Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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

To learn more about SYCR and its award, please go to:

ValueClick Completes Dotomi Buy
Westlake Village-based ValueClick said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Dotomi, the provider of dynamic display advertising technology. ValueClick said it paid 7.1 million in share so fits common stock, assumption of 0.5 million fully vested stock options, and $148M in cash. ValueClick had announced the acquisition earlier this month, saying it would be worth $295M. ValueClick said Dotomi will continue to be led by John Giuliani, who will report to ValueClick CEO James Zarley. (More info...)

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Amgen Backs Small Molecule Drug Firm
Amgen Ventures, the venture capital arm of Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, has backed the developer of a biopharmaceutical aimed at treating irritable bowel syndrome, kidney disease, and diabetes. According to Fremont, California-based Ardelyx, Amgen was a new investor in a $30M, Series B funding round for the company, which also included New Enterprise Associates, CMEA, and individual investors. Ardelyx develops non-absorbed small molecules that act in the intestines to affect systemic functions in (More info...)

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CarsDirect Launches Buying Outlook Feature
Los Angeles-based CarsDirect has launched a new feature today, aimed at helping consumers figure out if it's a good time to buy a new car. CarsDirect said its new "Expert Buying Outlooks" will provide plain-English summaries of where experts expect the price of specific car models to go, to help consumers determine if it's a good time, or not, to buy a car. The new feature will also include a graph of recent pricing trends on models. CarsDirect said it is tapping its own database of vehicle buyi (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011(Full story) Powers JCrowd, Israeli Crowdfunding Site
Los Angeles-based, the developer of crowdfunding software, has inked a deal to power an Israeli crowdfunding site, JCrowd. According to Tel Aviv-based JCrowd, it has announced a new, Internet crowdfunding platform which is catering to Jewish and Israeli causes and starutps. JCrowd said it will help Jewish and Israeli themed projects with a way to create, promote, and manage online fundraising campaigns. The new site allows anyone to create a project and solicit donations from friends (More info...)

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Citrix Ties GoToAssist Into
Citrix Systems said today that it has connected its remote support service, GoToAssist, into Citrix said that its customers can now directly launch support sessions from a case within, with details of support sessions being recorded directly in The company said the new GoToAssist for Salesforce is available via the AppExchange. Citrix GoToAssist is develped by the online services division of Citrix, which is based in Santa Barbara.

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Capital Exchange Acquired By Revolution Capital Group
Valencia-based Capital Exchange, an online community site focused on the financial community, has been acquired by Los Angeles private equity firm Revolution Capital Group, Revolution Capital said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The Capital Exchange provides networking for investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, M&A professionals, and lending institutions. Revolution Capital said the site's operations will be led by Chongyang Luo, CTO and Operations Dir (More info...)

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Teledyne Gains $595M Contract
Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies Incorporated says this morning that it has scored a $595M, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contract. According to the company, its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, won the contract, which goes towards design, development, test, implementation, and maintenance effort for a test and simulation framework for the missile defense system. The contract is spread out over five years, beginning September 1st.

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Xirrus Wins Canadian Event Center
Thousand Oaks-based Xirrus, the developer of wireless access points, reported Tuesday that it has deployed its products at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Size and financial terms of the win were not announced. Xirrus, whose access points are designed for providing higher bandwidth and density of coverage, said the deployment covers approximately one million square feet. The center said it selected Xirrus due to the grater range and throughput than competitive access points. Xi (More info...)

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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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