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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PE Hub

Riverside Partners, LLC., acquired 3Play Media

synopsis: Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, has completed a majority investment in 3Play Media Inc., a company that provides video captioning, transcription, subtitling, and audio description services to more than 2,500 customers across industries.
buyer: Riverside Partners, LLC.
Riverside Partners is a middle market private equity firm currently investing Riverside Fund V, L.P. The fund focuses on growth-oriented companies primarily in the healthcare and technology industries. Riverside Partners brings domain expertise and operating experience to its portfolio companies. "
target: 3Play Media
3Play Media provides closed captioning, transcription, and audio description to more than 2,500 customers in higher education, enterprise, entertainment, and government. 3Play Media simplifies the process of making videos accessible.
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

t’works Group, acquired text&form GmbH

synopsis: The t’works Group has acquired text&form GmbH, a leading provider of translation, localization and SAP language consultancy services based in Berlin, Germany. While text&form will become part of the t’works family it will continue to operate independently under current management and maintain its brand.
buyer: t’works Group
German t’works specializes in patent, legal, and financial translation, as well as translation services in the fields of life sciences, software and IT. t’works offers its customers comprehensive, quality-driven translation services, enabling them to speak the languages of their markets. "
target: text&form GmbH
text&form is a leading ISO 17100 certified translation service provider with offices in Berlin and Toronto. Areas of expertise include SAP translation and language consultancy, software and multimedia localization and the translation of highly complex technical documentation.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alexei Vitchenko, acquired Translate.com

synopsis: Ukrainian investor Alexei Vitchenko bought the service translate.com. Translate.com is a human-powered translation service based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Alexei Vitchenko
Alexei Vitchenko is a Ukrainian investor. Alexei Vitchenko invests in the translation industry due to its recent growth. "
target: Translate.com
Translate.com is a human-powered translation service based in Chicago, Illinois. The company offers a web-based human translation subscription platform in combination with artificial intelligence technologies.
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closed 1/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Gengo

synopsis: Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges all over the world. For more than 20 years, they have helped companies connect with global customers by delivering marketing, testing and globalization services in more than 300 languages. "
target: Gengo
Gengo is a global people-powered technology platform providing translation and AI training-data services to global businesses. Founded in 2008, Gengo has translated more than one billion words for 65,000+ customers. They are headquartered in Japan with an office in San Mateo, CA.
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

LanguageWire A/S, acquired Xplanation Language Services NV

synopsis: LanguageWire, a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform for collaborating with language experts, has acquired Xplanation, a global provider of translation solutions. Xplanation localizes software, product manuals, online help, marketing collaterals and website content, and offers multilingual publishing.
buyer parent: Catacap
buyer: LanguageWire A/S
LanguageWire is a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform that allows businesses to collaborate with experts in the language and translation industry. Their platform provides access to a global network of over 5,000 language experts, including translators, copywriters and more. "
target: Xplanation Language Services NV
Xplanation is a global provider of translation solutions. Supported by a worldwide network of translation partners, Xplanation localizes software, product manuals, online help, marketing collaterals and website content, and offers multilingual publishing.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: The Technicis Group, the professional translation specialist, has acquired AAC Global. AAC Global helps businesses succeed by providing translation and localization services for all types of content, tailored face-to-face and digital training solutions for any learning need, and marketing content production for every channel.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target parent: Korona Invest
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services.
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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

synopsis: Berkeley Language Services, a subsidiary of Berkeley Educational Services of New York (BES), acquired Rennert International, a New York City-based international language school, teacher training center and translation services provider. BES is the parent of Berkeley College, a family-owned institution with campuses in New York and New Jersey.
buyer: Berkeley College
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. "
target: Rennert International
Founded in 1973, Rennert International is a full-service language school, teacher-training center and translation services provider. Their specialties include translation and interpretation services, English and international language instruction, Teen language programs, and ESOL teaching training.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired Telelingua

synopsis: The Technicis group, European leader in the technical translation sector, continues its external growth strategy with the announcement of the purchase of Telelingua. Telelingua is one of the world's top 25 largest translation companies.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target: Telelingua
Telelingua is one of the world's top 25 largest translation companies. Originally established in Brussels, the company boasts more than 30 years' international experience and offers a broad range of expertise in areas such as life sciences, IT, finance, law and both energy and the environment.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

