Like Zipadi Technologies, LLC

closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Elevate, Inc., acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Elevate, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Business Services, Inc., announced it has acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. Elevate’s acquisition of Zipadi furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world experiences ideas and information.
buyer: Elevate, Inc. (HGLB:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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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 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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announced 6/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

synopsis: Patriot Minefinders Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Juliet, developer of the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform will allow authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
buyer: Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCPK:PROF:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
target:
Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
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$2.52
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Infomaker Scandinavia AB

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation.
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: Infomaker Scandinavia AB
Infomaker, a Swedish software company, provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. Seven of the ten largest Nordic media houses and over 90% of Sweden’s news companies use Infomaker’s software and tools.
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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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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$31
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EV / rev
3.9x
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Fusion, Inc., acquired Ceros

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Ceros has been acquired by US cloud-based content management system platform provider Crowd Fusion. Founded in 2006, Ceros' clients include Virgin Atlantic, Lego and Nescafe.
buyer: Crowd Fusion, Inc.
Crowd Fusion, the "publish everywhere" platform, enables publishers to speed the development of new products across multiple platforms and devices. Crowd Fusion's powerful rendering engine serves traditional websites as well as personalized, engaging mobile applications. "
target: Ceros
Ceros is a SaaS technology company, solving big problems in the content and e-commerce marketing space. They obsess about how companies can better reach, engage, and convert ever demanding, always connected consumers by leveraging their investment in content across devices and social environments.
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cafeyn, acquired miLibris

synopsis: Cafeyn has bought Milibris, a technical provider of press publishers to allow the digitization of their paper titles, from Altice. miLibris develops software to project the press and traditional publishing industries into new generation publishing. Cafeyn also acquired Altice's SFR Presse, a mobile app for reading newspapers and magazines.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: miLibris
miLibris develops software to project the press and traditional publishing industries into new generation publishing. It is based on a permanent research and development activity in the field of digital publication and associated usage data. miLibris operates in France and internationally.
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announced 9/11/2017 via Reuters

Evolable Asia Corp., will acquire Mag2

synopsis: Evolable Asia will acquire 59.6 percent stake in Mag2 Co., Ltd. Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
buyer: Evolable Asia Corp. (TSE:6191:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company, founded in 2007, runs three popular online travel portals of its own. An additional 600 domestic travel sites use its in-house technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: New Horizon Capital Co. Ltd.
target: Mag2
Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Altice N.V., acquired miLibris

synopsis: Altice has acquired miLibris, a French company specialising in digital press publishing. Altice already worked with the company on its SFR Presse offering of digital newspapers and magazines. miLibris works with nearly the entire French publishing industry and is also active in Quebec.
buyer: Altice N.V. (ENXTAM:ATC:$16,678.41)
Altice is a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising. Altice delivers innovative, customer-centric products and solutions that connect and unlock the limitless potential of its over 50 million customers over fiber networks and mobile broadband. "
target: miLibris
miLibris’ solutions provide a quantum leap for traditional publishers- a new generation of publishing. Constantly innovating with deep research and development for digital publishing, miLibris operates in France and internationally.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Copyright Clearance Center, acquired ixxus

synopsis: Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, has acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content.
buyer: Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a leading global rights-licensing technology organization, provides solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promotes the work of creators and supports the principles of copyright. "
target: ixxus
Ixxus is a leading global provider of publishing solutions that helps organizations work with content to drive new revenues and enhance market agility. With roots in both traditional and digital publishing, Ixxus delivers award-winning, collaborative solutions that are tailored to customer needs.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired EidosMedia S.P.A.

synopsis: HgCapital, a sector expert private equity investor, announced a majority investment in EidosMedia, a leading global provider of digital publishing solutions. EidosMedia offers the Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a sector expert private equity investor, supporting management teams to grow industry champions. HgCapital invests in expanding segments of the TMT, Services, Industrials and Renewable Energy sectors across Western Europe. "
target: EidosMedia S.P.A.
EidosMedia S.p.A. develops and supplies cross-media publishing solutions. It offers Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system that integrates print newspapers and magazines with publishing to the Web and other emerging or future channel.
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$13
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closed 6/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Automattic Inc., acquired Atavist

synopsis: Automattic announced it has acquired Atavist, the groundbreaking publishing platform and magazine founded in 2011. Atavist will integrate its storytelling-focused features into WordPress and transition its customer base to the world's most popular web publishing platform.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target: Atavist
Atavist is the groundbreaking publishing platform and magazine. Atavist’s proprietary content management system platform, with free and paid tiers, give independent publishers tools to create content and make money from it. The Atavist Magazine publishes long-form journalism every month.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Elevate, Inc., acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Elevate, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Business Services, Inc., announced it has acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. Elevate’s acquisition of Zipadi furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world experiences ideas and information.
buyer: Elevate, Inc. (HGLB:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Elevate, Inc., acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Elevate, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Business Services, Inc., announced it has acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. Elevate’s acquisition of Zipadi furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world experiences ideas and information.
buyer: Elevate, Inc. (HGLB:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
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announced 1/26/2018 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire SMS Italia Srl

