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Silicon Metrics

Acquired by Magma (NYSE: MAGMA)

EDA tools for modeling and analysis

Entrepreneurs

Silverback Enterprise Group

Software consolidation initiative

Silverback Enterprise Group acquires and builds industry-leading software companies that provide mission-critical software products to enterprise customers. Silverback works with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to ensure the singular focus at every Silverback company is long-term customer success. Founded in 2010 by successful technology entrepreneurs and business operators, Silverback's leadership team has a proven acquisition track record, having completed 23 successful enterprise technology acquisitions in the past 10 years.

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Silvercar

Next generation travel company in rental car industry

With a mission to reimagine the airport car rental experience, Silvercar launched its first operation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in January 2013. Silvercar offers a single make-and-model combination - the 2013 Audi A4 (in silver, of course) - using Web, wireless and mobile technologies to eliminate the friction points in the car rental process. An ever-increasing set of custom settings in a traveler's Silvercar profile allows a personalized experience to follow renters from car to car.

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SMART Technologies

Acquired by i2 (NASDAQ:ITWO)

Enterprise software for customer interaction systems

SolarWinds

NYSE: SWI

SolarWinds is a leading provider of Windows-based network management, network monitoring and network discovery software. More than 40,000 customers spanning the military, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and education institutions have chosen SolarWinds to reduce network downtime, manage network compliance and change and improve staff efficiency. SolarWinds has developed and brought to market award-winning solutions that address the needs of network engineers from performance management to fault monitoring to configuration management.

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Entrepreneurs

Southern Star Concrete

Acquired by Compania de Cementos Argos (SA CLB: MINEROS)

Southern Star Concrete, Inc is a focused concrete supplier serving the major metropolitan markets of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Little Rock. Southern Star is the largest ready-mixed concrete supplier in Texas and Arkansas, and also the largest independent ready-mix company in the United States.

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Entrepreneurs

Spatial Wireless

Acquired by Alcatel (NYSE: ADR)

Cellular switching systems

Spiceworks

The vertical network for IT professionals

Spiceworks™ is the vertical network that connects 2.5 million IT professionals with more than 1,800 technology vendors looking to reach them. The company combines free IT inventory, help desk and cloud management software with the world's largest IT community to help IT professionals simplify how they discover, buy and manage technology products and services. Technology marketers rely on Spiceworks' marketing programs and offerings to reach engaged, qualified IT buyers who spend more than $440 billion in new products and services each year. In just seven years, Spiceworks has become the place "where IT goes to work."

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Spinal Restoration

Early intervention for degenerative disc disease

Spinal Restoration restores patients' lives by delivering new therapies that address unmet needs in spine health management. These therapies are minimally invasive, early interventions with clinically proven results. The company is working with a diverse, highly regarded group of clinical and scientific advisors to develop the Biostat System, a proprietary resorbable biologic and delivery system for the treatment of chronic disc pain.

Sport Vision

Interactive sports marketing

Sportvision, Inc. is the nation's premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media companies and marketers. Sportvision solutions have enhanced experiences for fans and marketing partners of the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, The Olympic Games, NHL, PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, NBA, NCAA, WTA, MLS, IRL, X Games, America's Cup and other sporting events On-Air and online. As sports fans demand richer and fuller entertainment experiences, Sportvision delivers a heightened sports-viewing experience across all forms of media. Sportvision has deployed products across live television, internet and iTV for all major sports on all major U.S. networks, including ESPN, ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, USA, Turner, NFL Network, CBC (Canada), Seven Network (Australia), TV Asahi (Japan), MBC (Korea).

Spredfast

Social media management software platform

Based in Austin, Texas, Spredfast provides social media management software that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and measure their social media programs at scale. Spredfast enables more people, in more places, to engage in more conversations from a single platform on supported social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, and popular blogging platforms. Some of the enterprise and agency adopters on board with Spredfast include AT&T, Jason's Deli, Warner Brothers, Whole Foods Market, AARP, AGAIN Interactive, Coty Beauty, HomeAway and WCG.

