Like Owlchemy Labs LLC

closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Owlchemy Labs LLC

synopsis: Google has acquired Owlchemy Labs, the VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Job Simulator has been one of the most successful VR game titles to be released thus far.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Owlchemy Labs LLC
Owlchemy Labs is VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Job Simulator has been one of the most successful VR game titles to be released thus far. Owlchemy Labs, founded in 2010, is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 10/7/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired Coatsink

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Coatsink Software, an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include PHOGS!, Onward, and more.
buyer: Thunderful
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Coatsink
Coatsink is an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include Jurassic World Aftermath, Onward, and more.
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announced 9/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Vertigo Games

synopsis: Koch Media is to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Dutch-based Vertigo Games, a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
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closed 7/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Paradox Interactive, acquired Iceflake Studios Ltd.

synopsis: Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games worth acquiring, acquired Iceflake Studios, a developer located in Tampere, Finland. Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and VR and mobile platforms. The studio is developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game.
buyer: Paradox Interactive (OM:PDX:$163.13)
Paradox Interactive is a Swedish publisher and developer of games and brands. Its game portfolio consists of more than 100 titles, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Magicka, Age of Wonders, and the World of Darkness brand. "
target: Iceflake Studios Ltd.
Located in Finland, Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and for all current VR and mobile platforms. The studio is currently developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game now available in early access on PC and Xbox.
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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closed 6/22/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Oculus VR, acquired Ready At Dawn

synopsis: Oculus, a developer of virtual reality products, has acquired Ready At Dawn, a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Ready At Dawn
Ready At Dawn is a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, God of War: Chains of Olympus, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire NextVR

synopsis: Apple is in the process of acquiring virtual-reality video-streaming service NextVR. NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. The company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wookey Project Corp., acquired Sansar

synopsis: Wookey Project Corp., a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences, has acquired Sansar, a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
buyer: Wookey Project Corp.
Wookey Project Corp. is a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences that allow users the power of collaborative interaction through knowledge immersion. "
target parent: Linden Lab
target: Sansar
Sansar is a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Sanzaru Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Sanzaru Games through Oculus, a VR company. Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Scopely, acquired FoxNext

synopsis: Scopely, a leading company in the fast-growing mobile games space, and The Walt Disney Company announced that Scopely has acquired FoxNext Games, the game studio behind the blockbuster hit MARVEL Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose from Disney.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher. With a diverse portfolio of original and beloved franchises, Scopely games are created with world-class partners and provide immersive experiences for millions of casual and core gamers around the world. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FoxNext
FoxNext Games are a platform-agnostic maker of free-to-play games that are based on beloved entertainment franchises and deliver experiences that put players and fans first. They are currently working on games for MARVEL, Aliens, X-Files and James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ChromaWay, acquired Antler Interactive AB

synopsis: ChromaWay, a Swedish blockchain services provider, acquired Antler Interactive, an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: ChromaWay
ChromaWay is a Swedish blockchain services provider. ChromaWay develops both public and private blockchains for the real estate and finance industries. ChromaWay offers Postchain, an open-source solution that works together with most widely used database systems. "
target: Antler Interactive AB
Antler Interactive is an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
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closed 11/26/2019 via MSNBC

Oculus VR, acquired Beat Games

synopsis: Oculus VR, a Facebook subsidiary which is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform, acquired Beat Games, a Prague-based developer of Beat Saber, a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Beat Games
Headquartered in Prague, Beat Games is a developer of Beat Saber. Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you. Their goal is to make players almost dance, while cutting all the cubes and avoiding obstacles.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Hatrabbit AB

synopsis: Swedish gaming giant King has acquired the game studio Hatrabbit. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, offering games that are enjoyed all around the world. "
target: Hatrabbit AB
Hatrabbit is located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Technical Publications Service Group, acquired Dead Pixels S.r.l.

