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closed 2/5/2013 via Company Press Release

Ease Entertainment Services, LLC, acquired Scenechronize

synopsis: Ease Entertainment Services has announced that it has acquired the assets of Scenechronize, the industry’s largest cloud-based production information management system. Scenechronize’s unique production software program allows users to manage both production office information and production accounting information efficiently in one database.
buyer: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment Services provides comprehensive production payroll services, expert guidance on production tax incentives and labor management issues. "
target: Scenechronize
Scenechronize is a production management software for film, television, and commercial markets. Scenechronize is the single most powerful tool for creating, distributing, accessing and storing most of the standard documents used by productions of all types.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vision Media Management, acquired Fordela

synopsis: Vision Media Management (“Vision”) significantly expanded its secure digital capabilities and service offerings with the acquisition of Fordela Corporation (“Fordela”), a proven innovator in cloud-based digital asset management, streaming, and video on demand (VOD) solutions.
buyer parent: CenterGate Capital
buyer: Vision Media Management
Vision Media Management, headquartered in Valencia, California, is the premier provider of marketing and fulfillment services to major entertainment studios and consumer products entities. "
target: Fordela
Fordela Corporation is located in San Francisco, California. The Company is focused on providing the leading cloud-based media management solution to the enterprise. Fordela Corporation is a proven innovator in cloud-based digital asset management, streaming, and video on demand (VOD) solutions.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Movie Studio, Inc., will acquire Emerging Pictures

synopsis: The Movie Studio, Inc. will acquire Emerging Pictures and all of its assets, including its innovative technology for a Commercial VOD (Video on Demand) digital delivery platform presently deployed in over 130 theaters. Emerging Pictures' assets includes distribution rights to many hundreds of critically acclaimed films and independent cinema.
buyer: The Movie Studio, Inc. (OTCPK:MVES:$0.02)
The Movie Studio, Inc. is a publicly traded media and motion picture production and distribution company. The Company is the premier full production movie studio in Miami, Florida area. The studio produces and distributes its films worldwide. "
target parent: Mobio Technologies Inc.
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital Film and Alternate Content network of theaters in the United States. Through its network of theaters, Emerging cost effectively exhibits critically acclaimed films, cultural programming, art films, documentaries, foreign language films and independent cinema.
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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Web

20 Year Media Corp., acquired Emerging Pictures

synopsis: 20 Year Media Corp, a Vancouver based digital media technology company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Emerging Cinemas, LLC. (“Emerging Pictures”), a pioneer in digital delivery and exhibition for the motion picture industry.
buyer: 20 Year Media Corp.
20 Year Media is a pioneer in demand driven inventory optimization for the motion picture industry. 20YM’s technology system aggregates consumer demand and uses this data to match and deliver content across platforms, maximizing revenues for all stakeholders. "
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital exhibitor and distributor servicing over 130 independent cinemas and 250 theatres across the US. They offer the newest arthouse films, movie classics, and exclusive alt content through Opera In Cinema & Ballet In Cinema.
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closed 1/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.

synopsis: Deluxe, a provider of digital and cloud based solutions to the world's leading content production studios and distributors, has acquired Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd. Based in the UK, Sundog offers a highly automated, cloud-based platform that creates specialized multi-format, multi-language files for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe provides secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms, and content creators. Its cloud-based solutions offer customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable customers to create and distribute content and streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale. "
target: Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.
UK-based Sundog Media Toolkit is the leading automated SaaS solution for mastering and versioning TV and movies at speed and scale. The company's cloud-based platform creates specialized multi-format, multi-language files for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PE Hub

Wiredrive merged with MediaSilo,

synopsis: MediaSilo and Wiredrive have merged, forming the world’s largest SaaS platform for video-driven creative workflows with more than 1,800 enterprise customers worldwide. MediaSilo founder Kai Pradel will serve as CEO of the joint entity. Wiredrive is the leading platform among agencies and brands to present work-in-progress and video reels.
buyer: MediaSilo
Boston-based MediaSilo is the industry leader in providing secure video collaboration solutions to media and entertainment companies and the post-production houses that serve them. MediaSilo’s flexible video sharing platform handles encoding and playback, review and approval. "
target: Wiredrive
Wiredrive is a secure media-sharing and collaboration tool designed for creative professionals. Top agencies, brands, production houses, and entertainment companies rely on Wiredrive to effectively collaborate with teams and privately share video.
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closed 12/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Framez merged with LookAt Technologies LTD.,

