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#Acquisition

# acquisition - Friday 22 December, 2017

Lily O'Brien's chocolate manufacturer bought by Polish company for €40 million

Lily O'Brien's chocolate manufacturer bought by Polish company for €40 million

Lily O’Brien’s was founded by Mary Ann O’Brien in the kitchen of her home in 1992.

# acquisition - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Job losses 'unavoidable' at UTV Ireland as merger with TV3 is finalised

UTV Ireland currently employs 61 permanent staff.

# acquisition - Monday 13 June, 2016

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion

The deal will leave the professional network with its ‘distinctive brand and independence’.

# acquisition - Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 FAI complete deal to buy League of Ireland ground owned and developed by Mick Wallace Acquisition

FAI complete deal to buy League of Ireland ground owned and developed by Mick Wallace

The purchase ensures the future of the sports complex.

# acquisition - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From Business ETC This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify New Horizons

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify

Soundwave, a music discovery app based in Dublin, will now integrate its service with the music streaming giant.

# acquisition - Friday 3 October, 2014

Facebook's takeover of Whatsapp has been approved - what does that mean for you?

The European Commission found the Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp applications are not close competitors.

# acquisition - Monday 15 September, 2014

It's official! Microsoft confirms it will buy Minecraft makers for €1.9 billion

The company will join Microsoft studios while its three founders, Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser, are now leaving.

# acquisition - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead

Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.

# acquisition - Friday 9 May, 2014

Apple in talks to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

Apple could announce the deal as early as next week, which would make it the largest purchase in the company’s 38-year history.

# acquisition - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Microsoft will finally complete its Nokia deal this week, but there are a few changes

The €5.4 billion deal was originally supposed to be completed a month ago but was delayed as Microsoft waited for regulatory authorities in Asia to approve the deal.

# acquisition - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion

So much for Facebook being done buying companies for a while, huh?

# acquisition - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Explainer: Why did Google pay $3.2 billion for Nest?

It allows the company to enter the consumer hardware market and expand upon the work it’s done online.

# acquisition - Monday 13 January, 2014

Google to buy Nest for $3.2 billion in cash

The co-founder of Nest said that any data provided by customers will only be used for its products and services and not shared with Google.

# acquisition - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Microsoft to buy Nokia phones division and patents for €5.4 billion

Nokia shares surged as it was announced Microsoft will acquire their smartphone division, as well as important patents.

# acquisition - Monday 26 August, 2013

Yahoo buys facial-recognition company in bid to boost Flickr

Yahoo has been on a buying spree since Marissa Mayer took over the flailing internet giant earlier this year.

# acquisition - Friday 5 July, 2013

Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs

Earlier this year, insurance broker Campion also acquired part of the general insurance business of Aviva Direct.

# acquisition - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Jobs to be saved as Xtra-Vision acquired

It had been announced in May that jobs were to be lost due the closure of nine Xtra-vision stores.

This man is the new CEO of Irish Life

Bill Kyle will take over once the acquisition of Irish Life by a Canadian firm has been completed.

# acquisition - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target

“All the big internet companies that have money are potential buyers. Then it depends on what they want to be and how much they are willing to pay.”

# acquisition - Monday 25 March, 2013

Yahoo! buys London teen's Summly app

Nick D’Aloisio, 17, will now join the Yahoo! team and the app will close.

# acquisition - Thursday 3 January, 2013

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012

The company announced today that it undertook 18 acquisition and investment initiatives in the second half of 2012.

# acquisition - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Packaging company projects €100m in revenue next year

The projection follows the acquisition of Irish company Russell Will, supplier to industries in hospitality, leisure and healthcare.

# acquisition - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

So exactly WHICH Guineys is closing down?

There are three (count ‘em!) separate stores with the name Guineys on Dublin’s Talbot St – but which one is closing down?

# acquisition - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Facebook has bought Instagram for $1 billion. But why?

Tech Bubble 2.0 or Zuckerberg’s smartest move?

# acquisition - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

C&C drinks company acquires number two US cider brand

The company also owns Magners and Bulmers Cider – and acquired Tennants lager for €205.2 million 2009. Today, it announced it had bought Hornsby’s cider.

# acquisition - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Google acquires restaurant reviewer Zagat

Tim and Nina Zagat have sold their 32-year-old business to Google

# acquisition - Monday 15 August, 2011

Google buying Motorola Mobility for €8.7 billion in cash

Is the deal a sign that Google is really eyeing Motorola Mobility’s cache of over 17,000 patents?

# acquisition - Monday 7 February, 2011

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million

Just six years after the launch of her site, Arianna Huffington says she would have been “hard-pressed to imagine this moment”.

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