Mergers & acquisitions

May 01, 2013

DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) is in talks to acquire AwesomenessTV, a Los Angeles-based YouTube channel for teens and tweens, according to AllThingsD. No financial terms were disclosed. AwesomenessTV has raised VC funding from Greycroft Partners, MK Capital and New World Ventures. www.dreamworksanimation.com

Jawbone, a San Francisco-based maker of audio devices and wearable technology, has acquiredBodyMedia, a Pittsburgh–based maker of wearable body monitors. No financial terms were disclosed, but media reports put the deal in excess of $100 million. Jawbone has raised over $200 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Deutsche Telekom. BodyMedia had raised over $12 million from Ascension Health Ventures, Comcast Ventures, DFJ, DFJ Triangle Ventures and InCube Ventures. www.jawbone.com

Platte River Equity has sold Hetsco Inc., a Greenwood, Ind.-based provider of emergency and planned repairs for brazed aluminum heat exchangers, to Global Power Equipment Group Inc.(Nasdaq: GLPW). No financial terms were disclosed. www.hetsco.com

Shutterfly Inc. (Nasdaq: SFLY) has acquired MyPublisher, a Valhalla, N.Y.–based provider of photo book-making software. No financial terms were disclosed. Selling shareholders include AB Novestra and Mousse Partners. www.mypublisher.com

Carl Icahn has increased his position in speech recognition software maker Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN) from 9.27% to 10.72%. www.nuance.com

Extraprise, a Boston-based systems integrator and business process outsourcer in customer management, has acquired SmartSource, a Burlington, Mass.–based B2B and B2C email service provider with marketing automation, workflow and multi-channel marketing functionality. No financial terms were disclosed. www.smartsourceonline.com

Melrose Industries PLC (LSE: MRO) has agreed to sell its North American hardware retail chain (Truth Hardware) to Tyman PLC (AIM: TYMN) for $200 million in cash. www.truth.com

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