TA Associates and Updata Partners To Acquire Melbourne Workflow Firm Nintex for US$220m, 14*2012 EBITDA

28th March 2013. Melbourne-based Micorosft Sharepoint value added solutions provider Nintex has announced it has received an offer for the business from two leading US private equity firms, TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, and Updata Partners, a leading technology-focused growth equity firm. This follows an investment by Macquarie Capital in October […]

Euronet acquires Sydney multi-currency payments firm Pure Commerce

8th Jan 2013. Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:EEFT), a leading global electronic payments provider and distributor, today announced the acquisition of Pure Commerce, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based financial and payment solutions to banks, acquirers and global retailers around the world. Terms have not been disclosed. Pure Commerce is head quartered in Sydney, Australia, and provides […]

UXC Eclipse acquires US Microsoft Dynamics services firm Cole Systems Inc

17th Dec 2012. IT services firm UXC Limited (ASX:UXC) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, UXC Eclipse Intelligent Solutions (USA) Inc. (part of the UXC Eclipse group) has finalised the acquisition of the shares of Cole Systems Associates, Inc. (Cole Systems). Terms have not been disclosed. With over 30 full time employees based in […]

Longreach sells defence technology subsidiary C4i to ITT Exelis for $A18.3m, 2*TTM Revenue

10th Dec 2012. LongReach Group (ASX:LRG) has announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to sell its principle business, defence technology firm C4i Pty Limited, to multinational defence supplier ITT Exelis (NYSE:XLS) for A$18.3m, a price substantially more than the market capitalisation of Longreach. C4i is a wholly owned subsidiary of Longreach and […]

Verifone Acquires ANZ Bank’s NZ EFTPOS business for NZ$70m and Sektor Payments for NZ$9.5m

6th Dec 2012. Global payment solutions provider VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY) and ANZ Bank (ASX:ANZ) have announced an agreement for Verifone to acquire all the outstanding shares of EFTPOS New Zealand Limited (ENZ), a 100% owned subsidiary of ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited (ANZ NZ) for approximately NZ$70m (approximately US$59m). Additionally, VeriFone has announced an […]

Qanda Technology Sells WebSpy to Fastvue Inc for A$1m+ to Focus on Marketboomer

12th November 2012. Qanda Technology Limited (ASX:QNA) has announced that it has entered into a binding share sale agreement to divest its 100% interest in the WebSpy business unit to Fastvue Inc, a software development company headquartered in Cupertino, California USA (incorporated in Delaware), and specializing in the development of real-time monitoring and reporting software […]

Defence Contractor Northrop Grumman Acquires Canberra SME M5 Network Security

7th June 2012. US Defence contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held M5 Network Security Pty Ltd, a Canberra, Australia-based provider of cybersecurity and secure mobile communications products and services, and advanced analytics to Australian military and intelligence organizations. The acquisition is subject to […]

Redflex Traffic Systems Acquires SBL Investments/SmartBus for A$4.5m Plus

22nd May 2012. Redflex Traffic Systems Inc (ASX:RDF) has announced the acqusition of US-based SBL Investments, LLC and Americore Enterprises, LLC, leading providers of automated school bus arm photo enforcement in the United States. The transaction is valued at $4.5 million initially, with further payments over 4 years subject to meeting financial performance measures. This […]

Digital Media Firm Hyro To Sell Operations to Czech firm KIT Digital for A$17m

24th April 2012. Hyro Limited (HYO) has announced it has entered into a Security Purchase Agreement with KIT digital Inc for the Company to sell its Main Undertaking and Operations to KIT digital for the purchase price of AUD$17.2m in cash, or 2,079,972 NASDAQ listed ordinary shares in KIT digital (at the discretion of KIT […]

Canada’s Constellation Software Division Jonas Software acquires Melbourne Radiology Software Firm Kestral Computing

4th April 2012. Serial software acquirer, Canada’s Constellation Software Inc (TSX: CSU) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gary Jonas Computing Ltd, has completed the acquisition of Kestral Computing, a leading provider of software to the Radiology and Laboratory information systems industry in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. With over 40 employees, Kestral […]

Lexmark Acquires Australian-borne Search Firm ISYS Software

19th March 2012. Sydney-borne ISYS Search Software, a global leader in embedded search and universal information access solutions, today announced its acquisition by Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK). Terms have not been disclosed. Established in Sydney in 1988 by Ian Davies, ISYS previously marketed and sold enterprise search applications. Davies developed prototype text retrieval software […]

US HR Cloud Firm Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires NZ-based Sonar Limited for US$14m

8th March 2012. Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based talent management solutions, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held Sonar Limited (“Sonar6”). Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Sonar6 is a leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions serving small businesses globally. Cornerstone will pay approximately $13 million […]

Atlassian Acquires HipChat, Group Chat and Collaboration Service

7th March 2012. Sydney-based Atlassian Software, a leading provider of collaboration software for product teams, today announced it has acquired San Francisco-based HipChat, a hosted private chat service for companies and teams. HipChat has more than 1,200 customers including Groupon, HubSpot and WIRED. Atlassian will incorporate HipChat into its growing portfolio of software that helps […]

GlobalOne (Cloud Sherpas) acquires Australian Salesforce consulting firm Weblinc

24th Jan 2012. GlobalOne, a New York-based leader in Software as a Service (SaaS), social collaboration and cloud computing professional services for the enterprise, announced today the acquisition of Weblinc, one of Australia’s most innovative providers of cloud computing applications. Terms have not been disclosed. Weblinc, a salesforce.com premier consulting partner, brings GlobalOne strategy and […]

