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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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closed 2/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, LLC, acquired Booklr

synopsis: Vook, a next-generation media company, announced its acquisition of Booklr, a real-time data & analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to authors and publishers about their market, customers, and retail partners.
buyer: Vook, LLC
Vook is a next-generation media company that offers innovative technology and services to the world's leading content creators. Vook offers a platform for achieving literary and commercial success in a competitive digital marketplace. "
target: Booklr
Booklr is a real-time data & analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to authors and publishers about their market, customers, and retail partners. Its customers include global publishing houses, media companies, literary agencies, and bestselling authors.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gigwell, Inc., acquired Jamplify

synopsis: San Franciso-based Gigwell, a management platform for booking agencies, has announced the acquisition of Jamplify’s Ticket Counts Pro and Live Intel products. Jamplify provides analytics and marketing software for the live events industry. Jamplify enables major touring artists and concert promoters to use data to make smarter decisions.
buyer: Gigwell, Inc.
Gigwell takes the pain out of booking professional talent. Gigwell changes the way entertainment bookings are made through their collaborative booking platform. Gigwell is the first cloud based booking platform that integrates end-to-end workflow automation for booking and management agencies. "
target: Jamplify
Jamplify provides analytics and marketing software for the live events industry. Through integrations with 13 major ticketing companies including Ticketmaster, Jamplify enables major touring artists and concert promoters to use data to make smarter marketing and booking decisions.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Gather, acquired Tripleseat

synopsis: Tripleseat, the leading web-based sales and event management technology solutions for restaurants, hotels, and unique venues, announced an acquisition by Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software. Through the acquisition, Gather, already owned by Vista, will be merged with Tripleseat.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Gather
Gather is a sales and event management platform bridging technology and hospitality, transforming the way events are booked, planned, managed, and executed. Its event platform and marketplace help national brands, hospitality groups, and independent venues streamline booking management. "
target: Tripleseat
Tripleseat is a sales and event management platform that helps restaurants, hotels, and unique venues streamline the planning process and increase event sales. Tripleseat was founded in 2008 by Jonathan Morse and Kevin Zink.
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closed 2/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Piano Software Inc., acquired SocialFlow

synopsis: Piano, the Digital Experience Cloud, has acquired SocialFlow, a social distribution and marketing platform for media companies. SocialFlow enables the world's most successful publishers to easily distribute engaging social content, while providing them monetization opportunities from both advertising and subscriptions.
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: SocialFlow
SocialFlow is a social distribution and marketing platform for media companies. SocialFlow enables the world's most successful publishers to easily distribute engaging social content, while providing them monetization opportunities from both advertising and subscriptions.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

Brightcove, Inc., acquired Wicket Labs

synopsis: Brightcove Inc. has acquired Wicket Labs, an audience insights company that gives users visibility into content and subscriber analytics. With the acquisition, Brightcove customers will have access to content and subscriber insights to make data-driven decisions to improve subscriber acquisition, conversions, engagement, and retention.
buyer: Brightcove, Inc. (BCOV:$212.14)
Brightcove creates the world’s most reliable, scalable, and secure video technology solutions to build a greater connection between companies and their audiences, no matter where they are or on which devices they consume content. "
target: Wicket Labs
Wicket Labs is an audience insights company that gives users visibility into content and subscriber analytics. Its Wicket Scorecard product is packed with features providing unique, data-driven insights for increasing audience lifetime value.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Ingenta, acquired 5 Fifteen

synopsis: Ingenta, the leading software provider to the publishing industry, has acquired 5 fifteen Ltd, software supplier to the magazine and newspaper industry. Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organizations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
buyer: Ingenta (AIM:ING:$18.36)
Ingenta is the largest supplier of technology and related services for the publishing industry. Working with eight of the ten largest publishers in the world, they help information providers meet their evolving and wide-ranging publishing needs. "
target: 5 Fifteen
Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organisations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
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$0.64
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closed 11/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Atex Group Limited, acquired Jaicom Oy

synopsis: Aquila announced that is has completed the acquisition of Jaicom Oy through its subsidiary Atex Media Limited. Founded in 1999 with north of 400 publications relying on Jaicom’s products and services in their subscription and distribution operations, Jaicom is a tried-and-true provider of customer management systems across the Nordics.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Atex Group Limited
Atex is a leading software company selling solutions for media-rich industries. Atex is committed to helping companies build revenues and reduce costs through products that are increasingly personalised, localised, collaborative, contextually relevant, and available on-demand. "
target: Jaicom Oy
Jaicom provides customer management systems across the Nordics and rest of Europe. Hundreds of publications are currently using its comprehensive system Kayak to manage subscriptions and distribution. The company is headquartered in Finland and has operations in several European countries.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Cricketer, acquired Oak Software

