M&A Deal Flow 20181024

#dealwelove Kraft Heinz Co will sell part of its Indian business, including brands such as malt-based drink Complan and energy drink Glucon-D, for 45.95 billion rupees ($627.18 million), at a time when Indian consumers are demanding healthier, sugar-free alternatives.

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** U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson said it is acquiring all outstanding shares of Japanese skincare firm Ci:z Holdings Co Ltd that it does not already own for 230 billion yen ($2.05 billion) in cash.

** National Bank (NBG), Greece’s second-largest lender will ask European Union competition authorities for more time to complete planned asset sales under an EU-approved restructuring plan, two bankers close to the matter said.

** Siemens and Alstom will receive a warning this week from European Union antitrust regulators that their plan to create a Franco-German rail champion will hurt competition, a person familiar with the matter said.

** Shares of Kenyan fuel marketer KenolKobil jumped 30 percent early after a takeover offer from French firm Rubis was made public, Refinitiv data showed.

** Endeavor Energy Resources LP is exploring a sale that could value the Texas-based privately held oil producer at more than $10 billion, a source familiar with the matter said.

** France and Italy moved closer towards a military shipbuilding alliance when state-controlled shipyards Naval Group and Fincantieri announced a 50-50 joint venture to bid for Franco-Italian warship projects and export to the world market.

** Freight forwarder DSV will no longer pursue its unsolicited offer for Swiss transport group Ceva Logistics , the Danish company said.

** German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp has hired Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank as advisors in a planned spin-off of its capital goods business, a spokesman for Thyssenkrupp said.

** Spanish insurers Mapfre and Santa Lucia are mulling a merger of their funeral services businesses, hoping to take advantage of growing demand and stable cash-flows to create the Spanish market leader, three sources with knowledge of the deal said.

** Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser said that anti-trust regulations abroad will mean that the company’s planned acquisition of a stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) will take time.

** Turkey’s Yildiz Holding has launched the sale of Godiva chocolate’s Japanese business with the first round of the auction set to close early next month, sources said.

** AstraZeneca is ploughing deeper into cancer immunotherapy through a wide-ranging deal with Innate Pharma , which includes the British group buying a 9.8 percent stake in the French biotech company.



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1366 Technologies, a Bedford, Mass.-based silicon wafer manufacturer, has raised $2.5 million in additional Series C funding from existing shareholder Vorndran Mannheims Capital. This brings the round total to $17.5 million, including an initial $15 million tranche led by Tokuyama Corp.www.1366tech.com

Bluenose Analytics, a San Francisco-based customer success platform for SaaS businesses, has raised $10 million in VC funding from The Social+Capital Partnership and Norwest Venture Partners.www.bluenose.com

Egnyte, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of cloud and hybrid cloud file sharing solutions for businesses, has raised $29.5 million in Series D funding. Seagate, CenturyLink, Northgate Capital were joined by return backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures and Polaris Partners.www.egnyte.com

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Invitae Corp., a San Francisco-based developer of clinical genetic tests for hereditary disorders, has raised $40 million in Series E funding. Backers include Genomic Health Inc., Randy Scott, Thomas McNerney & Partners, Redmile Group, Genesys Capital and Casdin Capital. www.invitae.com

Koru, a provider of workplace readiness learning for recent college grads, has raised $4.35 million in new VC funding. Maveron led the round, and was joined by Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and A16Z Seed. www.joinkoru.com

Lagoa, a Boston-based 3D cloud computing startup, has raised $5.3 million in Series A funding. Atlas Venture led the round, and was joined by Siemens and Real Ventures. www.lagoa.com

Loop Commerce, a San Francisco-based gifting service, has expanded its Series A round from $7 million to $12 million, with the addition of new investor PayPal. Prior investors included angels like Mark Carges (eBay CTO), Don Katz (CEO at Audible) and Michael Scharff, (ex-SVP of retail at Toys “R” Us). www.loopcommerce.com

nWay, a San Francisco-based massively multiplayer online gaming startup, has raised $5 million in new VC funding. TransLink Capital led the round, and was joined by Cowboy Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal, WI Harper Group, XG Ventures and Zhen Fund. www.nway.com

Ooyala, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of video streaming, analytics and monetization solutions, has raised $43 million in new funding from existing shareholder Telstra. Other company backers include Sierra Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners and CID Group. www.ooyala.com

StarMaker Interactive, a San Francisc-based maker of mobile singing games, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Qualcomm Ventures and iGlobe Partnerswww.starmakerstudios.com

Talend, a French provider of big data integration software, has raised $40 million in new equity funding.Bpifrance and Iris Capital were joined by return backer Silver Lake Sumeru. www.talend.com

The Orange Chef Co., a San Francisco-based connected kitchen startup, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. Google Ventures and SparkLabs Global Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Kima Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership and Graph Ventures. www.theorangechef.com

Yodo1, a Beijing-based mobile game publisher and platform, has raised $11 million in Series B funding.GGV Capital led the round, and was joined by Singtel Innov8, Pavillion Capital and Iris Capital.www.yodo1.com

UIEvolution Inc., a Seattle-based provider of connected screen software and services, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Intel Capital led the round, and was joined by Shaw Ventures.www.uievolution.com

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