Constellation Software’s Friedman Corp Acquires Australian ERP Firm Markinson

14th Dec 2011. Friedman Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc. (“Constellation”, TSX: CSU) announces that it has acquired Brisbane-based Markinson Technologies Pty Ltd. Terms for the acquisition have not been disclosed. Constellation is a very successful, serial acquirer of vertical market software firms such as Markinson, and the acquisition is its most signifiacnt […]

Canada’s TMX Group to Acquire Razor Risk for A$10m, 1x Revenue

30th Nov 2011. Toronto stock exchange listed TMX Group Inc (TSX:X), the owner of the Toronto Stock Exchange, has announced a takeover bid for ASX-listed financial services risk software firm Razor Risk Technologies Ltd (ASX:RZR). The takeover has the support of Razor’s board and the two companies have entered into a Takeover Bid Implementation Agreement […]

Walmart Acquires Wollongong-based Mobile POS Receipt Startup Grabble

11th Nov 2011. Walmart Labs, the e-commerce arm of the American retail giant, has acquired Wollongong-based startup point-of-sale development company Grabble. Terms for the acquisition have not been disclosed. Grabble was started in a garage in Wollongong, Australia by Stuart Argue 29, and Anthony Marcar, 27. Since then they have gained the backing of bootstrap […]

AVOS / De.licio.us Acquires Aussie Links site Trunk.ly

9th Nov 2011. AVOS, the company behind the September relaunch of the link-library site De.licio.us, and set up by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen after it was purchased by Google for $1.76 billion, has announced that it has acquired Australian links site Trunk.ly in order to beef up the renewed service. Terms have […]

Former UNSW Researcher Sells Social Analytics Firm Julpan to Twitter for est US$40m+

21st Sept 2011. Twitter has acquired Julpan, a social search company founded by former University of NSW researcher Ori Allon, who is credited with the creation of the Google Orion Search Engine. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the Sydney Morning Herald has reported Mr Allons’ UNSW PHd supervisor and a Julpan technical […]

SAP to Acquire NZ 3-D Software Firm Right Hemisphere

9th Sept 2011. Enterprise software firm SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has announced it will acquire Right Hemisphere, a leading provider of visual enterprise solutions based in San Ramon, California, and Auckland, New Zealand. The purchase price has not been disclosed. Founded in 1997 by kiwi Mark Thomas, Right Hemisphere is a privately held corporation based […]

Photon Sells UK Division Retail Insight to US Firm Retail Solutions for $US 11m

5th Sept 2011. Photon Group Limited (ASX:PGA) today announced the sale of a UK business unit, Retail Insight Limited, which provides point-of-sale data services to UK suppliers. The unit was sold to Retail Solutions Inc, a US venture capital backed retail software company for total consideration of US$11 million. The proceeds from the asset sale […]

Bain Capital Acquires MYOB for Approx A$1.2bn and 11.5 times EBITDA

21st Aug 2011. Bain Capital announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MYOB Ltd, Australia’s largest independent software vendor, from a consortium led by Archer Capital that also included international investment firm HarbourVest Partners. Whilst financial terms of the transaction are confidential and have not been disclosed, press speculation puts the […]

CSC Finalises $480m iSOFT Acquisition

1st August 2011. CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced it has closed the acquisition of iSOFT Group Limited (ASX: ISF), one of the world’s largest providers of advanced healthcare IT solutions. The offer to iSOFT shareholders announced in April 2011, was at A$0.17 per share in cash. The deal implies an enterprise value of about $480m. […]

Paymate Acquires US Payments Firm ACT Merchant Services

16 May 2011. Silicon valley based “Australian” payments innovator Paymate has acquired Massachusetts-based ACT Merchant Services, adding mobile payment services to allow merchants to accept payment via smart phones and other mobile devices. Terms have not been disclosed. In addition, Paymate will add

ABB Acquires Mincom from Francisco Partners for Undisclosed Sum

9th May 2011. Zurich, Switzerland, ABB (NYSE:ABB), the global power and automation technology group, has agreed to acquire Mincom to broaden its software portfolio and establish the Group as a leader in enterprise asset management (EAM) software and services. ABB is acquiring the Brisbane, Australia-based company from Francisco Partners, a private equity group that invests […]

Groupon Australia Acquires Crowdmass

9th May 2011. Stardeals, the recently formed Australian subsidiary of coupon giant Groupon, has acquired Crowdmass, a group buying site based in Melbourne, making this its first local acquisition. Terms have not been disclosed, although press speculation has put the deal at below A$1m. Groupon’s Australian CEO was described saying they paid only a “symbolic” […]

Electronic Arts Acquires Melbourne Games Firm Firemint

4th May 2011. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced an agreement to acquire Firemint Pty Ltd., the leading independent mobile development studio. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Firemint brings a proven powerhouse of creative talent to EAi, with original hits Flight Control and Real Racing for iPhone® and iPad™, and an attractive future slate of games. […]

CSC Enters into Agreement to Acquire iSOFT

4th April 2011. Multinational computer services firm CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding equity of iSOFT Group Limited (ASX: ISF), one of the world’s largest providers of advanced healthcare IT solutions, by way of a court-approved scheme of arrangement. The offer to iSOFT shareholders is […]