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closed 9/1/2015 via Market Wire

iMiller Public Relations, acquired Data Center POST

synopsis: iMiller Public Relations, a public relations and marketing consulting firm, announced the acquisition of Data Center POST, an online content and resource channel aimed at educating the data center community through timely, relevant content focused on cloud computing, virtualization, security, storage, and data center management and design.
buyer: iMiller Public Relations
iMiller Public Relations is a public relations and marketing consulting firm that works with global telecom and technology companies. Their services include: Strategic Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Creative and Content Development, and more. "
target: Data Center POST
Data Center Post offers timely, relevant information to IT and data center managers that work in enterprise data centers. Their daily posts are contributed by senior IT and business executives, and other industry experts.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Sonatype, Inc., acquired Vor Security

synopsis: Sonatype, a leader in software supply chain automation, announced that it has acquired Vor Security, a company that is behind the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities.
buyer: Sonatype, Inc.
Sonatype is the leading provider of DevOps-native tools to automate modern software supply chains. As the creators of Apache Maven, the Central Repository, and Nexus Repository, Sonatype pioneered componentized software development and has a rich history of supporting open source innovation. "
target: Vor Security
Vor Security is behind the OSS Index, an innovative and free online index of known open source software vulnerabilities. Today, the index contains more than 2.1 million packages and detailed information on more than 120,000 vulnerabilities across an array of open source ecosystems.
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closed 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired CohortPlus

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform, has acqui-hired CohortPlus, an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: CohortPlus
CohortPlus is an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
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closed 6/13/2013 via Market Wire

WANdisco, Inc., acquired TortoiseSVN.net

synopsis: WANdisco acquired TortoiseSVN.net, the website for TortoiseSVN, the award-winning open source Subversion client software for Windows with millions of users. TortoiseSVN is an award-winning Subversion client, a free software, implemented as a Microsoft Windows shell extension. It can be integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio.
buyer: WANdisco, Inc. (WANSF:$8.01)
WANdisco (Wide Area Network Distributed Computing) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today’s data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. "
target: TortoiseSVN.net
TortoiseSVN.net, the website for TortoiseSVN, the award-winning open source Subversion client software for Windows with millions of users. TortoiseSVN.net attracts over 500,000 unique visitors each month and supports over five million downloads each year.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Black Duck Software, Inc., acquired Ohloh Corporation

synopsis: Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, announced that it has acquired Ohloh.net from Geeknet, Inc.
buyer parent: Flagship Ventures
buyer: Black Duck Software, Inc.
Black Duck Software is the leading provider of products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. "
target parent: Geeknet, Inc.
target: Ohloh Corporation
Ohloh, based in Bellevue, Washington, is a leading directory of open source projects and a market leader for data services about open source software development.
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closed 4/23/2013 via Market Wire

MuleSoft, acquired ProgrammableWeb.com

synopsis: MuleSoft, provider of the world's most widely used integration platform to connect the New Enterprise, announced that it has acquired ProgrammableWeb, the popular online destination used by developers worldwide to help build Web, mobile and other connected applications through APIs.
buyer: MuleSoft
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform to connect any application, data service or API, across the cloud and on-premise continuum. MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform combines Mule ESB, CloudHub and Anypoint Connectors with capabilities for API creation, publishing and management. "
target parent: Alcatel-Lucent
target: ProgrammableWeb.com
ProgrammableWeb is the leading online destination dedicated to mashups, APIs and the Web as a development platform. Founded in 2005, ProgrammableWeb offers the Internet's largest directory of Web 2.0 APIs and mashups.
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closed 2/13/2013 via PR Web

Montclair Advisors, acquired DreamSimplicity, Inc.

synopsis: Montclair Advisors, a leading provider of strategic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, announced the acquisition of DreamSimplicity, the leading social site for software professionals, technology investors and SaaS enthusiasts to learn about the SaaS industry, share ideas and view thousands of original videos created by DreamSimplicity.
buyer: Montclair Advisors
Montclair Advisors provides personalized Software-as-a-Service advisory services designed to help SaaS-based and non-SaaS-based software companies to optimize their business models, improve revenues, control costs and deliver world-class software. "
target: DreamSimplicity, Inc.
DreamSimplicity is a virtual community and marketplace directory for business applications and the industry professionals that deliver them.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

