Lycos to Wed Matchmaker.com

Ariba +
SupplierMarket.com
, Com21 + BitCom, High Speed Access + NetPerformance, Lightspan +
Edutest
, Lycos + Matchmaker.com, Tickets.com +
CarrsTix
, Webvan + HomeGrocer

















































 Lightspan (LSPN) acquires Edutest

 

  
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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:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C

 



    SAN DIEGO, June 26–Lightspan , a provider
    of curriculum-based educational software and Internet products and services
    for school and home, announced that it has acquired Edutest, a
    provider of Internet-based educational testing and assessment products.


    The completion of the acquisition enables Lightspan to offer Edutest products to the Lightspan
    customer base and adds another successful Internet subscription product to
    its revenue mix.


     

 
































 Tickets.com (TIXX) acquires CarrsTix

 

  
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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-tailers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    COSTA MESA, June 26–Tickets.com
    announced that it has acquired the assets of the Alaska-based
    CarrsTix ticketing company that was owned by a subsidiary of
    Safeway , a Fortune 50 food and drug retailer. Tickets.com entered into an agreement
    with Safeway that provides the ticketing company with uninterrupted service
    in Alaska and future access to Safeway stores in Washington, Montana and
    Idaho. CarrsTix also provides
    additional ticket inventory for Tickets.com through its Alaskan venues.


     

 
































 Lycos (LCOS) to acquire
Matchmaker.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $44
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Search/Portal

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    WALTHAM, Mass., June 26–Lycos , the
    Internet’s leading multi-brand network, announced it has signed a
    definitive agreement to acquire MetroSplash, owner of Matchmaker.com, a leading personal
    classifieds site, providing Lycos with an additional subscription revenue
    source, as well as an attractive site for advertisers. Lycos has agreed to acquire Matchmaker for
    approximately $44 million in cash, plus the assumption of their stock
    option plan.


     

 
































 High Speed Access (HSAC) to acquire
NetPerformance

 

  
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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-

 



    DENVER, June 26–High Speed Access has
    entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Chainsaw, a
    Florida-based Web hosting and systems integration company doing business as
    NetPerformance, that currently
    provides a full range of Web hosting, e-co

    mmerce, design systems
    integration and related services to more than 8,500 commercial customers.
    Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































 Webvan (WBVN) and HomeGrocer (HOMG) to
merge

 

  
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Amount:
         $1.2
billion

 

  
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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:
      B+

 



    FOSTER CITY, June 26–Webvan Group and
    HomeGrocer.com announced they have entered into
    a definitive merger agreement under which Webvan will acquire HomeGrocer.com in a stock-for-stock
    transaction, valued at approximately $1.2 billion. The merger unites two of
    the leading online retailers that have personalized delivery capabilities
    and is expected to extend Webvan’s market reach to a total of 13 U.S.
    metropolitan areas by the end of 2000.


     

 
































 Com21 (CMTO) to acquire BitCom

 

  
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Amount:
         $13.5
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
$4 million cash/395,000 shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    MILPITAS, June 26–Com21 , a leading
    global provider of system solutions for the broadband access market,
    announced that it will acquire BitCom, a privately held engineering
    consulting firm in Germantown, Maryland, for $4 million in cash. In
    addition, Com21 has allotted 395,000 shares of Com21 common stock for
    assumed BitCom stock options and contingent stock grants for current BitCom
    employees. BitCom, which specializes in
    wireless, satellite, and networking engineering, will become Com21’s Maryland Development Center.


     

 
































 Ariba (ARBA) to acquire
SupplierMarket.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $581
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
6.3 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    MOUNTAIN VIEW, June 26–E-commerce services company Ariba
    said it has agreed to acquire privately-held
    SupplierMarket.com in a stock deal valued at around $581 million. SupplierMarket.com runs a
    business-to-business (B2B) web site for industrial manufacturers who buy
    and sell manufactured materials and will further extend the value and reach
    of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform to
    create new revenue opportunities for buyers, suppliers, and marketplaces
    through streamlined global sourcing. Ariba will issue about 6.3 million
    shares of stock in the deal.


     

 

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