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closed 3/7/2013 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Visual Revenue

synopsis: Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, announced the acquisition of Visual Revenue, the leading provider of tools to enhance the hand of online editors and improve performance on their homepages, section fronts and social channels.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target: Visual Revenue
Founded in 2010, Visual Revenue, Inc. builds a real-time predictive analytics platform that makes human editors the most powerful force in today’s data-driven newsrooms. This helps media organizations to distinguish their brands.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired EidosMedia S.P.A.

synopsis: HgCapital, a sector expert private equity investor, announced a majority investment in EidosMedia, a leading global provider of digital publishing solutions. EidosMedia offers the Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a sector expert private equity investor, supporting management teams to grow industry champions. HgCapital invests in expanding segments of the TMT, Services, Industrials and Renewable Energy sectors across Western Europe. "
target: EidosMedia S.P.A.
EidosMedia S.p.A. develops and supplies cross-media publishing solutions. It offers Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system that integrates print newspapers and magazines with publishing to the Web and other emerging or future channel.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Infomaker Scandinavia AB

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Infomaker Scandinavia AB
Infomaker, a Swedish software company, provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. Seven of the ten largest Nordic media houses and over 90% of Sweden’s news companies use Infomaker’s software and tools.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
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$120
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$31
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Fusion, Inc., acquired Ceros

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Ceros has been acquired by US cloud-based content management system platform provider Crowd Fusion. Founded in 2006, Ceros' clients include Virgin Atlantic, Lego and Nescafe.
buyer: Crowd Fusion, Inc.
Crowd Fusion, the "publish everywhere" platform, enables publishers to speed the development of new products across multiple platforms and devices. Crowd Fusion's powerful rendering engine serves traditional websites as well as personalized, engaging mobile applications. "
target: Ceros
Ceros is a SaaS technology company, solving big problems in the content and e-commerce marketing space. They obsess about how companies can better reach, engage, and convert ever demanding, always connected consumers by leveraging their investment in content across devices and social environments.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Castfire, a video and audio publishing platform for managing and monetizing on-demand media content. The acquisition is part of WideOrbit’s ongoing initiative to expand its digital offering to help major media clients drive new revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leader in premium broadcast technology and the largest sell-side processer of premium advertising in the world, covering the broadest assortment of media. WideOrbit is committed to helping media companies manage their advertising business more efficiently and profitably. "
target parent: Emerge Digital
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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announced 7/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: Alphabird has agreed to acquire Castfire, a leading content management and publishing platform. Castfire's team will be joining Alphabird, delivering audio and video content solutions that provide best of breed uptime and support to its roster of customers that includes Fortune 500 publishers, international brands, and niche content creators.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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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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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

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

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

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

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

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

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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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. "
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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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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.
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$7.14
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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.
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closed 3/7/2013 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Visual Revenue

synopsis: Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, announced the acquisition of Visual Revenue, the leading provider of tools to enhance the hand of online editors and improve performance on their homepages, section fronts and social channels.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target: Visual Revenue
Founded in 2010, Visual Revenue, Inc. builds a real-time predictive analytics platform that makes human editors the most powerful force in today’s data-driven newsrooms. This helps media organizations to distinguish their brands.
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announced 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola will be merged with Outbrain Inc.,

synopsis: Outbrain, a discovery platform that reaches engaged audiences, will be merging with Taboola, a platform and suite of products that are powered by deep learning and the largest dataset of content consumption patterns on the open web that is used by over 20,000 companies.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain creates meaningful and trustworthy connections between people, publishers and marketers. The firm’s native advertising technology is used by thousands of marketers worldwide, reaching over 1.2 billion people monthly. "
target: Taboola
Taboola helps people discover what’s interesting and new. The company’s platform and suite of products, powered by deep learning and the largest dataset of content consumption patterns on the open web, is used by over 20,000 companies to reach over 1.4 billion people each month.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Ligatus GmbH

