DataWatch acquires Panopticon Software AB
Datawatch Corporation, the leading global provider of information optimization solutions, has agreed to acquire Panopticon Software AB, a privately held Swedish company specializing in the delivery of real-time visual data discovery solutions. Under terms of the definitive agreement - unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies - Datawatch will acquire all outstanding shares of Panopticon in an all-stock transaction. Based upon the closing price of Datawatch common stock as of June 14, 2013, the deal is valued at approximately $31.4 million. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the Datawatch stockholders, which is expected to occur during its fiscal fourth quarter ending September 30, 2013. READ MORE
Progress Software sells Apama Solution to Software AG
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Progress® Apama® complex event processing solution to Software AG. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Phil Pead, Progress President and CEO, said, “After careful consideration, we concluded that it is in Progress’ best interest to focus our business on providing leading cloud and mobile application development technologies through a single cohesive platform and to pursue the sale of the Apama solution. The Apama target market, deployment and sales model differ significantly from those of Progress’ application development platform and we feel this agreement protects our customers’ existing investments in the Apama solution.” READ MORE
StreamBase Systems acquired by TIBCO
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced it has acquired StreamBase Systems, Inc., a privately held provider of high performance event processing and real-time analytics software. StreamBase enables companies to rapidly build, test, and deploy real-time applications for streaming big data. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
TIBCO believes that event processing is fundamental to solving big data challenges. With StreamBase, TIBCO brings streaming capabilities to its event processing portfolio and market-leading strengths in handling rules-driven scenarios, inferencing models, and transactional events. Together, TIBCO and StreamBase enable big data to be processed in real-time to provide an event-based alternative to batch-centric big data architectures. READ MORE
TripAdvisor acquires Niumba.com
TripAdvisor®, Inc., today announced it has acquired Niumba.com, a leading vacation rentals website. Niumba features more than 230,000 properties globally and brings to
TripAdvisor the world’s largest collection of Spanish vacation rentals
with more than 120,000 properties in Spain. READ MORE
Nuance acquires Tweddle Connect
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced it has signed
an agreement with Tweddle Group to acquire the Tweddle Connect
business. Tweddle Connect is an application and content service
delivery platform for in-car infotainment systems, including the
acclaimed Toyota Entune
and Lexus Enform App Suite. Tweddle Connect aggregates popular
third-party applications and content, such as Bing, iHeart Radio,
OpenTable and Pandora, and delivers it safely and securely into the
driving environment. The combination of Dragon Drive, Nuance’s
world-class automotive-grade voice platform, and Tweddle Connect
provides automakers with a single, powerful set of services to create
branded personal assistant experiences for a safer, smarter connected
car. READ MORE
Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Apriso
Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE
Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced its intent
to acquire Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software
solutions, for approximately $205 million. The acquisition of the Long
Beach, California-based Apriso enriches the global manufacturing
operations management capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. READ MORE
CourseAdvisor acquired by The Washington Post
The Washington Post
Company (NYSE:WPO) has acquired the outstanding stock of CourseAdvisor
Inc. (www.courseadvisor.com), a premier online lead generation
provider, headquartered in Wakefield, MA. Terms of the acquisition
were not disclosed. In 2006, The Washington Post Company made a small
investment in CourseAdvisor. READ MORE
Autotegrity acquired by ADP
ADP Dealer Services (NASDAQ: ADP), and its Digital Marketing group,
announced that it has acquired Autotegrity from Link Ventures and Cogo
Labs to form the nucleus of an expanding facility focused on the
application of science to optimize the online shopping experience of
consumers as they progress from inspiration to purchase. ADP Digital
Marketing, based in Seattle, has built the largest data analytics team
in the automotive industry, now with over 80 professionals. The
Autotegrity acquisition strengthens ADPs capabilities with world-class
online traffic campaign management and site conversion analytics
competencies. The company anticipates doubling the research,
production and science staff in its new Cambridge offices over the next
two years, leveraging the great analytics talent being produced by local
universities. READ MORE
Soundbite Communications acquired by Genesys
Genesys, a leading provider of customer engagement and contact center
solutions, today announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire
SoundBite Communications (NASDAQ: SDBT) for a price of $5.00 per share.
SoundBite delivers cloud-based proactive collections, payments, and
mobile marketing applications, as well as proactive customer service
solutions to enterprises.
The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of
Directors of SoundBite and also by Genesys, will be accomplished
pursuant to a cash tender offer followed by a second step merger. The
$5.00 per share cash offer price represents a total equity value of
SoundBite of approximately $100.4 million, on a fully-diluted basis.
The closing of the transaction is expected to occur early in the third
quarter of 2013. READ MORE
Dyn acquires Trendslide
Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced today it has acquired Trendslide,
a mobile dashboard app startup. The acquisition expands Dyn’s services
to now include mobile data and analytics offerings for online
While this mobile app was traditionally intended to be a
sales/marketing tool, Dyn will now position it as a DevOps tool for its
customers. READ MORE
MyEnergy acquired by Nest
Today is a first. Three years ago we started Nest Labs with a vision
of saving people energy, of changing the way people even think about
their energy use. Today we’ve taken another big step in that direction
with our very first acquisition.
