Like Gamification.org

closed 6/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Badgeville, acquired Gamification.org

synopsis: Badgeville announced the acquisition of the Gamification.org Community from Gamify. Gamification.org is the number one resource and community for gamification news and best practices. The Gamification.org community also includes the Gamification handle on popular social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.
buyer: Badgeville
Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, is the leading provider of gamification and social engagement solutions for world-class businesses, enabling companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior. "
target parent: Gamify, Inc.
target: Gamification.org
Gamification.org is a wiki created to push the concept of Gamification to the next level with open discussion and collaboration. Their goal is for Gamification.org to be the leading resource for Gamification & Game Mechanics.
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closed 7/16/2017 via Company Press Release

HelpDocs, acquired Helpman

synopsis: Helpdocs, a hosted knowledge base platfrom, has announced it has acquired Helpman. Helpman is a smart knowledge base and help center that reduces workload for founders and Customer Support teams. It provides key data for their clients to know quickly about missing topics.
buyer: HelpDocs
HelpDocs is a hosted knowledge base platform. HelpDocs provides businesses means to expertly and simply craft documents for products. They have developed tools and processes to simplify and streamline documentation and enure their clients get the best uptime, service, support and knowledge base. "
target: Helpman
Helpman is a smart knowledge base and help center that reduces workload for founders and Customer Support teams. It provides key data for their clients to know quickly about missing topics. Helpman aims to provide features that will help the team to have an up-to-date and readable knowledge base.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

AppClover, LLC, acquired Marketing Your App

synopsis: AppClover announces its acquisition of Marketing Your App, the acclaimed app marketing services company. Its founder, noted mobile marketing expert Matt Palmer, is joining AppClover as Chief Marketing Officer to develop innovative solutions and deliver them to app creators.
buyer: AppClover, LLC
AppClover showcases the hottest marketing and monetization strategies, tactics and tips – and the latest proven methods for getting more eyeballs, more downloads, and more revenue – from the world’s top app experts! "
target: Marketing Your App
Marketing Your App is a mobile app marketing company that helps iPhone, iPad, and Android developers get more exposure, customers, and sales in the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
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closed 5/15/2013 via BusinessWire

Sales Performance International, acquired WeSkill, LLC

synopsis: Sales Performance International (SPI) announced the acquisition of WeSkill, LLC., an innovative provider of scalable, customized learning solutions. Through its authoring and content distribution platform, WeSkill offers learning courseware in Management and Leadership Effectiveness, Sales Effectiveness, Customer Service, and Personal Development.
buyer: Sales Performance International
Solution Selling 2.0 is a comprehensive blueprint that defines the key dimensions of world-class selling. Sales Performance International, Inc. has helped the world’s leading companies make the transition from selling products to selling high-value solutions for the past 20 years. "
target: WeSkill, LLC
WeSkill is a learner-centered resource for online leadership, sales, customer care and custom courseware development and delivery. WeSkill delivers comprehensive courseware at affordable prices with extraordinary ROI. WeSkill streamlines associate development efforts by centralizing education.
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closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
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closed 9/18/2014 via Company Press Release

persönlich Verlags AG, acquired persönlich Verlags AG

synopsis: PubliGroupe sells its participation in the "Persönlich" Verlags AG to the managing director and editor-in-chief Matthias Ackeret. The Swiss business magazine for communication "persönlich" is the leading trade magazine in Switzerland. The magazine is the official publication medium of the Swiss Marketing Association.
buyer: persönlich Verlags AG
Based in Switzerland, Persönlich is a magazine and online portal that provides daily news about the advertising, marketing and internet businesses in online services and applications. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: persönlich Verlags AG
Based in Switzerland, Persönlich is a magazine and online portal that provides daily news about the advertising, marketing and internet businesses in online services and applications.
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closed 6/27/2006 via BNC Analysis

AffiliateFuture, acquired AffiliateAnnouncement

synopsis: Internet Business Group plc, the AIM listed performance advertising and e-commerce company, is pleased to announce IBG has acquired AffiliateAnnouncement.com for a consideration of $80,000.
buyer parent: Internet Business Group plc
buyer: AffiliateFuture
AffiliateFuture works by allowing Merchants to advertise on your site, and pays you monthly when these adverts generate visits, leads or sales. "
target: AffiliateAnnouncement
Established in the year 2000, AffiliateAnnouncement™ has proven itself over the years to be the webs most comprehensive full service affiliate directory submission company.
price ($mm)
$0.08
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closed 4/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Ziplocal Inc., acquired Zip411 Enterprises Inc.

