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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FASTSIGNS Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based FASTSIGNS International, the franchise oeprator behind the FASTSIGNS chain of custom sign and graphics stores, has been sold to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Financial terms of the acquisition were not ...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Zimbra Buys Mezeo

Dallas-based online document and collaboration software maker Zimbra said this morning that it has acquired Mezeo, a developer of secure file sharing and cloud storage software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zimbra said the...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quorum Business Solutions Acquired By Silver Lake Partners

Houston-based software developer Quorum Business Solutions, a developer of financial accounting, transaction, trading, and other software for the oil and gas industry, has been acquired by private equity firm Silver Lake Partners. Financial...

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Report: Rackspace Go Private Move Would Be Unlikely

A new report today says that the report yesterday that San Antonio-based Rackspace is now considering a go-private move--instead of an acquisition--is highly unlikely. VentureBeat said that an insider--and an analyst at RBC Capital Markets-...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Report: Rackspace Eyes Private Option

San Antonio-based Rackspace may be considering going private, as possible acquisition plans apparently have cooled, and is not finding many potential strategic buyers of the company. The company--which hired Morgan Stanley to shop the firm ...

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Monday, June 30, 2014

WhiteGlove Health Buys Technology Consulting Company

Austin-based WhiteGlove Health, which provides health management services for those with chronic conditions, said today that it has acquired Glenridge HealthCare Solutions, a provider of technology-enabled network development and consulting...

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

SoftServe Scoops Up Initium Consulting

SoftServe, a software application development and consulting provider which has a research operation in Austin, announced today that it has acquired Amsterdam-based IT services provider Initium Consulting Group B.V.. Financial terms of the ...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Indeed Buys MoBolt For Mobile Job Search

Austin-based Indeed has acquired MoBolt, a developer of mobile job search and application tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. MoBolt was based in Minnesota. MoBolt's customers include Nike, Electronic Arts, Autodesk, TUI T...

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

IBM SoftLayer Chief: Rackspace Buy Not Exciting

San Antonio-based Rackspace has been shopping the company around, but might not be getting much interest down the road at IBM Softlayer. According to an interview with Lance Crosby, CEO of IBM SoftLayer, an acquisition of Rackspace is "not ...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ZS Pharma Surges 50 Percent In IPO

Fort Worth-based ZS Pharma is up dramatically in its IPO today, trading as high as $28.11 per share in mid-day trading after debuting at $18.00 per share this morning. The company--which priced last night above its initial estimated IPO ran...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

RealPage Acquires Kigo

Carollton, Texas-based property management software developer RealPage said late Monday that it has acquired Kigo, a developer of vacation rental booking and channel management software which is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. RealPage s...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

AMX Acquisition By HARMAN Completes

Richardson-based AMX, which provides enterprise control and automation systems, audio/vieo switching, and other products, has been acquired by audio equipment provider HARMAN International Industries, Harman said Friday afternoon. The deal-...

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Securus Technologies Buys JLG Technologies

Dallas-based Securus Technologies, which provides communications and phone service to jail inmates, GPS tracking devices, and other related services to the law enforcement industry, said it ha acquired JLG Technologies, a supplier of biomet...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NetNearU Acquired By ViaSat

Bryan, Texas-based NetNearU, which provides a network management system for provisioning, operating, and managing public Wi-Fi networks, has been acquired by ViaSat, a developer of satellite and other wireless networking systems. Financial ...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Costar Buys Electronics Division From Cohu

Coppell, Texas-based Costar Technologies, a developer of IP video surveillance and related equipment, said today that it is in a deal to acquire CohuHD, the camera products and video solutions division of Cohu, Inc. The deal is worth approx...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Phunware Buys Simplikate

Austin-based Phunware, which is led by Alan Knitowski, said today that it has acquired Simplikate, a provider of mobile, e-commerce apps. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Simplikate, which is based in Miami, Florida, provides...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Gazzang Acquired By Cloudera

Austin-based encryption software developer Gazzang has been acquired by Hadoop software developer Cloudera, according to both companies. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Gaddang had been backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Cr...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

AMX Acquired by HARMAN For $365M

Richardson, Texas-based AMX, a developer of enterprise control and automation systems, has been acquired by audio and entertainment hardware provider HARMAN, in a deal worth $365M, the companies announced this morning. According to the comp...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

AT&T Buys DIRECTV

Dallas-based AT&T and satellite TV operator DIRECTV said late Sunday that AT&T will buy DIRECTV, in a deal worth approximately $67.1 billion, with an enterprise value of $48.5 billion. AT&T will pay approximately $95 per share for DIRECTV i...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Enkitec Acquired By Accenture

Dallas-based Oracle systems integrator Enkitec has been acquired by Accenture, the companies said this week, to bolster Accenture's Oracle business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Enkitec provides Oracle database tec...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Rackspace Hosting Hires Investment Bank

San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting has hired investment banker Morgan Stanley, and is now seeking either a buyer or a strategic investor. Rackspace said in a filing with the SEC Thursday that its board has hired Morgan Stanley because the ...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

RealPage Buys Risk Mitigation, Compliance Provider

Carrollton, Texas-based property management software developer RealPage said late Wednesday that it has acquired selected assets of Notivus Multi-Family, LLC, a provider of risk mitigation and compliance services. RealPage is paying $3.6M i...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Phunware Buys Digby

Austin-based Phunware said last week that it has acquired fellow Austin firm Digby, to bolster its presence in the retail and vertical markets. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Phunware said that Digby's team will transition t...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Adometry Acquired By Google

Austin-based Adometry, which develops online advertising analytics tools, has been acquired by Google, Google disclosed Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Google, Adometry will continue to...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Epicor Software On The Block

Austin-based Epicor Software, the developer of supply chain management software, is on the block, according to a report Tuesday from the WSJ. According to the report, private equity firm Apax Partners--which acquired Epicor in 2011--has hir...

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Austin Ventures Seeks Sale Of Asset International, Says Report

A report published Monday says that Austin Ventures is looking to sell one of its portfolio companies, Asset International. According to PEhub, Evercore Partners is advising on the sale. Asset International is a provider of data and informa...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lanyon Buys Passkey

Irving, Texas-based Lanyon, a developer of cloud-based software focused on meetings, events, and travel, said it has acquired Passkey, a developer of group reservation technology and software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FuelQuest Sells Software Line To Avalara

Houston-based FuelQuest, a developer of cloud-based energy software, said Tuesday that it has sold its Zytax, energy-related tax automation business to Avalara. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. FuelQuest said the divestiture ...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Affiniti Acquires Sting Communications

Austin-based Affiniti, a provider of broadband communications focused on schools and health facilities in rural and underserved communities, said yetserday that it has acquired Sting Communications, a Pennsylvania-based communications provi...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cirrus Logic Buys Wolfson Microelectronics

Austin-based Cirrus Logic said late last night that it has acquired Scotland's WOlfson Microelectronics plc, in a deal worth approximately $467M. According to Cirrus Logic, it will fund the deal with cash on its balance sheet, plus a new $2...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nexus Acquired By Dimension Data

Nexus, an information technology services company which has extensive operations in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, has been acquired by fellow IT solutions provider Dimension Data, the companies announced this morning. Financial details of th...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FPX Buys Glider

Dallas-based sales software developer FPX said this morning that it has acquired Glider, a Portland developer of contract lifecycle management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. FPX said the acquisition will help it bo...

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sabre Up Slightly In IPO Debut

Southlake, Texas-based Sabre, which provides travel booking services, debuted on the NASDAQ Global Market on Thursday, rising slightly up in its first day of trading. Sabre priced at $16.00 per share on Wednesday night, pricing below its in...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

RetailMeNot Scoops Up Pickie

Austin-based RetailMeNot said Tuesday that it has acquired Pickie, a New York-based startup developing personalized shopping magazines focused on fashion, beauty, and home. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RetailMeNot said it ...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FeedMagnet Acquired By Bazaarvoice

Austin-based Bazaarvoice has acquired fellow Austin company Feedmagnet, in a deal worth $9M in cash, the companies said today. FeedMagnet, which was founded in 2009, develops social engagement software aimed at bolstering content marketing ...

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Xtreme Power Assets Acquired By German Company

Kyle, Texas-based energy storage and management startup Xtreme Power's assets have been acquired by a German Company, Younicos Inc.. According to Younicos, which is a subsidiary of German company Younicos AG, it acquired Xtreme Power in the...

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Goodman Networks Files For $100M IPO

Plano-based Goodman Networks, which provides design, engineering, construction, deployment, and management of wireless infrastructure, filed for an IPO Monday, saying that it it looking to raise up to $100M on the NASDAQ Global Market as GN...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

SalesMetrix Acquired By Colorado Company

Houston-based SalesMetrix, a provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM consulting and services, has been acquired by Greenwood Village, Colorado-based mcaConnect, the two said Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Both ...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sabre Expected To Price IPO On April 16th

Southlake, Texas-based Sabre, which provides booking services for the travel industry, is expected to price its IPO on April 16th, according to documents being circulated to the company's potential investors. Sabre set its IPO pricing range...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Baker Hughes Buys Perfomix For Software Technology

Houston-based oil and gas services provider Baker Hughes said Tuesday that it has acquired Perfomix, a Texas-based provider of software for enhancing oil and gas operations. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Baker Hughes aid th...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Masergy Buys Global DataGuard

Dallas-based Masergy, which provides managed network and cloud services, said Tuesday that it has acquired Global DataGuard, a provider of security technology and services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Masergy said the buy...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sabre Sets IPO Pricing Range

Southlake, Texas-based Sabre, the provider of travel booking services, said in a filing Monday that it expects its initial public offering price to be between $18.00 and $20.00 per share. Sabre is hoping to raise as much as $895M for the co...

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Luminator Technology Group Sold To Another Private Equity Buyer

Plano-based Luminator Technology Group, a manufacturer of display, lighting, and passenger communciations systems, has been sold to a private equity buyer--by its existing private equity owner. Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said it sold...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

DiCentral Buys Product Line From JDA Software

Houston-based supply chain management software developer DiCentral announced this morning that it has acquired a product line from JDA Software. DiCentral said it has acquired the On-Demand Warehouse Management System (WMS) -- formerly know...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Freescale Buys Business Unit From Mindspeed

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said this morning that it has acquired the Comcerto CPE communications processor business of Mindspeed Technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Mindspeed's business unit provides ARM...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Harvest Technologies Acquired By Stratasys For 3D Prototyping

Belton, Texas-based Harvest Technologies, a provider of 3D prototyping and manufacturing services, has been acquired by Minneapolis-based 3D printing company Stratasys Ltd.. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Harvest Technologi...

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Friday, April 4, 2014

BancTec Acquired By Private Equity Investor

Dallas-based BancTec, which provides business process outsourcing services for financial, back-office processes, has been acquired by private equity investors and buyout fund HandsOn3. HandsOn3 said it will combine BancTec with its existing...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spredfast, Mass Relevance Merge

Austin-based social marketing companies Spredfast and Mass Relevance announced Wednesday that the two companies have merged, creating a single company focused on social marketing. Financial details of the merger were not disclosed. The two ...

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Monday, March 31, 2014

PocketCab Acquired By Houston Taxi Company

PocketCab, a Indianapolis, Indiana-based technology startup developing mobile apps for connecting passengers with taxi companies, has been acquired by the owner of a Sugar Land-based taxi company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

ScrewAttack Acquired By YouTube Network Fullscreen

Dallas-based ScrewAttack, which operates a video game content site, YouTube channel, and related videogame conference, has been acquired by YouTube Network Fullscreen, the two announced Friday. Financial details of the acquisition deal were...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dell Buys StatSoft For Big Data Software

Round Rock-based Dell said late Monday that it has acquired StatSoft, a developer of software analytics products aimed at data mining, predictive analytics and data visualization. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. StatSoft was ...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Q2 Up In IPO Debut

Austin-based Q2 Holdings, the developer of cloud-based banking software, was up $16.69% in its first day of trading on the NYSE, where it debuted at QTWO on Thursday. The company--which had priced at $13.00 on Wednesday evening--is venture ...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Q2 Prices IPO

Austin-based Q2 Holdings, the developer of cloud-based, banking software for financial institutions, has priced its IPO, saying it will offer up 7,760,870 shares of its stock at $13.00 per share. Q2 will begin trading tomorrow morning on th...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sevin Rosen, TPG-backed Biotech Files For IPO

A biopharmaceuticals startup backed two Texas venture investors-- Sevin Rosen and TPG--has filed for an IPO. Alder Biopharmaceuticals-- said this morning that it is looking to raised up to $115M in an IPO, and has applied to list as ALDR on...

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Friday, March 14, 2014

AT&T Completes Leap Wireless Buy

Dallas-based AT&T said late Thurday that it has completed its acquisition of Leap Wireless International, which operates the prepaid wireless service Cricket. The deal was worth $15 per share in cash, or approximately $1.2 billion, and had ...

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nexstar Broadcasting Buys Digital Publishing Software Developer

Irving, Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group--which owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations--said today that it is buying a digital publishing platform and digital agency, Internet Broadcast...

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

ECi Software Acquired By The Carlyle Group

Fort Worth-based ECi Software Solutions said Wednesday that it has been acquired by private equity investor The Carlyle Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ECi Software Solutions is a developer of e-commerce software for ...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Software Advice Acquired By Gartner

Austin-based Software Advice, a company that provides software reviews and information for enterprise customers, has been acquired by information technology research and analysis provider Gartner. Financial terms of the acquisition were not...

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Q2 Sets Estimated IPO Range

Austin-based Q2 has set the estimated IPO range for the company's stock, saying that it expects its common stock to price at between $11.00 and $13.00 per share, as it moves one step closer to its IPO debut. According to Q2, it has been app...

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Trafficware Buys PSI Acquisition

Sugar Land, Texas-based Trafficware, which develops electronic equipment and software for traffic management, said Thursday that it has acquired PSI Acquisition, an Oregon company which develops traffic control products. Financial terms of ...

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

CoreXchange Acquired By Zayo Group

Dallas-based data center operator CoreXchange has been acquired by bandwidth provider Zayo Group, Zayo announced today, as part of an expansion Zayo in Texas. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Zayo, the acq...

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

HomeAway Buys Mobile App Developer

Austin-based vacation rental marketplace operator HomeAway said this morning that it has acquired mobile app developer Glad to Have You, which develops a mobile guest management solution for the vacation rental industry. Financial terms of ...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Silicon Labs Buys Touchstone Semiconductor

Austin-based analog and mixed signal integrated circuits manufacturer Silicon Labs said Monday afternoon that it has acquired Touchstone Semiconductor, a developer of early-stage, power management ICs. The deal was worth $1.5M, and was stru...

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Securus Technologies Acquires Telerus

Dallas-based Securus Technologies, a developer of communications products used in the jail and corrections industry, said this morning that it has acquired Telerus. Telerus provides inmate communications services, global postitioning system...

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Intific Acquired By Cubic

Austin-based intific, a developer of simulation software and game-based software used for virtual modeling, training, cyber warfare, and more, has been acquired by defense systems firm Cubic Corporation. Financial terms of the acquisition w...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

FuelFX Buys Two Austin Agencies

Houston-based FuelFX, a developer of multimedia and interactive applications, announced today that it has acquired Pranamedia and Datahouse Studios, two, Austin media development agencies. Financial details of the deals were not announced. ...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

RealPage Buys Bookt

Carrollton, Texas-based RealPage said late Monday that it has acquired the assets of Bookt, a developer of vacation rental booking engines. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Bookt was based in Hollywood, Florida, where the comp...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Rackspace Investment Pays Off At Cloudant

An investment -- made less than a year ago -- by San Antonio-based Rackspace looks to have paid off well for the company, after Cloudant was acquired by IBM this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, Rackspace ju...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dachis Group Acquired By Sprinklr

Austin-based Dachis Group, the social media and business consultancy and softwae provider founded by Jeff Dachis, has been acquired by New York-based Sprinklr, Sprinklr said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Accordin...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

GENBAND Buys uReach Technologies

Frisco, Texas-based communications hardware manufacturer GENBAND announced this morning that it is acquiring uReach Technologies, a developer of voicemail and other voice, video, and unified messaging products. Financial terms of the buy we...

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Q2's Recruiting Field Trip: Yellow School Bus, Brown Bag Lunch

Remember those field trips you took as an elementary school student? In a twist on those bygone school days, one local startup -- Austin's Q2 -- recently ran a "field trip" for potential employees from Austin web development education works...

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Carbon Black Merges With Bit9, Raises $38.25M

San Antonio-based Carbon Black, which develops cybersecurity tools, has merged with Massachusetts-based enterprise security software developer Bit9, the companies said Thursday. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. According t...

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Molecular Imprints Sells Semiconductor Business To Canon

Austin-based Molecular Imprints, a developer of equipment used in the semiconductor industry, said it is selling its semiconductor business to Canon, and will spin out a new, independent company focused on nanotechnology. Financial terms of...

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Q2 Files For IPO

Austin-based banking sofware developer Q2 has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing this morning that it is looking to raise up to $138M in an IPO under the symbol QTWO. The company has not yet selected an exchange. The IPO is being underwri...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

K. Plunk Sold To Perigee Capital

Round Rock-based K. Plunk, Inc., a provider of web design, development, and web hosting services, has been sold to private equity investor Perigee Capital Partners. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. Generational Equity, which ...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SearchDex Buys Altruik For SEO Technology

Dallas-based search engine optimization (SEO) services provier SearchDex announced Tuesday that it has acquird Altruik, a developer of search engine optimization technology. Financial details of the acquisition were not annonuced. Altruik, ...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

LIN Media Sets CEO At Federated Media

Austin-based media company LIN Media said this morning that it has named a new CEO over at its newly acquired online advertising company, Federated Media. According to LIN Media, it has named Jordan Hoffner to the role. Hoffner was previous...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

HID Global Buys Lumidigm

Austin-based HID Global announced this morning that it has acquired biometric fingerprint acquisition developer Lumidigm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Lumdigm develops multispectral, imaging technology used for bio...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Boxer Acquires Android Email App Developer

Austin-based Boxer, the developer of mobile inbox software, said today that it has acquired Enhanced Email, a developer of Android email apps. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Boxer--which is backed by Sutter Hill Vent...

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

EF Johnson Sold To JVC KENWOOD

Irving, Texas-based EF Johnson Technologies--best known for its handheld and commercial radios for the public safety and other markets--has been sold to JVC KENWOOD, the company said late last week. Financial details of the sale were not di...

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Monday, February 3, 2014

ArthroCare Acquired For $1.7 Billion

Austin-based surgical device developer ArthroCare is being acquired by British company Smith & Nephew, in a $1.7 billion deal, the two announced this morning. Smith & Nephew said it would pay $48.25 a share for Arthrocare, which develops me...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cirrus Logic Completes Acoustic Technologies Buy

Austin-based semiconductor developer Cirrus Logic reported this week that it has completed its acquisition of Acoustic Technologies, which develops embedded firmware for voice processing. Cirrus Logic had announced the acquisition back in O...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LIN Media Buys Federated Media

Austin-based media and television broadcaster LIN Media said this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Internet advertising company Federated Media Publishing. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Federa...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blinds.com Acquired By Home Depot

Houston-based online retailer Blinds.com--which sells blinds, curtains, and other window coverings--has been acquired by Home Depot, Home Depot announced late Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Home Depot said the move...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dairy.com Buys Food Safety Software Provider

Frisco, Texas-based Dairy.com, which provides software-as-a-service, supply chain management products for the dairy industry, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired food safety software provider QA Studio. Financial terms of the acqui...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

HID Global Buys IdenTrust

Austin-based HID Global, the provider of location access control, identity, access card, and other related products, reported this morning that it has acquired Identrust, a provider of digital identity products. Financial terms of the acqui...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sabre Files For $100M IPO

Southlake, Texas-based travel technology provider Sabre has filed for an IPO, saying this morning in an S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $100M in the public markets. The firm has not yet selected a market. The company's IPO is being un...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

VirTex Enterprises Buys Wisconsin Electronics Manufacturer

Austin-based VirTex Enterprises, a provider of electronics and technology manufacturing services, said late Thursday that it has acquired Wisconsin-based MTI Electronics. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. MTI provides P...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

MyEdu Acquired By Blackboard

Austin-based college information site MyEdu, which was backed by Bain Capital and the University of Texas, has been acquired by educational software provider Blackboard, the two said this week. Financial details of the acquisition were not ...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Rentsys Recovery Services Acquires IT-Lifeline

College Station-based Rentsys Recovery Services, which provides disaster recovery services for businesses, reports that it has acquired another disaster recovery provider, IT-Lifeline. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Media Recovery Buys UK Company

Dallas-based Media Recovery and its ShockWatch division announced today that it has acquired the ShockLog impact and environmental recorder business from UK-based IMC Group. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ShockLog's products...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Entrust Acquisition Closes

Secure identification and care personalization provider Datacard Group said this morning that it has officially closed its acquisition of Dallas-based Entrust. Datacard said the deal officially closed on December 31, 2013. Datacard had anno...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PROS Holdings Takes Majority Stake In French Software Maker

Houston-based PROS Holdings said today that it now owns 83.4% of Cameleon Software, a French developer of multi-channel and multi-device product configurator, quote, and proposal software. PROS said the move comes after an initial tender of...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Securadyne Systems Buys Intelligent Access Systems

Dallas-based security systems developer and integrator Securadyne Systems, which is backed by Pamlico Capital, said it has acquired another, security systems integrator, Intelligent Access Systems, which is based in North Carolina. Financia...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Catapult Systems Expands In Seattle

Austin-based IT consulting firm Catapult Systems said today that it is expanding in Seattle, and will open up a new business unit in that city. The company said the office is its first to come out of its merger with ChinaSoft International,...

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Solera Holdings Buys Italian Company

Westlake, Texas-based automobile insurance software provider Solera Holdings said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Italian company Autosoft S.r.l., in a move to help its accelerate penetration of the Italian market. Fin...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

WhiteFence Loses CEO After Acquisition

Houston-based online utility marketplace WhiteFence--which is now part of Allconnect--has lost its founding CEO, Bob Harris, according to Allconnect. WhiteFence was acquired in an asset purchase deal on November 15th by Allconnect. Allconne...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Optimal Blue Acquires LoanSifter

Plano-based Optimal Blue, the developer of cloud-based software for the mortgage industry, said Wednesday that it has acquired LoanSifter, a developer of product eligibility, pricing, and marketing software for mortgage lenders. Financial t...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Apollo Endosurgery Gets $50M In Debt Funding For Acquisition

Austin-based Apollo Endosurgery said earlier this week that it has raised $50M in a debt funding round, to fund the company's acquisition of the obesity intervention division of Allergan, as well as for working capital. The funding came fro...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

PROS Picks Up SignalDemand

Houston-based big data software developer PROS said today that it has acquired San Francisco-based SignalDemand, for $13.5M in cash. SignalDemand developes predictive analytics software for businesses, and employs 40. According to PROS, it ...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Entrust Acquired By Datacard Group

Dallas-based Entrust, the digital identification products developer owned by Thoma Bravo, has been acquired by Minneapolis-based Datacard Group, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. The two companies sa...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Solera Holdings Buys Distribution Services Technologies

Westlake, Texas-based Solera Holdings, the developer of software for the automobile insurance claims processing market, said Friday that it has acquired Distribution Services Technologies, a developer of B-to-B e-commerce, ERP, and analytic...

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Circle Media Merges With S3i Digital

Austin-based Circle Media, the Austin Technology Incubator company which provides big data, social commerce, and marketing software aimed at the sports, entertainment, and brand markets, has merged with New York-based sports marketing and t...

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Ranger Wireless Acquired By Satori Capital

Dallas-based Ranger Wireless, a provider of wireless, telecom services, has been acquired by Dallas-based private equity investor Satori Capital, the two announced today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Ranger Wireles...

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

HomeAway Expands Down Under With Acquisition

Austin-based vacation rental marketplace HomeAway is expanding Down Under, saying this morning that it has acquired Australian vacation rental marketplace publisher Stayz Group, in a deal worth approximately $198M in cash. Stayz operates St...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

XC Networks Acquired By Transtelco

Dallas-based data center operator XC Networks has been acquired by El Paso-based Transtelco, Transtelco said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. XC Networks operates data centers, fiber, and wireless spectrum in Mex...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

NTT DATA Buys Optimal Solutions Integration

NTT DATA, the IT services provider with its U.S. headquarters in Plano, said today that it has agreed to acquire Optimal Solutions Integration, a provider of SAP services headquartered in Irving, Texas. Financial details of the acquisition...

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Solera Holdings Completes Service Repair Solutions Investment

Westlake, Texas-based automobile insurance claims processing software provider Solera Holdings said Thursday that it has completed its investment in Service Repair Solutions, Inc., a provider of service, maintenance, and repair databases a...

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Catapult Systems Acquired By Chinese Company

Austin-based Catapult Systems, which provides Microsoft consulting and systems integration services, has been acquired by Chinese company ChinaSoft International. ChinaSoft said this week that it will pay $41.0M plus earnout for Catapult Sy...

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

MapMyFitness Acquired By Under Armour For $150M

Austin-based MapMyFitness, the provider of software and applications used for tracking sports such as running and bicycling, has been acquired by fitness brand Under Armour. Under Armour said it will pay $150M for MapMyFitness, to help add ...

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Friday, November 8, 2013

HomeAway Buys New Zealand Vacation Rentals Site

Austin-based HomeAway said this week that it has acquired Bookabach Limited, which operates a vacation rental site in New Zealand. HomeAway did not announced the price or terms of cash deal, but said it will hire on Bookabach co-founder Pet...

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mavenir IPO Hits The Market

Richardson, Texas-based telecom software maker Mavenir Systems debuted in its IPO this morning, and is now trading slightly down from its IPO price on the New York Stock Exchange as MVNR. Mavenir priced its IPO last night at $10.00 per shar...

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

IBM Expanding In Austin

IBM is planning to announce the opening of a new software product design studio in Austin, according to emails the firm has been sending to the press. No details on the new studio have yet been announced, except that it is opening up a new,...

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Alliance Data Buys Majority Stake In BrandLoyalty

Dallas-based loyalty marketing firm Alliance Data Systems said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to buy a majority stake in European firm BrandLoyalty, in a deal worth $360M in cash. According to Alliance Data, the deal will give it ...

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Monday, November 4, 2013

NTT Data Buys Spanish IT Services Company Everis

NTT DATA, the Japanese IT services company which has its U.S. headquarters in Plano, reported today that it has acquired Spanish IT services company everis Group. Financial details of the buy were not announced. everis has more than 10,000 ...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

RealPage Buys ActiveBuilding

Carollton, Texas-based RealPage said today that it has acquired ActiveBuilding, the operator of a platform which provides a portal for apartment owners and apartment residents. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ActiveBuilding's...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dell Go-Private Deal Completes

Round Rock-based Dell is now officially privately held, after the completion yesterday of the acquisition of the company by Michael Dell and private equity investor Silver Lake Partners. The deal was worth approximately $24.9 billion. The i...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

vMonitor Acquired By Rockwell Automation

Houston-based vMonitor, a developer of wireless monitoring and control systems for the oil and gas industry, has been acquired by Rockwell Automation. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Rockwell Automation, vMonitor...

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Monday, October 28, 2013

RealPage Acquires Compliance Monitoring Service

Carrollton-based software developer RealPage, which develops software-as-a-service for the rental housing market, said Friday that it acquired Windsor Compliance, a provider of compliance monitoring services for the affordable housing indus...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mavenir Systems Sets IPO Pricing Range

Richardson-based Mavenir Systems said Thursday that it expects its initial public offering price to be between $15.00 and $17.00 per share, as it plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. Mavenir, which has been approved to list at...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

PROS Buys French Software Developer Cameleon

Houston-based software developer PROS Holdings said early this morning that it is acquiring French software developer Cameleon Software. PROS said it will pay approximately $33M in cash for Cameleon, which develops configuration, pricing, a...

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Monday, October 21, 2013

NTS In Go Private Deal With Tower Three Partners

Lubbock, Texas-based communications services provider NTS said this morning that it has reached a deal to be acquired by private equity firm Tower Three Partners in a deal worth $2.00 per share in cash. The deal is worth approximately $82.9...

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Trend Micro Buys Broadweb

Security software developer Trend Micro, which recently opened up its global operations center in Dallas, said Thursday that it has acquired Taiwanese security products developer Broadweb. Financial details of the acquisition were not discl...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

IBM Starts Digesting SoftLayer, Launches Cloud Products

IBM is showing off the first products it gained from its acquisition of SoftLayer earlier this year, announcing a new set of solutions to help clients and managed service providers (MSPs) build private and hybrid clouds. IBM--which paid aro...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

petroWEB Opens Houston Office

petroWEB, a developer of geographical information systems (GIS) software, said today that it has opened up a new office in Houston, and has acquired a suite of well management software from Neuralog. petroWEB said it has set up a new Housto...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SolarWinds Acquires Database Management Software Developer

Austin-based SolarWinds, the developer of IT management tools, has acquired database management software developer Confio. SolarWinds said it paid $103M in cash for Confio, which is based in Boulder, Colorado. Confio's Ignite database perfo...

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Mavenir Files For IPO

Richardson-based Mavenir Systems has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an offering on the New York Stock Exchange. According to Mavenir, it has applied to list as MVNR. The company's IPO is being underwri...

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Solera Holdings Buys Stake In Auto Repair Info Provider

Westlake, Texas-based Solera Holdings, the provider of software and information to the automobile insurance industry, said late Thursday that it has acquired an equity interest Service Repair Solutions, a provider of a database of informati...

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Benchmark Electronics Buys Electronics Manufacturing Firm

Angleton, Texas-based Benchmark Electronics announced this morning that it has acquired the electronics manufacturing segment of CTS Corporation, a provider of complex manufacturing in the industrial, aerospace, defense, medical, and commun...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cirrus Logic Buys Audio Signal Processing Technology Provider

Austin-based Cirrus Logic, the developer of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Acoustic Technologies, a developer of embedded firmware voice processing technology. Financial terms of the...

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Choose Energy Buys Power2Switch

Plano-based online energy marketplace Choose Energy said today that it has acquired energy startup Power2Switch, which develops a service which helps consumers reduce energy costs by automatically comparing rates and switching electricity p...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Air Liquide's Acquisition Of Voltaix Completes

Air Liquide, the big multinational chemicals supplier which has its U.S. headquarters in Houston, said it has completed its acquisition of electronics materials firm Voltaix. Air Liquide had announced the acquisition of Voltaix back in June...

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Dell Stockholders Give Nod To Acquisition

It's official: Dell stockholders have officially given their nod to the company's acquisition by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, Dell announced Thursday. The stockholders approved the $13.88 per share cash deal for Dell, which is wor...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Applied Optoelectronics Sets IPO Range

Sugar Land-based optical networking products developer Applied Optoelectronics has set the pricing range for its upcoming IPO, saying that it expects to offer up to 3,600,000 shares of its common stock at between $13.00 and $15.00 per share...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BMC Closes Going Private Deal

Houston-based BMC has closed its big going-private deal, in a $6.9 billion deal financed by private equity investors Bain Capital, Golden Gate Capital, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd and Insight Venture Partners. In a latter to customers a...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SpaceCraft Merges With Element Creative

Austin-based SpaceCraft, the developer of website creation software headed by Adam Moore, said today that it has merged with digital design and marketing firm Element Creative. Element Creative is also here in Austin. Financial details of t...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Asure Software Sells WebEvent Product Line

Austin-based Asure Software, the developer of time and labor management software for the corporate market, has sold off one its WebEvent scheduling and calendering software line to Active Data Exchange, the companies said today. Financial d...

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Icahn Calls Dell A Totalitarian Dictatorship, Backs Down From Fight

Activist shareholder Carl Icahn has backed down from his fight against Round Rock-based Dell, saying that he will no longer fight the move by Michael Dell and Silver Lake to acquire the company--but called Dell's board a "totalitarian dicta...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Teladoc Acquires Consult A Doctor

Dallas-based Teladoc, which provides telemedicine services, said this morning that it has acquired fellow telehealth company Consult A Doctor. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Teladoc said the acquisition will help exp...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Securadyne Acquires Advanced Control Concepts

Dallas-based enterprise security systems provider Securadyne announced this morning that it has acquired Advanced Control Concepts, a Florida-based security systems integrator. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Advanc...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Goodman Networks Completes Multiband Acquisition

Plano-based wireless network engineering and deployment company Goodman Networks said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Multiband Corporation. The deal was worth approximately $102.4M in cash. Multiband Corporation provides en...

