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closed 9/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Vantage Software Technologies, acquired WexTech Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Vantage Software Technologies (www.vantage-software-tech.com), the leading international provider of linguistic-based technology and natural language search solutions, today announced the formal acquisition of the AnswerWorks(TM) product suite from WexTech Systems, Inc.
buyer: Vantage Software Technologies
Vantage Software Technologies provides linguistic-based technologies for spell checking, grammar checking, language recognition, information access and retrieval, and enterprise solutions which enable customers to improve both internal and external productivity, efficiency, and organizational perfo "
target: WexTech Systems, Inc.
WexTech Systems's AnswerWorks is the shortest and fastest route between your customers and the information they need. Specifically, if an answer exists, AnswerWorks will find that answer and put it within an obvious mouse-click of the user. And AnswerWorks will find that answer whether it exists in
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closed 6/26/2019 via PR Newswire

Basis Technology, acquired KonaSearch

synopsis: Basic Technology has acquired KonaSearch, a Salesforce full-text search application. KonaSearch is a search engine providing a 360° view of the cloud from the Salesforce desktop. With Basis Technology's AI text analytics, KonaSearch can discover data connections and deliver search results across the information landscape in every major language.
buyer: Basis Technology
Basis Technology provides analytics allowing businesses and governments to tackle the toughest problems. Their products include Rosette, a text analytics platform for extracting information from unstructured data; Autopsy, a digital forensics platform; and Cyber Triage, a tool for first responders. "
target: KonaSearch
KonaSearch is an AppExchange-certified, relevancy-based, full-text search application for Salesforce. It searches all fields on all objects for Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Communities, and Force.com applications, including full-text search of Attachments, Chatter Files, Articles, and Documents.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired TrademarkVision

synopsis: Brisbane-based start-up TrademarkVision, which has created image recognition technology for trademark searches, has been acquired by US-based Clarivate Analytics. In 2013 TrademarkVision released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: TrademarkVision
TrademarkVision was founded in 2011 as a computer vision spinout from a research organisation in Australia. In 2013 they released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Synata, Inc

synopsis: Cisco Systems, Inc., a company that provides hardware, software, and service offerings to create internet solutions, announced the acquisition of Synata. Synata’s technology allows users to search both on-premise and cloud-based applications simultaneously from one platform.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$51,904.00)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. "
target: Synata, Inc
Synata, the world's first enterprise cloud search engine, is building a better way to search the cloud. Synata allows users search the data siloed across their enterprise cloud applications from a single place. Their algorithms prioritize the data that is most relevant to the user.
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closed 10/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Qlik Technologies, Inc., acquired DataMarket

synopsis: Qlik Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of DataMarket, a search engine built to support a market of statistical data and structured data sources. It is especially known for its support of governmental data sources, although it provides feeds from Eurovision, Wikipedia, and other media and information sources.
buyer: Qlik Technologies, Inc. (QLIK:$665.31)
Qlik Technologies, Inc. is a leader in data discovery delivering intuitive solutions for self-service data visualization and guided analytics. Over 32,000 customers rely on Qlik solutions to gain meaning out of information from varied sources. "
target: DataMarket
DataMarket helps professionals find and understand data. They bring complex and diverse data together in one place and one format so it can be searched, compared, visualized and shared – across teams, organizations or with the world.
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closed 2/24/2014 via BusinessWire

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired TalentBin

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc., the online employment solution, announced the acquisition of TalentBin, Inc., a social profile talent search engine. TalentBin is focused on turbo-charging talent acquisition for recruiters and hiring managers with its talent search engine, turning the web into a virtually endless talent sourcing database.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: TalentBin
TalentBin is focused on turbo-charging talent acquisition for recruiters and hiring managers with its talent search engine, turning the web into a virtually endless talent sourcing database.
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closed 7/15/2013 via Company Press Release