synopsis: REDCITY SEARCH COMPANY INC., a local internet search engine company, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Zip411 Enterprises Inc. ("Zip411") for the total purchase price of approximately $5.6 million.
buyer: Ziplocal Inc. (ZIP.V:$0.00)
ZipLocal operates a Canadian online directory that provides a rich, user-defined local search experience. ZipLocal provides relevant search results from Canadian and US businesses with maps and functionality for users to review, rate and tag business listings. "
target: Zip411 Enterprises Inc.
Zip411 Enterprises, Inc. operates Zip411.net, an Internet portal in Canada. It publishes database of businesses with various information, such as business name, telephone number, fax number, names of the directors and email addresses, Web site addresses, year of foundation, and number of employees.
price ($mm)
$5.60
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closed 7/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Silver Chef Limited, acquired Profitable Hospitality

synopsis: Silver Chef Group will increase its education and training offering through the acquisition of Profitable Hospitality. The Brisbane-based hospitality equipment financer sees a strong alignment with the marketing and management training materials provided by the membership-based hospitality portal.
buyer: Silver Chef Limited
Silver Chef is Australia's only dedicated hospitality equipment funding solution. Since its inception in 1986, it has helped more than 25,000 customers, from start-up cafes to large restaurants and hotels, to realise their business dreams. "
target: Profitable Hospitality
Founded in 1996, Profitable Hospitality is a leading provider of management, marketing and cost-control systems for restaurants, cafes, hotels, clubs & bars. More than 1400 systems and templates from the extensive Download Library www.ProfitableHospitality.com.
price ($mm)
$0.15
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closed 7/5/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Pareto Corp., acquired TPS

synopsis: Pareto Corporation, a leading shopper marketing company, announced that it has acquired The Promotional Specialists, an innovative international award winning supplier of promotional and incentive merchandise based in Canada. TPS will continue to be managed by founders Aaron Moscoe and Andrew Rotenberg, who have committed to remain with Pareto.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Pareto Corp. (PETOF:$0.00)
Pareto Corporation is Canada's leading shopper marketing firm. Pareto offers Shopper Marketing solutions to leading companies across a broad range of industry sectors. They provide quantifiable services that complement clients' marketing and sales departments. "
target: TPS
TPS is an international award winning promotional and incentive merchandise agency based in Markham Ontario. Founded in 1988, its 30 employees service many of Canada's top brands.
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closed 9/8/2015 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, acquired ReportAlert

synopsis: 3BL Media, a powerful communications platform used by Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and NGOs to distribute their CSR and sustainability news and content to audiences that matter, announced the acquisition of ReportAlert™, the corporate responsibility and sustainability report announcement and dissemination service founded in 2005.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media is a corporate communications platform exclusively for the distribution of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news and content. The company works with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. "
target parent: CorporateRegister.com
target: ReportAlert
ReportAlert provides announcements of the latest company–issued Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Sustainability Reports. They include website links to the report being announced together with relevant contact details.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$323.20)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brandify, acquired Street Fight

synopsis: Brandify, the industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions, announced that it has acquired Street Fight, the premier integrated media, research, and events company covering local marketing and technology.
buyer: Brandify
Brandify is an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that provides brands with a better understanding of their connection to their customers. Brandify captures data as well as provides strategy and customized services to help brands maximize their online presence. "
target: Street Fight
Street Fight is the leading source of information on sustainable business models in hyperlocal content, commerce, marketing, and technology. Street Fight tracks the evolution in local marketing through its daily website and newsletter; and hosts must-attend conferences.
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closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

news aktuell GmbH, acquired Edition Renteria SA

synopsis: news aktuell has announced the acquisition of Edition Renteria SA, which publishes a Swiss PR and media directory. The company provides contact information available both in print and online formats. The company is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
buyer parent: dpa GmbH
buyer: news aktuell GmbH
news aktuell is a subsidiary of the German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) and offers innovative tools and solutions for distribution of PR material, addressing journalists, online monitoring and multimedia productions. "
target: Edition Renteria SA
Edition Renteria SA publishes Swiss PR and media directory. The company provides contact information available both in print and online formats. The company is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startinvest, acquired CB News

