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Pay by Touch, a San Francisco-based provider of biometric authentication solutions, has acquired S&H Solutions and its parent company S&H Greenpoints for more than $100 million in cash and stock. S&H Solutions is a provider of customer-based loyalty marketing and retail solutions. Pay By Touch shareholders include Och-Ziff Capital Management, Farallon Capital Management, Getty Trusts, Ron […]
MediaWhiz, a New York-based provider of performance-based online marketing services, has acquired Online Media Promotions LLC (a.k.a. Monetizeit), an Atlanta-based provider of online lead generation. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which was partially financed by existing MediaWhiz shareholder Lake Capital. www.mediawhiz.com www.monetizeit.net
TSG Consumer Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on branded consumer companies, has closed its fifth fund with $875 million in capital commitments. www.shansby.com
BioPetroClean, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based provider of commercial-grade bioremediation systems for oil containment, has raised $3 million in Series A funding from 21Ventures. www.biopetroclean.com
Hoana Medical Inc., a Honolulu, Hawaii-based maker of hospital patient monitoring systems, has secured around $5.45 million of a $25 million Series D round, according to a regulatory filing. Shareholders include Oceanit Laboratories Inc., Kolohala Venture Fund, Sulphur Creek Ventures and GT Investments. www.hoana.com
Hardmetrics Inc., a Philadelphia-based provider of “end-user self-service” performance management solutions, has raised $2 million in Series A funding, plus another $2 million in earn-out commitments. NextStage Capital and Osage Ventures co-led the deal, and were joined by return backer SilkRoad Equity. www.hardmetrics.com
EDS (NYSE: EDS) has promoted Ron Rittenmeyer to the position of president. Rittenmeyer also will retain his current role as chief operating officer. He joined EDS in July 2005, before which he had been a managing director with The Cypress Group. www.eds.com
Mobile Complete Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.
Goodmail Systems Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of an email certification platform, has raised $12 million in third-round funding. SoftBank Capital led the deal, and was joined by return backers DCM and emergence Capital Partners. The company has now raised over $24 million. www.goodmail.com
ESPN has agreed to acquire NASN, the only European cable channel dedicated to North American sports, from Setanta Sport Holdings and Benchmark Capital Europe. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which is expected to close early next year. ESPN is 80% owned by ABC and 20% owned by Hearst Corp. www.espn.com www.nasn.com

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