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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired inEvention

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces it has acquired INEVENTION. The company is an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter hotel and venue sourcing for event planners with a primary focus on user experience and Return on Investment (ROI).
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. "
target: inEvention
inEvention is a stealth-mode startup developing technology for an offsite meetings and events marketplace. Their customers are meeting managers/planners, hoteliers, and service providers. Their team is made up of serial entrepreneurs with multiple prior successes.
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closed 1/7/2013 via Company Press Release

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Lanyon, Inc.

synopsis: Lanyon, Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based software solutions for the hospitality industry announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners. Lanyon provides market-leading content and spend management SaaS solutions for corporations, hotels and travel intermediaries in the global hospitality industry.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Frontier Capital
target: Lanyon, Inc.
For years, Lanyon has been delivering exceptional content distribution technologies to the travel industry. Lanyon is the recognized leader in content management solutions for the global hotel industry, and in sourcing and procurement solutions for corporate travel buyers.
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closed 1/7/2015 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired Elite Meetings International Inc.

synopsis: Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, announced the acquisition of Elite Meetings International (EMI), a Santa Barbara, Ca.-based premier hospitality marketing company. EMI’s online venue-sourcing tools for meeting planners will be integrated into Cvent’s growing hospitality cloud offering.
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, with more than 12,600 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. "
target: Elite Meetings International Inc.
Elite Meetings International (EMI) helps meeting planners find the finest hotels and resorts for their meetings, incentive events, and trade shows through tools they love to use. EliteMeetings.com helps clients find the world's best hotels and resorts for their group.
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closed 5/9/2017 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, acquired Etouches

synopsis: etouches, a leading global provider of cloud event management software and sourcing solutions, announced that it has been acquired by HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. etouches’ end-to-end platform provides event management and venue sourcing solutions to a broad set of customers worldwide in all major verticals.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a middle market private equity firm with a uniquely talented and seasoned team of professionals with years of collective deal and operational experience. HGGC brings the best practices from private equity and global corporations to build middle market businesses that out-perform the market. "
target: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI.
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closed 6/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Etouches, acquired Zentila

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announced the acquisition of Zentila, an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter venue sourcing and booking with a focus on corporate and third-party meeting/event planners. Zentila streamlines the complex process of sourcing and booking venues and capturing data.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. "
target: Zentila
Zentila is a first-of-its-kind strategic sourcing solution for meetings and events. The award-winning platform enables organizations and third-party planners to easily source and capture meeting and event data – all in one place.
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closed 5/30/2019 via BusinessWire

ShootProof, acquired Táve

synopsis: ShootProof, a leading global provider of online gallery software and related services for professional and semi-professional photographers, announced the acquisition of Táve, a SaaS company offering one of the most advanced and customizable platforms for managing creative event-based businesses.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: ShootProof
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software and sales tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. Founded in 2010, ShootProof serves tens of thousands of photographers in 38 countries, offering 18 different languages for galleries. "
target: Táve
Táve is a cloud-based studio management solution that enables businesses to automate workflow with proposals, booking management, invoicing, expense tracking, activity monitoring, online contract signing and more.
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closed 11/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Cvent, Inc.

synopsis: Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. Following the transaction, Reggie Aggarwal will remain the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cvent.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. "
target: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company, with approximately 16,000 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ASICS Digital, acquired Race Roster

synopsis: ASICS Digital, the digital division of ASICS Corporation, has acquired Race Roster, a leading race registration platform for running events. Race Roster allows event directors to oversee participant signups, donations, and event revenue all in one dashboard. Race Roster provides tools for registration, fundraising, CRM, timing, and more.
buyer parent: ASICS Corporation
buyer: ASICS Digital
ASICS Digital is the digital division of ASICS Corporation. ASICS Digital builds innovative digital technologies to better connect the ASICS brand to its consumers. ASICS Digital is responsible for the continued development of mobile-fitness solutions such as Runkeeper and ASICS Studio. "
target: Race Roster
Race Roster is a leading race registration platform for running events. Race Roster allows event directors to oversee participant signups, donations, and event revenue all in one dashboard. Race Roster provides tools for registration, fundraising, CRM, timing, and more.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Kerridge Commercial Systems, acquired Current-RMS Limited