synopsis: Startinvest, an investment company controlled by Olivier Chapuis and Jean-Jacques Raynaut, has acquired CB News, the French news portal for communication, marketing and media.
buyer: Startinvest
Startinvest, an investment company based in France, controlled by two former employees of the Lagardère Group. "
target: CB News
CB News is the weekly magazine for essential communication and media companies. CB Newsletter is a French news portal for communication, marketing and media companies.
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closed 1/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Subjex Corporation, acquired FarSuperior Management LLC

synopsis: Subjex Corporation today disclosed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of FarSuperior Management LLC's primary business, FarSuperior.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Subjex Corporation
Subjex Corporation has become the standard in artificial intelligence dialogue reasoning customer service. Their products, SubjexCSR and SubjexME facilitate meaningful text-based humanlike conversations with thousands of web site visitors simultaneously. "
target: FarSuperior Management LLC
FarSuperior.com is a profitable zip code/category based business directory and search engine that fosters improved interaction between local retailers, their walk-in customers and Internet searchers.
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closed 4/27/2005 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired Pike Street Industries, Inc.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of Pike Street Industries, Inc., an online yellow pages and lead generation provider for local merchants, for $16.5 million in cash and stock and $3.5 million in additional restricted common stock.
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: Pike Street Industries, Inc.
Pike Street receives more than 2 million unique visitors per month through its local- and directory-focused vertical portals, such as Yellow.com and Whitepages.net, that drive local search traffic from online consumers primarily to regional bell operating company partners.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$3
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$2
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5.9x
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closed 10/22/2009 via Market Wire

iGambit, Inc., acquired Gotham Photo Company

synopsis: iGambit, Inc. announced that they have acquired New York City-based Gotham Photo Company, leading real estate media and technology provider. iGambit's acquisition of Gotham is in line with its strategy of integrating companies delivering recurring revenue models in targeted vertical industries where technology is lagging behind the customer.
buyer: iGambit, Inc. (OTCPK:IGMB:$0.06)
iGambit, Inc. is a diversified technology development and holding company pursuing and evaluating a number of strategic objectives including the acquisition of other companies and/or the identification of financial or strategic entities who may wish to partner with iGambit. "
target: Gotham Photo Company
New York City-based Gotham Photo Company is a leading real estate media and technology provider. Their services include high-end photography, building/unit renderings, 2D/3D floor plans, and the exclusive EXPO Full Screen Media Experience.
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closed 1/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Volt Delta Resources, LLC, acquired varetis solutions GmbH

synopsis: Volt Delta Resources LLC, a subsidiary of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., and a leading provider of enhanced directory assistance solutions and information services, announced today that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of varetis AG's varetis solutions GmbH subsidiary for 20.8 million Euros.
buyer parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
buyer: Volt Delta Resources, LLC
Volt Delta, a subsidiary of Volt Information Sciences is a leading provider of enhanced directory assistance solutions and information services to the global telecommunications market. "
target parent: varetis AG
target: varetis solutions GmbH
varetis Solutions has been finding information at subsecond speeds. As experts for directory assistance and data solutions, we count among our customers nearly all of the world's large telecommunications providers.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 6/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Badgeville, acquired Gamification.org

synopsis: Badgeville announced the acquisition of the Gamification.org Community from Gamify. Gamification.org is the number one resource and community for gamification news and best practices. The Gamification.org community also includes the Gamification handle on popular social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.
buyer: Badgeville
Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, is the leading provider of gamification and social engagement solutions for world-class businesses, enabling companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior. "
target parent: Gamify, Inc.
target: Gamification.org
Gamification.org is a wiki created to push the concept of Gamification to the next level with open discussion and collaboration. Their goal is for Gamification.org to be the leading resource for Gamification & Game Mechanics.
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closed 6/27/2016 via Market Wire

CallidusCloud, acquired Badgeville

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc. , a global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, announced that it has acquired certain assets of Badgeville, the leading technology provider in enterprise gamification and digital motivation.
buyer: CallidusCloud (CALD:$239.66)
Callidus Software Inc., doing business as CallidusCloud, is a leading provider of cloud software. CallidusCloud enables organizations to drive performance and productivity across their business with our hiring, learning, marketing and selling clouds. "
target: Badgeville
Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, is the leading provider of gamification and social engagement solutions for world-class businesses, enabling companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Badgeville, acquired Gamification.org

synopsis: Badgeville announced the acquisition of the Gamification.org Community from Gamify. Gamification.org is the number one resource and community for gamification news and best practices. The Gamification.org community also includes the Gamification handle on popular social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.
buyer: Badgeville
Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, is the leading provider of gamification and social engagement solutions for world-class businesses, enabling companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior. "
target parent: Gamify, Inc.
target: Gamification.org
Gamification.org is a wiki created to push the concept of Gamification to the next level with open discussion and collaboration. Their goal is for Gamification.org to be the leading resource for Gamification & Game Mechanics.
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closed 10/7/2020 via Company Press Release