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Sterling Foods

Specialty bakery products

Sterling, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a leading supplier of baked goods, as well as a provider of gourmet bakery items to the food service and retail industries. Sterling's products include a wide variety of specialty and gourmet baked products such as brownies, cakes, cookies, snack breads, soft pretzels, muffins, scones, pizza crusts and biscuits. Sterling is the largest supplier of shelf stable bakery products to the military, and also provides products to the K - 12 educational market, weight management industry and other specialty commercial markets.

Entrepreneurs

Summit Global

Acquired by USI (NASDAQ:USIH)

Worldwide risk and benefits management

SyChip

Acquired by Murata

Wireless chip modules

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Entrepreneurs

Synoptics

Acquired by Nortel (NYSE: NT)

Developer of network communications equipment; merged with Wellfleet to form Bay Networks

TANTAU Software

Acquired by 724 Solutions (NASDAQ: SVNX)

Secure mobile transactions

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TechRepublic

Acquired by Gartner

Community portal for IT professionals

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Tivoli

Acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM)

TrackingPoint, Inc.

Integrated digital optics

Troux

Strategic IT planning and management

Troux’s mission is to change the way businesses make IT decisions. With Troux, CIOs and business leaders are able to strategically manage IT in the context of their business. Solutions from Troux empower decision makers with a real-time view into the IT resources that are spread across the business.  This ability allows organizations to better understand what IT resources they have, which are needed and how to quickly and safely retire those that are not important their business. Troux delivers results for some of the world’s best known brands including: American Airlines, Bayer Health Care, Boeing, Cargill, Cisco, Disney, Fidelity, HSBC, Moody’s, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Vodafone and Walmart.

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Entrepreneurs

TrueAbility™

Technology Skills, Proven

TrueAbility helps technical professionals prove their technical acumen through real life scenarios, delivering objective, easy-to-use skills data to hiring companies. By assessing a job candidate’s technical skills in a live server environment--from anywhere in the world, employers source and hire only the best technical talent.  

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VeriSilicon

Semiconductor IP, design services, and turnkey manufacturing

Founded in 2002, VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. ("VeriSilicon") is a fast growing IC (integrated circuit) design foundry providing custom silicon solutions and SoC (System-on-A-Chip) turnkey services.

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Veros

Industrial asset monitoring

Veros provides customers with continuous, non-intrusive, scalable, predictive monitoring of industrial asset reliability and energy use across an entire enterprise. At the core of the Veros product is the Predictive Intelligence Platform (PIP), which analyzes 300+ discrete reliability and energy efficiency metrics from voltage and current waveform data and then transforms that data into actionable intelligence for engineers, plant supervisors, and corporate executives. End-users can receive alerts via email or SMS, warning them of an electrical or mechanical fault that may lead to a catastrophic failure sometime in the future. To dig deeper, end-users can turn to PIP's web-based interface, or integrate with leading Enterprise Asset Management suites.

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Entrepreneurs

Vida Capital

Integrated life settlements company

Vida Capital ("Vida") is a vertically integrated asset management company providing longevity contingent investment solutions to investors. Vida specializes in the structuring, servicing, financing and management of life settlement funds, asset-backed securities, and customized portfolios.

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Entrepreneurs

Vignette

NASDAQ: VIGN

Internet relationship-management software (NASDAQ: VIGN)

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Entrepreneurs

Virtual Bridges

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions

Virtual Bridges provides desktop cloud and virtualization solutions that help enterprises and managed service providers simplify desktop management, improve security and compliance, and increase organizational agility across Windows and Linux environments. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas VERDE, VERDE SMART Client, VERDE Cloud Branch, VERDE LEAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of Virtual Bridges, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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VitalSigns

Acquired by Lucent (NYSE: ADR)

Internet relationship-management software

VocalData

Acquired by Tekelec

Vovici

Acquired by Verint Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT)

Vovici is the leading provider of intelligent online survey management and feedback solutions. Powerful, scalable and easy to use, Vovici's solutions help companies engage customers, employees and partners to increase loyalty, facilitate innovation, and influence critical business decisions. More than a thousand organizations worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune 500, rely on Vovici to turn information into action.

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VTEL

All-In-One Telepresence
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