synopsis: Kerridge Commercial Systems, a leading supplier of software to wholesalers, merchants and other distributive businesses, has acquired Current-RMS. Current-RMS supplies cloud based, fully integrated rental management solutions to the AV, production and event industries.
buyer: Kerridge Commercial Systems
Kerridge Commercial Systems Limited provides specialist software, services, and support to deliver integrated trading and business management solutions to companies in the distributive trade worldwide. "
target: Current-RMS Limited
Current-RMS supplies cloud based, fully integrated rental management solutions to the AV, production and event industries.
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closed 8/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Community Brands, acquired Configio

synopsis: Community Brands, a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions for the world's leading associations and nonprofits, announced the acquisition of Configio, a company that offers cloud-based solutions for event and activity-based organizations to better manage members, clients, participants, marketing data, and more.
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is the market-leader of technology and revenue solutions for more than 13,000 associations and nonprofit organizations. Its connected eco-system of software and services are transforming the value organizations recognize from their technology investments. "
target: Configio
Configio offers cloud-based solutions for event and activity-based organizations to better manage members, clients, participants, marketing data, and more. Features include: event registration, content management, CRM capabilities, email marketing, staff management, and analytics and reporting.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

BookMyShow, acquired Townscript

synopsis: Ticket booking platform BookMyShow’s parent company Bigtree Entertainment Private Limited has acquired 75% stake in Townscript, a Pune-based ticketing and planning services firm. Townscript is a simple and powerful way to create an event registration & ticketing page.
buyer parent: Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
buyer: BookMyShow
BookMyShow is India'’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. BookMyShow is now present in over 350 towns and cities across India. "
target: Townscript
Townscript.com is one of the fastest growing event registration and event app platforms in India. It's a simple and powerful way to create an event registration & ticketing page. From small Free events to big conferences, Townscript is used by all types of organizers.
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announced 1/31/2013 via PR Newswire

SAP AG, will acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: SAP AG announced plans to acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of ticketing solutions and niche customer relationship management software for sports and entertainment promoters. The move paves the way for SAP to offer enhanced solutions to help promoters, venues and teams market events over the Internet and better support arena management.
buyer: SAP AG (SAP:$27,447.29)
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently. "
target: Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG
Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG provides solutions for ticketing. The solution allows venues and event promoters of any size to ticket and market a full range of events on the Web. Ticket-Web is established in Europe with its main product, ENTREE-tickets, an online ticketing service.
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announced 1/31/2013 via PR Newswire

SAP AG, will acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: SAP AG announced plans to acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of ticketing solutions and niche customer relationship management software for sports and entertainment promoters. The move paves the way for SAP to offer enhanced solutions to help promoters, venues and teams market events over the Internet and better support arena management.
buyer: SAP AG (SAP:$27,447.29)
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently. "
target: Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG
Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG provides solutions for ticketing. The solution allows venues and event promoters of any size to ticket and market a full range of events on the Web. Ticket-Web is established in Europe with its main product, ENTREE-tickets, an online ticketing service.
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closed 12/31/2009 via Company Description

