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closed 1/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Clutch, acquired Persio

synopsis: Clutch, a customer management and marketing analytics company, has acquired intelligent mobile promotions platform, Persio, in a deal that will add powerful new mobile marketing capabilities to the Clutch platform.
buyer: Clutch
Clutch is a customer management and marketing analytics company. Clutch’s Integrated Customer Management platform delivers customer intelligence and personalized engagements empowering B2C brands to identify, understand and motivate each segment of their customer base. "
target: Persio
Persio is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that uses behavioral and demographic data to drive revenue, acquisition and retention for SMS, app and web. Designed simply and with an intuitive UI, the cloud-based solution efficiently manages the mobile campaign process from start to finish.
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closed 12/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Fishbowl Marketing, acquired CLYP Technologies

synopsis: Fishbowl, the leading provider of a marketing and guest analytics platform to the restaurant industry, announced the acquisition of CLYP Technologies, a next generation mobile automation firm with a strong presence in retail.
buyer: Fishbowl Marketing
Fishbowl helps restaurants leverage data to drive predictable sales growth. Fishbowl's closed loop restaurant marketing SaaS platform is highly scalable and ingests data quickly from various sources, including email, SMS, social, online ordering, loyalty programs, reservations, and more. "
target: CLYP Technologies
CLYP Technologies is a next generation mobile automation firm with a strong presence in retail. CLYP integrates customer intelligence, a content relevancy engine and personalization to deliver full marketing automation across mobile devices, while offering real time messaging and mobile loyalty.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Moka, acquired GetFocus

synopsis: Moka, a provider of end-to-end POS and payment solutions in Indonesia, has acquired GetFocus, an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. GetFocus' solution provides accurate indoor insights and location analytics that can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
buyer: Moka
Moka provides an end-to-end POS and payment solution that caters to small and medium businesses in Indonesia. The service includes an Android/iOS app used by store cashiers and a web back-office that allows store owners to access data such as sales reports, inventory, and customer feedback. "
target: GetFocus
GetFocus is an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. Their SDK can easily integrate into apps and provides developers with accurate indoor insights. Their location analytics can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
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announced 7/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blancco Technology Group plc, will acquire Inhance Technology

synopsis: Blancco Technology Group, the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, announced it has agreed to acquire mobile device diagnostics solution provider, Inhance Technology. Its diagnostic solution is a retail focused, app-based solution experience that enables consumers to easily establish a trade in value for their handset.
buyer: Blancco Technology Group plc (AIM:BLTG:$36.99)
Blancco is the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. Blancco data erasure solutions provide thousands of organisations with the tools they need to add an additional layer of security to their endpoint security policies through secure erasure of IT assets. "
target: Inhance Technology
Inhance Technology provides a mobile diagnostic product. The diagnostic solution is a retail focused, app-based solution experience that enables consumers to easily establish a trade in value for their handset and complete a trade in transaction without having to visit a retail store.
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$5.73
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$1
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announced 10/13/2015 via PR Newswire

RetailNext, Inc., will acquire Pikato, Inc.

synopsis: RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and leader in retail analytics for brick-and-mortar stores, announced it has acquired Pikato, a Chicago-based company whose cloud-based software transforms retail mobile marketing channels into personal, one-to-one interactions between retailers and shoppers.
buyer: RetailNext, Inc.
RetailNext is the worldwide market leader and expert in retail analytics for brick-and-mortar retail, delivering real-time analytics that enable retailers and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. "
target: Pikato, Inc.
Pikato is a turnkey, white-label platform for delivering contextual, hyper-personalized shopping experiences via any mobile channel. With Pikato, retailers can provide individualized, time-sensitive offers, coupons and product information within their existing brand and mobile assets.
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closed 3/30/2015 via BusinessWire

