Like Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.

closed 4/25/2008 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. has completed settlement of its tender offer for Fast Search & Transfer ASA, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. FAST will operate as a Microsoft subsidiary, with a dedicated enterprise search research and development center in Oslo, Norway, and offices throughout the world.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,190 [$1,064]
rev ($mm)
$143
EBITDA ($mm)
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7.4x
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closed 11/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Printer Logic, acquired MaxxVault

synopsis: PrinterLogic, the world leader in Serverless Printing Infrastructure (SPI), has acquired MaxxVault, a leading provider of enterprise content management software. MaxxVault provides software solutions for the management, distribution and control of corporate documents.
buyer: Printer Logic
PrinterLogic is the world’s leading Enterprise Printer Management solution for server-less remote site printer deployments. PrinterLogic offers a web-based printer management platform that simplifies the management, migration, and deployment of printers while drastically reducing cost. "
target: MaxxVault
MaxxVault is a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management software. MaxxVault provides software solutions for the management, distribution and control of corporate documents. Their solutions help businesses to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction.
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closed 9/26/2019 via PR Newswire

MHC Software, Inc., acquired Vanguard Systems, Inc.

synopsis: MHC Software, a leader in enterprise content automation and document management software solutions, has acquired Vanguard Systems, a leader in workflow and process automation solutions. The combined company delivers enterprise-grade content automation solutions that allow customers to enhance their productivity and profitability.
buyer parent: Strattam Capital
buyer: MHC Software, Inc.
MHC Software is a leader in enterprise content automation and document management software and services. MHC's solutions accelerate customers' digital transformation journeys via in-context content and automation to expedite information-sharing while reducing costs and increasing productivity. "
target: Vanguard Systems, Inc.
Vanguard Systems provides workflow and process automation solutions designed to improve organizational efficiency and regulatory compliance. Vanguard's solutions solve the paper/productivity issues and make the power of information instantly available anywhere across the enterprise.
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announced 9/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Acquia, Inc.

synopsis: Open digital experience company Acquia announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S.-based investment firm with more than $50 billion in cumulative capital commitments.Vista exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams. "
target: Acquia, Inc.
Acquia is the open source digital experience company. Acquia provides the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. Acquia gives its customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.
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$1,000
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closed 9/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Mediafly, acquired iPresent

synopsis: Mediafly, a provider of sales enablement technology, content management, and advisory services that create interactive selling experiences, has acquired iPresent, a UK-based pioneer of sales enablement. iPresent is an online platform that enables marketing teams to upload and distribute marketing collateral to sales teams via a customizable app.
buyer: Mediafly
Mediafly is a provider of sales enablement solutions and advisory services that create dynamic, interactive, value-based selling experiences. By using Mediafly’s technology and advisory services, marketing and sales teams can deliver custom, dynamic sales presentations quickly and efficiently. "
target: iPresent
iPresent is an online platform that enables marketing teams to upload and distribute marketing collateral to sales teams via a beautifully customisable app. iPresent’s powerful analytics give marketers an insight into how their content performs out in the field.
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closed 1/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired SER Group

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired a majority stake in SER Group, a European Enterprise Content Management solutions (ECM) software company based in Bonn, Germany.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: SER Group
SER Group is a European Enterprise Content Management solutions (ECM) software company based in Germany. SER supports medium-sized companies, corporations, administrations and organizations across all industries with powerful ECM software and professional services from a single source.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Web

