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Cision AB, acquired ShareIQ

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired the technical assets of Berlin-based ShareIQ. The ShareIQ platform is based on patent-pending technology that discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: ShareIQ
ShareIQ is Earned Media Performance Intelligence SaaS for brands to extract the full value of their content across the web. The ShareIQ platform discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BusinessWire

Demand Science Group, acquired Finity AI

synopsis: DemandScience, a leader in B2B pipeline generation solutions, has acquired Finity SA, a Swiss-based provider of AI-driven content creation and aggregation. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, Finity leverages worldwide data to analyze what is happening in any industry, topic, or location and turns that data into content.
buyer: Demand Science Group
DemandScience is a global B2B data company that partners with customers to upgrade their pipelines. DemandScience’s accurate data and predictive insights enable sales and marketing professionals to identify, activate and convert the right buyers at the right time to achieve their growth goals. "
target: Finity AI
Finity AI is marketing technology company based in Switzerland. Finity AI leverages worldwide data to analyze what is happening in any industry, topic, or location and turns that data into content, including live visualizations and infographics.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

DoubleVerify, Inc, will acquire OpenSlate

synopsis: DoubleVerify, a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, will acquire OpenSlate, a pre-campaign contextual targeting platform that enables brands to align advertising with suitable or contextually relevant content across social video and CTV.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: DoubleVerify, Inc (NYSE:DV:$305.85)
DoubleVerify is a leading software platform for digital media measurement and analytics. DoubleVerify's mission is to make the digital advertising ecosystem stronger, safer and more secure, thereby preserving the fair value exchange between buyers and sellers of digital media. "
target: OpenSlate
OpenSlate is a global, content-focused measurement and analytics company. The company's technology and independent ratings system provides insight into the nature and quality of content on the world's largest digital platforms.
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closed 6/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Cision AB, acquired Brandwatch

synopsis: Cision will acquire Brandwatch, a global leader in digital consumer intelligence and social media listening. This strategic move will combine two leaders in their respective industries and will bring to customers the substantial benefits of their complementary capabilities to deliver the future of PR, marketing and digital customer engagement.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a global leader in PR, marketing, and social media management technology and intelligence. Cision helps brands and organizations identify, connect, and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. "
target: Brandwatch
Based in the UK, Brandwatch is the world's pioneering digital consumer intelligence suite. The company's AI-powered deep social listening and content marketing analytics products help over 2,000 of the world's most admired brands and agencies make insightful, data-driven decisions.
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closed 4/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Onclusive, acquired Ozmotik, Inc.

synopsis: AirPR, the data science company for marketing and communications, has acquired San Francisco based technology company, Ozmotik. AirPR also announced that it has changed its company name to Onclusive. Ozmotik provides a comprehensive view of post-click engagement analytics for owned and earned media.
buyer: Onclusive
Onclusive is the data science company for marketing and communications. Onclusive reveals which strategies drive actual brand engagement and deliver the most valuable content to target audiences, at scale. The result is thousands of high-performance campaigns around the world. "
target: Ozmotik, Inc.
Ozmotik provides a comprehensive view of post-click engagement analytics for owned and earned media. Find out which pieces of content drive the greatest impact across the entire funnel. Ozmotik's technology lets users analyze, and deploy content data to drive impact and conversions.
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closed 10/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TrackMaven merged with Skyword Inc.,

synopsis: Skyword, the leading content marketing platform and services company, announced that it has merged with TrackMaven, the leading marketing insights company powering the world’s top brands. With the TrackMaven platform, marketers are able to optimize content and campaigns, tie marketing activities to ROI, and benchmark industry performance.
buyer: Skyword Inc.
Skyword empowers top brands to create unique content experiences that deliver customer value and drive business success. With its SaaS+ model, Skyword offers: a SaaS-based enterprise-level content marketing platform, industry-leading services, and a global community of storytellers. "
target: TrackMaven
Marketing leaders from hundreds of the world’s best brands use TrackMaven to understand the full impact of their marketing. With the TrackMaven platform, marketers are able to optimize content and campaigns, tie marketing activities to ROI, and benchmark industry performance.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, acquired GlimpzIt

synopsis: Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world, announced it has acquired GlimpzIt, an artificial intelligence and machine-learning provider based in San Francisco. GlimpzIt's customer Intelligence platform analyzes unstructured data, enabling brands to build offerings that resonate with their customers.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: GlimpzIt
GlimpzIt is AI for Customer Intelligence. Their customer Intelligence platform analyzes unstructured data (pictures, videos and text), enabling brands to build personalized offerings that resonate with their customers on a emotional level.
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closed 2/22/2017 via Market Wire

