Like Press-sense Ltd.

announced 5/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Bitstream Inc., will acquire Press-sense Ltd.

synopsis: Bitstream Inc. – a leading software development company with core competencies in browsing, font, and publishing technologies – announced that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Press-sense Ltd. Press-sense is a leading developer of business flow automation systems.
buyer: Bitstream Inc. (BITS:$23.14)
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language and on any device. "
target: Press-sense Ltd.
Press-sense is a developer of Business Flow Automation for the Print Industry™. Going beyond typical Web-to-print and MIS features, the company’s solutions enable commercial printers to provide value-added services, develop new revenue streams, strengthen client bonds, and reach new markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.53 [$9.69]
rev ($mm)
$8
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1.2x
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closed 6/19/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

AlphaGraphics, acquired Print Speak

synopsis: AlphaGraphics, Inc., an MBE Worldwide company, announced the acquisition of Print Speak by its parent company, U.S. Business Holdings, Inc.  Based in Australia, Print Speak is an integrated sales, marketing and business management platform for independent printers, print franchise groups and their franchisees.
buyer parent: Mail Boxes Etc. Worldwide (MBE)
buyer: AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 250 locations in 5 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products and solutions. "
target: Print Speak
Print Speak is an integrated sales, marketing and business management platform for independent printers, print franchise groups and their franchisees. Print Speak talks live to their existing systems, locations, team, prospects and customers to add value through insight, efficiency and automation.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, acquired Crispy Mountain GmbH

synopsis: German-based Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is expanding its digital business model with the acquisition of Crispy Mountain GmbH, a software developer from Mainz, Germany. Crispy Mountain enables modern printers to build scalable business models through their state of the art product Keyline, a cloud-based management platform for print businesses.
buyer: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (DB:HDD:$2,816.55)
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has been a reliable and highly innovative partner to the global printing industry for many years. The company helps define future trends in the printing industry with state-of-the-art technologies and innovative business ideas. "
target: Crispy Mountain GmbH
Crispy Mountain is a German software developer in the print industry. Crispy Mountain enables modern printers to build scalable business models through their state of the art product Keyline, a cloud-based management platform for print businesses.
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closed 6/3/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., acquired GamSys Software

synopsis: Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced it has acquired privately-held GamSys Software. GamSys is a leader in ERP (MIS) systems for the printing and packaging industries in the French speaking areas of Europe and Africa.
buyer: Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII:$986.62)
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information, and enable businesses to increase profits, productivity, and efficiency. "
target: GamSys Software
GamSys is a leader in ERP (MIS) systems for the printing and packaging industries in the French speaking areas of Europe and Africa. Their Partner 5.0 is an information flow manager and production flow manager. The work desk is fully user configurable with tools, indicators, and dashboard.
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announced 4/10/2013 via Reuters

PNI Digital Media, will acquire Quarterhouse Software

synopsis: PNI Digital Media, the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held QS Quarterhouse Software, Inc., an Austin, Texas based company that is a leading developer of web-based print on demand software for commercial printers and distributors.
buyer: PNI Digital Media (TSX:PN:$21.97)
The world's retailers rely on the PNI Digital Media Platform to sell personalized products. Their platform includes online, in-store kiosk and mobile software solutions enabling consumers to upload or create their own content for ordering as photo prints, photo books, photo calendars, and more. "
target: Quarterhouse Software
Quarterhouse Software is a leading developer of process management and analysis, ERP and commercial printing software solutions. Quarterhouse develops printing solutions, with a focus on online design, e-commerce, and custom web-to-print installations and products.
price ($mm)
$0.49
rev ($mm)
$0
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EV / rev
2.3x
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

X-Rite, Incorporated, acquired ColorCert

synopsis: X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology has acquired the ColorCert® software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany. ColorCert software is a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting tool used by consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: X-Rite, Incorporated
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. "
target: ColorCert
ColorCert® delivers process control for monitoring and managing color across a large and diverse supply chain, greatly simplifying color communication all the way from the artwork phase of projects through separation, ink room and pressroom.
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closed 6/24/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, acquired WorkWise Inc.

