Like PR Newswire Association Inc.

closed 6/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired PR Newswire Association Inc.

synopsis: Cision has finalized the acquisition of PR Newswire. PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
price ($mm)
$841
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

West Corporation, purchased Public Relations Solutions & Digital Media Services from Nasdaq, Inc.

synopsis: West Corporation has acquired the Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services from Nasdaq. The solutions and services consist of a portfolio of communication tools, media intelligence and multimedia services. The products and services include GlobeNewswire, webhosting, webcasting, media intelligence and an influencers database.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: West Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
West Corporation is a global leader in technology-enabled communication services that connect people and businesses around the world, helping its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions. "
seller: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,230.00)
The Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services is a comprehensive portfolio of communication tools, media intelligence and multimedia services for organizations. Nasdaq is a global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired PR Newswire do Brasil

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired the remaining 62.03% interest in PR Newswire Brazil for an initial cash consideration of $1.2 million with a further performance-related consideration of $0.2m, payable over the next two years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: PR Newswire do Brasil
Founded in 1998, PR Newswire Brazil provides Brazilian corporations and public relations agencies with a wide range of targeting, distribution and monitoring services to help them communicate and engage with global audiences.
price ($mm)
$1.20*
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closed 8/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Vocus, Inc., acquired PRWeb

synopsis: Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations, has acquired privately-held PRWeb, the pioneer in online visibility and search engine optimized press release distribution. The total consideration was approximately $28 million consisting of $20.8 million in cash and 494,543 shares of Vocus.
buyer: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences. "
target: PRWeb
PRWeb, the Online Visibility Company™, is recognized as the Internet's leading online news and press release distribution service worldwide. Since 1997, PRWeb has been changing the way businesses, marketing departments and public relations firms think about press releases.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2006 via

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., acquired PrimeZone Media Network

synopsis: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. said on Monday it agreed to buy PrimeZone Media Network, a privately held publisher of corporate press releases. Nasdaq, the No. 2 U.S. stock exchange, said it plans to integrate PrimeZone's information distribution, investor relations and multimedia services into the product range offered by its corporate client group.
buyer parent: NASD
buyer: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,230.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. "
target: PrimeZone Media Network
PrimeZone Media Network is a press release newswire and multimedia service with one of the world's most extensive distribution networks.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 4/3/2006 via Company Press Release

Market Wire merged with CCNMatthews,

synopsis: Market Wire, a full-service distributor of company press releases and material news, announced that it has joined forces with CCNMatthews, one of Canada's leading newswires, to form the newswire industry's best North American news distribution service.
buyer parent: Pims Holdings Limited
buyer: CCNMatthews
Marketwire is a leading newswire service offering press release distribution, media contact management, multimedia, media monitoring services and other workflow solutions for public relations, investor relations, journalists and other communications professionals. "
target: Market Wire
Market Wire, a CCNMatthews Company, is the third-largest newswire in the U.S. A full-service distributor of company press releases and financial news announcements, Market Wire provides real-time news feeds to thousands of leading websites, newswires, and databases.
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closed 2/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Nasdaq, Inc., acquired MarketWired

synopsis: Nasdaq, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Marketwired, a leading global provider of news distribution services and analytics for communications professionals. Marketwired services over 8,500 clients, including Forbes 2000 companies, private corporations and public relations agencies.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,230.00)
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services. Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating global capital markets. "
target parent: OMERS Private Equity
target: MarketWired
Marketwired is a communications leader and partner of choice for marketing, public relations and investor relations professionals worldwide seeking premier news distribution and social communication solutions.
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closed 11/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired CNW Group Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc announced that PR Newswire has acquired the outstanding 50% share in its Canada Newswire business from the Press Association for cash consideration of £30.1m. Established in 1960, CNW Group is the leading newswire provider in Canada, distributing approximately 90,000 wire releases per year.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. "
target parent: Press Association
target: CNW Group Ltd.
CNW’s mission is connecting organizations to relevant news and information consumers. CNW Group is Canada's leading newswire provider, offering bilingual service and expansive networks that reach key media and market points locally, nationally and globally.
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closed 10/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Hugin Group BV

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hugin Group BV from NYSE Euronext. Hugin is the leading pan-European provider of regulatory and news distribution services. The acquisition reinforces Thomson Reuters commitment to serving the broad needs of investor relations and corporate communications professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: NYSE Euronext
target: Hugin Group BV
Hugin Group is the favored partner of Investor Relations and Public Relations Officers, offering a full range of services including: financial, regulatory and media news distribution, online services, broadcast services and client services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2006 via

