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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

bNET Communications, Inc., acquired GoMo News

synopsis: bNET Communications, Inc. announced the acquisition of the popular mobile-industry online blog site, GoMo News.
buyer: bNET Communications, Inc.
bNET Communications, Inc., is a content aggregator, internet broadcasting company and accredited media organization that creates and distributes video content pertaining to new technology, primarily at corporate and consumer events, trade shows and conferences. "
target: GoMo News
GoMo News was founded in 2006 to provide news and analysis on the mobile industry, with an emphasis on mobile search and social networking, mobile advertising, and mobile barcodes.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

MyMobileLyfe, LLC, acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC

synopsis: MyMobileLyfe, LLC has acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC, publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. With a focus on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website. Atlanta Tech Blogs is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content.
buyer: MyMobileLyfe, LLC
MyMobileLyfe, LLC is a digital marketing and advertising agency whose products help businesses target relevant audiences and optimize promotional strategies. With MyMobileLyfe's search, display, retargeting, and live chat tools, ad buyers can reach customers across multiple channels and networks. "
target: Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC
Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC is the publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. The company is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content. Focusing on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website.
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closed 10/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Watson Technology Group, acquired GeeksWithBlogs, LLC

synopsis: Watson Technology Group, a Kansas City, Mo.-based technology investment firm, announced that it has acquired Geeks With Blogs, the Internet’s largest blog network dedicated to software developers and development-related topics. Bloggers and readers can expect many enhancements to the website and the blogging platform over the coming months.
buyer: Watson Technology Group
The Watson Technology Group is a Kansas City, Mo.-based investment firm that was founded in 2012 by successful developer and entrepreneur, Matt Watson. It invests in technology companies that are looking for seed or growth capital. "
target: GeeksWithBlogs, LLC
Founded in 2003, Geeks With Blogs is an ideal place for any developer who wants to create his/her own blog. The website receives millions of website visits each year, and provides participating bloggers with professional networking, industry collaboration and exposure to a targeted, mass audience.
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closed 8/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Catalyze.org merged with Modern Analyst Media LLC,

synopsis: iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization solutions, and ModernAnalyst.com, the premier online community and resource portal for business analysts, announced that the Catalyze.org destination site has been merged with ModernAnalyst.com, creating the single largest online community for business analysts in the world.
buyer: Modern Analyst Media LLC
ModernAnalyst.com is the number one online destination for business analysts, systems analysts, business process consultants, user experience designers, and other professionals involved in business analysis or systems analysis. "
target parent: iRise
target: Catalyze.org
Catalyze is a new community and "virtual watering hole" for professionals who define and design software applications and websites.
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closed 6/18/2007 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired Ajaxian, Inc.

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has acquired Ajaxian, Inc., a leading Web site and conference which provides content for the community of developers for "Ajax" (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), a web development technique for creating interactive web applications.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: Ajaxian, Inc.
Ajaxian, Inc., a leading Web site and conference which provides content for the community of developers for "Ajax" (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), a web development technique for creating interactive web applications.
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$1.00
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

ZURB, Inc., acquired Forrst, LLC

synopsis: ZURB announced it has acquired Forrst. Forrst, LLC provides an online community for Website developers and designers. The company offers its community to help themselves and others get better at their craft by providing critiques; and sharing their knowledge to build applications and Websites.
buyer: ZURB, Inc.
ZURB is a close-knit team of product designers who help companies design better websites, services and online products. In addition, their apps help designers design great products quickly through rapid prototyping, iteration and user feedback. They've worked with more than 200 startups since 1998. "
target parent: COLOURlovers Inc.
target: Forrst, LLC
The Forrst was created to assist designers and developers in honing their skills to land more and better jobs. The company offers its community to help themselves and others get better at their craft by providing critiques; and share their knowledge to build applications and Websites.
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closed 8/21/2019 via Company Press Release

