Like KOL Media Limited

announced 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Metaps Inc., will acquire KOL Media Limited

synopsis: Metaps, a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform, will acquire KOL Media, a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, and more.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Founded in 2007, Metaps is a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform. Metaps' platform uses AI and big data to help developers maximize their app revenue and optimize campaign performance. "
target: KOL Media Limited
KOL Media is a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, out-of-home advertising, and more.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Edge226, purchased Webpals Mobile from Webpals Group

synopsis: Edge226 announces the acquisition of Webpals Mobile (from Webpals Holdings) to affirm its strength in the app-install market while increasing focus and scale through social channels. Webpals Mobile is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook and focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications.
buyer parent: PLYmedia
buyer: Edge226
Edge 226 is an innovative provider of data-driven ad-tech solutions, focused on providing its clients with smart tools for quality and transparent user acquisition. Peak Performance-Based DSP (demand-side platform), is their leading product enabling programmatic buying for both video & display. "
seller parent: XLMedia plc
seller: Webpals Group
Webpals Mobile, formerly known as DAU-UP ClicksMob, is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook, that focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications and premium performance advertisers.
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closed 9/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Groupe Concoursmania, acquired Slix Media, LLC

synopsis: Groupe ConcoursMania, European specialist of online marketing games, announced the acquisition of a portfolio of casual gaming websites from Slix Media, a Texas based company. This portfolio consists of 7 websites including www.playhub.com which has a monthly average audience of more than 3 million visitors mainly in North America and Asia.
buyer: Groupe Concoursmania (ALGCM:$22.87)
Groupe ConcoursMania is a French specialist of online marketing games. The group provides advertisers with innovative online marketing technologies and services, based on games mechanics. They also manage a wide portfolio of casual gaming websites. "
target: Slix Media, LLC
Slix Media started as a collection of highly entertaining gaming websites. They now reach 700,000 daily players and serve over 1 billion ads monthly which makes them one of the largest free-to-play casual gaming networks online. Their mobile games division reaches 1,000,000 MAU and growing.
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announced 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, will acquire Sandbox Strategies

synopsis: Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment, will acquire Sandbox Strategies, LLC, a PR and influencer relations agency that specializes in gaming. Sandbox Strategies provides video game publishers and developers with comprehensive PR services and helps them to find the right influencers to play their games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Sandbox Strategies
Sandbox Strategies is a PR and influencer relations agency that specializes in gaming and entertainment. Sandbox Strategies provides video game publishers and developers with comprehensive PR services and helps them to find the right influencers to play their games and engage their audience.
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closed 1/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Ayzenberg Group, acquired The Social Method

synopsis: Ayzenberg Group, one of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, announced that it has acquired The Social Method, one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California.
buyer: Ayzenberg Group
Ayzenberg Group is a full-service brand leadership group. One of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, Ayzenberg has created campaigns focused on successfully reaching and motivating tweens, teens and the 18-34 year old demographic since 1993. "
target: The Social Method
Founded in 2009, The Social Method is one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California. The agency focuses on entertainment and video games and has developed a proprietary toolset that provides deep and timely analysis of social campaigns.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired AppLift

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc, a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired Applift, a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$164.02)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies are actively used. "
target: AppLift
Applift is a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with and activate customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers to reach and convert their audiences on mobile.
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closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$14.54)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
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closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Social Chain, purchased Gaming Portfolio from DEVISE

synopsis: Social Chain, Europe's largest social media marketing agency, has acquired the viral gaming portfolio of DEVISE, a company that partners with Social Influencers to create engaging digital media properties. The acquisition includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
seller: DEVISE
The acquisition includes the gaming portfolio of DEVISE. The portfolio includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites that reaches a combined 500 million people per month.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

gamigo AG, acquired POGED GmbH

synopsis: gamigo AG has acquired POGED GmbH. The company develops a platform with tracking technology that interprets user activities from their first click at POGED to the path taken into a game up until the very first transaction (customer journey), enabling a customized sales pitch and optimization of customer acquisition costs.
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
gamigo AG is one of the leading gaming companies in Europe and North America. gamigo was one of the first companies to discover the booming market segment of online games and published the first MMOG that was completely localized into German as early as 2000. "
target: POGED GmbH
Since its founding in 2011, POGED GmbH has operated one of the leading international traffic networks for online and mobile games. By developing a proprietary tracking technology, POGED generates new users for a portfolio of more than 250 games - to over 5 million players today.
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closed 4/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crobo GmbH, acquired TrafficCaptain GmbH