The Hut Group Ltd., acquired Language Connect

synopsis: The Hut Group (THG), one of the largest online Beauty & Wellbeing businesses, has acquired Language Connect, a leading language translation and localisation services company. Language Connect has a diverse blue-chip customer base and an international footprint, with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Dubai, Munich, and Melbourne.
buyer: The Hut Group Ltd.
Based in the UK, The Hut Group (THG) is an international technology company, focused on beauty and wellbeing retail. THG sells consumer goods directly to consumers through its proprietary technology and operating platform. "
target: Language Connect
Headquartered in the UK, Language Connect has grown rapidly to become a leading international language services provider. The business has a diverse blue-chip customer base of over 900 organisations globally.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Reuters

Honyaku Center Inc., will acquire Media Research, Inc.

synopsis: Honyaku Center, the largest translation company in Asia, will acquire Media Research, Inc. from FueTrek, a provider of mobile phone solutions. Media Research, Inc. is a translation and localization company based in Japan. The company translates and localizes information in a variety of fields including life sciences, energy, legal and more.
buyer: Honyaku Center Inc. (JASDAQ:2483:$88.34)
Honyaku Center is the largest translation company in Asia. The company provides translation and localization services tailored to the Japanese and Asian markets. Honyaku Center has provided translation and localization services for the IT, industrial, medical, financial, and legal industries. "
target parent: Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
target: Media Research, Inc.
Media Research, Inc. is a translation and localization company based in Japan. Media Research translates/localizes information in a variety of fields including life sciences, energy, international cooperation, IT and telecommunications, economics and finance, business documents, legal and more.
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Semantix AB, acquired TextMinded A/S

synopsis: The Nordics’ largest language company, Semantix, has acquired the leading Danish translation agency, TextMinded. TextMinded is Denmark's largest translation company measured in domestic turnover. TextMinded has nearly 30 years of experience in translation and has spearheaded innovation and language technology in the translation industry.
buyer parent: Segulah
buyer: Semantix AB
Semantix is the largest Nordic supplier of translation & interpretation services, and call upon almost 50 years of experience in the language industry. Its client base includes many within the public sector, as well as both large and small enterprises within a variety of private business verticals. "
target: TextMinded A/S
TextMinded is one of Denmark’s largest translation agencies. With almost 30 years in the business, TextMinded combines many years of experience with an ability to operate as a pathfinder in the field of technological developments in the industry.
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announced 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Sajan, Inc. will be merged with Amplexor NV,

synopsis: Sajan Inc. and AMPLEXOR International SA, announced that a definitive merger agreement has been signed, whereby Sajan will be acquired by AMPLEXOR International. Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients around the world expand seamlessly into any global market.
buyer parent: Euroscript International SA
buyer: Amplexor NV
AMPLEXOR International is a leading digital solution provider offering global compliance, digital experience and content solutions. AMPLEXOR helps customers across key industries achieve process efficiency, increase revenue generation, reduce time-to-market and ensure quality and compliance. "
target: Sajan, Inc. (SAJA:$29.22)
Sajan is a leading provider of global language translation and localization services, helping clients expand seamlessly into any global market. Sajan’s language translation management system technology, Sajan Transplicity, provides process automation and innovative multilingual content reuse.
price ($mm)[EV]
$28 [$25]
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$29
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closed 4/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Apostroph Group merged with Wieners+Wieners GmbH,

