Keycorp Sells Canadian Business and Acquires Stepnexus UK Interests

3rd April 2008. ASX listed payments company Keycorp has announced the sale for cash of its Canadian subsidiary Keycorp Canada Inc to Moneris Solutions for A$7.2m. At the same time, Keycorp has agreed to acquire the UK subsidiaries of Stepnexus Holdings for US$1m plus a relinquishing of its 10% shareholding in US company Stepnexus. The Canadian deal is […]

HP to Acquire Tower Software for A$109m

31 March 2008. HP and Tower Software today announced that they have signed a pre-bid agreement for HP to acquire Tower, a document and records management software company based in Canberra, Australia. HP has offered $3.39 a share for the privately held Tower Software valuing the company at $109.1 million. Tower develops and markets enterprise content […]

EMC Acquires Aussie Infra Corp

10th March, 2008. EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has acquired privately-held Infra Corporation Pty Limited – a market-leading provider of IT Service Management (ITSM) software.  The terms of the acquisition have not been announced. This acquisition further solidifies EMC’s “Closed Loop Service Orchestration” strategy, designed to […]

Accenture Acquires SA Digital Marketing Firm Maxamine

19th Feb 2008. Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has completed its acquisition of Maxamine, expanding its array of digital marketing sciences capabilities. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Maxamine, a privately held company founded in 1997 by Steve Kirkby, provides testing and optimization services to help companies improve the marketing effectiveness and financial returns from their websites […]

Fujitsu Consulting US Acquires Okere from Australian John Orrock

18th September 2007. Fujitsu Consulting, the North America consulting and services arm of Fujitsu Limited, today announced that it has acquired OKERE, a privately-held, New York City-based consulting and IT services company. The acquisition will form the basis of a new business unit within Fujitsu Consulting that will focus on providing a broad range of […]

TNS Acquires Aussie Dialect Payment Technologies for US$4.2m

Reston, VA, –June 19, 2007 – Transaction Network Services (NYSE: TNS), a global communications and network services provider, has acquired Dialect Payment Technologies, a privately owned international payments processing technology company headquartered in Australia, for $4.2 million.  The transaction is expected to become accretive to earnings within 12 months. Dialect Payment Technologies’ premier Internet payment […]

InterSystems acquires TrakHealth

21st May 2007.  InterSystems Corporation of Cambridge, Mass, today announced it has acquired Australia-based TrakHealth. An application partner of InterSystems since 1991, TrakHealth develops and markets TrakCare, an enterprise-level web-based health information system deployed in 25 countries. TrakHealth will operate as an independent subsidiary of InterSystems, with its own sales force. InterSystems is a leading […]

CDC Software Acquires SA Security Firm Vectra

1st May 2007. CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ:CHINA) and a provider of industry-specific enterprise software applications and business services, announced today the acquisition of a majority interest in Vectra Corporation for an undisclosed sum. Vectra is a leading provider of information security consulting services, managed services and enterprise security solutions. The […]

Citrix to Acquire Australian Tech Company Aurema

14th Feb 2007 » Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced it has acquired certain assets of privately held Aurema Pty Ltd. The patented technology acquired in this transaction will improve monitoring and management of processor workloads across Citrix’s application delivery offerings. Collaboration between the two companies dates back […]

Francisco Partners to acquire Mincom for A$315m

18th Jan 2007. Mincom Limited, a global software and services provider to asset intensive industries, and Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm, today announced that they had entered into an Implementation Agreement under which Mincom, subject to customary closing conditions, will be acquired by Francisco Partners in an all cash transaction valued at […]

Compuware Acquires Proxima Technology for US$31m

January 2, 2007–Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) today announced that it has acquired privately held Proxima Technology for approximately $31 million, net of cash. Headquartered in Denver, and with key offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, Proxima has approximately 70 employees. Whilst US-based, Proxima had strong roots in Australia, founded by two of the original […]

Sydney’s Supply Chain Consulting Acquires Viewlocity in the US

12th Dec 2006. Sydney-based Supply Chain Consulting, a leading provider of SAP services and solutions, today announced the acquisition of Viewlocity, a global supply chain software provider, for an undisclosed value. Supply Chain Consulting is a privately owned Australian company. The acquisition is part of Supply Chain Consulting’s strategy to extend its industry specific SAP […]

Bravura Acquires UK-based Rufus Software for A$75m

4 December 2006. Bravura Solutions (ASX: BVA), a leading global supplier of wealth management applications and professional services, has finalised its acquisition of The Bank of New York’s Rufus Software business (Rufus Business) and Rufus GTA software (Rufus). The acquisition has established Bravura as a major participant in the United Kingdom (UK) wealth management industry […]

Keycorp Acquires Canadian Optimal Services Group for A$3m

03 October 2006. Electronic transactionsgroup Keycorp Limited (ASX:KYC) has acquired Optimal Services Group (OSG) for $3 million representing the integration and restructuring costs associated with the acquisition. OSG is currently the largest service provider to the payments and point of sale industry in Canada, and provides services to leading payment processors and major retailers in […]

Microsoft Acquires Australian Massive Inc for est US$400m

15th May 2006. Aussie made good. Report courtesy of Fairfax Media. Last month Mitch Davis was just another unknown Australian trying to make it in New York. The former North Sydney Boys High student and University of New South Wales graduate had ventured to the US in the late 1990s at the height of the internet […]

IBM Acquires Data Center Business Classic Blue

11th Jan 2006. IBM has furthered its push into the small-to-medium business market in Australia with the acquisition of disaster recovery company Classic Blue. Financial terms have not been disclosed. Classic Blue is a privately owned company with a 15-year history in providing business continuity services and business recovery facilities. It claims nearly 300 small-to-medium […]

SafeNet Acquires Eracom for US$25m

1st Dec 2005. SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFNT), setting the standard for information security, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Eracom Technologies AG, a leading pioneer and developer of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) and data encryption software. Eracom Technologies grew through a 1998 acquisition of Australian (Queensland) firm Eracom Pty Ltd. The acquisition enhances SafeNet’s Borderless […]

Activcard Acquires Canberra-based Protocom for US$21m plus Shares

8th Sept 2005. Nasdaq listed Authentication software vendor ActivCard has completed its acquisition of Australian identity management company Protocom Development Systems Pty. Ltd. Protocom, a 95-employee company based in Canberra, sells a variety of password management and authentication software products, including the SecureConsole access control software that is used with Novell’s NetWare servers. The acquisition, […]

Vignette Buys Tower Technology for US$125 million

23 January 2004. Vignette has bought Sydney service provider Tower Technology for US$125 million ($161 million) in cash and shares. Tower Technology’s main investors, ASX-listed, Melbourne-based venture capital company Advent, signed the sale papers to Copper Australia today, Friday 23 January, for US$125 million. However, although the total price is US$125 million – comprising US$45 […]

Dolby Secures Lake Technology for A$21.6m

23rdDec 2003. Following a bidding war with high profile shareholders in Lake Technology, US audio giant Dolby Laboratories has finally secured the company with an increased offer of 16 cents a share. Dolby lodged a bid of 13 cents a share in September 2003. Lake shareholders, including former prime minister Paul Keating, Strathfield Group founder […]

US Company beTRUSTed Acquires SecureNet for A$110m

10th July 2003. beTRUSTed Holdings Inc. (“beTRUSTed”) and SecureNet Limited (“SecureNet”) have announced that beTRUSTed, through a wholly owned subsidiary, intends to make a cash offer for all the shares in SecureNet. beTRUSTed is headquartered in Columbia, MD, and SecureNet is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Under the terms of the offer, SecureNet shareholders will receive US$1.02 […]