synopsis: Italy's TPS Group, the leader in the technical and engineering services field for aeronautical and motor vehicle industries, announced that it acquired Dead Pixels. Dead Pixels is Italy’s "new generation" game studio. They develop cutting-edge software applications and solutions for virtual and augmented reality.
buyer: Technical Publications Service Group (BIT:TPS:$27.01)
Italy-based TPS works in the aeronautical, automotive, defense, rail and ship industries. They provide Technical Publishing & Training services, Engineering, Design and Cost Engineering. The TPS Group are leaders in aircraft design and production, as well as manufacturing of aeronautical parts. "
target: Dead Pixels S.r.l.
Dead Pixels is Italy’s "new generation" game studio with a focus on complex scenarios and high levels of man-machine interaction. They develop cutting-edge software applications and solutions for virtual and augmented reality, as well as products for the business and entertainment industries.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

IMVU, Inc., acquired StayUp, Inc.

synopsis: IMVU, the leading avatar-based social network, has acquired StayUp, Inc., a social VR company. StayUp aims to build a platform and experiences that interconnect VR and mobile, bringing the magic of VR to 2D screens. Their first product focuses on social gaming.
buyer: IMVU, Inc.
IMVU is the leading avatar-based social network. IMVU users enjoy the freedom to live the life they create through customizing stylized avatars, connecting with friends in immersive chat rooms, shopping & stylizing new looks, sharing their experiences, and starring in their own animated emoji. "
target: StayUp, Inc.
StayUp, Inc. is a social VR company that is developing immersive social software for consumers. StayUp aims to build a platform and experiences that interconnect VR and mobile, bringing the magic of VR to 2D screens. Their first product focuses on social gaming.
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closed 5/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Valuesetters, acquired SpaceoutVR, Inc.

synopsis: ValueSetters, Inc., a boutique advisory firm, announced the acquisition of SpaceoutVR, Inc., a Virtual Reality software company, which offers the ability to deliver AI, games, travel, messaging, social media, music streaming, and 360 video/photo through its mobile app.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
ValueSetters is a boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping early stage companies raise capital over the Internet. The company also provides technology consulting services as well as strategic advice to help companies grow and evolve to meet the challenges of today's marketplace. "
target: SpaceoutVR, Inc.
SpaceoutVR, Inc. is a mobile Virtual Reality software company. Their product, SpaceoutVR, is a free to play Social VR MMO for iOS & Android. SpaceoutVR monetizes with upgrades and features for entertainment, gaming and communications.
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closed 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired AltspaceVR, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that it has acquired social VR app AltspaceVR. In AltspaceVR, users can meet with anyone, from anywhere, to play games, enjoy streaming content or share anything on the web, and feel as if they are together.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: AltspaceVR, Inc.
AltspaceVR is a virtual reality software company. In AltspaceVR, users can meet with anyone, from anywhere, to play games, enjoy streaming content or share anything on the web, and feel as if they are together. AltspaceVR's software is powered by, and fully embraces, the modern open web.
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closed 6/13/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., purchased Komandir from Shooterboy Entertainment

synopsis: AppSwarm, a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of the cutting-edge Virtual Reality game, Komandir from Shooterboy Entertainment. Komandir is a virtual reality shooting game available on the the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
seller: Shooterboy Entertainment
The acquisition includes the virtual reality shooter game, Komandir. Komandir is available on the the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store. Shooterboy Entertainment is a video game developer that creates mobile and virtual reality games. They are based in New York, NY.
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closed 12/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Seismic Games, acquired Grue Games

synopsis: Seismic Games has acquired Los Angeles game developer Grue Games as a way to expand into augmented reality and virtual reality games. Grue Games is a new video game studio focusing on mixed reality and virtual reality technology.
buyer: Seismic Games
Seismic Games is a Los Angeles-based games studio dedicated to creating high quality, next generation games across digital platforms. The company is led by seasoned game industry executives with experience from Pandemic Studios, Activision and EA. Founders, Greg Borrud and Eric “Giz” Gewirtz, "
target: Grue Games
Grue Games is a new video game studio focusing on mixed reality and virtual reality technology.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Force Field VR merged with Vanguard Games B.V.,

