Daily Deal Activity 08/22/12

Acquisitions:

U.K.-based SiteTagger, a provider of tag management solutions for the Web, was acquired by BrightTag, a data management solutions company that enable online publishers and marketers to streamline the management and complexity of advertising and data-gathering tags. BrightTag claims that the acquisition makes it the largest provider of tag management solutions across the globe, citing clients that include Gap, JetBlue Airways, Sainsbury’s, British Gas, ASDA, and Boots. Terms were not disclosed.

Idearc Inceptor, a provider of SEO, paid search marketing, and social media marketing, was acquired by Didit.com, which also offers search engine marketing and digital marketing services, from SuperMedia. Terms were not disclosed.

BringMeMyLeads, a company providing local digital marketing solutions to a variety of small businesses, was acquired by Surefire Social, which provides a number of end-to-end local digital marketing solutions that helps businesses become more visible in search and discovery. As part of the acquisition, BringMeMyLeads founder and CEO George Faerber will join Surefire Social as an investor and advisor for the company. Terms were not disclosed.

Information technology and business process outsourcing company e4e, has sold its Worldwide Interactive Entertainment Business Division to Pole to Win, which provides online gaming product verification, evaluation, and translation services. Following the sale of its interactive gaming division, e4e will be left with its Healthcare Business Services unit. Terms were not disclosed.

Germany-based allesklar.com, which operates as a Web directory for the B-to-B markets, was acquired by Axel Spring (DB:SPR), and will be integrated into its Axel Springer Digital Classifieds business. The company’s Website provides information related to businesses, events, weather, street maps, and telephone numbers. Terms were not disclosed.

Hubspan, a provider of cloud-based business integration solutions, was acquired by data processing company Liaison Technology, which provides cloud-based integration and data management solutions. The combined company will offer a cloud integration platform to address managed file transfer, master data management, and data security. Terms were not disclosed.

Breedlove & Associates, a comprehensive nanny tax and payroll management services provider, was acquired by Care.com, for an undisclosed amount. Breedlove & Associates has more than 10,000 active clients and processes approximately $20 million in payroll a month for families. Earlier this month Care.com closed a $50 million Series E round to continue making acquisitions and to add new features to its service. The round was led by new investor Institutional Venture Partners and joined by returning investors Matrix Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Trinity Ventures.

Investments:

Nutanix, a provider of infrastructure for cloud computing and virtualization that combines computing and storage in a single appliance, raised $33 million in Series C funding from existing investors  Lightspeed Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures, with new investors Battery Ventures and Goldman Sachs also participating. The company has raised a total of $71.5 million in venture funding.

Lumos Labs, a maker of games and training exercises aimed at improving the brain’s cognitive functions, raised $31.5 million in Series D funding led by Discovery Communications, with participation from returning investors FirstMark Capital, Harrison Metal Capital, Menlo Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. The company has raised a total of $70 million.

CouchSurfing International, a company that puts global travelers in touch with each other and with prospective hosts, raised $15 million in Series B funding led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from Menlo Ventures and previous investors Benchmark Capital and Omidyar Networks.

Tagged, which operates a social network for meeting new people, raised $15 million in growth capital financing from Lighthouse Capital Partners and Comerica Bank. The company previously raised $9 million in funding. The company, which is profitable, also reported that it grew revenue by 35 percent to over $43 million in 2011.

Typesafe, which provides a number of open-source developer tools, raised $14 million in Series B funding from Shasta Ventures, with participation from Juniper Networks’ Juno Innovation Fund and existing investor Greylock Partners. The company’s solutions enable developers to build applications that can do concurrent tasks across processors with multiple cores and across multiple machines in a cloud-based center.

Kymeta, a company that aims to help users have satellite broadband access anywhere in the world, raised $12 million in funding from Bill Gates, Liberty Global, and Lux Capital. The company uses technology that should pave the way for antennas that are thinner, lighter, and less expensive than today’s satellite antennas.

FutureAdvisor, which operates a platform that allows users to see their 401(k)s, IRAs, and other assets at a glance and quickly compare performance and fees, raised $5 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. The money will be used to expand the company’s five-person team to 12, and continue building out its product.

TriPlay, a developer of cloud services that enables users access their music and other media across different devices, raised $5 million in Series C funding from a private investors. The company has raised $15 million to date, with other backers including angel investors and the CEO and founder Tamir Koch. TriPlay plans to use the funding to take its technology into new and emerging markets in Asia and Europe.

Other:

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NasdaqGS:IACI) has offered more than $300 million to acquire Q&A site About.com from The New York Times (NYSE:NYT), according to Bloomberg. This tops a $270 million bid from Answers.com, a portfolio company of Summit Partners and TA Associates.

 

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