synopsis: Outbrain, the world's leading discovery and native advertising platform on the Open Web, has acquired Ligatus. Ligatus is the leading European provider of premium native advertising solutions based in Cologne, Germany, with locations in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the world's leading native discovery platform, connecting Internet users, publishers, and advertisers with its discovery feeds. Outbrain's native advertising technology delivers news, information, and product recommendations to the world's top publishers. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Ligatus GmbH
Ligatus is a German company that specializes in direct response campaigns and content promotions on mobile and desktop platforms. Their innovative technology enables advertisers and agencies to intelligently position their advertising messages.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Outbrain Inc., acquired AdNgin

synopsis: Outbrain, the world’s leading native advertising platform, announced it has acquired AdNgin, a UI optimization company built to enhance the reader experience. AdNgin focuses on optimizing the reader experience based on visual preferences. They understanding that every consumer is different — from personal interests to digital interactions.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the world’s most powerful native advertising platform, guiding the digital discoveries of consumers around the globe. Genuinely connecting marketers, publishers, and the consumers in-between, Outbrain serves more than 275 billion personalized recommendations. "
target: AdNgin
AdNgin transforms the way publishers monetize their website traffic by combining extensive managerial and technological experience in the AdTech industry. AdNgin utilizes its proprietary algorithm to automatically bandit test many monetization channels for optimal revenue and visitor experience.
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closed 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Outbrain Inc., acquired Zemanta Ltd

synopsis: Outbrain has announced the purchase of Zemanta, a demand-side platform (DSP) specializing in native ad formats as the content-sharing network seeks to build out a full-stack offering.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading, premium content discovery platform, bringing personalized, relevant online, mobile and video content to audiences while helping publishers understand their audiences through data. Outbrain serves approximately 250 billion personalized content recommendations every month. "
target: Zemanta Ltd
Zemanta is based on the idea that all content deserves an audience. The Zemanta platform allows marketers to programmatically buy native content ads on almost all native ad platforms while targeting their audience with the reach and frequency to meet their marketing goals.
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closed 3/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Revee

synopsis: Outbrain, the world's leading premium content recommendation platform, announced it has acquired Revee, a technology company that allows publishers to track the revenue value of content in real-time. Revee’s software empowers web publishers to truly monetize their content using analytics, data and insight into content yield and total page revenue.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading, premium content discovery platform, bringing personalized, relevant online, mobile and video content to audiences while helping publishers understand their audiences through data. Outbrain serves approximately 250 billion personalized content recommendations every month. "
target: Revee
Revee was created to empower web publishers to truly monetize their content using analytics, data and insight into content yield and total page revenue. They build powerful software that will enhance the way digital publishers choose to do business and grow revenue.
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closed 3/7/2013 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Visual Revenue

synopsis: Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, announced the acquisition of Visual Revenue, the leading provider of tools to enhance the hand of online editors and improve performance on their homepages, section fronts and social channels.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target: Visual Revenue
Founded in 2010, Visual Revenue, Inc. builds a real-time predictive analytics platform that makes human editors the most powerful force in today’s data-driven newsrooms. This helps media organizations to distinguish their brands.
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closed 2/2/2011 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Surphace

synopsis: Outbrain announced that it has acquired the Surphace technology and other assets (formerly known as Sphere) from AOL Inc. Through this acquisition, Outbrain broadens its reach among leading online publishers, while enhancing its technology and overall product suite to create the category leader in online content discovery.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Surphace
Surphace is a robust content recommendation platform in use by many of today's leading online publishers including: LA Times, Baltimore Sun, Popeater, AOL News, Billboard, Wordpress.com and others.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DanAds, acquired Backbone Consulting AB

synopsis: DanAds, a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden, has acquired Backbone Consulting, a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Backbone's main product, Backbone4Media, allows media sales organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
buyer: DanAds
Founded in 2013, DanAds is a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden. Their platforms features ad forecasting, one-to-one direct programmatic, targeting options and ad-tools for publishers and advertisers. "
target: Backbone Consulting AB
Backbone Consulting is a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Their main product, Backbone4Media, is an end-to-end solution for media sales organizations. Backbone4Media allows organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
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closed 5/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Amobee, Inc., acquired Videology, Inc.

