Exit watch, week of Oct. 19, 2009

Sigma Designs pays $200M for CopperGate

Sigma Designs Inc.

(Nasdaq: SIGM) reportedly has agreed to acquire CopperGate Communications Ltd. for $200 million in cash and stock. CopperGate is an Israeli maker of home networking chips. The company has raised about $18 million in VC funding from Tamir Fishman Ventures, Challenge Fund, Carmel Ventures, Motorola Ventures and TechnoPlus Ventures.

Onyx scoops up Proteolix

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.

(Nasdaq: ONXX) has agreed to acquire Proteolix Inc., a South San Francisco-based drug developer focused on protein degradation pathways in cancer and autoimmune diseases. The deal is valued at up to $851 million, including a $276 million up-front cash payment and the remainder in earn-outs. Proteolix has raised about $142 million in VC funding from U.S. Venture Partners, Advanced Technology Ventures, Latterell Venture Partners, Delphi Ventures, The Vertical Group, Nomura Phase4 Ventures and Westfield Capital Management.

Global Payments acquires AuctionPay

Global Payments

(NYSE: GPN) has acquired AuctionPay, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of software and services for nonprofit fund-raising events and philanthropy. No financial terms were disclosed. AuctionPay had raised $13 million in VC funding from Appian Ventures and Maveron.

ResMed acquires French company

ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD) has acquired Laboratoires Narval, a France-based maker of a repositioning device for treating for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. No financial terms were disclosed. Laboratoires Narval had raised a small amount of VC funding from Aurinvest SAS.

Pentaho purchases LucidEra

Pentaho Corp., an Orlando, Fla.-based provider of commercial open-source solutions for business intelligence, has acquired the technology assets of LucidEra, a provider of business intelligence software-as-a-service. No financial terms were disclosed. LucidEra had raised more than $22 million from Benchmark Capital, Crosslink Capital and Matrix Partners. Pentaho is also venture-backed, having raised about $25 million from Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.