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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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closed 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Smartsheet, acquired Brandfolder

synopsis: Smartsheet, the enterprise platform for dynamic work, has completed its acquisition of Brandfolder, the market momentum leader in digital asset management (DAM). Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Brandfolder provides a centralized platform to easily organize, discover, control, distribute, and measure all forms of digital content.
buyer: Smartsheet (:$300.18)
Smartsheet is a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, empowering organizations to plan, capture, track, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes. "
target: Brandfolder
Brandfolder is the market momentum leader in digital asset management (DAM). Established in 2012 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Brandfolder provides a centralized platform to easily organize, discover, control, distribute, and measure all forms of digital content.
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$155
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Versa Capital Management, acquired Impressions Media

synopsis: Impressions Media announced that it has been acquired by Versa Capital Management, LLC. Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
buyer: Versa Capital Management
Versa Capital Management is a private equity investment firm which focuses on control investments in special situations involving middle market companies where value and performance growth can be achieved through enhanced operational and financial management. "
target: Impressions Media
Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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announced 1/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Trubiquity Inc., will acquire NexPrise,Inc.

synopsis: NexPrise, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, and Trubiquity announced the execution of an asset purchase agreement whereby Trubiquity intends to purchase substantially all the assets of NexPrise.
buyer parent: Kinderhook Industries
buyer: Trubiquity Inc.
Trubiquity is a leading provider of global software and solutions for the management, integration, and automation of data flow between customers and their partners. Trubiquity delivers managed file transfer, collaboration, and process integration solutions for more than 20,000 users worldwide. "
target: NexPrise,Inc.
NexPrise, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed to help companies better manage mission critical documents, automate manual business processes, and collaborate securely with remote partners, suppliers and customers.
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closed 6/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Collexis, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of assets from Collexis Holdings, Inc. a leading developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Collexis, Inc.
Collexis' proprietary technology builds conceptual profiles of text, called Fingerprints, from documents, Websites, emails and other digitized content and matches them with a comprehensive list of pre-defined "fingerprinted" concepts to make research results more relevant and efficient.
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closed 3/17/2009 via PR Newswire

Autonomy Corporation plc, acquired Interwoven, Inc.

synopsis: Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Interwoven, Inc., a global leader in content management software.
buyer: Autonomy Corporation plc (GB:AU.:$959.14)
Autonomy Corporation plc is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information. "
target: Interwoven, Inc.
Interwoven is a global leader in content management solutions. Interwoven's software and services enable organizations to effectively leverage content to drive business growth by improving the customer experience, increasing collaboration, and streamlining business processes in dynamic environments.
price ($mm)[EV]
$768 [$582]
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$260
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$44
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closed 11/17/2008 via BNC Analysis

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of e-publishing solutions, announced the acquisition of the eMeta operation, a provider of access control, subscription management and commerce software, from Macrovision Solutions Corporation.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon Systems, Inc. provides software, hosting, and systems development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their business by providing superior technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of scholarly information. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
price ($mm)
$0.80
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$11
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closed 1/7/2009 via PE Hub

Acresso Software Inc, acquired Intraware, Inc.

synopsis: Acresso, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, has completed its acquisition of Intraware Inc., a provider of digital delivery and management services. The total deal was valued at approximately $27 million, or $4 per share.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Acresso Software Inc
Flexera Software, formerly Acresso Software, maximizes the value of the software the world develops and uses. The leading provider of software licensing, entitlement management, installation, and application readiness, Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers. "
target: Intraware, Inc.
The Intraware SubscribeNet service (patents pending) is a web-based delivery and support platform that enables technology companies to deliver, track and manage the software, licenses and other digital content they distribute to their customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27 [$14]
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$13
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closed 4/10/2007 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, acquired Koral, Inc.

synopsis: With the purchase of Koral, Salesforce.com is adding another new category to its growing business: unstructured content management and collaboration. The company announced April 10 two new products to help users wrangle unstructured data into a collaborative format, both as a function of its Apex on-demand platform and as a stand-alone application.
buyer: Salesforce.com (CRM:$19,380.00)
Salesforce.com provides hosted applications that manage customer information for sales, marketing, and customer support, providing clients with a cheaper, more rapidly deployable alternative to buying and maintaining enterprise software. "
target: Koral, Inc.
Koral is an enterprise content management (ECM) solution for the business Web. Koral is an alternate solution designed for end users overwhelmed with content in email, folders or corporate LANS, who need a better solution to share content with a sales force, partners, customers or collaborators.
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closed 2/28/2006 via

Macrovision Corporation, acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Macrovision(R) Corporation today announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online. eMeta is a privately-held company based in New York City.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
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closed 7/28/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Inspector 6, Inc.