Automattic Inc., acquired Lean Domain Search

synopsis: Lean Domain Search announced that the tool was acquired by WordPress.com parent company Automattic. Lean Domain Search helps people find a domain name for their website by pairing their search term with thousands of other keywords commonly found in domain names and instantly showing them which are still available to register.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com, the simplest, most secure way to start web-publishing immediately on the open source WordPress platform. They also make Jetpack for WordPress, which bundles a number of social improvements to the WordPress core software as a single plugin. "
target: Lean Domain Search
Lean Domain Search helps people find a domain name for their website by pairing their search term with thousands of other keywords commonly found in domain names and instantly showing them which are still available to register.
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closed 8/12/2010 via BusinessWire

Astute Solutions, acquired Speech Labs, LLC

synopsis: Astute Solutions announced that it acquired voice search innovator, Speech Labs. The company has added Speech Labs’ Enterprise Voice Search (EVS) and Contact Center Voice Search (CVS) technologies to its portfolio of customer relationship management (CRM), contact center, knowledge management and Web self-service solutions.
buyer: Astute Solutions
Astute Solutions enables companies to differentiate through customer service excellence. Its user-friendly ePowerCenterTM and RealDialogTM solutions provide the robust capabilities companies need to deliver efficient, high-touch, and high-quality service. "
target: Speech Labs, LLC
Speech Labs' voice search solutions empower you to search for information across your entire enterprise. Whether it's in the board room, or on the phone, these solutions allow you to hear, understand, and act on knowledge from anywhere.
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announced 7/1/2010 via Market Wire

Patent Calls, Inc, will purchase Patent Tools from nXn Tech

synopsis: Patent Calls, Inc. announced that it is acquiring nXn Tech's Patent Tools, a computerized patent analytics and search tool. The acquisition will combine Patent Tools' advanced technologies, algorithms and innovative ratings engine with Patent Calls' extensive expert patent research and information services portfolio.
buyer: Patent Calls, Inc
Patent Calls offers standard independent technology-based reviews and analyses, and custom information services including identification of licensable or acquirable patents, identification of products and support for intellectual property attorneys. "
seller: nXn Tech
nXn Tech develops technology platforms and solutions for providing answers to front line analysts, consumers and employees. nXn provides answers for Federal and local governments and private industry--primarily for front line users that are seeking immediate actionable intelligence and information.
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closed 11/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Masterseek Corp., acquired Accoona Corporation

synopsis: The American search engine Accoona has just been taken over by the international B2B search engine Masterseek, which was founded in Denmark in 1999.
buyer: Masterseek Corp.
Masterseek’s global search engine provides quick and free access to, among other things, company profiles, contact information, and descriptions of products and services from more than 45 million companies in 75 countries. "
target: Accoona Corporation
Founded in February 2004, Accoona Corp.'s mission is to become a leading player in online lead generation, eCommerce and the Chinese Internet industry and further establish its search engine as a source of highly relevant search results.
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closed 4/25/2008 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. has completed settlement of its tender offer for Fast Search & Transfer ASA, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions. FAST will operate as a Microsoft subsidiary, with a dedicated enterprise search research and development center in Oslo, Norway, and offices throughout the world.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location.
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closed 10/29/2007 via BusinessWire

Surfray, acquired Mondosoft

synopsis: With the acquisition of Mondosoft, SurfRay’s position is greatly strengthened as a global provider of search technology. Covering DB systems, Internet, intranets and extranets, SurfRay offers solutions to almost every technical environment. SurfRay has doubled the number of employees and increased its customer base to almost 1,500 installations.
buyer: Surfray
SurfRay is a leading developer and distributor of technology that make it possible to search structured, semi-structured and un-structured data in real-time. SurfRay has delivered solutions to some of Europe’s largest .NET installations and to large sites in both the private and the public sectors. "
target: Mondosoft
Mondosoft is a leading developer of enterprise search, analytics and site optimization products to make Web sites, intranets and portals easier to navigate and to provide feedback for improved site quality and efficiency.
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Microsoft Corporation, acquired Jellyfish.com

