Like ITN International, Inc.

closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Aventri, Inc., acquired ITN International, Inc.

synopsis: Leading event management software company Aventri announced the acquisition of ITN International, the world leader in mobile NFC (near-field communication), BLE (bluetooth low energy) and cloud-based event solutions for corporate events, trade shows and private events.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Aventri, Inc.
The award-winning, open-source Aventri platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process, providing real-time data and analytics on event performance, customer engagement, and increasing measurable event ROI. "
target: ITN International, Inc.
ITN is the world leader in mobile NFC (near-field communication), BLE (bluetooth low energy) and cloud-based event solutions for corporate events, trade shows and private events.
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closed 8/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Community Brands, acquired Configio

synopsis: Community Brands, a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions for the world's leading associations and nonprofits, announced the acquisition of Configio, a company that offers cloud-based solutions for event and activity-based organizations to better manage members, clients, participants, marketing data, and more.
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is the market-leader of technology and revenue solutions for more than 13,000 associations and nonprofit organizations. Its connected eco-system of software and services are transforming the value organizations recognize from their technology investments. "
target: Configio
Configio offers cloud-based solutions for event and activity-based organizations to better manage members, clients, participants, marketing data, and more. Features include: event registration, content management, CRM capabilities, email marketing, staff management, and analytics and reporting.
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closed 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Evvnt, acquired EventSneaker

synopsis: evvnt has acquired Middlesbrough-based events communication startup EventSneaker. EventSneaker is a tool for event organizers/promoters that enables rapid deployment and feeds back detailed analytics pinpointing the channels that lead to conversion and where people are dropping out of the chain.
buyer: Evvnt (EB:$294.56)
evvnt has reinvented the way event organizers around the globe find new customers, processing 10,000 events per month. Through one simple interface, organizers can distribute and publish events to 75+ targeted listing sites in one click. "
target: EventSneaker
EventSneaker is a tool for event organizers/promoters that enables rapid deployment and feeds back detailed analytics pinpointing the channels that lead to conversion and where people are dropping out of the chain.
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closed 4/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Upland Software, acquired PostUp

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based enterprise work management software, has acquired PostUp, a leading provider of email and audience development solutions for publishing and media brands.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$291.78)
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and engage with their customers, prospects and community. "
target: PostUp
PostUp is a leading provider of email and audience development technology and services to the publishing and media industries. With a proven services team, award-winning platform, and hand-picked partners, PostUp delivers personalized communications that drive engagement and increase revenues.
price ($mm)
$35
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$11
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closed 3/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Omeda, acquired Hallmark Data Systems, LLC.

synopsis: Database and fulfillment services provider Omeda Communications has acquired Hallmark Data Systems from EBSCO Industries. Hallmark Data Systems is the leading marketing services and data management provider for media owners and publishers in the country. Hallmark offers integrated audience marketing solutions across print, email, and web platforms.
buyer: Omeda
Omeda provides a full range of integrated database marketing services, combining information from multiple data streams into one cohesive, interactive database. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Hallmark Data Systems, LLC.
Hallmark Data Systems is the leading marketing services and data management provider for media owners and publishers in the country. Hallmark offers integrated audience marketing solutions across print, email, and web platforms.
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closed 3/12/2008 via Folio: First Day

EBSCO Industries, Inc., acquired Hallmark Data Systems, LLC.

synopsis: Skokie, Illinois-based Hallmark Data Systems, a circulation fulfillment provider, has been sold to EBSCO, the world’s largest full-service subscription agency. The deal closed yesterday, says Ray Miller, Hallmark’s chairman.
buyer: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
EBSCO is ranked in the the top 200 of the nation's largest privately held coporations. Since its founding in 1944, EBSCO has diversified into more than 40 businesses, including: subscription provider for more than 300,000 title listings from more than 78,000 publishers worldwide. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Hallmark Data Systems, LLC.
Hallmark performs circulation fulfillment for more than 360 business publications, most of whose circulations are audited by ABC or BPAWW. We provide everything from front-end clerical labor and supervision to preparation of issue labels and reports and other extracts.
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closed 5/24/2017 via Company Press Release

