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    Rio Tinto to invest in battery technology firm Inobat Auto. The investment will support the completion of Inobat’s research and development (R&D) centre in Slovakia.

    Q4, 2021

  • 2

    Philips to expand its cardiac diagnostics and monitoring portfolio with the acquisition of Cardiologs, a France-based medical technology company focused on transforming cardiac diagnostics using artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology.

    Q4, 2021

  • 3

    Zoom to Acquire Kites GmbH which will help Zoom’s engineering team advance the field of Machine Translation by providing multi-language translation capabilities for Zoom users in meetings.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 4

    Fossil-free steel a giant step in Scania’s decarbonisation. Scania to invest in and enter into a partnership with the company H2 Green Steel (H2GS).

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 5

    Medtronic acquires Digital Surgery, a British company developing artificial intelligence, data analytics and digital education and training software for computerized surgery. With the acquisition, Medtronic will integrate Digital Surgery’s AI- and data-driven techniques into its laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery technologies.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 6

    The BMW Group is systematically implementing its sustainability goals. As announced today, the company is investing in an innovative method for CO2-free steel production developed by American startup Boston Metal, through its venture capital fund, BMW i Ventures.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 7

    Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 8

    Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in Driivz, a leading global EV charging software company which has developed a platform for managing large charging networks for electric vehicles from end-to-end.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 9

    Honeywell makes investment in Trinity Mobility provider of IoT based smart cities platform.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 10

    Alstom invests in railway cybersecurity specialist Cylus and signs strategic cooperation agreement.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 11

    Continental Expands LiDAR Technology Portfolio by Investing in Robotic Vision and Sensing Pioneer AEye. The R&D priority in LiDAR is increasing the range and accuracy of object and human identification.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 12

    Evonik Venture Capital acquires stake in leading Chinese 3D printing specialist. UnionTech has extensive experience in manufacturing and distributing 3D printing materials. New applications for the growth market of high-performance photopolymer resins.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 13

    Hitachi Rail invests in Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Hitachi Rail will integrate hyperloop’s capsule travelling system with its signalling technology, the European Rail Traffic Management System, at HyperloopTT’s R&D centre in Toulouse.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 14

    Israeli startup RoadMetric, which develops AI-powered machine vision analytics for law enforcement, announced that it has been acquired by Australian smart traffic management company, Redflex Traffic Systems.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 15

    Nestlé acquires healthy meal startup Freshly for $1.5 billion. Trend: Investment in healthy meal category will grow.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 16

    Unity acquires Israeli 3D scanning startup RestAR. The Israeli company’s technology allows users to create quality 3D models by scanning products in under one minute with a mobile device and without requiring any technical background or having to use any special hardware

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Other News

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    AAC Technologies’ Investment in Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH

    Q4, 2021

  • 2

    AAC Technologies’ Investment in SWIR Vision Systems Inc.

    Q4, 2021

  • 3

    Activision announced the acquisition of Barcelona-based mobile game developer Digital Legends.

    Q4, 2021

  • 4

    Porsche is acquiring a majority stake in the e-bike manufacturer Greyp Bikes.

    Q4, 2021

  • 5

    The Hilti Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Fieldwire, a San Francisco-based construction technology company for an approximate $300 million. Fieldwire provides a leading platform for jobsite management that powers more than a million jobsites worldwide.

    Q4, 2021

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    Trimble Ventures Invests in Monarch Tractor—an Electric, Autonomous Smart Tractor Platform for Sustainable Farming

    Q4, 2021

  • 7

    bp acquires c. 29% stake in major UK provider of biomethane for heavy goods vehicles, Gasrec.

    Q4, 2021

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    Evonik has invested in Singapore start-up Revivo BioSystems to support the development and commercialization of a technology that uses a realistic 4D model of human skin for the testing of chemical, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compounds. Testing on 4D skin models is a more sustainable and ethical alternative to using animals

    Q4, 2021

  • 9

    GM Acquires 25 Percent Stake in Pure Watercraft to Accelerate All-Electric Boating

    Q4, 2021

  • 10

    Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in optical and imaging technology start-up Spectralics. Israel-based Spectralics creates state-of-the-art imaging and optical infrastructure spanning materials, hardware and software, enabling a wide variety of advanced optical capabilities. In a windshield configuration, the technology could create a wide field of view ‘heads-up display’ that can instill a sense of distance as virtual objects are superimposed onto the real-world environment for a safe and immersive experience.