KPA L.L.C., acquired Compli

synopsis: KPA, a leading software as a service (SaaS) and services provider for compliance and workforce management solutions, announced its acquisition of Compli, a provider of HR business process automation solutions. Compli helps organizations meet workforce corporate compliance demands through easy-to-use business process automation software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: KPA L.L.C.
KPA is a market leader in cloud-based Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) risk management solutions for the automotive, collision repair, manufacturing, insurance, and distribution & logistics industries. KPA’s innovative software platform combined delivers a comprehensive solution. "
target: Compli
Compli helps organizations meet workforce corporate compliance demands through easy-to-use business process automation software. The Compli platform integrates policy review and acceptance, online training, and forms completion into a single cloud-based system.
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announced 8/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Veritone, will acquire Wazee Digital

synopsis: Veritone, the world’s only SaaS-based operating system for Artificial Intelligence (AI), has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services that enable rights holders to monetize and enrich their content.
buyer: Veritone (VERI:$15.77)
Veritone has created the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence. Veritone’s aiWARE operating system leverages the power of cognitive computing to transform and analyze audio, video and other data sources in an automated manner to generate actionable insights. "
target: Wazee Digital
Wazee Digital's cloud digital asset management platform enables rights holders to monetize and enrich their valuable content. Their solutions including video licensing and live event services, provide complete control over content so that assets reach their rightful audiences around the globe.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pinova Capital, acquired xSuite

synopsis: Pinova, an independent private equity firm, has acquired majority stake in WMD Group (xSuite). WMD is firmly established as a software developer and provider of market-leading ECM systems across sectors. WMD’s xSuite solution is developed in-house and delivers interfaces enabling easy integration in any environment.
buyer: Pinova Capital
As an independent private equity firm, Pinova focuses on majority and minority stakes in innovative high-growth SMEs in the German-speaking countries. They cover the full private equity spectrum, from growth capital to succession solutions, via a majority or minority shareholding. "
target: xSuite
WMD is firmly established as a software developer and provider of market-leading ECM systems across sectors. WMD streamlines scanning, document processing and archiving workflows. WMD’s xSuite solution is developed in-house and delivers interfaces enabling easy integration in any environment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Quest Software, Inc., acquired Metalogix Software Corp.

synopsis: Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, announced the acquisition of Metalogix, a leading provider of migration, management and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Quest Software, Inc. (QSFT:$857.42)
Quest Software is a global systems management and security software provider. They help solve the complex technology and security problems that stand in the way of organizations’ ability to always be ready for what’s next. "
target parent: Permira
target: Metalogix Software Corp.
Metalogix is a leading provider of migration, management and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. Over 20,000 clients trust Metalogix to optimize the availability, performance, and security of their content across the collaboration lifecycle.
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announced 2/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bynder, will acquire WebDAM Solutions

synopsis: Bynder, a global leader in digital asset management, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shutterstock's digital asset management business, Webdam. Webdam’s cloud-based platform powers the visual content that drives impactful brand experiences, and allows brand-building activities to scale across the enterprise and consumer touchpoints.
buyer: Bynder
Bynder is the fastest way to professionally manage digital files. Its award-winning digital asset management (DAM) platform offers marketers a smart way to find and share creative files such as graphics, videos and documents. "
target parent: Shutterstock, Inc.
target: WebDAM Solutions
Webdam is a leader in digital asset management, changing the way marketing and creative teams manage brands. Webdam’s cloud-based platform powers the visual content that drives impactful brand experiences, and allows brand-building activities to scale across the enterprise and consumer touchpoints.
price ($mm)
$49
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announced 2/8/2018 via BusinessWire

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., will acquire Alfresco Software, Inc.

synopsis: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a premier private equity firm investing in middle market growth companies, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which funds affiliated with THL will acquire Alfresco Software, the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
Thomas H. Lee Partners is one of the world's oldest and most experienced private equity firms. Founded in 1974, they have raised over $22 billion of equity capital and invested in more than 140 portfolio companies with an aggregate value of over $150 billion. "
target: Alfresco Software, Inc.
Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BusinessWire