RaceMenu, Inc., acquired TapWalk

synopsis: RaceMenu, a leading endurance event software company, announced the acquisition of Boston-based mobile app development company TapWalk. Founded in 2010 by David Owens, TapWalk allows event coordinators and venue operators to rapidly deploy and instantly update custom, white-label mobile applications.
buyer: RaceMenu, Inc.
RaceMenu offers online ticketing and registration, Raceday mobile on-site registration and payment, race timing, results and photography services. Their software and technology solutions help event organizers make their events more friendly, more fun and more profitable. "
target: TapWalk
TapWalk provides a platform to create mobile applications for large events and venues, allowing clients to easily create, customize and edit their app. TapWalk is location-aware and features an always-up-to-date version of the paper maps, calendars, news and announcements that these venues print.
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announced 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

AppLovin, will acquire MAX

synopsis: AppLovin, a comprehensive mobile gaming platform, announced it has agreed to acquire MAX Inc., an in-app header bidding platform for today's mobile publisher and programmatic advertising ecosystem. Ushering in the next generation of mobile monetization, MAX was founded in 2017 by the same team that brought programmatic to mobile.
buyer: AppLovin
AppLovin offers a comprehensive platform that connects developers of all sizes to billions of global users each month so they can get discovered. Founded in 2012, AppLovin has since grown into a diverse global company that offers solutions for mobile gaming and mobile growth. "
target: MAX
MAX is an in-app header bidding platform for today's mobile publisher and programmatic advertising ecosystem. Ushering in the next generation of mobile monetization, MAX was founded in 2017 by the same team that brought programmatic to mobile.
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closed 12/7/2015 via BusinessWire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired Virtual Event Bags

synopsis: ACTIVE Network®, the premier global marketplace for activities and events and the industry’s leading provider of data solutions, announced it has acquired Virtual Event Bags™. Virtual Event Bags is an industry pioneer for virtual event bag software and has created a highly scalable technology platform to help connect sponsors with participants.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
ACTIVE Network is the leading global marketplace for activities and events, connecting participants and activity organizers, while offering unparalleled business intelligence through industry-leading data solutions and insights platform that helps organizers drive participation and revenue. "
target: Virtual Event Bags
Virtual Event Bags is the leading virtual event bag platform created to help event organizers more effectively connect their event sponsors with their participants. Through a mobile responsive, micro-website, Virtual Event Bags effectively delivers sponsor and event- related content to attendees.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Piano Software Inc., acquired Newzmate

synopsis: Piano Software, a digital content monetization and audience intelligence platform for media companies, has acquired Newzmate, a content marketing cloud in Poland that helps online media companies to personalize their audience experience and automate content delivery.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano is a digital content monetization and audience intelligence platform for media companies. The company's award-winning, high-performance enterprise platform includes a subscription commerce engine, a customer experience toolkit, and a user management system. "
target: Newzmate
Newzmate is a content marketing cloud in Poland that helps online media companies to personalize their audience experience and automate content delivery. Their platform uses machine learning to provide personalized content recommendations that can be delivered via emails or directly on the website.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

PlayPass nv, acquired Yuflow SAS

synopsis: RFID technology company PlayPass has acquired the French cashless payment provider, Yuflow, as part of its global expansion programme. Yuflow is a French company that provides innovative cashless payment solutions dedicated to leisure and events industries.
buyer: PlayPass nv
PlayPass, named Best Festival Technology Provider at the 2019 Festival Supplier Awards last week, supplies cashless payment technology to festivals including Lollapalooza Berlin and Santiago (80,000-cap.), Rock Werchter (88,000-cap.) and British Summer Time Hyde Park (65,000-cap.). "
target: Yuflow SAS
Yuflow is a French company that provides innovative cashless payment solutions dedicated to leisure and events industries. Yuflow allows attendees to pay with NFC cards/wristbands or directly with their smartphone. Yuflow is the only cashless solution that doesn’t require preloading.
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closed 12/5/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Marketing G2

