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IBM has acquired Cleveland-based Explorys, a data analytics platform provider for the healthcare industry. No financial terms were disclosed. Explorys was backed by Heritage Group.

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IBM’s Watson Group invests in Pathway Genomics

IBM’s Watson Group said it invested in Pathway Genomics Corporation. No financial terms were disclosed. The investment brings Pathway Genomics’ funding in the past six years to more than $80 million.

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Continuity Control fetches $10 mln

Continuity Control said Wednesday that it has received $10 million in funding. River Cities Capital Funds led the round with participation from BancVue and the family of IBM founder Thomas Watson. In addition to the funding, Rik Vandevenne of River Cities has been added to Continuity Control’s board. Based in New Haven, Conn., Continuity Control is a provider of a compliance management solutions for community financial institutions.

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IBM agrees to buy VC-backed Silverpop

IBM said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Silverpop. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. Based in Atlanta, Silverpop is a provider of digital marketing technology. Its backers include Escalate Capital Partners, D.E. Shaw, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Silicon Valley Bank.

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VC-backed Welltok buys mobile health firm Mindbloom

Welltok, a health optimization company in Denver, has acquired Mindbloom. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Seattle, Mindbloom is a mobile health firm. Welltok’s backers include NEA, IBM, Qualcomm Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners and Miramar Venture Partners.

SRS Wants You to Play AcqMan for the Holidays

Shareholder Representative Services is trying something new this holiday season. SRS is unveiling AcqMan — acq is short for acquisition–a game which tests players’ knowledge of M&A. This is how it works: Users pick from six different AcqMan avatars that represent different deep-pocketed strategic buyers. Choices include Dell, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Takeda.

IBM Acquires Butterfly Software

IBM has acquired Butterfly Software, a privately held data analysis and migration software company headquartered in Maidenhead, England. Financial terms were not disclosed. Butterfly will become part of IBM’s software group.

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