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S&P Global Market Intelligence provides a wrap-up of U.S. companies' technology, media and telecommunications deal announcements, completions and updates from Oct. 14 to Oct. 21.


* Microsoft Corp. purchased Mover, a provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of Mover will enable seamless file collaboration across Microsoft 365 apps and services, including the Office apps and Microsoft Teams.

* Fox Corp. completed its previously announced acquisition of a 67% stake of Credible Labs Inc., a San Francisco-based consumer finance marketplace operator. Shares of Credible were suspended from trading on the Australian Stock Exchange on Oct. 16, and Credible will be delisted from the ASX on Oct. 18.

* Live Nation Entertainment Inc. acquired a majority stake in David Grutman's Groot Hospitality. Pursuant to the acquisition, Grutman will remain CEO of Groot Hospitality along with executives Chris Cuomo and Mo Garcia. Live Nation plans to use Grutman's expertise to raise and launch offerings across Live Nation's venues, festivals and events.

* AT&T Inc.'s Xandr advertising unit acquired clypd Inc., a data-driven TV advertising platform, for an undisclosed sum. Clypd's platform allows TV programmers to secure targeted ad spots for linear broadcast and cable networks.

* NASCAR has completed its acquisition of International Speedway Corp. ISC shareholders approved the transaction at a special meeting held Oct. 16. Following the closing of the transaction, ISC became a privately held company and a wholly owned subsidiary of NASCAR.

* Clearlake Capital Group LP and TA Associates Management LP completed the acquisition of U.S. digital security company DigiCert Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The European Commission approved the transaction in September.


* Warburg Pincus LLC took a minority stake in Softeon Inc., a U.S. provider of supply chain and warehouse management software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Softeon will use the proceeds to expand its sales and marketing teams, extend its footprint to markets including Europe and for product development.


* The U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved the T-Mobile US Inc./Sprint Corp. merger Oct. 16, according to a statement provided by FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, who opposed the deal. Jessica Rosenworcel, the commission's other Democratic commissioner on the five-person agency panel, also released a statement Oct. 16 saying she voted against an item to approve the deal and suggesting that the item passed by a party-line vote of 3-2.

* CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.'s boards urged shareholders to approve the all-stock merger between the companies. As a result of the merger, CBS common stock will be delisted from the NYSE, and Viacom common stock will be delisted from the Nasdaq. The deal is expected to close before year-end.

* The European Commission granted regulatory clearance to Infineon Technologies AG's proposed acquisition of U.S. chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The commission said the deal does not raise any antitrust concerns since Infineon and Cypress have limited overlaps in their businesses, and the companies have "credible" competitors.

* Entertainment One Ltd. shareholders approved the company's acquisition by Hasbro Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at about £3.3 billion, or US$4 billion. The transaction remains subject to receipt of certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, including a final order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

* The sale of Internet Gold - Golden Lines Ltd.'s 51.95% stake in B Communications Ltd. to private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners LP is now expected to close on Nov. 7. The Israeli telecom company previously anticipated the transaction to close Oct. 31.