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. centerfield customer acquisition marketing services analytics

DirectMed Parts & Service Buys Medical Systems Technologies


San Diego-based DirectMed Parts & Service , a provider of medical imaging parts and services, said on Monday that it has acquired Medical Systems Technologies, LLC , a provider of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) component level repair and testing. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. DirectMed Parts & Service is owned by private equity investor Mercury Partners.

Geni Acquisition Opens Up Service For Users


The acquisition today of Los Angeles-based family tree and genealogy site Geni has one big benefit: its users now have full access to the service, without having to pay for premium features. geni myheritage merger acquisition genealogy family tree

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Iteris Closes Albeck Gerken Acquisition


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

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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.

Connectifier Swizzles Service After LinkedIn Acquisition


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.

Geni Acquisition News Takes Down Service For Hours


That big acquisition of Los Angeles family tree site Geni had an unwanted side effect: it took down the site for nearly five hours, Geni reports. on the surge of traffic received by the company after it was announced that it is being acquired by genealogy service MyHeritage.

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SendGrid Now Part Of Twilio After $3 Billion Acquisition


Email delivery services provider SendGrid is now officially part of cloud communications platform operator Twilio , Twilio said on Friday. irvine county orange services delivery email acquisition merger twilio sendgridSendGrid--which has significant operations in Anaheim, where one of its co-founders also was based--was acquired in a deal worth $3 billion. The deal had originally been announced last year. Twilio said the deal is worth approximately $53.99

Wrench’s on-demand vehicle repair and maintenance service picks up $20 million

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Wrench , the Seattle-based on demand vehicle maintenance and repair service for consumers and fleets, has raised $20 million in its latest round of financing. Wrench is one of a growing number of companies that are using technology to adapt what had previously been infrastructure-heavy services closer to a more consumer-friendly, convenient business model. Consumers are embracing on-demand services that make their lives better.

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AECOM To Spin Off Government Services Business


Los Angeles-based consulting giant AECOM said this morning that it plans to spin off its government services business, in a deal that it expects will be complete in the second half of fiscal 2020. aecom government services business spinout merger acquisition consulting defense aerospace

PSI Services Acquires Computer Assisted Testing Services


Burbank-based PSI Services , which provides professional testing services, said today that it has acquired Computer Assisted Testing Services (CATS). PSI said the acquisition will help it expand in the federal and certification market segments. PSI Services is led by President and CEO Steve Tapp. services cats computer assisted testing examinations licensing merger acquisition

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


It’s the biggest podcast industry acquisition ever, and Spotify isn’t done. Here’s what the podcast acquisitions mean for Spotify, for the entire podcast industry, and for all the tiny underdog podcasters out there.

Vcorp Services Acquired By Wolters Kluwer


Los Angeles- and New York-based Vcorp Services , the provider of business formation and other corporate legal services, has been acquired by Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance , a Netherlands-based provider of risk and compliance services. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Wolters Kluwer said the acquisition will help strengthen its existing portfolio of legal and compliance products and services.

Broadcom Gets Nod On CA Technologies Acquisition


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

ResMed To Add To Software Offerings With $750M MatrixCare Acquisition


Medical device maker ResMed has agreed to acquire Minnesota-based MatrixCare, which makes software for long-term care providers, for $750 million. San Diego’s ResMed (NYSE: ticker[[RMD]]) announced its intention to buy the privately held tech company on Monday.

WebMetro Acquisition Completes


The companies had announced the acquisition in July. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been announced by the company. WebMetro becomes part of TeleTech''s Customer Growth Services division, Revana. 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.

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. The new company will be renamed IronGate Energy Services. irongate archer tubular acquisition merger capital clearlake

Boingo To Power New Commercial Services For Citizen Broadband Radio Service


Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless , which provides distributed antenna system (DAS), small cells and Wi-Fi services--including running its own network of Wi-Fi hotspots--says it is expanding its efforts to the new, Citizen Broadband Radio Services (CBRS). Ghz radio service -- which runs at similar frequencies to new 5G wireless networking standards --was just approved by the FCC. boingo wireless wifi data airport cbrs citizen broadband radio service frequency bandwidth

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. Parallels' Odin Service Automation platform is used for cloud services management.

