Like SMART Technologies Inc.

closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Foxconn Technology Group, acquired SMART Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Foxconn Technology Group has acquired all of the outstanding common shares of SMART Technologies Inc., a leading provider of education and business collaboration solutions. SMART Technologies is an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
buyer: Foxconn Technology Group (TSEC:2317:$139,710.76)
Foxconn is the world's foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, environmental-friendly manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics leaders. "
target: SMART Technologies Inc. (TSX:SMA:$331.81)
SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. They are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$56 [$196]
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$348
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$12
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closed 1/16/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elearis merged with Real Time Cases,

synopsis: Real Time Cases and Elearis have merged to form Curator Solutions®, Inc. The Elearis® SAAS solution provides the ability to easily build online learning by dragging and dropping pictures, graphics, videos, interactive learning objects, documents, animations, and third-party publisher learning content.
buyer: Real Time Cases
Real Time Cases delivers engaging, video-based experiential learning activities that let students confront, learn from, and work to resolve authentic problems facing real and established companies. "
target: Elearis
The Elearis® SAAS solution provides the ability to easily build online learning by dragging and dropping pictures, graphics, videos, interactive learning objects, documents, animations, and third-party publisher learning content.
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closed 4/19/2006 via PR Newswire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired IronPoint Technology Inc.

synopsis: Driving additional value for its clients in government, non-profit, golf and education markets, The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing services to community service organizations, has acquired Vancouver, B.C.-based IronPoint Technology, Inc.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities and increase revenues. "
target: IronPoint Technology Inc.
IronPoint allows districts to lower the total cost of Web deployment by buying one application that delivers the functionality of five other applications with the management overhead of only one.
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closed 2/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired MazikUSA

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced its completion of the acquisition of MazikUSA. Mazik, which was formed in 2001, has developed an integrated Student Information System (SIS) to address the complex needs of K-12 schools, including attendance, scheduling and grades.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,039.57)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: MazikUSA
Mazik, which was formed in 2001, has developed an integrated Student Information System (SIS) to address the complex needs of K-12 schools, including attendance, scheduling and grades. Mazik offers a dynamic, Web- based solution built upon the latest Microsoft(R) .NET technology.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$3
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4.0x
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closed 4/21/2003 via PR Newswire

Prime Entertainment, Inc., acquired Curriculum Advantage, Inc.

synopsis: Prime has acquired 100% of the stock of Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Company. Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide.
buyer: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
Prime Entertainment produces interactive devices for children under its Digital Blue brand. These include the Digital Movie Creator, an award-winning camcorder and software package that was a top-seller in 2002; and the QX3+ Microscope, an innovative microscope that projects magnified images onto a "
target: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis
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closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Advance, Inc., will acquire Turnitin

synopsis: Advance, a company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio, will be acquiring Turnitin, a software provider that promotes academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improves outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned and operated company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio spanning media, communications, technology, and other promising growth areas. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Turnitin
Turnitin is a partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
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closed 7/19/2017 via PR Web

Silverback Learning Solutions, acquired Edify Learning LLC

synopsis: Silverback Learning Solutions announced the acquisition of Edify Learning, the developer of EdifyAssess. EdifyAssess is a comprehensive cloud-based enterprise platform that manages all aspects of an organization’s assessment program from assessment item creation through assessment administration to sophisticated data analytics of student responses.
buyer: Silverback Learning Solutions
Silverback Learning Solutions products includes Mileposts and Teacher Vitae. Mileposts is a cloud-based Longitudinal Learning Portfolio which helps K-12 educators create personalized learning plans and interventions. Teacher Vitae is a comprehensive educator and administrator effectiveness platform."
target: Edify Learning LLC
Edify Learning is an education technology firm that provides a suite of products for student assessment and student data management. Their flagship product, EdifyAssess, is a software platform for managing assessment programs in K-12, Higher Ed and professional organizations.
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closed 6/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, acquired iParadigms