MyMobileLyfe, LLC, acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC

synopsis: MyMobileLyfe, LLC has acquired Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC, publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. With a focus on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website. Atlanta Tech Blogs is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content.
buyer: MyMobileLyfe, LLC
MyMobileLyfe, LLC is a digital marketing and advertising agency whose products help businesses target relevant audiences and optimize promotional strategies. With MyMobileLyfe's search, display, retargeting, and live chat tools, ad buyers can reach customers across multiple channels and networks. "
target: Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC
Atlanta Tech Blogs, LLC is the publisher of the popular website atlantatechblogs.com. The company is the region’s leading technology industry-focused digital platform for user-generated content. Focusing on tech startups, Atlanta Tech Blogs curates posts from over 300 blogs via its website.
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closed 10/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Tekpub

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight announced a significant addition to its developer offering with its purchase of Tekpub, a leading provider of high-quality technical screencasts for programmers. The acquisition further establishes Pluralsight as a premier training hub for software developers and IT administrators.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$358.84)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: Tekpub
Tekpub is a premium screencast provider for tech professionals, offering training in C#, jQuery, ASP.NET, Git, Rails and other essential developer tools. Tekpub has become one of the most influential training resources in the developer community.
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closed 10/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

HumanEyes Technologies, acquired How To Create VR

synopsis: HumanEyes Technologies, a leading 3D-Virtual Reality holistic solutions developer, announced it has acquired HowToCreateVR.com, one of the world’s leading content repositories for Virtual Reality developers and content creators.
buyer: HumanEyes Technologies
HumanEyes Technologies Ltd (HET) is an innovative, R&D powerhouse, providing holistic 3D-Virtual Reality development and system solutions. They are headquartered in Israel with offices in the U.S. "
target: How To Create VR
HowToCreateVR.com is one of the world’s leading content repositories for Virtual Reality developers and content creators. With hundreds of high-quality tutorials, webinars and podcasts, the site educates and informs its VR creator community on a vast array of tools, technologies, and techniques.
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closed 10/6/2015 via BusinessWire

SDxCentral, acquired The Rayno Report

synopsis: SDxCentral, a digital media platform that exclusively covers the B2B IT infrastructure market and focuses on next-generation technologies, announced its acquisition of The Rayno Report, a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world.
buyer: SDxCentral
SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure. These new technologies and approaches have the potential to change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed. "
target: The Rayno Report
The Rayno Report is a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world. The content and research services are distributed to millions of technology thought leaders who visit the website directly, or via email, social media, and distribution with partners.
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired ComputerWeekly

synopsis: Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of the websites, product offerings, and events associated with Computer Weekly and its sister channel-targeted brand, MicroScope. ComputerWeekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, an online technology media company, provides editorial and vendor-sponsored content to fulfill the needs of tech pros looking for in-depth coverage of technology topics throughout their buying process and positions the company to meet the needs of technology marketers. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ComputerWeekly
Computer Weekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals. It is dedicated to providing IT professionals with the best information, the best knowledge and the best range of solutions that will enable them to succeed in the industry.
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closed 5/18/2006 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, acquired 2020software.com

synopsis: Information technology (IT) media company TechTarget announced today it has acquired Los Angeles-based 20/20 Software, operator of the web site 2020software.com. TechTarget will operate 2020software.com as a separate site within the TechTarget network of media for targeted communities of IT buyers and decision-makers.
buyer: TechTarget (TTGT:$133.96)
TechTarget, a leading online technology media company, gives technology providers ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. "
target: 2020software.com
2020software.com is the only site focused on providing detailed feature-comparison information and access to trial software for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) seeking trial versions of CRM, ERP, accounting, human resources, salesforce-automation and other business software.
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closed 10/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Watson Technology Group, acquired GeeksWithBlogs, LLC

