AECOM Acquisition Talk Builds

L.A. Business Journal

Speculation is mounting that Century City-based engineering and infrastructure giant AECOM may be acquired by rival WSP Global Inc

Visa Completes Verifi Acquisition

socalTECH

Payment giant Visa announced this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Los Angeles-based Verifi , which develops software and technology to reduce chargebacks for vendors who take credit cards. verifi visa merger acquisition chargeback fintech financial credit card dispute resolution software

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

PayPal Completes $4 Billion Acquisition Of Honey

socalTECH

San Jose-based PayPal Holdings said this morning that it has completed its $4 billion cash acquisition of Los Angeles-based Honey , the developer of a browser plug-in that helps consumers find the best coupons for purchases when they are shopping online. honey paypal merger acquisition shopping ecommerce sales ryan hudson george ruan finance financial coupon browser extension

Skyworks Completes Avenera Acquisition

socalTECH

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

Boingo Wireless Target Of Acquisition Effort

socalTECH

Boingo Wireless has been in the midst of a restructuring , having cut 16% of its staff in December; the company has been digesting an acquisition of a competing company, Elauwit Networks. boingo wireless wifi distributed antenna system merger acquisition

Iteris Closes Albeck Gerken Acquisition

socalTECH

Santa Ana-based Iteris , which provides and provides data and analysis of transportation and agricultural information, has completed its acquisition of Albeck Gerken , a provider of traffic operations engineering services. iterix albeck gerken acquisition merger traffic

Amgen Completes $13.4 Billion Acquisition Of Otezla

socalTECH

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen said Thursday that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the worldwide rights to Otezla , from Celgene Corporation , in a deal that was worth $13.4 amgen otezla merger acquisition celgene squibb bristol myers lifescience drug pharmaceutical

How to plan to make a successful acquisition

Berkonomics

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. This CEO states that he has made it work twice when acquiring companies, and that is enough for him to make it his rule for all future acquisitions.

MaxLinear Gets Early Approval On Acquisition Of Intel Division

socalTECH

Carlsbad-bsed MaxLinear , which develops radio frequency, analog, and mixed signal integrated circuits, says it has received an early termination on the waiting period for its acquisition of Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division. MaxLinear announced the acquisition of Intel's division on April 6th. maxlinear merger acquisition intel home gateway semiconductor chip

Centerfield Launches New Product For Customer Acquisition

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Centerfield , a company which provides marketing and customer acquisition to the residential services, business services, and telecommunications markets, says it has launched a new product, called Insights by Scout. According to the company, the new product provides customer intelligence, and is part of its Dugout platform to automate customer acquisition for its customers. centerfield customer acquisition marketing services analytics

Peregrine Semiconductor Acquisition Completes

socalTECH

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

Illumina Completes GenoLogics Acquisition

socalTECH

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

With its Greenlots acquisition, Shell is moving from gas stations to charging stations

TechCrunch LA

Shell, which is making the acquisition through its Shell New Energies US subsidiary, snatched the company from Energy Impact Partners, a cleantech-focused investment firm. “As In a bid to show that it’s getting ready for the electrification of American roads, Royal Dutch Shell is buying Greenlots , a Los Angeles-based developer of electric vehicle charging and energy management technologies.

MaintenanceNet Acquisition By Cisco Completes

socalTECH

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 Scientific Systems Acquisition

socalTECH

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

Missed Expectations and The Eighty Percent Acquisition Rule

Berkonomics

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. The answer is that the most sophisticated buyers have experience in integrating an acquisition successfully into an enterprise and those successes are the most visible models for others to follow.

Missed Expectations and The Eighty Percent Acquisition Rule

Berkonomics

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. The answer is that the most sophisticated buyers have experience in integrating an acquisition successfully into an enterprise and those successes are the most visible models for others to follow.

NextGen Healthcare Completes EagleDream Acquisition

socalTECH

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>>.

