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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rambler&Co., acquired Dulton Media

synopsis: Rambler&Co, a provider of online and mobile advertising services, has acquired Dulton Media from Prostor Capital, a Russian venture fund. Dulton Media provides an online platform for managing and monetizing videos. Their Eagle.Platform tool allows users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
buyer parent: A&NN Investments
buyer: Rambler&Co.
Rambler&Co is one of the largest groups of companies in media, technology and e-Commerce. Rambler&Co provides online and mobile advertising services. They are based in Moscow, Russia. "
target parent: Prostor Capital
target: Dulton Media
Moscow-based Dulton Media provides an online platform that provides B2B and B2C solutions for clients to manage and monetize videos. The company offers Eagle.Platform, a tool that enables users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
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closed 7/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Glam Media, acquired AdPortal, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical media company for women online and one of the top display global media web properties, announced the acquisition of AdPortal, a leading publisher advertising-technology startup based in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdPortal, Inc.
AdPortal is a company dedicated to helping media publishers efficiently grow advertising revenue to win in today’s marketplace.
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closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Acxiom Corporation, purchased Advanced-Advertising Unit from The Allant Group, Inc.

synopsis: Acxiom Corp, the data analytics firm, has acquired the advanced-advertising unit of Allant Group, a third-party data shop focused on advertising and marketing. Allant Group's Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their SaaS solution Audience Interconnect.
buyer: Acxiom Corporation (ACXM:$917.41)
Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service Company that fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. Acxiom is an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. "
seller parent: MidOcean Partners
seller: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant offers advanced TV advertising software and data products as well as data and analytic driven marketing and advertising services. Their Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their data-enabled software.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Admeta AB

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Admeta, a leading provider of solutions for digital programmatic sell-side platforms based in Sweden. Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target: Admeta AB
Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue. Admeta’s core functionality includes Artificial Intelligence-based learning, dynamic floor pricing, full premium programmatic support for private marketplaces and Deal ID.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Fivia

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, announced that it has acquired Paris-based Fivia, a digital advertising management software provider. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target parent: IPMG
target: Fivia
Fivia is a digital advertising management software provider headquartered in Paris, France. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Vimeo, LLC., acquired VHX Corporation

synopsis: Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, announced the acquisition of VHX, a platform for premium over-the-top (OTT) subscription video channels. VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: VHX Corporation
VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans. They have helped publishers sell films, TV shows, comedy specials, live concert footage, lectures, web series, fitness, education and more.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Tinypass merged with Piano Media, a.s.,

synopsis: Tinypass and Piano Media, two pioneers in content monetization and paywall software, announced a merger to create Piano. Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano, headquartered in New York City, is a leading provider of metering and paywall solutions for digital content monetization and media user data analysis. "
target: Tinypass
Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
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closed 9/23/2010 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ExtendMedia

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held ExtendMedia, a leading provider of software-based Content Management Systems (CMS) that manage the entire lifecycle of video content through monetization for pay media and ad-supported business models.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,301.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. "
target: ExtendMedia
ExtendMedia provides OpenCASE, a carrier-grade platform for managing, publishing and monetizing video across PCs, televisions and mobile devices. With OpenCASE, network operators, media companies and consumer electronics companies can launch streaming and downloadable video services.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

ASMIQ AG, acquired SmartWall.ai

synopsis: SmartWall, a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015 has been acquired by ASMIQ, a services and technology company specialized in subscription management. Smartwall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
buyer: ASMIQ AG
ASMIQ is a service and technology company specialized in subscription and membership management. The publishing division extends their existing product and service portfolio and complete it with two customer contact centers for publishers. "
target: SmartWall.ai
SmartWall is a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015. SmartWall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
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closed 2/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Tinypass, acquired Swishu

synopsis: Tinypass, which enables media companies and websites to create new business models, announced the acquisition of Swishu, an advanced paywall and subscriber management technology company.
buyer: Tinypass
Tinypass is an e-commerce platform that allows content creators and media owners to monetize their digital content quickly, powerfully and effectively by bringing the functionality of major paywalls and download services to every site on the Internet, and enables new innovative business models. "
target: Swishu
Swishu is the industry leader in advanced paywall software for publishers, radio stations, and indie bloggers alike. Swishu creates new revenue, increases reader engagement, and drives subscriptions with its industry-leading paywall and subscriber management software.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired SintecMedia

synopsis: SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced that SintecMedia's management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has invested in 150+ technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry."
target parent: Riverwood Capital
target: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 150 of the world's top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units.
price ($mm)
$400
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$110
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3.6x
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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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 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Ingenta, acquired 5 Fifteen

synopsis: Ingenta, the leading software provider to the publishing industry, has acquired 5 fifteen Ltd, software supplier to the magazine and newspaper industry. Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organizations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
buyer: Ingenta (AIM:ING:$18.36)
Ingenta is the largest supplier of technology and related services for the publishing industry. Working with eight of the ten largest publishers in the world, they help information providers meet their evolving and wide-ranging publishing needs. "
target: 5 Fifteen
Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organisations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
price ($mm)
$0.64
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$2
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closed 7/7/2016 via BusinessWire