synopsis: Watson Technology Group, a Kansas City, Mo.-based technology investment firm, announced that it has acquired Geeks With Blogs, the Internet’s largest blog network dedicated to software developers and development-related topics. Bloggers and readers can expect many enhancements to the website and the blogging platform over the coming months.
buyer: Watson Technology Group
The Watson Technology Group is a Kansas City, Mo.-based investment firm that was founded in 2012 by successful developer and entrepreneur, Matt Watson. It invests in technology companies that are looking for seed or growth capital. "
target: GeeksWithBlogs, LLC
Founded in 2003, Geeks With Blogs is an ideal place for any developer who wants to create his/her own blog. The website receives millions of website visits each year, and provides participating bloggers with professional networking, industry collaboration and exposure to a targeted, mass audience.
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closed 3/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

CompTIA, acquired Gtslearning

synopsis: CompTIA, the leading trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, has acquired gtslearning, an award-winning developer and supplier of learning resources, including printed and online courseware and learning materials and online practice labs for IT certification exams.
buyer: CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the technology professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the global economy. "
target: Gtslearning
Gtslearning is a UK-based award-winning developer and supplier of learning resources, including printed and online courseware and learning materials and online practice labs for IT certification exams.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

eLearnSecurity, acquired The Ethical Hacker Network

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, one of the world's most trusted authorities for IT security training, announced that it has acquired The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net), a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
buyer: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, CA, eLearnSecurity trains individuals seeking to advance their careers in IT security as well as assists corporate organizations in keeping their IT security teams informed and prepared for the most current, ever-changing sophisticated cyber threats. "
target: The Ethical Hacker Network
The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net) is a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Code School

synopsis: Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination. Founded in 2011, Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$358.84)
Pluralsight is the leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 courses authored by top experts. "
target: Code School
Code School is an online learning destination with nearly 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby and iOS. Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content that’s been inspired by its community and network of partners.
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closed 2/6/2012 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis Enterprise Group

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. announced the purchase of certain Ziff Davis Enterprise media assets. The assets acquired include websites eWeek.com, CIOInsight.com, Baseline.com, ChannelInsider.com and WebBuyersGuide.com, among others, and one of the largest email and telephone subscriber databases in the business to business (B2B) technology space.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$490.34)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: Bessemer Venture Partners
target: Ziff Davis Enterprise Group
Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is B2B technology’s trusted information resource. Millions of technology buyers rely on its brands for relevant, objective content to identify the right solutions for their organizations.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 9/1/2015 via Market Wire

iMiller Public Relations, acquired Data Center POST

synopsis: iMiller Public Relations, a public relations and marketing consulting firm, announced the acquisition of Data Center POST, an online content and resource channel aimed at educating the data center community through timely, relevant content focused on cloud computing, virtualization, security, storage, and data center management and design.
buyer: iMiller Public Relations
iMiller Public Relations is a public relations and marketing consulting firm that works with global telecom and technology companies. Their services include: Strategic Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Creative and Content Development, and more. "
target: Data Center POST
Data Center Post offers timely, relevant information to IT and data center managers that work in enterprise data centers. Their daily posts are contributed by senior IT and business executives, and other industry experts.
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closed 9/1/2015 via Market Wire

iMiller Public Relations, acquired Data Center POST

synopsis: iMiller Public Relations, a public relations and marketing consulting firm, announced the acquisition of Data Center POST, an online content and resource channel aimed at educating the data center community through timely, relevant content focused on cloud computing, virtualization, security, storage, and data center management and design.
buyer: iMiller Public Relations
iMiller Public Relations is a public relations and marketing consulting firm that works with global telecom and technology companies. Their services include: Strategic Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Social Media, Event Planning, Creative and Content Development, and more. "
target: Data Center POST
Data Center Post offers timely, relevant information to IT and data center managers that work in enterprise data centers. Their daily posts are contributed by senior IT and business executives, and other industry experts.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Marlin PR Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen’s Archetype has acquired London independent technology agency Marlin PR. Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Marlin PR Limited
Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
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closed 9/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired Yellow Communications

