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# Acquisition

This year
National Lottery operator to be bought by French gambling company for €350m
Française des Jeux has agreed to purchase the Lotto operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland, for €350 million.
All time
Middle East investor represented by Dominici eyeing takeover of French sleeping giant
Beziers, 11-time French champions, dropped into Pro D2 in 2005.
Lily O'Brien's chocolate manufacturer bought by Polish company for €40 million
Lily O’Brien’s was founded by Mary Ann O’Brien in the kitchen of her home in 1992.
Job losses 'unavoidable' at UTV Ireland as merger with TV3 is finalised
UTV Ireland currently employs 61 permanent staff.
Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26 billion
The deal will leave the professional network with its ‘distinctive brand and independence’.
FAI complete deal to buy League of Ireland ground owned and developed by Mick Wallace
The purchase ensures the future of the sports complex.
This Irish startup has just been bought by Spotify
Soundwave, a music discovery app based in Dublin, will now integrate its service with the music streaming giant.
Facebook's takeover of Whatsapp has been approved - what does that mean for you?
The European Commission found the Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp applications are not close competitors.
It's official! Microsoft confirms it will buy Minecraft makers for €1.9 billion
The company will join Microsoft studios while its three founders, Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser, are now leaving.
Sale of half of Arnotts gets the go-ahead
Two companies are to have joint control of the iconic Dublin store Arnotts.
Apple in talks to buy headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion
Apple could announce the deal as early as next week, which would make it the largest purchase in the company’s 38-year history.
Microsoft will finally complete its Nokia deal this week, but there are a few changes
The €5.4 billion deal was originally supposed to be completed a month ago but was delayed as Microsoft waited for regulatory authorities in Asia to approve the deal.
Facebook buys virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion
So much for Facebook being done buying companies for a while, huh?
Explainer: Why did Google pay $3.2 billion for Nest?
It allows the company to enter the consumer hardware market and expand upon the work it’s done online.
Google to buy Nest for $3.2 billion in cash
The co-founder of Nest said that any data provided by customers will only be used for its products and services and not shared with Google.
Microsoft to buy Nokia phones division and patents for €5.4 billion
Nokia shares surged as it was announced Microsoft will acquire their smartphone division, as well as important patents.
Yahoo buys facial-recognition company in bid to boost Flickr
Yahoo has been on a buying spree since Marissa Mayer took over the flailing internet giant earlier this year.
Insurance company acquires part of Aviva, creating 25 new jobs
Earlier this year, insurance broker Campion also acquired part of the general insurance business of Aviva Direct.
Jobs to be saved as Xtra-Vision acquired
It had been announced in May that jobs were to be lost due the closure of nine Xtra-vision stores.
This man is the new CEO of Irish Life
Bill Kyle will take over once the acquisition of Irish Life by a Canadian firm has been completed.
Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target
“All the big internet companies that have money are potential buyers. Then it depends on what they want to be and how much they are willing to pay.”
Yahoo! buys London teen's Summly app
Nick D’Aloisio, 17, will now join the Yahoo! team and the app will close.
CRH spends almost €630 million in investments in 2012
The company announced today that it undertook 18 acquisition and investment initiatives in the second half of 2012.
Packaging company projects €100m in revenue next year
The projection follows the acquisition of Irish company Russell Will, supplier to industries in hospitality, leisure and healthcare.
So exactly WHICH Guineys is closing down?
There are three (count ‘em!) separate stores with the name Guineys on Dublin’s Talbot St – but which one is closing down?
Facebook has bought Instagram for $1 billion. But why?
Tech Bubble 2.0 or Zuckerberg’s smartest move?
C&C drinks company acquires number two US cider brand
The company also owns Magners and Bulmers Cider – and acquired Tennants lager for €205.2 million 2009. Today, it announced it had bought Hornsby’s cider.
Google acquires restaurant reviewer Zagat
Tim and Nina Zagat have sold their 32-year-old business to Google
Google buying Motorola Mobility for €8.7 billion in cash
Is the deal a sign that Google is really eyeing Motorola Mobility’s cache of over 17,000 patents?
AOL buys Huffington Post for $315 million
Just six years after the launch of her site, Arianna Huffington says she would have been “hard-pressed to imagine this moment”.