Like AltspaceVR, Inc.

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 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 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 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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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 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 1/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Cloud Party, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired Cloud Party, a company that has created a virtual 3D experience, directly in users’ browser. With Cloud Party, users can build and create a world, customize an avatar, and share easily on the web without any downloads or plug-ins.
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: Cloud Party, Inc.
Cloud Party is a 3D virtual experience space, right in the browser. Users can build and create using their fabulous new building block tools, create 3D objects, customize their avatar, or upload 3D models.
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closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Vivaty

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Vivaty, a virtual world competing with Second Life. The company’s Web-based virtual platform provides users to personalize their own virtual scene and avatar, and socialize with their friends.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, 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 parent: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
target: Vivaty
Vivaty Inc. develops 3D social games and application platform. The company’s Web-based virtual platform provides users to personalize their own virtual scene and avatar, and socialize with their friends.
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announced 5/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

iCandy Interactive, will acquire Joyseed Gametribe

synopsis: iCandy Interactive, a producer of award-winning action-oriented casual games on mobile devices, has agreed to acquire Joyseed Gametribe, an Indonesian mobile gaming development studio. Joyseed offers the award-winning game Hollywhoot, a simulation game where players go on a journey to become the best film director in the world.
buyer: iCandy Interactive (ASX:ICI:$1.26)
iCandy Interactive Limited is a producer of award-winning action-oriented casual games on mobile devices. They seek to consolidate the best companies within the Asia Pacific region, to continue to develop great content for its users around the world. "
target: Joyseed Gametribe
Joyseed Gametribe is an Indonesian mobile gaming development studio. Joyseed offers the award-winning game Hollywhoot, a simulation game where players go on a journey to become the best film director in the world, parodying real world Hollywood.
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announced 2/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Kuuhubb, will purchase the My Hospital game from Cherrypick Games

synopsis: Kuuhubb Inc., a company with a focus on lifestyle and mobile video game applications, announced that it has signed a non-binding term sheet to acquire the full global rights and revenue to the My Hospital game from Cherrypick Games, a company headquartered in Poland that creates and markets games for various gaming platforms.
buyer: Kuuhubb (TSXV:KUU:$10.54)
Kuuhubb is a company active in the digital space that focuses mainly on lifestyle and mobile video game applications. Its strategy is to create sustainable shareholder value through acquisitions of proven, yet underappreciated, assets with robust long-term growth potential. "
seller: Cherrypick Games
Cherrypick Games creates and markets games for various gaming platforms. Its games include Touchdown Hero, TDH New Season and My Hospital. My Hospital is a fun and challenging hospital management game in which the user must try and run their very own public hospital.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Azerion BV, acquired Woozworld

synopsis: Netherlands-based Azerion, media, gaming, and technology company, has acquired Woozworld, strengthening its position as the biggest casual gaming company in the Netherlands. Woozworld is a Canadian industry-leading virtual game platform, social network, and virtual world that provides teens and tweens a safe and fun environment.
buyer: Azerion BV
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Woozworld
Canada-based Woozworld is an industry-leading virtual game platform that provides teens and tweens a safe and fun environment. Woozworld is a unique hybrid between a social network and virtual world that allows tweens to interact and engage with each other and express their social skills.
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closed 1/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Linden Lab, acquired Blocksworld

synopsis: Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life®, CreatorverseTM, PatternsTM, and other shared creative spaces, announced that it has acquired the iPad game Blocksworld. Blocksworld is an iPad game in which players use cubes, wedges, rockets, wheels, motors and more to easily create 3D models of anything they can imagine.
buyer: Linden Lab
Linden Lab is the maker of Second Life - the leading 3D virtual world where people meet and socialize with friends, enjoy live music, play games, explore and create virtual environments, shop for virtual goods, and participate in the world's largest user-generated virtual goods economy. "
target: Blocksworld
Blocksworld is an iPad game in which players use cubes, wedges, rockets, wheels, motors and more to easily create 3D models of anything they can imagine - from race cars to animals to robots and more.
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announced 4/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Avenue S.A., will acquire Ice Code Games Sp. z o. o.