synopsis: iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: iParadigms
iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies to prevent plagiarism, verify content, and evaluate student learning. Its flagship product, Turnitin, is used by over 24 million students and 1.6 million educators at 10,000 institutions worldwide to improve student outcomes.
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closed 5/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., acquired Waypoint Outcomes

synopsis: Bridgepoint Education acquired Waypoint Outcomes, a creator and publisher of interactive rubrics and surveys used to develop crucial data on student achievement.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, and Thuze, Bridgepoint has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. "
target: Waypoint Outcomes
Waypoint Outcomes creates innovative tools to help deepen the dialog amongst educators, learners, and stakeholders. Their assessment software is used by diverse K12 and Higher Education institutions around the world.
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closed 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Lumerit

synopsis: Pearson, the world's learning company, has acquired Lumerit Education, an EdTech company that helps address the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer and corporate markets. Lumerit uses data and analytics to match learner profiles to academic programs to enable more people to prosper in their lives through learning.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Lumerit
Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company addresses the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its flexible proprietary technology platform.
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$29
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
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$43
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closed 2/4/2019 via BusinessWire

QSR International, acquired Planet Software

synopsis: QSR International, the world’s leading qualitative data analytics software company, announced the acquisition of Planet Software, the dominant provider of global student placement management software.
buyer: QSR International
QSR International is the world’s leading qualitative data analytics software company. QSR International gives researchers and marketers the power to uncover rich insights within qualitative data, like articles, interviews, social media and survey responses. "
target: Planet Software
Planet Software is the company behind Sonia - the most widely used student placement management software globally. Sonia streamlines the placement process for universities and employers, and helps students stay on top of their placements. They are based in Australia.
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closed 4/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, acquired Vocado

synopsis: Oracle, a provider of SaaS application suites for ERP, SCM and CX, has completed the acquisition of Vocado, which provides a leading student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing so they can achieve their academic goals.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: Vocado
Vocado provides a leading student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing. Vocado integrates its financial aid solution with both cloud and on-premise Student Information Systems.
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closed 4/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Watermark

synopsis: Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher education institutions worldwide, has announced the close of its agreement with TCV to acquire a controlling interest in the company. TCV is one of the largest providers of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to later-stage private and public companies. "
target: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning based on data they can trust.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mimir, acquired Omnipointment Inc.

synopsis: Indianapolis-based Mimir has acquired Omnipointment Inc., a tech company based in Chicago. Tthe acquisition of Omnipointment and its signature platform, Charter, will enhance Mimir Classroom. Charter is a group project tool that helps collegiate students arrange times to collaborate and gives instructors data to assess team performance.
buyer: Mimir
Mimir's main cloud-based software platform, Mimir Classroom, helps computer science teachers assess students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. "
target: Omnipointment Inc.
Omnipointment is the tool of choice for group projects, student organizations, and service projects. Omnipointment helps students find time out their busy schedules to meet.
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announced 9/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Taskstream-Tk20, will acquire LiveText

synopsis: Taskstream-Tk20 announced that LiveText, a provider of assessment software solutions for higher education, is joining the company. LiveText is one of the pioneers of learning engagement technologies and assessment innovations for higher education.
buyer: Taskstream-Tk20
Taskstream-Tk20 partners with institutions of higher education and national associations to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, and user-friendly assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services. "
target: LiveText
LiveText seeks to empower institutions and individuals with world-class technology and leadership to elevate and demonstrate the quality of learning by providing e-Portfolio, learning assessment, and accreditation management tools, expert consulting services, and broad support services.
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closed 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired SlideRoom.com

synopsis: Liaison International announced it has acquired SlideRoom. The company is best known for its seamless integration of multimedia components into admissions review workflows. Universities, arts, human resources and grant making organizations currently leverage SlideRoom in their decision-making processes.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison International, Inc. provides admissions management and enrollment marketing solutions to higher education institutions in the United States. It offers centralized application service, a cloud-based recruiting and admissions solution for students. "
target: SlideRoom.com
SlideRoom is a complete solution to collect, evaluate, and store applications online. The system is perfect for admissions, hiring, auditions, grants, and more. The company is best known for its seamless integration of multimedia components into admissions review workflows.
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announced 3/20/2017 via PR Newswire

