Today’s Deals: E*Trade Reaching for Deeper Pockets

Accrue Software + Pilot
Software
, E*TRADE + PrivateAccounts.com, Network Commerce + UberWorks,
24/7 Media + Website
Results
, ZDNet + Linux Hardware Database















































 E*TRADE (EGRP) to acquire
PrivateAccounts.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:
        Financial
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      A-

 



    MENLO PARK, Aug. 24–Further advancing its “high touch/high tech”
    strategy for building customer assets, E*TRADE Group announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire
    privately-held PrivateAccounts.com, a Minneapolis-based developer of
    online separately managed accounts. Through the acquisition of PrivateAccounts, E*TRADE is expected to have particular
    appeal to affluent consumers who have a minimum of $100,000 to invest, to
    independent financial advisors, and to corporate clients who wish to
    benefit from the experience, expertise and leverage of professional money
    managers in helping them achieve their financial goals. Financial terms
    were not disclosed.


     

 
































 ZDNet (ZDZ) acquires Linux H

ardware
Database

 

  
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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+

 



    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24–ZDNet , which
    operates a network of Web sites for people who want to buy, use and learn
    about technology, announced that it has acquired Linux Hardware
    Database
    , a Linux hardware support resource, from Cambridge,
    Mass.-based DataPower Technology. Linux Hardware Database, together
    with recently acquired LinuxDevices, will be integrated with ZDNet’s Linux Resource Center, which
    currently includes Linux-focused news, reviews, opinion, software
    downloads, job opportunities, white papers, company information, help and
    how-to information and more.


     

 
































 24/7 Media (TFSM) acquires Website
Results

 

  
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Amount:
         $95
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Advertising/Marketing

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    NEW YORK, Aug. 24–24/7 Media , a global
    interactive media and technology solutions company, announced the purchase
    of Website Results, an Internet marketing technologies firm that
    delivers high volumes of targeted, cost-effective consumer and business
    traffic. Website Results
    broadens 24/7 Media’s suite of
    technology based interactive marketing solutions, as it targets Web sites
    and direct marketers that wish to drive incremental traffic with high
    conversion rates and offers clients effective and measurable results
    through its suite of proprietary applications. The all stock transaction is
    valued at $95 million.


     

 
































 Accrue Software (ACRU) to acquire Pilot
Software

 

  
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Amount:
         $18.8
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
940,000 shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    FREMONT, Aug. 24–Accrue Software , a
    provider of e-business analytic solutions for optimizing visitor response to
    Web-based campaign, content, commerce and affiliate initiatives, announced
    that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pilot Software,
    an industry pioneer in developing Web-enabled decision support and business
    intelligence applications for the enterprise. The acquisition of Pilot Software will further enhance Accrue’s position in the eBusiness
    analytics market through the addition of advanced reporting and OLAP
    technology, talented business intelligence developers and a world-class
    global distribution channel. All of Pilot Software’s outstanding stock will
    be exchanged for approximately 940,000 shares of Accrue common stock.


     

 
































 Network Commerce (NWKC) acquires
UberWorks

 

  
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Amount:
         $13
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
2.6 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C

 



    SEATTLE, Aug. 24–Network Commerce , a
    provider of technology infrastructure, services and networks for
    businesses, merchants, Internet sites, and wireless networks conducting
    commerce online, announced it has acquired IveBeenGood.com, Inc. (d/b/a
    UberWorks), a subsidiary of Trilogy. UberWorks’ commerce technology gives
    buyers the ability to purchase from multiple e-commerce sites and from
    multiple merchants simultaneously utilizing a personal digital wallet and
    easy unified checkout via PC or wireless phone and other wireless devices
    and will be integrated into Network Commerce’s Consumer and
    Business Networks. Netw

    ork Commerce will acquire Austin, Texas-based
    UberWorks through the issuance of approximately 2.6 million shares of
    common stock.


     

 

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