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Today's Deals: Microsoft Makes Mongo Music

724 Solutions + Spyonit.com, barnesandnoble.com + Fatbrain.com, Inktomi + FastForward Networks, Microsoft + MongoMusic, SOHU.com + ChinaRen.com, TMP Worldwide + Rich/Gardner Advertising

 barnesandnoble.com (BNBN) acquires Fatbrain.com (FATB)


   *  Amount:         $64 million


   *  Terms:            25% cash/75% stock

   *  Premium:        11.5%


   *  Industry:        E-tailers


   *  Scorecard:      C+


    NEW YORK, Sept. 13--Barnesandnoble.com announced that it will acquire Fatbrain.com , the third largest online bookseller specializing in professional and technical titles for the corporate marketplace. Barnesandnoble.com intends to add Fatbrain.com's business-to-business focus, digital publishing and print-on-demand capabilities, to complement its consumer-based initiatives in these areas. Barnesandnoble.com will acquire Fatbrain.com in a transaction valued at approximately $64 million, comprised of 75% stock and 25% cash. Read analysis of this deal in Kelly Black's DealTracker.