Like Field59, Inc.

closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TownNews.com, acquired Field59, Inc.

synopsis: TownNews.com, a provider of digital publishing and content management solutions, has acquired Field59, a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. Field59 offers cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com offers a digital publishing and content management solution that powers some of the most distinguished media organizations in the industry. Their groundbreaking BLOX CMS allows companies to change the look and feel of their site with a sophisticated yet simple click-and-drag interface. "
target: Field59, Inc.
Field59 is a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. They offer cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
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announced 9/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Cxense, will purchase Media Business from Ramp, Inc.

synopsis: Cxense, the global leader in real-time data management and personalization solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Ramp’s media business. Ramp media’s SaaS-based video platform delivers a patented and comprehensive solution for indexing, tagging, search, and publishing of online video content.
buyer: Cxense (OB:CXENSE:$19.56)
Cxense helps businesses succeed in a digital world. Using audience data and advanced real-time analytics, Cxense creates hyper-relevant content recommendations, targeted advertising and predictive search that help increase digital revenue for publishers and e-commerce businesses. "
seller: Ramp, Inc.
Ramp provides a next-generation media content platform, allowing companies to manage live and on-demand video and audio content. Ramp media’s SaaS-based video platform delivers a patented and comprehensive solution for indexing, tagging, search, and publishing of online video content.
price ($mm)
$10
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$5
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announced 1/29/2014 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Digitalsmiths Corp.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television market, announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry's most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
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$135
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

SeaChange International, acquired Xstream A/S

synopsis: Video delivery platform leader SeaChange International announced that it has acquired Xstream A/S, a leading over-the-top video and TV cloud platform provider based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their MediaMaker platform is recognised for its rich and customizable monetization capabilities.
buyer: SeaChange International (SEAC:$68.39)
SeaChange has pioneered solutions to help video providers manage and monetize their content. By using SeaChange solutions to drive increasingly personalized experiences to viewers, customers can gain and retain viewers, reduce churn, and improve the monetization potential of their video business. "
target parent: Capidea Management ApS
target: Xstream A/S
The Danish company Xstream is a leading enabler of over-the-top TV and video on demand services. Their MediaMaker platform is recognised for its rich and customizable monetization capabilities, fast deploy time and by its unique, fully adaptive and automated content ingestion process.
price ($mm)
$5.50
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$6
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closed 4/26/2018 via Company Press Release

MinuteBuzz, acquired Vidclust

synopsis: MinuteBuzz, a video entertainment media group for millennials in France, has acquired Vidclust, a French company that offers a web-based platform that provides video intelligence and social insights. Vidclust allows content creators and media companies to see what type of videos are getting the most traffic, allowing them to be more efficient.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: MinuteBuzz
MinuteBuzz is the leading video entertainment media group for millennials in France. MinuteBuzz is watched by over 8 million people on social platforms and generates over 200 million views per month. MinuteBuzz's goal is to change the world by creating content designed to make people happier. "
target: Vidclust
Vidclust is a French company that offers a web-based platform that provides video intelligence and social insights. Vidclust allows content creators and media companies to see what type of videos are getting the most traffic, enabling them to produce and distribute their content more effectively.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Brightcove, Inc., purchased Online Video Platform Business from Ooyala

synopsis: Brightcove, a global provider of cloud services for video, has acquired the online video platform business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology. Ooyala’s video platform uses big data insights to help broadcasters and media companies increase video engagement and revenue with personalized, interactive experiences for every screen.
buyer: Brightcove, Inc. (BCOV:$164.83)
Brightcove Inc. is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for managing, delivering, and monetizing video experiences on every screen. "
seller: Ooyala
The acquisition includes the Online Video Platform Business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology. Ooyala’s video platform uses big data insights to help broadcasters and media companies increase video engagement and revenue with personalized, interactive experiences for every screen.
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$15
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Web