360insights, acquired CR Worldwide

synopsis: 360insights the creator of the Channel Success Platform announced the acquisition of CR Worldwide, another powerhouse sales incentive solutions provider. The move makes 360insights one of the largest global Channel Incentives Management providers in the world – offering brands the most advanced platforms, tools and data insights to grow sales.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: CR Worldwide
CR engages, motivates and rewards employees, customers and partners worldwide. MyRewards® is CR's feature-rich, secure, easy-to-implement white label points banking technology platform used to deliver global employee recognition, sales incentives and channel incentives and customer loyalty programs.
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announced 10/1/2020 via Company Press Release

SAP SE, will acquire Emarsys

synopsis: SAP SE, the market leader in enterprise application software, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Emarsys, a leading omnichannel customer engagement platform provider. Emarsys enables businesses to engage more effectively and more personally with their customers.
buyer: SAP SE (SAP:$33,111.37)
Germany-based SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best. Its machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. "
target: Emarsys
Emarsys is a leading omnichannel customer engagement platform provider that enables businesses to engage more effectively and more personally with their customers. It allows companies to deliver truly personal customer interactions across e-mail, mobile, social, SMS, and the web at scale.
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announced 2/5/2020 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, will acquire Bridge2 Solutions

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced that it has agreed to acquire Bridge2 Solutions, a leading provider of loyalty solutions for merchants and consumers.
buyer: Intercontinental Exchange (ICE:$5,588.00)
ICE serves customers by operating the exchanges, clearing houses and information services they rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global financial and commodity markets. A leader in market data, ICE Data Services serves the information and connectivity needs across all asset classes. "
target: Bridge2 Solutions
Bridge2 Solutions is a leading provider of loyalty solutions for merchants and consumers. It powers programs for seven of the top ten financial institutions and 4,500 loyalty, incentive and employee perk programs for companies across a wide spectrum of industries.
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announced 10/22/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire SessionM

synopsis: Mastercard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire SessionM, a customer engagement and loyalty platform empowering the world’s most innovative brands to forge stronger and more profitable customer relationships. The platform scales for the enterprise, globally.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,225.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: SessionM
SessionM is a customer engagement and loyalty platform empowering the world’s most innovative brands to forge stronger and more profitable customer relationships. The platform scales for the enterprise, globally. SessionM is headquartered in Boston with offices around the globe.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Linx S.A., acquired Unico Sistemas e Consultoria Ltda.

synopsis: Linx, a software management company, acquired Único Sistemas e Consultoria. Based in Brazil, Único Sistemas specializes in the development of multi-channel, cloud-based loyalty and promotion management tools.
buyer: Linx S.A. (BOVESPA:LINX3:$161.38)
Linx is a company in Brazil that offers ERP and POS management software to the retail sector. The company offers specific solutions for a variety of businesses, these include gas stations, dealerships, food, fashion, optical shops, drugstores, supermarkets, electronics, home decor, and more. "
target parent: Brasil/CT
target: Unico Sistemas e Consultoria Ltda.
Brazilian Único Sistemas specializes in the development of multi-channel, cloud-based loyalty and promotion management tools. Único offers technological solutions and consulting to design, implement and maintain loyalty programs integrated to the point of sale in addition to promotional campaigns.
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$4.84
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired HelloWorld

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan-based HelloWorld, a digital marketing solutions provider focused on promotion and loyalty solutions. The business will be rebranded “HelloWorld, a Merkle Company.” Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: HelloWorld
HelloWorld is a digital marketing solutions company working with the world’s leading brands. The powerful combination of native platform technology and marketing strategy allows marketers to accelerate growth and deepen customer impact.
price ($mm)
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$70
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0.0x
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announced 1/26/2017 via PR Newswire

