• RFID Solutions Provider IDENTEC Group Lands $7.5 Million

    IDENTEC Group, a global RFID solutions provider, announced today that it has completed a $7.5 million equity capital round with private investors. IDENTEC says it serves more than 2,000 customers in 16 industries. The company currently holds 100% or significant ownership in nine RFID solutions businesses and boasts sales and marketing operations in the US, including four US-based RFID companies. Read More

  • GTT Acquires PacketExchange For $20 Million In Cash, Debt

    Global Telecom & Technology (GTT), a global carrier and network integrator, has acquired privately-held UK company PacketExchange in an effort to scale its business internationally. GTT will pay up to $20 million in cash and assumed debt to buy PacketExchange, which serves approximately 500 customers (carriers, ISPs, etc.). PacketExchange is said to generate over $20 million in… Read More

  • Software AG Buys Terracotta To Boost In-Memory, Cloud Offerings

    Software AG, a provider of business process management solutions with revenues of €1.1 billion in 2010, has acquired Terracotta, which develops and markets software for application scalability, availability and performance. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but I’m told the deal value amounted to “upper-middle double digits” (in millions of euros). Terracotta… Read More

  • SQLstream Raises $6M For Standards-Based Stream Computing Platform

    San Francisco-based SQLstream, which provides a standards-based stream computing platform that enables its clients to harness and monetize their real-time service and sensor data, has raised $6 million from Fontinalis Partners. The investment was announced earlier this week, but the financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed – a recent SEC filing reveals the size of the… Read More

  • SanDisk Acquires Flash Disk Maker Pliant Technology For $327M Plus Earn-out

    Flash memory storage solutions provider SanDisk has acquired Pliant Technology, a developer of enterprise solid state drives, the company announced this morning. Under the terms of the agreement, SanDisk will pay approximately $327 million in cash plus earn-out. Read More

  • VMware Buys Cloud-Based IT Management Service Provider Shavlik Technologies

    Virtualization software giant VMware this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire Shavlik Technologies, a provider of cloud-based IT management solutions for small and medium businesses. Financial terms of the acquisition, which is expected to be completed later this year, were not disclosed. Read More

  • Autonomy Buys Iron Mountain’s Digital Archiving, Online Backup Business For $380M

    Cambridge, UK-based infrastructure software company Autonomy this morning announced that it is acquiring a number of assets of Iron Mountain‘s digital division – including the latter’s archiving, e-discovery and online backup business units – for $380 million in cash. Dr. Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy, said in a statement that they’ve been wanting to close such a… Read More

  • Alpine Data Labs Scores $7.5 Million To Help Companies Analyze Troves Of Data

    Incubated within big data company Greenplum (acquired by EMC in 2010) and following 15 months of product development, Silicon Valley-based Alpine Data Labs launches its solution for “Big Data Predictive Insight” in the United States today. The company is also announcing that it has landed $7.5 million in Series A funding from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures and Sumitomo… Read More

  • Motorola Snaps Up SunUp

    Motorola Mobility this morning announced that it has acquired network operations management software maker SunUp Digital Systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1992 and based in Santa Clara, California, SunUp develops operating software for IPTV, DTH, Digital Cable, and content distribution networks. Read More

  • Limelight Buys Web And Application Acceleration Technology Startup AcceloWeb

    NASDAQ-listed Limelight Networks this morning announced the acquisition of AcceloWeb, a Tel Aviv-based provider of technology that helps speed the presentation of websites and applications. We wrote about the company back in July 2009 when it was still called FasterWeb. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but we’ve learned that the transaction was completed with a combination… Read More

  • NVIDIA Buys Baseband And RF Technology Company Icera For $367M In Cash

    NVIDIA this morning announced its acquisition of Icera, which provides baseband processors for 3G and 4G cellular phones and tablets. The acquisition, for $367 million in cash, has been approved by both companies’ boards of directors and is expected to be completed, subject to customary closing conditions, in approximately 30 days. Read More

  • Broadcom Acquires Security Software Developer SC Square For $42 Million

    Consumer device chip maker Broadcom has acquired SC Square, a security software maker based in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company announced over the weekend. Broadcom will pay $41.9 million, net of cash, to purchase all of the outstanding shares of capital stock and other equity rights of SC Square, which provides a number of chip security and communication products and solutions. Read More

  • Cloud Sherpas Upgrades Google Apps Management App With New Features

    Cloud Sherpas, a Google Apps reseller that also helps enterprises migrate to and manage the productivity suite, is announcing a milestone today and is upgrading its offering with a number of new features. Cloud Sherpas not only helps companies migrate and transition over to Google Apps but also provides additional tools, called Sherpa Tools, to make the productivity suite more useful. For… Read More

  • Sophos Acquires Internet Security Appliance Maker Astaro

    UK-based security software maker Sophos has acquired Astaro, a privately-held provider of network security solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Astaro booked $56 million in billings last year, which makes it the fourth largest dedicated unified threat management (UTM) provider in the world. Read More

  • SSD Storage Company Kaminario Raises $15 Million

    Kaminario, a provider of SSD storage products, this morning announced that it has secured $15 million in Series C financing. Existing backers Sequoia and Pitango were joined this time by new investor Globespan Capital Partners, whose managing director Venky Ganesan will take a seat on Kaminario’s board. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with an Israel-based… Read More

  • BMC Buys Web Application Performance Management Software Maker Coradiant

    BMC Software this morning announced that it has acquired Coradiant, a privately-held provider of web application performance monitoring solutions. BMC pitches the purchase as a way to enhance its ability to offer businesses a 360-degree view of service performance (‘from end-user experience and behavior to infrastructure’). The company says an ‘aggressive product… Read More

  • CenturyLink Buys IT Infrastructure Services Company Savvis In $2.5B Deal

    CenturyLink this morning announced that it will acquire all outstanding shares of Savvis common stock in a cash and stock merger valued at $40 per share, or a total of approximately $2.5 billion, plus net debt of approximately $0.7 billion which will be assumed or refinanced at close. Under the terms of the transaction, Savvis stockholders will receive $30 per share in cash and $10 in shares… Read More

  • Enterprise Software Maker Lawson Bought By Golden Gate, Infor In $2 Billion Deal

    Lawson Software, a global provider of enterprise software, this morning announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by GGC Software Holdings, an affiliate of private equity investment firm Golden Gate Capital and Infor. The transaction has a total value of approximately $2 billion. Under the terms of the merger agreement, stockholders of Lawson will receive $11.25 per… Read More

  • OpenFlow Startup Big Switch Raises $13.75M From Index, Khosla Ventures

    Exclusive – Big Switch Networks, a fledgling company building a platform for virtualizing enterprise networks based on the OpenFlow standard, has raised $13.75 million in Series A financing in a round led by Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures. The startup also announced that it has joined the newly formed Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit group on promoting OpenFlow and… Read More

  • Metaforic Raises $8 Million To Combat Software Pirates, Hackers

    Anti-piracy software maker Metaforic, based in Glasgow, California and Tokyo, has raised $8 million in a round led by Scottish Equity Partners. Existing backers Pentech Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank’s Scottish Venture Fund participated in the round. Founded in 2006, Metaforic offers two main products: MetaFortress, which helps software developers protect their… Read More