synopsis: Digital Avenue has concluded a term sheet regarding the merger with the producer of computer games Ice Code Games Sp. z o.o. Ice Code Games is a Polish indie game development studio based in Warsaw. They've developed an Augmented Reality game using geolocation on mobile, a 3D puzzle game set in space, and more.
buyer: Digital Avenue S.A. (WSE:DGL:$0.12)
Digital Avenue is a publisher of the largest Polish website for sharing photos - Fotosik.pl, Styl.fm - one of the leaders in the segment of women's websites about fashion and beauty brings together innovative internet and mobile projects around which virtual communities are built. "
target: Ice Code Games Sp. z o. o.
Ice Code Games is a Polish indie game development studio based in Warsaw. They've developed an Augmented Reality game using geolocation on mobile, a 3D puzzle game set in Space and Cyberpunk Real-Time Strategy about becoming a Cult leader called Re-Legion and published by 1C Entertainment.
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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 1/11/2018 via PR Web

Imagination Design Works Productions, acquired Novum Analytics

synopsis: Imagination Design Works Productions (IDW) has acquired Novum Analytics, maker of the highly-successful augmented reality mobile app, “Night Terrors.” The Night Terrors app maps the user’s environment and fills it with terrifying creatures—ghouls, ghosts and other petrifying entities—turning their surroundings into a real-life survival-horror game.
buyer: Imagination Design Works Productions
Imagination Design Works Productions (IDW) is a film studio based in Los Angeles, CA. IDW has produced the horror movie "Winchester" for CBS Films, and they are in pre-production for an upcoming Untitled Queen Mary film, set on the historic RMS Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, Ca. "
target: Novum Analytics
Novum Analytics is the maker of the highly-successful augmented reality mobile app, “Night Terrors.” The Night Terrors app maps the user’s environment and fills it with terrifying creatures—ghouls, ghosts and other petrifying entities—turning their surroundings into a real-life survival-horror game.
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closed 2/28/2017 via gamesindustry.biz

Next Games Oy, acquired Lume Games Oy

synopsis: Finnish game developer Next Games has acquired Lume Games, a mobile game developer specialised in mixed reality games. Lume Games utilize location-based and augmented reality (AR) technology. Lume is the creator of Hidden Heroes, a barcode-enhanced fantasy battle game.
buyer: Next Games Oy (HLSE:NXTGMS:$44.24)
Next Games is a mobile game developer focused on creating visually impressive, highly engaging games. Their mission is to be a trendsetter in developing engaging and social mobile games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies TV shows and books. "
target: Lume Games Oy
Lume Games is a Finnish mobile game developer that develops mixed reality games and a mixed reality game service platform. Lume is the creator of Hidden Heroes, a barcode-enhanced fantasy battle game.
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announced 8/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mingchen Health Co., Ltd., will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mingchen Health, a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products, will acquire Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing browser-based and mobile online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe and Kingdom of the Kings.
buyer: Mingchen Health Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002919:$72.09)
Mingchen Health is a Chinese manufacturer of personal health care products. Mingchen develops and produces shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, gel water and skin care products. Their brands include Beauty Show, Meiwang, Chucui, and Yingkou. "
target: Hainan Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Hainan Huaduo is a Chinese video game developer. Hainan Huaduo specializes in developing online games. Their games include Chaos of the Universe, a browser-based online role-playing game (RPG) themed around martial arts; and Kingdom of the Kings, an online RPG for mobile devices.
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announced 5/14/2020 via BusinessWire

AppLovin, will acquire Machine Zone

synopsis: AppLovin, a mobile games company that fuels many of the world's most popular mobile games through its game studios and marketing technology, announced it has agreed to acquire Machine Zone, best known as the developer of top-grossing mobile games including Game of War: Fire Age, Mobile Strike and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire.
buyer: AppLovin
AppLovin helps mobile game developers connect with billions of users by providing solutions to monetize, publish, understand, and grow their businesses. Developers use AppLovin’s platform and powerful analytics tools to acquire new users and improve profitability. "
target: Machine Zone
Machine Zone is best known as the developer of top-grossing mobile games including Game of War: Fire Age, Mobile Strike and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
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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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announced 9/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire ZeniMax Media, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, will acquire ZeniMax Media, a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment. ZeniMax creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and mobile devices. Their titles include major franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, RAGE, Wolfenstein, and more.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: ZeniMax Media, Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a video game publisher which has assembled a strong creative team of world-class game developers, graphic artists, designers and programmers to create and sell premium video game titles to a growing worldwide market. Their titles include Fallout, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and RAGE.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Orions Systems

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Snoqualmie, Wash.-based Orions Systems, a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid smart vision systems, powered by algorithms and human cognition. Orions Smart Vision Platform enables public and private enterprises to collect and analyze the data in high value, video and image content.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Orions Systems
Orions Systems is a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid smart vision systems, powered by algorithms and human cognition. Orions Smart Vision Platform enables public and private enterprises to collect and analyze the data in high value, video and image content.
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Azure, acquired Adrm Software