synopsis: Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, announced the acquisition of WorkWise, LLC, a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions designed for discrete manufacturers and customer relationship management (CRM) software.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a global provider of industry-specific software solutions. Aptean’s purpose-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply chain management solutions help address the unique challenges facing process and discrete manufacturers, distributors, and other focused organizations. "
target: WorkWise Inc.
WorkWise is a leading developer of ERP and CRM software solutions along with comprehensive implementation and support services. WorkWise’s flagship products are customizable, easy-to-use, cost-effective software solutions that enable businesses to better serve their customers and prospects.
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closed 11/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., acquired Technique Group

synopsis: Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced that it has acquired Technique. Technique is a provider of MIS/ERP (management information systems and enterprise resource planning) software products for the publication, commercial and direct marketing print industries.
buyer: Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII:$986.62)
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information, and enable businesses to increase profits, productivity, and efficiency."
target: Technique Group
Technique offers solutions through a complete set of modular applications that can be implemented as stand-alone products or as an integrated suite to meet the business requirements. They provide modules that cover all stages of the print job administration, control and management.
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closed 8/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Altium Ltd., acquired Ciiva

synopsis: Altium has completed the acquisition of Ciiva. The company is a cloud-based electronic component management system that is designed to transform the way that components are controlled and tracked throughout the product lifecycle management process.
buyer: Altium Ltd. (ASX:ALU:$110.90)
Altium creates the tools designers need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products. "
target: Ciiva
Ciiva has over 70 years of experience in the embedded and automotive electronics marketplaces. Ciiva's vision was to create and provide solutions and services that would revolutionise the way that companies think about, access and manage their product and part data.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ideagen Plc, acquired InspectionXpert Corporation

synopsis: Ideagen, a provider of quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software, has acquired InspectionXpert, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that has developed a digital quality inspection solution for the advanced engineering and manufacturing sector.
buyer: Ideagen Plc (AIM:IDEA:$69.31)
Ideagen provides quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software and expertise. With an excellent portfolio of software products, Ideagen helps leading brands improve operational efficiency, strengthen compliance and oversight and anticipate and manage every detail of risk. "
target: InspectionXpert Corporation
InspectionXpert is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that has developed a digital quality inspection solution for the advanced engineering and manufacturing sector. Their inspection planning software has helped over 10,000 professionals save time creating their inspection plans.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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closed 4/11/2018 via Reuters

Quantum Qguar, acquired Qcadoo Limited Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Quantum Qguar, a Polish company that provides IT systems for logistics and delivery chain management, has acquired a 94% stake in Qcadoo, a company in Poland that offers an online production management solution for small and medium-sized manufacturers.
buyer: Quantum Qguar (WSE:QNT:$8.71)
Quantum Qguar is a Polish company that provides IT systems for enterprises that pose high requirements in the domain of logistics and delivery chain management. Their flagship product, Qguar, is designed to manage complex manufacturing, warehousing and distribution structures. "
target: Qcadoo Limited Sp. z o.o.
Qcadoo is a company in Poland that offers an online production management solution for small and medium-sized manufacturers. Their qcadoo MES solution enables companies to easily manage their production on a daily basis from anywhere in the world using a web browser.
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closed 4/9/2004 via BusinessWire

Autobytel Inc., acquired iDriveonline Inc.

synopsis: Leading Internet automotive marketing services company Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of iDriveonline, Inc., a leading provider of customer loyalty and retention marketing programs for the automotive industry.
buyer: Autobytel Inc. (ABTL:$110.04)
Autobytel Inc. is one of the largest online automotive marketplaces, empowering consumers to make smart vehicle choices using objective automotive data and insightful interactive editorial content. The result is a convenient car-buying process . "
target: iDriveonline Inc.
iDriveonline Inc. is a leading provider of customer loyalty and retention marketing programs for the automotive industry.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Zilingo, acquired nCinga

