Report: ValueClick, aQuantive Call Off Merger

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Westlake Village-based ValueClick was close to merging with Seattle-based aQuantive, a company in the Internet advertising sector, but called off the deal at the last minute. Both aQuantive and ValueClick are providers of online advertising services. ValueClick released its results today, saying that it earned $18.1M on revenues of $117.3M in the first quarter. The results included ValueClick's recent acquisitions, E-Babylon, Webclients, and Santa Barbara-based Fastclick.