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announced 6/30/2011 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 Buyers will purchase Mobile, Networking and Semiconductor Patents from Nortel Networks Corporation

synopsis: Nortel Networks Corporation announced that it has concluded a successful auction of all of Nortel’s remaining patents and patent applications. After a multi-day auction, a consortium consisting of Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony emerged as the winner with a bid of $4.5 billion.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
buyer: Sony Corporation(SNE:$6,493,212.00)
buyer: Apple, Inc.
buyer: EMC Corporation(EMC:$21,713.90)
buyer: Research In Motion(RIMM:$18,435.00)
buyer: Ericsson AB(ERIC:$35,015.67)
The buyer consortium consists of Apple, Inc., EMC Corporation, Ericsson AB, Microsoft Corporation, Research In Motion Limited and Sony Corporation.
seller: Nortel Networks Corporation
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for their customers. Nortel's next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications.
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$4,500
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closed 2/11/2014 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ozefax

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services, announced that it has acquired the Internet fax business of a service provider, Sydney-based OzeFax. Ozefax Pty Limited is faxing solution specialists; providing Australian businesses with economical, reliable solutions to their telecommunication requirements.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM:$450.26)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions.
target: Ozefax
Ozefax Pty Limited is faxing solution specialists; providing Australian businesses with economical, reliable solutions to their telecommunication requirements.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

AT Conference, Inc., acquired A Professional Conference Call

synopsis: AT Conference, Inc., a leading provider of audio and web conferencing services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of ‘A Professional Conference Call’ of Duluth, GA.
buyer: AT Conference, Inc.
Founded in 1999, AT Conference provides conference calling services for businesses, including web conferencing, operator assisted conferencing, and special services for investor relation conferencing. Primarily focused on the SMB market, AT Conference has over 50,000 customers worldwide.
target: A Professional Conference Call
A Professional Conference Call's experience within this changing industry has allowed us to empower our business clients with the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate worldwide, while providing the highest level of conferencing products and professional customer services available.
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announced 12/21/2011 via Market Wire

Arkadin, will acquire ConferencePlus Inc.

synopsis: Arkadin, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ConferencePlus, Inc., a conferencing services provider and a subsidiary of Westell Technologies, Inc. ConferencePlus provides Arkadin with a complementary set of services and an expanded presence in North America and Europe.
buyer: Arkadin
Founded in 2001, Arkadin is a global Collaboration Service Provider, offering audio, web and video conferencing solutions. Arkadin enables organizations to communicate and collaborate using customizable, cost-efficient, user-friendly solutions.
target parent: Westell Technologies, Inc.
target: ConferencePlus Inc.
ConferencePlus, a leading global provider of audio, video, webcasting and web conferencing services, is dedicated to providing high quality, reliable conferencing services that customers trust with their most important events.
price ($mm)
$41
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$43
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EV / rev
1.0x
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announced 4/10/2008 via Company Press Release

BT Group plc, will acquire Wire One Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: BT has agreed to acquire Wire One Holdings Inc. (“Wire One”), one of the leading providers of videoconferencing solutions in the United States. It is intended that Wire One will form the core of BT Conferencing’s video services unit.
buyer: BT Group plc(BT:$18,897.00)
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services.
target parent: The Gores Group, LLC
target: Wire One Technologies, Inc.
Wire One Communications, with over 20 years of conferencing support expertise, is one of the recognized leaders in providing easy to use, reliable, and cost effective video communication solutions to customers.
price ($mm)
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$140
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closed 7/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Darwin Private Equity LLP, acquired Esendex Limited

synopsis: Darwin Private Equity has completed the management buyout of Esendex. Esendex is a leading provider of mission-critical application-to-person SMS services to businesses. Its services are used by businesses around the world to improve customer service, communicate with employees, increase operational efficiency and generate sales.
buyer: Darwin Private Equity LLP
Darwin is a private equity firm which invests in UK-based businesses worth up to £100 million, working in partnership with management teams to help them unlock the potential of their business.
target: Esendex Limited
Esendex is the leading provider of business SMS services. It has been at the forefront of business messaging since 2001, helping companies harness the power of text messaging to increase sales, improve customer service, communicate in a crisis and reduce operating costs.
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$17
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closed 11/2/2007 via BusinessWire

