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.
Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are using investments and acquisitions to shore up cloud security for protecting sensitive data, while Facebook is focused on stopping fraud and abuse on the social media platform.
Top spirits companies are scouting for growth. While premium tequila has been a popular investor bet, craft spirits may be the next area of growth.
Large industrial conglomerates have accelerated their acquisitions in industrial 3D printing.
As it accelerates its activity in non-beer categories, Belgium-based AB InBev is broadening its focus and increasing its global presence in the beverage space.
With several $1B+ acquisitions and multiple smaller deals across the globe, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Ctrip, and Priceline have focused on consolidating their positions while scouting for new growth areas in travel tech.
We dig into the ramp-up in private markets activity by major automotive suppliers like Bosch, Delphi, Continental, and more.
Albertsons' acquisition of Plated and Sprig's shutdown highlight existing challenges in food delivery and in the wider grocery retail space, which include heightened competition, fewer fundings, increased M&A activity, and more.