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Boston Tech Watch: Notarize, Optimus Ride, LogRocket & More

The self-driving cars are coming (to a gated development near you). Board additions at a novel tech startup. Another big funding round for an industrial 3D printing startup. The Endeavor v. QinetiQ robot competition’s final chapter. Read on for more.—Online notary startup Notarize is adding senior LogMeIn and State Street executives to its board. The Boston-based tech company says Larry D’Angelo, LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) chief sales officer, and Jack Klinck, former head of global strategy at Stat...
Tags: Boston, Boston blog main, Boston top stories, National blog main, 3D printing, Accomplice, Additive Manufacturing, Arlington, Army, Autonomous, Bae Systems, Battery Ventures, Ben Edelstein, Brex, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Burlington


HG to sell Foundry to Roper Technologies for 410 mln pounds

Roper Technologies is buying Foundry, an HG portfolio company, for 410 million pounds ($544.5 million). Foundry provides high‑end visual effects and 3D design software for media & entertainment, visualisation and design-oriented industries. Arma Partners advised Foundry. PRESS RELEASE Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to Foundry, a portfolio company of Hg, on its sale to Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company, for ...
Tags: Google, London, Trends, Austin, Manchester, M&a, Carlyle Group, Foundry, Roper Technologies, Business Services, WETA Digital, Arma Partners, ROP, Advent Venture Partners, Roper Technologies Inc NYSE, Foundry PRESS RELEASE Arma Partners


MUIS Software to buy Ctrl BV

MUIS Software, which is backed by Main Capital Partners, said March 18 that it is buying Ctrl BV. Financial terms weren’t announced. Deloitte is the seller. Ctrl, of Heemskerk, the Netherlands, provides an online collaboration platform for financial service providers within the SME market and larger companies. PRESS RELEASE MUIS Software acquires Ctrl from Deloitte MUIS Software and her majority shareholder Main Capital Partners are taking an important step in the expansion of MUIS Software by r...
Tags: UK, Germany, Trends, Tech, ERP, Netherlands, M&a, Deloitte, Scandinavia, Gdpr, The Hague, Dutch Chamber of Commerce, CTRL, Deloitte Global, Main Capital, Heemskerk


America Movil acquires Nextel in Brazil for $905M

Latin America continues to remain a focus for investors that are eyeing up its large population and growth potential. In the latest development, America Movil, the Latin American carrier that is part of the Carlos Slim empire, today announced that it would acquire Nextel in Brazil, owned by NII (formerly Nextel International), for $905 million. NII in turn said that once the deal is closed, it has received approval “to dissolve and wind up NII.” This is a move to scale up an existing carrier in ...
Tags: Mobile, Mexico, Softbank, US, Tech, Paypal, Sprint, M&a, Brazil, Argentina, Rio De Janeiro, El Salvador, Guatemala, Telefonica, Latin America, Vivo


VC-backed Minute Media buys The Big Lead

Minute Media, a global technology and publishing platform, has acquired The Big Lead, a sports and news digital publication. No financial terms were disclosed. Minute Media is backed by Battery Ventures, Dawn Capital, Gemini Ventures, North Base Media, ProSieben, Qumra Capital, Goldman Sachs, La Maison, Vintage Investments and Remagine Ventures. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of T...
Tags: London, Trends, Tech, M&a, Mental Floss, Minute Media, Additionally Minute Media, Asaf Peled, Battery Ventures Dawn Capital Gemini Ventures


Turtle Beach is buying fellow gaming accessory maker Roccat

There was a nice surprise morsel for those following Turtle Beach’s financials this week. In addition to a “record fourth quarter,” the headset maker announced that it has agreed to purchase fellow gaming peripheral company Roccat for $14.8 million in cash. Turtle Beach is best known for creating gaming headsets for a wide range of different consoles, PCs and mobile devices. Picking up Germany-based Roccat will help the San Diego company further expand into additional peripherals like mice a...
Tags: Gaming, Asia, Europe, Hardware, Germany, Tech, San Diego, M&a, Roccat, Turtle Beach, Juergen Stark


Turtle Beach is buying fellowing gaming accessory maker Roccat

There was a nice surprise morsel for those following Turtle Beach’s financials this week. In addition to a “record fourth quarter,” the headset maker announced that it has agreed to purchase fellow gaming peripheral company Roccat for $14.8 million in cash. Turtle Beach is best known for creating gaming headsets for a wide range of different consoles, PCs and mobile devices. Picking up Germany-based Roccat will help the San Diego company further expand into additional peripherals like mice a...
Tags: Gaming, Asia, Europe, Hardware, Germany, Tech, San Diego, M&a, Roccat, Turtle Beach, Juergen Stark