synopsis: Crobo, the Berlin-based games performance marketing platform, is acquiring its Hamburg neighbourTrafficCaptain, which runs a games performance — or affiliate — network. The company offers ads and content for gamers (MMORPG, strategy or casual games). The company runs international campaigns in Europe and America.
buyer: Crobo GmbH
Crobo is a full-service online gaming company that combines expertise in all forms of online marketing. They own trademarked delivery and analytic technologies to acquire valuable gaming users through a wide variety of media channels. "
target parent: iVentureCapital
target: TrafficCaptain GmbH
TrafficCaptain.com is an affiliate network with performance-based campaigns for browser and mobile games, which offers ads and content for gamers (MMORPG, strategy or casual games). TrafficCaptain runs international campaigns in Europe and America.
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announced 3/13/2014 via Market Wire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Applifier

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creators of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, announced that it will acquire Applifier, one of the world's largest and most successful mobile game service providers. Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$710.18)
Unity Technologies ApS provides a 3D game development tool. Its tool enables the creation of online content that provides the newest games on the console market. The company also provides Unity Asset Server, an integrated version control solution for all Unity assets and scripts. "
target: Applifier
Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools, including Everyplay® Replays and Everyplay® GameAds.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. announced that its Ziff Davis, Inc. subsidiary has acquired IGN Entertainment, a leader in video game, entertainment and men’s lifestyle content, from News Corporation. The acquisition provides j2 with a group of world-class digital properties.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore.
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announced 6/29/2012 via PR Newswire

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will acquire Gaikai, Inc.

synopsis: Sony Computer Entertainment announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gaikai Inc., the world's leading interactive cloud-based gaming company. Through the acquisition, SCE will establish a new cloud service, ensuring that it continues to provide users with truly innovative and immersive interactive entertainment experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita portable entertainment system. "
target: Gaikai, Inc.
Gaikai is a next generation video game streaming platform that utilizes cloud-based gaming technology, allowing users to play major PC and console games instantly, with one click. No download or install required. Users are presented with an offer to try the game or app before buying it.
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closed 3/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired ZAM, LLC

synopsis: Europe-based game community announced that it was acquired by Tencent Holdings Limited. As a game community, ZAM contains some mainstream games from Europe and America, such as World of Warcraft, EQ and Final Fantasy, and each of the games has a sub-website.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent aims to enrich the interactive online experience of Internet users by providing a comprehensive range of Internet and wireless value-added services. Through its various online platforms, Tencent services the largest online community in China. "
target: ZAM, LLC
ZAM Media operates the largest and longest running family of sites dedicated to information and community for the Massively Multiplayer Online gamer. ZAM’s family of sites includes Wowhead, Thottbot, Allakhazam, ZAM, MMOUI and Tankspot.
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closed 12/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Crisp Media, acquired Smart Device Media, Inc.

synopsis: Two leading mobile advertising organizations, Crisp Media and Smart Device Media, have combined to create a full-service mobile advertising powerhouse. This combination brings together Crisp’s market leading, rich media advertising platform with Smart Device Media’s unparalleled media marketplace of targeted, brand safe, premium inventory.
buyer: Crisp Media
Crisp Media is a pioneer of mobile ad products that make HTML5 advertising scalable across device platforms for native apps and browsers. It offers Crisp Engage, an interactive ad platform designed to deliver the slickest ads to multiple screens. "
target: Smart Device Media, Inc.
Smart Device Media is a leading provider of mobile, premium display, special interest advertising channels. The company offers brand marketers the ability to reach premium, targeted audiences at scale within high-quality editorial environments.
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closed 7/20/2011 via Market Wire

Live Gamer, Inc., acquired gamerDNA Media

synopsis: Live Gamer announced that it has acquired New York-based video game ad network gamerDNA Media. Reaching over 48 million total unique monthly visitors worldwide, gamerDNA Media has helped blue chip advertisers such as Blizzard, Best Buy, and KFC acquire new customers and educate audiences about their brands.
buyer: Live Gamer, Inc.
Live Gamer is the world's first combined digital commerce and advertising platform. It has an advanced microtransaction and virtual economy engine, global payment gateways, a worldwide ad network and a video incentive advertising platform. "
target: gamerDNA Media
GamerDNA Media is a digital advertising firm that represents the top gaming sites, delivering views and visibility to the largest reach of a key demographic of grassroots trend-setters: Hard-core gamers, typically males though increasingly females ages 18-44.
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closed 2/23/2010 via PR Newswire

