June 2021 - Astra Space, (NASDAQ:ASTR) a Bay Area rocket startup completed its previously announced merger with Holicity, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by Bill Gates and billionaire telecom pioneer Craig McCaw, among others. Astra started trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, becoming the first space launch company ever to do so.
Sept 2020 - Skillz Inc., (NYSE:SKLZ) a leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition, and Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FEAC), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, agreed yesterday to a business combination that will result in Skillz becoming a publicly-listed company.
March 2020 - Fox Corporation has acquired ad-supported streaming platform Tubi for $440 million, bringing more than 20,000 movies and shows to the platform. Tubi, which partners with top-tier studios and networks to provide people with thousands of films and TV shows, currently has 25 million users.
Oct 2019 -Genpact (NYSE:G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, acquired Chicago-based Rightpoint, a premier digital consultancy. In 2015, Rightpoint partnered with private equity firm Stella Point Capital to help fuel its growth.
Aug 2019 - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) acquired PromoteIQ, previously known as Spotfront, a NYC-based vendor of marketing technology to online retailers and brands, for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft plans to make PromoteIQ a division within Microsoft Advertising. PromoteIQ clients include Kroger, Kohl's, and Overstock.com.
May 2019 - Beyond Meat Inc. (NASDAQ:BYND) stock skyrocketed at it's initial public offering in the best-performing public offering by a major U.S. company in almost two decades. Shares of the plant-based meat maker — which priced its IPO at $25 a share Wednesday evening — started trading at $46 a share shortly after noon on the Nasdaq, and surged to $65.75 by the end of the session, for a gain of 163%.
April 2018 - Digital marketing agency KEPLER GROUP was sold to KYU Collective, a strategic operating unit of Hakuhodo DY Holdings. Founded in 2012, KEPLER is a leading provider of data-driven digital marketing services to Fortune 500 clients in over two dozen countries worldwide and nearly $300 million in media spend.
July 2018 - FinTech Acquisition Corp. II completed the merger transaction with the parent company of INTERMEX® WIRE TRANSFER, LLC, a portfolio company of Stella Point Capital, LP. The merged company will be renamed International Money Express, Inc. and is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “IMXI”.