synopsis: Apostroph AG, one of the leading language service providers for corporate clients in Switzerland, unites its forces with the premium provider for language services in Germany, WIENERS + WIENERS from Hamburg. The merger of both companies creates one of the leading premium providers of language services in the German-speaking countries.
buyer parent: ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH
buyer: Wieners+Wieners GmbH
Wieners+Wieners translates and proofreads texts whose authors cannot afford mistakes: catalogues, annual reports, mailings, fund prospectuses, slogans, sales folders, posters, websites and many others. "
target: Apostroph Group
The Apostroph Group is a leading language services provider for the corporate market in Switzerland. Established in 1994, the company has grown steadily and now has a presence at four locations across Switzerland.
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closed 3/15/2017 via Market Wire

United Language Group, acquired Lucy Software and Services GmbH

synopsis: United Language Group (ULG) announced the acquisition of Lucy Software, a German-based provider of SAP localization services and Machine Translation (MT) technology. Lucy was founded in 2006 and has built a formidable, specialized language services technology offering for global companies facing multilingual challenges.
buyer: United Language Group
United Language Group (ULG) is one of the largest translation and localization providers in the world. ULG applies innovative technology and language expertise to drive translation and localization quality for clients in industries like life sciences, legal, IT, finance, and manufacturing. "
target: Lucy Software and Services GmbH
Lucy Software provides language services to global companies facing multilingual challenges. With its unique combination of technical & linguistic expertise, Lucy Software bridges the divide between language and technology, providing consulting, software solutions & end-to-end translation services.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

KERN, acquired CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH

synopsis: KERN, a leading language service provider in the field of global language management and international communication, has acquired CEF, Austria's leading provider of language training, translation & interpretation services, specializing in courses in management, marketing and leadership and other courses for companies.
buyer: KERN
The KERN Group is headquartered in Frankfurt and is a leading language service provider in the field of global language management and international communication with over 50 offices around the world. "
target: CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH
CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH is Austria's leading provider of language training, translation & interpretation services, specializing in courses in management, marketing and leadership and other courses for companies.
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closed 9/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Teleperformance SA, acquired LanguageLine Solutions

synopsis: Teleperformance, the worldwide leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, announced that it has completed the acquisition of LanguageLine Solutions LLC from ABRY Partners. LanguageLine Solutions is the market leader in over-the-phone and video interpretation solutions.
buyer: Teleperformance SA (ENXTPA:TEP:$4,858.21)
Teleperformance, the worldwide leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience management, serves companies around the world with customer care, technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection programs. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: LanguageLine Solutions
LanguageLine Solutions is the global leader in innovative language access solutions for more than 34 years. It provides the highest quality phone, InSight℠ video remote, and onsite interpreting, translation and localization, as well as bilingual staff and interpreter testing and training.
price ($mm)
$1,522
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$388
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$147
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closed 8/17/2016 via Company Press Release

AAC Global Oy, acquired TekMil Oy

synopsis: AAC Holding, which is owned by Korona Invest’s Palvelurahasto (Service Fund) and key personnel from AAC Global, has purchased the language, communication, and training service provider TekMiL. The AAC Holding group will now include AAC Global Oy, TekMiL Oy, and AAC Global AB in Sweden.
buyer parent: Korona Invest
buyer: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services."
target: TekMil Oy
TekMiL is a language based business & culture training company founded in 2005 by Sari and Zoran Kanti-Paul in the Pirkanmaa region of Finland. They see themelves as a growth company with a solid foundation, an ideal partner for the future.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Cintra Translation Limited, acquired First Edition Translations

synopsis: Cintra Translation, a leading East of England language services agency, announced that it has purchased translation agency First Edition. First Edition Translations is particularly recognised for its expertise in the publishing, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.
buyer: Cintra Translation Limited
Cintra Translation operates a round-the-clock, 365 day-a-year service, supplying qualified interpreters and translators skilled in over 100 languages for public sector and commercial clients. "
target: First Edition Translations
First Edition Translations are one of the UK’s oldest established translation agencies, and are a founder member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. The translation work they do covers a diverse range of material from cookery books through to detailed pharmaceutical reports.
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closed 2/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Capita Translation and Interpreting, acquired ITR International Translation Resources Ltd.

