Missed Expectations and The Eighty Percent Acquisition Rule

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But it is within the range of experience by many of us professional investors, and with those who have acted as brokers, serial purchasers or consultants for acquisitions.

Smith Micro Completes ISM Connect Acquisition

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Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro Software said Wednesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of ISM Connect , a developer of software which provides on-screen, interactive demos for wireless carriers and retailers. Smith Micro said the acquisition would provide it with a "new growing and profitable" revenue stream. smith micro connect merger acquisition wireless device demo demonstration software

Skyworks Completes Avenera Acquisition

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Irvine-based Skyworks Solutions , which develops analog semiconductors, said late Friday that it has completed its acquisition Avnera Corporation. The acquisition had been announced on August 3rd, and is worth up to $425M in total. Skyworks said it paid cash for the acquisition. akyworks avnera merger acquisition analog semiconductor audio processing speech

How to plan to make a successful acquisition

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One of my company CEO’s recently described his rule for acquisition success, and it resonated with me as a great goal for planning during acquisition exercises.

TeleSign Acquisition By BICS Closes, Deal Value Rises To $335M

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Marina del Rey-based phone verification and user authentication service TeleSign is now officially part of BICS , after the official close of the acquisition, BICS said today. telesign merger acquisition bics phone verification cybersecurity second factor authentication marchcp telecomThe deal was originally announced in April.

Veritone Gets Acquisition Bid From Apis Capital Management

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Costa Mesa-based Veritone , a developer of artificial intelligence software, said it has received an unsolicited acquisition bid from private equity firm Apis Capital Management. veritone artificial intelligence tools software merger acquisition private equity apis exitAccording to Veritone, Apis has offered to acquire all of its outstanding shares for $10.26 per share in cash. Veritone said the proposal is an increase from an earlier offer to pay $8.00

NextGen Healthcare Completes EagleDream Acquisition

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Irvine-based NextGen Healthcare Information Systems , which is owned by Quality Systems, says it has completed its previously announced acquisition of EagleDream Health , a software analytics developer. nextgen healthcare eagledream merger acquisition software analyticsFinancial details of the buy have not been announced. EagleDream Health, based in Rochester, New York, develops cloud-based analytics software used for healthcare practice administration and optimization. READ MORE>>.

Teledyne Completes Scientific Systems Acquisition

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said on Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of the assets of Pennsylvania-based Scientific Systems Inc. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. teledyne scientific systems merger acquisition hplc high performance liquid chromatography

Broadcom Gets Nod On CA Technologies Acquisition

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Broadcom , which has significant operations in Orange County, said this morning that it has received approval of the company's proposed acquisition of CA Technologies , after the expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. Broadcom had announced its intent to acquisition CA Technologies on July 11th. semiconductor electronics hardware software brcm antitrust acquisition merger technologies broadcom

Illumina Completes GenoLogics Acquisition

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San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina said today that it has completed its acquisition of GeneLogics Life Sciences Software , which makes laboratory information management systems for the life sciences industry. illumina genologics merger acquisition management software genomics gene sequencing lifescience equipment

Peregrine Semiconductor Acquisition Completes

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The $471M acquisition of San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor is now complete, with Peregrine now officially owned by Japanese company Murata , Murata said Friday. Murata had announced the acquisition of Peregrine in August. peregrine semiconductor merger acquisition japan japanese international murata hardware radio frequency

Kunlun Group Limited Completes Acquisition of Grindr

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Hong Kong-based mobile gaming company Kunlun Group Limited has closed on its purchase of the remaining stake of Grindr LLC, a gay men’s dating app located in West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center, the companies announced Monday

Clearlake Capital Completes NetDocuments Acquisition

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said it has completed its acquisition of secure cloud-based document management software developer NetDocuments. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. clearlake capital netdocuments merger acquisition document cloud management legal software

MaintenanceNet Acquisition By Cisco Completes

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Carlsbad-based cloud software developer MaintenanceNet is now officially part of Cisco, Cisco said this week, after it completed its acquisition deal for the company. Cisco had announced its acquisition of MaintenanceNet on July 8th, saying it would pay $139M for the startup. maintenancenet merger acquisition cisco recurring software revenue contract cloud

Teledyne Completes $789M e2v Acquisition

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and UK-based e2v technologies plc said today that the two have completed the $789M acquisition of e2v by Teledyne. teledyne merger acquisition image vision recognition sensor cameraThe deal had been announced in December. e2v develops machine vision products, including image sensors and custom cameras and applications.

Broadcom Completes BroadLight Acquisition

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Irvine-based Broadcom said late Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of BroadLight , the developer of networking and fiber access passive optical network (PON) processors. broadcom broadlight merger acquisition semiconductor israeli optical networking hardware

Netflix Looks To Raise $2 Billion For Content Acquisition, Production

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Netflix , the online streaming movie service operator, is planning to boost its content acquisition and production, via a $2.0 billion offering of Senior Notes, specifically for content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions. billion debt offering, a move which might benefit the Los Angeles content production industry.

