The internet has transformed the business world in the past couple of decades, impacting on a range of issues, including how companies communicate with consumers and the way that the latter pays for goods and services.
Brainlab, a Munich, Germany-based developer of software-driven medical technology, acquired Medineering, a Munich, Germany-based developer of application-specific robotic technologies.
World Insurance Associates, a Tinton Falls, NJ-based independent insurance agency, acquired MedNET Financial, Inc. a Watchung, New Jersey-based provider of insurance protection for the New Jersey and New York healthcare communities.
Ardian, a global private investment firm, raised €6.1 billion for its latest infrastructure fund, Ardian Infrastructure Fund V.
Global technology company SoftBank Group Corp. has launched the SoftBank Innovation Fund, the technology fund focused exclusively on the Latin American market.
Helsinki, Finland-based Invesdor Oy and Vienna, Austria-based Finnest GmbH merged their businesses to create a Paneuropean digital financing and investing platform.
Eloquant, a Grenoble, France-based SaaS software provider specialized in multichannel customer relations management, received a minority investment from Ardian.
iPipeline, an Exton, PA-based provider of cloud-based software solutions for the financial services industry, acquired Bluesun, a Burlington, Ontario, Canada-based provider of software solutions to the life insurance and financial services industry.
The financial market is currently easier to reach than ever before. The only thing that financial experts or hobby traders have to do is create a user account with an online broker.
Axway Software (Paris:AXW) (Euronext: AXW.PA) acquired Streamdata.io, a French provider of event-driven API Management software.
First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, acquired ayCash, a Frankfurt, Germany-based provider of cashless payment terminals and digital merchant services.
Bitmo, a San Diego, CA-based mobile gifting and payment platform, raised over $3m in seed funding.
Rent the Runway, Inc., a NYC-based clothing rental company for women, raised $125m in funding.
SquadUP, a Culver City, CA-based mobile-first platform for ticketing, event management and audience engagement, acquired My Event Nation, a Washington D.C. based ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators across the United States.
NFP, an insurance broker and consultant, acquired BD Capital Partners, LLC, a Mason, Ohio-based insurance broker that offers property and casualty solutions to clients across the Midwest.