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closed 3/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Issuu, acquired Magma

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Issuu announced its acquisition of Magma, an editorial platform that enables writers, editors, advertising salespeople and art directors to collaborate in organizing, laying out and proofing publications.
buyer: Issuu
Issuu is the world's fastest growing digital publishing platform with more than 4.5 million publishers and more than 9 million publications. "
target: Magma
Magma is developer of an editorial tool that publishers of all sizes use to save time and work smarter. Magma provides an online, subscription based, tool for planning, organizing, and creating content – helping both classic print and emerging digital publications.
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announced 5/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Fabasoft AG, will acquire Xpublisher GmbH

synopsis: Austria-based Fabasoft AG has agreed to acquire the majority of shares in Xpublisher GmbH, a software company based in Munich. Xpublisher GmbH specializes in technologies in the content area. Xpublisher's editorial system creates and manages all content and its associated assets media-neutral and separates them from the publication channel.
buyer: Fabasoft AG (FAA:$42.19)
Fabasoft AG is an Austrian software product company and cloud service providers for digital document control and electronic document, process and file management. Fabasoft's products digitize, simplify, and accelerate business processes - within and across organizational and national boundaries. "
target: Xpublisher GmbH
Germany-based Xpublisher GmbH is a software company specializing in technologies in the content area. Publishing and media houses, portal operators benefit from the fully integrated functions of the professional crossmedia editorial system Xpublisher and the browser-based XML editor Xeditor.
price ($mm)
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$2
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announced 11/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., will acquire BeBop Technology, LLC

synopsis: Google has agreed to acquire BeBop Technology. The company creates highly specialized cloud-based services for Media & Entertainment. Their core product provides cloud-based editorial workstations and storage that deliver the same quality and fidelity as a local workstation.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
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: BeBop Technology, LLC
BeBop Technology creates highly specialized cloud-based services for Media & Entertainment. Their core product provides cloud-based editorial workstations and storage that deliver the same quality and fidelity as a local workstation.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewsCred, Inc., acquired Daylife

synopsis: NewsCred, a startup focused on making it easy to syndicate premium news content, has acquired cloud-based publishing platform Daylife.
buyer: NewsCred, Inc.
NewsCred, Inc., a New York based media company, provides a platform for licensed news, images, and videos from the United States and international publishers. "
target parent: Balderton Capital
target: Daylife
Daylife, Inc. operates Daylife, a content services platform. The platform provides Web-based news and information sources in real time.
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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Olive Software

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Olive Software. A proven e-publishing pioneer, Olive Software provides hundreds of media companies and organizations globally with solutions that maximize reader satisfaction and transform digital content into profit centers.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, transforming, and running mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. "
target: Olive Software
Olive Software’s cloud-based e-publishing platform delivers cross-media publishing capabilities, digitally enriched print to web, monetization programs and audience engagement solutions. Their patented and proprietary technology makes Olive Software unique in the industry.
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announced 3/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Internet Broadcasting Systems

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., a leading digital publishing platform and digital agency services provider in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to 2014 results.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target: Internet Broadcasting Systems
Internet Broadcasting Systems is a pioneer of innovative technology and services for the broadcast media industry. Their solutions including award-winning websites, a SaaS-based digital publishing platform, original and syndicated content, and one of the largest digital advertising agencies.
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$20
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