synopsis: Zilingo, an ecommerce platform in Singapore that helps fashion and lifestyle retailers sell directly to consumers, has acquired nCinga Innovations, a Sri Lanka-based software company focused on industry 4.0. nCinga provides SaaS-based Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for next generation smart factories.
buyer: Zilingo
Zilingo is an ecommerce platform in Singapore that helps fashion and lifestyle retailers sell directly to consumers. Zilingo allows people to buy clothing, accessories, bags, shoes, and more from various retailers. Zilingo uses technology to help businesses become more efficient and scale faster. "
target: nCinga
nCinga is a Sri Lanka-based software company focused on industry 4.0. nCinga provides SaaS-based Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for next generation smart factories. Their platform provides operational insights for shop floors and automates label inspections and costing.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 7/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Transcat, Inc., acquired CalTree

synopsis: Transcat, Inc., a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and laboratory instrument services and value-added distributor of professional grade handheld test, measurement and control instrumentation, has acquired CalTree, a suite of software solutions for the automation of calibration procedures and datasheet generation.
buyer: Transcat, Inc. (TRNS:$160.90)
Transcat, Inc. is a leading provider of accredited calibration, repair, inspection and compliance services including analytical instrument qualifications, equipment and process validation. "
target: CalTree
CalTree builds complete business solutions for the Calibration and Metrology industry. Their technologically advanced products facilitate each step of the business process as clients assist their customers, manage vendor relationships and track assets throughout the service cycle.
price ($mm)
$1.07
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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Forterro Inc., will acquire abas ERP

synopsis: Forterro, a group of European ERP software companies, will acquire abas Software AG (abas ERP), a global provider of flexible next generation ERP and eBusiness solutions. abas serves mid-market manufacturers and distributors. abas offers tailored products for manufacturers of all kinds, including custom manufacturing, industrial machinery and more.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Forterro Inc.
Forterro is a group of software companies that deliver strong operational ERP functionality to specialized geographical or vertical markets. The Forterro portfolio of ERP software solutions serves more than 3,000 customers around the world. "
target: abas ERP
abas Software AG is a global provider of flexible next generation ERP and eBusiness solutions. abas serves mid-market manufacturers and distributors. abas offers tailored products for manufacturers of all kinds, including custom manufacturing, industrial machinery, electronics, and automotive.
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announced 6/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Wipro Limited, will acquire International TechneGroup, Inc.

synopsis: India-based Wipro Limited, a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company, will acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a digital engineering and manufacturing solutions company. ITI is a world leader in Computer Aided Design and Product Lifecycle Management interoperability software services.
buyer: Wipro Limited (BSE:507685:$8,187.19)
Wipro Limited, based in India, is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. They use cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help their clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful."
target: International TechneGroup, Inc.
International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) is a leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. ITI helps manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems.
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closed 9/14/2017 via GlobeNewswire

TrueCommerce, Inc., acquired Datalliance

synopsis: TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity and integration solutions, has acquired Datalliance. Datalliance helps companies implement and operate successful Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs. They help increase sales and profits by fully aligning business objectives, optimizing turns, and reducing supply chain costs.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: TrueCommerce, Inc.
TrueCommerce revolutionizes trading partner connectivity by linking suppliers, retail hubs and end consumers in one global commerce network. TrueCommerce's Global Commerce Network includes over 92,000 pre-connected retailers, distributors and logistics service providers. "
target: Datalliance
Datalliance helps companies implement and operate successful Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs. Datalliance makes it easy for trading partners to establish inventory management relationships that increase sales and profits by fully aligning business objectives and reducing supply chain costs.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Hoerl Information Management GmbH, acquired asim GmbH

synopsis: Hoerl Information Management GmbH has acquired asim, an industrial product information management (PIM) software provider, from Comosoft GmbH. asim is among Europe's leading manufacturers of standardized, individually configurable PIM solutions. asim PIM makes it possible to manage product information from different data sources.
buyer: Hoerl Information Management GmbH
Hoerl Information Management are consultants, implementers and service providers of cross data management solutions. They help clients plan cross media business strategy with product information management, data management, cross media publishing, digital asset management and translation management."
target parent: Eversfrank Group
target: asim GmbH
asim – advanced system for information management – is among Europe's leading manufacturers of standardized, individually configurable product information management (PIM) solutions. asim PIM makes it possible to manage product information from different data sources.
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announced 6/21/2017 via CNW Group

Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., will acquire Orckestra

synopsis: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology announced that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Orckestra Inc., a leading Canadian-based provider of digital unified and omnichannel commerce solutions for the retail and manufacturing industry.
buyer: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX:MDF:$60.58)
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. is a Canadian leader in information technology, owner of several recognized web and mobile platforms including MERX, BidNet, ASC, InterTrade, Jobboom, Réseau Contact and Carrus. Mediagrif's e-commerce solutions are used by millions of consumers and businesses."
target: Orckestra
Orckestra is a leading provider of digital unified commerce and omnichannel retail solutions. The company offers a single commerce platform to create and manage the most engaging shopping experiences across the web, mobile and in-store.
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closed 4/6/2017 via PR Newswire

eCompliance Management Solutions Inc., acquired FieldID

synopsis: eCompliance, a global leader in cloud safety software, announced the acquisition of Field iD, a leading provider of equipment inspection software. Field iD combines web-based and mobile technologies with the power of electronic identification to improve the efficiency of workplace safety management.
buyer: eCompliance Management Solutions Inc.
eCompliance safety software is the leader for improving worker participation in safety. Offering a real-time safety environment, eCompliance empowers organizations to improve EHS performance and use safety as a competitive differentiator. "
target: FieldID
Field iD is a leading provider of safety inspections, asset management and lock out tag out software. The company's easy-to-use cloud software has transformed the way organizations manage equipment safety.
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announced 5/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Bitstream Inc., will acquire Press-sense Ltd.

synopsis: Bitstream Inc. – a leading software development company with core competencies in browsing, font, and publishing technologies – announced that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Press-sense Ltd. Press-sense is a leading developer of business flow automation systems.
buyer: Bitstream Inc. (BITS:$23.14)
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language and on any device. "
target: Press-sense Ltd.
Press-sense is a developer of Business Flow Automation for the Print Industry™. Going beyond typical Web-to-print and MIS features, the company’s solutions enable commercial printers to provide value-added services, develop new revenue streams, strengthen client bonds, and reach new markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.53 [$9.69]
rev ($mm)
$8
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EV / rev
1.2x
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closed 3/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Monotype Imaging, purchased Font Business from Bitstream Inc.

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Bitstream Inc.’s font business in an all cash merger. Included in the acquisition is the popular MyFonts.com website, in addition to the widely used WhatTheFont identification service.
buyer: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for the display and printing of high-quality digital text. Its technologies are deployed across a range of consumer electronics (CE) devices, as well as in numerous software applications and operating systems. "
seller: Bitstream Inc. (BITS:$23.14)
Bitstream develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Its fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$42]
rev ($mm)
$27
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EV / rev
1.5x
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announced 5/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Bitstream Inc., will acquire Press-sense Ltd.

synopsis: Bitstream Inc. – a leading software development company with core competencies in browsing, font, and publishing technologies – announced that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Press-sense Ltd. Press-sense is a leading developer of business flow automation systems.
buyer: Bitstream Inc. (BITS:$23.14)
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream’s fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language and on any device. "
target: Press-sense Ltd.
Press-sense is a developer of Business Flow Automation for the Print Industry™. Going beyond typical Web-to-print and MIS features, the company’s solutions enable commercial printers to provide value-added services, develop new revenue streams, strengthen client bonds, and reach new markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.53 [$9.69]
rev ($mm)
$8
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closed 3/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Monotype Imaging, purchased Font Business from Bitstream Inc.