RiseUp, acquired MENAbytes

synopsis: RiseUp, the Egyptian company behind MENA’s largest startup and entrepreneurship event RiseUp Summit, has acquired MENAbytes, a leading online technology publication based in Saudi Arabia. MENAbytes covers tech and digital media stories from the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer: RiseUp
RiseUp is an Egyptian platform that connects startups to the most relevant resources worldwide. RiseUp aims to promote entrepreneurship through their range of digital and event products. Their most prominent event is RiseUp Summit, MENA's largest entrepreneurship event. "
target: MENAbytes
MENAbytes is a leading online technology publication based in Saudi Arabia. MENAbytes covers tech and digital media stories from the Middle East and North Africa. MENAbytes brings readers all the latest happenings, from startups to influencers, everything in tech and digital media from the region.
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closed 3/8/2010 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired eBizQ.net

synopsis: Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announces the acquisition of ebizQ.net™, a leading website for business and information technology (IT) decision makers focused on Business Process Management (BPM) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: eBizQ.net
ebizQ is the definitive venue for business and IT professionals, vendors, and industry analysts with the need to exchange information on enterprise technologies, problems, and solutions. We focus on enterprise infrastructure including SOA, BPM, integration, Business Intelligence, SaaS, and security.
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closed 1/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis B2B Focus, acquired Toolbox.com, LLC

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Toolbox.com, the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals, from the Corporate Executive Board. Effective immediately, Toolbox.com will be a unit of Ziff Davis B2B Focus.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B Focus
Ziff Davis B2B Focus, formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers. "
target parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: Toolbox.com, LLC
Toolbox.com is the #1 professional networking site for IT professionals. Founded in 1998 and based in Scottsdale, AZ, Toolbox.com supports decision-making throughout the IT life cycle by linking over three million IT experts and executives across the globe each month.
price ($mm)
$2.10
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$7
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closed 2/6/2012 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis Enterprise Group

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. announced the purchase of certain Ziff Davis Enterprise media assets. The assets acquired include websites eWeek.com, CIOInsight.com, Baseline.com, ChannelInsider.com and WebBuyersGuide.com, among others, and one of the largest email and telephone subscriber databases in the business to business (B2B) technology space.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$495.34)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: Bessemer Venture Partners
target: Ziff Davis Enterprise Group
Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology’s trusted information resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on its brands for relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations.
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$17
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closed 7/16/2007 via BusinessWire

IDG Communications Inc., purchased the ITworld.com network from Accela Communications

synopsis: IDG Communications, a subsidiary of IDG, has acquired the ITworld.com network and its database of several hundred thousand IT professionals from Accela Communications, Inc of Southborough. In addition to ITworld.com, the network includes smallbusiness.ITworld.com, security.ITworld.com, and wireless.ITworld.com.
buyer parent: International Data Group
buyer: IDG Communications Inc.
IDG is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. Founded in 1964, IDG had 1999 revenues of $2.56 billion and has more than 12,000 employees worldwide. IDG offers the widest range of media options, which reach 90 million IT buyers in 80 countries. "
seller: Accela Communications
Accela Communications is an interactive marketing services firm that offers a collection of tools and services to produce, deliver and manage on-demand rich media communications. The company generates actionable results for customers.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
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$80
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$12
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closed 10/6/2015 via BusinessWire

SDxCentral, acquired The Rayno Report

synopsis: SDxCentral, a digital media platform that exclusively covers the B2B IT infrastructure market and focuses on next-generation technologies, announced its acquisition of The Rayno Report, a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world.
buyer: SDxCentral
SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure. These new technologies and approaches have the potential to change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed. "
target: The Rayno Report
The Rayno Report is a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world. The content and research services are distributed to millions of technology thought leaders who visit the website directly, or via email, social media, and distribution with partners.
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closed 7/25/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired PeepCode

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight is making a decisive foray into the open-source coding movement by acquiring Seattle-based PeepCode, the leading training resource for professional open-source developers. PeepCode Screencasts are the leading open-source training resource for hardcore professional Web developers and designers.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$252.00)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: PeepCode
PeepCode Screencasts are the leading open-source training resource for hardcore professional Web developers and designers. Since its founding in 2006, PeepCode has been a leading resource for education in Ruby, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node and Git.
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closed 7/4/2018 via PR Newswire

JotForm, acquired Noupe

synopsis: JotForm, a leading online form builder and data collection tool, announced today that it has acquired Noupe, a media outlet dedicated to designer and web developer news. Popular categories include CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, web design, graphics, typography, advertising and more.
buyer: JotForm
JotForm has grown to be the leading online form creation software, with millions of users around the world and over 100 employees. Clients can find JotForm all over the web, powering application forms, registration forms, website contact forms, order forms, feedback forms, and more. "
target: Noupe
Founded in Germany, Noupe is a media outlet that publishes content focused on designer and web developer topics. Noupe is now a full-fledged website where multi-level designers and web developers can get information on latest news and relevant topics in their field.
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired ITtoolbox