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired revenue-sharing product comparison site Jellyfish.com. Jellyfish, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, wants to turn the cost-per-click advertising model popularized by Google on its head. Under Jellyfish’s cost-per-action model, advertisers pay only when web surfers buy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Jellyfish.com
Jellyfish is a new kind of search engine. We call it the Internet’s first buying engine. Search engines are great for finding information, but we think you also need a search engine that is perfect for when you want to buy something online.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Traffix, Inc. merged with New Motion, Inc.,

synopsis: New Motion, Inc. has completed its transaction with Traffix, Inc. pursuant to the Merger Agreement between the companies dated September 26, 2007. As a result of the closing of the transaction, Traffix, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of New Motion.
buyer: New Motion, Inc. (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: Traffix, Inc.
Traffix, Inc. is a premier interactive media company that develops its own content and builds communities tailored to consumers' specific interests and lifestyles. Its full solution marketing services group delivers media, analytics and results to third parties through its four business groups.
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closed 7/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Acquire Media Corporation, acquired NewsEdge Corporation

synopsis: Acquire Media, in partnership with a consortium of Icelandic investors including Baugur Group, has completed its acquisition of US-based news and current awareness monitoring service NewsEdge from The Thomson Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Acquire Media Corporation
Acquire Media provides digital media distribution software and services, primarily serving the publishing and financial services industries. Specialties include news and other time-sensitive content- acquiring it from publishers and distributing it to corporate servers, websites, and end users. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: NewsEdge Corporation
NewsEdge is a provider of global news and current-awareness solutions for business.The company’s mission is to make news valuable for business by helping people find the most relevant stories from an overwhelming volume of daily news and enabling them to act on the most current information possible.
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announced 4/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., will purchase RetrievalWare business from Convera Inc.

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer a leading developer of search technologies, announced its agreement to purchase selected assets of Convera Corporation, a leader in information retrieval solutions. Under the terms of the signed agreement, FAST will acquire the assets of Convera's RetrievalWare™ business.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
seller: Convera Inc.
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand.
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closed 3/14/2007 via PR Newswire

The Indigio Group, Inc., acquired Current Wisdom LLC

synopsis: The Indigio Group, Inc. has finalized its acquisition of Current Wisdom, LLC, a four-year-old full-service search engine marketing company. Current Wisdom will be integrated into the organization, extending Indigio's client base to include customers in the travel, real estate and retail industries, along with several interactive agencies.
buyer: The Indigio Group, Inc.
Indigio offers a variety of technological solutions designed to help companies manage and grow online channels. Through the implementation of these solutions, Indigio's clients are able to increase revenues, cut costs, maximize the lifetime value of customer relationships, and enter new markets. "
target: Current Wisdom LLC
Current Wisdom offers integrated Search Marketing solutions incorporating fundamental search engine optimization, pay per click campaign management, local search strategy, shopping comparison engine strategy, and paid inclusion.
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closed 5/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Tellme Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. has completed its acquisition of Tellme Networks Inc., the Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of voice services for everyday life, including nationwide directory assistance, enterprise customer service and voice-enabled mobile search.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Tellme Networks, Inc.
Tellme improves how people and businesses use the phone. By combining Internet data and a voice interface, Tellme radically simplifies how people use the phone to get the information they need every day. Tellme's goal is to let anyone say what they want and get it, from any phone.
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Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., acquired Platefood Limited

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer the leading developer of search technologies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Platefood Limited. FAST has acquired all the remaining shares in Platefood Limited including 19.99% from Schibsted SØK AS and 61.01% from Sensis Pty Ltd for € 8,100,000 in cash.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
target: Platefood Limited
Platefood Limited was originally set up to offer online search services and search-based advertising solutions to media and online directories companies.As the market opportunity for online advertising solutions significantly expanded, Platefood’s business model shifted to a software-centric market.
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closed 7/13/2005 via BusinessWire

