Who bought who last year? The 2013 Minnesota Tech M&A Roundup


BlenderA total of 59 Minnesota merger & acquisition tech transactions were reported in 2013, up from 45 last year.

It’s an imperfect tally, as there is always undisclosed and off the record activity — yet it’s the best dataset there is. If anything was missed, leave a comment & source. By the numbers:

Monthly archive of Minnesota tech M&A activity for 2013:


December 2013: [10]

Minnetonka edutech firm acquires San Fran mobile developer SkySafari

Sport Ngin make another acquisition: iScout basketball app

Datacard Group to acquire Entrust for $500m

Pritzker Group Private Capital Acquires Milestone AV

Tonka Bay sells Apex Information Technology

Sport Ngin acquired video streamer FASTHockey, launches new brand

Minnetonka-based Network Instruments acquired for $200m cash

PAR Systems acquires robotics automater CAMotion

Land O’Lakes acquires ag tech firm Geosys

Local startup SportsData has been acquired

November 2013: [1]

Polaris snaps up Twin Cities navigation-software maker

October 2013: [4]

Stratasys’ latest buyout reinforces presence in Japan

Mariner Software takes full ownership of foodie apps

Marco buys InCompass IT’s cloud services business

Verisae Acquires Hara, Expands its Energy and Sustainability Software

September 2013: [3]

CES Group acquires data center software sEnergy Thermal

Data-driven tech firm Solus Intel is acquired

Atomic Data wins settlement, buys assets off bankrupt Atomic Playpen

August 2013: [7]

American CyberSystems to Buy Analysts International for $35 Million

Verisae acquires Atlanta SaaS company WorkOasis

Boulder-based Zayo Group to buy Minneapolis’ Access Communications for $40m

Medtronic buys Cardiocom, a remote monitor pioneer in Chanhassen, for $200M cash

Red Stamp acquired by Taylor Corporation

Taylor Corp. subsidiary buys SCICOM Data Services

Target acquiring e-commerce portfolio DermStore Beauty Group

July 2013: [4]

Deluxe Corp. buys Calif-based VerticalResponse

HighJump Software Acquires Evenex

Healthsense acquires sensor and software maker WellAware

Local investment firm GrowthFire acquires Great Bay Software

June 2013: [5]

PaySpan Acquires Assets Of Minneapolis HealthIT Payment Provider mPay Gateway

Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal

Hospitality software company TimeManagement acquired by Agilysis

RenovoData Services changes ownership

Local startup ArtsApp is acquired by DecisionDesk

May 2013: [6]

Multiband gets acquired by Goodman Networks for $116m

St. Louis Park–based Healthland buys American HealthTech

The Table acquired by Gateway Church

Granite Equity buys St. Cloud GIS firm Geo-Comm

Pearson VUE acquires software maker Exam Design

Enstratius acquired by Dell

April 2013: [6]

BioMedix sheds TRAKnet software arm

Atomic Data Acquires Saint Paul-Based DanburyIT

ABILITY Network enters merger agreement

Sport Ngin acquires e7sports

Chicago’s Trustwave buys Eden Prarie-based SecureConnect

Help/Systems acquires software portfolio from IBM

March 2013: [2]

Target adds a little flavor to its online operations

MakeMusic finally gets scooped up

February 2013: [0]

Jan 2013: [11]
E-commerce firm ShopJimmy buys St.Paul electronics company

Farm Journal Gets Commodity Update

Minneapolis HealthIT firm 7 Medical makes a local acquisition

Local clean tech SaaS provider Verisae acquired

Help/Sytems completes acquisition of network monitoring firm Dartware

Heim, Mayleben duo acquire Axium Software

Arvig acquires four telecommunications companies

Local edutech firm Capstone acquires Maupin House Publishing

Digital River sells subsidiary CCNow to Snorrason Holdings

Acuo Technologies acquired by Lexmark

Tech service firm Marco makes two more midwest purchases

Imation to acquire California data storage corp Nexsan for $120m


2012 Minnesota Tech M&A Roundup
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