I.D. Systems to buy Pointer Telocation for $140 mln

I.D. Systems has agreed to acquire Israel-based Pointer Telocation, a telematics and mobile IoT solutions company, for $140 million in cash and stock. Abry Partners will invest $50 million in the combined company, which will rebrand as PowerFleet. The deal is expected to close summer 2019. Both John Hunt and Anders Bjork of Abry Partners will join PowerFleet’s board of directors at the completion of the transaction. PRESS RELEASE WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — I.D. Syste...
Tags: Israel, Trends, Tech, David, United Kingdom, M&a, Bjork, North America, Hunt, Wharton School, EBITDA, GAAP, Wolfe, Pointer, LLP, ROTH Capital Partners


HCL Technologies buys SBE

HCL Technologies has acquired Seattle-based Strong-Bridge Envision, a digital transformation consulting firm. No financial terms were disclosed. SBE was backed by Bow River Capital. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK & NOIDA, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced the acquisition of Strong-Bridge Envision (SBE), a digital transformation consulting firm with offices in Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and New York City. With this acquisition, SBE will beco...
Tags: New York, Digital, US, Trends, Tech, M&a, North America, Seattle, Seattle Wa, New York City With, HCL, SBE, HCL Technologies, HCL Technologies HCL Technologies HCL, Strong Bridge Envision, NOIDA India BUSINESS WIRE HCL Technologies HCL


FFL-backed Laurel Solutions buys Servelec Technologies

Laurel Solutions, a portfolio company of FFL Partners, said March 14 that it acquired Servelec Technologies. Financial terms weren’t announced. Servelec Technologies, of Sheffield, U.K., provides remote monitoring systems, secure SCADA systems, and business optimization software. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO –March 14, 2019 – FFL Partners (“FFL”), a private equity firm focused on growth investments in middle market companies, today announced that its affiliate, Laurel Solutions, has completed the...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Tech, M&a, Company, Sheffield UK, ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates, Laurel, Bacharach, David Frost, FFL Partners, Martin Carter, FFL Partners FFL Partners, DataOnline, Laurel Solutions, Servelec Technologies


F5’s $670M Deal for Nginx Expands Firms’ Control of Web Servers, Apps

Internet users are celebrating the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday this week by reminiscing about early Web technologies like America Online and dial-up modems. But users’ Web experiences—from the 1990s to today’s social media-dominated digital landscape—are only possible with behind-the-scenes Internet infrastructure in place. The value of that infrastructure was highlighted in F5 Networks’ recent announcement that it has agreed to acquire Nginx for $670 million in cash.F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Ng...
Tags: Deals, Security, Cloud, Internet, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Www, Cybersecurity, M&a, Data Centers, Api, Seattle, Nginx, World Wide Web


F5 Networks to buy VC-backed NGINX for about $670 mln

F5 Networks Inc has agreed to acquire web server NGINX for about $670 million. The deal is expected to close in the second calendar quarter of 2019. Foros acted as financial adviser to F5 on this transaction while Qatalyst Partners did likewise for NGINX, whose backers include Blue Cloud Ventures, e.ventures, Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, MSD Capital, NEA, Runa Capital and Telstra Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) and NGINX today announced a de...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Tech, M&a, Mcdonalds, Seattle, Short, Nginx, Company, San Francisco California, GAAP, Nginx Inc, Networks Inc, ADC


Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By South West, Systrom and fellow co-founder Mike Krieger sat down for their first on-stage talk together since leaving Facebook in September. They discussed their super hero origin stories, authenticity on social media, looming regulation for big tech, and how they’re exploring what they’ll do next. Krieger grew up hitting...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Snapchat, Palo Alto, Policy, Regulation, Aol, Bravo


Boeing acquires ForeFlight

Boeing has acquired Houston-based ForeFlight, a provider of mobile and web-based aviation applications. No financial terms were disclosed. ForeFlight was backed by Silver Lake Sumeru. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed the acquisition of ForeFlight, a leading provider of innovative mobile and web-based aviation applications. ForeFlight has partnered with Boeing for the past two years to bring aviators Jeppesen’s aeronautical data and charts through Fo...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Chicago, M&a, Houston, Boeing, Houston Texas, Ken Sain, Jeppesen, Silver Lake Sumeru, Digital Solutions and Analytics, Tyson Weihs


What Can Tech Deals In Healthcare, Finance, And Legal Sectors Tell Us About The Shape Of Things To Come?