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, one of Europe’s leading and fastest growing providers of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has entered into a term sheet regarding the acquisition of SMS Italia Srl, one of the leading mobile messaging providers in Italy.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$163.74)
LINK Mobility Group is one of Europe’s leading providers within mobile communications, specialized in mobile messaging services, mobile solutions and mobile data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of scalable services and solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: SMS Italia Srl
SMS.it is one of the leading mobile messaging providers in Italy. Established in 1996, SMS.it was the first in the world to provide mobile Internet services and the first mobile messaging provider on a global scale.
price ($mm)
$9.95
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$13
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$1
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0.7x
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6.9x
closed 6/6/2013 via PR Newswire

iTalk Inc., acquired My800online, Inc.

synopsis: iTalk Inc., a global provider of advanced communications and mobile broadband services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of My800online, Inc., an established global residential and business toll-free telephone service provider.
buyer: iTalk Inc. (TALK:$0.00)
iTalk, Inc. is a global provider of advanced communications & mobile broadband services. iTalk offers nationwide voice and data coverage to 280 million people in more than 12,900 cities. "
target: My800online, Inc.
Established in 2005, My800online delivers the highest quality toll-free service with unmatched features to consumers and businesses worldwide with the convenience of routing calls to any landline or mobile phone anywhere.
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closed 3/15/2010 via PR Newswire

VoIP Innovations, Inc., acquired VoIPstreet

synopsis: Two Pittsburgh-based VoIP providers, VoIPstreet and VoIP Innovations, have come together to create an all-in-one VoIP solutions provider that offers both retail and wholesale VoIP services and boasts one of the nation's largest networks.
buyer: VoIP Innovations, Inc.
VoIP Innovations, a wholesale Voice-over-Internet-Protocol provider with more than 20 years in the industry, offers U.S. and toll-free inbound calling and U.S. and International outbound to VoIP service providers. "
target: VoIPstreet
VoIP Street focuses on a superior customer service experience and a quality infrastructure to provide the best possible voice quality for you and your customers.
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closed 6/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

green.ch, acquired Genotec AG

synopsis: Swiss ISP and data centre operator Green.ch has acquired 100 percent of Swiss hosting provider Genotec. Genotec Ltd. is one of the top 3 leading independent Internet Service Provider in Switzerland.
buyer: green.ch
green.ch was founded in 1995 and is now one of the leading ICT service providers in Switzerland. The company offers high-quality products and services, both nationally and internationally. "
target: Genotec AG
Genotec is one of the top 3 leading independent Internet Service Providers in Switzerland.
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announced 4/10/2008 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: BT has agreed to acquire Wire One Holdings Inc. (“Wire One”), one of the leading providers of videoconferencing solutions in the United States. It is intended that Wire One will form the core of BT Conferencing’s video services unit.
buyer: BT Group plc (BT:$28,856.04)
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services. "
target parent: The Gores Group, LLC
target: Wire One Technologies, Inc.
Wire One Communications, with over 20 years of conferencing support expertise, is one of the recognized leaders in providing easy to use, reliable, and cost effective video communication solutions to customers.
price ($mm)
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$140
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welltel, acquired Intellicom Ireland

synopsis: Welltel, Ireland’s fastest-growing communications and IT company, announces that it has acquired Intellicom, an Irish company that develops and supplies telecommunications and UC (unified communications) and contact centre systems to business customers.
buyer: Welltel
Welltel is a rapidly growing communications company, currently employing 70 people and providing managed services to over 3,000 business customers in Ireland and internationally. "
target: Intellicom Ireland
Intellicom is an Irish company that develops and supplies telecommunications and UC (unified communications) and contact centre systems to business customers. Founded in 2005, Intellicom provides cloud and on-premises telephone, contact centre, direct and through channel partners
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announced 6/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire ACL Mobile

