Exit watch, week of June 2, 2008

EA game for Hands-On Mobile

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) has agreed to acquire the assets of Hands-On Mobile Korea, the Korean division of San Francisco-based mobile gaming publisher Hands-On Mobile (f.k.a. Mforma). No financial terms were disclosed. Hands-On Mobile has raised about $104 million in VC funding from such firms as Bessemer Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners, eFund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Institutional Venture Partners.

Lonza buys Amaxa


has agreed to acquire Amaxa, a Cologne, Germany-based provider of technologies to the cell discovery market. No financial terms were disclosed. Amaxa had raised about $11 million in VC funding from 3i Group, Earlybird Venture Capital and TechnoMedia Kapital.

Coverity scoops up Codefast

Coverity Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of software quality and security improvement solutions, has acquired Codefast, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of scalable software lifecycle automation systems. No financial terms were disclosed. Codefast has raised $9.5 million from Foundation Capital and Trinity Capital. Coverity earlier this year raised $22 million in its first round of institutional funding, co-led by Foundation and Benchmark Capital.

ComScore acquires M:Metrics


(Nasdaq: SCOR) has acquired M:Metrics, a Seattle-based provider of mobile measurement solutions. The deal includes a $44.3 million cash payment, and 50,000 options to purchase ComScore common stock. M:Metrics had raised about $17 million from such VC firms as Prism VentureWorks and i-Hatch Ventures.

Daiichi buys German drug company

Daiichi Sankyo Co.

has agreed to acquire U3 Pharma AG, a Munich-based oncology drug development company, for $235 million in cash. U3 Pharma has raised more than $61 million in VC funding from such firms as Alta Partners, Atlas Venture, E. de Rothschild Investment Partners, Life Science Partners and Bio*One Capital.

NGenera acquires Talisma

NGenera Corp.

(f.k.a. BSG Alliance), an Austin, Texas-based provider of on-demand enterprise software, has acquired Talisma Corp., a Bellevue, Wash.-based provider of customer interaction management software. No financial terms were disclosed. Talisma had raised about $94 million from Oak Investment Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Seapoint Ventures, Cedar Grove Investments, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners and Carlyle Venture Partners. Meanwhile, nGenera has raised more $63 million in VC funding from Oak Investment Partners, Foundation Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Powershift Ventures.