A new report looks back on some of the notable tech M&A deals and IPOs that punctuated the worlds of healthcare and biotech, legal, finance, and cybersecurity in 2018 and the outlook for those deals this year.
Tags: Technology, Law, Finance, Cybersecurity, Venture Capital, M&a, Biotech, Health Care / Medicine


PE-backed SugarCRM buys Collabspot’s email integration products

SugarCRM Inc, which is backed by Accel-KKR, has acquired Collabspot‘s email integration products. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Silicon Valley, SugarCRM is a provider of CRM solutions. PRESS RELEASE SugarCRM Inc.®, the company that helps organizations build better business relationships, today announced that it has acquired the Collabspot email integration products from Collabspot Pte Ltd. These tools provide improved integration with email, taking another step towards SugarCRM’s v...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Singapore, Trends, Tech, M&a, Silicon Valley, CRM, Tom Coates, Charlton, Accel KKR, PE, SugarCRM, SugarCRM Inc, Collabspot, Collabspot Pte Ltd


PE-backed Tibco Software buys SnappyData

Tibco Software, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, has acquired Oregon and India-based SnappyData, a high performance, in-memory data platform. No financial terms were disclosed. SnappyData was backed by Pivotal, GE Digital and GTD Capital. PRESS RELEASE TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced it has acquired SnappyData. The acquisition will complement the TIBCO® Connected Intelligence platform with a unified analytics data f...
Tags: Oregon, India, Trends, Tech, M&a, Facebook Instagram, Vista Equity Partners, Matt Quinn, PE, Tibco, Richard Lamb, TIBCO Software Inc, Tibco Software, SnappyData, Pivotal GE Digital, TIBCO Connected Intelligence


Okta to acquire workflow automation startup Azuqua for $52.5M

During its earnings report yesterday afternoon, Okta announced it intends to acquire Azuqua, a Bellevue, Washington workflow automation startup for $52.5 million. In a blog post announcing the news, Okta co-founder and COO Frederic Kerrest saw the combining of the two companies as a way to move smoothly between applications in a complex workflow without having to constantly present your credentials. “With Okta and Azuqua, IT teams will be able to use pre-built connectors and logic to create s...
Tags: Security, Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Okta, Identity Management, San Francisco, Tech, Bellevue, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Northwest, Vmware, Exit, Bellevue Washington


Airbnb agrees to acquire last-minute hotel-booking app HotelTonight

As Airbnb gears up for its big leap into the public markets, it’s expanding its accommodations platform to include more than just treehouses and quirky homes. Today, the company has confirmed its intent to acquire HotelTonight, the developer of a hotel-booking application that lets travelers arrange last-minute accommodations. The deal was previously reported by The Wall Street Journal, which wrote in January that negotiations for the transaction had “gone cold.” Airbnb is expected to complete a...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Pinterest, Australia, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, M&a, Denmark, Airbnb, Wall Street Journal, HotelTonight


Silver Lake-backed Weld North Education buys ATI

Weld North Education, which is backed by Silver Lake, has acquired Assessment Technology Inc, a provider of educational measurement solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE New York, March 6, 2019 – Weld North Education (“WNE”), a leading Pre-K–12 digital curriculum company focused on unlocking the power of technology for learning, announced today that it has acquired Assessment Technology, Inc. (“ATI”), the recognized psychology of learning and educational measurement market ...
Tags: Trends, Tech, M&a, Silver Lake, Ati, University Of Michigan, Galileo, Bergan, American Educational Research Association, Weld North, Weld North Education, Edgenuity, Glynlyon, Imagine Learning, Assessment Technology Inc, John Bergan


PE-backed Fullsteam acquires Euclid Technology

Fullsteam has acquired Bethesda, Maryland-based Euclid Technology, a provider of AMS services. No financial terms were disclosed. Clearsight Advisors Inc has provided strategic and financial advice to Euclid on the deal. Fullsteam is backed by Aquiline Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearsight Advisors, Inc. (“Clearsight”) is pleased to announce another successful transaction in its market-leading Public Sector and Non-Profit Software Practices: Clearsight served as ...
Tags: New York, Trends, Tech, Canada, United States, M&a, Financial Services, Charlie, Euclid, FINRA, Bethesda Maryland, Business Services, Aquiline Capital Partners, AMS, John Rakowski, Clearsight


Advance buys edtech company Turnitin

Advance has acquired Turnitin, a provider of educational software. The sellers included Insight Venture Partners and GIC. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advance today announced the acquisition of Turnitin, a leading provider of education technology for academic integrity and writing solutions, from an investment entity affiliated with Insight Venture Partners, GIC and their co-investors. Turnitin’s proprietary software promotes student authenticity, ins...
Tags: New York, Singapore, Trends, Tech, Ubs, M&a, Latin America, Chris, Insight Venture Partners, Oakland California, Oakland Calif, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton Garrison, Goodwin Procter LLP, GIC, Evercore, Deven Parekh


