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  • mayay 4:04 pm on August 24, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, email marketing tools, email newletter tools, godaddy, mad mimi, mad mimi israel startup, mail marketing service, tracking email newsletters   

    GoDaddy Acquires Email Marketing Service Mad Mimi 

    madmimiAugust 24, 2014 | GoDaddy acquired Mad Mimi, an email marketing tool that tracks the way people create, share and send email newsletters online. GoDaddy is a major web hosting service that hopes to Mad Mimi’s service to provide its small business customers with mail marketing tools. While the terms of the deal were not yet released, Mad Mimi has very little in terms of investments and funding, although the company was profitable upon acquisition. Mad Mimi was founded by South African-born Israeli Gary Levitt in 2007 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

     
  • mayay 1:04 pm on August 6, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, , , solaiemes, , , , telecom business solutions,   

    Spanish Monetization Co Solaiemes Acquired By Comverse 

    comverseAugust 6, 2014 | Comverse, a telecommunications software provider for businesses, acquired Spanish monetization company Solaiemes for an undisclosed amount. According to Comverse, the acquisition was made to expand the monetization of its digital services and its engineering expertise and talent in the IP messaging and digital services domains, making Comverse’s services more comprehensive solutions. Comverse has an extensive consumer base that extends over 125 countries, delivering solutions to 450 different communications service providers that serve over two billion customers.

     
  • mayay 12:47 pm on August 4, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: 250 million euros, 3D software, acquisition, , france, , quintiq, software optimization, , the netherlands   

    Dassault Systèmes To Acquire Quintiq For $335.7M (EUR 250M) 

    dassaultsystemsAugust 4, 2014 | Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D software design, announced that the company will acquire Quintiq, a supply chain planning and software optimization company, for $335.7 million (EUR 250 million). Quintiq is a company with more than 800 employees specializing in production, logistics and workforce applications. Their software is used in more than 90 countries by 250 customers and 1,000 sites. Quintiq, headquartered in the Netherlands, will extend Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to business operations planning, enabling the latter company’s long-term goal of harmonizing product, nature and life. Dassault Systèmes is a French software company specializing in the production of 3D software, with offices in Israel.

     
  • mayay 1:02 pm on July 31, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, , fimi opportunity fund, , ki corporation, , physical security, , , ,   

    FIMI Opportunity Fund Acquires 40 Percent Of Magal Security Systems Shares 

    magal_security_sytsems_logoJuly 31, 2014 | Magal Security Systems, a solutions provider for physical and cyber security, announced that FIMI Opportunity Fund, the leading private equity fund in Israel, will by 40 percent of the company’s shares from Ki Corporation. FIMI will purchase the shares from the Ki Corporation at a price of $3.50 per share, as well as paying certain additions according to conditions, making FIMI the largest shareholder of Magal. Chairman of Magal Barry Stiefel commented on the acquisition: “FIMI’s investment represents a vote of confidence in Magal by one of the leading private equity funds in the world. We welcome FIMI as Magal’s controlling shareholder and look forward to leveraging FIMI’s expertise and experience in growing the business.” FIMI is Israel’s leading private equity fund with over $2 billion in invested capital. Magal has been around for over 42 years, providing physical and cyber security solutions to companies, governments and private entities in over 80 countries.

     
  • mayay 1:10 pm on July 28, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, , lasers, newport corporation, Spectra-Physics Lasers, , , us company, v-gen   

    V-Gen Laser Manufacturer Acquired By Newport Corporation 

    Logo_V-GeNJuly 28, 2014 | The Israeli company V-Gen, a developer and manufacturer of fiber lasers was acquired by US company Newport Corporation for an undisclosed amount. V-Gen is expected to have sales in the range of $15-20 million within the first twelve months after the transaction closes. The terms of the deal are set to close in the third financial quarter. According to Newport Corp. Senior VP and General Manager of Spectra-Physics Lasers Group David Allen, “”V-Gen has a strong track record of growth and profitability and we expect the acquisition to be accretive to our earnings immediately following the closing. We welcome the V-Gen team to Newport and look forward to their positive contributions to our Spectra-Physics Lasers Group.” V-Gen was founded in 1998 and is the leading supplier of pulsed fiber lasers with over 50 employees worldwide.

     
  • mayay 12:24 pm on July 27, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: acquisition, bloomberg news, investment firm, , sodastream,   

    Report: SodaStream In Talks Of Acquisition With Investment Firm 

    sodastreamJuly 27, 2014 | According to a report by “Bloomberg News,” the Israeli company SodaStream is in talks with an unnamed investment firm for sale. As a result of the report, the share price of SodaStream stocks shot up sharply on Wall Street. The “Bloomberg” report also noted that the talks are on an acquisition price of $40 a share. SodaStream is the creator of the home soda machine and is based in Lod, Israel.

     
  • 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
    Tags: acquisition, , , , bug, , , ,   

    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, , SIMPACK, , 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, , , 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.

     
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