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closed 9/11/2014 via Reuters

Blackberry, acquired Movirtu

synopsis: BlackBerry Ltd has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions. Movirtu's virtual SIM technology allows an individual to have both a personal and business number on a single mobile device, with separate billing for voice, data and messaging usage on each number.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of their millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. "
target: Movirtu
Movirtu is a provider of virtual identity solutions. Movirtu's virtual SIM technology allows an individual to have both a personal and business number on a single mobile device, with separate billing for voice, data and messaging usage on each number.
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$33
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closed 11/6/2014 via PR Web

AppMakr, Inc., acquired Appifier.ca

synopsis: AppMakr, the industry leader in Do-It-Yourself Mobile App building platforms announced the purchase of Montreal-based competitor Appifier. Appifier is a leading Canadian DIY platform for small businesses, event organizers and bloggers to create native mobile apps with no coding.
buyer parent: Infinite Monkeys
buyer: AppMakr, Inc.
AppMakr is an online app building platform anyone, with or without coding experience, can use. AppMakr makes iOS app creation as easy as point-and-click. Make iPhone and iPod Touch apps using RSS or HTML content, interact with users and track downloads and usage through the AppMakr App Dashboard. "
target: Appifier.ca
The Appifier creation engine is the top choice for Canadians who want to make their own apps for free and submit them to all major app stores, without writing a line of code. Appifier provides the tools needed to build an app in both English and French.
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closed 10/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired FlexyCore

synopsis: Google, a provider of search and advertising services, has acquired the French startup FlexyCore, a creator of innovative software solutions for smartphones. FlexyCore is best known for its Android performance boosting solution DroidBooster.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: FlexyCore
FlexyCore creates innovative software solutions for smartphones and sell two products. FlexyCore’s main product, DroidBooster, is designed to boost the performance of Android devices, in terms of speed and battery life. Ispectrum is a Java SDK for iPhone.
price ($mm)
$22
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$0
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EV / rev
46.9x
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closed 9/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Infinite Monkeys, acquired AppMakr, Inc.

synopsis: Singapore- based tech start-up Infinite Monkeys is now the world's largest do-it-yourself mobile app publisher, following its acquisition of fellow mobile app builder AppMakr. It would also be the first mobile app publisher to offer the service in 11 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Thai and Spanish.
buyer: Infinite Monkeys
Infinite Monkeys is the world’s largest DIY mobile app publishing platform. With more than 1/2 million niche app publishers in 60+ countries, the self-service platform that enables ordinary people to create their own mobile apps, without any coding, and for free. "
target: AppMakr, Inc.
AppMakr is an online app building platform anyone, with or without coding experience, can use. AppMakr makes iOS app creation as easy as point-and-click. Make iPhone and iPod Touch apps using RSS or HTML content, interact with users and track downloads and usage through the AppMakr App Dashboard.
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announced 4/28/2010 via Company Press Release

HP, will acquire Palm, Inc.

synopsis: HP and Palm, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase Palm, a provider of smartphones powered by the Palm webOS mobile operating system, at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion.
buyer: HP (HPQ:$58,715.00)
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems."
target: Palm, Inc.
Palm, Inc. creates intuitive and powerful mobile experiences that enable consumers and businesses to connect to their information in more useful and usable ways. The company’s groundbreaking Palm webOS platform is designed exclusively for mobile application.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,401 [$1,200]
rev ($mm)
$1,071
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
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closed 12/2/2011 via BusinessWire

GlobalSCAPE, Inc., acquired TappIn, Inc.

synopsis: GlobalSCAPE, Inc., a leading developer of secure information exchange solutions for businesses and consumers, announced that the company has expanded its capabilities by acquiring privately-held, Seattle-based mobile file sharing innovator TappIn, Inc., formerly known as HomePipe Networks, Inc.
buyer: GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (GSB:$24.08)
San Antonio, Texas-based GlobalSCAPE, Inc. is a leading provider of software and services that enable its customers to exchange information quickly, securely, and reliably. GlobalSCAPE helps businesses and consumers facilitate cost-effective secure information exchange. "
target: TappIn, Inc.
TappIn, Inc., formerly HomePipe, allows users to“Tapp In” to their files, stored in multiple locations, using any web browser and most Internet-enabled mobile devices. TappIn removes the need for uploading, syncing, or paying for additional cloud storage.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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closed 7/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Awareness Technologies, acquired LegiTime Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Awareness Technologies, the makers of InterGuard – the only SaaS-based Unified Insider Threat Protection Platform, announced that it has acquired LegiTime, a mobile technology company. LegiTime's technology extends Awareness clients' ability to monitor and block transmission of confidential data to smartphones.
buyer: Awareness Technologies
Awareness Technologies is a privately-held security software company. It was originally founded to provide software tools for national intelligence agencies, but shifted its focus five years ago to building the most practical and powerful security software for businesses and consumers. "
target: LegiTime Technologies, Inc.
LegiTime is a mobile technology company that improves clients' ability to monitor and block transmission of confidential data to smartphones.
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closed 1/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired IVONA Software

