Like Operative, Inc.

announced 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, will acquire Operative, Inc.

synopsis: Operative Media, Inc., the global leader in digital advertising business management solutions for major media companies, announced that the company will be acquired by SintecMedia, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. The combined company brings together TV and digital ad management for media companies and publishers worldwide.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred broadcast management software partner for over 300 of the world's top media brands, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia and Sky. "
target: Operative, Inc.
Since 2001, Operative Media, Inc. has developed software and services that help publishers, agencies, and networks simplify the business of advertising. Media companies rely on Operative to sell, traffic, and bill premium ad inventory, increasing revenue and decreasing overhead.
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closed 10/21/2020 via PR Web

Awesome Motive, acquired PushEngage

synopsis: Awesome Motive, a software company that helps small businesses to grow and compete with the big guys, has acquired PushEngage, a leading platform for browser push notifications. PushEngage allows publishers and store owners to send personalized messages that help increase traffic, boost user engagement and drive more sales.
buyer: Awesome Motive
Awesome Motive is a software company that helps small businesses to grow and compete with the big guys. Awesome Motive offers tools and training to help their customers stay ahead of the curve. They offer solutions for lead generation, WordPress development, WordPress analytics and more. "
target: PushEngage
PushEngage is a leading platform for browser push notifications. PushEngage enables push notifications on mobile and desktop browsers. Their platform allows publishers and store owners to send personalized messages that help increase traffic, boost user engagement and drive more sales.
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announced 10/8/2012 via PR Newswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire ViDM

synopsis: Alphabird, a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ventures in Digital Media (ViDM), a leading digital media and advertising technology services company in Australia.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: ViDM
ViDM owns Amplify and Emerge Digital. Amplify is a leading digital technology integration and marketing services company. Emerge Digital is Australia’s only independent private sell-side platform for premium publishers, focused on enabling the Australian and Asian private ad exchange marketplace.
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closed 1/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Demdex, Inc.

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced it has acquired privately held Demdex, Inc., a leading data management platform company. Having pioneered the SaaS audience management market since 2008, Demdex's services are continually being embraced by some of the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Demdex, Inc.
Demdex, Inc. provides market-leading audience management services for powering dynamic, multi-channel data strategies online. Having pioneered the SaaS audience management market since 2008, Demdex's services are continually being embraced by some of the world's most recognized brands.
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closed 7/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Glam Media, acquired AdPortal, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical media company for women online and one of the top display global media web properties, announced the acquisition of AdPortal, a leading publisher advertising-technology startup based in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdPortal, Inc.
AdPortal is a company dedicated to helping media publishers efficiently grow advertising revenue to win in today’s marketplace.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Marketing G2

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global news media industry, announces the acquisition of Marketing G2, a Pennsylvania-based software company that develops digital tools for online subscriptions, customer engagement, data discovery and audience lifecycle management.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Marketing G2
Marketing G2 (MG2) develops data-driven customer engagement technology and management tools that enable subscription-based companies to utilize all their data, technology, and content assets to engage customers and prospects to grow audience, increase revenues, and reduce costs.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI). DTI is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the global news and media industry.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
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closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Convera Inc., acquired Firstlight ERA

synopsis: Vertical search technology company Convera Corporation has announced the signing of a merger agreement with advertising agency Firstlight Online Limited. The combined new company will bring together the vertical search technology of Convera and the advertising sales and marketing capabilities of Firstlight.
buyer: Convera Inc. (CNVR:$0.00)
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand. "
target: Firstlight ERA
Editorial Related Advertising is the most targeted and cost-effective online marketing tool available - Firstlight E|R|A helps publishers and their advertisers build online presence and generate online revenue.
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closed 6/8/2006 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: In a transaction announced this week, The Riverside Company, the largest private equity firm investing in premier small to midsize companies, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI), a respected innovator in the newspaper publishing software industry. Several members of DTI’s management team also joined in this investment.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
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announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShowHeroes GmbH, will acquire Viralize Srl

synopsis: ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers will acquire Italy-based Viralize. Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video.
buyer: ShowHeroes GmbH
ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers. Its proprietary video platform consists of a library of thousands of unique video content clips, efficient video asset and playlist management. "
target parent: Vetrya Group
target: Viralize Srl
Headquartered in Italy, Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video, gives creators the global arena to distribute souped-up content, and connects advertisers to qualified, engaged audiences.
price ($mm)
$9.09
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closed 4/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Upland Software, acquired PostUp