Kevin Taylor, acquired EventWax LLC

synopsis: Technology entrepreneur Kevin Taylor acquired EventWax from founders Patrick Griffiths and Dan Webb of the United Kingdom. EventWax is an easy, simpler way too plan events with the online registration product.
buyer: Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor is a technology entrepreneur and also president of the Chicago-based Agile software firm Obtiva. "
target: EventWax LLC
EventWax is an easy, simpler way too plan events with the online registration product.
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closed 1/3/2008 via BusinessWire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired WingateWeb LLC

synopsis: The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing solutions for community service and participatory sports organizations, has acquired WingateWeb, a leader in the event management software industry. This makes Active the largest provider of products and services to streamline online event registration.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities and increase revenues. "
target: WingateWeb LLC
WingateWeb, L.L.C., provides innovative solutions in the event management software industry (conferences, trade shows and virtual training). We approach complex problems with technology savvy and a deep commitment to customer satisfaction.
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closed 1/3/2008 via BusinessWire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired Regonline

synopsis: The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing solutions for community service and participatory sports organizations, has acquired RegOnline a leader in the event management software industry.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities and increase revenues. "
target: Regonline
RegOnline is among the largest online registration systems. RegOnline was designed and developed on the premise that companies that organize and conduct events do not want to commit financial and human resources to building and managing an online registration system.
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closed 6/19/2006 via PR Newswire

WingateWeb LLC, acquired WingateWeb LLC

synopsis: WingateWeb Delaware LLC, the leading provider of event management software, announced that its founders, Tom Karren, Ty Allen, and Doug Baird, have purchased a majority interest in the company. The transaction enables WingateWeb to run as an independent company following the sale of MLI Holding's (MLIH) Technology Media Group to CMP in January, 06.
buyer: WingateWeb LLC
WingateWeb, L.L.C., provides innovative solutions in the event management software industry (conferences, trade shows and virtual training). We approach complex problems with technology savvy and a deep commitment to customer satisfaction. "
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: WingateWeb LLC
WingateWeb, L.L.C., provides innovative solutions in the event management software industry (conferences, trade shows and virtual training). We approach complex problems with technology savvy and a deep commitment to customer satisfaction.
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closed 5/31/2019 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired vCreative

synopsis: Atlanta-based Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building and growing great enterprise software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of vCreative, a Florida-based company that delivers innovative cloud-based workflow software to broadcast and media companies.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds and grows great enterprise software businesses. Unlike typical investment firms, their plan isn’t to resell a business down the road. They aim to provide a permanent home for businesses and want to continue the legacy of the company’s culture, product and teams. "
target: vCreative
vCreative is the nation's leading cloud-based workflow software company providing over 4,400 local radio & television stations and media companies with software solutions that are fast, intuitive, dependable, and support revenue generating opportunities.
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closed 7/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

StubHub, Inc, acquired Ticket Utils, Inc.

synopsis: eBay owned online ticketing site StubHub continues on its acquisition spree by buying Ticket Utils, a software company that helps large ticket sellers manage their inventories and online distribution.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: StubHub, Inc
StubHub connects fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduces them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S., they enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets, whenever they want, through their desktop and mobile experiences. "
target: Ticket Utils, Inc.
Ticket Utils is a cloud-based commerce platform for ticket brokers designed to drive innovation, increase productivity and reduce costs. The Ticket Utils’ Point of Sale system includes everything a professional ticket broker requires to run their business efficiently.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Shubert Ticketing Services, acquired Choice Ticketing Systems

synopsis: Shubert Ticketing, a leading provider of ticketing services nationwide, announced the acquisition of Choice Ticketing Systems, an innovative, fast-growing company based in Boulder, Colorado. Choice Ticketing Systems was founded in 1990 and has been a leader in providing innovative solutions, in particular to performing arts organizations.
buyer parent: The Shubert Organization, Inc.
buyer: Shubert Ticketing Services
Over the last three decades, Shubert Ticketing has been the ticketing industry's standard for long-running open engagements, as well as the leader in wholesale distribution technology and individual ticket sales within the global travel market. "
target: Choice Ticketing Systems
Choice Ticketing Systems was founded in 1990 and has been a leader in providing innovative solutions, in particular to performing arts organizations. ChoiceCRM is a cloud based CRM offering advanced technology capabilities for box office, fundraising, marketing and ticketing operations.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired inEvention

