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Unity Technologies, acquired Artomatix

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired Artomatix, an Irish software company that uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows in top studios worldwide. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: Artomatix
Dublin-based Artomatix is an AI-driven 3D content creation platform, used by AAA studios and 3D artists working across gaming, entertainment, industrial, and design industries. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
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closed 10/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired IKinema ltd.

synopsis: Apple has acquired IKinema, a UK-based 3D animation company. IKinema develops motion capture technology that could morph video footage of people into animated characters. Apple has purchased several small companies with a similar 3D graphics focus in the past, which were integrated into Apple’s Animoji feature.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$267,981.00)
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: IKinema ltd.
iKinema Ltd. is a UK developer of motion capture software whose products are used in the production of films, virtual reality content, and video games. The company provides a software engine that can take motion capture data and use the measurements to animate a virtual character.
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closed 4/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Ross Video Limited, purchased Piero Sports Graphics from Red Bee Media Limited

synopsis: Ross Video, a manufacturer of innovative products for video production, has acquired Piero Sports Graphics from Red Bee Media, a global media services company. Piero Sports Graphics is an award-winning sports analysis tool-set used by high profile broadcasters to provide audiences with new angles and virtual views of sports events.
buyer: Ross Video Limited
Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in video production applications. Ross powers video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of smart production solutions. "
seller parent: Ericsson AB
seller: Red Bee Media Limited
Piero Sports Graphics is an award-winning sports analysis tool-set used by high profile broadcasters to provide audiences with new angles and virtual views of sports events through 3D graphics and image recognition. Piero Sports Graphics belongs to Red Bee Media, a global media services company.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon Web Services, Inc, acquired Thinkbox Software, Inc.

synopsis: Amazon Web Services has acquired Thinkbox Software, which makes technology used by media and entertainment architects and engineers to manage render farms — large systems for processing computer-generated graphics and video.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon Web Services, Inc
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted, cloud-based solutions to help meet business needs. The AWS Cloud makes a broad set of services, partners, and support options easily available to help make sure that they can focus on what will make their solution a success. "
target: Thinkbox Software, Inc.
Thinkbox Software provides creative tools and pipeline technology for both small and large scale projects including the worlds largest feature films. Thor, Green Lantern, Harry Potter, Avatar, Tron, GI-Joe the Rise of Cobra and hundreds of other films have utlized their software.
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closed 9/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired IRIDAS

synopsis: Adobe Systems Incorporated has acquired certain assets of privately held IRIDAS, a leader in high-performance tools for digital color grading and enhancement of professional film and video content, including stereoscopic technology. IRIDAS aims to streamline production and post from on set to finishing.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: IRIDAS
IRIDAS is a leader in high-performance tools for digital color grading and enhancement of professional film and video content, including stereoscopic technology. IRIDAS aims to streamline production and post from on set to finishing, and helps make stereoscopic moviemaking an everyday reality.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

ESRI, acquired Procedural Inc.

synopsis: Esri has acquired Procedural, one of the world's leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Urban planners, architects, video game developers, and movie studios around the world use Procedural's CityEngine product to create 3D cities at any resolution.
buyer: ESRI
The market leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide. Esri applications provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. "
target: Procedural Inc.
Procedural, Inc. is one of the world's leading software companies for creating stunning 3D urban environments from typical 2D data. Procedural was founded in 2007 as a spin-off of the ETH Zurich and is located in Zurich, Switzerland. With CityEngine, Procedural Inc.
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announced 11/4/2009 via Market Wire

GenArts, Inc., will acquire wondertouch, LLC

synopsis: GenArts Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, announced a definitive agreement to acquire wondertouch, LLC. wondertouch is the creator of particle illusion, a sprite-based particle effects application designed to provide the most comprehensive effects creation tool.
buyer: GenArts, Inc.
GenArts is a premier provider of visual special effects software for the film and video industry. GenArts' Sapphire Plug-ins extend the capabilities of editing and effects workstations by providing digital artists with a collection of over 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects."
target: wondertouch, LLC
wondertouch is a software developer specializing in particle effects for the visual effects industry. The company's flagship product particleIllusion, a sprite-based particle effects application, is designed to provide the most comprehensive effects creation tool and efficient workflow.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Mixamo, Inc.