synopsis: Vanguard Games, one of the leading game studios, developing premium games for premium platforms, has merged with Force Field VR, one of the world’s largest development studios dedicated solely to developing state of the art Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
buyer: Vanguard Games B.V.
Vanguard Games is one of the leading game studios, developing premium games for premium platforms. Vanguard’s mission is to create new types of online games by combining the best elements of online gaming with the hallmarks of high-end console gaming. "
target: Force Field VR
Force Field is one of the world’s largest development studios dedicated solely to developing state of the art Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), creating high-end games, innovative TV & video content, unique interactive experiences and groundbreaking applications.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Owlchemy Labs LLC

synopsis: Google has acquired Owlchemy Labs, the VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Job Simulator has been one of the most successful VR game titles to be released thus far.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Owlchemy Labs LLC
Owlchemy Labs is VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Job Simulator has been one of the most successful VR game titles to be released thus far. Owlchemy Labs, founded in 2010, is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 12/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Neverware

synopsis: Google has acquired Neverware, a New York-based developer of lightweight desktop operating systems. Their flagship product, CloudReady, enables schools and enterprise organizations to transform their existing hardware into simple, secure, and fast machines.
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: Neverware
Neverware is a New York-based developer of lightweight desktop operating systems. Their flagship product, CloudReady, enables schools and enterprise organizations to transform their existing hardware into simple, secure, and fast machines.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Dataform

synopsis: Dataform, a startup in the U.K. that was building what it dubbed an “operating system” for data warehouses, has been quietly acquired by Google’s Google Cloud division. Dataform Web enables data teams to collaboratively develop, test, deploy and share a centralized data model across an organization.
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: Dataform
Dataform builds tools for data teams to manage the data that powers companies’ analytics. Dataform Web enables data teams to collaboratively develop, test, deploy and share a centralized data model across an organization. They are based in the UK.
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announced 12/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, will acquire Actifio, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms, will acquire Actifio, a provider of enterprise cloud data management solutions. Actifio helps global enterprises to virtualize their data. Their technology enables businesses to manage, access, and protect their data more efficiently.
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: Actifio, Inc.
Actifio is a provider of enterprise cloud data management solutions. Actifio helps global enterprise customers and service provider partners to virtualize their data. Their Virtual Data Pipeline technology enables businesses to manage, access, and protect their data faster and more efficiently.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired StratoZone

synopsis: Google has acquired StratoZone to help partners and customers plan and automate data center migrations to Google Cloud Platform. StratoZone delivers a unified Cloud Services Automation Suite to Plan, Buy, Migrate, and Manage cloud services.
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: StratoZone
StratoZone delivers a unified Cloud Services Automation Suite to Plan, Buy, Migrate, and Manage cloud services. The platform accelerates a Customer’s ability to achieve a Hybrid IT model and become an IT service broker while reducing cost and risk.
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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 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Cornerstone Technology B.V.

synopsis: Google Cloud has acquired Cornerstone Technology, a Netherlands-based provider of software and consulting services for modernizing mainframe applications. Cornerstone brings a wealth of experience and innovative solutions to Google's portfolio of products and services that help customers modernize their infrastructure and applications.
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: Cornerstone Technology B.V.
Cornerstone is a Netherlands-based provider of software and consulting services for modernizing mainframe applications. Cornerstone's G4 software toolkit adapts legacy workloads to run in new environments and provides the ability to modularize applications into software containers.
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closed 12/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Typhoon Studios

synopsis: Google has acquired Typhoon Studios, an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
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: Typhoon Studios
Typhoon Studios is an independent game developer in Montréal. They are dedicated to creating new experiences with a unique voice on both PC and console.
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Waymo LLC, acquired Latent Logic

synopsis: Waymo, a self-driving technology development company and subsidiary of Google, has acquired Latent Logic, a UK start-up. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
buyer parent: Google
buyer: Waymo LLC
Waymo LLC is a self-driving technology development company. It is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Waymo originated as a project of Google before it became a stand-alone subsidiary in December 2016. In April 2017, Waymo started a limited trial of a self-driving taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target parent: University of Oxford
target: Latent Logic
Latent Logic is a UK start-up that uses imitation learning to simulate models of human behavior on the road. Spun out of Oxford University in 2017, Latent Logic develops simulations of motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian behavior using data collected from traffic cameras.
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Google, acquired CloudSimple

synopsis: Google has acquired CloudSimple, a company that provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
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: CloudSimple
CloudSimple provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
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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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Google, will acquire Elastifile

