Category Archives: M&A

HubSpot Files IPO Docs, Reportedly

HubSpot files IPO documents on a confidential basis and has chosen bankers, according to news reports. HubSpot, which offers an “inbound marketing software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers,” reportedly filed confidential IPO documents with … Continue reading

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Zynga Ride Continues With Acquisition Of Mobile Gaming Company And More Layoffs

Zynga sees surge after news of acquisition and layoffs and earnings release. NaturalMotion acquired by Zynga Yesterday, Zynga announced that it had acquired NaturalMotion, a creator of mobile games and animation software. Zynga will pay $391 million in cash and … Continue reading

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Clinton Group Increases Overland Storage Stake Ahead of Merger

Clinton Group ups the ante, helping out Overland Storage where they can. Underdisclosed.com favorite Clinton Group, Inc.was a major shareholder in Overland Storage, a maker of data storage products. As of September 2013, Clinton held about 2.9 million shares and … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mobile Push With Acquisition of Onavo

As we have stated many times, the future is mobile. Facebook is showing its commitment to shoring up what had been a huge weakness.     On their blog, Onavo announced that Facebook has agreed to acquire it. Onavo “helps … Continue reading

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After Dell Pushes Back Record Date for Buyout, Hedge Funds Respond By Buying Dell Shares

Shorter term investors looking for a quick exit now eligible to vote on the Michael Dell/Silver Lake buyout. The much-discussed Dell buyout previous had a record date of June 3, meaning you had to be a stockholder on that day … Continue reading

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Aspect Software to Acquire Voxeo To Bolster Leadership In Outbound Contact Center And To Use The Word “Cloud”

At last six times in the press release, which served up additional ads mentioning “Cloud.” Well done. Aspect Software announced it is acquiring Voxeo Corporation in a $150 million merger. Aspect is a “leading provider of fully-integrated customer interaction management, … Continue reading

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Plenty Of Room On The Bandwagon As Starboard Takes A Big Stake In Elliott Associates Project Emulex Corp.

Starboard Value takes the Fantastic Voyage with Elliott Associates as it awaits Emulex Corporation’s sale. It is always heartwarming to see two of our favorite funds working together, sort of. Starboard Value disclosed a 6.9% stake in Emulex Corporation in … Continue reading

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CommonWealth REIT: Marcato Joins Fight With Corvex and Related Fund Over Consent Solicitation At CommonWealth.

Getting the band back together. Last we saw Marcato Capital Management, they had teamed up with Corvex Management to reign down some REIT reorg on Corrections Corporation of America (CXW). Last we saw Corvex Management, they had teamed up with … Continue reading

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CommonWealth REIT to Shareholders: We’ve Considered Your Thoughts On The Matter Of Our Board Of Trustees. Please Note Our Middle Finger.

Shareholders vote against election of trustee, so CommonWealth board members appoint him to fill his own vacancy caused by his own resignation triggered by his own electoral smackdown at the hands of the shareholders. At the annual meeting of the … Continue reading

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Let’s Play ‘Spot the Questionable, Small-Time Financial Structure’

Can you guess? I bet you can. Lets see . . . Colorado corporation organized for a completely different business?  Check. Ridiculous capital structure with enormous number of outstanding shares?  Check. Grandiose name?  Check. Lack of assets and revenues?  Check. … Continue reading

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