Xaxis, acquired ActionX

synopsis: Xaxis, the world’s largest programmatic media and technology platform, announced it has acquired ActionX, a leader in mobile app and cross-screen advertising. ActionX works with major retailers, travel services, media subscription brands and other transactional marketers to drive mobile and cross-screen revenue and maximize customer lifetime value.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Xaxis
Xaxis is a global digital media platform that programmatically connects advertisers and publishers to audiences across all addressable channels. Xaxis combines proprietary technology, unique data assets and exclusive media relationships with teams of audience analysts, data scientists and engineers."
target: ActionX
ActionX is a leader in mobile app and cross-screen retargeting. ActionX works with major retailers, travel services, media subscription brands and other transactional marketers to drive mobile and cross-screen revenue and maximize customer lifetime value.
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announced 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., will acquire Convertro, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced an agreement to acquire Convertro, a leading provider of multi-touch attribution modeling technology for brands and agencies. Convertro helps marketers and agencies maximize their return on advertising spend across online and offline media channels through granular insights into each channel, format, ad creative and audience segment.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Convertro, Inc.
Convertro provides organizations with insightful analytics that capture the entire lead source path and its influence on conversion, revenue and profit. Converto enables marketers to link digital and physical strategies by synchronizing online exposures to TV ads or paper catalogs, at single source.
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$91
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Pareteum Corporation, acquired Devicescape

synopsis: Pareteum Corporation, a rapidly growing global cloud software communications platform company, has acquired Devicescape, the San Francisco-based mobile location and engagement solutions provider. The Devicescape software solution triggers alerts when devices enter venues, allowing Pareteum customers to deliver location-specific mobile engagements.
buyer: Pareteum Corporation (TEUM:$32.44)
Pareteum's Global Cloud Communications Platform connects millions of people and devices around the world, enhancing their mobile experience. Pareteum brings secure, ubiquitous, scalable, and seamlessly available voice, video, SMS/text messaging, and data, media and content enablement to customers. "
target: Devicescape
Devicescape uses the world's largest Wi-Fi beacon network to deliver the power of high-accuracy consumer presence detection to app and SDK publishers. With independent reach into millions of places of interest, Devicescape presence awareness creates monetization and value-add opportunities.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

GK Software AG, acquired Valuephone GmbH

synopsis: GK Software, a leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers, has taken over valuephone GmbH. Valuephone is a leading provider of mobile couponing, mobile payment and mobile loyalty services in Germany.
buyer: GK Software AG (DB:GKS:$109.94)
GK Software AG has become the leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers with stores around the globe. Currently in over 40 countries, GK Software continues to expand along with their customers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. "
target: Valuephone GmbH
Valuephone is a leading provider of mobile couponing, mobile payment and mobile loyalty services in Germany. The software company develops innovative applications for mobile marketing and loyalty management for a variety of retail and other businesses.
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closed 6/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Quotient Technology Inc., acquired Crisp Mobile

synopsis: Quotient Technology Inc., a leading digital promotions, media and analytics company that connects brands, retailers and shoppers, announced that it has completed its acquisition of mobile marketing and advertising company Crisp Media, Inc., which does business as Crisp Mobile.
buyer: Quotient Technology Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Quotient Technology is a leading digital promotion, media and analytics company that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products, including digital paperless coupons, digital printable coupons, coupon codes and card-linked offers."
target: Crisp Mobile
Crisp has over 15 years’ experience in delivering marketer content via mobile devices. Crisp’s exclusive focus on the Retail and CPG markets means that only Crisp has both the deep vertical knowledge and the proven ability to activate shoppers on the device they use most often: their mobile phone.
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$33
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announced 4/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Invigor Group Limited, will acquire Sprooki

synopsis: Leading big data solutions company Invigor Group Limited has signed a Share Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of Sprooki Pte Limited, a Singapore based group with comprehensive mobile and digital engagement capabilities.
buyer: Invigor Group Limited (ASX:IVO:$1.61)
Invigor Group Limited is an Australian company that develops a range of solutions to help measure and influence the consumer purchase journey, turning insights into revenue. "
target: Sprooki
Sprooki is revolutionising retail as Asia's pioneer in location-based retail solutions. Sprooki provides Asia’s largest malls and retail groups with a white-label engagement and commerce platform specifically designed for today's connected shoppers.
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announced 7/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Stanfield Funds Management Limited, will acquire Sprooki

