HID Global, which provides identity assurance solutions, announced that its parent company, ASSA ABLOY, has has acquired Silicon Valley-based ActivIdentity, a provider of authentication and credential management with clients in commercial and government organizations. The acquisition will help Irvine, Calif.-based HID Global expand its physical and logical access control options. The deal is expected to close in December and is subject to regulatory clearances and shareholder approvals. – GM