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired LiftMetrix

synopsis: Hootsuite, the most widely used platform for social media management, announced the acquisition of leading social analytics company LiftMetrix. LiftMetrix optimizes the value of clients' growing investment in social and content marketing by turning raw measurement data into specific ROI metrics and recommendations.
buyer: HootSuite Media, Inc.
Hootsuite is a social relationship platform that empowers users to execute social media strategies across their organizations. Their vision is to revolutionize communications; their mission is to empower their customers to transform messages into meaningful relationships. "
target: LiftMetrix
LiftMetrix optimizes the value of client's growing investment in social and content marketing by turning raw measurement data into specific ROI metrics and recommendations.
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closed 1/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

iSentia, acquired China Newswire

synopsis: Media intelligence firm Isentia Group Ltd. has expanded to China with the acquisition of China Newswire. China Newswire is a media syndication and big data company that claims to reach 30,000 media outlets, journalists, social media writers and key online influencers, providing SaaS content marketing and content syndication services.
buyer: iSentia (ASX:ISD:$74.22)
Isentia provides more than 5,000 clients, including many of the world’s leading brands, companies and governments, with media intelligence software and services that help drive more informed and timely business and communication decisions. "
target: China Newswire
China Newswire is a media syndication and big data company that claims to reach 30,000 media outlets, journalists, social media writers and key online influencers, providing SaaS content marketing and content syndication services.
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closed 3/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Olapic, acquired Piqora Inc.

synopsis: Olapic, the premier visual content marketing platform, announced the acquisition of Piqora. The company expanded its strategy to include marketing, commerce, and analytics tools for other image-based networks such as Tumblr and Instagram to help advertisers and marketers discover and amplify the most relevant visual content on mobile destinations.
buyer: Olapic
Olapic is the leading visual marketing platform for collecting, curating, permissioning, and showcasing consumer-generated photos across marketing channels. "
target: Piqora Inc.
Piqora was founded with a focus on marketing and data analytics for Pinterest. Since launch, the company expanded its strategy to include marketing, commerce, and analytics tools for other image-based networks.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Contently Inc., acquired Docalytics

synopsis: Contently, a technology company that helps enterprise companies create results-driven content, announced the acquisition of Docalytics, a marketing and sales analytics company. Docalytics provides sales and marketing professionals at B2B companies with detailed data on how people engage with downloadable content like PDFs and sales materials.
buyer: Contently Inc.
Contently is a technology company that helps enterprise companies create results-driven content by providing them with smart technology, vetted creative talent, and proven methodology. Contently was recently named one of Inc. magazine's 100 fastest-growing private companies. "
target: Docalytics
The Docalytics platform lets sales and marketing professionals track how individual prospects and groups of prospective customers interact with their company's downloadable content.
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closed 7/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

SimilarWeb, acquired Swayy

synopsis: SimilarWeb has purchased Swayy, a content discovery platform. Swayy served as a content curation tool for businesses lacking a social media or branding team. The deal was largely aimed at acquiring the team’s talent and expertise to aid with the development of SimilarWeb’s own content recognition algorithms.
buyer: SimilarWeb (NYSE:SMWB:$137.67)
SimilarWeb is the global leader in Web Measurement & Online Competitive Intelligence. Using the largest international online panel, SimilarWeb provides website analytics tools which unlock the traffic statistics for any website. "
target: Swayy
Swayy builds tools that create a personalized Internet experience, so the things users want to see will find them first. Swayy analyzes content, user behavior, and social signals to better understand what drives engagement around the web.
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$5.00
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closed 4/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Ströer Media, acquired Content Fleet

synopsis: Ströer Media has acquired the owned media and big data specialist Content Fleet. The Hamburg-based company provides creative services, distribution and monetization from a single source. it also offers proprietary, performance-driven technology solutions for the detailed real-time processing, evaluation and interpretation of large volumes of data.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. Ströer commercializes several thousand websites and more than 290,000 out-of-home advertising faces. "
target: Content Fleet
Content Fleet is a leading provider for content creation services and content exploration software. Their products assist content professionals to enhance their performance, using big data technology and analysis algorithms in order to identify emerging internet trends early.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

Pattern Inc., acquired Amplifi.io

synopsis: Pattern, the category leader for global ecommerce acceleration, has acquired Amplifi.io, a leading digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) platform. Amplifi.io’s technology will be folded into Pattern’s ecommerce acceleration platform, helping brands manage content at global scale.
buyer: Pattern Inc.
Pattern is the industry's leading player in ecommerce intelligence, sales optimization, marketplace management, and global expansion. Pattern helps brands achieve accelerated growth on Direct to Consumer websites and across hundreds of global marketplaces. "
target: Amplifi.io
Amplifi.io solves the increasingly complex Digital Asset Management and Product Information Management needs of leading product brands. Its all-in-one marketing hub helps companies quickly organize and share critical marketing content across all the channels that contribute to revenue growth.
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closed 3/30/2022 via PR Newswire

Tailwind, acquired Replier.ai

synopsis: Tailwind, a leading small business marketing software platform, has acquired Replier.ai, a software platform that helps marketers generate custom replies and content with AI, in order to expand its team, products and customer base.
buyer: Tailwind
Launched in 2015, Tailwind is a leading small business marketing platform that helps entrepreneurs, creators, sellers and marketers plan, create and execute world-class marketing campaigns across digital marketing platforms including Email marketing, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. "
target: Replier.ai
Replier.ai is a software platform that helps marketers generate custom replies and content with AI, in order to expand its team, products and customer base. Replier's vision is to help small businesses generate high-quality customized content using AI-driven technology.
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announced 12/9/2021 via Company Press Release