synopsis: Clarity, a global integrated communications agency recently commended by PRWeek as a Best International Agency, announced the acquisition of Yellow Communications, an independent tech specialist agency based in The Netherlands. The acquisition gives Clarity’s clients better access to continental Europe.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: Yellow Communications
Yellow Communications is an independent tech specialist agency based in The Netherlands. Yellow is the PR & communication agency that finds and tells its client's stories.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Just Drive Media, acquired Table Public Relations

synopsis: Just Drive Media, a full service, virtual marketing communications agency, announced the acquisition of Table Public Relations in San Francisco. Table is a communications firm specializing in technology startups. They offer full-service public relations, social media and executive visibility programs.
buyer: Just Drive Media
Just Drive Media offers PR, social media and digital marketing services designed to integrate with internal marking and branding efforts. Just Drive Media built its reputation on its unique approach to PR and social media, rooted in data. "
target: Table Public Relations
Table is a communications firm specializing in technology startups. They offer full-service public relations, social media and executive visibility programs. Table was founded by Anna (Woodruff) Roubos and is based in San Francisco.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarity PR, acquired Dynamo PR

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired Dynamo PR, an international communications agency with a focus on consumer and technology brands, with clients that range from disruptive start ups and crowdfunding through to established international consumer and B2B brands.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: Dynamo PR
Dynamo PR is an international communications agency with a focus on consumer and technology brands, with clients that range from disruptive start ups and crowdfunding through to established international consumer and B2B brands.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Chime Specialist Group, acquired Method Communications Inc.

synopsis: Chime, the global sport, entertainment and communications group, announced it has acquired Method Communications, a technology PR and marketing agency based in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Method will become part of the Chime Specialist Group, a family of best-in-class agencies that are challenging traditional agency models.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Chime Specialist Group
The Chime Specialist Group has best in class agencies across technology, financial services and sustainability. Operating across the world with offices in London, New York, Santiago to Singapore with over 250 people. "
target: Method Communications Inc.
Method Communications is a technology PR and marketing agency based in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Method is the communications catalyst for breakthrough brands and category leaders. Founded in 2010, Method helps its clients share their ambitious visions with the world.
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarity PR, acquired DRSmedia

synopsis: International communications agency Clarity PR has acquired DRSmedia, a San Francisco-based tech PR consultancy, according to an announcement by Clarity founder & CEO Sami McCabe.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a tech PR agency founded by CEO Sami McCabe in 2013. As a boutique agency, Clarity maintains a hands-on approach and exceptional client service, while offering a range of services and the international scope of larger agencies. "
target: DRSmedia
DRSmedia is a strategic marketing and media relations firm based in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 2010, DRSmedia focuses relentlessly on outstanding media coverage and a thoughtful approach to marketing, branding and communications across all spectrums of the tech industry.
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closed 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Caliber Corporate Advisers, acquired Leverage PR

synopsis: Caliber Corporate Advisers, a leading strategic marketing and public relations firm, announced the acquisition of Leverage PR, an Austin, Texas-based marketing and public relations firm specializing in the financial services, real estate and technology sectors.
buyer: Caliber Corporate Advisers
Caliber Corporate Advisers is a strategic marketing advisory firm that helps companies tell their story and connect with key stakeholders. They provide best-in-class strategy and tactical execution of public relations and content marketing initiatives, as well as contacts’ database research. "
target: Leverage PR
Leverage PR is a full-service marketing and public relations firm delivering strategic planning, media relations and communications services within the financial services, technology, and real estate sectors. Their team possesses a deep understanding of opportunities & challenges facing innovators.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

PMBC Group LLC, acquired ESSE PR LLC

synopsis: Technology PR agency PMBC Group announced its acquisition of ESSE PR, an award-winning independent agency servicing Los Angeles and San Francisco-based startups. Founded in 2009, ESSE PR services early and growth-stage companies that bridge entertainment and technology solutions including virtual reality and mobile solutions.
buyer: PMBC Group LLC
PMBC Group is a leading technology PR headquartered in Los Angeles, servicing clients across the globe. PMBC develops and executes results-driven campaigns designed to elevate business profiles, attract investment interest, establish credibility, and increase brand awareness. "
target: ESSE PR LLC
Founded in 2009, ESSE PR has been recognized as a reputable public relations provider amongst California's Silicon Valley and Los Angeles' startup community, servicing early and growth-stage companies that bridge entertainment and technology solutions including virtual reality and mobile solutions.
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closed 9/30/2016 via BusinessWire

