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Atempo Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, has acquired Lighthouse Global Technologies Inc., a Greenwich, Conn.
onTargetjobs, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has acquired, a network of over 350 geographically focused Internet job boards. No financial terms were disclosed, although Classified Intelligence pegs the figure at $100 million. PRESS RELEASE onTargetjobs, the leading niche Internet job board company, announced today its acquisition of, a network of over 350 […]
Harmony Information Systems, a provider of software for the health and human services sector, has acquired Synergy Software Technologies Inc., a Burlington, Vt.-based provider of case management software for federal, state and local governments. Harmony is backed by JMI Equity and Updata Partners. Synergy Software was advised on the sale by GE Equity.   PRESS […]
Copper Conferencing, a Broomfield, Colo.-based provider of conference calling services to small and medium-sized businesses, has acquired San Diego-based The Conference Depot for $11 million. NewWest Capital Partners provided equity to sponsor the deal, while subordinated debt was provided by Bush O'Donnell Capital Partners.   PRESS RELEASE  Copper Conferencing has acquired competitor The Conference Depot […]
Sage Holdings, an acquisition platform backed by The Riverside Company, has acquired UK-based financial communications firm M:Commuinications and global proxy solicitation firm D.F. King & Co. No financial terms were disclosed.   PRESS RELEASE   The Riverside Company, along with several other investors, has backed Sage Holdings (“Sage”) in the acquisition of a premier financial […]
Back in early 2001, I was interim editor of a weekly newsletter called The IPO Reporter. It was like trying to fill an XFL pullout section of Sports Illustrated. There are just so many ways to describe inaction. Today’s IPO market is not quite that bad, but that’s only because we’re still working through all the […]
Focus Financial Partners, a New York-based wealth management group, has acquired Greystone Financial Services Ltd., a UK-based financial advisory and wealth management firm with more than $1.6 billion in assets under advisement. No financial terms were disclosed. Focus Financial is backed by Summit Partners.   PRESS RELEASE Focus Financial Partners, LLC, the largest partnership of […]
uLocate Communications, a Framingham, Mass.
Spyder Active Sports Inc., a portfolio company of Apax Partners, has acquired Cloudveil Mountain Works Inc., a maker of technical outdoor and mountaineering apparel. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Ski and performance apparel leader Spyder Active Sports, Inc announced its acquisition of Cloudveil Mountain Works, Inc, producers of innovative technical outdoor and mountaineering […]
D.E. Shaw either has an impeccable sense of timing, or is engaged in… Well, let’s just say it has an impeccable sense of timing. The hedge fund manager yesterday reported its acquisition of a 6.6% stake in Alliance Data Systems. At the time, Alliance Data was in the midst of a legal tug-of-war with The Blackstone Group, […]

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