synopsis: Adobe, the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions, has acquired Mixamo, Inc., a company that saves countless hours of work for creatives working in 3D. Create, rig and animate production-quality 3D models with Mixamo's online software and asset collections.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target: Mixamo, Inc.
Mixamo saves countless hours of work for creatives working in 3D. Create, rig and animate production-quality 3D models with Mixamo's online software and asset collections. The end-to-end solution takes minutes, not days - accelerating 3D projects to new levels of creativity.
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announced 9/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Boris FX, will acquire GenArts, Inc.

synopsis: Boris FX, a leading developer of visual effects, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GenArts Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries.
buyer: Boris FX
Boris FX is a leading developer of visual effects, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. "
target: GenArts, Inc.
GenArts is the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries. GenArts develops tools that have become the standard for high-end visual effects creation at leading studio, broadcast and post-production facilities of all sizes around the world.
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announced 5/17/2010 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., will acquire Benchmark Broadcast Systems

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., the leading global provider of on-demand software solutions for managing and monetizing Internet Protocol (IP)-based video assets, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Benchmark Broadcast Systems Pte. Ltd. Benchmark is a leading video asset management provider and broadcast video systems integrator.
buyer: KIT digital, Inc. (:$214.93)
KIT digital, Inc. is a global provider of proprietary IP-based video distribution technologies and video-centric interactive marketing solutions. KIT digital works closely with consumer brands, content providers and telcos to maximize the value of video content via the Internet and mobile networks. "
target: Benchmark Broadcast Systems
Benchmark Broadcast is a leading video asset management provider and broadcast system integrator in Asia with offices in Singapore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Beijing and sales/engineering presence in Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur & Taipei. Its customers are located in countries from Dubai to China.
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announced 1/20/2009 via PR Newswire

GenArts, Inc., will acquire SpeedSix Software Limited

synopsis: GenArts Inc., the leading provider of digital visual effects software for the film, broadcast and video industries, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SpeedSix Software Limited.
buyer: GenArts, Inc.
GenArts is a premier provider of visual special effects software for the film and video industry. GenArts' Sapphire Plug-ins extend the capabilities of editing and effects workstations by providing digital artists with a collection of over 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects."
target: SpeedSix Software Limited
SpeedSix was founded in late 2002 to develop and market visual effects software plugins for high-end film and TV post-production.The company is privately owned and funded by people with many years experience of image processing, 3D animation and visualisation.
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closed 3/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Monotype Imaging, purchased Font Business from Bitstream Inc.

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Bitstream Inc.’s font business in an all cash merger. Included in the acquisition is the popular MyFonts.com website, in addition to the widely used WhatTheFont identification service.
buyer: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for the display and printing of high-quality digital text. Its technologies are deployed across a range of consumer electronics (CE) devices, as well as in numerous software applications and operating systems. "
seller: Bitstream Inc. (BITS:$23.14)
Bitstream develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Its fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution.
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announced 4/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

iStudy Co., Ltd., will acquire e frontier, Inc.

synopsis: iStudy, a Japanese e-learning company, will acquire a 99.9% stake in e frontier from NCXX Group, a Japanese manufacturer of communication-related devices. e frontier is a Japanese developer of 3D computer graphic design software. e frontier offers solutions and tools for 3D graphic design, character creation, landscape creation, and 2D animations.
buyer parent: V-cube, Inc.
buyer: iStudy Co., Ltd. (:$8.44)
iStudy is a Japanese e-learning company. Their iStudy Academy provides courses to help people acquire new skills in the advanced IT technology field. They also offer iStudy LMS, is a learning management system that helps businesses to create accurate training plans. "
target parent: NCXX Group Inc.
target: e frontier, Inc.
e frontier is a Japanese developer of 3D computer graphic design software. e frontier offers solutions and tools for 3D graphic design, character creation, landscape creation, and 2D animations. Their software products are used by architects, video editors, animation studios and game developers.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aniplex Inc., acquired Live2D Inc.