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board has completed the acquisition of ITtoolbox. This extends Corporate Executive Boards best practices research, decision-support tools, and executive education services through the addition of an online community that enables IT and business professionals to share knowledge on information technology.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target parent: Corporate Executive Board
target: ITtoolbox
ITtoolbox is an online community, enabling peers to share professional knowledge about information technology. Since 1998, ITtoolbox has helped professionals make IT decisions and stay current in the rapidly changing technology market through peer collaboration.
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$59
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announced 5/7/2010 via

The Linley Group, will acquire Microprocessor Report

synopsis: The Linley Group, the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless, announced it has signed an agreement with In-Stat to acquire the Microprocessor Report, the leading newsletter for processor technology.
buyer: The Linley Group
The Linley Group is the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Microprocessor Report
Microprocessor Report is the leading technical publication for the microprocessor industry. Microprocessor Report is exclusively subscriber-supported and dedicated to providing unbiased, in-depth, and critical analysis of new high-performance microprocessor developments.
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closed 10/6/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired 10,000 Words

synopsis: WebMediaBrands, Inc. announced the acquisition of the blog 10000Words.net and related assets from Mark S. Luckie. Mr. Luckie, National Innovations Editor for The Washington Post, is based in Washington, D.C.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target: 10,000 Words
10,000 Words was created as a resource for journalists and web and technology enthusiasts to learn the tools that are shaping digital journalism. The site offers examples, resources, and tutorials of both new and established technologies used to enhance journalism.
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announced 11/19/2008 via

TechTarget, will acquire The Brian Madden Company

synopsis: Information technology media company TechTarget, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Brian Madden Company, the leading independent, website and conference to address the needs of IT decision makers on the topics of desktop virtualization, terminal services, and application virtualization.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: The Brian Madden Company
The Brian Madden Commpany is a small independent industry analyst company. The company covers the "application delivery" segment of the IT industry, including Citrix, Terminal Server, thin client / server-based computing, and streaming markets.
price ($mm)
$1.18
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Techendo, acquired TechSwarm

synopsis: Techendo, a social community platform for IT and software professionals and enthusiasts, has acquired Techswarm, an all-tech platform with a team of talented and enthusiastic IT and web development professionals sharing their insights on topics they are passionate about.
buyer: Techendo
Techendo is a social community platform for IT and software professionals and enthusiasts, where users can share their reviews, opinions, ask and answer questions. They are based in San Francisco. "
target: TechSwarm
Techswarm.com is an all-tech platform with a team of talented and enthusiastic IT and web development professionals sharing their insights on topics they are passionate about.
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$0.06
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

bNET Communications, Inc., acquired GoMo News

synopsis: bNET Communications, Inc. announced the acquisition of the popular mobile-industry online blog site, GoMo News.
buyer: bNET Communications, Inc.
bNET Communications, Inc., is a content aggregator, internet broadcasting company and accredited media organization that creates and distributes video content pertaining to new technology, primarily at corporate and consumer events, trade shows and conferences. "
target: GoMo News
GoMo News was founded in 2006 to provide news and analysis on the mobile industry, with an emphasis on mobile search and social networking, mobile advertising, and mobile barcodes.
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

bNET Communications, Inc., acquired GoMo News

synopsis: bNET Communications, Inc. announced the acquisition of the popular mobile-industry online blog site, GoMo News.
buyer: bNET Communications, Inc.
bNET Communications, Inc., is a content aggregator, internet broadcasting company and accredited media organization that creates and distributes video content pertaining to new technology, primarily at corporate and consumer events, trade shows and conferences. "
target: GoMo News
GoMo News was founded in 2006 to provide news and analysis on the mobile industry, with an emphasis on mobile search and social networking, mobile advertising, and mobile barcodes.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

