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Carolina Millan / Bloomberg:
Tiger Global-backed Argentine online travel company Despegar closes at $31.78, up ~22% on its first day of trading on NYSE, after raising $332M in an IPO   —  Company raises $332 million as IPO momentum starts to build  —  Online travel company Despegar.com Corp. met its goal of raising $332 million …
Sep 21, 2017, 1:40 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Source: Google is close to buying HTC assets to bolster its hardware business; a report says Google will buy HTC's mobile phone design operations for ~$330M   —  Phone business has changed since Google jettisoned Motorola  —  Features like augmented reality require more hardware control
Sep 20, 2017, 11:51 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Toshiba agrees to sell memory chip unit to group led by Bain Capital for $18B; sources say Apple played a crucial role in swinging momentum to the Bain offer   —  Toshiba Corp.'s board has agreed to sell its flash memory chip unit to a group led by Bain Capital for 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) …
Sep 20, 2017, 8:52 AMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber, facing federal probe into possible overseas bribery, reviews operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Korea, and China   —  An Uber employee is said to have paid Jakarta police  —  Law firm investigating possible quid pro quo in Malaysia
Sep 19, 2017, 8:48 PMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber files lawsuit against Fetch Media, owned by Japanese ad firm Dentsu, for click fraud; sources say Uber plans to seek $40M in damages   —  Uber is said to seek at least $40 million from ad agency  —  The ride-hailing company says Fetch sold Uber ‘fake’ clicks  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is accustomed to getting sued.
Sep 19, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Equifax discovered major breach in March but says it's unrelated to recently disclosed hack affecting 143M people; source says both involve the same intruders   —  New timeline could have implications for executive stock sales  —  The company is the subject of multiple investigations
Sep 18, 2017, 9:15 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: DoJ has opened a criminal investigation into three Equifax executives' stock sales that occurred days after the historic data breach was discovered   —  U.S. attorney in Atlanta said to lead probe alongside SEC  —  Managers unaware of breach when they sold stock, company said
Sep 18, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Molly Schuetz / Bloomberg:
Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers will not stand for re-election in December; CEO Chuck Robbins will assume the role   —  Chuck Robbins has been the company's leader since July 2015  —  Move cements Robbins's position as he tries to remake company  —  Cisco Systems Inc. Chief Executive …
Sep 18, 2017, 1:16 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Magic Leap seeks $500M+ at ~$6B valuation with Singapore-based Temasek mulling investment; company hopes to ship headset within 6 months for $1.5K-$2K   —  Wearable computing startup closes in on $6 billion valuation  —  Device set to ship in six months, be priced more than $1,500
Sep 13, 2017, 11:35 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple in talks to invest $3B in Bain Capital's bid for Toshiba's memory chip business, adding to financial support from Dell, Seagate, and SK Hynix   —  Apple Inc. is playing the role of kingmaker in the contentious battle for Toshiba Corp.'s memory chips business.
Sep 13, 2017, 11:05 PMIn context

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