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Computerlinks Acquired By Arrow Electronics

Computerlinks, a global company which has its North American headquarters in Austin, has been acquired by fellow IT distributor Arrow Electronics. Arrow Electronics said yesterday that it paid approximately $300M for Computerlinks, which ha...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brazos Buys Traffic Electronics Manufacturer

Dallas-based private equity investor Brazos Private Equity Partners has acquired a manufacturer of traffic control and electronics products, Eberle Designs. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Brazos acquired the manufact...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

LDR Medical Files For IPO

Austin-based LDR Medical, which develops spine surgery technology, has filed for an IPO, saying in a regulatory filing that it is looking to raise up to $69M in an IPO offering. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Piper Jaffray, William...

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Friday, August 23, 2013

IDEV Acquisition By Abbott Completes

Webster, Texas-based IDEV Technologies, which develops medical devices for interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists, is now officially part of Abott, Abbott said this week. The deal was worth $310M. Ab...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NextIO Hits The Deadpool

Austin-based chipmaker NextIO has filed for bankruptcy, and is looking to sell off it assets, according to reports today. The company, which had been founded in 2002, was developing I/O virtualization equipment. The company had been backed ...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Compass Intelligence Buys MobileTrax

San Antonio-based market research company Compass Intelligence announced this morning that it has acquired a fellow market analysis company, MobileTrax. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Compass Intelligence provides ...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Newgistics Acquires Tacit Knowledge

Austin-based e-commerce services and software firm Newgistics reported this morning that it has acquired Tacit KNowledge, a digital commerce consultancy based in San Francisco. Financial details of the acquisition deal were not announced by...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Abila Buys Avectra

Austin-based Abila--the company formerly known as Sage Nonprofit Solutions--announced today that it has acquired Avectra, a developer of web-based, customer relationship management tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Avect...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Click Security Buys VisibleRisk

Austin-based security analytics software firm Click Security has acquired fellow, Austin security company VisibleRisk, the two companies announced this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Click Security said...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Alert Logic Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Houston-based Alert Logic has been acquired by private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, the two announced this morning, and also has gained additional capital to fund the acceleration of the company's business and geographic exp...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

EEStor Investor KPCB Sells Stake To Zenn Motors

Cedar Park-based energy storage developer EEStor said this morning that Zenn Motor Company has purchased a stake in the company from its investor, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. EEStor called the deal a "positive response". According to ...

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Goodman Networks Buys Design Build Technologies

Plano-based Goodman Networks said this morning that it has acquired a wireless construction company, Design Build Technologies (DBT), which builds and maintains communications towers for network operators in the Southeast. Financial details...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Gene by Gene Buys Arpeggi

Houston-based consumer DNA testing provider Gene by Gene announced this morning that it has acquired Arpeggi, a startup which develops products in the genome sequencing, data management and computational analysis area. Financial terms of th...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Infochimps Acquired By CSC

Austin-based Infochimps has been acquired by Computer Sciences Corp (CSC), according to the company's CEO and venture backers Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition have not yet been announced. Infochimps, which was backed by...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

BMC Buys Partnerpedia

Houston-based enterprise software company BMC Software announced this morning that it has acquired Partnerpedia, a developer of enterprise app store software which lets enterprise employees find cloud-based, mobile, custom, and desktop appl...

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Friday, August 2, 2013

RigNet Buys Energy Business From Satellite Operator Inmarsat

Houston-based RigNet, the provider of managed remote communications services to the oil and gas industry, has inked a deal with satellite operator Inmarsat, the two said late Thursday. According to the two, they are in a "wide-ranging" stra...

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Private Equity Backed Group Buys Texas Cable Provider

Rural Broadband Investments, a group backed by private equity firm GTCR has acquire a cable company in the Texas market, the company announced today. According to RBI, it has closed an acquisition of McDonald Cable, its third purchase of a ...

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dell Rejects Voting Rule Change Proposal From Buyout Group

The mergers and acquisition drama over at Round Rock-based Dell is continuing, as Dell said last night that it has responded to Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, saying they would be willing to accept an increased, $13.75 per share pri...

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

KCI Buys Systagenix For $485M

San Antonio-based Kinetic Concepts, Inc., the developer of wound management products, said today that its in a deal to acquire UK-based Systagenix, a developer of advanced wound care products, for $485M. The San Antonio-based company said t...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

BMC Stockholders Give Nod To Merger

Houston-based BMC Software, the developer of enterprise software, said late last night that its stockholders have approved its merger agreement with the investment group made up of Bain Capital, Golden Gate Private Equity, Insight Venture M...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dell Gets Revised Offer From Silver Lake, Michael Dell

Round Rock-based Dell has received a new offer from Michael Dell and Silver Lake to acquire the company, the company said late Tuesday, with Michael Dell and Silver Lake offering $13.75 per share in cash for the company. Dell delayed the vo...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Solera Holdings Buys Turkish Company

Westlake, Texas-based automotive insurance software provider Solera Holdings made an acquisition yesterday, of Turkish automotive service Pusula Otomotiv. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Solera Holdings said that Pusula is a ...

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Monday, July 22, 2013

RetailMeNot IPO A Huge Hit

The IPO of Austin-based RetailMeNot was a huge hit Friday, with shares of the company closing at $27.70 per share, well above the company's initial offering price of $21.00 each. RetailMeNot raised $191M in the offering, which makes the com...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

RetailMeNot Prices IPO

Austin-based RetailMeNot has priced its IPO, saying Thursday evening that it will offer up 9,090,908 shares of its common stack t $21.00 per share. The IPO pricing is at the center point of the company's earlier estimated range of $20 to $2...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chaotic Moon Studios Buys San Francisco's ThoughtLeadr

Austin-based mobile and software development firm Chaotic Moon Studios said Thursday that it has acquired a San Francisco-based digital ad service, ThoughtLeadr. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ThoughtLeadr is a provider of n...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dell Delays Vote On Acquisition Offer

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has delayed the vote on its acquisition offer from Silver Lake Ventures and founder Michael Dell, in order to solicit more proxies from Dell shareholders. According to Dell, it will reconvene ...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

HomeAway Buys Asian Vacation Rental Startup Travelmob

Austin-based HomeAway is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific market today, through the acquisition of an Asian vacation rental startup called travelmob. HomeAway did not disclose financial terms of the all-cash deal, but did say that...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gowalla Co-founder Williams Free Agent Again

Josh Williams, the co-founder of now-defunct Austin startup Gowalla, is a free agent again, and has departed Facebook, a year and a half after Facebook's acquisition of Gowalla. Williams has not said what he intends to do after departure f...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Telligent Scoops Up Zimbra

Dallas-based Telligent, the developer of online customer service and community software, has acquired Zimbra...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rentsys Recovery Services Buys New England Company

College Station-based Rentsys Recovery Services, which provides disaster recovery services for businesses, has acquired a New England provider of business continuity services, EverGreen Data Continuity. Financial details of the buy were not...

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Monday, July 15, 2013

AT&T Buys Leap Wireless For $1.2 Billion

Dallas-based AT&T said late Friday that it is acquiring Leap Wireless, the operator of the prepaid wireless service Cricket, in a deal worth $1.2 billion. According to AT&T, it will pay $15 per share in cash for Leap. At&T will continue to ...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

CopperEgg Acquired By Idera

Austin-based web-based application and cloud monitoring tools provider CopperEgg has been acquired by fellow Texas software developer Idera. Financial details of the buy were not announced by the company. CopperEgg said that it will continu...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

RetailMeNot Buys French Coupon Site

Austin-based RetailMeNot, which recently set the pricing range for its IPO, acquired a French online coupon publisher over the holidays. RetailMeNot acquired ABCYNE SAS, which operates the online coupon site ma-Reduc.com. RetailMeNot said t...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SoftLayer Acquisition By IBM Completes

The acquisition of Dallas-based SoftLayer Technologies by IBM is now closed, according to IBM Monday. IBM had announced in June that it would be buying the Dallas cloud computing infrastructure and hosting firm. Financial details of that tr...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

RetailMeNot Sets IPO Pricing Range

Austin-based RetailMeNot has taken another step towards its IPO, saying this morning that it now expects to sell around 9.1 million shares of its common stock at between $20 and $22 per share. The company, led by Cotter Cunningham, is set t...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

ArthroCare Buys ENTrigue Surgical For $45M

Austin-based surgical device firm ArthroCare said last week that it has acquired ENTrigue Surgical, a developer of treatments for sinusitis. ArthroCare paid $45M in cash for ENTrique. ArthroCare was advised by Piper Jaffray & Co. and DLA Pi...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Silicon Labs Completes Energy Micro Buy

Austin-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Silicon Labs said Monday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Energy Micro AS. The deal was worth $115M in cash, plus $55M in earn out. Energy Micro AS develops 32-b...

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Monday, July 1, 2013

NetSpend Now Part Of TSYS, After $1.4 Billion Deal

Austin-based prepaid, reloadable debit card provider NetSpend Holdings is now officially part of TSYS, the two announced this morning, as TSYS has officialy completed its acquisition of NetSpend. The deal was worth approximately $1.4 billio...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Silverback Enterprise Group Buys Noetix

Austin-based technology software acquirer Silverback Enterprise Group announced this morning that it has acquired Noetix, a developer of business intelligence and data analytics software. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. The a...

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Intellichem Acquired By IHS

Houston-based consulting and chemicals market intelligence provider Intellichem has been acquired by information and consulting giant IHS, which is based in Colorado. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. IHS said the acquisition...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Drillinginfo Buys Transform Software

Austin-based oil and gas software developer Drillinginfo said today that it has acquired Transform Software & Services, a provider of energy exploration and production data and analytics software. Financial details of the buy were not discl...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Icahn Pushes Dell For Share Buyback

Investor Carl Icahn is looking to force Round Rock-based Dell to buy back $16 billion in shares, to help bolster the returns of its investors--and disrupt Michael Dell's efforts to take Dell private. In an open letter to shareholders Tuesda...

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Monday, June 17, 2013

RetailMeNot Files For IPO

Austin-based RetailMeNot has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to offer up $230M in an offering on the NASDAQ Global Market as "SALE". The firm, which recently changed its name from WhaleShark Media to RetailMeNot in preparation f...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Air Liquide Buys Voltaix

Air Liquide, the multinational chemicals supplier which has major U.S. operations in Houston, said today that it has acquired Voltaix, an electronics materials company headquartered in New Jersey. Financial terms of the acquisition were not...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DiCentral Buys ALLiGACOM

Houston-based DiCentral, the developer of supply chain management (SCM) software, has acquired one of its competitors, ALLiGACOM, the company said this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. ALLiGACOM is a provider of clo...

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Asure Software Sues Over PeopleCube Purchase

Buyer's remorse? Austin software developer Asure Software has sued the prior owners of PeopleCube, the company that it acquired last July, after what it described as "matters" it discovered after closing. In a regulatory filing, Asure Softw...

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Silicon Labs Buys Energy Micro

Austin-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor devleoper Silicon Labs announced this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquired Energy Micro AS, a Norwegian developer of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) and RF radios. S...

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Taskbox Buys Boxer, Renames Firm

Austin-based email management software developer Taskbox has acquired fellow, Austin email firm Boxer, and renamed itself Boxer, the firm said this week. Taskbox, which is backed by the Central texas Angel Network, also launched an iPhone v...

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SoftLayer Acquired By IBM

Dallas-based cloud computing and Internet hosting firm SoftLayer Technologies is being acquired by IBM, IBM said Tuesday, to help create a new IBM division around cloud services. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. IBM said that ...

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Core Nap Acquired By Zayo Group

Austin-based data center operator Core NAP has been acquired by datacenter operator, colocation, and bandwidth provider Zayo Group, Zayo announced today, including the acquisition of Core NAP's Austin data center. Financial details of the b...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Accent on Integration Acquired By Iatric Systems

Dallas-based Accent on Integration, a provider of healthcare system and patient care device integration technology and services, has been acquired by Massachusetts-based Iatric Systems, the firms announced today. Financial details of the bu...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Gallop Solutions Acquired By Indian Software Testing Firm

Irving, Texas-based Gallop Solutions, a provider of specialized software testing services, has been acquired by an Indian software testing firm, Cigniti Technologies Limited. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Cigniti said t...

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Goodman Networks Buys Multiband

Plano-based telecommunications design and engineering company Goodman Networks said Wednesday that it has acquired Multiband Corporation, a provider of DIRECTV installation and home services. Goodman Networks said it will pay approximately ...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SolarWinds Buys N-able For $120M

Austin-based SolarWinds, the developer of IT management software, said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire N-able Technologies, a Canadian developer of cloud-based remote monitoring and management software. SolarWinds said it would pay $1...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Round Rock Data Center Integrator Acquired

The Round Rock, Texas-based data center integration business of Arvato Digital Services has been acquired by consulting, engineering, and construction management firm Fortress International Group, Fortress said this morning. Fortresss said ...

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Dell Gives Cold Shoulder To Icahn

In a letter released by Dell this morning, the company has given Carl Icahn a cold shoulder on its acquisition proposal, which Icahn had submitted on May 9th. In the letter to Icahn, Dell's board said it could not respond to Icahn to any re...

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Dell Seeks More Info From Carl Icahn

Round Rock-based Dell released a letter today to Carl Icahn, seeking more information on his bid for the company, after Friday's $21 billion offer for the computer maker. According to the letter, Dell is requesting information on the source...

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Dell Buys Enstratius For Cloud Management Software

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has acquired Enstratius, a developer of cloud management software and serviecs. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Enstratius develops software used by companies to manage their ...

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Monday, May 6, 2013

BMC Software In $6.9 Billion Acquisition Deal With Bain, Golden Gate

Houston-based enterprise software developer BMC Software finally anounced an acquisition deal this morning, with an investment group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, along with GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd and Insight Venture...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Report: Bain, Golden Gate Lead Candidates In BMC Software Acquisition

Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital are the lead bidders on Houston's BMC Software, according to a report last night from Reuters. The report says that Bain and Golden Gate bested rival private equity firms KKR, TPG, and Thoma Bravo in the...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

KMG Chemicals Buys Semiconductor Chemicals Company

Houston-based KMG Chemicals, a supplier of specialty chemicals to the semiconductor, electronics, and other industries, said today that it is in a definitive agreement to buy the Ultra Pure Chemicals business of OMG Group. KMG said it will ...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gearbox Picks Up Homeworld From THQ

Plano-based videogame developer Gearbox Software, the videogame publisher behind Half-Life, has picked up a new game title from bankrupt videogame maker THQ. According to THQ, Gearbox won its title Homeworld in a bankruptcy auction Monday, ...

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Javelin Semiconductor Acquired By Avago Technologies

Austin-based chipmaker Javelin Semiconductor has been acquired by Avago Technologies Ltd., according to reports. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Javelin Semiconductor was backed by Sevin Rosen Funds and Silverton Pa...

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Blackstone Drops Out Of Dell Race

Private equity firm The Blackstone Group has pulled out of a possible bid for Round Rock-based Dell Computer, according to multiple reports late Thursday evening. Blackstone had yet to put in a bid for Dell, which is currently sitting on a ...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dell, Icahn Agree On Ownership Cap

Round Rock-based Dell and Carl Icahn said today that the two have hammered out an agreement which will limit Icahn's ownership stake in the firm, in exchange for providing Icahn a chance at the company. According to Dell, Icahn and his affi...

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Dairy.com Acquires Analyst Firm

Frisco-based software-as-a-service developer Dairy.com, which develops cloud-based software for the dairy industry, said today that has acquired Blimling and Associates and two sister companies. Blimling and Associates is a group of analyst...

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Pervasive Software Acquisition By Actian Completes

The acquisition of Austin-based Pervasive Software by Silicon Valley big data software developer Actian has completed, Actian said Thursday. The two had agreed on an acquisition in January, where Actian would pay $162M for Pervasive Softwar...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

AXIOM Sales Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based AXIOM Sales Force Development, a provider of sales coaching, software, and related services, has been acquired by private equity from Evolution Capital Partners. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Evolution ...

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Monday, April 8, 2013

CompuCom Acquired By Private Equity Firm Thomas H. Lee Partners

Dallas-based IT solutions provider CompuCom Systems said Monday afternoon that it has been acquired by Thomas H. Lee Partners, a private equity firm. CompuCom was previously owned by private equity firm Court Square Cpaital. Financial detai...

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Infoglide Acquired By FICO

Austin-based Infoglide Software, a developer of software being used to improve fraud detection, security, and compliance for the banking, insurance, retail and healthcare industry, has been acquired by FICO, FICO said this week. Financial ...

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Digital Realty Buys Dallas Data Center

Data center operator Digital Realty Trust has acquired a data center in Dallas, the firm said Wednesday. According to Digital Realty Trust, the operating data center in Dallas totals 61,750 square feet, and was purchased for approximately $...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Aztec Systems Merger Closes, Creates Dallas Headquartered Firm

The merger of Carrollton-based Aztec Systems, and Brazilian IT outsourcing firm Toutatis Client Services do Brasil S.A. has closed, according to private equity firm glendonTodd Capital. Dallas-based glendonTodd Capital owns both companies. ...

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rackspace Buys Cloud Software Tools Developer

San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting is continuing its drive into the cloud software market, with the acquisition of a developer of cloud-based software tools. The firm said today that it has acquired Exceptional Cloud Services, a developer ...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Dell Gets Two Competing Bids From Blackstone, Icahn

Things are heating up in the effort to take Round Rock-based Dell private, as the firm reported today that it has received two, alternative acquisition proposals to acquire the company. One comes from private equity firm Blackstone, and the...

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Report: BMC Software Looks To Go Private

It looks like yet another Texas company is looking to go private, in a deal with private equity companies. A report Thursday from Reuters said that Houston-based BMC Software is in talks with a number of private equity firms, to take the fi...

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Q1Media Merges With AdExcite

Austin-based digital advertising network Q1Media announced Wednesday that it has merged with video advertising network AdExcite. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. According to Q1Media, it will continue to be headquartered in...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dell: New Bidding War With Blackstone In Mix?

The bid to take Round Rock-based Dell private took a new twist Monday evening, on reports that private equity firm Blackstone may be mulling a competing bid for the computer maker. Bloomberg, citing "people with knowledge of the matter" sai...

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Report: SoftLayer In Talks With IBM, EMC About $2B Buyout

Dallas-based SoftLayer, the Internet, cloud hosting service provider, is in talks with IBM, EMC, and others on a possible buyout, according to a report from Reuters Thursday afternoon. Reuters said SoftLayer has hired investment bankers Mor...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

RetailMeNot Swallows Dutch Coupon Site

Austin-based RetailMeNot, the online coupon site led by Cotter Cuttingham, said this morning that it has acquired a Dutch online coupon site, Actiepagina.nl. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. RetailMeNot--which until yesterday ...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WhaleShark Media Becomes RetailMeNot

In the first major move of Austin's WhaleShark Media towards becoming public, the online coupon site operator said today that it has renamed itself RetailMeNot. WhaleShark said the corporate name change is effective immediately. The name ch...

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Monday, March 11, 2013

WhaleShark Media Hires Bankers, Preps For IPO

Amid all the noise over at SXSW, it emerged over the weekend that Austin-based WhaleShark Media, the online coupon website operator led by Cotter Cunningham, has hired three investment bankers for an IPO. According to the WSJ, WhaleShark ha...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dell Committee Backs Buyout

A special committee formed by Round Rock-based Dell's board of directors said today that it determined that the proposed sale of the company would be the "best alternative for stockholders." According to a statement by the committee, it spe...

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Goodman Networks Buys New Hampshire Firm

Plano-based wireless telecommunications design and engineering firm Goodman Networks said Thursday that it has acquired a Manchester, NH firm, providing in-building wireless design services. Goodman said it acquired the Services Division of...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rackspace Buys ObjectRocket

San Antonio-based web hosting and cloud services firm Rackspace said this morning that it has acquired ObjectRocket, which provides the MongoDB database as a cloud service. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Rackspace said the b...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Texas Cities Among Top 10 For Private Tech Acquisitions

Think your technology startup has better odds elsewhere for an acquisition? Maybe not, according to a recent report released today by PrivCo, a firm which offers up data on mergers, acquisitions, and private equity. The firm ranked three Te...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NetSpend Acquired By TSYS

Austin-based prepaid debit card provider NetSpend has been acquired by payment systems firm TSYS, in a deal worth approximately $1.4 billion, the companies said Tuesday afternoon. TSYS said it will pay $16.00 in cash for each share of NetSp...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SNRLabs Acquired By SEVEN Networks

Richardson-based SNRLabs, a developer of wireless network offload and Wi-Fi QoS technology, has been acquired by SEVEN Networks, a Silicon Valley-based networking products developer. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. SEVEN Netw...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Heyride Acquired By SideCar

Austin-based HeyRide, the developer of a mobile application for ridesharing in Austin, has been acquired by San Francisco-based SideCar. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. SideCar said the acquisition would help it build out it...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Sage Nonprofit Solutions Acquired By Accel-KKR

Austin-based Sage Nonprofit Solutions, the nonprofit accounting, donor and fundraising management, and grant management software development arm of Sage Group plc, has been acquired by private equity firm Accel-KKR, Accel-KKR said Friday mo...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bazaarvoice Completes Longboard Media Acquisition

Austin-based Bazaarvoice, the provider of ratings and review, and other e-commerce software, said today that it has completed its integration of Longboard Media, which it acquired in November, into its Bazaarvoice Media business. Bazaarvo...

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Consert Acquired By Toshiba

San Antonio-based Consert, a provider of energy conservation management services for utilities, has been acquired by Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba said late last week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Consert will be combined w...

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

StoredIQ Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Austin-based StoredIQ has completed, according to IBM, and will go to help IBM's efforts in the big data initiative area. Financial terms of the acquisition, which was announced in December, have not been disclosed. Store...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dell Goes Private For $24B

The go-private deal for Dell has been finalized, according to the firm this morning, in a deal that is valued at approximately $24.4 billion. According to Dell, it is in a definitive merger agreement where Michael S. Dell, its founder and C...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dell Nears Deal For Buyout, Says Report

It looks like Round Rock-based computer maker Dell is now in final negotiations for a buyout from Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners, and Microsoft Corp., according to a report from the WSJ Monday evening. The offer is apparently worth betw...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Solera Holdings Buys Another Insurance Software Firm

Westlake, Texas-based automobile insurance claims processing software provider Solera Holdings said Friday that it has acquired yet another provider of insurance software. Solera said it has acquired HyperQuest, a developer of software used...

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Dell Buyout Expected By Monday

Round Rock-based Dell is expected to announced a buyout by Monday, according to reports Friday, in a deal worth more than $24 billion. According to Reuters, the deal with Dell founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners is expected to tak...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Michael Dell Seeks Majority Control Of Dell, Says Report

Michael Dell is seeking to buy majority control of Round Rock-based Dell, in a private equity buyout of the company, according to a report last night from Bloomberg. The report said Dell would contribute $500M to $1 billion to take control ...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pervasive Agrees To Actian Buyout

Austin-based Pervasive Software has agreed to the acquisition of the firm by Actian, in a deal worth $162M. The deal came after a number of months of back and forth between the companies, after an unsolicited offer by Actian in August of la...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

CyrusOne Debuts In IPO

Dallas-based CyrusOne debuted on the market this morning, after pricing its IPO last night, and jumped nearly 11% in early trading this morning. The datacenter operator priced 16.5M shares of its common stock at $19.00 per share last night,...

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

ESI Acquires Vintalk

Plano-based Estech Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of phone systems for the business market, announced this morning that it has acquired the retail assets of Vintalk, from Vinculum Communications. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lanyon Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based Lanyon, a developer of software-as-a-service products for the hospitality industry, has been acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, the firm said last week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Lanyon'...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dell Buyout Plans Move Forward

The plans by Round Rock-based Dell to go private look to be advancing, according to widespread reports Tuesday evening, which say that discussions with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners are valuing the firm at around $13 to $14 a sha...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Universal Power Group Buys Kinetik

Carrollton-based Universal Power Group, Inc., a supplier of batteries and other related power accessories, said today that it has acquired the brands, trademark, and intellectual property of Kinetik, a Toledo, Ohio supplier of power for hig...

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Dell In Buyout Talks, Says Report

Round Rock-based Dell has had it with the public markets, and is in talks with private equity firms to take the company private, according to a report published Monday by Bloomberg. The report cites "two people with knowledge of the matter"...

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Bazaarvoice Hit With DOJ Lawsuit Over PowerReviews Buy

Austin-based Bazaarvoice is the target of a lawsuit from the Department of Justice, over the company's acquisition of PowerReviews in June of last year, according to legal filings Thursday. The U.S. Department of Justice claims that the acq...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Red Book Connect Gets Funding From TPG, Rolls Up Firms

Red Book Connect, a newly launched, cloud-based technology developer for the restaurant, hospitality and retail industries, has scored major funding from Fort Worth-based TPG Growth, along with Instawares Holding Company, the firm said toda...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CyrusOne Sets Estimated IPO Range

Carrollton, Texas-based datacenter operator CyrusOne has just set the number of shares and estimated range for its IPO, saying in a filing this morning that it is offering up 16.5M shares of its common stock, with an estimated IPO pricing o...

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Mozido Buys Merchant Network Firm PagoVision

Mozido, the Dallas-based developer of white-label, mobile financial services software and services, said this morning that it has acquired merchant network company PagoVision. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mozido says that...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Metrum Technologies Acquired By ESCO

Waco, Texas-based Metrum Technologies, a developer of smart grid products, has been acquired by ESCO Technologies. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. ESCO announced the deal this morning, saying that MEtrum will become part of A...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Phunware Buys TapIt Media Group

Austin-based Phunware, the developer of mobile application infrastructure and software, said Wednesday that it has acquired TapIt Media Group, a mobile advertising firm, for $23M. Phunware had operations in Irvine, California, and Rockville...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dell Completes Credant Technologies Buy

In what was a quick turnaround, Round Rock-based Dell said it has completed its acquisition of Addison, Texas-base dCredant Technologies, the developer of data protection and security tools. Dell had just announced the acquisition Tuesday. ...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

StoredIQ Acquired By IBM

StoredIQ, the developer of enterprise, electronic discovery software, has been acquired by IBM, IBM announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to IBM, the acquisition will add to its prior investments i...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dell Buys Credent

Round Rock-based Dell said Tuesday that it has acquired Addison, Texas-based Credant Technologies, a provider of data protection software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Dell said that Credent's data protection solutions to ...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

BlackLocus Acquired By Home Depot

Austin-based BlackLocus, which had been developing pricing optimization software for retailers, has been acquired by The Home Depot, the company said Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Black Locus said it has become The ...

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Friday, December 14, 2012

W2O Group Buys VM Foundry

Austin-based digital agency W2O Group said this week that it has acquired VM Foundry, as an effort to expand its Austin presence and operations. The firm says its is combining VM Foundry with its existing digital practice and local office i...

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Aztec Systems Merges With Toutatis

Aztec Systems, the provider of information technology outsourcing based in Carollton, has merged with Brazilian IT integrator Toutatis Client Services do Brasil, S.A., according to private equity firm glendonTodd Capital. glendonTodd Capita...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Audiogalaxy, Headed by Former Austinites, Sold To Dropbox

AudioGalaxy, the operator of an online music streaming service founded by former Austinites Michael Merhej, Tom Kleinpeter, and Viraj Mody, has been sold to file sharing service Dropbox. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. Merhe...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Drilling Info Acquires Assets From Wellstorm Development

Austin-based Drilling Info, the venture backed provider of software-as-a-service for the oil and gas business, said today that it has acquired the assets of Wellstorm Development, Inc., an information management and development company in D...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Alpheus Communications Acquires Net Star

Houston-based Alpheus, the provider of metro area fiber and networking, said today that it has acquired fellow Houston firm Net Star Telecommunications. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Net Star Telecommunications provides net...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Aurea Software Spins Out of Progress Software

Austin-based Aurea Software said today that it has launched its operations, made up of four former businesses of Progress Software. Aurea said it completed its acquisition of Savvion, Sonic, Actional and DataXtend SI, and has launched its s...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

National Instruments Buys German Firm

Austin-based National Instruments the developer of tools for the scientific and engineering market, said today that it has acquired Dresden, Germany-based Signalion GmbH. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. National Instruments s...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pernix Buys Somaxon Pharmaceuticals

The Woodland, Texas-based Pernix Therapeutics announced this morning that it has acquired Somaxon, a developer of treatments for insomnia. The deal was worth $25M in a stock-for-stock deal. Pernix said the acquisition would help it expandit...

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Solera Holdings Buys CarweB Limited

Westlake, Texas-based Solera Holdings, the developer of software and services for the automobile insurance claims processing industry, said Friday that it has acquired CarWeB Limited, a provider of vehicle history reports and data to the UK...

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Computer Sciences Sells Credit Services Business For $1B

CSC Credit Services, The credit services arm of information technology provider Computer Sciences Corporation, which is headquartered in Houston, has been acquired by Equifax in a $1.0 billion deal. Equifax said the all cash deal includes c...

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Solera Holdings Buys Mensaelect

Westlake, Texas-based software developer Solera Holdings has acquired a Spanish developer of software used for automobile insurance claims. Solera Holdings said it acquired Mensaelect S.A., a provider of web-based products for streamlining ...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Tyler Technologies Buys EnerGov

Dallas-based Tyler Technologies said this morning that it has acquired EnerGov Solutions, a provider of enterprise software for permitting, land management, licensing and more for government agencies. Financial terms of the buy were not dis...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Alsbridge Buys Consulting Firm Telwares

Dallas-based Alsbridge, a provider of IT, finance, and other outsourcing and consulting services, said today that it has acquired network and IT consulting firm Telwares. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Alsbridge said it ac...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Absolute Software Buys LiveTime

Absolute Software, which develops laptop tracking and IT management software, said this week that it has acquired LiveTime Software, a developer IT service management software. Absolute said it will pay $15M in cash and stock for LiveTime. ...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Silverback Enterprise Group Buys EPM Live

Austin's Silverback Enterprise Group, the Austin Ventures-backed company rolling up enterprise software companies, said today that it has acquired EPM Live, a provider of cloud-based project portfolio and work management software. Financial...

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Dell Buys Gale Technologies

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has acquired Gale Technologies, a developer of infrastructure automation software. Financial details of the buy were not announced by the company. Gale Technologies was based in Santa Clara, C...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

CacheIQ Acquired By NetApp

Austin-based CacheIQ, the developer of caching products aimed at the file-based storage market, has been acquired by network attached storage (NAS) leader NetApp. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. NetApp disclosed the acquisiti...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Appro Acquired By Supercomputer Maker Cray

Appro International, a provider of clustered, high performance computing products which has its Advanced Computing Center in Houston, has been acquired by supercomputer maker Cray. Cray said it would pay $25M in cash for Appro, and hire app...

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

CyrusOne Selects NASDAQ For IPO

Houston-based datacenter operator CyrusOne indicated that it will conduct is initial public offering on the NASDAQ Market, under the symbol CONE, in an update of its S-1 today. CyrusOne filed for an IPO in August, looking to raise up to $30...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CoreTrace Acquired By Lumension

Austin-based security software developer CoreTrace has been acquired in an asset deal, according to buyer Lumension. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. CoreTrace provides security software used to secu...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Bazaarvoice Shuffles CEO, Acquires Longboard Media

Austin-based Bazaarvoice said Monday afternoon that it has named Stephen Collins as its CEO, and acquired a California company. Bazaarvoice said that former CEO Brett Hurt has become Vice Chairman of the company, and that Collins--who has b...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Dell Sells Unit To Conifer Health Solutions

Round Rock-based Dell has sold off its Revenue Cycle Solutions line of businesses for healthcare providers to Frisco-based Conifer Health Solutions, the two announced this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According t...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

DNAtrix Merges With VectorLogics

Houston-based biotechnology firm DNAtrix said today that it has merged with VectorLogics, a firm developing products for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Financial details of the merger were not announced by the companies. DNAtrix is develo...