AT&T, acquired Interwise

synopsis: AT&T Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of Interwise, a leading global provider of Internet Protocol (IP)-based voice, Web and video conferencing services. In parallel, AT&T announced the launch of AT&T Connect, the first in a planned series of converged AT&T-branded voice, video and web conferencing products and services.
buyer: AT&T(T:$127,434.00)
AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world.
target: Interwise
Interwise is the leader in delivering unlimited voice, Web, and video conferencing for the enterprise. Interwise’ fixed price/unlimited usage business model and enterprise-class technology combine to make it easy for companies to deliver conferencing and collaboration as a core business application.
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closed 5/11/2007 via

Mach Sarl, acquired Cibernet

synopsis: MACH, the leading global clearing and settlement partner for mobile based transactions, has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire CB Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Cibernet; a leading mobile roaming, clearing and business solutions provider.
buyer: Mach Sarl
MACH is the leading global clearing and settlement partner for mobile based transactions. MACH helps telecommunications companies and enterprises across the world to secure and develop existing and new revenue streams.
target: Cibernet
Cibernet provides clearing and settlement services globally to more then 250 operators, through its state-of-the-art One1Clear™ platform, assuring mobile operators roaming revenues with an integrated end-to-end service.
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$200
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closed 9/30/2004 via BusinessWire

Syniverse Technologies, purchased EDS Interoperator Services North America from EDS Corp.

synopsis: Syniverse Technologies, a global communications technology company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of EDS Interoperator Services North America (EDS IOS). EDS IOS was owned by Electronic Data Systems, Inc. (EDS). The purchase price was $53.7 million payable in cash, including working capital adjustments.
buyer: Syniverse Technologies
Syniverse Technologies solutions allow more than 650 communications companies in over 140 countries to provide seamless mobile services by making it possible for disparate technologies and standards to interoperate.
seller: EDS Corp.
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago.
price ($mm)
$54
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closed 2/20/2007 via PR Newswire

Atlantic Bridge Ventures, acquired Acision

synopsis: Atlantic Bridge Ventures, a European multi-stage technology private equity fund, has led a consortium of private equity buyers in the acquisition of LogicaCMG's Telecoms Products business, for a cash consideration of GBP265m (EUR392m).
buyer: Atlantic Bridge Ventures
Atlantic Bridge is a multi-stage technology private equity fund, with offices in Dublin and London and focused on the telecoms infrastructure, semi conductor and software markets. Atlantic Bridge brings together one of the strongest technology investment teams in the market.
target parent: LogicaCMG
target: Acision
Telecoms Products is the world's leading provider of converged mobile messaging solutions for text and multimedia messaging for 300 customers, who serve over 1 billion consumers worldwide. They also provide voice and video mail services and are a leading provider of intelligent payment solutions.
price ($mm)
$518
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$29
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EV / rev
17.9x
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announced 6/30/2011 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 Buyers will purchase Mobile, Networking and Semiconductor Patents from Nortel Networks Corporation

synopsis: Nortel Networks Corporation announced that it has concluded a successful auction of all of Nortel’s remaining patents and patent applications. After a multi-day auction, a consortium consisting of Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony emerged as the winner with a bid of $4.5 billion.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
buyer: Sony Corporation(SNE:$6,493,212.00)
buyer: Apple, Inc.
buyer: EMC Corporation(EMC:$21,713.90)
buyer: Research In Motion(RIMM:$18,435.00)
buyer: Ericsson AB(ERIC:$35,015.67)
The buyer consortium consists of Apple, Inc., EMC Corporation, Ericsson AB, Microsoft Corporation, Research In Motion Limited and Sony Corporation.
seller: Nortel Networks Corporation
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for their customers. Nortel's next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications.
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$4,500
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closed 5/28/2010 via BusinessWire

Genband, purchased Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions from Nortel Networks Corporation

synopsis: GENBAND, a leading developer of next-generation networking solutions and services, announced the completion of its acquisition of substantially all assets of the Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business (CVAS).
buyer: Genband
GENBAND is the leading supplier of IP multimedia application and infrastructure products and solutions for a diverse set of VoIP and IMS networks worldwide.
seller: Nortel Networks Corporation
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for their customers. Nortel's next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications.
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$282
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closed 12/9/2009 via BusinessWire