synopsis: The Cricketer, the world's No.1 cricket magazine, has acquired Oak Software, a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
buyer: The Cricketer
The Cricketer is the world's No.1 cricket magazine. The Cricketer is a monthly magazine that offers an entertaining, informative read, mixing compelling features with gritty analysis and eye-catching design. They provide breaking news and interviews for international, domestic and club cricket. "
target: Oak Software
Oak Software is a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 6/24/2022 via Company Press Release

Activity Stream Ltd., acquired crowdEngage

synopsis: Activity Stream has acquired crowdEngage - a platform to create a brilliant visitor experience with audience messaging, mobile ticketing, and seamless pre-ordering for food, drinks, merchandise, and more. crowdEngage creates a brilliant experience that will keep audiences engaged and coming back for more.
buyer: Activity Stream Ltd.
Throughout an event's lifecycle, Activity Stream offers a range of solutions that can help event marketing succeed. Activity Stream allows users to see the latest sales trends, gain insights and actionable intelligence, and deliver amazing campaigns. "
target: crowdEngage
crowdEngage is a platform to create a brilliant visitor experience with audience messaging, mobile ticketing, and seamless pre-ordering for food, drinks, merchandise, and more.
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closed 5/24/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Beyonk Limited, acquired BookingHound

synopsis: London-based Beyonk bought smaller rival Bookinghound, creating the United Kingdom’s biggest seller of tickets to on-the-ground attractions. BookingHound is the most feature-rich online booking system on the market. Bookinghound’s system manages features like gift voucher sales, pre-arrival waivers, and contactless check-in at venues.
buyer: Beyonk Limited
London-based Beyonk is an all-in-one event ticketing system to grow businesses. Simple yet powerful ticketing tools to maximise revenue, minimise admin and delight customers for experience providers. "
target: BookingHound
Never compromise with selling tickets again. BookingHound is the most feature-rich online booking system on the market. Bookinghound’s system manages features like gift voucher sales, pre-arrival waivers, and contactless check-in at venues, as well as connections to payment services like Stripe.
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closed 5/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Ticket Evolution, acquired Ticket Vision

synopsis: Ticket Evolution, a leading technology companies servicing professional sellers of live event tickets, announced that they have acquired the Ticket Vision auto-pricing software application. Ticket Vision gives ticket sellers the control, data and consistency needed to succeed.
buyer: Ticket Evolution
Ticket Evolution is based in New York City and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company’s online B2B exchange is a hub for professional ticket resellers to buy and resell sports, concert and theater tickets. "
target: Ticket Vision
Ticket Vision is a powerful auto-pricing software application that is tailored to serve the needs of professional ticket sellers. Ticket Vision gives ticket sellers the control, data and consistency needed to succeed.
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announced 3/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

HUMBL, Inc., will acquire Tickeri, Inc.

synopsis: HUMBL, Inc., a social payments, merchant and reviews platform, will acquire Tickeri, Inc., a ticketing, live events and box office SaaS platform. Tickeri features Latin events and artists throughout the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean corridor. Their platform helps over 1,000,000 music fans to obtain tickets for their favorite artists.
buyer: HUMBL, Inc. (OTCPK:TSNP.D:$0.60)
HUMBL is a social payments, merchant and reviews platform. HUMBL connects consumers and merchants in the digital economy. HUMBL Pay is a mobile app that delivers seamless global transactions. Their HUMBL Marketplace platform connects customers and merchants online. "
target: Tickeri, Inc.
Tickeri is a leading ticketing, live events and box office SaaS platform. Tickeri features Latin events and artists throughout the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean corridor. Their platform helps over 1,000,000 music fans to obtain tickets for their favorite artists.
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$20
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announced 10/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Medigus, will acquire Eventer

