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Trade Sale

Paragon passes acquisition exam
University of British Columbia spinout Paragon Testing Enterprises has agreed to an acquisition by Prometric Canada Testing Services.
Dysonics takes a dive into Google
UC Davis spinout Dysonics was acquired by Google last year, it has emerged.
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.
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.

Other News

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.
DocuVision pictures acquisition deal
OneTrust has acquired DocuVision, providing exits to investors including Berkeley SkyDeck Fund and Oxford Seed Fund.
Mitokinin makes space for AbbVie
AbbVie has bought an exclusive option to acquire Mitokinin once the UCSF spinout completes IND-enabling studies for its Parkinson’s treatment.
Edvirt veers toward DSI
DSI Underground has acquired Edvirt, a virtual reality-based training services provider backed by Chalmers Ventures.

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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