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. has acquired text-to-speech technology company IVONA Software. IVONA delivers world-class technologies that power the “Text-to-Speech,” “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” features on Kindle Fire tablets. Additionally, IVONA delivers text-to-speech products and services for thousands of developers, businesses and customers.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$252,063.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: IVONA Software
IVONA Software develops award-winning text-to-speech technology for use in the voice user interfaces on mobile devices, computers, communication systems and services. Its text-to-speech products have been recognized as industry leading in terms of natural voice quality, accuracy and ease of use.
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closed 5/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Domotz, acquired Fing

synopsis: Domotz, the leading provider of home intelligence and remote tech support systems for professionals and enterprises, announced it has acquired Fing, the world’s #1 network scanning app. The Fing app enables users to quickly scan a network and see all connected devices, evaluate security levels, detect intruders and resolve network issues.
buyer: Domotz
Founded in 2014, Domotz develops remote monitoring and tech support systems for professionals, integrators, help desks and enterprises. Its recently launched remote tech support system, Domotz Pro, is already used by thousands of integrators in 34+ countries around the world. "
target: Fing
Since its founding in 2011, Fing has become the leader in on the go network scanning technology. Fing lets users easily discover all the devices on their personal and professional networks from their mobile phone.
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closed 2/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Trend Micro Inc., acquired Mobile Armor, Inc.

synopsis: Trend Micro Inc., a global leader in Internet content security, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mobile Armor, Inc., an innovator and leader in data encryption and mobile device management technology.
buyer: Trend Micro Inc. (TSE:4704:$1,496.11)
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. Trend Micro protects operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. "
target parent: Dolphin Equity Partners
target: Mobile Armor, Inc.
Mobile Armor, Inc. is an innovator and leader in data encryption and mobile device management technology. Mobile Armor provides domestically developed trusted data security solutions to commercial and government organizations.
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closed 1/27/2010 via PR Newswire

Good Technology, Inc., acquired CloudSync

synopsis: Good Technology™ announced it has acquired CloudSync, a mobile device management company. CloudSync allows customers to easily manage, support and secure mobile devices anywhere in the world through the convenience of a cloud-based Web interface.
buyer parent: Visto Corporation
buyer: Good Technology, Inc.
Good Technology is the leader in wireless handheld computing software and service, using industry standards to provide the corporate applications enterprises need on the handhelds they choose over the networks they prefer. "
target: CloudSync
Based in Denver, Colorado, CloudSync is the mobile device management platform of choice for many of the world's leading businesses. CloudSync allows customers to easily manage, support and secure mobile devices anywhere in the world through the convenience of a cloud-based Web interface.
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on offer 7/30/2014 via

Bison Capital, offer to acquire NQ Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Chinese mobile security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said it received a buyout offer from investment firm Bison Capital Holding Co. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally.
buyer: Bison Capital
Bison Capital makes growth equity investments in fundamentally strong middle-market companies, public or private, for expansion, acquisitions or recapitalizations. "
target: NQ Mobile Inc. (NQ:$375.81)
NQ Mobile Inc. is a leading global provider of mobile internet services. They are a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally.
price ($mm)[EV]
$591 [$490]
rev ($mm)
$197
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
335.6x
announced 5/9/2016 via PR Newswire

MGT Capital Investments, will acquire D-Vasive Inc.

synopsis: MGT Capital Investments, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain technology and assets from D-Vasive Inc. D-Vasive offers a powerful tool for protection from the proliferation of invasive apps by consumer products companies, social networks, financial institutions and others.
buyer: MGT Capital Investments (AMEX:MGT:$0.10)
MGT and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and monetizing intellectual property assets. MGT's portfolio currently includes social casino and gaming platforms, and ownership stakes in DraftDay.com and DraftDay Fantasy Sports, Inc. "
target parent: Future Tense Secure Systems
target: D-Vasive Inc.
D-Vasive offers a powerful tool for protection from the proliferation of invasive apps by consumer products companies, social networks, financial institutions and others. The D-Vasive technology operates in a unique way, allowing the user to manage and control the device's internal hardware.
price ($mm)
$8.98
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

TECLIB SAS, acquired Uhuru Mobile

synopsis: TECLIB SAS announced the acquisition of Uhuru Mobile, an all-in-one secure solution suite for Smartphones and Tablets. Uhuru Mobile’s security solution features data encryption, VoIP encryption, SMS encryption, and protection against malware and vulnerability exploits.
buyer: TECLIB SAS
TECLIB SAS is an IT consulting company based in Paris, France. "
target: Uhuru Mobile
Uhuru® Mobile is an all-in-one secure solution suite for Smartphones and Tablets. Uhuru Mobile’s security solution features data encryption, VoIP encryption, SMS encryption, and protection against malware and vulnerability exploits.
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closed 3/24/2015 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired SugarSync, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services, announced the acquisition of the online file backup, synchronization, and sharing assets of SugarSync, Inc., of San Mateo, California. SugarSync allows users to back up, access, sync and share all of their documents, photos, music and movies across multiple computers and mobile devices.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,261.11)
j2 Global, Inc. provides Internet services through two divisions: Business Cloud Services, which offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions, and Digital Media, which offers technology, gaming and lifestyle content. "
target: SugarSync, Inc.
SugarSync is a powerful sync and online backup software+service that offers always-connected consumers and busy professionals a powerful way to access all their files on-the-go, instantly and securely from any Mac, PC or mobile device.
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announced 9/20/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Registered Express Corporation, will acquire TranzFile Corporation