synopsis: Aniplex, a Japanese anime production company, has acquired a majority stake in Live2D, a software company in Japan that offers computer graphics software. Live2D's software allows artists to create 3D models and animations from 2D images. Live2D supports a wide spectrum of applications and can be used for video games, movies, apps, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Aniplex Inc.
Aniplex is a Japanese anime production company. The company produces high-quality animated TV programs, OVAs, and animated theatrical films. Their productions are based on popular manga series such as Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, Yakitate!! Japan, and more. "
target: Live2D Inc.
Live2D is a software company in Japan that offers computer graphics software. Their software allows artists to easily create 3D models and animations from 2D images. Live2D supports a wide spectrum of applications and can be used for video games, movies, events, signage, apps, live streams and more.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired Cubic Motion

synopsis: Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion, the studio whose facial animation tech has powered the likes of God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Cubic Motion was founded in 2009 and has grown to become the leading provider of automated performance-driven facial animation to the global video games market.
buyer: Epic Games
Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: Cubic Motion
Cubic Motion was founded in 2009 and has grown to become the leading provider of automated performance-driven facial animation to the global video games market. The company has a reputation for ultra-high quality, and an extensive list of triple-A clients.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Adobe Systems Incorporated, purchased Oculus Medium from Oculus VR

synopsis: Social media giant Facebook is selling Oculus Medium, its virtual reality sculpting tool, to Adobe. Oculus Medium is an immersive 3D sculpting tool used in filmmaking and video games. Facebook bought the tech and VR firm for $2 billion in 2014 and launched Medium two years later.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
seller parent: Facebook
seller: Oculus VR
Oculus Medium is an immersive 3D sculpting tool used in filmmaking and video games. With Medium, users can draw, paint, simulate action and create 3D models in a VR environment.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Allegorithmic

synopsis: Adobe announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, makers of Substance, the industry standard for 3D textures and material creation in game and video post-production. Allegorithmic is the recognized leader in 3D material and texture authoring for most AAA1 gaming franchises, and the tools used in the making of award-winning movies.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target: Allegorithmic
Allegorithmic is the maker of Substance, the industry standard for 3D textures and material creation in game and video post-production. Allegorithmic is based in France and has a diverse customer base across gaming, film and television, ecommerce, retail, automotive, architecture, design and more.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BusinessWire

Havok Inc., acquired Rocketbox Studios

synopsis: Havok announced that it has acquired Rocketbox Studios GmbH, the leading provider of high-quality 3D character models and animations to the training and simulation community. Rocketbox’s product offering comprises diverse libraries of high-quality fully-rigged character models combined with compatible high-fidelity animation libraries.
buyer parent: Intel Corporation
buyer: Havok Inc.
Havok™, an Intel® company, is the premier provider of interactive software and services for digital media creators in the games, entertainment, and simulation industries. Havok works in partnership with the world’s best known game developers. "
target: Rocketbox Studios
Rocketbox Studios GmbH is a German art studio that is specialized in 3D characters and animations, offering libraries of highly realistic and animated 3d content. Rocketbox is the creator of the well-known "Rocketbox Libraries" solution, consisting of 3d models and animations.
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closed 6/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Image Metrics, Ltd., acquired Character-FX

synopsis: Image Metrics, Inc., the leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired avatar technology company Character-FX, founded by 3D animation pioneer John Riggs.
buyer: Image Metrics, Ltd. (IMGX:$0.00)
Image Metrics provides facial animation software and services to the interactive entertainment and film industries. Image Metrics’ proprietary software utilizes video of an actor’s performance to drive the animation of a facial performance without markers or makeup. "
target: Character-FX
CharacterFX ("CFX") is a complete software solution for 3D character rigging. CFX’s unique approach allows rapid construction of animator friendly rigs that enable high quality animation results for high-end film, games and consumer projects.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Entertainment, acquired Nurulize

synopsis: Sony Innovation Studios Inc., a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has recently acquired Nurulize, a virtual reality software developer. Nurulize develops advanced software packages that enable users to edit, color, and enhance volumetrically acquired images, in a real-time collaborative environment.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, and more. "
target: Nurulize
Nurulize is a virtual reality software developer founded in 2013 to create disruptive applications for the emerging VR revolution. Nurulize develops advanced software packages that enable users to edit, color, and enhance volumetrically acquired images, in a real-time collaborative environment.
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closed 3/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired Artomatix

