Today’s Deals: Divine Merger of FuelQuest, OilSpot.com

CyberRadio.Com + Internet Music
Promotions, Internet Music Library
,
Ebookers.com +
Flightbookers
, Embarcadero Technologies +
Embacadero Europe
, Finali + NetSage, FuelQuest + OilSpot.com,
LearningByte International
+ Image Dynamics
, MCSi + Intellisys
Group
, QuestLink Technology, ChipCenter, Arrow Electronics,
Avnet
, WebPartner + @Manage, Wind River + Rapid
Logic











































 Wind River (WIND) to acquire Rapid
Logic

 

  
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Amount:
         $57
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
1.4 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    ALAMEDA, Calif., Oct. 9–Wind River Systems
    , a provider of software and services for smart devices in the
    Internet age, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to
    acquire Rapid Logic, a provider of advanced device management
    technologies for networking equipment and other intelligent devices. The Rapid Logic acquisition enables Wind River to offer a wider range of
    integrated, embedded networking

    technologies to developers of sophisticated
    data networking and telecommunications equipment, such as Ethernet
    switches, IP routers, access concentrators, optical switches, and xDSL
    systems. Wind River will acquire Rapid Logic for a total of 1,429,698
    shares of Wind River stock and the acquisition will be accounted for as a
    purchase transaction.


     

 
































 FuelQuest merges with OilSpot.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:
      C+

 



    CHICAGO, Oct. 9–divine interVentures
    announced the closing of the merger between FuelQuest and
    Oilspot.com to create a powerhouse e-commerce and infrastructure
    solution downstream petroleum industry. FuelQuest provides suppliers, marketers
    and commercial, industrial, and retail end users of fuels, lubricants and
    specialty chemicals a hosted private, B2B e-marketplace and back-office
    solution, while Oilspot.com is an
    e-commerce solution for the lubricants industry through its private vendor
    catalogs and exchange solutions for petroleum marketers. The new entity
    will retain the name of FuelQuest. Terms of the merger between the two
    closely held companies were not disclosed.


     

 
































 Four-way merger of: QuestLink Technology,
ChipCenter, Arrow Electronics (ARW) unit, Avnet 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:
      B-

 



    SAN JOSE, Oct. 9–In an unprecedented merger, designed to create the
    next generation B2B e-commerce platform for the electronics industry, two
    leading online companies are joining forces with two traditional
    distribution operations. eChips Inc. will be launched as a result of a
    merger agreement among QuestLink Technology, ChipCenter,
    Arrow Electronics’ Advantage business unit and
    Avnet Production Supplies and Test Equipment business unit. eChips
    aims to be a new and independent sales and marketing channel serving the
    global electronics engineering and purchasing communities. Financial
    details of the merger were not disclosed.


     

 































 Ebookers.com (EBKR) to acquire
Flightbookers

 

  
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Amount:
         $15
million

 

  
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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+

 



    LONDON, Oct. 9–Ebookers.com , Europe’s
    leading online travel company, announced that it intends to acquire
    Flightbookers plc, a top 10 UK travel company that currently
    provides travel fulfillment services to ebookers.com in the UK. The
    acquisition of Flightbookers will enable ebookers.com to retain margins on
    fulfillment services from Flightbookers. This agreement set the
    consideration for the acquisition at $15 million.


     

 
































 MCSi (MCSI) to acquire Intellisys Group
assets

 

  
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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:
        Internet
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 9–MCSi announced that
    it had signed an agreement to purchase a significant portion of the assets
    of Intellisys Group, an integrator of audio-visual systems and
    products. MCSi is a systems integrator
    of state-of-the-art presentation and broadcast facilities. This transac

    tion
    will represent the fusion of two industry pioneers that will translate into
    remarkable opportunities. This agreement is a part of a proposed Chapter 11
    reorganization of Intellisys.
    Terms of the agreement were not announced.


     

 
































 Embarcadero Technologies (EMBT) acquires
Embacadero Europe

 

  
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Amount:
         $3
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9–Embarcadero Technologies , a provider of database lifecycle management solutions,
    announced that it is acquiring the remaining 56% interest in its affiliate,
    Embarcadero Europe for approximately $3 million. The acquisition of
    Embarcadero Europe represents a logical step in Embarcadero’s efforts to expand
    overseas.


     

 
































 WebPartner acquires @Manage

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 9–WebPartner, a provider of
    e-business performance management solutions, announced that it had reached
    a definitive agreement to acquire @Manage, a Silicon Valley based
    provider of web-based enterprise management services. The @Manage acquisition is expected to
    strengthen WebPartner’s position as
    a provider of comprehensive e-business performance management solutions
    that enable companies to correlate Web site and back-end infrastructure
    performance in order to optimize the online experience for their customers,
    channel partners and corporate intranet users.


     

 
































 LearningByte International merges with Image
Dynamics

 

  
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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:
        Internet
services

 

  

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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct 9–LearningByte International, a leading provider of custom eLearning
    solutions, announced today that it is merging with Image Dynamics, Inc., a
    San Diego-based performance consulting and custom training development
    firm. The combination of LearningByte
    International
    and Image
    Dynamics
    is expected to offer clients expanded services, increased
    production capacity, and wider geographic reach.


     

 
































 CyberRadio.Com acquires Internet Music
Promotions, Internet Music Library

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C

 



    FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Oct. 9–CyberRadio.Com announced that
    it has acquired two Internet music properties which will round out its
    global strategic development: Internet Music Promotions, which
    provides a model of services for the hundreds of thousands of talented
    bands out there who desire and deserve a chance to be heard, and
    Internet Music Library, which has developed a unique way of
    approaching the problems caused by downloading in multiple audio formats,
    ensuring that the artists and labels are being paid for their work. The
    acquisitions of Internet Music Promotions and Internet Music Library will
    permit CyberRadio to enhance its
    current relationships with its Internet radio stations network.


     

 
































 Finali to merge with NetSage

 

  
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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-

 



    WESTMINSTER, Colo., Oct. 9–Finali, a provider of live,
    Web-based customer and sales support, and NetSage, a developer of
    socially intelligent automated help, announced a merger agreement that
    unites the two companies’ technologies and services under the Finali
    marquee. The combination of Finali and
    NetSage will create a turnkey package
    that drives online sales, reduces client support costs, and builds loyalty
    by improving the online experience.


     

 

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