Bazaarvoice Acquires PowerReviews for $152 Million in Cash and Stock

Austin-based Bazaarvoice has agreed to acquire its close competitor PowerReviews for roughly $151.9 million in cash and stock. According to the terms, Bazaarvoice will pay $31 million in cash and the remainder in stock. Both companies develop technology that help retailers interact with consumers. In particular, PowerReviews was focused on managing and hosting product review sections for e-commerce sites.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus