News and Analysis

BSG Alliance Corp., an Austin, Texas-based provider of on-demand enterprise software, has acquired Iconixx Corp., a Houston-based provider of on-demand solutions for global talent management in mid-sized and large enterprises. No financial terms were disclosed. BSG last year raised $20 million in VC funding from Foundation Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Powershift Ventures. Iconixx […]
American Education Group, a private education acquisition platform, has acquired Little Sprouts, a provider of pre-K educational services in the Boston area. No financial terms were disclosed AEG was formed last year via a $40 million funding commitment from private equity firms Chicago Growth Partners and Winona Capital Management. Its initial acquisition was a private […]
Demand Media, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based domain name aggregator and registrar, has acquired Pluck Corp., an Austin, Texas-based provider of social media tools and technologies. No financial terms were disclosed, although TechCrunch pegs the sale price at $75 million in cash. Demand has raised $320 million in total VC funding since March 2006, from firms […]
This afternoon I’ll be moderating The Great Debates, here at Buyouts East in New York. Participants will include: Stephen Lerner of SEIU, Bob Stewart of the PE Council, Terrance Mullin of Arsenal Capital Partners and Prof. Vic Fleischer of the University of Illinois. We did the first installment of this last spring, with me moderating […]
Spot Runner Inc., a Los Angeles-based Internet ad agency for local businesses, has acquired Weblistic, a provider of online marketing solutions for local businesses. No pricing terms of the all-stock deal were disclosed.   Spot Runner has raised over $70 million in VC funding since 2005, from Battery Ventures, Index Ventures, WPP, CBS Corp., Interpublic […]
Czech web portals and will merge under Czech Internet firm NetCentrum, which is majority-owned by US private equity group Warburg Pincus, NetCentrum said in a release confirming recent media reports. In December, Warburg Pincus acquired NetCentrum, which runs, the country's second-largest portal, while media have recently reported that the US group was […]
Veritext, a court reporting firm owned by The Riverside Company, has acquired Staten Island-based Priority One Court Reporting Services Inc. No financial terms were disclosed.   PRESS RELEASE Veritext, a platform company owned by The Riverside Company and among the largest court-reporting firms in the United States, has sworn-in Priority One Court Reporting Services, Inc. […]
Vitamin Shoppe, a North Bergen, N.J.-based retailer and direct marketer of vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements, has agreed to acquire five Nutrition Depot retail locations in Florida's Broward and Palm Beach Counties. It will convert each of them into Vitamin Shoppe stores. No financial terms were disclosed. Vitamin Shoppe has been owned by Bear Stearns Merchant […]
Nuprecon, a Snoqualmie, Wash.-based demolition contractor owned by Evergreen Pacific Partners, has merged with fellow demolition contractor CRS Environmental, which is based in Brea, California. No financial terms were disclosed. Evergreen Pacific provided equity for the deal, while debt was provided by Banc of America Capital Solutions, Prudential Capital Group and Prudential Capital Partners. Houlihan […]
NCO Group Inc., a Horsham, Penn.

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