synopsis: LookAt and Framez, two Israeli start-ups that develop collaboration tools, have decided to merge. Framez is an online platform for video project management and collaboration. LookAt is a cloud platform that provides review and approval capabilities to over 100 file types including videos, prints, digital, audio, designs and more.
buyer: LookAt Technologies LTD.
LookAt is a global leader in review and approval cloud platforms, providing a secure collaboration cloud for enterprises. LookAt offers review and approval capabilities to over 100 file types including - videos, prints, digital, audio, designs and more. "
target: Framez
Framez is an online platform for video project management and collaboration. Framez enables freelance video editors and producers to focus on creativity rather than on administration. It allows video creators to share media and invite collaborators to annotate it, all in a password-protected space.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
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closed 3/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Yoveo AG, acquired iRewind

synopsis: Yoveo AG, the leading Swiss specialist in video strategies and technologies, announced the acquisition of Lausanne Startup iRewind. Active in 23 countries, iRewind is a software solution that automatically captures, edits and delivers instantly personalized videos to participants in sport events.
buyer: Yoveo AG
Yoveo advises companies and institutions on the subject of video content marketing. They can provide live-streaming, interactive video or a complete video management system to clients. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: iRewind
iRewind is the global leader for smart personalized mass video production technologies and provides customized solutions to create great video micro-moments for the sports industry. They are based in Switzerland.
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closed 5/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Endeavor, LLC, acquired NeuLion Incorporated

synopsis: Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion, is to acquire NeuLion, Inc., a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: NeuLion Incorporated (TSX:NLN:$95.32)
NeuLion, Inc. is a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
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$250
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Atrium Sports, acquired Synergy Sports Technology

synopsis: Atrium Sports, a full-service technology platform for sports and video data content, announced the acquisition of Synergy Sports Technology, the dominant global provider of data and video analytics tools for the NBA, the MLB and NCAA Division I-II-III basketball and Division I baseball.
buyer: Atrium Sports
Atrium Sports is a full-service technology platform for sports and video data content. Teams who use Atrium’s platform gain more control of their video and data as well as expanded digital capabilities to create new content, engage fans, and open new commercial opportunities. "
target: Synergy Sports Technology
Synergy Sports Technology is an American company that creates web-based, on-demand video-supported basketball analytics for the purposes of scouting, development and entertainment.
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closed 8/26/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired Zync Render

synopsis: Google announced that it has acquired Zync Render, a service that makes it easier for movie studios to render their visual effects in the cloud. The technology was used to render effects in movies like Star Trek: Into Darkness and Looper, for example.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Zync Render
ZYNC is the visual effects industry’s first completely integrated cloud-based storage and rendering solution. This pay as you go service provides encrypted, instant and affordable access to high volume computing resources. Currently supported platforms include Maya/VRay/Mental Ray/Arnold and Nuke.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Partners, acquired SyncOnSet Technologies

synopsis: Entertainment Partners, the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production management solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired SyncOnSet Technologies, a creator of collaboration and productivity software for the entertainment production community.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is a leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions. EP enables its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital and commercial projects."
target: SyncOnSet Technologies
SyncOnSet Technologies is a technology company that offers software solutions to TV and film productions and studios. They develop software and apps for productions and crews, creative departments, and production companies to handle workflows, pre- and post-production, and the tracking of assets.
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closed 3/30/2011 via PR Newswire

GoPro, acquired CineForm, Inc.

synopsis: GoPro, the world's leading wearable and gear mountable camera company, has announced that it has acquired CineForm, Inc., a leading developer of video compression and workflow technology for the professional film and television industry.
buyer: GoPro (GPRO:$1,619.97)
GoPro's HD HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras and accessories are sold in over 60 countries and in the USA at specialty sports retailers including, The Sports Authority, Sports Chalet, Cycle Gear, and Best Buy, as well as online at gopro.com. "
target: CineForm, Inc.
CineForm develops compression-based workflow solutions for film and video acquisition, post production, and archive applications. CineForm software products are used by discerning film studios, television producers, and digital media artists to enhance their file-based workflows.
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closed 4/14/2020 via BusinessWire