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces it has acquired INEVENTION. The company is an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter hotel and venue sourcing for event planners with a primary focus on user experience and Return on Investment (ROI).
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. "
target: inEvention
inEvention is a stealth-mode startup developing technology for an offsite meetings and events marketplace. Their customers are meeting managers/planners, hoteliers, and service providers. Their team is made up of serial entrepreneurs with multiple prior successes.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Aventri, Inc., acquired ITN International, Inc.

synopsis: Leading event management software company Aventri announced the acquisition of ITN International, the world leader in mobile NFC (near-field communication), BLE (bluetooth low energy) and cloud-based event solutions for corporate events, trade shows and private events.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Aventri, Inc.
The award-winning, open-source Aventri platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process, providing real-time data and analytics on event performance, customer engagement, and increasing measurable event ROI. "
target: ITN International, Inc.
ITN is the world leader in mobile NFC (near-field communication), BLE (bluetooth low energy) and cloud-based event solutions for corporate events, trade shows and private events.
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closed 5/9/2017 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, acquired Etouches

synopsis: etouches, a leading global provider of cloud event management software and sourcing solutions, announced that it has been acquired by HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. etouches’ end-to-end platform provides event management and venue sourcing solutions to a broad set of customers worldwide in all major verticals.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a middle market private equity firm with a uniquely talented and seasoned team of professionals with years of collective deal and operational experience. HGGC brings the best practices from private equity and global corporations to build middle market businesses that out-perform the market. "
target: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired Loopd

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces the acquisition of Loopd, an enterprise SaaS start-up that enhances attendee experience through data-driven technology. Loopd’s innovative and subscription-based platform offers event planners and marketers the intelligence to help them build more effective strategies.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process & increase ROI. etouches has assisted over 25,000 event professionals in planning, executing & measuring events. "
target: Loopd
Loopd Inc. provides physical intelligence to corporate events. The Loopd relational analytics solution is the industry’s only bi-directional solution that enables the exchange of content and contact information automatically while gathering rich analytics data.
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closed 6/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Etouches, acquired Zentila

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announced the acquisition of Zentila, an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter venue sourcing and booking with a focus on corporate and third-party meeting/event planners. Zentila streamlines the complex process of sourcing and booking venues and capturing data.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. "
target: Zentila
Zentila is a first-of-its-kind strategic sourcing solution for meetings and events. The award-winning platform enables organizations and third-party planners to easily source and capture meeting and event data – all in one place.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired inEvention

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces it has acquired INEVENTION. The company is an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter hotel and venue sourcing for event planners with a primary focus on user experience and Return on Investment (ROI).
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. "
target: inEvention
inEvention is a stealth-mode startup developing technology for an offsite meetings and events marketplace. Their customers are meeting managers/planners, hoteliers, and service providers. Their team is made up of serial entrepreneurs with multiple prior successes.
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closed 7/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired TapCrowd NV

synopsis: etouches, a top provider of cloud event management software solutions, announced the acquisition of TapCrowd, a leader in creating event mobile applications and marketing data for businesses and associations globally.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a leader in in-cloud event management software. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, etouches is a top choice among event professionals. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 1000 customers in 35 countries. "
target: TapCrowd NV
TapCrowd helps companies to build, publish and maintain B2B2C mobile apps with a focus on building brand awareness, increasing customer loyalty, enabling personalised interactions and boosting revenue.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired inEvention