Euronext N.V., acquired Hugin Group BV

synopsis: Pan-European exchange Euronext has signed an agreement to acquire Hugin, a corporate news distribution service, for EUR20.5 million.
buyer parent: New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
buyer: Euronext N.V. (ENXTPA:ENX:$721.90)
Euronext N.V. is the world's first cross border exchange business. It provides services for cash markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal, and for derivatives in the UK. Euronext's services range from public offerings to trading facilities for cash instruments and derivatives. "
target: Hugin Group BV
Hugin Group is the favored partner of Investor Relations and Public Relations Officers, offering a full range of services including: financial, regulatory and media news distribution, online services, broadcast services and client services.
price ($mm)
$27
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announced 1/9/2008 via Market Wire

Market Wire, will acquire International Media Services Companies, LLC

synopsis: Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, announced an agreement to acquire International Media Services Companies whose offerings include newswire, translation, financial news aggregation, media management, and clipping and monitoring solutions serving emerging markets including Asia and Latin America.
buyer parent: Pims Holdings Limited
buyer: Market Wire
Market Wire, a CCNMatthews Company, is the third-largest newswire in the U.S. A full-service distributor of company press releases and financial news announcements, Market Wire provides real-time news feeds to thousands of leading websites, newswires, and databases. "
target: International Media Services Companies, LLC
I.M.S. Companies, L.L.C provides media, news, information, research, and translation services. It offers press release distribution services on Web sites, databases, news agency wires, financial news services, and email and RSS feeds, along with audio/video new release services.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired Virtual Investor Conferences.com

synopsis: OTC Markets Group, operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, has acquired Virtual Investor Conferences.com (VIC) from PR Newswire, the premier global provider of multimedia platforms. VIC is an online investor conference series that directly connects investors, advisors and analysts with executives at public companies.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Virtual Investor Conferences.com
Virtual Investor Conferences.com (VIC) is an online investor conference series that directly connects investors, advisors and analysts with senior executives at public companies. VIC introduces public companies to tens of thousands of active and engaged investors month after month.
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closed 3/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Toppan Vite, acquired The Vintage Group

synopsis: Toppan Vite, a leading international financial printing, communications and technology company, announced the strategic acquisition of Vintage, a division of PR Newswire. Vintage provides regulatory compliance across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services.
buyer parent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
buyer: Toppan Vite
Toppan Vite, a leader in financial printing and communications solutions, is part of the Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world's largest printing group. Toppan Vite has been a pioneer and trusted partner in the financial markets for 3 decades, serving the financial, legal and corporate communities. "
target parent: Cision AB
target: The Vintage Group
Vintage, a division of PR Newswire, provides regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services. Vintage, formerly Vintage Filings, was founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007.
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closed 7/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Innodata Inc., acquired Agility

synopsis: INNODATA INC. announced that its MediaMiser subsidiary has purchased Agility from PR Newswire. MediaMiser is a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis software and services. Agility is a leading global media contact database and media monitoring platform that helps customers target key influencers, amplify content and measure impact.
buyer: Innodata Inc. (INOD:$60.42)
Innodata Inc. engages in the provision of business process, technology, and consulting services, as well as products and solutions that help to create, manage, use, and distribute digital information. The company operates in two segments, Content Services (CS) and Innodata Advanced Data Solutions. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Agility
Agility Platform enables communications professionals to monitor, target, engage, distribute and measure media – in a single interface. The Agility platform offers a range of workflow capabilities that helps their clients achieve their communications goals.
price ($mm)
$4.80
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closed 6/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired PR Newswire Association Inc.

synopsis: Cision has finalized the acquisition of PR Newswire. PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
price ($mm)
$841
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired CNW Group Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc announced that PR Newswire has acquired the outstanding 50% share in its Canada Newswire business from the Press Association for cash consideration of £30.1m. Established in 1960, CNW Group is the leading newswire provider in Canada, distributing approximately 90,000 wire releases per year.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. "
target parent: Press Association
target: CNW Group Ltd.
CNW’s mission is connecting organizations to relevant news and information consumers. CNW Group is Canada's leading newswire provider, offering bilingual service and expansive networks that reach key media and market points locally, nationally and globally.
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closed 10/19/2010 via Company Press Release

