Today’s Deals: AmericanGreetings.com Buys eAgents

AmericanGreetings.com +
eAgents
, Computer Sciences + eDIME, DigiScents +
SenseIT Technologies
, E*TRADE + E*TRADE
Germany
, Phoenix Resources Technology + Valley
Professionals
, VIA NET.WORKS + Interactive
Multimedia
, Wave Systems + Indigo
Networks















































 AmericanGreetings.com acquire
eAgents

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B

 



    CLEVELAND, Sept. 6–American Greetings
    subsidiary AmericanGreetings.com, an
    online greetings site, announced it has acquired eAgents, a Fairfax,
    Virginia-based provider of an online product that delivers consolidated
    information and entertainment from the leading Web media brands in a
    single, daily e-mail. AmericanGreetings.com expects the addition of eAgents to accelerate its path to
    profitability. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































 Wave Syst

ems (WAVX) acquire Indigo
Networks

 

  
* 
Amount:
         $7.5
million

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
374,889 shares

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      C+

 



    LEE, Mass., Sept. 6–Wave Systems , a
    developer of technology platforms and services that enable next-generation
    e-commerce, announced it has completed the acquisition of all the assets of
    Nashville, TN-based Indigo Networks and its e-commerce shopping
    network, iShopHere.com, which
    generates revenue by routing traffic to merchant sites. The purchase price
    consisted of 374,889 shares of Wave’s
    Class A Common Stock.


     

 
































 E*TRADE (EGRP) gains 100% ownership of E*TRADE
Germany

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Financial
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      A-

 



    MENLO PARK, Sept. 6–E*TRADE Group
    announced that it has entered into an agreement with Berliner Effektenbank
    AG and NEW YORK BROKER Deutschland AG to acquire their shares of E*TRADE
    Germany AG
    , gaining 100% of the subsidiary by mid-October 2000. This
    complete ownership gives E*TRADE the
    control and autonomy to quickly extend its brands’ success formula in the
    Germany, one of the leading online markets in Europe. Terms of the
    transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































 VIA NET.WORKS (VNWI) acquires Interactive
Multimedia

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        ISPs/Access
providers

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B

 



    RESTON, Va., Sept. 6–VIA NET.WORKS , an
    international single-source provider of Internet access and services to
    businesses in Europe and the Americas, has acquired Interactive
    Multimedia Corporation
    (IMC Online) a Web hosting services provider in
    the United States. Based in Atlanta, Georgia,

    IMC Online is VIA NET.WORKS’ first operation in
    the United States and provides not only a presence in the U.S. market, but
    a means to service the U.S.-based hosting needs of VIA’s existing
    international business customers. Terms of the transaction were not
    disclosed.


     

 
































 Computer Sciences (CSC) acquires
eDIME

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
       
Consultants/Designers

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      A-

 



    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 6–Computer Sciences Corporation
    announced that it has acquired eDIME, a leading
    Australian Web design and development organization. The acquisition of eDIME complements CSC’s e-business offerings and provides
    substantial growth opportunities across a range of markets in Australasia.
    Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


     

 
































 Phoenix Resources Technology (PRTI) to acquire
Valley Professionals

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      B-

 



    NEW YORK, Sept. 6–Phoenix Resources Technologies announced it has signed a Letter of Intent for the purposes of
    acquiring Valley Professionals, a San Jose software consulting firm
    specializing in databases. The acquisition of Valley Professionals is
    expected to add necessary internal infrastructure to Phoenix Resources in preparation of the
    product launch of its web application software technology. Terms of the
    transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































 DigiScents acquires SenseIT
Technologies

 

  
* 
Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
* 
Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      n/a

 



    OAKLAND, Sept. 6–DigiScents, the pioneer of digital scent
    technology, has announced its acquisition of SenseIT Technologies, a
    Delaware-based digital scent company, for an undisclosed number of shares.
    SenseIT Technologies was co-founded by Internet and multimedia entrepreneur
    Eli Fisch and two scientists from the Israeli Weizmann Institute of
    Science. With the combined portfolio of scent technologies, DigiScents is assured continued
    leadership in the exploding digital scent technology market. Terms of the
    transaction were not disclosed. Read analysis of this deal in Kelly Black’s
    DealTracker.


     

 

News Around the Web