Today’s Deals: Siebel Buys Janna Systems

Cabletron Systems + Network
Security Wizards
, Diamond Technology Partners + Cluster
Consulting
, eMerge Interactive + McMahon Order
Buying, Robert Thigpen Livestock
,
Grand Slam Treasures +
Intz.com
, Homestore.com + Senior Alternatives for
Living
, internet.com + ClickZ.com, Satyam Infoway +
e-Chem.com
, Siebel Systems + Janna
Systems
, Tidalwave Holdings + MobileHomeTrader.com











































 Siebel Systems (SEBL) to acquire Janna
Systems

 

  
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Amount:
         $975
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
100% stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 11–Siebel Systems , a leading worldwide supplier of e-business application
    software, announced an agreement to acquire Janna Systems, a
    provider of e-business solutions for the financial services industry. Siebel Systems intends to integrate Janna’s technology into its e-business
    applications, thereby enhancing solutions for financial services
    institutions in the retail banking and brokerage, institutional finance and
    insurance industries. The stock swap transaction is

    valued at approximately
    $975 million.


     

 
































 Diamond Technology Partners (DTPI) to acquire
Cluster Consulting

 

  
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Amount:
         $930
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
13.9 million shares/$44 million cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Consultants/Designers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B+

 



    CHICAGO, Sept 11–Internet business services firm Diamond
    Technology Partners
    said it would buy European
    consulting firm Cluster Consulting for $930 million, expanding
    Diamond’s reach into wireless consulting and strategies. Diamond is expected to pay $44 million
    in cash, plus 13.9 million shares and options for class B common shares for
    Cluster, totalling $930
    million. The combined company will be called DiamondCluster International
    Inc.


     

 
































 Cabletron Systems (CS) acquires Network Security
Wizards

 

  
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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:
        Security

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    ROCHESTER, N.H., Sept. 11–Cabletron Systems
    announced that it has acquired, on behalf of Enterasys Networks who is the only
    provider of total network solutions singularly focused on enterprise-class
    customers, Baltimore-based Network Security Wizards. The addition of
    Network Security Wizards gives
    Enterasys access to key Intrusion Detection System (IDS) technology that
    will be integrated into its industry leading switching, routing and VPN
    platforms as well as providing a complete range of standalone best of breed
    high-speed enterprise security solutions. Terms of the acquisition were not
    disclosed.


     

 
































 internet.com (INTM) acquires
ClickZ.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $16
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
$6 million stock/$10 million cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
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Scorecard:
      n/a

 



    NEW YORK, Sept. 11–internet.com , the
    Internet Industry Portal, announced that it has acquired the ClickZ
    Network
    of Web sites and related Internet advertising and marketing
    properties and the ClickZ conferences. The ClickZ.com Internet media properties will
    be integrated into internet.com’s
    Ecommerce/Marketing Channel. The consideration for this acquisition totals
    $16.0 million in a combination of $10.0 million in cash and $6.0 million in
    restricted common stock, with additional cash and restricted common stock
    consideration to be paid based on future performance.


     

 
































 eMerge Interactive (EMRG) acquires McMahon Order
Buying, Robert Thigpen Livestock

 

  
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Amount:
         $8.6
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
stock and cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        E-commerce
enablers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      A-

 



    SEBASTIAN, Fla., Sept. 11–eMerge Interactive , a business-to-business Value Chain Integrator serving the
    $40-billion U.S. beef-production industry, has acquired the
    cattle-marketing capabilities of two more organizations in Texas,
    McMahan Order Buying Company, a livestock brokerage based in Austin,
    and Robert Thigpen Livestock Company of Chilton, which markets
    approximately 250,000 to 300,000 calves and yearlings per year throughout
    the Southwest. The acquisitions expand eMerge’s presence among
    hund

    reds of additional buyers throughout the cattle belt. The transactions
    are valued at approximately $8.6 million in the form of stock and cash.


     

 
































 Satyam Infoway (SIFY) acquires e-Chem.com
stake

 

  
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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:
      C

 



    CHENNAI, India, Sept. 11–Satyam Infoway Limited , India’s premier Internet and eCommerce company, announced the
    acquisition of a 54% stake in e-Chem.com, a B2B portal focused on
    facilitating transactions in the chemical industry. e-Chem.com will issue Satyam Infoway 3.5 million equity
    shares each in return for SIFY providing the technology platform and
    support. E-Chem.com is expected to be launched within the next few weeks.


     

 
































 Homestore.com (HOMS) acquires Senior Alternatives
for Living

 

  
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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-

 



    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 11–Homestore.com , an online home and real estate network, announced that it has
    acquired the Senior Alternatives For Living Web site, one of the
    leading online senior housing directories. The Senior Alternatives
    acquisition provides access to a significant content resource for Homestore.com’s new senior living area,
    which is designed to serve prospective home buyers over 55 years of age.
    Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































 Tidalwave Holdings (TDWV) acquires
MobileHomeTrader.com

 

  
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Amount:
         $2.7
million

 

  
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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

:      D

 



    FORT LAUDERDALE, Sept. 11–Tidalwave Holdings announced that they have acquired the remaining 90% of
    MobileHomeTrader.com for $2.7 million. Tidalwave Holdings acquired 10%
    of MobileHomeTrader.com for
    $300,000 last month.


     

 
































 Grand Slam Treasures (GRST) acquires
Intz.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:
       
Content/Communities

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 11–Grand Slam Treasures , a content-based entertainment holding company, announced that
    it has acquired Intz.com, Korea’s largest entertainment portal.
    Combining Intz.com with its recently
    announced acquisition of KimVision Holdings, Grand Slam expects to become a
    powerhouse in Korea, Asia’s fastest-growing Internet market.


     

 

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