Friday, August 19, 2011
Siemer & Associates Publishes Q2 2011 Exit Report - Download Today
Siemer & Associates, the merchant bank serving the digital media, software, and technology industry, has published its Q2 2011 Exit Report.

The report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity and public company
valuation metrics in the digital media and software industries during the second quarter of 2011.

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Student of Fortune Acquired By Chegg
Los Angeles-based Student of Fortune, the online tutorial marketplace and homework help site headed by Sean McCleese, has been acquired by textbook marketplace site Chegg, Chegg said Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition of Student of Fortune is the second, major acquisition of a Los Angeles-based homework site by Chegg in the last year; Chegg acquired fellow Los Angeles homework help site Cramster in December. Student of Fortune was founded in 2005. Cheg (More info...)

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GraphEffect Launches Facebook Targeting System
Santa Monica-based GraphEffect, the Facebook marketing and advertising technology firm headed by James Borow, said this morning that it has launched its Facebook targeting system from beta. GraphEffect is venture backed by CrossCut Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, Founder Collective, Baroda Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital, and angel investors Matt Coffin and Stephano Kim. According to the company, its new Facebook lookalike targeting system allows marketers to target Facebook users ba (More info...)

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Insights and Opinions: Waiting for Google
In our Insights and Opinions section this Friday morning, Frank Peters, angel investor and podcaster at the Frank Peters Show, shares his opinions on startups making Google their exit strategy:

It's the exit strategy for too many entrepreneurs: "Google's a target exit partner." As an angel investor I've heard this many times, and, who knows? It happens occasionally, so like a rat in a maze, the entrepreneur continues to search for this piece of cheese even though statistically it's rare.

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Solarflare Boosts Financial Wins With NYSE Euronext
Irvine-based Solarflare, the developer of high speed, low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, has bolstered its wins in the financial industry, saying this week that it has been selected by the NYSE Euronext for an install on its trading network. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Solarflare said that NYSE Euronext has implemented its 10GbE server adapters for its mission-critical, low-latency trading operations. The firm's adapters are also being used by the CBOE. Solarflare is (More info...)

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Namesake Chill Gets Competitor: Google+
In a demonstration of how difficult it is to differentiate yourself in the world of online, social web services, Los Angeles-based Namesake, the social conversations startup headed by Brian Norgard and Dan Gould, has a new competitor for its Chill synchronized video-and-discussion project: Google+. Namesake just launched Chill, a web-based app for Facebook which allows users to launch a synchronized video and discuss it, real time, with friends, at the beginning of the month, allowing users to w (More info...)

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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth: Winner of the ACG NY Champions Award
The M&A Advisor and ACG New York has awarded Stradling Yocca Carlson &
Rauth, along with Marlin & Associates, for Strategic Acquisition of
the Year, in the sale of iSuppli Corporation to IHS, Inc.

An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the
middle market industry, judged the finalists' deals, deal makers and

"The ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best of M&A
in the New York area in 2011, and Stradling earned these honors by
distinguishing themselves in a group of very impressive finalists,"
said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of the M&A Advisor. "Despite the continued
challenging economic conditions, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth has
demonstrated that perseverance and performance lead to success in this

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