TK20, Inc. will be merged with TaskStream,

synopsis: Taskstream and Tk20 announced a definitive merger agreement, bringing together two leading providers of assessment management solutions for higher education to help colleges and universities measure, analyze and report learning data to improve student and institutional outcomes.
buyer: TaskStream
Taskstream partners with institutions of higher education and national associations to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, user-friendly, and cloud-based solutions for assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services. "
target: TK20, Inc.
Tk20 simplifies assessment and streamlines accreditation with one comprehensive solution that's easy to use and tailored to fit each institution. Known for their collaborative approach and service excellence for the life of every partnership, Tk20 offers colleges & universities a better way forward.
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired WebAssign

synopsis: Cengage, an education and technology company, announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage's position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Foxconn Technology Group, acquired SMART Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Foxconn Technology Group has acquired all of the outstanding common shares of SMART Technologies Inc., a leading provider of education and business collaboration solutions. SMART Technologies is an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
buyer: Foxconn Technology Group (TSEC:2317:$139,710.76)
Foxconn is the world's foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, environmental-friendly manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics leaders. "
target: SMART Technologies Inc. (TSX:SMA:$331.81)
SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. They are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$56 [$196]
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$348
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$12
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Foxconn Technology Group, acquired SMART Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Foxconn Technology Group has acquired all of the outstanding common shares of SMART Technologies Inc., a leading provider of education and business collaboration solutions. SMART Technologies is an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
buyer: Foxconn Technology Group (TSEC:2317:$139,710.76)
Foxconn is the world's foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, environmental-friendly manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics leaders. "
target: SMART Technologies Inc. (TSX:SMA:$331.81)
SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. They are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$56 [$196]
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closed 10/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Neopica BV

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company based in Lesquin, has acquired Neopica, a renowned Belgian studio that has developed around sixty games, including a number of casual games designed to appeal to the widest possible audience.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$152.46)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Neopica BV
Created in 2007, Neopica is a renowned Belgian studio that has developed around sixty games, including a number of casual games designed to appeal to the widest possible audience, particularly children, before moving on to more complex simulation games.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Aico Ltd, acquired Homelync

synopsis: Aico, the UK market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, has acquired Homelync, an award-winning, innovative technology firm that specialize in smart home integration and analytics technology.
buyer parent: Ei Electronics
buyer: Aico Ltd
Aico, an Ei Company, are the UK market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, pioneering new technologies and offering high quality Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms. "
target: Homelync
Homelync are an award-winning, innovative technology firm that specialize in smart home integration and analytics technology. With industry-leading expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT), software development and integration, the Homelync team are at the forefront of this progressive market.
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closed 7/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Synaptics, acquired DisplayLink

synopsis: Synaptics has acquired DisplayLink Corp., a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
buyer: Synaptics (SYNA:$1,351.40)
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of human interface solutions, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics has a broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products. "
target: DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
price ($mm)
$305
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$94
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired North Inc.

synopsis: Alphabet’s Google announced that it has acquired North Inc., a Canadian company that makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: North Inc.
North, Inc., formerly Thalmic Labs, makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

BOND Mobility, acquired e-motionlabs

synopsis: BOND Mobility has acquired e-motionlabs, a micromobility technology company that operates a fleet of e-bikes in Belgium, Germany, France and Netherlands under the brand KINGO. The company also focuses on vehicle (IOT) connectivity technology addressing the needs of e-bike OEMs and micromobility fleet operators.
buyer: BOND Mobility
BOND Mobility is a premium e-bike sharing operator, founded in Switzerland. BOND Mobility operates e-bikes that deliver speed and range comparable to cars and transit while offering an active, low-carbon mobility option to urban communities. "
target: e-motionlabs
e-motionlabs was founded in 2015, building and operating a fleet of e-bikes in Belgium, Germany, France and Netherlands under the brand KINGO. From 2018, the company focuses on vehicle (IOT) connectivity technology addressing the needs of e-bike OEMs and micromobility fleet operators.
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announced 5/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Polygon International AB, will acquire Hiotlabs AB