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Hors Antenne

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Hors Antenne on behalf of its wholly-owned subsidiary PR Newswire to further strengthen its position as the global leader in corporate and investor targeting.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Hors Antenne
Hors Antenne provides its clients with access to data on more than 500,000 opinion formers, including journalists and media organisations, bloggers, key political and financial stakeholders, analysts and business contacts in France and in French-speaking Belgium and Switzerland.
price ($mm)
$8.30
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2010 via PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired CORPORATE360 International Limited

synopsis: PR Newswire announced that it has acquired CORPORATE360, a Hong Kong-based corporate communications solution provider specializing in multimedia and rich-media services for the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: CORPORATE360 International Limited
CORPORATE360 is a turnkey provider of proprietary rich-media corporate communications solutions and digital information delivery tools in the Greater China and Asia-Pacific region.
price ($mm)
$0.35
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closed 12/14/2009 via PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Virtual Press Office

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Virtual Press Office (VPO) from its private shareholders on behalf of PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) for an initial cash consideration of $6.5m, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $3.5m payable over three years.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Virtual Press Office
VPO is the market-leading provider of communications and marketing services to live event organisers, exhibitors and attendees. VPO was established in 1996 and now serves more than 500 tradeshows and conferences and 10,000 customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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closed 7/31/2009 via PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired The Fuel Team, LLC

synopsis: PR Newswire announced the acquisition of The Fuel Team, a Denver-based website software company whose award-winning technology has powered PR Newswire's online newsroom and investor room tools since the two companies entered into a strategic partnership in 2004.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: The Fuel Team, LLC
The Fuel Team is an established team of industry leaders comprised of marketing, PR and technology experts. The Fuel Team's mission is to "spark meaningful change" by providing easy-to-use, web-based solutions for the overloaded, under-resourced marketing and PR pro.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Notilog

synopsis: PR Newswire, the global leader in commercial news distribution, today announced its acquisition of Notilog, the leading electronic media monitoring and analytics firm in Latin America.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Notilog
Notilog provides communication professionals across Latin America with a real time print, broadcast and online news monitoring, tracking and analysis service in both Spanish and Portuguese. The company was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Mexico with offices in Argentina and Brazil.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2007 via

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Vintage Filings, LLC

synopsis: PR Newswire, the global leader in commercial news distribution, announced today its acquisition of Vintage Filings, LLC, one of the leading and fastest growing EDGAR filing companies in the United States.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Vintage Filings, LLC
Vintage Filings, LLC provides full-service filing capabilities, typesetting and financial printing to more than 1,000 public companies, assisting them in meeting the EDGAR filing requirements of the SEC.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 9/29/2006 via

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired U.S. Newswire

synopsis: Medialink Worldwide Incorporated sold U.S. Newswire, its press release distribution division, to PR Newswire Association LLC, a subsidiary of United Business Media plc, for a sale price of between $18.0 million and $23.0 million in cash. The final sale price will be based on the performance of U.S. Newswire for the trailing 12-month period.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target parent: Medialink Worldwide, Inc.
target: U.S. Newswire
U.S. Newswire is a national news release wire service which provides a direct communications system between the world's leading public interest news sources and the news media that cover them.
price ($mm)
$16
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announced 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire Cision AB

synopsis: Cision Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a global investment firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and operations.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,528 [$2,783]
rev ($mm)
$748
EBITDA ($mm)
$222
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired iContact

synopsis: iContact, an email marketing firm launched in the Triangle 15 years ago, has been acquired by j2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company. Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,413.11)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: iContact
Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved significant results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
price ($mm)
$49
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Cision AB, acquired TrendKite

synopsis: Cision, a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations professionals, announced it has acquired TrendKite, a Digital PR platform that harnesses artificial intelligence and analytics to help brands understand the effect communications programs have on corporate reputation, website traffic and business outcomes.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: TrendKite
TrendKite is the Digital PR Platform that puts earned media in the marketing mix. By harnessing artificial intelligence and big data analytics to optimize the impact public relations has on a brand's reputation, traffic and goals, TrendKite is transforming the way the world views earned media.
price ($mm)
$221
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Falcon.io

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired Falcon.io, a leading social media company with offices in New York, Copenhagen, Sofia, Berlin, Melbourne and Budapest. Falcon.io provides brands with insights into their global content strategy and the management of comprehensive social media marketing programs.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: Falcon.io
Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring, advertising and managing customer data. The company enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform.
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$126
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired ShareIQ

