Monoprice Acquisition By Blucora Completes


The acquisition of Rancho Cucamonga-based Monoprice , a developer of its own line of branded consumer electronics and accessories, has completed, Blucora announced Thursday afternoon, in a deal that had been announced earlier this month. million in the third quarter of 2013. monoprice blucora merger acquisition retail retailer electronics infospace taxact

Broadcom Completes Acquisition of Renesas Electronics' LTE Assets


Irvine-based semiconductor developer Broadcom has completed its acquisition of the LTE assets of Renesas Electronics Corporation , the company said this morning. broadcom merger acquisition renesas telecom hardware chipset

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WebMetro Acquisition Completes


The companies had announced the acquisition in July. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been announced by the company. webmetro teletech merger acquisition digital agency search marketing San Dimas-based search and digital marketing firm WebMetro is now officially part of TeleTech Holdings , TeleTech said this morning. WebMetro becomes part of TeleTech''s Customer Growth Services division, Revana. READ MORE>>.

Clearlake Capital Completes Acquisition


Santa Monica-based private equity firm Clearlake Capital has completed the acquisition of the North American Rental and Tubular Services divisions of Archer Limited, the firm said today. irongate archer tubular acquisition merger capital clearlake The new company will be renamed IronGate Energy Services. Financial terms of the buy were not announced.

Emulex Completes Endace Acquisition


Costa Mesa-based Emulex announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Endace , the provider of network performance management and monitoring appliances. Emulex had announced the acquisition of Endace in December. emulex endace merger acquisition network performance management hardareThe deal was worth approximately $130M.

Ixia Completes Net Optics Acquisition


Calabasas-based Ixia said Thursday evening that it has completed its acquisition of Net Optics , which develops application and network visibility products. Ixia had announced the acquisition back in October. The acquisition was worth $190M in cash. ixia ixiacom optics application network visbility optical testing merger acquisition

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Websense Acquisition By Vista Equity Partners Completes


websense vista equity partners merger acquisition private security software San Diego-based Websense , the developer of security software, is now officially owned by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners , the two said late Tuesday.

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Emulex Acquisition of Endance Advances


Emulex announced its acquisition of Endance in December, in a deal worth approximately $130M. emulex endace network performance management merger acquisitionCosta Mesa-based Emulex reported Tuesday that it now owned 89 percent of Endance Limited , the developer of network performance management and monitoring appliances it said it would acquire in December.

ShoeDazzle Acquisition By JustFab? Not So Dazzling


That acquisition by JustFab of fellow fashion startup ShoeDazzle yesterday? The acquisition valued ShoeDazzle at only around $30M, a huge drop in the company''s value, compared with a $240M valuation back in 2011, according to Dow Jones. The report--quoting early ShoeDazzle investor Jeremy Liew, a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners--also said that only one investor--Crosscut Ventures--actually saw any return from the acquisition.

Cymer Acquisition By ASML Completes


San Diego-based laser light engine provider Cymer is now officially part of ASML , after the completion of ASML''s acquisition of Cymer Thursday. cymer asml semiconductor lithography light sources merger acquisition laser The deal was worth $2.5 billion. ASML said it would buy Cymer back in October of 2012, and has been working through a complex set of regulatory approvals since then.

The Gores Group Completes Therakos Acquisition


Los Angeles-based private equity firm The Gores Group said today that it has completed the acquisition of Therakos , a New Jersey-based firm which provides systems used for immunomodulatory therapy. Gores has named Michael Rechtiene as CEO of Therakos as part of the acquisition. Gores originally announced the acquisition in October. gores group therakos merger acquisition private equity

Marlin Equity Partners Completes Tellabs Acquisition


Los Angeles-based private equity company Marlin Equity Partners said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Tellabs , which provides mobile backhaul, optical networking, and other related telecommunications products. marlin equity partners tellabs merger acquisition private telecom equipment optical backhaul

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Sonos: $535M In Revenue In 2013


However, the company disclosed Monday that it had $535M in revenue in 2013, nearly double the revenues the company had in 2012, making it one of the largest companies on the Central Coast. sonos wireless music streaming revenues merger acquisition exit Santa Monica-based Sonos has been remarkably quiet over the years about how the company has been doing financially.

