With $40 million for AuditBoard’s risk and compliance toolkit, LA’s enterprise startups notch another win

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Daniel Kim and Jay Lee, the two founders of AuditBoard , a Los Angeles-based provider of a risk and compliance software service for large businesses, grew up middle school friends in Cerritos, Calif.

Calnetix Buys Vycon


Cerritos-based Calnetix Technologies said this morning that it has acquired VYCON , the developer off flywheel-based energy storage systems. Calnetix--which develops and manufactures high-speed permanent magnet motor generators, power electronics and magnetic bearings--said Vycon will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Direct Drive Systems Acquired for $120M


Cerritos-based Direct Drive Systems , a developer of high speed motors for the oil and gas industry, has been acquired by Houston-based FMC Technologies, FMC said earlier this week. According to FMC, it will pay $120M for Direct Drive Systems, which makes components used for pumping natural gas pipelines, offshore platforms, and for the subsea processing market. Direct Drive is a spinout of Calnetix.

Connect3 Acquisition Completes


Cerritos-based Connect3 , a developer of advertising, merchandising, and promotions software, is now officially part of DemandTec, a Bay area firm that develops promotional planning software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. DemandTec originally announced the acquisition in January. Publicly held DemandTec said Connect3's product suite is being incorporated into its End-to-End Promotion Management suite.

Connect3 Systems Acquired By DemandTec


Cerritos-based Connect3 Systems, a developer of advertising, merchandising, and promotions software, has been acquired by San Carlos-based DemandTec, DemandTec said Monday. According to DemandTec, it acquired Connect3 in an all-cash transaction, but did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Connect3's software is being used by such companies as Best Buy, The Home Depot, ShopKo, Academy Sports + Outdoors, ACE Hardware, Office Depot, and others.