Today’s Deals: Overstock.com Scores Gear.com Stock

Affinity International Travel
Systems + Star Travel.com
, CarParts.com + CR Computing
Solutions
, Law.com +
DocumentForum.com
, Overstock.com + Gear.com















































 CarParts.com acquires CR Computing
Solutions

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 12–CarParts.com announced its
    second acquisition of the year, privately held CR Computing
    Solutions
    , a provider of inventory and business management systems for
    warehouse distributors and jobbers in the automotive aftermarket parts
    industry, for an undisclosed number of CarParts shares. Based in San Juan
    Capistrano, CR Computing Solutions develops and markets a comprehensive
    suite of wireless technologies and web-enabled software applications that
    manage inventory, point of sale, accounting, ordering, shipping and other
    activities unique to warehouse and jobber operations. Together, CR and CarParts will further lower the cost of
    warehouse and jobber operations by allowing manufacturers, WDs, jobbers and
    installers to engage in fast, accurate and secure online transactions with
    customers and suppliers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


     

 
































 Overstock.com acquires Gear.com

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-tailers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B+

 



    SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 12–Overstock.com, the Internet leader
    for name brands at clearance prices, announced its acquisition of
    Gear.com, the No. 1 closeout sporting goods e-tailer, and its $2.5
    million purchase of Miadora.com and
    Jewelry.com’s inventories. Under the terms of the acquisition, in return
    for an undisclosed amount of stock, Overstock.com will obtain all of Gear.com’s stock, and with that, its
    inventory valued at an estimated $14 million retail, which will be added to
    Overstock.com’s sporting goods department. For more analysis, see Kelly Black’s

    DealTracker
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 Law.com acquires DocumentForum.com

 

  
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n/a

 

  
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Premium:
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Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12–Continuing its pledge to be the Web’s most
    comprehensive destination for the legal community, law.com has added
    real-time document collaboration services to its growing host of technology
    tools through the acquisition of DocumentForum.com. Providing a
    Web-based collaborative solution for document development aimed at the
    legal community, DocumentForum’s
    service allows users to meet online and create, edit or revise documents in
    real-time, which will immediately be offered through law.com’s Web site.


     

 
































 Affinity International Travel Systems (AFFT) to
acquire Star Travel.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-tailers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 12–Affinity International Travel
    Systems
    announced that it has signed a letter of
    intent to acquire Miami based StarTravel Group, d/b/a Star Travel.com, an Online Internet
    Travel Company that is focused on the rapidly growing and underserved U.S.
    Hispanic and Latin American market and also the exclusive travel provider
    for QuePasa.com . The acquisition is expected to
    not only open a new market for Affinity, but also allowing them to expand
    its services to the European countries of Spain and Portugal at least a
    year earlier than previously planned. Terms of the transaction were not
    disclosed.


     

 

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