Hitachi, Ltd., purchased Mobile Communication Software Assets from Nortel Networks Corporation

synopsis: Hitachi, Ltd. announced it has acquired next generation packet core network components, including software products that support the transfer of data over existing wireless networks and the next generation of wireless communications technology, from Nortel Networks Limited, Nortel Networks Inc. and Nortel Networks Technology Corporation.
buyer: Hitachi, Ltd.(HIT:$9,315,807.00)
Hitachi, Ltd. is a leading global electronics company. The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services.
seller: Nortel Networks Corporation
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for their customers. Nortel's next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications.
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$10
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closed 8/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Nortel Networks Corporation, acquired Pingtel Corp.

synopsis: Bluesocket, Inc., the leader in trusted wireless access and enterprise mobility, announced that the business of its Pingtel Corp. subsidiary, a recognized leader in open source enterprise unified communications solutions, has been acquired by Nortel. Pingtel employees will be integrated into Nortel’s Billerica, Massachusetts facilities.
buyer: Nortel Networks Corporation(NRTLQ:$0.00)
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for their customers. Nortel's next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications.
target parent: BlueSocket, Inc.
target: Pingtel Corp.
Pingtel is transforming the way enterprises deploy IP voice communications with a field-proven, SIP-based open source enterprise communications suite. Pingtel’s SIPxchange communications solution gives small-to-medium-sized businesses control over when and how to deploy VoIP technologies.
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$6.00
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closed 9/9/2004 via BusinessWire

PEC Solutions, Inc., acquired AC Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: PEC Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ NM:PECS) announced today that the company has acquired AC Technologies, Inc. (ACT), a long-term provider of information technology solutions to the federal government.
buyer parent:Nortel Networks Corporation
buyer: PEC Solutions, Inc.(:$0.00)
PEC, founded in 1985, is a professional services firm that helps government clients harness the power of the Internet and other advanced technologies to improve mission performance. The company specializes in Web-Enabling Government(R) by providing secure, interoperable technology solutions for cli
target: AC Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1993, AC Technologies, Inc. (ACT) is a rapidly growing 8(a) information technology company serving both the Federal Government and commercial clients. ACT has been recognized by Deloitte & Touche and Inc 500 as being one of the fastest growing technology companies in Virginia and as one
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$47
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announced 1/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Parature

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Parature, a leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions. Their products are used to support more than 3,000 brands and approximately 70 million end users worldwide. Parature empowers mid-market to enterprise organizations across major industries.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target: Parature
Parature is the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based customer service software and is used to support more than 3,000 brands and approximately 70 million end users worldwide. Parature empowers mid-market to enterprise organizations across major industries.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 10/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Apiphany, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Apiphany, an API management company that it will integrate with Windows Azure. The company is a leading provider of API management and delivery solutions enabling organizations to successfully leverage the roaring mobile, social and app economy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target: Apiphany, Inc.
Apiphany is a leading provider of API management and delivery solutions enabling organizations to successfully leverage the roaring mobile, social and app economy.
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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd., will acquire Mi9

synopsis: Nine Entertainment Co announced that terms had been agreed with Microsoft to acquire its 50% share of Mi9. The company is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, with the potential to reach up to 70% of the population each month. The company is an expansion of the ninemsn business including a range of products and companies.
buyer parent:CVC Capital Partners
buyer: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is Australia’s most diversified media and entertainment group. It is a communication powerhouse delivering a world of media information and entertainment to millions of Australians.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Mi9
Mi9 is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, with the potential to reach up to 70% of the population each month. A joint venture between Microsoft and Nine Entertainment Co, established in 1997, Mi9 is an expansion of the ninemsn business including a range of products and companies.
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announced 6/3/2013 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire InRelease

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. and InCycle Software Inc. announced that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire the InRelease Business Unit from InCycle Software, a leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) services and Release Management solutions on the .NET platform.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target parent: InCycle Software
target: InRelease
InRelease is a Continuous Delivery solution for .NET teams that automates the release process from Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) up to production for faster and simpler deliveries. InRelease automatically deploys the application as a whole to multiple environments.
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announced 4/8/2013 via Reuters