synopsis: Mailchimp, an always-on marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Inspector 6, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that analyzes a brand’s marketing content and delivers insights, changes, and recommendations. The acquisition will help MailChimp's small business customers create more effective marketing content.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Inspector 6, Inc.
Inspector 6 is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that analyzes marketing content and delivers insights, changes, and recommendations. Inspector 6's software reviews images, text, and video to ensure that businesses produce content that is on-brand, on-message, and produces results.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Market Wire

LucidWorks, acquired TwigKit

synopsis: Lucidworks, the leader in enterprise search solutions, announced its acquisition of Twigkit, a software company specializing in user experiences for enterprise-grade search and big data applications.
buyer: LucidWorks
Lucidworks builds enterprise search solutions for some of the world's largest brands. Fusion, Lucidworks' advanced search platform, provides the enterprise-grade capabilities needed to design, develop, and deploy intelligent search apps at any scale. "
target: TwigKit
Twigkit is a Cambridge-based software company with offices in London and California, whose products empower anyone to rapidly build full-featured search applications with a great user experience.
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closed 5/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Rosslyn Data Technologies, acquired Integritie Ltd

synopsis: Rosslyn Data Technologies, a leading provider of a Cloud-based enterprise data analytics platform, has acquired Integritie Ltd., a Content Management and Analytics Cloud Solutions Company. Integritie's flag ship application, Knowledge Capture (KC), provides both Cloud and OnPremise pre-built workflow business applications.
buyer: Rosslyn Data Technologies (RDT.L:$9.02)
Rosslyn Data Technologies is a leading provider of a Cloud-based enterprise data analytics platform. The Company combines four key technologies: data extraction; cleansing; enrichment; and visualisation, into a single cloud platform enabling users with detailed data to make more informed decisions. "
target: Integritie Ltd
Integritie is a Content Management and Analytics Cloud Solutions Company, with a flag ship application Brand named Knowledge Capture® (KC), providing both Cloud and OnPremise pre-built image, social media and content business workflow applications.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Metalogix Software Corp., purchased Replicator for SharePoint from Syntergy

synopsis: Metalogix Software announced the purchase of Syntergy’s SharePoint solutions to the Metalogix SharePoint portfolio. Syntergy features the market leading SharePoint replication solution, Replicator for SharePoint, a web-based solution used to synchronize and manage business intelligence in real-time across multiple SharePoint environments.
buyer: Metalogix Software Corp.
Metalogix Software delivers award-winning content migration, management and archiving software that enables organizations to migrate, manage, archive and recover enterprise content to ensure availability, regulatory compliance, efficiency and cost effectiveness. "
seller: Syntergy
Syntergy's mission is to rapidly provide cost-effective products, services, and solutions that scale from the department to the enterprise. As Content Knowledge Management (CKM) experts, they are positioned to assist organizations in enabling their business processes.
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closed 1/19/2010 via Market Wire

Ephox, acquired WebRadar

synopsis: Ephox, a leading provider of software for improving web content management (WCM), announced it has acquired the WebRadar product line from Web Presence Architects, a web strategy consulting firm.
buyer: Ephox
Ephox develops enterprise-class solutions for authoring content for business websites, wikis and blogs. The company's technology is licensed by leading web content management vendors including EMC|Documentum, IBM, Oracle, and Percussion. "
target parent: Web Presence Architects, LLC
target: WebRadar
WebRadar helps web content administrators and project managers identify, fix, and monitor problems with WCM content and processes. WebRadar can determine where the bottlenecks are in a particular process, which pages are expiring within a set timeframe, etc.
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closed 3/24/2015 via BusinessWire

Accusoft, acquired edocr

synopsis: Accusoft, the leading provider of document, content and imaging solutions, announces the acquisition of edocr. Headquartered in Manchester, edocr provides a leading business document sharing platform across multiple verticals that provides lead capture and document publishing and makes it easier for prospects and customers to find document content.
buyer: Accusoft
Accusoft provides a full spectrum of document, content and imaging solutions as fully supported, enterprise-grade, best-in-class client-server applications, mobile apps, cloud services and software development kits (SDKs). "
target: edocr
edocr provides a interactive environment for publishing and distributing an organization’s public documents across the Internet. Once uploaded to edocr.com, the organization as well as the edocr community and visitors can distribute the documents to friends, colleagues, and popular social networks.
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closed 12/11/2008 via

Research In Motion, acquired Chalk Media Corp.

