AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has agreed to acquire USinternetworking Inc., an Annapolis, Md.-based independent application service provider. The deal is valued at about $300 million in cash and assumed debt, and is expected to close next quarter. USi shareholders include Bain Capital, El Dorado Ventures and Grotech Capital Group.
USi has had its ups and downs. The company launched a $126 million IPO in 1999, when it was leading the charge for the nascent ASP industry. After the dot-com bust, USi filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but it emerged from that in late 2002 in a buyout led by Bain Capital.
Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) has agreed to acquire Mobilitec Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of content management software for wireless service providers. No terms of the all-cash transaction were disclosed. Mobilitec has raised more than $28 million in VC funding since its 2000 inception from such firms as AIG Capital Partners, Mohr, Davidow Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Duchossois Technology Partners and Lucent Venture Partners.
Rainmaker Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: RMKR) has agreed to acquire the assets of ViewCentral Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of enterprise training and marketing program management solutions. The all-stock deal is valued at about $4.3 million, and is expected to close later this month. ViewCentral has raised more than $17 million in VC funding from Novus Ventures, Aspen Ventures and Artemis Ventures.
GenBand Inc. (f.k.a. General Bandwidth) of Plano, Texas, has acquired BayPackets Inc., a Fremont, Calif.-based provider of IP multimedia platforms and applications for wireline, cable and wireless services providers. No financial terms were disclosed, although the transaction is estimated to be worth between $10 million and $50 million in stock. GenBand has raised more than $190 million in VC funding since its 1999 inception from such firms as Sevin Rosen Funds, Venrock Associates, Oak Investment Partners, Invesco, Tellis Partners, Thomas Weisel Partners, Wheatley Partners, Granite Global Ventures, Star Ventures, Alcatel, Siemens VC and Texas Instruments. BayPackets had raised about $65 million in VC funding from Lucent Venture Partners, Blueprint Ventures, Inc3 Ventures, TL Ventures and Telesoft Partners.
Six Apart Ltd., a San Francisco-based provider of blogging software and services, has acquired Rojo Networks Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of newsreader services. No financial terms were disclosed. Six Apart has raised VC funding from August Capital, Focus Ventures and Intel Capital. Rojo has raised more than $4 million from TPG Ventures and BV Capital.
BSA Sales, a subsidiary of Synnex Corp. (NYSE: SNX), has acquired Concentrix Corp., a Rochester, N.Y.-based provider of call center, database analysis and print-on-demand services to customers in the transportation, publishing, banking, health care and tech industries. No financial terms were disclosed, except that Concentrix had 2005 revenue of about $15 million. Concentrix had raised just over $15 million in total VC funding from such firms as North Atlantic Capital, Boston Millennia Partners, FA Technology Ventures, Onodaga Venture Capital and Rand Capital Corp.
Intervoice Inc. (Nasdaq: INTV) has purchased the assets of Nuasis Corp., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of Internet-enabled customer contact software. The deal is valued at $1.7 million in cash. Nuasis had raised about $97.5 million in VC funding from such firms as Dali, Hook Partners, Mayfield Fund, Menlo Ventures, NIF SMBC Ventures, Novus Ventures and Tudor Ventures.
WebMethods Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) has agreed to acquire Infravio Inc., a Cupertino, Calif.-based provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) registry and governance solutions. The deal is valued at about $38 million in cash, and is expected to close later this month. Infravio had raised about $18 million in VC funding since its 2000 inception from such firms as Walden International and Crystal Ventures.
Infravio is the vendor’s second SOA-focused acquisition in recent weeks. Last month, WebMethods purchased most of the assets of semantic metadata management technology company Cerebra for an undisclosed sum.
Carl Zeiss SMT has agreed to acquire ALIS Technology Corp., a Peabody, Mass.-based developer of helium-ion microscopy technology. No pricing terms were disclosed for the all-cash deal, which is expected to close later this quarter. ALIS had raised more than $5.6 million in VC funding from Arch Venture Partners and Kodiak Venture Partners.