Triller Makes Two Acquisitions, Appoints New CEO

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Triller Network, the owner of the Triller social media app and several streaming businesses, announced April 14 that it had acquired live event and pay-per-view platform Fite and had reached an agreement to purchase software developer Truverse Inc., doing business as Amplify.ai.

LinQuest Completes TMC Design Acquisition

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Los Angeles-based LinQuest, a provider of space systems and related technology for the defense and intelligence market, said it has completed its acquisition of TMC Design Corporation, a provider of engineering, development, and integration company with expertise in electromagnetics, digital signal processing, and radio frequency communications. linquest merger acquisition tmcdesign defense aerospace intelligence electromagnetics hardware

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J2 Global Closes 4 Acquisitions

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Internet services company J2 Global Inc. finished up 2020 on a buying spree

AeroVironment Completes $405M Arcturus UAV Acquisition

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Simi Valley-based Aerovironment said yesterday that it has completed the $405M acquisition of Arcturus UAV, a designer and manufacturer of high performance, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). aerovironment merger acquisition arcturus unmanned aerial vehicle militaryThe deal had originally been announced on January 13th.

AECOM Acquisition Talk Builds

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

QAD Completes Allocation Network GmbH Acquisition

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Santa Barbara-based QAD, which develops software for the manufacturing sector, said Tuesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Allocation Network GmbH. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. The company said the acquisition will strengthen its suite of products and services, plus support its cloud growth initiatives. allocation network germany merger acquisition manufacturing software international

Teledyne Clears Two Antitrust Reviews For FLIR Acquisition

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies Incorporated says it has cleared antitrust reviews in both Canada and Canada for its ongoing acquisition of FLIR Systems. According to the company, it received a No-Action Letter regarding the proposed acquisition from the Competition Bureau of the Government of Canada on Wednesday, and a similar one from the Federal Cartel Office in Germany. teledyne antitrust review flir acquisition merger

Visa Completes Verifi Acquisition

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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

Amazon’s Selz Acquisition is Encouraging News for Small Businesses

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Many have seen the acquisition as an attempt to fight back against Shopify's rampant growth during the coronavirus pandemic. The Amazon/Selz Acquisition. Amazon's acquisition of Selz doesn't represent a dramatic change to its business model. It's been a big week for Jeff Bezos.

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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

PayPal Completes $4 Billion Acquisition Of Honey

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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

Iteris Closes Albeck Gerken Acquisition

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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

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.

Boingo Wireless Target Of Acquisition Effort

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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

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. 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.

Amgen Completes $13.4 Billion Acquisition Of Otezla

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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

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

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

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

Centerfield Launches New Product For Customer Acquisition

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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

Signal Sciences Acquisition By Fastly, Worth $775M, Completes

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The acquisition of Venice, California-based Signal Sciences --worth $775M--by Fastly , has officially completed, Fastly said on Thursday. Fastly announced the acquisition of Signal Sciences in August. signal sciences fastly security merger acquisition softwareAccording to Fastly, is will combine its edge cloud platform and existing security offerings with Signal Sciences' web application and API security solutions.

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

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>>.

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

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. 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.

MaxLinear Gets Early Approval On Acquisition Of Intel Division

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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

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

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.

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.

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

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>>.

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

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.

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.

DDN Closing In On Acquisition Of Tintri

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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

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.

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>>.

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.

FDH Makes Another Acquisition, Of BTC Electronic Components

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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

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

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

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.