Liquidity Services, Inc., acquired Wholesale411

synopsis: Liquidity Services, Inc., the leading provider of online solutions for the marketing and sale of wholesale and surplus goods, today announced it has acquired Wholesale411, the premier search engine serving the wholesale industry vertical. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT:$248.12)
Liquidity Services enable government agencies, businesses & financial institutions to market surplus assets & wholesale goods quickly & conveniently using innovative online auction marketplaces, business-to-business product sales & marketing expertise & value-added logistics & fulfillment services. "
target: Wholesale411
Wholesale411 is the largest B2B wholesale and closeout-specific search engine in the world. Each month searches are done on our web site from people looking to buy product in bulk. Wholesale411.com is a frequently visited site and the #1 web site within the Wholesale industry.
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Vantage Software Technologies, acquired WexTech Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Vantage Software Technologies (www.vantage-software-tech.com), the leading international provider of linguistic-based technology and natural language search solutions, today announced the formal acquisition of the AnswerWorks(TM) product suite from WexTech Systems, Inc.
buyer: Vantage Software Technologies
Vantage Software Technologies provides linguistic-based technologies for spell checking, grammar checking, language recognition, information access and retrieval, and enterprise solutions which enable customers to improve both internal and external productivity, efficiency, and organizational perfo "
target: WexTech Systems, Inc.
WexTech Systems's AnswerWorks is the shortest and fastest route between your customers and the information they need. Specifically, if an answer exists, AnswerWorks will find that answer and put it within an obvious mouse-click of the user. And AnswerWorks will find that answer whether it exists in
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closed 9/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Vantage Software Technologies, acquired WexTech Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Vantage Software Technologies (www.vantage-software-tech.com), the leading international provider of linguistic-based technology and natural language search solutions, today announced the formal acquisition of the AnswerWorks(TM) product suite from WexTech Systems, Inc.
buyer: Vantage Software Technologies
Vantage Software Technologies provides linguistic-based technologies for spell checking, grammar checking, language recognition, information access and retrieval, and enterprise solutions which enable customers to improve both internal and external productivity, efficiency, and organizational perfo "
target: WexTech Systems, Inc.
WexTech Systems's AnswerWorks is the shortest and fastest route between your customers and the information they need. Specifically, if an answer exists, AnswerWorks will find that answer and put it within an obvious mouse-click of the user. And AnswerWorks will find that answer whether it exists in
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closed 1/26/2009 via PR Newswire

SVOX AG, purchased Speech Processing Unit from Siemens AG

synopsis: SVOX, the leading provider of embedded speech solutions announced the acquisition of the Professional Speech Processing Group of Siemens AG. SVOX has acquired all speech technology-related IP of Siemens AG developed over 25 years, including the SpeechAdvance(TM) speech recognition product suite and more than 60 patent families.
buyer: SVOX AG
SVOX AG is the leading provider of embedded speech solutions for the automotive and mobile device industries. SVOX focus on embedded environments and the use of flexible software architectures allow for optimized ASR, TTS and speech dialog solutions. "
seller: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$95,944.54)
Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality.
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ServiceNow, will acquire FriendlyData

synopsis: ServiceNow, a cloud computing company, has agreed to acquire the technology of FriendlyData, which makes it easy for non-technical users to ask quantitative questions in plain English and get fast results through direct answers or data visualizations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$3,224.10)
ServiceNow makes work better across the enterprise. Their applications automate, predict, digitize and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, customer service, security operations and HR service delivery, creating a better experience for employees and customers. "
target: FriendlyData
FriendlyData helps enterprises make corporate data accessible to business people by providing a natural language search interface to databases. FriendlyData, Inc. is the San Francisco based enterprise software company backed by 500 Startups and other Silicon Valley investors.
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Samurai Labs, acquired Fido.ai