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, is to acquire ACL Mobile Limited, a leading communications platform provider to businesses in Southeast Asia. Their platform enables large and leading enterprises to engage their customers over multiple channels including SMS, voice, email, IP messaging and WhatsApp.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$598.32)
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. "
target: ACL Mobile
ACL Mobile is a leading communications platform provider to businesses in Southeast Asia. Their platform enables large and leading enterprises to engage their customers over multiple channels including SMS, voice, email, IP messaging and WhatsApp.
price ($mm)
$71*
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$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Commify, acquired TextAnywhere

synopsis: Commify, the company behind a global portfolio of business messaging brands, has announced the acquisition of TextAnywhere from Stericycle Inc. TextAnywhere is a text/SMS messaging service provider in the UK. They provide and develop ever-improving and wide ranging text-messaging solutions to businesses.
buyer: Commify
UK's Commify is the team behind a global portfolio of business messaging brands. Commify provides SMS, voice, web, IP/OTT, email and intelligent multichannel messaging services both on a self-serve basis (through an online platform or API), and as a tailored solution to more complex needs. "
target parent: Stericycle, Inc.
target: TextAnywhere
TextAnywhere is a text/SMS messaging service provider in the UK. They provide and develop ever-improving and wide ranging text-messaging solutions to businesses.
price ($mm)
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$16
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arrow Business Communications Limited, acquired Abica

synopsis: Arrow Business Communications has acquired Abica and its subsidiary PCR IT to extend its telecoms and IT services offering. The acquired firms have offices in Glasgow, further expanding Arrow’s presence in Scotland.
buyer: Arrow Business Communications Limited
Based In the UK, Arrow specializes in telephony, data, IT and energy solutions for businesses. It offers a diverse product range including hosted telephony and mobiles through to mobile device management, telephone systems, IT services, voice and data connectivity. "
target: Abica
UK-based Abica have a range of innovative business broadband, mobile & telecoms products to suit businesses of all sizes. They offer solutions around connectivity, mobility, IoT and unified communications for both private and public sector organizations.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

LINK Mobility AS, acquired HSL Mobile

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group AS, Norway's leading and fastest growing provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has acquired HSL Mobile, a reputable and highly reliable mobile messaging provider for organizations in the UK, with its own carrier connected SMSC.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$163.74)
Headquartered in Norway, LINK Mobility Group AS is Europe’s leading provider within mobile communications, specializing in messaging, digital services and data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: HSL Mobile
HSL Mobile is known as a reputable and highly reliable mobile messaging provider for organizations in the UK, with its own carrier connected SMSC. The HSL SMS gateway provides reliable and fast business SMS services that enable organizations to send and receive SMS messages.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Artilium Plc, acquired interactive digital media GmbH

synopsis: Belgian telecoms service provider Artilium announced it has acquired Interactive Digital Media (IDM), a Germany-based provider of cloud communications services. IDM provides highly reliable and cost efficient cloud communication services on a global scale to mobile operators, mobile service providers and businesses across all industries.
buyer: Artilium Plc (AIM:ARTA:$12.84)
Artilium is a leading Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) through its own state of the art Cloud platform. They provide a fully branded mobile offering complete with sim cards and a control panel. "
target: interactive digital media GmbH
Interactive Digital Media GmbH (IDM) specializes in worldwide SMS transmission, mobile and telecommunication services. IDM provides highly reliable and cost efficient cloud communication services on a global scale to mobile operators, mobile service providers and businesses across all industries.
price ($mm)
$4.25
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$6
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announced 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Simple SMS Group

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, a provider of B2C mobile messaging and services, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of the Austrian mobile messaging companies Simple SMS GmbH and Simple SMS Wholesale GmbH (together Simple SMS Group). Simple SMS Group offers secure SMS messaging whether online, via email or http, XML or smtp interface.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$163.74)
LINK Mobility Group is one of Europe’s leading providers within mobile communications, specialized in mobile messaging services, mobile solutions and mobile data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of scalable services and solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: Simple SMS Group
Based in Austria, Simple SMS Group is a specialist in web based platform & services for a huge range of professional mobile messaging for business customers. Simple SMS offers simple, fast and secure SMS messaging solutions for their users, whether online, via email or http, XML or smtp interface.
price ($mm)
$2.37
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
6.3x
announced 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