PE-backed DiscoverOrg buys NeverBounce

DiscoverOrg, a B2B intelligence platform, has acquired NeverBounce, a provider of email verification and list cleansing services. No financial terms were disclosed. DiscoverOrg is backed by The Carlyle Group, TA Associates and 22C Capital. PRESS RELEASE VANCOUVER, Wash., March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DiscoverOrg, the leading B2B intelligence platform, today announced the acquisition of NeverBounce, a leading provider of email verification and list cleansing services used by over 100,000 sale...
Tags: Trends, Tech, M&a, PE, Brad Owen, Henry Schuck, NeverBounce, Enrich Customers, Carlyle Group TA Associates


Carlyle-backed DiscoverOrg buys NeverBounce

DiscoverOrg, a B2B intelligence platform, has acquired NeverBounce, a provider of email verification and list cleansing services. No financial terms were disclosed. DiscoverOrg is backed by The Carlyle Group. PRESS RELEASE VANCOUVER, Wash., March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DiscoverOrg, the leading B2B intelligence platform, today announced the acquisition of NeverBounce, a leading provider of email verification and list cleansing services used by over 100,000 sales and marketing professionals a...
Tags: Trends, Tech, M&a, Carlyle Group, Carlyle, Brad Owen, Henry Schuck, NeverBounce, Enrich Customers


Accel-KKR-backed IntegriChain to merge with daVIZta

IntegriChain, which is backed by Accel-KKR, will merge with daVIZta, a provider of revenue analytics software for life sciences companies. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Philadelphia, PA, March 6, 2019 – IntegriChain, a leading life sciences commercial data and analytics company that helps patients start therapy faster and stay on therapy longer, today announced that it will merge with daVIZta Inc. daVIZta is a leading provider of revenue analytics software, including gross-to-...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Atlanta, M&a, Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Menlo Park, Philadelphia PA, Accel KKR, IntegriChain, Kevin Leininger, Accel KKR Accel KKR, IntegriChain Co, daVIZta Inc, Shekhar Yerramilli, Krishnan Padmanabhan


PE-backed Cologix acquires Metro Optic

Denver, Colorado-based Cologix, a data center and interconnection solutions provider, has acquired Montreal-based infrastructure provider Metro Optic. No financial terms were disclosed. The transaction includes data center facilities in Montreal and Toronto. Cologix is backed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. PRESS RELEASE DENVER – March 4, 2019 — Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and Hyperscale edge data center company, today announced it has acquired Montreal based infrastructure ...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Trends, Tech, Canada, MMR, M&a, Montreal, Markham, Denver Colorado, PE, Cologix, Hyperscale, Metro Optic, Toronto Cologix, AWS Microsoft Azure IBM


PE-backed Tyto buys IITC

Tyto Athene, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners has acquired Island Information Technology Consultants Inc, a provider of mission-critical unified communications solutions to the intelligence community. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tyto Athene, LLC (“Tyto” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington Capital”), today announced the acquisition of Island Information Technology Consultants, Inc. (“IITC...
Tags: Washington, Trends, Tech, M&a, Matthew, Operations, Dennis, Arlington, Jeff Murray, Business Development, Matthew Graham, PE, Arlington Capital Partners, Arlington Capital, Tyto, Tyto Athene


SurveyMonkey acquires web survey company Usabilla for $80M

SurveyMonkey announced today that it has acquired Usabilla, an Amsterdam-based website and app survey company, for $80 million in cash and stock. Zander Lurie, CEO at SurveyMonkey, said Usabilla filled in a missing piece in its survey toolkit. “A key product that we identified that we really wanted to add to the portfolio, which is really adjacent to our VOC (voice of the customer) solution is a website feedback collector helping people on the web or on mobile apps really understand what user...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Eu, Amsterdam, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sap, Surveymonkey, Lurie, Zander Lurie, Adobe Salesforce, Survey Software, Usabilla


WI Watchlist: Kauffman Ranking, Driverless Shuttles, Space Research

Here are some of the latest headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:—Well, it’s not last place, but it’s still not a great showing for Wisconsin in the latest assessment of entrepreneurial activity in each state by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Wisconsin ranked 45th in the foundation’s “early-stage entrepreneurship index” , which examined a variety of data from 2017. The index is a modified version of the group’s annual national entrepreneurship report, which went on hiatus las...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Space, Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, It, Nasa, Vc, Software, M&a, Wisconsin, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars


Cybersecurity on Tap: Agenda for Cyber Madness in Boston April 8

When it comes to cybersecurity, no one has all the answers. The best anyone can do is try to fend off cyber attacks with the latest technology and strategies, learn from their successes and failures, and maybe even share their experiences for the benefit of others.That last point is the goal of “Cyber Madness: Case Studies in Security,” a half-day forum Xconomy will host April 8 at EY’s offices in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. We’re assembling leading cybersecurity experts from New England an...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Boston, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a, Iot



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