Cymer/ASML Acquisition Gets Korean Approval


The acquisition of San Diego-based semiconductor lithography equipment developer Cymer by ASML has cleared another regulatory hurdle, the firms said over the weekend. billion acquisition in October of 2012. cymer asml semiconductor lithography light sources merger acquisition laser The two said that the Korean Fair Trade Commission has approved the merger between the two firms.

Cymer, ASML Get US DOJ Acquisition Approval


cymer asml semiconductor lithography light sources merger acquisition laser San Diego-based Cymer , the developer of semiconductor lithography light sources, and Netherlands-based ASML Holding NV said late Friday that the two firms have received U.S. Department of Justice approval for their merger. ASML said it would acquire Cymer in October, for $2.5 billion, and has since been working through regulatory hurdles to complete the deal.

Startups Need Mergers And Acquisitions For Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

This strategy is called “organic growth,” yet it alone may yield only a fraction of the potential you could achieve, unless you add the additional strategies of partnerships and M&A (mergers and acquisitions). Actively pursue mergers and acquisitions. Partial acquisition.

Amgen, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Get Approval On Acquisition


Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and Onyx Pharmaceuticals said late Wednesday that the two have received early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust waiting period for Amgen''s acquisition of Onyx. cancer lifescience biotech acquisition merger amgen pharmaceuticals onyx Amgen announced on August 24th that it will pay $125 per share in cash, or roughly $10.4 billion, to acquire Onyx Pharmaceuticals, a South San Francisco-based developer of biopharmaceuticals to treat cancer.

Report: Goodreads' Acquisition By Amazon Derailed Apple Deal


goodreads amazon merger acquisition book review community reviews amzn apple itunes Goodreads , the online book review and social networking site which started in Santa Monica, represents the heart of a battle between giants and Apple , according to a report Thursday: who will become the keeper of your digital goods?

NextSpace Expands Beyond California With New Funding, Chicago Acquisition


According to NextSpace, its first expansion outside California comes via the acquisition of a coworking operator called The Coop. nextspace venture capital coworking chicago coop merger acquisition The coworking trend--which started in part in Southern California and its high tech startup ecosystem--looks to be spreading East, with news this week that NextSpace has raised $500,000 and acquired a Chicago company, to establish its first coworking site outside of California.

Ixia Bumps Estimates As Acquisitions Grow


The publicly held company said that the fourth quarter combined revenues for its two recent acquisitions, Anue Systems and BreakingPoint Systems, will be in the range of $30 to $31M, versus an earlier guidance of $26 to $28M for those two businesses. Ixia has been in a very acquisitive mode in the last year, as it picked up both Anue Systems and BreakingPoint Systems as it looks to grow the company.

Power-One Gets Approval From Stockholders On Acquisition


Camarillo-based power conversion and solar inverter manufacturer Power-One has received stockholder approval on the company''s $1 billion acquisition by ABB , the company said late Tuesday. powerone merger acquisition solar photovoltaic power supply electronics hardware Power-One said that 98.0 percent of the shares voted were in favor of the merger, which had been announced in April.

ACTIVE Network In $1.05 Billion Acquisition Deal With Vista Equity Partners


active network merger acquisition sports vista equity partners buyout San Diego-based sports and activity registration service Active Network announced this morning that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners , in a deal valued at approximately $1.05 billion. Active Network said that Vista Equity Partners will pay $14.50 per share in cash for Active Network, in a deal which has been approved by Active''s board of directors.

Life Technologies Agrees On Acquisition Deal With Thermo Fisher Scientific


life technologies merger acquisition thermo fisher scientific lifesciences Carlsbad-based life science equipment maker Life Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific said this morning that the two are in a definitive agreement, where Thermo Fisher will buy Life Technologies for $76.00 in cash per share, or approximately $13.6 billion, plus the assumption of net worth around $2.2 billion. The deal comes after weeks of rumors of a buyout effort from multiple private equity firms.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year.

How Do you Motivate Yourself and Stay Focused?

Both Sides of the Table

Make sure the acquisition is still on target. Look, if you had, one shot. Or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted. In one moment. Would you capture it, or just let it slip? Eminem, Lose Yourself ].

