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closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Convera Inc., acquired Firstlight ERA

synopsis: Vertical search technology company Convera Corporation has announced the signing of a merger agreement with advertising agency Firstlight Online Limited. The combined new company will bring together the vertical search technology of Convera and the advertising sales and marketing capabilities of Firstlight.
buyer: Convera Inc. (CNVR:$0.00)
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. "
target: Firstlight ERA
Editorial Related Advertising is the most targeted and cost-effective online marketing tool available - Firstlight E|R|A helps publishers and their advertisers build online presence and generate online revenue.
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closed 1/14/2019 via GlobeNewswire

DoubleVerify, Inc, acquired Leiki

synopsis: DoubleVerify, the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software and analytics, announced that it has acquired Leiki, Ltd., a leading contextual intelligence and content classification platform headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, and with operations across Europe.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: DoubleVerify, Inc
DoubleVerify is the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality and effectiveness of digital media for the world's largest brands and media platforms. "
target: Leiki
Founded in 2000, Leiki provides a leading, independent semantic AI platform that offers a variety of software as a service (SaaS) solutions for brands and publishers. They are based in Finland.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Marketing G2

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global news media industry, announces the acquisition of Marketing G2, a Pennsylvania-based software company that develops digital tools for online subscriptions, customer engagement, data discovery and audience lifecycle management.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Marketing G2
Marketing G2 (MG2) develops data-driven customer engagement technology and management tools that enable subscription-based companies to utilize all their data, technology, and content assets to engage customers and prospects to grow audience, increase revenues, and reduce costs.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 2/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Triberr, acquired Scoutle

synopsis: Triberr, a blog amplification and content discovery platform, has acquired Scoutle. An Amsterdam-based startup founded in 2007, Scoutle has developed a search engine algorithm that ranks content by quality, virality, and relevance without the need for any user-generated action.
buyer: Triberr
Triberr is a blog amplification and content discovery platform. Brands can use Triberr for Influence Marketing campaigns. Triberr sends over 2 million monthly visits to its members. "
target: Scoutle
An Amsterdam-based startup founded by Godfried Van Loo in 2007, Scoutle has developed a search engine algorithm that ranks content by quality, virality, and relevance without the need for any user-generated action.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI). DTI is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the global news and media industry.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
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closed 6/8/2006 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: In a transaction announced this week, The Riverside Company, the largest private equity firm investing in premier small to midsize companies, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI), a respected innovator in the newspaper publishing software industry. Several members of DTI’s management team also joined in this investment.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
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closed 11/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

DoubleVerify, Inc, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: DoubleVerify, the leading independent platform for digital media measurement and analytics, announced the acquisition of Ad-Juster, a SaaS-based reporting and analytics platform for digital publishers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: DoubleVerify, Inc
DoubleVerify is the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality and effectiveness of digital media for the world's largest brands and media platforms. "
target: Ad-Juster
Ad-Juster is a market-leading SaaS provider of unified data reporting and analytics for digital advertising. Ad-Juster delivers a digital advertising measurement product line to streamline workflows, overcome billing discrepancies, optimize programmatic performance and maximize revenue.
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announced 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Piano Software Inc., will acquire Cxense

synopsis: Piano, a company that offers cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users, will acquire Norway-based Cxense, a company that helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano offers high-performance cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users. Leading businesses around the world use Piano to power their subscription, analytics, and personalization efforts. "
target: Cxense (OB:CXENSE:$19.56)
Norway-based Cxense helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource. Their leading Data Management Platform with Intelligent Personalization, gives companies insight into their customers, and enables them to action this insight real-time.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$34]
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$19
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1.9x
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closed 9/25/2017 via BusinessWire