    Q4, 2021

  • 11

    AGCO Invests in Apex.AI, a Developer of Safety-Certified Software for Mobility and Autonomous Applications

    Q4, 2021

  • 12

    bp leads $25m Series A round in EV ride-hailing and charging start-up BluSmart

    Q4, 2021

  • 13

    Evonik acquires sustainable botanicals pioneer Botanica as the next step towards leading the active cosmetic ingredients market

    Q4, 2021

  • 14

    ExxonMobil Chemical Company has acquired California-based Materia, Inc., a technology company that has pioneered the development of a Nobel prize-winning technology for manufacturing a new class of materials. The innovative materials can be used in a number of applications, including wind turbine blades, electric vehicle parts, sustainable construction, and anticorrosive coatings.

    Q4, 2021

  • 15

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industrieshas invested in Cemvita Factory, a Houston-based startup that utilizes innovative synthetic biology to decarbonize heavy industries such as chemical manufacturing, mining, and oil and gas. Its bio-manufacturing platform mitigates emissions from traditionally energy-intensive chemical and catalytic conversion processes. Additionally, this same technology can turn polymer production into a low-carbon activity by utilizing CO2 as a feedstock, a crucial step in building a circular carbon economy.

    Q4, 2021

  • 16

    Nike Moves Deeper Into The Metaverse By Acquiring Virtual Sneaker Designer RTFKT. It made $3 million+ by selling 600+ pairs of virtual shoes that can’t even be worn in the physical world!

    Q4, 2021

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    Porsche Ventures has invested in the technology company iMaker, China's leading provider of virtual influencers and digital ecosystems.

    Q4, 2021

  • 18

    ZF invests in Oxbotica to deploy Autonomous Passenger Shuttles in major cities

    Q4, 2021

  • 19

    Akamai to Acquire Guardicore to Extend Its Zero Trust Solutions to Help Stop Ransomware

    Q4, 2021

  • 20

    Delta to Acquire Universal Instruments - a Leader in Precision Automation Solutions for Electronics Manufacturing - to Further its Smart Manufacturing Capabilities. Acquisition value is $89 million.

    Q4, 2021

  • 21

    Intuit acquiring API security startup Imvision for $50 million. The Israeli company, founded in 2014, has developed a full lifecycle security platform that enables enterprises to automatically discover, test and protect their APIs

    Q4, 2021

  • 22

    LG Chem and LG Energy Solution Makes Equity Investment in North America’s Largest Battery Recycling Company, ‘Li-Cycle’

    Q4, 2021

  • 23

    Mastercard is acquiring Israeli company Dynamic Yield from McDonald’s. The companies did not disclose the cost of the interaction but it is believed to be significantly higher than the $300 million paid by McDonald’s for the company in 2019

    Q4, 2021

  • 24

    Shell acquires solar and energy storage developer Savion, further expanding its global renewable power business

    Q4, 2021

  • 25

    ZF Acquires Bestmile’s Technology to Lead the Digital Transformation of Transportation Services. Bestmile’s Orchestration technology is an industry leading digital solution that automatically optimizes the routing, dispatching, and matching of large fleets of vehicles in real time.

    Q4, 2021

  • 26

    ZF has strengthened its automotive software business by acquiring a five percent stake in the software company Apex.AI. ZF will also develop ZF middleware software based on the Apex.OS meta-operating system. This solution is certified to the highest standards of functional safety for passenger cars and commercial vehicles as an alternative to Autosar Adaptive.

