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Google (GOOG) To Acquire Channel Intelligence In E-Commerce Push

 February 06, 2013 09:34 AM

(By Balachander) ICG Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ICGE) said one of its consolidated companies Channel Intelligence Inc. (CI) agreed to be acquired by Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) for $125 million in cash.

ICG, which acquires and builds Internet software and services companies, expects to realize roughly $60.5 million related to the deal.

ICG said gains relating to the 2012 consolidation of Channel Intelligence's parent company and the sale of its stake to Google total around $43 million.

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ICG identifies, capitalizes and grows companies in the SaaS and tech-enabled BPO sectors. It looks to invest in companies with revenue greater than $10 million, 20 percent to 30 percent CAGR and positive EBITDA margin.

CI specializes in product ecommerce and its data-driven services drive product sales online.

Relied upon by companies such as Target (TGT), Philips, HP (HPQ), Neiman Marcus, Best Buy (BBY) and Kimberly-Clark (KMB); CI claims it tracks nearly 15 percent of US transactions online and drives $2B in sales annually in referred sales online in computing, home improvement, appliances, consumer electronics, toys and a variety of other consumer packaged goods.

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The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013.

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