synopsis: Singtel subsidiary Amobee, a global digital marketing technology company serving brands and agencies, announced it has completed the acquisition of assets from Videology—a leading software provider for advanced TV and video advertising.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Amobee, Inc.
Amobee is a global marketing technology company that provides innovative data driven cross channel digital advertising solutions for the world’s leading agencies and brands, including Lexus, Kellogg’s, and Airbnb. "
target: Videology, Inc.
Videology is a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising. By simplifying big data, they empower marketers and media companies to make smarter advertising decisions to fully harness the value of their audience across screens.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Next14, acquired Zodiak Advertising

synopsis: Next14, an Italian industrial holding company, has acquired Zodiak Advertising from the De Agostini Group, a family-owned private group that is active in 4 business areas. Zodiak Advertising is an ad-tech company in Italy. It offers publishers and advertising dealers an integrated platform that helps them optimize their monetization systems.
buyer: Next14
Next14 is an Italian industrial holding company that aims to build the first independent network of leading companies in the data-driven advertising and data-driven content marketing realm. Each business controlled by Next14 is a fully independent legal entity. "
target parent: The De Agostini Group
target: Zodiak Advertising
Zodiak Advertising is one of the leading ad-tech companies in the South-European market. It offers publishers and advertising dealers an integrated platform that helps them optimize their display, mobile, and video advertising monetization systems.
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closed 7/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Algomizer, acquired Linkury Ltd.

synopsis: Algomizer, a public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and specializing in the online marketing field, signed an agreement and completed the acquisition of Linkury Ltd., provider of software monetization solutions.
buyer: Algomizer (TASE:ALMO:$0.21)
Algomizer is an Internet Technology company that specializes in developing online marketing tools for SMB's. Their expert team of developers, analysts and online advertising experts develop innovative algorithmic tools for online advertising campaigns. "
target: Linkury Ltd.
Linkury supplies monetization solutions for software applications and content publishers across web, mobile and desktop. It delivers both B2C products using various user acquisition techniques and B2B platform services in the form of customized monetization tools.
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closed 5/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

FreeWheel, acquired StickyADS.tv

synopsis: Comcast’s FreeWheel online-video division has acquired StickyAds.tv, a French company that provides tools and a private exchange for video publishers to sell ads programmatically.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: FreeWheel
FreeWheel provides the premium video industry with the solutions it needs to thrive in the evolving media landscape. Their technology helps video publishers manage the end-to-end economics of premium content, no matter where it appears. "
target: StickyADS.tv
StickyADS.tv is a leading video supply-side platform (SSP), that offers premium publishers software to build, run and operate their own private exchange.
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closed 8/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Zealot Networks, acquired AllScreen

synopsis: Zealot Networks, a digital-first media and entertainment company, announced the acquisition of AllScreen, a premium global video syndication company. AllScreen has reinvented how content is distributed across any device with their proprietary video formats and scalable syndication methods.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media and entertainment company poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: AllScreen
AllScreen is reinventing video syndication by connecting users with engaging content across every device. AllScreen provides publishers and advertisers premium, scalable video distribution through its breakthrough, propriety syndication platforms.
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd., acquired Vexigo

synopsis: Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd (MTS) announced that it has acquired Vexigo Ltd., a privately-held Israeli-based software company supporting video advertising over the internet and mobile devices, which will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTS.
buyer: Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (MTSL:$8.45)
Mer Telemanagement Solutions is a global provider of operations support systems (OSS) for comprehensive telecommunication management and customer care & billing solutions. MTS' OSS is a full-featured customized solution for telecommunications management and customer care & billing. "
target: Vexigo
Vexigo is a global provider of online video advertising software and services delivering compelling results through a propriety in-house technology and an easy-to-use and very effective publishing platform specifically designed for content publishers.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/20/2014 via Market Wire

Ooyala, will acquire Videoplaza

synopsis: Ooyala announced a definitive agreement to acquire Videoplaza, a leader in video advertising technology and monetization. Videoplaza operates one of the world's largest premium video ad serving platforms and programmatic trading solutions, delivering ads to viewers across all devices.
buyer parent: Telstra Corporation Limited
buyer: Ooyala
Ooyala delivers personalized video experiences across all screens and is a leader in online video management, publishing, analytics and monetization. Ooyala harnesses the power of big data to deliver TV-quality online video experiences globally, across every imaginable device. "
target: Videoplaza
Videoplaza operates one of the world's largest premium video ad serving platforms and programmatic trading solutions, delivering ads to viewers across all devices. It is used by the most successful broadcasters and media companies in Europe and the Asia Pacific region to maximize video monetization.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

