Appen and Butler Hill Merge Operations To Create Global Leader in Linguistic Solutions

11th March 2011. Appen Inc. (Appen) and the Butler Hill Group LLC (Butler Hill) announced today that they have merged their operations to create a new global leader in linguistic solutions. The combination of Appen’s leadership in the Speech domain with Butler Hill’s expertise in Search and Text Analytics will enable the combined company to […]

Redflex Recommends A$300m Bid From Macquarie Bank and Carlyle Group

21 Feb 2011. Refdlex (ASX:RDF) has announced it has entered into a Scheme Implementation Agreement (“SIA”) with an entity associated with The Carlyle Group and Macquarie Group Limited for their acquisition of Redflex Holdings for A$2.70 cash per share, valuing Redflex’s total equity at approximately A$300 million. The offer has been unanimously recommended by the […]

Fiserv Acquires Kiwi Firm M-Com for Est. US$40m to Enhance Mobile Payments Offering

28th Feb, 2011. Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), the leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that it has acquired Mobile Commerce Ltd. (M-Com), an international mobile banking and payments provider, to enhance Fiserv’s existing mobile channel capabilities. The two companies have been partners since 2008, developing and delivering Mobile Money from Fiserv […]

Constellation Software’s Friedman Corp Acquires Australian/US Supply Chain Firm Viewlocity

1st Jan 2011. Friedman Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada’s Constellation Software Inc (TSX: CSU) has announced the acquisition of supply chain firm Viewlocity Technologies Ltd. The terms have not been disclosed. Whilst a US company, Viewlocity has been in Australian hands since 2006, when it was acquired by Sydney-based SAP services firm Supply Chain […]

Hansen Technologies Acquires NirvanaSoft Inc

4th Nov 2010. Hansen Technologies Limited (ASX:HSN) announced that it has acquired NirvanaSoft Inc., a provider of proprietary software for complex billing solutions to Electricity and Gas utilities in North America and headquartered in New York, USA. NirvanaSoft, established in 1997 is recognised as having software solutions targeted at “time of use” and other complex […]

QMASTOR to Acquire Mining Software Firm Algosys Inc for Canadian $5m

15th Oct 2010. Newcastle-based QMASTOR Limited (ASX:QML), a mining and supply chain software company has announced a binding Heads of Agreement to acquire all the shares in Canadian firm Algosys Inc (Algosys). The acquisition, for up to Canadian $3 million in cash and $2 million in shares over 3 installments, provides QMASTOR with access to […]

India’s OnMobile acquires Dilithium Networks’ 3G video technology

5th Oct 2010. Indian-listed OnMobile Global Ltd, India’s largest telecom value-added services (VAS) player, today acquired the leading 3G video technology and mobile solutions developed over eight years by Australian and Silicon Valley-based Dilithium Networks Inc. Financial terms have not been disclosed. Dilithium pioneered mobile video, authored the global standard for 3G video telephony, and […]

Webfirm divests Searchworld’s AdFeedEngine for US$1m; Chris Morris Joins Board

20th Sept 2010. Online marketing firm Webfirm Group Limited (ASX: WFM; ‘Webfirm’) today announced the sale of Searchworld’s AdFeedEngine to AdOn Network, Inc. (“AdOn”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Arizona-based PV Media Group, for US$1 million. Webfirm’s former Searchworld division developed the proprietary search advertising and syndication system – which measures and controls the volume, […]

Avnet To Acquire iTX for A$77.5m cash, 43% Premium to 3 Month VWAP

13th Aug 2010. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of itX Group Limited (ASX:ITX), an Australian value-added distributor of software, hardware and services, in an all cash merger valued at AU$77.5 million ($69.2 million) through a scheme of arrangement under Australian […]

Wright Express to Acquire Australian Payments Business of Retail Decisions for A$353m

1st Aug 2010. Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS), a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire the Australian assets of Retail Decisions consisting of its fleet and prepaid card businesses from […]

NASDAQ OMX Acquires Aussie Research SpinOut – Market Surveillance Firm SMARTS

27th July 2010. NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) has signed an agreement to acquire Australian research spinout SMARTS Group, a world-leading technology provider of market surveillance solutions to exchanges, regulators and brokers. This acquisition is part of NASDAQ OMX’s strategy to diversify its commercial technology business and enter the broker surveillance and compliance market. SMARTS […]

Nuance Acquires Qld Unified Comms Provider iTa

21st July 2010. Speech recognition vendor Nuance Communications (Nasdqa:NUAN) has acquired the Queensland automated customer service provider, Information Technologies Australia (iTa). Financial terms have not been disclosed. The strategic investment in broadening its delivery capability aims to help Nuance meet

eServGlobal to sell Telco business to Oracle for US$93.75m and Focus on Mobile Payments

26th May 2010 Telecommunications-based transaction management specialist, eServGlobal (ASX: ESV; AIM: ESG) has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its USP Business and USP Products to Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) for up to US$93.75m (£65m, A$113.4m). Upon completion, the company intends to focus on its non-USP Business – which contributed 58% eServGlobal’s total revenue in the […]

Schneider Electric acquires SCADAgroup / Serck Controls for $A200m, 11*EBIT

15thApr 2010.  Schneider Electric announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hunter Valley based technology firm SCADAgroup, an Australian-based leading provider of telemetry products and solutions for the water and waste-water, oil & gas and electric power end-market segments. The purchase price of the transaction, expressed as an enterprise value, is AU$200 […]

Roving Networks Acquires G2 Microsystems Wi-Fi Technology

23rd Mar 2010. Silicon valley-based Roving Networks, a leading provider of wireless solutions, has acquired the assets and exclusive manufacturing rights of G2 Microsystems ultra-low power Wi-Fi System On Chip (SOC) technology. The addition broadens Roving Network’s markets, extends its customer base and enables a new class of low-cost, low power 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN […]

