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.

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>>.

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Interview With Mike Mothner, Wpromote On Growth, Acquisitions

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Mike Mothner: The business today, is we are a digital agency focused on customer acquisition and growth for businesses of all types. Mike Mothner: With the acquisition of Standing Dog, which technically closed today, that added about 75 people to bring us to 260 employees. We also have an office now in Houston as well as a result of the acquisition. It's not that we hit a plateau which we wanted to overcome with the acquisition; we've been continuing to grow organically.

Report: DreamWorks Animation, Comcast In Acquisition Talks

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dreamworks comcast merger acquisition rumor entertainment hollywood animated animationA report this morning from the WSJ says that Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation SKG and Comcast are in talks, where Comcast will pay more than $3 billion for DreamWorks. Comcast already owns Universal Pictures. The WSJ report cited "people familiar with the matter" in its report, which it says will put Comcast up against Walt Disney Co. in the family entertainment business. READ MORE>>.

MaxLinear Completes Acquisition Of Broadcom Unit

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Carlsbad-based MaxLinear announced late Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Irvine-based Broadcom's wireless infrastructure backhaul business. The company said the acquisition will help it expand into the wireless infrastructure market. semiconductor acquisition merger frequency radio circuit integrated signal mixed backhaul wireless broadcom maxlinear

Connectifier Swizzles Service After LinkedIn Acquisition

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Costa Mesa-based Connectifier , the recruiting tools developer led by John Jersin, said Monday that it will be making some significant changes to its tool, after its acquisition by LinkedIn in February. According to blog posts from both Connectifier and LinkedIn, Connetifier will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of LinkedIn, selling to its own customer base, however, the two will connect the two services through a new API, along with other changes.

Ingram Micro Wraps Up Two Acquisitions

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Irvine-based Ingram Micro , the technology product distribution giant, has wrapped up two acquisition, including the acquisition of Latin American value added distributor Grupo ACAO , as well as the Odin Service Automation platform from Parallels Holdings Ltd. Both acquisition had recently been announced. ingram micro merger acquisition grupo acao parallels odin service automation cloud software international brazil

Lytx Acquired For $500M In Private Equity Acquisition

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lytx merger acquisition gtcr welsh carson anderson stowe driver safety camera systems fleet telematicsSan Diego-based automotive telematics provider Lytx has been acquired by private equity investor GTCR , in a deal worth more than $500M in cash, the two said this morning.

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.

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

Snapchat Reportedly Near Acquisition Of Vurb For $110M

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Venice-based Snapchat is reportedly near a $110M acquisition of mobile search startup Vurb , according to reports. snapchat vurb merger acquisition search mobile discoveryNeither Snapchat nor Vurb have yet confirmed the deal, which apparently has yet to be signed. The original report cited a "person famliar with the deal". READ MORE>>.

Edlio Raises $40M For School Website Software, Looks Towards Acquisitions

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According to L Square, the investment in Edlio will go towards sales and marketing, international growth, new product development, and strategic acquisitions. capital venture acquisition merger cloud software school educational edlioLos Angeles-based Edlio , a developer of a cloud-based, software product used by schools and school districts to build and manage school websites, has raised $40M in a funding round. The funding came from L Squared Capital Partners.

Justin Timberlake Backs Myspace Acquisition

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Irvine-based Specific Media , the Internet advertising network run by Tim Vanderhook, has released further details on the company's acquisition of Myspace , saying that Justin Timberlake is taking an ownership stake and major role in the acquisition. myspace justin timberlake merger acquisition specificmedia specific content hollywood

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

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How TVC Aims At Acquisitions, Not IPOs, with Jeb Spencer

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We thought it might be interesting to talk with one of the fund's managing directors, Jeb Spencer about the fund's success in technology investments, plus how it managed to raise another fund in this kind of environment, plus its unique goal of getting companies to an acquisition--and not an IPO.

Conexant Acquisition Completes

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The acquisition of Newport Beach-based semiconductor firm Conexant by private equity firm >b>Golden Gate Capital has completed, the firm said today. The acquisition takes Conexant private, with the firm no longer trading on the NASDAQ Global Market. conexant golden gate capital cnxt merger acquisition semiconductorConexant was acquired by Golden Gate Capital after a bidding war with Standard Microsystems (SMC) in February. The deal was worth $2.40

HauteLook Acquisition Completes

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Department store firm Nordstrom said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Los Angeles-based private sales site HauteLook. Nordstrom announced its acquisition of HauteLook on February 17th. The acquisition was one of the quickest in Southern California's technology startup world; HauteLook was founded only three years ago, and only just raised its first funding round in June of 2010.