synopsis: Research In Motion Limited ("RIM") and Chalk Media Corp. announced that the two companies have entered into an arrangement agreement for RIM to acquire Chalk, a publicly-held company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an all-cash transaction at a price per share of CDN $0.142, or CDN $23,125,000.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform. "
target: Chalk Media Corp. (CHKMF:$0.00)
Chalk's mobile content deployment system, Mobile chalkboardTM, allows multimedia content to be created, securely pushed and tracked on BlackBerry® smartphones. Chalk's software and content helps organizations communicate with their employees, business partners and customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$18 [$18]
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$1
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Octomedia Pty Ltd, acquired Franchise Business

synopsis: Cirrus Media has sold its Franchise Business sector, which includes the magazine Franchising Magazine, website Franchise Business and accompanying newsletter, to B2B specialist publisher Octomedia. Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise.
buyer: Octomedia Pty Ltd
Octomedia has been in publication since 1971 and is Australia’s largest and oldest retail trade publication with daily digital newsletters, websites, news briefs and more. They provide essential knowledge and insight into the trends, issues and events of importance to the retail industry. "
target parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd.
target: Franchise Business
Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise. Features include franchising issues, industry developments, brands and marketing, legal and financial matters, trends and expectations, and franchisee experiences.
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announced 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Episerver AB

synopsis: Episerver, the company transforming digital experiences, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a New York based global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: Episerver AB
Episerver connects digital commerce and digital marketing to help organizations create unique digital experiences for their customers, with measurable business results. Episerver empowers digital leaders to embrace transformational strategies to deliver standout experiences for customers.
price ($mm)
$1,160
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier Business Media, acquired Nobicon

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media, a business media company, has acquired Nobicon, a company that offers a cloud-based tool to monitor, review, save and compile information about external issues and external parties relevant to an organization.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target: Nobicon
Nobicon offers a cloud-based tool to monitor, review, save and compile information about external issues and external parties relevant to an organization. Awareness retrieves information from all types of digital sources. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Umeå, Sweden.
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BtoBonline.com

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Next-Tech Markets

synopsis: ePublishing Inc. has acquired Next-Tech Markets, parent of the B2B Audience Network. The B2B Audience Network aggregates audiences from more than 300 niche online publications and enables publishing partners, such as Cygnus Business Media and UBM, to expand their reach to audiences similar to their own.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives maximum profit for publishers and media companies with tools and services that empower clients to create a wide range of business models; leverage new and diversified income streams; and automatically generate deep reader engagement with Contextual Content, Community and Commerce."
target: Next-Tech Markets
Next-Tech Markets launched the B2B Audience Network in 2011, an advertising sales hub serving the interests of a growing group of independent, B2B publishers, website owners and content creators.
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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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
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$31
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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 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 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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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
target:
Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
price ($mm)
$2.52
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$7.14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
price ($mm)
$0.45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Zendition, LLC, acquired Zendition, LLC

synopsis: Digital Publishing company Zendition was acquired by publishing and database leaders Alex Amoriello and Al Baselice, formally of Automated Resources Group, Inc.
buyer: Zendition, LLC
Zendition LLC skillfully provides technology solutions to transform traditional print media into online, interactive, and eco-friendly digital assets, thus enabling our publishers to maximize the profitability of their products and services. "
target: Zendition, LLC
Zendition LLC skillfully provides technology solutions to transform traditional print media into online, interactive, and eco-friendly digital assets, thus enabling our publishers to maximize the profitability of their products and services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
price ($mm)
$1.43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

MagazineCloner merged with Jellyfish Publishing,

synopsis: Jellyfish Publishing have merged with digital publishing software provider MagazineCloner. The new business will bring together Jellyfish's digital marketing expertise with MagazineCloner’s digital publishing software and digital sales reporting and analysis capabilities to provide publishers with a unique and comprehensive offering.
buyer: Jellyfish Publishing
Jellyfish Publishing are experts in digital subscription marketing. They create campaigns which convert targeted traffic into high quality subscriptions or qualified leads through multiple channel promotions and consumer touch points. "
target: MagazineCloner
Since launching in March 2010 MagazineCloner has rapidly become the largest magazine app provider in the world thanks to its comprehensive multi-platform offering, commitment to customer service, speed of delivery and straight-forward business model with no hidden costs.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

30DC Inc., purchased Business Assets from Netbloo Media

synopsis: 30DC, Inc., a provider of web-based tools for the monetization of digital content and 50% joint venture owner of the rapidly growing MagCast Publishing Platform, announced it has acquired the remaining 50% of the MagCast platform from Netbloo Media Ltd together with the outright purchase of the Market ProMax online marketing platform.
buyer: 30DC Inc. (TDCH:$1.36)
30DC, Inc. focuses on the enormous growth potential of the Web 2.0 e-commerce Created by Edward Dale. 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies. "
seller: Netbloo Media
The Business Assets of Netbloo Media include the remaining 50% of the MagCast and 100% of Market ProMax. MagCast is used to publish digital magazines on Apple Corporation's Apple Newsstand. Market ProMax allows anyone to sell digital products without any programming knowledge or technical expertise.
price ($mm)
$1.35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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IMImobile Pvt Ltd.
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Esker
Esker
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Talend
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Gridsum Holding Inc.
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RIB Software SE
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Innodata Inc.
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2016
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Ingenta
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$0.14
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