November 18, 2020

Cyndx Insights is your daily window to the business world, focusing primarily 
on M&A activities, capital markets, and important technology trends.

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financial news from U.S.Europe and Asia.

U.S. & Canada

Mars to Buy Kind Bars Maker to Push into Healthy Snacks Market

Candy manufacturer Mars Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Kind North America, the company that makes healthy granola and energy bars, as the Snickers and M&M maker looks to extend its global reach. The New York Times reported that the deal valued Kind at about $5 billion. Read more on Yahoo!Finance
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Klavio Scores $200M on a $4.5B Valuation

Boston-based marketing automation firm Klaviyo wants to change the way marketers interact with data, giving them direct access to their data and their customers. It believes that makes it easier to customize the messages and produce better results. Read more on
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Relativity Space is Raising a Massive $500M Round at $2.3B Valuation

Relativity aims to reduce the cost and increase the speed of assembling a launch vehicle by 3D printing it from tip to tail fin. The company aims to launch its first mission in 2021. Read more on
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BlackRock-Backed Arrival in Talks to Go Public Via SPAC

Arrival Ltd., a maker of electric vans and buses backed by investors including BlackRock Inc., is in talks to combine with CIIG Merger Corp., a blank-check firm, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Read more on
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AI Dev Platform Startup DataRobot Raises $270M at a $2.7 Billion Valuation

DataRobot, a startup developing an end-to-end enterprise AI platform, raised $270 million in an equity funding round led by Altimeter Capital. The pre-IPO round values the company at over $2.7 billion.. Read more on Venturebeat
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International News

Deutsche Boerse to Buy 80% of ISS for $1.8 Billion

The German stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse said on Tuesday it would acquire an 80% stake in Institutional Shareholder Services for about $1.8 billion, the latest in a flurry of deals to sweep across the exchange industry.  Read more on Reuters

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$6B Linux Deal? SUSE IPO Rumored

According to Bloomberg, EQT is planning an IPO for German Linux and enterprise software company SUSE. EQT is a Swedish-based private equity firm with €50 billion in raised capital. SUSE is the leading European Union Linux distributor.  Read more on
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Santander Buys Wirecard’s Core European Business for €100m

Spanish lender Banco Santander is paying about €100m for Wirecard’s core business in Europe in a transaction that marks an important step towards the dismantling of the disgraced German payments provider, which collapsed into insolvency this summer. Read more on Fintechfutures
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Autodesk to Acquire Spacemaker, for $240M

Autodesk, Inc. is to acquire Spacemaker, an Oslo, Norway-based provider of cloud AI software empowering teams to collaborate, analyze and design real estate sites, for $240m. Read more on
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Entertainers Find New Ways to Pay the Bills

With many of their usual avenues closed, in the UK alone the live music industry is set to see revenues this year fall by 81%, and celebrities are turning to online to make ends meet. Read more on
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PM Narendra Modi Offers Opportunity to Invest in India's Urbanization

PM Modi during a video conferencing address said, "If you are looking to invest in urbanisation, India has exciting opportunities for you. If you are looking to invest in mobility, India has exciting opportunities for you. If you are looking to invest in innovation, India has exciting opportunities for you. If you are looking to invest in sustainable solutions, India has exciting opportunities for you."  Read more on
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