Bullhorn, Seaside, Sand 9, & More in the Boston Deals Roundup

Xconomy Boston — 

This week’s New England deals news featured some more grown up companies in hardware, life sciences, and networking.

—Bullhorn, a Boston-based maker of human resources and recruiting software, was acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a firm with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Austin. The dollar value of the transaction was not disclosed, but a post from Bullhorn CEO Art Papas notes that the company will remain independent.

—Cambridge, MA-based Seaside Therapeutics inked an agreement to license some of its technology to Roche for the development of treatments for fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

—A slew of deal news came in yesterday, from companies like Heartland Robotics, which changed its name to Rethink Robotics and raised $30 million in Series C funding, bringing its financing pot to $57 million.

—Cambridge-based Sand 9, whose micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology could have applications in consumer electronics, raised $23 million in a Series C round from Intel Capital, Vulcan Capital, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, General Catalyst Partners, Khosla Ventures, and CSR.

—And Westford, MA-based communications and networking firm Sonus (NASDAQ: SONS) acquired Fremont, CA-based Network Equipment Technologies (NASDAQ: NWK) for $42 million in cash.