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trilogy Enterprises Launches New Company, Aurea Software

Trilogy Enterprises, the big enterprise software company and conglomerate, said today that its software investment arm has signed a deal to acquire four businesses from Progress Software, and will create a new company around those businesse...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

On-Line Strategies Acquired By Atlanta Firm

Dallas-based On-Line Strategies, a developer of software used for processing complex, large-volume and high-speed consumer-driven transactions, has been acquired by Atlanta-based company InComm, the two said late Monday. Financial terms of ...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Texas Instruments Looks To Sell Mobile Chips Business To Amazon, Says Report

A report from Israel today says that Texas Instruments is in "advanced talks" to sell its mobile chips business to Amazon.com. It's unclear what Amazon.com would do with its own semiconductor and chip design business, although TI's unit app...

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Computex Acquired By Stratos Management Systems

Houston-based Computex, a provider of IT consulting and services, has been acquired by Stratos Management Systems, an Atlanta IT solutions and managed services provider. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Stratos announced the a...

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Why CyrusOne Is Targeting an IPO As REIT

Why is it that Carrollton-based datacenter operator CyrusOne filed for an IPO in August--but not as a typical tech IPO, as a real estate investment trust (REIT)? An article today in the Wall Street Journal talks about how technology compani...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Artemis International Buys Accept Software

Austin-based Artemis International, a developer of project and portfolio management software for the construction industry, said today that it has acquired Accept Software, a developer of collaborative product planning software. Financial d...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Social Dynamx Acquired By Lithium Technologies

Austin-based Social Dynamx, a developer of software used for managing online customer care and social interaction, has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, the company announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

ClickMotive Acquired By DealerTrack

Plano-based ClickMotive, a developer of software for automotive dealer websites, has been acquired by DealerTrack, for $48.9M in cash, plus up to $7.65M in earn out. ClickMotive, which was founded in 2005, provides software for creating web...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

GiftCardLab Shells Out $4.0M For Domain Name GiftCard.com

Dallas-based gift card site GiftCardLab.com said today that it has acquired the domain name GiftCard.com, in a deal worth over $4.0M in cash and stock. As part of the deal, the company said it is shifting its branding and primary URL over t...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MetroPCS Merges With T-Mobile

Richardson-based wireless carrier MetroPCS and fellow carrier T-Mobile said today that they are in a merger, which will create a new, combined firm with $24.8B in revenues and 45.2 million subscribers.The firm said that MetroPCS shareholder...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

BMC Looking For Buyer, Says Report

Houston-based BMC Software, the developer of business management software, is reportedly looking for a buyer, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Monday. The WSJ said that BMC has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to shop the...

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Texas Memory Systems Now Part Of IBM

Houston-based solid state disk drive manufacturer Texas Memory Systems is now officially part of IBM, IBM announced this morning. IBM said the deal completed today. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Texas Memory Sy...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Dell Completes Quest Software Buy

Round Rock-based Dell has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Quest Software, the company said this morning. Dell had originally announced the acquisition in July. Quest Software is a provider of IT management tools. Dell said the acq...

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Diodes Incorporated Buys Power Analog Microelectronics

Plano-based Diodes Incorporate, a manufacturer of analog and discrete semiconductors, said today that it is buying Power Analog Microelectronics, a provider of analog and high voltage power ICs. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Solera Holdings Buys Web Software Firm

Westlake, Texas-based automotive insurance claims handling software provider Solera Holdings announced today that one if its subsidiaries has signed an agreement to acquire Title Technologies (TitleTech), a developer of web-based softwaer f...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dell Buy Of Quest Gets Approval From Quest Stockholders

The acquisition of Quest Software by Round Rock-based Dell has progressed another step, after Quest Software's stockholders approved the acquisition of Quest by Dell yesterday afternoon. According to Quest, its stockholders approved the buy...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Indeed.com Acquired By Japanese Firm

Indeed.com, an online job search engine, has been acquired by Japanese firm Recruit Co. Ltd. Indeed was based in Stamford, CT, but also had major operations in Austin. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Indeed, it w...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Traxo Buys GoMiles

Dallas-based Traxo, which operates an online suite of tools aimed at travelers, has acquired frequent flyer mileage tracking startup GoMiles. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Traxo, it will move all of the inform...

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Monday, September 24, 2012

DigiPath Solutions Acquired By AccelPath

Spring, Texas-based DigiPath Solutions, a provider of digital telepathology and laboratory development and management services, has been acquired by Maryland company AccelPath. AccelPath said the deal was worth $2.5M, in a combination of ca...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Medic-CE.com Buys EmCert

Houston-based online education provider Medic-CE.com, which operates an online service to provide learning and education to first responders, EMTs, paramedics, and fire personnel, said today that it has acquired Emcert Incorporate. Financia...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2DIALOG Buys Social Fundraising Firm

Richardson-based 2DIALOG, which develops software-as-a-service products for helping nonprofits fundraise and manage their constituents, said today that it has acquired social fundraising software firm Mercury Communications Group. Financial...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Astadia Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based Astadia, a provider of cloud computing consulting and systems integration services, has been acquired by private equity group The Gores Group. Financial details of the deal were not announced by the companies. Gores said it wou...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Retalix Buys Cornell Mayo Associates

Retalix, a provider of software and services to retailers which has its U.S. headquarters in Plano, said today that it has acquired Cornell Mayo Associates, a provider of store systems for department stores and large specialty retailers. Fi...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

ActaCell Merges With California Battery Startup

Austin-based ActaCell, the rechargeable battery developer based on Li-Ion battery technology developed at the University of Texas at Austin, has merged with a fellow advanced battery developer in California, Contour Energy Systems. The two ...

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Securadyne Systems Buys Systems Integrator

Dallas-based Securadyne Systems, a private equity backed provider of enterprise security systems and cloud-based security products, said this morning that it has acquired systems integrator Surveillance Specialties. Financial terms of the b...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rackspace Buys Cloud Email Provider Mailgun

San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting said this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Mailgun, a startup provide cloud-based, email services and APIs. Mailgun's APIs allow developers to send, receive, and track email....

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Fortress Solutions Acquired In Private Equity Deal

Plano-based Fortress Solutions, Ltd., a provider of repair, refurbishment and life-cycle management of equipment for the telecommunications and cable services industry, has been acquired by Dallas-based private equity firm Galatyn Private E...

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Friday, August 24, 2012

BreakingPoint System Acquisition Completes

It's official--Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems is now officially part of network testing products firm Ixia, according to Ixia this morning. The acquisition of the firm--which was venture backed by Austin Ventures and Genesis Inventions-...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Solar Power Technologies Merges With Draker, Raises $8M

Austin-based Solar Power Technologies, a developer of systems used for utility-scale, photovoltaic monitoring, has merged with competitor Draker Energy. Financial terms of the merger were not announced. As part of the deal, the two said tha...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Solera Holdings Buys License Monitor

Westlake, Texas-based Solera Holdings, the developer and provider of software and services for the automobile insurance claims processing industry, said yesterday that it has acquired License Monitor, a provider of driver violation monitori...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Breedlove Acquired By Care.com

Austin's Breedlove & Associates, which provides household payroll, tax, and compliance services, has been acquired by online care and health site Care.com, Care.com said today. Breedlove, which specializes in providing services to handle "n...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Giftiki Acquired By LaunchRock

Former Houston area startup Giftiki, which operated an online service which allowed friends to collaborate with each other to gift gifts to others, has been acquired by LaunchRock, the company told its users today. Financial terms of the bu...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Texas Memory Systems Acquired By IBM

Houston-based solid state storage maker Texas Memory Systems is being acquired by IBM, IBM announced this morning, after the firms reached a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire TMS. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. TMS ma...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SOS Security Acquired By Illinois Firm

SOS Security, a Houston-based provider of information security products and services, has been acquired by an Illinois firm, Forsythe Technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Forsythe said that SOS Security was founded in ...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Pervasive Software Gets Unsolicited Buyout Offer

Austin-based Pervasive Software said late Monday that it has received an unsolicited, non-binding letter from Actian Corporation, proposing to buy the company for $8.50 per share in cash. The deal is worth approximately $154M. Pervasive sai...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Layered Technologies Buys New World Apps

Plano-based Layered Technologies said this morning that it has acquired a hosting provider, NEW WORLD APPS, focused on the federal cloud and hosting market. Financial terms of the buy were not announced by the company. Layered said that NEW...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

BMC Software Buys VaraLogix

Houston-based BMC Software, the developer enterprise IT software, said this morning that it has acquired VaraLogix, a developer of release automation software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BMC said the buy would boost its ...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

CyrusOne Files For IPO

CyrusOne, the data center operator based in Carrollton, Texas, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it intends to list as a real estate investment trust (REIT), and will raise up to $300M in its IPO. The company--which...

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

AT&T Buys NextWave Wireless

Dallas-based AT&T said this morning that it has acquired NextWave Wireless, an owner of bandwidth licenses in the Wireless Communication Services (WCS) and Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) bands. AT&T said it would pay $25M plus up to $25M i...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sabre Airline Solutions Buys Sales Decision Support Firm

Southlake-based Sabre Airline Solutions, one of the units of Sabre Holdings, said Wednesday that it has acquired PRISM Group, Inc., a developer of airline corporate customer management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cirrus Logic Sells Apex Precision Power, Expects Sales Surge In Q2

Austin-based Cirrus Logic, the developer of analog and digital signal processing components, said Monday that it has sold assets associated with its Apex Precision Power business in Tucson, Arizona, in a deal worth $26M. Cirrus said it will...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Dell Gets Nod On Quest Software Buy

Round Rock-based Dell has passed an antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission, based on documents from the FTC, one step closer to closing the $2.4 billion buy of the IT management software maker by Dell. Dell said it would pay $28.0...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bazaarvoice Probed By DOJ In PowerReviews Buy

Austin-based BazaarVvice is in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice in a possible antitrust issue, according to details released in a Bazaarvoice regulatory filing, and first noticed by the ABJ. According to the filing, the De...

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Payday Approaches At Bazaarvoice

It looks like it's finally getting close to payday for some executives and employees at Austin-based BazaarVoice, after the company said Thursday that there was a partial release of lock-up restrictions for shares held by officers and direc...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Masergy Buys Broadcore

Dallas-based Masergy, the provider of communications services, said this morning that it has acquired Broadcore Communications, a provider of cloud communications services, including hosted voice services, PBX, SIP trunking, and other voice...

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Silicon Labs Completes Ember Buy

Austin-based Silicon Labs, the developer of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, reported today that it has completed its acquisition of Ember Corporation, the developer of 802.15.4 ZigBee semiconductors. Silicon Labs said it would ...

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Bazaarvoice Boosts Revenue Guidance

Austin-based Bazaarvoice, the developer of ratings and review software for e-commerce sites, has boosted its quarterly and annual revenue guidance, after its acquisition of PowerReviews. Bazaarvoice said it now expects revenues of $33.5M to...

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Asure Software Buys PeopleCube

Austin-based Asure Software, the developer of workplace management software, said this morning that it has acquired PeopleCube, a developer of software used for workspace planning and layout software. Asure said it paid $9.8M in cash, plus ...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Dell Buys Quest Software

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has reached a definitive agreement with Quest Software to acquire the IT management software firm. Dell said it would pay $28.00 per share in cash from Quest, for a total price of approximatel...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

BreakingPoint Systems Acquired By Ixia

Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems, the developer of network testing equipment headed by Des Wilson, has been acquired by network testing company Ixia, in a deal worth $160M. According to Ixia, the acquisition will help provide it with an e...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bazaarvoice Files For Additional Offering

Austin-based Bazaarvoice filed for an additional offering of its stock Wednesday afternoon, saying that it is looking to raise up to $193.6M in an offering of 8,500,000 shares of its common stock. The firm, which is currently listed as BV o...

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Friday, June 22, 2012

California Firm Acquires Dallas Data Center

Digital Realty Trust, a San Francisco-based data center operator, said Thursday that it has acquired a 269,600 square foot data center in Dallas. The firm, which operates data centers internationally, said the property at The DataBank Build...

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Dell Likely Bidder In $2.15 Billion Quest Software Bid

Round Rock-based Dell is the likely bidder on IT and management software firm Quest Software, according to a report from Reuters Friday. Quest said Thursday that it received a $2.15 billion offer on the company from an undisclosed, strategi...

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Friday, June 15, 2012

glendonTodd Buys Aztec Systems

Dallas-based private equity firm glendonTodd Capital announced today that it has acquired Carrollton-based Aztec Systems, a provider of IT outsourcing and business services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. glendonTodd said th...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Seed Labs Acquired By Cvent

Austin-based mobile developer Seed Labs has been acquired by online registration and event management firm Cvent, Cvent said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Seed Labs develops a wide range of mobile apps for iOs, ...

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Monday, June 11, 2012

BAF Technologies Buys ServoTech

Dallas-based BAF Technologies, which converts vehicles to use natural gas, has acquired auto emissions products firm ServoTech Engineering, based in Belleville, Michigan. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. BAF, which is ...

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Manticore Technology Merges With Sales Engine

Austin-based Manticore Technology, which develops software-as-a-service, marketing automation software, announced Thursday that it has merged with Sales Engine International. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Sales Engine In...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CSID Acquires UK Firm

Austin-based CSID, which provides fraud detection and identity protection services, said this morning that it has acquired a UK-based firm, Dataspaces Corporation Limited. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CSID said the move wi...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Quickoffice Acquired By Google

Plano, Texas-based Quickoffice, the developer of office document management software on mobile devices, has been acquired by Google, the company announced Tuesday morning. The company, headed by Alan Masarek, announced the acquisition on th...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Anue Systems Acquisition By Ixia Completes

The acquisition of Austin-based Anue Systems, has completed, according to California-based network testing equipment and software firm Ixia. The deal, which was originally announced May 7th, was worth $145M in cash, the firms had announced ...

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Perficient Buys Nascent Systems

Information technology consulting firm Perficient, the former Austin company that moved its headquarters to St. Louis back in 2010, said today that it has acquired Dallas-based Nascent Systems, a provider of business and technology consulti...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

North Carolina Firm Buys Banking Software From Austin Company

Velocity Solutions, a developer of financial software based in Wilminton, North Carolina, has acquired a line of banking software from Austin-based Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions, the firm said this morning. Financial terms of the deal w...

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Dell In Talks To Buy Quest Software

Round Rock-based Dell seems to be in an acquisitive mood, and according to reports this morning is now looking at acquiring enterprise IT software maker Quest Software. No details on the potential acquisition have been announced. Quest is i...

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Dell Completes Wyse Technology Buy

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Wyse Technology, the maker of thin client hardware for the virtual desktop market. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. Dell said it will com...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

BuyDRM Acquired By Korean Firm Inisoft

Austin-based BuyDRM, a developer of digital rights management software used for controlling playback of media on PCs, Macs, mobile phones, and other platforms, has been acquired by Inisoft, a Korean firm developing video decoder software. F...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bazaarvoice Buys PowerReviews

Austin-based Bazaarvoice, the provider of ratings and reviews software, said Thursday that it is acquiring PowerReviews, a competing provider of ratings and reviews software. BazaarVoiec said it will pay approximately $151.9M for PowerRevie...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dell Completes Make Technologies Buy

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Make Technologies, a developer of application modernization software and services. The deal had originally been announced in April. Make Technologies develops ...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SailPoint Acquires Cloud Software Firm

Austin-based SailPoint, the developer of identity management software, said today that it has made a strategic acquisition. The firm said it has acquired Cloudmasons, a developer of cloud and mobile access management software. Financial ter...

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Silicon Labs Buys Ember

Austin-based Silicon Labs said this morning that it has acquired Ember, a developer of 2.4 Ghz, wireless mesh networking hardware. Silicon Labs said it would pay $72M for Ember, plus un-specified earnout. Silicon Labs said it expects Ember ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Archipelago Learning Shareholders Give Nod To Merger

Dallas-based Archipelago Learning, the provider of subscription software-as-a-service for the education market, reported Wednesday evening that its shareholders have approved its merger with PLATO Learning, the private equity backed educati...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

glendonTodd Capital Buys Brazilian Outsourcer

Dallas-based private equity firm glendonTodd Capital announced Wednesday that it has acquired a Brazilian provider of business process outsourcing, Toutatis Inc.. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. glendonTodd Capital sa...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BMC Software: No Thank You, We're Not Selling

Houston-based BMC Software gave its official word today to the group of investors led by Elliott Associates, on the firm's push for sale of the company: no thank you. If BMC's adoption of a "poison pill" to fend off an attempt by Elliott t...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

WhaleShark Media Buys French Coupon Publisher

Austin-based WhaleShark Media is expanding its coupon and deal empire today, saying that it has acquired a french, online coupon publisher, Miwim. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. WhaleShark's latest acquisition gives it a su...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dell Completes SonicWall Buy

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of SonicWALL, the developer of remote access, network security, backup, and other products. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been announced by the comp...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

AT&T Completes Advertising Unit Sale

Dallas-baesd AT&T said late Tuesday that it has completed its sale of its AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive units to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. The deal was worth $750M in cash, a $200M note, and a 4...

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Monday, May 7, 2012

eRecyclingCorps Buys Consumer Electronics Buyback Provider Flipswap

Irving-based eRecyclingCorps said Monday that it has acquired a provider of consumer electronics buyback programs, Flipswap. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. eRC said it has also acquired Flipswap's interest in Flipswa...

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Anue Systems Acquired For $145M

Austin-based Anue Sytsems has been acquired by a fellow networking test equipment maker, in a deal worth $145M. Ixia, a California-based developer of IP and wireless network test equipment and software, said it will use the acquisition to b...

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Convio Acquisition By Blackbaud Complete

Educational software provider Blackbaud said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Austin-based Convio, the provider of nonprofit management software-as-a-service. Blackbaud said it paid approximately $325M for Convio. The d...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Austin Ventures Funds Merger Of Benefits Firms

Austin Ventures has helped to fund the merger of two benefits management companies via a funding round announced Wednesday, according to BenefitMall and CompuPay. Dallas-based BenefitMall and Miramar, Florida-based CompuPay both provide pay...

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Convio, Blackbaud Get Early Antitrust Clearance

Austin-based Convio, the developer of software-as-a-service for the nonprofit market, and Blackbaud, the educational software developer which is in the process of acquiring Convio, reported this morning that they have received early termina...

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Thru Buys Australian Firm

Dallas-based Thru, a developer of file transfer software, said Thursday that it has acquired Rumble Australia Pty Ltd, a developer of digital asset management (DAM) software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Thru said the acqu...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Affinegy Buys Sagemcom Unit

Austin-based Affinegy, a developer of software used to manage set top boxes, broadband provisioning, and other software for managing video, voice, data and wireless services, has acquired the TR-069 ACS Solutions Business of Sagemcom. Finan...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Austin Ventures' Portfolio Firm, The Nile Project, Acquired

The Nile Project, the online travel operator behind NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte which is venture backed by Austin Ventures, has been acquired. The Nile Project is being acquired by Travora Media, an Internet media publisher in the trave...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Managed Planet Acquired By LANdesk

Dallas-based Managed Planet, a developer of IT asset management software, has been acquired by LANdesk Software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Managed Planet develops plug-in software which works with LANdesk's IT m...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ravel Acquired By W2O Group For Big Data Technology

Austin-based Ravel, a developer of big data software, has been acquired by research and marketing firm W2O Group, W2O said Thursday, for access to the fir's big data technology and patents. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclo...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sevin Rosen Has Hit In Splunk

Partners over at Dallas-based venture capital investor Sevin Rosen Funds might just be breaking out the bubbly for lunch, after one of its portfolio firms--Splunk, debuted this morning in a huge debut on the Nasdaq. Splunk, whose other inve...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Sneaky Games Acquired By Zattikka

Austin-based Sneaky Games, which develops freemium, fantasy role-playing games, has been acquired by gaming and content studio Zattika, Zattika said Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Sneaky Games develops Fantasy Kingdo...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

RF Monolithics Acquired By Murata For $19.2M

Dallas-based RF Monolithics, which develops wireless modules for the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, has been acquired by Murata Electronics North America, the firms announced this morning. Murata said it will pay $1.78 per share to holder...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Primcogent Solutions Acquires Santa Barbara Medical Innovations

Dallas-based Primcogent Solutions said this morning that it has acquired the assets of fellow, Dallas-based firm Santa Barbara Medical Innovations (SBMI). Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. SBMI owns the distribution rig...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gowalla Employees Score At Instagram

Austin-based Gowalla, the defunct location-based social networking startup acquired--and shut down--by Facebook in December, was not a huge success for Gowalla's investors, founders, or employees. However, it looks like two Gowalla employee...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Sevin Rosen Portfolio Firm Sets IPO Range

Splunk, the developer of enterprise indexing software whose lead investor is Sevin Rosen Partners, the Dallas venture capital firm, has moved one step closer towards its IPO. Splunk, which is based in San Francisco, said it expects to price...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

AT&T Sells Advertising Solutions, Interactive Business Units

Dallas-based AT&T said this morning that it has agreed to sell AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. AT&T said the deal was worth approximately $750M in cash, plus a $200M note. ...

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dell Buys Make Technologies

Round Rock-based Dell appears to have embarked on an acquisition spree, announcing its third acquisition this week--this time of Make Technologies, a developer of application modernization software. Financial terms of the acquisition were n...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

GENBAND Acquires Aztek Networks

Frisco-based GENBAND announced this morning that it has acquired Aztek Networks, a developer of switching and IP gateway products. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. GENBAND said it will use the techno...

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dell Buys Clerity Solutions

In its second acquisition this week--and the fourth this year--Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has acquired another company. Dell said it has acquired Clerity Solutions, a developer of software which helps customers migrate ...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Tyler Technologies Buys Software Firm

Dallas-based Tyler Technologies, the developer of municipal government software, said this morning that it has acquired Computer Software Associates, Inc., a developer of financial management systems for the school and county government mar...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Dells Buys Wyse Technology

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it will acquire Wyse Technology, the developer of thin client hardware which makes it easier for companies to deploy cloud-based virtual desktops and terminals. Financial terms of the buy were no...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Ascendant Technology Acquired By Avnet

Austin-based Ascendant Technology, and IT consulting firm which also has operations in Europe, Brazil, and India, has been acquired by IT distribution and consulting giant Avnet. Avnet announced the acquisition Monday, but did not disclose ...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Securus Technologies Buys Primonics

Dallas-based Securus Technologies, a provider of communications products for the prison market, said Monday that it has acquired Primonics, which develops video visitation services for the corrections industry. Financial terms of the buy we...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dell To Buy SonicWALL

Round Rock-based computer maker Dell said this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SonicWALL, the provider of network firewall and threat management products. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. De...

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Monday, March 12, 2012

AirWalk Communications Sold To Ubee

Richardson-based AirWalk Communications, the venture-backed provider of small cell and femtocell technology, has been sold to Ubee Interactive, Ubee said today, in an asset deal. Ubee said that it has acquired "substantially all" of the ass...

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Tyler Technologies Buys ERP Software Firm

Dallas-based Tyler Technologies has acquired a maker of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the school and government market, the firm said Friday. Tyler said it has acquired Nashua, N.H.-based UniFund LLC, hiring UniFund's appr...

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Gowalla Checks Out, Forever

Austin-based Gowalla has officially gone off-line, telling its users Sunday that it was a "pleasure to journey with you around the world" and that it would soon be offering downloads of check-ins, photos, and lists soon on the site. Gowalla...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based Archipelago Learning, a provider of software-as-a-service, online education products for students, said this morning that it is being acquired by PLATO Learning, which is owned by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. The firm said ...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Securadyne Systems, Backed By Private Equity, Buys SecureNet

Dallas-based Securadyne Systems, a newly formed firm which is being backed by private equity group Pamlico Capital, announced today that it has acquired systems integrator SecureNet, a provider of systems integration services which is also ...

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

IBT Buys Beacon Software

Cedar Park-based IBT, a developer of software for financial services companies and financial institutions, said this morning that it has acquired Beacon Software, an Atlanta provider of web-based software for the community financial institu...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Bazaarvoice Rises In IPO

Austin-based Bazaarvoice has hit the public markets, after pricing its IPO last night at $12.00. The firm opened at $16.00 per share this morning, in its first day as a public company. Bazaarvoice debuted at above its initial estimated trad...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Dell Buys AppAssure

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has acquired AppAssure, a provider of backup and recovery software for virtual servers. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. AppAssure provides a service which provides backup and re...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rackspace Acquires SharePoint911

San Antonio-based Rackspace is expanding into the SharePoint consulting arena, saying Thursday that it has acquired SharePoint911, an Ohio company which provides consulting around Microsoft's SharePoint enterprise portal tool. Financial ter...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Silverback Enterprise Group Buys Two Firms

Austin-based Silverback Enterprise Group, which is backed by Austin Ventures, made two big acquisitions of software-as-a-service, cloud-based enterprise project management firms Thursday. Silverback said it acquired Tenrox, a maker of workf...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Eltek Sells Stake In Nera Telecommunications

Richardson-based Eltek, the manufacturer of power supplies for the telecom industry, said this morning that it is selling its stake in Nera Telecommunications Limited (NeraTel), a Singapore-based provider of radio transmission, satellite co...

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Monday, February 13, 2012

TI Engages Advisor For Fab Sales

Texas Instruments has engaged an advisor to sell two of its fabs in Japan and the United States. According to semiconductor advisory firm ATREG, Texas Instruments has engaged the company to help find buyers for its 150mm fab and advanced 30...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Bazaarvoice Sets IPO Pricing Range

Austin-based Bazaarvoice, which provides ratings and reviews software-as-a-service to e-commerce retails, has set an estimated IPO pricing range. The firm said Thursday in a filing that it is looking to offer 9.484,296 sahres of its common ...

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Trilogi Acquired By Colorado Software, Services Firm

Trilogi, a provider of revenue cycle management services for the healthcare industry with operations in Dallas, has been acquired by Colorado software and service firm Recondo Technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Recon...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Photoreflect Buys Photo Software Product Line

Austin-based Photoreflect, a newly formed company backed by Dallas-based Imaging Spectrum, said today that it has acquired a line of photo products form Express Digital Graphics (ExpressDigital). Photoreflect said it acquired Express Digita...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

BMC Buys Numara Software

Houston-based BMC Software said today that it has acquired Numara Software, a developer of IT management products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Numara, which is basd in Tampa, Florida, develops a service and asset manageme...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

HSSK Forensics Acquired By Ricoh

Houston-based HSSK Forensics, a provider of computer forensics and electronic discovery systems, has been acquired by office equipment maker Ricoh. Ricoh said the acquisition gives it access to HSSK's Remlox Remote Acquisition technology an...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TechTurn Acquired by Arrow Electronics

Austin-based TechTurn, which handles asset recovery, technology marketing, and recycling of electronics, has been acquired by Arrow Electronics. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. TechTurn, which has 135 employees, pro...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Escalation Studios Acquired By 6waves Lolapps

Dallas-based Escalation Studios, a developer of mobile games, has been acquired by 6waves Lolapps, a social games firm based in San Francisco. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 6waves said that Escalation's co-founders, Tom Mu...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

BMC Buys Mainframe Security Software Firm

Houston-based BMC Software announced this morning that it has acquired a provider of mainframe security and management software, I/O Concepts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. I/O Concepts provides mainframe console security, ...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Convio Acquired By Blackbaud For $275M

Austin-based Convio, the developer of software-as-a-service for nonprofits, is being acquired by South Carolina-based Blackbaud, in a deal with an enterprise value of $275M. According to Blackbaud, it will pay $16.00 per share for Convio, c...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

AirBorn Buys AESCO Electronics

Georgetown, Texas-based AirBorn, a manufacturer of electronic components, said this week that it has acquired AESCO Electronics, an electronics manufacturer and distributor with divisions in Ohio and Massachusetts. Financial details of the ...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Sevin Rosen Portfolio Firm Splunk Files For IPO

One of the portfolio companies of Dallas based venture investor Sevin Rosen Funds has filed for an IPO. San Francisco-based Splunk, a developer of real time indexing software used by companies to help monitor their businesses. Splunk said i...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

ADAPTIX Acquired For $160M

Carrollton-based ADAPTIX, a holder of 4G wireless patents, has been acquired by fellow patent licensing firm Acacia Research, in a deal worth $160M. Acacia Research said today that one of its subsidiaries acquired ADAPTIX, to broaden the fi...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

OtherInbox Acquired By Return Path

Austin-based OtherInbox, which develops software to help users automatically organize their emails, has been acquired by New York-based Return Path. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. OtherInbox devleoped software which automati...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

LPB Energy Management Acquired By Ecova

Dallas-based LPB Energy Management, a provider of energy and expense management services, has been acquired by fellow energy and sustainability management firm Ecova. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. The two said that LPB had ...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dresser-Rand Completes Synchrony Buy

Houston-based equipment manufacturer Dresser-Rand announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Synchrony, a developer of magnetic bearing and high speed motor technology. Dresser-Rand is paying $50M, net of cash acquired for the...

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Raytheon Buys Cybersecurity Firm

Defense contractor Raytheon said over the holidays that its Garland, Texas division has acquired Henggeler Computer Consultants, a provider of cybersecurity and software engineering services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. R...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Genuent Acquires IT Operations Firm

Houston-based Genuent, an IT staffing firm which is a subsidiary of the Willis Group, said Tuesday that it has acquired the US information technology operations of the French technology staffing and solutions company Segula Technologies. Fi...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Telligent Buys Enterprise Social Networking Firm

Dallas-based Telligent, which supplies social collaboration software for the enterprise, said Monday that it has acquired Leverage Software, a developer of enterprise social networking tools. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. T...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Vermillion Buys Ovarian Cancer Diagnostics Firm's Assets

Austin-based Vermillion, the developer of diagnostics tests for the oncology, hematology, cardiology and women's health areas, said today that it has acquired the ovarian cancer diagnostics business of Corerelogic Systems. The deal was wort...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Round2 Technologies Acquired By Avnet

Austin-based ROUND2 Technologies, a provider of electronic recycling services, has been acquired by electronic components distributor Avnet. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Round2 provides electronic testing and repair, produ...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Newgistics Drops IPO Plans

Austin-based Newgistics, which provides third party logistics (3PL) services for retailers, has dropped plans for its IPO. The firm said in a filing Wednesday that it has decided to withdraw its IPo filing due to "unfavorable market conditi...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cinsay Pulls In LaunchFish

Austin-based Cinsay, a provider of social media and ecommerce products, said today that it has acquired Dallas-based LaunchFish. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. LaunchFish was a provider of social media marketing services, an...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Asure Software Buys Legiant

Austin-based Asure Software, which develops workforce management software, announced Wednesday that it has acquired fellow Austin software firm Legiant. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Legiant develops cloud-based, time and a...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

TPG Growth Backs Acquisition of MarketTools By SurveyMonkey

Fort Worth-based private investment firm >TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity arm of TPG Capital, said today that it is backing the acquisition of MarketTools by survey firm SurveyMonkey. Financial terms of the buy were not disc...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eltek Valere Becomes Eltek

Richardson-based Eltek Valere has shortened its name to just Eltek, the company announced this morning, three years after acquiring Valere Power in June of 2007. According to Eltek, it has merged the Eltek Valere name into the corporate Elt...

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Alpheus Communications Buy Completes

The acquisitio of of Alpheus Communications, the provider of fiber bandwidth in Texas, by private equity group Gores Group has completed, Gores announced Thursday. Financial terms of the deal, which was originally announced in September, ha...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SolArc Acquisition By OpenLink Completes

The acquisition of Houston-based SolArc by OpenLink has completed, according to investment banker ArchPoint Partners. SolArc, a provider of software for commodity management and trading, had announced in October that it was being acquired b...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Gowalla Confirms Facebook Buy; Service to Shutdown

Austin-based Gowalla confirmed its acquisition by Facebook on Monday, saying that the firm, indeed, will become part of Facebook. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In a blog post, Josh Williams, one of the founders of G...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

GlobalSCAPE Buys Mobile File Access Firm

San Antonio-based GlobalSCAPE, the developer of file transfer software, announced today that it has acquired TappIn, a developer of mobile applications for accessing your home or desktop files. GlobalScape will pay $17M for TappIn, split be...

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Gowalla Sold To Facebook, Says Report

Austin-based Gowalla, the developer of location guides, which initially started as a location-based check in company, has been acquired by Facebook, according to reports. CNNMoney said that a source close to Gowalla disclosed the deal. Fina...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Report: Gowalla Looks For Buyer

Austin-based Gowalla, the location and travel guide service, is looking for a buyer, according to a report Wednesday from CNN. The report says that the firm is in discussions with a number of buyers, including both Groupon and Google, to ac...