synopsis: Registered Express Corporation announced an agreement to acquire TranzFile Corporation. TranzFile's proprietary "shadow technology" complements Registered Express's system and network and will be integrated into its processes, creating a next level for security, storage and delivery of valued digital content and its accountability.
buyer: Registered Express Corporation (RGTX:$0.00)
Registered Express Corporation is in the principal business of marketing and deploying a registered system for the secure and verifiable delivery of electronic documents. Registered Express™ is designed as an easy-to-use, web-based service. "
target: TranzFile Corporation
TranzFile™ is a utility software application that allows users to securely store, protect, and deliver digital assets. This application is based on TranzFile's™ "shadow technology" that operates independently in the background of consumer and business online services.
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closed 2/23/2012 via BusinessWire

Critical Path, Inc., acquired Laszlo Systems Inc.

synopsis: Critical Path, Inc. has acquired Laszlo Systems Inc., creators of the award-winning WebtopTM application. The addition of Webtop will enable Critical Path to deliver a unified application platform integrating a wide range of messaging, IM, voice, video, media and social services for the business and consumer markets.
buyer: Critical Path, Inc.
Critical Path's extensive portfolio of applications and services are delivered to leading service providers, under the Memova® brand for white-label applications, to enable people to communicate, connect, share and organize while providing industry-leading safety and assurance. "
target: Laszlo Systems Inc.
Laszlo Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of Rich Unified Internet Applications. Its web-based platform merges email, voice and messaging with social networking and other applications to deliver an integrated communications and real-time collaboration experience.
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announced 7/29/2010 via BusinessWire

Musician’s Exchange, will acquire SpeechPhone LLC

synopsis: Musician’s Exchange announced that it has executed agreements to purchase the assets of SpeechPhone, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and related entities. SpeechPhone’s hosted speech technology platform serves over 8,000 subscribers and completes approximately 60,000 calls per day.
buyer: Musician’s Exchange (MUEX:$0.00)
Musicians Exchange is a global community with an eye towards online commercial exchange. It features digital music & video distribution, classified ads, and global opportunity for the musician, artist, band, videographer, producer, writer, and others. "
target: SpeechPhone LLC
SpeechPhone LLC develops and markets hosted speech recognition based virtual assistants that unify communications and messaging through a single personal phone number. Its hosted speech applications enable to work from mobile phones, business phones, or VoIP phones.
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closed 4/5/2010 via GlobeNewswire

j2 Global Communications, Inc., purchased Unified Messaging and Communications from mBox Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: j2 Global Communications, Inc., the provider of outsourced, value-added messaging and communication services, announced that it has acquired the unified messaging and communications business of mBox Pty, Ltd., which is based in Australia.
buyer: j2 Global Communications, Inc. (JCOM:$1,261.11)
Founded in 1995, j2 Global Communications, Inc. provides outsourced, value-added messaging and communications services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2 Global's network spans greater than 2,900 cities in 42 countries on five continents. "
seller: mBox Pty. Ltd.
mBox Australia provides unified messaging and communications services to more than 10,000 customers in the Asia-Pacific region with network coverage in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. We have been providing our services to home and small business to large corporate organisations since 1998.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sunayu, LLC, acquired Fractal Technology LLC

synopsis: Sunayu, a cyber firm based in Annapolis Junction, has acquired Johns Hopkins startup Fractal Technology and is bringing on founders J.R. Charles and Alex Sharata. Fractal Technology develops a propriety mobile application security platform that allows enterprises to inject security functionality directly into native iOS applications.
buyer: Sunayu, LLC
Sunayu is focused on a DevOps culture to implement and enhance infrastructure as code with specialties in cyber security and big data development. "
target: Fractal Technology LLC
Fractal Technology develops a propriety mobile application security platform that allows enterprises to inject security functionality directly into native iOS applications without additional development effort.
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closed 9/11/2014 via Reuters

Blackberry, acquired Movirtu

synopsis: BlackBerry Ltd has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions. Movirtu's virtual SIM technology allows an individual to have both a personal and business number on a single mobile device, with separate billing for voice, data and messaging usage on each number.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of their millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. "
target: Movirtu
Movirtu is a provider of virtual identity solutions. Movirtu's virtual SIM technology allows an individual to have both a personal and business number on a single mobile device, with separate billing for voice, data and messaging usage on each number.
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$33
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closed 2/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Blackberry, acquired Cylance Inc.