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms, will be acquiring Elastifile, a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud.
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: Elastifile
Elastifile is a pioneer in solving the challenges associated with file storage for enterprise-grade applications running at scale in the cloud. They’ve built a unique software-defined approach to managed Network Attached Storage.
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announced 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Looker

synopsis: Google LLC announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Looker, a unified platform for business intelligence, data applications and embedded analytics. Upon the close of the acquisition, Looker will join Google Cloud.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Looker
Looker is a unified data platform that delivers actionable business insights to every employee at the point of decision. Looker integrates data into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract value from data at web scale.
price ($mm)
$2,600
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Alooma

synopsis: Google announced its intent to acquire Alooma, a leader in data migration. Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Alooma
Alooma helps enterprise companies streamline database migration in the cloud with an innovative data pipeline tool that enables them to move their data from multiple sources to a single data warehouse.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Superpod

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Superpod, a company that develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Superpod
Superpod develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired DORA

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Dora, a company that transforms the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: DORA
DORA's mission is to transform the IT industry by instituting a scientific approach to software development, product management, and organizational transformation. DORA’s data-driven approach has helped teams leverage automation, process, and cultural change.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Where Is My Train

synopsis: Google has acquired Where is My Train, a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Where Is My Train
Where is My Train is a train tracking mobile app run by the developers, Sigmoid Labs. It is one of the most-downloaded train-based apps in India with over 10 million downloads. It offers offline integration of Indian Railways and IRCTC timetables, using celltower information to locate trains.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Workbench

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Workbench, an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Workbench
Workbench is an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom. Workbench’s platform aims to offer a central place to find lessons centered around project-based learning, which involves hands-on problem-solving.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Onward

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that specializes in internet-related services and products, has acquired Onward, a customer service automation platform. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Onward
Onward is a customer service automation platform. They help clients achieve 40% of tickets automated, 40% of messages automated, and 40 second average response time. Onward's platform helps clients automate lower-value customer service requests, freeing up agents for the complex, high value issues.
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closed 8/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired GraphicsFuzz

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired GraphicsFuzz, a company that builds a framework for testing the security and reliability of Android graphics drivers.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: GraphicsFuzz
Based in the UK, GraphicsFuzz has pioneered the combination of fuzzing and metamorphic testing to yield a highly automatic method for testing graphics drivers that quickly finds and fixes bugs that could undermine reliability and security before they affect end users.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Cask Data, Inc.

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Cask Data, a startup that helps run big data analytics on Hadoop. Cask’s primary product is the open source Cask Data Application Platform, the first unified integration platform for big data.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Cask Data, Inc.
Cask Data is a startup that helps run big data analytics on Hadoop. Cask makes building and running big data solutions on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments easy with Cask Data Application Platform, the first unified integration platform for big data.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
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announced 6/26/2013 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., will acquire Gigablast, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for its search clustering technology and eDiscovery tools, announced that it has agreed to acquire Gigablast, Inc. through a letter of intent with binding provisions. Gigablast provides Internet search services for both consumers and businesses.
buyer: Yippy, Inc. (OTCPK:YIPI:$0.08)
Based in Fort Myers, FL, Yippy, Inc. is a technology company specializing in the development of search, data normalization and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets. "
target: Gigablast, Inc.
Gigablast is an independent, algorithmic, Internet search engine that provides Internet search services for both consumers (at www.gigablast.com) and businesses (via an XML search feed or through the Gigablast customized Hosted Search offering).
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closed 2/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Searchmetrics, acquired W3 Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Searchmetrics, the world leader in search and social analytics software, has completed the acquisition of German search engine technology specialist, W3 Solutions.
buyer: Searchmetrics
Searchmetrics uses the most advanced engineering to move a company up the search engine ranks. Its integrated suite of search analytics tools accesses the largest and freshest database − 100 million keywords and 75 million domains. "
target: W3 Solutions GmbH
W3 Solutions GmbH provides site search engine technology. The company offers SiteSearch, a search engine to ensure customers find content they are searching for.
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closed 11/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Apture, Inc.

