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closed 4/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Staples, Inc., acquired Makr

synopsis: Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, announced it has completed the acquisition of Makr, an iOS app that enables people to design and print one-of-a-kind materials.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. "
target: Makr
Makr is a mobile application that offers templates to make business cards, invitations, product labels, favor and gift tags, recipe cards, stickers, announcements, stationery, greeting and holiday cards, and more.
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closed 9/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Datrix S.p.A., acquired Paperlit Inc.

synopsis: The Datrix Group has acquired PaperLit, the tech company specialised in the digital transformation of the Publishing Industry, adding Artificial Intelligence for the distribution and monetization of content. Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps.
buyer: Datrix S.p.A.
Datrix is a group of tech companies specialized in software solutions and services based on Artificial Intelligence of Data Empowerment, Data Platform, Data Monetization and Quantitive Investing. "
target parent: AppsBuilder
target: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue.
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closed 12/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

AppsBuilder, acquired Paperlit Inc.

synopsis: AppsBuilder acquired Paperlit, a digital publishing platform which provides publishers with a platform to build, promote, and monetize multi-channel apps, bring their magazines to smartphone and access to analytics platform.
buyer: AppsBuilder
AppsBuilder is the innovative mobile publishing and distribution platform that empowers SMEs and large enterprises to build a solid mobile presence, reach new customers and improve client retention through powerful mobile apps. "
target: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit provides publishers with a platform to build, promote, and monetize multi-channel apps, bring their magazines to smartphone and access to analytics platform. It has powered more than 100 smartphone, tablet and web apps for Disney, Ferrari, Hearst Magazines, RCS and Condé Nast, among others.
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closed 4/25/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Pocket Games, Inc., acquired Kicksend Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Pocket Games announced it has executed definitive agreements to acquire Kicksend Holdings, Inc., in a transaction for stock and debt. Kicksend provides a photo printing and sharing solution to users across the world through iOS, Android and desktop applications.
buyer: Pocket Games, Inc. (OTCPK:PKGM:$0.06)
Pocket Games, Inc. is a growing partner to the video game development market offering development and testing services out of its purpose designed offices in Pune, India as well as now offering a unique distribution channel through the recently acquired Viximo platform. "
target: Kicksend Holdings, Inc.
Kicksend is a web, mobile and desktop app that provides an easy solution for printing and sending photographs. Kicksend platform is complete with social tools, multiple payment options, one click purchasing and a robust virtual currency system.
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closed 4/10/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Cubify.com, acquired My Robot Nation

synopsis: 3D Systems Corporation announced that it has acquired My Robot Nation, a leading consumer technology platform that provides intuitive, game-like content creation for 3D printing. The company expects to integrate the MRN platform and experience into Cubify.com, enhancing Cubify with hundreds of new fun and easy 3D creation and printing applications.
buyer parent: 3D Systems Corporation
buyer: Cubify.com
Cubify.com combines coloring book simplicity with cloud gaming fun to deliver a fun create and make experience in 3D. Cubify turns any mobile device, PC or tablet into a powerful mobile digital canvas to unleash creativity and bring ideas to life in 3D. "
target: My Robot Nation
My Robot Nation delivers engaging play spaces and intuitive user interfaces to create something completely new – the ability to visualize something on the Web and then hold it in the hands. The 3D creative process is visually stunning, and opportunities for unique expression are virtually limitless.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

everyStory, Inc., acquired StoryPress, Inc.

