Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based play and entertainment company, acquired Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO), a Toronto, Canada-based studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content, for approximately £3.3 billion or US$4.0 billion.
Morphe Holdings, a Los Angeles, CA-based global beauty company, received a private equity investment of undisclosed amount.
Sanfer, a Mexico City, Mexico-based independent pharmaceutical company, received a $500m minority investment from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).
AnalyticsIQ, an Atlanta, GA-based marketing data and predictive analytics company, received a growth investment from Boathouse Capital.
According to reports, Root Insurance, a Columbus, Ohio-based car insurance company, is raising $350m in Series E funding.
Oral Surgery Partners, a Greater St. Louis based oral surgery practice management company, received a private equity investment from Sheridan Capital Partners.
HotSpot Therapeutics, Inc., a Boston, MA-based biotechnology company advancing the discovery of nature’s regulatory sites to advance allosteric drug discovery, acquired Macroceutics, Inc., a provider of DNA-encoded library (DEL) screening technologies.
Coreio Inc., a Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada-based IT services provider for enterprise-scale companies, acquired intelliNet Technologies, Inc., a Richmond, B.C., Canada-based provider of North American field services and Managed Services to corporate clients across Canada and the US.
Wealthfront, a Palo Alto, California-based “robo-advisor”, acquired Grove, a financial planning startup.
Lunar Way, a Aarhus, Denmark-based banking app for millenials, raised €26m in funding.
Money Dashboard, an Edinburgh, Scotland, UK-based provider of managament app for banking accounts, raised £4.6m in funding.
Numbrs Personal Finance, a Zurich, Switzerland-based bank account collection app provider, raised $40m in funding.
Global investment firm Avenue Capital Group is to acquire the entirety of Pollen Street Capital’s interest in Irish development and bridging finance lending platform Castlehaven Finance, for an amount in excess of €250m.
HGC Global Communications Limited, a Hong Kong and international fixed-line telecom operator and ICT solution provider, operating 22 overseas offices with business across 5 continents, acquired Macroview Telecom Limited, a Hong Kong-based digital technology solution and managed services provider.
Tala, a digital lending app company offering unsecured lending via smartphone direct to consumers, raised $110m in Series D funding.