3Com and Kerbango Tango

3Com + Kerbango, ci4net.com + Warburton Lort Associates, Conexant +
HotRail
, Logistics.com + QuoteShip.com, Media Metrix + Jupiter Communications, Sunhawk.com +
Copyright Control Services
, Trader.com +
Visitenet.com
, Worldtradeshow.com +
Dudesmart.com













































 Media Metrix (MMXI) to acquire Jupiter
(JPTR)

 

  
* 
Amount:
         $414
million

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
0.946 MMXI shares for each JPTR share

 

  
* 
Premium:
        15%

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B-

 



    NEW YORK, June 27–Media Metrix and
    Jupiter Communications announced a merger to
    create the global leader in Internet Information Services at the center of
    the digital economy. The merged company, which will be called Jupiter
    Media Metrix
    , will deliver innovative and comprehensive Internet
    measurement, analysis, events and advice to provide businesses with
    unmatched global resources for understanding and profiting from the
    Internet. Under the terms of the merger agreement approved by both Jupiter and Media Metrix boards of directors,
    Jupiter shareholders will receive .946 shares of Media Metrix for each
    share of Jupiter they own.


    &n

    bsp;

 
































 Logistics.com and QuoteShip.com to
merge

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B+

 



    BURLINGTON, Mass., June 27–Logistics.com, a leading provider
    of Web-enabled decision support, auctions and control software and services
    for the transportation industry, and QuoteShip.com, an online
    marketplace connecting global shippers with ocean and air transport
    providers, announced a merger. The combined entity, which will operate
    under the Logistics.com name, is the
    industry’s first comprehensive, Web-based transportation company, combining
    Logistics.com’s traditional land-based focus and advanced online
    procurement capabilities with QuoteShip.com’s expertise in ocean, air
    and spot market freight transportation procurement. Logistics.com has
    received significant funding, strategic guidance and operational support
    from Internet Capital Group .


     

 































 Sunhawk.com (SNHK) to acquire Copyright Control
Services

 

  
* 
Amount:
         $31
million

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
1.95 million shares

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      C

 



    SEATTLE, June 27–Sunhawk.com , a leading
    Digital Rights Management (DRM) company, announced the execution of a
    revised letter of intent to acquire Copyright Control Services, a
    U.K.-based leader in developing strategies, technology and methods for
    tracking, tracing and eliminating intellectual property piracy on the
    Internet. By acquiring CCS, Sunhawk.com will further enable content owners
    to address Intellectual Property piracy, enhance the revenue to be
    recognized from the sale of their propriety digital product, and maintain
    the value and integrity of their Intellectual Property. Terms of the deal
    include the issuance of up to 1,950,938 shares of Sunhawk stock to Copyright Control Services holders.


     

 
































 Conexant (CNXT) to acquire HotRail

 

  
* 
Amount:
         $400
million

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
7.8 million shares

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B

 



    NEWPORT BEACH, June 27–Conexant Systems
    announced that it is acquiring privately held HotRail of San Jose,
    Calif. HotRail’s high-speed switch
    fabric and backplane channel technology will enable Conexant to deliver complete system
    solutions for next-generation Internet infrastructure equipment and will
    become part of Conexant’s Broadband Internetworking Systems, a newly formed
    business unit within the company’s Network Access Division. Conexant will
    acquire HotRail in an all-stock transaction for 7.8 million shares of
    Conexant stock, valued at approximately $400 million.


     

 
































 3Com (COMS) to acquire Kerbango

 

  
* 
Amount:
         $80
million

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B-

 



    SANTA CLARA, June 27–3Com Corporation
    announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the outstanding
    stock of Kerbango, the developer of the world’s first standalone
    Internet radio, radio tuning system and radio Web site. With the
    acquisition of Kerbang

    o, 3Com will
    offer consumers a rich Internet experience by providing a complete Internet
    audio solution for the home and office. The transaction, which is scheduled
    to close during the first fiscal quarter, is valued at approximately $80
    million and will be accounted for as a purchase.


     

 
































 ci4net.com (CIFN) to acquire Warburton Lort
Associates stake

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B+

 



    LONDON, June 27–ci4net.com , the Econet 4
    Europe, announced it has acquired a majority interest in Warburton Lort
    Associates
    , a London-based executive search firm specializing in
    personnel resource management and career development. Under the agreement,
    ci4net.com and Warburton Lort will jointly
    develop an online career development network with vertical industry
    specific job exchanges, incorporating all offline aspects of traditional
    executive recruiting into an enhanced, interactive, Internet-based career
    development solution.


     

 
































 Worldtradeshow.com to acquire
Dudesmart.com

 

  
* 
Amount:
     &nbs

p;  
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      C-

 



    SAN DIEGO, June 27–Management of Worldtradeshow.com, an
    innovator in online tradeshow management and marketing, announced the
    acquisition of Dudesmart.com, an Internet Web portal for men. Dudesmart.com will have a greater
    opportunity to reach a highly targeted audience through Worldtradeshow.com’s unique
    interactive sales and marketing engines, at its online convention center
    displaying all trade shows, conventions, and local fairs.


     

 
































 Trader.com acquires Visitenet.com

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B

 



    MONTREAL–Trader.com, an international company involved in
    print and online classified listings, is acquiring Visitenet.com, a
    Montreal-based Web site that specializes in real estate resales and
    rentals. The Visitenet.com deal
    builds on Trader.com’s print-based real
    estate services throughout Quebec. In Canada, Trader.com is a growing
    online and traditional marketplace, connecting buyers and sellers of
    vehicles, boats, RVs, motorcycles, heavy equipment, real estate and
    computers. Financial details of the transaction were not revealed.


     

 

News Around the Web