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces it has acquired INEVENTION. The company is an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter hotel and venue sourcing for event planners with a primary focus on user experience and Return on Investment (ROI).
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. "
target: inEvention
inEvention is a stealth-mode startup developing technology for an offsite meetings and events marketplace. Their customers are meeting managers/planners, hoteliers, and service providers. Their team is made up of serial entrepreneurs with multiple prior successes.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Miles Per Hour Pty Ltd, acquired Event Workforce Group Pty Ltd

synopsis: Miles Per Hour and Event Workforce have merged to form the company Spark Event Group aimed at supplying an end-to-end solution for event management, logistics and workforce. Event Workforce Group (EWG) is an Australian born, globally-focussed staffing and technology solutions business for the event, sport and entertainment industry.
buyer: Miles Per Hour Pty Ltd
Miles Per Hour is an established go-to event operator providing event strategy, budgets, project planning, stakeholder management, procurement, documentation, site/venue management, delivery and reviews. "
target: Event Workforce Group Pty Ltd
Event Workforce Group (EWG) is an Australian born, globally-focussed staffing and technology solutions business for the event, sport and entertainment industry. EWG is now an integral conduit for the industry, connecting high quality emerging talent with employers nationwide.
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closed 4/5/2019 via PR Newswire

Community Brands, acquired Attendee Interactive

synopsis: Community Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based software and payment solutions for associations, nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations, announced that it has acquired Attendee Interactive, a Maryland-based company specializing in conference planning and event management.
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is the leading provider of cloud-based software to associations, nonprofits, and K-12 schools. Organizations adopt Community Brands software to manage their event data. Using these solutions, customers of all sizes create meaningful and lasting experiences for their members. "
target: Attendee Interactive
Attendee Interactive (Ai) is a provider of conference planning and event management solutions. Ai offers a content and accreditation platform that provides an unmatched suite of features for conference planning. Ai allows conference planners and CME departments to streamline all of their needs.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Web

SquadUP, acquired Event Nation

synopsis: SquadUP, a mobile-first ticketing, event management and audience engagement platform, has acquired Event Nation, a ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators across the United States. Event Nation allows users to discover, share, and attend the best events in their area or create their own and manage ticket sales.
buyer: SquadUP
SquadUP is a mobile-first ticketing, event management and audience engagement platform. SquadUP enables hosts to create event pages, send invitations, track RSVPs, sell tickets and collect donations. Their customers include Tribeca Enterprises, American City Business Journals, Riot Games, and more. "
target: Event Nation
Event Nation is a ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators across the United States. Event Nation allows users to discover, share, and attend the best events in their area or create their own and manage ticket sales, all in one place.
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closed 11/21/2018 via PR Web

Patron Technology, acquired FISH Technologies

synopsis: Patron Technology, an industry-leading live event technology company, announced it has acquired FISH Technologies, a leading provider in experiential marketing for sports and brands. With FISH, pioneering event organizers can register fans, enhance fan experiences, and provide frictionless sponsor engagement.
buyer: Patron Technology
Patron Technology enables live event organizers to create better, more customized experiences for their ticket buyers and deeper, more profitable relationships with their sponsors through an integrated, industry-leading event technology solution. "
target: FISH Technologies
FISH Technologies is a leading provider in experiential marketing for sports and brands. With FISH, pioneering event organizers can register fans, enhance fan experiences, and provide frictionless sponsor engagement.
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closed 8/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Eventbrite, acquired Picatic

synopsis: Eventbrite, a global ticketing and event technology platform that powers millions of events, has acquired Picatic, a Vancouver-based ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators in Canada and around the world.
buyer: Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: Picatic
Picatic is a Vancouver-based ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators in Canada and around the world. Organizers can use the software to design, setup, manage, and promote their events.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sergey Solonin, acquired TimePad LLC

synopsis: Co-founder of Qiwi, Sergey Solonin, bought 100% of ticket sales and event management, Timepad. TimePad is a web-based service for event organizers. TimePad provides event management, on-line registrations and ticketing, event promotion, check-in and more.
buyer: Sergey Solonin
Sergey Solonin is the founder and CEO of Qiwi. Qiwi is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). "
target: TimePad LLC
TimePad, based in Russia, is a web-based service for event organizers. TimePad provides event management, on-line registrations and ticketing, event promotion, check-in and more.
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closed 5/9/2017 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, acquired Etouches