Adobe Systems Incorporated, will acquire ContentCal

synopsis: Adobe has entered into an agreement to acquire ContentCal, a leading social media and content marketing solution. ContentCal is a content marketing planning tool that puts everything in one place, so users can make creating, scheduling, and posting an easier ride for the entire team.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$15,099.00)
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. "
target: ContentCal
ContentCal is a content marketing planning tool that puts everything in one place, so users can make creating, scheduling, and posting an easier ride for the entire team.
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announced 12/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Optimizely Inc., will acquire Welcome Software

synopsis: Digital experience platform Optimizely is set to acquire content marketing-focused company Welcome. Welcome was created when Industry Dive acquired Newscred’s content services in October 2020, the remaining marketing management capabilities were rebranded. Welcome is a leading marketing orchestration platform.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Optimizely Inc.
Optimizely is on a mission to help people unlock their digital potential. With its leading digital experience platform (DXP), the company equips teams with the tools and insights they need to create and optimize in new and novel ways. "
target: Welcome Software
Welcome (formerly NewsCred) transforms how marketers run marketing. It is the leading marketing orchestration platform used by the world’s most successful brands to strategically align teams, take the friction out of execution, and demonstrate meaningful results.
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announced 8/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Wishpond, will acquire Brax

synopsis: Wishpond Technologies Ltd., a Canadian provider of marketing-focused online business solutions, will acquire Brax, a content marketing platform that enables brands and agencies to create, optimize, and scale their native ads. Brax allows users to manage dozens of campaigns and compare their performance across all channels.
buyer: Wishpond (TSXV:WISH:$9.78)
Based out of Vancouver, Wishpond is a provider of marketing focused online business solutions. The company offers an "all-in-one" marketing suite that provides companies with marketing, promotion, lead generation, and sales conversion capabilities from one integrated platform. "
target: Brax
Brax is a content marketing platform that enables brands and agencies to create, optimize, and scale their native ads. Brax helps businesses to squeeze more ROI out of their campaigns. Their platform allows users to manage dozens of campaigns and compare their performance across all channels.
price ($mm)
$1.33
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$2
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announced 6/9/2021 via PR Newswire

Dynamic Signal will be merged with SocialChorus,

synopsis: Dynamic Signal, a leading Employee Communication and Engagement Platform, will merge with SocialChorus, a high-growth SaaS leader in the digital employee experience space. The merger will accelerate the move away from destination site delivery models to an orchestrated digital employee experience that fosters employee productivity and well-being.
buyer parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
buyer: SocialChorus
SocialChorus is the creator of FirstUp, the platform that makes the digital employee experience work for every worker. Using its powerful orchestration engine, SocialChrous brings personalized information and systems access to every employee where they are, on any endpoint or device. "
target: Dynamic Signal
Dynamic Signal is a leading Employee Communication and Engagement Platform. The company's award-winning mobile, desktop, and web applications are designed to reach each employee and build aligned, productive, actively engaged communities and employee advocates.
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closed 6/4/2021 via PR Newswire

iContact, acquired Moz, Inc.

synopsis: Moz, Inc., a leader in search engine optimization technology, has been acquired by iContact to form a suite of leading SEO, email, and digital marketing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. The acquisition will help Moz accelerate its product plans to build SEO and other digital marketing products that can change the industry.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: iContact
iContact is an easy-to-use email marketing platform built for small businesses. iContact’s tools take the pain out of email marketing by helping businesses grow their audience, design beautiful emails, personalize their messages and automate their communications, all for free. "
target: Moz, Inc.
Moz is one of the most trusted authorities in online search with powerful Search engine optimization (SEO) and Local Search platforms to help marketers improve the position of their brands, business locations, and competitive rank in search results.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired ShareIQ

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired the technical assets of Berlin-based ShareIQ. The ShareIQ platform is based on patent-pending technology that discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: ShareIQ
ShareIQ is Earned Media Performance Intelligence SaaS for brands to extract the full value of their content across the web. The ShareIQ platform discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
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closed 6/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Cision AB, acquired Brandwatch

synopsis: Cision will acquire Brandwatch, a global leader in digital consumer intelligence and social media listening. This strategic move will combine two leaders in their respective industries and will bring to customers the substantial benefits of their complementary capabilities to deliver the future of PR, marketing and digital customer engagement.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a global leader in PR, marketing, and social media management technology and intelligence. Cision helps brands and organizations identify, connect, and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. "
target: Brandwatch
Based in the UK, Brandwatch is the world's pioneering digital consumer intelligence suite. The company's AI-powered deep social listening and content marketing analytics products help over 2,000 of the world's most admired brands and agencies make insightful, data-driven decisions.
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closed 1/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cision AB