Hotwire PR, acquired Eastwick Communications

synopsis: Hotwire PR, the global PR and communications consultancy, announced it has acquired Eastwick Communications, an award-winning technology communications agency. The investment fuels Hotwire’s ambition to offer a truly global client and employee centred alternative to behemoth multinationals.
buyer parent: Enero Group Limited
buyer: Hotwire PR
Hotwire is a global PR and communications agency dedicated to helping ambitious companies change their game, build their reputation, and stand out from the crowd. Their communications experts provide clients with in-depth knowledge and experience across a number of market categories. "
target: Eastwick Communications
Eastwick Communication is a tech-focused communications agency working with some of the world’s biggest tech brands & emerging leaders to build high-impact communications strategies. They has continued to innovate with programs such as its CMO-in-residence and the addition of its Digital Brand Lab.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

freuds, acquired Brew Media Relations

synopsis: UK PR firm Freuds has re-entered the US via the acquisition of Brew Media Relations. Brew is one of the most respected and well known communications companies servicing the technology community. Brew is known for its high-level strategic insight and media influencer relations.
buyer: freuds
Freud Communications is a strategic marketing and communications consultancy for consumer brands, public sector bodies and global corporations. It offers clients a variety of services, from high-level business consultancy to a dedicated insight, planning and creative unit. "
target: Brew Media Relations
Brew is one of the most respected and well known communications companies servicing the technology community. Brew is known for its high-level strategic insight and media influencer relations.
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closed 9/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Horn Group

synopsis: Finn Partners announced it has acquired Horn Group, Inc., a widely recognized, technology public relations leader with offices in San Francisco and New York. The move will expand Finn Partners' technology practice into innovative, venture-funded companies and emerging growth markets by leveraging Horn Group's 20+ years as a top tech brand.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: Horn Group
Horn Group, Inc. is a widely recognized, technology public relations leader with offices in San Francisco and New York. Horn Group was established in San Francisco in 1991 by Sabrina Horn, one of the very first and few female CEOs in the tech industry at that time.
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closed 9/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Roher Public Relations merged with Feintuch Communications,

synopsis: Two well-known boutique brands in technology public relations – Feintuch Communicationsand Roher Public Relations – have joined together to offer clients expanded senior talent and breadth of services. Richard Roher will become a managing partner in Feintuch Communications and will serve as president of the Roher PR Group within the combined firm.
buyer: Feintuch Communications
Feintuch Communications, based in New York City, is an award-winning strategic relations firm offering clients an integrated blend of public relations, advertising/marketing, investor relations and other services to meet their business objectives. "
target: Roher Public Relations
Founded in 1968, Roher specializes in marketing public relations and media relations for companies and associations in high technology industries, including electronics, networking, information technology, telecommunications, video, audio, alternative energy, and energy conservation.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Company Press Release

April Six, acquired Proof Communication

synopsis: April-Six, the leading global technology marketing agency and part of The Mission Marketing Group, has acquired Proof Communication, a specialist in technology, science and engineering public relations, to create a new way for technical organizations to access any type of strategic communication support from a single specialist team.
buyer parent: The Mission Marketing Group plc
buyer: April Six
April-Six Limited provides technology marketing communication services to customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The company develops integrated campaigns across digital, print, internal, external, and sky-writing for SMBs and enterprises. "
target: Proof Communication
Proof Communication is a specialist in technology, science and engineering public relations. They create a new way for technical organizations to access any type of strategic communication support from a single specialist team.
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closed 7/17/2013 via BusinessWire

