Done Deal: Nuance Buys Swype for $100M

Written by on October 6, 2011 in Press & Events


10/6/2011 – There’s a Tegic Communications reunion shaping up in Seattle. Documents filed with the SEC show that Nuance Communications is buying mobile software startup Swype for $102.5 million. As we reported last night, based on a source with knowledge of the deal, about three-quarters of the cash is paid up-front with the balance coming in 18 months—provided Swype’s top executives are still around.

The deal was first reported Thursday night by VC and blogger Michael Arrington. My source also said the two companies haven’t yet figured out how many people from the Swype team will eventually join Nuance, which actually has its Seattle offices in the same neighborhood.

It’s an interesting tie-up for Burlington, MA-based Nuance (NASDAQ: NUAN), which actually acquired the forerunner of Swype when it snapped up Tegic from AOL for $265 million in 2007…

Read the full article on Xconomy or visit Swype for more information.

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