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired the technical assets of Berlin-based ShareIQ. The ShareIQ platform is based on patent-pending technology that discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: ShareIQ
ShareIQ is Earned Media Performance Intelligence SaaS for brands to extract the full value of their content across the web. The ShareIQ platform discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired CEDROM-SNi Inc.

synopsis: Cision, Ltd. announced that it has acquired CEDROM-SNi Inc. ("CEDROM"), a Montréal-based firm specializing in digital media monitoring solutions. CEDROM serves a varied clientele, consisting of large corporate enterprises, government agencies, media companies, and advertising and public relations agencies, among others.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: CEDROM-SNi Inc.
CEDROM-SNi is a provider of digital reproduction rights for media outlets. CEDROM-SNi's public relations workflow platform, Eureka.cc, provides thousands of customers in Québec and in France with the ability to search, analyze and conduct media monitoring in an evolving digital media environment.
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closed 3/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Bulletin Intelligence

synopsis: Cision announced that it acquired Bulletin Intelligence, which has written the daily White House News Summary for the Executive Office of the President since 2001, and which also provides custom, expert-curated executive briefings to the CEOs and C-suites of many of the nation's largest businesses.
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. "
target: Bulletin Intelligence
Bulletin Intelligence and its subsidiaries deliver fully-customized intelligence briefings to executives in leading businesses, government entities, and associations. Briefings analyze and synthesize comprehensive and relevant set of news, social media, and other sources of competitive intelligence.
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closed 3/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Toppan Vite, acquired The Vintage Group

synopsis: Toppan Vite, a leading international financial printing, communications and technology company, announced the strategic acquisition of Vintage, a division of PR Newswire. Vintage provides regulatory compliance across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services.
buyer parent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
buyer: Toppan Vite
Toppan Vite, a leader in financial printing and communications solutions, is part of the Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world's largest printing group. Toppan Vite has been a pioneer and trusted partner in the financial markets for 3 decades, serving the financial, legal and corporate communities. "
target parent: Cision AB
target: The Vintage Group
Vintage, a division of PR Newswire, provides regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services. Vintage, formerly Vintage Filings, was founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007.
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closed 6/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired PR Newswire Association Inc.

synopsis: Cision has finalized the acquisition of PR Newswire. PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
price ($mm)
$841
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

AIMediaComms, will purchase Vocus UK, Cision UK, & certain assets from Cision AB

synopsis: AIMediaComms, a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Intelligence plc, will acquire 100 percent of the Vocus UK and Cision UK business and certain assets, including the media contacts database, UK-based customers and employees, and third party supplier agreements.
buyer parent: Access Intelligence plc
buyer: AIMediaComms
With over 300 active accounts, AIMediaComms, is Europe’s leading provider of stakeholder and media relations management software, ‘ Vuelio.’ Vuelio enables media and public affairs teams to deliver accurate, consistent and timely communications to stakeholders. "
seller parent: GTCR, LLC
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals.
price ($mm)
$2.05
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Viralheat

synopsis: Cision, a leading global media intelligence company, announced the acquisition of Viralheat, a top social media engagement platform. Cision is building out the industry's most comprehensive suite of social engagement tools, and now this acquisition will reinforce the company's commitment to expanding its social capabilities.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's PR and communication professionals. Cision enables communicators to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. "
target: Viralheat
Viralheat is the enterprise content marketing and social media management platform that provides digital marketers with social media monitoring, publishing, analytics, content intelligence and reporting in a single, intuitive interface.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Gorkana Group

synopsis: Cision, a leading provider of PR, social software and insight services, announced that it acquired Gorkana Group Limited, a top U.K.-based media intelligence and data insights service provider. Gorkana strengthens Cision's offering to PR professionals while also better serving the international journalist community.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Communication professionals use Cision to access pitchable media and blogger databases, distribute press releases, and more. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Gorkana Group
Gorkana Group is a media information provider, offering PR and marketing professionals access to customized media intelligence. Gorkana's clients become part of their unique community. This connects them to everything from industry experts and latest news, insights and events, jobs and journalists.
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Web

Cision AB, Vocus, Inc., acquired Visible Technologies

synopsis: Vocus, Inc. and Cision, leading global providers of cloud-based public relations software have been brought together by private equity firm GTCR, announced the acquisition of Visible Technologies. Visible is a worldwide market leader in social media listening and analytics, insights and engagement.
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
buyer: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Cision is a leading provider of cloud-based PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry. "
target: Visible Technologies
Visible Technologies is the leader in social media monitoring, analytics, and services for enterprises globally. Visible helps businesses analyze social media conversations to better understand consumer preferences, market dynamics, competitive strengths and weaknesses, and other information.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/25/2012 via Company Press Release