ScoreVision, acquired Fantag

synopsis: ScoreVision, a software company that brings professional-level fan experiences to athletic programs at all levels of competition, has acquired Fantag, a leader in cloud-based video solutions. The Fantag platform enables producers and spectators at live events to capture, relive, and share their favorite moments with the simple touch of the screen.
buyer: ScoreVision
ScoreVision is a software company that brings professional-level fan experiences to athletic programs at all levels of competition. Their cloud-based software helps people keep score, create professional game-time productions, capture the action in real-time, and share it with fans everywhere. "
target: Fantag
Fantag is a pioneer in mobile video based in Silicon Valley and Sacramento. The Fantag platform enables producers and spectators at live events to capture, relive, and share their favorite moments with the simple touch of the screen.
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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Starfish Media N.V., acquired VueTec Ltd.

synopsis: Angler Gaming’s subsidiary Starfish Media N.V. has acquired assets consisting of the brand, domains and player database from Vuetec Limited. VueTec provides Distance Gaming software that allows patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site.
buyer parent: Angler Gaming plc
buyer: Starfish Media N.V.
Starfish Media is a company based in Curaҫao, operating since 2012 with the objective to provide players with first class online gaming sites. They develop, maintain and operate user friendly, trustworthy and secure sites that offer the ultimate online gaming experience. "
target: VueTec Ltd.
VueTec’s Distance Gaming software first launched in 2002 and has allowed patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site, offering unrivalled trust and transparency to their members.
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightstream, Inc., acquired Arsenal.gg

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Arsenal.gg, the industry-leading discovery and analytics tool for live video game streaming content. Lightstream delivers innovative, creative broadcasting technology and products that empower storytellers and address the biggest challenges streamers and content creators face.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: Arsenal.gg
Arsenal.gg is a live streaming data and analytics platform. For individual creators, it delivers free performance statistics and insights to grow their channels.
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announced 3/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will acquire Blayze Inc.

synopsis: Vobile, the worldwide leading provider of video and audio content identification, analytics and management services, announced the acquisition of Blayze, a YouTube analytics and content marketing startup launched in 2012 through venture fund MuckerCapital.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is a leading provider of video content identification and management services. Its core VideoDNA™ content identification and management technology enables fully automated identification, tracking and management of any video content, including associated audio, with high performance, accuracy."
target: Blayze Inc.
Blayze has built the world’s most powerful video curation tool to create a better video sharing experience for YouTube creators and fans.
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Branded Entertainment Network, acquired TubeBuddy

synopsis: BEN, the entertainment AI company, has acquired TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. With the acquisition of TubeBuddy, BEN will extend its resources directly to the creator community, helping them to grow and monetize their content initiatives.
buyer: Branded Entertainment Network
BEN Group is an entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest influencer marketing business, the world’s largest product placement agency, and Greenlight, a global rights and licensing business. "
target: TubeBuddy
TubeBuddy has become the largest platform for YouTube channel management, optimization, and audience growth, helping millions of creators with a wide range of tools, including keyword research, thumbnail generation, A/B testing, bulk processing, and advanced analytics.
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closed 2/5/2013 via Company Press Release

Ease Entertainment Services, LLC, acquired Scenechronize

synopsis: Ease Entertainment Services has announced that it has acquired the assets of Scenechronize, the industry’s largest cloud-based production information management system. Scenechronize’s unique production software program allows users to manage both production office information and production accounting information efficiently in one database.
buyer: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment Services provides comprehensive production payroll services, expert guidance on production tax incentives and labor management issues. "
target: Scenechronize
Scenechronize is a production management software for film, television, and commercial markets. Scenechronize is the single most powerful tool for creating, distributing, accessing and storing most of the standard documents used by productions of all types.
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announced 8/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Entertainment Partners, will acquire Ease Entertainment Services, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Partners ("EP"), the leading end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services for all aspects of the entertainment industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which EP will acquire Ease Entertainment Services. Ease is a leader in technology solutions for the entertainment industry.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. "
target: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment provides the only studio-grade, all-in-one production management platform in the industry. Ease Entertainment is able to deliver a radically new level of compliance, governance, transparency, data security and efficiency.
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closed 2/5/2013 via Company Press Release

