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Macrovision Corporation, acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Macrovision(R) Corporation today announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online. eMeta is a privately-held company based in New York City.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
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 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Smartsheet, acquired Brandfolder

synopsis: Smartsheet, the enterprise platform for dynamic work, has completed its acquisition of Brandfolder, the market momentum leader in digital asset management (DAM). Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Brandfolder provides a centralized platform to easily organize, discover, control, distribute, and measure all forms of digital content.
buyer: Smartsheet (:$300.18)
Smartsheet is a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, empowering organizations to plan, capture, track, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes. "
target: Brandfolder
Brandfolder is the market momentum leader in digital asset management (DAM). Established in 2012 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Brandfolder provides a centralized platform to easily organize, discover, control, distribute, and measure all forms of digital content.
price ($mm)
$155
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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announced 1/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Trubiquity Inc., will acquire NexPrise,Inc.

synopsis: NexPrise, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, and Trubiquity announced the execution of an asset purchase agreement whereby Trubiquity intends to purchase substantially all the assets of NexPrise.
buyer parent: Kinderhook Industries
buyer: Trubiquity Inc.
Trubiquity is a leading provider of global software and solutions for the management, integration, and automation of data flow between customers and their partners. Trubiquity delivers managed file transfer, collaboration, and process integration solutions for more than 20,000 users worldwide. "
target: NexPrise,Inc.
NexPrise, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed to help companies better manage mission critical documents, automate manual business processes, and collaborate securely with remote partners, suppliers and customers.
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$2.00
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closed 6/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Collexis, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of assets from Collexis Holdings, Inc. a leading developer of semantic technology and knowledge discovery software.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Collexis, Inc.
Collexis' proprietary technology builds conceptual profiles of text, called Fingerprints, from documents, Websites, emails and other digitized content and matches them with a comprehensive list of pre-defined "fingerprinted" concepts to make research results more relevant and efficient.
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closed 3/17/2009 via PR Newswire

Autonomy Corporation plc, acquired Interwoven, Inc.

synopsis: Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Interwoven, Inc., a global leader in content management software.
buyer: Autonomy Corporation plc (GB:AU.:$959.14)
Autonomy Corporation plc is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information. "
target: Interwoven, Inc.
Interwoven is a global leader in content management solutions. Interwoven's software and services enable organizations to effectively leverage content to drive business growth by improving the customer experience, increasing collaboration, and streamlining business processes in dynamic environments.
price ($mm)[EV]
$768 [$582]
rev ($mm)
$260
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
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.
price ($mm)
$0.80
rev ($mm)
$11
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0.1x
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closed 1/7/2009 via PE Hub

Acresso Software Inc, acquired Intraware, Inc.

synopsis: Acresso, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, has completed its acquisition of Intraware Inc., a provider of digital delivery and management services. The total deal was valued at approximately $27 million, or $4 per share.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Acresso Software Inc
Flexera Software, formerly Acresso Software, maximizes the value of the software the world develops and uses. The leading provider of software licensing, entitlement management, installation, and application readiness, Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers. "
target: Intraware, Inc.
The Intraware SubscribeNet service (patents pending) is a web-based delivery and support platform that enables technology companies to deliver, track and manage the software, licenses and other digital content they distribute to their customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27 [$14]
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
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closed 4/10/2007 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, acquired Koral, Inc.

synopsis: With the purchase of Koral, Salesforce.com is adding another new category to its growing business: unstructured content management and collaboration. The company announced April 10 two new products to help users wrangle unstructured data into a collaborative format, both as a function of its Apex on-demand platform and as a stand-alone application.
buyer: Salesforce.com (CRM:$19,380.00)
Salesforce.com provides hosted applications that manage customer information for sales, marketing, and customer support, providing clients with a cheaper, more rapidly deployable alternative to buying and maintaining enterprise software. "
target: Koral, Inc.
Koral is an enterprise content management (ECM) solution for the business Web. Koral is an alternate solution designed for end users overwhelmed with content in email, folders or corporate LANS, who need a better solution to share content with a sales force, partners, customers or collaborators.
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closed 7/28/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Inspector 6, Inc.