BurrellesLuce, purchased U.S. Print Monitoring Operations from Cision AB

synopsis: Cision announced the sale of its U.S. print monitoring operations to BurrellesLuce. Cision will continue providing its digital media monitoring services, including online, social and broadcast monitoring, and will continue to expand other services including influencer identification, media measurement and analysis.
buyer: BurrellesLuce
BurrellesLuce helps communication professionals maximize their media relations results through a full range of planning, monitoring and measurement services. The company’s online platform, BurrellesLuce 2.0, enables clients to view press clippings, target and connect with journalists and bloggers. "
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution, media monitoring, and precise analyses. Cision is a force that drives your business forward through the ability to make better decisions based on superior media intelligence.
price ($mm)
$0.50
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/23/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Infopaq International, will purchase Monitor and Analyze business from Cision AB

synopsis: Cision AB has signed an agreement to sell its Monitor and Analyze business in Sweden and Norway to Infopaq International, a leading company on the Nordic market for Monitor and Analysis services.
buyer: Infopaq International
Infopaq was founded in Denmark in 1998, and quickly established itself as an external monitoring supplier in two areas, media monitoring and media analysis. Today, Infopaq is represented in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. "
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution, media monitoring, and precise analyses. Cision is a force that drives your business forward through the ability to make better decisions based on superior media intelligence.
price ($mm)
$3.11
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2006 via BusinessWire

multivision, inc., acquired Tempo IV

synopsis: Bacon's | multivision, the leading provider of premium broadcast management applications, expands its broadcast monitoring services in the Pacific Northwest with the acquisition of Tempo IV. The acquisition brings together two of the leading providers of diverse broadcast monitoring services to one of the fastest growing regions in the US.
buyer parent: Cision
buyer: multivision, inc.
multivision is a leader in the collection, analysis and delivery of real-time corporate intelligence. Businesses rely on multivision’s services to track public opinion, communications campaigns and informational research across the spectrum of media. "
target: Tempo IV
Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Tempo IV team of professionals is capturing the news that's important to you. We know the issues of the day affect you, your business, and the future of your business.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Bacon's Information Inc., acquired multivision, inc.

synopsis: Bacon's Information, Inc., a provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and evaluation services for public relations, marketing and corporate communications professionals, today announced the acquisition of Multivision, Inc., a broadcast monitoring and media management company headquartered in Oakland, California.
buyer parent: Cision
buyer: Bacon's Information Inc.
Bacon's Information provides a wide range of information and assistance for anyone needing to research, contact or monitor the media. Bacon's is a leading provider of media services to public relations professionals in corporate, non-profit, governmental and educational environments. Bacon's is kno "
target: multivision, inc.
multivision is a leader in the collection, analysis and delivery of real-time corporate intelligence. Businesses rely on multivision’s services to track public opinion, communications campaigns and informational research across the spectrum of media.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire Cision AB

synopsis: Cision Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a global investment firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and operations.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,528 [$2,783]
rev ($mm)
$748
EBITDA ($mm)
$222
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
announced 6/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

AIMediaComms, will purchase Vocus UK, Cision UK, & certain assets from Cision AB

synopsis: AIMediaComms, a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Intelligence plc, will acquire 100 percent of the Vocus UK and Cision UK business and certain assets, including the media contacts database, UK-based customers and employees, and third party supplier agreements.
buyer parent: Access Intelligence plc
buyer: AIMediaComms
With over 300 active accounts, AIMediaComms, is Europe’s leading provider of stakeholder and media relations management software, ‘ Vuelio.’ Vuelio enables media and public affairs teams to deliver accurate, consistent and timely communications to stakeholders. "
seller parent: GTCR, LLC
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals.
price ($mm)
$2.05
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/30/2014 via BusinessWire

GTCR, LLC, acquired Vocus, Inc.