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired Artomatix, an Irish software company that uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows in top studios worldwide. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: Artomatix
Dublin-based Artomatix is an AI-driven 3D content creation platform, used by AAA studios and 3D artists working across gaming, entertainment, industrial, and design industries. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
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closed 5/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired Finger Food Advanced Technology Group

synopsis: Unity Technologies, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content, announced the acquisition of Vancouver-based Finger Food Advanced Technology Group, a professional services organization specializing in building industry-first solutions for global companies.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: Finger Food Advanced Technology Group
Finger Food Advanced Technology builds custom technology solutions to solve some of the most complex problems faced by businesses today. The company utilizes in-house expertise in AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Robotics, and IoT, to create cloud, web, and mobile solutions for Global 1000-level clients.
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closed 3/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired Artomatix

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired Artomatix, an Irish software company that uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows in top studios worldwide. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: Artomatix
Dublin-based Artomatix is an AI-driven 3D content creation platform, used by AAA studios and 3D artists working across gaming, entertainment, industrial, and design industries. Artomatix’s ArtEngine platform leverages AI to help artists accelerate their creative workflows for material creation.
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closed 11/6/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Unity Technologies, acquired Obvioos

synopsis: Unity Technologies, the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired Obvioos, a virtual architecture firm in France focused on architecture and real estate. Obvioos uses VR technologies to let their clients' customers visit their future properties. Obvioos also offers Furioos, a cloud-based 3D application streaming service.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: Obvioos
Obvioos is a virtual architecture firm in France that focuses on VR renderings for use in architecture and real estate. Obvioos uses VR technologies to let their clients' customers visit their future properties. Obvioos also offers Furioos, a cloud-based 3D application streaming service.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired ChilliConnect

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired the UK-based ChilliConnect. The addition of ChilliConnect's services to Unity will allow developers to benefit from easier, better integrated access to live operations and backend game management services to build and manage connected games.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: ChilliConnect
UK-based ChilliConnect is a Live Game Management platform providing game developers and publishers to build, monetize, and operate live games. ChilliConnect comprises a suite of cloud services, including analytics, game backend services, and live operations tools in a single platform.
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closed 9/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired deltaDNA

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, has acquired deltaDNA, a leader in games LiveOps management. Under the terms of the acquisition, deltaDNA will continue to operate as a separate entity, providing its engine agnostic player lifetime management tools to developers worldwide.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: deltaDNA
UK-based deltaDNA provides powerful Customer Relationship Management technology and expert consultancy for game-makers using data to manage the whole game economy. They supply the tools and insights needed to optimize games, for individual players, in real-time.
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Unity Technologies, acquired Graphine Software

synopsis: Ghent, Belgium-based Graphine is very excited to announce that they have been acquired by Unity Technologies. Graphine is known worldwide for its streaming and compression technology used to increase the graphical quality of video games and interactive 3D applications.
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: Graphine Software
Graphine is known worldwide for its streaming and compression technology used to increase the graphical quality of video games and interactive 3D applications. Based in Ghent, Belgium, their R&D department develops state-of-the-art streaming technology.
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closed 1/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired Vivox

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has acquired Vivox, the provider of cross-platform voice and text communication tools for games. More than 50 million users in 180+ countries exchange billions of voice minutes each month using Vivox.
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: Vivox
Vivox provides communication services for games where players interact on the Web, on their mobile devices on PCs or on gaming consoles. More than 50 million users in 180+ countries exchange billions of voice minutes each month using Vivox.
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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.
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announced 11/28/2017 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Multiplay Ltd