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software, has acquired PostUp, a leading provider of email and audience development solutions for publishing and media brands.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$279.60)
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and engage with their customers, prospects and community. "
target: PostUp
PostUp is a leading provider of email and audience development technology and services to the publishing and media industries. With a proven services team, award-winning platform, and hand-picked partners, PostUp delivers personalized communications that drive engagement and increase revenues.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
$11
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3.2x
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closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vetrya Group, acquired Viralize Srl

synopsis: Vetrya, an Italian company which operates in the development of digital services , applications and broadband solutions , announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Viralize, a Florentine company that operates in digital video advertising . 
buyer: Vetrya Group (BIT:VTY:$53.30)
Vetrya Group is an Italian company that develops digital services, applications, and broadband solutions. Vetrya understand innovations and makes it functional for customers, by introducing innovation throughout the value chain, with a wide range of cloud computing platforms. "
target: Viralize Srl
Headquartered in Italy, Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video, gives creators the global arena to distribute souped-up content, and connects advertisers to qualified, engaged audiences.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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1.1x
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6.1x
closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DanAds, acquired Backbone Consulting AB

synopsis: DanAds, a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden, has acquired Backbone Consulting, a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Backbone's main product, Backbone4Media, allows media sales organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
buyer: DanAds
Founded in 2013, DanAds is a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden. Their platforms features ad forecasting, one-to-one direct programmatic, targeting options and ad-tools for publishers and advertisers. "
target: Backbone Consulting AB
Backbone Consulting is a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Their main product, Backbone4Media, is an end-to-end solution for media sales organizations. Backbone4Media allows organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
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closed 5/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Amobee, Inc., acquired Videology, Inc.

synopsis: Singtel subsidiary Amobee, a global digital marketing technology company serving brands and agencies, announced it has completed the acquisition of assets from Videology—a leading software provider for advanced TV and video advertising.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Amobee, Inc.
Amobee is a global marketing technology company that provides innovative data driven cross channel digital advertising solutions for the world’s leading agencies and brands, including Lexus, Kellogg’s, and Airbnb. "
target: Videology, Inc.
Videology is a leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising. By simplifying big data, they empower marketers and media companies to make smarter advertising decisions to fully harness the value of their audience across screens.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Next14, acquired Zodiak Advertising

synopsis: Next14, an Italian industrial holding company, has acquired Zodiak Advertising from the De Agostini Group, a family-owned private group that is active in 4 business areas. Zodiak Advertising is an ad-tech company in Italy. It offers publishers and advertising dealers an integrated platform that helps them optimize their monetization systems.
buyer: Next14
Next14 is an Italian industrial holding company that aims to build the first independent network of leading companies in the data-driven advertising and data-driven content marketing realm. Each business controlled by Next14 is a fully independent legal entity. "
target parent: The De Agostini Group
target: Zodiak Advertising
Zodiak Advertising is one of the leading ad-tech companies in the South-European market. It offers publishers and advertising dealers an integrated platform that helps them optimize their display, mobile, and video advertising monetization systems.
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closed 8/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Netsertive, acquired Mixpo, Inc.

synopsis: Netsertive, a marketing technology company empowering brands, national retailers and local businesses to automate and scale distributed local marketing, announced the acquisition of Mixpo, a Seattle-based creative management platform that enables publishers and marketers to easily build, manage and measure compelling video and media ad campaigns.
buyer: Netsertive
Netsertive has revolutionized how brands and local businesses work together to win local customers. Their two solutions, MarketWise™ for Brands and StreetWise™ for Local Businesses, enable cooperative marketing by giving brands the capability to activate scaled omnichannel marketing campaigns. "
target: Mixpo, Inc.
Mixpo is the leading creative management platform for digital advertisers and publishers. Their studio gives brands and resellers the tools to easily produce compelling video and rich media ads, and a simple interface from which to manage, measure and optimize campaigns in real time, at scale.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Altitude Digital merged with Genesis Media,