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired ADRM Software, a leading provider of large-scale industry data models, which are used by large companies worldwide as information blueprints. ADRM's comprehensive industry models will be combined with Microsoft Azure to create an intelligent data lake where data from multiple lines of business can be harmonized more quickly.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Azure
Microsoft's Azure platform is a cloud–computing platform that lets users focus on solving business problems and addressing customer needs. The open, flexible cloud platform enables users to build, deploy, and manage apps across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. "
target: Adrm Software
ADRM Software is the leading independent developer of large-scale industry-specific data models to help organizations to quickly, confidently, and effectively apply industry best-practice information architecture to their business problems across a broad set of requirements.
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closed 5/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Softomotive

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Softomotive, one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. They help to reduce overall project risk and avoid high up-front costs which can make achieving a positive ROI that much harder.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Softomotive
Softomotive is one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. They help to reduce overall project risk and avoid high up-front costs which can make achieving a positive ROI that much harder.
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announced 5/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Metaswitch Networks

synopsis: Microsoft is moving to expand its cloud communications portfolio. The tech giant announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud communications specialist Metaswitch. Metaswitch provides cloud-based voice, data, and communication software solutions for telecommunication providers.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch is the world’s leading cloud native communications software company. The company develops commercial and open-source software solutions that are constructively disrupting the way that service providers build, scale, innovate and account for communication services.
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closed 6/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired CyberX

synopsis: The U.S. software giant Microsoft has acquired the Israeli industrial cybersecurity startup CyberX. CyberX is a simple, mature, and interoperable solution for auto-discovering assets, identifying critical vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and continuously monitoring industrial cyber-security networks for malware and targeted attacks.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: CyberX
CyberX is a simple, mature, and interoperable solution for auto-discovering assets, identifying critical vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and continuously monitoring industrial cyber-security networks for malware and targeted attacks.
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announced 3/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Affirmed Networks

synopsis: Microsoft will acquire Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. With the acquisition of Affirmed Networks, Microsoft will be able to offer new and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of operators, including managing their network workloads in the cloud.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Affirmed Networks
Affirmed Networks is the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. Operators deploy Affirmed’s NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) solutions to deliver differentiated 5G services, including mobile broadband, IoT, carrier-grade Wi-Fi roaming, connected cars, and more.
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announced 3/16/2020 via Company Press Release

GitHub Inc., will acquire npm, Inc.

synopsis: GitHub, an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, will be acquiring npm, Ic., a company that provides an open source software and web registry to discover, share, and reuse packages of code, as well as paid products and services for teams and companies to organize, share, and secure code.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: npm, Inc.
Over 10 million software developers worldwide use npm, Inc.’s open source software and web registry to discover, share, and reuse packages of code. npm’s paid products and services offer teams and companies ways to organize, share, and secure code, integrate npm with testing and deployment tools.
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closed 10/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Mover

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Mover, a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Mover
Mover is a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. Mover supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers – including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive – into OneDrive and SharePoint.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

GitHub Inc., acquired Semmle

synopsis: Github, an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Semmle, a company that is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Semmle
Semmle is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities. Security and software engineering teams at Google, Microsoft, NASA, Nasdaq and Uber depend on Semmle’s code analysis platform to secure their code.
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closed 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Movere, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Movere, a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Movere, Inc.
Movere is a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
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closed 8/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired jClarity

synopsis: Microsoft announced it is acquiring jClarity, a company that provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: jClarity
jClarity provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Advertising Worldwide, acquired PromoteIQ

synopsis: Microsoft Advertising, a leader in search engine advertising, has acquired PromoteIQ, a leading provider of vendor marketing technology to online retailers and brands. PromoteIQ empowers online retailers to scale their vendor marketing programs on-site, generating incremental high-margin revenue and a premium marketing channel for brands.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Advertising Worldwide
Microsoft Advertising is a leader in search engine advertising. Microsoft Advertising provides pay per click advertising on the Bing and Yahoo! search engines. They offer a powerful search network that connects businesses to a large and unique audience. "
target: PromoteIQ
PromoteIQ is a leading provider of vendor marketing technology to online retailers and brands. PromoteIQ empowers online retailers to scale their vendor marketing programs on-site, generating incremental high-margin revenue and a premium marketing channel for brands.
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closed 7/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired BlueTalon

synopsis: Microsoft, the leading software corporation, has acquired BlueTalon, a leading provider of Unified Data Access Control solutions for modern data platforms. BlueTalon provides a customer-proven, data-centric solution for data access management and auditing across the diverse systems resident in modern data estates.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: BlueTalon
BlueTalon is the leading provider of Unified Data Access Control solutions for modern data platforms. BlueTalon delivers precise, consistent, and dynamic user access controls to data across Hadoop, SQL, and NoSQL data platforms.
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closed 6/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

