British Invasion

Black Box + VISTA
Technologies
, Carreker + X-Port
Software
, Cypress Semiconductor + Alation
Systems
, Homestore.com + WyldFyre Technologies, InsiderStreet.com + HardwareStreet.com, AMS Systems,
ClubComputer.com
, SixtyFootSpider + Juntunen Media
Group
, TD Waterhouse + Dealwise Ltd.







































 Cypress Semiconductor (CY) acquires Alation
Systems

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B+

 



    SAN JOSE, May 3–Cypress Semiconductor (CY)
    announced its second acquisition in a week, signing a definitive agreement
    to acquire Alation Systems, a privately held wireless systems
    company based in Mountain View, CA. Alation brings to Cypress a deep
    portfolio of intellectual property in analog, DSP, and RF baseband
    technology, along with software and systems expertise in the fast-growing
    wireless arena.


     

 
































 Black Box

(BBOX) to acquire VISTA Information
Technologies unit

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    PITTSBURGH, May 3–Black Box Corporation (BBOX)
    announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Network
    Infrastructure Services (NIS)
    division of VISTA Information
    Technologies
    . Established in 1980 and headquartered in Pittsburgh,
    Pennsylvania, NIS provides technical design, installation and maintenance
    services for premise cabling and related products in the Mid-Atlantic and
    Mid-Western United States and several customers on a nationwide basis.


    NIS brings Black Box new customers, experienced management and
    professionals, new geographic coverage and greater market share in many of
    our existing served markets. At $40 million in revenues, NIS is Black Box’
    single largest expansion to date.


     

 
































 Homestore.com (HOMS) acquires WyldFyre Technologies

 

  
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Amount:
         $13.5
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
589,000 shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    THOUSAND OAKS, May 3–Homestore.com (HOMS)
    , the largest home and real estate network on the Internet, announced that
    the company has acquired WyldFyre Technologies, a developer of
    technology solutions for real estate professionals to access multiple
    listing service information via the Internet. The WyldFyre acquisition significantly strengthens
    Homestore.com’s product offerings for real estate professionals and is
    another step in the company’s strategy to fully automate the real estate
    transaction process with innovative Internet-based solutions and emerging
    wireless technologies. Homestore.com issued approximately 589,000 shares of
    common stock in connection with the acquisition.


     

 
































 TD Waterhouse (TWE) acquires Dealwise
Limited

 

  
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Amount:
         $127.5
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Financial
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      A-

 



    NEW YORK, May 3–TD Waterhouse Group (TWE),
    the world’s second largest discount broker and a leading online financial
    services firm announced its agreement to acquire Dealwise Limited,
    one of the UK’s largest discount brokerage firms, for approximately $127.5
    million Dealwise from UK building society Skipton Building Society. When completed, the
    acquisition will boost TD Waterhouse’s customer base by approximately
    230,000 accounts, and is set to make TD Waterhouse the UK’s largest
    discount broker based on total accounts and trading volume.


     

 
































 Carreker (CANI) to acquire X-Port
Software

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Financial
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C-

 



    DALLAS, May 3–Carreker Corporation (CANI)
    , a provider of e-finance enabling solutions to the financial industry,
    announced its plans to acquire X-Port Software Enterprises of
    Toronto, Canada.
    X-Port is a global provider of
    centralized cash processing technology which supplies banks with
    “real-time” cash transaction processing, as well as providing e-commerce
    and cash-handling capability among banks, depository customers and armored
    carriers. This acquisition will solidify Carreker’s position as a
    world-wide leader in e-finance enabled cash handling technologies.


     

 
































 InsiderStreet.com (NSDR) to acquire
HardwareStreet.com, AMS Systems, ClubComputer.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $40
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-tailers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      D

 



    TAMPA, May 3–InsiderStreet.com (OTCBB: NSDR)
    announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire
    HardwareStreet.com, AMS Systems, and ClubComputer.com
    for a transaction valued at $40 million dollars in common stock. The new
    wholly owned subsidiary e-Biz Street will become one of the top ten
    computer products and services e-tailers.


     

 
































 SixtyFootSpider acquires Juntunen Media
Group

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Consultants/Designers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    DALLAS, May 3–SixtyFootSpider, a subsidiary of True North
    Communications
    (TNO),
    announced a strategic move into the business-to-business services arena.
    The company said it acquired Minneapolis-based Juntunen Media Group’s
    Communications Solutions Division (CSD)
    , an interactive agency
    specializing in full b-to-b services. Juntunen CSD, which has built a
    reputation for its strength in high-end multimedia projects and Web-based
    training, becomes the Minneapolis office of SixtyFootSpider. Terms of the
    deal were not disclosed.


     

 

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