SAIL Portfolio Firm Makes Acquisition

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A portfolio company of Irvine-based venture capital firm SAIL Venture Partners , SNTech , has made an acquisition, SNTech announced earlier this week. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. RBC is selling the unit to clear the way for its own, acquisition of another electric motor business, of A.O. SNTech said that the acquisition will help it expand placement of motors into the pool and spa industry.

Conexant Gets Competing Acquisition Offer

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Newport Beach-based semiconductor maker Conexant said Monday afternoon that it has received a competing acquisition offer from private equity firm Golden Gate Private Equity. The new acquisition offer ups an earlier acquisition proposal from SMSC in January, which offered to acquire publicly held Conexant for $2.25 conexant smsc merger acquisition semiconductor golden gate

Silicon Beach Report July 19: Snapchat Confirms Bitstrips Acquisition

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Snapchat confirms Bitstrips acquisition, Hyperloop One hits back at former executives, DreamWorks inks virtual reality deal, and more

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 11: Snap Confirms Acquisition of Zeny for $213 Million

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Snap confirms acquisition of Zeny for $213 million, Google's diversity controversy mocked in street art near its Venice office and Third Point sells all Snap shares

Metacloud VC On Cisco Acquisition: "Epic Exit"

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According to one of Pasadena-based Metacloud ''s venture capital backers, the acquisition of the cloud services provider by Cisco on Wednesday was an "epic exit". metacloud venture capital merger acquisition cisco cloud private The statement came from Jason Lemkin, a venture capitalist at Storm Ventures. No terms of the deal have been announced, however, Metacloud had only raised around $25.0M

Silicon Beach Report July 14: Snap Inc. Had Acquisition Talks with AdRoll

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had acquisition talks with AdRoll, NationBuilder’s clients include Trump’s campaign and French President Macron, and SpaceX seeks government funds for deep space exploration Snap Inc.

Broadcom Eyes Acquisition Of Israeli Startup

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The two apparently have signed a letter of intent for the acquisition. No details on the acquisition have been released by Broadcom. broadcom broadlight israel merger acquisition network semiconductor chip

Gores Group Completes Alpheus Acquisition

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm Gores Group said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Alpheus Communications , a fiber network and data center operator in Texas. Gores had announced the acquisition in September. gores group alpheus communications merger acquisition telecom fiber

Cymer Acquisition By ASML Completes

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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.

Apax Gets Early Approval On Epicor Acquisition

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Apax had announced the acquisition on April 4th. enterprise software acquisition merger partners apax epicorPrivate equity firm Apax Partners said this morning that it has scored early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust waiting period on its buy of Irvine-based Epicor Software. Apax, which is buying Epicor for $976M, along with Activant Solutions. READ MORE>>.

International Rectifier Completes CHiL Semiconductor Acquisition

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El Segundo-based International Rectifier said Monday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of CHiL Semiconductor Corporation. management power acquisition merger semiconductor chil rectifier internationalThe deal had been announced February 25th, and was worth $75M in cash. CHiL Semiconductor is a developer of digital power management products, and was venture backed by Highland Capital Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners , Panorama Capital , and id SoftCapital.

Microsemi Advances Acquisition of Zarlink Semiconductor

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Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi , the semiconductor maker, said today that it has advanced its acquisition of Zarlink Semiconductor , and now owns approximately 93 percent of Zarlink's outstanding shares, and 99 percent of Zarlink's outstanding debenteres. microsemi zarlink semiconductor merger acquisition hostile

Magento Acquisition By eBay Completes

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eBay had originally announced its acquisition of Magento in June. magento ebay merger acquisition open source ecommerce softwareLos Angeles-based Magento , the developer of open source, e-commerce software, has officially become part of eBay , eBay announced Wednesday afternoon. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. eBay said that it is making Magento part of its X.commerce, integrated open commerce platform group. Magento was headed by Roy Rubin. READ MORE>>.

RayTracker Acquisition Worth $44.8M, Says Report

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raytracker idealab merger acquisition solar tracking power energyinnovations energy clean cleantechA report today from Greentech Media says that Pasadena-based Idealab 's sale of portfolio firm RayTracker was worth $44.8M. Idealab, Quercus Trust, and Phoenix Fire had invested $3.5M in funding in RayTracker a developer of solar tracking technology. RayTracker was also based in Pasadena, but was acquired in January by solar panel firm First Solar.

Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …

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OSI Systems Completes $269 Million Acquisition of American Science and Engineering.

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X-ray system manufacturer OSI Systems on Monday completed its acquisition of American Science and Engineering Inc. for $37 a share, a cash deal worth $269 million