Blubrry Podcasting, acquired Cast Feed Validator

synopsis: Blubrry, a subsidiary of RawVoice, is proud to announce the acquisition of the leading podcast RSS-feed validator, Cast Feed Validator. Cast Feed Validator helps podcasters visualize their podcast feed. This visualization helps them find where problems are occurring if something goes wrong with their podcast.
buyer parent: RawVoice
buyer: Blubrry Podcasting
Blubrry is a podcasting community and directory with more than 450,000 shows. Blubrry gives creators the power to make money, get detailed audience measurements and host their audio, video and websites. Blubrry is a preferred digital interface for media creators, advertisers and media consumers. "
target: Cast Feed Validator
Cast Feed Validator is the leading podcast RSS-feed validator. Cast Feed Validator helps podcasters visualize their podcast feed. This visualization helps them find where problems are occurring if something goes wrong with their podcast.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

TV Time, acquired Mediamorph

synopsis: TV Time, a leading TV and film tracking and insights platform, has acquired Mediamorph, a Content Value Management cloud platform powers the largest entertainment companies in the world. As part of the acquisition, the combined companies will operate under the name Whip Media Group.
buyer: TV Time
TV Time is the world's largest tracking platform for TV and movies. Fueled by global first-party data, TV Time offers business solutions through TVLytics, a service that provides data and insights to media companies, talent agencies, advertisers, and clients from the content ecosystem. "
target: Mediamorph
Mediamorph's mission is to boost business performance and accelerate content value across the entertainment ecosystem. Their Content Value Management platform orchestrates the 360° process that brings content value from provider to distributor to the connected consumer.
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closed 5/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Endeavor, LLC, acquired NeuLion Incorporated

synopsis: Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion, is to acquire NeuLion, Inc., a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: NeuLion Incorporated (TSX:NLN:$95.32)
NeuLion, Inc. is a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
price ($mm)
$250
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$95
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closed 2/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Capidea Management ApS, acquired Xstream A/S

synopsis: Danish end-to-end video management software company Xstream has announced that Danish private equity fund Capidea has taken a majority stake in the company. Xstream offers the market’s most comprehensive and scalable suite of OTT and TV Everywhere products and services.
buyer: Capidea Management ApS
Capidea is a Danish private equity fund that makes long-term investments in competitive small and medium-sized enterprises. Capidea invests primarily in majority positions in industry, commerce, distribution and service, but may also invest in minority stakes. "
target: Xstream A/S
Xstream offers the industry's most comprehensive and scalable end-to-end online video management solution and a suite of outstanding individual services. Xstream has been a pioneer in OTT and TV Everywhere since 1999.
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closed 4/22/2008 via

Vignette Corporation, acquired Vidavee

synopsis: Vignette, a global leader in Web experience management and delivery, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vidavee, a video Web services company that enables Web publishers to easily upload, share, analyze and monetize Internet video content.
buyer: Vignette Corporation
Vignette provides Internet Relationship Management software products and services, a category of enterprise solutions designed to enable businesses to build sustainable online customer relationships, increase returns on Internet-related investments and capitalize on Internet business opportunities. "
target: Vidavee
Vidavee is the only white label web media solution to fully enable user interaction around professional and consumer-contributed video content. Our clients’ user base can easily upload, select segments, comment, remix and share videos captured on any device.
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closed 2/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

WordPress VIP, acquired Parse.ly

synopsis: WordPress VIP (WPVIP), an enterprise-focused content management platform, has acquired Parse.ly, an engagement analytics platform for online publishers. Parse.ly provides creators with an easy way to visualize the performance of their content. Their platform offers content insights that help publishers to better engage with their audience.
buyer parent: Automattic Inc.
buyer: WordPress VIP
WordPress VIP (WPVIP) is an enterprise-focused content management platform. WPVIP empowers marketers to create beautiful branded experiences. Their editorial and design tools make it easy to deliver a consistent customer experience across every channel. "
target: Parse.ly
Parse.ly is an engagement analytics platform for online publishers. Parse.ly provides creators with an easy way to visualize the performance of their content. Their platform offers content insights that help publishers to increase readership and better engage with their audience.
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announced 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Digital Media Services, will acquire Volicon

synopsis: Verizon Digital Media Services announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Volicon. Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Verizon Digital Media Services
Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content – so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of their platform is delivering next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users. "
target: Volicon
Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. The Observer Media Intelligence Platform™ provides powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, and more.
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closed 9/9/2013 via Market Wire