synopsis: Sprooki, a company that provides Asia’s largest malls and retailers with a location-based mobile engagement platform, announced that they have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement for the sale of the business to Stanfield Funds Management Limited, a listed Funds Management Company.
buyer: Stanfield Funds Management Limited (ASX:SFN:$0.07)
Stanfield Funds Management Ltd is a listed Funds Management Company on the Australian Stock Market (ASX code SFN). Stanfield specialises in funds management advisory services, diversified investment and asset management in the Asian region. "
target: Sprooki
Sprooki provides Asia’s largest malls and retailers with a location-based mobile engagement platform they can use on a daily basis to win more consumers where and when they choose to shop.
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announced 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Piano Software Inc., will acquire Cxense

synopsis: Piano, a company that offers cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users, will acquire Norway-based Cxense, a company that helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano offers high-performance cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users. Leading businesses around the world use Piano to power their subscription, analytics, and personalization efforts. "
target: Cxense (OB:CXENSE:$19.56)
Norway-based Cxense helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource. Their leading Data Management Platform with Intelligent Personalization, gives companies insight into their customers, and enables them to action this insight real-time.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$34]
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$19
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ve Global, acquired Divvit

synopsis: London-based Ve Global, an engagement and analytics solution for e-commerce brands, has acquired Divvit, a Swedish digital marketing startup that specialises in analytics, insights and revenue attribution. They provide multiple features to help clients increase their ROI including Marketing Attribution, eCommerce analytics and more.
buyer: Ve Global
Ve Global is an engagement and analytics solution for e-commerce brands. They offer programmatic advertising, onsite engagement and email re-marketing products. They also offer brand-native designs that are fully customizable and seamlessly integrate within websites, ensuring no disruption. "
target: Divvit
Divvit is an intelligent eCommerce analytics platform that empowers online retailers, by providing real-time data that helps save money, ensure efficient spending and increase revenue. They provide multiple features to help increase ROI including Marketing Attribution, eCommerce analytics and more.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Experian Automotive, acquired String Automotive Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Experian Automotive has acquired String Automotive and its online marketing intelligence platform. String’s Dealer Positioning System (DPS), which combines multiple sources of data from inside and outside the dealership, helps auto dealers more profitably attract, convert and retain in-market buyers.
buyer parent: Experian plc
buyer: Experian Automotive
Experian Automotive helps auto dealers make smarter advertising decisions with automotive data and insights. Experian Automotive's ability to integrate their multiple data sources from their credit, vehicle and marketing databases allows for a level of unmatched intelligence. "
target: String Automotive Solutions, Inc.
String Automotive helps auto dealers more profitably attract, convert and retain in-market buyers. Their online optimization tools provide total visibility into data, uncovering actionable insights that turbocharge marketing results and set dealerships apart.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, acquired ZIIBRA

synopsis: Tagboard, the world's premier social search and display platform, announced that it has acquired ZIIBRA. ZIIBRA became a marketplace to relieve the massive pain entrepreneurs and their business have when managing their website, online store, and email marketing tools.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the easiest way to discover social media and quickly share it with the audience. Tagboards are used by thousands of brands, sporting teams, and media companies to create billions of impressions. "
target: ZIIBRA
ZIIBRA became a marketplace to relieve the massive pain entrepreneurs and their business have when managing their website, online store, and email marketing tools. Cofounders Omri Mor and Justin Myers launched ZIIBRA in 2013 with a goal to help keep creativity alive and well.
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closed 3/1/2006 via BusinessWire

The Cobalt Group, acquired Playing Field, Inc.

synopsis: The IntegraLink division of The Cobalt Group, Inc. - the leading provider of marketing services to the retail automotive industry - has acquired key technology assets from Playing Field, Inc. Among the assets acquired is Playing Field's real-time transactions integration hub, which facilitates connectivity between dealerships and financial lender.
buyer: The Cobalt Group
The Cobalt Group works exclusively in the automotive retail market developing integrated technologies that help manufacturers and dealers increase their profits and operational efficiencies. "
target: Playing Field, Inc.
Playing Field, Inc. created a web-service based transaction hub that allows disparate computer business systems to send valuable information to one another despite being in different technologies or using different data formats.
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closed 10/21/2015 via Company Press Release

Unbound Commerce, Inc., acquired Apptive, Inc.

