Today’s Deals: Wine.com Goes Global

click2learn.com + 3 Dog
Multimedia
, Datalink.net +
WaresOnTheWeb
, Delano Technology + Digital
Archaeology
, ValueClick +
StraightUP!
, Wine.com + European Wine
Exchange













































 click2learn.com (CLKS) acquires 3 Dog
Multimedia

 

  
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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:
        Performance
software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 16–click2learn.com , the open e-Learning Network, has acquired 3 Dog
    Multimedia
    , a developer of custom e-Learning content in Santa Cruz,
    Calif. The move enables click2learn to expand its burgeoning
    West Coast business, adding a seasoned, professional services team that
    will better enable click2learn.com to meet the market’s need for
    custom-built e-Learning solutions. Terms of the transaction were not
    disclosed.


     

 
































 Delano Technology (DTEC) acquires Digital
Archaeology

 

  
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Amount:
         $87
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
4.63 million shares/$17.4 million cash

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Consultants/Designers

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    TORONTO, Canada, Oct. 16–Delano Technology , a provider of interaction-based e-business solutions for the
    enterprise, announced it has acquired Kansas-based Digital
    Archaeology
    , a provider of advanced analytics for e-business, in a deal
    valued at $87 million. The acquisition enables Delano to bring to market a single
    solution that tightly integrates Digital
    Archaeology’s
    analytical products with Delano’s industry leading
    e-business platform and electronic Customer Relationship Management (eCRM)
    applications, providing enterprises with a one-stop-shopping opportunity
    for intelligently managing interactions across the enterprise with
    customers, partners, suppliers, and employees. Delano is issuing 4,630,462
    shares of its common stock and $17.4 million in cash.


     

 
































 Datalink.net (XLNK) acquires
WaresOnTheWeb

 

  
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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:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    SAN JOSE, Oct. 16–Datalink.net , a
    Wireless Application Service Provider and infrastructure architect,
    announced the acquisition of WaresOnTheWeb, an established provider
    of e-commerce solutions to leading retailers, distributors, and
    manufacturers. By leveraging existing technological expertise and ASP
    market presence, WaresOnTheWeb
    is ideally positioned to deliver an unparalleled suite of wired and
    wireless solutions that seamlessly connect enterprises to markets. The
    purchase is a stock-for-stock transaction of Datalink.net stock with a performance
    earn-out. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.


     

 
































 ValueClick (VCLK) acquires
StraightUP!

 

  
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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:
       
Advertising/Marketing

 

  
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Scorecard:
      C+

 



    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Oct. 16–ValueClick , a provider of pay-for-performance advertising solutions,
    announced the acquisition of StraightUP!, a marketing analysis firm
    with powerful, patented technology for tracking and reporting both
    immediate- and long-term marketing results across all media channels. The
    acquisition is the latest in a series of recent moves by ValueClick to further expand the tools
    available to direct marketers and advertisers seeking to both maximize and
    quantify the return on their marketing investments, with StraightUP! products providing
    performance-based accountability to advertisers.


     

 
































 Wine.com acquires European Wine
Exchange

 

  
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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:
      A-

 



    NAPA, Oct. 16–Wine.com, an online wine destination,
    announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire European
    Wine Exchange GmbH
    (EWX), a pioneering e-commerce company addressing
    both the business-to-consumer and business-to-business market in Germany.
    The acquisition of EWX is the first in a series of steps wine.com is taking to secure a leadership
    position in the European market. The EWX site will be integrated into the
    wine.com U.S. site in 2001 and will serve the German wine market via the
    URL (www.wine.de) with an internationally sourced collection of quality
    wines.


     

 

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