Ease Entertainment Services, LLC, acquired Scenechronize

synopsis: Ease Entertainment Services has announced that it has acquired the assets of Scenechronize, the industry’s largest cloud-based production information management system. Scenechronize’s unique production software program allows users to manage both production office information and production accounting information efficiently in one database.
buyer: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment Services provides comprehensive production payroll services, expert guidance on production tax incentives and labor management issues. "
target: Scenechronize
Scenechronize is a production management software for film, television, and commercial markets. Scenechronize is the single most powerful tool for creating, distributing, accessing and storing most of the standard documents used by productions of all types.
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announced 8/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Entertainment Partners, will acquire Ease Entertainment Services, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Partners ("EP"), the leading end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services for all aspects of the entertainment industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which EP will acquire Ease Entertainment Services. Ease is a leader in technology solutions for the entertainment industry.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. "
target: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment provides the only studio-grade, all-in-one production management platform in the industry. Ease Entertainment is able to deliver a radically new level of compliance, governance, transparency, data security and efficiency.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire Media Services Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a company that provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software, will be acquiring Media Services, an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Media Services Group, Inc. (MSGI:$0.28)
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
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closed 6/28/2007 via PR Newswire

RoyaltyShare, acquired Musicalc

synopsis: RoyaltyShare, a premier provider of digital royalty solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired Musicalc, a UK-based provider of royalty accounting software for the music industry. With the acquisition, RoyaltyShare expands its European presence and adds royalty processing software and services for music publishers.
buyer: RoyaltyShare
RoyaltyShare is the worldwide leader in Web-based royalty processing and reporting solutions for the global entertainment industry. RoyaltyShare provides a suite of on-demand services dedicated to simplifying the increasingly complex and necessary task of managing sales and distribution information."
target: Musicalc
Formed in 1982 to develop and market PC-based software for independent record labels and music publishing companies, Musicalc has over 100 customers throughout Europe and the U.S., including notable record companies.
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announced 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Talent Partners, will acquire PES Payroll

synopsis: Talent Partners, a provider of talent and production support services for more than 750 agency and advertiser clients representing 1,500 brands, has agreed to acquire PES Payroll, a Burbank-based firm with 20 years' experience providing crew payroll and production support services to the commercial, television, film and live event industries.
buyer: Talent Partners
Talent Partners is a provider of more than 125 essential services, including talent negotiations and business affairs, traffic and clearance, rights and royalty management, signatory services, and more. The firm's 750+ client roster includes 1,500 brands and 95 of the top 100 global advertisers. "
target: PES Payroll
PES Payroll is an industry leader in innovative, solution-oriented customer service. With a core focus on unscripted television, commercial crews and live events, PES Payroll delivers expediency, scalability, efficiency, and paperless solutions across the entertainment industry.
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closed 3/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Partners, acquired We Got POP Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment Partners, the global end-to-end provider of production and workforce management solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired We Got POP Ltd., the UK production industry's leading SaaS based workforce and production management platform. POP enables producers to manage all of their people and projects on one secure platform.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is a leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions. EP enables its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital and commercial projects."
target: We Got POP Ltd.
We Got POP is the UK production industry's leading SaaS based workforce and production management platform. POP enables producers to manage all of their people and projects on one secure platform. POP helps to streamline productions and save time and money.
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announced 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Voices.com, will acquire Voicebank.net

synopsis: Voices.com, an online marketplace for audio and voice over products and services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voicebank.net, an online platform for casting and project management workflow utilized by top global advertising agencies, casting directors and creative, television and film production studios.
buyer: Voices.com
Voices.com is the largest online marketplace for audio and voice over products and services comprised of nearly half a million business clients and voice actors. Its flagship website, www.voices.com, records approximately 2 million visitors annually and has enabled over 250,000 transactions to date."
target: Voicebank.net
Voicebank.net is a leading online platform for casting and project management workflow utilized by more than 1,600 of the top global advertising agencies, casting directors and creative, television and film production studios.
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closed 1/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

The TEAM Companies Inc., acquired Lightspeed EPS, Inc.

