Centerfield Launches New Product For Customer Acquisition


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. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

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

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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.

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PayPal Completes $4 Billion Acquisition Of Honey


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 was co-founded by George Ruan and Ryan Hudson, who will continue to head up the efforts of Honey as part of PayPal's global consumer product and technology organization, according to PayPal.

Netflix Looks To Raise $2 Billion For Content Acquisition, Production


Netflix , the online streaming movie service operator, is planning to boost its content acquisition and production, via a $2.0 billion debt offering, a move which might benefit the Los Angeles content production industry. Netflix has major content production operations in Los Angeles, along with a significant number of employees. According to Netflix, it is proposing a $2.0

How to plan to make a successful acquisition


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.

MaxLinear Gets Early Approval On Acquisition Of Intel Division


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. Intel's Home Gateway Platform Division develops systems-on-a-chip (SoC) products used in Wi-Fi access points, Ethernet, and home gateways.

Digital Map Products Acquired By LightBox


Irvine-based Digital Map Products , a developer of mapping and location tools used by enterprise and government customers, has been acquired by LightBox , a provider of real estate information products. Digital Map Products was owned by private equity investor Silversmith Capital Partners, and had over 160 employees. Silversmith acquired Digital Map Products in a recapitalization deal in August of 2016.

Teledyne Completes $789M e2v Acquisition


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. e2v develops machine vision products, including image sensors and custom cameras and applications. teledyne merger acquisition image vision recognition sensor camera

Digital Map Products Names New Board Member


Irvine-based Digital Map Products , which provides map-based, real estate applications, said this week that it has named a new member to its board of directors. According to Digital Map Products, it has appointed Dave Cozzens to its board, to help guide the company around strategic growth and positioning. Cozzens was most recently CEO of Telogis, which he led from startup to acquisition by Verizon in August of 2016. digital products real estate mapping location

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

Clearlake Capital Completes Acquisition


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 provides rental of drill pipe and drilling equipment to oil and natural gas exploration and production operators in North America. irongate archer tubular acquisition merger capital clearlake

Digital Map Products Gets $36.3M


Irvine-based Digital Map Products (DMP), a developer of cloud-based mapping products used by businesses and government for mapping and land use applications, has raised $36.3M Digital Map Products was founded by Jim Skurzynski and Geoff Wade, who will continue to lead the company. Silversmith said it was advised by Choat Hall & Stewart int he deal; Digital Map Products was advised by both Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth and Pagemill Partners.

Who's Next For IPO, Acquisition In Southern California?


It's been a banner year for acquisitions and IPOs in Southern California--with such acquisitions as the $2 billion acquisition of Vizio in June; the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club in February; and the IPO of The Trade Desk last week.

Althea Technologies Acquisition Completes


the firms said late Thursday, as the acquisition of Althea completed. Althea was a provider of contract manufacturing services, and provided both clinical and commercial product development services. 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. ,

Digital Map Products Buys DMTI Spatial


Irvine-based geospatial mapping software and technology developer Digital Map Products has acquired DMTI Spatial , a location-based intelligence provider based in Canada, the company said on Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Digital Map Products said the acquisition would help it expand its geographic footprint, broaden its suite of geospatial mapping solutions, and strengthen its blue-chip client base.

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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Mast Therapeutics Completes Acquisition of Aires Pharmaceuticals


San Diego-based Mast Therapeutics said yesterday that it has completed its acquisition of Aires Pharmaceuticals , the company developing treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension. mast therapeutics aires pharmaceuticals merger acquisition biopharma lifescience biotech

Twitter’s Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships

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First, I believe that Seesmic has an excellent product – especially the web version of their product and that having another senior and experienced exec like Loic Le Meur would be great for Twitter. So Twitter is buying and building Twitter clients.

EQAL Acquisition By Everyday Health Included $12.5M In Stock


A recent regulatory filing by Everyday Health , the digital media publisher, shows that its acquisition of Los Angeles-based EQAL included both cash and stock, with the stock portion worth $12.5M. Financial terms of the acquisition haven't been announced by either company.

Cohu Sells Electronics Products Division


CohuHD develops camera products used in surveillance, traffic monitoring, security, and military applications. cohu electronics product division merger acquisition cohuhd surveillance camera costar Poway-based Cohu said this morning that it has agreed to sell its Electronics Division, CohuHD, to Texas company Costar Technologies. Cohu said Costar will pay $9.5M in cash plus up to $0.5M in earn out for CohuHD, which will remain in Poway.

Ingram Micro Wraps Up Two Acquisitions


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. Grupo ACAO is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and is a provider of value added IT products.

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


Los 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. 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 edlio

Netflix To Raise $1.5 Billion For Content Acquisition


billion in debt to fund content acquisition, production and development, potential acquisitions and strategic transactions, and other efforts, the company said this morning. netflix content acquisition hollywood film streaming videoNetflix , the provider of online streaming services which has major operations in Los Angeles, is planning to raise $1.5

Digital Map Products Acquires Mexican Business Info Company


Irvine-based Digital Map Products , a developer of geospatial mapping technology and related products, said on Tuesday that it has acquired Mexico Business Directory (MDB). million records, according to Digital Map Products. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. DMP said the acquisition is the second for the company this year, including an acquisition in July of DMTI Spatial, a Canadian location intelligence and data company.

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.