synopsis: Medigus Ltd., an Israeli medical device company, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Eventer Technologies Ltd., an automated online & offline enterprise ticketing and events platform in Israel. Eventer helps clients to maximize their ticket sales. The platform allows consumers to buy tickets for events about sex, sports, life, film, photography and more.
buyer: Medigus (TASE:MDGS:$0.20)
Medigus is an Israeli medical device company. Medigus specializes in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. Their MUSE system is a comprehensive endoscopic device for treating GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). "
target: Eventer
Eventer is an automated online & offline enterprise ticketing and events platform in Israel. Eventer helps clients to maximize their ticket sales without consuming their time or resources. The platform allows consumers to buy tickets for events about sex, sports, life, film, photography and more.
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closed 9/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Vector Capital, acquired Patron Technology

synopsis: Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses, has acquired Patron Technology, a premier event technology platform. Patron offers a full-suite of event technology solutions for live, virtual, and hybrid events designed to transform the attendee experience.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. With over $4 billion of capital under management, Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Patron Technology
Patron Technology helps live event organizers create better experiences for their attendees and deeper relationships with their sponsors through a complete, data-driven event technology solution. Event organizers use Patron Technology for ticketing, marketing, fan engagement, CRM, and more.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Evvnt, acquired Geotix Network, Inc.

synopsis: US-based events marketing automation specialist, Evvnt Inc, has announced the acquisition of Geotix, the software-as-a-service SaaS based event ticketing platform. From local event promotion and local social media posts to event syndication across the network Geotix increases event exposure.
buyer: Evvnt (EB:$294.56)
Evvnt is a dynamic event marketing automation platform which syndicates events’ content to multiple event listing sites and calendars as a service. Evvnt provides ticketing, syndication, print, social, and email marketing services, while helping consumers find high quality, local events. "
target: Geotix Network, Inc.
Geotix is a provider of SaaS ticketing solutions that generate new, non-advertising revenue streams for media companies through local event discovery to ticket purchase. From local event promotion and local social media posts to event syndication across the network Geotix increases event exposure.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Price Chopper Inc., purchased Glownet Inc. from Glownet Limited

synopsis: Orlando, FL-based Price Chopper Inc. has announced the acquisition of Glownet Inc., the United States-based subsidiary of United Kingdom-based Glownet Limited. Glownet is the global pioneer in event Payments and Access Control. Glownet has successfully delivered their SaaS-platform at over 1000 events in 40 different countries.
buyer: Price Chopper Inc.
Established in 1997, Price Chopper is a manufacturer of wristbands and ID solutions. A privately owned family company, the organization boasts an extensive client list of over 15,000 global corporations. "
seller: Glownet Limited
Glownet Inc. is the New York-based subsidiary of Glownet Limited. Glownet is the global pioneer in event Payments and Access Control. Glownet has successfully delivered their SaaS-platform at over 1000 events in 40 different countries.
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closed 2/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altice Portugal, acquired Blueticket S.A.

synopsis: Altice Portugal has acquired Blueticket, one of the largest online ticketing platforms in the country. Based in Lisbon, Blueticket provides clients, promoters, and organizers with a complete process from A to Z, from ticket sales to access control at any venue, using real-time management indicators.
buyer parent: Altice N.V.
buyer: Altice Portugal
Altice Portugal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altice Group, is a leading multinational telecommunications service provider. The company's activity covers all segments of the telecommunications sector: fixed, mobile, multimedia, data, and business solutions. "
target: Blueticket S.A.
Blueticket is an online ticketing operator based in Portugal. Through its eTicketing platform, Blueticket provides clients, promoters, and organizers with a complete process from A to Z, from ticket sales to access control at any venue, using real-time management indicators.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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closed 2/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Manuscripts

synopsis: Atypon, an online publishing platform, has acquired Manuscripts, a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts also warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission of their work.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Manuscripts
Manuscripts is a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts understands the format needed when submitting to a target journal. It warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BNC Analysis

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of e-publishing solutions, announced the acquisition of the eMeta operation, a provider of access control, subscription management and commerce software, from Macrovision Solutions Corporation.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon Systems, Inc. provides software, hosting, and systems development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their business by providing superior technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of scholarly information. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
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closed 3/7/2013 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Visual Revenue

synopsis: Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, announced the acquisition of Visual Revenue, the leading provider of tools to enhance the hand of online editors and improve performance on their homepages, section fronts and social channels.
buyer: Outbrain Inc. (:$971.40)
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target: Visual Revenue
Founded in 2010, Visual Revenue, Inc. builds a real-time predictive analytics platform that makes human editors the most powerful force in today’s data-driven newsrooms. This helps media organizations to distinguish their brands.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Infomaker Scandinavia AB