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Purvin & Gertz Acquired By IHS

Houston-based Purvin & Gertz, a provider of advisory and market research services to the petroleum refining, natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil and petrochemical industries, has been acquired by IHS. Financial terms of the buy were...

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Securus Technologies Sold To Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based Securus, a provider of information management and detainee communications systems for the law enforcement and correctional facilities market, has been sold to private equity firm Castle Harlan, according to private equity firm ...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Flex Discovery Acquires California Firm

Austin-based Flex Discovery, a managed service provider which provides electronic discovery services to corporate legal departments and law firms, said Thursday that it has acquired a California company, Flex Discovery. Financial terms of t...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Trion World Seeking IPO, Says Report

Trion World Network, a San Francisco-based publisher of online video games which has operations in Austin, is reportedly planning an IPO, according to reports over the weekend. The revelation came via an interview with CEO Lars Butler, who ...

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Monday, October 17, 2011

SolArc To Be Acquired By OpenLink

Houston-based SolArc, a developer of software for commodity management and trading, announced this morning that it is in a deal to be acquired by Open Link Financial, a provider of energy commodities, trading, and risk management software. ...

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Tyler Technologies Buys Windsor Management

Dallas-based Tyler Technologies, the developer of software for the municipal government market, saids today that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, LLC, a developer of financial and human capital management software for the K-12 educ...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Twisted Pixel Games Acquired By Microsoft

Austin-based Twisted Pixel Games, a developer of gaming titles for the Microsoft Xbox 360, has been acquired by Microsoft, the two companies announced today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to the two companies, Twi...

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Neospire Acquired By Hosting.com

Dallas-based Neospire, a provider of managed hosting services, has been acquired by Hosting.com, Hosting.com announced this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. NeoSpire was founded in 1999, and was headed by Mitch Gerv...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gimmal Buys ERP-Link

Houston-based Gimmal, a developer of compliance and governance software for Microsoft SharePoint, announced today that it has acquired the team and products of ERP-Link Corporation, a developer of software which connects Microsoft SharePoin...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

BMC Buys StreamStep

Houston-based BMC Software has acquired a developer of application release process management software, StreamStep, the company said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. StreamStep develops business software which is used t...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sipera Acquired By Avaya

Richardson-based Sipera Systems, the developer of unified communications products, has been acquired by Avaya, Avaya said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Avaya said it will make Sipera a fully integrated par ...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ACS Buys BPO Provider

Dallas-based ACS, the outsourcing provider which is now part of Xerox, said today that it has acquired the U.S. operations of Symcor, a provider of outsourcing services for financial institutions. Financial details of the deal were not anno...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Asure Software Buys Software Vendor

Austin-based Asure Software, a developer of workforce management software, said Monday that it has acquired ADI Time, a Rhode Island-based vendor of cloud computing time and attendance software. Asure Software said it would pay $7M, includi...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

XFONE Buys Broadband Customers

Lubbock-based XFONE, the provider of high speed broadband and Internet access, as well as local and long distance telephone service, said today that it has reached a deal with Reach Broadband, to acquire approximately 1800 cable customers a...

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Texas Instruments Completes National Semiconductor Buy

Texas Instruments said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of National Semiconductor. The acquisition--which is worth $6.5 billion in cash--adds more than 5,000 employees to TI. The two initially announced the acquisition in ...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

WhiteGlove Health Drops IPO Bid

Austin-based WhiteGlove Health, the provider of in-home and mobile medical care services, said Thursday in a filing with the SEC that it has dropped its plans for an IPO. WhiteGlove cited "unfavorable market conditions" for the decision to ...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ACS Buys Italian Company

Dallas-based ACS, the business process outsourcing and consulting arm of Xerox, said this morning that it is acquiring an Italian, multi-lingual customer care firm.,XL World. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. ACS said that th...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Alpheus Communications Sold To The Gores Group

Houston-based Alpheus Communications, the operator of bandwidth and data center services, has been sold to private equity firm The Gores Group. The Gores Group said it acquired Alpheus from Genesis Park, L.P. and El Paso Corporation. Financ...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ReviewAnalyst Acquired By TrustYou

Dallas-based ReviewAnalyst, a developer of a social media monitoring tool for hotels and restaurants, has been acquired, according to TrustYou, a firm developing social media monitoring and semantics technology. Financial terms of the buy w...

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Monday, September 19, 2011

ClearCube Buys Network Elites For Cloud Computing Move

Austin-based ClearCube Technology, the developer of virtual desktop products, said today that it has acquired Dallas-based Network Elites, a provider of cloud computing and managed services. Financial details of the acquisition were not dis...

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Friday, September 9, 2011

WhaleShark Competitors Band Together, Get Funding

Three competitors of Austin-based WhaleShark Media, the online coupons site operator backed by Google, Austin Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and Adams Street Partners, have banded together for support, and gained a round of venture fun...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Infochimps Buys Keepstream

Austin-based Infochimps said Wednesday that it has acquired Keepstream, the Austin-based social media analytics firm founded by Huston Hoburg, Jim England, and Tim Gasper. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Infochim...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Solera Holdings Buys Software Firm

Westlake, Texas-based Solera Holdings, the provider of software for the insurance claims processing industry, said today that it has acquired See Progress, a developer of software for the vehicle repair and collision repair market. Financia...

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Advice Interactive Group Buys California Firm

Dallas-based Advice Interactive Group, a provider of search engine optimization and web development services, said Thursday that it has acquired B2 Digital Media, a California Internet marketing firm. Financial terms of the deal were not di...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

DiCentral Buys Product Line

Houston-based DiCentral, a provider of electronic data interchange EDI) software, said late Wednesday that it has acquired two product lines, Trading Partners and Unite!, from EMANIO, Inc.. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclo...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

DOJ Files Suit To Block AT&T Buy of T-Mobile

The U.S. Department of Justice said this morning that it is seeking to block the acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T this morning, because it believes the deal will result in "tens of millions of consumers all across the United States facing hi...

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Bazaarvoice Files For IPO

Austin-based Bazaarvoice, the provider of ratings and reviews software for e-commerce sites, has filed for an IPO. According to a filing from the firm Friday morning, it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Selec...

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Dell Completes Force10 Networks Buy

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of data center networking equipment firm Force10 Networks. Financial details of the acquisition have not been announced. Dell said that Force10's technology will ...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RealPage Acquires MyNewPlace

Carrollton-based RealPage, the developer of software-as-a-service for the housing rental industry, said Monday evening that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MyNewPlace, an Internet-based, listing service for rental prop...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Whale Shark Media Raises $18M

Austin-based Whale Shark Media, the operator of a portfolio of coupon and deal sites, has raised another $18.0M in an equity funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. According to the filing, the funding round opened Au...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Masergy Acquisition Completes

Dallas-based Masergy Communications, the provider of broadband and communications services, said today that the acquisition of the firm by ABRY Partners has completed. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Masergy and ABRY ...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

LibreDigital Acquired By RR Donnelley

Austin-based LibreDigital, the electronic publishing software tools firm headed by Russ Reeder, has been acquired by publishing giant RR Donnelley, RR Donnelley said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to RR ...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CQI Solutions Acquired By California Firm

New Bruanfels, Texas-based CQI Solutions, a developer of surgery information systems, has been acquired by a California firm, Quality Systems, Inc.. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CQ Solutions will become part of Quality Sys...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

WhaleShark Media Buys UK Coupon Site

Austin-based WhaleShark Media said this morning that it has acquired eConversions, Ltd., the operator of the VoucherCodes.co.uk, a UK-based coupon site. WhaleShark said VoucherCodes.co.uk has four million subscribers to its weekly coupon co...

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Seismic Micro Buy Completes

The acquisition of Houston-based Seismic-Micro Technology, the developer of geoscience software used in the oil and gas industry, has completed, according to buyer IHS. The deal was worth $500M in cash. Seismic-Micro Technology was founded ...

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Airband Raises $20M More, Eyes Acquisitions

Dallas-based Airband Communications, the provider of fixed wireless voice and data services, said today that it has raised another $20M in funding. The round came from ABRY Partners, and will go towards financing further growth. Airband sai...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Trinigy Acquired By Havok

Trinigy, a developer of 3D game engines which has operations in Austin, has been acquired by fellow game tools maker Havok. According to Havok, which is a unit of Intel, it acquired Trinigy to enhance its portfolio of products. Financial te...

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

IceRocket Acquired By Meltwater

Dallas-based IceRocket, a developer of a social search engine for searching blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, has been acquired by social media monitoring firm The Meltwater Group. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. San Fran...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Byrne Medical Acquired By Cantel Medical

Houston, Texas-based Byrne Medical, a designer and manufacturer of disposable infection control products for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy procedures, has been acquired. New Jersey-based Cantel Medical Corp. said it paid $100M for the com...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Seismic-Micro Technology Acquired By IHS

Houston-based Seismic-Micro Technology (SMT), a developer of geoscience software used in the oil and gas exploration industry, has been acquired by IHS, a Colorado-based provider of information and analytics products. IHS said it will pay $...

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Sevin Rosen Gets Exit At Innovalight

Sevin Rosen Funds has scored an exit with a portfolio firm, Innovalight, a developer of silicon ink and process technology for improving the efficiency of solar cells, after DuPont said it would buy the firm this morning. Financial details ...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Stream Data Centers Sells Richardson Data Center

Stream Data Centers, a developer and operator of data centers, said Thursday that it has sold its data center in Richardson, to Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT. Financial details of the transaction were not announced. Stream Data Cente...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

TAOS Completes Merger With austriamicrosystems

Plano-based Texas Advanced optoelectronic Solutions (TAOS), the supplier of light sensors and other analog and mixed-signal chips, said this week that it has completed its merger with austriamicrosystems. The two had announced the deal in J...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Taqua Buys Tatara Systems

Richardson-based Taqua, the developer of switching and other telecommunications equipment, said Thursday that it has acquired Tatara Systems, a developer of SIP-based, mobile telephony products. Financial details of the buy were not announc...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dell Buys Force10

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Force10 Networks, a developer of datacenter networking products. According to Dell, Force10 has nearly $200M in revenues based on its trailing 12 m...

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Dave & Buster's Files For IPO

Dallas-based Dave & Buster's, the restaurant and entertainment chain, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $150M in its IPO. The firm said it is looking to list either under the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ as...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nexstar Broadcasting Buys Internet Firm

Irving, Texas-based Nexstar Broadcasting Group said today that it has acquired GoLocal.Biz, a provider of local business director, coupon, movie, and entertainment listings to the firm's websites and other clients. Financial terms of the de...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Phunware Buys Branded Mobile Apps Firm

Austin-based Phunware, the mobile applications developer headed by Alan Knitowski, has acquired a branded mobile apps firm, GoTV Networks, the company said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. GoTV Networks has loca...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pariveda Solutions Buys California Firm

Dallas-based Pariveda Solutions, a provider of consulting and technical services, said today that it has acquired Softagon Corporation, a San Francisco-based software and services company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclos...

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

BMC Buys Aeroprise

Houston-based BMC Sofware announced today that it has acquired a developer of IT management software, Aeroprise. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to BMC, Aeroprise is the provider of the most widely deployed mobilit...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

HomeAway Nets $148.9M From IPO

Austin-based HomeAway, the operator of the online marketplace for vacation rentals, reported last night that it netted $148.9M in its IPO. The firm said it closed its IPO offering, selling a total of 5,931,335 shares. Including underwriters...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

iCentera, With Operations In Houston, Acquired

iCentera, a developer of sales portal and sales enablement software with development operations in Houston, has been acquired by Callidus Software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. iCentera's executives and co-founders include...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Convio Buys UK Firm

Austin-based Convio, the developer of software-as-a-service for nonprofit management, said Tuesday that it has acquired Baigent Digital LLC, a UK-based provider of online fundraising solutions to nonprofits in the United Kingdom. Convio sai...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tyler Technologies Buys Yotta MVS

Dallas-based Tyler Technologies, the developer of government management software, said today that it has acquired the assets of Yotta MVS, a provider of field property data verification and collection services and software. Financial terms ...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HomeAway Surges 49 Percent In IPO Debut

Austin-based HomeAway, the vacation rental marketplace run by Brian Sharples, had a striking debut on the NASDAQ Global Market, surging 49 percent to close at $40.21 a share Wednesday, up significantly from the firm's $27.00 per share debut...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sabre Holdings Buys Web Hotel Management Firm

Southlake-based Sabre Holdings said Wednesday that it has acquired SoftHotel, a provider of web-based, property management software for the hotel industry. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Sabre said SoftHotel has over 4,500 i...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HomeAway Jumps In IPO

Austin-based HomeAway was up over 54 percent in its IPO in morning trading Wednesday, trading as high as $40.98 after debuting this morning at $27.00 per share. The firm, which is now trading as AWAY on the NASDAQ Global Select market, alre...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

HomeAway Prices IPO

Austin-based HomeAway, the online vacation rental marketplace, priced its IPO Tuesday night, at $27.00 per share. HomeAway priced at the high end of its estimated IPO pricing range of $24.00 to $27.00 per share. The firm will debut on the N...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Medical Present Value Acquired By Experian

Austin-based Medical Present Value, the provider of revenue cycle management software for physicians, has been acquired by Experian for $185M. MPV was venture backed by Rho Ventures, CenterPoint Ventures, Star Ventures, and Care Capital. Ac...

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Friday, June 24, 2011

KiOR Prices IPO, To Debut Today

Pasadena, Texas-based KiOR, the developer of cellulosic biofuels technology, priced its IPO last night at $15.00 per share. The firm will begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as KIOR this morning. The firm priced below its estim...

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

SolarWinds Buys TriGeo

Austin-based SolarWinds, the developer of IT management software run by Kevin Thompson, said today that it has agreed to acquire TriGeo, a developer of log and event management software. The firm said it will pay $35M in cash for TriGeo. So...

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Michael Dell Eyes TV Station

A report today from the Seattle Times says that computer magnate Michael Dell, the founder of Round Rock-based Dell, is looking to buy a TV station out of bankruptcy in Seattle. A report says that Dell's investment company has offered up a ...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Luminex Buys EraGen Biosciences

Austin-based Luminex said Tuesday evening that it has agreed to acquire EraGen Biosciences, a developer of molecular diagnostics products. The deal is worth approximately $34M in cash. Luminex said the buy will give it access to a portfolio...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Dell Buys RNA Networks

Round Rock-based computer maker Dell has acquired RNA Networks, the firm said Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. RNA Networks is a maker of virtualization software. RNA Networks was based in Portland, Oregon and Mountai...

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Friday, June 17, 2011

BMC Buys Mainframe Software Product Line

Houston-based BMC Software announced Friday that it has acquired a line of mainframe software products, from NEON Enterprise Software. According to BMC, it acquired a portfolio of IMS (Information Management System) database products and cu...

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

TAOS Merges With Austrian Firm

Plano-based Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, a supplier of ambient light sensing semiconductors, said today that it has merged its company with austriamicrosystems AG, a designer and manufacturer of analog ICs. austriamicrosystems (...

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

HomeAway Sets IPO Pricing Range

Austin-based vacation rental marketplace HomeAway has set its estimated pricing range for its IPO this morning, saying that it expects its IPO to price at between $24.00 and $27.00 per share. The firm is selling 8,000,000 shares of its comm...

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Friday, June 10, 2011

KIOR Sets IPO Pricing Range

Pasadena, Texas-based KIOR, a developer of renewable fuels technology to convert biomass into oil, has set its initial public offering range, saying in a filing that it expects its IPO to be between $19.00 and $21.00 a share. KIOR is sellin...

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Crowd Ignite Acquired by Evolve Media

Austin-based Crowd Ignite, a developer of a "content exchange" engine which matches up content with web site verticals, has been acquired by Evolve Media. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Crowd Ignite was developed by ...

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Monday, June 6, 2011

WhiteGlove Shortens Name As It Preps For IPO

Austin-based WhiteGlove House Call Health has become WhiteGlove Health, the firm said in a filing with the SEC this morning, ahead of the company's IPO. The firm is selling 2,500,000 shares of its common stock, estimating its IPO at between...

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mavenir Systems Raises $40M, Acquires Firm

Richardson-based Mavenir Systems, the developer of LTE and mobile infrastructure products led by Pardeep Kohli, said today that it has raised $40M in a fifth round of funding. Mavenir also said it has acquired Airwide Solutions, a provider ...

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Freescale Up Slightly In IPO

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor rose on its first day on the public markets, after debuting its IPO at $18.00 per share. The firm sold 43.5 million shares of its stock, trading on the New York Stock Exchange as FSL. The IPO was priced ...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

eCarList Acquired By DealerTrack

Dallas-based eCarList, the developer of inventory management and online marketing tools for automotive dealers, has been acquired by DealerTrack Holdings, DealerTrack said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. DealerT...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

National Instruments Acquires Phase Matrix

Austin-based National Instruments said today that it has also acquired phase Matrix, a developer of RF and microwave application technology, in a deal worth $38M. The firm acquired two RF-related firms today, including another RF software f...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

National Instruments Buys EDA Software Firm

Austin-based National Instruments has acquired a developer of high speed, RF and high frequency electronic design automation (EDA) software. National Instruments said that it acquired California-based AWR, in a deal worth $58M, including th...

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kior Gets $55M In Series C

Pasadena, Texas-based Kior, which is developing renewable fuels technology, has scored $55M in a Series C round, according to an updated S-1 from the company. The firm is currently in IPO registration. Kior is venture backed by Khosla Ventu...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Commentary: The Flood of Liquidity Raises All Austin Boats

Editor's note: this guest article, from AustinStartup's Bryan Menell, was originally posted on his blog. Bryan gave us permission to reprint it here. Austin is about to witness a wave of financial liquidity in the technology commu...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

HomeAway Buys Second Porch

Austin-based online vacation site HomeAway said today that it has acquired Second Porch, a vacation rental site focused on marketing vacation homes through Facebook. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HomeAway said the technolo...

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Friday, May 6, 2011

RealPage Buys Compliance Depot

Carrollton-based RealPage, the supplier of software-as-a-service tools for the apartment and rental industry, said this week that it has acquired assets and selected liabilities of Compliance Depot, a provider of risk management and complia...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Chemical Market Associates Acquired By IHS

Chemical Market Associates, Inc., a provider of advisory services for the petrochemical, specialty chemicals, fertilizer, plastics, fibers and chlor-alkali industries, has been acquired by IHS. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Amvensys Completes Intelliverse Buy

Dallas-based Amvensys Telecom Holdings said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Voicecom Telecommunications, which does business as Intelliverse. Intelliverse provides communications services in the business to business ma...

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Monday, May 2, 2011

WhiteGlove Files For IPO

Austin-based WhiteGlove House Call Health has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raised $31.625M in an IPO on the NYSE Amex. The firm said it has applied to list under the symbol WHCH. The firm said it will offer up...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

BMC Software Buys Coradiant

Houston-based BMC Software said this morning that it has acquired Coradiant, a developer of data center monitoring software. Financial details of the buy were not announced. BMC said it will be offering up a new product based on Coradiant's...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Alliance Data Buys Aspen Marketing Services

Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems said today that its Epsilon business has acquired Aspen Marketing Services, a marketing services agency. Alliance said it would pay $345 million plus a working capital adjustment for the company. Alliance ...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Solera Holdings Buys Explore Information Services For $520M

Dallas-based Solera Holdings, Inc., which provides software and services for the automobile insurance claims processing industry, said today that it has agreed to buy Explore Information Services, a provider of data and analytics services t...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CSIdentity Buys IdentityTruth

Austin-based CSIdentity, a provider of identity theft protection and fraud detection products, said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based IdentityTruth. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. CSIde...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

MarketZero Acquired By Zynga

Austin-based MarketZero, maker of the online poker statistics tracking portal PokerTableRatings, has been acquired by social gaming giant Zynga, Zynga said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed....

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Texas Instruments To Buy National Semiconductor

Dallas-based Texas Instruments said Monday afternoon that it is acquiring National Semiconductor, in a deal worth $6.5 billion in cash. The move combines two of the largest providers of analog semiconductors. TI and National Semiconductor s...

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Monday, April 4, 2011

HomeAway Acquires Australian Firm

Austin-based online vacation rental marketplace HomeAway announced this morning that it has acquired realholidays.com.au, an Australian vacation rental site. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HomeAway acquired the realh...

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Solera Holdings Buys Product Line

Dallas-based Solera Holdings, a provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, said this morning that it has acquired assets from Inventory Technology Systems, Inc.. Financial details of the buy we...

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Friday, April 1, 2011

GameStop Buys Spawn Labs, Impulse

Grapevine-based videogame retailer GameStop said last night that it has agreed to acquire two digital game distribution firms, Spawn Labs and Impulse, Inc.. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Spawn Labs provides stream...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

ACS Buys CredenceHealth

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services, which is owned by Xerox, said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire CredenceHealth. CredenceHealth is a developer of software for the healthcare provider market. Financial terms of ...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

AT&T To Buy T-Mobile

Dallas-based AT&T and Deutsche Telekom AG said Sunday that AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA in a deal worth approximately $39 billion. The companies said that the deal will help both firms add capacity sooner than other alternatives, citing t...

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Friday, March 11, 2011

HomeAway Files For IPO

Austin-based HomeAway, the online marketplace for vacation rental properties, has filed to raise as much as $230M in an IPO. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co, J.P. Morgan, ...

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Newgistics Files For IPO

Austin-based Newgistics, a provider of third party logistics (3PL) services for retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and others, has filed for an IPO. The firm said it is looking to raise up to $86.25M on an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Sele...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Layered Selected By Model N

Plano-based Layered Technologies, a provider of managed hosting and other related virtualization and cloud computing services, has been selected by Model N, a software-as-a-service provider for revenue management. According to Layered, it w...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Hodyon Acquired By Fallbrook Technologies

Round Rock-based Hodyon, a manufacturer of auxiliary power units for heavy trucks, has been acquired by California firm Fallbrook Technologies. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Hodyon, which has 28 employees, develops ...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lineage Power Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Plano-based Lineage Power Holdings by GE has completed, GE announced this morning. GE acquired Lineage Power from private equity firm The Gores Group, LLC. The deal was worth $520M, and had originally announced in January...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Clear Channel Radio Buys Thumbplay

San Antonio-based Clear Channel Radio said late Monday evening that it has acquired Thumbplay, the New York-based cloud music service platform. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Clear Channel said it would acquire Thumbplay's ...

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Click Forensics Buys Adometry

Austin-based Click Forensics, the provider of online advertising verification technology and services, said today that it has acquired Redmond, Washington-based Adometry. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisi...

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dell Completes Compellant Buy

Round Rock-based Dell said this week that it has completed its acquisition of storage firm Compellant. The deal was worth approximately $940M, for a value of $800M net of Compellant's cash. Compellant's storage products provide virtualized ...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

eCOST Acquired By PC Mall

Plano-based eCOST.com, the online retailer of electronics, computers, and entertainment products, has been acquired by PC Mall. PC Mall said it paid $2.3M to acquire eCOST from a PFSweb. eCOST had sales of approximately $76M in the 12 month...

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Friday, February 18, 2011

HelioVolt Looking For Buyer, Says Report

Austin-based HelioVolt, which develops thin film photovoltaic solar power modules, is reportedly looking for a buyer, according to VentureWire. No details on the possibilities of a sale have come from the firm. HelioVolt is venture backed b...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Masergy Communications Delays IPO

Plano-based Masergy Communications, which provides managed, virtual network services for the enterprise market, said Wednesday afternoon that it is postponing its IPO. The firm, which is venture backed by Centennial Ventures, Meritage Funds...

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chemical Information Services Names CEO After Acquisition

Dallas-based Chemical Information Services, which provides information products to the global chemical and pharmaceutical buyer markets, has named John Harris as CEO. The appointment was announced by private equity firm glendonTodd Capital ...

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Freescale Files For IPO

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor has filed for an IPO, saying Friday in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $1.15 billion on either the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Global Market. The IPO is being underwritt...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dell Closes SecureWorks Deal

Round Rock-based Dell said Tuesday that it has closed its acquisition of SecureWorks, a provider of information security services. Dell originally announced the deal on January 4th. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dell said ...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HomeAway Eyes IPO, Says Report

Austin-based online vacation rentals site HomeAway.com is reportedly eyeing an IPO, according to a report by Bloomberg Tuesday afternoon. Citing two sources with knowledge of the deal, Bloomberg said HomeAway is in the midst of choosing two...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fellowship Technologies Acquired By Active Network

Irving, Texas-based Fellowship Technologies, a developer of church management software, has been acquired by California firm Active Networks, the firms announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Fellowshi...

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Solera Holdings Buys Software Firm

Dallas-based Solera Holdings, which develops software and services for the automobile insurance claims industry, said earlier this week that it has acquired New Era Software LLC, a developer of body shop management systems. Financial terms ...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Convio Buys StrategicOne

Austin-based Convio, the provider of nonprofit management software, said this morning that it has acquired StrategicOne, a Kanasas-based provider of analytics and data intelligence services. Convio said it will pay approximately $5M in cash...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Report: Freescale Semiconductor Exploring IPO

Reports this week say that Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor is in the midst of hiring a banker to conduct an initial public offering. According to the reports, the news comes from sources close to the company. Freescale is backed by Bla...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lance Armstrong Foundation, Pluck Employees Benefit From Demand Media's IPO

The IPO this week of Demand Media, the Internet publishing firm has benefited both Austin's Lance Armstrong Foundation and former employees of Pluck, which Demand acquired in 2008. Demand Media debuted on the NYSE this week as DMD, selling ...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Silicon Laboratories Buys SpectraLinear

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories announced this morning that it has acquired SpectraLinear, a developer of programmable clock ICs, in a deal worth approximately $40M. SpectraLinear's integrated circuits are used in consumer electronics and...

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Monday, January 17, 2011

GENBAND Completes Cedar Point Communications Buy

Frisco-based GENBAND, which develops IP telecommunications equipment, said Friday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Cedar Point Communications, a developer of IP switching products. Financial details of the deal have not be...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lineage Power Acquired By GE For $520M

Plano-based Lineage Power, a developer of power rectifiers and other power products, is being acquired by GE, in a deal worth $520M. According to GE, it is acquiring Lineage from current owner, private equity firm the Gores Group LLC. GE sa...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dell Shuffles Dell Services

Round Rock-based Dell said today that it is expanding its Dell Services arm, as former Perot Systems CEO Peter Altabef has stepped down. According to the firm, it is consolidating its Public and Large Enterprise business units, and has name...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hitachi Consulting Acquires Spanish Firm

Dallas-based Hitachi Consulting, a provider of IT consulting and related services, said today that it has acquired Spanish firm Aptivo Consulting, S.A.. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Hitachi Consulting said the buy ...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Zosh Acquired By Silicon Valley Firm

Austin-based Zosh, the developer of e-signature services for mobile phones, has been acquired by Silicon Valley firm YouSendIt. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. YouSendIt announced the acquisition along with the acquisition of...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ICG America Buys Localiter.com

Austin-based ICG America said today that it has acquired fellow Austin-based firm Localiter.com, an online group buying website. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Localiter offers daily deals, and currently offers covering the...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

eCarList Buys CRM Software Provider

Dallas-based eCarList, a developer of automotive inventory management and online marketing software, said today that it has acquired DealerUps, a developer of automotive CRM solutions for dealers. Financial details of the acquisition were n...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hitachi Consulting Acquires Offshore Consulting Firm

Dallas-based Hitachi Consulting, the IT and business consulting arm of Hitachi Ltd., said today that it has acquired Sierra Atlantic, a provider of offshore enterprise application and product development services. Financial details of the a...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

GENBAND Buys Cedar Point Communications

Frisco-based GENBAND, the developer of IP telecommunications equipment, said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar Point Communications, a provider of IP switching products for the cable provider market. Financial term...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eclipse Electronic Systems Acquired In $120M Deal

Richardson, Texas-based Eclipse Electronic Systems, a manufacturer of signals intelligence and communications intelligence (SIGINT/COMINT) receiver hardware to the airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) market, has bee...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dell Buys SecureWorks

Round Rock-based Dell said today that it has acquired Atlanta-based SecureWorks, a provider of managed security services, security, and risk consulting services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Dell said that the buy will exp...

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

MetroPCS Acquires The Rest Of Royal Street Communications

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications said this morning that it has acquired the remaining 15 percent of Royal Street Communications LLC. The firm said that following the acquisition, Royal Street will be renamed MetroPCS Networks LLC, and h...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Calyx Software Buys Loan-Score Decisioning Systems

Dallas-based Calyx, a developer of software for the mortgage industry, said Wednesday that it has acquired Loan-Score Decisioning Systems. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Calyx said that the acquisition of Loan-Score adds a p...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dell Acquires Medical Archiving Firm

Round Rock-based Dell announced this morning that it is acquiring Insite One, a provider of cloud-based, medical archiving services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Dell, the buy will go towards boosting its Unif...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dachis Group Buys Powered

Austin-based Dachis Group, the social media marketing firm headed by Jeffrey Dachis, said this morning that it has acquired Powered, a social media marketing agency. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Powered also owns StepChang...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Monitronics Acquired For $1.2 Billion

Dallas-based Monitronics, a provider of security monitoring services for homes and businesses, has been acquired by Colorado-based Ascent Media, in a deal worth $1.2 billion. Ascent said Monitronics provides monitored business and home secu...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Harland Clarke's Scantron Buys Education Technology Firm

San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. said today that one of its subsidiaries, Scantron Corporation, has acquired another educational technology company, GlobalScholar. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Global...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rackspace Buys Cloudkick

San Antonio-based web hosting firm Rackspace said this morning that it has acquired Cloudkick, a San Francisco startup funded by Y-Combinator, which develops cloud server management tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Rack...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

RigNet IPO Flat In Debut

Houston-based RigNet, which provides communications systems to the oil and gas industry, stalled out in its IPO Wednesday, closing at $12.55 for the day. The firm debuted at $12 a share, selling 5 million shares in its IPO offering. The pri...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Infochimps Buys DataMarketplace.com

Austin-based Infochimps, which operates an online marketplace for data sets, said Tuesday that it has acquired DataMarketplace.com, a Y-Combinator firm offering up structured information to users. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Dell Buys Compellant

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has reached a deal to acquire Compellant, in a deal worth approximately $820M net of cash. According to Dell, it will pay $27.75 per share in cash for Compellant, or approximately $960M in tot...

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dell, Compellant In Merger Talks

Round Rock-based Dell and storage products maker Compellant Technologies said this morning that the two are in "advanced discussions" regarding a "possible business combination" of the two companies. According to the two, they are in an exc...

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Friday, December 3, 2010

WhaleShark Media Raises $87.0M

Austin-based WhaleShark Media, the operator of a number of online coupon and deal sites, has raised $87.0M in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. According to the filing, the funding came from ten investors, and...

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Friday, December 3, 2010

BMC Software Buys GridApp

Houston-based BMC Software said this morning that it has acquired GridApp Systems, a developer of automated database provisioning, patching, and administration software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. BMC said the a...

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Luminator Technology Group Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Plano-based Luminator Technology Group, a supplier of information system and LED displays for the municipal transportation and other industries, has been acquired by private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Levine Leichtman sa...

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

WhaleShark Media Buys RetailMeNot.com

Austin-based WhaleShark Media, which operates a number of online coupon and deals sites, said today that it has acquired RetailMeNot.com, an online coupon site. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, however, WhaleShark Medi...

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Newtoy Acquired By Zynga

McKinney, Texas-based Newtoy, a developer of mobile games, has been acquired by social games giant Zynga. Zynga said this morning that it is acquiring Newtoy, maker of the Games With Friends franchise, and turning the firm's McKinney headqu...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Rignet Sets IPO Pricing Range

Houston-based Rignet, a provider of communications systems for the oil and gas industry, has set the pricing range of its IPO, saying that it is looking to offer up 5,000,000 shares of its common shares at between $14.00 and $16.00 per shar...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Microtune Stockholders Approve Acquisition

Plano-based Microtune said Friday evening that its stockholders have approved the firm's acquisition by Zoran Corporation. The two had announced the move in September. The deal is worth approximately $166M in cash. Microtune is a developer ...