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Bitstream Inc.’s font business in an all cash merger. Included in the acquisition is the popular MyFonts.com website, in addition to the widely used WhatTheFont identification service.
buyer: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for the display and printing of high-quality digital text. Its technologies are deployed across a range of consumer electronics (CE) devices, as well as in numerous software applications and operating systems. "
seller: Bitstream Inc. (BITS:$23.14)
Bitstream develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Its fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$42]
rev ($mm)
$27
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1.5x
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Mixamo, Inc.

synopsis: Adobe, the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions, has acquired Mixamo, Inc., a company that saves countless hours of work for creatives working in 3D. Create, rig and animate production-quality 3D models with Mixamo's online software and asset collections.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target: Mixamo, Inc.
Mixamo saves countless hours of work for creatives working in 3D. Create, rig and animate production-quality 3D models with Mixamo's online software and asset collections. The end-to-end solution takes minutes, not days - accelerating 3D projects to new levels of creativity.
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closed 1/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

GitHub Inc., acquired Easel

synopsis: GitHub, a social network for programmers, has acquired Easel, a browser-based WYSIWYG web design tool that launched out of Y Combinator in 2012. Easel is an in-browser, high-fidelity web design tool aimed at designers and developers on small teams.
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub Inc. provides code hosting services. It allows the users to store code repositories for collaborative development of software solutions. The company also provides tools to public and private individuals and companies for writing codes. "
target: Easel
Easel was borne out of the frustration with the current state of design tools. Development tools have improved as the web has matured but design tools haven't. They started Easel because they want to create better design tools for the Web.
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announced 11/4/2009 via Market Wire

GenArts, Inc., will acquire wondertouch, LLC

synopsis: GenArts Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, announced a definitive agreement to acquire wondertouch, LLC. wondertouch is the creator of particle illusion, a sprite-based particle effects application designed to provide the most comprehensive effects creation tool.
buyer: GenArts, Inc.
GenArts is a premier provider of visual special effects software for the film and video industry. GenArts' Sapphire Plug-ins extend the capabilities of editing and effects workstations by providing digital artists with a collection of over 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects."
target: wondertouch, LLC
wondertouch is a software developer specializing in particle effects for the visual effects industry. The company's flagship product particleIllusion, a sprite-based particle effects application, is designed to provide the most comprehensive effects creation tool and efficient workflow.
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closed 3/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired Artomatix

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired Artomatix, an Irish software company that uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows in top studios worldwide. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: Artomatix
Dublin-based Artomatix is an AI-driven 3D content creation platform, used by AAA studios and 3D artists working across gaming, entertainment, industrial, and design industries. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
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closed 6/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Image Metrics, Ltd., acquired Character-FX

synopsis: Image Metrics, Inc., the leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired avatar technology company Character-FX, founded by 3D animation pioneer John Riggs.
buyer: Image Metrics, Ltd. (IMGX:$0.00)
Image Metrics provides facial animation software and services to the interactive entertainment and film industries. Image Metrics’ proprietary software utilizes video of an actor’s performance to drive the animation of a facial performance without markers or makeup. "
target: Character-FX
CharacterFX ("CFX") is a complete software solution for 3D character rigging. CFX’s unique approach allows rapid construction of animator friendly rigs that enable high quality animation results for high-end film, games and consumer projects.
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announced 4/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

iStudy Co., Ltd., will acquire e frontier, Inc.

synopsis: iStudy, a Japanese e-learning company, will acquire a 99.9% stake in e frontier from NCXX Group, a Japanese manufacturer of communication-related devices. e frontier is a Japanese developer of 3D computer graphic design software. e frontier offers solutions and tools for 3D graphic design, character creation, landscape creation, and 2D animations.
buyer parent: V-cube, Inc.
buyer: iStudy Co., Ltd. (:$8.44)
iStudy is a Japanese e-learning company. Their iStudy Academy provides courses to help people acquire new skills in the advanced IT technology field. They also offer iStudy LMS, is a learning management system that helps businesses to create accurate training plans. "
target parent: NCXX Group Inc.
target: e frontier, Inc.
e frontier is a Japanese developer of 3D computer graphic design software. e frontier offers solutions and tools for 3D graphic design, character creation, landscape creation, and 2D animations. Their software products are used by architects, video editors, animation studios and game developers.
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$0.75*
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aniplex Inc., acquired Live2D Inc.

