Advantage Sales and Marketing Buys Atlas Technology Group

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Irvine-based sales and marketing company Advantage Sales & Marketing said late Wednesday that it has acquired Atlas Technology Group >, a technology company which develops applications for helping retailers improve their product sales in stores. Atlas Technology Group helps retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers improve their product sales in stores. Advanced Sales and Marketing is led by Tanya Domier.

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Isaac Garcia, CEO and Founder of Sales Insider

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For our interview this morning, we caught up with Isaac Garcia , a serial entrepreneur who previously founded and sold his last company, Central Desktop, and now is working on a new startup, Sales Insider. What is Sales Insider? Isaac Garcia: Sales Insider is a talent marketplace for hiring software sales reps. Why software sales reps? A big area people struggle with is hiring software sales people. We're going after the fat middle of the market.

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Postie Names Sales Head

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Los Angeles-based Postie , the machine-learning-meets-diirect-mail startup backed by Bonfire Ventures and Crosscut Ventures, said today that it has named Zev Gollender as the company's Head of Sales. Gollender was most recently Vice President of Media Sales at Taboola, and also has served at Adiant and AOL. Postie is applying machine learning software to the direct mail market, using the techniques honed on digital acquisition channels and applying them to direct mail.

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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 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.

Interview With Mike Mothner, Wpromote On Growth, Acquisitions

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Last week El Segundo-based Wpromote acquired fellow marketing agency Standing Dog, in a deal which brings the company to 260 employees, and continues to grow the company. Mike Mothner: The business today, is we are a digital agency focused on customer acquisition and growth for businesses of all types. We have a strong focus on ROI, and the high growth, mid-market companies are the backbone of our growth. They don�t need digital sales, they need to drive people into stores.

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.

Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …

Both Sides of the Table

He is very hands-on and helpful – especially for any company looking into customer acquisition. o CPM model gave him control over the information in the acquisition cycle so he focused on that. - o Everything is for sale but it’s the price that moves the timing.

ValueClick Completes Sale Of Business Unit

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Westlake Village-based ValueClick said late Thursday that it has completed its sale of its Owned & Operated Websites segment, which included Investopedia, Pricerunner, as well as other websites. Financial details of the sale have not been announced. ValueClick announced the sale of the units to IAC in December. valueclick investopedia pricerunner merger acquisition advertising marketing

Epicor Sale Off The Table

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According to the WSJ , Apax Partners has decided to retain the company, after testing the market for a sale of Epicor. epicor apax partners supply chain management software investment banking merger acquisition Epicor Software , the developer of supply chain management software which has its roots and still has significant operations in Orange County, is off the block, after its private equity investors did not see enough interest--or high enough prices--for the business.

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Smarter Digital Marketing With Smartify's Carla Bourque

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How can marketers make better decisions and get better results from their online marketing? We are the only, data-driven incentive platform that helps marketers optimize their audience participation across the channel. Carla Bourque: My background is in marketing analytics.

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.

THQ Details Buyers, Numbers After Fire Sale

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Bankruptcy Court has granted a motion to approve a sale of the majority of THQ's assets to multiple buyers. THQ detailed the sale Wednesday night, saying the company's estate will receive approximately $72M in total through the sales of its owned studios and games in development. bankruptcy sale videogame court legal games publishing employees jobs layoffs

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Dynamite Data Acquired By Market Track

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Dynamite Data , a developer of consumer and retail channel intelligence and big data information, has been acquired by Market Track , according to Market Track. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. Market Track said that Dynamite Data''s leadership team, including CEO Diana Schulz, will join the company''s team. dynamite data merger acquisition market track retail consumer bigdata intelligence information

5 Steps To Effective Marketing With Converged Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should select only social media for marketing, or stick with digital media, or just count on traditional media. Social media as a marketing tool is here to stay, and is now widely accepted.

Specific Media Names New Marketing VP For MySpace

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Irvine-based Specific Media is bolstering its marketing team for MySpace , the company announced today, and has appointed Al Dejewski as its new Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. Specific Media said Dejewski will head up marketing for MySpace, as well as the company's other consumer and business facing brands. Dejewski joins the company from Turner Entertainment Marketing, where he was overseeing strategic marketing for TBS, TNT, and truTV.

TowerJazz Gets $32M From Sale

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Newport Beach-based TowerJazz , the semiconductor foundry, said today that it has received $32M from the sale of its interest in a Chinese IC foundry firm. TowerJazz said it was advised by Chardan Capital Markets in the sale. towerjazz china hhsl hong semiconductor merger acquisitionTowerJazz said it sold its holdings in Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited (HHSL), the parent company of HHNEC, an IC foundry service.

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QLogic Completes Sale Of InfiniBand Assets To Intel

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Aliso Viejo-based QLogic , the manufacturer of networking adapters, switches, and ASICS for the storage networking market, said last night that it has completed its sale of its InfiniBand product lines and assets to Intel Corporation.

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Startups Should Fuel Growth By Acquisitions

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups are usually so focused on selling more of their branded product or service to their own customer base (organic growth) that they don’t consider the more indirect methods (non-organic growth) of increasing revenue and market share. Even mergers and acquisitions (M&A) came early.

THQ Seeks Buyer As Sales Slip

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THQ said it has hired an investment banker to help it consider "strategic alternatives", in hopes of raising additional capital to bring a number of titles to market. The announcement came as the firm announced net sales of $107.4M merger acquisition videogame gaming contentAgoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ is looking for a buyer, after reporting less-than-stellar results on Monday afternoon.