InVision App Inc., acquired Brand.ai

synopsis: InVision, the digital product design platform for creating the world’s best user experiences, has acquired Brand.ai, a leading platform for managing design systems. Brand.ai brings together design assets in one place and integrates with the tools their clients already use, so they can keep everything in sync and tell a consistent brand story.
buyer: InVision App Inc.
InVision is the digital product design platform powering the world’s best user experiences. They give digital product teams everything they need to effortlessly navigate every stage of their process, from ideation to developer hand off, all in one place. "
target: Brand.ai
Brand.ai is a leading platform for managing design systems. Brand.ai brings together design assets in one place and integrates with the tools their clients already use, so they can keep everything in sync and tell a consistent brand story across multiple channels.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Wedia SA, acquired Damdy

synopsis: Wedia, an experienced Marketing Resource Management (MRM) software provider, has acquired Damdy, a SaaS software publisher specialized in Marketing Resource Management and Enterprise Video Platform solutions. Both companies are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Wedia SA (ENXTPA:ALWED:$8.31)
Wedia is the most experienced Marketing Resource Management (MRM) software provider to bring creation, customization, and distribution capabilities to all three major content channels: web, print and mobile. "
target: Damdy
Damdy is a SaaS software publisher specialized in Marketing Resource Management and Enterprise Video Platform solutions. Relying on Microsoft Azure cloud technologies, Damdy provides targeted audiences with management, conversion, streaming and digital content enhancement services.
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closed 9/20/2017 via Company Press Release

CREALOGIX, acquired Koemei

synopsis: CREALOGIX purchases the cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology of Koemei. The solution, developed by the Swiss start-up and spin-off of the IDIAP Research Institute, enables the automated conversion of audio and video content into text data for analytics and optimisation.
buyer: CREALOGIX (SWX:CLXN:$76.18)
The CREALOGIX Group, an independent Swiss software house and Fintech Top 100 company, is one of the market leaders in digital banking. CREALOGIX develops and implements innovative Fintech solutions for the digital bank of tomorrow. "
target: Koemei
Koemei enables full search inside video and audio files. Business use Koemei to enhance the discovery of their video/audio and to empower their marketing and sales teams with video search analytics to understand the need of their customers and prospects.
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announced 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Covata, will acquire CipherPoint

synopsis: Covata is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all of the issued capital of CipherPoint Software Inc. (CipherPoint). CipherPoint provides data-centric audit and protection solutions which enable companies to search for and discover where sensitive information resides within their organisation.
buyer: Covata (ASX:CVT:$1.07)
Covata Limited is a global technology brand that provides data-level security solutions for enterprise, government and citizens. Their data-centric security platform discovers, protects, monitors and analyses sensitive information, however and wherever it’s shared. "
target: CipherPoint
CipherPoint provides data-centric audit and protection solutions which enable companies to search for and discover where sensitive information resides within their organisation, and secures unstructured information in platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Google Drive and file servers.
price ($mm)
$1.32
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announced 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Eyeonid Group AB, will acquire Tirsys CVBA

synopsis: Eyeonid Group AB (publ) has signed a letter of intent ( "LOI") to acquire 100% stake in the Belgian text analysis company Tirsys CVBA. Through Tirsys' platform and expertise, Eyeonid will significantly enhance the critical components of their technical infrastructure with a focus on, among others, automation and accuracy.
buyer: Eyeonid Group AB (NGM:EOID MTF:$0.16)
Eyeonid developed a platform that monitors and alerts customers when sensitive, private and corporate digital information, such as login info, credit card and social security numbers, can be found on unauthorized sites on the Internet, whereupon the customer can take action and protect themselves. "
target: Tirsys CVBA
Tirsys CVBA is a Belgian text analysis company. Tirsys offers a NLP-based Text Analytics Development Environment for the Data Sciences. It ingests unstructured textual data and delivers structured semantic objects, such as entities, sentiments, profiles, facts and links.
price ($mm)
$0.50
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Kofax, Inc.

