Today’s Deals: Manugistics Buys Talus

Manugistics Group + Talus
Solutions
, PSAINC + ExecuteDirect.com, SAFLINK +
Jotter.com

















































 Manugistics Group (MANU) to acquire Talus
Solutions

 

  
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Amount:
         $366
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
4.2 – 5.0 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 21–Manugistics Group , a global provider of intelligent supply chain and e-business
    solutions for enterprises and evolving trading networks, and Talus
    Solutions
    , a provider of Pricing and Revenue Optimization (PRO)
    products and services, announced Manugistics has signed an agreement
    to acquire Talus. The
    acquisition brings Manugistics’ leading supply chain optimization and
    e-commerce infrastructure solutions together with Talus’ premier
    profitability optimization solutions. Manugistics will issue between 4.2
    and 5.0 million shares of Manugistics common stock, in a transaction valued
    at approximately $366 million.


     

 
































 SAFLINK (ESAF) to acquire Jotter.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $19.8
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
10.6 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 21–SAFLINK Corporation , a global biometric software provider, and Jotter
    Technologies
    , a developer of Internet toolbars and agent technology,
    announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which SAFLINK will acquire Jotter.com. The transaction will unite two
    software development teams and product lines and is expected to
    significantly enhance the upcoming launch of SAFLINK’s Forget Your Password
    Internet strategy and product offerings. Under the terms of the agreement,
    Jotter.com stockholders will receive 10.6 million shares of SAFLINK common
    stock, $.01 par value, in exchange for all of Jotter’s equity securities
    outstanding.


     

 
































 PSAINC (PSAX) to acquire
ExecuteDirect.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $21
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
cash and stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Financial
services

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C

 



    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21– PSAINC announced
    that they have executed an agreement to acquire ExecuteDirect.com, a
    New York-based online direct access level I and level II trading firm with
    a number of operating divisions including an investment in a broker/dealer,
    a direct access trading floor, branded trading software with ECN
    capability, and a trading academy to instruct level II direct access
    trading. The addition of ExecuteDirect.com to the PSAZZ family of companies is expected to
    facilitate the launch of PSAZZ.COM, a global, digital broadcast network.
    The combined stock and cash transaction is valued at approximately $21
    million.


     

 

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