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Nexsan Names Sales Head

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Nexsan said that Michael McGuire has joined the firm, reporting to CEO Philip Black, and will be in charge of worldwide sales, marketing, and business development. McGuire joins the firm from Sun Microsystems, where he was Vice President, Americas Storage Sales.

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RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel

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Messenger : Rob Duva , Co-Founder, COO RingRevenue, prior Director of Customer Acquisition, CallWave. Value Prop Twitter Style : “Ringrevenue’s call performance marketing platform enables ad networks, agencies, advertisers & publishers to generate more inbound sales calls.”.

Don’t Limit Your Startup Marketing To Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should use social media for marketing, digital media, or traditional media. The place to start today is if your company only uses traditional media for marketing, or no marketing. Traditional marketing is sales-focused, one-way push.

Nasty Gal's Fall From $100M A Year In Sales To Zero

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NastyGal's Sophia Amoruso had started the company on eBay, took it to the venture market, but was unable to sustain its growth, or loyal customers. Nasty Gal's bankruptcy sale closes next week. nastygal merger acquisition bankruptcy fashion ecommerce sophia amoruso

Marvell Announcement Matches Solarflare Sale

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Solarflare has refocused its business on board level server adapter products, and the high frequency trading and HPC market. solarflare marvell merger acquisition 10gbase-t 10gbase gigabit ethernet semiconductor chipJust three days after Irvine-based Solarflare announced that it has sold its 10 Gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) business, semiconductor maker Marvell , based in Santa Clara, has announced its own line of 40nm, Quad 10GBASE-T PHYs.

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The Gores Group Closes Vincotech Sale

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Los Angeles private equity firm The Gores Group said Wednesday that it has closed its sale of Vincotech Holdings Sarl , a developer and manufacturer of power modules and inverters for the industrial and solar power market. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. gores group private equity vincotech holdings mitsubishi electronics solar inverter power merger acquisition

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Social Media Marketing Should Not Be Used Alone Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should select only social media for marketing, or stick with digital media, or just count on traditional media. Social media as a marketing tool is here to stay, and is now widely accepted.

Sales Kids With Grit – Web 2.0 Paper Routes

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Sales – Many publishers, including Grit, encouraged newspaper boys to create new routes and expand existing ones by aggressively selling subscriptions to non-subscribers. This pay-per-newspaper formula directly rewarded the children’s sales efforts and sparked a life-long entrepreneurial fire in generations of newspaper boys. Other entry-level experiences for budding entrepreneurs included selling items marketed in comic book ads.

Private Equity Firm Puts Epicor Software On Market

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Epicor Software , the supply chain management software company whose roots are in Orange County, has been put up for sale by private equity firm Apax Partners, according to reports Tuesday. billion, and has hired investment banking firm Jeffries to handle the sale. epicor software merger acquisition private equity exit apax

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Report: Idealab's Energy Innovations Up For Sale

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The company had been targeting the commercial market--particularly, office buildings and retail locations--with its offerings. energy innovation idealab innovations solar photovoltaic cleantech green panel merger acquisitionPasadena-based Energy Innovations , the Idealab startup working on concentrating photovoltaic solar systems, is looking for a buyer, according to a report Friday.

Seismic Buys SAVO Group

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San Diego-based Seismic , the private equity-backed provider of sales and marketing enablement tools, said on Tuesday that it has acquired SAVO Group , a provider of sales enablement products. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. seismic savo group sales marketing enablement software tools merger acquisition private generalatlantic jmiequity

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Verenium Gains $37M From Asset Sale

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The deal also included licensing of certain enzymes for use in the food and beverage market, and access to gene libraries being developed by Verenium. verenium oilseed merger acquisition enzyme biotechSan Diego-based Verenium Corporation , a firm developing industrial biotechnology, said today that it as sold off its oilseed processing business to DSM Food Specialties B.V. , a unit of Royal DSM, for $37M.

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Moviepilot Goes Native, Bets On LA, US Market

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The sale netted the company $20M, which it will use to fund its U.S. moviepilot angeles merger acquisition webedia Moviepilot , the online film review and publishing site led by Tobias Bauckhage, has sold off its German website, moviepilot.de , to French publisher Webedia. The move puts the company''s focused squarely on its Los Angeles operations. efforts.

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News Corp. In Repeat With Sale To Local Tech Firm

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However, around December of 2010 the firm began a series of acquisitions -- of a number of data backup provider, other EFAX providers, email marketing firms, unified communications, and more, culminating with the buy of Ziff Davis in November of 2012. ziffdavis newscorp publisher publishing content videogame davis ziff j2global acquisition mergerDoes this sound familiar? News Corp.

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HyreCar Raises $10.5M In Public Offering

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The stock offering will provide the company gross proceeds of $10.5M, which it says it will use to expand sales and marketing, customer support, and technology investments to continue to grow its platform. hyrecar merger acquisition sharing market marketplace hyre automotiveLos Angeles-based HyreCar , a publicly listed, carsharing marketplace operator (Nasdaq: HYRE), says it has priced an offering of 3.5M shares of its common stock, at $3.00 per share.

REC Solar Shifts To Commercial Market, Sells Consumer Operations

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San Luis Obispo-based solar power installer REC Solar said Tuesday that it has shifted its operations to the commercial market, and has sold its consumer operations to Sunrun. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. recsolar panel installer acquisition merger power cleantech solar REC Solar said the move comes because the commercial and residential solar businesses are built on "fundamentally different models" and have different customer bases and sources of capital.