Loot Scootin’ Boogie

AppOnline.com + Professional
Mortgage Services, Bay Mortgage Services
, Engage +
MediaBridge Technologies
, Homestore.com + Top Producer
Systems
, Intraware + Janus Technologies, Media
100 + 21st Century Media, J2 Digital Media
, Monster.com +
Simpatix
, OrderZone.com +
Works.com
, Scoot.com plc + Loot














































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 Intraware (ITRA) to acquire Janus
Technologies

 

  
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Amount:
         $24.25
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    ORINDA, Calif., June 12–Intraware , the
    leading IT e-marketplace for Web-based software and services, announced
    that it has agreed to acquire Janus Technologies, a leading
    information technology (IT) asset management solution provider, for $24.25
    million in stock. Janus develops
    and markets IT asset management solutions including tools that enable
    organizations to significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of their
    IT assets. Intraware has agreed to
    acquire Janus to capitalize on the rapidly growing market for IT asset
    management solutions.


     

 






























 Monster.com acquires Simpatix

 

  
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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:
        Internet
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B+

 



    MAYNARD, Mass., June 12–Monster.com, the leading global
    online careers site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide , announced it has acquired privately held Simpatix, a
    highly touted e-cruiting Application Service Provider (ASP). The terms and
    conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition of Simpatix extends market-leader Monster.com’s dominance to the human
    resource professional and hiring manager’s desktop, giving the company
    ownership of a significantly greater portion of the recruiting process.
    With its global reach and multiple distribution channels across TMP
    recruitment divisions, the move positions Monster.com as a leading
    end-to-end online recruiting solution.


     

 
































 Media 100 (MDEA) acquires 21st Century Media, J2
Digital Media

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  

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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    NEW YORK, June 12–Media 100 , the leading
    provider of software and systems for streaming media on the Internet,
    announced that it has acquired 21st Century Media — a San
    Francisco-based provider of encoding, hosting, webcasting, interactive
    production and streaming media consultancy — and J2 Digital Media,
    a New York-based encoding, hosting and streaming services provider. With
    these acquisitions, Media 100 has
    entered into the streaming media services market and has launched a
    streaming media services division — StreamRiver Networks — to provide
    encoding (audio and video compression) and hosting (delivery) services for
    Internet broadcasters, Web designers and digital media content creators.


     

 
































 Homestore.com (HOMS) acquires Top Producer
Systems

 

  
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Amount:
         $24.2
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
cash and stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 


  
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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    THOUSAND OAKS, June 12–Homestore.com ,
    the Internet’s leading home and real estate network, has acquired Top
    Producer Systems
    , North America’s #1-selling provider of leads
    management and marketing software for real estate professionals. The
    purchase price consisted of approximately $24.2 million in Homestore.com common stock and cash. In
    addition, the founding shareholders of Top Producer are entitled to receive
    up to $16.2 million over the next four years if certain performance targets
    are met.


     

 
































 Engage (ENGA) to acquire MediaBridge
Technologies

 

  
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Amount:
         $268
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
14.5 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Advertising/Marketing

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    ANDOVER, Mass., June 12–Online marketing firm Engage said it would buy the private marketing systems provider
    MediaBridge Technologies in a stock swap worth $268.25 million. Engage said it will issue about 14.5
    million shares of its stock to shareholders of Acton, Mass.-based MediaBridge. The deal is expected to
    advance Engage’s marketer-focused strategy by connecting Web site software
    applications for merchants with Engage’s large online adve

    rtising network.


     

 
































 OrderZone.com and Works.com to merge

 

  
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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:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    AUSTIN, June 12–Grainger and
    Works.com announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to
    combine Grainger’s OrderZone.com, a
    leading B2B multi-supplier Internet marketplace, with Works.com, a leading Internet business
    purchasing service. The combination will provide small and midsize
    businesses with one of the most advanced online business purchasing
    services and e-marketplaces for indirect business products. In addition to
    contributing the OrderZone business and assets, Grainger will invest an
    additional $21 million in Works.com and deliver the Works.com purchasing
    service and e-marketplace to 1.4 million small and midsize business
    customers through Grainger.com. For its contributions, Grainger will take a
    40 percent equity stake in Works.com.


     

 
































 Scoot.com plc to acquire Loot

 

  
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Amount:
         $287
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
5 million shares/$269 million cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    LONDON, June 12–Scoot.com plc is pleased
    to announce the acquisition of Loot, the UK’s leading free ads and
    online classified business in a combination cash and stock deal valued at
    189.9 million pounds, or $287 million USD. Cash consideration paid to Loot is approximately $269 million USD,
    while stock compensation consists of 5.0 million Scoot shares. By leveraging their
    complementary and interfacing customer base, and delivering services
    through a multiplicity of distribution media, including emerging new media
    distribution channels such as interactive TV, wireless and Internet, the
    combination of Scoot and Loot will position the enlarged group as a
    leading, multi-access, local transaction, service provider.


     

 
































 AppOnline.com (AOP) acquires Professional
Mortgage, Bay Mortgage

 

  
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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:
      D+

 



    MELVILLE, N.Y., June 12–AppOnline.com , a
    fast-growing Internet mortgage company, announced the acquisition of
    Professional Mortgage Services and Bay Mortgage Services.
    Terms were not disclosed. Professional Mortgage Services is a
    Michigan-based full service mortgage broker, offering a wide range of
    products including conforming and non-conforming residential loans,
    government loans, commercial loans and agricultural loans, while Bay
    Mortgage Services is a mortgage bank conducting business in both
    Massachusetts and New Hampshire. With these transactions, AppOnline.com will expand its operations into
    three key states and help develop profitable mortgage businesses through a
    broadened product line and expanded geographical reach.


     

 

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