OpenX Technologies, Inc., acquired Mezzobit

synopsis: OpenX, the global leader in quality programmatic advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mezzobit. Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
buyer: OpenX Technologies, Inc.
OpenX is the global leader in quality programmatic advertising. OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. "
target: Mezzobit
Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
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closed 1/18/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Innotech Capitals, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: Innotech Capitals, an international private equity consortium group and the investment arm of Innotech International Group, has acquired Ad-Juster accelerating the data aggregation platform's access to global markets. San Diego-based Ad-Juster, is used by digital publishers to automate manual processes which are time-consuming and prone to error.
buyer: Innotech Capitals
Innotech Capitals, the investment arm of Innotech International Group, is an international private equity group focusing on the global adtech market. The founding partners have extensive experience in the Chinese AdTech sector to facilitate portfolio companies’ penetration into the China market. "
target: Ad-Juster
San Diego-based Ad-Juster, is used by digital publishers and ad agencies to automate manual processes which are time-consuming and prone to error. Ad-Juster is the only fully automated reconciliation and aggregate reporting system in the digital ad industry.
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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Frankly Media, will acquire Vemba Corporation

synopsis: Frankly Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Vemba, a leading video asset management, syndication and monetization platform in a move that strengthens the Company's position as the most advanced Over-The-Top (OTT) Video Management and Cloud Playout system for broadcasters.
buyer: Frankly Media (TSXV:TLK:$19.79)
Frankly Media provides a complete suite of digital solutions for media companies to create, manage, distribute and monetize their content on all platforms maximizing audience engagement and revenue potential. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Toronto and Atlanta. "
target: Vemba Corporation
Vemba is a next generation video distribution and content discovery platform for premium publishers. They are a uniquely publisher-focused platform that enables content publishers to directly control all components of video distribution, ingestion and monetization.
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closed 4/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Upland Software, acquired PostUp

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software, has acquired PostUp, a leading provider of email and audience development solutions for publishing and media brands.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$201.75)
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and engage with their customers, prospects and community. "
target: PostUp
PostUp is a leading provider of email and audience development technology and services to the publishing and media industries. With a proven services team, award-winning platform, and hand-picked partners, PostUp delivers personalized communications that drive engagement and increase revenues.
price ($mm)
$35
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$11
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closed 5/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Clearstream.TV merged with Brealtime,

synopsis: bRealTime, a media and technology company focused on solving programmatic business challenges for both publishers and advertisers, and Clearstream, a media buying platform focused on streaming video, have merged to form EMX, a new programmatic marketplace.
buyer: Brealtime
bRealTime is a media and technology company focused on solving programmatic business challenges for both publishers and advertisers. bRealTime provides preferred access to an automated global exchange for both demand and supply side partners. "
target: Clearstream.TV
Founded in 2011, Clearstream is a media buying platform focused on streaming video. Their one-of-a-kind proprietary technology delivers TV like transparency for the world of digital media, offering innovative solutions to brands, marketers, agencies and publishers.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Tune, Inc., acquired Optimob

synopsis: HasOffers, the world's largest performance marketing platform, is acquiring the intellectual property assets of Tel Aviv based Optimob, makers of automation and optimization technology for ad networks and publisher management.
buyer: Tune, Inc.
TUNE delivers the most complete set of products for marketers to drive superior results in mobile and beyond. TUNE also builds technologies (like HasOffers) that power marketers’ agencies, ad networks, & other partners. HasOffers technology measure, analyze, & optimize performance marketing results."
target: Optimob
Optimob provides automation and optimization technology for ad networks and publisher management. Optimob provides performance marketers with the ability to optimize ad network traffic, automate click optimization, detect and block unwanted traffic and notify publishers about optimizations.
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closed 2/7/2017 via Market Wire

Inuvo, Inc., acquired Netseer

synopsis: Inuvo, Inc., an advertising technology and digital publishing company, announced that it had purchased substantially all the assets of Silicon Valley based NetSeer, Inc., a provider of visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers.
buyer: Inuvo, Inc. (AMEX:INUV:$83.58)
Inuvo®, Inc. is an advertising technology and digital publishing business that serves hundreds of millions of income generating ads monthly across a network of websites and apps serving desktop, tablet and mobile devices. "
target: Netseer
NetSeer provides market leading visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers backed by its patented ConceptGraph™ intent engine. ConceptGraph offers an accurate, nuanced picture of an audience's mindset resulting in a more precise and predictive targeting solution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.51 [$34.77]
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$21
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closed 3/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Omeda, acquired Hallmark Data Systems, LLC.

