Today’s Deals: Aether Keeps on Truckin’

ADC + Broadband Access
Systems
, Aether Systems + Motient, Cognos +
NoticeCast Software
, Interactive Technologies.com +
iTransact.com
, NetSalon + Merlin Software
Services
, Peachtree Network + myButler.com















































 ADC (ADCT) to acquire Broadband Access
Systems

 

  
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Amount:
         $2.25
billion

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20–ADC . a global
    supplier of fiber optics, network equipment, software and integration
    services for broadband, multiservice networks, and Broadband Access
    Systems
    , a supplier of next-generation, Internet Protocol (IP) access
    platforms, have reached an agreement for the acquisition of Broadband Access Systems by ADC. Under the terms of the stock-for-stock
    transaction, ADC will issue shares of its common stock having a value of
    $2.25 billion for all outstanding equity interests in Broadband Access
    Systems.


     

 
































 Aether Systems (AETH) to acquire Motient (M

TNT)
unit

 

  
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Amount:
         $45
million

 

  
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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:
      A-

 



    OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 20–Aether Systems , a provider of wireless data products and services, and
    Motient announced that Aether has agreed to acquire Motient’s retail transportation business
    unit for $45 million plus an additional sum of up to $22.5 million based on
    revenue and other incentive targets in 2001. The deal bolsters Aether’s
    presence in the transportation industry by providing entry into the
    long-haul and less-than-truck-load segment of the market with a significant
    client base and a multi-mode product that provides vehicle information via
    land-based and satellite communications.


     

 
































 Cognos (COGN) acquires NoticeCast
Software

 

  
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Amount:
         $15
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
cash and stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      A-

 



    BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 20–Cognos , a
    business intelligence company, announced the purchase of NoticeCast
    Software Ltd.
    , based in Twickenham, United Kingdom, for US $15 million
    in a mixture of cash and stock. NoticeCast’s Enterprise Event Management
    software monitors business processes and delivers real-time business
    intelligence notifications to business users across the enterprise via
    e-mail on their personal computer, hand-held or wireless device. Together,
    Cognos and NoticeCast will provide
    automatic notifications of business performance and events, automatically
    notifying business users of key events and performance issues wherever they
    may be.


     

 
































 Peachtree Network to acquire
myButler.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $8.8
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
11.85 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-tailers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    MONTREAL, Sept. 20–Peachtree Network announced it has
    entered into a letter of intent with the shareholders of
    myButler.com, under which Peachtree Network will acquire
    100% of myButler.com in a stock-for-stock exchange. myButler.com, a U.S. based online
    grocery services provider that specializes in serving bricks-and-mortar
    grocers with e-commerce and order fulfillment and logistics technologies,
    which will enhance Peachtree Network’s leading market share position in the
    online grocery services industry. Peachtree Network will acquire all of
    myButler.com’s outstanding common shares for 11,850,000 shares, valued at
    approximately $13.2 million CDN, or $8.8 million USD.


     

 
































 Interactive Technologies.com acquires
iTransact.com

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
3 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C

 



    DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 20–Interactive Technologies.com
    Ltd.
    announced the acquisition of iTransact.com, an Internet
    Payment Gateway company that processes Visa/MasterCard and non-bankcard
    transactions via the Internet as Interactive Technologies.com’s proceeds
    on its plan to be a complete Internet e-commerce solution to merchants
    nationwide. INTR acquired iTransact.com for approximately
    3,000,000 shares unregistered restricted shares of INTR common stock in a
    merger with a wholly owned INTR subsidiary.


     

 
































 NetSalon (MKPC) to acquire Merlin Software
Services

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      C

 



    DALLAS, Sept. 20–NetSalon announced the
    signing of a letter of intent with Merlin Software Services of
    Richardson, Texas to market NetSalon’s proprietary interactive
    ezSiteBuilders and the AeonCard Generator. EzSiteBuilders is a simple,
    user-friendly Web site builder that allows consumers to go online and
    construct a Web site without having any knowledge or expertise of Web
    development, while AeonCard is an online interactive CD-ROM generator that
    allows consumers and businesses to go online, choose their template, upload
    their content and graphics and view the presentation all in a matter of
    minutes. Merlin Software Services
    offers the knowledge, resources and focused commitment to manage a client’s
    varied needs, ranging from media manufacturing and packaging to
    warehousing, e-commerce and fulfillment. Terms of the transaction were not
    disclosed.


     

 

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