RealTime IT News Looks to Benefit from IPO Mania

Financial site Inc. Wednesday made a move to broaden its online resources with the purchase of

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. is a subscription-based site offering research, ratings, data and news about initial and secondary stock offerings. (TSCM) will incorporate into its network, though the site will continue to provide its full content offerings to subscribers after the close of the transaction, expected in the next few weeks. founder Ben Holmes will write a daily IPO column for under a multi-year employment agreement. Holmes has been a contributing columnist for since April.

The IPO market has always been a hot one, but with recent success of companies such as VA Linux Systems, Inc. (LNUX) and other tech stocks, consumers' interests are increasing. Thomas J. Clarke, chief executive officer of, said that the acquisition adds new IPO resources to the company's investment information.

"The product is an outstanding addition to, with commentary, analysis, news and data that's original, cutting-edge, and exceptionally useful to today's investor," said Clarke.

"...This combination will bring unmatched IPO research and analysis to our growing subscriber base -- and lends our marketing and technological resources to help further the growth of"