synopsis: Cision Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals, has been acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a global investment firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and operations.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$748
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$222
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closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired iContact

synopsis: iContact, an email marketing firm launched in the Triangle 15 years ago, has been acquired by j2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company. Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: iContact
Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved significant results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
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$49
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Cision AB, acquired TrendKite

synopsis: Cision, a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations professionals, announced it has acquired TrendKite, a Digital PR platform that harnesses artificial intelligence and analytics to help brands understand the effect communications programs have on corporate reputation, website traffic and business outcomes.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: TrendKite
TrendKite is the Digital PR Platform that puts earned media in the marketing mix. By harnessing artificial intelligence and big data analytics to optimize the impact public relations has on a brand's reputation, traffic and goals, TrendKite is transforming the way the world views earned media.
price ($mm)
$221
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closed 1/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Falcon.io

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired Falcon.io, a leading social media company with offices in New York, Copenhagen, Sofia, Berlin, Melbourne and Budapest. Falcon.io provides brands with insights into their global content strategy and the management of comprehensive social media marketing programs.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: Falcon.io
Falcon.io offers an integrated SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing, measuring, advertising and managing customer data. The company enables their clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touchpoints from one platform.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired ShareIQ

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired the technical assets of Berlin-based ShareIQ. The ShareIQ platform is based on patent-pending technology that discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: ShareIQ
ShareIQ is Earned Media Performance Intelligence SaaS for brands to extract the full value of their content across the web. The ShareIQ platform discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired CEDROM-SNi Inc.

synopsis: Cision, Ltd. announced that it has acquired CEDROM-SNi Inc. ("CEDROM"), a Montréal-based firm specializing in digital media monitoring solutions. CEDROM serves a varied clientele, consisting of large corporate enterprises, government agencies, media companies, and advertising and public relations agencies, among others.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: CEDROM-SNi Inc.
CEDROM-SNi is a provider of digital reproduction rights for media outlets. CEDROM-SNi's public relations workflow platform, Eureka.cc, provides thousands of customers in Québec and in France with the ability to search, analyze and conduct media monitoring in an evolving digital media environment.
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closed 3/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Bulletin Intelligence

synopsis: Cision announced that it acquired Bulletin Intelligence, which has written the daily White House News Summary for the Executive Office of the President since 2001, and which also provides custom, expert-curated executive briefings to the CEOs and C-suites of many of the nation's largest businesses.
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. "
target: Bulletin Intelligence
Bulletin Intelligence and its subsidiaries deliver fully-customized intelligence briefings to executives in leading businesses, government entities, and associations. Briefings analyze and synthesize comprehensive and relevant set of news, social media, and other sources of competitive intelligence.
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closed 3/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Toppan Vite, acquired The Vintage Group

synopsis: Toppan Vite, a leading international financial printing, communications and technology company, announced the strategic acquisition of Vintage, a division of PR Newswire. Vintage provides regulatory compliance across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services.
buyer parent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
buyer: Toppan Vite
Toppan Vite, a leader in financial printing and communications solutions, is part of the Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world's largest printing group. Toppan Vite has been a pioneer and trusted partner in the financial markets for 3 decades, serving the financial, legal and corporate communities. "
target parent: Cision AB
target: The Vintage Group
Vintage, a division of PR Newswire, provides regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services. Vintage, formerly Vintage Filings, was founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007.
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closed 6/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired PR Newswire Association Inc.

synopsis: Cision has finalized the acquisition of PR Newswire. PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
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$841
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announced 6/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

AIMediaComms, will purchase Vocus UK, Cision UK, & certain assets from Cision AB

synopsis: AIMediaComms, a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Intelligence plc, will acquire 100 percent of the Vocus UK and Cision UK business and certain assets, including the media contacts database, UK-based customers and employees, and third party supplier agreements.
buyer parent: Access Intelligence plc
buyer: AIMediaComms
With over 300 active accounts, AIMediaComms, is Europe’s leading provider of stakeholder and media relations management software, ‘ Vuelio.’ Vuelio enables media and public affairs teams to deliver accurate, consistent and timely communications to stakeholders. "
seller parent: GTCR, LLC
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals.
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closed 3/23/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Viralheat

synopsis: Cision, a leading global media intelligence company, announced the acquisition of Viralheat, a top social media engagement platform. Cision is building out the industry's most comprehensive suite of social engagement tools, and now this acquisition will reinforce the company's commitment to expanding its social capabilities.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's PR and communication professionals. Cision enables communicators to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. "
target: Viralheat
Viralheat is the enterprise content marketing and social media management platform that provides digital marketers with social media monitoring, publishing, analytics, content intelligence and reporting in a single, intuitive interface.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Gorkana Group

synopsis: Cision, a leading provider of PR, social software and insight services, announced that it acquired Gorkana Group Limited, a top U.K.-based media intelligence and data insights service provider. Gorkana strengthens Cision's offering to PR professionals while also better serving the international journalist community.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Communication professionals use Cision to access pitchable media and blogger databases, distribute press releases, and more. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Gorkana Group
Gorkana Group is a media information provider, offering PR and marketing professionals access to customized media intelligence. Gorkana's clients become part of their unique community. This connects them to everything from industry experts and latest news, insights and events, jobs and journalists.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2014 via PR Web