TechWeb, acquired Game Advertising Online

synopsis: The UBM TechWeb Game Network, a division of London-headquartered United Business Media has announced a key acquisition expanding its services to game creators and gaming website publishers, adding the online game advertising network Game Advertising Online (GAO) to its portfolio.
buyer: TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. "
target: Game Advertising Online
Game Advertising Online, the ad network, which has been running since 2006, now reaches 50 million unique viewers and serves more than two billion impressions a month.
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closed 2/13/2007 via

MPLC, Inc., merged with New Motion, Inc.

synopsis: MPLC, Inc. has executed a letter of intent which sets forth the preliminary terms and conditions of a proposed acquisition of New Motion, Inc. In connection with the acquisition, MPLC will acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of New Motion, and in exchange, the stockholders of New Motion will acquire approximately 83.7% of the MPLC stock.
buyer: MPLC, Inc.
At present, MPLC has no sources of revenue and has no specific business plan or purpose. MPLC's business plan is to seek a business combination. As a result, MPLC is a "blank check" or "shell" company. "
target: New Motion, Inc.
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

42 West, acquired B/HI Impact, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment marketing and production company Dolphin Entertainment is acquiring boutique gaming and e-sports PR firm B/HI, formerly known as Bender/Helper Impact. Under the terms of the deal, B/HI will operate as a division of public relations agency and Dolphin subsidiary 42West.
buyer parent: Dolphin Entertainment
buyer: 42 West
42West is the largest independently-owned public-relations firm in the entertainment industry. The firm’s PR professionals have developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies and television shows as well as for countless individual actors, filmmakers, and authors. "
target: B/HI Impact, Inc.
Founded in 1986, B/HI is a leading mid-size, independent PR agency located in Los Angeles and New York and focused on serving the communication needs of entertainment content, consumer/licensed entertainment products, gaming/esports and consumer technology companies.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Press X

synopsis: United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Press X, the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Press X connects brands to content creators and players to teams.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: Press X
Press X is the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Specializing in digital marketing, strategy development, campaign management, and content development, they help navigate the fragmented space, connecting brands to content creators and players to teams.
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announced 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Metaps Inc., will acquire KOL Media Limited

synopsis: Metaps, a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform, will acquire KOL Media, a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, and more.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Founded in 2007, Metaps is a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform. Metaps' platform uses AI and big data to help developers maximize their app revenue and optimize campaign performance. "
target: KOL Media Limited
KOL Media is a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, out-of-home advertising, and more.
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announced 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Metaps Inc., will acquire KOL Media Limited

synopsis: Metaps, a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform, will acquire KOL Media, a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, and more.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Founded in 2007, Metaps is a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform. Metaps' platform uses AI and big data to help developers maximize their app revenue and optimize campaign performance. "
target: KOL Media Limited
KOL Media is a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, out-of-home advertising, and more.
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announced 6/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Metaps Inc., will acquire Become Japan Corporation

synopsis: Metaps Inc., a provider of business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence, has agreed to acquire 100% stake in Become Japan Corporation, a shopping search site operation firm.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Metaps is a marketing platform equipped with the functionality required for the mobile era. The nature of marketing has been transformed by the transition from PC to mobile. They strongly support the entire process from user acquisition to monetization. "
target: Become Japan Corporation
Become Japan, based in Tokyo, is a shopping search site operation firm.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Reuters

Metaps Inc., will acquire AppStair

synopsis: Metaps, a company that provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence, is to fully acquire AppStair, a company that offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Metaps Inc. provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence. The company operates metaps, a Software Development Kit (SDK) that analyzes and provides essential data for marketing, promotions, and monetization; and SPIKE, an ecommerce transaction service. "
target: AppStair
AppStair Inc. develops mobile applications. It offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
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announced 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Metaps Inc., will acquire Nextapps Inc.

