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Trade Sale

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.
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.
Tepha ticks acquisition box
Based on research originally conducted at MIT, Tepha has been purchased by BD for an undisclosed sum.

Other News

DataRobot processes Algorithmia acquisition
OUP has exited Algorithmia following its acquisition by DataRobot for an undisclosed sum.
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.
Muna makes its way to $73m series A
VIB and V-Bio Ventures have both participated in a series A round for Muna Therapeutics, the result of a merger of two recent spinouts.
2U to pick up edX in $800m deal
The open online education platform’s founding institutions MIT and Harvard plan to sell edX to edtech developer 2U in a deal worth $800m.
Pulsar Photonics shines in acquisition deal
Schunk has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Fraunhofer spinout Pulsar Photonics, which produces ultrashort-pulse laser technology.
Kites zooms towards acquisition
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology spinout Kites has agreed to an acquisition of undisclosed size by Zoom Video Communications.

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: QuantumScape fuels up on VW cash
VW will invest $100m in QuantumScape and form a joint venture with the Stanford spinout to develop batteries for long-range electric vehicles.
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.
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