Smith Micro Completes ISM Connect Acquisition

socalTECH

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

Clearlake Capital Completes NetDocuments Acquisition

socalTECH

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

Despite the economy, LA’s Maple Media is hunting for app acquisitions

TechCrunch LA

And n ow, even with the economy continuing to collapse, the company is on the prowl for new acquisitions and expects to spend tens of millions of dollars on new deals. The PlayerFM deal stands out as an example of what the company looks for in an acquisition target, said Ritter. Over the past three years the Los Angeles-based startup Maple Media has amassed a portfolio of roughly thirty companies and one hundred apps in its quest to become the IAC of app store businesses.

Teledyne Completes $789M e2v Acquisition

socalTECH

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.

Kunlun Group Limited Completes Acquisition of Grindr

L.A. Business Journal

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

Aperio Acquisition Completes

socalTECH

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.

FDH Makes Another Acquisition, Of BTC Electronic Components

socalTECH

El Segundo-based FDH , hardware and replacement parts to commercial and defense aircraft manufacturers, subcontractors, and others, has announced another acquisition--its second this week--of BTC Electronic Components. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. electronic components merger acquisition audax private equity

WebMetro Acquisition Completes

socalTECH

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>>.

DDN Closing In On Acquisition Of Tintri

socalTECH

DataDirect Networks , the developer of high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise storage products, says it expects to finalize its acquisition of data storage array maker Tintri , in what it says is "the next few days". DDN says it expects the acquisition to close this month. DDN said the acquisition will significantly bost its product portfolio and addressable market. datadirect networks high performance computing enterprise storage merger acquisition tintri

Rubicon Project Completes Chango Acquisition

socalTECH

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

Strategic Data Center Gets $200M Credit Facility For Data Center Acquisitions

socalTECH

Strategic Data Center said the first $25M of the line of credit will go to facilitate the acquisition of a data center property. Costa Mesa-based Strategic Data Center Fund Manager , which acquires data center real estate, says it has secured $200M in a credit facility, from Sunflower Bank. The company said the credit line--initially worth $25M--will allow it to continue acquiring and developing its portfolio of data center real estate assets.

Clearlake Capital Completes Acquisition

socalTECH

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.

Internet Brands Acquisition Completes

socalTECH

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.

Snapchat Confirms Acquisition Of Bitmoji

socalTECH

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>>.

Microsemi Completes Acquisition of Vitesse

socalTECH

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.

Emulex Completes Endace Acquisition

socalTECH

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.

Broadcom Gets Nod On CA Technologies Acquisition

socalTECH

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

Moonshots Capital Gets Acquisition At Edbacker

socalTECH

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.

Virgin Galactic Plans To Go Public Via Acquisition Deal

socalTECH

Mojave-based Virgin Galactic , the space tourism venture led by Richard Branson, is looking to go public via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), called Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. virgin galactic space spaceflight merger acquisition richard branson

Monoprice Acquisition By Blucora Completes

socalTECH

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

Althea Technologies Acquisition Completes

socalTECH

the firms said late Thursday, as the acquisition of Althea completed. althea technologies biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing merger acquisition ajinomoto japanese international San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals contract manufacturer Althea Technologies is now officially part of Japanese conglomerate Ajinomoto Co., Inc. , The firms said that Ajinomoto paid approximately $175M for Althea Technologies. Althea has been renamed Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.

Teledyne Completes Acquisition Of Unit Of Roper Technologies

socalTECH

Thousand Oaka-based Teledyne Technologies says it has completed its acquisition of the Scientific Imaging businesses of Roper Technologies , which included the acquisition of Princeton Instruments, Photometrics and Lumenera. teledyne technologies roper merger acquisition princeton photometrics lumera hardware scientific equipment

Broadcom Completes Percello Acquisition

socalTECH

Irvine-based Broadcom reported MOnday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Percello Ltd. , Broadcom had announced the acquisition of Percello on October 26th. Broadcom had said the acquisition will help it accelerate its time to market to deliver femtocell technology.

Teledyne Completes Bolt Technology Acquisition

socalTECH

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.

Veritone Gets Acquisition Bid From Apis Capital Management

socalTECH

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