Matter Communications, Inc., acquired The Hollenbeck Group

synopsis: Matter Communications has announced the acquisition of The Hollenbeck Group, a boutique technology public relations firm based in Portland, OR, that offers services in integrated communications strategy, brand positioning, social media strategy, media training, crisis communications, executive communications platforms, and more.
buyer: Matter Communications, Inc.
Headquartered north of Boston in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with offices in Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Matter Communications executes creative, results-driven public relations programs on behalf of clients across the U.S. and Europe. "
target: The Hollenbeck Group
The Hollenbeck Group is a boutique technology public relations firm. They offer services in integrated communications strategy, brand positioning, social media strategy, media training, crisis communications, executive communications platforms, owned content strategy and development, and more.
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closed 4/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Emanate PR, acquired Topaz Partners

synopsis: Emanate is pleased to announce that Topaz Partners, a leading technology communications firm, has joined the agency. The addition of the Topaz Partners team and their clients provides Emanate with an immediate presence in the Boston area and a compelling integrated marketing communications offering for technology companies in a range of markets.
buyer: Emanate PR
Emanate is a mid-sized integrated marketing communications agency with expertise in public relations, multi-channel consumer marketing, technology communications, social media marketing and reputation management. "
target: Topaz Partners
Topaz Partners is a technology PR firm driving change in public relations by combining the power of social media, digital content development and traditional PR to add direct, measurable business value to their clients' marketing efforts.
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closed 9/14/2005 via BNC Analysis

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired TelCap Ltd.

synopsis: Fusion are pleased to announce the sale of Telcap Limited, the publisher of the leading global telecommunications magazine, “Capacity” and the organiser of nine annual global conferences.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is dedicated to education of economics and finance. The company publishes over 100 magazines, newsletters and journals on international finance. In addition, they conduct conferences, seminars, and training courses. "
target: TelCap Ltd.
TelCap's Capacity Magazine, has a strategic focus on the wholesale telecomms market, catering for senior professionals within the industry including, carriers, their suppliers and customers. Telcap also run supporting conferences which are particularly strong in the market.
price ($mm)
$32
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closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aspire Education GmbH, acquired ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH

synopsis: Vienna-based Aspire Education has taken over Austria's leading service provider for education and training in the IT sector, the ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH. ETC - Enterprise Training Center is Austria's No. 1 provider of IT seminars with locations in Vienna.
buyer parent: Quadriga Capital
buyer: Aspire Education GmbH
Aspire Education is a leading European education group in the education and training market with a focus on the German-speaking world. The education portfolio of Aspire Education includes the professional development of qualified specialists in areas such as law, taxes, IT and knowledge services, "
target: ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH
ETC - Enterprise Training Center is Austria's No. 1 provider of IT seminars with locations in Vienna. Graz and Attnang-Puchheim. ETC is the largest Austrian B2B IT training provider with an additional focus on IT related topics and management skills for digitization.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Berkeley Public Relations International Limited, acquired Essential Media GmbH

synopsis: Specialist tech PR firm Berkeley has acquired Munich-based agency Essential Media to strengthen its international network. Essential Media is a PR agency that advises their customers on IT and high-tech topics. Essential Media protects their customers’ reputations and ensures authentic representation in German-language media and social communities.
buyer: Berkeley Public Relations International Limited
Berkeley is a story-driven, technology PR agency. Berkeley synchronises creative brand storytelling across all marketing channels to audiences anywhere in the world. Their core services include PR, insight and research, design, content creation, digital marketing and influencer relations. "
target: Essential Media GmbH
Essential Media is an owner-managed PR agency based in Munich, Germany. They advise their customers on IT and high-tech topics. They protect their customers’ reputations and ensure authentic representation in German-language media and social communities.
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announced 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

ING Media Ltd, will acquire Stratton & Reekie

synopsis: Independent built environment sector PR agency ING is acquiring boutique architecture PR specialist Stratton & Reekie. Founded in 1985 and based in London, Stratton & Reekie provides a full range of PR services that enables their clients to communicate effectively with their target audiences.
buyer: ING Media Ltd
ING is London’s leading architecture, property and design-focused PR and communications agency. ING aims to not merely raise the profile of its clients, but to connect the people and places that make up these sectors to forge productive and long-term business relationships. "
target: Stratton & Reekie
Stratton & Reekie is a specialist PR and marketing consultancy, established in 1985. Their clients include architects, designers, engineers, property professionals and companies within the creative industries.
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