Deals Day: WeWork Buys Meetup, Emerson Gives Up on Rockwell, Arby's Owner Adds BW and 2 D-FW Acquisitions

WeWork Cos., known for bringing people together in common spaces to work or even live, is buying Meetup Inc., which uses the internet to help people connect in the real world.The deal is the latest in New York-based WeWork's drive to multiply the ways it can use its hip co-working spaces around the world and find new ways to grow revenue and justify its nearly $20 billion valuation. Deal terms weren't disclosed.WeWork has been on an acquisition spree this year, buying smaller startups including Singapore-based co-working company Spacemob, computer coding academy The Flatiron School and investing in fast-growing women's-only social club The Wing. It's even testing a private elementary school for kindergartners in one of its New York locations.  Continue reading...

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