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global news media industry, announces the acquisition of Marketing G2, a Pennsylvania-based software company that develops digital tools for online subscriptions, customer engagement, data discovery and audience lifecycle management.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Marketing G2
Marketing G2 (MG2) develops data-driven customer engagement technology and management tools that enable subscription-based companies to utilize all their data, technology, and content assets to engage customers and prospects to grow audience, increase revenues, and reduce costs.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI). DTI is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the global news and media industry.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
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closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Convera Inc., acquired Firstlight ERA

synopsis: Vertical search technology company Convera Corporation has announced the signing of a merger agreement with advertising agency Firstlight Online Limited. The combined new company will bring together the vertical search technology of Convera and the advertising sales and marketing capabilities of Firstlight.
buyer: Convera Inc. (CNVR:$0.00)
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand. "
target: Firstlight ERA
Editorial Related Advertising is the most targeted and cost-effective online marketing tool available - Firstlight E|R|A helps publishers and their advertisers build online presence and generate online revenue.
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closed 6/8/2006 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Digital Technology International

synopsis: In a transaction announced this week, The Riverside Company, the largest private equity firm investing in premier small to midsize companies, has acquired Digital Technology International (DTI), a respected innovator in the newspaper publishing software industry. Several members of DTI’s management team also joined in this investment.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is the largest global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market and is one of the industry's most experienced leveraged buyout investors. Riverside specializes in investing in companies with enterprise values of less than $150 million. "
target: Digital Technology International
Digital Technology International (DTI) is committed to continuously furnishing the information-publishing industry with cost-effective, trail blazing tools and services that provide management, productivity, and profitability enhancements.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

ShowGizmo, purchased mobile apps for events from Feathr

synopsis: ShowGizmo, the leading event app company in Australasia has acquired Feathr’s ‘mobile apps for events’ business portfolio. Feathr makes digital marketing software for live events.
buyer: ShowGizmo
ShowGizmo the leading event app company in Australasia. Their vision is to transform the face of commercial events around the world through helping people and organizations work smarter using smartphone applications like their flagship ShowGizmo. "
seller: Feathr
The acquisition includes Feathr’s ‘mobile apps for events’ business portfolio. Feathr makes digital marketing software for live events. Feathr packages multiple layers of the adtech stack still out of reach for many companies into a simple, automated solution.
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closed 11/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

DoubleVerify, Inc, acquired Ad-Juster

synopsis: DoubleVerify, the leading independent platform for digital media measurement and analytics, announced the acquisition of Ad-Juster, a SaaS-based reporting and analytics platform for digital publishers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: DoubleVerify, Inc
DoubleVerify is the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality and effectiveness of digital media for the world's largest brands and media platforms. "
target: Ad-Juster
Ad-Juster is a market-leading SaaS provider of unified data reporting and analytics for digital advertising. Ad-Juster delivers a digital advertising measurement product line to streamline workflows, overcome billing discrepancies, optimize programmatic performance and maximize revenue.
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announced 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Piano Software Inc., will acquire Cxense

synopsis: Piano, a company that offers cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users, will acquire Norway-based Cxense, a company that helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano offers high-performance cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users. Leading businesses around the world use Piano to power their subscription, analytics, and personalization efforts. "
target: Cxense (OB:CXENSE:$19.56)
Norway-based Cxense helps publishers and marketers across the globe to transform their raw data into their most valuable resource. Their leading Data Management Platform with Intelligent Personalization, gives companies insight into their customers, and enables them to action this insight real-time.
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closed 9/25/2017 via BusinessWire

OpenX Technologies, Inc., acquired Mezzobit

synopsis: OpenX, the global leader in quality programmatic advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mezzobit. Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
buyer: OpenX Technologies, Inc.
OpenX is the global leader in quality programmatic advertising. OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. "
target: Mezzobit
Mezzobit allows publishers to track and control how third-party tags and pixels interact with their sites, helping to regain control over critical factors like page performance and data leakage.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Aventri, Inc., acquired ITN International, Inc.

