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S&P Global Market Intelligence provides a wrap-up of U.S. companies' technology, media and telecommunications deal announcements and completions from Oct. 8 to Oct. 15.

* Apple Inc. bought music analytics startup Asaii Inc. in a deal worth less than $100 million, Axios reported Oct. 14, citing a source with knowledge of the matter. According to a Sept. 14 statement from Sony Theakanath, CEO and founder of Asaii, the startup shuttered its operations Oct. 14 and stopped offering access to its website or other features.

* Spectrum Equity Management LP purchased a majority stake in digital outdoors guide provider AllTrails Inc. as part of a new substantial investment led by the growth equity firm.

* Eden Capital Management LLC purchased Tour de Force Inc., a customer relationship management software company, for an undisclosed amount. As part of the transaction, Tour de Force will merge with Compass Sales Solutions, a sales force automation platform for the office technology industry.

* Canada's Stingray Digital Group Inc. acquired Dj-Matic NV, a European provider of in-store media solutions for businesses, according to an Oct. 12 news release. As part of the transaction, Stingray will fully own and operate DJ-Matic, which will be combined with the former's Stingray Business unit. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

* ANGI Homeservices Inc. agreed to buy New York-based Handy Technologies Inc., a household services platform and gig marketplace. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction, expected to close later this month, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.

* News Corp. unit Move Inc. completed its acquisition of real estate technology platform Opcity Inc. for $210 million, subject to adjustments. The deal expands Move-operated realtor.com's lead-generation portfolio by adding Opcity's concierge-based model, according to a news release dated Oct. 11.

* Marlin Equity Partners LLC bought Total Defense Inc., a subscription-based endpoint security software provider, for an undisclosed sum. The private equity firm will integrate Total Defense with its portfolio company AppRiver LLC, which provides cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services.

* Web.com Group Inc.'s $2 billion acquisition by an affiliate of private equity firm Siris Capital Group LLC is complete, the company said Oct. 11. A majority of Web.com shareholders approved the deal Oct. 10. The acquired internet service and online marketing firm will continue to operate under the Web.com name but will no longer trade on the Nasdaq exchange.

* Apple acquired Danish startup Spektral for more than $30 million, TechCrunch.com reported Oct. 11, citing a company confirmation. Spektral has worked on technology used to cut out figures from backgrounds in digital images and videos.

* RingCentral Inc. agreed to buy Dimelo SA, a cloud-based digital customer engagement platform. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

* Apple struck a $600 million deal with Dialog Semiconductor PLC to acquire some of the British chipmaker's power management technologies, as well as several of its assets and more than 300 employees. Apple's agreement with Dialog covers the development and supply of power management, audio subsystem, charging and other mixed-signal integrated chips. Apple will also take over some of Dialog's facilities in Nabern and Neuaubing, Germany; Livorno, Italy; and Swindon, U.K., along with Dialog engineers and employees who have provided chip development support for Apple. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject to regulatory clearance and other customary closing conditions.

* Thoma Bravo LLC agreed to buy cybersecurity company Imperva Inc. in a deal valued at approximately $2.1 billion. The planned acquisition, which was unanimously approved by Imperva's board, is still subject to approvals by Imperva's stockholders and regulatory authorities. It is expected to be completed late in the fourth quarter of 2018 or early in the first quarter of 2019.

* Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH completed a previously announced merchandising acquisition. The assets acquired from funds associated with Sycamore Partners Management LP include certain shares of E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH and all of the share capital of MIG Merchandising Investment GmbH. The Warner Music Group Corp. indirect subsidiary paid about €165.6 million upon closing of the deal.

* RLJ Equity Partners LLC acquired a majority stake in Crossfuze LLC from fellow private equity firm Palladian Capital Partners, the PE Hub Network reported, citing a news release.

* Kew Media Group Inc.'s Our House Media Inc. acquired a stake in the recently formed production company 4East Media. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

* Clearlake Capital Group LP's portfolio company, Perforce Software Inc., agreed to buy Perfecto Mobile Ltd. for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close this year.

* Boston-based private equity firm Bain Capital Private Equity LP agreed to purchase a majority stake in technology company Rocket Software Inc. in a deal with an enterprise value of about $2 billion. Court Square Capital Partners currently owns Rocket Software. The deal is expected to close during the fourth quarter, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

* Microsoft Corp. unit LinkedIn Corp. struck a deal to buy employee engagement platform Glint Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Subject to the completion of customary conditions, the acquisition is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter of 2019, which ends Dec. 31.

* Azoff Music Management agreed to acquire Madison Square Garden Co.'s 50% stake in the Azoff MSG Entertainment joint venture for $125 million. Once the deal is complete, the new entity will be called The Azoff Co., according to an Oct. 8 news release. The Azoff MSG Entertainment JV was created in 2013 between MSG and Azoff Music Management. Completion of the transaction remains subject to certain closing conditions, including financing.

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