synopsis: BlackBerry, a mobile-native software and services company, has acquired Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity leader. Cylance applies A.I., algorithmic science, and machine learning to cybersecurity software that has proven highly effective at predicting and preventing known and unknown threats to fixed endpoints.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
BlackBerry is a mobile-native software and services company dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things. BlackBerry Secure software provides the embedded intelligence for the Enterprise of Things so that the Internet of Things can thrive. "
target: Cylance Inc.
Cylance develops artificial intelligence to deliver prevention-first, predictive security products and smart, simple, secure solutions. It provides full spectrum predictive threat prevention and visibility across the enterprise to combat the most notorious and advanced cybersecurity attacks.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.8x
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closed 2/24/2016 via Reuters

Blackberry, acquired Encription Limited

synopsis: BlackBerry, a global leader in secure mobile communications, announced that it has acquired U.K.-based cyber security consultancy Encription. Encription’s specialties range from deep technical skills in software security to hardware capabilities.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. They secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality. "
target: Encription Limited
Encription Limited is a UK based CESG CHECK IT Security Company, where they complete Penetration Testing and IT Security training courses for a mixture of Private and Public Companies. They make IT systems and information, whether complex or not, more secure.
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announced 9/4/2015 via Reuters

Blackberry, will acquire Good Technology, Inc.

synopsis: BlackBerry Ltd said it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Inc to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different operating systems. The deal may help BlackBerry win new customers for its services business, a priority as it shifts focus to device management software for enterprise customers.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of their millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. "
target: Good Technology, Inc.
Good Technology is the leader in secure mobility solutions, providing the leading secure mobility solution for enterprises and governments worldwide, across all stages of the mobility lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$425
rev ($mm)
$212
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
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announced 7/22/2015 via Reuters

Blackberry, will acquire AtHoc

synopsis: BlackBerry has plans to buy privately-held AtHoc, a provider of secure, networked crisis communications. AtHoc enables organizations to communicate with their people through numerous devices, and empowers organizations to create their own permission-based network to establish interoperable communication with other organizations in their community.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of their millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. "
target: AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government and commercial organizations.
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announced 4/21/2015 via Market Wire

Blackberry, will acquire WatchDox

synopsis: BlackBerry, a global leader in mobile communications, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WatchDox, a data security company offering the most secure enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) solutions that allow users to protect, share and work with their files on any device.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of their millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. "
target: WatchDox
WatchDox is the leading secure enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) solution, enabling users to share, work with and control their files on every device.
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closed 9/11/2014 via Reuters

Blackberry, acquired Movirtu

synopsis: BlackBerry Ltd has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions. Movirtu's virtual SIM technology allows an individual to have both a personal and business number on a single mobile device, with separate billing for voice, data and messaging usage on each number.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of their millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. "
target: Movirtu
Movirtu is a provider of virtual identity solutions. Movirtu's virtual SIM technology allows an individual to have both a personal and business number on a single mobile device, with separate billing for voice, data and messaging usage on each number.
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$33
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announced 7/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Blackberry, will acquire Secusmart GmbH

synopsis: BlackBerry Limited, a world leader in mobile communications, has entered into an agreement to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers in Germany and internationally.
buyer: Blackberry (BB:$882.00)
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of their millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. "
target: Secusmart GmbH
Secusmart is the leading expert in the development and implementation of comprehensive anti-eavesdropping solutions for German government agencies and organizations responsible for the provision of emergency services as well as governments and public authorities outside of Germany.
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announced 10/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Research In Motion, will acquire NewBay Software Ltd.

synopsis: Research In Motion, the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry® smartphone, is buying NewBay Software, a provider of white-label cloud-based content services. NewBay enables operators and device makers to deliver a lifetime of content experiences across connected devices such as mobiles, PCs, tablets and TVs.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. "
target: NewBay Software Ltd.
NewBay Software is the leader in digital content services, enabling operators and device makers to deliver a lifetime of content experiences across connected devices such as mobiles, PCs, tablets and TVs.
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$100
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closed 7/22/2011 via Reuters

The Astonishing Tribe, acquired JayCut AB

synopsis: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's The Astonishing Tribe has bought Swedish video editing company JayCut and hinted the operation will work on features for its PlayBook tablet computer. JayCut AB is an online video editing company fueled by a passion for web video and creativity. Its customers include some of the world's leading brands.
buyer parent: Research In Motion
buyer: The Astonishing Tribe
The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) creates user interfaces for any screen and any device. TAT achieves this by using design, optimized technology, and constant experimentation with emerging technologies and paradigms. TAT has a long history of working with mobile and embedded technology. "
target: JayCut AB
JayCut AB is a Swedish online video editing company fueled by a passion for web video and creativity. JayCut's customers include some of the world's leading brands, and the company has recieved some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.
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announced 6/30/2011 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 Buyers will purchase Mobile, Networking and Semiconductor Patents from Nortel Networks Corporation

synopsis: Nortel Networks Corporation announced that it has concluded a successful auction of all of Nortel’s remaining patents and patent applications. After a multi-day auction, a consortium consisting of Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony emerged as the winner with a bid of $4.5 billion.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
buyer: Sony Corporation (SNE:$81,198.24)
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$259,034.00)
buyer: EMC Corporation (EMC:$24,566.00)
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
The buyer consortium consists of Apple, Inc., EMC Corporation, Ericsson AB, Microsoft Corporation, Research In Motion Limited and Sony Corporation. "
seller: Nortel Networks Corporation
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for their customers. Nortel's next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications.
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$4,500
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closed 6/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

