Like Antler Interactive AB

closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ChromaWay, acquired Antler Interactive AB

synopsis: ChromaWay, a Swedish blockchain services provider, acquired Antler Interactive, an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: ChromaWay
ChromaWay is a Swedish blockchain services provider. ChromaWay develops both public and private blockchains for the real estate and finance industries. ChromaWay offers Postchain, an open-source solution that works together with most widely used database systems. "
target: Antler Interactive AB
Antler Interactive is an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
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closed 10/7/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired Coatsink

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Coatsink Software, an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include PHOGS!, Onward, and more.
buyer: Thunderful
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Coatsink
Coatsink is an independent video game developer and publisher in the UK. Coatsink develops games for consoles, PC and VR platforms. Their growing catalog of games cover an array of genres, including puzzle, platformers, RPG and FPS. Their titles include Jurassic World Aftermath, Onward, and more.
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announced 9/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Vertigo Games

synopsis: Koch Media is to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Dutch-based Vertigo Games, a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multiplatform VR entertainment company group with offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. Vertigo Games focuses on development (Vertigo Studios) and publishing, both for home entertainment (Vertigo Publishing) as well as location-based-entertainment (Vertigo Arcades).
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closed 7/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Paradox Interactive, acquired Iceflake Studios Ltd.

synopsis: Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games worth acquiring, acquired Iceflake Studios, a developer located in Tampere, Finland. Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and VR and mobile platforms. The studio is developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game.
buyer: Paradox Interactive (OM:PDX:$163.13)
Paradox Interactive is a Swedish publisher and developer of games and brands. Its game portfolio consists of more than 100 titles, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Magicka, Age of Wonders, and the World of Darkness brand. "
target: Iceflake Studios Ltd.
Located in Finland, Iceflake Studios was founded in 2007 and has developed games for PCs, consoles and for all current VR and mobile platforms. The studio is currently developing Surviving the Aftermath with Paradox, a survival management-strategy game now available in early access on PC and Xbox.
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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closed 6/22/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Oculus VR, acquired Ready At Dawn

synopsis: Oculus, a developer of virtual reality products, has acquired Ready At Dawn, a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Ready At Dawn
Ready At Dawn is a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, God of War: Chains of Olympus, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
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announced 4/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Avenue S.A., will acquire Ice Code Games Sp. z o. o.

synopsis: Digital Avenue has concluded a term sheet regarding the merger with the producer of computer games Ice Code Games Sp. z o.o. Ice Code Games is a Polish indie game development studio based in Warsaw. They've developed an Augmented Reality game using geolocation on mobile, a 3D puzzle game set in space, and more.
buyer: Digital Avenue S.A. (WSE:DGL:$0.12)
Digital Avenue is a publisher of the largest Polish website for sharing photos - Fotosik.pl, Styl.fm - one of the leaders in the segment of women's websites about fashion and beauty brings together innovative internet and mobile projects around which virtual communities are built. "
target: Ice Code Games Sp. z o. o.
Ice Code Games is a Polish indie game development studio based in Warsaw. They've developed an Augmented Reality game using geolocation on mobile, a 3D puzzle game set in Space and Cyberpunk Real-Time Strategy about becoming a Cult leader called Re-Legion and published by 1C Entertainment.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire NextVR

synopsis: Apple is in the process of acquiring virtual-reality video-streaming service NextVR. NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. The company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wookey Project Corp., acquired Sansar

synopsis: Wookey Project Corp., a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences, has acquired Sansar, a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
buyer: Wookey Project Corp.
Wookey Project Corp. is a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences that allow users the power of collaborative interaction through knowledge immersion. "
target parent: Linden Lab
target: Sansar
Sansar is a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Sanzaru Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Sanzaru Games through Oculus, a VR company. Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Scopely, acquired FoxNext

synopsis: Scopely, a leading company in the fast-growing mobile games space, and The Walt Disney Company announced that Scopely has acquired FoxNext Games, the game studio behind the blockbuster hit MARVEL Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose from Disney.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher. With a diverse portfolio of original and beloved franchises, Scopely games are created with world-class partners and provide immersive experiences for millions of casual and core gamers around the world. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FoxNext
FoxNext Games are a platform-agnostic maker of free-to-play games that are based on beloved entertainment franchises and deliver experiences that put players and fans first. They are currently working on games for MARVEL, Aliens, X-Files and James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic.
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closed 11/26/2019 via MSNBC