MediaOcean, acquired Invision Inc.

synopsis: Mediaocean, the leading software provider for the advertising world, announced that it has acquired INVISION Inc., a leading provider of cross-device sell-side workflow solutions to major media companies. Trusted by the largest media companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: MediaOcean
Mediaocean is the world's only software company that automates every aspect of the advertising workflow, from planning and buying, to analyzing and optimizing, to invoicing and payments. Its open cross-media platforms have unmatched reach and bridge traditional and digital media. "
target: Invision Inc.
INVISION Inc. is the media industry’s most experienced provider of cross-device advertising sales software. Trusted by the largest media and television companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations and maximize revenue of their inventory.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Efficio merged with ShareBuilders,

synopsis: ShareBuilders, Inc., the leading provider of yield management solutions for the broadcast media sales industry, announced a merger with Efficio Solutions, Inc., a leader in media sales management, CRM and yield solutions to the broadcast industry.
buyer: ShareBuilders
ShareBuilders is the largest media yield management software company in the US. In 2010 their local broadcast TV clients billed about $3.7 billion, which is estimated to be 1 out of every 5 commercials sold on English-speaking network affiliates. "
target: Efficio
Efficio Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1999 and created by broadcasters for broadcasters with over 8,000 users in the media sales industry. Efficio is a fully integrated media sales management solution that answers the needs of salespeople and sales managers.
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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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announced 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, will acquire Operative, Inc.

synopsis: Operative Media, Inc., the global leader in digital advertising business management solutions for major media companies, announced that the company will be acquired by SintecMedia, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. The combined company brings together TV and digital ad management for media companies and publishers worldwide.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred broadcast management software partner for over 300 of the world's top media brands, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia and Sky. "
target: Operative, Inc.
Since 2001, Operative Media, Inc. has developed software and services that help publishers, agencies, and networks simplify the business of advertising. Media companies rely on Operative to sell, traffic, and bill premium ad inventory, increasing revenue and decreasing overhead.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired SintecMedia

synopsis: SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced that SintecMedia's management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has invested in 150+ technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry."
target parent: Riverwood Capital
target: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 150 of the world's top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units.
price ($mm)
$400
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$110
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closed 10/20/2015 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Broadway Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the provider of the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry, announced its acquisition of Broadway Systems, a leading provider of broadcast management solutions. Broadway manages billions of dollars in advertising revenues across news, sports, music, and entertainment networks for customers in the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
intecMedia provides the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry. Founded in 2000, SintecMedia has grown to manage more than $30 billion in advertising revenue via OnAir, IBMS, and SIMS. "
target: Broadway Systems
Broadway has collaborated with major cable television networks—including Fox News, the Scripps Networks, CBS Sports Network and the MLB Network to engineer a contemporary and fully-integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship and billing system.
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announced 1/16/2014 via Wall Street Journal

SintecMedia, will acquire Pilat Media

synopsis: Sintec Media Ltd., the leading provider of media business management solutions will acquire Pilat Media Global plc. Pilat Media is a supplier of powerful, integrated business management systems for the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
Sintec Media is the leading provider of media business management solutions. They engage in the design and implementation of management systems for the broadcast, cable, and satellite industries. "
target: Pilat Media (PGB:$43.40)
Pilat Media Global develops, markets, and supports business management software solutions for content and service providers in the media industry. They offer an Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBM) for managing content, media operations, airtime programming, and advertising sales.
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$45
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$6
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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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closed 1/9/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired StorerTV

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, has acquired an important player in the U.S. broadcast management space. StorerTV, the top North American provider of media program and contract rights management software solutions for the television broadcast and cable industry, is now part of the SintecMedia family.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: StorerTV
StorerTV is the leading developer of cutting-edge media program and contract rights management software solutions for the television broadcast and cable industry.
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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired SintecMedia

synopsis: SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced that SintecMedia's management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has invested in 150+ technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry."
target parent: Riverwood Capital
target: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 150 of the world's top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units.
price ($mm)
$400
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$110
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closed 7/7/2016 via BusinessWire

MediaOcean, acquired Invision Inc.

synopsis: Mediaocean, the leading software provider for the advertising world, announced that it has acquired INVISION Inc., a leading provider of cross-device sell-side workflow solutions to major media companies. Trusted by the largest media companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: MediaOcean
Mediaocean is the world's only software company that automates every aspect of the advertising workflow, from planning and buying, to analyzing and optimizing, to invoicing and payments. Its open cross-media platforms have unmatched reach and bridge traditional and digital media. "
target: Invision Inc.
INVISION Inc. is the media industry’s most experienced provider of cross-device advertising sales software. Trusted by the largest media and television companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations and maximize revenue of their inventory.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Efficio merged with ShareBuilders,

synopsis: ShareBuilders, Inc., the leading provider of yield management solutions for the broadcast media sales industry, announced a merger with Efficio Solutions, Inc., a leader in media sales management, CRM and yield solutions to the broadcast industry.
buyer: ShareBuilders
ShareBuilders is the largest media yield management software company in the US. In 2010 their local broadcast TV clients billed about $3.7 billion, which is estimated to be 1 out of every 5 commercials sold on English-speaking network affiliates. "
target: Efficio
Efficio Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1999 and created by broadcasters for broadcasters with over 8,000 users in the media sales industry. Efficio is a fully integrated media sales management solution that answers the needs of salespeople and sales managers.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rambler&Co., acquired Dulton Media