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm, has acquired Lexmark's Enterprise Software business from Lexmark International Inc., a global imaging leader. The business is made up of three primary businesses: Kofax, ReadSoft and Perceptive Software. Kofax combines the 3 businesses into a unified process automation development and deployment platform.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software & technology-enabled services sectors. They implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives & make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue & earnings, with the goal of increasing the business’ value. "
target parent: Lexmark International, Inc.
target: Kofax, Inc. (KFX:$301.53)
Kofax combines market leading capture, content, process management, data integration, mobile, e-signature, customer communications management, search and analytics capabilities from Kofax, Perceptive Software and ReadSoft into a unified process automation development and deployment platform.
price ($mm)
$1,350
rev ($mm)
$3,974
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Prysm, acquired Kaybus, Inc.

synopsis: Prysm, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based, digital-canvas solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of Kaybus, Inc., a leader in secure, cloud-based Knowledge Automation software for enterprises, securing additional enterprise-grade enhancements for Prysm Application Suite.
buyer: Prysm
Prysm is a leading provider of cloud-based, digital-canvas solutions to many of the world's largest global enterprises. The Prysm Visual Workplace platform drives a new era of digital transformation and enterprise agility. "
target: Kaybus, Inc.
Kaybus, Inc. is a leader in secure, cloud-based Knowledge Automation software for enterprises. Kaybus’ platform transforms an organization’s content into a single source of truth by automating the distribution of usable and useful knowledge to target individuals based on their specific needs.
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closed 1/4/2017 via PR Newswire

Epicor Software Corporation, acquired docStar

synopsis: Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of enterprise software to promote business growth, acquired docSTAR, an award-winning developer of document management software. docSTAR enables streamlining of business processes with smart enterprise content management, document management, automated accounts payable and electronic forms technology.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation provides industry-specific business software designed around the needs of manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and large enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers. "
target: docStar
docSTAR provides collaborative enterprise content management and automated Accounts Payable solutions to streamline business processes for organizations of any size.
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closed 4/25/2008 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. has completed settlement of its tender offer for Fast Search & Transfer ASA, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. FAST will operate as a Microsoft subsidiary, with a dedicated enterprise search research and development center in Oslo, Norway, and offices throughout the world.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,190 [$1,064]
rev ($mm)
$143
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closed 7/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., acquired AgentArts

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer, the leading global provider of search technologies, today announced the acquisition of AgentArts, Inc., a leading personalization and recommendation technology company.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
target: AgentArts
AgentArts is a leading provider of recommendation and personalization solutions for music, video, games and mobile entertainment. AgentArts offers a range of recommendation, personalization, datamining and community recommendation products.
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$3.00
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announced 4/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., will purchase RetrievalWare business from Convera Inc.

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer a leading developer of search technologies, announced its agreement to purchase selected assets of Convera Corporation, a leader in information retrieval solutions. Under the terms of the signed agreement, FAST will acquire the assets of Convera's RetrievalWare™ business.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
seller: Convera Inc.
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand.
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closed 11/27/2006 via

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., acquired Platefood Limited

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer the leading developer of search technologies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Platefood Limited. FAST has acquired all the remaining shares in Platefood Limited including 19.99% from Schibsted SØK AS and 61.01% from Sensis Pty Ltd for € 8,100,000 in cash.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
target: Platefood Limited
Platefood Limited was originally set up to offer online search services and search-based advertising solutions to media and online directories companies.As the market opportunity for online advertising solutions significantly expanded, Platefood’s business model shifted to a software-centric market.
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closed 3/31/2006 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., acquired Kopek AS

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of enterprise search technologies and solutions, today announced that the company has acquired Kopek AS, a developer of a secure online content access platform.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
target: Kopek AS
Kopek AS, a developer of a secure online content access platform. The content access platform incorporates security, transport, identification, access control, personalization, payments and clearing, all in one solution.
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closed 10/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Mover

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Mover, a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Mover
Mover is a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. Mover supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers – including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive – into OneDrive and SharePoint.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