synopsis: Capita Translation and Interpreting, a leading provider of language and translation services, acquired ITR International Translation Resources, a company that specializes in translation and localization services for software applications, online help systems, corporate websites, technical documentation and eLearning content.
buyer parent: Capita PLC
buyer: Capita Translation and Interpreting
Capita Translation and Interpreting is a leading provider of language and translation services. They are trusted by leading public and private sector organizations to provide accurate, timely and cost effective translation and interpreting services in more than 150 languages. "
target: ITR International Translation Resources Ltd.
ITR International Translation Resources Ltd. specializes in translation and localization services for software applications, online help systems, corporate websites, technical documentation and eLearning content.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Questel, will acquire Yoomap

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest intellectual property software and service providers, will acquire a majority stake in Yoomap, a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: Yoomap
Yoomap is a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners, from identification to implementation of an opportunity.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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closed 7/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Expernova

synopsis: Questel, one of the largest online intellectual property service providers, announces the acquisition of Expernova, a gem specializing in scientific big data. Since 2008, Expernova’s founders have been developing their Expernova platform to transform a complex scientific and technological environment into an easy, attractive, and collaborative map.
buyer: Questel
Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property (IP) with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities. Questel provides a comprehensive collection of IP databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle. "
target: Expernova
Expernova is a reference player in the field of scientific Big Data and Open Innovation. Based in Montpellier, France, they provide subscription services to its proprietary platform offering ecosystem mappings through the analysis of innovation players (experts, corporates, universities, etc.).
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closed 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Intellixir SAS

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s main online service providers dedicated to intellectual property, announces the acquisition of Intellixir, pioneer in the statistical analysis applied to scientific publications and patents and a recognized worldwide leader in business intelligence solutions for Intellectual Property.
buyer: Questel
Questel S.A. provides a suite of Web-based services for productivity and collaboration to intellectual property worldwide. It offers intelligence and technological landscape, ideation management, innovation capture, technology scouting and licensing-in, invention management and prior-art searching. "
target: Intellixir SAS
The Intellixir system was created to enable information professionals, research analysts and competitive intelligence specialists to efficiently and effectively manage the ever increasing number of patents and scientific publications they faced.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Corsearch, acquired Yellow Brand Protection

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yellow Brand Protection AB of Sweden, a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Its high-quality, intuitive tools and unparalleled expertise enable professionals to effectively manage their trademark screening, search review, watching, and domain management processes. "
target: Yellow Brand Protection
Yellow Brand Protection is a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. Operating from offices across Europe, USA and China, Yellow’s disruptive technology, “ZERO” seeks to identify and combat IP-infringing content found anywhere in the world, online.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BusinessWire

CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
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closed 7/25/2017 via BusinessWire

Lecorpio merged with Anaqua Inc.,

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., the premier provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management and analytics solutions, announced that it is merging with Lecorpio, a leading developer of end-to-end IP management software.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Lecorpio
Lecorpio, a leading IP management and analytics software solutions company, helps innovative companies quickly turn ideas into assets. The solution provides a secure, web-based portal for centrally managing the entire IP lifecycle.
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closed 7/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Wellspring Worldwide, acquired Covalent Data

synopsis: Wellspring, the leader in innovation management software, announced the acquisition of Covalent Data, a Denver-based provider of intelligent search tools that enable companies to find innovative technologies and intellectual property.
buyer: Wellspring Worldwide
Wellspring is the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software. Organizations rely on Wellspring to manage the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of technologies, partners, and investments. "
target: Covalent Data
Covalent Data is the leader in innovation intelligence, featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of content. By stitching together disparate sets of public and private data, Covalent Data enables licensing professionals to discover groundbreaking technologies.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Innography

