Semiconductor equipment maker MKS negotiating acquisition of specialty chemicals group Atotech Ltd: Sources

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, MKS Instruments Inc, a semiconductor equipment maker, has approached Atotech Ltd, a specialty chemicals group, with an acquisition offer. The potential deal will see MKS expand it’s offerings in chip manufacturing through the addition of Atotech’s plating chemicals. The offer comes a few months after Atotech…

Digital music company Believe aims to raise $608M through its Paris stock market listing

On Monday, digital music company Believe stated it plans to come out with a stock market listing in Paris with an aim to raise around $608 million (500 million euros) so as to finance its expansion. Believe’s digital music brands,  Believe Distribution Services, TuneCore, Groove Attack, Nuclear Blast, Naïve, and AllPoints, compete in a sector…

Airbnb hires former Apple designer Jony Ive ahead of anticipated IPO

In a statement Airbnb Inc stated it was hiring former Apple designer Jony Ive and his firm to design new Airbnb products and services, under a multi-year contract agreement, Incidentally, Ive was a close creative collaborator with Apple Inc’s co-founder Steve Jobs and has spent nearly three decades in Cupertino leading the design of the candy-colored…

EV startup Faraday Future plans to go public through SPAC merger

In a statement electric vehicle startup Faraday Future’s Chief Executive Carsten Breitfeld said, it is aiming to go public through a reverse merger with a special-purchase acquisition company (SPAC). “We are working on such a deal … and will be able to announce something hopefully quite soon,” said Carsten Breitfeld of the potential SPAC deal.…

Trading in New Zealand’s stock market resumes following 4 consecutive days of offshore DDoS cyber attacks

On Friday, trading resumed at New Zealand’s stock exchange following offshore Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS) offshore cyber attacks for four consecutive days. In a statement, the government said, national security systems had been activated to support the bourse. While the origin of the “offshore” DDoS attack is being investigated, the failure to stop the…

SoftBank’s share fall by 10% on their stock market debut

Investors worries include SoftBank Corp’s exposure to Huawei. SoftBank has stated it plans on replacing its Huawei-provided 4G network equipment with those of other suppliers – an expensive and time-consuming affair. In a rare development, shares of Japan’s SoftBank Corp fell by more than 10% on debut as investor appetite for what has been Japan’s…

Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign from Facebook

The development adds to the growing number of high profile executives, and co-founders leaving Facebook’s businesses. In a development that adds to the growing list of executives leaving Facebook, Instagram has notified that Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, its co-founders, have resigned as the company’s chief executive officer and chief technical officer. Facebook has provided…

Chinese electric vehicle startup Nio preparing for $2 billion U.S. IPO: Sources

Nio has hired 8 banks for the planned U.S. IPO. According to sources with knowledge of the matter, Nio, a Chinese electric vehicle startup has hired 8 banks, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for its planned U.S. stock market listing this year, worth up to $2 billion. The eight banks are, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs,…