News and Analysis

Netsmart Technologies Inc., a Great River, N.Y.-based provider of enterprise-wide software and services for health and human services organizations, has acquired the Therapist Helper product suite and operations from a subsidiary of Nightingale Informatix Corp. (TSX-V: NGH). The deal is valued at $12.3 million.   Therapist Helper provides practice management software and clinical systems for […]
iSoftStone Information Service Corp., a Beijing-based provider of IT consulting and software services, has agreed to acquire Akona Consulting, a Seattle-based business and technology consultancy. No financial terms were disclosed. iSoftStone has raised VC funding from AsiaVest Partners, Infotech Ventures, Mitsui & Co. and Fidelity Asia Ventures.   PRESS RELEASE   Today iSoftStone Information Service […]
SafeNet Inc., an information security company owned by Vector Capital, has agreed to acquire Ingrian Networks Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.
Next Wednesday night is the 2nd Annual Buyouts Awards Dinner, as part of Buyouts East. Join us for an evening of fine food and self-congratulation. Here are your nominees: Buyout Firm Of The Year Our most prestigious award. We’ll be looking at every aspect of a firm’s activity in 2007, including LBO transactions, fundraising, exits, […]
Mobile Mini Inc. (Nasdaq: MINI), a Tempe, Ariz.-based provider of portable storage solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Mobile Storage Group Inc., a Glendale, Calif.-based provider of portable storage. The transaction is valued at about $701.5 million. Mobile Storage Group, which will assume senior roles with the combined organization, is majority owned […]
Delphi has agreed to sell its North American bearings business to a unit of Hephaestus Holdings Inc., a maker of forged parts for the North American automotive industry. Hephaestus is a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE Hephaestus Holdings, Inc. (“HHI”), the leading independent manufacturer of, today announced that its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary […]
Ipreo, a New York-based provider of market intelligence and productivity software to corporations and I-banks, has acquired CapitalBridge, a provider of global market intelligence, analytics and investor relations solutions. The seller was Huntsworth PLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Ipreo is a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson.   PRESS RELEASE   Ipreo, the premier […]
We all know that 2008 deal volume has been circling the drain, and now we have some dispiriting numbers to back it up. Daddy Thomson says that there have only been 102 leveraged buyouts so far this year, valued at $7.8 billion. That’s a global figure, and is off 73.2% from a $29.1 billion mark at […]
Today’s understated headline award goes to The Wall Street Journal, for this: Bioheart Goes Public With a Modest Offering That’s like saying that the Knicks are having a modest season. Or that Lindsay Lohan is modest. Bioheart is a Sunrise, Fla.-based company that uses stem cell therapies to regenerate damaged heart muscles. It filed one […]
Updated Bain Capital’s proposed $2.54 billion buyout of 3Com is effectively dead (at least in its current incarnation), after the two sides announced today that they have withdrawn their application to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). At issue is Bain’s decision to partner on the deal with China-based Huawei Technologies, […]

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