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closed 3/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Survey.com

synopsis: Trax, a leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, announced its acquisition of Survey.com, a leading provider of prescriptive sales activation and merchandising services for emerging/mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is a leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement, and analytics services. "
target: Survey.com
Survey.com is a leading provider of prescriptive sales activation and merchandising services for emerging/mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
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closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired The Modeling Group

synopsis: ACNielsen, a VNU business and the world’s leading provider of consumer and marketplace intelligence, has acquired The Modeling Group, a leading marketing-mix modeling provider to the consumer packaged goods industry. The Modeling Group will become part of ACNielsen’s Analytic Consulting global business unit. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: The Modeling Group
The Modeling Group 60 people and has client relationships in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The firm specializes in marketing-mix modeling and other advanced analytic services for the Consumer Packaged Goods and other industries.
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closed 12/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Cello Group, acquired Promedica, Inc

synopsis: Cello Group plc, the healthcare and consumer strategic marketing group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Worldwide Promedica Inc. Promedica is a San Francisco based market research firm serving pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
buyer: Cello Group (CLLL:$204.91)
Cello is a leading global insight and strategic marketing group with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and health sectors in addition to deep expertise in a range of other high margin sectors. "
target: Promedica, Inc
Promedica’s mission is to provide primary marketing research in the area of new product planning with an exclusive focus on healthcare, and a client-side perspective. Their ultimate goal is to optimize client's marketing research investment and contribute to company’s success.
price ($mm)
$0.70
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$2
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closed 3/17/2010 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired CSM Worldwide

synopsis: IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical information and insight, announced the acquisition of CSM Worldwide, a leading automotive market forecasting firm dedicated to providing automotive suppliers with market information and production, powertrain and sales forecasting.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,287.80)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics."
target: CSM Worldwide
CSM Worldwide provides trusted automotive market forecasting services and strategic advisory solutions to the world's top automotive manufacturers, suppliers and financial organizations.
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$25
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closed 10/21/2010 via BusinessWire

TTi Global, acquired Lorien Customer Focus

synopsis: TTi Global, a leading worldwide technical training and staffing company has acquired Lorien Customer Focus, a global market research and customer satisfaction firm. The announcement was made jointly by TTi Global President and CEO Lori Blaker and Lorien Customer Focus CEO Archie Sinclair.
buyer: TTi Global
TTi is a recognized global leader in four key areas (staffing, training, outsourcing and solutions) designed to support your own business efforts with service delivery tailored specifically to drive towards your goals and objectives. "
target: Lorien Customer Focus
Lorien Customer Focus is a global market research and customer satisfaction firm based in Langley, England outside London. Lorien Customer Focus has been servicing customers for over 25 years and grew into one of the few mid-sized market research and training firms focusing on the automotive sector.
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announced 7/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Carlyle Group, will acquire Acosta, Inc.

synopsis: Carlyle Group LP has agreed to acquire in-store marketer Acosta Inc. from Thomas H. Lee Partners. Acosta helps consumer goods companies plan product launches and in-store displays as well as sort out distribution issues and track sales.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,880.20)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
price ($mm)
$4.80
rev ($mm)
$1,850
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announced 1/5/2011 via Reuters

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., will acquire Acosta, Inc.

synopsis: Thomas H. Lee Partners LP plans to buy food marketer Acosta Inc from private-equity firm AEA Investors LP for more than $2 billion.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. is one of the largest and oldest private equity investment firms in the United States and has raised and managed almost $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: AEA Investors LP
target: Acosta, Inc.
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry.
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$2,000
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closed 10/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Coupons.com Incorporated, acquired Couponstar

synopsis: Coupons.com Incorporated, the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, social, mobile and loyalty card promotions, announced the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent ownership of its UK joint-venture Couponstar Ltd, the European leader for digital coupons promotions.
buyer: Coupons.com Incorporated (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons.com Inc. is the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions. For consumers, the company’s products include Coupons.com, as well as Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications. "
target: Couponstar
Couponstar Ltd is the European leader for digital coupons promotions. Couponstar provides secure digital coupon (and voucher) solutions for fast moving consumer goods manufacturers and supermarket retailers across Europe.
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closed 5/23/2006 via BusinessWire

