Intel Inside

Black Box + Cabling
Concepts
, Great Plains Software + Solomon
Software
, Hollywood.com +
BroadwayTheater.com
, Intel + Excalibur, Internet Commerce + bTrade.com,
WorldGate + Digital Video
Art
































 WorldGate (WGAT) acquires Digital Video
Art

 

  
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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:
        ISPs/Access
providers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    TREVOSE, Pa., May 1–WorldGate Communications (WGAT)
    announced that it has acquired privately held Digital Video Art, a
    leading Silicon Valley supplier of custom technology software designs and
    solutions for the interactive television marketplace. WorldGate, the most
    widely deployed provider of high performance Internet access through cable
    TV, did not disclose the terms of its acquisition of Digital Video


     

 
































 Black Box (BBOX) merges with Cabling
Concepts

 

  
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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 1–Black Box Corporation (BBOX)
    announced a merger with Cabling Concepts. Established in 1991 in
    Lakewood, Ohio, privately held Cabling
    Concepts
    provides technical design, installation and maintenance
    services for premise cabling and related products to customers primarily in
    the greater Cleveland area. This transaction is being accounted for as a
    purchase. The purchase price has not been disclosed.


     

 
































 Internet Commerce (ICCSA) to acquire
bTrade.com

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  

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Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 

 
































 Hollywood.com (HOLL) acquires BroadwayTheater.com
unit

 

  
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Amount:
         $2.5
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
$135,000 cash/$2.2 million stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-tailers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      A-

 



    NEW YORK, May 1–Hollywood.com (HOLL)
    announced the acquisition of an online ticketing business that offers live
    theater tickets for sale for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. This
    ticketing business will be integrated into Hollywood.com’s new site, Broadway.com, which lau

    nched today. Hollywood.com, the parent company of
    Broadway.com, acquired the business from BroadwayTheater.com.


    The maximum purchase price for the acquisition is $2.5 million payable in
    common stock of Hollywood.com and cash. Hollywood.com paid $1.3 million at
    the closing, consisting of 83,214 shares of Hollywood.com common stock and
    $135,000 in cash. The balance of $1.2 million is payable in common stock
    over the next three years only if the ticketing business meets specified
    gross profit goals each year.


     

 
































 Intel (INTC) to form new firm with Excalibur
(EXCA)

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
Excalibur shareholders receive 40% in new firm

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Security

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B+

 



    SANTA CLARA, May 1–Computer chip maker Intel (INTC)
    said it will invest $150 million in a new company it is creating with
    Excalibur Technologies (EXCA)
    to develop technologies for creating and selling audio and video content
    in a secure manner over the Internet. Intel said it will spend the money on
    a 60% stake in a new interactive media services company that it will form
    with Excalibur and which has yet to be named.


    Under terms of the deal, Intel said it will contribute its Interactive
    Media Services
    unit and take a 49% position in the voting stock of the
    new company, which will offer technologies to enable the production and
    delivery of content over the Internet. Excalibur will combine its entire
    business operations with those of the new company, and Excalibur
    stockholders will receive 40% of the ownership in the new company.


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    sp;

 
































 Great Plains Software (GPSI) acquires Solomon
Software

 

  
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Amount:
         $150
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
2.6 million shares and $35 million cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    FARGO, May 1–Great Plains Software (GPSI)
    announced it intends to dramatically expand its midmarket e-business
    community through the acquisition of Solomon Software, a leading
    provider of flexible business management and e-business solutions.


    Great Plains intends to acquire Solomon
    Software
    by the issuance of approximately 2,600,000 shares of Great
    Plains common stock and $35 million in cash. The parties have entered into
    a definitive merger agreement.


     

 


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