Cision AB, Vocus, Inc., acquired Visible Technologies

synopsis: Vocus, Inc. and Cision, leading global providers of cloud-based public relations software have been brought together by private equity firm GTCR, announced the acquisition of Visible Technologies. Visible is a worldwide market leader in social media listening and analytics, insights and engagement.
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
buyer: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Cision is a leading provider of cloud-based PR software, services and tools for the marketing and public relations industry. "
target: Visible Technologies
Visible Technologies is the leader in social media monitoring, analytics, and services for enterprises globally. Visible helps businesses analyze social media conversations to better understand consumer preferences, market dynamics, competitive strengths and weaknesses, and other information.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/25/2012 via Company Press Release

BurrellesLuce, purchased U.S. Print Monitoring Operations from Cision AB

synopsis: Cision announced the sale of its U.S. print monitoring operations to BurrellesLuce. Cision will continue providing its digital media monitoring services, including online, social and broadcast monitoring, and will continue to expand other services including influencer identification, media measurement and analysis.
buyer: BurrellesLuce
BurrellesLuce helps communication professionals maximize their media relations results through a full range of planning, monitoring and measurement services. The company’s online platform, BurrellesLuce 2.0, enables clients to view press clippings, target and connect with journalists and bloggers. "
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution, media monitoring, and precise analyses. Cision is a force that drives your business forward through the ability to make better decisions based on superior media intelligence.
price ($mm)
$0.50
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/23/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Infopaq International, will purchase Monitor and Analyze business from Cision AB

synopsis: Cision AB has signed an agreement to sell its Monitor and Analyze business in Sweden and Norway to Infopaq International, a leading company on the Nordic market for Monitor and Analysis services.
buyer: Infopaq International
Infopaq was founded in Denmark in 1998, and quickly established itself as an external monitoring supplier in two areas, media monitoring and media analysis. Today, Infopaq is represented in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. "
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision delivers relevant media information, targeted distribution, media monitoring, and precise analyses. Cision is a force that drives your business forward through the ability to make better decisions based on superior media intelligence.
price ($mm)
$3.11
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2006 via BusinessWire

multivision, inc., acquired Tempo IV

synopsis: Bacon's | multivision, the leading provider of premium broadcast management applications, expands its broadcast monitoring services in the Pacific Northwest with the acquisition of Tempo IV. The acquisition brings together two of the leading providers of diverse broadcast monitoring services to one of the fastest growing regions in the US.
buyer parent: Cision
buyer: multivision, inc.
multivision is a leader in the collection, analysis and delivery of real-time corporate intelligence. Businesses rely on multivision’s services to track public opinion, communications campaigns and informational research across the spectrum of media. "
target: Tempo IV
Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Tempo IV team of professionals is capturing the news that's important to you. We know the issues of the day affect you, your business, and the future of your business.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Bacon's Information Inc., acquired multivision, inc.

synopsis: Bacon's Information, Inc., a provider of media research, distribution, monitoring and evaluation services for public relations, marketing and corporate communications professionals, today announced the acquisition of Multivision, Inc., a broadcast monitoring and media management company headquartered in Oakland, California.
buyer parent: Cision
buyer: Bacon's Information Inc.
Bacon's Information provides a wide range of information and assistance for anyone needing to research, contact or monitor the media. Bacon's is a leading provider of media services to public relations professionals in corporate, non-profit, governmental and educational environments. Bacon's is kno "
target: multivision, inc.
multivision is a leader in the collection, analysis and delivery of real-time corporate intelligence. Businesses rely on multivision’s services to track public opinion, communications campaigns and informational research across the spectrum of media.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired ShareIQ

synopsis: Cision announced it has acquired the technical assets of Berlin-based ShareIQ. The ShareIQ platform is based on patent-pending technology that discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: ShareIQ
ShareIQ is Earned Media Performance Intelligence SaaS for brands to extract the full value of their content across the web. The ShareIQ platform discovers, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content, as well as shared and republished copies of specific images.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cision AB

synopsis: Cision Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals, has been acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a global investment firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and operations.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,528 [$2,783]
rev ($mm)
$748
EBITDA ($mm)
$222
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
announced 6/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

AIMediaComms, will purchase Vocus UK, Cision UK, & certain assets from Cision AB

synopsis: AIMediaComms, a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Intelligence plc, will acquire 100 percent of the Vocus UK and Cision UK business and certain assets, including the media contacts database, UK-based customers and employees, and third party supplier agreements.
buyer parent: Access Intelligence plc
buyer: AIMediaComms
With over 300 active accounts, AIMediaComms, is Europe’s leading provider of stakeholder and media relations management software, ‘ Vuelio.’ Vuelio enables media and public affairs teams to deliver accurate, consistent and timely communications to stakeholders. "
seller parent: GTCR, LLC
seller: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today's communications, social media and content marketing professionals.
price ($mm)
$2.05
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/30/2014 via BusinessWire

GTCR, LLC, acquired Vocus, Inc.

