Hoover’s Powers Up

Hoover’s +
Powerize.com
, IntraNet Solutions + InfoAgent
Solutions BV
, Microsoft + NetGames
USA
, NetObjects + Rocktide
































 IntraNet Solutions (INRS) to acquire InfoAgent
Solutions BV

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B

 



    EDEN PRAIRIE, July 12–IntraNet Solutions , a leading provider of Web content management software for the
    enterprise, announced a strategic acquisition of InfoAgent Solutions
    BV
    , an authorized integrator of IntraNet Solutions’ software
    products for Continental Europe. IntraNet Solutions will gain experienced
    sales and support staff and have access to InfoAgent’s extensive
    international client base which includes resellers and system integrators
    in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Spain, Germany,
    Switzerland and Austria. Financial terms were not disclosed.


     

 
































 Microsoft (MSFT) acquire NetGames
USA

 

  
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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:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B+

 



    REDMOND, Wash., July 12–Microsoft has
    increased its commitment to online gaming by acquiring Kansas-based
    NetGames USA, a leading developer of scoring, matchmaking and other
    enhancements for retail and Web-based games. The acquisition will enhance
    the competitiveness of games on Microsoft’s Zone.com and further solidify the site as
    the Internet’s best location to play games with players from around the
    globe.


     

 
































 NetObjects (NETO) acquires Rocktide

 

  
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Amount:
         $4
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
$3.6 million in stock/$400,000 cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      C+

 



    REDWOOD CITY, July 12–NetObjects
    announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire
    privately-held Rocktide, a provider of the next generation
    application service provider (ASP) technology and wireless e-Services that
    will help Web-enable businesses worldwide. This acquisition furthers NetObjects’ objective to be number one
    in reach through large-scale distribution with partners and to offer the
    industry’s leading integrated B2B e-Services by building and acquiring key
    ASP technologies and e-Services. NetObjects will acquire all of Rocktide’s
    stock for $3.6 million of NetObjects common stock and $400,000 cash.


     

 
































 Hoover’s (HOOV) to acquire
Powerize.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $17
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
1.48 million shares/$2.42 million cash

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      C+

 



    AUSTIN, July 12–Hoover’s announced that
    it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Powerize.com,
    a developer of content integration and syndication technology, and operator
    of a business research Web site with more than 600,000 registered members.
    Hoover’s will use Powerize.com’s technology to syndi

    cate
    its tools and Hoover’s content and services to Web sites, including
    corporate intranets, enterprise information portals and
    business-to-business vertical and content sites, including Hoover’s Online.
    Under the terms of the agreement, Hoover’s will pay approximately $17.1
    million in cash and stock, including 1.48 million shares and $2.42 million
    in cash.


     

 

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