synopsis: Genesis Media, a leading publisher analytics and data science company, announced it has merged with Denver-based, Altitude Digital, a programmatic video technology company. The Altitude ARENA® Programmatic Video Platform streamlines the connection between publishers and advertisers with its innovative technology and tools.
buyer: Genesis Media
Genesis Media’s real-time analytics platform is the first of its kind to make advertising decisions based on user attention data. The platform analyzes how each piece of content is consumed, across 28 million publisher pages. "
target: Altitude Digital
Altitude Digital is a programmatic video technology company. The Altitude ARENA® Programmatic Video Platform streamlines the connection between publishers and advertisers with its innovative technology and tools.
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closed 7/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Algomizer, acquired Linkury Ltd.

synopsis: Algomizer, a public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and specializing in the online marketing field, signed an agreement and completed the acquisition of Linkury Ltd., provider of software monetization solutions.
buyer: Algomizer (TASE:ALMO:$0.21)
Algomizer is an Internet Technology company that specializes in developing online marketing tools for SMB's. Their expert team of developers, analysts and online advertising experts develop innovative algorithmic tools for online advertising campaigns. "
target: Linkury Ltd.
Linkury supplies monetization solutions for software applications and content publishers across web, mobile and desktop. It delivers both B2C products using various user acquisition techniques and B2B platform services in the form of customized monetization tools.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$20
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closed 5/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

FreeWheel, acquired StickyADS.tv

synopsis: Comcast’s FreeWheel online-video division has acquired StickyAds.tv, a French company that provides tools and a private exchange for video publishers to sell ads programmatically.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: FreeWheel
FreeWheel provides the premium video industry with the solutions it needs to thrive in the evolving media landscape. Their technology helps video publishers manage the end-to-end economics of premium content, no matter where it appears. "
target: StickyADS.tv
StickyADS.tv is a leading video supply-side platform (SSP), that offers premium publishers software to build, run and operate their own private exchange.
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announced 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, will acquire Operative, Inc.

synopsis: Operative Media, Inc., the global leader in digital advertising business management solutions for major media companies, announced that the company will be acquired by SintecMedia, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. The combined company brings together TV and digital ad management for media companies and publishers worldwide.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred broadcast management software partner for over 300 of the world's top media brands, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia and Sky. "
target: Operative, Inc.
Since 2001, Operative Media, Inc. has developed software and services that help publishers, agencies, and networks simplify the business of advertising. Media companies rely on Operative to sell, traffic, and bill premium ad inventory, increasing revenue and decreasing overhead.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Operative, Inc., acquired Solbright

synopsis: Operative, the advertising business management company, announced it has acquired Solbright, a pioneer in digital advertising operations solutions. Solbright is a leading provider of revenue and workflow operations software that currently helps leading websites to manage their online advertising.
buyer: Operative, Inc.
Operative is the advertising business management company that gives media industry leaders and their partners the freedom to move fast and forward with solutions that eliminate complexities within the advertising ecosystem. "
target: Solbright
Solbright provides traditional media tools for online media to manage sales and revenue. It offers AdSuite, a subscription-based software service that provides online publishers and websites with inventory forecasting and management, contract management, ad validation, and management reporting.
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announced 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, will acquire Operative, Inc.

synopsis: Operative Media, Inc., the global leader in digital advertising business management solutions for major media companies, announced that the company will be acquired by SintecMedia, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. The combined company brings together TV and digital ad management for media companies and publishers worldwide.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred broadcast management software partner for over 300 of the world's top media brands, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia and Sky. "
target: Operative, Inc.
Since 2001, Operative Media, Inc. has developed software and services that help publishers, agencies, and networks simplify the business of advertising. Media companies rely on Operative to sell, traffic, and bill premium ad inventory, increasing revenue and decreasing overhead.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired SintecMedia