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, announced the acquisition of premier IP search and analytics software provider Innography. Innography wants to bring big data analytics to the IP market and position the role of IP-related insights at the forefront of the business decision-making.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading IP management services and software specialist. Trusted by many of the world's best-known corporations and law firms to help them manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets. "
target: Innography
Innography provides answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations improve their business. Innography's software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users to gain insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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closed 3/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporation Service Company, acquired NameProtect Inc.

synopsis: Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company and leading provider of legal and financial services to corporations and law firms, has acquired NameProtect, a privately-held leader of digital brand management solutions for the Global 2000.
buyer: Corporation Service Company
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms. "
target parent: Mason Wells
target: NameProtect Inc.
NameProtect, a digital brand management company, provides a comprehensive suite of trademark clearance and advanced monitoring services that support the entire life cycle of a brand in today’s digital economy.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dennemeyer Group, acquired octimine technologies GmbH

synopsis: The Dennemeyer Group, a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property rights, has acquired octimine technologies GmbH, a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI).
buyer: Dennemeyer Group
Dennemeyer is a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property (IP) rights. Dennemeyer delivers IP services such as patent annuities, trademark renewals, recordals, as well as strategic IP consulting and software solutions for effective IP management. "
target: octimine technologies GmbH
Founded in 2015, octimine is a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI). Their easy to use SaaS platform aims at improving the analysis of patents and its search process.
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closed 5/30/2018 via PE Hub

Castik Capital S.à r.l., acquired Ipan Group

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced the sale of Munich-based ipan Group, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software, to Castik Capital.
buyer: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Ipan Group
Munich-based Ipan group (Intellectual Property Associates Network), is a leading provider of IP management services and software, supporting the largest IP owners around the globe.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Source3, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission. Source3 builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by internet users without permission.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$66,529.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Source3, Inc.
User-generated products reveal valuable information about how fans interact with, and consume, brand intellectual property. Source3 identifies, catalogs and analyzes brand IP in fan products across marketplaces, categories, and territories.
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

FilmTrack, Inc., acquired RoyaltyZone

synopsis: FilmTrack, the leading provider of intellectual property and rights management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, announced it has acquired RoyaltyZone, a leading software provider of licensing and royalties solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. "
target: RoyaltyZone
RoyaltyZone is a leading provider of web based software tools that enable licensors, agents, and licensees to manage license agreements, rights, products, invoices, and royalties with ease.
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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Anaqua Inc., acquired AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of both AcclaimIP, an industry-leading patent analytics software solution, and Free Patents Online, the leading free patent search tool.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online
AcclaimIP is a patent search an analytics application offered as software as a service (SaaS) owned and developed by FreePatentsOnline.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Patent River, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Patent River, Inc.
Patent River is a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry and provides unique data to patent holders, patent stakeholders, and to other companies in the patent information services industry.
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closed 9/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Scientific, acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has officially completed the acquisition of MarkMonitor®, a global leader in online brand protection. The acquisition of MarkMonitor, headquartered in San Francisco, will strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Scientific (:$964.58)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
As a global leader in online brand protection, MarkMonitor uses a SaaS delivery model to provide advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Darts-IP

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has acquired Darts-ip, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Darts-IP
Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can search and track nearly 5 million cases from over 3,000 courts worldwide.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Bepress

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, acquired AvantIQ

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, the leading provider of legal information services and solutions, announced it has acquired Avantiq, a provider of multi-national trademark research services. Avantiq, founded in 1986, has 28 employees and has operations in Luxembourg and Australia.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is committed to providing intelligent software and the highest quality service standards to support legal professionals in their workflows for corporate compliance and transactions, due diligence, law department management, and trademark management. "
target: AvantIQ
Avantiq specializes in multinational online and offline trademark, domain and company name search services. Avantiq was founded in 1986 and operates in Luxembourg, United States and Australia.
price ($mm)
$12
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