Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub lifts VC-backed acquisition activity in year


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Photo by Alastair Goldfisher, VCJ.
Venture M&A numbers spiked in 2018, in part thanks to Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion. It ranks as the largest VC-backed acquisition of the year, ahead of Celgene‘s $7 billion purchase of Impact Biomedicines. For the full year, ...

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