Today’s Deals: Cisco Acquires Number 16 for the Year

Anything Internet + Mapas Y Datos,
Mapas Latinos
, Buy it Cheap.com + 999
Software
, Cisco Systems +
IPmobile
, Hitsgalore.com + Manufacture-Canada.Com, Penton Media + Meko, Smith Micro Software + TouchStone
Software unit
, sTupidPC +
WebCatOnline.com
, Terayon Communication Systems +
Mainsail Networks











































 Terayon Communication Systems (TERN) to acquire
Mainsail Networks

 

  
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Amount:
         $160
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
3.2 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B+

 



    SANTA CLARA, Aug. 1–Terayon Communication Systems , a supplier of broadband network systems, announced a
    definitive agreement to acquire Mainsail Networks for 3.2 million
    shares of Terayon common stock. Based in Fremont, California, Mainsail Networks is a privately held
    company that designs, develops and markets, adding to Terayon’s broadband portfolio,
    representing its expansion in the access infrastructure and optical
    transport markets.


     

 
































 Penton Media (PME) acquires Meko

 

  
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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:
      B

 



    CLEVELAND, Aug. 1–Penton Media announced
    its acquisition of Meko Ltd. of Surrey, UK, a provider of
    newsletters, comprehensive market studies, and custom information services
    for the European computer display market. Meko will operate in conjunction with
    Penton’s Jon Peddie Associates in Mill
    Valley, CA, the leading market research firm covering the digital media,
    convergence, software and workstation graphics markets. Terms of the
    transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































  Cisco Systems (CSCO) to acquire
IPmobile

 

  
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Amount:
         $425
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
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Scorecard:
      A-

 



    SAN JOSE, Aug. 1–Cisco Systems announced
    a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held IPmobile of
    Richardson, Texas, a provider of software systems that enable service
    providers to build the next generation IP-based wireless infrastructure
    known as third generation or `3G’ networks, in a stock deal worth
    approximately $425 million. IPmobile’s technology strengthens Cisco’s leadership as a network solutions
    provider in this emerging Mobile Wireless Internet.


     

 
































 Smith Micro Software (SMSI) to acquire TouchStone
Software unit

 

  
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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+

 



    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 1–Smith Micro Software , a developer and ma

    rketer of a wide range of software and
    service solutions for the wireless and Internet markets, announced it has
    entered into a definitive agreement with TouchStone Software for the
    acquisition of the entire Touchstone CheckIt line of software
    products. Smith Micro will use the
    CheckIt products and award winning technologies to strengthen its position
    in software solutions for the wireless and Internet markets. The
    acquisition is expected to close prior to the end of the third quarter.


     

 
































 Anything Internet (ANYI) to acquire Mapas Y
Datos, Mapas Latinos

 

  
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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:
      C-

 



    ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 1–Anything Internet announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire both
    Mapas y Datos and its subsidiary Mapas Latinos, both of
    Bogota, Colombia. Mapas y Datos services multi-national corporations and
    governmental agencies with a variety of software applications using
    geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and other
    Internet-based technologies, and operates through a joint venture with
    Inverlink, the Columbian affiliate of Credit Suisse First Boston, Mapas Latinos, a Spanish language
    Internet mapping portal. These acquisitions position Anything Internet as a leading
    Spanish-speaking marketplace in the field of location services.


     

 
































 Hitsgalore.com (HITT) to acquire
Manufacture-Canada.Com

 

  
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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:
      D

 



    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Aug. 1–Hitsgalore.com , a rapidly growing business-to-business (B2B) Internet company,
    announced that it has executed a letter of intent to acquire 100% of
    Canadian based Manufacture-Canada.Com. The Manufacture-Canada.Com
    acquisition will enable Hitsgalore.com and it’s Hitsgalore Business Exchange 2000 to
    rapidly enter the Canadian marketplace that’s still emerging internet wise.
    The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.


     

 
































 sTupidPC (STPX) to acquire
WebCatOnline.com

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
cash and stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C

 



    ATLANTA, Aug. 1–sTupidPC , a manufacturer
    and provider of Personal Computers and a host of connectivity services
    including Internet access, business connectivity and Web site design,
    announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase a controlling
    interest in WebCat Online, based in Dallas, Texas. Webcat offers proprietary software
    that specializes in marketing, building and hosting affordable websites for
    small to medium size companies, associations and consumers. Consideration
    for the acquisition will be a combination of cash and sTupidPC stock in exchange for a
    majority control in Webcat.


     

 
































 Buy it Cheap.com (BYCC) to merge with 999
Software

 

  
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Amount:
         $1
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
1 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-tailers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      D+

 



    OCEAN, N.J., Aug. 1–Buy it Cheap.com
    announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with 999
    Software
    , d/b/a 999Central.com,
    in which 999 would merge into Buy It
    Cheap.com
    . Buy It Cheap would issue approximately 1 million shares of
    its common stock to 999, which bills itself as the “Internet’s Discount
    Superstore,” offering closeout merchandise at $9.99 and under per item. The
    resulting company will operate Web sites at Buy It Cheap.com and
    999Central.com.


     

 

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