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, and Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based public relations and marketing software that enables companies to acquire and retain customers, jointly announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Vocus by an affiliate of GTCR.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. "
target: Vocus, Inc.
Vocus is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Vocus' web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences.
price ($mm)[EV]
$390 [$352]
rev ($mm)
$186
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Babel Street, Inc., acquired Dunami Inc.

synopsis: Babel Street, Inc., the world's data-to-knowledge company has acquired all of the intellectual property assets of Dunami. The acquired technology leverages advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to swiftly understand topics and thought leaders as well as conduct relationship analysis of associated networks and audiences.
buyer: Babel Street, Inc.
Babel Street is the world's data-to-knowledge company, enabling clients to identify, organize, and analyze data, regardless of its location or language. Babel Street products automatically convert client-selected data from over 200 languages to their native language. "
target: Dunami Inc.
Dunami is a developer of real-time data analysis software that helps build brands. The company uses Patented Relationship Network Analytics, Proprietary Influencer Mathematics, and Behavioral Attribute Modeling to help clients know who matters the most and who is influencing their brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Cision AB, acquired TrendKite

synopsis: Cision, a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations professionals, announced it has acquired TrendKite, a Digital PR platform that harnesses artificial intelligence and analytics to help brands understand the effect communications programs have on corporate reputation, website traffic and business outcomes.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact. "
target: TrendKite
TrendKite is the Digital PR Platform that puts earned media in the marketing mix. By harnessing artificial intelligence and big data analytics to optimize the impact public relations has on a brand's reputation, traffic and goals, TrendKite is transforming the way the world views earned media.
price ($mm)
$221
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/28/2022 via Company Press Release

Verdane Capital, will acquire Papirfly

synopsis: Verdane, the European specialist growth equity investor, has agreed to acquire a significant majority stake in Papirfly Group AS, a Norway-based brand management software group, to create a global marketing technology leader.
buyer: Verdane Capital
Norway-based Verdane is a specialist growth equity investment firm that partners with ambitious Northern European tech-enabled businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth. "
target: Papirfly
Founded in 2000 and based in Oslo, Norway, with offices throughout Europe, Papirfly Group provides a cloud-based, modular software platform for brand activation management (“BAM”), helping large companies create, edit, store, and distribute their brand assets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ilkka-Yhtymä, acquired Liana Technologies

synopsis: Ilkka-Yhtymä Group, a Finland-based media group, has acquired a majority stake in Liana Technologies, Finland's largest cloud-based marketing and communications software provider. Liana Technologies provides a single-sign-on platform that offers tools for email marketing, marketing automation, press release & media, website & mobile, and eCommerce.
buyer: Ilkka-Yhtymä (HLSE:ILK2S:$54.39)
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print. "
target: Liana Technologies
Liana Technologies is Finland's largest cloud-based marketing and communications software provider. Liana Technologies provides a single-sign-on platform that offers tools for email marketing, marketing automation, press release & media, website & mobile, and eCommerce.
price ($mm)
$17*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Techedge Group, acquired Sturnis 365

synopsis: Techedge, a global business solutions and IT services firm, has acquired a 75% stake in Sturnis 365, an intelligent disclosure management solution. Sturnis 365 is an intuitive cloud solution that helps companies with producing and publishing corporate content such as annual reports, 10k reports, audits, and regulatory reports required by the IFRS.
buyer: Techedge Group (BIT:EDGE:$211.95)
Techedge provides business solutions and IT services that combine business advisory, technology expertise and premium delivery capabilities. Their mission is to help organizations evolve into true digital companies through short iterative cycles of business-driven innovation. "
target: Sturnis 365
Sturnis 365 is an intelligent disclosure management solution. Sturnis 365 is an intuitive cloud solution that helps companies with producing and publishing corporate content such as annual reports, 10k reports, audits, regulatory reports required by the IFRS, Solvency II, Basel III and ASC.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

EQS Group AG, acquired Tensid Ltd.

synopsis: Tensid, a leading Digital Corporate Communications provider in Switzerland, has been acquired by EQS Group, a Munich-headquartered leading international provider of digital corporate communications.
buyer: EQS Group AG (XTRA:EQS:$50.81)
The EQS Group is a Munich-headquartered leading international provider of digital corporate communications. Since its founding in 2000, the EQS Group has grown to be a leading global provider of digital solutions for investor relations and corporate communications. "
target: Tensid Ltd.
Founded in 2000, the Tensid AG is the leading provider of integrated systems for Investor Relations, Public Relations and Corporate Communications in Switzerland. Its services are widely used by listed and non-listed companies as well as various organizations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/24/2011 via GlobeNewswire