synopsis: Austin-based Apptive, the company whose platform makes it easy for online merchants to create and manage native mobile apps, announced that it has been acquired by mobile commerce market leader Unbound Commerce. The Apptive acquisition complements Unbound’s Mobile Presence platform, used by leading merchants for mobile and tablet sites.
buyer: Unbound Commerce, Inc.
Unbound Commerce is the #1 mobile commerce provider among mid-market retailers. Their Mobile Presence platform is used by 400+ merchants, selected as the easiest and most cost-effective way to mobile-optimize their business. "
target: Apptive, Inc.
Apptive enables businesses to harness the power of smartphone apps with no programming required. Their web-based EasyApp platform provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for the development of customized apps and a management console with content management, marketing and analytic functionality.
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closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Palantir Technologies, acquired Fancy That

synopsis: Palantir, known for its data analytics platform, has acquired Fancy That, a startup that has built a platform to help retailers with their omnichannel strategies across physical stores, online, mobile and other platforms where they sell goods and communicate with customers.
buyer: Palantir Technologies
Palantir Technologies offers a suite of software applications for integrating, visualizing and analyzing the world's information. It supports many kinds of data including structured, unstructured, relational, temporal and geospatial. "
target: Fancy That
Fancy That by FT Technologies, Inc., is an enterprise software app founded to leverage artificial intelligence and IoT protocols to allow traditional retailers to compete with digital commerce giants, engage consumers, and make their in-store operations more efficient.
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closed 7/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Lexity

synopsis: Yahoo has just acquired e-commerce app platform Lexity. Lexity is the one-stop-shop of Ecommerce services for SMBs. Lexity Commerce Central is the PaaS cloud platform for Ecommerce, and comes with its own App Store that makes it easy for online retailers to add apps that range from Analytics to Pinterest management, with a single click.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Lexity
Lexity is the one-stop-shop of Ecommerce services for SMBs. Lexity Commerce Central is the PaaS cloud platform for Ecommerce, and comes with its own App Store that makes it easy for online retailers to add apps that range from Analytics to Pinterest management, with a single click.
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closed 1/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Clutch, acquired Persio

synopsis: Clutch, a customer management and marketing analytics company, has acquired intelligent mobile promotions platform, Persio, in a deal that will add powerful new mobile marketing capabilities to the Clutch platform.
buyer: Clutch
Clutch is a customer management and marketing analytics company. Clutch’s Integrated Customer Management platform delivers customer intelligence and personalized engagements empowering B2C brands to identify, understand and motivate each segment of their customer base. "
target: Persio
Persio is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that uses behavioral and demographic data to drive revenue, acquisition and retention for SMS, app and web. Designed simply and with an intuitive UI, the cloud-based solution efficiently manages the mobile campaign process from start to finish.
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closed 1/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Clutch, acquired Persio

synopsis: Clutch, a customer management and marketing analytics company, has acquired intelligent mobile promotions platform, Persio, in a deal that will add powerful new mobile marketing capabilities to the Clutch platform.
buyer: Clutch
Clutch is a customer management and marketing analytics company. Clutch’s Integrated Customer Management platform delivers customer intelligence and personalized engagements empowering B2C brands to identify, understand and motivate each segment of their customer base. "
target: Persio
Persio is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that uses behavioral and demographic data to drive revenue, acquisition and retention for SMS, app and web. Designed simply and with an intuitive UI, the cloud-based solution efficiently manages the mobile campaign process from start to finish.
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closed 8/5/2013 via BusinessWire

Clutch, acquired ProfitPoint, Inc.

synopsis: Clutch, the mobile commerce company focused on the convergence of e-gifting, loyalty programs and merchant rewards announced that it has acquired ProfitPoint, a leading supplier of loyalty and gift programs.
buyer: Clutch
Clutch provides the only mobile platform that unites shopping, loyalty programs and gifting, delivering the most relevant offers to consumers and the most targeted customers to merchants. "
target: ProfitPoint, Inc.
ProfitPoint is an innovative provider of multi-dimensional loyalty, rewards and gift card programs to retailers globally. ProfitPoint provides highly-targeted, customized programs based on very specific customer behaviors that in turn drive a desired customer response.
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closed 12/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Airship, Inc., acquired Tello, Inc.