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, and Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based public relations and marketing software that enables companies to acquire and retain customers, jointly announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Vocus by an affiliate of GTCR.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. "
target: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Vocus' web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences.
price ($mm)[EV]
$390 [$352]
rev ($mm)
$186
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Babel Street, Inc., acquired Dunami Inc.

synopsis: Babel Street, Inc., the world's data-to-knowledge company has acquired all of the intellectual property assets of Dunami. The acquired technology leverages advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to swiftly understand topics and thought leaders as well as conduct relationship analysis of associated networks and audiences.
buyer: Babel Street, Inc.
Babel Street is the world's data-to-knowledge company, enabling clients to identify, organize, and analyze data, regardless of its location or language. Babel Street products automatically convert client-selected data from over 200 languages to their native language. "
target: Dunami Inc.
Dunami is a developer of real-time data analysis software that helps build brands. The company uses Patented Relationship Network Analytics, Proprietary Influencer Mathematics, and Behavioral Attribute Modeling to help clients know who matters the most and who is influencing their brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Cision AB, acquired TrendKite

synopsis: Cision, a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations professionals, announced it has acquired TrendKite, a Digital PR platform that harnesses artificial intelligence and analytics to help brands understand the effect communications programs have on corporate reputation, website traffic and business outcomes.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: TrendKite
TrendKite is the Digital PR Platform that puts earned media in the marketing mix. By harnessing artificial intelligence and big data analytics to optimize the impact public relations has on a brand's reputation, traffic and goals, TrendKite is transforming the way the world views earned media.
price ($mm)
$221
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ilkka-Yhtymä, acquired Liana Technologies

synopsis: Ilkka-Yhtymä Group, a Finland-based media group, has acquired a majority stake in Liana Technologies, Finland's largest cloud-based marketing and communications software provider. Liana Technologies provides a single-sign-on platform that offers tools for email marketing, marketing automation, press release & media, website & mobile, and eCommerce.
buyer: Ilkka-Yhtymä (HLSE:ILK2S:$40.17)
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print. "
target: Liana Technologies
Liana Technologies is Finland's largest cloud-based marketing and communications software provider. Liana Technologies provides a single-sign-on platform that offers tools for email marketing, marketing automation, press release & media, website & mobile, and eCommerce.
price ($mm)
$17*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Techedge Group, acquired Sturnis 365

synopsis: Techedge, a global business solutions and IT services firm, has acquired a 75% stake in Sturnis 365, an intelligent disclosure management solution. Sturnis 365 is an intuitive cloud solution that helps companies with producing and publishing corporate content such as annual reports, 10k reports, audits, and regulatory reports required by the IFRS.
buyer: Techedge Group (BIT:EDGE:$211.95)
Techedge provides business solutions and IT services that combine business advisory, technology expertise and premium delivery capabilities. Their mission is to help organizations evolve into true digital companies through short iterative cycles of business-driven innovation. "
target: Sturnis 365
Sturnis 365 is an intelligent disclosure management solution. Sturnis 365 is an intuitive cloud solution that helps companies with producing and publishing corporate content such as annual reports, 10k reports, audits, regulatory reports required by the IFRS, Solvency II, Basel III and ASC.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

EQS Group AG, acquired Tensid Ltd.

synopsis: Tensid, a leading Digital Corporate Communications provider in Switzerland, has been acquired by EQS Group, a Munich-headquartered leading international provider of digital corporate communications.
buyer: EQS Group AG (XTRA:EQS:$46.80)
The EQS Group is a Munich-headquartered leading international provider of digital corporate communications. Since its founding in 2000, the EQS Group has grown to be a leading global provider of digital solutions for investor relations and corporate communications. "
target: Tensid Ltd.
Founded in 2000, the Tensid AG is the leading provider of integrated systems for Investor Relations, Public Relations and Corporate Communications in Switzerland. Its services are widely used by listed and non-listed companies as well as various organizations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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announced 10/24/2011 via GlobeNewswire

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., will acquire Glide Technologies Limited

synopsis: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., the world's largest exchange company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Glide Technologies Limited, a leading London-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specializing in corporate communications and reputation management solutions.
buyer: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,230.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. "
target: Glide Technologies Limited
Glide Technologies is a leading software-as-a-service provider specializing in corporate communications and reputation management solutions. It provides companies with online tools used to monitor content and engage with media, investors, consumers and other public relations professionals.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Q4 Inc., acquired Euroinvestor IR Solutions

synopsis: Q4 Inc. Acquires Euroinvestor IR Solutions, Europe's leading IR Quote, Charting and News Provider. The acquisition will enhance Q4’s product portfolio, extending the global reach of Q4’s market leading investor website platform, webcasting, IR desktop and stock surveillance services by providing global data coverage and multiple language support.
buyer: Q4 Inc.
Q4 is a global leader in communication and intelligence solutions to the IR market. Thousands of brands around the world use Q4 website, webcasting, CRM, analytics and surveillance solutions to better connect with their investors and understand the capital markets. "
target parent: Euroinvestor A/S
target: Euroinvestor IR Solutions
Euroinvestor IR Solutions is a leading provider of Investor Relations products, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is a subsidiary of Euroinvestor.com A/S – one of Scandinavia's leading online media companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, was acquired by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is acquiring the business from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,449.00)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers.
price ($mm)
$1,855
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2014 via PE Hub

