Jacobs Completes Federal Network Systems Acquisition


Pasadena-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced yesterday that it has completed its acquisition of Federal Network Systems (FNS), the Ashburn, Virginia systems integrator in the communications, information technology, and data security market. Jacobs said it has added more than 750 employees through the acquisition, which will enhance its capability in the intelligence community market.

Occam Networks Acquisition Completes


The acquisition Santa Barbara-based Occam Networks has completed, according to buy Calix. Calix had announced the acquisition of Occam Networks in September. As part of the acquisition, Calix said that Thomas Pardun, formerly a board member at Occam Networks, joins its board, replacing Sprout Group's Robert Finzi. Occam Networks was a provider of broadband gear used by rural telecom carriers.

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

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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

ISSQUARED Buys Network Computing Architects


Los Angeles-base information technology services provider ISSQUARED , which provides security, hybrid cloud infrastructure, networking, and software services, said this morning it has acquired Network Computing Architects (NCA), a provider of IT services to the small and mid-sized business market. Newtork Computing Architects was founded in 1992 in Bellevue, Washington, and had focused on network management and IT security.

DDN Closing In On Acquisition Of Tintri


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

Broadcom Completes BroadLight Acquisition


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

Emulex Completes Endace Acquisition


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 is a developer and manufacture of high speed, networking adapters, including Fibre Channel HBAs, 10GbE NICs, iSCSI and FCOE adapters, and other hardware and software. emulex endace merger acquisition network performance management hardare

Wana Family Network, Offering Babysitting Swaps, Acquires Komae


Los Angeles-based Wana Family Network , which operates a service which lets familys "swap" babysitting services with each other, has acquired Komae , an Ohio-based competitor. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Wana Family Network, led by founder and CEO Erin Beck, says that the acquisition adds over 19,000 families to its community, plus a set of mobile apps. wana family network babysitting swap merger acquisition childcare child

Gimlet Media and Anchor: What Spotify’s Acquisitions Mean for Podcasts


It reportedly paid a hefty $230 million to acquire the podcast publisher and network startup Gimlet Media, and has also acquired the podcast monetization platform Anchor for an undisclosed price. It’s the biggest podcast industry acquisition ever, and Spotify isn’t done.

Ixia Completes Net Optics Acquisition


Calabasas-based Ixia said Thursday evening that it has completed its acquisition of Net Optics , which develops application and network visibility products. Ixia had announced the acquisition back in October. The acquisition was worth $190M in cash. ixia ixiacom optics application network visbility optical testing merger acquisition

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ACTIVE Network In $1.05 Billion Acquisition Deal With Vista Equity Partners


San Diego-based sports and activity registration service Active Network announced this morning that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners , in a deal valued at approximately $1.05 Active Network said that Vista Equity Partners will pay $14.50 per share in cash for Active Network, in a deal which has been approved by Active''s board of directors. The deal will remove Active Network from the public markets.

CoreLogic Buys Mercury Network


Irvine-based real estate and property information provider CoreLogic said this morning that it has acquired 100 percent of Mercury Network , a provider of software for valuation and appraisal management. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Mercury Network was owned by private equity investor Serent Capital. CoreLogic had previously purchase a 45 percent, minority stake in Mercury Network in June.

Microsemi Completes Acquisition of Vitesse


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 offers up a wide range of analog and mixed signal semiconductors; Vitesse was a manufacturer of many networking semiconductors and high speed components. microsemi vitesse merger acquisition semiconductor high speed

Emulex Acquisition of Endance Advances


Costa Mesa-based Emulex reported Tuesday that it now owned 89 percent of Endance Limited , the developer of network performance management and monitoring appliances it said it would acquire in December. Emulex announced its acquisition of Endance in December, in a deal worth approximately $130M. emulex endace network performance management merger acquisition

Spark Networks Acquires Zoosk For $255M


Spark Networks , the online dating company which was started in West Los Angeles, and now has operations globally, said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire dating site Zoosk. Spark said it will more than double in size as a result of the acquisition. Spark Networks operates such dating sites as SilverSingles, Christian Mingle, Jdate, Jswipe, and other brands. spark networks zoosk merger acquiistion jdate dating

Broadcom Eyes Acquisition Of Israeli Startup


Irvine-based Broadcom is in the process of buying Israeli network processor firm Broadlight , in a deal worth between $230M and $340M, according to Israel papers. The two apparently have signed a letter of intent for the acquisition.

Former Maker Execs Sue To Stop Disney Acquisition


Former Maker Studios CEO and co-founder Danny Zappin--along with three other former executives of the company--have filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order seeking to stop the acquisition of Maker Studios by Disney.

DDN Completes Acquisition Of Tintri, Pays $60M For Bankrupt Data Storage Firm


DataDirect Networks , which develops high performance data storage for the enterprise and high-performance-computing (HPC) market, has completed its acquisition of Tintri , the bankrupt flash data storage developer. According to DDN, the acquisition came after an "extensive" bidding process, where DDN was declared the auction winner. datadirect networks high performance computing enterprise storage merger acquisition tintri bankruptcy

Justin Timberlake Backs Myspace Acquisition


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

Zealot Networks Acquires AllScreen


Los Angeles-based Zealot Networks , the digital media company led by Danny Zappin, said last week that it has acquired Culver City-based AllScreen , a video syndication company. zealot networks allscreen merger acquisition digital media video syndicationFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zealot said the buy will help it with both distribution and technology. The two said AllScreen sees an average of 250 million monthly video views.