Research In Motion, acquired Scoreloop, Inc.

synopsis: As part of its continued push to add deeper social media integration into the applications that run on its BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, Research In Motion Ltd. has acquired Scoreloop Inc., a San Francisco-based company that specializes in weaving elements of social media into mobile games.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. "
target: Scoreloop, Inc.
Scoreloop Inc. is a San Francisco-based company that specializes in weaving elements of social media into mobile games. Scoreloop’s social gaming ecosystem and SDK creates instant communities and connections, and new ways to generate revenues from mobile games.
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$71
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closed 3/25/2011 via Company Press Release

Research In Motion, acquired tinyHippos Inc.

synopsis: Research In Motion (RIM) is pleased to announce that tinyHippos has joined RIM. RIM is excited that the tinyHippos team is joining the BlackBerry Developer team and bringing their expertise in cross-platform emulation environments to the BlackBerry platform.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. "
target: tinyHippos Inc.
tinyHippos Inc. develops mobile application development and testing tools for the mobile application developer community. It offers Ripple, a multi-platform mobile environment emulator that runs in a Web browser and is custom-tailored for HTML5 mobile application testing.
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closed 12/2/2010 via Reuters

Research In Motion, acquired The Astonishing Tribe

synopsis: Research In Motion has bought Swedish design company The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) as the BlackBerry maker seeks to enhance the look and functionality of its screens ahead of the launch of its PlayBook tablet.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. "
target: The Astonishing Tribe
The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) creates user interfaces for any screen and any device. TAT achieves this by using design, optimized technology, and constant experimentation with emerging technologies and paradigms. TAT has a long history of working with mobile and embedded technology.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Research In Motion, acquired DataViz, Inc.

synopsis: RIM has confirmed that they have acquired DataViz, the company that makes the popular Documents To Go app for mobile platforms that allows you to open and edit Microsoft Office documents on your phone.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion (RIM), is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone. The company also creates software for businesses and the operating system that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, IM, apps, media files, the Internet and more. "
target: DataViz, Inc.
DataViz is an industry leader in developing and marketing Office compatibility and productivity solutions across a variety of platforms including Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Java, Linux, Maemo 5, Palm OS, Symbian, WebOS, Windows Mobile, Windows and Macintosh.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/9/2010 via Company Press Release

Research In Motion, acquired QNX Software Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Harman International Industries Incorporated, the global audio and infotainment group, announced the sale of its software operating systems unit, QNX Software Systems. Harman has sold the business to Research In Motion Limited of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, for US$200M.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform. "
target parent: Harman International Industries Inc
target: QNX Software Systems Ltd.
QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of QNX's middleware provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/24/2009 via Company Press Release

Research In Motion, acquired Torch Mobile

synopsis: Torch Mobile announced that it has been acquired by Research In Motion. Torch's team of developers will join RIM’s global organization and will now be focused on utilizing their WebKit-based mobile browser expertise to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the BlackBerry platform.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform. "
target: Torch Mobile
Torch Mobile, an experienced developer of WebKit solutions, provides innovative and cutting-edge software applications and services for mobile and embedded devices. The Iris Browser is Torch Mobile's flagship product.
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closed 2/3/2009 via

Research In Motion, acquired Certicom Corp

synopsis: Certicom Corp. announced the receipt of an offer from Research In Motion Limited ("RIM") for the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company by way of a statutory plan of arrangement at a cash price of C$3.00 per share.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform. "
target: Certicom Corp
Certicom manages and protects the value of content, applications and devices with government approved security. Adopted by the National Security Agency (NSA) for government communications, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) provides the most security per bit of any known public-key scheme.
price ($mm)[EV]
$108 [$77]
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2008 via

Research In Motion, acquired Chalk Media Corp.

synopsis: Research In Motion Limited ("RIM") and Chalk Media Corp. announced that the two companies have entered into an arrangement agreement for RIM to acquire Chalk, a publicly-held company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an all-cash transaction at a price per share of CDN $0.142, or CDN $23,125,000.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform. "
target: Chalk Media Corp. (CHKMF:$0.00)
Chalk's mobile content deployment system, Mobile chalkboardTM, allows multimedia content to be created, securely pushed and tracked on BlackBerry® smartphones. Chalk's software and content helps organizations communicate with their employees, business partners and customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$18 [$18]
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
15.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2006 via BusinessWire

Research In Motion, acquired Ascendent Systems

synopsis: Research In Motion today announced it has acquired Ascendent Systems, a leading provider of solutions that simplify voice mobility implementations in the enterprise. Ascendent will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIM. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform. "
target: Ascendent Systems
Ascendent Systems is the premier voice mobility company that delivers on the goal of the telephone: instant voice communication. Employees are available to respond to customers and crisis immediately, regardless of location.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2016 via BusinessWire

