Today’s Deals: Broadbase Snatches Up Servicesoft

Broadbase Software +
Servicesoft
, Listen.com +
WiredPlanet
, SERENA Software +
UltiMIS
, VIA NET.WORKS + Meridian Microtech

















































 Broadbase Software (BBSW) to acquire
Servicesoft

 

  
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Amount:
         $631
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
35.1 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 18–Broadbase Software , a provider of customer-focused analytic and marketing
    automation applications, announced that it has signed a definitive
    agreement to acquire privately held Servicesoft, a provider of
    intelligent e-service solutions. With the Servicesoft acquisition, Broadbase reaches a new level of
    leadership in intelligent customer interactions by creating the industry’s
    first integrated eCRM suite that provides a single analytic and operational
    solution.


     

 
































 VIA NET.WORKS (VNWI) acquires Meridian Microtech
srl

 

  
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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:
      C+

 



    RESTON, Va., Sept. 18–VIA NET.WORKS , an
    international single-source provider of Internet access and services
    focusing on businesses in Europe, Latin America and the United States,
    announces the acquisition of its first Internet services provider in Italy,
    Meridian Microtech srl. Founded in 1979, Meridian Microtech provides
    a full complement of business-focused Internet services from its base in
    Milan, Italy and will enable VIA
    NET.WORKS
    to enter the Italian market with a strong foundation for
    growth. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































 SERENA Software (SRNA) acquires
UltiMIS

 

  
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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:
      B-

 



    BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 18–SERENA Software , a supplier of e-business infrastructure change management
    solutions, announced the acquisition of UltiMIS Corporation, a
    provider of data center performance and programmer productivity software
    products which are used during the analysis, testing, and operations phases
    of the software application change life cycle. The UltiMIS acquisition speeds SERENA’s time to market for StarSuite, a
    group of collaborative products which will be packaged as a complete suite.
    Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































 Listen.com to acquire WiredPlanet

 

  
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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:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
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Scorecard:
      A-

 



    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18–Listen.com, a comprehensive Internet
    guide to online music, has agreed to buy WiredPlanet, a provider of
    customizable streaming MP3 stations. The WiredPlanet acquisition indicates a
    shift in Listen.com’s business strategy
    toward becoming a private-label content syndicator. Terms of the
    transaction were not

    disclosed.


     

 

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