GitHub Inc., acquired Semmle

synopsis: Github, an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Semmle, a company that is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Semmle
Semmle is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities. Security and software engineering teams at Google, Microsoft, NASA, Nasdaq and Uber depend on Semmle’s code analysis platform to secure their code.
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closed 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Movere, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Movere, a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Movere, Inc.
Movere is a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
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closed 8/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired jClarity

synopsis: Microsoft announced it is acquiring jClarity, a company that provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: jClarity
jClarity provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Advertising Worldwide, acquired PromoteIQ

synopsis: Microsoft Advertising, a leader in search engine advertising, has acquired PromoteIQ, a leading provider of vendor marketing technology to online retailers and brands. PromoteIQ empowers online retailers to scale their vendor marketing programs on-site, generating incremental high-margin revenue and a premium marketing channel for brands.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Advertising Worldwide
Microsoft Advertising is a leader in search engine advertising. Microsoft Advertising provides pay per click advertising on the Bing and Yahoo! search engines. They offer a powerful search network that connects businesses to a large and unique audience. "
target: PromoteIQ
PromoteIQ is a leading provider of vendor marketing technology to online retailers and brands. PromoteIQ empowers online retailers to scale their vendor marketing programs on-site, generating incremental high-margin revenue and a premium marketing channel for brands.
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closed 7/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired BlueTalon

synopsis: Microsoft, the leading software corporation, has acquired BlueTalon, a leading provider of Unified Data Access Control solutions for modern data platforms. BlueTalon provides a customer-proven, data-centric solution for data access management and auditing across the diverse systems resident in modern data estates.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: BlueTalon
BlueTalon is the leading provider of Unified Data Access Control solutions for modern data platforms. BlueTalon delivers precise, consistent, and dynamic user access controls to data across Hadoop, SQL, and NoSQL data platforms.
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closed 6/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

GitHub Inc., acquired Pull Panda

synopsis: GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft and an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Pull Panda, a startup that makes code review tools for developers using GitHub. Their products are used by 1,000+ companies like Pivotal, Instacart, and Trivago.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Pull Panda
Pull Panda is a startup that makes code review tools for developers using GitHub. Their products are used by 1,000+ companies like Pivotal, Instacart, and Trivago.
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closed 6/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Double Fine Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has announced that it has purchased Double Fine Productions, creators of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Brutal Legend, among many others. This acquisition will give Microsoft an ongoing source of adventure games in the future, as well as the possibility of a rich collection of catalog titles to add to the Xbox Game Pass.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Double Fine Productions is an award-winning, independent game development studio founded in 2000 by games industry veteran Tim Schafer. Double Fine is the studio behind games like Psychonauts and Broken Age.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Drawbridge

synopsis: LinkedIn is acquiring digital identity management vendor Drawbridge Inc. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Linkedin plans for Drawbridge to help users better reach and understand their professional audiences and measure the ROI of their campaigns across mobile and desktop.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Drawbridge
Drawbridge uses AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Drawbridge's technology allows companies to better understand their users for advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendation, authentication, risk detection, and more.
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closed 4/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Express Logic, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired Express Logic, a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) and middleware products for embedded IoT applications. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS solution is used to power a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Express Logic, Inc.
Express Logic is a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) and middleware products for embedded IoT applications. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS solution is used to power a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, purchased DataSense from BrightBytes

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired DataSense from BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization. DataSense is a leading IPaaS solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a comprehensive data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
seller: BrightBytes
BrightBytes' DataSense is a data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS) solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems. BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization.
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closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Citus Data

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring Citus Data, a start-up that has commercialized open-source database software called PostgreSQL. Built to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that is available as open source, as enterprise software that can be run on-prem or on any cloud, and as a fully-managed database as a service.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Citus Data
Citus Data is a start-up that has commercialized open-source database software called PostgreSQL. Built to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that is available as open source, as enterprise software that can be run on-prem or on any cloud, and as a fully-managed database as a service.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired FSLogix