ASSA ABLOY AB, acquired Bluvision, Inc

synopsis: ASSA ABLOY has acquired Bluvision, a leading US Bluetooth Low Energy (“BLE”) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market. Bluvision was founded in 2014 and has some 21 employees. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bluvision is leading innovation in the IoT space as market leaders in sensor beacons.
buyer: ASSA ABLOY AB (OM:ASSA B:$9,551.30)
ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. ASSA ABLOY is represented all over the world, on both mature and emerging markets, with leading positions in much of Europe and North America and in Australia. "
target: Bluvision, Inc
Bluvision is leading innovation in IoT as market leaders in sensor beacons. They are pioneers of achieving cloud connectivity without the need for smartphone applications and the first to offer cloud solution that allows remote, worldwide beacon deployment, fleet, workflow and event management.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/26/2009 via PR Newswire

Xiocom Wireless, acquired Roam AD, Ltd.

synopsis: Xiocom Wireless, Inc., a global provider of integrated wireless broadband solutions, announced the acquisition of RoamAD, including its brand, trademarks, intellectual property and patents.
buyer: Xiocom Wireless
Founded in 2007, Xiocom Wireless is a global provider of integrated wireless broadband solutions. The company's XioSphere platform offers a range of flexible, market-driven services that substantially reduces the cost to design, deploy and manage broadband wireless networks. "
target: Roam AD, Ltd.
RoamAD was founded in 2001 and, prior to its acquisition by Xiocom, supplied next-generation metro Wi-Fi, highway Wi-Fi and campus Wi-Fi networks as well as public safety networks for CCTV and video surveillance. RoamAD networks are unmatched in flexibility, technical functionality and economics.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/6/2018 via BusinessWire

ADTRAN, Inc., acquired SmartRG

synopsis: ADTRAN, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced its acquisition of SmartRG Inc, a pacesetter and accomplished innovator of carrier-class, open-source connected home platforms and cloud services for broadband service providers.
buyer: ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN:$516.03)
ADTRAN, Inc. is the leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. "
target: SmartRG
SmartRG Inc. offers the best whole-home Wi-Fi service delivery platform in its class. Its innovative technology and elegant designs help broadband operators migrate, manage and monetize the increasingly connected home experience while exceeding subscriber expectations.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2008 via PR Newswire

Belden Communications, acquired Trapeze Networks

synopsis: Belden has completed the acquisition of Trapeze Networks, a technology leader in wireless LAN equipment and network management software, for a cash price of approximately $133 million.
buyer: Belden Communications (BDC:$2,209.11)
Belden® provides signal transmission solutions for a wide range of markets, including data networking, industrial automation, professional audio and video, security and surveillance, aerospace and many other specialty electronics markets. "
target: Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks is a leading provider of enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software. Trapeze was the first company to introduce NonStop Wireless, providing scalable wireless LANs for applications such as Voice over Wi-Fi, location services, and indoor/outdoor connectivity.
price ($mm)
$137
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Automatic Labs Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Automatic Labs Inc. (Automatic), a San Francisco-based provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises. Automatic's data-driven platform enables vehicle owners to be safer and drive smarter.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has approx. 31.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; comedy; news; talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. "
target: Automatic Labs Inc.
Automatic is the company connecting every car on the road to the internet and empowering drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter. By pairing Automatic's connected car adapter & apps for iPhone and Android, Automatic helps customers drive smarter.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Underground Vaults & Storage, Inc., acquired Applianz Technologies

synopsis: Underground Vaults and Storage, Inc., an information management and technology company, announced it has acquired Corner Post Holdings, Inc. DBA Applianz Technologies, an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) company located in Wichita, Kansas, providing on premise and hosted private cloud solutions in almost all 50 states and 6 countries.
buyer: Underground Vaults & Storage, Inc.
Underground Vaults & Storage specializes in secure records and asset storage and management. UV&S serves national and international clients representing numerous industries including healthcare, legal, financial, insurance, cultural, oil/gas, entertainment, and government. "
target: Applianz Technologies
Applianz Technologies is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) company located in Wichita, Kansas, providing on premise and hosted private cloud solutions in almost all 50 states and 6 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2013 via PR Newswire

Untangle, acquired Cymphonix Corporation

synopsis: Untangle, Inc., a network software and appliance company, announced the acquisition of Cymphonix Corporation. Their network appliances allow organizations to quickly, easily and clearly understand their Internet usage and demands, then set and enforce usage policies that improve network performance, stability and reliability.
buyer: Untangle
Untangle is a network software and appliance company that provides the most complete multi-function firewall and Internet management application suite available. Their apps are designed to meet the network policy demands of organizations large and small. "
target: Cymphonix Corporation
Cymphonix Internet Management network appliances allow organizations to quickly, easily and clearly understand their Internet usage and demands, then set and enforce usage policies that improve network performance, stability and reliability.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Sandvik, acquired Newtrax Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Sandvik, a global engineering group, has acquired Newtrax, a global leader in wireless IoT for underground hard rock mines. Newtrax integrates the latest Internet-of-Things and Analytics technologies to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.
buyer: Sandvik (OM:SAND:$10,817.53)
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. Their operations are based on unique expertise in materials technology, extensive knowledge of industrial processes and close customer cooperation. "
target: Newtrax Technologies Inc.
Newtrax is a global leader in wireless IoT for underground hard rock mines. Newtrax integrates the latest Internet-of-Things and Analytics technologies to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Akamai Technologies, acquired FastSoft

