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Amgen (AMGN) has agreed to acquire Five Prime Therapeutics (FPRX) for $38.00 per share in cash, representing an equity value of approximately $1.9 billion. The acquisition includes Bemarituzumab, a phase 3 ready, first-in-class program for Gastric Cancer. Five Prime's lead asset, bemarituzumab, is...

Square, Inc. (SQ) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority ownership stake in TIDAL, the global music and entertainment platform. Square expects to pay a mix of cash and stock of $297 million for the majority ownership stake, and existing artist shareholders will be the remaining...

Indian IT company Wipro Ltd. (WIT) announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire London-headquartered Capco for $1.45 billion. Capco is a global management and technology consultancy providing digital, consulting and technology services to financial institutions in the Americas, Europe...

DeepGreen Metals Inc. has entered into a agreement with Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp. (SOAC), a special purpose acquisition company, for business combination. The deal represents a pro forma equity value of $2.9 billion for the combined company, and enterprise value of $2.4 billion. Upon...

Medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co. or BD (BDX) announced Thursday it has acquired privately-held GSL Solutions, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BD expects the transaction to be immaterial. This acquisition expands BD's advanced medication management capabilities...

Medical devices company Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) agreed Wednesday to acquire the global surgical business of Israel-based Lumenis LTD from an affiliate of Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) for an upfront cash payment of $1.07 billion, subject to closing adjustments. Lumenis is a privately-held...

Resorts developer and operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) announced Wednesday that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell its Las Vegas real property and operations, including The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and the Sands Expo and Convention Center for an aggregate purchase price of approximately...

Shares of Communications Systems Inc. (JCS) surged over 75% on Tuesday morning after the company announced merger deal with privately held Pineapple Energy, LLC. JCS is currently trading at $9.46, up $4.11 or 76.82%, on the Nasdaq. Communications Systems, an IoT intelligent edge products and services...

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM), the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill brands, announced Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the artificial intelligence-based consumer insights and marketing performance analytics business of Kvantum, Inc. Founded...

TeamViewer AG (TMVWF.PK, TMVWY.PK), a provider of secure remote connectivity solutions and workplace digitalization technology, announced Tuesday its acquisition of Upskill, the US-based pioneer in augmented reality or AR software for frontline workers. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Upskill,...

WEC Energy Group (WEC) announced Monday that it agreed to acquire a 90% ownership interest in the Jayhawk Wind Farm, to be built in Bourbon and Crawford counties, Kansas. The investment is expected to total $302 million for the 90% ownership interest and substantially all of the tax benefits. The...

Technology company CAE Inc. (CAE.TO, CAE) agreed Monday to acquire the military training division of aerospace and defense technology firm L3Harris Technologies Inc. (LHX) for $1.05 billion, subject to customary adjustments. The acquisition will expand CAE's position as a platform-agnostic training...

Accenture (ACN) announced Monday that it has acquired Cirrus, a UK-based leadership and talent consultancy. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cirrus, founded by Simon Hayward in 2010, has 70 experts located in the U.K. and Australia. The company blends leadership, talent, and engagement...

French food company Danone SA (DANOY.PK) announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with COFCO Dairy Investments Limited or CDI, to convert Danone's stake in China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd., currently held indirectly, into a direct holding. Mengniu is a Chinese manufacturing and distribution company...

Electrocomponents (ECM.L) announced the acquisition of Liscombe, a specialist supplier of high-risk hand protection and PPE products to industrial blue-chip customers in the UK and the Netherlands. Electrocomponents said the 11 million pounds consideration will be financed out of its existing debt facilities....

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