eBay Inc discussing potential sale of classified ads business with multiple parties

In a statement, EBay Inc said, it is in discussion with multiple parties on a potential deal revolving around its classified-ads business. It expects to provide an update regarding the process in the coming months. In a report the Wall Street Journal had stated, eBay is in the process of reaching out to potential buyers to…

Airbus plans on investing between $539 to 1.08 billion in A220 passenger jet program in 2020

In a statement, the chief executive officer of Airbus SE said, the planemaker plans on investing between $539 million-$1.08 billion (500 million euros and 1 billion euros) in 2020 on its A220 passenger jet program. Earlier in February, Airbus had raised its stake in the program, known as Airbus Canada, to 75%, up from 50.1%,…

South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd invests in Indonesia’s e-commerce startup Bukalapak’s latest funding round

Although Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd’s investment was not disclosed, the funding round saw Bukalapak valued at more than $2.5 billion. On Friday, Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak stated, South Korea’s Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd has participated in its latest funding round which valued the company at over $2.5 billion. Bukalapak did not disclose the…

Volkswagen not interested in acquiring stake in Tesla: Herbert Diess

Potential headwinds include getting the consent of Volkswagen’s controlling Piech and Porsche families to fund the purchase of the stake. Denying a media report, which stated Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess as wanting to purchase a stake in Tesla, the German carmaker stated, it was not interested in doing so. “The speculation about buying a stake…

BlackRock in advanced talks to take over U.S. cyber security firm Cofense Inc

Complicating the negotiations is the fact that a July 19 deadline that was set by CFIUS has lapsed. Further, the U.S. government has also joined in as a trustee to oversee the sale. In a significant development, according to sources familiar with the matter at hand, following a U.S. national security panel asking Pamplona Capital…

French carmaker enters into a joint venture with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group

Renault move is aimed at tapping China’s growing electric vehicles market. In a deal which sees French carmaker Renault taking a 50% stake, the carmaker has formed a joint venture partnership with China’s Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) to target the Chinese electric vehicles (EV) market. In a statement Renault said, it would increase its…

Axel Springer acquires 85% stake in U.S. tech company Appcast for around $79 million

The deal is aimed at expanding Axel Springer’s growth strategy through targeted online job recruitment advertisements. Axel Springer, a German publisher stated, Stepstone, its jobs portal, had acquired a 85% stake in Appcast for around $79 million. Appcast is a U.S. tech company that specializes in programmatic advertising. Programmatic advertising uses automation to serve job…

British satellite operator Inmarsat Plc to go private in $3.4 billion deal

Inmarsat Plc top shareholder Lansdowne Partners and the company’s directors consider the terms of the deal to be “fair and reasonable” and expect shareholders to unanimously vote in favor of it. In a significant development, a private equity-led consortium has agreed to acquire Inmarsat Plc for nearly $3.4 billion in cash. In 2018, the British…