Blackstone Group LP, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo Holdings LLC, a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. The Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs is one of the leading private equity investors in the world, having invested and committed approximately $45 billion of equity capital in over 650 companies. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions.
price ($mm)
$962*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) announced that KKR has completed the acquisition of Ipreo Holdings LLC. Ipreo is a leading provider of market intelligence, deal execution platforms, and investor communication tools to investment banks and corporations around the world.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,715.61)
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $61.9 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2011. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes."
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a premier global provider of high quality data, market intelligence, and productivity solutions to investment banking and corporate clients. It is the only global provider of new issuance software solutions across the equity, fixed income, and municipal markets.
price ($mm)
$425
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.1x
closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

synopsis: Direct Impact, a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: DirectImpact
Direct Impact is a premier grassroots public affairs, public education and corporate reputation firm, offering a complete range of services essential to conducting successful grassroots outreach and education, public relations, coalition development and community mobilization. "
target: Crowdverb
Crowdverb's Modern Mobilization™ approach uses a social web technology platform and tool set to build permanent online communities on behalf of clients. Communities can be mobilized instantly and effectively to impact issues and legislation, manage reputations and promote products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2020 via PR Newswire

SEMrush, acquired Prowly

synopsis: SEMrush, a leading online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform, has acquired Prowly, a Polish platform for PR experts looking to simplify their workflow. Prowly connects all PR activities into one place and enables users to find relevant media contacts and journalists, create visual press releases, and send targeted PR pitches.
buyer: SEMrush
SEMrush is an online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform. SEMrush offers an all-in-one marketing suite consisting of more than 40 tools that help companies market better online. Their platform enables companies to optimize their visibility and create engaging content. "
target: Prowly
Prowly is a Polish platform for PR experts looking to simplify their workflow and do powerful communication. Prowly connects all PR activities into one place and enables users to find relevant media contacts and journalists, create visual press releases, and send targeted PR pitches.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire GovDelivery, Inc.

synopsis: Actua Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by Vista Equity Partners under which it will sell GovDelivery, the leading provider of cloud-based government communications software solutions, for $153 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco, with over $26 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Actua Corporation
target: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery enables public sector organizations to connect with people and to get those people to act. As the number one referrer of traffic to hundreds of government websites, GovDelivery's enterprise-class, cloud-based technology allows government organizations to transform their communications.
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Internet Capital Group, Inc., acquired GovDelivery, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Capital Group, Inc. announced that, together with management, it has acquired GovDelivery, Inc. GovDelivery, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the leading platform provider of government-to-citizen digital communication solutions. ICG paid $19.7 million for 89% ownership of GovDelivery.
buyer: Internet Capital Group, Inc. (ACTA:$118.96)
Internet Capital Group owns and builds Internet software companies that drive business productivity and reduce transaction costs between firms. ICG devotes its expertise and capital to maximizing the success of these platform companies that are delivering on-demand software and service applications."
target: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery is the world’s leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions. GovDelivery’s digital subscription management solution provides organizations with a fully-automated, on-demand public communication system.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Dynamo Software, acquired Imagineer Technology Group, Inc.

synopsis: Dynamo Software has acquired Imagineer Technology Group, a company that offers relationship management software and services that help investor relations and fund marketing teams to effectively manage their clients, raise capital, and operate their businesses efficiently and intelligently.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Dynamo Software
Dynamo Software has provided premium industry-specific, configurable investment management and reporting software for the global alternative assets industry since 1998, including fund administrators, endowments, pension funds, foundations, private equity and more. "
target: Imagineer Technology Group, Inc.
Since its founding in 1998, Imagineer Technology Group has provided relationship management software and services that help investor relations and fund marketing teams to effectively manage their clients, raise capital, and operate their businesses efficiently and intelligently.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2019 via BusinessWire