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

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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announced 6/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

synopsis: Patriot Minefinders Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Juliet, developer of the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform will allow authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
buyer: Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCPK:PROF:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
target:
Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
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$2.52
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announced 10/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Kobo Inc., will acquire Aquafadas

synopsis: Kobo, Inc., a global powerhouse in eReading with over 10 million users in 190 countries, and Aquafadas a leading digital publishing technology company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Kobo intends to acquire Aquafadas.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading services offering over 3-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS. "
target: Aquafadas
Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms: smartphones, tablets and web. The business world uses the Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 10/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Marketron, acquired Emmis Interactive

synopsis: Marketron announced the acquisition of Emmis Interactive from Emmis Communications Corporation. Emmis Interactive's software and services, including the BaseStation®, GeoStation® and Guidable® brands, will become a part of Marketron Interactive, a growing division of data analytics and reporting products serving the media industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Marketron
Marketron is the leading provider of business software solutions and services for the media industry. Marketron's traffic, digital, business intelligence and exchange platform and services drive innovation to create new growth opportunities that produce the maximum value for clients. "
target parent: Emmis Communications Corporation
target: Emmis Interactive
Emmis Interactive provides the platform, tools, and consulting services to empower the reinvention of local media. They support hundreds of sites and sales initiatives for numerous clients across broadcasting, publishing, and affinity/special interest brands.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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closed 5/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Quark Inc., acquired MobileIQ, Inc.

synopsis: Quark has announced its acquisition of Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Quark Inc.
Quark Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations. Its flagship product, QuarkXPress, has changed the course of traditional publishing. "
target: MobileIQ, Inc.
Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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closed 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
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closed 7/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Ask.com, acquired nRelate

synopsis: Ask.com announced its purchase of nRelate, a rapidly growing content discovery company with more than 35,000 publishers using its products. With this acquisition, Ask is able to apply its technology and expertise in search-based content discovery to improve and optimize nRelate's existing products for publisher websites.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.com
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Also available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. "
target: nRelate
Founded in 2009, nRelate's content recommendation platform helps thousands of publishers creating quality content in topic areas like food, parenting, DIY and technology increase traffic and revenue through targeted article recommendations.
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closed 8/22/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired CastUp Inc.

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of CastUP Inc. The acquisition of CastUp Inc. was previously announced on August 7, 2007.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go. "
target: CastUp Inc.
CastUp Inc. is a leader in comprehensive solutions for rich media production, publishing and distribution in today's most popular formats. CastUp's wide selection of rich media management tools allows content owners to control all aspects of their media in a robust, yet easy to use application.
price ($mm)
$11
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announced 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola, will acquire Celltick Start Division

synopsis: Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, will acquire the Start Division of Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement, which includes the Start and Start Magazine product lines. Following the completion of the acquisition, the Start team and technology will integrate into the Taboola News division.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola enables over 1.4B people to discover what’s interesting and new at the moments they’re most ready to explore. Powered by Deep Learning, AI, and a large dataset, Taboola’s discovery platform creates new monetization, audience and engagement opportunities for digital properties. "
target parent: Celltick Technologies Limited
target: Celltick Start Division
Start provides users with what matters most to them when they wake up their phone. It’s a customizable user interface that helps device manufacturers, mobile operators and media companies to engage with users, gain new insights and differentiate themselves while providing more value to their users.
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closed 3/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Issuu, acquired Magma

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Issuu announced its acquisition of Magma, an editorial platform that enables writers, editors, advertising salespeople and art directors to collaborate in organizing, laying out and proofing publications.
buyer: Issuu
Issuu is the world's fastest growing digital publishing platform with more than 4.5 million publishers and more than 9 million publications. "
target: Magma
Magma is developer of an editorial tool that publishers of all sizes use to save time and work smarter. Magma provides an online, subscription based, tool for planning, organizing, and creating content – helping both classic print and emerging digital publications.
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closed 3/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Issuu, acquired Magma

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Issuu announced its acquisition of Magma, an editorial platform that enables writers, editors, advertising salespeople and art directors to collaborate in organizing, laying out and proofing publications.
buyer: Issuu
Issuu is the world's fastest growing digital publishing platform with more than 4.5 million publishers and more than 9 million publications. "
target: Magma
Magma is developer of an editorial tool that publishers of all sizes use to save time and work smarter. Magma provides an online, subscription based, tool for planning, organizing, and creating content – helping both classic print and emerging digital publications.
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closed 3/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Issuu, acquired Magma