DoubleClick Inc., acquired mDialog

synopsis: Google announced that it has acquired video advertising company mDialog and will incorporate their technology into DoubleClick. The company works with the largest media companies in North America to manage, deliver, and measure video advertising across IP-connected devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android, GoogleTV, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: DoubleClick Inc.
DoubleClick is the ad technology foundation to create, transact, and manage digital advertising for the world's buyers, creators and sellers. DoubleClick offers publishers a complete ad revenue engine, helping publishers streamline operations and capture the most value for every impression. "
target parent: Relay Ventures
target: mDialog
mDialog works with the largest media companies in North America to manage, deliver, and measure video advertising across IP-connected devices, including iPad, iPhone, Android, GoogleTV, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Comcast Corporation, acquired FreeWheel

synopsis: Comcast Corp. has acquired FreeWheel Media Inc. FreeWheel helps media companies deliver ads in Web video. The company’s technology, which is used by traditional TV networks’ websites and online-only outlets, ensures that ads are seen by viewers they are aimed at.
buyer: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA:$108,692.00)
Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is a video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. "
target: FreeWheel
FreeWheel offers the most formidable system for digital video ad management and monetization. FreeWheel’s solution set arms content owners and distributors with the tools and services they need to make the most money possible from video content.
price ($mm)
$360
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2013 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Adap.tv

synopsis: AOL Inc., a leading global Web services company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Adap.tv, Inc., a leading global, programmatic video advertising platform for the world’s largest brands, agencies, and publishers.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. It's a unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video.
price ($mm)
$405
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/6/2011 via BusinessWire

24/7 Real Media, Inc., acquired Panache

synopsis: 24/7 Real Media, Inc., WPP’s marketing technology company, announced its acquisition of Panache®. Panache provides digital video ad fulfillment software and services that help premium publishers accelerate ad revenues through ad planning, innovative ad formats, workflow processes and performance metrics.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: 24/7 Real Media, Inc.
24/7 Real Media, Inc. provides digital marketing solutions for advertisers and publishers globally by empowering them to reach their target audiences with greater precision and transparency, resulting in better ROI. "
target: Panache
Panache provides digital video ad fulfillment software and services that help premium publishers accelerate ad revenues through ad planning, innovative ad formats, workflow processes and performance metrics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Auditude Inc.

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated, announced that it has acquired privately held Auditude Inc., a leader in video ad management and monetization technologies for premium publishers and media companies. Adobe also plans to integrate Auditude with the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Auditude Inc.
Auditude Inc. is a leader in video ad management and monetization technologies for premium publishers and media companies. It lets premium publishers and media companies efficiently create a high-quality, TV-like, multi-device advertising experience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Adslot Pty Ltd., will acquire Facilitate Digital

synopsis: Adslot has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Facilitate Digital, which creates digital advertising and direct marketing solutions that emphasise simplicity, integration and flexibility for agencies, web publishers and marketers worldwide.
buyer: Adslot Pty Ltd. (ADJ:$4.33)
Adslot Pty Ltd. operates an automated auction based advertisement sales platform for display and video/TV advertisement inventory. It offers classifieds advertisement sales solutions for classifieds publishers to sell display advertisements against classifieds search keywords. "
target: Facilitate Digital (FAC:$5.98)
Facilitate Digital creates digital advertising and direct marketing solutions that emphasise simplicity, integration and flexibility for agencies, web publishers and marketers worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$15 [$14]
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2018 via PR Newswire