synopsis: Fido.ai has been acquired by Samurai Labs--a pioneering artificial intelligence lab dedicated to preventing online violence. Fido.ai's patented, award-winning technology represents the third wave of AI that combines deep neural networks with reasoning based on expert knowledge.
buyer: Samurai Labs
Samurai Labs’ novel approach represents the third wave of AI that combines deep neural networks with reasoning based on language and expert knowledge. Samurai detects the most violence and raises false alarms four times less often than the current state of the art technology. "
target: Fido.ai
Fido.ai is working on Artificial Intelligence for detecting and reducing cyberbullying and violence online. Fido.ai has been recognized as the leader of the 3rd wave of AI in language understanding. Wherever text communication between users occurs, Fido's AI can be used help detect violence online.
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announced 3/16/2006 via BusinessWire

IBM, will acquire Language Analysis Systems, Inc.

synopsis: IBM today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Language Analysis Systems, Inc. (LAS), a privately-held company based in Herndon, Virginia, that develops multicultural name recognition technology.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$79,591.00)
IBM is the world's largest information technology company. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of on demand business. "
target: Language Analysis Systems, Inc.
LAS technology verifies the origin, cultural variations and meaning of names by comparing and analyzing factors commonly associated with nearly one billion names from around the world, including nicknames, titles, format changes and typographical errors.
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closed 4/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Evolve IP, acquired Jog.ai Inc.

synopsis: Evolve IP, a provider of cloud computing and cloud communications services, has acquired Jog.ai, a speech analytics and natural language technology firm. Jog.ai provides an automated call recording and transcribing solution that creates a ‘screenplay’ for calls. The interactive screenplay allows users to flag important moments for fast reference.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Evolve IP
Evolve IP delivers customized strategies and integrated services for both cloud computing and communications; solutions that are designed to work together and with the applications already used in their clients' businesses. "
target: Jog.ai Inc.
Jog.ai is a speech analytics and natural language technology firm. Jog.ai provides an automated call recording and transcribing solution that creates a ‘screenplay’ for calls. The screenplay is clickable, copiable, and sharable and allows users to flag important moments for fast reference.
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Aspect Software, acquired LinguaSys

synopsis: Aspect Software, a leading award-winning cloud provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions, announced the acquisition of the technology assets of LinguaSys, an Interactive Text Response (ITR), and natural language user interface provider.
buyer: Aspect Software
Aspect helps enterprise contact centers deliver remarkable customer experiences across every conversation and every channel – through a single, elegant software platform. "
target: LinguaSys
LinguaSys provides Interactive Text Response (ITR), natural language user interface, and near-real time text translations to leading Fortune 100 companies. LinguaSys' technology allows channels like SMS and Twitter to become two-way conversations, expanding omni-channel service interactions.
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closed 6/21/2006 via PR Newswire

Pearson Education, acquired ELLIS, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson Education, world's leading education company, announced the acquisition of ELLIS, provider of English language training software for kindergarten through adult learners. The company plans to integrate ELLIS into its Pearson Digital Learning business unit, a leading provider of proven, research-based technology solutions for preK-12 learners
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
target: ELLIS, Inc.
English Language Learning and Instruction System, Inc. (ELLIS) is a software development and marketing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1990, Dr. Frank Otto founded ELLIS, formerly known as CALI, to provide a better way to teach the English language to non-English speakers.
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SmartPalate International, acquired CompleteSpeech, LLC

synopsis: Smart Palate International announced that it has acquired CompleteSpeech. CompleteSpeech's Palatometer system helps children and adults with their speech. The system is made up of three unique components that work together seamlessly to bring the powerful visual feedback to system users.
buyer: SmartPalate International
Smart Palate International manufactures an innovative new method and system that helps children and adults with their speech. This technology, called the SmartPalate, visually shows users the imprint of each sound they want to make and helps them say it correctly. "
target: CompleteSpeech, LLC
CompleteSpeech's Palatometer system is the most accurate technology available to solve the problems associated with speech and articulation. The Palatometer system is made up of three unique components that work together seamlessly to bring the powerful visual feedback to system users.
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SAS Institute Inc., acquired Teragram Corporation