synopsis: etouches, a leading global provider of cloud event management software and sourcing solutions, announced that it has been acquired by HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. etouches’ end-to-end platform provides event management and venue sourcing solutions to a broad set of customers worldwide in all major verticals.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a middle market private equity firm with a uniquely talented and seasoned team of professionals with years of collective deal and operational experience. HGGC brings the best practices from private equity and global corporations to build middle market businesses that out-perform the market. "
target: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI.
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closed 3/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pop2Life and Ribyt

synopsis: Condé Nast announced two acquisitions: the purchase of an industry-leading experiential marketing agency Pop2Life, along with the event hospitality and ticketing platform Ribyt.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target: Pop2Life and Ribyt
Pop2Life is an industry-leading experiential marketing agency. Ribyt is an event hospitality and ticketing platform. Ribyt, an enterprise-grade event technology platform, provides users with cloud-based tools to manage high-touch events.
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closed 3/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Global Experience Specialists, Inc., acquired Poken

synopsis: GES, a global full-service provider for live events, announced the purchase of Poken, a cloud-based event management platform. Poken brings together digital and physical event spaces to drive engagement and gain better insight through real data. The Poken 360° platform offers a seamless ecosystem of technology tools that enhance event engagement.
buyer parent: Viad Corp
buyer: Global Experience Specialists, Inc.
Global Experience Specialists (GES) is a full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, congresses, exhibits & entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide-range of services, including official show services, AV, creative & design, marketing & more. "
target: Poken
Poken is a cloud-based event management platform that creates richer engagement. Poken enables organizers and exhibitors to create interactive and exciting events, while providing a one-stop system for managing each stage in the planning and delivery process.
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closed 6/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Etouches, acquired Zentila

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announced the acquisition of Zentila, an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter venue sourcing and booking with a focus on corporate and third-party meeting/event planners. Zentila streamlines the complex process of sourcing and booking venues and capturing data.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. "
target: Zentila
Zentila is a first-of-its-kind strategic sourcing solution for meetings and events. The award-winning platform enables organizations and third-party planners to easily source and capture meeting and event data – all in one place.
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closed 8/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Core-Apps LLC., acquired GoExpo LLC

synopsis: Core-apps, LLC, the event industry’s #1 mobile app provider, announced that they have acquired GoExpo, a privately held company that specializes in event management software for the event industry.
buyer: Core-Apps LLC.
Core-apps, LLC is the leading mobile app provider in the event industry providing mobile apps and wayfinders to over 600 events per year globally. Core-apps client base ranges from five of the top ten largest tradeshows to apps for events with 100 attendees as well as apps for associations. "
target: GoExpo LLC
GoExpo has been the event management technology provider to one of the largest Event Management companies along with a few associations for over four years. The key to GoExpo’s software platform is its flexibility and comprehensive offering.
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closed 1/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Active Network, Inc., acquired StarCite, Inc.

synopsis: Meetings technology company StarCite has been acquired by Active Network, a San Diego-based provider of cloud-based event management applications. StarCite, which specializes in strategic meetings management solutions for corporate clients, will become part of Active Network's new "Business Solutions" division.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc. is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, serving the business events, community activities, outdoors and sports markets. Its technology platform, ActiveWorks®, transforms the way organizers manage their activities and events. "
target: StarCite, Inc.
StarCite, Inc. is a provider of On Demand Global Meeting Solutions(TM). StarCite optimizes global investments in corporate meetings and events delivering visibility, savings and control.
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$60
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closed 1/7/2013 via Company Press Release

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Lanyon, Inc.

synopsis: Lanyon, Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based software solutions for the hospitality industry announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners. Lanyon provides market-leading content and spend management SaaS solutions for corporations, hotels and travel intermediaries in the global hospitality industry.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Frontier Capital
target: Lanyon, Inc.
For years, Lanyon has been delivering exceptional content distribution technologies to the travel industry. Lanyon is the recognized leader in content management solutions for the global hotel industry, and in sourcing and procurement solutions for corporate travel buyers.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired Loopd