synopsis: Mailchimp, an always-on marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Inspector 6, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that analyzes a brand’s marketing content and delivers insights, changes, and recommendations. The acquisition will help MailChimp's small business customers create more effective marketing content.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Inspector 6, Inc.
Inspector 6 is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that analyzes marketing content and delivers insights, changes, and recommendations. Inspector 6's software reviews images, text, and video to ensure that businesses produce content that is on-brand, on-message, and produces results.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Market Wire

LucidWorks, acquired TwigKit

synopsis: Lucidworks, the leader in enterprise search solutions, announced its acquisition of Twigkit, a software company specializing in user experiences for enterprise-grade search and big data applications.
buyer: LucidWorks
Lucidworks builds enterprise search solutions for some of the world's largest brands. Fusion, Lucidworks' advanced search platform, provides the enterprise-grade capabilities needed to design, develop, and deploy intelligent search apps at any scale. "
target: TwigKit
Twigkit is a Cambridge-based software company with offices in London and California, whose products empower anyone to rapidly build full-featured search applications with a great user experience.
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closed 5/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Rosslyn Data Technologies, acquired Integritie Ltd

synopsis: Rosslyn Data Technologies, a leading provider of a Cloud-based enterprise data analytics platform, has acquired Integritie Ltd., a Content Management and Analytics Cloud Solutions Company. Integritie's flag ship application, Knowledge Capture (KC), provides both Cloud and OnPremise pre-built workflow business applications.
buyer: Rosslyn Data Technologies (RDT.L:$9.02)
Rosslyn Data Technologies is a leading provider of a Cloud-based enterprise data analytics platform. The Company combines four key technologies: data extraction; cleansing; enrichment; and visualisation, into a single cloud platform enabling users with detailed data to make more informed decisions. "
target: Integritie Ltd
Integritie is a Content Management and Analytics Cloud Solutions Company, with a flag ship application Brand named Knowledge Capture® (KC), providing both Cloud and OnPremise pre-built image, social media and content business workflow applications.
price ($mm)
$3.31
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Metalogix Software Corp., purchased Replicator for SharePoint from Syntergy

synopsis: Metalogix Software announced the purchase of Syntergy’s SharePoint solutions to the Metalogix SharePoint portfolio. Syntergy features the market leading SharePoint replication solution, Replicator for SharePoint, a web-based solution used to synchronize and manage business intelligence in real-time across multiple SharePoint environments.
buyer: Metalogix Software Corp.
Metalogix Software delivers award-winning content migration, management and archiving software that enables organizations to migrate, manage, archive and recover enterprise content to ensure availability, regulatory compliance, efficiency and cost effectiveness. "
seller: Syntergy
Syntergy's mission is to rapidly provide cost-effective products, services, and solutions that scale from the department to the enterprise. As Content Knowledge Management (CKM) experts, they are positioned to assist organizations in enabling their business processes.
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closed 1/19/2010 via Market Wire

Ephox, acquired WebRadar

synopsis: Ephox, a leading provider of software for improving web content management (WCM), announced it has acquired the WebRadar product line from Web Presence Architects, a web strategy consulting firm.
buyer: Ephox
Ephox develops enterprise-class solutions for authoring content for business websites, wikis and blogs. The company's technology is licensed by leading web content management vendors including EMC|Documentum, IBM, Oracle, and Percussion. "
target parent: Web Presence Architects, LLC
target: WebRadar
WebRadar helps web content administrators and project managers identify, fix, and monitor problems with WCM content and processes. WebRadar can determine where the bottlenecks are in a particular process, which pages are expiring within a set timeframe, etc.
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closed 3/24/2015 via BusinessWire