synopsis: SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced that SintecMedia's management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has invested in 150+ technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry."
target parent: Riverwood Capital
target: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 150 of the world's top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
$110
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3.6x
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closed 10/20/2015 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Broadway Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the provider of the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry, announced its acquisition of Broadway Systems, a leading provider of broadcast management solutions. Broadway manages billions of dollars in advertising revenues across news, sports, music, and entertainment networks for customers in the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
intecMedia provides the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry. Founded in 2000, SintecMedia has grown to manage more than $30 billion in advertising revenue via OnAir, IBMS, and SIMS. "
target: Broadway Systems
Broadway has collaborated with major cable television networks—including Fox News, the Scripps Networks, CBS Sports Network and the MLB Network to engineer a contemporary and fully-integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship and billing system.
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announced 1/16/2014 via Wall Street Journal

SintecMedia, will acquire Pilat Media

synopsis: Sintec Media Ltd., the leading provider of media business management solutions will acquire Pilat Media Global plc. Pilat Media is a supplier of powerful, integrated business management systems for the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
Sintec Media is the leading provider of media business management solutions. They engage in the design and implementation of management systems for the broadcast, cable, and satellite industries. "
target: Pilat Media (PGB:$43.40)
Pilat Media Global develops, markets, and supports business management software solutions for content and service providers in the media industry. They offer an Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBM) for managing content, media operations, airtime programming, and advertising sales.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$45
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$6
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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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closed 1/9/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired StorerTV

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, has acquired an important player in the U.S. broadcast management space. StorerTV, the top North American provider of media program and contract rights management software solutions for the television broadcast and cable industry, is now part of the SintecMedia family.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: StorerTV
StorerTV is the leading developer of cutting-edge media program and contract rights management software solutions for the television broadcast and cable industry.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired SintecMedia

synopsis: SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced that SintecMedia's management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has invested in 150+ technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry."
target parent: Riverwood Capital
target: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 150 of the world's top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units.
price ($mm)
$400
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$110
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closed 7/7/2016 via BusinessWire

MediaOcean, acquired Invision Inc.

synopsis: Mediaocean, the leading software provider for the advertising world, announced that it has acquired INVISION Inc., a leading provider of cross-device sell-side workflow solutions to major media companies. Trusted by the largest media companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: MediaOcean
Mediaocean is the world's only software company that automates every aspect of the advertising workflow, from planning and buying, to analyzing and optimizing, to invoicing and payments. Its open cross-media platforms have unmatched reach and bridge traditional and digital media. "
target: Invision Inc.
INVISION Inc. is the media industry’s most experienced provider of cross-device advertising sales software. Trusted by the largest media and television companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations and maximize revenue of their inventory.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Efficio merged with ShareBuilders,

synopsis: ShareBuilders, Inc., the leading provider of yield management solutions for the broadcast media sales industry, announced a merger with Efficio Solutions, Inc., a leader in media sales management, CRM and yield solutions to the broadcast industry.
buyer: ShareBuilders
ShareBuilders is the largest media yield management software company in the US. In 2010 their local broadcast TV clients billed about $3.7 billion, which is estimated to be 1 out of every 5 commercials sold on English-speaking network affiliates. "
target: Efficio
Efficio Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1999 and created by broadcasters for broadcasters with over 8,000 users in the media sales industry. Efficio is a fully integrated media sales management solution that answers the needs of salespeople and sales managers.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rambler&Co., acquired Dulton Media

synopsis: Rambler&Co, a provider of online and mobile advertising services, has acquired Dulton Media from Prostor Capital, a Russian venture fund. Dulton Media provides an online platform for managing and monetizing videos. Their Eagle.Platform tool allows users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
buyer parent: A&NN Investments
buyer: Rambler&Co.
Rambler&Co is one of the largest groups of companies in media, technology and e-Commerce. Rambler&Co provides online and mobile advertising services. They are based in Moscow, Russia. "
target parent: Prostor Capital
target: Dulton Media
Moscow-based Dulton Media provides an online platform that provides B2B and B2C solutions for clients to manage and monetize videos. The company offers Eagle.Platform, a tool that enables users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
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closed 7/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Glam Media, acquired AdPortal, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical media company for women online and one of the top display global media web properties, announced the acquisition of AdPortal, a leading publisher advertising-technology startup based in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdPortal, Inc.
AdPortal is a company dedicated to helping media publishers efficiently grow advertising revenue to win in today’s marketplace.
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closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Acxiom Corporation, purchased Advanced-Advertising Unit from The Allant Group, Inc.