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., will acquire Glide Technologies Limited

synopsis: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., the world's largest exchange company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Glide Technologies Limited, a leading London-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specializing in corporate communications and reputation management solutions.
buyer: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. "
target: Glide Technologies Limited
Glide Technologies is a leading software-as-a-service provider specializing in corporate communications and reputation management solutions. It provides companies with online tools used to monitor content and engage with media, investors, consumers and other public relations professionals.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Q4 Inc., acquired Euroinvestor IR Solutions

synopsis: Q4 Inc. Acquires Euroinvestor IR Solutions, Europe's leading IR Quote, Charting and News Provider. The acquisition will enhance Q4’s product portfolio, extending the global reach of Q4’s market leading investor website platform, webcasting, IR desktop and stock surveillance services by providing global data coverage and multiple language support.
buyer: Q4 Inc.
Q4 is a global leader in communication and intelligence solutions to the IR market. Thousands of brands around the world use Q4 website, webcasting, CRM, analytics and surveillance solutions to better connect with their investors and understand the capital markets. "
target parent: Euroinvestor A/S
target: Euroinvestor IR Solutions
Euroinvestor IR Solutions is a leading provider of Investor Relations products, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is a subsidiary of Euroinvestor.com A/S – one of Scandinavia's leading online media companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Diligent, acquired Insightia

synopsis: Diligent, the global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG, announced that it has acquired Insightia, a leading SaaS provider of expert insights and intelligent analytics for listed companies, with a focus on shareholder activism, proxy voting and corporate governance.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Diligent (NZSE:DIL:$94.01)
Diligent is the leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS provider, serving more than one million users. Its modern GRC platform ensures boards, executives and other leaders have a holistic, integrated view of audit, risk, information security, ethics and compliance across the organization."
target: Insightia
Insightia is a leading SaaS provider of expert insights and intelligent analytics for listed companies, with a focus on shareholder activism, proxy voting and corporate governance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2018 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, was acquired by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. IHS Markit is acquiring the business from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process, including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers.
price ($mm)
$1,855
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2014 via PE Hub

Blackstone Group LP, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ipreo Holdings LLC, a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity funds managed by Blackstone and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. The Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs is one of the leading private equity investors in the world, having invested and committed approximately $45 billion of equity capital in over 650 companies. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions.
price ($mm)
$962*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Ipreo Holdings LLC

synopsis: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) announced that KKR has completed the acquisition of Ipreo Holdings LLC. Ipreo is a leading provider of market intelligence, deal execution platforms, and investor communication tools to investment banks and corporations around the world.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $61.9 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2011. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes."
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ipreo Holdings LLC
Ipreo is a premier global provider of high quality data, market intelligence, and productivity solutions to investment banking and corporate clients. It is the only global provider of new issuance software solutions across the equity, fixed income, and municipal markets.
price ($mm)
$425
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.1x
closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

synopsis: Direct Impact, a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: DirectImpact
Direct Impact is a premier grassroots public affairs, public education and corporate reputation firm, offering a complete range of services essential to conducting successful grassroots outreach and education, public relations, coalition development and community mobilization. "
target: Crowdverb
Crowdverb's Modern Mobilization™ approach uses a social web technology platform and tool set to build permanent online communities on behalf of clients. Communities can be mobilized instantly and effectively to impact issues and legislation, manage reputations and promote products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2020 via PR Newswire

SEMrush, acquired Prowly

synopsis: SEMrush, a leading online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform, has acquired Prowly, a Polish platform for PR experts looking to simplify their workflow. Prowly connects all PR activities into one place and enables users to find relevant media contacts and journalists, create visual press releases, and send targeted PR pitches.
buyer: SEMrush (SEMR:$188.00)
SEMrush is an online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform. SEMrush offers an all-in-one marketing suite consisting of more than 40 tools that help companies market better online. Their platform enables companies to optimize their visibility and create engaging content. "
target: Prowly
Prowly is a Polish platform for PR experts looking to simplify their workflow and do powerful communication. Prowly connects all PR activities into one place and enables users to find relevant media contacts and journalists, create visual press releases, and send targeted PR pitches.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire GovDelivery, Inc.

