Here are 20+ M&A deals as of today plus news about Rona selling assets. If you want detailed information in your industry, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
NEWS: Rona says looking to sell assets
Canadian hardware retailer and distributor Rona Inc will sell assets and simplify its operations as part of a back-to-its-roots strategy designed to turn its fortunes around, the company’s interim chief executive said on Thursday.
Dominique Boies, who took the reins at Rona following last month’s exit of long-time CEO Robert Dutton, said he plans to bring profit margins in line with industry standards with his changes, which will shift the company’s focus back to its roots as a hardware distributor.
Always keep an eye on your core or roots business!
Wind Point Partners Acquired Hilex Poly Co LLC
Baxter International Inc. Acquired Gambro Renal Products
Parallon Business Solutions Acquired Martin Fletcher
Citrix Systems, Inc Acquired Zenprise Inc
GHX Industrial, LLC Acquired Express Hose & Fittings II, LLC
Forum Energy Technologies Acquired Merrimac Manufacturing Inc.
Moss Adams LLP Acquired Mohler Nixon & Williams
Univar Acquired Magnablend Inc
NewBay Media LLC Acquired Intent Media
Commodore Builders Acquired A.J. Martini Inc
Constellation Software Inc. Acquired Honeywell POMS Corp.
PetroSkills LLC Acquired John M. Campbell & Company
International Business Machines – IBM Acquired Kenexa Corporation
Nuance Communications Inc. Acquired Ditech Networks Inc
Young Innovations Inc. Acquired Linden Capital Partners
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Acquired Brendis and Brendis
GDT TEK Inc. Acquired Green USA Recycling Corp
AutoNation, Inc Acquired Boardwalk Audi
OppenheimerFunds Acquired SteelPath
ICV Partners Acquired SAFE Security, Inc
C&C Homecare, Inc. Acquired Allcare Medical
Hyland Software Acquired SIRE Technologies Inc
AOL LLC Acquired Buysight, Inc
If you want detailed information in your industry or deals, e-mail me at email@example.com anytime. For Example, the AOL deal:
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
AOL’s Advertising.com Group today announced that it has strengthened its premium advertising product offering by acquiring Buysight, Inc., a leading provider of retargeting and intent-based targeted advertising.
This transaction further solidifies the Advertising.com Group as a global leader in advertising technologies across display, mobile and video. The Advertising.com Group is the global partner of choice for leading publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to maximize the value of their online brands, and includes Advertising.com, ADTECH, The AOL On Network, goviral and Pictela. The Group brings together end-to-end platforms and solutions for publishers and advertisers spanning ad serving, monetization, optimization, and premium advertising formats across all mediums including desktop, mobile, tablets and connected TVs.
“Our acquisition of Buysight is the perfect complement to our powerful suite of offerings for advertisers, agencies and publishers seeking to maximize their brands online,” said Ned Brody, CEO, Advertising.com Group. “We strongly believe that both brand and performance display, as well as mobile and video campaigns benefit from dynamic, targeted creatives and messaging. The acquisition of Buysight brings proven Dynamic Creative Optimization and machine learning capabilities which will further enhance AdLearn, our market-leading optimization engine, and its ability to provide brands and performance marketers a comprehensive and integrated optimization solution across channels.”
Based in Sunnyvale, California and founded in 2008, Buysight is a performance advertising company focused on retargeting using intent-based Dynamic Creative Optimization and advanced machine learning technology. More specifically, Buysight transforms online data into actionable knowledge, and uses it to dynamically render more tailored advertising experiences for marketers and consumers alike, all in real-time.
“Buysight is thrilled to become part of AOL and the Advertising.com Group,” said Armin Ebrahimi, CEO of Buysight. “The Advertising.com Group’s platforms bring even greater intelligence and scale to Buysight’s data-driven performance advertising business. Our retargeting and mid-funnel advertising products for online retailers, with the added power and reach of Advertising.com, represent best-in-class solutions and a comprehensive approach to driving real revenue gains for our clients. Our entire team is looking forward to being part of the Advertising.com Group and bringing our expertise to the world’s leading publishers, advertisers, and agencies.”
Congress probably didn’t mean to turn the $2.3 trillion hedge-fund industry into a breeding ground for fraud when it passed a law designed to make it easier for small companies to raise capital. That may well be the result unless the Securities and Exchange Commission steps in with new rules.
The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind. The MoneyTree Report is the definitive source of information on emerging companies that receive financing and the venture capital firms that provide it. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.
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Here are few recently funded deals:
NAME; INDUSTRY; FUNDING INFO
Nantero Inc; Hardware Industry; $10M;Multiple
Applied DNA Sciences; Services Indystry; $16.5M;Advantage of Recent Development
Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc; Energy Industry; $175M;Fund for Program Development
Xero; Other; $49M;Undisclosed
Rent The Runway Inc; Retail Industry; $20M;Undisclosed
Tangent Medical Technologies, Inc; Bio/Health Industry; $8.6M;Undisclosed
Nomorerack.com Inc; Services Industry; $12M;
ClickFuel; Software Indsutry; $4M;Development of New Products
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a Boston-based marketing startup, has added an additional $4 million to its coffers from existing investor Baird Venture Partners. The firm previously invested $2.5 million in 2010 and another$2.5 million into the marketing services company in 2009. Clickfuel’s new funding round has room to go up to $5 million, according to an SEC filing.
The search marketing company was started in 2009 by vets of Monster Worldwide, the parent company of Monster.com and Colby West, founder of the “sell your stuff on eBay” utility site AuctionPal. The company’s goal is to bring online marketing tools to small and medium sized businesses.
Adam Symson, Chief Digital Officer at E. W. Scripps Company, is listed as a director at the company; James Pavlik of Baird is also on the board.
The funding comes at a time when most small and medium-sized businesses realize they need to spend money on online marketing, but are overwhelmed at how to approach it. Local ad dollars are basically the last frontier of digital media, which explains why companies from Groupon to Yelp to Foursquare to Patch are fighting to be the service provider of choice for these companies.
But aside from the dashboard wars, plenty of mom and pop operators spend a few thousand dollars a month on a basic Google Adwords campaign. The problem is that Google’s typical advice to them is “buy more.” There’s not a lot of help in the “is this working?” department.
Companies like Pricing Engine have sprung up to simplify search and display marketing efforts for small and medium businesses. Clickfuel’s “Fuel Station” dashboard includes an elaborate set of marketing tools such as site design, SEO optimization, email marketing and social. There’s also a white label option for larger companies.