synopsis: Database and fulfillment services provider Omeda Communications has acquired Hallmark Data Systems from EBSCO Industries. Hallmark Data Systems is the leading marketing services and data management provider for media owners and publishers in the country. Hallmark offers integrated audience marketing solutions across print, email, and web platforms.
buyer: Omeda
Omeda provides a full range of integrated database marketing services, combining information from multiple data streams into one cohesive, interactive database. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Hallmark Data Systems, LLC.
Hallmark Data Systems is the leading marketing services and data management provider for media owners and publishers in the country. Hallmark offers integrated audience marketing solutions across print, email, and web platforms.
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closed 7/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired LiveRail

synopsis: Facebook has just bought video ad tech startup LiveRail, which connects marketers to publishers on web and mobile to target 7 billion video ads to visitors per month. LiveRail sets the standard for innovative video advertising technology solutions.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$78,975.00)
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: LiveRail
LiveRail is the leading publisher monetization platform for video. With over 3 billion monthly impressions (25% of all online video ads) delivered via their platform each month, LiveRail sets the standard for innovative video advertising technology solutions.
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announced 5/23/2012 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Vitrue, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Vitrue, a leading cloud-based social marketing and engagement platform that enables marketers to centrally create, publish, moderate, manage, measure and report on their social marketing campaigns and activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: Vitrue, Inc.
Vitrue, Inc. provides social media marketing solutions for the marketers, agencies, and publishers. The company, through its marketing platform, offers promotional programs, branded communities, syndicated brand applications, and add-on modules.
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closed 3/12/2008 via Folio: First Day

EBSCO Industries, Inc., acquired Hallmark Data Systems, LLC.

synopsis: Skokie, Illinois-based Hallmark Data Systems, a circulation fulfillment provider, has been sold to EBSCO, the world’s largest full-service subscription agency. The deal closed yesterday, says Ray Miller, Hallmark’s chairman.
buyer: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
EBSCO is ranked in the the top 200 of the nation's largest privately held coporations. Since its founding in 1944, EBSCO has diversified into more than 40 businesses, including: subscription provider for more than 300,000 title listings from more than 78,000 publishers worldwide. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Hallmark Data Systems, LLC.
Hallmark performs circulation fulfillment for more than 360 business publications, most of whose circulations are audited by ABC or BPAWW. We provide everything from front-end clerical labor and supervision to preparation of issue labels and reports and other extracts.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Vertical Search Works, acquired addGloo

synopsis: Vertical Search Works, the leading semantic search technology company, announced its acquisition of addGloo, a demand-side platform focused on integrating real-time semantic analysis with real-time bidding for online display advertising.
buyer: Vertical Search Works
Vertical Search Works is a search technology company which leverages its proprietary products to deliver more valuable results for advertisers, publishers and consumers across targeted vertical industries. "
target: addGloo
addGloo is a demand-side platform focused on integrating real-time semantic analysis with real-time bidding (RTB) for online display advertising. Their search-to-display strategy identifies the most relevant words and phrases on pages available for RTB through ad exchanges.
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closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Convera Inc., acquired Firstlight ERA

synopsis: Vertical search technology company Convera Corporation has announced the signing of a merger agreement with advertising agency Firstlight Online Limited. The combined new company will bring together the vertical search technology of Convera and the advertising sales and marketing capabilities of Firstlight.
buyer: Convera Inc. (CNVR:$0.00)
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. "
target: Firstlight ERA
Editorial Related Advertising is the most targeted and cost-effective online marketing tool available - Firstlight E|R|A helps publishers and their advertisers build online presence and generate online revenue.
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closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Convera Inc., acquired Firstlight ERA

synopsis: Vertical search technology company Convera Corporation has announced the signing of a merger agreement with advertising agency Firstlight Online Limited. The combined new company will bring together the vertical search technology of Convera and the advertising sales and marketing capabilities of Firstlight.
buyer: Convera Inc. (CNVR:$0.00)
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. "
target: Firstlight ERA
Editorial Related Advertising is the most targeted and cost-effective online marketing tool available - Firstlight E|R|A helps publishers and their advertisers build online presence and generate online revenue.
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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 12/12/2005 via BusinessWire