RealPage, Inc., acquired Investor Management Services, LLC

synopsis: RealPage, Inc., a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, has acquired Investor Management Services, LLC (IMS). IMS provides an Investor Relationship Management platform with an investor dashboard, an investor portal to manage investor relations, and a comprehensive waterfall engine for distributions.
buyer: RealPage, Inc. (RP:$1,072.25)
RealPage provides a technology platform that enables real estate owners and managers to change how people experience and use rental space. Clients use the platform to gain transparency in asset performance, leverage data insights, and monetize space to create incremental yields. "
target: Investor Management Services, LLC
Investor Management Services (IMS) is an investor experience platform for commercial real estate firms to engage investors and manage assets. The web-based IMS Platform provides automated Waterfall Distribution Processing, Investor Dashboards, CRM, Document Sharing, and Investor Statements.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Synap Software Labs merged with Imagineer Technology Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Imagineer Technology Group, a leading provider of investor relations and fund marketing software to the asset management industry, and Synap Software Labs, maker of cloud-based investment research, due diligence, and account management applications, have merged. Synap provides relationship management tools for the entire customer journey.
buyer: Imagineer Technology Group, Inc.
Since their founding in 1998, Imagineer has focused on providing relationship management software and services that help investor relations, fund marketing, and customer success teams to effectively manage their clients and operate their businesses efficiently and intelligently. "
target: Synap Software Labs
Synap provides relationship management tools for the entire customer journey. Synap helps private fund managers centralize all of their investor relationship information, and it also helps institutional investors organize and collaborate investment research.
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Issuer Direct
Issuer Direct
Issuer Direct Corporation is a market leader and innovator of disclosure management solutions and cloud-based compliance technologies. Its flagship technology platform is DMS, a secure cloud based workflow compliance collaboration system for corporate issuers and compliance professionals.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1.47
Net Income ($mm)
$1.52
Employees
66
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Ticker: XTRA:EQS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQS Group AG
EQS Group AG
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Compliance. Companies trust EQS's products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfill complex national and international disclosure and compliance requirements.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$46.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.52
EBIT ($mm)
$1.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
350
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Ticker: SRAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Reality
Social Reality
Founded in 2010, Los Angeles-based Social Reality, Inc. is an Internet advertising company that provides tools that automate the digital advertising market. The company has built technologies and leveraged partner technologies that service social media and the real-time bidding (RTB) markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($16.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Piksel
Piksel
Piksel people create and manage OTT video monetization solutions for some of the world’s leading media brands: AT&T U-verse, BSkyB, Celcom, Channel 4, Mediaset, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Televisa Mexico, Vodafone and more.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$214.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.04
EBIT ($mm)
$14.12
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1300
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Ticker: RMKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business sales and marketing services. Our core services include complete lead qualification and management, new product sales, channel enablement, subscription renewals, and service contract sales.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$47.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
950
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALWED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wedia SA
Wedia SA
Wedia is the most experienced Marketing Resource Management (MRM) software provider to bring creation, customization, and distribution capabilities to all three major content channels: web, print and mobile.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$8.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.60
EBIT ($mm)
$0.43
Net Income ($mm)
$0.34
Employees
61
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Ticker: OTCPK:FSSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISION
FISION
FISION is a cloud-based digital asset management, marketing automation, and sales enablement company. FISION’s advanced, proprietary technology specializes in managing a customer’s brand and marketing content enabling marketing and sales people to create compelling on-brand communications.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: CPSE:AGILC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agillic
Agillic
Agillic is a Danish software company enabling marketers to maximise the use of data and translate it into relevant and personalised communication establishing strong relations between people and brands.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker: ICLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IClick Interactive Asia
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. iClick's platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfils various marketing objectives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$217.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
884
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$177.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($40.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:GBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GB Group Plc
GB Group Plc
GBG is a global specialist in identity data intelligence. They help organisations make decisions about the customers they serve and the people they employ. GBG has the fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to data they can trust.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$160.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.93
EBIT ($mm)
$18.39
Net Income ($mm)
$13.21
Employees
800
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: VERB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VERB Technology Company, Inc.
VERB Technology Company, Inc.
VERB Technology Company, Inc. is rapidly emerging as the market leader in interactive video data collection and analysis applications. VERB provides customer relationship management (CRM), lead generation, and video marketing software applications under the brand name TAGG.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($17.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:IMMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Immudyne
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.49
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.47
Employees
11
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