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  • CoinSwitch Kuber Seek Unicorn Status; Cashmere Merge with Media.Monks

    In today’s ExchangeWire news digest: crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber are reportedly looking to raise fresh funding at a valuation of USD $2bn; creative agency Cashmere will merge with S4 Capital’s Media.Monks; and social shopping platform Flip have raised USD $28m.   CoinSwitch [...]

  • Media, Marketing & Commerce Investment Series - Part 2: M&A

    In part two of this three-part commentary series on media, marketing, and commerce investment, ExchangeWire speaks to industry professionals involved in M&A transactions over 2021 for insight as to how consolidation is developing within the sectors. Key statistics (2021, to-date)* – Total [...]

  • Google Again Accused of Price-Fixing with Facebook; Suma Brands Raises USD$150m

    In today’s ExchangeWire daily news digest: Google again accused of price-fixing with Facebook; Suma Brands raises USD$150m (£108m); and Embracer Group in eight-strong acquisition spree. Google again accused of price-fixing with Facebook Google has been accused of preferential price-fixing, benefitting its “rival” [...]

  • The Future of Indie Gaming: Q&A with Luke Keighran; Merge Games

    Following its acquisition by Swedish developer-publisher Zordix earlier in 2021, ExchangeWire speaks to Luke Keighran, Managing Director of Merge Games, to discuss the future of indie gaming. How will the acquisition by Zordix bolster Merge Games’ portfolio, via both investment and [...]

  • S4 Acquire Destined; Samsung's Profits Rise Amid Chip Demand

    In today’s ExchangeWire news digest: ad giant S4 Capital have acquired marketing firm Destined; high demand for memory chips send Samsung’s profits up; and Japanese trainer re-seller SODA raise USD $56.4m in a series C funding round.   S4 Capital acquire Destined S4 [...]

  • Captify Sells Majority Stake to SFW Capital; Revolut Raises USD$800m

    In today’s ExchangeWire daily news digest: Captify sells majority stake to SFW Capital; Revolut raises USD$800m (£578m); and Alibaba and Tencent mull cooperation. Captify sells majority stake to SFW Capital Search intelligence platform Captify has announced that it has sold a majority [...]

  • Danish Media Companies in Collective Bargaining Push; Blackstone Backs Simpli.fi

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates in media, marketing, and commerce, from around the globe. In this edition: Danish media companies in collective bargaining push; Blackstone backs Simpli.fi; Amazon demanding warrants from partners; System1 to go [...]

  • System1 to go public via SPAC; Smart acquires DynAdmic

    In today’s daily news digest from ExchangeWire: System1 to go public via SPAC; Smart acquires DynAdmic; and Dream Games raises USD$155m (£122m). System1 to go public via SPAC Omnichannel customer acquisition platform System1 has announced that it will go public on the [...]

  • Danish Media Companies in Collective Bargaining Push; Amazon Acquires Art19

    In today’s ExchangeWire daily news digest: Danish media companies in collective bargaining push; Amazon acquires Art19; and Voyager raises USD$167m (£120m) Danish media companies in collective bargaining push A near-30-strong collective of Danish media companies has been formed to negotiate with major [...]

  • Skillz to Acquire Aarki; Etsy Purchases Depop for USD$1.62bn

    In today’s ExchangeWire daily news digest: Skillz to acquire Aarki; Etsy purchases Depop for USD$1.625bn (£1.148bn); and Accenture Interactive expands to SEA via Entropia acquisition. Skillz to acquire Aarki Mobile gaming and esports platform Skillz has announced that it has entered into [...]