This Week in Tech M&A – December 4, 2015

By on December 4, 2015


Here’s the latest in what was a busy week for tech M&A.


Yahoo is said to be considering whether to continue with its spin off of its Alibaba stake or to sell its core Internet business. Read More

Commercial real estate firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) is buying Corrigo, a cloud-based facilities management software company. Terms weren’t disclosed, but Corrigo raised $20 million from Amicus Capital, Sierra Ventures and others. Read More

Nokia has closed its EUR2.55 billion deal to sell Here, its mapping division, to a consortium of AudiBMWand Daimler. The deal was first announced in August. Read More

Welltok, a health management firm, has acquired Silverlink, which makes a messaging tool for healthcare companies. As part of the deal, Welltok has raised $45 million from investors including Georgian Partners EDBI and Flare Capital. Read More

Rdio, the bankrupt music startup that was recently acquired by Pandora for $75 million, is laying off 123 people. Pandora says it plans to hire about 100 of them. Read More

Mobile ecommerce company Mobify is buying Donde, a location services startup. Terms weren’t disclosed. Read More, a mobile rewards startups, bought Corona Labs, a mobile app development platform, for $2.3 million. Read More


Atlassian has set its share price for its IPO, and could raise up to $370 million in the deal. Read More

Chip maker eASIC Corp. has dropped plans for its IPO. Read More

Overall, IPOs are tracking to raise $30 billion, the lowest level since 2009,per Renaissance Capital.

Meanwhile, these are the IPOs most likely on the horizon for 2016. Read More

Private Markets Investing:

Public market investors have marked down their stakes in Jawbone. Read More

Meanwhile, Fidelity has raised its valuations of Dropbox and Snapchat after marking down these and other late stage companies. Read More

The New Normal in Seed Funding, via WSJ.

Of Note:

The State of Startups, from First Round Capital. Read More

Venture investor Aileen Lee on how to look beneath the surface. Read More

Who has the right to access personal data across international borders? Read More

Venture Capital disrupts itself, says Cambridge Associates. Read More

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and others are investing in clean energy through the Breakthrough Energy Coalition. Read More

Who wrote “Iterating Grace“? Read More

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