Oculus VR, acquired Beat Games

synopsis: Oculus VR, a Facebook subsidiary which is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform, acquired Beat Games, a Prague-based developer of Beat Saber, a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Beat Games
Headquartered in Prague, Beat Games is a developer of Beat Saber. Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you. Their goal is to make players almost dance, while cutting all the cubes and avoiding obstacles.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King Digital Entertainment plc, acquired Hatrabbit AB

synopsis: Swedish gaming giant King has acquired the game studio Hatrabbit. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
buyer parent: Activision Blizzard
buyer: King Digital Entertainment plc (KING:$2,012.57)
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games. We have developed more than 200 fun titles, offering games that are enjoyed all around the world. "
target: Hatrabbit AB
Hatrabbit is located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. Hatrabbit was founded in 2016 by Dice and Rovio veterans Andreas Chrysovitsano and Joakim Svärling, with the goal of developing mobile games in virtual reality, known as VR.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Technical Publications Service Group, acquired Dead Pixels S.r.l.

synopsis: Italy's TPS Group, the leader in the technical and engineering services field for aeronautical and motor vehicle industries, announced that it acquired Dead Pixels. Dead Pixels is Italy’s "new generation" game studio. They develop cutting-edge software applications and solutions for virtual and augmented reality.
buyer: Technical Publications Service Group (BIT:TPS:$27.01)
Italy-based TPS works in the aeronautical, automotive, defense, rail and ship industries. They provide Technical Publishing & Training services, Engineering, Design and Cost Engineering. The TPS Group are leaders in aircraft design and production, as well as manufacturing of aeronautical parts. "
target: Dead Pixels S.r.l.
Dead Pixels is Italy’s "new generation" game studio with a focus on complex scenarios and high levels of man-machine interaction. They develop cutting-edge software applications and solutions for virtual and augmented reality, as well as products for the business and entertainment industries.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

IMVU, Inc., acquired StayUp, Inc.

synopsis: IMVU, the leading avatar-based social network, has acquired StayUp, Inc., a social VR company. StayUp aims to build a platform and experiences that interconnect VR and mobile, bringing the magic of VR to 2D screens. Their first product focuses on social gaming.
buyer: IMVU, Inc.
IMVU is the leading avatar-based social network. IMVU users enjoy the freedom to live the life they create through customizing stylized avatars, connecting with friends in immersive chat rooms, shopping & stylizing new looks, sharing their experiences, and starring in their own animated emoji. "
target: StayUp, Inc.
StayUp, Inc. is a social VR company that is developing immersive social software for consumers. StayUp aims to build a platform and experiences that interconnect VR and mobile, bringing the magic of VR to 2D screens. Their first product focuses on social gaming.
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closed 5/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Valuesetters, acquired SpaceoutVR, Inc.

synopsis: ValueSetters, Inc., a boutique advisory firm, announced the acquisition of SpaceoutVR, Inc., a Virtual Reality software company, which offers the ability to deliver AI, games, travel, messaging, social media, music streaming, and 360 video/photo through its mobile app.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
ValueSetters is a boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping early stage companies raise capital over the Internet. The company also provides technology consulting services as well as strategic advice to help companies grow and evolve to meet the challenges of today's marketplace. "
target: SpaceoutVR, Inc.
SpaceoutVR, Inc. is a mobile Virtual Reality software company. Their product, SpaceoutVR, is a free to play Social VR MMO for iOS & Android. SpaceoutVR monetizes with upgrades and features for entertainment, gaming and communications.
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closed 1/11/2018 via PR Web