synopsis: The TEAM Companies, Inc., a payroll, business affairs and technology provider to the advertising and entertainment community, has completed its acquisition of Lightspeed EPS, Inc. Lightspeed EPS, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based entertainment production management software for the feature film and television industries.
buyer: The TEAM Companies Inc.
The Team Companies Inc., is a leading payroll, business affairs and technology provider to the advertising and entertainment community. TEAM provides a comprehensive suite of solutions for the production payroll, production management and business affairs space. "
target: Lightspeed EPS, Inc.
LightSPEED eps is a web-based entertainment production management system designed specifically for the film and television industry. By centralizing production management, updated information is instantly accessible from any authorized computer, cell phone or wireless device.
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closed 6/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Money Centers of America Inc., acquired Landmark Group Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Money Centers of America, Inc. announced that it had acquired the assets of Landmark Group Holdings. The deal includes Landmark’s proprietary software and contracts with properties in Washington, Idaho, California, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nevada. Landmark provides check guarantee and check verification services.
buyer: Money Centers of America Inc.
Since 1998, Money Centers of America has been providing traditional full service cash access services as well as a state of the art technology platform that enables gaming operators to process their own transactions. "
target: Landmark Group Holdings, Inc.
Washington based Landmark Group Holdings, Inc. provides check guarantee, check verification, Title 31 / Currency Transaction Reporting, and on-line software applications to establish credit limits and monitor guests’ marker activities.
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closed 8/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Google Inc., acquired Jambool, Inc.

synopsis: Jambool announced that they have been acquired by Google. Jambool started as a social collaboration platform in 2006. In 2007, they shifted focus to build applications on social networks. Jambool are the creators of Social Gold, an industry-leading virtual monetization platform.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Jambool, Inc.
Jambool, Inc. operates Social Gold™, an industry-leading virtual monetization platform. Social Gold enables developers to create and manage their own white-labeled virtual currency, to provide an in-app payments experience to their users, and to optimize their virtual economy using analytics.
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closed 5/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Digital River, Inc., acquired fatfoogoo

synopsis: Digital River, Inc., announced that it has acquired fatfoogoo. The combined forces of Digital River’s e-commerce solutions with fatfoogoo’s technology will offer game publishers and developers an unparalleled, single e-commerce connection to manage their online product sales both in-store and in-game.
buyer: Digital River, Inc. (DRIV:$373.69)
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages profitable online businesses for nearly 34,000 companies worldwide. Its comprehensive e-commerce solution and world-class infrastructure are designed to help companies of all sizes quickly maximize online revenues. "
target: fatfoogoo
Fatfoogoo is the leading in-game commerce ecosystem for monetizing online games and virtual worlds. Fatfoogoo’s solutions allow both publisher-to-player and player-to-player financial interaction, as well as virtual currency management and traditional user and subscription management.
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closed 7/29/2009 via Company Press Release

Live Gamer, Inc., acquired N-Cash

synopsis: Live Gamer, the company that pioneered publisher-supported real-money-trading for online games, announced that it has completed its acquisition of N-Cash, Korea’s premier micro-transaction provider.
buyer: Live Gamer, Inc.
Live Gamer combines leading e-commerce software with virtual economy advisory services to help online game publishers, virtual world operators, and operators of other virtual environments, like social networks, create new transaction-based revenue streams. "
target: N-Cash
Micro-transaction-based games began in South Korea almost a decade ago, and N-Cash’s platform was there to power the very first item-based game ever in existence (Joyon’s GerSang). Since 2001, N-Cash has developed and scaled its solution to power titles from over 60 game operators worldwide.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

PlayHaven, acquired //staq

synopsis: PlayHaven, the leading lifetime value (LTV) maximization platform for mobile games, announced the addition of the team from Staq.io, a game management platform featuring advanced, real-time analytics.
buyer: PlayHaven
PlayHaven delivers a lifetime value maximization platform to help mobile game developers better acquire, understand, and intelligently engage and monetize users. "
target: //staq
//staq is a game management platform. //staq makes it simple to monetize and optimize free to play games on mobile, web and consoles. The company provides services to manage virtual currencies and virtual goods, player state, targeted promotions, beautiful analytics and data warehousing.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

Serve Virtual Enterprises, Inc., acquired Sometrics, Inc.

synopsis: American Express has acquired virtual currency platform and in-game payments provider Sometrics. Sometrics helps gaming publishers market free-to-play online games and monetize virtual currency with a consumer destination site and in-game payment solutions. Sometrics will be added to American Express’ Serve digital payment platform.
buyer parent: American Express Company
buyer: Serve Virtual Enterprises, Inc.
Serve Virtual Enterprises is a next-generation digital payments platform that helps you organize your money, send and receive funds, and manage payment requests — all from a single, unified online account. Serve makes paying and being paid simple. "
target: Sometrics, Inc.
Founded in 2007 and based in El Segundo, Calif., Sometrics helps publishers monetize online games through virtual currency with the industry's most advanced in-game payment and optimization platform and consumer digital goods marketplace.
price ($mm)
$30
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announced 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