GitHub Inc., acquired Pull Panda

synopsis: GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft and an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Pull Panda, a startup that makes code review tools for developers using GitHub. Their products are used by 1,000+ companies like Pivotal, Instacart, and Trivago.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Pull Panda
Pull Panda is a startup that makes code review tools for developers using GitHub. Their products are used by 1,000+ companies like Pivotal, Instacart, and Trivago.
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closed 6/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Double Fine Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has announced that it has purchased Double Fine Productions, creators of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Brutal Legend, among many others. This acquisition will give Microsoft an ongoing source of adventure games in the future, as well as the possibility of a rich collection of catalog titles to add to the Xbox Game Pass.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Double Fine Productions is an award-winning, independent game development studio founded in 2000 by games industry veteran Tim Schafer. Double Fine is the studio behind games like Psychonauts and Broken Age.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Drawbridge

synopsis: LinkedIn is acquiring digital identity management vendor Drawbridge Inc. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Linkedin plans for Drawbridge to help users better reach and understand their professional audiences and measure the ROI of their campaigns across mobile and desktop.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Drawbridge
Drawbridge uses AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Drawbridge's technology allows companies to better understand their users for advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendation, authentication, risk detection, and more.
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closed 4/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Express Logic, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired Express Logic, a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) and middleware products for embedded IoT applications. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS solution is used to power a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Express Logic, Inc.
Express Logic is a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) and middleware products for embedded IoT applications. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS solution is used to power a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, purchased DataSense from BrightBytes

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired DataSense from BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization. DataSense is a leading IPaaS solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a comprehensive data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
seller: BrightBytes
BrightBytes' DataSense is a data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS) solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems. BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization.
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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 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired MetaMind

synopsis: Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, a deep learning startup backed by Salesforce cofounder and chief executive Marc Benioff. MetaMind is building an AI platform for natural language processing, image understanding, and knowledge base analytics.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$19,380.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MetaMind
MetaMind wants to make Deep Learning accessible to everyone. Deep Learning is a rapidly growing branch of artificial intelligence. It comprises a set of techniques that don’t require domain experts to program knowledge into algorithms. Instead, these techniques can learn by observing data.
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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
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:$14,591.00)
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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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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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

SunRoof Sverige AB, acquired Redlogger

synopsis: SunRoof, an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs, has acquired Redlogger, a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
buyer: SunRoof Sverige AB
SunRoof is an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs with superior energy output and design. They use their own design, innovations and advanced technology to create a truly unique product. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Redlogger
Redlogger is a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
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closed 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Corel Corporation

synopsis: KKR, a global investment firm, has acquired Corel, one of the world's top software platforms, from Vector Capital. Canada-based Corel offers a portfolio of software solutions to over 90 million knowledge workers, empowering professionals across industries in three main verticals: Creativity, Productivity, and Desktop-as-a-Service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$1,307.71)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Canada-based Corel offers some of the industry's best-known software brands, and give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Corel delivers a portfolio of innovative applications including CorelDRAW, ClearSlide, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip.
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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
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closed 6/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Immudyne, acquired PDFSimpli

synopsis: ImmuDyne, Inc., a technology-driven e-commerce company, announced the closing of a strategic acquisition. PDFSimpli is a software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
buyer: Immudyne (OTCPK:IMMD:$6.49)
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio. "
target: PDFSimpli
PDFSimpli is software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
price ($mm)
$0.15*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Avanquest, acquired Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware

synopsis: Avanquest has acquired the group holding the Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware businesses. Upclick is an ultra-modern platform used all over the world for the sale of digital products. Lulu Software is a major supplier of PDF solutions with its SodaPDF software. Adaware provides antivirus and security solutions.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: Avanquest (ENXTPA:AVQ:$105.99)
Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia. "
target: Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware
Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware are a Canadian group of companies. Lulu Software sells the Soda PDF application and document management solutions. Adaware specializes in Internet security and antivirus and security solutions. Upclick is an e-commerce platform used for the sale of digital goods.
price ($mm)
$12*
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hangar Technology, Inc, acquired Autoflight Logic

synopsis: Hangar, the Austin, TX based technology company developing an autonomous data capture ecosystem for drones, announced it acquired Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones.
buyer: Hangar Technology, Inc
Hangar is building an automated ecosystem for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. "
target: Autoflight Logic
Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones. Autoflight Logic boasts over 150k autonomous flights in over 190 countries flown using its ground control software.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired Scientific Calculator

