These startups are driving innovation to make fuel cells cheaper and more efficient, and could be the industry's next acquisition targets.
JAB Holding has acquired a number of coffee chains and most recently has expanded to baked goods and sandwiches, with its latest acquisition of Pret A Manger for $1.99B.
Reports suggest Walmart is looking to Humana for a deeper partnership or an outright buyout as the healthcare consolidation sprees continue. PillPack is another acquisition target for the retail giant. Earnings transcript reports suggest that Walmart held its healthcare ambitions close to its chest while Wall Street appeared to miss the possible connection.
Seattle-based Amazon is doubling down on AI for AWS and the ecosystem around its AI assistant, Alexa. It's seeking to become the central provider for AI-as-a-service. But it's not leaving retail behind either, running grocery, book, and convenience stores across the US.
Startups are developing a huge variety of subscription-based software for the enterprise, from collaboration & communication tools to data integration solutions.
The largest US banks have acquired only 18 fintech startups since 2013, but activity in the last 5 months has started picking up. In total, 2017 saw more acquisitions by top US banks than any other year.