OEConnection to buy Britain’s Bluegrasscoms

The Ohio company, which specializes in helping dealers buy and sell parts, as well as providing service information, on Thursday said it has an agreement to buy Bluegrasscoms, a Newbury, England, company that provides many of the same services. "Bluegrasscoms extends the OEC footprint and will help us grow both in the depth and breadth of our offerings with new and existing customers," the company said in a statement.

Planning Your Exit Should Begin When You Launch

Entrepreneurs may not want to think of their companies as "products," but the truth is, the vast majority of successful startups end in acquisitions. In 2017, mergers and acquisitions accounted for 93 percent of the 809 venture capital-backed exits, yielding a total of $45.6 billion in disclosed exit value, according to the National Venture Capitalists Association's 2018 NVCA Yearbook .

Plug and Playdcp Midstream Partners with Plug and Play’s Energy & Sustainability Innovation Platform

DCP Midstream today announced their partnership with Plug and Play , a Silicon Valley venture capital firm and innovation platform. DCP Midstream is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of NGLs and one of the largest natural gas processing companies in the U.S. DCP Midstream joins ExxonMobil, Siemens, BASF, and over 250 other corporations from around the globe looking to engage with startups to facilitate innovation in their organizations.

ProducePay Raises $14m Series B Funding to Help Farmers Feed the World in a Sustainable Way

The funding was led by Anterra Capital, with participation from Rabo Frontier Ventures , Coventure, Social Leverage, FJ Labs, Greenhouse Capital, Moonshots Capital and Tribeca Angels. Addressing the lack of proper short-term access to financing and transparency within the farming industry supply chain, ProducePay has created the first ever means of securitizing perishable produce as a financial asset through the use of technology.

Microsoft backs WhiteSource’s latest funding round in open source push

Microsoft continues to bolster its investment in open source as it participates in a new funding round which raised $35 million for WhiteSource, an open source security management company. M12, the corporate venture capital subsidiary of Microsoft, is among the investors along with 83North, which backed the series C funding round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity.

Elizabeth Warren goes to bat for Toys R Us workers

The Massachusetts Democrat, who is rumored to be weighing a run for the White House in 2020, is pressing the financial firms behind the decision to liquidate Toys R Us to contribute to a fund for affected employees. She also wants the companies -- which include Angelo Gordon & Co., Franklin Mutual Advisors, Highland Capital, Oaktree Capital, Solus Alternative Asset Management and Vornado Realty Trust -- to explain why they pushed to liquidate the toy seller rather than reorganize under bankruptcy protection.