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. ,

Sofie Biosciences Completes Acquisition Of ZevacorPharma


Culver City-based Sofie Biosciences says it has completed its acquisition of Zevacor Pharma , and has rebranded itself as SOFIE , according to the company. Zevacor operates 16 radiopharmacies and provides contract manufacturing services. Sofie is a developer of molecular imaging tools, used in PET imaging and radiosynthesis of PET compounds. READ MORE>>. sofie biosciences zevacor pharma pharmaceuticals biotech lifescience contract manufacturing

PSI Services Buys Software Secure


Burbank-based testing software and services provider PSI Services announced this morning that it has acquired Software Secure , a provider of cloud-based, online testing services for the higher education, K-12, and certification markets. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. services software secure merger acquisition online testing education cloud saas

Twitter’s Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships

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I think Twitter made a minor gaffe by announcing their Blackberry app and their acquisition of Atebits (Tweetie) before the Chirp conference. And I saw a lot of this first hand in Salesforce’s acquisition of my company, Koral, which was a content management company.

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 offering of Senior Notes, specifically for content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions. billion debt offering, a move which might benefit the Los Angeles content production industry.

LA's Century Park Capital Acquires IT Services, Software Company


Los Angeles-based Century Park Capital Partners , a private equity investor focused on family businesses, owner-operated companies and corporate divestitures, said on Monday afternoon that it has completed a majority recapitalization of Florida-based software and IT services company MCCi. MCCi provides its IT services, system design, implementation, managed services, and support services the state & local government, education, law enforcement, financial services, and other verticals.

Clearlake Capital Backs HEAT Software In Acquisition


Santa Monica-based investor Clearlake Capital said today that it is behind a deal where HEAT Software will acquire the Absolute Manage and Absolute Service businesses from Absolute Software Corporation. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. clearlake capital heat software absolute merger acquisition

Reports: Tidal, Apple In Acquisition Talks


A report from the WSJ late Thursday said that Apple Computer is in discussions with music service Tidal --founded by Jay-Z--to acquire the company. tidal music apple computer merger acquisition rumor streaming jayzNo pricing details on the potential deal--which the Journal said "may not result in a deal"--were released. READ MORE>>.

PSI Services Acquires UK's EnlightKS


Burbank-based PSI Services , which provides professional testing services to companies, government agencies, and others, has acquired UK-based testing services company EnlightKS. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. PSI said the acquisition will help it grow its international market presence for the e-learning and talent assessment market. services enlightks merger acquisition professional testing assessment international

Simulations Plus Acquires DILIsym Services


Lancaster, California-based Simulations Plus , which develops pharmaceutical simulation and modeling software, has acquired DILIsym Services , a developer of drug-induced liver injury simulation software and related consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry. Simluations Plus said it will pay $10M in total, split between $5M up front plus earn out of up to an additional $5M over the next three years based on profitability of its new DILIsym Services division.

Netflix To Raise $1.5 Billion For Content Acquisition


Netflix , the provider of online streaming services which has major operations in Los Angeles, is planning to raise $1.5 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 video

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. Providence St. 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.

Ten-X Acquisition By Thomas H. Lee Completes


Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. The company lets both investors and individuals use its services. tenx thomas auction venture capital merger acquisition private equityIrvine-based Ten-X , an online real estate marketplace, is now officially owned by private equity investor Thomas H. Lee Partners , T.H. Lee said this morning. The deal was originally announced in August.

MegaPath Sells Managed Services Business


MegaPath , the provider of cloud and broadband services which has major operations in Orange County, said Thursday that it has sold its managed services businesss to GTT Communication. MegaPath''s Managed Services division provided private networking, access services, and managed security services to enterprise clients. megapath managed services merger acquisition broadband cloud communications covad

Simulations Plus Completes DILIsym Services Buy


Lancaster, California-based Simulations Plus , which develops simulation and modeling software, said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of North Carolina-based DILIsym Services. simulations plus dilisym services merger acquisition software pharmaceutical design simulationThe deal was worth $10M in cash, with an initial $5M payment and another $5M in earnout. DILIsym develops software for the simulation of drug-induced liver injury.

Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …

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He is very hands-on and helpful – especially for any company looking into customer acquisition. Later they became big business in Financial services lead-gen. o CPM model gave him control over the information in the acquisition cycle so he focused on that. -