Imagination Design Works Productions, acquired Novum Analytics

synopsis: Imagination Design Works Productions (IDW) has acquired Novum Analytics, maker of the highly-successful augmented reality mobile app, “Night Terrors.” The Night Terrors app maps the user’s environment and fills it with terrifying creatures—ghouls, ghosts and other petrifying entities—turning their surroundings into a real-life survival-horror game.
buyer: Imagination Design Works Productions
Imagination Design Works Productions (IDW) is a film studio based in Los Angeles, CA. IDW has produced the horror movie "Winchester" for CBS Films, and they are in pre-production for an upcoming Untitled Queen Mary film, set on the historic RMS Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, Ca. "
target: Novum Analytics
Novum Analytics is the maker of the highly-successful augmented reality mobile app, “Night Terrors.” The Night Terrors app maps the user’s environment and fills it with terrifying creatures—ghouls, ghosts and other petrifying entities—turning their surroundings into a real-life survival-horror game.
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closed 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired AltspaceVR, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that it has acquired social VR app AltspaceVR. In AltspaceVR, users can meet with anyone, from anywhere, to play games, enjoy streaming content or share anything on the web, and feel as if they are together.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
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: AltspaceVR, Inc.
AltspaceVR is a virtual reality software company. In AltspaceVR, users can meet with anyone, from anywhere, to play games, enjoy streaming content or share anything on the web, and feel as if they are together. AltspaceVR's software is powered by, and fully embraces, the modern open web.
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closed 6/13/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., purchased Komandir from Shooterboy Entertainment

synopsis: AppSwarm, a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of the cutting-edge Virtual Reality game, Komandir from Shooterboy Entertainment. Komandir is a virtual reality shooting game available on the the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
seller: Shooterboy Entertainment
The acquisition includes the virtual reality shooter game, Komandir. Komandir is available on the the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store. Shooterboy Entertainment is a video game developer that creates mobile and virtual reality games. They are based in New York, NY.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Owlchemy Labs LLC

synopsis: Google has acquired Owlchemy Labs, the VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Job Simulator has been one of the most successful VR game titles to be released thus far.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,030.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Owlchemy Labs LLC
Owlchemy Labs is VR game studio behind such popular gaming titles as Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Job Simulator has been one of the most successful VR game titles to be released thus far. Owlchemy Labs, founded in 2010, is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ChromaWay, acquired Antler Interactive AB

synopsis: ChromaWay, a Swedish blockchain services provider, acquired Antler Interactive, an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: ChromaWay
ChromaWay is a Swedish blockchain services provider. ChromaWay develops both public and private blockchains for the real estate and finance industries. ChromaWay offers Postchain, an open-source solution that works together with most widely used database systems. "
target: Antler Interactive AB
Antler Interactive is an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

ChromaWay, acquired Antler Interactive AB

synopsis: ChromaWay, a Swedish blockchain services provider, acquired Antler Interactive, an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: ChromaWay
ChromaWay is a Swedish blockchain services provider. ChromaWay develops both public and private blockchains for the real estate and finance industries. ChromaWay offers Postchain, an open-source solution that works together with most widely used database systems. "
target: Antler Interactive AB
Antler Interactive is an interactive mobile game studio in Sweden. Antler Interactive designs games that introduce players to new ways of interacting with emerging technologies. The studio has created virtual reality and augmented reality games for PC and mobile devices.
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closed 9/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Core Scientific, acquired Stax Digital

synopsis: Core Scientific has acquired Stax Digital, a specialist blockchain mining company and creator of Honeyminer, the most widely used GPU mining program. The acquisition provides Core Scientific with cutting edge IP that will be utilized in its industry-leading management and monitoring solution, Minder and its custom operating system, MinderOS.
buyer: Core Scientific
Core Scientific is a leader in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain hosting, transaction processing and application development. Core Scientific provides custom hosting solutions at scale and is pioneering new innovations and best practices in the AI and Blockchain landscape. "
target: Stax Digital
Stax Digital is a specialist blockchain mining company with product development experience and is a developer of enterprise mining solutions for GPUs. Stax Digital created the most widely used GPU mining program, Honeyminer, that operates on more than 1,400 different makes and models of GPUs.
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closed 9/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Core Scientific, acquired Stax Digital

