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KKR completes $15B acquisition of datacenter owner/operator CyrusOne

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CyrusOne Inc, a Dallas-based data center and IT services manager, was acquired by KKR for $15B in a post-IPO equity deal. This accounts for $90.50/share as well as assumption of debt, in an all-cash transaction. CyrusOne had previously raised $1.8B in debt

Richardson-Based RealPage Is Acquired by Thoma Bravo in $10B Deal

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The real estate software and data analytics provider expects to continue operating under Chairman and CEO Steve Winn and his existing leadership team in Richardson. Winn founded the company, which now serves some 12,200 clients worldwide, in 1998.
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Taysha Makes Rapid Ascent from Launch to IPO

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Taysha Gene Therapies has reached after launching less than five months ago. Starting with $30 million in seed financing in April, Taysha sprinted through a $95 million Series B in August and rounded the corner this Thursday to bring in …

Novartis buying Fort Worth eye-care startup Encore Vision for $465 million

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Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant that owns Alcon, is buying Encore Vision, a Fort Worth startup that has developed a drug to treat presbyopia. Novartis said Tuesday that the acquisition would add a “first-in-class” treatment to its ophthalmology pipeline, “providing

Addison based startup Brainspace bought as part of $2.8 billion deal

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Addison-based Brainspace is set to join a new global cybersecurity company being formed by private equity firms Medina Capital and BC Partners, according to D CEO.  The Brainspace acquisition is part of a $2.8 billion deal, which is expected to

Plano-based Masergy Communications sold to Berkshire Partners LLC for close to $1 billion

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Chris MacFarland had his eyes set on one main target when he joined Plano-based Masergy Communications in 2008: Take the company from startup to an established, fast-growing business. After Masergy agreed to be acquired recently by Boston-based private equity firm

Drugmaker AstraZeneca to buy ex-North Texas startup ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion

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The global drugmaker AstraZeneca said Friday that it has a definitive agreement to buy the former North Texas startup ZS Pharma for $2.7 billion. The deal marks a stellar rise for the biopharmaceutical company, which got an early assist from

Mitel to buy Richardson’s Mavenir for $560m to expand into mobile services

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Canadian telecom services provider Mitel Networks Corp said on Monday it would buy U.S.-based Mavenir Systems Inc for $560 million in a bid to expand its telephone services to the high-speed 4G LTE mobile market.

 

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Dallas startup Bottle Rocket acquired by WPP

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Bottle Rocket, a Dallas startup that specializes in customized mobile application development, has been acquired by London-based advertising and marketing company WPP, the company announced today. Bottle Rocket will remain a separate company under its current leadership, with Calvin Carter

I.B.M. Buys SoftLayer, a Cloud Computing Firm for $2b

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I.B.M. announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to buy SoftLayer Technologies, a cloud computing company, in an effort to strengthen I.B.M.’s position in the fast-growing market for computing sold to businesses as a service delivered over the Internet. As