Accusoft, acquired edocr

synopsis: Accusoft, the leading provider of document, content and imaging solutions, announces the acquisition of edocr. Headquartered in Manchester, edocr provides a leading business document sharing platform across multiple verticals that provides lead capture and document publishing and makes it easier for prospects and customers to find document content.
buyer: Accusoft
Accusoft provides a full spectrum of document, content and imaging solutions as fully supported, enterprise-grade, best-in-class client-server applications, mobile apps, cloud services and software development kits (SDKs). "
target: edocr
edocr provides a interactive environment for publishing and distributing an organization’s public documents across the Internet. Once uploaded to edocr.com, the organization as well as the edocr community and visitors can distribute the documents to friends, colleagues, and popular social networks.
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closed 12/11/2008 via

Research In Motion, acquired Chalk Media Corp.

synopsis: Research In Motion Limited ("RIM") and Chalk Media Corp. announced that the two companies have entered into an arrangement agreement for RIM to acquire Chalk, a publicly-held company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, in an all-cash transaction at a price per share of CDN $0.142, or CDN $23,125,000.
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
Research In Motion Limited is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry® wireless platform. "
target: Chalk Media Corp. (CHKMF:$0.00)
Chalk's mobile content deployment system, Mobile chalkboardTM, allows multimedia content to be created, securely pushed and tracked on BlackBerry® smartphones. Chalk's software and content helps organizations communicate with their employees, business partners and customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$18 [$18]
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
15.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Episerver AB

synopsis: Episerver, the company transforming digital experiences, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a New York based global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: Episerver AB
Episerver connects digital commerce and digital marketing to help organizations create unique digital experiences for their customers, with measurable business results. Episerver empowers digital leaders to embrace transformational strategies to deliver standout experiences for customers.
price ($mm)
$1,160
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier Business Media, acquired Nobicon

synopsis: Bonnier Business Media, a business media company, has acquired Nobicon, a company that offers a cloud-based tool to monitor, review, save and compile information about external issues and external parties relevant to an organization.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Media
Bonnier Business Media helps people to make smarter business decisions and become wiser everyday. They offer knowledge, inspiration, reviews and networks in many different channels and though thirty quality products. "
target: Nobicon
Nobicon offers a cloud-based tool to monitor, review, save and compile information about external issues and external parties relevant to an organization. Awareness retrieves information from all types of digital sources. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Umeå, Sweden.
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closed 4/6/2016 via Company Press Release

ActiveStandards merged with CrownPeak Technology, Inc.,

synopsis: CrownPeak, the original cloud-based Digital Experience Management (DXM) platform provider, has merged with UK-based ActiveStandards, the pioneer who established the enterprise Digital Quality Management (DQM) market. The combined company will carry the CrownPeak name and provide clients with the only cloud-first DXM platform featuring built-in DQM.
buyer: CrownPeak Technology, Inc.
CrownPeak is the proven cloud-first, cloud-only Digital Experience Management platform that helps companies successfully manage their digital experiences across multiple touchpoints. CrownPeak gives digital teams the agility they need to create unified, modernized digital customer experiences. "
target: ActiveStandards
ActiveStandards is the leading SaaS solution for Digital Quality Management (DQM). They help companies realize value from their online presence and mitigate risk by optimizing the management of complex digital operations and improving the quality and effectiveness of their digital content.
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closed 12/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Accel-KKR, acquired EPiServer

synopsis: EPiServer, a leading provider of digital marketing and e-commerce solutions, announced that Accel-KKR, a technology-focused private equity firm specializing in software and IT-enabled businesses, has made a majority investment in the company.
buyer: Accel-KKR
Founded in 2000, Accel-KKR is a leading technology-focused private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of capital under management. They are one of the only private equity firms dedicated exclusively to investing in lower middle market software and technology-enabled services companies. "
target: EPiServer
EPiServer connects ecommerce and digital marketing to help business create unique customer experiences which generates business results. EPiServer's platform combines content, e-commerce and multi-channel marketing capabilities to work full-circle for businesses online.
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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.
price ($mm)
$0.80
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 2/28/2006 via

Macrovision Corporation, acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Macrovision(R) Corporation today announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online. eMeta is a privately-held company based in New York City.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
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 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired Fan TV

