Dublin based 3V Transaction Services Limited, a leading technology provider specialising in tools for the effective issuing, processing and management of pre-paid card programmes, has been acquired by SafeCharge International Group Limited (AIM: SCH), global provider of payments services, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses.
Digital TV Labs, the world’s largest independent, specialist digital media and device testing company, is now part of Eurofins.
Eseye is a leading provider of global cellular internet connectivity for IoT devices, delivering Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions to businesses serving key areas of connected home, connected enterprises and connected cities.
Acuity advised monitoring and control company Sense One Technologies on their strategic exit to Inaccess.
YourWealth.co.uk and its Money Hub app technology has been sold to Momentum UK (consisting of Momentum Global Investment Management and MMI Holdings UK) which forms part of MMI Holdings Ltd (MMI), one of the largest financial services groups in South Africa.
Zinwave Ltd, a leading global supplier of in-building wireless coverage solutions was sold to McWane Technology, a division of one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States.
Technology start-ups can see faster growth than many other business segments, with entrepreneurs having to face the challenges of up-scaling, human capital and ultimately the prospect of acquisition at an early stage of development.
Increasingly, popular video channels on mainstream digital media providers, such as YouTube and Dailymotion, among others, are becoming much sought after as they offer a readymade audience, large ad revenues and a brand that speaks to million.
The acquisition space has been vibrant at the beginning of 2014, as more companies are looking to bolster their options in terms of mobile delivery and features, greater messaging and media options, and everyone is looking for new innovative products.
The growth of the world’s digital giants is good news for clean firms and start-ups, as the continued influence of Silicon Valley is driving up interest and investments in alternative energy sources.