synopsis: everyStory, the secure cloud-based story-sharing mobile app and platform, announced an agreement to acquire numerous key assets from StoryPress Inc., a pioneer in multimedia storytelling. Under the terms of the agreement, everyStory will gain key StoryPress assets, which include the StoryPress trademark, creative collateral and domain name.
buyer: everyStory, Inc.
everyStory is a story-sharing application that is available on iOS, Android, and the web. It allows anyone to record stories using their own voice as they naturally flip through photos. After a story is created, it is safely stored in the cloud and can be shared with friends and family. "
target: StoryPress, Inc.
StoryPress, Inc. develops a mobile recording application that guides people through the story telling process. The company provides an audio storytelling platform that allows users to turn their stories into audio storybooks that can be saved, shared, and archived.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Verst

synopsis: The team behind Verst is joining Dropbox, in an acquisition that marks the end of the Verst publishing platform. Verst is the all-in-one platform to publish content, discover key insights, and optimize for engagement.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Verst
Verst is the all-in-one platform to publish content, discover key insights, and optimize for engagement.
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closed 4/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Staples, Inc., acquired Makr

synopsis: Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, announced it has completed the acquisition of Makr, an iOS app that enables people to design and print one-of-a-kind materials.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. "
target: Makr
Makr is a mobile application that offers templates to make business cards, invitations, product labels, favor and gift tags, recipe cards, stickers, announcements, stationery, greeting and holiday cards, and more.
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closed 3/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Skyview Capital LLC, acquired SchoolKidz

synopsis: Skyview Capital, LLC announced that it has acquired SchoolKidz.com, LLC from Staples, Inc. SchoolKidz is a leading provider of school supplies to K-8 students through its award winning Teacher Tailored™ and Kits for Kidz™ programs. Schools have been using SchoolKidz’s e-commerce platform for their school supply fulfillment needs for over 20 years.
buyer: Skyview Capital LLC
Skyview Capital is a global private investment firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California, which specializes in the acquisition and management of mission critical enterprises in the areas of technology, telecommunications, business services and manufacturing. "
target parent: Sycamore Partners
target: SchoolKidz
SchoolKidz is a provider of an award winning school supply kit program. Its product mix includes Teacher Tailored and Kits for Kidz which serves under-privileged communities. Schools have been using SchoolKidz’s e-commerce platform for their school supply fulfillment needs for over 20 years.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Staples, Inc., acquired Capital Office Products

synopsis: Florida-based Capital Office Products has been acquired by Staples. Capital Office Products is one of the USA's leading independent online office product resellers. They offer over 75,000 products from more than 600 manufacturers.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. "
target: Capital Office Products
Capital Office Products is one of the USA's leading independent online office product resellers. They offer over 75,000 products from more than 600 manufacturers.
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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Taylor Communications, purchased Staples Print Solutions from Staples, Inc.

synopsis: Taylor Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of Taylor Corporation, announced that it completed its acquisition of Staples Print Solutions, a division of Staples, Inc. Staples Print Solutions offers business-printing services, ranging from business cards and brochures to labels and packaging.
buyer parent: Taylor Corporation
buyer: Taylor Communications (SRCT.Q:$915.18)
Taylor Communications (formerly Standard Register) is trusted by the world’s leading organizations to provide online, offline and on-product communications. It helps customers in healthcare, financial services, retail and industrial markets. "
seller: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples Print Solutions offers business-printing services, ranging from business cards and brochures to labels and packaging from 10 printing facilities. Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities.
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closed 4/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Staples, Inc., acquired Makr

synopsis: Staples, one of the world’s largest internet retailers, announced it has completed the acquisition of Makr, an iOS app that enables people to design and print one-of-a-kind materials.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. "
target: Makr
Makr is a mobile application that offers templates to make business cards, invitations, product labels, favor and gift tags, recipe cards, stickers, announcements, stationery, greeting and holiday cards, and more.
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closed 4/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Staples, Inc., acquired Accolade Promotion Group

synopsis: Staples, Inc. and Golf Town Canada Inc. announced that they have reached an agreement for Staples to acquire Accolade Promotion Group (APG), a leading distributor of promotional products in Canada.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. "
target parent: Golfsmith International, Inc.
target: Accolade Promotion Group
Accolade Promotion Group (APG) is a leading distributor of promotional products in Canada. APG designs and delivers promotional merchandise for a number of well-known brands. As a full-scale promotional merchandise agency, APG is recognized for its creative and innovative approach to serving brands.
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closed 7/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Staples, Inc., acquired PNI Digital Media