MyEnergy is a fantastic company. They’ve put together a talented team
to create exactly the kind of technology our customers have been asking
for. Every day we get requests for more data: for spreadsheets, charts,
detailed comparisons and, most importantly, energy savings translated into actual dollars.
We’ve acquired MyEnergy to help us do both: the details and the
dollars. MyEnergy lets you track your electric, gas and water use in one
place. It automatically reads your energy bills so you can see how much
you spend month over month, year over year, and compare that to
neighbors and friends. Their technology and team are fantastic, and
their footprint is huge: they can access data from more than 1,500
energy providers and have users in every US state. READ MORE
Extraprise acquires SmartSource
the leader in right time revenue optimization services for B2B and B2C
enterprises, today announced it has acquired SmartSource, a leading B2B
and B2C email service provider with extensive marketing automation,
workflow and multi-channel marketing functionality. The acquisition
provides a platform to deliver advanced digital lifecycle marketing
capabilities to B2B and B2C enterprises. Those enterprises will then be
able to execute real-time, multi-channel marketing campaigns at any
stage of the customer lifecycle to optimize revenue. SmartSource will
operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Extraprise, and will continue to
provide technology and services to its marketing service provider,
digital agencies and enterprise clients. The financial terms of the
acquisition are not being disclosed. READ MORE
Alegeus Technologies acquires Workable Solutions
Alegeus Technologies, the market leader in healthcare and benefit
payments, today announced its acquisition of Workable Solutions, a
leading provider of private health insurance exchange technology
solutions, to fuel the launch of its integrated private exchange and
defined contribution platform – which will be called WealthCare
Marketplace. The new solution supports a market shift in how health
benefits will be delivered, and offers distinct value for Alegeus
clients – creating new opportunities for revenue expansion, cost savings
and efficiency gains. This acquisition also reinforces Alegeus’
commitment to delivering industry-leading benefit solutions to help
clients succeed as the market evolves.
TripAdvisor acquires Jetsetter.com
Inc. today announced it has acquired Jetsetter.com, a leading
members-only private sale site for hotel bookings. The Jetsetter brand
will continue to operate out of New York City and will be incorporated
into Smarter Travel Media.
"Jetsetter is an outstanding brand and I am absolutely delighted to
welcome the Jetsetter team to the TripAdvisor family," said Steve
Kaufer, co-founder and CEO TripAdvisor, Inc. "With Jetsetter and our
own SniqueAway brand, we now have two leading travel private sale sites
under one roof. We are excited by the opportunities this provides to
continually help drive amazing value for our travelers staying at some
of the world's most highly-rated hotels."
Mobiquity Acquires Vertical Performance Partners
Mobiquity, a professional
services firm creating innovative mobile solutions and apps that drive
business value, today announced its acquisition of Providence,
R.I.-based Vertical Performance Partners (VPP), an enterprise-class
mobile software provider, to its portfolio of services. Mobiquity now
will offer Velocity,
VPP’s customizable software for branded interactive live meetings,
events and training sessions, to its enterprise client base. Leveraging
the power of Velocity, already proven in the pharmaceutical industry
with customers such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson,
Mobiquity can now help businesses get the most value out of meetings and
training programs by using mobile to engage and empower attendees. READ MORE
TripAdvisor acquires Tiny Post
TripAdvisor®, Inc., today announced it has acquired Tiny Post (tinypost.co), the highly acclaimed app that lets you write over photos and turn them into stories. The Tiny Post team will be based in TripAdvisor's Palo Alto office.
"The Tiny Post team have created a wonderful app that shows the
possibilities of combining travel photos with social and mobile," said Steve Kaufer ,
co-founder and CEO TripAdvisor, Inc. "We think Tiny Post is a great
fit with our continued drive to provide engaging and sharable content
and I am happy to welcome this strong team to TripAdvisor." READ MORE
Open Mile acquired by Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, has acquired Open Mile, Inc., a truckload brokerage headquartered in Boston, MA.
Founded in 2010, Open Mile is a non-asset transportation service provider that combines high tech automation with freight management expertise to create superior shipping services for clients and carriers. READ MORE
ZeroTurnaround Acquires Javeleon
creator of the award-winning Java development tool, JRebel, has acquired
Javeleon, known for its research on dynamic update systems and tools that
increase developer productivity. The acquisition includes exclusive rights to
all related intellectual property. READ MORE
Wiggio acquried by Desire2Learn
Boston based Wiggio has been acquired by Desire2Learn. Wiggio is a free productivity tool that simplifies group communication.
Private groups of any size can quickly and easily communicate and
share information in real-time via text, email and voice messaging, live
phone and video-conferencing, file sharing and editing, group surveys,
shared calendars, schedules and discussion topics.