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired FSLogix, a virtual desktop startup based in Georgia. They are the leading innovator of solutions that reduce the amount of hardware, time and labor required to support desktop virtualization platforms.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: FSLogix
FSLogix is a virtual desktop startup based in Georgia. They are the leading innovator of solutions that reduce the amount of hardware, time and labor required to support desktop virtualization platforms.
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announced 11/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire XOXCO

synopsis: Microsoft announced it would acquire an Austin-based software product design and development studio called XOXCO. XOXCO is known for Howdy, a bot for the popular Slack work chat app that helps schedule meetings, as well as Botkit, which provides development tools for the GitHub code-sharing service.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: XOXCO
XOXCO help businesses design, develop and launch software products. XOXCO is known for Howdy, a bot for the popular Slack work chat app that helps schedule meetings, as well as Botkit, which provides development tools for the GitHub code-sharing service.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Studios, acquired Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Studios, the video game production wing of Microsoft, has acquired Obsidian Entertainment, one of the world's premiere role-playing game development studios. Obsidian Entertainment is best know for their work on critically acclaimed role-playing games like Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Studios
Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing of Microsoft. Microsoft Studios develops and publishes games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Windows Phone platforms. Their games include Age of Empires, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, and more. "
target: Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Obsidian Entertainment is one of the world's premiere role-playing game development studios. The studio is best know for their work on critically acclaimed role-playing games like Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Studios, acquired inXile Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Studios, the video game production wing of Microsoft, has acquired inXile Entertainment, a premiere video game development studio that specializes in role-playing games. inXile Entertainment creates high-quality titles for their passionate and dedicated fanbase. Their portfolio of games include Wasteland 2, The Bard's Tale, and more.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Studios
Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing of Microsoft. Microsoft Studios develops and publishes games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Windows Phone platforms. Their games include Age of Empires, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, and more. "
target: inXile Entertainment Inc.
inXile Entertainment is a premiere video game development studio that specializes in role-playing games. inXile Entertainment creates high-quality titles for their passionate and dedicated fanbase. Their portfolio of games include Wasteland 2, The Bard's Tale, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Glint Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft's LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Glint, a real-time employee engagement platform to help global organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve business results.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Glint Inc.
Glint Inc. develops a real-time employee engagement platform for organizations. It offers Visibility solution that enables HR teams, leaders, and managers to access data, and displays it in ways that highlights strengths, weaknesses, trends, and areas of concern at a glance.
price ($mm)
$450
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Lobe Artificial Intelligence, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services, has acquired Lobe Artificial Intelligence, a visual tool that allows to build custom deep learning models, train them, and ship them directly in an app without writing code.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Lobe Artificial Intelligence, Inc.
Lobe Artificial Intelligence is a visual tool that lets users build custom deep learning models, train them, and ship them directly to their app without writing any code. Lobe gives people the ability to invent with deep learning and enable intelligent products and experiences.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Bonsai

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Bonsai, a small artificial intelligence start-up. Bonsai is an AI platform that empowers developers to build, teach and use intelligent systems. Its platform greatly simplifies the programming of control and optimization to create more intelligent systems and business processes.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Bonsai
Bonsai is an AI platform that empowers developers to build, teach and use intelligent systems. Its platform greatly simplifies the programming of control and optimization to create more intelligent systems and business processes.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Flipgrid

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. Flipgrid was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Minneapolis.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Flipgrid
Flipgrid is an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. The start-up was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Minneapolis.
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closed 4/25/2008 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. has completed settlement of its tender offer for Fast Search & Transfer ASA, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. FAST will operate as a Microsoft subsidiary, with a dedicated enterprise search research and development center in Oslo, Norway, and offices throughout the world.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,190 [$1,064]
rev ($mm)
$143
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired MetaMind

synopsis: Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, a deep learning startup backed by Salesforce cofounder and chief executive Marc Benioff. MetaMind is building an AI platform for natural language processing, image understanding, and knowledge base analytics.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$14,013.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MetaMind
MetaMind wants to make Deep Learning accessible to everyone. Deep Learning is a rapidly growing branch of artificial intelligence. It comprises a set of techniques that don’t require domain experts to program knowledge into algorithms. Instead, these techniques can learn by observing data.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$186,941.22)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,183.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
price ($mm)
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cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Corel Corporation

