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Will Jive Customers Win With Lithium Takeover?

Will Jive Customers Win With Lithium Takeover?

Lithium Technologies CEO Rob Tarkoff said the company will give newly-acquired Jive customers the option to continue using their Jive-x online community software or move to “something better in a relatively near-term period of time.” Tarkoff was short on specifics in his interview with CMSWire the day after Lithium announced it acquired Jive’s external online community business, bringing

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Marketo CMO Chandar Pattabhiram Leaves as Exec Shake-up Continues

Marketo CMO Chandar Pattabhiram Leaves as Exec Shake-up Continues

Marketo has lost its chief marketing officer for the second time in a year and has yet to fill the position. Chandar Pattabhiram, promoted to Marketo's CMO spot last August as part of an executive-team shakeup, has left the company to take a job as CMO of Coupa Software

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Vista Equity Partners Continues MarTech Buying Spree, More News

Vista Equity Partners Continues MarTech Buying Spree, More News

Vista Equity Partners is showing no signs of slowing down its MarTech acquisitions.  The San Francisco-based private equity firm acquired social media management and online community provider Lithium Technologies last week, only a few days after acquiring sales performance management provider Xactly  in a deal worth $564 million.

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LinkedIn, Vista Equity Partners Acquire Sales Tech Companies, More News

LinkedIn, Vista Equity Partners Acquire Sales Tech Companies, More News

LinkedIn and Vista Equity Partners each went after their share of the sales technology pie through separate acquisitions this week. LinkedIn announced it acquired Redwood City, Calif.-based sales tech provider Heighten in a move designed to bolster its Sales Navigator platform. Officials at LinkedIn made the announcement on Tuesday.  Meanwhile,

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Vista Equity Closes Marketo Acquisition

Marketo is now a private, independent company owned by Vista Equity Partners. The acquisition, announced May 31, has closed — and Marketo is part of Vista’s portfolio of companies. The deal closed today, less than three weeks after shareholders of San Mateo, Calif.-based Marketo approved the proposed sale of

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Marketo Hit With 2nd Lawsuit Over Pending Sale to Vista Equity

Marketo Hit With 2nd Lawsuit Over Pending Sale to Vista Equity

Marketo is facing a second class action lawsuit in connection with its proposed acquisition by Vista Equity Partners — a deal the suit contends will generate more than $58 million for company co-founder, CEO, President and Board Chair Phil Fernandez.

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Marketo Shareholders Sue to Halt Sale to Vista Equity, Allege Unfair Price

A Marketo shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit in California to block the company's proposed acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. In a suit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Sonila Porwal alleges Marketo’s directors breached their fiduciary duties to Marketo stockholders by seeking to sell Marketo too cheaply

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A Surprise $1.79B Private Equity Investment – and the Fate of Marketo

A Surprise $1.79B Private Equity Investment - and the Fate of Marketo

Marketing software industry analysts said Marketo was ripe for acquisition — just not by a private equity firm. San Francisco-based Vista Equity Partners scooped up the San Mateo, Calif.-based marketing automation provider for $1.79 billion yesterday. In April, Vista dropped $1.65 billion on the acquisition of Tysons Corner, Va.

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Vista Equity Partners Acquires Marketo

Breaking news: Just weeks after announcing its biggest technology investment to date, Marketo CEO and Chairman Phil Fernandez announced Vista Equity Partners is acquiring his company in a deal with $1.79 billion. San Francisco-based Vista is a private equity firm focused on software and technology-enabled businesses.

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