synopsis: Leading event management software company Aventri announced the acquisition of ITN International, the world leader in mobile NFC (near-field communication), BLE (bluetooth low energy) and cloud-based event solutions for corporate events, trade shows and private events.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Aventri, Inc.
The award-winning, open-source Aventri platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process, providing real-time data and analytics on event performance, customer engagement, and increasing measurable event ROI. "
target: ITN International, Inc.
ITN is the world leader in mobile NFC (near-field communication), BLE (bluetooth low energy) and cloud-based event solutions for corporate events, trade shows and private events.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Aventri, Inc., acquired ITN International, Inc.

synopsis: Leading event management software company Aventri announced the acquisition of ITN International, the world leader in mobile NFC (near-field communication), BLE (bluetooth low energy) and cloud-based event solutions for corporate events, trade shows and private events.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Aventri, Inc.
The award-winning, open-source Aventri platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process, providing real-time data and analytics on event performance, customer engagement, and increasing measurable event ROI. "
target: ITN International, Inc.
ITN is the world leader in mobile NFC (near-field communication), BLE (bluetooth low energy) and cloud-based event solutions for corporate events, trade shows and private events.
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closed 5/9/2017 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, acquired Etouches

synopsis: etouches, a leading global provider of cloud event management software and sourcing solutions, announced that it has been acquired by HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. etouches’ end-to-end platform provides event management and venue sourcing solutions to a broad set of customers worldwide in all major verticals.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a middle market private equity firm with a uniquely talented and seasoned team of professionals with years of collective deal and operational experience. HGGC brings the best practices from private equity and global corporations to build middle market businesses that out-perform the market. "
target: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired Loopd

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces the acquisition of Loopd, an enterprise SaaS start-up that enhances attendee experience through data-driven technology. Loopd’s innovative and subscription-based platform offers event planners and marketers the intelligence to help them build more effective strategies.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process & increase ROI. etouches has assisted over 25,000 event professionals in planning, executing & measuring events. "
target: Loopd
Loopd Inc. provides physical intelligence to corporate events. The Loopd relational analytics solution is the industry’s only bi-directional solution that enables the exchange of content and contact information automatically while gathering rich analytics data.
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closed 6/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Etouches, acquired Zentila

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announced the acquisition of Zentila, an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter venue sourcing and booking with a focus on corporate and third-party meeting/event planners. Zentila streamlines the complex process of sourcing and booking venues and capturing data.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. "
target: Zentila
Zentila is a first-of-its-kind strategic sourcing solution for meetings and events. The award-winning platform enables organizations and third-party planners to easily source and capture meeting and event data – all in one place.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired inEvention

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces it has acquired INEVENTION. The company is an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter hotel and venue sourcing for event planners with a primary focus on user experience and Return on Investment (ROI).
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. "
target: inEvention
inEvention is a stealth-mode startup developing technology for an offsite meetings and events marketplace. Their customers are meeting managers/planners, hoteliers, and service providers. Their team is made up of serial entrepreneurs with multiple prior successes.
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closed 7/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired TapCrowd NV

synopsis: etouches, a top provider of cloud event management software solutions, announced the acquisition of TapCrowd, a leader in creating event mobile applications and marketing data for businesses and associations globally.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a leader in in-cloud event management software. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, etouches is a top choice among event professionals. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 1000 customers in 35 countries. "
target: TapCrowd NV
TapCrowd helps companies to build, publish and maintain B2B2C mobile apps with a focus on building brand awareness, increasing customer loyalty, enabling personalised interactions and boosting revenue.
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Web