synopsis: Urban Airship, the mobile push messaging startup, has acquired Tello Inc. for its Apple Passbook management product for developers, PassTools.
buyer: Urban Airship, Inc.
Urban Airship powers the world's most successful mobile apps. Providing breakthrough technology, Urban Airship makes mobile marketing far more engaging, effective, and efficient. Top brands depend on Urban Airship to ensure their mobile app initiatives are scalable and profitable. "
target: Tello, Inc.
Tello is an innovative SaaS and mobile application company committed to improving businesses everywhere by applying the latest mobile technologies to everyday customer interactions. People use Tello’s mobile applications to provide instant feedback to businesses via their mobile devices.
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closed 4/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Tagtile

synopsis: Facebook has bought TagTile, a mobile-based customer loyalty, management startup, for an undisclosed sum. Tagtile helps local businesses identify, engage and increase repeat purchases from customers through a frictionless loyalty and direct marketing solution. The product consists of the Tagtile Cube that merchants place at their cash counter.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Tagtile
Tagtile helps local businesses identify, engage and increase repeat purchases from customers through a frictionless loyalty and direct marketing solution. The Tagtile product consists of a custom hardware device, the Tagtile Cube, that merchants place at their cash counter.
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closed 8/20/2012 via PR Newswire

MobileBits Holdings Corp., acquired Samy4Me

synopsis: MobileBits Holdings Corp., a leading provider of enterprise-class social and digital experience solutions announced that it has acquired Switzerland based Aixum Tec. Through its flagship product, Samy4me™, Aixum provides an end-to-end solution that connects national and local merchants with targeted customers through their mobile device.
buyer: MobileBits Holdings Corp. (MBIT:$0.00)
MobileBits Holdings Corp. is a global technology company that strengthens relationships between businesses and their audience by enabling exceptional digital experiences. It's Pringo™ products delivers highly integrated social, rich media, loyalty and targeted advertising solutions to any device. "
target: Samy4Me
Aixum is a leader of hyper local engagement solutions. Through its premier product Samy4me™, it enables retailers and merchants to communicate and strengthen relationships with their customers via mobile devices.
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$5.86
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closed 4/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Pelago

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Pelago, maker of location-based social network Whrrl. Whrrl has been used by companies looking to build loyalty and repeat visits.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Pelago
Pelago’s first product is Whrrl. It’s a social network, Google maps mash-up, mobile and GPS service all in one. The social network experience allows members to share opinions and knowledge about local restaurants, bars, retail stores, and hotels.
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closed 2/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Perk.com, acquired Viggle Inc.

synopsis: Perk.com Inc., a leading cloud-based mobile rewards platform provider, announced it has completed an asset purchase of Viggle Inc. Viggle App is an advertising platform that works on mobile phones and tablets allowing users to earn rewards by watching TV and listening to music.
buyer: Perk.com (TSX:PER:$70.48)
Perk, a leading mobile rewards platform, brings together the interests of consumers, advertisers, and publishers by offering users rewards such as Perk Points which is a digital reward system. Perk Points can be redeemed for gift cards, cash, or loaded on to a re-loadable branded debit card. "
target: Viggle Inc. (VGGL:$24.10)
Viggle is an entertainment marketing and rewards platform as well as a fantasy sports provider that rewards its members for watching TV shows, discovering new music and playing interactive games.
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closed 7/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wish, acquired Locket, Inc.

synopsis: Wish, a mobile commerce app, has bought Locket, a startup that provides a platform bringing personalized content to smartphone lock screens.
buyer: Wish
Wish brings together top technical talent from Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! Wish, www.wish.com, improves online merchandise discovery by helping users find the products they love, share these products with friends, score great prices, and unlock exclusive rewards. "
target: Locket, Inc.
Locket changes the use of lock screens. Selected as one of the "Best Apps of 2014" by Google, Locket is the premier app for lock screens and has been profiled by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Engadget.
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closed 9/6/2012 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Key Ring

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced that it has acquired Mobestream Media, maker of the Key Ring consumer rewards mobile platform available on all major smartphones. More than five million users have downloaded the free Key Ring app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new rewards programs and get mobile coupons and other promotional offers.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
target: Key Ring
Mobestream Media is the maker of Key Ring, a smartphone application. Key Ring has millions of consumers that use the app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new programs and receive mobile coupons via their smartphones.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BusinessWire