synopsis: Core Scientific has acquired Stax Digital, a specialist blockchain mining company and creator of Honeyminer, the most widely used GPU mining program. The acquisition provides Core Scientific with cutting edge IP that will be utilized in its industry-leading management and monitoring solution, Minder and its custom operating system, MinderOS.
buyer: Core Scientific
Core Scientific is a leader in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain hosting, transaction processing and application development. Core Scientific provides custom hosting solutions at scale and is pioneering new innovations and best practices in the AI and Blockchain landscape. "
target: Stax Digital
Stax Digital is a specialist blockchain mining company with product development experience and is a developer of enterprise mining solutions for GPUs. Stax Digital created the most widely used GPU mining program, Honeyminer, that operates on more than 1,400 different makes and models of GPUs.
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announced 5/17/2018 via Market Watch

Siemens AG, will acquire J2 Innovations

synopsis: Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, will acquire J2 Innovations, a leading software framework provider of building automation and IoT. J2 Innovations' software framework is used for operating, monitoring and controlling equipment and automation systems in small to large buildings.
buyer: Siemens AG (DB:SIE:$101,571.04)
Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. "
target: J2 Innovations
J2 Innovations is a leading software framework provider of building automation and IoT. Their Fluid Integration (FIN) platform is a next-generation software framework for operating, monitoring and controlling equipment and automation systems in small to large buildings.
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Digital Asset Holdings, LLC, will acquire Blockstack Inc.

synopsis: Digital Asset will acquire San Francisco-based Blockstack. The company is a firm that offers a “blockchain-as-a-service” to enable financial institutions to develop applications on a private blockchain.
buyer: Digital Asset Holdings, LLC
Digital Asset brings 21st century technology to existing financial infrastructure. They develop technology that aids efficiency, transparency, compliance and settlement speed using cryptographic, distributed ledgers. "
target: Blockstack Inc.
Blockstack.io is an enterprise blockchain infrastructure to enable financial institutions and other enterprises to build sophisticated blockchain applications on their own private blockchain.
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TradingView, acquired TRADEIT

synopsis: TradingView - the world’s largest social trading platform and community of active retail investors - announced the acquisition of fintech API and application pioneer TradeIt. TradeIt is an application programming interface (API) infrastructure that links retail investors and app developers with top financial institutions.
buyer: TradingView
TradingView is one of the largest and most active trading communities on the web. Designed to provide a Bloomberg-like experience to non-professional traders, users have free access to top-notch charting and analysis, publish trading ideas and discuss markets in real-time. "
target: TRADEIT
TradeIt is an application programming interface (API) infrastructure that links retail investors and app developers with top financial institutions. TradeIt’s API and service suite links to more than $70 billion in active assets at top U.S. brokerage firms.
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AppFolio, acquired Dynasty Marketplace, Inc.

synopsis: AppFolio, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions, has acquired Dynasty Marketplace, Inc. (Dynasty), a leading provider of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the real estate market. Dynasty's advanced conversational AI solution, Lisa, is an AI leasing assistant that automates leasing communications.
buyer: AppFolio (APPF:$288.83)
AppFolio creates comprehensive, easy-to-use, cloud-based business software solutions for vertical markets. AppFolio's products include cloud-based property management software (AppFolio Property Manager) and cloud-based legal practice management software (MyCase). "
target: Dynasty Marketplace, Inc.
Dynasty is a leading provider of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the real estate market. Their advanced conversational AI solution, Lisa, is an AI leasing assistant that automates leasing communications.
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IRESS Market Technology Limited, acquired BC Gateways

