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Middle East investor represented by Dominici eyeing takeover of French sleeping giant
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Middle East investor represented by Dominici eyeing takeover of French sleeping giant

May 20th 2020, 10:42 AM 7,728 Views 3 Comments

Beziers, 11-time French champions, dropped into Pro D2 in 2005.

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:50 PM 30,805 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Dec 1st 2016, 1:08 PM 19,100 Views 39 Comments

UTV Ireland currently employs 61 permanent staff.

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion
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# New Connection

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion

Jun 13th 2016, 2:35 PM 12,085 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2016, 2:19 PM 7,805 Views 6 Comments

The purchase ensures the future of the sports complex.

This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify
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This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify

Jan 20th 2016, 11:25 AM 20,346 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2014, 2:45 PM 17,981 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Sep 15th 2014, 2:34 PM 7,979 Views 16 Comments

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

Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead
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Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead

May 28th 2014, 8:09 AM 13,816 Views 11 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2014, 9:53 AM 10,948 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 1:57 PM 8,511 Views 7 Comments

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.

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion
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# Virtual Insanity

Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion

Mar 25th 2014, 10:10 PM 9,231 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jan 14th 2014, 11:02 AM 12,639 Views 27 Comments

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

Google to buy Nest for $3.2 billion in cash
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# Ch-ching

Google to buy Nest for $3.2 billion in cash

Jan 13th 2014, 10:38 PM 18,426 Views 21 Comments

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.

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

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:23 AM 4,697 Views 17 Comments

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

Yahoo buys facial-recognition company in bid to boost Flickr
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Yahoo buys facial-recognition company in bid to boost Flickr

Aug 26th 2013, 11:06 PM 3,386 Views 8 Comments

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

Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs
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Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs

Jul 5th 2013, 9:28 PM 6,578 Views 0 Comments

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

Jobs to be saved as Xtra-Vision acquired
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Jobs to be saved as Xtra-Vision acquired

Jun 11th 2013, 6:04 PM 8,625 Views 29 Comments

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
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# Irish Life

This man is the new CEO of Irish Life

Jun 11th 2013, 3:07 PM 7,128 Views 11 Comments

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

Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target
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# Next Big Thing

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

May 26th 2013, 9:30 AM 8,081 Views 4 Comments

“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.”

Yahoo! buys London teen's Summly app
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Yahoo! buys London teen's Summly app

Mar 25th 2013, 1:29 PM 16,859 Views 9 Comments

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

CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012
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CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 10:45 AM 3,899 Views 7 Comments

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

Packaging company projects €100m in revenue next year
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Packaging company projects €100m in revenue next year

Sep 20th 2012, 10:59 AM 4,834 Views 0 Comments

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

So exactly WHICH Guineys is closing down?
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So exactly WHICH Guineys is closing down?

Sep 18th 2012, 12:34 PM 20,372 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2012, 9:26 AM 7,350 Views 16 Comments

Tech Bubble 2.0 or Zuckerberg’s smartest move?

C&C drinks company acquires number two US cider brand
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C&C drinks company acquires number two US cider brand

Nov 8th 2011, 2:43 PM 985 Views 3 Comments

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.

Google acquires restaurant reviewer Zagat
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Google acquires restaurant reviewer Zagat

Sep 8th 2011, 5:15 PM 411 Views 1 Comment

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

Google buying Motorola Mobility for €8.7 billion in cash
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Google buying Motorola Mobility for €8.7 billion in cash

Aug 15th 2011, 2:19 PM 970 Views 7 Comments

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

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million
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AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million

Feb 7th 2011, 10:04 AM 711 Views 0 Comments

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