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces the acquisition of Loopd, an enterprise SaaS start-up that enhances attendee experience through data-driven technology. Loopd’s innovative and subscription-based platform offers event planners and marketers the intelligence to help them build more effective strategies.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process & increase ROI. etouches has assisted over 25,000 event professionals in planning, executing & measuring events. "
target: Loopd
Loopd Inc. provides physical intelligence to corporate events. The Loopd relational analytics solution is the industry’s only bi-directional solution that enables the exchange of content and contact information automatically while gathering rich analytics data.
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closed 1/7/2015 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired Elite Meetings International Inc.

synopsis: Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, announced the acquisition of Elite Meetings International (EMI), a Santa Barbara, Ca.-based premier hospitality marketing company. EMI’s online venue-sourcing tools for meeting planners will be integrated into Cvent’s growing hospitality cloud offering.
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, with more than 12,600 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. "
target: Elite Meetings International Inc.
Elite Meetings International (EMI) helps meeting planners find the finest hotels and resorts for their meetings, incentive events, and trade shows through tools they love to use. EliteMeetings.com helps clients find the world's best hotels and resorts for their group.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired Social Tables

synopsis: Cvent, a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, has acquired Social Tables, the leading event diagramming, seating, and collaboration platform. Their innovative event sales, event services, and group distribution platforms have helped over 250,000 planners and 5,000 hotel & venue professionals execute 4.5 million events.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Cvent, Inc. is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 3,500 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. "
target: Social Tables
Social Tables’ award winning hospitality platform creates successful face-to-face events. The company’s innovative event sales, event services, and group distribution platforms have helped over 250,000 planners and 5,000 hotel & venue professionals execute 4.5 million events.
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closed 7/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

StubHub, Inc, acquired Ticket Utils, Inc.

synopsis: eBay owned online ticketing site StubHub continues on its acquisition spree by buying Ticket Utils, a software company that helps large ticket sellers manage their inventories and online distribution.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: StubHub, Inc
StubHub connects fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduces them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S., they enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets, whenever they want, through their desktop and mobile experiences. "
target: Ticket Utils, Inc.
Ticket Utils is a cloud-based commerce platform for ticket brokers designed to drive innovation, increase productivity and reduce costs. The Ticket Utils’ Point of Sale system includes everything a professional ticket broker requires to run their business efficiently.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Patron Technology, acquired GrowTix, LLC

synopsis: Patron Technology, the industry-leading live event technology company, announced it has acquired GrowTix, the Salt Lake City based ticketing and registration company with a large clientele in the convention and fandom event space.
buyer: Patron Technology
Patron Technology helps live event organizers create better experiences for their attendees and deeper relationships with their sponsors through a complete, data-driven event technology solution. Event organizers use Patron Technology for ticketing, marketing, fan engagement, CRM, and more. "
target: GrowTix, LLC
GrowTix is a fully integrated suite of ticketing and registration solutions designed for comic conventions, home shows, and a wide variety of business conventions. The GrowTix solutions include digital and physical ticketing, seat reservations, program scheduling, exhibitor booth sales, and more.
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closed 11/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Etix, Inc., acquired TicketForce, LLC

synopsis: Etix, an international ticketing solutions provider to more than 2,000 clients in 40 countries, announced that it has acquired Arizona-based TicketForce. TicketForce utilizes a powerful web-based ticketing system to provide venues, promoters, and festivals, with a fully-customizable solution for full-service ticketing and box office management.
buyer: Etix, Inc.
Etix is in an international, web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries. Etix provides flexible and secure online and box office ticketing solutions, integrated digital marketing services, and robust e-commerce fulfillment to event companies. "
target: TicketForce, LLC
TicketForce utilizes a powerful web-based ticketing system to provide venues, promoters, festivals, arenas and civic centers with a fully-customizable solution for full-service ticketing and box office management.
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