WebMethods Acquires Active Software

Natural MicroSystems +
InnoMediaLogic
, Netergy Networks +
U|Force
, NetVoice Technologies + Synetric, WebMethods + Active Software















































 WebMethods (WEBM) to acquire Active Software
(ASWX)

 

  
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Amount:
         $1.3
billion

 

  
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Terms:
           
n/a

 

  
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Premium:
        85%

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
Software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    NEW YORK, May 22–WebMethods is expected
    to announce plans Monday to acquire Active Software in a stock deal valued at $1.3 billion, the Wall Street
    Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal would
    unite the two fastest-growing players in the enterprise-software market.
    The boards of webMethods of
    Fairfax, Va., and Active Software, of
    Santa Clara, Calif., both approved the transaction over the weekend,
    according to the paper.


     

 
































 Natural MicroSystems (NMSS) to acquire
InnoMediaLogic

 

  
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Amount:         $155
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
cash and stock

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
       
Speed/Bandwidth

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B

 



    FRAMINGHAM, May 19–Natural MicroSystems ,
    the technology leader enabling the world’s top networking and communication
    equipment suppliers to build New Network infrastructure and solutions,
    announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held
    InnoMediaLogic, a provider of enabling technology used in Voice over
    Digital Subscriber Line (VoDSL) gateways and other New Network solutions.
    Under the terms of the agreement, Natural
    MicroSystems
    will issue stock and pay cash totaling $155 million of
    total consideration for all outstanding shares of InnoMediaLogic.


     

 
































 Netergy Networks (NTRG) to acquire
U|Force

 

  
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Amount:
         $51
million

 

  
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Terms:
           
3.6 million shares + options

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
Software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      B-

 



    SANTA CLARA, May 19–Netergy Networks , a
    leading provider of Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions, announced
    that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire U|Force,
    a private company based in Montreal, Canada, that provides a comprehensive
    Java platform that can be customized to respond to the evolving needs of
    service providers. Netergy Networks
    and U|Force have been
    working closely together in recent months to integrate and jointly market
    their IP telephony products. Under the terms of the agreement, Netergy
    Networks will exchange approximately 3.6 million shares of Netergy Networks
    common stock for all outstanding shares of U|Force.


     

 
































 NetVoice Technologies acquires
Synetric

 

  
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Amount:
        
Undisclosed

 

  
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Terms:
           
1 million shares

 

  
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Premium:
        n/a

 

  
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Industry:
        Performance
Software

 

  
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Scorecard:
      n/a

 



    DALLAS, May 19–NetVoice Technologies, an emerging player in
    the VoIP industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of
    Synetric, a networking convergence company dedicated to the
    integration of voice and data networks.

    NetVoice will benefit from the merger by
    utilizing Synetric as the
    professional services arm of the company to deploy the implementation of
    converged voice and data, unified messaging, IP telephones, IP video and
    other value added products and services into the enterprise market.


     

 

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