Togetherwork, acquired Fonteva

synopsis: Togetherwork, the leader in integrated software and payments for managing communities, groups, and organizations, has acquired Fonteva, the leading association and events management platform built on Salesforce. Fonteva provides organizations with a full suite of Membership, Events, eCommerce, and online Community applications built on Salesforce.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is a leader in software and payments for member-based organizations, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. They operate across the non-profit, higher education, and recreation and leisure end markets."
target: Fonteva
Fonteva, a Salesforce Partner since 2010, is the leading provider of membership, events, and eCommerce solutions built on the Salesforce platform. Fonteva delivers highly configurable solutions that grow and strengthen the relationships that organizations are built on.
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closed 11/23/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., acquired Map Dynamics

synopsis: NexTech AR Solutions, a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for virtual and hybrid eCommerce, education, conferences and events, announced that it has acquired Map Dynamics, a company that offers a consolidated set of self-service event management tools.
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$10.35)
Toronto-based NexTech AR Solutions is a rapidly growing leader in the augmented reality (AR) industry. The company's ARitize platform is the first cross-solution, browser-based, web-enabled AR eCommerce option, enabling small and large eCommerce sites to integrate AR into the shopping experience. "
target: Map Dynamics
Based in Athens, Georgia, Map Dynamics offers a consolidated set of self-service event management tools through its Event Home Base technology, coupled with dedicated support teams to create flexible, virtual, in-person or hybrid events.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Community Brands, acquired Pathable

synopsis: Community Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based software to associations, nonprofits, and K-12 schools, has acquired Pathable, a provider of web and mobile event apps for conferences, events, associations and tradeshows. Pathable helps clients to connect their attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors before, during, and after the event.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is the leading provider of cloud-based software to associations, nonprofits, and K-12 schools. Organizations adopt Community Brands software to manage their event data. Using these solutions, customers of all sizes create meaningful and lasting experiences for their members. "
target: Pathable
Pathable is the leading provider of web and mobile event apps for conferences, events, associations and tradeshows. Pathable helps clients to connect their attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors before, during, and after the event to help drive and measure engagement every step of the way.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Miles Per Hour Pty Ltd, acquired Event Workforce Group Pty Ltd

synopsis: Miles Per Hour and Event Workforce have merged to form the company Spark Event Group aimed at supplying an end-to-end solution for event management, logistics and workforce. Event Workforce Group (EWG) is an Australian born, globally-focussed staffing and technology solutions business for the event, sport and entertainment industry.
buyer: Miles Per Hour Pty Ltd
Miles Per Hour is an established go-to event operator providing event strategy, budgets, project planning, stakeholder management, procurement, documentation, site/venue management, delivery and reviews. "
target: Event Workforce Group Pty Ltd
Event Workforce Group (EWG) is an Australian born, globally-focussed staffing and technology solutions business for the event, sport and entertainment industry. EWG is now an integral conduit for the industry, connecting high quality emerging talent with employers nationwide.
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closed 4/5/2019 via PR Newswire

Community Brands, acquired Attendee Interactive

synopsis: Community Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based software and payment solutions for associations, nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations, announced that it has acquired Attendee Interactive, a Maryland-based company specializing in conference planning and event management.
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is the leading provider of cloud-based software to associations, nonprofits, and K-12 schools. Organizations adopt Community Brands software to manage their event data. Using these solutions, customers of all sizes create meaningful and lasting experiences for their members. "
target: Attendee Interactive
Attendee Interactive (Ai) is a provider of conference planning and event management solutions. Ai offers a content and accreditation platform that provides an unmatched suite of features for conference planning. Ai allows conference planners and CME departments to streamline all of their needs.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Web

SquadUP, acquired Event Nation

synopsis: SquadUP, a mobile-first ticketing, event management and audience engagement platform, has acquired Event Nation, a ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators across the United States. Event Nation allows users to discover, share, and attend the best events in their area or create their own and manage ticket sales.
buyer: SquadUP
SquadUP is a mobile-first ticketing, event management and audience engagement platform. SquadUP enables hosts to create event pages, send invitations, track RSVPs, sell tickets and collect donations. Their customers include Tribeca Enterprises, American City Business Journals, Riot Games, and more. "
target: Event Nation
Event Nation is a ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators across the United States. Event Nation allows users to discover, share, and attend the best events in their area or create their own and manage ticket sales, all in one place.
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closed 11/21/2018 via PR Web