Plus Three, LP, acquired Primedia Internet Resource and Technology Group

synopsis: Plus Three LP, a strategic marketing and technology company serving major U.S. political organizations and non-profit institutions, announced its expansion into the publishing industry with the acquisition of the assets of Primedia Internet Resource and Technology Group, a division of PRIMEDIA Inc.
buyer: Plus Three, LP
Plus Three has developed a technology-driven software suite that has permanently altered the online constituent building & fundraising landscape. They leverage a powerful combination of technology and marketing services to enable its progressive clients to forge relationships with many constituents."
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Primedia Internet Resource and Technology Group
Primedia Internet Resource and Technology Group owns technology assets that include: Krang, the leading Open Source publishing tool; a Membership/Subscription tool; a centralized paid content platform; and PIRT ShuzaI a tool for quick building of user data collection forms by web editors.
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closed 2/10/2016 via Company Press Release

prettysocial media International GmbH, acquired Atosho ApS

synopsis: prettysocial media, the international Content Marketing and Social Distribution technology and solutions provider, announced the acquisition of Distributed eCommerce platform Atosho. Atosho created a new way for digital publishers to tap eCommerce revenue, at the same time providing a unique sales channel for eCommerce retailers.
buyer: prettysocial media International GmbH
prettysocial media is a Content Marketing and Social Distribution technology and solutions provider. The company develops highly engaging and performing digital campaigns which it distributes across its network of international premium social media publishers and to their respective audiences. "
target: Atosho ApS
Atosho created a new way for digital publishers to tap eCommerce revenue, at the same time providing a unique sales channel for eCommerce retailers. Atosho’s proprietary platform for Distributed eCommerce enables consumers to buy a product directly out of a publisher’s editorial content.
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closed 6/29/2010 via BusinessWire

LibreDigital, Inc., purchased Symtio from Zondervan Publishing House

synopsis: LibreDigital, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing and distribution technology for publishers, announced that it has acquired the Symtio e-commerce platform from Zondervan. Symtio is a multi-channel digital media platform that enables customers to purchase and access digital media online or through an in-store retail card program.
buyer: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital develops technology that connects publishers, marketplaces and consumers when and where they choose to read. LibreDigital solutions enable promotion, sales and delivery of content on-demand across the web or to any marketplace or device. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Zondervan Publishing House
Zondervan is the leading Christian communications company in the world. Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, produces Bibles, books, new media products, gift products from its Inspirio group and children's products from its Zonderkidz group.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Perion Network Ltd., will acquire Pub Ocean

synopsis: Perion Network Ltd., a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising, will acquire Pub Ocean, a digital publisher-focused technology company with scalable content distribution and real-time revenue analytics technology.
buyer: Perion Network Ltd. (PERI:$273.65)
Perion is a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising. Perion delivers its Synchronized Digital Branding solution across the three main pillars of digital advertising: ad search, social media, and display/video. "
target: Pub Ocean
Pub Ocean is a technology company that helps digital publishers become more profitable by providing greater visibility and control through proprietary technology: LiveYield for real-time revenue attribution, Mission to control and automate the purchase and sale of audience.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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$25
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$5
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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announced 5/23/2012 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Vitrue, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Vitrue, a leading cloud-based social marketing and engagement platform that enables marketers to centrally create, publish, moderate, manage, measure and report on their social marketing campaigns and activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: Vitrue, Inc.
Vitrue, Inc. provides social media marketing solutions for the marketers, agencies, and publishers. The company, through its marketing platform, offers promotional programs, branded communities, syndicated brand applications, and add-on modules.
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closed 2/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Moshtix Pty Ltd