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation.
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: Infomaker Scandinavia AB
Infomaker, a Swedish software company, provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. Seven of the ten largest Nordic media houses and over 90% of Sweden’s news companies use Infomaker’s software and tools.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Fusion, Inc., acquired Ceros

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Ceros has been acquired by US cloud-based content management system platform provider Crowd Fusion. Founded in 2006, Ceros' clients include Virgin Atlantic, Lego and Nescafe.
buyer: Crowd Fusion, Inc.
Crowd Fusion, the "publish everywhere" platform, enables publishers to speed the development of new products across multiple platforms and devices. Crowd Fusion's powerful rendering engine serves traditional websites as well as personalized, engaging mobile applications. "
target: Ceros
Ceros is a SaaS technology company, solving big problems in the content and e-commerce marketing space. They obsess about how companies can better reach, engage, and convert ever demanding, always connected consumers by leveraging their investment in content across devices and social environments.
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closed 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Ex.Co, acquired Bibblio

synopsis: EX.CO - The Experience Company, the world's leading content experience platform powering billions of personalized interactions around the web, announced the completion of its acquisition of UK-based Bibblio, a machine-learning technology company with AI-driven recommendation capabilities.
buyer: Ex.Co
EX.CO is the world's leading content experience platform powering billions of personalized interactions around the web. EX.CO reimagines how brands, publishers, and other small and medium-sized businesses engage with their audiences across their digital properties to drive meaningful growth. "
target: Bibblio
Based in the UK, Bibblio has built one of the most comprehensive recommendation engines on the web. Bibblio's content discovery tools are designed to increase audience footfall, engagement and spend, directly improving companies' site metrics and guaranteeing ROI.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired EidosMedia S.P.A.

synopsis: HgCapital, a sector expert private equity investor, announced a majority investment in EidosMedia, a leading global provider of digital publishing solutions. EidosMedia offers the Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a sector expert private equity investor, supporting management teams to grow industry champions. HgCapital invests in expanding segments of the TMT, Services, Industrials and Renewable Energy sectors across Western Europe. "
target: EidosMedia S.P.A.
EidosMedia S.p.A. develops and supplies cross-media publishing solutions. It offers Méthode platform, a digital asset management and publishing system that integrates print newspapers and magazines with publishing to the Web and other emerging or future channel.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Castfire, a video and audio publishing platform for managing and monetizing on-demand media content. The acquisition is part of WideOrbit’s ongoing initiative to expand its digital offering to help major media clients drive new revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leader in premium broadcast technology and the largest sell-side processer of premium advertising in the world, covering the broadest assortment of media. WideOrbit is committed to helping media companies manage their advertising business more efficiently and profitably. "
target parent: Emerge Digital
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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announced 7/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: Alphabird has agreed to acquire Castfire, a leading content management and publishing platform. Castfire's team will be joining Alphabird, delivering audio and video content solutions that provide best of breed uptime and support to its roster of customers that includes Fortune 500 publishers, international brands, and niche content creators.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Olive Software

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

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Internet Broadcasting Systems

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., a leading digital publishing platform and digital agency services provider in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to 2014 results.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target: Internet Broadcasting Systems
Internet Broadcasting Systems is a pioneer of innovative technology and services for the broadcast media industry. Their solutions including award-winning websites, a SaaS-based digital publishing platform, original and syndicated content, and one of the largest digital advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 2/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

WordPress VIP, acquired Parse.ly

synopsis: WordPress VIP (WPVIP), an enterprise-focused content management platform, has acquired Parse.ly, an engagement analytics platform for online publishers. Parse.ly provides creators with an easy way to visualize the performance of their content. Their platform offers content insights that help publishers to better engage with their audience.
buyer parent: Automattic Inc.
buyer: WordPress VIP
WordPress VIP (WPVIP) is an enterprise-focused content management platform. WPVIP empowers marketers to create beautiful branded experiences. Their editorial and design tools make it easy to deliver a consistent customer experience across every channel. "
target: Parse.ly
Parse.ly is an engagement analytics platform for online publishers. Parse.ly provides creators with an easy way to visualize the performance of their content. Their platform offers content insights that help publishers to increase readership and better engage with their audience.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

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

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

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

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

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

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

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

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

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

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

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

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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