    Q4, 2021

  • 27

    Geely Auto Invests in Leading Automotive Intelligence Technology Solutions Provider ECARX

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 28

    Carrier Announces Agreement to Acquire Nlyte Software to Strengthen and Expand Data Center Offerings

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 29

    LG acquiring Israeli vehicle cybersecurity startup Cybellum for at least $140 million. Cybellum provides automotive OEMs and suppliers with a solution to identify and remediate security risks at scale, throughout the entire vehicle life cycle. Cybellum’s

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 30

    Renault Group acquire a stake in heycar Group an used car sales platform.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 31

    ABB invests in e-mobility startup GO TO-U . It creates software solutions for EV charging management and operations to create a seamless experience for charger operators and drivers.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 32

    Caterpillar acquires CarbonPoint Solutions. It provides technology to concentrate and capture CO2 for utilization or sequestration.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 33

    Fintech giant Brex acquires Israel's Weav for $50 million. The startup, which offers a universal API for commerce platforms, will become the U.S. company’s R&D center in Israel

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 34

    Search giant Elastic which has a $14 billion market cap, recently acquired Israeli company build.security which will serve as the base for the new R&D center.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 35

    ZoomInfo is acquiring Israeli startup Chorus.ai, which developed an AI-based system to analyze sales calls, for $575 million.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 36

    Continental Acquires Stake in Kopernikus Automotive, Artificial Intelligence Specialist for Automated Parking

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 37

    Continental Invests in Israeli Industrial Sensing Start-up Feelit. Sensor technology is up to 50 times more sensitive than current competitive standards.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 38

    Evonik acquires German biotech company JeNaCell to expand biomaterials portfolio for new medical device markets. Nanostructured biomaterial for wound dressings and dermatology to be integrated into Health Care business

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 39

    GM Invests $300 Million in Momenta to Deliver Next-Generation Self-Driving Technologies in China

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 40

    NCR Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cryptocurrency Leader LibertyX. NCR to provide complete digital currency solution for Banks, Retailers and Restaurants

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 41

    Rolls-Royce is investing in Berlin-based start-up Kowry Energy GmbH, a provider of sustainable and decentralized energy systems. Kowry supports the sustainable expansion of energy infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa by combining renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic and battery storage systems.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 42

    Volvo Group Venture Capital welcomes Foretellix, a pioneer in automated vehicle verification and validation

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 43

    Signify expands offering for smart cities by acquiring Telensa. Signify adds a narrow-band and TALQ-compliant solution which will enable Signify to service a broader group of customers utilizing the unlicensed radio space.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 44

    Toyota buys software firm Renovo to accelerate self-driving tech development

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 45

    Cloud startup Epsagon to be acquired by Cisco for $500 million

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 46

    Faurecia to enrich display technologies and immersive experiences offer with the acquisition of DesignLED

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 47

    Cisco to buy Israeli startup Sedona for reported $100 million

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 48

    Israeli agtech company Prospera that develops computer vision technologies to monitor and predict plant health and development is acquired by US manufacturing company Valmont Industries, a maker of linear irrigation equipment and windmill support structures, for approximately $300 million.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 49

    NVIDIA to Acquire DeepMap, Enhancing Mapping Solutions for the AV Industry

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 50

    Fetch Robotics acquired by Zebra Technologies for $290M. Fetch offers a portfolio of AMRs and cloud-based software for deploying and integrating a range of automated workflows.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 51

    Amazon Has Acquired Australia-based Shopify Competitor Selz

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 52

    Foxconn invests in EV Startup Byton. Looks Foxconn is increasing its presence in auto sector and may aim to replicate its success of contract mobile manufacturing in auto manufacturing.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 53

    Tata group will buy a 68% stake in online grocery startup BigBasket for about ?9,500 crore ($1.31 billion).

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 54

    Tata group will buy a 68% stake in online grocery startup BigBasket for about ?9,500 crore ($1.31 billion).

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 55

    A new automotive technology unicorn ECARX is backed by Geely and has received $194 Million investment from Baidu.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 56

    Another acquisition by Reliance. This time in furniture and home decor category. Reliance Industries Limited acquires 96% of Urban Ladder for 182 crore.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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