synopsis: Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer reading experience to partners websites like The New York Times and the Financial Times, has announced that it has been acquired by Google. The company launched its first product in 2008, billing it as a way for bloggers and other website publishers to make their content more "three-dimensional."
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Clearstone Venture Management Services
target: Apture, Inc.
Apture provides the first rich communication platform that allows people to intuitively experience the web. With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience.
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announced 12/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Aucfan Co., Ltd., will acquire MiningBrownie, Inc.

synopsis: Aucfan, Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website, has announced their agreement to acquire MiningBrownie, a developer of data mining and webcrawler technology.
buyer: Aucfan Co., Ltd. (TSE:3674:$39.08)
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past. "
target: MiningBrownie, Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, MiningBrownie Inc. provides internet tools for data mining and crawler technology. The company was founded in 2006.
price ($mm)
$0.28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
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announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Jerusalem Post, will acquire Walla! Communication, Ltd.

synopsis: The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, will acquire Walla! from Bezeq, Israel's largest telecommunications service provider. Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more.
buyer: The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli daily English and French language newspaper, founded in 1932. The Jerusalem Post has a much broader influence in that its readership comprises Israeli politicians, foreign journalists, and tourists, and it is also distributed worldwide. "
target parent: Bezeq
target: Walla! Communication, Ltd.
Walla! is Israel's first online website directory. Walla! provides various online services, including search, news, e-mail and more. Their website transmits and distributes original content in cooperation with various content providers.
price ($mm)
$19
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EV / EBITDA
announced 6/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Zoznam.sk, will acquire Zoznam.sk

synopsis: Martin Mác, Zoznam.sk's CEO, will acquire Zoznam.sk from Slovak Telekom, the largest multimedia operator in Slovakia. Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more.
buyer: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sport, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Zoznam.sk
Zoznam.sk is Slovakia's first search engine. Zoznam.sk provides users with a clear list of everything they need to find on the internet. They also offer the latest news covering sports, lifestyle, TV, and more. The company also operates other media sites such as Topky.sk, Sportky.sk and more.
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closed 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH, acquired Bearch

synopsis: Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH has acquired the business search engine Bearch from the Mainz technology startup DATAlovers. Bearch uses AI to collect and analyze huge amounts of online data for the acquisition of new B2B customers. Bearch supplements Schober's data universe with around 10,000 additional digital data points per company.
buyer parent: Schober Investment Group
buyer: Schober Information Group Deutschland GmbH
Schober provides customers with strategic advice and support in the form of online and offline solutions as well as the systematic implementation of cross-media communication, advertising, and sales strategies. "
target: Bearch
Germany-based DATAlovers offers a new approach to using data for sales and marketing. The company's Bearch search engine uses artificial intelligence (AI) to collect and analyze huge amounts of online data for the acquisition of new B2B customers.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired TrademarkVision

synopsis: Brisbane-based start-up TrademarkVision, which has created image recognition technology for trademark searches, has been acquired by US-based Clarivate Analytics. In 2013 TrademarkVision released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: TrademarkVision
TrademarkVision was founded in 2011 as a computer vision spinout from a research organisation in Australia. In 2013 they released the world’s first visual search engine for trademarks which immediately picked up commercial traction.
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Graphiq