BTC Media LLC, acquired The LTB Network

synopsis: BTC Media, a leading information provider about digital currencies and blockchain technology, announced that it has acquired The LTB Network, a consortium of podcast shows dedicated to Bitcoin, disruptive technologies and distributed ledgers.
buyer: BTC Media LLC
BTC Media is the world's largest Bitcoin media group, providing education and information through its family of products and services. BTC publishes the most widely distributed digital currency publication, yBitcoin, and is a leading provider of educational information about financial technology. "
target: The LTB Network
The LTB Network, a consortium of podcast shows dedicated to Bitcoin, disruptive technologies and distributed ledgers. The LTB Network has for years been the home to a distributed group of independent broadcasters and journalists working toward better understanding the phenomenon of digital currency.
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announced 10/24/2011 via PR Newswire

Loton, Corp, will be merged with FilmOn.com Plc

synopsis: Loton, Corp announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the FilmOn.TV Networks Inc., which holds a License and Franchise Agreement for The Americas from FilmOn.com Plc, the internet-based, high-definition television (IPTV) service provider with properties in the U.S. and Europe.
buyer: Loton, Corp (OTCPK:LIVX:$0.23)
Loton, Corp, a development stage company, intends to provide 3D rendering, animation, and architectural visualization services to architects, builders, advertising agencies, interior designers, home renovators, home owners, and various other sectors that have need of 3D visualization in Canada. "
target: FilmOn.com Plc
FilmOn delivers high-quality subscription-based television services to IP-enabled devices including TVs, set-top boxes, PCs, mobile phones, and tablets across a proprietary delivery platform connected to datacenters in London, Amsterdam, Geneva, New York and Los Angeles.
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closed 3/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Modavox, Inc., acquired WorldTalk Radio Inc.

synopsis: Modavox, Inc. Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, announced that it has closed the transaction to acquire San Diego, Calif.-based World Talk Radio, Inc.
buyer: Modavox, Inc. (MDVX:$0.00)
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices. "
target: WorldTalk Radio Inc.
World Talk Radio Inc has over 50 regularly presented unique weekly Internet Talk Radio shows. The Company’s mission is to build and maintain the leadership position in Internet talk radio and related, progressive media while providing quality programming worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1.31
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closed 1/6/2011 via PR Newswire

EchoStar Communications, acquired Move Networks

synopsis: EchoStar Advanced Technologies L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has announced that it has acquired assets of Utah-based Move Networks, the technology innovator delivering advanced solutions for large scale streaming of quality video on the Internet.
buyer: EchoStar Communications (SATS:$0.00)
EchoStar Communications has been a leader for more than 26 years in satellite TV equipment sales and support worldwide. The Company’s DISH Network® is the fastest-growing pay-TV provider in the country since 2000 and currently serves more than 13.585 million satellite TV customers. "
target: Move Networks
Move Networks is a global provider of comprehensive solutions that delivers the next generation of live, multi-channel television over the Internet. Its customers are premium publishers, broadcasters and service providers globally.
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announced 3/13/2015 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Aereo, Inc.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, announced that it had received approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge to acquire certain assets of Aereo. Aereo is a technology company that provides consumers access to LIVE HD broadcast television on the Internet through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home. "
target: Aereo, Inc.
Aereo is a technology company that provides consumers access to LIVE HD broadcast television on the Internet through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology. Aereo allows users to watch live broadcast television and pause, rewind and fast-forward any program that they are watching.
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closed 4/20/2009 via Reuters

Wipro, Ltd., purchased Mobile Broadcast Solutions from Nokia Corporation

synopsis: The world's top cellphone maker Nokia has announced that it has sold its enterprise mobile TV unit to India's Wipro, a spokesman for Nokia said. The Mobile Broadcast Solutions unit had about 40 employees and created software and hardware which enabled the mobile TV technology on the phone to find and access the broadcasting network.
buyer: Wipro, Ltd. (BSE:507685:$8,398.18)
Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. "
seller: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging.
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closed 4/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Greens Worldwide Incorporated, acquired Still Moving, Inc.

synopsis: Greens Worldwide Incorporated announced that it has closed its acquisition of Still Moving, Inc. Still Moving, Inc. will provide in-house television production capabilities to produce the television programming of the US Pro Golf Tour, Inc. on Fox Sports Net, and the New England Pro Golf Tour on The Golf Channel.
buyer: Greens Worldwide Incorporated
Greens Worldwide Incorporated is a vertically integrated sports marketing company engaged in golf events and with companies involved in managing those events and is publicly traded under the stock symbol GRWW. "
target: Still Moving, Inc.
Still Moving, Inc., an independent television production firm.
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closed 7/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Oak Investment Partners, purchased a minority stake in MobiTV, Inc.

