Visa’s bid to acquire fintech startup Plain Inc facing antitrust review

Visa Inc’s $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech startup Plaid Inc is facing antitrust scrutiny following the U.S. Justice Department filing a court petition on Tuesday demanding more information on the transaction. The DoJ is reviewing the proposed deal to check whether it violates provisions of antitrust law. It has filed a petition with a U.S. district…

Property technology startup Opendoor aims to go public, in advanced talks with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp

According to a report from Bloomberg citing sources with knowledge of the matter at hand, property technology startup Opendoor, is holding advanced talks to go public through a merger with blank-check company Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. The report states, Social Capital is negotiating with prospective investors to raise fresh equity to help fund its…

Liberty Global Plc and Telefónica SA set to merge UK business in a deal worth $29.57 billion

On Thursday, according to a report from the Financial Times, in a deal worth $29.57 billion (24 billion pounds), the British units of Liberty Global Plc and Telefónica SA will merge with Telefónica SA. Both companies are expected to announce the merger deal on Thursday following five months of negotiations, said the FT’s report citing…

European Commission to decide on Nvidia’s bid to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.8 billion by Dec. 19

Data from the European Commission’s website shows that U.S. chipmaker Nvidia did not offer any concessions to EU antitrust regulators who are examining its $6.8 billion bid to acquire Mellanox Technologies. The European Commission is set to take a decision on Nvidia’s biggest-ever acquisition by December 19. It is to be seen whether the EC…