synopsis: Rambler&Co, a provider of online and mobile advertising services, has acquired Dulton Media from Prostor Capital, a Russian venture fund. Dulton Media provides an online platform for managing and monetizing videos. Their Eagle.Platform tool allows users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
buyer parent: A&NN Investments
buyer: Rambler&Co.
Rambler&Co is one of the largest groups of companies in media, technology and e-Commerce. Rambler&Co provides online and mobile advertising services. They are based in Moscow, Russia. "
target parent: Prostor Capital
target: Dulton Media
Moscow-based Dulton Media provides an online platform that provides B2B and B2C solutions for clients to manage and monetize videos. The company offers Eagle.Platform, a tool that enables users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
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closed 7/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Glam Media, acquired AdPortal, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical media company for women online and one of the top display global media web properties, announced the acquisition of AdPortal, a leading publisher advertising-technology startup based in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdPortal, Inc.
AdPortal is a company dedicated to helping media publishers efficiently grow advertising revenue to win in today’s marketplace.
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closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Acxiom Corporation, purchased Advanced-Advertising Unit from The Allant Group, Inc.

synopsis: Acxiom Corp, the data analytics firm, has acquired the advanced-advertising unit of Allant Group, a third-party data shop focused on advertising and marketing. Allant Group's Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their SaaS solution Audience Interconnect.
buyer: Acxiom Corporation (ACXM:$917.41)
Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service Company that fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. Acxiom is an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. "
seller parent: MidOcean Partners
seller: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant offers advanced TV advertising software and data products as well as data and analytic driven marketing and advertising services. Their Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their data-enabled software.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Admeta AB

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Admeta, a leading provider of solutions for digital programmatic sell-side platforms based in Sweden. Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target: Admeta AB
Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue. Admeta’s core functionality includes Artificial Intelligence-based learning, dynamic floor pricing, full premium programmatic support for private marketplaces and Deal ID.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Fivia

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, announced that it has acquired Paris-based Fivia, a digital advertising management software provider. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target parent: IPMG
target: Fivia
Fivia is a digital advertising management software provider headquartered in Paris, France. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Vimeo, LLC., acquired VHX Corporation

synopsis: Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, announced the acquisition of VHX, a platform for premium over-the-top (OTT) subscription video channels. VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: VHX Corporation
VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans. They have helped publishers sell films, TV shows, comedy specials, live concert footage, lectures, web series, fitness, education and more.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Tinypass merged with Piano Media, a.s.,

synopsis: Tinypass and Piano Media, two pioneers in content monetization and paywall software, announced a merger to create Piano. Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano, headquartered in New York City, is a leading provider of metering and paywall solutions for digital content monetization and media user data analysis. "
target: Tinypass
Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
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closed 9/23/2010 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ExtendMedia

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held ExtendMedia, a leading provider of software-based Content Management Systems (CMS) that manage the entire lifecycle of video content through monetization for pay media and ad-supported business models.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,301.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. "
target: ExtendMedia
ExtendMedia provides OpenCASE, a carrier-grade platform for managing, publishing and monetizing video across PCs, televisions and mobile devices. With OpenCASE, network operators, media companies and consumer electronics companies can launch streaming and downloadable video services.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

ASMIQ AG, acquired SmartWall.ai

synopsis: SmartWall, a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015 has been acquired by ASMIQ, a services and technology company specialized in subscription management. Smartwall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
buyer: ASMIQ AG
ASMIQ is a service and technology company specialized in subscription and membership management. The publishing division extends their existing product and service portfolio and complete it with two customer contact centers for publishers. "
target: SmartWall.ai
SmartWall is a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015. SmartWall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
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closed 2/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Tinypass, acquired Swishu

synopsis: Tinypass, which enables media companies and websites to create new business models, announced the acquisition of Swishu, an advanced paywall and subscriber management technology company.
buyer: Tinypass
Tinypass is an e-commerce platform that allows content creators and media owners to monetize their digital content quickly, powerfully and effectively by bringing the functionality of major paywalls and download services to every site on the Internet, and enables new innovative business models. "
target: Swishu
Swishu is the industry leader in advanced paywall software for publishers, radio stations, and indie bloggers alike. Swishu creates new revenue, increases reader engagement, and drives subscriptions with its industry-leading paywall and subscriber management software.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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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 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Ingenta, acquired 5 Fifteen

synopsis: Ingenta, the leading software provider to the publishing industry, has acquired 5 fifteen Ltd, software supplier to the magazine and newspaper industry. Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organizations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
buyer: Ingenta (AIM:ING:$18.36)
Ingenta is the largest supplier of technology and related services for the publishing industry. Working with eight of the ten largest publishers in the world, they help information providers meet their evolving and wide-ranging publishing needs. "
target: 5 Fifteen
Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organisations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
price ($mm)
$0.64
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$2
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