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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. 1 to Oct. 6.

* QuinStreet Inc. completed the acquisition of AmOne Corp., according to an SEC filing. QuinStreet entered into a share purchase agreement on Oct. 1 with AmOne CEO Rod Romero, who holds 7,500 shares of the company, which represent all of AmOne's issued and outstanding capital stock. QuinStreet paid about $20.3 million in cash upon closing, subject to certain closing adjustments and up to $8.0 million in additional post-closing payments, payable in equal semiannual installments over a two-year period, with the first installment payable six months after the closing date.

* Apparel and industrial software and automation services provider Gerber Technology LLC bought Avametric Inc., an online platform that creates digital garments for brands, for an undisclosed amount.

* London-based Electra Pvt. Equity PLC agreed to sell PhotoBox Ltd. and Knight Square Ltd., two of its larger noncontrolled assets, to funds managed by New York City-based Lexington Partners LP The deal is part of Electra's plan to execute a managed wind-down of its portfolio, following the third phase of its strategic review. The cash proceeds from the sale of the PhotoBox and Knight Square investments are expected to be £98 million and £21 million, respectively. The PhotoBox deal is expected to close in October, while the Knight Square transaction is subject to regulatory approval, expected to be obtained in the first quarter of 2019.

* Magic Leap Inc., a developer of proprietary spatial computing and experiential platforms, acquired Computes Inc., a decentralized mesh computing startup, according to an Oct. 5 post on the Magic Leap website. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

* Allstate Corp. completed its previously announced acquisition of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based InfoArmor Inc., a provider of employee identity protection.

* Tower Arch Capital LP, a lower middle-market investment firm, entered into an agreement to sell Softvision LLC to Cognizant Technology Solutions for an undisclosed sum. Softvision provides end-to-end digital products and solutions to retailers. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

* Comcast Corp. unit Comcast Bidco Ltd. on Oct. 3 agreed to acquire about 39.12% of Sky PLC shares held by 21st Century Fox Inc. or its affiliates. The transaction, which is expected to be completed Oct. 9, will bring Comcast's Sky ownership to about 75%. The 39.12% stake represents 672,783,139 Sky shares, which Comcast is acquiring at £17.28 per share, according to an Oct. 4 statement. The news follows Walt Disney Co.'s announcement that it will allow Fox to tender or sell its 39% stake in the British pay TV operator after Disney and Fox lost in a bid to Comcast.

* DHX Media Ltd.-owned CPLG agreed to buy a 49% stake in Pullman Licensing LLC, a Russian licensing agency owned by Igor Kuleshov, president and owner of Gulliver Holdings. CPLG and Pullman are expected to team up for overall management and operations of the new venture, to be called CPLG Pullman. The deal is expected to complete on or about Oct. 30, subject to customary closing conditions and the execution of certain ancillary agreements.

* Anju Software Inc., a life sciences data and software platform, purchased insights-as-a-service company Zephyr Health Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

* Software- and service-focused private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC closed on its purchase of a majority stake in Apttus Corp. The deal marks an exit for enterprise software-focused private equity firm K1 Investment Management LLC.

* Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. agreed to acquire IBM software-integration and consulting service provider ValuD Consulting LLC as part of its ongoing digital transformation, according to a company release. The acquisition is expected to close in November.

* Palo Alto Networks Inc. agreed to buy cloud threat-defense company RedLock Inc. in a cash deal worth $173 million. The acquisition is expected to close during Palo Alto Networks' fiscal first quarter, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the company said Oct. 3.

* Upland Software Inc., a provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software, bought cloud-based customer engagement service provider Rant & Rave Ltd. The purchase price paid for Rant & Rave was $58.5 million in cash at closing, net of cash acquired, and a $6.5 million cash holdback payable in 12 months, according to an Oct. 3 news release.

* U.S. cable operator Atlantic Broadband Group LLC closed its acquisition of the South Florida fiber network previously owned by FiberLight LLC. The deal adds 350 route miles to Atlantic Broadband's existing South Florida footprint, the company said Oct. 3. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Atlantic Broadband is a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc.

* Alphabet Inc. unit Google LLC acquired customer service automation company Onward, according to a post on the startup's website. Onward co-founders Rémi Cossart and Pramod Thammaiah will join Google, along with a few employees, VentureBeat.com reported Oct. 2. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

* Greenwood Village, Colo.-based CSG Systems International Inc. completed its acquisition of Allen, Texas-based payment solutions provider Forte Payment Systems Inc.

* Global investment firm KKR & Co. completed its acquisition of Houston-based multicloud management company BMC Software Inc. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

* Vista Equity Partners LLC agreed to buy software-as-a-service technology provider Starhome Mach Sarl from Fortissimo Capital for an undisclosed sum. The private equity and venture capital firm will combine Starhome Mach with its portfolio company Telarix Inc. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

* Cimpress NV closed the acquisition of BuildASign from PWP Growth Equity, the middle-market private equity group of Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management LP, for about $280 million in cash.

* Cloud-services platform operator Pareteum Corp. on Oct. 1 completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of enterprise software developer Artilium PLC.