Coupons, Inc., acquired Couponstar

synopsis: Coupons, Inc., the leading North American provider of printable coupon marketing and technology solutions, has acquired a 50 percent interest in Cashstar International, the Australian parent of Couponstar Ltd (UK) and Couponstar Pty Limited (Australia), companies that provide printable coupon marketing solutions within Europe, Asia, and Australia.
buyer: Coupons, Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons, Inc. is the global leader in interactive coupon solutions, providing clients with complete coupon promotional opportunities that appeal to key customer demographics. Coupons' innovative marketing technology solutions help top brands and retailers reach consumers on thousands of Web sites. "
target: Couponstar
Couponstar, is a digital marketing and promotions company that specializes in "powering online printed coupon solutions(R)". Couponstar holds the exclusive global license for the Coupons, Inc. technology platform outside of North America.
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closed 2/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Kelley Habib John, acquired Seidler Bernstein Inc.

synopsis: Kelley Habib John, a Boston-based strategic brand activation firm, has announced its acquisition of Cambridge-based Seidler Bernstein, a healthcare marketing communications firm specializing in the medical device, diagnostics, and research industries.
buyer: Kelley Habib John
For more than two decades, Kelley Habib John has operated as a hybrid between a strategic consultancy and a brand communications agency, helping organizations realize their vision and drive business success by using proven methodologies to strategically activate their brands. "
target: Seidler Bernstein Inc.
Seidler Bernstein is a healthcare marketing communications firm specializing in the medical device, diagnostics, and research industries. The company uncovers customer needs and perceptions, market trends and competitive threats through a variety of resources.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Survey.com

synopsis: Trax, a leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, announced its acquisition of Survey.com, a leading provider of prescriptive sales activation and merchandising services for emerging/mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is a leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement, and analytics services. "
target: Survey.com
Survey.com is a leading provider of prescriptive sales activation and merchandising services for emerging/mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Survey.com

synopsis: Trax, a leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, announced its acquisition of Survey.com, a leading provider of prescriptive sales activation and merchandising services for emerging/mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is a leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement, and analytics services. "
target: Survey.com
Survey.com is a leading provider of prescriptive sales activation and merchandising services for emerging/mid-market consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.
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closed 2/18/2020 via BusinessWire

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Qopius

synopsis: Singapore-based Trax, a leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, has acquired Qopius, a top provider of AI-based in-store technology solutions headquartered in Paris, France. The acquisition serves as a force multiplier in pushing real-time store monitoring and autonomous inventory management into mainstream adoption.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is a leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement, and analytics services. "
target: Qopius
France-based Qopius helps retailers to digitize brick-and-mortar retail by offering reliable, real-time shelf analysis using hardware-agnostic computer vision. The Qopius platform helps retailers track the behavior of their products on the shelves and take corrective action in real-time.
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closed 7/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Planorama

synopsis: Planorama, a French company that leverages cutting-edge technologies to help clients in the retail industry, match in-store reality with their expectations, has been acquired by Trax, a Singapore-based leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is the leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement and analytics services. "
target: Planorama
Headquartered in France, Planorama is leading the game in image recognition for retail. They leverage cutting-edge technologies to help clients in the retail industry, match in-store reality with their expectations, by relying on deep learning, a technique modelled on how the human brain works.
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closed 6/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Shopkick, Inc.

synopsis: Trax, the world's leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, announced its acquisition of Shopkick, the leading shopping rewards app. Combining Trax's best-in-class technologies and solutions and Shopkick's full path-to-purchase offering accelerates Trax's vision of digitizing the physical world of retail.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Trax is the leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement and analytics services. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: Shopkick, Inc.
Shopkick is the leading shopping rewards app. For brands and retailers, Shopkick provides high consumer engagement along the entire path to purchase. The company's unique pay for performance model has been proven to deliver high ROI, driving incremental traffic, product engagement, and sales.
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$200
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announced 6/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Trax Image Recognition, will acquire LenzTech

synopsis: Trax, the world’s leading provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for the retail industry, and LenzTech, China’s leading retail AI and Big Data service platform, are joining forces to provide Chinese Consumer Packaged Goods companies (CPGs) with greater visibility into store conditions.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Trax is the leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. Trax is headquartered in Singapore with offices worldwide. Trax enables tighter execution controls in-store and provides clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools."
target: LenzTech
LenzTech is a global leader of image recognition technology in the consumer goods and retail industry with the biggest crowdsourcing platform in China. Hundreds of renowned clients have utilized LenzTech’s solution to digitize and visualize real-time channel execution and grasp market dynamics.
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closed 1/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Quri Inc.