synopsis: Iress, a technology company providing software to the financial services industry, has acquired BC Gateways, a blockchain communication platform provider in Hong Kong. BC Gateways offers an end-to-end blockchain communications platform that enables the global financial services community to exchange information in a secure and streamlined way.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$292.95)
IRESS designs, develops and delivers technology for the financial services industry, including for trading and market data, investment management and financial advice. More than 450 third-party enterprises have integrated IRESS technology into their own software. "
target: BC Gateways
BC Gateways is a blockchain communication platform provider in Hong Kong. BC Gateways offers The Gateway, an end-to-end blockchain communications platform that enables the global financial services community to exchange information in a secure and streamlined way.
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announced 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Xilinx, Inc., will acquire Solarflare Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Xilinx, Inc., the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, will acquire Solarflare Communications, Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based privately-held company. Solarflare is a leading provider of high-performance, low latency networking solutions for customers spanning FinTech to cloud computing.
buyer: Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX:$2,972.88)
Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry. "
target: Solarflare Communications, Inc.
Solarflare is a leading provider of high-performance, low latency networking solutions for customers spanning FinTech to cloud computing. Solarflare leverages exacting technology to improve end-user cloud experiences by increasing download speeds, minimizing page loading and eliminating buffering.
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closed 3/27/2009 via Market Wire

Bluestone Energy Services, Ltd., acquired Control Solutions

synopsis: Bluestone Energy Services, LTD., a leader in energy conservation engineering and project development services for industrial and commercial clients, announced the completion of its acquisition of Bedford, Mass-based Control Solutions in an all-asset-purchase transaction.
buyer: Bluestone Energy Services, Ltd.
Since 1990, Norwell, Mass-based Bluestone Energy Services has been providing professional engineering and project development services for industrial and commercial clients. Bluestone is a leader in demand side management (DSM) programs for large commercial and industrial customers. "
target: Control Solutions
Control Solutions is a well-known and respected name in the area of computerized building control systems.
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RegEd, Inc., acquired Arkovi

synopsis: RegEd, the leading provider of technology solutions for compliance for the financial services industry, confirmed that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Arkovi, the award-winning social media solution for archiving and surveillance.
buyer parent: Stone Point Capital, LLC
buyer: RegEd, Inc.
RegEd, a StoneRiver Inc. company, is a leading provider of technology solutions for compliance and risk management serving over 800 enterprise clients including 80 of the top 100 financial services firms. "
target: Arkovi
Arkovi allows financial services firms to maintain a permanent record of their social media activity for both incoming and outgoing communications through an expansive, "always-on" archiving solution to maintain FINRA and SEC compliance.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

BitGo, acquired Hedge Connect

synopsis: BitGo has acquired Hedge, a leader in scalable, programmatic deployment of staking infrastructure. Hedge is a complete software platform for running a blockchain-powered business. Hedge reduces the complexity of managing keys and network interaction.
buyer: BitGo
BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with security, custody, and liquidity solutions. BitGo is the world's largest processor of on-chain bitcoin transactions, processing 15% of all global Bitcoin transactions. "
target: Hedge Connect
Hedge is a complete software platform for running a blockchain-powered business. Hedge reduces the complexity of managing keys and network interaction. Hedge provides Hedge Connect, a fully-managed network infrastructure to support blockchain-powered applications.
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closed 5/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, purchased Sentinel from Goldman Sachs & Co.

synopsis: LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, a leader in threat intelligence-driven security, announced its acquisition of Sentinel™, a threat intelligence platform developed by global investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs.
buyer: Lookingglass Cyber Solutions
LookingGlass Cyber Solutions delivers unified threat protection against sophisticated cyber attacks to global enterprises and government agencies by operationalizing threat intelligence across its end-to-end portfolio. "
seller: Goldman Sachs & Co. (GS:$37,162.00)
The acquisition includes Sentinel™, a threat intelligence platform developed by global investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs. Sentinel served as the firm’s in-house Security Information and Event Management platform.
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closed 5/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Smarsh, Inc., acquired Entreda, Inc.

