HomeAway acquired Australian-based Stayz for $198M in cash.
Congrats to our friends at BreakingPoint Systems on their acquisition announcement today. Acquiring company Ixia just completed its acquisition of Austin-based Anue Systems a month ago. Austin has definitely proven itself as a startup hotbed for cyber security technology.
What’s the biggest sign that you’ve “won” in your market? It’s when you can acquire your biggest competitor. HomeAway has done the same thing, and dominates the market for vacation home rentals. Bazaarvoice just announced that they have acquired their largest competitor, PowerReviews. Largest is a relative word, as Bazaarvoice enjoys a market value of over $1B and PowerReviews was acquired for $150M.
SailPoint, the leading provider of governance-based identity management solutions, today announced it has continued to grow at a record pace, nearly doubling its bookings in Q1 of 2012 compared to the same time last year. In the last six months, the company has added dozens of Global 1000 customers, including three of the United States’ 10 largest companies. SailPoint now counts eight Fortune 20 companies and a fifth of the Forbes Global 100 companies as customers. As part of the company’s accelerated investment in cloud identity solutions, SailPoint announced that in January it acquired Cloudmasons, a developer of cloud and mobile access management solutions.
Noesis Energy is targeting the estimated $70B in annual U.S. energy waste by helping commercial and industrial customers drive greater energy efficiencies out of their operations. Backed by an initial investment of $6.5M from Austin Ventures, and support for follow-on acquisitions, the company plans to unveil a cloud-based energy management platform that combines free analytics [...]
Two of my favorite companies have now combined forces. Today in my email I received a message from the founder of Capital Factory company Keepstream. I will re-post it here for you. Congratulations to everyone involved! Keepstream is joining Infochimps! We are excited to announce that Keepstream has been acquired by Infochimps, leading API provider and data marketplace! [...]
One of Austin’s fastest growing companies, BuildASign.com, announced the acquisition of ReflectiveRealEstate.com, an innovative sign company that manufactures and sells reflective real estate yard signs. Reflective sign technology allows real estate yard signs to be visible 24 hours a day when vehicle lights shine on them. “We are very enthusiastic about the acquisition of ReflectiveRealEstate.com,” [...]
PetsMD, an Austin-based company that was part of the 2009 class of Capital Factory, announced today their acquisition by Pet360, a leading Pet ecommerce, community and information company. The acquisition of this pet health information and care resource site reinforces Pet360’s position as a leading provider of comprehensive, all-inclusive online information for pet owners and pet services providers.
After recently acquiring Austin-based NetQoS, CA Technologies announced today a definitive agreement to buy Hyperformix, a leading provider of capacity management software for dynamic physical, virtual, and cloud IT infrastructures. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Virtualization capacity management is among customers’ most critical IT management needs,” said Roger Pilc, general manager of CA [...]
RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, has taken three screen delivery to the next level with today’s acquisition of RipCode, Inc., a privately held developer of solutions for mobile IP video. RGB will incorporate RipCode’s technology into its Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG) enabling video service providers to cost-effectively deliver services to their subscribers [...]