synopsis: Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced that it has acquired FastSoft Inc., a provider of content acceleration software, in a cash transaction. The acquisition is expected to complement Akamai's cloud infrastructure solutions with technology for optimizing the throughput of video and other digital content across IP networks.
buyer: Akamai Technologies (AKAM:$2,794.57)
Akamai is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. Its Akamai Intelligent Platform™ provides extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. "
target: FastSoft
FastSoft was launched in 2006 to commercialize ground-breaking network optimization technology called FastTCP™. FastSoft’s products increase website and web application performance, and speed the distribution of video and other digital content across the Internet.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Internet of Things Inc., acquired Weather Telematics Inc.

synopsis: Internet of Things Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Weather Telematics Inc. (WTX Inc.). WTX is a data science company offering real-time advanced artificial intelligence based predictive road condition weather analytics for safer, connected and autonomous transportation.
buyer: Internet of Things Inc. (TSXV:ITT:$0.00)
Internet of Things Inc. is an Internet of Things (IoT) software and solutions provider. They acquire and implement strategic and disruptive technology solutions targeting the industrial IoT markets, including manufacturing, energy, agriculture, transportation, cybersecurity, e-commerce and fintech. "
target: Weather Telematics Inc.
Weather Telematics Inc. (WTX Inc.) is an IoT data science company offering road safety data products for industrial, government & consumer markets. The WTX Inc platform mitigates weather risk, reduces traffic congestion & makes connected & autonomous navigation safer in all types of road conditions.
price ($mm)
$2.23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Comcast Corporation, acquired PowerCloud Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Comcast has announced their acquisition of PowerCloud Systems. The company provides system solutions specifically tailored to meet the dynamic needs of mobile Wi-Fi patrons in environments such as hotels, retail chains, restaurants, and managed care facilities. PowerCloud pioneered cloud-powered Networking as a Service.
buyer: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA:$103,698.00)
Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is a video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. "
target: PowerCloud Systems, Inc.
PowerCloud Systems provides system solutions specifically tailored to meet the dynamic needs of mobile Wi-Fi patrons in environments such as hotels, retail chains, restaurants, and managed care facilities. PowerCloud pioneered cloud-powered Networking as a Service.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Anoto Group AB, will acquire Livescribe, Inc.

synopsis: Anoto Group AB announced an agreement to acquire Livescribe Inc. Based in Oakland, California and founded in 2007, Livescribe's smartpens allow students, business people, journalists, and anyone who values pen and paper note-taking to capture, access, and share everything they write, draw, and hear.
buyer: Anoto Group AB (OM:ANOT:$22.67)
Anoto Group, through its subsidiaries, develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, which enables the transmission of handwritten text and illustrations into digital format. Their solutions are based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology to capture, transmit, and store data. "
target: Livescribe, Inc.
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/26/2007 via PR Newswire

Inter-Tel, Inc. will be merged with Mitel Networks Corporation,

synopsis: Mitel Networks Corporation and Inter-Tel Incorporated, have signed a definitive merger agreement whereby Mitel will acquire Inter-Tel, a full-service provider of business communications solutions for US$25.60 per Inter-Tel share in cash, representing a total purchase price of approximately US$723 million.
buyer: Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL:$1,059.10)
Mitel provides unified communications solutions and services for business customers. Mitel's voice-centric IP-based communications solutions consist of a combination of telephony hardware and software that integrate voice, video and data communications with business applications and processes. "
target: Inter-Tel, Inc.
Inter-Tel offers value-driven communications products; applications utilizing networks and server-based communications software; and a wide range of managed services that include voice and data network design and traffic provisioning, custom application development, and financial solutions packages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$692 [$489]
rev ($mm)
$461
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 6/5/2012 via

Avaya Inc., acquired RADVISION Ltd.

synopsis: RADVISION LTD., a leading technology and end-to-end solution provider for unified visual communications, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to Avaya. RADVISION is a leading provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Avaya Inc. (AVYA:$3,272.00)
Avaya Inc. is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. "
target: RADVISION Ltd.
RADVISION is a leading provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks. It teams with its channel and service provider partners to offer end-to-end visual communications that help businesses collaborate more efficiently.
price ($mm)[EV]
$219 [$164]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Vertical Communications, Inc., acquired Vodavi Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Vertical Communications, a leading provider of next-generation, IP-based phone systems and applications that help businesses better serve their customers, announced the completion of its acquisition of Phoenix, Arizona-based Vodavi Technology, Inc. for $7.50 per share, or approximately $31.1 million in the aggregate.
buyer parent: Artisoft, Inc.
buyer: Vertical Communications, Inc.
Vertical Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of next-generation IP-based voice and data communications systems for business. Vertical combines voice and data technologies with business process understanding to deliver integrated IP-PBX and application solutions. "
target: Vodavi Technology, Inc.
Vodavi Technology, Inc. designs, develops, markets and supports a range of business telecommunications solutions, including traditional, converged, and Internet protocol (IP)-based telephone systems and telephony applications.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
13.6x

