Deal Diary

Welcome to Acquisition International’s Deal Diary, the place where we showcase exciting deals from across the globe. With each diary entry, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the deal in question and will be venturing behind the scenes to take a look at the dedicated professionals involved in ensuring its success.

Here you will discover the most active deal makers and a comprehensive catalogue of the transactions they have been involved with.

Tier 1: The Website - Go live worldwide within 24 hours!

Within 24 hours of booking, we'll upload your deal and company profile - including contact details and links to your homepage - right here on our site, putting you and your firm in front of
40,000 visitors every month!

You will, of course, get a full company bio, including your contact details and fully clickable links direct to your website, and to make sure the people who matter will be able to find every deal you and your firm have been involved in at the click of a button, all of the deals posted on the Deal Diary site are incredibly easy to search by firm name, individual name, sector or region. We even have an automatically updated deal leaderboard (right). 

Tier 2: The Newsletter - Direct to 108,000 subscribers!

Your involvement in the deal will be featured on our weekly Deal Round-Up newsletter,  published via email every Thursday to a global audience of  108,000. Your deal write-up will also include hyperlinked images and logos, taking readers straight to your homepage. That’s a potential 108,000 clicks every month!

Tier 3: The Publication - Sent to 108,000 people in 170 countries!

The deal and your involvement will appear in the Deal Diary section of our monthly magazine, distributed to 108,000 people in 170 countries around the world. This is where you can tell us all about the deal and how you made it happen, providing the perfect opportunity to shout about your firm’s experience, expertise and the great work you’ve been doing.


Polaris Acquires Timbersled
April 23, 2015
Berkshire Hills Completes Hampden Bancorp Acquisition
April 22, 2015
Liberty Global’s Subsidiary Telenet to Acquire BASE
April 22, 2015
Acton Mobile Acquires Mobile Mini’s Mobile Office Fleet
April 22, 2015
Silver Bay Realty Trust Buys 2,373 Properties in USD 252.2m Deal
April 22, 2015
Xplore Agrees to Purchase Motion Computing
April 22, 2015
Coca-Cola to Acquire Chinese Beverage Firm for $400.5 Million
April 22, 2015
Equistone Partners Europe Closes Fund V at €2bn Hard Cap
April 22, 2015
TJP Advised TTTech Computer Technology AG on Capital Increase of €50 million
April 20, 2015
Nokia Acquire Alcatel-Lucent
April 15, 2015
Motor Fuel Group acquires 90 Shell filling stations
April 15, 2015
One Sheldon Square Acquired for £210 million
April 15, 2015
Klass Capital Acquires Resolver Inc.
April 15, 2015
AVIC Acquires Fourth US Aviation Firm
April 15, 2015
BlackHawk Industrial buys Packaging Inc., Pioneer Tool Supply
April 15, 2015
Mountain Capital Acquires Zep
April 15, 2015
AIXTRON Acquires PlasmaSi
April 15, 2015
Alamos Gold, AuRico Gold merging in $1.5 billion deal
April 15, 2015
LinkedIn to Acquire
April 14, 2015
Arctic Cat Acquires Motorfist
April 8, 2015

LinkedIn to Acquire

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LinkedIn announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire

LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. Based in Carpinteria, CA, was co-founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin.

The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52 percent cash and approximately 48 percent stock. Subject to the completion of customary conditions, the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2015.

Through a subscription to's service, individual members and organizations have access to a comprehensive collection of top quality courses taught by industry experts, offered in English, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese. In addition to individual subscribers, serves corporate, government and educational organizations through its lyndaEnterprise, lyndaPro, lyndaCampus, lyndaLibrary and lyndaKiosk products. stands out as a leader of owned and operated premium skills content, offering a massive library of high-quality courses.

"The mission of LinkedIn and the mission of are highly aligned. Both companies seek to help professionals be better at what they do," said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. "'s extensive library of premium video content helps empower people to develop the skills needed to accelerate their careers. When integrated with the hundreds of millions of members and millions of jobs on LinkedIn, can change the way in which people connect to opportunity."

"This is such an exciting moment in the 20-year history of, and I couldn't imagine a better pairing than and LinkedIn," said Lynda Weinman, co-founder and executive chair of the board of

"In LinkedIn, we have found an incredible partner who shares our vision and passion for empowering people around the world to make real change in their lives through access to information, learning and professional development," said Eric Robison, CEO of

Following closing, most members of the team are expected to join LinkedIn.

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