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences, announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Multiplay, a leading specialist in online game server hosting, and its game hosting business from GAME Digital plc.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, an intuitive and flexible development platform used to make wildly creative and intelligently interactive 3D and 2D content. The "author once, deploy everywhere"​ capability ensures developers can publish to all of the most popular platforms. "
target parent: GAME Digital plc
target: Multiplay Ltd
Founded in 1997, Multiplay is a gaming services company specialising in a variety of areas of work including events services, online services, systems development, digital consultancy, esports and more.
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$25
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Unity Technologies, acquired Engine Room Games Limited

synopsis: Unity Technologies, a provider of 3D game development tools, announced its acquisition of Engine Room Games Limited, a company that develops technology and video games for console, PC and mobile platforms.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies ApS provides a 3D game development tool. Its tool enables the creation of online content that provides the newest games on the console market. The company also provides Unity Asset Server, an integrated version control solution for all Unity assets and scripts. "
target: Engine Room Games Limited
Engine Room Games develop technology and video games for console, PC and mobile platforms. The founders have been in the industry since the early days and are as excited about the present and imminent new generation platforms as they were back in the 8-bit and 16-bit days.
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closed 4/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Unity Technologies, acquired Playnomics

synopsis: Unity Technologies is expanding beyond its game engine to services with the acquisition of Playnomics, which provides predictive analytics for game developers. They work hard to develop products that help mobile apps and games deliver the most relevant and personalized messaging to all their users.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies ApS provides a 3D game development tool. Its tool enables the creation of online content that provides the newest games on the console market. The company also provides Unity Asset Server, an integrated version control solution for all Unity assets and scripts. "
target: Playnomics
Playnomics is the first predictive data and personalized marketing platform for mobile apps and games. They work hard to develop products that help mobile apps and games deliver the most relevant and personalized messaging to all their users.
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announced 3/13/2014 via Market Wire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Applifier

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creators of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, announced that it will acquire Applifier, one of the world's largest and most successful mobile game service providers. Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies ApS provides a 3D game development tool. Its tool enables the creation of online content that provides the newest games on the console market. The company also provides Unity Asset Server, an integrated version control solution for all Unity assets and scripts. "
target: Applifier
Applifier enables mobile game developers to more effectively acquire and monetize audience through a comprehensive suite of tools, including Everyplay® Replays and Everyplay® GameAds.
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closed 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

Unity Technologies, acquired Mecanim, Inc.

synopsis: Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity development platform for awesome games and interactive 3D on the web, mobile, console and beyond, announced its acquisition of animation technology startup Mécanim. The addition, now known as Unity Canada, further reinforces Unity Technologies' commitment to democratizing game creation.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies ApS provides a 3D game development tool. Its tool enables the creation of online content that provides the newest games on the console market. The company also provides Unity Asset Server, an integrated version control solution for all Unity assets and scripts. "
target: Mecanim, Inc.
Mecanim Inc. is an animation technology startup focusing on character animation, gaming and consulting.
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closed 2/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Niantic, Inc., acquired Escher Reality, Inc

synopsis: Pokemon Go and games like it may soon allow users to play together with others in augmented reality (AR), if an announcement by the game’s maker Niantic is any indication: Niantic revealed that it has acquired Escher Reality, a Bay Area-based startup that has developed technology to build advanced AR games and experiences.
buyer: Niantic, Inc.
Niantic is the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress. Niantic is building an AR + Real World game platform that is defining state of the art with an innovative server architecture that enables massive scale supporting a global shared state rich interactions. "
target: Escher Reality, Inc
Escher Reality’s software allows developers to build AR games that work on both iPhones and Android devices, with the ability to connect multiple devices together so that their users see and interact with the same virtual objects at the same time.
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closed 1/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Simplygon

synopsis: Microsoft, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, announced that they are acquiring Simplygon, a premier developer of automatic 3D data-optimization solutions. Simplygon was developed by Donya Labs AB in Sweden, with a goal of making 3D more accessible for developers.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$138,699.00)
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: Simplygon
Simplygon is developed by Donya Labs AB, a privately held company based in Sweden. They are a leading provider in 3D game optimization and they remain dedicated to helping creators and users of 3D data across industries to optimize their content pipelines and streamline their workflows.
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announced 5/10/2018 via Company Press Release