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Wintegra Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Austin-based Wintegra, a developer of network processors for the mobile backhaul market, has completes, according to acquiring firm PMC-Sierra. PMC said the acquisition was worth $240M in cash, minus approximately $26M in...

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Layered Technologies Buys GSI Hosting

Plano-based Layered Technologies, whcih provides IT infrastructure and hosting services, said Thursday that it has acquired GSI Hosting, a hosting provider based in Kansas City, Mo. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Layered Tec...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dachis Buys Archrival

Austin-based Dachis Group, the social media and marketing firm headed by Jeffrey Dachis, announced today that it has acquired Archrival, a social youth marketing and Facebook developer. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Archriv...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

SoftLayer, The Planet Complete Merger

The merger between Dallas-based SoftLayer and Houston-based The Planet has completed, according to private equity firm GI Partners. According to GI Partners, the merger creates the largest private hosting and cloud services provider in the ...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

WMSG Acquired By Shutterfly

Dallas-based WMSG, a provider of print-on-demand and direct marketing services, has been acquired by Internet photo firm Shutterfly, Shutterfly said this morning. The asset deal was worth $6M in cash. Shutterfly said the acquisition will he...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Enfora Acquired By Novatel Wireless

Richardson-based Enfora, a maker of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products, has been acquired by wireless equipment provider Novatel Wireless. According to Novatel Wireless, which is based in San Diego, California, it is paying $6...

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

uControl Merges With iControl Networks

Austin-based uControl, which develops products for the home security and automation market, is merging with Silicon Valley's iControl Network, the firms announced Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According...

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

RealPage Buys Level One

Carollton-based RealPage, a provider of software and services to the rental housing industry, said this week that it has acquired substantially all of the assets and select liabilities of Level One, an operator of apartment leasing centers....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dell Buys Boomi

Round Rock-based Dell announced today that it has agreed to acquire Boomi, a maker of software-as-a-service integration software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Boomi, which is based in Berwyn, Pa., develops software which h...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Dachis Group Buys Stuzo

Austin-based Dachis Group, the provider of social marketing product headed by Jeffrey Dachis, said today that it has acquired Philadelphia-based Stuzo, a developer of Facebook applications, and provider of social marketing applications, pro...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Masergy Files For IPO

Plano-based Masergy, is looking to raised up to $100M in an IPO on the NYSE, according to an S-1 filing by the firm this morning. Masergy is a provider of managed, secure virtualized network services to the enterprise market. The IPO is bei...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

US Oncology Acquired For $2.16 Billion

The Woodlands, Texas-based US Oncology, a provider of cancer treatment centers, is being acquired by McKesson Corporation in a deal worth approximately $2.16 billion, the firms said today. The companies said they are in a definitive agreeme...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

ACS Buys UK Software Firm

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services, which is now a unit of Xerox, said today that it has acquire UK-based Spur Information Solutions, a developer of parking enforcement software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ACS sai...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wintegra Acquired By PMC-Sierra For $213M

Austin-based Wintegra, a developer of network processors optimized for the mobile backhaul market, has been acquired by semiconductor firm PMC-Sierra. PMC-Sierra announced the deal late Thursday, saying it would pay $240M in cash, less an e...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HomeAway Buys Escapia

Austin-based online vacation rental marketplace HomeAway said Wednesday that it has acquired Escapia, a provider of vacation rental software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. HomeAway said that Escapia and its 25-person staff ...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NetSpend Raises $204M In IPO

Austin-based NetSpend, a provider of prepaid debit cards, has raised $204M in its IPO. The firm sold 18.5 million shares of its common stock at $11 yesterday. The debut was at the midpoint of its estimated offering range of $10 to $12 per s...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Silicon Labs Buys ChipSensors

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said today that it has acquired Ireland-based ChipSensors Limited, a developer of single-chip, CMOS sensors. According to Silicon Labs, ChipSensors' technology complements its own technology products and CM...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ENTACT In Recap Deal with TGF, Austin Ventures

Dallas-based ENTACT, a provider of environmental remediation and construction services, said Wednesday that it has gone through a recapitalization with TGF Management and Austin Ventures. ENTACT did not disclose exact financial terms of the...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bonfire Studios Acquired By Zynga

Dallas-based Bonfire Studios, the game development firm founded by David Rippy, Bill Jackson and Scott Winsett, has been acquired by social gaming firm Zynga, Zynga said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Accord...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HomeAway Buys Instant Software

Austin-based HomeAway, the online vacation rental marketplace operator, said today that it has acquired Instant Software, a developer of vacation rental management software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to HomeA...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

BMC Buys European Software Vendor

Houston-based BMC Software announced today that it has acquired the software business of Neptuny, a European provider of capacity management and IT performance optimization software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BMC said t...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

NetSpend Sets IPO Terms

Austin-based NetSpend, a provider of prepaid debit cards, has set the terms of its IPO, saying in a filing today that it will offer up 2,272,727 at between $10.00 and $12.00 per share. The firm has applied to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market...

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Rignet Files For IPO

Houston-based Rignet, a provider of data networking equipment and services for the oil and gas industry, has filed for an IPO. The firm said Friday afternoon, via a filing with the SEC, that it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO. T...

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Friday, October 1, 2010

FORE Transcriptions Acquired By iMedX

El Paso-based FORE Transcriptions USA Inc., a provider of medical transcription services, has been acquired by Shelton, Connecticut-based iMedX, a provider of healthcare software and services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ...

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Site Controls Acquired By Siemens

Austin-based Site Controls, a developer of enterprise, energy management solutions for multi-site, commercial businesses, has been acquired by Siemens. According to Siemens' Building Technologies Division, it has signed an agreement to acqu...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SMH Private Equity Trumpets Syntex Management Systems Sale

Houston-based SMH Private Equity Group, an investor in early stage energy technology and healthcare technology firms, is hailing its sale of Houston-based Syntex Management Systems last week by IHS. SMH Private Equity Group, which is a divi...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hyperformix Acquired By CA

Austin-based Hyperformix, a developer of capacity management software for enterprises, has been acquired by CA, CA announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to CA, the acquisition will help it in the area o...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

e-Rewards Buys Social Market Survey Firm

Dallas-based e-Rewards has acquired a market research and survey firm focused on social networking, social games, and other online sites. According to San Francisco-based Peanut Labs, it has been acquired by e-Rewards, in a deal expected to...

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Halliburton Buys Software Firm

Houston-based oil giant Halliburton said today that it has acquired a software firm, The Permedia Research Group, which develops petroleum systems modeling software and services. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Accord...

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Syntex Management Solutions Acquired

Houston-based Syntex Management Solutions, a provider of risk management software and services for the health and safety market, has been acquired. According to IHS, a provider of information in the industry, it acquired Syntex, along with ...

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Freescale Buys Swell Software

Austin-based Freescale, a developer and manufacturer of embedded semiconductors, reported today that it has acquired Swell Software, a developer of graphic user interface (GUI) development tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclose...

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Michaels Buys Digital Scrapbooking Service

Irving, Texas-based crafts retailer Michaels Sotres announced this morning that it has acquired the online scrapbooking application created by ScrapHD, a CHicago firm. The software allows customers to create their own, digital scrapbooks th...

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Energy Solutions International Acquired By GFI Energy Group

Houston-based Energy Solutions International, a developer of pipeline management software for the oil and gas industry, has been acquired by GFI Energy Group, the firm said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Energy Soluti...

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shared Technologies Acquired By Arrow Electronics

Irving, Texas-based Shared Technologies, a provider of unified communications and managed services, has been acquired by Arrow Electronics. Arrow said it completed its buy of Shared Communications this morning. No financial terms of the buy...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Microtune Acquired By Zoran

Plano-based Microtune, a developer of silicon tuners for the set-top box and digital television market, has been acquired. According to Silicon Valley-based firm Zoran Corporation, it is paying $2.92 per share in cash, or approximately $166...

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Freeman Buys Las Vegas Firm

Dallas-based Freeman, the ubiquitous firm which helps run a large number of trade shows and exhibitions in the technology and other fields, said Thursday that it has acquired a Las Vegas audio visual equipment rental company. The firm said ...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dell Withdraws From 3PAR Battle

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has withdrawn its efforts to acquire data storage firm 3PAR, after Hewlett Packard increased its offer for 3PAR to $33 per share. According to Dell, it will not increase its most recent propos...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Austin Ventures Gets Loss In WAY Systems

Venture capital firm Austin Ventures has saw an exit in its portfolio today in WAY Systems, a Boston-based developer of mobile, point-of-sale (POS) software for merchants, as VeriFone said today that it has acquired WAY. However, it looks t...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

RadioTime Buys iPhone App Developer

Dallas-based RadioTime, a developer of software applications for finding Internet radio stations, said this morning that it has acquired the TuneIn internet radio iPhone app, and hired the developer behind the software. According to RadioTi...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

HP Counters Dell With $2.0 Billion For 3PAR

Just hours after Dell reported that it had matched HP's offer for 3PAR, at $27.00 per share, HP has turned around and increased its offer for 3PAR to $30.00 per share in cash, or $2.0 billion. The intense bidding war between HP and Dell sta...

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Dell Increases Bid For 3PAR To $1.8 Billion

The rapid-fire bidding war for data storage firm 3PAR continues this morning, as Round Rock-based Dell said that 3PAR has accepted a new, $27.00 per share bid to acquire the company. Dell said this morning it increased its offer to $27.00 p...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bidding War Escalates, As HP Ups 3PAR Offer To $1.8 Billion

The battle between Round Rock-based Dell and Silicon Valley's HP over data storage provider 3PAR has further escalated, as HP said late Thursday that it has raised its offer to $27.00 per share in cash, or $1.8 billion, for 3PAR. The move c...

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dell Ups Bid On 3PAR

Round Rock-based Dell reported today that 3PAR has accepted the firm's upped bid of $24.30 per share for the firm, or roughly, $1.6 billion. The new bid came after HP made a competing offer of $24.00 per share for 3PAR on Monday, a signific...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

HP Counters Dell On 3PAR Acquisition

HP, which is based in Palo Alto, California, is challenging Round Rock-based Dell on its acquisition of data storage technology developer 3PAR. HP said this morning that it is making a competing offer to acquire 3PAR, offering $24.00 per sh...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Airband and Sparkplug Communications Merge, Get Funding

Dallas-based Airband and Scottsdale, Arizona-based Sparkplug Communications, both providers of fixed wireless broadband services, said today that they have merged. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As part of the merger, the f...

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Report: Softlayer Buy Worth $500M

The acquisition of Dallas-based SoftLayer Technologies by private equity firm GI Partners was worth $500M, according to reports. The valuation of the deal apparently came via a report from Moody's Investor Service, which said GI Partners ac...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Texas Instruments Sells Off Cable Modem Operations

Texas Instruments is selling off its cable modem operations to Intel, the firms said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Intel, all employees of TI'x cable modem business have been given offers to join the fi...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Dell Buys 3PAR

Round Rock-based Dell announced this morning it is in an agreement to acquired virtualized storage firm 3PAR. The deal is worth approximately $1.15 billion. 3PAR develops storage virtualization technology, used in virtualized data centers a...

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Friday, August 13, 2010

EF Johnson Buy By Francisco Partners Completes

The acquisition of Irving, Texas-based EF Johnson Technologies has completed, according to private equity fund Francisco Partners. Francisco Partners said that it paid $1.50 per share in cash for all of the outstanding shares of EF Johnson....

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

RealPage Up In IPO Debut

Carrollton, Texas-based RealPage was up in its market debut Thursday, opening at $11.00 per share, and closing at $14.53 per share by day's end. The firm traded as high as $16.41 per share during the day. RealPage had priced its 12.3M share...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

RealPage Prices IPO

Carrollton, Texas-based RealPage, a developer of property management software, priced its IPO late last night, saying that it will sell 12.3M shares of its stock at $11 per share. The IPO pricing was below the firm's last estimated range of...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Surgient Now Part of Quest Software

Austin-based Surgient, a developer of software for managing virtual environments, is now officially part of Quest Software, Quest announced Tuesday. Quest had announced its acquisition of Surgient on July 29th. Surgient was backed by Austin...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Tektronix Communications Buys Arbor Networks

Plano-based Textronix Communications, a developer of communications and networking devices, said Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arbor Networks, a developer of network security and management products for the car...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Pluck Price Tag: $56.3M

An IPO filing Friday by Demand Media, the parent firm of Austin-based social media site Pluck, has finally revealed the official price paid for Pluck in March 2008. According to Demand Media's S-1 filing, it paid $56.3M to acquire Pluck, pl...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

SoftLayer Acquired In Management Buyout

Dallas-based SoftLayer Technologies, a data center services operator, has been acquired by private equity firm GI Partners, the firms said Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. DH Capital advised SoftLayer on t...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

ACS Completes ExcellerateHRO Buy

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services announced this morning that it has completed its acquisition of ExcellerateHRO. The deal had been announced in May. ACS said the buy will help it provide capabilities in the HR areas of consulting, ...

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Quorum Business Solutions Gets Backing Of Carlyle Group, Riverstone

Houston-based Quorum Business Solutions, a provider of software and systems to the oil, gas, and renewable energy industry, said Thursday that it has received a "significant" capital investment from private equity firms The Carlyle Group an...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Surgient Acquired By Quest Software

Austin-based Surgient, which develops private cloud automation software, has been acquired by Quest Software, a major developer of enterprise IT automation software. According to Quest, which is based in Aliso Viejo, California, it expects ...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Administaff Buys Software Firm

Houston-based Administaff, a provider of outsourced human resources services, said today that it has acquired the assets and operations of Galaxy Technologies, a provider of time and attendance software. Financial terms of the buy were not ...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

GameStop Buys Kongregate

Grapevine-based videogame retailer GameStop announced today that it has acquired Kongregate, a San Francisco firm which operates an online social gaming site and community. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. GameStop said the ac...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

RealPage Sets IPO Offering Size

Carrollton, Texas-based RealPage, which develops property management software for the commercial rental market, has set the size of its IPO, saying it will offer 13.5M shares of its stock in an updated S-1. RealPage's IPO is being underwrit...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Harland Clarke Subsidiary Buys Software Firm

San Antonio-based Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., a provider of a wide range of products for the financial market, reported Thursday afternoon that its education subsidiary, Scantron Corporation, has acquired software firm Spectrum K12 Schoo...

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Friday, July 23, 2010

AT&T Sells Wayport's European Subsidiary

AT&T said today that it has completed its divestiture of Wayport Holdings A/S, the European subsidiary of Dallas-based Wayport, Inc., to Swisscom's subsidiary Hospitality Services Plus SA. The firm did not disclose financial terms of the t...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Dell Buys Ocarina Networks

Round Rock-based Dell said Monday that it is buying Ocarina Networks, a maker of storage optimization technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Ocarina develops compression and deduplication software used to reduce the amou...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

NetSpend Files For $200M IPO

Austin-based NetSpend, an issuer of prepaid debit cards, said in an S-1 filing Thursday with the SEC that it is looking to raise up to $200M in an IPO. The firm said it intends to list on the Nasdaq. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Report: IPO Activity Triples In Q2

A new report released this morning from PricewaterhouseCoopers says that U.S. IPO activity nearly tripled in the second quarter. According to PwC, IPO deals nearly tripled in the second quarter, compared to last year, with 39 IPOs raising $...

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Google Buy of ITA Creates Challenge For Travelocity

Google's acquisition of travel software firm ITA Software Thursday afternoon, in a deal worth $700M in cash, has the potential to create a major challenge for online travel booking site Travelocity, which is based in Southlake, Texas. ITA, ...

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Remote Dynamics Acquired By Telogis

Plano-based Remote Dynamics, a developer of GPS fleet management technology used in the construction and heavy lifting industry, has been acquired by Telogis, a developer of location, route planning, and fleet management software. Financial...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dell Buys Scalent

Round Rock-based Dell said Thursday afternoon that it is buying Silicon Valley firm Scalent, a developer of network virtualization, monitoring and operations software for the data center. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Acc...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Woot's First Amazon Move: Cheap Kindle

One day after Carrollton-based Woot was acquired by e-commerce giant Amazon.com, the firms booted up their first online deal involving an Amazon product, the Amazon Kindle. In a special promotion on the first day after the acquisition, Woot...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Woot Acquired By Amazon.com

Carrollton, Texas-based Woot, the online deals site, has been acquired by Amazon.com, the firm said Wednesday afternoon. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Woot, it will become an independent subsidiary of Amazon, ...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

LibreDigital Buys Product Line From HarperCollins

Austin-based LibreDigital said this morning that it has acquired the Symtio e-commerce platform from Zondervan, which is a unit of HarperCollins. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Symtio operates an online platform which allows...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Austin Ventures Buys Logistics Firm

Austin Ventures has acquired a portion of Kansas-based logistics firm, YRC Logistics, in a deal worth $37M, according to YRC Worldwide Friday. According to YRC, it is selling a portion of its YRC Logistics business to Austin Ventures, to fo...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

RipCode Acquired By RGB Networks

Austin-based RipCode, a developer of hardware appliances used for video transcoding, has been acquired by RGB Networks. RGB Networks announced the deal this morning, but did not disclose financial terms of the deal. RGB said it will incorpo...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

uShip Buys UK Firm

Austin-based uShip, which operates an online marketplace for transportation and shipping services, said today that it has acquired UK-based boxby.co.uk. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to the firm, the Boxby helps t...

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Monday, June 21, 2010

EF Johnson Increases Acquisition Price

Irving-based EF Johnson Technologies, a provider of emergency communications and messaging products, said today that it has amended a merger agreement with private equity firm Francisco Partners, where Francisco will acquire all of its outs...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Coremetrics Acquired By IBM

Web analytics firm Coremetrics, which has its roots in Austin, has been acquired by IBM, IBM announced this morning. The firm, which is now based in San Mateo, California, still maintains operations in Austin, where it was founded in 1999. ...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Administaff Buys Software Firm ExpensAble

Houston-based human resources management firm Administaff announced today that it has acquired the firm behind expense report management software ExpensAble, OneMind Connect. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Admin...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

FanForce Acquired By Tippr.com

Austin-based FanForce, the group buying startup founded by Samy Aboel-Nil, Dane Knecht, and John Whitmarsh, has been acquired by Tippr.com, a group buying firm based in Seattle. Financial terms of the acqisition were not disclosed. Accordin...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

ServerEngines, With Austin Operations, Acquired

Silicon valley firm ServerEngines, a developer of 10Gb/sec Ethernet semiconductors with significant design operations in Austin, has been acquired, according to acquiring firm Emulex. Emulex said it would pay approximately $159M, in a combi...

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Challenges Games Pricetag Includes $20.5M In Stock

The acquisition price for Austin-based Challenge Games looks to be around $20.5M in stock, based on a regulatory filing from Zynga Friday. According to the filing, Zynga issued $20,571,454 in stock in relation with what appears to be the re...

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Sigma Solutions Acquires DTS Communications

San Antonio-based Sigma Solutions, a provider of information technology services, said late Thursday that it has acquired DTS Communications, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. DTS Communicatio...

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Challenge Games Acquired By Zynga

Austin-based Challenge Games, a developer of social games and virtual goods, has been acquired by social games firm Zynga, Zynga said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zynga said it would rename Challenge Games as Zynga ...

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Friday, May 28, 2010

GENBAND Completes Nortel VoIP Business Buy

Plano-based GENBAND said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Nortel's Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business (CVAS). Financial terms of the deal have not been announced. GENBAND had said in February that it would buy th...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ACS Buys ExcellerateHRO

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services, which is a unit of Xerox, said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire ExcellerateHRO, LLP, a provider of global benefits administration and relocation services. ExcellerateHRO was ow...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

DC Electronics Acquired By Season Group

San Antonio-based DC Electronics, a provider of electronics manufacturing services, has been acquired by international electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provide Season Group. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Sea...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

CyrusOne Acquired By Cincinnati Bell For $525M

Houston-based data center operator CyrusOne is being acquired by Cincinnati Bell and ABRY Partners, in a deal worth $525M, Cincinnati Bell announced late Wednesday. According to Cincinnati Bell, the all-cash deal will make CyrusOne a wholly...

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Wintegra Files For IPO

Austin-based Wintegra filed for an IPO late Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $115M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. The firm said it is hoping to trade as "WNTG", in an IPO underwritten by Barclays Capital and Deutsche...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Austin Ventures Buys Creative Agency Exopolis

Austin-based Austin Ventures has acquired a creative agency based in Los Angeles, Exopolis, the firms announced this week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. As part of the acquisition, Exopolis said that Matt Hovis, co-founder ...

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Monday, May 3, 2010

DiCentral Buys BASE2

Houston-based DiCenteral, a developer of electronic data interchange (EDI) software, said today that it has acquired Grafton, Wisconsin-based BASE2 Corporation. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BASE2 is a fellow provider of ED...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

RealPage Files For IPO

Carrollton, Texas-based RealPage, a developer of property management software for the commercial rental market, has filed for an IPO. According to the firm's S-1, the company is looking to raised up to $150M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global M...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Convio Debuts In IPO

Austin-based Convio, a developer of software-as-a-service for managing nonprofits, debuted in its IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market Thursday morning at $9.00 a share, below its expected range of $10 to $12. The firm's stock was trading up $1....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dachis Group Buys XPLANE

Austin-based Dachis Group, the software-as-a-service firm backed by Austin Ventures, has acquired XPLANE, an information design consultancy. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Dachis Group, which is headed by former Razo...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Intrinsity Acquired By Apple

Austin-based Intrinsity, a developer of semiconductors used in Apple's new iPad device, has been acquired by Apple, according to reports. Apple reportedly paid around $121M for the firm, which had around 100 employees. Intrinsity reportedly...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Silicon Laboratories Buys Silicon Clocks

Austin-based Silicon Laboratories said today that it has acquired Silicon Clocks, a Silicon Valley firm developing microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology for timing. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Sili...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

TechRadium Buys CrimeWeb Network

Sugar Land-based TechRadium, a provider of mass notification tools, announced Thursday afternoon that it has acquired CrimeWeb Network, LLC, a provider of a web-based clearinghouse for public safety information for the law enforcement marke...

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

C$ cMoney Merges With Public Shell Bonfire Productions

Houston-based C$ cMoney, a startup focused on mobile payments, announced today that it is in a definitive merger agreements with Bonfire Productions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bonfire productions is a publicly listed, ...

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

iWave Software Buys Product Line From Enigmatec

Frisco-based iWave Software, a developer of IT process automation software, announced today that it has acquired Enigmatec's EMS Run Book Automation Suite. Financial terms of the deal wre not disclosed. iWave said the acquisition would be a...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Prolucent Buys Assets of Symbio Solutions

Dallas-based Prolucent Workforce Management, a developer of technology services to hospitals and staffing agencies, said today that it has acquired the intellectual property assets of Symbio Solutions, Inc, a developer of workforce manageme...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Excel Meridian Data Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Dallas-based Excel Meridian Data, a provider of computer data storage products, has been acquired by private equity firm Shackleton Equity Partners. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Excel Meridian Data provides SCSI, NAS, Fibr...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Iconixx Software Buys nGen Compensation, Gets Funding

Austin-based Iconixx Software said Friday that it has raised funding from private equity firm KBH Ventures, and acquired nGenera's total compensation software business unit. Financial terms of the investment and acquisition were not disclos...

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Monday, March 15, 2010

HomeAway Issues $8.2M In Acquisition

Austin-based HomeAway has issued $8.2M in equity, related to one of its recent acquisitions, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Friday. According to the filing, the firm issued $8.2M in equity as part of an acquisition which com...

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Matrix Telecom Buys Excel Telecommunications

Dallas-based Matrix Telecom, a provider of voice and data services to small and medium enterprises, said today that it is in a deal with Denham Capital, where Matrix will acquire substantially all of the customer relationships and assets of...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

AppTrigger Acquired By Metaswitch Networks

Richardson-based AppTrigger, a developer of software for the telecommunications industry, has been acquired by London-based Metaswitch Networks. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Metaswitch, it will gain access to ...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

HomeAway Buys South American Vacation Site

Austin-based HomeAway said Tuesday that it has made another acquisition, this time of a South American vacation rental site. HomeAway said it acquired Qualimídia Veiculação e Divulgação Ltda, publisher of AlugueTemporada.com.br, which opera...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Optimal Solutions Buys SAP Consulting Firm

Irving-based Optical Solutions Integration, a provider of SAP consulting services, said today that it has acquired fellow consulting firm Budgetec, LLC, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announce...

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

GENBAND Gets Approval On Nortel CVAS Buy

Plano-based GENBAND reported late Wednesday that it has received approval from bankruptcy courts in Canada and the US, to acquire Nortel's Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business (CVAS). GENBAND had said it would buy the CVAS busine...

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Worksoft Buys TestFactory

Dallas-based Worksoft said Wednesday that it has acquired TestFactory, a provider of test software used for ERP implementations using SAP. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Worksoft, the buy will bolster its domain...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

HomeAway Buys BedandBreakfast.com

Austin-based HomeAway said today that it has acquired BedAndBreakfast.com, an online site focused on bed-and-breakfast properties. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. HomeAway said the acquisition would strengthen its position...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Match.com Buys Singlesnet

Dallas-based Match.com said today that it is acquiring Singlesnet, an online dating site. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Match.com said that it is acquiring Singlesnet--despite a decline in traffic on that site--because it ...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Big Six Acquired By hi5, Leaves Austin

Austin-based Big Six, a developer of social games, has been acquired by social gaming site hi5. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. hi5, which is based in San Francisco, announced the deal Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunate...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

GENBAND To Buy Nortel VoIP Unit

Plano-based GENBAND said today that it has been selected by a court to acquire the assets of Nortel's Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business (CVAS). Financial details of the deal were not announced, however, GENBAND said that the a...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Handango Acquired By PocketGear

Los Colinas-based Handango, a developer and distributor of mobile software, has been acquired by PocketGear, a North Carolina firm which operates its own mobile marketplace. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. According...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lineage Power Buys Ohio Firm

Dallas-based Lineage Power, a developer of power rectifier and other components, is acquiring Galion, Ohio-based PECO II, a provider of engineering and on-site installation services for the communications power systems and power distributio...

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dell Buys Systems Management Firm KACE

Round Rock-based Dell said Thursday morning that the firm has agreed to buy KACE, a developer of systems management software and appliances. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. KACE develops systems management appliances and soft...

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Austin Tech Incubator Trumpets Exits

The Austin Technology Incubator is trumpeting its recent exits today, saying that four alumni companies of the incubator--Phurnace Software, Lombardi, eVapt, and Logical Information Machines--are all alumni of the incubator. Phurnace was ac...

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

FileFront Acquired By Break Media

FileFront, an online video game and news download site most recently located in Spring, Texas, has been acquired by a California web site publisher, Break Media. According to Break, it has acquired FileFront and will be bolstering the site...

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Opus Healthcare Solutions Acquired By Quality Systems

Austin-based Opus Healthcare Solutions, a developer of electronic health record and clinical management software, has been acquired by California-based Quality Systems, the firms said today. Quality Systems said it will make Opus Healthcare...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dell Buys Exanet

Round Rock-based Dell is buying Exanet, a provider of clustered storage products, in a deal worth $12.0M, according to Israeli business publication Globes. According to Globes, Exanet Ltd., which was in receivership, also has operations in ...

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Monday, February 8, 2010

ACS Acquisition By Xerox Completes

The acquisition of Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services has completed, according to acquiring firm Xerox. Xerox--which originally announced the acquisition of ACS in September--said that ACS will initially be renamed as ACS, A Xerox Co...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

MEDHOST Acquired By HealthTech Holdings

Addison-based MEDHOST, a provider of patient tracking systems for emergency rooms, was acquired this week by HealthTech Holdings, Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to HealthTech Holdings, the buy will help boos...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Black Sand Buys Patent Portfolio

Austin-based Black Sand Technologies, a developer of power amplifiers for the wireless industry, announced today that it has acquired a patent portfolio from Silicon Laboratories. The firm said the patent portfolio is related to CMOS power ...

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Monday, February 1, 2010

CompassLearning Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Austin-based educational software firm CompassLearning has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners, a private equity firm, the companies said today. The firms said that Marlin acquired CompassLearning from the Reader's Digest Association on...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SolarWinds Buys Tek-Tools

Austin-based SolarWinds, a developer of network management tools, announced this morning that it is buying Dallas-based network management software firm Tek-Tools, in a deal worth up to $42M in cash and stock. According to SolarWinds, it ac...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lombardi Acquisition Closes

IBM announced this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Austin-based Lombardi Software, a developer of business process management (BPM) software. According to IBM, Lombardi will become part of its applicatio integration softwar...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sparco Technologies Acquired By PCTEL

San Antonio-based b>Sparco Technologies, a firm which sells WLAN products and services, has been acquired by PCTEL, Inc., PCTEL announced today. Illinois-based PCTEL said it paid $2.4M for Sparco, which sells WLAN products and services such...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Powered Buys Three Social Media Firms

Austin-based Powered, a social media agency, said Monday that it has acquired three firms, all in the social media space. According to Powered, it has acquired StepChange, Drillteam, and Crayon, all social media and marketing firms. StepCha...

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Healthvision Solutions Acquired By Lawson Software

Dallas-based Healthvision, which is owned by Quovadx Holdings, has been acquired by Lawson Software, Lawson announced Thursday. According to Lawson, it will pay $160M in cash for Quovadx Holdings. Healthvision provides healthcare software i...

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

COADE Acquired By Intergraph

Houston-based COADE, a developer of plant design and engineering software, has been acquired by Intergraph, Integraph said yesterday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Intergraph said that the buy will expand its SmartPlant En...

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

BMC Buys Phurnace Software

Houston-based BMC Software said this morning that it has acquired Austin's Phurnace Software, which develops automation software for deploying and configuring Java applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to B...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Applied Mechanical Buys Holistic Test and Balance

Austin-based Applied Mechanical, a provider of outsourced technical, engineering, and project management services, announced today that it has acquired Holistic Test and Balance, based in Jacksonville, Florida. Financial details of the buy ...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

INX Buys California Firm

Houston-based INX, a provider of IP communications and data center implementation services, said today that it has acquired the operations of Sacramento, California-based Marketware Inc. Marketware is a provider of network consulting. Finan...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

GENBAND To Buy Nortel's VoIP Business

Plano-based GENBAND, a manufacturer of IP telecommunications infrastructure, announced today that the firm has entered into a deal with Nortel, to acquire "substantially all" of the assets of Nortel's Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions ...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Clearview Staffing Software Acquired

Dallas-based Clearview Staffing Software, a developer of workforce management software for recruiting and scheduling temporary staff, has been acquired. Wisconsin-based API Healthcare announced the buy on Tuesday, but did not disclose any ...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lombardi Software Acquired by IBM

IBM said Wednesday that it is buying Austin-based Lombari a developer of business process management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. IBM said that Lombari's software would complement the firm's WebSphere software. N...

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dell Sells Polish Factory

Round Rock-based Dell is continuing to pare its manufacturing operations, saying late Wednesday that it is selling its Polish Lodz manufacturing operations to Foxconn Technology Group. Dell said it would transfer current Dell employees in t...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

ACS, Xerox Settle Shareholder Suits

Xerox Corporation and Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services are reporting this morning that they have resolved claims by ACS shareholders over Xerox'x proposed acquisition of ACS. According to the two companies, the plaintiffs have with...

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Broadlane Buys Healthcare Performance Partners

Dallas-based Broadlane, which provides cost management, supply chain management, and other services to healthcare providers, said today it has acquired Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. B...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

LifeSize Acquired For $405M By Logitech

Austin-based LifeSize, a maker of high definition, video conferencing systems, has been acquired by Logitech, the firm said Tuesday. According to Logitech, it will pay $405M in cash for LifeSize. Logitech said it plans to operate LifeSize a...

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Monday, November 9, 2009

App Tech Global Acquired By Natural Nutrition

Houston-based Natural Nutrition, a manufacturer of healthcare supplements, has acquired Houston-based App Tech Global, App Tech Global said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to App Tech Global, Natural Nutriti...

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Superior Global Solutions Buys HTI Technologies

Plano-based Superior Global Softare, which is owned by healthcare outsourcing firm Superior Global Solutions, said Thursday that it has acquired the assets and business of HTI Technologies, a Georgia-based developer of medical documentation...