FreakOut, inc, acquired Playwire Media

synopsis: FreakOut, a global marketing technology company, has acquired Playwire, a global technology company that specializes in maximizing advertising monetization for publishers. Playwire's platform empowers publishers and content providers to effectively encode, manage and deliver video content through a centralized CMS and global, multichannel CDN.
buyer: FreakOut, inc (TSE:6094:$142.75)
FreakOut Holdings, inc. operates as a marketing technology company in Japan and internationally. It offers Demand Side platform, a platform that maximizes the advertisement effectiveness of advertisers. FreakOut Holdings, inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Playwire Media
Playwire is a global technology company that specializes in maximizing advertising monetization for publishers. The Playwire technology platform empowers publishers and content providers to effectively encode, manage and deliver video content through a centralized CMS and global, multichannel CDN.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bmax AS, will acquire Maxifier

synopsis: Bmax AS, a Norwegian company under incorporation controlled by John T. Sviland, will acquire a 70% stake in Maxifier from Cxense, the global leader in data management and personalization solutions. Maxifier is a global performance optimization solution that enables premium publishers and media companies to maximize the value of their inventory.
buyer: Bmax AS
Bmax AS is a Norwegian company under incorporation controlled by John T. Sviland. John T. Sviland is an experienced business developer and founder with demonstrated success in the information technology and services industry. "
target parent: Cxense
target: Maxifier
Maxifier is a global performance optimization solution that enables premium publishers and media companies to maximize the value of their inventory. Maxifier’s ADMAX technology suite helps increase advertising effectiveness by improving campaign and inventory performance to drive higher yields.
price ($mm)
$0.18*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/1/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Cxense, will acquire Maxifier

synopsis: Cxense ASA, a global data and personalization technology company , announced its intention to acquire leading ad optimization company Maxifier. Maxifier is used by premium publishers to visualize and optimize all direct sold premium advertising campaigns, freeing up ad operations teams time, whilst optimizing campaign performance.
buyer: Cxense (OB:CXENSE:$19.56)
Cxense helps businesses succeed in a digital world. Using audience data and advanced real-time analytics, Cxense creates hyper-relevant content recommendations, targeted advertising and predictive search that help increase digital revenue for media and e-commerce businesses. "
target: Maxifier
Maxifier is the global leader in total performance optimization, enabling premium publishers and media companies to unlock and maximize the value of their inventory. Maxifier's ADMAX technology is specifically designed to optimize around premium, high-value inventory.
price ($mm)
$5.95
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired AdSparx

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced it has acquired the assets of AdSparx, the ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: AdSparx
AdSparx is an ad-tech start-up offering a cloud-based technology platform that provides server side in-stream dynamic ad insertion (DAI) across live and on-demand streaming.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

ZMG | Ruckus Factory, acquired Accelerated Media

synopsis: ZMG | Ruckus Factory acquired Accelerated Media. Accelerated Media is a full service media company, specializing in interactive advertising. Accelerated Media's Connected Ad Network ™ is an advanced TV ad platform, capable of inserting local and national advertising into companion applications found on Smart TVs and other connected/OTT devices.
buyer: ZMG | Ruckus Factory
ZMG | Ruckus Factory is a leader in news and lifestyle video creation. ZMG delivers in excess of 1,000 original, topical video stories each month to the most respected media sites around the world. "
target: Accelerated Media
Accelerated Media is a full service media company, specializing in interactive advertising. Accelerated Media's Connected Ad Network ™ is an advanced TV ad platform, capable of inserting local and national advertising into companion applications found on Smart TVs and other connected/OTT devices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2017 via Market Wire

Inuvo, Inc., acquired Netseer

synopsis: Inuvo, Inc., an advertising technology and digital publishing company, announced that it had purchased substantially all the assets of Silicon Valley based NetSeer, Inc., a provider of visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers.
buyer: Inuvo, Inc. (AMEX:INUV:$83.58)
Inuvo®, Inc. is an advertising technology and digital publishing business that serves hundreds of millions of income generating ads monthly across a network of websites and apps serving desktop, tablet and mobile devices. "
target: Netseer
NetSeer provides market leading visual monetization solutions for advertisers and publishers backed by its patented ConceptGraph™ intent engine. ConceptGraph offers an accurate, nuanced picture of an audience's mindset resulting in a more precise and predictive targeting solution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.51 [$34.77]
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA

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