Select Industry Acquisitions – 7/31/2012

Roper Industries acquires Sunquest Information Systems

Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., the leading provider of diagnostic and laboratory software solutions to healthcare providers, in an all cash transaction valued at $1.415 billion.

Vector Capital acquires 20-20 Technologies

20-20 Technologies Inc. (TSX: TWT) announced that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to be acquired by an affiliate controlled by Vector Capital Corporation, a leading global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector.

Synopsys acquires Ciranova

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ciranova, a privately held electronic design automation (EDA) company focused on delivering productivity improvements in custom IC design by reducing the time and effort needed to develop transistor-level layout on advanced nodes.

Select Industry Acquisitions – 7/27/2012

VMWare acquires Nicira

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nicira, Inc., a pioneer in software-defined networking (SDN) and a leader in network virtualization for open source initiatives.

Solarwinds acquires Web Help Desk

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, announced the acquisition of Web Help Desk, which adds Web-based IT Help Desk software to its growing portfolio of IT Management products.

Facebook acquires Acrylic Software

Social networking giant, Facebook, has acquired Acrylic Software, a developer of software applications for Mac and iOS devices.



Select Industry Acquisitions – 7/26/2012

SciQuest acquires Upside Software

SciQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQI) a leading provider of cloud-based source-to-settle solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Upside Software, Inc., a worldwide leader in contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions in an asset purchase for total consideration of approximately $22 million in cash, net of cash acquired.

Merge Healthcare acquires Advanced Clinical Software

Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NasdaqGS:MRGE), a provider of healthcare information technology solutions in the United States and internationally, has recently acquired Advanced Clinical Software, Inc., a provider of clinical trial management systems and electronic data capture solutions to organizations for clinical trial researches.

Selected M&A Deals for the Week of 7/13/2012 – 7/20/2012

The table below includes a select list of Software, SaaS, Internet and Mobile M&A transactions for the week of July 13, 2012 – July 20, 2012.  For a comprehensive analysis of software industry mergers and acquisitions and public software company financial performance you can download our research reports by visiting  Notable transactions for the week include:

•RCapital Partners’ acquisition of bChannels [for an Enterprise Value (EV) of $2.9M, implying an EV/Rev multiple of 0.5x]
•Outdoor Media Operations’ acquisition of Eye Corp [for an EV of $151.1M]
•Autodesk’s acquisition of Socialcam [for an EV of $60.0M]
•CSG Systems International’s acquisition of Ascade [for an EV of $19.0M]
•Oracle’s acquisition of Skire, Inc

Select Industry Acquisitions – 7/19/2012

Oracle acquires Skire

Adds Leading Cloud-based and On-premise Capital Program Management and Facilities Management Applications to Oracle Primavera Project Portfolio Management

ABB acquires Amarcon

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has agreed to acquire Amarcon BV, a Dutch company that develops and markets software solutions for the shipping industry.

Go Daddy acquires Outright

Outright provides an online accounting and small business bookkeeping software solution for small businesses. Its solution enables small businesses to organize their bank, credit card, eBay, PayPal, Etsy, and eCommerce accounts; track their sales and expenses; and be prepared for tax with reports.

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Select Industry Acquisitions – 7/17/2012

Autodesk acquires Socialcam

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for a purchase price of approximately $60 Million. Socialcam is a popular mobile social video capture, editing and sharing app and service that was launched in 2011.


Tivo acquires TRA

Tivo, Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced that it has agreed to acquire TRA, Inc., maker of the first and leading platform with the world’s largest database that directly links information from the same households as to what viewers watch with what they buy. TRA matches television exposures from 1.5 million TV homes with specific purchase transactions. The acquisition is expected to create a powerful combination of insights that will offer the TV advertising industry Internet-level measurement and accountability accelerating TiVo’s position in the billion dollar television analytics business.


Wolters Kluwer acquires Financial Architects

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, a leading worldwide provider of comprehensive risk management, compliance and audit solutions for the financial services industry, today announced the acquisition of FinArch, a leading provider of integrated finance, risk and performance measurement solutions that enable financial institutions to manage, measure and report all financial activities.