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FinTech: Aussie Telco Software Company ZipTel Acquires Financial Wellness Company Douugh Ltd

Ziptel Ltd (ASX: ZIP), an Australian owned and operated telecommunications business that provides international roaming and calling solutions, is changing its business model. It is acquiring the entire share capital of Douugh Ltd, a fintech that helps people achieve financial wellness. On completion of the acquisition, ZipTel’s name would change to ASX: DOU. In this new avatar, ZipTel would become a financial software and services company.

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FinTech: Aussie Telco Software Company ZipTel Acquires Financial Wellness Company Douugh Ltd
March 23, 2020

Ziptel Ltd (ASX: ZIP), an Australian owned and operated telecommunications business that provides international roaming and calling solutions, is changing its business model. It is acquiring the entire share capital…

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Venture Capital: Salesforce Snaps Up CRM Startup Vlocity For $1.33B
February 26, 2020

Salesforce snaps up CRM startup Vlocity for $1.33B. Vlocity builds CRM systems that are industry-specific, cloud and mobile-based. Vlocity’s industry solutions are communications, media and entertainment, insurance and financial services,…

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FinTech: The LendingClub-Radius Bank Deal Could be the Precursor to Many More
February 20, 2020

The tables have turned. There was a time when banks sought to acquire fintechs for their technology and customer reach. But the acquisition of Radius Bancorp by LendingClub (NYSE: LC)…

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Liquid Alternatives: Franklin Templeton Buys Legg Mason in $6.5B Deal
February 19, 2020

Franklin Templeton will become a $1.5 trillion behemoth after its acquisition, announced Tuesday, of rival Legg Mason for $6.5 billion including debt. It will pay $50 per share of Legg…

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Digital Assets: BitGo Goes The Whole Nine Yards; Buys Harbor, Subsidiaries and All
February 19, 2020

BitGo, the leader in crypto custody services, acquires Harbor, the top name in digital securities. It’s a diversification move aimed at a role in the entire transaction chain of digital…

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FinTech: LendingClub Is The First Fintech To Acquire a Bank
February 19, 2020

Personal lending platform LendingClub has agreed to acquire FDIC-regulated, Boston-based online bank Radius Bancorp in a cash (75%)-cum-stock (25%) deal worth $185 million. This is the first time that a…

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Private Equity: Sycamore Partners Eyes Deal to Purchase Victoria’s Secret
February 10, 2020

Sycamore Partners is considering a deal to purchase Victoria’s Secret from L Brands (NYSE: LB). CNBC reported a possible deal Sunday while citing sources close to the matter. Sycamore manages…

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Private Equity: Black Dragon Capital Buys 100% of Grass Valley, a Media Technology Company
February 6, 2020

Black Dragon Capital, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire all of Grass Valley from Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), reports TVTechnology. According to a statement, Black Dragon intends to…

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FinTech: Another Consolidation Among Legacy Payment Players; Worldline Buys Ingenico
February 5, 2020

With new-fangled fintech disruptors snapping at their heels, two legacy payment processor giants in Europe have joined forces in an $8.6 billion mega-deal. French payment company Worldline will acquire domestic…

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Private Equity: CITIC Capital Targets Huge Stake in McDonald’s Business in China
January 23, 2020

CITIC Capital, the Chinese private equity firm, is bidding for a 22% stake in the Chinese and Hong Kong businesses of McDonald’s Corp. The firm is looking to put some…

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