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a leading provider of advanced entertainment discovery, data analytics, and monetization solutions, announced that it has acquired Fan TV, the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. "
target: Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote.
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announced 3/31/2014 via Market Wire

Parallax Capital Partners LLC, StepStone Group, will acquire DivX LLC

synopsis: Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group announced they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire DivX LLC and its subsidiaries, including the MainConcept entities, from Rovi Corporation. DivX is a leading provider of advanced end to end solutions that enable a superior high quality video experience on virtually any device or platform.
buyer: Parallax Capital Partners LLC
buyer: StepStone Group
Parallax Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and operating application software and related services companies. StepStone Group is a global private markets firm overseeing more than $60 billion of private capital allocations. "
target parent: Rovi Corporation
target: DivX LLC (DIVX:$75.18)
DivX is a leading provider of next-generation digital video technologies for Over-The-Top services from content preparation, to protected delivery and multi-screen playback of high-quality video across consumer electronics devices and mobile platforms.
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announced 2/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Rovi Corporation, will acquire Veveo

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a global leader in entertainment discovery, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veveo, Inc., a provider of intuitive and personalized entertainment discovery solutions based in Andover, Massachusetts.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Veveo
Veveo is a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions. Veveo is redefining how users experience connected devices and applications in natural and intuitive ways.
price ($mm)
$82
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closed 2/7/2012 via Market Wire

Corel Corporation, acquired Roxio

synopsis: Corelm, one of the world’s top software companies, has completed the acquisition of the Roxio® business from Rovi Corporation. With this deal, Corel has expanded its product portfolio to include Roxio's broad range of digital media and security solutions, including Roxio Creator® and Roxio® Toast®.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Corel is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. Their award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands such as WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®. "
target parent: Rovi Corporation
target: Roxio
Roxio provides consumer digital media creation applications in the United States. The company's top offerings include Roxio Creator 2011, which is used to preserve, capture, and share digital media and Cineplayer DVD Decoder that plays DVD on personal computers.
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Irdeto, purchased BD+ Technology from Rovi Corporation

synopsis: Irdeto announced the acquisition of BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corporation. The newly acquired BD+ technology will fold into the company’s Irdeto ActiveCloak™ for Media offering, giving Hollywood studios a more robust solution for protecting high-value Blu-ray movie titles from the threat of digital piracy and lost revenues.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Irdeto
Irdeto is a software security and media technology company. Through its dynamic security and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast/broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world’s most popular app, eStores and consumer devices. "
seller: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 2/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Rovi Corporation, acquired Sonic Solution

synopsis: Rovi Corporation and Sonic Solutions have announced that Rovi has acquired Sonic in a stock and cash transaction. Sonic Solutions enables the creation, distribution and enjoyment of digital media from Hollywood to home.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Sonic Solution
Sonic Solutions enables the creation, distribution and enjoyment of digital media from Hollywood to home. Sonic technologies deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs to provide consumers instant access to premium entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$698 [$644]
rev ($mm)
$104
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.2x
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announced 4/15/2009 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Solutions Corporation, will acquire Muze, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader and Muze, Inc., a leader in entertainment information products and discovery services, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Muze, Inc.
buyer: Macrovision Solutions Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
target: Muze, Inc.
Muze has created the world's most comprehensive collection of electronic meta-data and related databases for music, books, videos and games, as well as customized e-commerce platforms for online and traditional retailers.
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$17
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closed 1/27/2009 via BusinessWire

Betfair Group, Ltd., acquired TVG Network

synopsis: BETFAIR Group Ltd, the premier e-gaming business, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced that Betfair has completed its acquisition of the TV Games Network (TVG) from Macrovision for $50 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Betfair Group, Ltd.
Home to the world's biggest online betting community, Betfair is striving to become the pre-eminent betting platform for the internet. Betfair has grown into a multi-billion dollar business with an established portfolio of online gaming products comprising of poker, casino and games. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TVG Network
TVG, the official TV and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), is among the most widely-distributed horseracing networks in the world and is also a leading provider of advance deposit wagering services in the US.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$38
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EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 1/5/2009 via