synopsis: Israel-linked Trax Image Recognition is acquiring retail intelligence company Quri Inc. Established in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Quri provides real-time data about the performance of products and promotions in retail stores. It is active in 6,000 U.S. cities with access to 150,000 stores.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Headquartered in Singapore with global offices in Israel, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, Trax offers retailers image recognition and computer vision analytic tools. "
target: Quri Inc.
Established in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Quri provides real-time data about the performance of products and promotions in retail stores. It is active in 6,000 U.S. cities with access to 150,000 stores.
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closed 7/14/2006 via PR Newswire

March Networks, acquired Trax Retail Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: March Networks, a leading provider of IP-based digital video surveillance solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Trax Retail Solutions, Inc. Trax is a leading provider of enterprise software for loss prevention, store operations control and profit optimization solutions within the retail sector.
buyer: March Networks (MNTWF:$80.90)
March Networks is a leading provider of innovative IP-based video applications used for security surveillance and monitoring. Our solutions allow businesses to increase operational efficiencies, address risk, and manage assets with an integrated set of video-based intelligence tools. "
target: Trax Retail Solutions, Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona based Trax is a leading provider of enterprise software for loss prevention, store operations control and profit optimization solutions within the retail sector.
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$7.80
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closed 7/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Trax Image Recognition, acquired Planorama

synopsis: Planorama, a French company that leverages cutting-edge technologies to help clients in the retail industry, match in-store reality with their expectations, has been acquired by Trax, a Singapore-based leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail.
buyer: Trax Image Recognition
Singapore-based Trax is the leading provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail. They enable tighter execution controls in-store and provide clients with the ability to leverage competitive insights through its in-store execution tools, market measurement and analytics services. "
target: Planorama
Headquartered in France, Planorama is leading the game in image recognition for retail. They leverage cutting-edge technologies to help clients in the retail industry, match in-store reality with their expectations, by relying on deep learning, a technique modelled on how the human brain works.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Business Insight 3, acquired Business Insight 3

synopsis: Preston-based Business Insight 3, a UK company that supplies cutting edge but proven technology to the security industry and offers a web based reporting platform for retailers that provides users with instant and relevant store metrics, has been has undergone a management buyout by director Glen Higson.
buyer: Business Insight 3
Glen Higson is the founder and Managing Director of Bi3. He has over 30 years of experience in CCTV and has worked for some of the biggest names in the security industry. "
target: Business Insight 3
Headquartered in the UK, Bi3 supplies cutting edge but proven technology to the security industry. Bi3 also has a web based reporting platform for retailers that provides users with instant and relevant store metrics on which key business decisions can be based and marketing effectiveness measured.
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closed 10/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired MaxPoint Interactive

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that it has completed the acquisition of MaxPoint Interactive, a leading digital marketing technology company. MaxPoint provides an industry-leading data management platform that fuels superior display advertising and in-store campaign solutions for advertising clients.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share. By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis targets its clients’ shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale. "
target: MaxPoint Interactive (MXPT:$144.42)
MaxPoint is a marketing technology company that generates hyperlocal intelligence to optimize brand and retail performance. They provide a platform for brands to connect the digital world with the physical world through hyperlocal execution, measurement, and consumer insights.
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$95 [$103]
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$144
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0.7x
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closed 12/4/2013 via Company Press Release

RetailNext, acquired Nearbuy Systems

synopsis: RetailNext, Inc. announced the acquisition of Nearbuy Systems, the leading provider of location-based Wi-Fi Analytics solutions for retailers. Based in San Mateo, California, Nearbuy is the largest provider of in-store opt-in analytics, enabling retailers to enhance one-to-one engagement and personalization strategies.
buyer: RetailNext
RetailNext is the leader in Applied Big Data for brick-and-mortar retail, delivering real-time analytics that enable retailers, shopping centers, and manufacturers to collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. "
target: Nearbuy Systems
Nearbuy Systems provides a SaaS platform that enables brick-and-mortar retailers to capitalize on the intersection of the mobile internet and the physical store. Nearbuy introduces the same level of actionable data to in-store shopping that web analytics brought to the online channel.
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closed 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