Staples to Acquire Corporate Express at A$1.1bn 10.3xEBITDA Valuation

17 Mar 2010. ASX-listed Office and IT supplier Corporate Express Australia Limited (Corporate Express) today announced that it’s Independent Directors  and Staples, Inc. (Staples), have agreed key terms under which it is proposed that Staples will acquire all of the issued shares in Corporate Express that it does not already own for an offer consideration […]

Raytheon Acquires Compucat Research Assets

26 Feb 2010. Raytheon Australia has acquired business assets previously owned by Compucat Research Pty. Ltd. in order to enhance Raytheon’s ability to meet the future information security needs of the Australian intelligence community. Terms of the transaction have not being disclosed. “This acquisition will further enhance our offerings to Defence and allow us to […]

Canada’s Constellation Software acquires Leisure Software firm Centamen

18th Feb 2010. Constellation Software Inc. (“Constellation”) (TSX:CSU) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gary Jonas Computing Ltd. (“Jonas”) has completed the acquisition of Centaman Holdings Pty Ltd. (“Centaman”) of Sydney, Australia. Financial terms have not been disclosed. The acquisition expands Jonas’ presence in the leisure market and represents its’ entry into the Attractions market, […]

SuccessFactors Acquires Inform Business Impact for US$40.5m

Feb 05, 2010. SuccessFactors, Inc., a US-based provider of performance and talent management solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Inform Business Impact, a provider of business analytics and workforce planning software, for a total consideration of $40.5 million. Both the companies are based in the US. Inform Business Impact (previously Infohrm) has its […]

CDC Software Acquires Leading Aged-Care Software firm PeoplePoint

25th Jan 2010. SHANGHAI, ATLANTA, SYDNEY, — 25 January, 2010 — CDC Software Corporation (NASDAQ: CDCS), a global provider of enterprise software applications and services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of PeoplePoint Software Pty Ltd, a leading Australian-based provider of software solutions and services for the Aged Care Residential, Clinical and Community […]

Datatec / Westcon Acquires NZ Distributor Datastor

1st Oct 2009. Westcon Group Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of US company Westcon Group Inc, owned by Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM -listed Datatec, has announced the acquisition of Datastor (NZ) Limited, a leading New Zealand distributor of Storage, Virtualisation and Data Center solutions. The transaction further strengthens Westcon Group’s footprint in the Asia […]

VMware Acquires Silicon Valley Aussie Firm SpringSource for US$420m

10th August 2009. SpringSource, a 150 person software company founded by Australian open source entrepreneur Rod Johnson, has been acquired by leading virtualization company VMware in a transaction valued at over US$420 million (AU$505 million). SpringSource began as the commercial development team leading the innovative Spring portfolio of open source projects, an effort focused on […]

ECi Solutions Acquires Melbourne-based ERP Firm Bowen and Groves / M1 Software

12th May 2009. ECi Software Solutions, a privately owened leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, has announced its acquisition of Melbourne-based M1 Software ERP firm Bowen and Groves, and its US division Bowen & Groves Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Bowen & Groves (B&G) is the developer of the “M1 by B&G™” […]

Oracle to Acquire Hayley/Ruleburst/Softlaw for A$150m

29th Oct 2008. Today, Oracle Corporation announced it has agreed to acquire RuleBurst Holdings Limited, the parent company of Haley Limited, a leading provider of policy modeling and automation software, to create an end-to-end solution for social services agencies. The transaction is subject to stockholder and governmental approvals and other closing conditions and is expected […]

Hansen Acquires Peace from First Data

21st Oct 2008. ASX-listed Hansen Technologies Limited (Hansen) has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase the Peace utility customer information system business from First Data Corporation, effective immediately.  The purchase is being funded from Hansen’s existing internal cash resources. o Increase Hansen’s revenues by approximately 50% ($39.1m from operations FY07/08); o Increase Hansen’s installed […]

Bourn Acquires Assets of Fultec Semiconductor

20th Oct 2008. Fultec Semiconductor Inc., an investment of Allen & Buckeridge and Uniseed funds, has sold substantially all of the assets of the Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) business to Bourns Inc., a privately-owned firm based in Southern California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Fultec designs and manufactures […]

Expand Networks acquires NetPriva, son of Foursticks

3rd Sept 2008. Fresh off an $8.5 million funding round led by Intel Capital, wide-area network optimization startup Expand Networks Inc. of New Jersey, announced Wednesday that is has bought NetPriva Pty. Ltd. for undisclosed terms. NetPriva was founded in 2005 in Adelaide by principals of Foursticks, acquiring the assets of Foursticks, one of South […]

Symantec Acquires PC Tools for est A$300m

18th Aug 2008. Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PC Tools, a global provider of innovative software products designed to protect the privacy and security of Windows® computer users. The financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed but media speculation is of a A$300m deal. The transaction […]

Blackrock Acquires Sydney's Impact Investing

15th July 2008. New York, July 15, 2008 – BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) today announced that it will acquire Impact Investing, a Sydney, Australia based software development company specializing in equity portfolio management and analytical software tools. Impact will be fully integrated into BlackRock Solutions, a unit of BlackRock that offers a broad range of […]

Melbourne IT to acquire VeriSign’s Digital Brand Management business for US$50m

30 April 2008. Melbourne IT Limited (ASX:MLB), a world leader in the supply of domain name registration and other online solutions, today announced it will acquire the assets of VeriSign, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:VRSN) global Digital Brand Management Services (DBMS) business for US$50m, effective 1 May 2008, creating what it claims is the #1 global provider of digital brand services. […]