OnLoyalty will be merged with Fusion Retail Management System,

synopsis: Fusion RMS, a provider of a fully integrated retail platform, and OnLoyalty have entered into a definitive agreement to merge their respective firms into one newly formed corporation called Evlocity Systems, Inc. OnLoyalty offers the most comprehensive customer marketing, loyalty and rewards system for businesses or organizations.
buyer: Fusion Retail Management System
Fusion Retail Management System or Fusion RMS is the only infinitely scalable, fully integrated retail platform i.e. Point of Sale, Inventory/Warehouse Management, eCommerce and Accounting, which can be deployed in the cloud or locally using either a SAAS or perpetual license model. "
target: OnLoyalty
OnLoyalty offers the most comprehensive customer marketing, loyalty and rewards system for businesses or organizations. Their product, CARE, is the first system that enables businesses to directly control how businesses interact and engage with customers using mobile and social media.
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closed 6/27/2016 via Market Wire

CallidusCloud, acquired Badgeville

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc. , a global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning and customer experience solutions, announced that it has acquired certain assets of Badgeville, the leading technology provider in enterprise gamification and digital motivation.
buyer: CallidusCloud (CALD:$239.66)
Callidus Software Inc., doing business as CallidusCloud, is a leading provider of cloud software. CallidusCloud enables organizations to drive performance and productivity across their business with our hiring, learning, marketing and selling clouds. "
target: Badgeville
Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, is the leading provider of gamification and social engagement solutions for world-class businesses, enabling companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior.
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$7.50
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closed 5/21/2015 via PR Web

Factor4, LLC, acquired SparkBase

synopsis: Factor4, LLC, the provider of premier gift card and loyalty solutions, has acquired the book of business containing over 11,000 gift and loyalty customers from SparkBase, Inc., a leading gift card and loyalty software platform. The acquisition includes a license for SparkBase's proprietary gift card and loyalty program software program.
buyer: Factor4, LLC
Factor4, LLC was formed by four payment services experts to provide the premier gift card and loyalty solution. The founders’ strength comes from their combined industry expertise and extensive network. Factor4’s strength is from its best in class proprietary platform, technology and team. "
target: SparkBase
SparkBase, Inc. is a leading gift card and loyalty software platform. SparkBase connects businesses to their customers in real time by capturing shopper behavior at consumer touch points and enabling businesses to reward their customers for shopping, visiting and engaging with their brand.
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announced 1/5/2015 via Market Wire

Snipp Interactive Inc., will purchase Swiss Post Solutions Ireland Limited from Swiss Post Solutions

synopsis: Snipp Interactive Inc. announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire Swiss Post Solutions Ireland Limited from Swiss Post Solutions. Their Catalyst Customer Loyalty Management platform is a multi-currency, multi-lingual, cloud-based platform which offers real-time benefits and rewards management.
buyer: Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV:SPN:$13.44)
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. "
seller parent: Swiss Post
seller: Swiss Post Solutions
Swiss Post Solutions Ireland Limited is the Customer Loyalty Management business unit of Swiss Post Solutions. Their Catalyst CLM platform is a multi-currency, multi-lingual, cloud-based platform which offers real-time benefits and rewards management.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Web

Mozido, acquired StickyStreet Inc.

synopsis: Mozido, a global leader in white-label, cloud-based mobile payment services, announced that it acquired StickyStreet, a leading platform for creating, distributing and managing customer loyalty solutions for leading brands such as Toys-R-Us, Harley Davidson and Best Western.
buyer: Mozido
Mozido is the leading global provider of multichannel (mobile, web, IVR, POS) transaction services, including payments, retail purchases and money transfers. Their clients range from mobile network operators, to retailers, to banks and to media and entertainment companies. "
target: StickyStreet Inc.
StickyStreet is the world’s leading platform to create, distribute and manage customer loyalty solutions of any size, across any platform. Their API-driven Loyalty Engine allows agencies around the world to provide clients with closed loop, stored value, coalition and two-tier programs.
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closed 7/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Aimia Inc., acquired Smart Button

synopsis: Aimia announced that it has purchased Smart Button, an innovative loyalty technology provider for national retailers and other organizations. Smart Button offers clients a turnkey loyalty solution that enables users to build deep relationships with their customers that are easy to integrate into a company’s systems.
buyer: Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM:$96.49)
Aimia Inc., a global leader in loyalty management, owns Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program, Carlson Marketing, an international loyalty marketing services, engagement and events provider, as well as Nectar, the United Kingdom’s leading coalition loyalty program. "
target: Smart Button
Smart Button is a leading developer of loyalty marketing solutions that provides its clients with tools required to develop a world-class loyalty program. It is a web-based loyalty marketing and management platform for customer engagement, retention and rewards.
price ($mm)
$9.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2012 via Market Wire