Livefyre, acquired Storify

synopsis: Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, announced the acquisition of Storify, the drag-and-drop storytelling tool that has changed the way journalists and brands tell stories on the web.
buyer: Livefyre
Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. As the fifth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 400 leading brands. "
target: Storify
Storify is the leading social storytelling platform, enabling users to easily collect tweets, photos, videos and media from across the web to create stories that can be embedded on any website.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Glam Holdings Ltd, acquired Carbon

synopsis: Glam Holdings, owner of ex-billion-dollar Mode Media, BrideClick, and Glam Inc, has acquired Carbon from Clicksco, a Dubai-based provider of performance-based marketing solutions. Carbon is a data management platform in the UK that provides publishers and advertisers with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
buyer: Glam Holdings Ltd
Glam Holdings Ltd is a UK holding company that owns and operates a number of digital brands (“Glam”) and publishing technologies (“Mode”). Glam Holdings has been built through the acquisition of BrideClick (2016), Mode Media (2017) and now Carbon (2020). "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Carbon
Carbon is a next generation data management platform in the UK. Carbon's cloud-based data management platform uses data science, AI, and machine learning to provide publishers, advertisers and platforms with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
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closed 9/6/2016 via Company Press Release

plista, acquired Linkpulse

synopsis: Plista, a one-stop provider of data-driven native advertising, has acquired Linkpulse, one of the leaders in real-time content analytics. Linkpulse allows publishers to track the performance of their articles across all devices in real time via customized dashboards and alerts.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de. "
target: Linkpulse
Linkpulse is one of the leading real-time content analytics providers on the market and was developed especially for the requirements of high traffic news websites.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired BlueFin Labs

synopsis: Twitter has closed a deal to buy BlueFin Labs, a company that specializes in helping media companies understand how people use social media in conjunction with their TV watching. BlueFin offers analysis of how brands, agencies, and TV networks can tap into viewer commentary about shows and commercials to power insights, ad sales, and media buys.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: BlueFin Labs
Bluefin Labs is a social TV analytics company providing solutions to brand advertisers, advertising agencies and TV networks. Its technology and professional services enable clients to tap into data at scale that links people’s social media commentary to the shows and commercials they watch on TV.
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$80
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closed 2/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

SeaChange International, acquired Timeline Labs

synopsis: SeaChange International, Inc., a leading global multiscreen video software innovator, announced that it has completed its acquisition of social media analytics software developer Timeline Labs (TLL, LLC). Timeline Labs is a SaaS company that enables media companies and brands to analyze social media messages in real-time.
buyer: SeaChange International (SEAC:$68.39)
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally. "
target: Timeline Labs
Timeline Labs is a SaaS company that enables local broadcasters, cable news channels and other media companies and brands to analyze social media messages in real-time, find and broadcast newsworthy social trends and insights, and measure viewing audience engagement across television, mobile and PC.
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$15
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closed 3/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Mesagraph

synopsis: Twitter, a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting, acquired France’s Mesagraph. Mesagraph is a new service that builds bundles of information from Social Media which are relevant and useful for its users.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Mesagraph
Mesagraph is a new service that builds bundles of information from Social Media which are relevant and useful for its users. Users can rate, comment and complete each fragment of the bundle to make it even more compelling and interesting for others who share the same interests.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TownNews.com, acquired Field59, Inc.