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc. acquired a Santa Barbara data analysis and search engine start-up in to help improve its Alexa virtual assistant. Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$347,945.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: Graphiq
Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2009, the company has amassed the world's deepest knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Audioboom, acquired SONR News

synopsis: Audioboom Group PLC, the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content, said it has completed its acquisition of SONR News Ltd, Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics, all in one, easy to use dashboard.
buyer: Audioboom (AIM:BOOM:$0.59)
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world. "
target: SONR News
Sonr helps search across social networks, monitor accounts and keywords, and surface trending topics as they pick up steam, all in one, easy to use dashboard. Using two proprietary forms of artificial intelligence, Sonr reduces the clutter of newsfeeds.
price ($mm)
$1.75*
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
announced 7/5/2016 via Company Press Release

OpenMail LLC, will acquire Infospace

synopsis: Blucora, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions.
buyer: OpenMail LLC
OpenMail believes in the power of using data for more relevant and targeted marketing. OpenMail helps emailers and email marketers gain audience insights and produce strong results with the most effective email data and analytics platforms ever created. "
target parent: Blucora, Inc.
target: Infospace
InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions. They serve a network of more than 100 web publishers globally, offering core search solutions as a proven means to monetize audience via a search-based advertising revenue stream.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Synata, Inc

synopsis: Cisco Systems, Inc., a company that provides hardware, software, and service offerings to create internet solutions, announced the acquisition of Synata. Synata’s technology allows users to search both on-premise and cloud-based applications simultaneously from one platform.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,071.00)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. "
target: Synata, Inc
Synata, the world's first enterprise cloud search engine, is building a better way to search the cloud. Synata allows users search the data siloed across their enterprise cloud applications from a single place. Their algorithms prioritize the data that is most relevant to the user.
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$78,975.00)
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: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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$28.31
EBIT ($mm)
$6.86
Net Income ($mm)
$27.87
Employees
1548
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Ticker: NGM:BUBL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB is the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The game development is run by the subsidiary Virtual Brains AB and enterprise solutions by the subsidiary Vobling AB.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
296
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$104.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.85
EBIT ($mm)
$57.44
Net Income ($mm)
$43.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:2432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA is the global leader in mobile internet entertainment. DeNA develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and entertainment content distribution.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,148.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
Employees
2475
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,605.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($82.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1883
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Ticker: GLUU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$252.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($52.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($66.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
754
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$171,704.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$48,075.00
EBIT ($mm)
$34,839.00
Net Income ($mm)
$35,713.00
Employees
132121
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$16,035.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,460.01
EBIT ($mm)
$2,126.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3,587.00
Employees
37779
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Ticker: TSE:4689
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,988.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,876.77
EBIT ($mm)
$1,289.85
Net Income ($mm)
$689.54
Employees
12874
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: YNDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yandex N.V.
Yandex N.V.
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,296.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$586.60
EBIT ($mm)
$402.39
Net Income ($mm)
$292.97
Employees
9005
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Ticker: SOHU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com Inc.
Sohu.com is China's premier online brand and indispensable to the daily life of millions of Chinese, providing a network of web properties and community based/web 2.0 products which offer the vast Sohu user community a broad array of choices regarding information, entertainment and communication.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$852.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$351.66
EBIT ($mm)
$281.81
Net Income ($mm)
$162.74
Employees
8035
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Ticker: LOCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation, a leading online local media company, enables brick-and-mortar businesses to connect with online customers using a variety of digital marketing products. The company reaches more than 20 million consumers each month on the flagship Local.com website.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$97.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3754
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. provides Internet information services in Japan. It operates a media content portal; and provides Internet-connection services and paid content to users. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$58.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.31
EBIT ($mm)
($1.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
251
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: APPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Offers, Inc. {duplicate}
Monster Arts is a Daily Deal analytics provider and aggregator, collecting daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada. The company collects and publishes thousands of daily deals and allows consumers to organize these deals by geography or product categories.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:YIPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc.
Yippy, Inc is a unified search company known for its clustering technology, big data consolidation and eDiscovery tools. Specializing in the development of search, data normalization, and aggregation through application service environments for consumer and enterprise markets.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: IRYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc.
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: OPERA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opera Software
Opera Software
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$255.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.85
EBIT ($mm)
$21.13
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
464
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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