synopsis: MobiTV, Inc. gets $70 Mil. minority investment from Oak Investment Partners.
buyer: Oak Investment Partners
Oak Investment Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm with a total of $8.4 billion in committed capital. The primary investment focus is on high growth opportunities. "
target: MobiTV, Inc.
MobiTV, Inc. is the first mobile television and digital radio service provider for cellular, WiFi and broadband enabled devices worldwide.
price ($mm)
$70
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closed 5/22/2006 via

The Kudelski Group, purchased Digital TV solutions from SCM Microsystems, Inc.

synopsis: SCM Microsystems, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, today announced that it has agreed to sell its Digital TV solutions business to the Kudelski Group for a total consideration of $11 million in cash.
buyer: The Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD:$1,042.07)
Kudelski Group is a world leader in digital security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of applications requiring access control and rights management, whether for securing transfer of information or to control and manage access of people or vehicles to sites and events. "
seller: SCM Microsystems, Inc. (SCMM:$28.36)
SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services.
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$11
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Cattleya SpA

synopsis: In its latest acquisition, UK-based ITV Studios has taken a majority stake in Italian indie Cattleya. Cattleya has established itself as Italy’s leading independent production company. The company has produced over fifty feature films, television series and miniseries and has been nominated for and won numerous awards.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Cattleya SpA
Cattleya has established itself as Italy’s leading independent production company. The company has produced over fifty feature films, television series and miniseries and has been nominated for and won numerous awards.
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announced 12/8/2009 via BusinessWire

Time Warner, Inc., will acquire NDTV Imagine Ltd

synopsis: Time Warner Inc. announced that its board of directors has approved the acquisition of NDTV Imagine Limited from NDTV Networks Plc, an indirect subsidiary of NDTV Limited. Imagine owns a leading Hindi general entertainment channel and other entertainment assets in India.
buyer: Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, filmed entertainment, publishing and interactive services, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide. "
target parent: New Delhi Television, Ltd.
target: NDTV Imagine Ltd
NDTV Imagine is the entertainment initiative from television news major, the NDTV Group. The vision of NDTV Imagine is to become a content powerhouse.
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$127*
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closed 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

ComStar Media Fund, LP, acquired AmericanLife TV Network

synopsis: ComStar Media Fund, LP, through its subsidiary ComStar Networks, LLC has acquired popular "baby boomer" network AmericanLife TV Network. ALN thrives as the only independent network devoted to America's baby boomer generation and their families.
buyer: ComStar Media Fund, LP
ComStar Media Fund, LP was founded by Dr. Robert A. Schuller and Chris Wyatt. The fund is actively acquiring media properties that globally distribute family-value programming through television, mobile and Internet platforms. ComStar Networks, LLC is owned by ComStar Media Fund, LP. "
target: AmericanLife TV Network
AmericanLife Network thrives as the only independent network devoted to America's baby boomer generation and their families, delivering classic TV, lifestyle, original and socially responsible programming that addresses compelling issues important to today's baby boomer audience.
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announced 4/20/2009 via Market Wire

Bark Group, Inc., will acquire Anaconda.tv, GMBH

synopsis: Bark Group Inc., a multi-national European company delivering cutting-edge advertising and marketing campaigns to leading European businesses, announced that it has agreed to acquire 51% of Anaconda.tv, GMBH, a leading German TV production company based in Munich.
buyer: Bark Group, Inc. (BKPG:$3.87)
Bark Group Inc. is a multi-national European company delivering cutting-edge advertising and marketing campaigns to leading European businesses. Bark merges creativity, research and media with digital and internet counseling to customize a full advertising marketing campaign from start to finish. "
target: Anaconda.tv, GMBH
Anaconda.tv, GMBH, is a leading German TV production company based in Munich. They are currently developing a number of large productions for the German TV Stations ZDF, Kinderkanal and Kabel Eins, and have recently produced more than 100 candid camera clips for distribution in Europe and the U.S.
price ($mm)
$22*
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closed 2/20/2009 via BusinessWire

