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  • mayay 12:30 pm on July 20, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, , , mori arkin, , skin care, sol-gel technologies   

    Report: Mori Arkin In Talks To Buy Sol-Gel Technologies For $10M 

    sol-gelJuly 20, 2014 | The businessman Mori Arkin is in talks to buy Sol-Gel Technologies, a company that developments skincare products using nanotechnology, according to a “Globes” report. If talks continue and the deal goes through Arkin will purchase Sol-Gel for an estimated total of $10 million if milestones are met. Founded in 1997, Sol-Gel is managed by Dr. Alon Seri-Levy and has invented a way to use nanotechnology in order to allow skincare products to actually penetrate the skin, with products for common conditions like rosacea and acne.

  • mayay 1:53 pm on July 17, 2014 Permalink
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    Microsoft In Talks To Buy Aorato Cyber Security Company For $200M 

    Cyber Security Startup Aorato Emerges from Stealth Mode And Announces $10M In FundingJuly 17, 2014 | According to a “Bloomberg” report, Microsoft is in talks to the Israeli cyber security company Aorato for $200 million. The talks are reportedly in an early stage as Aorato continues to negotiate sale with other companies as well. According to most sources, Aorato will be sold for approximately $200 million. Earlier this week, NoCamels reported that Aorato had identified a major security bug in Microsoft’s Active Directory, which would allow passwords and other sensitive information to be extracted and changed.

  • mayay 12:57 pm on July 14, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, dassault systemes, SIMPACK, simulation, solutions, ,   

    French Company Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPACK 

    logo_simpackJuly 14, 2014 | Dassault Systèmes acquired the Munich-based company SIMPACK, a technology leader in multi-body simulation technologies and solutions. Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions based in France. SIMPACK has over 130 clients in the automotive, energy, rail and aerospace industries including BMW, Daimler, Honda, Jaguar and Land Rover among others. The amount of the acquisition has not yet need disclosed. SIMPACK is based near Munich, Germany

  • mayay 12:59 pm on July 13, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, computers, , RayV, streaming video, , ,   

    Yahoo Acquires RayV Streaming Video Platform 

    Report: RayV To Be Acquired By Yahoo!July 13, 2014 | The Israeli video streaming platform RayV was acquired by Yahoo for an undisclosed amount. Rumors of the sale date back to May of this year, which became official this past Friday. The RayV team will join Yahoo’s Tel Aviv research and development team. Founded in 2005 as a competitor to Joost, RayV specializes in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices. The Israeli startup has raised over $16 million to date.

  • admin 12:02 pm on July 10, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, , , Neebula, Service Management Software, ServiceNow   

    IT Service Management Software ServiceNow Acquires Israel’s Neebula for $100M 

    The American coNeebula_logo_smallermpany ServiceNow which offers a platform-as-a-service provider of IT service management software acquireed the Israeli automatic business service management (BSM) Neebula for $100 million.
    Neebula’s flagship product, ServiceWatch, automates the discovery, mapping, and monitoring of IT-enabled enterprise services. This addition will become an integral part of the ServiceNow IT Operations Management portfolio. “Neebula is very excited to be part of the ServiceNow team,” said Yuval Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Neebula. “We had a vision to transform the ITOM market by automating the creation and maintenance of service models.

  • mayay 1:00 pm on July 8, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, automated optical inspection, Bridgeport, , SPTS, , yavne   

    Orbotech Acquires UK SPTS Technologies For $370M 

    Orbotech Receives $10M In Solar-Panel Component OrdersJuly 8, 2014 | Israeli company Orbotech has signed an agreement to acquire UK-based SPTS Technologies Group from European private equity group Bridgeport and others for $370 million. SPTS specializes in the production of etch, deposition and thermal processing equipment for the microelectronics industry. Orbotech, the producer of automated optical inspection equipment based in Yavne, Israel, hopes to accelerate its growth, to move up the electronic value chain, and to increase its presence in Europe and North America following the purchase.

  • mayay 11:57 am on July 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Qualcomm Acquires Wilocity Chipmaker For $300M 

    Wilocity To Be Acquired By Qualcomm For $300MJuly 3, 2014 | The American global semiconductor company Qualcomm acquired chipmaker Wilocity for $300 million. Qualcomm hopes to use Wilocity’s WiFi chips to provide faster wireless technology in more of the company’s devices. Wilocity has developed a new kind of WiFi chip called WiGig that runs on a high radio frequency, 60 gigahertz to be exact, working several times faster than standard WiFi. Wilocity was founded in 2007 by CEO Tal Tamir and COO Dany Rettig with the goal of eliminating cords and connectors for high-speed connectivity and data transfers, from tablets to TV for instance. The company is based in California with the majority of its employees in Israel.

  • mayay 11:56 am on July 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: acquisition, ezchip semiconductor, , , tilera corporation, yokneam   

    Report: EZchip Semiconductor Acquires Tilera For $130M 

    ezchipJuly 2, 2014 | The Israeli company EZchip Semiconductor acquired the US-based Tilera Corporation for $130 million, according to a “Globes” report. EZchip stated that the acquisition is set to provide meaningful opportunities for the company’s growth by helping the company accelerate into new markets, diversify its consumer base, product lines and to double its market. According to the agreement, EZchip will pay Tilera’s stockholders up to $130 million in cash deposits, $50 million of that sum up-front, and the remaining $80 million dependent on the achievement of future performance milestones. EZchip is a Yokneam-based company that provides Ethernet network processors for networking equipment. Tilera develops high-performance multi-core processors, intelligent network interface cards and white-box appliances for data-center networking equipment.

  • mayay 2:42 pm on July 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: accomidations, acquisition, booking.com, hotel ninjas, , priceline   

    Priceline Acquires Hotel Ninjas For Up To $20M 

    hotelninjasJuly 1, 2014 | According to reports, Priceline Group purchased cloud-based hotel property management system Hotel Ninjas for between $10-20 million. The final details of the sale were not yet made available, but it was most likely completed by May 29, when Booking.com became the sole proprietor of Hotel Ninjas. Hotel Ninja was founded two years ago by COO Avi Meir and CEO Christian Enestrom and is currently working on a second version of its product.

  • mayay 12:22 pm on July 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: acquisition, developers, , , question and answers, senexx, , ,   

    Gartner Acquires Q&A Platform Developer Senexx 

    senexx_logo_largeJuly 1, 2014 | The US IT research and consultant company Gartner acquired the Tel Aviv-based company Senexx. The financial details of the acquisition were not released. Gartner hopes to use Senexx’s questions and answers platform that identifies and manages expertise within companies to boost its web search capabilities, content recommendation engine and social platforms.  Gartner was founded in 1979 by Gideon Gartner and is based in Stamford, Connecticut. Senexx was founded in March 2011 and currently has a patent pending on its question and answer service.

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