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Batanga, a Coral Gables, Fla.-based online media and entertainment company for Latinos, is nearing a deal to buy online ad network HispanoClick, according to Portada Online. Batanga has raised over $37 million from firms like Tudor Ventures and H.I.G. Ventures.
Lijit Networks Inc., a Louisville, Colo.-based provider of search tools and statistics for blog publishers, has acquired BigSwerve, a blog comment discovery startup. No financial terms were disclosed. Lijit has raised over $3.3 million in VC funding from Boulder Ventures, High Country Ventures and Foundry Group.   PRESS RELEASE Lijit Networks, Inc., a company that […]
Small Bone Innovations has agreed to acquire Link America Inc., developer of an ankle replacement system, from Waldemar Link Gmbh & Co. No financial terms were disclosed.  SBI was formed in May 2004 by the principals of Viscogliosi Brothers LLC, to developer and acquire technologies in the small bone and joined sector.   PRESS RELEASE […]
Private equity litigators are often the forgotten members of corporate law practices — sitting in the background while transaction and fundraising folks get all the glory (read: billable hours). But we’re seeing a reversal of fortune, as private equity firms today are more likely to get sued than to complete a new deal. Last week, […]
Imeem Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based social media network, has acquired Anywhere.FM, a San Francisco-based Web music player and online radio service. No financial terms were disclosed. Imeem has raised around $5 million led by Morgenthaler Ventures, while anywhere.FM had raised some seed capital from individual angels and Y Combinator.   PRESS RELEASE imeem, the […]
Mistral Equity Partners today closed on its first deal, with a leveraged buyout of Ohio chipmaker Shearer’s. That would be potato chips, not silicon.  A source tells peHUB that Mistral acquired a majority stake in Shearer’s from private equity firm Winston Partners, with company management rolling over its existing equity stake. Debt was provided by National […]
Applimation Inc., a Chicago-based provider of enterprise data management solutions for Oracle, PeopleSoft and Siebel environments, has acquired Gamma Enterprise Technologies, a provider of application data management software for SAP environments. No financial terms were disclosed. Applimation has raised over $9 million in VC funding from firms like Battery Ventures, JMI Equity, RPM Ventures and […]
Reno Technology Inc., a Hutchinson, Kan.-based manufacturer of stainless steel industrial meat processing equipment, has acquired Carruthers Equipment Co. and Carruthers Leasing Co., a designer and manufacturer of specialized food processing equipment. No financial terms were disclosed. Reno Technology is a portfolio company of Catalyst Equity Group, while Carruthers was advised on the deal by […]
Questex Media Group Inc., a Newton, Mass.-based B2B media company owned by Audax Group, has acquired FierceMarkets, an online B2B media company. No financial terms were disclosed. Jordan, Edmiston Group advised FierceMarkets on the deal.
N.E.W. Customer Service Companies Inc., a provider of extended service plans and buyer protection programs for consumer products, has acquired ServiceBench, a Fairfax, Va.-based provider of technology-based service management solutions for U.S. retailers and manufacturers. No financial terms were disclosed. N.E.W. is a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners, while ServiceBench has raised around $16 million […]

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