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

i2 Technologies Acquired By JDA Software

Dallas-based i2 Technologies, a developer of supply chain management software, is being acquired by competitor JDA Software, the firms said today. According to the companies, deal is worth $434.4M, and will create a new company with combine...

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ExxonMobil In Battery Joint Venture

Houston-based ExxonMobil Chemical affiliate TonenGeneral and Toray Industries said this morning tht the firms are in a global joint venture, to develop battery separator films for lithium ion batteries. Financial details of the joint ventur...

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Digby Buys Movaya

Austin-based Digby, a developer of mobile ecommerce applications for retailers, said today that it has acquired mobile software firm Movaya Wireless. Movaya was based in Seattle. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Digby said th...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Netstreams Acquired By ClearOne

Austin-based Netstreams, a developer of digital media networking technology, has been acquired by ClearOne, a Utah-based provider of audio conferencing products, ClearOne said Tuesday. According to ClearOne, it paid approximately $2M in cas...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rapid Reporting Acquired By Equifax

Fort Worth-based Rapid Reporting, a provider of IRS tax transcript information and social security number verification services, has been acquired by Equifax, Equifax said late Monday. Equifax said it will pay $72.5M in cash for Rapid Repor...

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dell Completes Purchase of Perot Systems Shares

Round Rock-based Dell said today that it has completed its tender offer for Perot Systems, as the firm moves closer to closing its acquisition of Perot. Dell said it will now own more than 90 percent of outstanding Perot System shares. Dell...

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Tributary Systems Buys Gresham Storage Product Line

Dallas-based Tributary Systems, a provider of high availability computing and storage products, said late last week that it has acquired the Storage Director business of Gresham Enterprise Storage. Financial details of the acquisition were ...

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Perot Systems Closes BearingPoint China Acquisition

Plano-based Perot Systems said over the weekend that it has completed its acquisition of BearingPoint Mangement Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd., the Chinese arm of BearingPoint consulting. Perot Systems did not disclose financial details of the ...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Boundless Network Links With Ohio Firm

Austin-based Boundless Network, the Austin Ventures and Silverton Partners-backed promotional products distributor, said Thursday that it has linked with Ohio-based Image Evolution, where Image Evolution's sales team will join Boundless Net...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

jNetX Acquired By Amdocs

Dallas-based jNetX, a developer of Java technology for the telecommunications industry, has been acquired by Amdocs, Amdocs said this week. The deal was worth $50M net of debt and cash. jNetX develops Java-based software for circuit switche...

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Powell Industries Buys PowerComm

Houston-based Powell Industries, a manufacturer of industrial equipment and systems for controlling electrical energy, said last night that it has acquired PowerComm, a provider of electrical and instrumentation construction and maintenance...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FMC Technologies Complets MPM Buy

Houston-based FMC Technologies, a provider of engineering design services for the oil and gas industry, announced Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Multi Phas meters (MPM), based in Stvanger, Norway. Financial terms of the bu...

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Monday, October 19, 2009

BMC Buys IT Discovery Firm

Houston-based BMC Software has acquired a developer of IT discovery solutions, Tideway Systems Limited. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to BMC, the acquisition will enhance its Business Service Management platform. ...

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Friday, October 16, 2009

HomeAway Investor Sells Stake

American Capital Ltd., an investor in Austin-based HomeAway, has sold its stake in the the firm, it said Thursday. American Capital said it received $15M in proceeds from its sale, gaining $4M from selling its stake to other, existing HomeA...

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Perot Systems Buys BearingPoint China Consulting

Plano-based Perot Systems is acquiring BearingPoint's chinese consulting arm, BearingPoint Mangement Consulting (Shangai) Ltd., the firm said Sunday evening. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. according to Perot Systems, the acq...

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

AT&T Buys VeriSign Security Consulting Business

Dallas-based AT&T has made another buy this week, saying today that it has acquired VeriSign's global security consulting business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. VeriSign's Global Security Consulting Services business prov...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

AT&T Buys Plusmo

Dallas-based telecom carrier AT&T announced today that it has acquired a Silicon Valley developer of mobile applications and widgets, Plusmo. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Plusmo's software helps developers build mobile so...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FiveRuns Acquired By Workthink

Austin-based FiveRuns, a developer of Ruby on Rails analysis and development tools, has been acquired by Workthink, according to a notice on the firm's web site. No details on the acquisition have been announced. In addition to the acquisit...

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Affiliated Computer Services Acquired by Xerox In $6.4 Billion Deal

In a major deal, Xerox, a developer of copiers and other related document management technology said today that it is acquiring Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services is a deal worth $63.11 per share, or $6.4 billion. According to Xerox ...

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

BAF Technologies Acquired By Clean Energy Fuels

Dallas-based BAF Technologies, which converts vehicles to run on natural gas, has been acquired. According to California-based Clean Energy Fuels, it will pay $8.3M, plus earnout, to acquire BAF. Around $3.8M of the purchase price will go t...

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Dell Buys Perot Systems In $3.9 Billion Deal

Round Rock-based Dell and Plano-based Perot Systems announced today that they are in an agreement where Dell will buy Perot for $3.9 billion. According to the two companies, they believe the acquisition will help the companies provide a bro...

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Monday, September 14, 2009

NetQOS Acquired By CA For $200M

Austin-based NetQOS, a developer of network performance management software, has been acquired by computing software firm CA, in a deal worth $200M. According to CA, it will pay $200M in cash for NetQOS, whose tools are used by enterprises ...

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

FMC Technologies Acquires Direct Drive Systems

Houston-based FMC Technologies reported yesterday that it has acquired Direct Drive Systems, a California-based maker of high performance motors and bearings for the oil and gas industry. The deal is worth $120M. Direct Drive's products are...

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Boundless Network Buys Another Firm

Austin-based Boundless Network, the promotional products firm backed by Austin Ventures and Silverton Partners, is continuing its acquisition roll, saying earlier this week that it acquired Virginia-based distributor PromoCorp. Financial te...

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Austin Ventures' Dachis Buys Social Media Firm

Dachis Group, the rollup firm backed by Austin Ventures, said today that it has acquired London-based Headshift, a provider of social media consulting. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Dachis Group is headed by Jeffrey...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Lockheed Martin Buys Gyrocam

Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control unit, which has major operations in Dallas, said Monday that it completes its acquisition of Gyrocam Systems LLC, a Florida manufacturer of gyrostabilized optical surveillance systems for the U.S....

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Travelocity Buys Indian Hotel Site

Southlake-based Travelocity, the online travel site owned by Sabre, said this morning that it has acquired Travelguru, an online hotel booking and travel site based in India. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Travelocit...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

RenewData Buys Digital Mandate, Gets Funding

Austin's RenewData, which develops electronic discovery and archiving software, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Digital Mandate, a developer of document review software used in eDiscovery processes. Financial terms of the deal were...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TAKE Supply Chain Buys Another Firm

Austin-based TAKE Supply Chain, which was formerly ClearOrbit, is on an acquisition roll this week, saying today that it has acquired the product division of El Paso-based PSI Software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced....

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Monday, August 10, 2009

TAKE Supply Chain Acquires Software Firm

Austin-based TAKE Supply Chain said today that it has acquired the product division of California-based EntComm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. TAKE Supply Chain--which until recently, was ClearOrbit--said that EntCo...

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Monday, August 10, 2009

BMC Buys Middleware Firm

Houston-based BMC Software said this morning that it has acquired a developer of middleware software tools, MQSoftware, to help expand its Business Service Management platform. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. MQSoftware, whic...

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Versata Buys Everest Software

Austin-based Versata has acquired Everest Software, a developer of business operations software for small and mid-sized companies. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Everest will become a standalone entity under Versata after th...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

BorderWare Technologies Acquired By WatchGuard

Canadian email and web security firm BorderWare Technologies, whose U.S. headquarters are located in Irving, Texas, has been acquired by WatchGuard Technologies. WatchGuard, which manufactures security appliances, said that BorderWare has 9...

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Pervasive Software Completes ChanneLinx Buy

Austin-based Pervasive Software has completed its acquisition of South Carolina-based ChanneLinx, the firm said this morning. The deal was worth approximately $2.6M in cash. ChanneLinx is a developer of web data interchange technology....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Entrust Completes Merger, Goes Private

Dallas-based Entrust reported Tuesday afternoon that the firm has received approval from its stockholders on its deal with private equity firm Thoma Bravo, and completed its merger. The deal was worth $2.00 in cash per share of Entrust comm...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Borland Gets Approval On Micro Focus Merger

Austin-based Borland Software reported Wednesday afternoon that the firm has received stockholder approval for the firm's merger with Micro Focus international plc. Borland said that approximately 65% of the shares of its common stock outst...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

QuickArrow Acquired By NetSuite

Austin-based QuickArrow, a developer of professional services automation software, has been acquired by NetSuite, NetSuite said late Wednesday. NetSuite said it will pay $20M in cash for QuickArrow, and make it a part of its openAir busines...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pervasive Software Buys South Carolina Firm

Austin-based Pervasive Software, which develops software used for data management and integration, said Tuesday afternoon that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Greenville, South Carolina-based ChanneLinx. Pervasive said...

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Monday, July 20, 2009

INX Buys North Carolina Firm

Houston-based INX, which provides data center and network infrastructure services, announced Monday that it has acquired Raleigh, North Carolina-based AdvancedNetworX, which provides network consulting. The deal was worth approximately $395...

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Reddwerks Buys Software Firm

Austin-based Reddwerks Corporation, which develops software for warehouse management, disclosed today that it has acquired Atlanta-based SeayCo, a developer of advanced warehouse control systems and related software. Financial terms of the ...

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Dell Sells Tennessee Operations

Round Rock-based Dell reported Thursday afternoon that the firm has sold its North American remanufacturing operations, which is based in Lebanon, Tenn., to third party logistics provider GENCO Supply Chain Solutions. Financial terms of th...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Inquisite Acquired By Utah Firm

Austin-based Inquisite, which develops online survey software for Fortune 500 companies, has been acquired by a Utah firm. Salt Lake City-based Allegiance, a developer of customer and employee feedback software, said today that it has acqui...

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Microtune To Buy Chinese Firm

Plano-based Microtune said Friday morning that the firm has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shanghai-based Auvitek International, a developer of digital TV demodulator circuits for the HDTV and related markets. The deal is worth ap...

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Entrust Reports Increased Acquisition Offer From Thoma Bravo

Dallas-based Entrust disclosed today that the firm has amended its merger agreement with private equity firm Thoma Bravo, increasing the price being paid for the firm from $1.85 per share, to $2.00 per share in cash, or approximately $124M....

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vignette Acquisition Clears Regulatory Hurdle

The acquisition of Austin-based Vignette by Open Text has cleared a regulatory hurdle, the firms said last night, when the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) said that there were no national security concerns with ...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Match.com Buys Online Dating Provider

Dallas-based Match.com, which is owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp., said Tuesday that it has acquired People Media, a Los Angeles-based operator of a network of online dating sites. Match.com said it will pay $80M in cash for People Media, whic...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

id Software's Price Tag: $105M

Mesquite, Texas-based id Software, which was acquired by ZeniMax Media on June 24th, was sold for $105M, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. id Software is the maker of the popular DOOM and Quake first person shooter games...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

ACS Buys Pharmacy Business

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services said Wednesday that the firm has acquired Pharm/DUR Inc., a provider of pharmacy audit and verification servies. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ACS said that Pharm/DUR had r...

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

ULURU Abandons Acquisition Efforts

Addison-based specialty pharmaceutical firm ULURU announced Wednesday that it has abandoned its plans to acquire an English skin care company. On April 6, ULURU reported that it had tendered a non-binding offer letter to purchase York Pharm...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

id Software Acquired By ZeniMax Media

Mesquite, Texas-based id Software, maker of the popular DOOM, Quake, and other first person shooter games, has been acquired by a Maryland firm. According to ZeniMax Media, which is the parent firm of Bethesda Softworks, it has acquired id ...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

BearingPoint Sells Commercial Services Business

Management and technology consulting firm BearingPoint announced Tuesday that it has sold its North America Commercial Services business--based in Dallas-- to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. According to Dallas-based BearingPoint, Pricewaterhou...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Teres Solutions' Parent Buys Software Firm

CRIF, an Italian firm which is the parent company of Austin-based Teres Solutions, announced this morning that it has acquired FLS Services, a provider of indirect lending software to financial institutions. Financial terms of the acquisiti...

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Friday, June 12, 2009

ACS Completes Anix Acquisition

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Anix, a United Kingdom-based IT consultancy. The deal was worth $51M, and was previously announced on May 26th. According to ACS, the acquisition...

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Entrust Details Acquisition Process, Reaffirms Thoma Bravo Deal

Dallas-based Entrust has released a detailed breakdown of the firm's efforts to find alternative buyers for the firm, which has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. According to Entrust, a supplier of secure web certifi...

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Zix Looks To Sell e-Prescribing Business

Dallas-based Zix, which operates both an email encryption and e-prescribing service, said Thursday that it has hired investment banking firm Allen & Company LLC, to investigate "strategic alternaties for maximixing value" of its e-Prescribi...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TPG Takes Stake In CMOS Imaging Firm

Fort Worth-based private equity firm Texas Pacific Group has taken a controlling interest in a unit of computer memory manufacturer Micron Technology, Micron said this week. According to Micron, it is spinning out San Jose, California-based...

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Austin Ventures Commits $50M For Brazos Software

Austin Ventures is committing $50M in funding to create a new software firm, which the company is calling Brazos Software Corporation. According to Austin Ventures, the new venture will concentrate on "acquiring and strategically expanding"...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Entrust Passes Merger Milestone

Dallas-based Entrust reported Wednesday that the waiting period for the acquisition of the firm by private equity firm Thoma, Bravo LLC, has expired under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The waiting period, is mand...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ACS to Buy U.K.-based Anix for $50M

Affiliated Computer Services announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire Anix, a U.K.-based IT services and infrastructure solutions provider currently owned by Xploite PLC. Dallas-based ACS said it will pay some $50 million in cash for ...

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Friday, May 15, 2009

MedServe Acquired By Stericycle

Houston-based MedServe, a venture backed service provider which collects, transports, treats, and disposes of medical waste and hazardous waste, said Thursday it has agreed to be acquired by Stericycle, Inc. for $185M in cash. MedServe is o...

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

TI Buys Luminary Micro

Dallas-based electronics and semiconductor manufacturer Texas Instruments announced Thursday that it has acquired Austin-based microcontroller supplier Luminary Micro. Financial terms of the deal, which closed Thursday, were not disclosed. ...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vignette Acquired By OpenText

Austin-based Vignette, a developer of web content management software, has been acquired by Open Text in a deal worth approximately $310M. According to Open Text, it will pay $8.00 in cash plus 0.1447 of Open Text common shares for every Vi...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Borland Acquired By Micro Focus For $75M

Austin-based software applications developer Borland Software announced Wednesday that it has agreed to be acquired by Micro Focus International PLC for a total of $75 million in cash. Borland explained that, per a definitive agreement, Mic...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Visual Numerics Acquired By Rogue Wave Software

Houston-based Visual Numerics, a developer of data analytics and visualization software, has been acquired by Rogue Wave Software. Rogue Wave did not disclose financial details of the buy. Visual Numerics develops IMSL Numerical Libraries,...

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Commerciant Acquired By San Francisco Firm

Houston-based Commerciant, a provider of mobile payment processing hardware and related technology, has been acquired. According to San Francisco-based BankServ, it has acuqired the assets of Commerciant, including patents in the mobile pay...

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Westec Acquires Atlanta Surveillance Firm

Dallas-based Westec Intelligent Surveillance, which providers remote video security monitoring, said today that it has purchased Vyne Industries, an Atlanta-based video surveillance and monitoring company. Financial terms of the buy were no...

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Amazon Buys Stanza

Ecommerce giant Amazon.com has acquired Lexcycle, maker of the mobile iPhone book reader software Stanza. Stanza, which has offices in Austin as well as Portland, Oregon, said Monday that Amazon.com had acquired the firm. Neither firm provi...

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Trilogy Rejected In Autobytel Buyout Offer

Austin-based Trilogy has been rebuffed in an offer to buy out automotive leads and web information provider Autobytel, according to a letter released by Autobytel's board this afternoon. According to the letter, Autobytel's board is rejecti...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Structure Group to Sell Software Suite to Atlanta Firm

Asset management applications publisher Ventyx announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire the software assets of Houston-based The Structure Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1998, The Structure Group de...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Trilogy Looks To Buy Autobytel

Austin-based Trilogy Enterprises, a provider of business services to the automotive industry, announced Tuesday that its wholly owned-subsidiary, Infield Acquisition, is looking to acquire Autobytel. Autobytel is a California firm which ope...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Securityworks Acquired By Arizona Firm

An out-of-state security software maker has agreed to acquire Securityworks, a Dallas-based publisher of compliance and risk management applications, the purchasing company announced Monday. Financial terms of the transaction were not discl...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Diamond IT Acquires Trinsic Solutions, Changes Name

Diamond IT Services announced Tuesday that it has acquired Trinsic Solutions, an Austin-based provider of information technology support services. In a related move, Diamond IT, which also provides managed IT services, said it has formally ...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Entrust Goes Private In $114M Deal

Dallas-based network security company Entrust announced this morning that it has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo LLC, a private equity investment firm. According to Entrust, its shareholders will receive $1.85 in cash f...

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

ESP Solutions Group Sells Unit

Austin-based ESP Solutions Group, a developer of products for the K-12 education market, has sold National Transcript Center (NTC), the firm's unit for electronic transcript and student record exchange services, to publisher Pearson. Financ...

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tidal Software Acquired By Cisco

Tidal Software, a maker of enterprise application management and automation software, has been acquired by Cisco for $105M in cash plus retention incentives. Networking giant Cisco Corp. announced the buy this morning, saying that Tidal--wh...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Boundless Network Buys Merchandise Distributor

Austin-based Boundless Network, a venture-backed promotional products firm, said Tuesday that it has acquired Venture Marketing, a branded merchandise distributor. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Boundless Networ...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

IdentiPHI Acquired By Imprivata

Austin-based IdentiPHI has been acquired by a Lexington, Mass.-based software firm, Imprivata. According to Imprivata, it acquired IdentiPHI in an asset deal, covering IdentiPHI's SAFsolution product line, intellectual property and biometri...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ACS Acquires Caribbean Customer Services Firm

Dallas-based business process outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services announced Tuesday that it has finalized its $85 million purchase of e-Services Group International. On Monday, March 16, ACS revealed that it was negotiating a poss...

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Alliance Tech Acquires nTAG

Austin-based Alliance Tech, a provider of RFID-enabled name badges for the conference business, said this morning that it has acquired nTAG, a developer of social networking software for conferences and events. Financial terms of the acquis...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ACS Mulls Acquisition

Dallas-based Business process outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services announced Monday that it is negotiating a possible purchase of Caribbean-based e-Services Group International. Since no agreement has been signed, specific details ...

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

C I Host Sells Shared Web Hosting Accounts to X7

Irving-based C I Host announced Thursday that it has sold its Web hosting business to X7 Hosting, a Web services provider operated by Hostopia.com Inc. and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Financial terms of the transaction were not d...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tyler Technologies Acquires PulseMark

Tyler Technologies, a Dallas-based provider of information management services to local governments, announced Tuesday that it has acquired PulseMark LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in St. Louis, Pu...

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Sage Compliance Services Sold

Dallas-based Sage Compliance Services, a business unit of The Sage Group plc, has been sold to Florida-based Empower. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. Sage Compliance Services provides tax compliance services to firms using...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Extreme Technologies Acquires Local IT Competitor

Houston-based IT services firm Extreme Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday that it has acquired the operating assets of Talcomp Management Services Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in th...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Campusware Merges with SchoolNet

San Antonio-based grading software publisher Campusware has merged with education technology firm SchoolNet Inc., SchoolNet announced Tuesday. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. According to SchoolNet, the strategic merger will al...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Versata Buys Alterpoint

Austin-based Versata Enterprises, a developer of enterprise software, announced this morning that it has acquired fellow Austin-based software developer Alterpoint. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Versata said that Al...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mirage Networks Acquired By Trustwave

Austin-based Mirage Networks has been acquired by Trustwave, a provider of information security and payment card industry software, TrustWave said Tuesday. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. According to Trustwave, it will mak...

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Texas Instruments Buys CICLON Semiconductor

Dallas-based Texas Instruments reported Wednesday that it has acquired CICLON Semiconductor Device Corporation, a developer of high frequency power management semiconductors. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. CICLON is ...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Boundless Network Acquires Dallas-based Distributor

Venture-backed, promotional marketing firm Boundless Network announced Tuesday that it has acquired Corporate Specialties, a Dallas-based distributor of branded promotional merchandise. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed....

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Friday, February 6, 2009

ROUND2 Buys Plastics Recycler

Austin-based ROUND2, a provider of electronics recycling services for corporate and municipal clients, has made another acquisition, saying Thursday that it has acquired PolymerCycle LLC, a national processor and reseller of plastics. Finan...

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

HomeAway Buys Homelidays

Austin-based HomeAway, which operates an online vacation rental marketplace, said Wednesday that it has acquired Homelidays SAS, a Paris-based operator of Homelidays.com, a for-rent-by-owner, vacation rental site. Financial terms of the acq...

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Monday, February 2, 2009

ApartmentHomeLiving.com Acquired By Apartments.com

Austin-based Apartment Home Living, an apartment community website focused on renters, has been acquired by Apartments.com, Apartments.com said Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Chicago-based Apartments.com said...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Petris Buys Two Firms

Houston-based Petris, a provider of data and software for the oil and gas industry, said Thursday that it has acquired two companies. Petris said it has purchased ZEH Software, which develops software for managing 2D and 3D seismic surveys;...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ROUND2 Acquires CRT Recycler Monitex

ROUND2 Inc., a provider of recycling services for domestic corporate and municipal clients, announced Monday that it has acquired Monitex LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Grand Prairie and founded...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Dell Buys IT Consulting Firm

Round Rock-based Dell said late Friday that it has acquired Allin, a Pittsburgh-based provider of Microsoft consulting services. According to Dell, it will pay $12M in stock for Allin, which as approximately 100 employees. Dell will make al...

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tex-Link Communications Acquired By California Firm

Pac-West Telecomm Inc., a wholesale provider of advanced telecommunications services, announced today that it has acquired Tex-Link Communications Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. By acquiring Tex-Link—a voice and...

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stratus Telecommunications Acquires Telecom Business

Allen, Texas-based Stratus Telecommunications announced Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired the ENTICE telecommunications business owned by Stratus Technologies, Inc. of Massachusetts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Str...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

SolarWinds Buys Assets Of New Zealand Firm

Austin-based SolarWinds, which develops network management software, said Monday that it has acquired the technology products of New Zealand's Kiwi Enterprises. Kiwi is a developer of tools used by network engineers to manage syslog message...

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Monday, January 5, 2009

JourneyEd Acquires Academic Superstore

Dallas-based Journey Education Marketing Inc., a multi-channel marketer of education software, announced Monday that it has acquired Academic Superstore LLP, an Austin-based online retailer of learning-focused applications. Financial terms ...

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ACS Buys Argentina Firm

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services said last week that it has acquired Grupo Multivoice, an Argentina firm which provides business process outsourcing. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Grupo Multivoice has approximately...

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Austin Ventures Acquires Publisher

Austin Ventures said this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Asset International, a publisher of financial information, and appointed a new CEO for the firm. According to Austin Ventures, it has named Jim Casella a...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Zilker Labs Acquired by Intersil

Austin-based Zilker Labs, a manufacturer of power conversion semiconductors, has been acquired by Intersil, Intersil said Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Intersil, the merger has been approved by the bo...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sabre Holdings Acquires EB2 International

Southlake, Texas-based Sabre Holdings Corp., operators of Travelocity.com and other travel-oriented Web sites and services, announced Thursday that it has acquired EB2 International Ltd. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ceterus Networks Acquired By Competitor

Richardson, Texas-based Ceterus Networks, a manufacturer of telecommunications hardware, has been acquired by a competitor, Overture Networks. Terms of the deal, which Overture announced Tuesday, were not disclosed. Overture said the absorp...

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Friday, December 12, 2008

AT&T Completes Wayport Buy

Dallas-based AT&T said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Wayport, Inc. Wayport, a provider of wireless access points and public Internet access, will boost AT&T's domestic hotspot count to 20,000 locations, and international l...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Architel Completes SevenLayer Acquisition

Dallas-based Architel said today that it has completed its acquisition of SevenLayer (formerly Atlas Technology Group), an enterprise application support firm based in Seattle, Washington. Architel had originally announced the deal in Novem...

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Monday, December 8, 2008

INX Completes VocalMash Buy

Houston-based INX Inc. announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of VocalMash. INX said the deal, which closed on Thursday, was structured as an asset purchase of VocalMash's operations. According to INX, it tendered 60,000 sha...

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

10-K Wizard Acquired By Morningstar

Dallas-based 10-K Wizard, a provider of tools for browsing and finding SEC filings, has been acquired by Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc., in a deal worth $12.5M. 10-K Wizard provides SEC EDGAR filing research and alert services, and was fou...

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Boundless Network Acquires Custom Solutions

Austin-based Boundless Network, a venture backed distributor of custom branded products, said Wednesday that it has acquired Custom Solutions, a Texas-based distributor. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Bo...

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

i2 Abandons JDA Merger

Dallas-based i2 Technologies said today that the firm has abandoned its efforts to merge with JDA Software Group, and a related merger with Iceberg Acquisition Corp. Reason for the termination of the merger was not disclosed. i2 said that i...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Lineage Power Wraps up Cherokee Acquisition

Dallas-based Lineage Power Holdings Inc., a producer of power conversion equipment, announced Monday that it has finalized its acquisition of power supply manufacturer Cherokee International. The $105 million deal, first reported Sept. 25, ...

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Friday, November 21, 2008

XPEL Sells ArmourfendCAD

San Antonio-based XPEL said Friday that it has sold its ArmourfendCAD subsidiary, which is based in El Dorado Hills, California, to the firm's founder and CEO, Robert Jackson. According to XPEL, the move was made to allow the firm to focus ...

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Monday, November 17, 2008

nGenera Sells Talisma Assets

Business intelligence software firm nGenera has sold some of the assets of Talisma Corporation, which it acquired in May, to a Florida Firm, Campus Management Corp. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Campus Management Corp. sai...

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wayport Acquired By AT&T

Austin-based Wayport, a provider of Wi-Fi hotspots and networking services, has been acquired by AT&T, AT&T said this morning. According to AT&T, it will pay approximately $275M in cash for Wayport, adding nearly 20,000 domestic hotspots a...

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Monday, November 3, 2008

The Data Center Acquired By Fiserv

The Data Center, a Grapevine, Texas-based provider of consulting services for the banking industry, has been acquired. According to Wisconsin-based Fiserv, it acquired The Data Center from Compass Bank. Financial terms were not disclosed. T...

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Alereon Buys Wireless USB Team

Austin-based Alereon, a developer of ultra-wideband semiconductors for the Wireless USB and WiMedia market, said today that it has acquired certain Wireless USB assets and a development team from Stonestreet One. Financial terms of the deal...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rackspace Buys Two Firms

Austin-based web hosting provider RackSpace said today that it has agreed to acquire two firms, Jungle Disk and Slicehost. According to RackSpace, it is acquiring Slicehost for its virtual server hosting services, and Jungle Disk for its cl...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

NetEffect Acquired by Intel

Austin-based NetEffect, a developer of iWARP capable Ethernet adapters, has been acquired by Intel, Intel said late Wednesday morning. Intel said it would pay $8M for the assets of NetEffect, and also hire 30 of the firm's employees, mostly...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gamecock Media Group Acquired by SouthPeak

Austin-based Gamecock Media Group, a video game publisher, has been acquired by Virginia-based SouthPeak Interactive Corporation, SouthPeak said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Gamecock Media Group was founded ...

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Ublip Acquired By Numerex

Dallas-based Ublip, a developer of machine-to-machine software and services, has been acquired by Atlanta-based Numerex, Numerex said Friday. Numerex said it will pay 400,000 shares of restricted Numerex Class A stock and approximately $300...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Freescale Completes Intoto Buy

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor has completed its acquisition of software firm Intoto, the firm said late Wednesday. Freescale, which originally announced the purchase in Septemebr, said that Intoto's former CEO, Sathyan Iyengar, becom...

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Motive Acquisition Completes

Alcatel-Lucent's acquisition of Austin-based Motive,Inc. has completed, Alcatel-Lucent said Tuesday. Motive, which makes remote management software for the broadband market, was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent for $67.8M in cash. The deal was or...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

AMD Spins Off Foundry Business

AMD said this morning that the firm is spinning off its foundry business, including operations and employees in Austin, as part of a new company called The Foundry Group. According to Sunnyvale, California-based AMD, the new company will fo...

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Friday, October 3, 2008

DG FastChannel Completes Enliven Buy

Dallas-based DG FastChannel said Thursday afternoon that it has completed its buy of Enliven Marketing Technologies and appointed executives at the firm. According to DG FastChannel, its $71M buy makes Enliven's Unicast and Springbox indepe...

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Freescale Looks To Sell Cellular Handset Business

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said late Thursday that it is looking to "explore strategic options" for the firm's cellular handset chipset products business, and intends to sell the unit or enter a joint venture in the coming months....

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

TTI Buys French Distributor

Fort Worth-based TTI, a distributor of passive, interconnect, and discrete components for the electronics industry, said Wednesday afternoon that the firm has acquired a French distributor, Mateleco Group. Financial terms of the acquisition...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

GameStop to Enter French Market with $700M Buy

Grapevine, Texas-based GameStop announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire fellow video game retailer Micromania from a European private equity fund for $700 million in cash. GameStop, which claims to be the world's largest video gam...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lineage Power Buys Power Supply Maker

Dallas-based Lineage Power, a manufacturer of AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies, has acquired a fellow power supply manufacturer, Cherokee International, in a $105M deal. According to the firms, Lineage Power Holdings will pay $3.20 per share ...

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Media Recovery Buys Storage Reseller

Dallas, Texas-based Media Recovery, a provider of data center products and services, said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired a storage reseller based in Seattle, Washington. Media Recovery said it purchased ISSI Data, which provides i...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

RadioTime Acquires RadioSherpa

Dallas-based Internet radio tuner RadioTime Inc. announced Wednesday that it has acquired RadioSherpa, a provider of real-time program guides for HD Radio stations in New York City, Boston and San Francisco. Terms of the deal were not discl...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

DFB Pharma Shops Coria Labs to Valeant for $95M

DFB Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Wednesday that it has sold its dermatology division, Coria Laboratories Ltd., to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Fort Worth-based DFB said that, under the terms of the agreement, Valeant will purcha...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Freescale Buys Intoto

Austin-based Freescale Semiconductor said Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Intoto, a developer of software for networking and communications equipment manufacturer. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Worksoft Buys Test Software Firm

Dallas-based Worksoft said Tuesday that it has acquired Test Factory, a provider of load and stress testing software for SAP products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Test Factory's products are used to test and optim...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

HP Cuts 24,600 Jobs In EDS Integration

Hewlett Packard is cutting 24,000 employees from the firm, as part of its $13.9 billion acquisition of EDS, a spokesperson for the firm said Monday afternoon. According to HP, it will cut the jobs as part a restructuring of the firm. HP sa...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sabre Buys Flight Explorer

Southlake, Texas-based Sabre Holdings said Thursday that it has acquired Flight Explorer, a provider of real-time tracking and reporting on aircraft. Financial terms fo the acquisition were not disclosed. Virginia-based Flight Explorer's fl...

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Intervoice Acquisition Closes

Convergys Corporation said Thursday that the firm has closed its acquisition of Dallas-based Intervoice, a publisher of interactive voice response software. The deal was worth $335M in cash, or $8.25 per share. Convergys said it would buy I...