synopsis: Polygon has signed an agreement to acquire Hiotlabs AB. Hiotlabs is a Swedish based company offering market leading technology solutions based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning. The solutions consist of sensors and software platform, with the purpose of detecting and preventing water damages in buildings.
buyer: Polygon International AB
Polygon is the European market leader in property damage restoration, serving a range of sectors including insurance, property management, government and industrial clients. "
target: Hiotlabs AB
Hiotlabs is a Swedish based company offering market leading technology solutions based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning. The solutions consist of sensors and software platform, with the purpose of detecting and preventing water damages in buildings.
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closed 4/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Proxy, acquired Motiv Inc.

synopsis: Proxy, creator of digital identities for the physical world, announced that it has acquired Motiv, maker of the world’s most popular smart ring, to bring digital identity signals to wearables for the first time and revolutionize the way people use technology to interact with the world around them.
buyer: Proxy
Founded in 2016, Proxy's mission is to digitize people's identity and make it universally accessible, secure and private. Their first product is a simple way to access an office or building with just a phone, without even so much as pulling it out of your pocket. "
target: Motiv Inc.
Founded in 2013, Motiv is a breakthrough wearable technology company focused on designing products that fit seamlessly into people's lives and keep them living better. Motiv offers fitness & health tracking and online identity security features.
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closed 11/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Fitbit Inc.

synopsis: Fitbit, Inc. has been acquired by Google LLC. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
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closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Breville Group Limited, acquired ChefSteps

synopsis: Australian global kitchen appliance maker Breville Group have acquired ChefSteps, a food and technology company. ChefSteps, with its website, is designed to inspire creativity and encourage experimentation in the kitchen through high-quality interactive content, techniques, tools, and resources.
buyer: Breville Group Limited (ASX:BRG:$497.76)
Breville is an Australian publicly listed company with a group of global subsidiaries who are the leading providers of small electrical appliances in the consumer products industry. The group of companies delivers world-class innovative products, enabling our global group to build strength. "
target: ChefSteps
ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people cook more, enjoy cooking and get incredible results. Built by a team of chefs, engineers, and videographers, their product Joule and its app reflect their commitment to creating content-rich products that educate and inspire.
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closed 12/6/2018 via BusinessWire

ADTRAN, Inc., acquired SmartRG

synopsis: ADTRAN, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced its acquisition of SmartRG Inc, a pacesetter and accomplished innovator of carrier-class, open-source connected home platforms and cloud services for broadband service providers.
buyer: ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN:$516.03)
ADTRAN, Inc. is the leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. "
target: SmartRG
SmartRG Inc. offers the best whole-home Wi-Fi service delivery platform in its class. Its innovative technology and elegant designs help broadband operators migrate, manage and monetize the increasingly connected home experience while exceeding subscriber expectations.
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closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
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closed 3/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Guardian Access & Door Hardware, acquired Garageio

synopsis: Guardian Access & Door Hardware, a manufacturer of operators and parts for the garage door industry, has acquired Alottazs Labs LLC, creator of Garageio. Garageio is a mobile application that allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
buyer: Guardian Access & Door Hardware
Guardian Access & Door Hardware specializes in the design and manufacture of operators, die castings, component stampings and plastic moldings for the garage door industry. Guardian strives to exceed the expectations of their customers through their comprehensive service and innovative designs. "
target: Garageio
Alottazs Labs LLC is a company that specializes in software/hardware solutions that simplifies everyday life. The company's Garageio mobile application allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
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closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Dash Robotics, acquired Bots Alive

synopsis: Dash Robotics, a company that is building the backbone of connected toys by creating technology to reimagine what's possible for the world's leading toy and gaming brands, announced the acquisition of Bots Alive, a robotics and AI company that uses computer vision and machine learning to bring life-like behavior to toys.
buyer: Dash Robotics
Dash Robotics is creating the backbone of connected toys. Their Platform for Connected Toys enables rapid development of hardware, software and backend analytics, making it easy to transform traditional toys and brands for the digital age. "
target: Bots Alive
Bots Alive builds software for toy makers to create novel play experiences by transforming ordinary toys into autonomous characters that think and act for themselves. Bots Alive's technology is optimized for mobile devices enabling users to leverage their smartphones as the toy’s eyes and brain.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/19/2017 via Market Wire

