According to the announcement by Mannheimer Swartling, Solaria Fund acquires software business from Lavasoft:
"Solaria Fund acquires software business from Lavasoft (2011-01-18)Adding to the confusion is the notice buried at the end of the BusinessWeek description of Lavasoft is the additional information:
Solaria Fund has acquired the anti-spyware and antivirus software business from Lavasoft.
Lavasoft AB, a privately-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, is one of the leading actors in the anti-spyware and antivirus segment.
Solaria Fund was advised by Mannheimer Swartling in the acquisition. The firm’s team was led by Johan Ljungberg, primarily assisted by Emma Olnäs Fors and Teresia Mårdh."
"As of January 18, 2011, Lavasoft AB operates as a subsidiary of Lulu Software."Similarly, the BusinessWeek entry for Lulu Software merely indicates "Merger/Acquisition, Lavasoft AB, January 18, 2011".
From what I can ascertain, Lulu Software and Solaria Fund are, if not one and the same, are closely held, with ties to Upclick.com.
- Eric Gareau, CEO at Lulu Software (located in Montreal, Canada)
- Michael Dadoun, Principal at Solaria Fund (located in Montreal, Canada) and Co-Founder at Upclick.com (also Montreal, Canada)
- Calin Udrea, Marketing Director at Lavasoft, formerly Director of Marketing at UpClick
Could the silence be related to the less than stellar Web of Trust ratings of Lulu Software's Fixio PC Cleaner Software?
- WOT Lulu Software Scorecard: lulusoftware.com
- WOT Fixio PC Cleaner Scorecard: fixio-pc-cleaner.en.softonic.com
Baseless speculation aside, the question remains: Why all the silence about the acquisition?