Viggle, acquired Loyalize, Inc.

synopsis: ViggleSM, a loyalty program for television created by Function(x) Inc.™, announced its acquisition of the assets and business of LoyalizeSM, a technology company that enables brands and content providers to engage with nationwide audiences during live TV shows.
buyer parent: Function(x) Inc.
buyer: Viggle (VGGL:$24.10)
Viggle is a loyalty program for television owned by Function(x) Inc that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they’re watching. "
target: Loyalize, Inc.
Loyalize is an audience participation company that provides white-label services for brands and content providers to engage nationwide audiences during live TV shows, sporting events, and political debates.
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announced 6/12/2012 via PR Newswire

LivePerson, Inc., will acquire Look.io Inc

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc., a provider of real-time chat, voice and content solutions that increase conversions and improve customer experience, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mobile engagement start-up Look.io. Through this acquisition, LivePerson will add plug-and-play mobile engagement capabilities to its platform.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$233.78)
LivePerson offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. "
target: Look.io Inc
Look.io is a mobile engagement start-up. It provides a real-time support plugin for mobile apps. With Look.io, any chat can be turned into a visual assist session. The company is based in Santa Monica, CA.
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closed 4/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired LiveToWin

synopsis: PCH (Publishers Clearing House), a leading interactive media Company, has announced the acquisition of LiveToWin, a Boston-based mobile development studio created by mobile gaming company Online Convergence Corp.
buyer: Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House has been a leader in direct marketing and chance-to-win opportunities since 1953. As consumers have evolved to online, and now mobile media and entertainment consumption, PCH has also evolved its offerings as well. "
target parent: Online Convergence Corp.
target: LiveToWin
LiveToWin, a mobile app, was launched on iOS and Android in 2013. The app entertains and engages users through polls, videos and free entries to daily sweepstakes. The LiveToWin app resonates particularly well with a younger (18-35) demographic.
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closed 11/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Byliner, acquired Seesaw Decisions

synopsis: Byliner, a startup offering a new approach to monetizing long-form journalism and fiction, announced that it has acquired mobile developer Seesaw Decisions. Seesaw is an app that allows one to instantly create a poll by taking a picture, and have friends vote on it.
buyer: Byliner
Byliner works directly with the world’s best writers to deliver their stories to readers. They publish original fiction and nonfiction e-shorts by top authors. These e-shorts are written to be read in two hours or less, and can be purchased individually through major digital bookstores. "
target: Seesaw Decisions
Seesaw is an app that allows one to instantly create a poll by taking a picture, and have friends vote on it. The initial setup of the app requires a phone number, and from there one can start making polls.
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closed 6/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thumb, Inc. merged with YPulse,

synopsis: Instant polling app Thumb has just announced that it has merged with YPulse, a research insights firm that focuses on millennial opinions and behaviors. Thumb is a mobile app that launched back in the summer of 2010 as Opinionaded, aiming to get real-time feedback for life’s toughest, and sometimes silliest, questions.
buyer: YPulse
Comprised of media and insights divisions, Youth Pulse is the leading authority on youth. Youth Pulse studies the opinions and behavior of tweens, teens, collegians and young adults in order to provide news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals. "
target: Thumb, Inc.
Thumb is the easiest way for people to express themselves and discover similar people. The simple act of ‘thumbing’ brings people together in a purpose-driven community that allows people to express what matters most to them, generates instant feedback, and helps people make meaningful connections.
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closed 8/21/2012 via PR Newswire

QuestionPro, acquired Pollbob

synopsis: QuestionPro announced its acquisition of PollBob, the integrated website and iPhone application designed to provide real-time, on-the-go community polling data. The acquisition will add to QuestionPro's portfolio of research-oriented properties, including polling, mobile research, and online/offline surveys.
buyer: QuestionPro
With over 2.5 million clients across 40 countries, QuestionPro is a leading provider of online survey software that allows clients to generate the insights they need to better understand their customers. "
target: Pollbob
With over 300,000 users and millions of opinions shared, PollBob is the leader in the mobile + social polling and opinion space. PollBob is a social community where users take, create, discover, and share short opinion polls in real time and on-the-go.
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