Pelican Products Buys UK Company


Torrance-based Pelican Products , which is best known for its protective cases and flashlights and other lighting systems, said late Monday that it has acquired UK-based Cool Logistics , a developer of temperature controlled packaging products. According to Pelican Products, it will merge Cool Logistics with its previously acquired Minnesota Thermal Science brand, which is part of its biopharmaceuticals division.

Sizmek's Ad Server, Optimization Products Acquired By Amazon


Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Amazon said it has agreed to acquire both the Sizmek Ad Server and Sizmek Dynamic Creative Optimization (DCO) products. Sizmek had been looking for a buyer for the two products. sizmek server merger acquisition amazon optimize advertising adtech

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3Tera Acquisition Completes


CA announced Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of Irvine-based 3Tera , a developer of virtualization and cloud computing products. 3Tera's products are used to manage the deployment of both public and private cloud computing. Tags: associates computer hyperv microsoft vmware acquisition merger computing cloud virtualization 3tera

Leaf Group Seeks To Raise $22M For Acquisition, Other Efforts


The company--which trades on the NYSE as LFGR--said the funds would go to working capital and general corporate purposes, plus to acquire or invest in complementary businesses, products and technologies. Leaf Group says it does not have any specific acquisitions in mind. leaf group merger acquisition consumer internet saatch society6

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Microsemi Completes $130M Acquisition of Vectron International's Timing Business


Aliso Viejo-based semiconductor developer Microsemi said it has completed its acquisition of the high performance timing business of Vectron International. microsemi vectron international knowles merger acquisition semiconductor crystal oscillatorThe deal was worth $130M. Microsemi acquired the business from Knowles Corporation.

Ixia Completes Acquisition


Calabasas-based Ixia reported this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Agilent Technologies' Data Networks Product LIne. Ixia had said it would acquire the Agilent product division last week. N2X provides high speed, Ethernet IP testing products. Tags: ixia agilent merger acquisition testing The deal was worth approximately $44M in cash plus assumption of certain liabilities. READ MORE>>.

Platinum Equity Buys Quark, Eyes Acquisitions


Platinum did not disclose financial details of the buy, however, said that it is looking to expand Quark's product breadth and depth, plus create an acquisition strategy. The acquisition of Quark was leds by Platinum partner Brian Wall.

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SAIL Portfolio Firm Makes Acquisition


A portfolio company of Irvine-based venture capital firm SAIL Venture Partners , SNTech , has made an acquisition, SNTech announced earlier this week. SNTech--which has quietly been backed by SAIL since at least 2009--said it acquired the $23.4M, electric motor product line from Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) , as part of an arrangement with the U.S. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. sntech sail venture capital merger acquisition energy motor efficiency

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 partners tellabs merger acquisition private telecom equipment optical backhaul

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iSuppli Acquisition Completes


The acquisition of El Segundo-based iSuppli , worth $95M, has completed, according to acquiring firm IHS Inc. iSuppli is a provider of analyst services for the consumer electronics and other industries, and is well known for their tear-downs of electronic products. The acquisition had originally been announced on November 2nd. IHS said late Friday that the deal also included Screen Digest, a digital media and technology research company which was recently acquired by iSuppli.

Levine Leichtman Buys Polyform Products


Los Angeles-based private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners said this week that it has acquired Polyform Products Company. Polyform is a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of polymer clay products--used by hobbyists and artists, and sold through such retailers as Michaels, Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and others. crafts toys clay acquisition merger products polyform leichtman levine

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

Startups Need Mergers And Acquisitions For Growth

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Every entrepreneur tries to maximize his startup growth by building and selling more product and services for the widest geographic area that he can support. Actively pursue mergers and acquisitions. Overreliance on acquisitions drains resources and de-motivates internal teams.

Pelican Products Buys Minnesota Thermal Science


Torrance-based Pelican Products , the manufacturer of protective cases, flashlights and portable lighting systems, and other products, has acquired Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) , a developer of temperature controlled packaging solutions. Pelican said that MTS will merge with its existing BioPharma division, and help bolster its products for the pharmaceutical and life science industries. pelican products minnesota thermal science merger acquisition packaging lifescience

Western Digital Gets Final Approval On $19B SanDisk Acquisition


Irvine-based Western Digital says it has received the final approval needed for its acquisition of memory maker SanDisk , from China's Ministry of Commerce, and now expects the transaction to close on Thursday. Western Digital, which is led by Steve Milligan, is a major developer of disk drive and storage products; with the move of the industry towards solid state storage, the combination with SanDisk gives the company significant assets in the flash memory area.

Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference

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This is why I loved Brad Feld’s recent post about the “ illusion of product / market fit.” Are our users addicted to our product? But if users don’t come back to your product directly and often I question whether you have a sustainable product / company. “Hacking” growth is only sustainable with a truly great product. And of course it’s true in personal productivity apps, SMB apps, B2B software and so forth.

Cytori Divests Product Line


Cytori said it has sold its manufacturing and commercialization rights for its Puregraft product line to Bimini, in a deal worth $5M upfront and up to $10M in additional milestone payments. technologies bimini acquisition merger lifescience biotech cytori San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals firm Cytori Therapeutics said yesterday that it is in a deal to divest pieces of the company, with Bimini Technologies and two affiliates, Puregraft Technologies and Kerastem Technologies.

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


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.