synopsis: Metaps, provider of business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence, has made an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in Nextapps Inc. Nextapps Inc. develops mobile advertising applications. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Metaps Inc. provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence. The company operates metaps, a Software Development Kit (SDK) that analyzes and provides essential data for marketing, promotions, and monetization; and SPIKE, an ecommerce transaction service. "
target: Nextapps Inc.
Nextapps Inc. develops mobile advertising application. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Vungle

synopsis: Blackstone, one of the world's leading investment firms, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have acquired Vungle, a leading performance marketing platform for in-app video advertisements on mobile devices.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

i.am+, acquired Sensiya, Ltd.

synopsis: Israeli startup Sensiya has been bought up by the musician Will.i.iam’s consumer tech label i.am+. Sensiya is a contextual awareness SDK providing access to meaningful, actionable and structured data, enabling mobile developers to create personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences.
buyer: i.am+
Founded by innovator and musician will.i.am, i.am+ is nurturing and leveraging powerful new technologies. Specifically i.am+ aims to create new products that combine its AneedA operating system, fashion and technology in the evolving wearables segment – such as the dial. "
target: Sensiya, Ltd.
Sensiya is a contextual awareness SDK providing access to meaningful, actionable and structured data, enabling mobile developers to create personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences.
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closed 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Opera Mediaworks Inc., acquired Yvolver, Inc.

synopsis: Opera Mediaworks Inc. has acquired Yvolver, Inc. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Yvolver team has built a marketing engagement platform focused on delivering powerful technology and tools for game and app developers.
buyer parent: Opera Software
buyer: Opera Mediaworks Inc.
Opera Mediaworks is the first mobile ad platform built for brands, delivering breakthrough marketing at scale. Their technology powers the biggest publishers in the world, enabling marketers to convey the highest quality ad experiences to more people in more places when it matters most. "
target: Yvolver, Inc.
Yvolver was founded with the mission to provide new technologies for developers to maximize user engagement, retention and overall app monetization. Yvolver offers a unique, proprietary service that significantly benefits the economics of the mobile app industry.
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closed 7/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Freestar, acquired Vdopia Inc.

synopsis: Freestar, the leading monetization partner for content publishers, e-commerce sites, and app developers, is acquiring Vdopia’s Chocolate app mediation technology. Vdopia d/b/a Chocolate is a leader in mobile video advertising.
buyer: Freestar
Freestar is the leading monetization partner for content publishers, e-commerce sites, and app developers. By combining industry-leading technology, data, and massive scale, they enable busy site owners to seamlessly maximize revenue while freeing themselves of the hassles of ad operations. "
target: Vdopia Inc.
Vdopia dba Chocolate is a leader in mobile video advertising. Chocolate offers two core products, Chocolate Marketplace, a global programmatic buying and selling platform for mobile video advertising and Chocolate Mediation, an end-to-end monetization solution for app developers & publishers.
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announced 12/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Shoal Games, will acquire KIDOZ Ltd.

synopsis: Shoal Games Ltd., mobile software developer and owner of the "Rooplay" edu-games platform announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire KIDOZ Ltd. KIDOZ is a leading distribution and monetization platform for kids content. Through the KIDOZ OS and the Kidoz Network they provide over 40 top tier OEMs, carriers and kids brands.
buyer: Shoal Games (OTCPK:SGLD.F:$0.11)
Shoal Games is the owner of the "Rooplay" EdTech games platform. Their pioneered curated games platform brings calm, structure and accountability for children and parents in the digital world. Using a subscription model, their active learning games are designed to inspire children to success. "
target: KIDOZ Ltd.
KIDOZ Ltd. Is a leading distribution and monetization platform for kids content, reaching over 50 million children worldwide. Through the KIDOZ OS and the Kidoz Network they provide over 40 top tier OEMs, carriers and kids brands including Lenovo, PBS Kids, Sprout TV, Acer and more.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Appier, acquired QGraph

synopsis: Appier, a Taiwanese AI solutions provider, has acquired QGraph, an India-based company that offers a Segment-of-One Marketing Automation platform for the Mobile era. QGraph allows developers to send Hyper-Personalized messages to their users across multiple channels, including push and in-app notifications, web push notifications, email and more.
buyer: Appier
Appier is a technology company in Taiwan that provides artificial intelligence (AI) platforms to help enterprises solve their most challenging business problems. Their AIXON platform uses machine learning and AI to turn data into insights to help businesses find and grow their target audience. "
target: QGraph
QGraph is an India-based company that offers a Segment-of-One Marketing Automation platform for the Mobile era. The platform allows developers to send Hyper-Personalized messages to their users across multiple channels, including push and in-app notifications, web push notifications, email and more.
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announced 5/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

