Ameritrade Grabs Ten Bagger

Ameritrade + Ten
Bagger
, E*Trade + VERSUS Technologies, euro909.com + Netbasen,
ImageX.com + Howard
Press
, Ubrandit.com + ClickSmart.com

















































 E*Trade (EGRP) to acquire VERSUS
Technologies

 

  
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Amount:
         $174
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Financial
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B

 



    MENLO PARK, June 15–Online broker E-Trade Group said it agreed to acquire Versus Technologies, a
    Canadian-based provider of electronic securities trading services for
    institutional and retail investors and owner of the E*TRADE Canada license, for $174
    million in stock. Through the acquisition, E*Trade will gain access to the VERSUS
    retail and institutional client base, as well as The VERSUS Network, a
    scalable proprietary electronic trading platform that is planned to be
    incorporated into E*Trade’s product offerings worldwide.


     

 
































 Ameritrade (AMTD) to acquire Ten
Bagger

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Financial
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      C+

 



    OMAHA, June 15–Ameritrade Holding , an
    online discount broker, said it has acquired Ten Bagger an Orem,
    Utah-based provider of innovative investment decision support tools. Ameritrade’s active and rapidly
    growing customer base of self-directed investors will benefit from this
    fast and easy-to-use stock screening, research, and charting software
    product, known as BigEasy
    Investor
    . Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


     

 
































 ImageX.com (IMGX) acquires Howard
Press

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B

 



    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 15–ImageX.com , a
    business-to-business Internet market maker for printed business materials,
    announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held
    Howard Press, a full-service printing company. The fifth acquisition
    in the last 15 months, the Howard
    Press
    transaction solidifies ImageX.com’s leadership position in the
    e-commerce printing industry, adds substantial blue chip customers and
    revenue, and supports the commitment to accelerating positive cash flows.


     

 
































 euro909.com (ENON) to acquire
Netbasen

 

  
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Amount:
        
$325,000

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        100% cash

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B+

 



    COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 15–euro909.com , a European e-business enabler, announced it has entered into
    an agreement to acquire Netbasen, a Danish, Swedish and Norwegian
    Web-hosting company, in an all-cash transaction of USD $325,000, or DKK
    2,450,000. The takeover of Netbasen’s
    Web-hosting operations further strengthens the position of euro909.com, as well as three of its
    subsidiaries within the Scandinavian Web-hosting market: Digiweb Danmark, Grona Verket, and Primaerdata.


     

 
































 Ubrandit.com (UBI) acquires
ClickSmart.com

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C-

 



    SAN DIEGO, June 15–Ubrandit.com , a
    business-to-business provider of branded Internet solutions, announced
    that, as part of its ongoing effort to strategically target the mass market
    media and publication industry, it has acquired ClickSmart.com, an
    Internet content and services company that specializes in providing niche
    special interest video and book eCommerce and direct response print
    marketing, database management, and order processing/fulfillment services
    to hundreds of leading magazine publishers and content Web sites. ClickSmart.com’s penetration into the
    multi-billion dollar consumer magazine industry, coupled with the online
    advertising opportunities available through their impressive industry
    client list, make ClickSmart.com a perfect fit for Ubrandit.com and its branding
    platforms.


     

 

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