Aperio Acquisition Completes

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The acquisition of Vista, California-based Aperio by German firm Leica Biosystems has completed, the firms said Thursday. aperio leica biosystems lifescience merger acquisition exit digital pathology hardware equipmentAperio, a maker of digital pathology and slide digitization systems, and Leica had announced the deal on August 21st. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed.

Snapchat Confirms Acquisition Of Bitmoji

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Venice-based Snapchat has confirmed its acquisition of Bitmoji, the developer of software which lets people create their own, personalized "emoji", which they can insert into Snapchat. merger bitmoji snapchat acquisition comic strip emoji softwareThe company--which announced the deal via a comic strip on Tuesday--said Bitmoji's team has joined Snapchat as part of the deal. Snapchat reported paid around $100M for Bitmoji's parent company, Bitstrips. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Completes Chango Acquisition

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer Rubicon Project said Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Chango , which develops intent marketing technology. Rubicon had announced the acquisition on April 1st. rubicon project chango merger acquisition intente marketing advertising

Broadcom Shareholders Give Nod To Avago Acquisition

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Irvine-based Broadcom said late Tuesday afternoon that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of the company by Avago Technologies Limited. broadcom avago merger acquisition semiconductor approval

Edlio Snags Investment for K-12 Education Software Acquisition

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Los Angeles-based Edlio , has received a growth capital investment this morning, for its K-12 education and "community engagement" software, and in particular, acquisitions of other companies. According to LLR Partners, its investment will be used by Edlio to support its market expansion, via organic growth and acquisitions.

WebMetro Acquisition Completes

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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>>.

Moonshots Capital Gets Acquisition At Edbacker

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Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. As part of the acquisition, LivingTree says that Gary Hensley, the founder and CEo of Edbacker, has become CEO of the combined company. edbacker moonshots capital merger acquisition school fundraising district education livingtreeLos Angeles-based venture investment firm Moonshots Capital , which is led by Kelly Perdew, has scored an exit at portfolio company Edbacker.

Broadcom: Fake Memo Circulating Among Congress On Acquisition

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Broadcom said the memo--which it says has confirmed with Department of Defense officials is a forged document--had claimed that there is a need of review of Broadcom's acquisition of CA Technologies by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Broadcom recently received antitrust approval on its acquisition deal, which is worth around $18.9 broadcom technologies merger acquisition antitrust brcm software hardware electronics semiconductor congress fake

ResMed To Add To Software Offerings With $750M MatrixCare Acquisition

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Medical device maker ResMed has agreed to acquire Minnesota-based MatrixCare, which makes software for long-term care providers, for $750 million. San Diego’s ResMed (NYSE: ticker[[RMD]]) announced its intention to buy the privately held tech company on Monday.

Who's Next For IPO, Acquisition In Southern California?

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It's been a banner year for acquisitions and IPOs in Southern California--with such acquisitions as the $2 billion acquisition of Vizio in June; the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club in February; and the IPO of The Trade Desk last week.

Clearlake Capital Completes Acquisition

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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.

Prevoty Now Part Of Imperva After $140M Acquisition

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The acquisition had originally been announced in July. prevoty imperva security software merger acquisition devops trident capitalLos Angeles-based security software developer Prevoty is now officially part of Redwood Shores, California-based Imperva , Imperva said Monday afternoon. Prevoty was a developer of DevOps security software and was backed by Trident Capital. Imperva paid $140M in cash for Prevoty. READ MORE>>.

Microsemi Completes Acquisition of Vitesse

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Aliso Viejo-based a href="[link] said this morning that it has completed its tender offer for Camarillo-based Vitesse , and now expects its acquisition to complete later today. microsemi vitesse merger acquisition semiconductor high speedMicrosemi had been offering $5.28 per share in cash for all of the outstanding stock of the semiconductor manufacturer, in a deal worth approximately $389M.

Internet Brands Acquisition Completes

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El Segundo-based Internet Brands said Friday that the acquisition of the firm by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has closed. The acquisition, which had originally been announced in September, was worth $640M. internet brand hellman friedman merger acquisition ecommerce advertisingInternet Brands said that the firm will cease trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market at close of the market today. JMI Equity also invested in Internet Brands as part of the sale.

Ad Tech Firms Drawing Attention as Acquisitions

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Ad tech sector’s struggles may help Rubicon Project click as an acquisition target

Emulex Completes Endace Acquisition

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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.

Monoprice Acquisition By Blucora Completes

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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. monoprice blucora merger acquisition retail retailer electronics infospace taxact

Teledyne Completes Bolt Technology Acquisition

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said Tuesday afternoon that it has complted its acquisition of Bolt Technology Corporation. teledyne technologies bolt technology merger acquisition marine underwater vehicle cable The deal was worth approximately $171M, or $22.00 per share in cash.