Fulham Co., Inc., acquired Control Network Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system.
buyer: Fulham Co., Inc.
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of LED modules & drivers, LED emergency lighting systems, electronic fluorescent ballasts, lamps, EHID ballasts, and more. "
target: Control Network Solutions Ltd
Control Network Solutions (CNS) is the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system. CNS's smart IoT based lighting control solution for all types of commercial buildings is disrupting the traditional a market, globally.
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announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Kobo Inc., will acquire Tolino

synopsis: Rakuten Kobo Inc. from Canada, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading service providers, will acquire the Tolino technology platform from Deutsche Telekom. Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Tolino
Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since 2014, the e-reader has also been available in Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

CRF Health, acquired Entra Health

synopsis: CRF Health, the leading global provider of eCOA solutions for the life sciences industry, has acquired Entra Health, a global leader in mobile health IT, cloud-based remote monitoring, health data exchange and analytics solutions. The acquisition expands CRF Health's offerings into the expanding market of wireless medical and wellness devices.
buyer parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
buyer: CRF Health
CRF Health is a leading provider of electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) solutions for global clinical trials. CRF Health’s TrialMax eCOA solutions consistently demonstrate the industry’s highest data accuracy, patient and site compliance, and patient retention. "
target: Entra Health
Entra Health is a mobile health IT company focused on cloud-based remote patient monitoring, telehealth, health data exchange and analytics solutions. They provide technology solutions and services ranging from their own FDA Class II software platform to their one-stop shopping for health devices.
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announced 6/23/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Alarm.com, Inc., will purchase Connect and Piper from iControl Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Alarm.com Holdings, Inc., the leading platform solution for the connected home and business, will acquire Connect and Piper from Icontrol Networks. Connect provides an interactive security and home automation platform that powers several service providers’ solutions. Piper designs, produces and sells a Wi-Fi-enabled video and home automation hub.
buyer parent: ABS Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Alarm.com, Inc. (ALRM:$457.25)
Alarm.com is the leading platform solution for the connected home. Alarm.com makes connected home technology broadly accessible to millions of home and business owners. "
seller: iControl Networks, Inc.
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing award-winning solutions for the home management market. iControl Connect combines wifi and Z-Wave technologies with leading security control panels. Piper is an all- in - one smart home system that is customizable.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/18/2016 via Reuters

Fitbit Inc., acquired Coin

synopsis: Fitbit Inc, a company that offers compact, wireless, wearable sensors that track a person’s daily activities in order to promote a healthy lifestyle, acquired Coin, a company that makes devices that use near-field communication (NFC) chips. NFC allows users to pay for purchases through their wearable devices or smartphones.
buyer: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness. "
target: Coin
Coin is a consumer electronics and financial technology company bringing simplicity and security to payments. Through the Coin developer program, wearables makers now have a turnkey solution for integrating secure payments into their devices (e.g. fitness trackers, smartwatches, jewelry).
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closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
announced 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nest Labs, Inc., will acquire Dropcam

synopsis: Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which currently includes the Protect smoke detector and Learning Thermostat.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Nest Labs, Inc.
Hitting the market in 2011 with its thermostat and following in 2013 with the Protect smoke detector, Nest established itself early on as an industry favorite in the nascent smart-appliance market by bringing refreshing design and powerful software to once-immutable and ignored devices. "
target: Dropcam
Dropcam offers a limited line of tightly integrated hardware and software. The camera company has only three products: the Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, and Dropcam Tab. All three devices are aimed at helping customers monitor home activity through motion sensors and video recordings.
price ($mm)
$555
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