MessageMedia, will acquire MessageNet Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Salmat announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell MessageNet, the Salmat Group's SMS business, to MessageMedia. As a market leader for trusted & reliable Enterprise SMS Communications since 1995, MessageNet provides cost effective, business critical, mobile messaging solutions to organizations across all industries and sectors.
buyer: MessageMedia
MessageMedia is Australia's largest business mobile messaging service provider. Through its reliable and innovative IT solutions and award-winning customer service, MessageMedia helps businesses of all sizes deliver business efficiencies, improve customer engagement and increase revenue. "
target parent: Salmat Ltd.
target: MessageNet Pty Ltd.
MessageNet has been a market leader for trusted & reliable Enterprise SMS Communications since 1995. Organizations across all industries and sectors rely on MessageNet to provide cost effective, business critical, mobile messaging solutions.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/13/2017 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will purchase Horisen Messaging from Horisen AG

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group ASA, a provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services in Europe, will acquire Horisen Messaging from Horisen AG, a software company that develops products for telecom and marketing services. Horisen Messaging is one of the leading mobile messaging providers in Switzerland that provides services to more than 175 countries.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$163.74)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
seller: Horisen AG
Horisen Messaging is one of the leading mobile messaging providers in Switzerland with a strong footprint delivering services to more than 175 countries globally. Horisen Messaging is a part of Horisen, a software company specialized in developing products for telecom and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

HgCapital, acquired Esendex Limited

synopsis: HgCapital has acquired Nottingham-based messaging services business Esendex from Darwin Private Equity. Esendex is the leading provider of business SMS services. It has been at the forefront of business messaging since 2001, helping companies harness the power of text messaging to increase sales, improve service, and communicate in a crisis.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a sector expert private equity investor, supporting management teams to grow industry champions. They invest in expanding segments of the TMT, Services and Industrials sectors across Western Europe. HgCapital manages close to £9 billion for leading institutional and private investors. "
target parent: Darwin Private Equity LLP
target: Esendex Limited
Esendex is the leading provider of business SMS services. It has been at the forefront of business messaging since 2001, helping companies harness the power of text messaging to increase sales, improve customer service, communicate in a crisis and reduce operating costs.
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announced 1/12/2017 via PR Newswire

PGi, will acquire ReadyTalk

synopsis: PGi, the world's largest dedicated provider of collaboration software and services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based ReadyTalk, a leading provider of cloud communications services, including audio, web and video conferencing, and self-service and managed webinar solutions.
buyer parent: Siris Capital Group
buyer: PGi (PGI:$562.53)
PGi is the world's largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services. PGi's unified collaboration platform empowers business users and teams to connect, share ideas and manage projects with the simplicity and everywhere-access of the latest cloud technologies. "
target: ReadyTalk
ReadyTalk delivers cloud communication services, including audio, video, web and voice conferencing as well as webinars, that inspire collaboration and improve communication for today's digital and mobile workforce.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/30/2016 via Reuters

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Whatever Mobile GmbH

synopsis: Link Mobility, the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market, is to acquire Germany's Whatever Mobile, an international, owner-operated mobile solutions provider based in Hamburg.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$163.74)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Whatever Mobile GmbH
Whatever Mobile GmbH is an international, owner-operated mobile solutions provider based in Hamburg. Whatever Mobile offers innovative and secure solutions including global text messaging, OTA handset configuration, reliable mobile payments and secure mobile identification via mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
closed 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Modica Group, acquired Run The Red Ltd

synopsis: Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payments app developer, sold its Run The Red business, a personalised text messaging service for businesses to Modica Group.
buyer: Modica Group
Modica delivers Mobile and Internet Infrastructure services via Software and Platform as a Service (SaaS/PaaS) to help our clients talk to their customers using the Internet, and mobile channels for marketing and communications. "
target parent: Pushpay Limited
target: Run The Red Ltd
Run The Red business is a personalised text messaging service for businesses. Run The Red manages hundreds of mission critical messaging services for clients in the Telco, IT, Finance, Government, Health & Education, Media and Entertainment sectors.
price ($mm)
$3.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2015 via PR Newswire

FreeConference.com, acquired FreeConferencePro

synopsis: iotum, a leader in teleconference and group calling solutions, announced the acquisition of FreeConferencePro, a Connecticut-based provider of innovative and free audio conferencing services. With this acquisition, iotum continues to add voice-conferencing-services providers and customers to its robust group-calling platform, FreeConference.com.
buyer parent: Iotum
buyer: FreeConference.com
FreeConference is the original free conference calling service. FreeConference serves over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls to businesses and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. "
target: FreeConferencePro
FreeConferencePro is the highest quality, easiest to use, and most innovative audio conferencing service available to all users for free. It is an automated and secure system that allows you to sign up and receive a Conference Access Number and your own personal Passcode, ready for use immediately.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