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Moshtix Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. Moshtix specialises in general admission events across a variety of event genres.
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announced 7/17/2013 via PR Web

Advanstar Communications Inc., will acquire Balluun Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC and Balluun, Inc., a leader in social business-to-business technology, have agreed to merge Balluun’s powerful software platform with Advanstar’s Shop The Floor. Balluun provides a complementary service for tradeshows and other wholesale service providers who want to offer a state-of-the-art digital experience to their clients.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target: Balluun Inc.
Balluun provides a complementary service for tradeshows and other wholesale service providers who want to offer a state-of-the-art digital experience to their clients.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 4/22/2008 via

Vignette Corporation, acquired Vidavee

synopsis: Vignette, a global leader in Web experience management and delivery, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vidavee, a video Web services company that enables Web publishers to easily upload, share, analyze and monetize Internet video content.
buyer: Vignette Corporation
Vignette provides Internet Relationship Management software products and services, a category of enterprise solutions designed to enable businesses to build sustainable online customer relationships, increase returns on Internet-related investments and capitalize on Internet business opportunities. "
target: Vidavee
Vidavee is the only white label web media solution to fully enable user interaction around professional and consumer-contributed video content. Our clients’ user base can easily upload, select segments, comment, remix and share videos captured on any device.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 4/6/2015 via Financial Times

Vox Media, Inc., acquired OpBandit

synopsis: Vox Media, Inc. has acquired OpBandit. It tracks information about readers and their behaviour and uses it to determine the best content to show them on a publisher’s site. Readers who come to a Vox story through the site’s homepage may see a different headline and picture than those who click through a link from Facebook or Twitter.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target: OpBandit
OpBandit develops content optimization software for online publishers. The software tracks information about readers and their behaviour and uses it to determine the best content to show them on a publisher's site. The company is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

ScribbleLive, acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: ScribbleLive has announced their acquisition of CoveritLive, the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
buyer: ScribbleLive
ScribbleLive's end-to-end content engagement platform helps their clients plan, create, distribute, measure, and optimize their content to foster meaningful and profitable relationships with their audience. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: CoveritLive
CoveritLive is the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a leading content and social media company, has announced the acquisition of CoveritLive. Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive's live event platform to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Through a portfolio of vertical web properties, a global network of digital partners, and an innovative content studio, it publishes what the world wants to know and share. "
target: CoveritLive
Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
price ($mm)
$4.40
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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closed 1/6/2021 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Social Media Week

synopsis: Adweek, the leading source of news and insights covering marketing, media and technology, has acquired Social Media Week (SMW), a premiere conference and industry news platform for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW shares the best ideas and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target: Social Media Week
Social Media Week (SMW) is one of the world’s premiere conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing and technology. SMW curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture.
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closed 8/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, acquired Mediabistro

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media LLC, a collection of trade publications and events backed by a unit of Guggenheim Partners, has completed its acquisition of Mediabistro from the Mecklermedia Corp. Terms of the deal for Mediabistro, known for its website featuring job listings for journalists for other media professionals, weren't provided.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target parent: Mecklermedia Corporation
target: Mediabistro (MBIS:$13.13)
Mediabistro is the leading provider of jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. Their mission is to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers as we provide them with opportunities to acquire new positions, knowledge, skills, and connections.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 7/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Mediabistro.com, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired all of the shares of mediabistro.com inc. the career and community site for media and creative professionals, for $20.0 million in cash and a two year earn-out that could result in an additional $3.0 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. Our mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work.
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announced 6/4/2012 via Reuters

Google Inc., will acquire Meebo

synopsis: The world's biggest search engine, Google Inc, will buy Meebo Inc, a startup that helps online publishers connect their websites with social network sites. Meebo is a consumer internet company focused on driving user engagement across the web, reaching approximately half of the U.S. internet population.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Meebo
Meebo is a consumer internet company focused on driving user engagement across the web. Their flagship product, the Meebo Bar, provides publishers and advertisers a surprisingly simple way to organically weave content engagement and brand experiences into the consumer’s web experience.
price ($mm)
$100
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