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Habito lands £5.5m in Series A round led by Silicon Valley’s Ribbit Capital

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No more electronic ‘loose change’: innovative fintech charity payment scheme launched today across 6,000 UK schools
Chimni calls for the UK proptech community to work more closely with the housebuilding industry
Blockchain Conference: Blockchain Expo announces Berlin and North America dates

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Finance

London FinTech startup Babel Systems acquired by InvestCloud for $20m
posted on January 9, 2017

Babel Systems, a securities processing platform for online trading, has been acquired by Californian finance software provider InvestCloud for $20m.

railway

Newcastle-based Nomad Digital acquired by TravelTech firm Alstom
posted on December 21, 2016

Nomad Digital, an IT solutions provider to the rail sector, has been acquired by railway tech firm Alstom.

defence drones

Hampshire-based QinetiQ acquires Meggitt Target Systems for £57.5m
posted on December 21, 2016

QinetiQ, a defence technology firm based in Hampshire, has acquired Meggitt Target Systems for £57.5m.

FoodTech

Just Eat acquires Hungryhouse for £200m
posted on December 15, 2016

Just Eat has agreed to acquire its former online food delivery competitor Hungryhouse from Delivery Hero for £200m.

deal

Chelmsford-based e2v acquired by Teledyne Technologies for £620m
posted on December 13, 2016

E2v Technologies, an electronics manufacturer, is set to be acquired by Teledyne Technologies for £620m.

regulations

Finance giant ICAP acquires FinTech company Abide Financial
posted on October 13, 2016

ICAP, a provider of post trade risk mitigation services, has acquired Abide Financial, a regulatory FinTech company.

apical

London tech firm Apical acquired in $350m deal
posted on May 18, 2016

Apical, an imaging specialist tech firm headquartered in London, has been acquired by ARM for $350m. Founded in 2002, Apical currently employs approximately 100 people and claims to have embedded its technology in more than 1.5 billion smartphones. Michael Tusch, CEO and founder of Apical, commented on the acquisition: “Apical has led the way with new…

acquisition

Cambridge-based firm Bango acquires US carrier billing service
posted on May 9, 2016

Cambridge-based mobile payments platform Bango has acquired BilltoMobile, a US carrier billing service owned by Danal Inc, for a reported $3.5m. The company is expected to pay $3m immediately in cash and the remaining $500,000 in Bango shares at an issue price of 60 pence. “We have worked with BilltoMobile for many years and there…

HouseTrip

London travel tech firm HouseTrip acquired by TripAdvisor
posted on April 28, 2016

London-based holiday rentals firm HouseTrip has been acquired by TripAdvisor in an undisclosed deal. Founded in 2010 and with over $60m in funding from Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and Accel Partners, HouseTrip will now move forward as part of the TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals group. “We’re committed to growing TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals and providing travellers the best…

Onefinestay

London startup Onefinestay acquired by AccorHotels in £117m deal
posted on April 5, 2016

London startup Onefinestay has been acquired by French company AccorHotels for £117m. The startup provides a similar service to Airbnb for high-end luxury homes as well as a host service for travelers. As part of the acquisition, AccorHotels has also committed to making a £50m investment into the startup over the next few years in order to…

Hassle

Hassle.com founders depart after cleaning up in £24m acquisition
posted on January 8, 2016

Two founders of Hassle.com have left the company, which connects customers with cleaners, following the firm’s acquisition for £24m. The London-based company, which was announced as a winner in the 2013 Tech City News Elevator Pitch Awards, was acquired by German competitor Helpling back in July last year. Founded by Alex Depledge, Tom Nimmo and Jules…

EY

EY acquires Silicon Roundabout digital consultancy Seren
posted on August 18, 2015

Consultancy giant EY UK has acquired Seren, a 60 strong digital consultancy based in Silicon Roundabout. Seren works with firms across a number of sectors, in particular, telecoms and financial services. The acquisition is the first of its kind for the UK Advisory practice and it is part of continued investment and growth in the UK…

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