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MedAssets Inc. of Alpharetta, Ga. has completed its acquisition of XactiMed, a Richardson, Texas-based provider of Web-based revenue cycle technologies and services to the healthcare industry. No financial terms were disclosed. MedAssets is backed by Galen Partners, Grotech Capital Group and Parthenon Capital, while XactiMed was controlled by Buena Venture Associates, a fund founded by […]
Halyard Education Partners, a platform portfolio company of Halyard Capital, has acquired GoalQuest, a provider of online programs to help colleges recruit, enroll, retain and communicate with students, alumni and parents during the admissions and enrollment process. No financial terms were disclosed.
nCircle, a San Francisco
BSG Alliance Corp., an Austin, Texas-based provider of on-demand enterprise software, has acquired The Contours Group, a Houston, Texas-based corporate/IT strategy and executive education. No financial terms were disclosed. BSG announced earlier this month that it had raised $20 million in VC funding from Foundation Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Powershift Ventures.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – STMicroelectronics NV and Intel Corp. said Tuesday they will create a new independent semiconductor company which will supply flash memory devices for cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, computers and other high-tech equipment. The Swiss and American chipmaking giants said the new company will be comprised of assets which generated […]
SolarWinds, an Austin, Texas-based provider of network management software for the SMB/SME market, has acquired Neon Software Inc. of Lafayette, Calif. and ipMonitor Inc. of Gatineau, Quebec. SolarWinds has raised around $48.5 million in VC funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Insight Venture Partners and Austin Ventures.
Thomson Financial has just released an M&A and Private Equity Snapshot, for year-to-date 2007. Here it is: M&A Snapshot.xls Bullet points include: * Private Equity M&A accounts for 20.5% of year-to-date M&A activity, up nearly 4 percentage points from last year at this time. Private Equity activity in the U.S. accounts for 35% of overall […]
Goldman Sachs and SBI Holdings today announced a joint investment program, which will deploy approximately $820 million for mid-sized Japanese companies over the next three years. And it seems that Goldman might already have some targets. According to a May 17 client research report, Goldman has identified 64 listed Japanese companies that it believes would […]
All the private equity rage today is Alltel Corp., which agreed to be acquired for $27.5 billion by TPG and Goldman Sachs. If successful, it would be the eighth-largest leveraged buyout in history – sandwiched between pending deals for First Data and Clear Channel. Here are the top ten leveraged buyouts in history, according to […]

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