synopsis: Aniplex, a Japanese anime production company, has acquired a majority stake in Live2D, a software company in Japan that offers computer graphics software. Live2D's software allows artists to create 3D models and animations from 2D images. Live2D supports a wide spectrum of applications and can be used for video games, movies, apps, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Aniplex Inc.
Aniplex is a Japanese anime production company. The company produces high-quality animated TV programs, OVAs, and animated theatrical films. Their productions are based on popular manga series such as Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Yakitate!! Japan, and more. "
target: Live2D Inc.
Live2D is a software company in Japan that offers computer graphics software. Their software allows artists to easily create 3D models and animations from 2D images. Live2D supports a wide spectrum of applications and can be used for video games, movies, events, signage, apps, live streams and more.
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closed 2/7/2014 via Company Press Release

Renderosity, acquired Blacksmith3D

synopsis: Renderosity and Blacksmith3D are pleased to announce that the popular texture painting and morph creator software, Blacksmith3D, is now part of the Renderosity family. The Blacksmith3D Software empowers the artists so that they can easily generate high-end visual results while ensuring maximum workflow optimization.
buyer: Renderosity
The Renderosity community is made up of members who have a passion for helping others learn, share and grow in digital art. The participation and interaction among members has slowly built a family and a place known as a "home". "
target: Blacksmith3D
Blacksmith3D is a popular texture painting and morph creator software. The Blacksmith3D software allows artists the ability to easily generate high-end visual results while ensuring maximum workflow optimization.
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announced 9/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Boris FX, will acquire GenArts, Inc.

synopsis: Boris FX, a leading developer of visual effects, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries.
buyer: Boris FX
Boris FX is a leading developer of visual effects, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. "
target: GenArts, Inc.
GenArts is the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries. GenArts develops tools that have become the standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading studio, broadcast and post-production facilities of all sizes around the world.
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announced 5/17/2010 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., will acquire Benchmark Broadcast Systems

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., the leading global provider of on-demand software solutions for managing and monetizing Internet Protocol (IP)-based video assets, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Benchmark Broadcast Systems Pte. Ltd. Benchmark is a leading video asset management provider and broadcast video systems integrator.
buyer: KIT digital, Inc. (:$214.93)
KIT digital, Inc. is a global provider of proprietary IP-based video distribution technologies and video-centric interactive marketing solutions. KIT digital works closely with consumer brands, content providers and telcos to maximize the value of video content via the Internet and mobile networks. "
target: Benchmark Broadcast Systems
Benchmark Broadcast is a leading video asset management provider and broadcast system integrator in Asia with offices in Singapore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Beijing and sales/engineering presence in Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur & Taipei. Its customers are located in countries from Dubai to China.
price ($mm)
$4.90
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announced 1/20/2009 via PR Newswire

GenArts, Inc., will acquire SpeedSix Software Limited

synopsis: GenArts Inc., the leading provider of digital visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SpeedSix Software Limited.
buyer: GenArts, Inc.
GenArts is a premier provider of visual special effects software for the film and video industry. GenArts' Sapphire Plug-ins extend the capabilities of editing and effects workstations by providing digital artists with a collection of over 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects."
target: SpeedSix Software Limited
SpeedSix was founded in late 2002 to develop and market visual effects software plugins for high-end film and TV post-production.The company is privately owned and funded by people with many years experience of image processing, 3D animation and visualisation.
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closed 10/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired IKinema ltd.

