Bazaarvoice (BV) is acquiring rival PowerReviews for $128M ($31M in cash and $97M in stock)...

|About: Bazaarvoice (BV)|By:, SA News Editor

Bazaarvoice (BV) is acquiring rival PowerReviews for $128M ($31M in cash and $97M in stock) up-front and 1.6M shares worth of options. PowerReviews provides customer review, Q&A, and social media engagement/analytics solutions for 1,100+ retailers. Along with the move, which follows Oracle's purchase of rival Vitrue, Bazaarvoice is guiding for FQ4 revenue of $31M-$31.5M, above a $28.3M consensus. With PowerReviews in tow, it expects FQ1 revenue of $32.5M-$33M and FY13 revenue of $137M-$139M.