Lionsgate, acquired TV Guide Network

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.
buyer: Lionsgate (LGF.A:$3,807.20)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
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$255
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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.
price ($mm)
$0.80
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.1x
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closed 12/1/2008 via

OpenGate Capital, acquired TV Guide Magazine

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its TV Guide Magazine property to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close approximately December 1, 2008.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is an opportunistic private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in businesses with solid fundamentals which exhibit opportunities for operational improvements and growth. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is a powerful media brand that serves the television and entertainment community by providing a combination of breaking news, behind-the-scenes features and photos, and exclusive stories on television’s biggest shows and stars.
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closed 6/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired ThoughtWorthy Media

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions announced the acquisition of certain website and technology assets from ThoughtWorthy Media, a transaction that was previously entered into and executed by Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. in January 2008.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: ThoughtWorthy Media
ThoughtWorthy’s technology platform allows TV viewers to identify, research, and purchase online the music, products and advertising they view on television.
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closed 2/22/2008 via PR Newswire

RealNetworks, Inc., acquired Trymedia Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks has acquired substantially all of the assets of Trymedia, a pioneer in Casual Games syndication, from Santa Clara -based Macrovision. This acquisition is part of Real's strategy to build reach through syndicated distribution partnerships, and follows its acquisition of Game Trust last year.
buyer: RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK:$171.96)
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: Trymedia Systems, Inc.
Trymedia Systems is a provider of secure digital distribution services and the operator of the world's largest distribution network for downloadable games. Trymedia's ActiveMARK technology provides top casual and core game publishers.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
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closed 4/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Acresso Software Inc

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Macrovision Corporation’s Software Business Unit. The acquisition results in the formation of a standalone company named Acresso Software.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: Acresso Software Inc
Flexera Software, formerly Acresso Software, maximizes the value of the software the world develops and uses. The leading provider of software licensing, entitlement management, installation, and application readiness, Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$113
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
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Macrovision Corporation, acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide, a global leader in video and entertainment guidance technology and services. Combining Gemstar-TV and Macrovision technologies positions the company as a key enabler of the digital home entertainment experience.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,758 [$2,224]
rev ($mm)
$617
EBITDA ($mm)
$141
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, purchased certain CRI’s patents, security software code from Cryptography Research, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision® Corporation has completed its acquisition of SPDC™ (Self-Protecting Digital Content) technology from Cryptography Research, Inc., a San Francisco-based R&D organization focused on solving complex security problems. SPDC forms the basis of BD+, a key element of Blu-ray’s content security platform.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
seller: Cryptography Research, Inc.
Cryptography Research, Inc. provides technology to solve complex security problems. In addition to security evaluation and applied engineering work, the company is actively involved in long-term research and technology licensing in areas including content protection and financial services.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation has completed its acquisition of All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. AMG is one of the world’s largest providers of information databases and metadata for entertainment products (music, movies, and games) as well as solutions that support the recognition, discovery and management of digital media.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.
All Media Guide, is a leading authority on music, movies and games. The company provides comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. AMG has created one of the industry's cleanest, most in-depth database of information.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Mediabolic, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation acquired Mediabolic, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for connected consumer electronics devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes and digital video recorders. Founded in 1999, Mediabolic was a privately-held company based in San Mateo, California.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Mediabolic, Inc.
Mediabolic, Inc. is a leading developer of entertainment networking software that enables manufacturers to create cutting-edge digital home products. The company’s technologies can be embedded in products so consumer electronics and PC manufacturers can extend and differentiate their product lines.
price ($mm)
$44
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closed 2/28/2006 via

Macrovision Corporation, acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Macrovision(R) Corporation today announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online. eMeta is a privately-held company based in New York City.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
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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announced 1/18/2016 via Company Press Release

Ericsson AB, will acquire FYI Television, Inc.