synopsis: TownNews.com, a provider of digital publishing and content management solutions, has acquired Field59, a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. Field59 offers cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com offers a digital publishing and content management solution that powers some of the most distinguished media organizations in the industry. Their groundbreaking BLOX CMS allows companies to change the look and feel of their site with a sophisticated yet simple click-and-drag interface. "
target: Field59, Inc.
Field59 is a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. They offer cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TownNews.com, acquired Field59, Inc.

synopsis: TownNews.com, a provider of digital publishing and content management solutions, has acquired Field59, a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. Field59 offers cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com offers a digital publishing and content management solution that powers some of the most distinguished media organizations in the industry. Their groundbreaking BLOX CMS allows companies to change the look and feel of their site with a sophisticated yet simple click-and-drag interface. "
target: Field59, Inc.
Field59 is a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. They offer cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
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announced 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

TownNews.com, will purchase ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media

synopsis: TownNews.com and PowerOne Media jointly announced today that TownNews.com is purchasing ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com helps more than 850 newspapers - dailies and weeklies - in 48 states publish interactive editions on the World Wide Web of the Internet. "
seller: PowerOne Media
PowerOne Media is based in East Greenbush, NY. It will continue with its online automobile vertical solution, Car Cast, and with its online employment solution, Career Site. Lee Enterprises is one of PowerOne Media's owners.
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

VITEC Software Group, acquired Visiolink ApS

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of all shares in the Danish software company Visiolink. Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$168.12)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: Visiolink ApS
Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies. Visiolink currently has about 200 customers in 9 European countries, where the Nordic countries account for a large portion of sales.
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$7
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

ppi Media GmbH, acquired KnowledgeView Ltd

synopsis: ppi Media, a leading software specialist for publishing workflows, has acquired KnowledgeView a UK-based company that develops cross-media publishing, news management, and editorial sharing systems. KnowledgeView's Publish Live product makes multi-publishing easy, creating a highly scalable content hub on the cloud for all generated content.
buyer: ppi Media GmbH
ppi Media is one of the leading international software specialists for publishing workflows in the fields of print, web and mobile. Numerous publishers were able to increase their online revenue and optimize their use of valuable resources in their daily workflows with ppi Media's solutions. "
target: KnowledgeView Ltd
KnowlegdeView is a UK-based company that develops cross-media publishing, news management, and editorial sharing systems for the MENA region. Their Publish Live product makes multi-publishing easy, creating a highly scalable content hub on the cloud for all generated content.
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announced 11/13/2013 via Company Press Release

CCI Europe A/S, will acquire Escenic AS

synopsis: Vizrt Ltd. announced that it has reached a definitive purchase agreement with CCI Europe A/S concerning the sale of 100% of the outstanding shares of Escenic AS, a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry.
buyer parent: Stibo A/S
buyer: CCI Europe A/S
CCI is provider of editorial and advertising solutions for multimedia news environments. Their CCI AdDesk, CCI NewsGate and CCI NewsDesk products are the most robust and powerful systems in the industry, and are implemented in news organizations across five continents. "
target parent: VIZRT Ltd.
target: Escenic AS
Escenic AS is a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Escenic provides a Multi-channel and mobile ready publishing solution including the Escenic Content Engine, a high performance content management and delivery system for modern websites.
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cafeyn, acquired miLibris

synopsis: Cafeyn has bought Milibris, a technical provider of press publishers to allow the digitization of their paper titles, from Altice. miLibris develops software to project the press and traditional publishing industries into new generation publishing. Cafeyn also acquired Altice's SFR Presse, a mobile app for reading newspapers and magazines.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: miLibris
miLibris develops software to project the press and traditional publishing industries into new generation publishing. It is based on a permanent research and development activity in the field of digital publication and associated usage data. miLibris operates in France and internationally.
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announced 9/11/2017 via Reuters

