Lithium buys social media startup Scout Labs
, a provider of social CRM solutions, has acquired San Francisco-based Scout Labs, a social media monitoring company. The purchase price was reportedly between $20 million and $25 million. Scout Labs raised more than $4 million from Minor Ventures, El Dorado Venture Partners and Javelin Ventures. Emeryville, Calif.-based Lithium Technologies is also venture-backed, having raised more than $40 million from Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Shasta Ventures and others.
Adenyo acquires MoVoxx
Adenyo (f.k.a. Silverback Media), a Toronto-based provider of mobile marketing software, reportedly has acquired mobile advertising company MoVoxx. No financial terms were disclosed. MoVoxx had raised an undisclosed amount of capital from BV Ventures, First Round Capital, Greycroft Ventures and Khosla Ventures. Adenyo recently raised $26.9 million in financing led by Genuity Capital Markets.
Harmonic buys Omneon to the tune of $191M
(Nasdaq: HLIT) has agreed to acquire Omneon Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of digital content storage and processing systems for media companies. The deal is valued at about $274 million, including $191 million in cash and 17.1 million Harmonic common shares. Omneon recently canceled a $115 million IPO, citing “current market conditions.” It had raised about $100 million in VC funding since 1998 from Norwest Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Advanced Technology Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Invesco Private Capital and Lucent Ventures.
Iconoculture sells for $18M
The Corporate Executive Board (Nasdaq: EXBD) has agreed to acquire Iconoculture, a Minneapolis-based consumer research and advisory company. The deal includes an $18 million up-front cash payment plus possible earnouts. Iconoculture has raised more than $16 million in VC funding from Portage Venture Partners, Quatris Fund, StarTec Investments, General Mills, Winton Partners and VSP Capital.
Aruba acquires Azalea
Aruba Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) has agreed to acquire Azalea Networks, a Milpitas, Calif.-based provider of outdoor mesh networks. The deal is valued at up to $40.5 million, including $27 million in stock and $13.5 million in cash. Azalea has raised more than $14 million in VC funding.
Salesforce completes Jigsaw purchase for $142M
Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Jigsaw, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of crowd-sourced business contact information. The deal was valued at $142 million in cash, plus the possibility of about $14 million in earn-outs. Jigsaw had raised just over $20 million in VC funding from Austin Ventures, El Dorado Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.
InfoSpace buys Mercantila assets
(Nasdaq: INSP) has acquired the assets of San Francisco-based online retailer Mercantila Inc. The deal is valued at $8 million in cash, plus the assumption of up to $5.9 million in liabilities. Mercantila has raised about $27 million in VC funding, most of which came from Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Bridgeline buys TMX
Bridgeline Digital Inc.
has acquired select assets of TMX Interactive Inc., a Conshohocken, Pa.-based interactive technology provider, for $1.7 million. TMX had raised nearly $23 million in VC funding from Syncom Ventures and Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
Jack Henry pays $300M for iPay
Jack Henry & Associates Inc.
(Nasdaq: JKHY) has agreed to acquire iPay Technologies, an Elizabethtown, Ky.-based provider of electronic bill pay solutions. The deal is valued at $300 million in cash, and is expected to close next month. Spectrum Equity Investors and Bain Capital Ventures recapped iPay in late 2006.
GoTV scoops up Hands-On-Mobile unit
GoTV Networks Inc.
, a Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based made-for-mobile television provider, has acquired the HOMBRE mobile application development unit of Hands-On-Mobile, a San Francisco-based mobile gaming publisher. No financial terms were disclosed. Hands-On Mobile has raised more than $100 million from Bessemer Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners, eFund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Institutional Venture Partners. GoTV has raised more than $29 million from Bessemer Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, Motorola Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures.
Digital River makes play for Fatfoogoo
Digital River Inc.
(Nasdaq: DRIV) has acquired Fatfoogoo, an Austrian provider of in-game and online commerce services. The deal is valued at about $10 million in cash. Fatfoogoo had raised VC funding from Digital River, NextMarch, Gamma Capital Partners and Ueber.mut.