CRIWARE, will acquire Web Technology Corp.

synopsis: CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE), a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry, will acquire Web Technology Corp., a Japanese company that develops image optimization software solutions. Web Technology Corp.'s OPTPiX software solutions are image optimization tools for use in mobile app and video game development.
buyer: CRIWARE (TSE:3698:$17.17)
Founded in 1983, CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. (CRIWARE) is a Japan-based company that provides middleware to the video game industry. CRIWARE's middlware consists of audio and video solutions that can be integrated with popular game engines such as Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d-x. "
target: Web Technology Corp.
Founded in 1991, Web Technology Corp. is a Japanese company that develops image optimization software solutions. Their OPTPiX imésta 7 and OPTPiX SpriteStudio solutions are image optimization tools for use in mobile app and video game development.
price ($mm)
$5.27
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Two Big Ears

synopsis: Facebook, an online social networking service, announced it’s acquired Two Big Ears, a company that designs immersive and interactive audio applications and tools, with a focus on mobile, virtual reality and emerging technologies.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$73,357.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Two Big Ears
Based in Edinburgh, Two Big Ears designs immersive and interactive audio applications and tools, with a focus on mobile, virtual reality and emerging technologies.
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closed 3/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired PlayCanvas Ltd

synopsis: Snap has quietly bought PlayCanvas, whose technology powers casual games and virtual reality experiences on browsers. PlayCanvas is a British VR and gaming software start-up that was founded in 2011, and has built an open-sourced game engine that powers casual games on Facebook and on browsers.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: PlayCanvas Ltd
PlayCanvas is a British VR and gaming software start-up. PlayCanvas was founded in 2011, and has built an open-sourced game engine that powers casual games on Facebook and on browsers. Its technology also allows developers to build and run virtual reality experiences from the browser.
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announced 8/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Havok Inc., will acquire Trinigy GmbH

synopsis: Havok™, a premier provider of interactive software solutions for the games, entertainment and simulation industries, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trinigy, a 3D game engine provider. Trinigy’s Vision Game Engine has been used by a broad range of games and simulation companies and is available on all major platforms.
buyer parent: Intel Corporation
buyer: Havok Inc.
Havok™, an Intel® company, is the premier provider of interactive software and services for digital media creators in the games, entertainment, and simulation industries. Havok works in partnership with the world’s best known game developers. "
target: Trinigy GmbH
Trinigy provides game engine technology and first-class support to video game and serious game development studios across the globe. Engineered to provide more creative and technical freedom, Trinigy's Vision Engine is in use in more than 200 commercial game productions.
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closed 3/16/2020 via BusinessWire

Idera, acquired FusionCharts

synopsis: Idera, Inc., parent company of global B2B software productivity brands, announced the acquisition of FusionCharts, a leading provider of JavaScript charting components and tools. FusionCharts empowers developers to build user-friendly, visually appealing dashboards for web and mobile projects.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Idera
Idera delivers B2B software productivity tools that enable technical users to do more with less, faster. Idera brands span three divisions – Database Tools, Developer Tools, and Test Management Tools – with products that are evangelized by millions of community members. "
target: FusionCharts
FusionCharts is a leading provider of JavaScript charting components and tools. FusionCharts empowers developers to build user-friendly, visually appealing dashboards for web and mobile projects.
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closed 12/12/2019 via PR Newswire

ScopeAR, acquired WakingApp

synopsis: Scope AR, the pioneer of enterprise-class augmented reality (AR) solutions, announced its acquisition of WakingApp, an AR technology company based in Tel Aviv, Israel. WakingApp has a proprietary AR platform with technologies to help enterprises across industries easily create cutting-edge AR experiences.
buyer: ScopeAR
Scope AR is the pioneer of enterprise-class augmented reality solutions, delivering the industry's leading AR knowledge platform for getting workers the knowledge they need, when they need it. "
target: WakingApp
WakingApp is an AR technology company based in Tel Aviv, Israel. WakingApp has a proprietary AR platform with technologies to help enterprises across industries easily create cutting-edge AR experiences.
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closed 11/3/2015 via BusinessWire