Active Endpoints acquired by Informatica
As per the company's recent press release, Informatica has acquired Active Endpoints in Waltham, MA. Founded in 2003, Active Endpoints, Inc. is a process automation company
that has built unique cloud-based and on-premise platforms to develop,
integrate and deploy custom applications quickly and easily thereby
generating significant ROI for our customers.
Bluefin Labs acquired by Twitter
As reported by Business Insider, Twitter is acquiring Bluefin Labs in Cambridge for an undisclosed amount. Bluefin Labs in an MIT media spinout focuse on social TV analytics company providing solutions to brand advertisers, advertising agencies and TV networks.
Their investors include Time Warner Investments, SoftBank Capital, and Redpoint Ventures. They also had several angel investors: Brian Bedol, Jim Pallotta, Jonathan Kraft, Dan Gilbert, Kenneth Lerer, Jeff Samberg, & John Fogelman.
Acme Packet acquired by Oracle for $2.1B
Acme Packet® (NASDAQ:
APKT) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be
acquired by Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) for $29.25 per share in cash
representing a fully diluted equity value of $2.1 billion. Net of cash
this represents an enterprise value of $1.7 billion.
The combination of Oracle and Acme Packet is expected to accelerate
the migration to all-IP networks by enabling secure and reliable
communications from any device, across any network. Users are
increasingly connected and expect to communicate anytime and anywhere
using their application, device, and network of choice. Oracle
Communications along with Acme Packet can help service providers and
enterprises meet these demanding requirements by delivering an
end-to-end portfolio of technologies that will support the deployment,
innovation and monetization of all-IP networks.
Sonicbids acquired by Backstage
LLC, the world's most trusted name in casting, auditions and
entertainment-industry opportunities, today announced that it has
the leading platform for bands to connect with promoters and market
themselves online. The deal, financed by Guggenheim
Partners, combines the two leading entities for actors, musicians,
casting directors and promoters to showcase and discover talent. Terms
of the transaction were not disclosed.
Backstage and Sonicbids come from the same heritage of matching artists
with opportunities. For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the
world’s most trusted name in casting, auditions and
entertainment-industry opportunities. It helps actors, singers and
dancers find opportunities, while connecting casting directors,
producers, directors and choreographers with amazing talent.
Crashlytics acquired by Twitter
Excerpt from the Crashlytics blog post - What an incredible journey this past year has been — today, we’re
excited to announce: we’re merging with Twitter to take our platform to
an entirely new level!
started Crashlytics a little over a year ago to address a huge hole in
mobile app development. With hundreds of millions of devices in use
around the world, it was impossible for developers to fully test every
edge-case and catch every bug before release. Even worse, when problems
did crop up, it was often difficult and complicated to find the root
cause. App developers were stuck with little insight into what happened
and forced to rely on vague end-user feedback to diagnose problems.
Humedica acquired by UnitedHealth Group
As reported by the Boston Business Journal, Humedica in Boston, MA has bee acquired by UnitedHealth Group for hundreds of millions. Humedica is a clinical intelligence company that provides
private cloud-based business solutions to the health care industry.
Care.com acquires Parents in a Pinch
Care.com (http://www.Care.com), the
largest online care destination in the world, has acquired Parents in a
Pinch, a leading back-up child and adult care specialist, broadening its
service offerings for employers and members. Terms of the transaction,
which closed on December 31, 2012, were not disclosed.
Parents in a Pinch,
which is currently based in Brookline, MA and will relocate to
Care.com's offices, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Care.com and
will continue to be run by co-founders Barbara Siegel and Davida Manon.
Nimbit acquired by PreSonus
PreSonus™ Audio Electronics, a leading designer and manufacturer of
audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories, today
announced it has acquired Nimbit®, Inc., the pioneers of
direct-to-fan sales and promotion for the music industry. The Nimbit
acquisition extends PreSonus’ strategic vision of empowering musicians
and audio professionals with an ecosystem of products and services.
athenahealth acquires Epocrates
athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination services to medical groups and health systems, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Epocrates, Inc. a mobile health pioneer widely recognized for developing the most-widely adopted point-of-care medical application among U.S. physicians.
Zipcar acquired by Avis for approxmiately $500M
Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) and Zipcar, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIP),
the world's leading car sharing network, today announced that Avis
Budget Group has agreed to acquire Zipcar for $12.25 per share in cash,
a 49% premium over the closing price on December 31, 2012,
representing a total transaction value of approximately $500 million.
The transaction is subject to approval by Zipcar shareholders and other
customary closing conditions, and is expected to be completed in the
spring of 2013. The Boards of Directors of both companies unanimously
approved the transaction, and Zipcar shareholders representing
approximately 32% of the outstanding common stock have agreed to vote
their shares in support of the transaction.
WegoWise acquires Melon Power
a leading building performance analytics provider, today announced that
it has reached an agreement to acquire Melon Power, an award-winning
analytics platform for the commercial building sector. WegoWise will
extend its platform with Melon Power's methodology, which leverages
Green Button and other utility data to help commercial buildings
affordably and easily receive Energy Star benchmarks. The acquisition is
expected to close in the first quarter of 2013.