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Issuu announced its acquisition of Magma, an editorial platform that enables writers, editors, advertising salespeople and art directors to collaborate in organizing, laying out and proofing publications.
buyer: Issuu
Issuu is the world's fastest growing digital publishing platform with more than 4.5 million publishers and more than 9 million publications. "
target: Magma
Magma is developer of an editorial tool that publishers of all sizes use to save time and work smarter. Magma provides an online, subscription based, tool for planning, organizing, and creating content – helping both classic print and emerging digital publications.
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announced 5/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Fabasoft AG, will acquire Xpublisher GmbH

synopsis: Austria-based Fabasoft AG has agreed to acquire the majority of shares in Xpublisher GmbH, a software company based in Munich. Xpublisher GmbH specializes in technologies in the content area. Xpublisher's editorial system creates and manages all content and its associated assets media-neutral and separates them from the publication channel.
buyer: Fabasoft AG (FAA:$42.19)
Fabasoft AG is an Austrian software product company and cloud service providers for digital document control and electronic document, process and file management. Fabasoft's products digitize, simplify, and accelerate business processes - within and across organizational and national boundaries. "
target: Xpublisher GmbH
Germany-based Xpublisher GmbH is a software company specializing in technologies in the content area. Publishing and media houses, portal operators benefit from the fully integrated functions of the professional crossmedia editorial system Xpublisher and the browser-based XML editor Xeditor.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewsCred, Inc., acquired Daylife

synopsis: NewsCred, a startup focused on making it easy to syndicate premium news content, has acquired cloud-based publishing platform Daylife.
buyer: NewsCred, Inc.
NewsCred, Inc., a New York based media company, provides a platform for licensed news, images, and videos from the United States and international publishers. "
target parent: Balderton Capital
target: Daylife
Daylife, Inc. operates Daylife, a content services platform. The platform provides Web-based news and information sources in real time.
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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Olive Software

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Olive Software. A proven e-publishing pioneer, Olive Software provides hundreds of media companies and organizations globally with solutions that maximize reader satisfaction and transform digital content into profit centers.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, transforming, and running mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. "
target: Olive Software
Olive Software’s cloud-based e-publishing platform delivers cross-media publishing capabilities, digitally enriched print to web, monetization programs and audience engagement solutions. Their patented and proprietary technology makes Olive Software unique in the industry.
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announced 3/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Internet Broadcasting Systems

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., a leading digital publishing platform and digital agency services provider in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to 2014 results.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target: Internet Broadcasting Systems
Internet Broadcasting Systems is a pioneer of innovative technology and services for the broadcast media industry. Their solutions including award-winning websites, a SaaS-based digital publishing platform, original and syndicated content, and one of the largest digital advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

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

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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announced 6/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

synopsis: Patriot Minefinders Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Juliet, developer of the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform will allow authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
buyer: Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCPK:PROF:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
target:
Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
price ($mm)
$2.52
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announced 10/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Kobo Inc., will acquire Aquafadas

synopsis: Kobo, Inc., a global powerhouse in eReading with over 10 million users in 190 countries, and Aquafadas a leading digital publishing technology company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Kobo intends to acquire Aquafadas.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading services offering over 3-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS. "
target: Aquafadas
Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms: smartphones, tablets and web. The business world uses the Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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closed 5/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Quark Inc., acquired MobileIQ, Inc.

synopsis: Quark has announced its acquisition of Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Quark Inc.
Quark Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations. Its flagship product, QuarkXPress, has changed the course of traditional publishing. "
target: MobileIQ, Inc.
Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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closed 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
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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)
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

VITEC Software Group, acquired Visiolink ApS

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of all shares in the Danish software company Visiolink. Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$143.67)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: Visiolink ApS
Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies. Visiolink currently has about 200 customers in 9 European countries, where the Nordic countries account for a large portion of sales.
price ($mm)
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$7
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$2
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0.0x

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