Patron Technology, acquired FISH Technologies

synopsis: Patron Technology, an industry-leading live event technology company, announced it has acquired FISH Technologies, a leading provider in experiential marketing for sports and brands. With FISH, pioneering event organizers can register fans, enhance fan experiences, and provide frictionless sponsor engagement.
buyer: Patron Technology
Patron Technology enables live event organizers to create better, more customized experiences for their ticket buyers and deeper, more profitable relationships with their sponsors through an integrated, industry-leading event technology solution. "
target: FISH Technologies
FISH Technologies is a leading provider in experiential marketing for sports and brands. With FISH, pioneering event organizers can register fans, enhance fan experiences, and provide frictionless sponsor engagement.
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closed 8/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Eventbrite, acquired Picatic

synopsis: Eventbrite, a global ticketing and event technology platform that powers millions of events, has acquired Picatic, a Vancouver-based ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators in Canada and around the world.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: Picatic
Picatic is a Vancouver-based ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators in Canada and around the world. Organizers can use the software to design, setup, manage, and promote their events.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sergey Solonin, acquired TimePad LLC

synopsis: Co-founder of Qiwi, Sergey Solonin, bought 100% of ticket sales and event management, Timepad. TimePad is a web-based service for event organizers. TimePad provides event management, on-line registrations and ticketing, event promotion, check-in and more.
buyer: Sergey Solonin
Sergey Solonin is the founder and CEO of Qiwi. Qiwi is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). "
target: TimePad LLC
TimePad, based in Russia, is a web-based service for event organizers. TimePad provides event management, on-line registrations and ticketing, event promotion, check-in and more.
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$10
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closed 5/9/2017 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, acquired Etouches

synopsis: etouches, a leading global provider of cloud event management software and sourcing solutions, announced that it has been acquired by HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm. etouches’ end-to-end platform provides event management and venue sourcing solutions to a broad set of customers worldwide in all major verticals.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a middle market private equity firm with a uniquely talented and seasoned team of professionals with years of collective deal and operational experience. HGGC brings the best practices from private equity and global corporations to build middle market businesses that out-perform the market. "
target: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI.
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closed 3/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pop2Life and Ribyt

synopsis: Condé Nast announced two acquisitions: the purchase of an industry-leading experiential marketing agency Pop2Life, along with the event hospitality and ticketing platform Ribyt.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target: Pop2Life and Ribyt
Pop2Life is an industry-leading experiential marketing agency. Ribyt is an event hospitality and ticketing platform. Ribyt, an enterprise-grade event technology platform, provides users with cloud-based tools to manage high-touch events.
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closed 3/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Global Experience Specialists, Inc., acquired Poken

synopsis: GES, a global full-service provider for live events, announced the purchase of Poken, a cloud-based event management platform. Poken brings together digital and physical event spaces to drive engagement and gain better insight through real data. The Poken 360° platform offers a seamless ecosystem of technology tools that enhance event engagement.
buyer parent: Viad Corp
buyer: Global Experience Specialists, Inc.
Global Experience Specialists (GES) is a full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, congresses, exhibits & entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide-range of services, including official show services, AV, creative & design, marketing & more. "
target: Poken
Poken is a cloud-based event management platform that creates richer engagement. Poken enables organizers and exhibitors to create interactive and exciting events, while providing a one-stop system for managing each stage in the planning and delivery process.
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closed 6/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Etouches, acquired Zentila

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announced the acquisition of Zentila, an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter venue sourcing and booking with a focus on corporate and third-party meeting/event planners. Zentila streamlines the complex process of sourcing and booking venues and capturing data.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. "
target: Zentila
Zentila is a first-of-its-kind strategic sourcing solution for meetings and events. The award-winning platform enables organizations and third-party planners to easily source and capture meeting and event data – all in one place.
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closed 8/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Core-Apps LLC., acquired GoExpo LLC

synopsis: Core-apps, LLC, the event industry’s #1 mobile app provider, announced that they have acquired GoExpo, a privately held company that specializes in event management software for the event industry.
buyer: Core-Apps LLC.
Core-apps, LLC is the leading mobile app provider in the event industry providing mobile apps and wayfinders to over 600 events per year globally. Core-apps client base ranges from five of the top ten largest tradeshows to apps for events with 100 attendees as well as apps for associations. "
target: GoExpo LLC
GoExpo has been the event management technology provider to one of the largest Event Management companies along with a few associations for over four years. The key to GoExpo’s software platform is its flexibility and comprehensive offering.
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closed 1/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Active Network, Inc., acquired StarCite, Inc.

