors including Stanford-StartX Fund.
Northvolt cuts acquisition deal with Cuberg
Cuberg has developed more efficient battery cells that are used by clients such as Boeing, whose corporate venturing arm is a shareholder in the Stanford spinout.
Azuga acquires Mobikit
Ohio State University’s insurtech developer Mobikit has been bought by Azuga for an undisclosed amount.
Evolv graduates to $1.25bn reverse merger
Duke University's contactless security system developer agrees to list through a reverse takeover, providing an exit to OUP.
IonQ signs up to $2bn reverse merger
Hyundai, Kia and GV are contributing to a $350 PIPE in support of a reverse merger that will value the Maryland and Duke-linked company at $2bn.

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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