synopsis: KKR, a global investment firm, has acquired Corel, one of the world's top software platforms, from Vector Capital. Canada-based Corel offers a portfolio of software solutions to over 90 million knowledge workers, empowering professionals across industries in three main verticals: Creativity, Productivity, and Desktop-as-a-Service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Canada-based Corel offers some of the industry's best-known software brands, and give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Corel delivers a portfolio of innovative applications including CorelDRAW, ClearSlide, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
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closed 6/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Immudyne, acquired PDFSimpli

synopsis: ImmuDyne, Inc., a technology-driven e-commerce company, announced the closing of a strategic acquisition. PDFSimpli is a software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
buyer: Immudyne (OTCPK:IMMD:$6.49)
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio. "
target: PDFSimpli
PDFSimpli is software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
price ($mm)
$0.15*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Avanquest, acquired Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware

synopsis: Avanquest has acquired the group holding the Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware businesses. Upclick is an ultra-modern platform used all over the world for the sale of digital products. Lulu Software is a major supplier of PDF solutions with its SodaPDF software. Adaware provides antivirus and security solutions.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: Avanquest (ENXTPA:AVQ:$105.99)
Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia. "
target: Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware
Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware are a Canadian group of companies. Lulu Software sells the Soda PDF application and document management solutions. Adaware specializes in Internet security and antivirus and security solutions. Upclick is an e-commerce platform used for the sale of digital goods.
price ($mm)
$12*
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$4,501.20)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hangar Technology, Inc, acquired Autoflight Logic

synopsis: Hangar, the Austin, TX based technology company developing an autonomous data capture ecosystem for drones, announced it acquired Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones.
buyer: Hangar Technology, Inc
Hangar is building an automated ecosystem for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. "
target: Autoflight Logic
Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones. Autoflight Logic boasts over 150k autonomous flights in over 190 countries flown using its ground control software.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired Scientific Calculator

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired Android app Scientific Calculator from developer Petr Hapal. Scientific Calculator supports advanced calculations such as complex number equations and it has a large universal/physical/mathematical/chemical constant table, making it a tool ready for science.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
target: Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator is a powerful Android scientific calculator with a real look. It is one of the few Android calculators with complex number equations support.
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announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$496.80)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2016 via GlobeNewswire

HMS Industrial Networks AB, acquired Intesis Software SL

synopsis: HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has acquired all of the shares of the Spain-based company Intesis Software, S.L. - a leading provider of communication gateway solutions for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system integration within the fields of building automation.
buyer: HMS Industrial Networks AB (OM:HMS:$91.96)
HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. "
target: Intesis Software SL
Founded in 2000, Intesis Software is a leader in manufacturing innovative solutions for HVAC in the home and building automation market. Based in Igualada (Barcelona), Spain, it offers a wide range of products to customers in more than 90 countries.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/14/2016 via Market Wire

LULU Software, acquired Docudesk

synopsis: LULU Software, the maker of Soda PDF, is excited to announce the official acquisition of Docudesk, a major player in the PDF software industry. Docudesk serves over 350,000 customers, its main focus on providing PDF solutions for businesses.
buyer: LULU Software
LULU Software is the publisher of Soda® PDF, a portable document format (PDF) editing and creation application. Founded in 2010, LULU Software creates simple, smart and efficient software for PCs. "
target: Docudesk
Docudesk has been the leader in high value business grade PDF software solutions. With millions of installed downloads and customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies and governments to individual home users, Docudesk has built a reputation for delivering high quality software at affordable prices.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
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xSuite

Metalogix Software Corp.

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Brand.ai

Damdy

Koemei

CipherPoint

Tirsys CVBA

Kofax, Inc.

Kaybus, Inc.

docStar

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AgentArts

Convera Inc.

Platefood Limited

Kopek AS

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Semmle

Movere, Inc.

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PromoteIQ

BlueTalon

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Double Fine Productions, Inc.

Drawbridge

Express Logic, Inc.

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Citus Data

FSLogix

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inXile Entertainment Inc.

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Lobe Artificial Intelligence, Inc.

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Microsoft Corporation

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Scientific Calculator

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