synopsis: Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, announced its intention to acquire FYI Television, the premier entertainment metadata and rich media content supplier based in Grand Prairie, Texas.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson AB is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, with more than 110,000 professionals, and customers in 180 countries. They offer services in the areas of software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud. "
target: FYI Television, Inc.
FYI Television, Inc., a global TV metadata and entertainment image content expert, accumulates and distributes TV entertainment content and linear scheduling data, aggregating the information into customized formats for various television, mobile, internet and print clients.
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closed 10/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Hollywood.com, acquired Media by Numbers

synopsis: Hollywood.com announced the acquisition of Media by Numbers, the complete destination for box office data information and expert analysis. Current Media by Numbers President, Paul Dergarabedian, will be joining the Hollywood.com team as part of the deal. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
buyer parent: R&S Investments, LLC
buyer: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com is the only 100% pure entertainment Web site dedicated to super-serving fans. Our mission is simple – we help users discover what movies to see, what TV shows to watch and what their favorite celebrities are up to. "
target: Media by Numbers
Media by Numbers is the definitive resource for reliable box-office data along with unique, expert analysis and commentary. The company specializes in the monitoring and analysis of the theatrical distribution and exhibition marketplace.
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announced 1/31/2008 via BusinessWire

IMDb, will acquire Without A Box, Inc.

synopsis: The Internet Movie Database the Web’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV, and celebrities and a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. has agreed to acquire Without A Box, Inc. the worldwide media company dedicated to advancing independent film and connecting artists with audiences.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: IMDb
The Internet Movie Database is one of the most popular online entertainment destinations, with over 50 million unique visitors each month. IMDb offers a searchable database of over 1 million movies, TV, and entertainment programs and over 2.5 million cast and crew members. "
target: Without A Box, Inc.
Withoutabox has developed proprietary online tools that connect more than 150,000 filmmakers to nearly 3,000 film festivals in 200 countries, making it The Media Company for Independents.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Pando Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has bought Pando, a file-sharing technology that works peer-to-peer (P2P), similar to bit-torrent. It’s also a content delivery network that can host assets for websites, similar to Amazon Web Services.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Pando Networks, Inc.
Pando Networks improves the delivery performance of online media assets. Pando accelerates content delivery, increases download completion and provides detailed performance data.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ricoh Co Ltd, will purchase EyeFi Cloud from Eye-Fi, Inc.

synopsis: EyeFi, a company that produces SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi capabilities, has announced that Ricoh, a global technology company, is purchasing their relatively new cloud storage service. The cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$17,842.90)
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. "
seller: Eye-Fi, Inc.
Eyefi's cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, will acquire TV by the Numbers

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV), the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has agreed to acquire TV by the Numbers, a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TDV is also re-launching its entertainment website Zap2it.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: TV by the Numbers
TV by the Numbers is a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TV by the Numbers features deep analysis of TV ratings and share data, and unique editorial coverage of show renewals and cancellations.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BusinessWire

deltatre, will acquire Massive Interactive

synopsis: Massive Interactive, Inc., the award-winning OTT software company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Deltatre, the international leader in sports media technology services.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: deltatre
Founded in 1986, deltatre is one of the world’s leading sports media service companies. deltatre provides operational, technology and consulting services for Broadcast, Web, Results, Graphics and Sports Business Processes. "
target: Massive Interactive (OTCPK:HUGE:$11.91)
Massive builds a suite of tools that enable all media companies to deliver targeted content and personalized user experiences to specific user groups across devices, in real-time, helping accelerate growth and increase retention across the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$77
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Digital Monarch Media

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Monarch Media, a Canadian company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. "
target: Digital Monarch Media
Founded in 2014, Digital Monarch Media Ltd™ is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are a company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

SouthPort Lane, acquired Massive Interactive, Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Southport Lane Management, LLC has acquired a majority stake in Massive Interactive, a specialist provider of technology/design services and software in the area of IP video. The Southport acquisition will allow Massive to build on its position in the telecommunications, broadcast, hospitality and airline sectors worldwide.
buyer: SouthPort Lane
Southport Lane is a private equity firm focused on value creation. Southport Lane creates investment opportunities that yield attractive risk-adjusted returns. Founded in 2010, Southport Lane operates two distinct – but complementary – lines of business: private equity and asset management. "
target parent: Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc.
target: Massive Interactive, Pty Ltd. (OTCPK:HUGE:$11.91)
Massive is a specialist provider of technology/design services and software in the area of IP video. They provide an industry-leading suite of services to manage, productise and sell video on next-generation connected devices.
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closed 7/10/2013 via Company Press Release