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As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

Both Sides of the Table

In 2013 it is expected to be around $35 billion. Compare the state of play in 2013 versus 15 years ago. 2013 = $25 billion of which Apples stage is more than $8 billion at > 90% gross margin. This happens at acquisition time, too.

Putting an End to the Dark Ages of Local Businesses

Both Sides of the Table

We spent a year (2012-2013) building a merchant acquisition machine and all of the systems to support bookings, calendar integrations, location services, etc. We then spent much of 2013 proving out the merchant model in one city – Los Angeles.

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TZ Presents: What Makes a Startup Attractive for Acquisition | Chat with Krishna Gupta

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu is excited to invite you on July 18, 2013 at 7pm , to a fireside chat with Krishna Gupta , Partner/CEO of Sortfolio , which he recently acquired from 37Signals. When: July 18, 2013 7pm. Topic: What Makes a Startup Attractive for Acquisition.

United Online: FTD Split Expected By August 2013


Woodland Hills-based United Online , the hybrid Internet Service Provider and flower delivery service (via FTD), reported yesterday in its quarterly results that it now expects to spin off FTD as an independent, publicly traded company by August of 2013. united online merger acquisition untd flower

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Both Sides of the Table

But the press (and I suspect many of the senior execs of these companies) don’t really explore the corrosive downside of these acquisition. If I don’t commit to millions of dollars of acquisitions I will … die?

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Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

Both Sides of the Table

One of his biggest accomplishments there was championing the acquisition of StubHub. ” After PayPal, StubHub is widely seen as eBay’s second most profitable acquisition.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

Both Sides of the Table

RedBeacon went on to sell to HomeDepot in what was considered a very successful acquisition on all sides. But Ethan had left by the time of the acquisition. Let me not bury the lede.

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Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder


I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built. It had a passionate group of 50 people attending. I promised to do this post as a follow-up to the session to provide additional links and information.

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Measuring your power in the Internet marketplace.


CACR (Customer Acquisition Cost Ratio). The lower the ratio, the more successful the customer acquisition campaign. CPA (Cost per Acquisition).

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Report: Snapchat Turns Down $3 Billion Offer From Facebook


In a very bold move, Venice-based Snapchat has apparently turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook , according to a report today from the Wall Street Journal. snapchat merger acquisition exit facebook tencent mobile

Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction


Yesterday, I was talking to a startup founder about their MVP and they said something that finally got me to write this post: "I have a few investors interested but they want to see a product."

Awesomeness TV Acquired By DreamWorks For As Much As $117M


The acquisition is one of the fastest exits ever for a local, content-meets-online company--AwesomenessTV had only just raised $3.5M awesomenesstv merger acquisition dreamworks exit content hollywood youtube comedy network

Media Temple Acquired By GoDaddy


Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. colocation acquisition merger godaddy hosting temple media mediatemple Los Angeles-based hosting provider Media Temple has been acquired by GoDaddy , the two companies announced Tuesday.

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LA Virtual Goods Firm Virtual Greats Acquired By Iconicfuture


Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. virtual greats iconicfuture goods merger acquisition videogame world rights management omnicom

Awesomeness.TV Among Fastest Exits, Best ROI Ever On Silicon Beach


The acquisition of Awesomeness.TV The firm was only challenged by the recent acquisition of GoodReads, which has an estimated 100x return. analysis acquisition merger exit goodreads dreamworks hollywood content awesomeness Gets $18.6M In Private Equity Acquisition

socalTECH had previously revealed it had around $34M in revenues in 2012, and had expected to have revenues of around $42M in 2013. capital venture equity private acquisition merger buyautoparts San Diego-based online auto parts retailer has raised $18.6M in funding, the company said Tuesday. The funding round came from Gladstone Investment Corporation and Gladstone Capital Corporation. According to the online retailer, the funding included $13.0M

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Fandango Buys Quantum Rewards


Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. fandango quantum rewards loyalty movie ticket promotions promotional merger acquisition content hollywood

8 Fundraising Deal Breakers Inexperienced Entrepreneurs Routinely Create


If your business model is predicated on online customer acquisition, do not exclusively rely on consultants to craft and execute your online marketing initiatives. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.