synopsis: Staples, Inc., a company that offers a wide range of office, facility, and breakroom supplies, and PNI Digital Media, a leading innovator in digital media solutions for retailers, announced that Staples has acquired PNI Digital Media.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples makes it easy to make more happen. Staples lets customers shop in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers products such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. "
target: PNI Digital Media (TSX:PN:$21.97)
The world's retailers rely on the PNI Digital Media Platform to sell personalized products. Their platform includes online, in-store kiosk and mobile software solutions enabling consumers to upload or create their own content for ordering as photo prints, photo books, photo calendars, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$64 [$58]
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$21
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Staples, Inc., acquired Runa

synopsis: Staples, the world’s second largest internet retailer, announced it has completed the acquisition of Runa, a software company based in San Mateo, Calif. that helps online retailers increase sales by personalizing the shopping experience.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services. "
target: Runa
Runa is a software company based in San Mateo, Calif. that helps online retailers increase sales by personalizing the shopping experience. Runa provides solutions to increase conversions and maximize profits in real-time on online merchants' Websites.
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closed 5/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Staples, Inc., acquired American Identity, Inc.

synopsis: American Identity, Inc., a portfolio company of Republic Financial Corporation has been acquired by Staples Inc., the world’s largest office products company. American Identity is a leading multi-channel marketer of customized advertising-specialty items for the $18 billion promotional products industry.
buyer: Staples, Inc. (SPLS:$17,908.00)
Staples Inc., the world's largest office products company, offers a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2006 sales of $18.2 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies. "
target parent: Republic Financial Corporation
target: American Identity, Inc.
American Identity, Inc. is a leading multi-channel marketer of customized advertising-specialty items that serves the $18 billion promotional products industry. The Company has international distribution that services Fortune 1000 companies as well as small businesses.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

WH Smith PLC, acquired Cult Pens

synopsis: WHSmith, one of the UK’s leading retailers, has acquired Cult Pens, a leading online specialist pen retailer in the UK. Cult Pens has the widest range of pens, pencils, refills and accessories on the planet with over 16,000 different items in stock from the world's leading pen brands.
buyer: WH Smith PLC (LSE:SMWH:$1,704.84)
WHSmith is one of the UK’s leading retailers and is made up of two core businesses – Travel and High Street. Travel stores sell a more tailored range of products for people on the move. High Street sells a wide range of products including Stationery, Books, News and Impulse, and more. "
target: Cult Pens
Cult Pens is a leading online specialist pen retailer in the UK. Cult Pens has the widest range of pens, pencils, refills and accessories on the planet with over 16,000 different items in stock from the world's leading pen brands.
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closed 5/8/2015 via PR Web

Gorilla Stationers, LLC, acquired GZMOE

synopsis: Gorilla Stationers, a company recognized for its excellent service in providing office supply solutions to local and government agencies throughout California, announced that they are acquiring GZMOE.com, a company specializing in tech and business accessories.
buyer: Gorilla Stationers, LLC
Gorilla Stationers is a company recognized for its excellent service in providing office supply solutions to local and government agencies throughout California. "
target: GZMOE
GZMOE operates an online retail portal that offers office supplies. The company is based in Irvine, California.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, will acquire Findel Education Limited

synopsis: Public sector procurement consortium Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) has entered an agreement to acquire Findel Education, a provider of school supplies, from Studio Retail Group plc. Findel Education is the leading International supplier of great value school supplies, teaching and educational resources.
buyer: Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
For over 40 years Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) has supplied the public sector with products and services to help drive efficiency savings. YPO uses bulk buying power to achieve the best prices for customers on supplies and everything from stationery to electricity. "
target parent: Studio Retail Group plc
target: Findel Education Limited
Findel Education is the leading International supplier of great value inspirational Early Years, Primary and Secondary school supplies, teaching and educational resources.
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