TPG Capital, will acquire Entertainment Partners

synopsis: Entertainment Partners (“EP”) the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production software and services to the entertainment industry, announced that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm with more than $103 billion of assets under management. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth venture, real estate, credit, and public equity. "
target: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners is the global leader in entertainment integrated production management solutions. EP combines unparalleled expertise and innovative technology to enable its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects.
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closed 1/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, acquired Mindway AI

synopsis: Better Collective, a global sports betting media group, has acquired a 90% stake in Mindway AI, a Danish software company that creates solutions for identifying at-risk and problem gambling. Mindway AI combines neuroscience and AI to provide state-of-the-art early detection and intervention solutions for safer and sustainable gambling.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$90.94)
Denmark-based Better Collective is a developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products, including bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters. "
target: Mindway AI
Mindway AI is a Danish software company that creates solutions for identifying at-risk and problem gambling. Mindway AI combines neuroscience and AI to provide early detection and intervention solutions for safer gambling. Their solutions provide a fully automated 360° view of every customer.
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$2.80*
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closed 8/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kester Capital, acquired Compliance Online Ltd.

synopsis: ComplianceOnline, a provider of global regulatory intelligence to the gambling and payment sectors, has been acquired in a management buy-out, backed by the primary buyout specialist Kester Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity firm.
buyer: Kester Capital
Kester Capital is a leading UK mid-market private equity firm. Kester Capital is currently investing its second fund, which was raised in 2013. Kester Capital's target equity investment size is £5 – 25 million. "
target: Compliance Online Ltd.
Through its Gambling Compliance, Payments Compliance and RegData products, ComplianceOnline enables compliance and legal teams around the world to manage risk confidently and discover new market opportunities by providing in-depth insight, analysis, commentary and research.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired Kamu

synopsis: “Fortnite” developer Epic Games acquired game security and player services company Kamu. Founded in 2013, Kamu is the creator of Easy Anti-Cheat, a service currently used by over 100 million PC players globally.
buyer: Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: Kamu
Founded in 2013, Kamu is the creator of Easy Anti-Cheat, a service currently used by over 100 million PC players globally. Kamu helps developers create beautiful game experiences that last by providing category defining live services in game security, gameplay analytics, and game management.
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closed 7/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Sports Illustrated Play, acquired SportsSignup

synopsis: Sports Illustrated Play, a new Time Inc. business devoted to youth and amateur sports, has acquired SportsSignup which provides sports organizations and event organizers with easy-to-learn and easy-to-use integrated SaaS solutions to facilitate online sports registration, e-commerce fundraising, and coach/volunteer background check management.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Sports Illustrated Play
Sports Illustrated Play is a Time Inc. business devoted to youth and amateur sports. "
target: SportsSignup
SportsSignup provides sports organizations and event organizers with easy-to-learn and easy-to-use integrated Software-as-a-Service solutions to facilitate online sports registration, e-commerce fundraising, and coach/volunteer background check management.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Vald Performance, acquired ForceDecks

synopsis: Vald Performance, an Australian company that was created to bring laboratory-grade technology to the field, acquired ForceDecks, an Australian company developed for practitioners in the sports and clinical environment to minimize time spent testing, provide immediate easy-to-interpret feedback and make the assessment of large groups practical.
buyer: Vald Performance
Australia-based Vald Performance was created to bring laboratory-grade technology to the field. It is powered by an international, multidisciplinary team of sports scientists, researchers, clinicians, designers, developers and engineers, all dedicated to improving human measurement. "
target: ForceDecks
Australia-based ForceDecks has been developed for practitioners in the sports and clinical environment with three key objectives: minimizing the time spent testing; providing immediate feedback that is easy to interpret; and making the assessment of large groups of athletes practical.
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closed 7/27/2017 via BusinessWire

Kronos Incorporated, acquired Virtual Roster

synopsis: Kronos Incorporated announced that it has acquired Digital Instinct, a leading provider of human capital and workforce management solutions for casinos and casino resorts. Digital Instinct’s flagship product line, Virtual Roster, is an integrated suite of solutions including staff scheduling, time and attendance, and workforce analytics.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kronos Incorporated
Founded in 1977, Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Their industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, & government agencies of all sizes. "
target: Virtual Roster
Digital Instinct Pty. Limited is a leading provider of human capital and workforce management solutions for casinos and casino resorts. Their flagship product line, Virtual Roster, is an integrated suite of solutions including staff scheduling, time and attendance, and workforce analytics.
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