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Friday, September 5, 2008

DG FastChannel, Enliven Reduce Acquisition Price

Dallas-based DG FastChannel has reduced the acquisition price of Enliven Marketing Technologies to approximately $80M, the firms said, in an amended merger agreement. Reason for the reduced price was not announced; the firms had originally ...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Planview Shops MPM Division to Deltek

Austin-based portfolio management software publisher Planview announced Tuesday that it has sold the bulk of its Micro-Frame Program Manager division to Deltek Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Planview said divesting its MPM produ...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

IRM Corp. Acquired By Software Firm

Dallas-based IRM Corp. has officially been acquired by AFS Technologies Inc. of Phoenix, AFS announced Tuesday. IRM publishes business intelligence, forecasting and trade promotion management software-as-a-service applications for manufactu...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

GENBAND Shops VoIP Server Platform to BroadSoft

Texas-based GENBAND has sold its VoIP-related software line to BroadSoft, a publisher of voice-over-Internet protocol applications for the telecommunications industry, BroadSoft announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal, which includes GENBAND...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

EDS Officially Becomes Business Group of HP

Computer consulting and manufacturing giant Hewlett-Packard announced Tuesday that its record-setting acquisition of Texas-based Electronic Data Systems Corp. is official. HP said the $13.9 billion deal—first reported on May 13—represents t...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

SAT Corporation Acquired By Wonderware

Houston-based SAT Corporationa developer of software for managing workflow and tasks in plant operations, has been acquired by Wonderware, a developer of process automation and related tools. Wonderware announced the deal late Wednesday eve...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Austin Ventures Buys Delta Rigging & Tools

Austin-based venture capital firm Austin Ventures said Tuesday that it has acquired Delta Rigging & Tools. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Delta Rigging & Tools, which is based in Lake Jackson, provides lifting equipment, in...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

i2 Technologies Acquired In $346M Deal

Dallas-based supply chain applications publisher i2 Technologies Inc. has agreed to be acquired by competitor JDA Software Group Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz., for some $346 million in cash, JDA announced Monday. Dr. Pallab Chatterjee, i2's chi...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

U.K. Telecom Acquires Majority Stake in MeshLinx

A U.K.-based telecommunications firm has acquired a controlling stake in MeshLinx Wireless Inc., a Richardson, Texas-based provider of Wi-Max and Wi-Fi network solutions. ROK Mobile International, which is headquartered in Wolverhampton, En...

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Friday, August 1, 2008

EDS, HP Seal Deal

Plano-based EDS said Thursday afternoon that its stockholders have approved its merger with the Hewlett-Packard Company. According to the firm, 98.8 percent of the EDS common stock voting on the proposal were in favor of the merger, which w...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Silicon Labs Buys Integration Associates for $80M

Austin, Texas-based semiconductor manufacturer Silicon Laboratories Inc. announced Wednesday that it has concluded its acquisition of fabless semiconductor producer Integration Associates Inc. The deal, Silicon Labs said, is worth some $80 ...

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Monday, July 28, 2008

D2Audio Acquired By Intersil

Austin-based D2Audio, a developer of digital amplifier ICs, has been acquired by Intersil Corporation. Intersil did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Intersil announced the acquisition late Monday, saying it will use the acquisition...

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Raytheon Acquires Telemus Solutions Inc.

Defense contractor Raytheon Co. announced Monday that it has acquired Telemus Solutions Inc., a provider of information security, intelligence and technical services to federal agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Falls ...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Site Controls Acquires Assets of Excel Energy Technologies

Site Controls, an Austin, Texas-based publisher of energy management software, announced Thursday that it has acquired assets from fellow energy management applications developer Excel Energy Technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclos...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

jkOnTheRun Acquired By GigaOM

jkOnTheRun, an online blog focused on mobile gadgets, has been acquired by blog publisher Giga Omni Media, GigaOM said late Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. jkOnTheRun was started by Houston, Texas-based James Kendri...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

MPV Acquires Massachusetts-Based TeraHealth

Medical Present Value Inc., an Austin, Texas-based publisher of payment-processing software for the health care industry, announced today that it has acquired TeraHealth, a developer of insurance and benefits verification applications for p...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Healthvision to Acquire MediSolution Division

Dallas-based Healthvision, a provider of software and services for the health care industry, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to purchase the majority of the assets of MediSolution's Healthcare Products & Services division. Terms of t...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Intervoice Acquired By Convergys

Convergys Corp., a provider of phone-based customer service solutions, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Intervoice Inc. for $335 million in cash. Headquartered in Dallas, Intervoice publishes interactive software for the vo...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Entorian to Pay $34.2M for PC Maker Augmentix

Entorian Technologies Inc., a provider of semiconductor-packaging and chip-stacking products, announced Monday that it has acquired Augmentix Corp., a manufacturer of mobile computers and servers for use in rugged environments. Entorian sai...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

GOZIRRA Acquires OG2

Dallas-based IT consulting firm GOZIRRA said today that it has acquired OG2, Inc., a fellow Dallas-based technology services firm, in a deal of undisclosed size. Both firms provide IT services to small and medium sized businesses. According...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

GW Equity Shops Carpathia Hosting to Spire Capital

Dallas-based private investment advisory firm GW Equity announced Monday that it has sold client Carpathia Hosting Inc. to Spire Capital Partners LP of New York. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2000, Spire Capital is...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ION to Acquire ARAM Systems Ltd. For $346M

Houston-based ION Geophysical Corp., a provider of geophysical technology and services for the oil and gas industry, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of ARAM Systems Ltd., a supplier of cable-b...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ULURU to Acquire Bio Med Sciences for $10M

Addison, Texas-based biomedical research firm ULURU Inc. announced Wednesday that it has agreed to purchase Bio Med Sciences Inc. for $10 million. Bio Med is a privately held company specializing in the development of wound care, burn care ...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Freescale Sells Unit

Austin-based Freescale has sold its SigmaTel, multi-function printer imaging lines to semiconductor firm Conexant, Conexant announced today. According to Conexant, it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Freescale's SigmaTel multi-f...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

ROME Corporation Acquired By Triple Point Technology

Houston-based ROME Corporation, a provider of enterprise credit risk management software, has been acquired by Triple Point Technology, a Connecticut-based provider of energy and commodity risk management software. Financial terms of the de...

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Monday, July 7, 2008

DuraTherm Acquired By Cleantech Funds

Texas City-based DuraTherm, a provider of petroleum and metal recycling, has been acquired by two clean technology venture capital firms, those firms said today. Masdar Clean Tech Fund and Virgin Green Fund said they have acquired DuraTherm...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

GameStop to Buy New Zealand Video Game Chain

Video game and entertainment software retailer GameStop Corp. announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire New Zealand's largest independent gaming retailer, The Gamesman. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. GameStop said t...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Blockbuster Withdraws Circuit City Proposal

Dallas-based movie rental chain Blockbuster Inc. announced Tuesday that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire troubled electronics retailer Circuit City. Citing market conditions and data gathered during the initial due diligence process...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Teres Solutions Acquired By Italian Firm

Austin-based Teres Solutions, a provider of software used by credit unions and other financial institutions, said today that it has been acquired by Bologna, Italy-based CRIF. CRIF is a provider of credit services worldwide. Financial terms...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Scalable Buys Attachmate's WinINSTALL Line

Scalable Software Ltd., a publisher of IT asset lifecycle management applications headquartered near Houston, announced Monday that it has acquired the WinINSTALL desktop management product line from Seattle-based Attachmate. Terms of the d...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

HP Gets Antitrust Approval On EDS Acquisition

HP's acquisition of Plano, Texas-based IT consulting provider EDS has received approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, HP disclosed this morning. HP said that the waiting period under the antitrust act has e...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Silicon Labs to Buy Integration Associates for $80M

Austin, Texas-based semiconductor manufacturer Silicon Laboratories Inc. announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Integration Associates, a Silicon Valley-based producer of analog-intensive integrated circuits. The deal, worth a net ...

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Monday, June 23, 2008

CompuCom to Buy Getronics’ North American Operations

Dallas-based IT outsourcing firm CompuCom Systems Inc. announced Monday that it will acquire the North American operations of Getronics, an international IT services provider. The acquisition comprises Getronics’ operations in Canada and th...

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Skywire Software Acquired By Oracle

Frisco, Texas-based Skywire Software, a developer of document management software for the insurance industry, has been acquired by database giant Oracle, Oracle said this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not given, however...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Boundless Network Buys Arizona Firm

Venture-backed promotional products distributor Boundless Network announced Wednesday that it has acquired Phoenix-based Theresa Roberts Inc., a supplier of specialty advertising products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boundless sai...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Motive Acquired By Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Motive, Inc., in a deal worth approximately $67.8M. According to Alcatel-Lucent, it will pay $2.23 per share in cash for Motive. Motive is a provider of so...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BMC Software Buys Software Firm

Houston-based BMC Software announced this morning that it has acquired ITM Software, a developer of software used for managing IT finance, vendors, people, assets, and projects. Financial details of the deal were not announced. BMC said the...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Advanced Solutions International Buys UK Software Firm

Virginia-based Advanced Solutions International, which has its technical headquarters based in Austin, said Thursday that it has acquired UK charity and fundraising software specialist Fisk Brett. Financial terms of the deal were not disclo...

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Monday, June 9, 2008

INX Buys VMware Consulting Firm

Houston-based INX said this morning that it has acquired AccessFlow, a Sacramento, California-based consulting firm focused on VMware virtualization products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AccessFlow provides consul...

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Diodes Completes Zetex Buy

Dallas-based Diodes Incorporated, a manufacturer of both discrete and analog semiconductors, said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Zetex plc. The all-cash deal was originally announced in April, and is worth $176M. Diod...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

HomeAway Buys Second-Home Site EscapeHomes.com

HomeAway Inc., a network of vacation rental Web sites, announced Wednesday that it has acquired EscapeHomes.com, an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of second homes and resort real estate. Financial terms of the deal were not discl...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

NetQoS Buys Helium Systems

Austin, Texas-based NetQoS, a publisher of network and application performance management software for large corporations, announced Tuesday that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Helium Systems for an undisclosed sum of cash....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

ACS Closes $42M Cash Buy of Transportation Management Systems

Dallas-based business process outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services announced Monday that its acquisition of Transportation Management Systems has closed. ACS originally revealed its intention to purchase TMS from Orbital Sciences C...

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Monday, June 2, 2008

TGS Acquires Center Line Data for $5M, Stock

Houston-based seismic imaging software publisher TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. announced Monday that it has acquired virtually all the assets of Center Line Data Corp., a privately held developer of well log digitizing software. TGS said the pu...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

DG FastChannel: $129M Vyvx Deal to Close in June

Online media distribution network provider DG FastChannel Inc. reported Wednesday that its Vyvx acquisition should close in early June. DG FastChannel said the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission recently cleared the deal...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Planet Acquires Touch Support

Houston-based Internet hosting firm The Planet said Wednesday that it has acquired Touch Support, LLC, an Indiana-based provider of server administration management services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Touch Support pro...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Versata Buys ETI

Austin, Texas-based enterprise software firm Versata Enterprises has acquired yet another company, saying earlier this week that it has purchased Evolutionary Technologies International. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

nGenera Acquires Talisma

Austin, Texas-based corporate software provider nGenera said today that it has acquired Talisma, a Washington state-based provider of custoemr support software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. nGenera said it will incorporat...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

PHNS Acquires Massachusetts-Based AmeriVault

Dallas-based PHNS, a provider of managed IT services for the health care industry, announced Tuesday that it has acquired AmeriVault Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Waltham, Mass., AmeriVault...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

EDS Acquired By HP In $13.9B Deal

Palo Alto, California-based computer firm HP said this morning that it has agreed to pay $13.9 billion in cash for Plano-based IT outsourcing provider EDS. HP said it would pay $25.00 per share in cash for EDS, in a deal which would double ...

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Perot Systems Nabs Ireland-Based Original Solutions

IT consulting firm Perot Systems Corp. announced Monday that it has purchased Original Solutions Ltd., an Ireland-based professional IT services company that provides applications development and management services to clients in Ireland an...

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Friday, May 9, 2008

DG FastChannel Merges With Internet Advertising Firm

Dallas-based DG FastChannel said Thursday that it is in an agreement with merge with New York-based Enliven Marketing Technologies, a provider of technology for the Internet advertising industry. According to the firm, the deal is worth app...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Borland Technologies Sells CodeGear Unit

Austin, Texas-based Borland Technologies, a developer of variety of software products, is selling its CodeGear division to Embarcadero Technologies, a San Francisco-based software publisher. According to Embarcadero, it will pay Borland $23...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Boundless Network Acquires Minneapolis-Based GWS

Promotional product distributorship Boundless Network announced Tuesday that it has acquired GWS Inc., a Minneapolis-based competitor. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded during the Great Depression, GWS is a family-owned company ...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

ClearCube Spins Off Division

Austin-based ClearCube said Tuesday that it has spun off its software business, as a new company called VDIWorks. According to ClearCube, VDIWorks will develop software management platforms for creating, deploying and managing virtual deskt...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Versata Enterprises Acquires Financial Software Company

Austin-based Versata Enterprises said Monday that it has acquired Clear Technology, a Denver-based provider of business process automation software for the financial services and insurance industry. Financial details of the acquisition were...

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Compiled Logic to Nab California Competitor

Houston-based Compiled Logic, a provider of vehicle-tracking data for the law enforcement and towing industries, announced Monday that it will acquire Dispatch & Tracking Systems of Newport Beach, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed...

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Quickoffice Buys Mobile Software Firm

Dallas-based mobile business software publisher Quickoffice Inc. announced Monday that it has acquired DynoPlex, a developer of mobile office document management applications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Quickoffice said the acqui...

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Freescale Completes $110M Purchase of SigmaTel

Embedded computer chip manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor announced Wednesday that its $110 million acquisition of mixed-signal integrated circuit producer SigmaTel has closed. The news comes some 10 days after SigmaTel's stockholders app...

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Monday, April 28, 2008

ACS Buys Software Firm

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services said this morning that it has acquired a California-based provider of worker's compensations claims review software. ACS announced that it would pay $22M plus contingent payouts for CompIQ, which wi...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dell Completes MessageOne Deal

Round Rock-based Dell said Thursday that it has completed its $155M acquisition of MessageOne, a provider of email archiving and disaster recovery services. Dell said it would use the acquisition as part of an effort to create a platform o...

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Perot Systems to Buy German IT Services Provider

Information technology consulting firm Perot Systems Corp. announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire HighQ-IT GmbH, a German IT services provider specializing in SAP solutions. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

BMC Names Ittycheria VP

Houston-based software firm BMC Software said today that it has named Dev Ittycheria, former President and CEO of BladeLogic, as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development of the firm. Ittycheria joins the firm as part of ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Authentix Acquired By Private Equity Firms

Addison, Texas-based Authentix, which develops technology used to track pharmaceuticals, currency, agrochemicals, and other products, based on nanotechnology and chemical markers, has been acquired by private equity firms The Carlyle Group ...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SigmaTel Stockholders OK Freescale Merger

Fabless semiconductor manufacturer SigmaTel Inc. announced Monday that its stockholders have voted for adopting embedded chip producer Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s $110 million buyout. SigmaTel said some 97 percent of those who voted appr...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

BMC Offer For BladeLogic Completes

Houston-based BMC Software said today that it has successfully completed its tender offer to acquire BladeLogic, at a price of $28.00 per share. The firm said that approximately 96.7 percent of BladeLogic's shares were tendered in the offer...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Raytheon IIS Buys Software Provider

Garland, Texas-based Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, said this morning that it has acquired SI Government Solutions, a provider of software security products for the U.S. intelligence community. Financial terms of the deal we...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

ACS to Acquire Orbital Business Unit for $42.5M

Dallas-based business process and information technology consulting firm Affiliated Computer Services Inc. announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the Transportation Management Systems business of Orbital Sciences Corp. for $42.5 m...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Jordan Valley Acquires Assets of U.K.-Based Bede

Semiconductor equipment manufacturer Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. announced Tuesday that it has acquired competitor Bede X-Ray Metrology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Despite being one of the leading suppliers of high-resoluti...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Layered Buys Chicago Web Hosting Firm

Plano, Texas-based Layered Technologies said Monday that it has acquired FastServers.net, a Chicago-based managed hosting firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. FastServers.net provides managed dedicated hosting to Int...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Blockbuster Looks To Buy Circuit City

Dallas-based Blockbuster Inc. said Monday that it has offered to acquire Circuit City Stores, for $6.00 in cash, worth approximately $1.3B. According to Blockbuster, it made the unsolicited offer to Circuit City Chairman and CEO Philip Scho...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Vignette to Acquire Vidavee for $6.6M

Web content management software developer Vignette announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Vidavee, a provider of Internet video publishing applications. Vignette said it will pay some $6.6 million in cash for all outstanding Vida...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

KBR Gains Australian Firm Catalyst Interactive

Houston-based engineering and construction firm KBR announced Tuesday that it has acquired Catalyst Interactive, an Australian e-learning and training solutions provider specializing in defense, government and industry. Financial terms of t...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Accuro Healthcare Solutions Buys TPMS

Dallas-based Accuro Healthcare Solutions, a provider of Internet-based, billing and reimbursement software, said Monday that it has acquired TPMS, Inc., based in Framingham, Massachussets. TPMS is ap rovider of contract management services ...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Sirific Wireless Acquired By Icera

Richardson, Texas-based Sirific Wireless has been acquired by wireless chipset firm Icera, Icera said today. United Kingdom-based Icera did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition. Sirific Wireless was a develoepr of advanced CMOS R...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Jotlet Acquired by Jive Software

Austin, Texas-based Jotlet, a developer of Web 2.0-style, calendaring software, has been acquired by Portland, Oregon-based Jive Software. Jive, which develops project management software for the enterprise, did not disclose terms of the ac...

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Diodes Acquires Zetex

Dallas, Texas-based Diodes Inc., said Friday that it has entered into a deal to purchase UK-based Zetex plc, a manufacturer of analog and discrete semiconductors. Diodes will pay $176M in cash for Zetex, which provides discrete and high per...

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

EDS Acquires U.K.-based Vistorm Holdings

IT consulting firm EDS announced Thursday that it has acquired Vistorm Holdings Ltd., a provider of information assurance and managed security services based in the United Kingdom. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. EDS said Vi...

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

BMC Gets Regulatory Approval

Houston-based BMC said Monday that the firm has received early termination of the waiting period required by Hart-Scott-Rodino act, as part of its offer to acquire BladeLogic. BMC, which said in March that it would acquire BladeLogic for $8...

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Monday, March 31, 2008

GameStop Buys Norway Retailer

Grapevine-based GameStop said this morning that it has agreed to purchase 100% of Norway firm Free Record Shop. Free Record operates a retail chain of 49 locations in the Nordic region. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. GameSt...

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Data Call Agrees to Acquire Podcast Ready

Houston-based Data Call Technologies Inc., a developer of Web-based digital signage software, announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire Podcast Ready Inc. Also headquartered in Houston, PRI develops software that allows for audio and v...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

SolarWinds Files For IPO

Austin-based SolarWinds said in a filing with the SEC Friday afternoon that it is looking to raised up to $250M in an IPO on the NYSE. The firm, which develops network management software, said it will look to trade on the New York Stock Ex...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

EDS Gains Assets of U.K.-based Nexagent

Information technology consulting firm EDS announced Wednesday that it has acquired the assets of Nexagent, a U.K.-based developer of virtual private network management software. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. However, EDS not...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dataside Sold To ViaWest

Dataside, a Dallas-based supplier of data center infrastructure and managed network services, has been acquired by Denver-based collocation and managed services provider ViaWest, ViaWest announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclos...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

ACS Completes Acquisition of German IT Firm

Dallas-based business process outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services Inc. announced Tuesday that its acquisition of a German IT consulting company has closed. ACS said it bought sds business services GmbH from Waterland Private Equit...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Consolidated Graphics Acquires PBM Graphics

Houston-based commercial printing giant Consolidated Graphics Inc. announced Tuesday that it has acquired PBM Graphics Inc., a commercial printing and packaging company headquartered in Durham, N.C. The purchase price was not disclosed. Fou...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

BMC Software to Acquire BladeLogic for $800M

Houston-based BMC Software, a publisher of enterprise-management applications, announced Monday that it has agreed to pay $800 million for BladeLogic, a Massachusetts-based developer of data center automation software. According to BMC, it ...

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Friday, March 14, 2008

DG FastChannel Gets $145M In Senior Debt

Dallas-based DG FastChannel, a provider of digital media services for the advertising, publishing, and broadcast industry, said Thursday that it has closed a six year, $145 senior credit facility. The new financing was lead by BMO Capital M...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

G&A Partners Gains Control of HourDoc.com

Houston-based human resources firm G&A Partners revealed Wednesday that it has purchased a majority interest in HourDoc.com, a time-and-labor management technology company. Terms of the transaction were not reported. HourDoc.com is best kno...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

ReachView Acquired By Alcatel-Lucent

Communications services provider Alcatel-Lucent announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire ReachView Technologies, a service assurance consulting and integration firm with offices in Atlanta and Dallas. Terms of the deal, which is expec...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Skywire Software Spins Off iWave Software

Skywire Software, publisher of software for the insurance, financial services and legal and professional services industries, announced Monday that it has spun off its successful iWave Integrator software line into an independent company na...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Productive Gap Acquired By Consulting Firm

Microsoft consulting specialist Tribridge reported Wednesday that it has acquired Austin, Texas-based Productive Gap, a provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM software and services. Financial terms of the transaction, which closed March 1, were...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

BSG Alliance Snatches up Iconixx

BSG Alliance Corp., publisher of an on-demand business platform, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Iconixx Corp., a provider of on-demand talent management software for mid- to large-sized companies. Terms of the transaction were not...

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

BancTec Acquires DocuData Solutions

BancTec, a Dallas-based developer of payment-processing software, announced Tuesday that it has acquired longtime client DocuData Solutions, a business process outsourcing services provider specializing in imaging, content management and me...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pluck Acquired By Demand Media

Austin, Texas-based Pluck, which provides social media software for publishers, has been acquired by Demand Media, Demand Media said Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pluck is venture backed by Austin Ventur...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

NTS Communications Acquired By XFONE

Lubbock, Texas-based NTS Communications has been acquired by Mississippi-based XFONE, XFONE said today. The deal was worth approximately $42M. According to XFONE, NTS had approximately $8.8M in operating cash flow as of July 31, 2007. NTS i...

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Monday, February 25, 2008

DealTaker.com Acquired By Media General

Plano, Texas-based DealTaker.com, an online bargain hunting web site, has been acquired by Richmond, Virginia-based Media General. Media General did not disclose financial terms of the deal. DealTaker.com, which was founded in 2004, allows ...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

ACS Buys Healthcare Data Analytics Firm

Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services said this morning that it has acquired Bowers & Associates, a provider of care and productivity management services and analytics. The deal is worth $8M plus earnout. Bowers & Associates, which is b...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Dell Completes Networked Storage Acquisition

Round Rock-based Dell said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of U.K.-based IT consulting firm The Networked Storage Company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dell had announced the acquisition of Newtorked Storag...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Encysive Pharmaceuticals Acquired By Pfizer

Houston-based Encysive Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Pfizer, Pfizer announced Wednesday, in a deal worth approximately $195M in cash. Encysive is a biopharmaceuticals firm developing a treament for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). A...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Trintech Group Buys Movaris

Dallas-based Trintech Group Plc, a provider of financial risk management and compliance software, said earlier this week that it has agreed to acquire Movaris, a developer of software for risk and compliance management. The deal is worth $5...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Journey Education Marketing Nabs CCV Software

Dallas-based online education reseller Journey Education Marketing Inc. announced Tuesday that it has acquired CCV Software of Vero Beach, Fla. CCV publishes educational software for K-12 and higher programs. Terms of the deal were not disc...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Dell Pays $155M For MessageOne

Computer manufacturer Dell Inc. revealed Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase on-demand software publisher MessageOne Inc. for some $155 million in cash. Dell said the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval and customary clo...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pinion Software Acquired By GigaTrust

GigaTrust, a developer of digital rights-management applications, announced Tuesday that it has purchased the assets of Pinion Software, an Austin-based publisher of DRM utilities for computer-aided design applications. Terms of the deal, w...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

IdentiPHI Merger Gets Approval

Austin-based IdentiPhi's merger with Washington-based Saflink Corporation has been approved, the firms said Monday. Saflink and Identiphi said that the companies will combine their management teams, and operate as IdentiPHI, Inc. in Austin,...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Merlin Technologies Raises $10M

Dallas, Texas-based Merlin Technologies, which is developing human resources and recruiting software, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding. The round came from Updata Partners. As part of the funding, Ira Cohen and Barry...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

RiverRock Holdings Purchases Dynamic Energy

Dallas-based acquisition firm RiverRock Holdings announced Monday that it has purchased Dynamic Energy Systems Inc., a publisher of medical billing software for the home medical equipment industry. Financial terms of the deal were not discl...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

onTargetjobs Acquires RegionalHelpWanted.com

Online job portal onTargetjobs revealed Friday that it has acquired RegionalHelpWanted.com, the parent Web site for a network of more than 350 geographically focused Internet job boards. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed...

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

National Instruments Buys microLEX Systems

Austin-based National Instruments said this morning that it has acquired microLEX Systems A/S, a provider of instrumentation for the video, audio, and mixed-signal testing market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Natio...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

CoVi Purchased By GE Security In Asset Deal

GE Security Inc., a business unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced Wednesday that it has acquired certain assets of CoVi Technologies Inc., a provider of IP-based, high-definition video surveillance equipment. Terms of the deal were no...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Estacado Systems Acquired By Tekelec

Tekelec, a developer of network communication protocols and related technologies, announced Tuesday that it has acquired nearly all the assets of Estacado Systems LLC, a Dallas-based software development firm. Terms of the deal were not dis...

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Freescale Agrees to Acquire SigmaTel for $110M

SigmaTel Inc., a manufacturer of mixed-signal integrated circuits for the consumer electronics market, announced Monday that it has agreed to be sold to Freescale Semiconductor, a producer of embedded computer chips for the automotive, cons...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hoovers Buys Visible Path

Austin, Texas-based business information publisher Hoovers said Wednesday it has acquired Visible Path, a Foster City, California-based service which helps people map out their business connections. Financial terms of the deal were not disc...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

IBT Acquires MICR Resource Management

Integrated Bank Technology, a publisher of electronic exchange software for community financial institutions, announced today that it has acquired Chicago-based MICR Resource Management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. IBT said the ac...

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Allied Defense to Shop Titan Dynamics for $4.75M

International defense contractor The Allied Defense Group Inc. announced Thursday that it has agreed to sell its Texas-based subsidiary, Titan Dynamics Systems Inc., to Chemring Group PLC for $4.75 million. Headquartered in the United Kingd...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

ACS Pays $60M in Cash for Syan Holdings Ltd.

Dallas-based business process outsourcing firm Affiliated Computer Services Inc. announced Wednesday that it has acquired IT consulting specialist Syan Holdings Ltd. for some $60 million in cash. ACS explained that the acquisition bolsters ...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

TigerDirect Buys CompUSA Stores

New York-based Systemax, the parent company of online and catalog retailer TigerDirect, said this weekend that it has agreed to acquire selected assets and retail stores of Dallas-based CompUSA. According to Systemax, it will purchase the C...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Storm Products Acquired By Teledyne

Dallas, Texas-based Storm Products Co., a manufacturer of specialty wire, cable, and interconnnect products, has been acquired, according to Teledyne Technologies. Thousand Oaks, California-based Teledyne said this morning that its subsidia...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Dell Completes Everdream Acquisition

Dell said Thursday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Fremont, California-based Everdream, a provider of remote service management software. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Dell had previously said N...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Dell Acquires UK Data Storage Firm

Round Rock-based computer maker Dell said Friday morning that it has signed an agreement to acquire The Networked Storage Company (TNWSC), a U.K.-based data storage IT consulting firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Net...

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dell to Buy Remainder Of Financial Arm For $306M

Computer manufacturer Dell Inc. announced Thursday that it has exercised its option to purchase CIT's 30 percent interest in Dell Financial Services, a provider of loans, leases and revolving credit for Dell's consumer, small business and c...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Navini Networks Buyout By Cisco Completes

The $330M acquisition of Richmond, Texas-based Navini Networks by Cisco completed Wednesday, according to Cisco. The deal, which was announced in October, makes Navini Networks a part of Cisco's Wireless Technology Group, under its Access N...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

HealthAxis Looks For Buyer

Healthaxis Inc., a developer of integrated business-process and benefit administration software for the health care payer community, revealed Wednesday that it is looking for a buyer. The Irving, Texas-based business said its board of direc...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

DG FastChannel to Acquire Vyvx's Advertising Service Operations

Dallas-based DG FastChannel Inc., a provider of digital media services to the advertising and broadcast industries, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire the advertising services business of Level 3 Communication Inc.'s Vyvx LLC...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

eGistics Acquires Virtual Image Tech

Dallas-based eGistics Inc., a provider of hosted image and data archive services, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Virtual Image Technology Inc., an online archive headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C. Terms of the deal, which closed on De...

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

IDENTEC Acquires Wtek, Enters Worker Safety Market

Dallas-based IDENTEC Solutions, a manufacturer of wireless tracking and tracing devices, reported Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Norwegian firm Wtek, a producer of RFID-enabled safety equipment for the oil, gas and mining...

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

COMSYS IT Partners Purchases Praeos Technologies

Houston-based Information technology consulting firm COMSYS IT Partners Inc. announced Wednesday that it has acquired fellow IT specialist Praeos Technologies Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. COMSYS said it expects the acquisition...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

CardioSpectra Acquired For $25M

San Antonio-based CardioSpectra, a firm which develops technology for medical imaging, has been acquired for $25M. Volcano Corporation, a provider of ultrasound and other products, said it acquired CardioSpectra in an all-cash deal. CardioS...

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Monday, December 10, 2007

AT&T Completes Ingenio Acquisition

San Antonio-based AT&T said Monday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Ingenio. Ingenio is a provider of pay-per-call technology used to connect local businesses with customers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed;...

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Monday, December 10, 2007

CompUSA Sells To Private Equity Firm, Looks To Close Stores

Dallas-based consumer electronics retailer CompUSA revealed Friday that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Gordon Brothers Group LLC, a restructuring and investment consulting firm specializing in the retail, real estate and industrial...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ATDF Merges With SVTC

Austin's ATDF, a research and development foundry for the semiconductor consortium SEMATECH, said today that it has merged with SVTC Technologies, a spinoff from Cypress Semiconductor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ATDF pr...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ASSET InterTech Acquires Irish Firm

Richardson-based ASSET InterTech, a firm which sells boundary scan testing equipment for the semiconductor test industry, said today that it has acquired international Test Technologies (ITT), based in County Donegal, Ireland. ITT is a supp...

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

BSG Alliance Acquires New Paradigm

Software publisher BSG Alliance Corp., announced Thursday that it has acquired New Paradigm, a think tank group headed by industry strategist, speaker and author Don Tapscott. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. BSG, which is headquartere...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sinapsis Acquired By Mexican Firm Hildebrando

Hildebrando, an information technology outsourcing firm headquartered in Mexico City, revealed Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Houston-based Sinapsis Technologies. Terms of the deal, which became official on Thanksgiving ...

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Perficient Acquires ePairs

Austin-based Perficient said late last week that it has acquired ePairs, a provider of Oracle and siebel consulting. Perficient said it paid approximately $5.0M for the firm, in a combination of $2.5M in cash and $2.5M in stock. Perficient ...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

AT&T Buys Pay Per Call Firm

San Antonio-based telecommunications giant AT&T said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Ingenio, a privately held firm which provides pay-per-call advertising to local advertisers. Financial terms were nto disclosed. Ingenio operate...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Dell Buys Everdream

Round Rock-based Dell said Thursday afternoon that it has agreed to buy Everdream, a provider of software-as-a-service products for remote service management. Financial terms were not disclosed. Everdream is based in Fremont, California wit...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WhiteFence Acquires GetConnected Site, Intellectual Property

WhiteFence, a comparison-shopping Web site for residential home services, announced Tuesday that it has purchased the technology software, intellectual property rights and domain name of GetConnected Inc., a developer of e-commerce and inte...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Portelligent Acquired By CMP

Austin-based Portelligent, a provider of product teardown and electronics analysis, has been acquired by technology publisher CMP. CMP announced the deal on Monday, however, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CMP said that Port...