Catterton Partners, acquired ePrize, LLC

synopsis: ePrize LLC, the leader in digital engagement specializing in mobile, social and web campaigns, announced that it was acquired by Catterton Partners, the leading consumer-focused private equity firm. This investment will be used to accelerate ePrize's overall growth and expansion, particularly in the multi-channel engagement and CRM arenas.
buyer: Catterton Partners
With more than $2.5 billion currently under management and a twenty-three year track record of success in building high growth companies, Catterton Partners is the leading consumer-focused private equity firm. "
target: ePrize, LLC
ePrize is the global leader in digital engagement. The company incentivizes consumer behavior across mobile, social and web for the world's largest brands. Last year, more than half of the Fortune 100 and many world-class agencies relied on ePrize's creative, technology and legal services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

NRT Technology Corp., acquired OfferCraft

synopsis: NRT Technology Corp., a leading provider of digital commerce experiences in gaming and financial services, announced that it has acquired the assets of privately held OfferCraft, a software company that uses artificial intelligence and gamification to drive loyalty, engagement and revenue.
buyer: NRT Technology Corp.
NRT Technology Corp. (NRT) provides the most innovative payment processing, cash handling and cash management products, services and solutions in the casino industry. "
target: OfferCraft
OfferCraft is a software company that uses artificial intelligence and gamification to drive loyalty, engagement and revenue. Their software allows offers, coupons and rewards to be distributed digitally across email, SMS, websites, social media, kiosks, the Point of Sale, signage, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Perkbox, acquired Loyalty Bay

synopsis: Perkbox, a cloud-based employee perks and engagement platform for businesses of all sizes, has acquired Loyalty Bay. Loyalty Bay provides data analytics and rewards delivery software that allows businesses to incentivise customers at various touch points, including on-boarding, purchasing, up-selling, and referring friends.
buyer: Perkbox
Perkbox is a cloud-based employee perks and engagement platform for businesses of all sizes. They are the leading provider of employee benefits programmes for thousands of companies such as Nando’s, Holland & Barrett, Royal Berkshire NHS Trust, Levi Strauss, Firmdale Hotels, Hawksmoor and Revolut. "
target: Loyalty Bay
Founded in 2014, Loyalty Bay’s data analytics and rewards delivery software enables businesses to incentivise customers at various touch points — including on-boarding, purchasing, up-selling, and referring friends — through issuing digital rewards, such as gift cards.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2020 via PR Newswire

Confirmit merged with Dapresy AB,

synopsis: Verdane, the Northern European specialist growth equity investor, has acquired Norway-based Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience (CX), Employee Experience, and Market Research. Verdane is the major investor in the Swedish data visualization reporting firm Dapresy and will merge the two companies.
buyer parent: Verdane Capital
buyer: Dapresy AB
Sweden-based Dapresy is the leading data visualization SaaS platform within the market research industry. Dapresy's team has a diverse background in marketing research, marketing, software, IT, client development, and graphic design to ensure an up-to-date, user-friendly platform for its clients. "
target: Confirmit
Norway-based Confirmit is a leading SaaS vendor for multi-channel Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, and Market Research solutions. Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies with software products for feedback and data collection, panel management, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 11/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Alpine SG, acquired GatherUp

synopsis: ASG and its family of companies, a fast-growing software business that buys, builds, and operates market-leading vertical SaaS companies, announced the acquisition of GatherUp, a customer experience and online review engine that enables insights and empowers marketing.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Alpine SG
ASG is a unique and fast-growing software business that buys, builds, and operates market-leading vertical Software as a Service companies. ASG believes in the power of people and data, and that sharing knowledge, expertise, and resources across its community of businesses drives exponential growth."
target: GatherUp
GatherUp helps businesses and brands deliver a better customer experience through customer feedback, net promoter score, and online reviews. Businesses of any size, from 1 location to 20,000 locations can utilize the platform to manage and market their online reputation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

ReKTGlobal, acquired Fullcube, Inc.