Ericsson AB, will acquire Microsoft Mediaroom

synopsis: Telecom equipment maker Ericsson said it had struck a deal to buy Microsoft Corp's Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies to deliver television over the Internet. The deal would make Ericsson, already the world's biggest mobile networks maker, the leading provider of IPTV with a 25 percent market share.
buyer: Ericsson AB(ERIC:$35,015.67)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use our network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Microsoft Mediaroom
Microsoft Mediaroom is the world’s most deployed IPTV platform. Mediaroom-powered TV services are being offered by more than 40 of the world’s leading operators, delivering services to more than eleven million consumer households.
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closed 3/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Netbreeze GmbH

synopsis: Microsoft Corporation has acquired social-monitioring analytics vendor Netbreeze GmbH and is readying the next two updates to its Dynamics CRM platform. Netbreeze's social-monitoring analytics, language processing, and text-mining technologies allow decision makers to tackle strategic questions by semantically analyzing and evaluating web content.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target parent: Ammer Partners GMBH
target: Netbreeze GmbH
Netbreeze GmbH provides business intelligence solutions for companies in Switzerland. Their social-monitoring analytics, language processing, and text-mining technologies allow decision makers to tackle strategic questions by semantically analyzing and evaluating web content.
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closed 3/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Pando Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has bought Pando, a file-sharing technology that works peer-to-peer (P2P), similar to bit-torrent. It’s also a content delivery network that can host assets for websites, similar to Amazon Web Services.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target: Pando Networks, Inc.
Pando Networks improves the delivery performance of online media assets. Pando accelerates content delivery, increases download completion and provides detailed performance data.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 4/29/2013 via Company Press Release

Facebook, acquired Atlas

synopsis: Facebook Inc. has bought Microsoft Corp.'s Atlas ad-serving business, adding to the technologies that power its advertising capabilities. With a Facebook ad server, advertisers and agencies will be able to connect directly to the social network to place ads.
buyer: Facebook(FB:$7,872.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Atlas
The Atlas Advertiser Suite is a world-class media measurement platform, delivering billions of impressions every day. The Atlas Advertiser Suite offers the flexibility, choice, scale, and breadth to ensure customers stay on top of all their digital efforts in an ever-evolving industry.
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closed 1/3/2013 via Reuters

Microsoft Corporation, acquired id8 Group R2 Studios Inc

synopsis: Microsoft Corp bought start-up id8 Group R2 Studios Inc as it looks to expand further in technology focused on the home and entertainment. id8 Group R2 Studios has launched a Google Android application to allow users to control home heating and lighting systems from smartphones.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target: id8 Group R2 Studios Inc
id8 Group R2 Studios Inc. is a startup that makes home automation software for mobile devices. R2′s first project is an Android app that allows users to control their heating and lighting systems via their smartphone devices.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Dynamics, acquired MarketingPilot Software, LLC

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired MarketingPilot, a developer of integrated marketing applications. The MarketingPilot software will become part of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. MarketingPilot develops integrated software for marketing departments and ad agencies that help them manage and execute all their marketing campaigns and activities.
buyer parent:Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Dynamics(:$0.00)
Microsoft Dynamics delivers a compelling suite of software solutions to help improve financial, customer relationship, and supply chain management.
target: MarketingPilot Software, LLC
Founded in 2001, MarketingPilot Software LLC develops marketing resource management, agency management, digital asset management, media buying/planning and event management software. Marketing leaders choose MarketingPilot to achieve improved operational performance and marketing success.
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closed 10/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired PhoneFactor

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. and PhoneFactor Inc. announced that Microsoft has acquired PhoneFactor, a recognized leader in multifactor authentication solutions. Founded in 2001, PhoneFactor is trusted by hundreds of leading organizations to help secure millions of logins and transactions each year.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target: PhoneFactor
PhoneFactor offers the most comprehensive phone-based authentication platform in the marketplace. In addition to its flagship out-of-band phone call and text message methods and mobile authentication options, PhoneFactor offers a robust authentication platform featuring built-in support.
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closed 9/10/2012 via Company Press Release