1World Online, acquired Flipter

synopsis: 1World announced the acquisition of Flipter, the leading opinion gathering and online polling vendor in Latin America. 1World's service allows companies to engage their audience through attractive "native polls", increase site traffic, accurately discover customer opinions, and collect valuable data.
buyer: 1World Online
1World Online has developed and maintains a Consumer Intelligence Platform providing simple but effective engagement applications, unique-engaging content, ongoing market research, and insightful end-user analytics of their customers tapping into the Platform. "
target: Flipter
Flipter is a free social network and microblogging service that allows anyone and everyone to create, share and organize polls, in one place. It allows the world to discover opinions and get real-time results and statistics that are available and useful to everyone.
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closed 5/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired GoPollGo

synopsis: GoPollGo, a real-time polling tool that lets brands and media properties collect and analyse feedback, has announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. For now, GoPollGo says that it will be shutting down its services on its site, as well as its embeddable widgets and mobile app.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: GoPollGo
GoPollGo is a real-time polling tool which helps consumers, brands and businesses get feedback from their followers. Coined as the “Quickest way to track public opinion on the web” by TheNextWeb, GoPollGo has users like ESPN, Netflix, Hotels.com, Robert Scoble, AppleInsider and The Weather Channel.
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closed 9/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

MobilityWare, Inc., acquired Jump Ramp Games

synopsis: MobilityWare, the original app developer for the game of Solitaire and creator of many other innovative and addictive games, announced the acquisition of Jump Ramp Games, the leader in delivering innovative promotions, rewards and instant winning experiences through free mobile casual gaming.
buyer: MobilityWare, Inc.
MobilityWare creates fun and engaging experiences that unleash the gamer in everyone. Their top-ranked free-to-play casual card games, such as Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Blackjack, FreeCell, and TriPeaks Solitaire, are consistently ranked at the top of their category on mobile platforms. "
target: Jump Ramp Games
Considered one of New York City’s fastest growing mobile-first companies, Jump Ramp is the leader in delivering innovative promotions, rewards and instant winning experiences through free mobile casual gaming.
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closed 9/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Cox Enterprises Inc., acquired Experience

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced the acquisition of Experience, a mobile technology company that enables fans to upgrade their seats and enjoy VIP opportunities at sporting events, concerts and live events, creating once-in-a-lifetime memories.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $15 billion and 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc., Manheim, Inc., Cox Media Group, Inc., and AutoTrader.com. "
target: Experience
Experience is the award-winning fan experience technology company dedicated to making sure fans enjoy live events to the fullest extent possible. Fans can personalize their live event experience by upgrading seats or participate in other unique opportunities all from their mobile device.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

VoxAge, acquired Me Atende

synopsis: VoxAge, a multichannel client relationship solutions company, has purchased Me Atende, the first contact center via mobile app of Brazil. Me Atende is a mobile application that revolutionizes the way people interact with the Call Center of the leading companies in Brazil.
buyer: VoxAge
VoxAge, based in Brazil, is a pioneer in the development of specialized solutions in automation networking services (inbound and outbound) with customers by phone and reference in voice recognition technology. "
target: Me Atende
Me Atende, based in Brazil, is a mobile application that revolutionizes the way people interact with the Call Center of the leading companies in Brazil. Instead of wasting time and money by connecting to companies seeking to solve your problem, enter the app and request a link.
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closed 4/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired BeVocal

synopsis: Nuance Communications, Inc. a leading supplier of speech solutions, has closed its acquisition of BeVocal, a provider of on-demand self-service customer care solutions that address the unique business requirements of the mobile communications market and its customers.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$2,051.66)
Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. "
target: BeVocal
BeVocal provides businesses with an on-demand self-service solution that enables people everywhere to seamlessly get help, make purchases and save time. Its automated solutions help BeVocal's clients make the most of every self-service customer contact.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2013 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Perka, Inc.

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, announced the company has acquired Perka, provider of a smart loyalty program. Perka is a mobile marketing and consumer loyalty platform that helps small to medium-sized merchants engage their customers with location-based smartphone apps.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: Perka, Inc.
Perka is a mobile marketing and consumer loyalty platform that helps small to medium-sized merchants engage their customers with location-based smartphone apps.
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