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Applied Digital Solutions + ATEC Group, BMC Software + OptiSystems Solutions, ci4net.com + BuyThisFast, Colleges.com + CPNet

 BMC Software (BMCS) acquires OptiSystems Solutions (OPTL)


   *  Amount:         $70 million


   *  Terms:            $100% cash

   *  Premium:        25%


   *  Industry:        E-commerce enablers


   *  Scorecard:      B


    HOUSTON, May 23--Business software company BMC Software said it would buy Israeli-based OptiSystems Solutions for $70 million cash. BMC, whose software allows companies involved in electronic commerce to monitor their systems and spot potential problems, said the OptiSystems purchase will allow it to offer a product that manages SAP AG's SAP R/3 software, which runs transaction, database, and inventory software.



 Colleges.com acquires CPNet from ilife.com (ILIF)


   *  Amount:      &nbs