synopsis: ReKTGlobal, a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem, has acquired Fullcube, a company that enables sports, media and publishing brands with toolsets to cultivate Insider Relationships with their greatest enthusiasts.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal is a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. It is also the parent company of professional esports organization Rogue, marketing services company Greenlit Content and online Influencer DRLUPO. "
target: Fullcube, Inc.
Fullcube enables sports, media and publishing brands with toolsets to cultivate Insider Relationships with their greatest enthusiasts. It built a solution for managing Insider Relationships and successfully launched the first ever direct-to-consumer Insider membership model for the sport of NASCAR.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

flooidCX, Corp., will acquire Resolution1, Inc

synopsis: Ontario based flooidCX, Corp. has agreed to acquire the privately-held Canadian company, Resolution1, Inc., an end to end cloud-based customer care and feedback management system. Resolution1 helps businesses gather and manage insights about consumer sentiment on their company, their brand, and on specific products or services.
buyer: flooidCX, Corp. (OTCPK:FLCX:$0.00)
Canada based flooidCX is a customer care solutions company that helps bridge the customer care & feedback gap between companies and consumers. flooidCX's proprietary suite of solutions assist businesses to listen, learn and reach out to consumers at the right time. "
target: Resolution1, Inc
Canada based Resolution1 is an end to end cloud-based customer care and feedback management system. It helps businesses gather and manage insights about consumer sentiment on their company, brand, and products or services. Resolution1 designed its platform to grow and scale to any business's needs.
price ($mm)
$2.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/5/2019 via Market Watch

SurveyMonkey, will acquire Usabilla B.V.

synopsis: SurveyMonkey announced that it was acquiring Usabilla, an Amsterdam-based maker of software that collects customer feedback about website issues. Usabilla empowers brands like KLM, Tommy Hilfiger, and Toyota to become truly customer-centric by improving digital experiences on websites, apps and emails.
buyer: SurveyMonkey (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading online survey platform, with more than 2 million survey responses every day. SurveyMonkey has revolutionized the way people give and take feedback, making it accessible, easy and affordable for everyone. "
target: Usabilla B.V.
Usabilla is an Amsterdam-based maker of software that collects customer feedback about website issues. Usabilla empowers brands like KLM, Tommy Hilfiger, and Toyota to become truly customer-centric by improving digital experiences on websites, apps and emails.
price ($mm)
$81
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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eLoyalty Corporation
eLoyalty Corporation
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year
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$88.10
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: MEDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MediaNet Group Technologies, Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$1.72
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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flooidCX, Corp.
flooidCX, Corp.
Canada based flooidCX is a customer care solutions company that helps bridge the customer care & feedback gap between companies and consumers. flooidCX's proprietary suite of solutions assist businesses to listen, learn and reach out to consumers at the right time.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:FPOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobi724 Solutions Inc
Mobi724 Solutions Inc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Zendesk
Zendesk
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$650.44
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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LivePerson, Inc.
LivePerson, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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UCN
UCN
UCN is the leading provider of all-in-one, off-premises contact handling services that improve the customer contact experience and the productivity of those handling the contacts.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$0.99
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Serviceware SE
Serviceware SE
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EBITDA ($mm)
$5.29
EBIT ($mm)
$4.79
Net Income ($mm)
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378
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eGain Communications
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$59.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.36
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Universe Group plc
Universe Group plc
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EBITDA ($mm)
$2.69
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$0.67
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Ackroo Inc.
Ackroo provides gift card and loyalty processing solutions to help businesses attract, retain and grow their customers and their revenues. Their solution can process gift card & loyalty transactions at the point-of-sale and provide merchants with important administrative and marketing data.
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$3.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.22
EBIT ($mm)
($0.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Proxama Ltd.
Proxama Ltd.
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Salesforce.com, Inc.
Salesforce.com, Inc.
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$19,380.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,093.00
EBIT ($mm)
$107.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,367.00
Employees
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Pegasystems, Inc.
Pegasystems, Inc.
Pegasystems delivers business agility and empowers organizations to rapidly improve execution and seize new opportunities. Pegasystems is the recognized leader in business process management and is also ranked as a leader in customer relationship management software by leading industry analysts.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$868.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($25.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($59.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4650
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Velti plc
Velti plc
Velti is a global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology and solutions that enable brands, advertising agencies, mobile operators and media to implement highly targeted, interactive and measurable campaigns by communicating with and engaging consumers via their mobile devices.
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2011
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$189.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.46)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.47)
Net Income ($mm)
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1036
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