FingerPaint Marketing, acquired Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Fingerpaint has acquired Cotton Hill, an Albany company that provides full-service audio and video production. Cotton Hill has helped create sound and video for national and regional clientele across multiple industries including education, banking, legal, entertainment, healthcare and tourism.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint Marketing is a strategic and creative advertising agency. Their services include strategic planning, brand development, and more for industries including automotive, banking, B2B, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. "
target: Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.
Cotton Hill is a 25-year-old full-service audio and video production company based in Albany, NY. Cotton Hill is an expert in producing radio and television commercials providing both video and audio services. They also have extensive experience in audio post-production for film, web and television.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Bosz Digital

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced its acquisition of 100% of Bosz Digital SA in Costa Rica. Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. It offers the full range of services and skills: digital, creative services, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media strategy, planning and buying and healthcare communications. "
target: Bosz Digital
Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis, acquired Big Table Media

synopsis: Big Table Media, the production company behind the Crashers franchise on DIY, has been acquired by longtime executives Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis. Big Table Media produces multi-platform content for broadcast, digital, and mobile distribution for television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
buyer: Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis
Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis are executive producers at Big Table Media. "
target: Big Table Media
For 20 years, Big Table Media has been producing multi-platform content for broadcast, digital and mobile distribution. Its clients span television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bublar Group AB, will acquire Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group

synopsis: XR (Extended Reality) firm Bublar Group has agreed to buy Goodbye Kansas Holding. Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment, with more than 200 creators in Stockholm, Uppsala, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV and more.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$1.84)
Founded in 2015, Bublar Group is the Nordic leading XR (extended reality) technology company specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Bublar Group provides XR solutions in E-commerce, Training Excellence, Entertainment & Manufacturing. "
target: Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group
Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV series, TV commercials, games and game trailers.
price ($mm)
$5.56
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mediatec Group, acquired Twentyfourseven

synopsis: Mediatec, a Live Events Company of NEP Group and one of the largest audio-visual technology companies in Europe, has acquired Twentyfourseven, a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia with offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Twentyfourseven
Twentyfourseven is a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia. Twentyfourseven serves moving media clients in the corporate, sports, TV, film and entertainment markets with expertise in the areas of TV production and corporate media.
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closed 9/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Technicolor SA, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Technicolor announces the acquisition of London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2011 via Reuters

Barclays Private Equity, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The Mill, which opened its first office in London's Soho district in 1990, produces digital visual effects for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: The Mill
The Mill is a recognised global brand for creating seamless visual effects. It is also a leader in design, animation, live action content direction, VFX brand accounts, versioning and global adaptations, digital content creation and distribution.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Point.360, acquired Moving Images NY, LLC.

synopsis: Point.360, a leading provider of integrated media management services, announced that it had acquired the assets of Moving Images NY LLC, doing business as MI Post. MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
buyer parent: DG FastChannel, Inc.
buyer: Point.360 (PTSX:$22.35)
Point.360 is one of the largest providers of video and film asset management services to owners, producers and distributors of entertainment and advertising content. The Company provides worldwide electronic distribution, using fiber optics, satellites, and the Internet. "
target: Moving Images NY, LLC.
Moving Images NY, LLC. d/b/a MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.30 [$0.80]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 7/31/2006 via