synopsis: Smarsh has acquired Entreda, the award-winning developer of integrated cybersecurity risk and compliance management software and services for the wealth management market. The acquisition enables Smarsh to provide industry-leading enterprise cybersecurity risk and compliance capabilities to broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, and banks.
buyer parent: K1 Investment Management
buyer: Smarsh, Inc.
Smarsh helps financial services organizations get ahead—and stay ahead—of the risk within their electronic communications. Smarsh has established the industry standard for the efficient review and production of content from the diverse range of channels that organizations now use to communicate. "
target: Entreda, Inc.
Entreda is a provider of comprehensive cybersecurity software, systems, and training to the wealth management industry. Entreda developed its CyberRisk number platform, Unify, to help regulated industries monitor and protect client information and assets with the highest standards of security.
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closed 5/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Mitek Systems, Inc., acquired A2iA

synopsis: Mitek Systems, Inc. (“Mitek”), a global leader in digital identity verification solutions, announced that it has acquired A2iA, SAS, (“A2iA”), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and image analysis.
buyer: Mitek Systems, Inc. (MITK:$63.56)
Mitek is a global leader in digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in AI and machine learning. Mitek’s identity verification solutions allow an enterprise to verify a user’s identity during a digital transaction. "
target: A2iA
A2iA is a science and R&D driven software company with deep roots in artificial intelligence, machine learning and neural networks. A2iA delivers add-on features to speed automation, simplify customer engagement and quickly capture all types of printed and handwritten data from documents.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Schufa Holding AG, acquired finAPI GmbH

synopsis: SCHUFA Holding AG has acquired a majority stake in finAPI GmbH, a company that develops and implements sophisticated data integration and analysis solutions to banks. The finAPI REST API platform provides secure access to currently 58 million end customer accounts and is also used by companies that are already contracting parties to SCHUFA.
buyer: Schufa Holding AG
As Germany's leading credit bureau, SCHUFA is a reliable source of information for corporate and private customers, holding credit rating information of about 67.5 million persons and 5.3 million companies. "
target: finAPI GmbH
finAPI GmbH develops and implements sophisticated solutions for data integration and analysis, based on artificial intelligence, which are provided via online access (cloud service) or run in-house. The finAPI-REST-API platform provides secure access to currently 58 million retail accounts.
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Deutsche Bank AG, acquired Quantiguous Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Deutsche Bank, Germany’s leading bank, has acquired Quantiguous Solutions, a company in India that provides Open Banking solutions. Quantiguous Solutions' Service First solution helps banks manage their service requests, complaints, and tasks. Their API Banking solution is a suite of smart interfaces for the bank’s corporate customers and partners.
buyer: Deutsche Bank AG (DB:$30,154.05)
Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank. Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, SMBs, and private individuals. "
target: Quantiguous Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Quantiguous Solutions is a company in India that specializes in Open Banking solutions. Their Service First solution helps banks manage their service requests, complaints, and tasks. Their API Banking solution is a suite of simple, smart interfaces for the bank’s corporate customers and partners.
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announced 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

20|30 Group, will acquire OpenRelay, LLC

synopsis: London-based 20|30 Group will acquire OpenRelay, a start-up creating privacy-first infrastructure and developer tools to accelerate the evolution of the decentralized economy. OpenRelay's product Rivet is the first privacy-focused, open-source gateway to Ethereum which aims to protect Web3 users from exploitative data-mining practices.
buyer: 20|30 Group
London-based 20|30 is a global innovation group for decentralised technologies and provides a new alternative to the traditional ways of financing innovation. It is a hybrid of a private equity firm, venture capitalist, accelerator and corporation. "
target: OpenRelay, LLC
OpenRelay is a start-up creating privacy-first infrastructure and developer tools to accelerate the evolution of the decentralised economy. OpenRelay's product Rivet is a privacy-focused, open-source gateway to Ethereum which aims to protect Web3 users from exploitative data-mining practices.
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announced 1/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., will acquire Plaid Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Visa Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Plaid, a network that makes it easy for people to securely connect their financial accounts to the apps they use to manage their financial lives.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,846.00)
Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. "
target: Plaid Technologies, Inc.
San Francisco-based Plaid makes software platforms for consumers of fintech companies to connect with their banks and transact through application program interface (API).
price ($mm)
$5,300
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