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Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies has agreed a deal with Vector Capital to make a large new equity investment in the business, acquire interests held by certain other investors, and become the company's majority shareholder.

Published in Deals

The chief of Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC, Rod Sims has warned that the takeovers of smaller rivals by digital platforms, including their data sets, may pose a threat to consumers’ choice and privacy.

Published in Market
Friday, 22 February 2019 13:02

MYOB board backs KKR scheme

Accounting software provider MYOB has failed to come up with a better deal than that proposed by US-based equity firm KKR last year.

Published in Listed Tech

Expedia's proposed takeover of Wotif will seemingly go ahead after Australia's competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, announced it will not oppose the acquisition.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:50

ACCC concerned about Expedia's Wotif takeover

Australia's consumer watchdog the ACCC says it has concerns that Expedia's planned takeover of travel company Wotif.com could hinder competition in the market. It may block the deal

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:21

Google says what's up to WhatsApp

Massively popular messaging app WhatsApp is in negotiations with Google over pricing of a takeover, if ‘insider sources’ are to be believed.

Published in Mobility




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