Today’s Deals: Phone.com, Software.com in Wireless Blockbuster

iDial Networks +
Whoofnet.com
, LifeMinders + smartRay
Network
, MVP.com + PlanetOutdoors.com, Software.com + Phone.com













































 Software.com (SWCM) merges with Phone.com
(PHCM)

 

  
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Amount:
         $6.8
billion

 

  
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Terms:
           
1.61 PHCM share for each SWCM share

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
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Scorecard:
      A-

 



    REDWOOD CITY, Aug. 9–Phone.com , a
    provider of wireless Internet infrastructure and application software, and
    Software.com , a provider of Internet
    infrastructure software for wireline and wireless service providers,
    announced they will merge to create a global powerhouse that will provide a
    broad range of carrier-class software to wireless and wireline carriers,
    portals and Internet service providers. Under the terms of the definitive
    merger agreement, shareholders of Phone.com and Software.com will each own approximately
    50% of the combined company, whereby each Software.com shareholder will be
    entitled to receive 1.6105 Phone.com shares for each of their shares of
    Software.com.


     

 
































 LifeMinders (LFMN) acquires smartRay
Network

 

  
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Amount:
         $36
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
1.25 million shares/$1 million cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Advertising/Marketing

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    HERNDON, Va., Aug. 9–LifeMinders , a
    provider of Web and wireless direct marketing infrastructure, announced it
    will acquire smartRay Network, a wireless messaging company. This
    acquisition accelerates the use of LifeMinders personalization
    technology in the wireless industry, making it the first permission
    marketer to have a complete wireless offering. The acquisition of SmartRay Network has a purchase price
    of $36 million, comprised of approximately 1.25 million shares of
    LifeMinders Common Stock and $1 million in cash.


     

 
































 MVP.com to acquire
PlanetOutdoors.com

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

&nbs

p;


  
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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+

 



    CHICAGO, Aug 8–MVP.com, a sports e-tailer backed by Michael
    Jordan, John Elway, and Wayne Gretzky, announced its plans to acquire
    PlanetOutdoors.com, an outdoor e-commerce site based in Boulder,
    Colorado. PlanetOutdoors.com’s
    financial backers will invest additional funding in the combined company.
    MVP.com will continue to leverage
    PlanetOutdoors’ strong brand equity by maintaining and promoting the
    PlanetOutdoors URL, but will also be accessible by entering through
    MVP.com. Terms of the agreement with PlanetOutdoors.com were not
    disclosed.


     

 































 iDial Networks (IDNW) acquires
Whoofnet.com

 

  
* 
Amount:
         $8.1
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
* 
Premium:
        n/a

 

  
* 
Industry:
        Internet
services

 

  
* 
Scorecard:
      C-

 



    DALLAS, Aug. 9–iDial Networks , a rapidly
    growing Application Service Provider (ASP) of leading communication
    technologies, announced the acquisition of Whoofnet.com in an
    all-stock agreement valued at approximately $8.1 million. Whoofnet is a next generation,
    e-commerce Internet Company that utilizes multimedia to drive sales of
    consumer products and services by marrying the in-house consumer marketing
    power of television with the global reach of web-based e-commerce, and the
    company will continue to expand and develop their existing portal and
    provide iDial Networks present
    customers with a family of services that include Whoofnet’s free e-mail service and its business-to-customer service.


     

 

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