An acquisition is when one company purchases most or all of another company's shares to gain control of that company.
South Korea Invests in Metaverse Fund for Economic Growth
The South Korean government has invested 24 billion Korean won ($18.1 million) in a fund dedicated to driving metaverse initiatives in the country, with a total fund of more than 40 billion Korean won ($30.2 million). The Metaverse Fund will support the mergers and acquisitions of various firms in the metaverse ecosystem and help domestic metaverse-related companies compete with global players, as the government sees the metaverse as a new economic growth engine.
Bankman-Fried’s FTX In Advanced Talks to Acquire South Korea’s Bithumb
FTX, a 32 billion crypto exchange, is in discussions to buy its rival Bithumb exchange. The deal is reported to be in an advanced stage, though financial terms are still undisclosed.
Nexo Hires Citigroup to Advise on Potential Acquisitions
Crypto lending platform Nexo announced that it has tapped Citigroup to advise it on the potential acquisition of other crypto firms hit by the recent market downturn.
Purse.io Not Closed Just Yet, Will Bitcoin Jesus be the Bitcoin Startup's Saviour?
Purse.io may be getting a thrown a life line following their shock announcement last week that they would close their doors after six years of trying to bring serious utility to Bitcoin in retail services.
PwC Reports Huge Shift in M&A and Fundraising from US to Asia and EMEA in 2019
In 2019, crypto fundraising and M&As began migrating over to Asia, Europe and the Middle East and saw a lack of new VC investments as the majority of funding came from crypto firms within the industry, according to PWC’s latest report released on April 6.