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Ticker: BSE:503699
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geodesic, Ltd.
Geodesic is an innovator in software products focused on Information, Communication and Entertainment for mobile phones and desktop computers. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geodesic's Mundu suite of award-winning products includes solutions for Instant Messaging, Voice-over-IP and Internet Radio.
year
2007
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Ticker: BB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackberry
Blackberry
BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. They secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$882.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.00
EBIT ($mm)
($97.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3288
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Ticker: 6736
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNCORPORATION
SUNCORPORATION
SUNCORP’s main businesses are IT and Entertainment (pachinko). They provide communication modules such as mobile routers and devices that transfer & back up mobile phone data and also, they deliver computer systems, tools, and services specialized in pachinko parlor support.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$232.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.99
EBIT ($mm)
$18.18
Net Income ($mm)
$10.55
Employees
789
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Ticker: NOK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nokia Corporation
Nokia Corporation
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26,163.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,987.03
EBIT ($mm)
$1,220.05
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
103000
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Ticker: ZOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zoom Technologies Inc.
Zoom Technologies Inc.
Zoom Technologies is a holding company with subsidiaries that engage in manufacturing, research and development, and sale of electronic and telecommunication products for the latest generation mobile phones, wireless communication circuitry, and related software products.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$49.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.82)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.16)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: MIFI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Novatel Wireless is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G wireless technologies. Novatel Wireless' products, software, USB modems and embedded modules enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$208.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.86)
EBIT ($mm)
($19.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
240
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Ticker: TSX:SW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Sierra Wireless is the global leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and cloud services, delivering intelligent wireless solutions that simplify the connected world. They offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of 2G, 3G and 4G embedded modules and gateways.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$651.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.36
EBIT ($mm)
$14.55
Net Income ($mm)
$20.39
Employees
1100
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Ticker: TSYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telecommunications Systems, Inc.
Telecommunications Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. engineers and delivers highly reliable wireless communications technology. TCS is a leader in wireless text messaging and location-based technology, including E9-1-1 services and commercial applications like navigation.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$300.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.22
EBIT ($mm)
$33.24
Net Income ($mm)
$28.27
Employees
1009
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Ticker: PCTI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCTEL, Inc.
PCTEL, Inc.
PCTEL delivers Performance Critical Telecom solutions. The industry relies upon PCTEL to benchmark network performance, analyze trends, and optimize wireless networks. PCTEL’s antennas and site solutions are vital elements for oil/gas, utilities, health care, public safety, education, and more.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$107.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.88
EBIT ($mm)
$4.10
Net Income ($mm)
$4.61
Employees
449
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Ticker: RFMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RF Monolithics, Inc.
Celebrating over 25 years of providing low-power wireless solutions, RF Monolithics, is enabling the next generation of wireless applications with a solutions-driven, technology-enabled approach to wireless connectivity.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$32.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.23
EBIT ($mm)
($3.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
64
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Ticker: DGII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digi International
Digi International
Digi International is a global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine and Internet of Things connectivity products and services. They help their customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$208.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$3.09
Net Income ($mm)
$4.03
Employees
649
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Ticker: USMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
USA Mobility, Inc.
USA Mobility, Inc.
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Va., is proud to be a leader in critical communications for healthcare, government, public safety, and other industries.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$242.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.56
EBIT ($mm)
$60.95
Net Income ($mm)
$88.64
Employees
676
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Ticker: ROKU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roku, Inc.
Roku, Inc. is the number one TV streaming platform in the United States. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media players that allow users to access Internet streamed video or audio services through their televisions, including subscription-based services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$993.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($32.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1111
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Ticker: OTCPK:ECSL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Encounter Care Solutions, Inc.
Encounter Care Solutions, Inc.
Encounter Care Solutions, Inc. offer integrated web-based applications with enabling technologies that transform the delivery of healthcare and the management of data for healthcare providers and consumers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.28)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
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Ticker: ABHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AmbiCom
AmbiCom
AmbiCom is headquartered in Milpitas, California, and is a leading designer and developer of wireless products focusing on the wireless medical industry. The company's wireless modules and devices are based on their innovative application software for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.49
EBIT ($mm)
$0.48
Net Income ($mm)
$0.51
Employees
5
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Ticker: AIM:TCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telit Wireless Solutions
Telit Wireless Solutions
Telit is an enabler of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications worldwide providing wireless module technology enhanced by managed and value added services, including connectivity. Telit offers an extensive portfolio of quality cellular, short-range, and GNSS modules, available in over 80 countries.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$207.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.82
EBIT ($mm)
$6.65
Net Income ($mm)
$3.91
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