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Biogen To Acquire Plano-Based Biotech Reata Pharmaceuticals

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Plano-based global biotech company Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. is being acquired by Biogen Inc. in a deal valued at roughly $7.3 billion. It’s an all-cash deal for $172.50 per share, the companies said. Reata, which was founded in 2002, said it

CVS Health to acquire Dallas-based Signify Health

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CVS Health and Signify Health  have entered into a definitive agreement under which CVS Health will acquire Signify Health for $30.50 per share in cash, representing a total transaction value of approximately $8 billion.

https://www.cvshealth.com/news/company-news/cvs-health-to-acquire-signify-health.html

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

WeWork Acquires Dallas-Based Coworking and Flex Space Startup Common Desk

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Change is coming to the coworking and flexible space world in North Texas. Dallas-based Common Desk announced Tuesday that it has agreed to be acquired by WeWork Inc. in a deal that should close in March. WeWork said in a

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.
dallasinnovates.com/richardson-based-realpage-is-acquired-by-thoma-bravo-in-10b-deal/

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