synopsis: Meetings technology company StarCite has been acquired by Active Network, a San Diego-based provider of cloud-based event management applications. StarCite, which specializes in strategic meetings management solutions for corporate clients, will become part of Active Network's new "Business Solutions" division.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc. is the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, serving the business events, community activities, outdoors and sports markets. Its technology platform, ActiveWorks®, transforms the way organizers manage their activities and events. "
target: StarCite, Inc.
StarCite, Inc. is a provider of On Demand Global Meeting Solutions(TM). StarCite optimizes global investments in corporate meetings and events delivering visibility, savings and control.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 8/18/2020 via BusinessWire

Seated, acquired VenueBook

synopsis: Seated, the leading restaurant rewards platform dedicated to helping restaurants thrive, has acquired digital event booking platform VenueBook. With the acquisition, Seated solidifies itself as the only comprehensive platform for restaurants to enhance all three main sources of revenue: dine-in, pickup/delivery, and private events.
buyer: Seated
Seated is the leading restaurant reward platform dedicated to helping restaurants drive sales and thrive. Seated generates demand for restaurants by offering tangible rewards to consumers dining-in, ordering takeout or delivery, and booking private events. "
target: VenueBook
VenueBook is a digital event-management platform for event planners and venue managers. VenueBook assists with streamlining every step of the event planning process, from inquiry to the actual event, by allowing all transactions to occur within one comprehensive online space.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired inEvention

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces it has acquired INEVENTION. The company is an enterprise SaaS company that provides smarter hotel and venue sourcing for event planners with a primary focus on user experience and Return on Investment (ROI).
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a leader in cloud event management software. Covering every major function in the event planning lifecycle, the multi-lingual and multi-currency software has 15 modules for registration, budgeting, surveying, mobile app and more. "
target: inEvention
inEvention is a stealth-mode startup developing technology for an offsite meetings and events marketplace. Their customers are meeting managers/planners, hoteliers, and service providers. Their team is made up of serial entrepreneurs with multiple prior successes.
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closed 1/7/2013 via Company Press Release

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Lanyon, Inc.

synopsis: Lanyon, Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based software solutions for the hospitality industry announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners. Lanyon provides market-leading content and spend management SaaS solutions for corporations, hotels and travel intermediaries in the global hospitality industry.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Frontier Capital
target: Lanyon, Inc.
For years, Lanyon has been delivering exceptional content distribution technologies to the travel industry. Lanyon is the recognized leader in content management solutions for the global hotel industry, and in sourcing and procurement solutions for corporate travel buyers.
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closed 1/7/2015 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired Elite Meetings International Inc.

synopsis: Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, announced the acquisition of Elite Meetings International (EMI), a Santa Barbara, Ca.-based premier hospitality marketing company. EMI’s online venue-sourcing tools for meeting planners will be integrated into Cvent’s growing hospitality cloud offering.
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, with more than 12,600 customers worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. "
target: Elite Meetings International Inc.
Elite Meetings International (EMI) helps meeting planners find the finest hotels and resorts for their meetings, incentive events, and trade shows through tools they love to use. EliteMeetings.com helps clients find the world's best hotels and resorts for their group.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Etouches, acquired Loopd

synopsis: etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, announces the acquisition of Loopd, an enterprise SaaS start-up that enhances attendee experience through data-driven technology. Loopd’s innovative and subscription-based platform offers event planners and marketers the intelligence to help them build more effective strategies.
buyer: Etouches
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process & increase ROI. etouches has assisted over 25,000 event professionals in planning, executing & measuring events. "
target: Loopd
Loopd Inc. provides physical intelligence to corporate events. The Loopd relational analytics solution is the industry’s only bi-directional solution that enables the exchange of content and contact information automatically while gathering rich analytics data.
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