engage:BDR, will acquire AdCel LLC

synopsis: engage:BDR, a digital advertising company, will acquire AdCel, a mobile app advertising platform that allows mobile publishers to optimize their revenue. AdCel offers developers a simple, single SDK that they can use to implement ads into their mobile app.
buyer: engage:BDR (ASX:EN1:$9.78)
engage:BDR is a digital advertising company. Capitalizing on strong roots of innovation, engage:BDR combines industry sustainability, groundbreaking proprietary technologies, and digital expertise to create efficient, effective advertising solutions for clients. "
target: AdCel LLC
AdCel is a mobile app advertising platform that allows mobile publishers to optimize their revenue. AdCel offers developers a simple, single SDK that they can use to implement ads into their mobile app. The ads can be implemented in various ways, including video, interstitial, banner, and native.
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$4.50
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closed 9/7/2017 via PR Web

Pendo Software, acquired Insert

synopsis: Pendo, creator of the leading web based Product Experience Platform, has acquired Insert, the first Automated In-App Marketing Platform. Insert offers a broad set of pre-built features and tools for guidance, communication, conversion, acquisition and other engagement practices.
buyer: Pendo Software
Pendo provides a platform with powerful analytics, in-application user feedback, and contextual guidance that is designed to help companies measure and elevate the customer experience within their applications. Pendo is on a mission to improve society’s experience with software. "
target: Insert
Insert is the first Automated In-App Marketing Platform. It offers a broad set of features – “inserts” – which can be launched into any live app in minutes, with no coding. Inserts are pre-built features and tools for guidance, communication, conversion, acquisition and other engagement practices.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Moka, acquired GetFocus

synopsis: Moka, a provider of end-to-end POS and payment solutions in Indonesia, has acquired GetFocus, an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. GetFocus' solution provides accurate indoor insights and location analytics that can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
buyer: Moka
Moka provides an end-to-end POS and payment solution that caters to small and medium businesses in Indonesia. The service includes an Android/iOS app used by store cashiers and a web back-office that allows store owners to access data such as sales reports, inventory, and customer feedback. "
target: GetFocus
GetFocus is an Indian company that provides an indoor positioning solution for app developers. Their SDK can easily integrate into apps and provides developers with accurate indoor insights. Their location analytics can track app downloads, usage patterns and frequently visited places.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

AnyMind Group, acquired POKKT

synopsis: AnyMind Group, a company in the marketing technology, entertainment technology and HR technology spaces, has acquired POKKT, a leading mobile video advertising platform in India, South East Asia & MENA. POKKT's SDK enables mobile game developers to monetize their non-paying users and maximize eCPMs through highly-targeted brand video ads.
buyer: AnyMind Group
AnyMind Group is an AI solutions provider across the advertising, marketing and human resource industries. AnyMind Group aims to power businesses and professionals with a suite of AI-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, enabling them to easily achieve greater scale and efficiency. "
target: POKKT
POKKT is a leading mobile video advertising platform in India, South East Asia & MENA with a strong focus on rewarded Video Ads within Mobile Games. POKKT's SDK enables developers to monetize their non-paying users and maximize eCPMs through highly-targeted brand video Ads within their Apps.
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announced 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Affle, will acquire appnext

synopsis: Affle Limited announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire full control of Appnext app discovery and recommendation platform with immediate effect. Affle will initially acquire 66.67% equity ownership in Appnext Singapore, with a clear path to acquire 100% equity ownership upon attainment of mutually agreed growth targets.
buyer: Affle (NSEI:AFFLE:$43.81)
Affle is a global technology company with a proprietary consumer intelligence platform that delivers consumer engagements, acquisitions and transactions through relevant Mobile Advertising. The platform aims to enhance returns on marketing investment through contextual mobile ads. "
target: appnext
Appnext is an app discovery platform, offering the recommendation engine which encompasses both in-app and on-device discovery. Appnext discovery platform powers over 4 billion daily app recommendations via 20+ interactions along users’ daily mobile journey.
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