synopsis: Actua Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by Vista Equity Partners under which it will sell GovDelivery, the leading provider of cloud-based government communications software solutions, for $153 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco, with over $26 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Actua Corporation
target: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery enables public sector organizations to connect with people and to get those people to act. As the number one referrer of traffic to hundreds of government websites, GovDelivery's enterprise-class, cloud-based technology allows government organizations to transform their communications.
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Internet Capital Group, Inc., acquired GovDelivery, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Capital Group, Inc. announced that, together with management, it has acquired GovDelivery, Inc. GovDelivery, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the leading platform provider of government-to-citizen digital communication solutions. ICG paid $19.7 million for 89% ownership of GovDelivery.
buyer: Internet Capital Group, Inc. (ACTA:$118.96)
Internet Capital Group owns and builds Internet software companies that drive business productivity and reduce transaction costs between firms. ICG devotes its expertise and capital to maximizing the success of these platform companies that are delivering on-demand software and service applications."
target: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery is the world’s leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions. GovDelivery’s digital subscription management solution provides organizations with a fully-automated, on-demand public communication system.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: MRIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marin Software
Marin Software
Founded in April 2006 by seasoned digital marketing and enterprise software professionals, Marin Software Incorporated provides a leading cross-channel performance advertising cloud used by brands and agencies to measure, manage and optimize ad spend across the web and mobile devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$99.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
500
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Ticker: TSE:7068
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feedforce Inc.
Feedforce Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Feedforce Inc. is an advertising company that specializes in digital marketing. Feedforce develops and provides marketing support services that make full use of technologies such as data feed, structured data, and ID linkage.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: HUBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HubSpot, Inc.
HubSpot, Inc.
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 13,500 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot's software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$817.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($31.49)
EBIT ($mm)
($50.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3981
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zeta Global
Zeta Global
Zeta Global Holdings Corp. is a leading data-driven, cloud-based marketing technology company that empowers enterprises to acquire, grow and retain customers more efficiently.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$458.34
EBITDA ($mm)
($198.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($244.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1434
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Ticker: ICLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IClick Interactive Asia
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. iClick's platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfils various marketing objectives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$232.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.29
EBIT ($mm)
($5.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
884
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$217.63
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
552
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: NYSE:CTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Innovid, Inc.
Innovid powers connected TV (CTV) advertising streaming, personalization, and measurement for the world’s largest brands. They offer its clients and partners streamlined solutions that optimize the value of advertising investments across screens and devices.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$87.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.41
EBIT ($mm)
$6.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.45
Employees
306
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Ticker: TSE:4180
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appier
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$81.82
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
492
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Ticker: AIM:ACC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence plc
Access Intelligence Plc is the parent company of a group of Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses that deliver comprehensive reputation and risk management solutions for both the public and private sectors.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$26.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: AMEX:ISDR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issuer Direct
Issuer Direct
Issuer Direct Corporation is a market leader and innovator of disclosure management solutions and cloud-based compliance technologies. Its flagship technology platform is DMS, a secure cloud based workflow compliance collaboration system for corporate issuers and compliance professionals.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1.47
Net Income ($mm)
$1.52
Employees
66
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Ticker: XTRA:EQS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQS Group AG
EQS Group AG
EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Compliance. Companies trust EQS's products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfill complex national and international disclosure and compliance requirements.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$50.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.65
EBIT ($mm)
($0.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
450
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Ticker: SRAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Reality
Social Reality
Founded in 2010, Los Angeles-based Social Reality, Inc. is an Internet advertising company that provides tools that automate the digital advertising market. The company has built technologies and leveraged partner technologies that service social media and the real-time bidding (RTB) markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($16.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Piksel
Piksel
Piksel people create and manage OTT video monetization solutions for some of the world’s leading media brands: AT&T U-verse, BSkyB, Celcom, Channel 4, Mediaset, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Televisa Mexico, Vodafone and more.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$214.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.04
EBIT ($mm)
$14.12
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1300
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Ticker: RMKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business sales and marketing services. Our core services include complete lead qualification and management, new product sales, channel enablement, subscription renewals, and service contract sales.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$47.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
950
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALWED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wedia SA
Wedia SA
Wedia is the most experienced Marketing Resource Management (MRM) software provider to bring creation, customization, and distribution capabilities to all three major content channels: web, print and mobile.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$20.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.18
EBIT ($mm)
$1.98
Net Income ($mm)
$1.14
Employees
81
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Ticker: OTCPK:FSSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISION
FISION
FISION is a cloud-based digital asset management, marketing automation, and sales enablement company. FISION’s advanced, proprietary technology specializes in managing a customer’s brand and marketing content enabling marketing and sales people to create compelling on-brand communications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CPSE:AGILC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agillic
Agillic
Agillic is a Danish software company enabling marketers to maximise the use of data and translate it into relevant and personalised communication establishing strong relations between people and brands.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zeta Global
Zeta Global
Zeta Global Holdings Corp. is a leading data-driven, cloud-based marketing technology company that empowers enterprises to acquire, grow and retain customers more efficiently.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$458.34
EBITDA ($mm)
($198.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($244.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1434
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Ticker: AIM:GBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GB Group Plc
GB Group Plc
GBG is a global specialist in identity data intelligence. They help organisations make decisions about the customers they serve and the people they employ. GBG has the fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to data they can trust.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$302.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$65.18
EBIT ($mm)
$46.96
Net Income ($mm)
$35.66
Employees
1200
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Ticker: ICLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IClick Interactive Asia
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. iClick's platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfils various marketing objectives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$232.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.29
EBIT ($mm)
($5.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
884
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$217.63
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
552
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: NZSE:PX1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plexure Group Limited
Plexure Group Limited
Plexure is a global mobile engagement company helping brands create sticky and more profitable relationships with consumers throughout the consumer journey. Plexure enables the delivery of deeply personalized compelling offers to customers through mobile channels.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$20.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
150
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