Pushpay Limited, acquired Run The Red Ltd

synopsis: PushPay Holdings Ltd., an emerging player in mobile payment services, has confirmed the purchase of the business assets of Run the Red Limited for an amount that is yet to be disclosed. Run the Red Limited is a market leader in delivering targeted text messaging solutions locally and globally.
buyer: Pushpay Limited (NZSE:PPH:$111.73)
Pushpay is the innovative, secure, new solution for mobile payments. It's designed for two simple purposes: to help organisations improve their business, and simplify everyday payments for anyone with a smartphone. Users can load their debit or credit card once, and make payments with ease. "
target: Run The Red Ltd
Run The Red is a 12 year old company which integrates text messaging with core business applications using a high quality SMS Gateway and delivers over 150 million targeted text messages per year.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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m-Wise, Inc.
m-Wise, Inc.
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Innodata Inc.
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Ticker: AIM:ING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ingenta
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$18.36
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Elevate, Inc.
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Ticker: T
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AT&T
AT&T
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation is the world's largest global IT and telecommunications services company and is ranked 29th on Fortune's Global 500 list. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation focuses on innovation in the cloud, mobility, network and communications.
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rev ($mm)
$111,029.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$25,222.08
EBIT ($mm)
$16,457.23
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
319039
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Deutsche Telekom
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$89,242.05
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$2,321.99
Employees
214609
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Orange S.A.
Orange S.A.
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2020
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$49,945.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$15,085.92
EBIT ($mm)
$6,620.76
Net Income ($mm)
$3,406.31
Employees
135619
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Charter Communications Inc.
Charter Communications Inc.
Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter Spectrum TV® video entertainment programming,
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2020
rev ($mm)
$46,296.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,808.00
EBIT ($mm)
$6,935.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,811.00
Employees
95100
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KDDI Corporation
KDDI Corporation
KDDI Corporation are Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer and a Global Fortune 500 company providing their international customer base with data centers, networks, content delivery, system integration, and more around the world.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$43,688.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$13,172.11
EBIT ($mm)
$8,274.10
Net Income ($mm)
$4,940.96
Employees
35032
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CenturyLink, Inc.
CenturyLink, Inc.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$22,821.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$9,216.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,285.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
43000
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Ticker: TWC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time Warner Cable Inc.
Time Warner Cable Inc.
Time Warner Cable Inc. is a provider of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, Time Warner Cable Media offers innovative advertising solutions.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$22,120.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,980.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,699.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,954.00
Employees
50625
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Ticker: BIT:TIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telecom Italia
Telecom Italia
Telecom Italia offers infrastructures and technological platforms on which voice and data become advanced telecommunications services and leading-edge ICT solutions and tools for development for the Group itself and for the entire nation.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$19,538.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,947.43
EBIT ($mm)
$3,382.55
Net Income ($mm)
$1,466.44
Employees
54965
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Ticker: ASX:TLS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telstra Corporation Limited
Telstra Corporation Limited
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, offering a range of services and competing in all telecommunications markets. In Australia they provide 17.2 million mobile services, 7.0 million fixed voice services and 3.4 million retail fixed broadband services.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$17,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,104.57
EBIT ($mm)
$2,033.37
Net Income ($mm)
$1,455.11
Employees
29769
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Ticker: ADX:ETISALAT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Etisalat Group
Etisalat Group
UAE-based Etisalat Group is one of the world’s leading telecom groups in emerging markets. An international blue-chip organisation, Etisalat provides innovative solutions and services to 143 million customers in 15 countries across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$14,172.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,962.66
EBIT ($mm)
$3,971.89
Net Income ($mm)
$2,381.57
Employees
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Ticker: OB:TEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telenor Group
Telenor Group
Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media communication services. The company has mobile operations in 13 markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as an economic stake of 33 per cent in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 14 markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,463.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,709.12
EBIT ($mm)
$2,943.23
Net Income ($mm)
$798.95
Employees
31000
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Ticker: TU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TELUS Corporation
TELUS Corporation
TELUS is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol, voice, television, entertainment and video. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$11,626.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,191.47
EBIT ($mm)
$2,088.60
Net Income ($mm)
$1,013.47
Employees
65600
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Ticker: IGLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Gold
Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd. is a communications services provider. The Group has four areas of operation, which include Bezeq domestic fixed-line communications, Pelephone Communications Ltd., Bezeq International Ltd. and D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$11,376.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,463.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,479.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
570
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