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Trade Sale

Apple picks up Inductiv
Apple has bought Inductiv to integrate the latter's machine learning data cleanup expertise, based on Stanford, Wisconsin-Madison and Waterloo faculty innovations.
ID Connect links up with Ilúm Health
UPMC's ID Connect has absorbed Merck & Co's Ilúm Health Solutions to boost its client base and services offering.
UA’s FreeFall Aerospace completes merger
UAVC-backed antenna technology spinout FreeFall Aerospace has merged with one of its clients in order to focus its efforts on 5G communications.
Abiomed absorbs Breethe
University of Maryland's respiratory support device spinout Breethe has been picked up by Abiomed, which aims to expand treatment options for cardiogenic shock patients.
Medallia to purchase Voci for $59m
Carnegie Mellon University call centre analytics software spinout Voci Technologies is to be acquired after raising $17.9m of equity and debt financing. materialises through three-way merger
Following the January merger of XebiaLabs and CollabNet VersionOne, Purdue spinout Arxan Technologies has also joined the group, now dubbed
Huma hits up Biobeats for acquisition
Huma has bought Surrey-founded wellness tracking app developer Biobeats to increase the number of digital biomarkers that underpin its services.
Invesco to exit unlisted UK portfolio companies
Invesco will sell its unquoted UK holdings to reallocate its capital to public stocks, meaning disruption for numerous spinouts and Oxford Sciences Innovation.

Other News

Niantic maps out acquisition
Niantic has purchased University of Oxford’s augmented reality engine developer and will use the spinout’s technology for large-scale mapping for its games.
Mellanox lays up Titan IC for acquisition
QUB-founded cybersecurity business Titan IC is set to become part of Mellanox Technologies, having previously raised funds in 2015.
ABB to sweep up Cylon
ABB has agreed to purchase building control point supplier Cylon Controls, providing exits to UCD and energy utility ESB.
Takeda to pay up to $330m for PvP
Takeda has bought UW spinout PvP Biologics, three years after acquiring an option to buy it in return for $35m in financing.
OMass Therapeutics captures Excellerate
Nottingham-founded Excellerate Biosciences has been bought by Oxford's spinout OMass Therapeutics, which unveiled a series A extension last week.
McKinsey soaks up Orpheus
McKinsey has bought UVC Partners-backed Orpheus to implement a new service using the company's spending analytics technology.

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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