synopsis: SAS, the leader in business intelligence and advanced analytics, announced today the acquisition of privately held Teragram, the leader in natural language processing and advanced linguistic technology. The acquisition will enhance SAS’ own robust text mining and analytical BI offerings, and extend them to enterprise and mobile search.
buyer: SAS Institute Inc.
SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. Customers at more than 44,000 sites use SAS software to improve performance through insight from data, resulting in faster and more accurate business decisions. "
target: Teragram Corporation
Teragram Corp. is the market leader in mobile and multilingual natural language processing technologies that use the meaning of text to distill relevant information from vast amounts of data.
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Matrikon Inc., acquired Axonwave Software, Inc.

synopsis: Matrikon is pleased to announce that it has acquired Axonwave Software Inc., a private company based in Vancouver, BC. Established in 1999, Axonwave grew out of the natural language laboratory at Simon Fraser University led by Dr. Fred Popowich, a recognized leader in the field of linguistic computing.
buyer: Matrikon Inc. (MTKRF:$0.00)
Makitron develops OPC products and provides integration services and solutions. Industry solutions include OPC Tunneller, OPC DataManager, OPC Desktop Historian, OPC Transporter, OPC Redundancy Broker, amongst others. "
target: Axonwave Software, Inc.
The Axonwave text analytics system lets enterprises unlock the high-value potential in their text sources. Unlike simplistic keyword-based systems, the Axonwave Content Intelligence System (CIS) works with the meaningful conceptual content of your text.
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Voxeo Corporation, acquired VoiceReady

synopsis: Voxeo Corporation, the only provider of hosted IVR services with a 100% uptime guarantee, announced the acquisition of VoiceReady, a privately held company whose web-based graphical design and reporting solutions enable the rapid delivery and management of VoiceXML and VoIP-based telephony applications.
buyer: Voxeo Corporation
Voxeo Corporation is the leading provider of standards-based, hosted, and customer premise interactive voice response (IVR) solutions to Fortune 500 and other innovative companies. "
target: VoiceReady
VoiceReady is a privately held company whose core expertise lies in software technology for creating and maintaining speech recognition applications for use over the telephone.
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Facebook, acquired Bloomsbury AI Limited

synopsis: Facebook announced that it’s acquired London-based artificial intelligence firm Bloomsbury AI, which specializes in natural language processing. London-based Bloomsbury AI has built an AI called Cape that reads text documents and answers questions about their contents.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Bloomsbury AI Limited
London-based Bloomsbury AI has built an AI that reads text documents and answers questions about their contents (called Cape). Cape can be used on documents or websites, so that users can get immediate answers to their questions.
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closed 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Beech Tree Private Equity, acquired Learnlight

synopsis: Beech Tree Private Equity, a new private equity business in the UK, has acquired Learnlight Group SL, an international virtual training business specialising in languages and skills training for employees of large blue-chip multi-national companies.
buyer: Beech Tree Private Equity
Beech Tree Private Equity is a new private equity business in the UK providing transformational capital to growing businesses. Beech Tree Private Equity has an absolute focus on investing in high growth businesses in the UK, valued between £10 million and £75 million. "
target: Learnlight
Learnlight is an EdTech company that’s passionate about putting trainers at the heart of the learning experience. They use technology to blend trainers and up-the-minute content in a cloud-based platform that gives their learners an unparalleled experience.
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announced 10/13/2010 via Reuters

