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  • Acquisition & IPO
    Meet the Young Founders of Chewy.com, Which PetSmart Just Bought for $3.35 Billion
    Read the full article here.   Retail chain PetSmart has acquired pet food and product site Chewy for $3.35 billion on Tuesday, Recode reported. The deal is the largest e-commerce acquisition in history, beating Walmart’s $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com in August 2016. Chewy is one of the fast-growing e-commerce sites. In 2016, after just five years of operation, it counted … Continued
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  • Acquisition & IPO
    Fast-Growing Pet-Product Upstart Chewy Is Selling Out To PetSmart For A Reported $3.35 Billion
    Read the full article here.   Chewy, the online pet product startup that rocketed to nearly $1 billion in reported sales in the space of five years, may have just set a record for the richest acquisition in Internet history. Earlier today we reported Chewy’s sale to brick and mortar rival PetSmart, the nation’s largest … Continued
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  • Acquisition & IPO
    PetSmart Buys Online Pet Retail Rival Chewy.com
    Read the full article here.   PetSmart has agreed to acquire online pet retailer Chewy.com in the latest deal by a brick-and-mortar titan for an e-commerce upstart. On Tuesday, PetSmart—which was acquired a few years ago for $8.7 billion in a private equity backed leveraged buyout—said it agreed to buy Chewy.com to accelerate the company’s efforts … Continued
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    A Low-Flying Pet Supplies Company Just Sold to PetSmart in the Biggest E-Commerce Sale Ever
    Read the full article here.   If you haven’t heard of Chewy, you aren’t alone. But PetSmart, the retail giant with more than 1,500 stores across the U.S., has clearly been tracking the low-flying, five-year-old pet supplies company. According to Recode, it just agreed to purchase its young rival for a stunning $3.35 billion, just slightly more … Continued
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  • Acquisition & IPO
    PetSmart Announces Agreement to Acquire Chewy, A Leading Online Pet Retailer
    Combined Company Provides Most Convenient Customer Experience Across Brick and Mortar and Online Channels PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart”) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chewy, Inc. (“Chewy”), the online pet retailer. The acquisition accelerates the execution of PetSmart’s strategy and is a critical milestone in its transformational journey to be … Continued
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    These Three Hot E-Commerce Startups Could Have Surprise IPOs in 2017
    Read the full article here. Not a single e-commerce company went public on a U.S. stock exchange in 2016, according to startup data firm CB Insights. But with the new year, there are some new possibilities — even in an industry dominated by Amazon. Here are three young e-commerce companies that could surprise the startup … Continued
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  • Acquisition & IPO
    Vista Equity Partners to Acquire Ping Identity
    Acquisition Will Accelerate Growth and Innovation for Identity Defined Security Leader    DENVER–Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses. The acquisition will allow Ping Identity to accelerate growth and innovation through … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    B2B eCommerce Leader Insite Software Acquires Sales Enablement and Digital Content Delivery Provider Storyworks1
    Acquisition bolsters the company’s connected commerce platform strategy, adding rich functionality to address the new realities in the era of digitally enabled B2B selling Minneapolis, Dec. 15, 2015 — Insite Software, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) commerce and data-driven solutions for manufacturers and distributors, today announced it has acquired mobile sales enablement and digital … Continued
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    Acquisition & IPO
    Thoma Bravo Acquires iPipeline
    Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, announced today the acquisition of iPipeline, a leading technology provider of cloud-based software solutions to the life insurance industry. Financial details were not disclosed. “iPipeline typifies what we look for in an investment opportunity,” said Holden Spaht, a managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “The Company is … Continued
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  • Company Updates
    LoanLogics Acquires Assets of RexHub, LLC, a SaaS Developer of Appraisal Management Technology for AMCs and Lenders
    The deal combines the best of breed Enterprise Loan Quality and Performance Analytics Platform with the most advanced AMC technology in the mortgage business   LoanLogics, a recognized technology leader in loan quality management and performance analytics, has acquired certain assets of RexHub Corp., a premier provider of SaaS solutions designed for real estate appraisal … Continued
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