FremantleMedia, acquired Original Productions

synopsis: FremantleMedia, one of the largest creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world, announces the acquisition of a 75% stake in Original Productions LLC, the U.S.-based creator of hit television shows such as Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch, Monster Garage, and Ax Men.
buyer: FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. "
target: Original Productions
Original Productions is an independent television production company which supplies pop culture programming. Original Productions’ unique brand of unscripted reality television is carried by nine US television networks.
price ($mm)[EV]
$32 [$23]*
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closed 2/20/2009 via Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, NBC Universal, The De Agostini Group, acquired Cattleya SpA

synopsis: U.S. entertainment company NBC Universal, controlled by General Electric; Luxembourg film distributor De Agostini Communications, controlled by De Agostini SpA of Italy; and Italian equity investments company IMI Investimenti SpA, controlled by Intesa Sanpaolo SpA of Italy, acquire joint control of Italian film and TV production firm Cattleya SpA.
buyer: NBC Universal
buyer: The De Agostini Group
buyer: Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (BIT:ISP:$17,734.40)
Through a diversification and internationalization strategy initiated in 1997, De Agostini has gradually expanded its activities from the traditional publishing sector to other sectors, each belonging to an independent sub-holding. "
target: Cattleya SpA
Cattleya's goal is to achieve and maintain an annual level of production of six to eight new film and television projects featuring the company's unique blend of attention to quality and broad public appeal.
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closed 1/5/2009 via

Lionsgate, acquired TV Guide Network

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.
buyer: Lionsgate (LGF.A:$3,807.20)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
price ($mm)
$255
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announced 3/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Navstar Media Holdings, Inc., will acquire Beijing Broadcasting and Television Media Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Navstar Media Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of television content in China, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire operational control and 70 percent ownership interest of Beijing Broadcasting and Television Media Co., Ltd., a leading content and production company in China.
buyer: Navstar Media Holdings, Inc.
Navstar Media Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of television content in China. The Company intends to grow through internal expansion and strategic acquisitions in the largest emerging media market in the world. "
target: Beijing Broadcasting and Television Media Co., Ltd.
Beijing Broadcasting and Television Media Co., Ltd. ("Beijing Media") is a leading content and production company in China. During the past five years, Beijing Media has produced approximately 10,000 hours of television programming, including TV series, movies and specials.
price ($mm)
$1.35*
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closed 4/27/2005 via PR Newswire

itv plc, purchased shareholding in SDN Limited from United Business Media PLC

synopsis: The Board of United Business Media plc ("UBM") announces that it has sold its shareholding in SDN Limited ("SDN") to itv plc ("itv") for a net consideration of approximately GBP35 million in cash.
buyer: itv plc (LSE:ITV:$3,759.74)
ITV plc is a leading UK media company, owning all of the regional Channel 3 licences in England and Wales, which together account for over 90% of ITV1 advertising revenues. ITV plc wholly owns ITV2 the fast growing free-to-air digital channel. "
seller: United Business Media PLC (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets.
price ($mm)
$67
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closed 5/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired NerdTV

synopsis: Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired majority stakes in an unscripted production company, taking over UK-based indie NerdTV. NerdTV is a technology TV show. It is not aired; instead each episode is released as a MPEG-4 video file, freely downloadable and licensed under a Creative Commons license.
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow combines a dynamic group of 12 TV production companies spanning 8 countries, with powerful creative partnerships, including Dick de Rijk (“You Deserve It”; “Deal or No Deal”) and Genetic Entertainment (“Home Sweet Hotel”; “Don’t Panic”), and a leading program distribution house. "
target: NerdTV
NerdTV is a technology TV show from PBS. NerdTV is not aired; instead each episode is released as a MPEG-4 video file, freely downloadable and licensed under a Creative Commons license. Transcripts and audio-only versions of the released episodes are available as well. The show features Robert X.
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closed 11/5/2007 via

Gruppo DeAgostini/Atlas International BV, acquired Marathon Group

synopsis: Italy's De Agostini SpA said its media and communications unit De Agostini Communications has reached an agreement to buy the whole of TV content company Marathon Group from private equity Bridgepoint and the Marathon management.
buyer: Gruppo DeAgostini/Atlas International BV
Through a diversification and internationalization strategy initiated in 1997, De Agostini has gradually expanded its activities from the traditional publishing sector to other sectors, each belonging to an independent sub-holding. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: Marathon Group
Marathon Group is a French company focused on TV production and distribution. Marathon produces some 350 hours of programming a year. Its annual revenue is around $162 million.
price ($mm)
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$115
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$33
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