synopsis: Acxiom Corp, the data analytics firm, has acquired the advanced-advertising unit of Allant Group, a third-party data shop focused on advertising and marketing. Allant Group's Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their SaaS solution Audience Interconnect.
buyer: Acxiom Corporation (ACXM:$917.41)
Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service Company that fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. Acxiom is an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. "
seller parent: MidOcean Partners
seller: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant offers advanced TV advertising software and data products as well as data and analytic driven marketing and advertising services. Their Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their data-enabled software.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Admeta AB

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Admeta, a leading provider of solutions for digital programmatic sell-side platforms based in Sweden. Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target: Admeta AB
Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue. Admeta’s core functionality includes Artificial Intelligence-based learning, dynamic floor pricing, full premium programmatic support for private marketplaces and Deal ID.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Fivia

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, announced that it has acquired Paris-based Fivia, a digital advertising management software provider. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target parent: IPMG
target: Fivia
Fivia is a digital advertising management software provider headquartered in Paris, France. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,309.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Integrated Media Company, LLC, acquired StackCommerce, Inc.

synopsis: Integrated Media Company (IMC), a TPG platform dedicated to the new media ecosystem, has acquired a majority stake in StackCommerce, a leading commerce + content platform for digital publishers and brands. StackCommerce powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Integrated Media Company, LLC
Integrated Media Company (IMC) is a special-purpose digital media investment company launched by TPG in 2018. IMC’s mandate is both financial and strategic, providing greater flexibility with regards to investment size, term, and portfolio construction. "
target: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading commerce + content platform for publishers and brands. StackCommerce allows users to discover and purchase products on the publisher sites they visit daily. Their platform powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Vimeo, LLC., acquired VHX Corporation

synopsis: Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, announced the acquisition of VHX, a platform for premium over-the-top (OTT) subscription video channels. VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: VHX Corporation
VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans. They have helped publishers sell films, TV shows, comedy specials, live concert footage, lectures, web series, fitness, education and more.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Tinypass merged with Piano Media, a.s.,

synopsis: Tinypass and Piano Media, two pioneers in content monetization and paywall software, announced a merger to create Piano. Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano, headquartered in New York City, is a leading provider of metering and paywall solutions for digital content monetization and media user data analysis. "
target: Tinypass
Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
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closed 9/23/2010 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ExtendMedia

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held ExtendMedia, a leading provider of software-based Content Management Systems (CMS) that manage the entire lifecycle of video content through monetization for pay media and ad-supported business models.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,071.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. "
target: ExtendMedia
ExtendMedia provides OpenCASE, a carrier-grade platform for managing, publishing and monetizing video across PCs, televisions and mobile devices. With OpenCASE, network operators, media companies and consumer electronics companies can launch streaming and downloadable video services.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

ASMIQ AG, acquired SmartWall.ai

synopsis: SmartWall, a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015 has been acquired by ASMIQ, a services and technology company specialized in subscription management. Smartwall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
buyer: ASMIQ AG
ASMIQ is a service and technology company specialized in subscription and membership management. The publishing division extends their existing product and service portfolio and complete it with two customer contact centers for publishers. "
target: SmartWall.ai
SmartWall is a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015. SmartWall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
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closed 2/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Tinypass, acquired Swishu

synopsis: Tinypass, which enables media companies and websites to create new business models, announced the acquisition of Swishu, an advanced paywall and subscriber management technology company.
buyer: Tinypass
Tinypass is an e-commerce platform that allows content creators and media owners to monetize their digital content quickly, powerfully and effectively by bringing the functionality of major paywalls and download services to every site on the Internet, and enables new innovative business models. "
target: Swishu
Swishu is the industry leader in advanced paywall software for publishers, radio stations, and indie bloggers alike. Swishu creates new revenue, increases reader engagement, and drives subscriptions with its industry-leading paywall and subscriber management software.
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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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