Evolable Asia Corp., will acquire Mag2

synopsis: Evolable Asia will acquire 59.6 percent stake in Mag2 Co., Ltd. Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
buyer: Evolable Asia Corp. (TSE:6191:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company, founded in 2007, runs three popular online travel portals of its own. An additional 600 domestic travel sites use its in-house technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: New Horizon Capital Co. Ltd.
target: Mag2
Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Altice N.V., acquired miLibris

synopsis: Altice has acquired miLibris, a French company specialising in digital press publishing. Altice already worked with the company on its SFR Presse offering of digital newspapers and magazines. miLibris works with nearly the entire French publishing industry and is also active in Quebec.
buyer: Altice N.V. (ENXTAM:ATC:$16,678.41)
Altice is a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising. Altice delivers innovative, customer-centric products and solutions that connect and unlock the limitless potential of its over 50 million customers over fiber networks and mobile broadband. "
target: miLibris
miLibris’ solutions provide a quantum leap for traditional publishers- a new generation of publishing. Constantly innovating with deep research and development for digital publishing, miLibris operates in France and internationally.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Copyright Clearance Center, acquired ixxus

synopsis: Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, has acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content.
buyer: Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a leading global rights-licensing technology organization, provides solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promotes the work of creators and supports the principles of copyright. "
target: ixxus
Ixxus is a leading global provider of publishing solutions that helps organizations work with content to drive new revenues and enhance market agility. With roots in both traditional and digital publishing, Ixxus delivers award-winning, collaborative solutions that are tailored to customer needs.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Simplecast

synopsis: SiriusXM, owner of Pandora and backer of Soundcloud, has acquired Simplecast, a podcast management platform used by creators to publish and distribute podcasts, and subsequently analyse how they are consumed.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,002.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S."
target: Simplecast
Simplecast is a podcast management platform used by creators to publish and distribute podcasts. Simplecast remains the easiest way for podcasters to publish audio to the world—with one-click publishing to Apple Podcasts , Spotify, and more.
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closed 6/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Automattic Inc., acquired Atavist

synopsis: Automattic announced it has acquired Atavist, the groundbreaking publishing platform and magazine founded in 2011. Atavist will integrate its storytelling-focused features into WordPress and transition its customer base to the world's most popular web publishing platform.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target: Atavist
Atavist is the groundbreaking publishing platform and magazine. Atavist’s proprietary content management system platform, with free and paid tiers, give independent publishers tools to create content and make money from it. The Atavist Magazine publishes long-form journalism every month.
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closed 9/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Vision Critical, acquired Pressly

synopsis: Vision Critical, a provider of customer relationship intelligence software, announced its acquisition of Pressly, a Toronto-based software company with a world-class, enterprise-grade platform for the curation and distribution of content. Pressly operates a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies increase their audience engagement.
buyer: Vision Critical
Vision Critical is a Canada-based provider of customer relationship intelligence software that improves customer relationships to grow customer lifetime value. Designed for today’s social and mobile savvy customer, Vision Critical’s technology helps companies discover what their customers want. "
target: Pressly
Pressly, a Toronto-based software company, operates a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies increase their audience engagement. The platform utilizes a combination of HTML5 web technologies and customizable templates to enable content producers to create mobile-ready websites.
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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Olive Software

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Olive Software. A proven e-publishing pioneer, Olive Software provides hundreds of media companies and organizations globally with solutions that maximize reader satisfaction and transform digital content into profit centers.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, transforming, and running mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. "
target: Olive Software
Olive Software’s cloud-based e-publishing platform delivers cross-media publishing capabilities, digitally enriched print to web, monetization programs and audience engagement solutions. Their patented and proprietary technology makes Olive Software unique in the industry.
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announced 3/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Internet Broadcasting Systems

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., a leading digital publishing platform and digital agency services provider in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to 2014 results.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target: Internet Broadcasting Systems
Internet Broadcasting Systems is a pioneer of innovative technology and services for the broadcast media industry. Their solutions including award-winning websites, a SaaS-based digital publishing platform, original and syndicated content, and one of the largest digital advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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announced 6/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

synopsis: Patriot Minefinders Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Juliet, developer of the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform will allow authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
buyer: Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCPK:PROF:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
target:
Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
price ($mm)
$2.52
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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