Idapted Ltd will be merged with Eleutian Technology LLC,

synopsis: Online education companies Eleutian Technology and Idapted Ltd said that they will merge, bringing together the U.S. and Chinese companies in the fast-growing $100 billion market for online English instruction.
buyer: Eleutian Technology LLC
Eleutian Technology is the industry leader of online language instruction for global business and education entities. Founded in 2006, Eleutian’s effective teaching methods have already earned endorsements from many world-class organizations. "
target: Idapted Ltd
Idapted builds the next generation of scalable live language learning technologies and services. Each month, thousands of teachers and students from around the world learn and teach English and Mandarin through Idapted’s global system.
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closed 2/24/2006 via

Astute Solutions, acquired LiveWire Logic, Inc.

synopsis: The number one end-user endorsed inbound consumer interaction solution provider, Astute Solutions today announced that it has acquired, LiveWire Logic, a Research Park Triangle innovator and provider of computational linguistics software.
buyer: Astute Solutions
Astute Solutions, a leading provider of customer interaction solutions, helps companies leverage Internet and telephony solutions for a completely integrated customer relationship and information management solution. "
target: LiveWire Logic, Inc.
RealDialog, is an automated customer self-service solution that delivers the right answer to your customers' questions. It is the industry’s only solution with automated agent technology capable of engaging customers in a web-based two-way dialog, to provide accurate answers.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

LearnShip Networks GmbH, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Learnship, the world's leading provider of online, face-to-face language training has acquired GlobalEnglish, a leading provider of digital language training. GlobalEnglish is a worldwide leader in providing digital business English communication training to corporate learners.
buyer parent: THI Investments GmbH
buyer: LearnShip Networks GmbH
Learnship is based in Cologne, Germany with offices in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Paris (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Chicago (USA). The company provides online, face-to-face training in 14 languages for employees at international organizations in more than 75 countries. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 11/11/2016 via Company Press Release

GlobalEnglish Corporation, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Following the closure of a successful management buyout, GlobalEnglish announced the company as the new, independent leader in the Business English language learning market. The management buyout from Pearson, the world’s leading education company, was led by GlobalEnglish’s Karine Allouche Salanon, along with other organizational leaders.
buyer: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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announced 5/25/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Pearson plc, will acquire GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, is announcing the acquisition of GlobalEnglish from its current ownership group for $90 million in cash. GlobalEnglish is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand Business English learning, assessment and performance support software.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,257.68)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
Founded in 1997 in California, GlobalEnglish is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand Business English learning, assessment and performance support software. It serves more than 450 corporate customers, including 20% of the Forbes Global 2000 companies.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2019 via PR Newswire

Basis Technology, acquired KonaSearch

synopsis: Basic Technology has acquired KonaSearch, a Salesforce full-text search application. KonaSearch is a search engine providing a 360° view of the cloud from the Salesforce desktop. With Basis Technology's AI text analytics, KonaSearch can discover data connections and deliver search results across the information landscape in every major language.
buyer: Basis Technology
Basis Technology provides analytics allowing businesses and governments to tackle the toughest problems. Their products include Rosette, a text analytics platform for extracting information from unstructured data; Autopsy, a digital forensics platform; and Cyber Triage, a tool for first responders. "
target: KonaSearch
KonaSearch is an AppExchange-certified, relevancy-based, full-text search application for Salesforce. It searches all fields on all objects for Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Communities, and Force.com applications, including full-text search of Attachments, Chatter Files, Articles, and Documents.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

CoreView, will acquire TermSet

synopsis: CoreView, the leading SaaS management platform for Office 365, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TermSet, a privately held company based in the United Kingdom. TermSet provides solutions that unlock the information inside documents by using Natural Language Processing (NLP) based on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
buyer: CoreView
CoreView is the best in class SaaS management platform for Office 365. It provides a fully integrated product that incorporates Monitoring, Reporting, Management, Customizable Administration and Training/Adoption to help customers stay in control of their Office 365 deployment. "
target: TermSet
Based in the UK, TermSet provides solutions that unlock the information inside unstructured documents for businesses of all sizes . They have developed two products, ScanR and Tag R, that use natural language processing based on AI.
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