Telerik AD, acquired Fiddler

synopsis: Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application, lifecycle and content management solutions, announced the acquisition of the Fiddler Web Debugger, a popular tool created to inspect web traffic and ‘fiddle’ with incoming or outgoing data.
buyer: Telerik AD
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Fiddler
Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data.
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closed 7/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

synopsis: NBC News President Steve Capus announced that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network, which includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.
buyer parent:Comcast Corporation
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. The network is part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Msnbc Digital Network
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content.
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announced 7/5/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Microsoft Corporation, will purchase PI2 Software & IP from Edgewater Fullscope

synopsis: Edgewater Fullscope has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Microsoft Corporation. The company provides Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM implementation and training services, specializes in the process and discrete manufacturing space, and creates private label IP that augments the Microsoft Dynamics AX product for process manufacturers.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
seller parent: Edgewater Technology, Inc.
seller: Edgewater Fullscope
Edgewater Fullscope, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edgewater Technology, Inc., is an award-winning Microsoft partner and one of the largest resellers of Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning software and services in the United States and Canada.
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$3.25
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closed 7/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Yammer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that they have completed the acquisition Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer is a leading provider of enterprise social networks with over 5 million verified corporate users.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target: Yammer, Inc.
Yammer is the leading provider of Enterprise Social Networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
price ($mm)
$1,200
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closed 6/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Game Studios, acquired Press Play ApS

synopsis: Microsoft Studios has acquired Press Play ApS which is a small Copenhagen, Denmark-based games studio. Its more well known games include Max & the Magic Marker and Tentacles.
buyer parent:Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox and Xbox 360 video game systems, the Windows operating system and online platforms.
target: Press Play ApS
Press Play is a small Copenhagen, Denmark-based games studio. Its more well known games include Max & the Magic Marker and Tentacles.
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closed 12/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

LeGuide.com S.A., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: LeGuide.com Group, a pan-European publisher of online shopping guides, comparison websites and the like, has acquired online shopping portal Ciao from Microsoft. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
buyer: LeGuide.com S.A.(FR:ALGUI:$0.00)
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Ciao AG
The Ciao consumer portal offers consumers in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden comprehensive online shopping options in their respective national language. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
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closed 11/22/2011 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired VideoSurf Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has announced the acquisition of video discovery technology company VideoSurf Inc. Founded in 2006, VideoSurf offers a back-end computer vision technology that "sees" frames inside videos to make discovering content fast, easy and accurate.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT:$77,849.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
target parent: Pitango Venture Capital
target: VideoSurf Inc.
VideoSurf Inc. is a California-based video discovery technology company. Using a unique combination of new computer vision and fast computation methods, VideoSurf has taught computers to “see” inside videos to find content in a fast, efficient, and scalable way.
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$70
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announced 10/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Orion Health Limited, will acquire Amalga HIS

synopsis: Orion Health's wholly owned subsidiary Orion Health Asia Pacific has signed an agreement to purchase Microsoft’s Hospital Information System (HIS) software assets, previously known as Amalga HIS. Amalga centralizes digital information of all types into a single, continually updated repository that is available for analysis and data sharing.
buyer: Orion Health Limited
Orion Health™ is the leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution provider with expertise in clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Amalga HIS
Amalga, an enterprise health intelligence platform, enables information sharing and adoption across the organization supporting meaningful use and promoting better outcomes. Amalga brings historically disparate data together and makes it easy to identify and act on insights.
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closed 10/31/2011 via

Pendrell Corporation, acquired ContentGuard, Inc.

synopsis: Pendrell Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Pendrell Technologies LLC, has completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in ContentGuard Holdings, Inc., a leading inventor, developer and licensor of digital rights management (DRM) and related content distribution patents and technologies.
buyer: Pendrell Corporation(PCO:$0.00)
Pendrell Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pendrell Technologies, Inc., provides innovative intellectual property solutions for leading companies worldwide.
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: ContentGuard, Inc.
ContentGuard, Inc. is a leading inventor, developer and licensor of digital rights management (DRM) and related content distribution patents and technologies. Its intellectual property portfolio features more than 260 issued patents and over 160 pending patent applications worldwide.
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$90*
rev ($mm)
$31
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$24
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3.3x
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4.2x
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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