QuickFire Networks Acquired By Facebook


San Diego-based QuickFire Networks , a developer of technology being aimed at speeding encoding of streaming video, has been acquired by Facebook , the company announced on its website Thursday. QuickFire Networks, which was led by Craig Y.

EV Connect To Power EV Charging Network In Australia


Los Angeles-based electric vehicle (EV) charging network operator EV Connnect has put its backing behind a new, Australian startup, Evie Networks , which is looking to create its own network of ultra-fast EV chargers down under. According to EV Connect, it is joining the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund to back Evie Networks, to create an ultra-fast highway charging network in Australia.

Zealot Networks Buys ViralNova


Los Angeles-based Zealot Networks , the startup led by Danny Zappin which connects creators and influencers with brands, has acquired viral content site ViralNova. zealot networks viralnova merger acquisition viral content hollywood brands influencer creatorFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed, but the price was reportedly around $100M.

Twitter’s Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships

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would be “multi-stream&# ad network (e.g. I think Twitter made a minor gaffe by announcing their Blackberry app and their acquisition of Atebits (Tweetie) before the Chirp conference. So Twitter is buying and building Twitter clients. I don’t find this surprising at all.

Aurrion Acquired by Juniper Networks


Goleta-based Aurrion , a developer of networking semiconductor technology which was spun out of UC Santa Barbara, has been acquired by Juniper Networks , according to Juniper's blog. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. aurrion juniper networks merger acquisition semiconductor electrooptics optics electronics ucsb spinout technology transfer

SignNow Acquired By Barracuda Networks


Newport Beach-based SignNow , a developer of mobile signature capture and document storage services, has been acquired by Barracuda Networks. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Barracuda Networks said the acquisition will help it strengthen its offerings in the cloud data storage market. barracuda networks signnow merger acquisition electronic signature tech coast angels

Q&A: Providence Exec on Bluetree Acquisition, Trends in Health Tech


Joseph Health, a Renton, WA-based organization that operates 51 hospitals and 829 clinics across five US states, announced its latest strategic, IT-focused acquisition last week. The company Providence has agreed to purchase—financial terms aren’t being disclosed— is Bluetree Network , a Madison, WI-based consultancy that works with healthcare providers to install and optimize electronic health records software. Providence St.

AdRev Acquired By Zealot Networks


Studio City-based AdRev , the digital rights management startup that also operates AudioMicro , has been acquired by Zealot Networks , according to AdRev founder Ryan Born. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Zealot Networks already owned a majority of AdRev, having acquired that stake in 2014 for $20M. adrev zealot networks merger acquisition digital rights management content youtube music musician studio

Mitchell International Buys Medical Consultants Network


San Diego-based Mitchell International , which provides technology and services to the insurance and collision repair industry, said today that it has acquired Medical Consultants Networks (MCN), which it says is one of the nation's largest providers of independent medical exam services in the United States. Mitchell said it will use the buy to integrate its bill review systems with a network of independent medical exam providers.

YP Buys Sense Networks


YP , the local search, media, and advertising firm spun out of AT&T which has significant operations in Glendale, said today that it has acquired venture-backed Sense Networks , a provider of mobile advertising and location-based services. Sense Networks was venture backed by Intel Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and others. YP said the acquisition is its first since its spinout and funding by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management.

Microsemi Passes Antitrust Hurdle In Vitesse Acquisition


Aliso Viiejo-based Microsemi reported this morning that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired, for the company''s acquisition of Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor. Both companies make various semiconductors, with Microsemi offering up analog and mixed signal integrated circuits and power management products; Vitesse focuses more on the high speed networking part of the market.

Bestofmedia Group Acquired By Tech Media Network


Los Angeles-based Bestofmedia Group , the publisher behind the Tom''s Hardware, Tom''s Guide, and Tom''s IT Pro online publications, has been acquired by Tech Media Network. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Gores Group Completes Alpheus Acquisition


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

5 Bars Acquired By Neutral Connect Networks


Irvine-based 5 Bars , a distributed antenna systems (DAS) installer and operator, has been acquired by Florida-based Neutral Connect Networks (NCN), the companies announced earlier this month. The acquisition was announced by Neutral Connect Networks, as part of a $30M funding from M/C Partners. 5bars neutral connect networks distributed antenna system merger acquisition

Marlin Equity Partners Completes Tellabs Acquisition


Los Angeles-based private equity company Marlin Equity Partners said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Tellabs , which provides mobile backhaul, optical networking, and other related telecommunications products. Marlin Equity said Tellabs joins a number of other telecom companies in its portfolio, including Coriant (formerly the Optical Networks business of Nokia Siemens Networks), Coriant America, Inc.

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