PTC Inc., acquired Vuforia

synopsis: PTC, a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the Internet of Things (IoT), announced it has completed its acquisition of Vuforia, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and the industry's most advanced and widely adopted augmented reality technology platform.
buyer: PTC Inc. (PTC:$1,255.63)
PTC is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things. The company’s ThingWorx® platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data. "
target parent: Qualcomm Incorporated
target: Vuforia
Vuforia is a mobile vision platform that enables applications (“apps”) to see and connect the physical world with digital experiences that demand attention, drive engagement, and deliver value. Vuforia is supported by a global ecosystem of developers in 130 countries.
price ($mm)
$65
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closed 7/23/2014 via New York Times

Google Inc., acquired drawElements Ltd.

synopsis: Google has announced their acquisition of a 3-D graphics company called, drawElements. drawElements Ltd. develops a testing software that measures the quality of graphics processing units (GPUs), to tie in with its Android products.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$166,677.00)
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: drawElements Ltd.
drawElements Ltd. develops a testing software that measures the quality of graphics processing units (GPUs), to tie in with its Android products. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.
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announced 3/2/2020 via PR Newswire

BMC Software, Inc., will acquire Compuware Corporation

synopsis: BMC, a KKR portfolio company and a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, will purchase Compuware, a Thoma Bravo company and a leading provider of mainframe application development, delivery, and support solutions. Compuware enables IT professionals with mainstream skills to develop, deliver, and support mainframe applications.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC delivers software, services, and expertise to help more than 10,000 customers, including 92% of the Forbes Global 100, meet escalating digital demands and maximize IT innovation. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Compuware Corporation (CPWR:$712.66)
Compuware empowers the world's largest companies to excel in the digital economy by taking full advantage of their mainframe investments. Compuware provides innovative software that enables IT professionals with mainstream skills to develop, deliver, and support mainframe applications.
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closed 8/17/2007 via PR Newswire

ASNA merged with BluePhoenix Solutions,

synopsis: BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. a leading provider of value driven modernization solutions for legacy information systems, today announced the closing of the strategic acquisition, by way of merger, of Amalgamated Software North America Inc., a private company based in San Antonio, Texas.
buyer: BluePhoenix Solutions (BPHX:$8.21)
BluePhoenix Solutions is the leading provider of value-driven legacy IT modernization solutions. The BluePhoenix portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of tools and services from global IT asset assessment and impact analysis to automated database and application migration, rehosting, and renewal."
target: ASNA
ASNA develops visual programming and systems software for the midrange community. ASNA Monarch is a fully integrated solution for transforming RPG applications to the Microsoft .NET platform. ASNA is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Unity Technologies, acquired Graphine Software

synopsis: Ghent, Belgium-based Graphine is very excited to announce that they have been acquired by Unity Technologies. Graphine is known worldwide for its streaming and compression technology used to increase the graphical quality of video games and interactive 3D applications.
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: Graphine Software
Graphine is known worldwide for its streaming and compression technology used to increase the graphical quality of video games and interactive 3D applications. Based in Ghent, Belgium, their R&D department develops state-of-the-art streaming technology.
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closed 3/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd., acquired Onan Games

synopsis: Halfbrick Studios, the Australian game developer behind blockbuster hits Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, announced the acquisition of Onan Game. Based in Valencia, Spain, Onan Games is best known for Mandreel, a technology that allows games to support iOS, Android, Flash and HTML5 development from one C++ code base.
buyer: Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd.
Halfbrick, founded in 2001, has been on the forefront of the Australian game development industry for many years. Recently, Halfbrick has begun expanding its portfolio with a range of independently released games for downloadable platforms. "
target: Onan Games
Onan Games was officially established as a Company on 2011 to offer game porting services and licensing their own technologies. The headquarters is located in Valencia, Spain. The activity started with the virtualization of several DataEast games to be published in the Zeebo game console.
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closed 3/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Scaleform Corporation