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Dell Completes Acquisition of ASAP Software

Round Rock-based Dell said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of ASAP Software, a former subsidiary of Corporate Express. The firm said it paid $340M for ASAP, which provides software licensing and other services to companie...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Vertical Alliance Acquired By Flash Seats

Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, a provider of online ticketing technology, has been acquired by Flash Seats. Cleveland-based Flash Seats did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition. Vertical Alliance provides technology for ticket, ...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Inovis Acquires Atlanta-Based BetweenMarkets

Austin-based Inovis, a publisher of on-demand corporate communications software, announced Monday that it has acquired BetweenMarkets, a developer of on-demand trading partner applications for supply chain hubs and suppliers. Terms of the d...

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Dell To Buy EqualLogic

Dell said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase EqualLogic, a maker of enterprise storage products, in a deal worth approximately $1.4 billion in cash. EqualLogic, which is based in Nashua, N.H., develops storage...

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Intertek Acquires Plastics Technology Laboratories

Houston-based Intertek, a provider of quality and safety services, said Friday it has acquired Plastics Technology Laboratories of Pittfield, MA. Financial terms were not disclosed. PTLI provides polymer testing, providing services to major...

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Friday, November 2, 2007

AT&T Completes Acquisition Of Interwise

San Antonio-based AT&T said it has completed its acquisition of Interwise, a provider of voice over IP, web, and video conferencing services. The deal was worth $121M in cash. The firm will become a subsidiary of AT&T Communications Corp. C...

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

CECO Buys Fort Worth's GMD Environmental

CECO Environmental Corp., a manufacturer of industrial ventilation equipment, revealed Thursday that it has finalized its acquisition of Fort Worth, Texas-based GMD Environmental Technologies Inc. Terms of the all-cash transaction were not ...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Voyence Acquired By EMC

Richardson, Texas-based Voyence has been acquired by data storage giant EMC, EMC said Tuesday. EMC did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Voyence is a provider of network configuration and change management software, used by IT admin...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Pavilion Technologies Acquired by Rockwell Automation

Austin, Texas-based Pavilion Technologies, a provider of software for the oil and gas, consumer products, and chemical process industries, has been acquired by Rockwell Automation. Rockwell said Thursday that it has acquired Pavilion, which...

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Friday, October 26, 2007

COMSYS Acquires Staff From Argus Connection

Houston, Texas-based COMSYS IT Partners, a provider of IT and professional staffing services, said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to hire on the staff of Argus Connections, a provider of IT staffing and consulting services. COMSY...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Raytheon Completes Oakley Networks Buy

Garland, Texas-based Raytheon Company said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Oakley Networks, a provider of security and data leak prevention software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Oakley will become...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cisco Buys Navini Networks For $330M

Cisco Systems said this morning it has agreed to acquire Richmond, Texas-based Navini Networks. Cisco said it will pay approximately $330M in cash and assumed options for Navini. Navini develops multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) WiMax ...

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Springbox Acquired By Viewpoint

Austin, Texas-based interactive marketing firm Springbox has been acquired, according to New York-based Viewpoint Corporation. Viewpoint said that it will pay $5.5M in a combination of stock and cash, plus earnout for the firm. Springbox pr...

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Shared Technologies Acquires IT Consulting Firm

Coppell, Texas-based Shared Technologies Inc., a supplier of converged and Internet Protocol telephony technology, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Communication Management Services, a dealer of information technology services for s...

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Enfora Acquires Middleware Developer TeleM2M

Enfora, a publisher of wireless networking software for asset management, remote monitoring and location-based services, announced Thursday that it has acquired the assets and employees of Intellimatics, a privately held company doing busin...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Texas Instruments Buys POWERPRECISE

Dallas, Texas-based Texas Instruments said this morning that it has acquired POWERPRECISE Solutions, a Herndon, Virg.-based provider of power integrated circuits. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. POWERPRECISE Solutions...

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Monday, October 8, 2007

BMC Software Buys Emprisa Networks

Houston, Texas-based BMC Software said today that it has acquired Emprisa Networks, a Fairfax, Virginia-based firm which develops compliance software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Emprisa's software is used for ne...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Quovadx Buys Healthvision

Dallas, Texas-based Quovadx has acquired Healthvision, a provider of clinical information systems for the healthcare industry. Financial terms were not disclosed. Healthvision is headquartered in Irving, Texas. Quovadx CEO Russell Fleischer...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Adams Globalization, Translations.com Merge

Austin, Texas-based Adams Globalization, a provider of software localization services, has merged with New York-based Translations.com. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Adams Globalization will become a division of Translatio...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

BSG Alliance Acquires Industrial Science LLC

Austin, Texas-based BSG Alliance said this morning that it has acquired Houston-based Industrial Science LLC, a provider of business simulation frameworks and technology. Financial terms were not disclosed. BSG Alliance said it would incorp...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

WaveTwo Acquires C. Pitman Baker & Associates

WaveTwo LLC, a privately held professional services company, reported Tuesday that it has acquired C. Pitman Baker & Associates Inc., a publisher of custom business software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. WaveTwo explained that the ...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

HomeAway Nabs U.K.-Based OwnersDirect.co.uk

HomeAway Inc., an operator of several vacation lodging rental Web sites, announced Tuesday that it has purchased OwnersDirect.co.uk, the United Kingdom's second-largest vacation rental online marketplace to HomeAway's Holiday-Rentals.co.uk....

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

AMX Absorbs U.K.-Based ProCon Technology

AMX, a manufacturer of control, automation, switching and technology management equipment and related software, revealed Tuesday that it has acquired ProCon Technology, a United Kingdom-based producer of audio/video switching and control eq...

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Rackspace Buys Webmail.us

San Antonio, Texas-based Rackspace said this morning that it is has acquired Webmail.us, a provider of business-class email hosting. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Rackspace said that Webmail.us will continue to be b...

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Monday, October 1, 2007

AT&T to Acquire Interwise for $121M

Communications provider AT&T Inc. announced Monday that one of its subsidiaries, AT&T Knowledge Ventures, has successfully negotiated the acquisition of Interwise, a privately held company that provides business voice, Web and video-confere...

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Energy Solutions Gains CriticalControl's PipeWorks

Energy Solutions International Inc., a publisher of oil-and-gas pipeline management software, announced Monday that it has acquired CriticalControl Solutions Corp.'s PipeWorks division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PipeWorks...

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

CPSG Merges with Partners Consulting Services

Houston, Texas-based information technology consulting firm CPSG announced Wednesday that it has completed its merger with fellow consulting outfit Partners Consulting Services Inc. Terms of the merger were not disclosed. Because of its uni...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Perficient Acquires BoldTech Systems

Austin, Texas-based IT consulting firm Perficient announced this morning that it has acquired BoldTech Systems, a IT consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado. Perficient said that it paid $20.8M, split evently between cash and stock, for t...

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Raytheon Buys Oakley Networks

Defense contractor Raytheon Co. announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Oakley Networks, a developer of cyber-security technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Raytheon noted that Oakley is perhaps best known for an Intern...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

TMW Systems Acquires ISDC

TMW Systems Inc., a developer of enterprise management software for the North American transportation industry, reported Monday that it has acquired Integrated Support Decision Corp., an independent producer of optimization-based, decision-...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

BSG Alliance Buys Kalivo, Hires President

Austin, Texas-based BSG Alliance said this morning that it has acquired Kalivo, a developer of a Web 2.0 software-as-a-service tool. Financial terms of that acquisition were not disclosed. BSG Alliance also said that it has named Steve Dout...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tyler Technologies Acquires EDP Enterprises

Tyler Technologies Inc., a provider of information management solutions and services for local governments, announced Tuesday that it has acquired EDP Enterprises Inc., a developer of financial- and student-information management software f...

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Staktek Completes Southland Micro Buy

Staktek Holdings Inc., a provider of intellectual property for next-generation module technologies, reported Wednesday that its acquisition of Southland Micro Systems is official. According to its original announcement dated Aug. 21, Stakte...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Skywire Completes Acquisition of Whitehill

Skywire Software, a developer of business software for various industries, reported Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Whitehill Technologies Inc. Skywire said the addition of Whitehill will grant the Frisco, Texas-based firm ...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

INX Purchases Select for $8.5M in Cash, Stock

INX Inc., a provider of "business-ready" networks to enterprise organizations, revealed Tuesday that it has purchased Select Inc., an information technology consultant specializing in Cisco hardware, for some $8.5 million in cash and stock....

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

EquaTerra Acquires Morgan Chambers

Houston, Texas-bsed EquaTerra, a provider of full-service outsourcing and off-shoring advisors, announced Tuesday that it has acquired competitor Morgan Chambers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. EquaTerra said the addition of Morgan C...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Avail Medical Products Acquired By Flextronics

Fort Worth, Texas-based Avail Medical Products, a company which designs and manufactures disposable medical devices, has been acquired by Flextronics. Flextronics, which provides electronic manufacturing services, did not disclose terms of ...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

VMETRO Acquires Micro Memory

Houston, Texas-based VMETRO and Micro Memory LLC said today that VMETRO has acquired Micro Memory. VMETRO is a provider of embedded computing products; Micro Memory develops signal processing and data acquisition products. Financial terms o...

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Global Rail Buys Software Title

Marlin, Texas-based Global Rail Systems Inc., a developer of railroad automation software, announced Monday that it has acquired Alstom Transport's Personal Traffic Master software system. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Glo...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Staktek Buys Southland Micro Systems

Austin, Texas-based Staktek Holdings said this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Southland Micro Systems. The deal is worth $18M in cash, plus the assumption of $5M in debt. Staktek also said that the deal include...

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Perot Systems Acquires JJWild

Plano, Texas-based Perot Systems said Monday that it has agreed to acquire JJWild, a provider of integrated healthcare delivery solutions. The deal was worth $89M. JJWild is based in Canton, Massachusetts and provides services for hospitals...

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Blockbuster Acquires Movielink

Dallas, Texas-based video rental chain Blockbuster said Wednesday evening that it has acquired California-based Movielink, a provider of video on demand movie rentals and download-to-own movies. Financial terms were not disclosed. Movielink...

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Dell Buys ZING

Round Rock, Texas-based Dell announced Monday that it has acquired ZING Systems Inc, a Mountain View, California-based developer of audio and entertainment devices. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Dell said that it w...

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Dell Acquires ASAP Software For $340M

Round Rock, Texas-based computer manufacturer Dell Inc. announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire ASAP Software, a Corporate Express subsidiary that provides IT products and services to businesses and government agencies. Pending re...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Skywire Software Buys Canadian Software Firm

Frisco, Texas-based business applications developer Skywire Software announced Wednesday that it has agreed to purchase Whitehill Technologies Inc., a provider of document and compliance automation software. Terms of the transaction, which ...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Redemtech Nabs Texas-Based PC Asset Recovery

Round Rock, Texas-based PC Asset Recovery Inc., an IT asset recovery and computer recycling company, has been acquired by Redemtech, the IT consulting firm reported Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, Redemtech said it w...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

MumboJumbo Buys Game Developer Hot Lava

Dallas, Texas-based MumboJumbo said Tuesday that it has acquired Hot Lava, a Russian casual games developer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. MumboJumbo said that Hot Lava CEO Matt Lichtenwalter, will join the firm's e...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cirrus Logic Completes $42M Purchase of Apex Micro

Cirrus Logic Inc., a manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, announced Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Apex Microtechnology, a provider of high-power analog amplifiers. Cirrus said the financial terms o...

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

BMC Acquires RealOps

Houston, Texas-based BMC Software said Thursday that it has acquired RealOps, a provider of run book automation software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BMC said that the acquisition will extend its leadership in the busine...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dell Buys Silverback Technologies

Round Rock, Texas-based Dell said Wednesday afternoon that it is in an agreement to acquire SilverBack Technologies, a provider of software for remote monitoring of servers, storage, networks, desktops, and notebooks. Financial terms of the...

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Monday, July 16, 2007

ReAble Therapeutics Merges With DJO

Austin, Texas-based ReAble Therapeutics, a provider of orthopedic medical devices and other products, has acquired San Diego, California-based DJO Incorporated in a $1.6B deal. The two firms said today that an affiliate of ReAble will acqui...

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Cirrus Logic Buys Apex Microtechnology

Austin, Texas-based Cirrus Logic said today that it has agreed to acquire Apex Microtechnology, a developer of precision high-power analog amplifiers, for $42M in cash. Tucson, Arizona-based Apex Microtechnology's products are used by indus...

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Houston IT Services Provider MyITgroup Acquired

Houston, Texas-based MyITgroup, a IT services provider focused on SAP applications, has been acquired by Visionary Integration Professionals. Folsom, California-based Visionary Integration Professionals said that the acquisition will create...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ApartmentRatings.com Acquired By Internet Brands

Austin, Texas-based ApartmentRatings.com has been acquired by a Los Angeles, California-based Internet firm. Internet Brands, which operates CarsDirect.com and other consumer web sites, said today that it has acquired ApartmentRatings.com, ...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

CyrusOne Acquired By Private Equity Firm

CyrusOne, a provider of co-location and data center services, revealed Wednesday that it has been acquired by Boston-based private equity firm ABRY Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though CyrusOne said Signal Hill Capital Gro...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SiteStuff Acquired By Yardi Systems

Austin, Texas-based SiteStuff, a provider of procurement and supply chain management services, has been acquired by a California firm, Yardi Systems. Yardi Systems said today that it has acquired SiteStuff, whose products are used by the co...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Karta Technologies Acquired By NCI

San Antonio, Texas-based Karta Technologies, a provider of engineering and IT services for the Department of Defense and other government agencies, has been acquired. Reston, Virginia-based NCI, Inc., said Wednesday it has acquired the outs...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Perficient Acquires Tier1 Innovation

Austin, Texas-based Perficient said today that it has acquired Tier 1 Innovation, LLC. Tier1 is an IT consulting firm focused on the Oracle market. The deal is worth $14.25 million, split evenly between cash and stock. Perficient said that ...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

EDS Acquires India’s RelQ Software

Business software developer Electronic Data Systems Corp. announced Tuesday that it has concluded its purchase of RelQ Software Private Ltd., a Bangalore, India-based software testing firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Howev...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

AirBorn Acquires Two Companies

Electronic connector manufacturer AirBorn reported Monday that it has acquired two manufacturing companies. Though it did not disclose terms of the transactions, AirBorn said it has purchased StrataFLEX of Toronto and Central Minnesota Tool...

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Legerity Acquired By Zarlink Semiconductor

Austin, Texas-based Legerity, a developer of analog chipsets for the telecom market, said Monday afternoon that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Zarlink Semiconductor. The deal is worth $134.5M in cash. The deal is expecte...

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Monday, June 25, 2007

ClearOrbit Acquired By TAKE Solutions

Austin, Texas-based ClearOrbit, a provider of supply chain software and reverse logistics, has been acquired by TAKE Solutions. TAKE Solutions, Inc. said Monday that it will acquire ClearOrbit, which will become a division of the firm. TAKE...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

TouchKO Acquired By Wacom

Touchscreen Konnection Oasis Inc., an Austin, Texas-based firm that specializes in the production of touch-based input devices, has been acquired by Wacom Company Ltd., a manufacturer of digital pen input devices, Wacom announced Wednesday....

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

BMC Software Acquires ProactiveNet

Houston, Texas-based BMC Software, a provider of enterprise management solutions, announced Tuesday that it has acquired ProactiveNet Inc., a developer of IT early warning software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. BMC said the combina...

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

DG FastChannel to Acquire GTN for $11.5M

Dallas, Texas-based DG FastChannel Inc., a provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries, reported Thursday that it has agreed to acquire GTN Inc. for $11.5 million in cash. Based in Detroit, ...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hart InterCivic Acquires Farragut Systems

Hart InterCivic Inc., a developer of software for state and local governments, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Farragut Systems, a geographic information systems software developer. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hart said its g...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

ExpertVillage.com Acquired By Internet Firm

Austin, Texas-based ExpertVillage.com, an online Internet site focused on "how-to" videos, has been acquired. According to Los Angeles-based Demand Media, a venture backed firm operating a number of "social media" focused web sites, it acqu...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

ACS Opens Bidding

Dallas, Texas-based Affiliated Computer Services said late last night that it has reached an agreement to suspend an exclusivity agreement the firm had with Chairman Darwin Deason and Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. The removal of the agr...

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

WhiteFence Acquires ConnectUtilities

WhiteFence, a Web site that allows consumers to comparison shop for residential services and utilities, announced Thursday that it has acquired competitor ConnectUtilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but WhiteFence said it...

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Monday, June 4, 2007

Eltek ASA Acquires Valere Power

Eltek ASA announced Monday that it has acquired Valere Power, a Richardson, Texas-based provider of DC power systems. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The combined company will become Eltek Valere, and will be headq...

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Monday, June 4, 2007

ACS Buys Healthcare IT Firm

Dallas, Texas-based information technology provider Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. said Monday that it has acquired CDR Associates, LLC, a provider of recovery and technology services for the healthcare market. Financial terms of the ac...

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Investment Group Buys Syngence

A group of private investors announced Thursday afternoon that they have purchased Dallas, Texas-based Syngence LLC, a developer of electronic search and document management tools for the legal industry. Financial terms of the acquisition w...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

MangoMOBILE Acquired By The Radiate Group

Plano, Texas-based MangoMOBILE, a provider of mobile marketing products, has been acquired by Chicago-based Raidate Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. MangoMOBILE provides mobile marketing, mobile content, and other products used by...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

BMC to Acquire ProactiveNet

Enterprise management software developer BMC Software revealed Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire privately held ProactiveNet, a developer of "early warning" IT software. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. BMC said the addition o...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

MedAssets Buys XactiMed

Atlanta-based MedAssets has acquired Richardson, Texas-based XactiMed, a provider of web-based software and service for the healthcare industry, the firms said Wednesday morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. XactiM...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

BSG Alliance Buys The Concours Group

Austin, Texas-based BSG Alliance has acquired The Concours Group, a high-end strategy and executive education company, the firm said this morning. BSG Alliance, which provides software and Internet consulting services, did not disclose fina...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

SolarWinds Acquires Neon Software

Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds said today that it has acquired Neon Software, a provider of discovery, mapping, and visualization software for the networking market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. SolarWinds is a provider o...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

ReAble Therapeutics Buys IOMED For $22M

Austin, Texas based ReAble Therapeutics (formerly known as Encore Medical) and IOMED, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based manufacturer of drug delivery devices, said today that ReAble will acquire IOMED in an all-cash merger. The deal is worth $22...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Data Return Shopped to Terremark for $85M

Terremark Worldwide Inc. has agreed to acquire IT consulting firm Data Return from investment specialist Saratoga Partners for $85 million, Saratoga reported Monday. The sale is expected to close by late June. Saratoga originally purchased ...

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Friday, May 11, 2007

HomeAway Acquires VacationRentals.com

Austin, Texas-based HomeAway said Friday afternoon that it has acquired VacationRentals.com. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HomeAway operates a network of Internet properties focused on vacation rentals, including Ho...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

DataCert Acquires Corprasoft

Houston, Texas-based electronic invoicing software specialist DataCert Inc. has acquired matter-management software developer Corprasoft Inc., DataCert reported Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though DataCert said Corprasof...

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Pro Mach’s ID Technology Acquires Markor

Pro Mach's ID Technology division has acquired Markor Marking and Labeling Systems, Pro Mach reported Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ID Technology, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and operates 13 regional office...

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

VariView Acquires Webcasting Platform

Dallas, Texas-based Reflect Systems, a developer of media tools for the digital signage and corporate communications market, said this week that it has spun off its webcasting technology to a new startup, VariView Technology. Dallas-based V...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

i2 Buys Blue Agave

Dallas, Texas-based i2 Technologies said Tuesday that it has acquired Blue Agave Software, a provider of supply chain management software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. i2 said that it has added a number of employee...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Digital Records Divests Subsidiary

Dallas, Texas-based Digital Recorders said earlier this week that it has divested its subsidiary, Digital Audio Corporation, in a deal worth approximately $1.39M. Digital Records said that it is selling its subsidiary to Dolphin Direct Equi...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Cooper Industries Gains MadahCom for $43M

Electronics manufacturer Cooper Industries Ltd. has acquired MadahCom Inc. for $43 million, Cooper announced Tuesday. Specific terms of the deal beyond the selling price were not disclosed. MadahCom is a Florida-based manufacturer of wirele...

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Pegasus Solutions Acquires Wizcom

Dallas, Texas-based Pegasus Solutions, an IT services provider to the hotel and travel industry, said Monday that it has acquired Wizcom, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Travelport. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

SunGard Acquires Finetix

Houston, Texas-based financial services software developer SunGard has acquired Finetix LLC, SunGard reported Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though SunGard said it doesn’t expect the transaction will have a material impact...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

SunGard Buys Energy Softworx

Houston-based SunGard has acquired Energy Softworx, a company that develops software for the energy trading and risk management market, the firm said today. Financial terms were not disclosed, and SunGard said that the acquisition is not ex...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Genband Completes Tekelec Acquisition

Plano, Texas-based GENBAND said today that it has completed its acquisition of Tekelec's Switching Solutions Group. GENBAND originally announced the deal in March. GENBAND said that with the acquisition, it now has a portfolio of high-perfo...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

L-3 Communications Buys Geneva Aerospace

Geneva Aerospace Inc., a Dallas-based manufacturer of unmanned aircraft, has been acquired by L-3 Communications, L-3 announced Monday. In the same report, L-3 also revealed plans to purchase satellite communications systems manufacturer Gl...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Symon Communications Acquires Message-Link

Digital communications developer Symon Communications has purchased Message-Link, a video communications provider that caters to the hospitality industry, Symon announced Monday. Terms are the deal were not made public. According to Symon, ...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

PHNS Acquires Network Technology Group

PHNS, a Dallax, Texas-based provider of IT and business-process solutions to the health care industry, has purchased Network Technology Group Inc., PHNS announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though PHNS said NTG will cont...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

MedAssets to Acquire XactiMed

MedAssets Inc., a business-process outsourcing firm that caters to the health care industry, has agreed to acquire Richardson, Texas-based XactiMed, MedAssets reported Tuesday. The deal, which won't be finalized until May, will bolster MedA...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Brite Media Group Buys AdverTickets

Dallas, Texas-based AdverTickets, a provider of advertising services, has been acquired by Brite Media Group, an alternative media firm that provides gas station advertising, in-store advertising, and other advertising networks. Financial t...

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Quorum Acquires Energy Consulting Firm

Quorum Business Solutions Inc., a software developer for the oil-and-gas industry, has acquired MACRO Enterprises' Energy Consulting Practice, Quorum revealed Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. MACRO’s Energy Consulting Practi...

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Newgistics Nabs Logistics Management

Newgistics Inc., an Austin, Texas-based firm specializing in return management solutions, has acquired transportation broker Logistics Management Inc. of Fairhaven, Mass., Newgistics reported Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ho...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Speedmark Acquired by Market Force Information

Houston, Texas-based Speedmark, a provider of mystery shopping services and marketing information services, has been acquired. Boulder, Colorado-based Market Force Information said Tuesday that it has acquired Speedmark. Terms of the acquis...

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Accuro Healthcare Buys The Woodmoor Group

Dallas, Texas-based Accuro Healthcare Solutions has acquired The Woodmoor Group, a Raleigh, N.C., firm that provides Web-based accounts receivables management, denials management, and revenue analytics tools, the firm said today. Financial ...

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Monday, April 2, 2007

TGS Acquires Parallel Data Systems

Houston, Texas-based TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company L.P., a subsidiary of TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, said today that it has acquired Parallel Data Systems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Parallel Data Systems provides seismic im...

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Eagle Broadband Buys Satellite Installation Business

League City, Texas-based Eagle Broadband, a provider of broadband, and IP communications technology and services, said Thursday that it has acquired the commercial satellite division of Alliance Maintenance & Services, Inc. Financial terms ...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

InnerWireless and PanGo to Merge

Richardson;s InnerWireless Inc. and Massachusetts-based PanGo Networks Inc. will merge, the two companies revealed Tuesday. The resulting business, which will continue to operate under the InnerWireless name, combines PanGo's location servi...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

COMSYS Acquires Econometrix

COMSYS IT Partners Inc. has acquired vendor management systems software provider Econometrix Inc., COMSYS reported Tuesday. Terms of the transaction included the issuance of nearly 250,000 shares of COMSYS common stock to Econometrix shareh...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

GENBAND to Acquire Tekelec’s Switching Solutions Group

Plano, Texas-bsaed GENBAND Inc. will acquire Tekelec's switching solutions division, GENBAND announced Tuesday. Though the terms of the deal were not made public, GENBAND sources stated a definitive agreement had been signed, and that the c...

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Quanta Services to Acquire InfraSource Services in $1.3B Deal

Two contractor firms specializing in servicing utility networks, Quanta Services Inc. and InfraSource Services Inc., announced Monday that they have agreed to a merger in which Quanta will acquire InfraSource in an all-stock transaction val...

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Tangoe, TRAQ Merge

Tangoe Inc. and TRAQ Wireless Inc. have completed their merger, Tangoe officials reported Thursday. The newly formed organization, which will operate under the Tangoe Inc. brand, will provide software and services to companies worldwide wit...

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Monday, March 12, 2007

EDS Buys Indian Software Testing Firm

Plano, Texas-based EDS said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquired RelQ Software Private Ltd., a Bangalore-based software testing company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. RelQ employs over 700 employees in In...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Match.com Buys Datings Firms In France, China

Dallas, Texas-based Match.com announced today that it has completed the acquisition of two online dating and relationship companies. Match.com said it acquired eDodo in China, and Netclub in France. Financial terms of the acquisition were n...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Skywire Software, Docucorp Complete Acquisition

Frisco, Texas-based Skywire Software announced that it has completed its acquisition of Docucorp International. The deal was worth $127M. The companies said that the merged company will adopt the Skywire Software Name, and operate as a subs...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Perficient Buys E-Tech Solutions

Austin, Texas-based Perficient said Wednesday that it has acquired E-Tech Solutions, an IT consulting firm, in a deal worth $12.2M. The deal included $6.1M in cash and approximately $6.1M in Perficient common stock. E-Tech Solutions has app...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

DeepNines Buys Captus Networks

Dallas, Texas-based Deep Nines said today that it has acquired San Jose-based Captus Networks. Captus Networks is a developer of intrusion prevention systems used for securing IP networks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dee...

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

MumboJumbo Buys Ritual Entertainment

Dallas, Texas-based MumboJumbo has acquired Dallas-based Ritual Entertainment, the firm said last night. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ritual Entertainment has over 30 employees, and has worked on titles like 25 To Life, D...

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

ACS Buys Software Provider For Healthcare Space

Dallas, Texas-based Affiliated Computer Services has acquired Atlanta-based Albion, Inc., a company specializing in software for the health and human services market. ACS will buy Albion for approximately $30M in cash. Albion is currently o...

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Monday, January 22, 2007

HomeAway Acquires French Vacation Rental Web Site

Austin, Texas-based HomeAway said this moring that it has acquired Abritel.fr SA, which operates a vacation rental web site in France. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, the deal follows $160M in financing by Homeaway ...

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Convio Buys GetActive

Austin, Texas-based Convio said Wednesday that it is acquiring GetActive Software, a provider of customer relationship management software for associations and nonprofits. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Convio said that the...

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

GE Buys Terion

Connecticut-based GE Equipment Services has acquired Plano, Texas-based Terion, a provider of two way wireless data communications and information systems for the transportation industry. Financial terms were not disclosed. GE Equipment Se...

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Benchmark Electronics Completes Pemstar Buy

Angelton, Texas-based Benchmark Electronics said today that it has completed its acquisition of Pemstar Inc. The previously announced acquisition was worth approximately $300M in stock. Benchmark is a provider of electronic manufacturing se...

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Friday, January 5, 2007

BMH Acquired By UnicornHRO

Dallas, Texas-based Bonnecaze, McLeroy, and Harrison (BMH) a developer of human resources information and payroll software, has been acquired by New Jersey-based UnicornHRO. UnicornHRO said today that it has completed its acquisition of BMH...

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Broadwing Acquisition Finalized

Colorado-based Level 3 Communications has completed its acquisition of Austin, Texas-based Broadwing Corporation, the firm said yesterday. The deal, which was announced in October of last year, is worth approximately $1.4B in cash and stoc...

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Alliance Data Systems Buys Abacus

Dallas, Texas-based Alliance Data Sytems, a provider of transaction, credit, and marketing services, said late last week that it has acquired Lafayette, Colorado-based Abacus, a division of Internet advertising firm DoubleClick. The deal is...

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Carreker Acquired By CheckFree

CheckFree said today that it has acquired Dallas, Texas-based Carreker Corporation, a provider of payment technology and consulting services, in a deal worth $206M. CheckFree said that the acquisition will significantly expand its software ...

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Berkshire Hathaway Acquires TTI

Fort Worth, Texas-based TTI has been acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, the companies said Friday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. TTI is an electronic component distributor. The deal also includes Mouser Electronics, a subsidi...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Perot Systems Buys IT Provider

Perot Systems Corporation said Monday afternoon that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire QSS Group, a Lanham, Maryland-based provider of information technology services. The company services the Army, Coast Guard, Department of ...

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Friday, December 8, 2006

Datatrac Acquired By CSC

El Segundo, California-based Computer Sciences Corporation today said that it has agreed to acquired Richardson, Texas-based Datatrac Information Services, a provider of U.S. Government services and solutions. Financial terms of the acquisi...

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Skywire Buys Docucorp For $127M

Dallas, Texas-based Docucorp, a provider of software for communicating with customers, and Skywire Software, a enterprise software firm, said today that Skywire will acquire Docucorp in a $127M deal. Skywire is a subsidiary of Hall Financia...

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Friday, December 1, 2006

Realm Business Solutions Merges With Circle Software

Houston, Texas-based Realm Business Solutions, a provider of software for the commercial real estate industry, merged on Wednesday with Circle Software, a London-based competitor. The two companies said they will combine to serve the global...

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Friday, December 1, 2006

Symtx Acquired For $34.3M

Austin, Texas-based Symtx, a manufacturer of high performance functional test solutions for the electronics industry, was acquired Tuesday by Hunt Valley, Maryland based United Industrial Corporation. Symtx employs 169, and will continue to...

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

nCipher Acquires Britestream Networks

Cambridge, England-based nCipher, a provider of SSL acceleration products, this week completed the acquisition of the assets of Austin, Texas-based Britestream Networks. nCipher said the acquisition included stock, fixed assets and intellec...

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Monday, November 13, 2006

HomeAway Raises $160M

Austin, Texas-based vacation rental site HomeAway said today that it has raised $160M in financing. Homeaway is a provider of vacation rental information on the Internet. Venture firms involved in the funding include existing investors Aust...

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Austin Ventures Buys All Star Directories

Austin, Texas-based Austin Ventures has purchased Seattle-based All Star Directories, a publisher of online education directories. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Austin Ventures said that the acquisition would allow All Sta...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Oracle Buys MetaSolv

Oracle said today that it is buying Plano, Texas-based MetaSolv Software, a provider of service fulfillment operations software. The deal is worth $219.2M in cash. Oracle said that it expects the acquisition to close in late 2006 or early 2...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Level 3 Buys Broadwing

Broomfield, Colorado-based Level 3 Communications said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Austin-based Broadwing, a optical network communications provider. The deal is worth approximately $1.4B in cash and stock. Level 3...

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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Openwave Buys SoloMio

Redwood City-based OpenWave Systems has acquired Austin, Texas-based SoloMio, the firm said Tuesday. SoloMio provides subscriber call management services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. OpenWave said that the deal was all-cash...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

McAfee Buys Citadel Security

Santa Clara-based McAfee said today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dallas, Texas-based Citadel Security Software, for approximately $56M in cash plus $4m in working capital reimbursement. Citadel develops policy compli...

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sun Buys Neogent

Sun Microsystems has purchased Austin, Texas-based Neogent, the firm said Thursday. Neogent develops identity management automation software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sun said the acquisition will allow it to better a...

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Monday, September 25, 2006

GlobalSCAPE Acquires Availl

San Antonio, Texas-based GlobalScape has acquired Availl, a Massachusetts-provider of wide area file systems. GlobalScape is acquiring the firm for $9.65M, including $7.65M ni cash and an additional $2M in GlobalSCAPE stock. GlobalScape sai...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

OnFiber Acquisition Completed

Denver, Colorado-based Qwest Communications has completed its $107M acquisition of OnFiber Communications, the firm said today. OnFiber was an Austin, Texas-based provider of metropolitan Ethernet and wide area networking services. Qwest an...

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