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired Android app Scientific Calculator from developer Petr Hapal. Scientific Calculator supports advanced calculations such as complex number equations and it has a large universal/physical/mathematical/chemical constant table, making it a tool ready for science.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
target: Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator is a powerful Android scientific calculator with a real look. It is one of the few Android calculators with complex number equations support.
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announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/30/2016 via GlobeNewswire

HMS Industrial Networks AB, acquired Intesis Software SL

synopsis: HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has acquired all of the shares of the Spain-based company Intesis Software, S.L. - a leading provider of communication gateway solutions for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system integration within the fields of building automation.
buyer: HMS Industrial Networks AB (OM:HMS:$91.96)
HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. "
target: Intesis Software SL
Founded in 2000, Intesis Software is a leader in manufacturing innovative solutions for HVAC in the home and building automation market. Based in Igualada (Barcelona), Spain, it offers a wide range of products to customers in more than 90 countries.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/14/2016 via Market Wire

LULU Software, acquired Docudesk

synopsis: LULU Software, the maker of Soda PDF, is excited to announce the official acquisition of Docudesk, a major player in the PDF software industry. Docudesk serves over 350,000 customers, its main focus on providing PDF solutions for businesses.
buyer: LULU Software
LULU Software is the publisher of Soda® PDF, a portable document format (PDF) editing and creation application. Founded in 2010, LULU Software creates simple, smart and efficient software for PCs. "
target: Docudesk
Docudesk has been the leader in high value business grade PDF software solutions. With millions of installed downloads and customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies and governments to individual home users, Docudesk has built a reputation for delivering high quality software at affordable prices.
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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: 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: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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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: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: 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: 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: 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: TSXV:BKD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:EPAZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Epazz, Inc.
Epazz, Inc.
Epazz, Inc. specializes in enterprise cryptocurrency blockchain mobile apps and cloud business process software, with more than 500 repeat customers. Epazz technology makes it easy to convert legacy systems into cloud business process software.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.30
EBIT ($mm)
$0.28
Net Income ($mm)
$0.05
Employees
8
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Ticker: OTCPK:HKUP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHookup Social
iHookup Social
iHookup Social is a mobile -- social app positioned at the intersection of location based connections, love and adventure, stimulating hyper -- local opportunities for their user community as well as the venues and merchants competing for their business.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.17
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: AAPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$273,857.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$78,671.00
EBIT ($mm)
$67,138.00
Net Income ($mm)
$58,424.00
Employees
137000
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Ticker: MSFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Founded in 1975, 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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$143,015.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$65,259.00
EBIT ($mm)
$52,959.00
Net Income ($mm)
$44,281.00
Employees
163000
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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)
$166,030.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$46,035.00
EBIT ($mm)
$33,357.00
Net Income ($mm)
$31,534.00
Employees
127498
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Ticker: SZSE:002230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFLYTEK
iFLYTEK
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$418.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.61
EBIT ($mm)
$34.10
Net Income ($mm)
$65.81
Employees
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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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Ticker: TASE:WSMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhiteSmoke Software Ltd
WhiteSmoke Software Ltd
WhiteSmoke is a leading company in the field of English writing technologies, with a focus on products that enhance and correct grammar, spelling, and writing style. Their products are based on natural language processing technology, featuring artificial intelligence algorithms for text analysis.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.34
EBIT ($mm)
$1.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12
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Ticker: DGLP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive is a SaaS (Software as a Service) and application provider that delivers B2B and B2C digital media-sharing solutions that are both easy to offer and easy to use.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: ADBE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,171.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,856.20
EBIT ($mm)
$3,268.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2,951.46
Employees
21357
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$640.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2093
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Ticker: ADPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc. provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, medium and small businesses worldwide.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$73.68
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
187
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Ticker: TSE:4813
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS provides advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting companies and the automotive industry around the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$72.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.55
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
$3.37
Employees
559
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Ticker: SEHK:1808
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited is principally engaged in providing integrated business software solutions; and manufacture and sale of bare copper wires and magnet wires in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$45.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.72
EBIT ($mm)
$7.20
Net Income ($mm)
$5.49
Employees
134
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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Ticker: EONC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eOn Communications Corporation
eOn Communications Corporation is a global provider of innovative communications solutions. eOn solutions enable customers to leverage advanced technologies to communicate more effectively.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$19.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
75
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