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has acquired Scaleform Corporation, a privately held user interface (UI) tools and middleware company. Scaleform’s leading technology has been licensed in the development of at least 800 games across major hardware platforms.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc. is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: Scaleform Corporation
Scaleform is a leading provider of user interface software for the videogame industry. Scaleform GFx enables developers to leverage the power of the Adobe Flash tool set and to streamline the creation of highly immersive user interface elements.
price ($mm)
$36
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/20/2011 via BusinessWire

GarageGames, Inc, acquired Torque

synopsis: GarageGames, LLC has announced that it has acquired Torque. Torque products provide developers, regardless of size or experience level, an affordable way to create high quality games.
buyer parent: Graham Software Development, LLC
buyer: GarageGames, Inc
Garage Games is currently located in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the makers of the Torque game development technology, the company has provided professional level cross-platform technology and tools since 2000. "
target: Torque
Torque products provide developers, regardless of size or experience level, an affordable way to create high quality games. The Torque line of products includes 2D and 3D solutions for the PC/Macintosh, iOS, Xbox 360 and Wii.
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closed 10/27/2010 via PR Newswire

Havok Inc., acquired New Game Technologies

synopsis: Havok, the Emmy award winning technology company, has acquired the Kore Virtual Machine (VM) product and technology. Kore VM was developed by New Game Technologies and is an optimized implementation of the Lua scripting language and ships with Kore Studio, an on-target profiler and an integrated environment for Microsoft Visual Studio.
buyer parent: Intel Corporation
buyer: Havok Inc.
Havok is the premier provider of interactive software and services for digital media creators in the games and movie industries. Havok uses world leading expertise in physics, animation and tools to turn a customers' creative aspirations into technical realities. "
target: New Game Technologies
Kore VM was developed by the Irish company New Game Technologies and is a highly optimized implementation of the Lua scripting language and ships with Kore Studio, an on-target profiler and an integrated environment for Microsoft Visual Studio.
price ($mm)
$2.75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/24/2010 via BNC Analysis

Zynga, Inc., acquired Dextrose AG

synopsis: Zynga’s quest for world domination continues, as the social gaming giant acquires the assets of German game engine developer Dextrose AG, which develops a commercial game engine for pluginless browser games. Called “Aves Engine,” the game engine technology allows developers to build any type of web based 2D or 2.5D game.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,460.02)
Zynga has over 230 million monthly active users playing its games. These games include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille and PetVille, which are available on Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! and the iPhone. "
target: Dextrose AG
Dextrose AG develops game engines such as Aves Engine for development of Web based video games.
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closed 7/22/2019 via Company Press Release

CEVA, Inc., acquired Hillcrest Labs

synopsis: CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, announced the acquisition of the Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. a leading global supplier of software and components for sensor processing in consumer and IoT devices.
buyer: CEVA, Inc. (CEVA:$77.28)
CEVA is a licensor of signal processing, sensor fusion and AI processors. They partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial and IoT. "
target parent: InterDigital
target: Hillcrest Labs
Hillcrest Labs is a global supplier of software, components and intellectual property to enable the intelligent use of sensors in consumer electronics, robotics and IoT devices. Hillcrest delivers innovative solutions that power a variety of consumer electronics, commercial and industrial products.
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closed 12/20/2016 via GlobeNewswire

InterDigital, acquired Hillcrest Labs

synopsis: InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology research and development company, announced the acquisition of Hillcrest Labs, a pioneer in sensor processing technology.
buyer: InterDigital (IDCC:$288.59)
InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. They solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience. "
target: Hillcrest Labs
Hillcrest Labs is a leading global supplier of software, components and intellectual property to enable the intelligent use of sensors in consumer electronics and IoT devices. Hillcrest’s products are used in the development of devices in the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) segments.
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rev ($mm)
$492.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($88.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1119
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Rapid7, LLC
Rapid7, LLC
Rapid7 is trusted by IT and security professionals around the world to manage risk, simplify modern IT complexity, and drive innovation. Rapid7 analytics transform vast amounts of security and IT data into the answers needed to securely develop and operate sophisticated IT networks and applications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$326.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($28.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($44.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1246
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