Rainmaker Income Fund, acquired Mainframe Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Rainmaker Income Fund announced that its subsidiary RNK Capital Limited Partnership has entered into an agreement to purchase from IDT Entertainment Inc. and its affiliates 62% of the outstanding shares of Mainframe Entertainment Inc. a leading CG animation company.
buyer: Rainmaker Income Fund
Rainmaker is an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rainmaker indirectly owns three operating limited partnerships. "
target parent: IDT Corporation
target: Mainframe Entertainment, Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Mainframe Entertainment Inc. is the industry leader in computer generated (CG) animation for television and direct-to-video DVD family entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8.76 [$19.76]*
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
9.5x
closed 11/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired FinisherPix

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content, has acquired FinisherPix, an industry-leading endurance sport photography business working with passionate individuals around the globe to capture ever-lasting memories of participants in endurance events.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target: FinisherPix
FinisherPix is an industry-leading endurance sport photography business working with passionate individuals around the globe to capture ever-lasting memories of participants in endurance events. They also offer services in photo marketing, social media, HD-Video, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Storyblocks

synopsis: Storyblocks, the subscription-based stock media service, announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the consumer, digital infrastructure, financial technology, healthcare, and software sectors. "
target: Storyblocks
Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
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Talend
Talend
Talend is a next-generation leader in cloud and big data integration software that helps companies turn data into a strategic asset that delivers real-time, organization-wide insight into customers, partners, and operations.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$190.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($35.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($38.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1068
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Ticker: GSUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gridsum Holding Inc.
Gridsum Holding Inc.
Gridsum is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$48.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($73.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($78.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:IVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Invigor Group Limited
Invigor Group Limited
Invigor Group is a leading information technology and digital solutions company delivering business intelligence through a range of products, services and digital infrastructure.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.61
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:JMDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that develops technology-based solutions. Its flagship product, Vocal, is a long-form, digital publishing platform focused on supporting content creators by providing them with publishing tools and monetization features.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: DB:RIB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RIB Software SE
RIB Software SE
RIB Software AG is an innovator in the construction business. The company designs, develops, and offers iTWO technology for the construction industry worldwide. iTWO is the world’s first Licence/Cloud-based Big Data BIM 5D enterprise solution for the construction industry.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$262.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.08
EBIT ($mm)
$21.43
Net Income ($mm)
$8.76
Employees
1827
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Ticker: TSX:PSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pason Systems
Pason Systems
Pason Systems Inc. is a leading global provider of specialized data management systems for drilling rigs. Their solutions, which include data acquisition, wellsite reporting, remote communications, and web-based information management, enable collaboration between the rig and the office.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$129.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.19
EBIT ($mm)
($25.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
707
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GENX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Generix SA
Generix SA
Generix Group develops software solutions for the manufacturing, logistics and retail ecosystems, helping its customers to manage, pool, integrate and optimize their information flows.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$65.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.70
EBIT ($mm)
$3.69
Net Income ($mm)
$1.39
Employees
376
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Ticker: 300051
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd.
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd.
Xiamen 35.Com Technology Co., Ltd. provides software products and information technology services to medium and small-scale enterprises in China. The company offers Internet business solutions, corporate communication solutions, and enterprise management solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$39.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.95)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:OSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OneSoft Solutions Inc.
OneSoft Solutions Inc. is a Canada-based developer of cloud-based business solutions. OneSoft's business strategy is to seek opportunities to convert legacy business software applications to a more cost efficient subscription based business model utilizing the Microsoft Cloud.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:GHT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gresham Computing
Gresham Computing
Gresham Computing plc is a leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions. Gresham’s Clareti software platform is designed to provide financial institutions with complete certainty in their data processing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$32.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.73
EBIT ($mm)
$0.98
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
141
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Ticker: SEHK:547
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain Holdings Limited is the parent company of the award winning visual effects house Digital Domain. As one of the biggest VFX service providers in the US media industry, it is mainly engaged in the production of VFX, animations and movies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$67.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
671
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Ticker: SE:FORE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB engages in the provision of entertainment services in Sweden. The company produces 3D animated movies for cinema and TV; animation for games; and commercials and corporate films for family and children’s audience.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$10.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:JMDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that develops technology-based solutions. Its flagship product, Vocal, is a long-form, digital publishing platform focused on supporting content creators by providing them with publishing tools and monetization features.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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