synopsis: Apple has acquired IKinema, a UK-based 3D animation company. IKinema develops motion capture technology that could morph video footage of people into animated characters. Apple has purchased several small companies with a similar 3D graphics focus in the past, which were integrated into Apple’s Animoji feature.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: IKinema ltd.
iKinema Ltd. is a UK developer of motion capture software whose products are used in the production of films, virtual reality content, and video games. The company provides a software engine that can take motion capture data and use the measurements to animate a virtual character.
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closed 4/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Ross Video Limited, purchased Piero Sports Graphics from Red Bee Media Limited

synopsis: Ross Video, a manufacturer of innovative products for video production, has acquired Piero Sports Graphics from Red Bee Media, a global media services company. Piero Sports Graphics is an award-winning sports analysis tool-set used by high profile broadcasters to provide audiences with new angles and virtual views of sports events.
buyer: Ross Video Limited
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in video production applications. Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of smart production solutions. "
seller parent: Ericsson AB
seller: Red Bee Media Limited
Piero Sports Graphics is an award-winning sports analysis tool-set used by high profile broadcasters to provide audiences with new angles and virtual views of sports events through 3D graphics and image recognition. Piero Sports Graphics belongs to Red Bee Media, a global media services company.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon Web Services, Inc, acquired Thinkbox Software, Inc.

synopsis: Amazon Web Services has acquired Thinkbox Software, which makes technology used by media and entertainment architects and engineers to manage render farms — large systems for processing computer-generated graphics and video.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon Web Services, Inc
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted, cloud-based solutions to help meet business needs. The AWS Cloud makes a broad set of services, partners, and support options easily available to help make sure that they can focus on what will make their solution a success. "
target: Thinkbox Software, Inc.
Thinkbox Software provides creative tools and pipeline technology for both small and large scale projects including the worlds largest feature films. Thor, Green Lantern, Harry Potter, Avatar, Tron, GI-Joe the Rise of Cobra and hundreds of other films have utlized their software.
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closed 9/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired IRIDAS

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated has acquired certain assets of privately held IRIDAS, a leader in high-performance tools for digital color grading and enhancement of professional film and video content, including stereoscopic technology. IRIDAS aims to streamline production and post from on set to finishing.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: IRIDAS
IRIDAS is a leader in high-performance tools for digital color grading and enhancement of professional film and video content, including stereoscopic technology. IRIDAS aims to streamline production and post from on set to finishing, and helps make stereoscopic moviemaking an everyday reality.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

ESRI, acquired Procedural Inc.

synopsis: Esri has acquired Procedural, one of the world's leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Urban planners, architects, video game developers, and movie studios around the world use Procedural's CityEngine product to create 3D cities at any resolution.
buyer: ESRI
The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide. Esri applications provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. "
target: Procedural Inc.
Procedural, Inc. is one of the world's leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Procedural was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of the ETH Zurich and is located in Zurich, Switzerland. With CityEngine, Procedural Inc.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Lightwell

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Lightwell, a company that was founded on the mission of ushering in a new era of interactive storytelling, engaging people in new and delightful ways. The Lightwell tool helps create story apps that are downloaded millions of times.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Lightwell
Hullabalu developed Lightwell software to create an original story series for children called The Adventures of Pan, which became a top seller in over 38 countries. Lightwell enables designers to create and ship animations across devices without developers having to recreate them by hand in Apple’s
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closed 11/13/2014 via PR Newswire

The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd., acquired Made With Mischief, Inc

synopsis: The Foundry expanded its market reach by acquiring Made With Mischief, Inc., a developer of simple, creative and accessible tools and applications. Its flagship product, Mischief, a pen-based sketching application for Mac and Windows, blends sophisticated underlying technology with an elegant, clean interface.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd.
The Foundry is a world-leading innovator of visual effects and image processing technologies that boost productivity in motion picture and video post-production. The Foundry is at the cutting edge of software development, marketing and sales for visual effects compositing. "
target: Made With Mischief, Inc
Made With Mischief, Inc., develops simple, creative and accessible tools and applications that empower people to explore ideas and create. Its flagship product, Mischief, is a sketching application for Mac and Windows, blends sophisticated underlying technology with an elegant, clean interface.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Patreon, acquired Memberful

synopsis: Patreon, a company which allows creators to earn an income through patron memberships, has announced that it is acquiring Memberful, a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms.
buyer: Patreon
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or "patrons." "
target: Memberful
Memberful is a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms. Memberful is a service for independent creators, educators, and publishers who prefer to have complete control over their membership program.
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