SmartFocus, acquired TagPoints

synopsis: SmartFocus has acquired Beacon technology specialist TagPoints. TagPoints provides detailed in-store tracking and proximity marketing capabilities. Their products include the TagPoints App, TagCampaign and TagBeacon.
buyer: SmartFocus (GB:STF:$13.91)
SmartFocus is a leading international marketing software company that empowers marketers with the intelligence to drive high performance multi channel campaigns and more valuable customer relationships. "
target: TagPoints
TagPoints is a proximity marketing and loyalty platform that has been taking the retail world by storm. TagPoints provides detailed in-store tracking and proximity marketing capabilities.
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closed 10/12/2015 via Company Press Release

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Inc., acquired Odysii Ltd.

synopsis: Gilbarco, the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations, has acquired Odysii, located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Odysii pioneered an analytics and consumer messaging platform at the point of purchase designed to be integrated with the point of sale, loyalty programs, mobile phones, and other consumer applications.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: Gilbarco Veeder-Root Inc.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. They offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. "
target: Odysii Ltd.
Odysii Ltd. provides software solutions for targeted suggestive selling, in SaaS model. Odysii pioneered an analytics and consumer messaging platform at the point of purchase designed to be integrated with the point of sale (POS), loyalty programs, mobile phones, and other consumer applications.
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announced 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

gamigo AG, will acquire Verve Wireless

synopsis: gamigo AG, one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America, will acquire Verve Wireless, Inc., a leading mobile data platform for location-based programmatic video and display marketing. Verve empowers marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: gamigo AG (WKN:A1TNJY:$0.00)
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets. "
target: Verve Wireless
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

PowaTag, acquired PowaTag

synopsis: PowaTag, an app for buying products by taking photos of adverts with a smartphone, has been sold to a consortium led by Ben White, a director of Powa Technologies.
buyer: PowaTag
Ben White is a director of Powa Technologies who was appointed in January 2016. "
target parent: POWA Technologies Ltd.
target: PowaTag
PowaTag is an app for buying products by taking photos of adverts with a smartphone. PowaTag transforms consumer shopping behaviour by eliminating the wait between impulse and purchase online or offline.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Software Paradigms International, acquired BestFit Mobile, LLC

synopsis: Software Paradigms International Group, LLC, an award winning products and service provider for retailers around the world, announced the completion of its acquisition of BestFit Mobile™, a leading mobile strategy and implementation firm and the developer of enterprise ready iBeacon based customer engagement products.
buyer: Software Paradigms International
Software Paradigms International (SPI), founded in 1994, is an award winning products and service provider for retailers worldwide. SPI offers complete Retail IT solutions including custom application development, implementation, integration, and analytics. "
target: BestFit Mobile, LLC
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, BestFit Mobile is a mobile strategy, design, and implementation firm and widely-recognized leader in Bluetooth Smart based solutions. It’s ProxDK™ is an iBeacon licensed proximity development platform for building micro-location enabled solutions.
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announced 2/7/2018 via Reuters

AU Optronics Corp., will acquire ComQi Inc.

synopsis: AU Optronics Corporation, a Taiwanese company that is engaged in the design, development, and production of liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays, will acquire ComQi. ComQi is a company in New York that provides cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision.
buyer: AU Optronics Corp. (TSEC:2409:$8,954.06)
AU Optronics Corporation (AUO) is Taiwanese company that is engaged in the design, development, production, assembly and marketing of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. "
target: ComQi Inc.
ComQi is a company in New York that provides cloud-based Shopper Engagement Technology that influences consumers at the point of decision, in-store, using all digital touch-points: digital signage, mobile, video, touch, web, and social networks.
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$28
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

AcuityBrands, acquired ByteLight

synopsis: Acuity Brands, Inc. announced it has acquired the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights, of ByteLight, Inc., a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting. ByteLight's LED lighting platforms provides retailers with a method of delivering digital content to shoppers.
buyer: AcuityBrands (AYI:$3,672.70)
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. Acuity Brands is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and operates through North America, Europe, and Asia. "
target: ByteLight
ByteLight provides indoor location software for LED lighting. By leveraging existing LED lighting infrastructure, ByteLight’s software provides a low-cost way for pushing hyper-targeted digital content to shoppers and associates within a retail store.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Loyalty Company, acquired Golden Eyes

synopsis: Loyalty Company, an independent customer communication and marketing group, has acquired Golden Eyes, a provider of CRM, Business Intelligence, and multi-channel Marketing solutions for retail outlets. Golden Eye's Be-One is a CRM and marketing campaign management platform that consolidates customer data and drives multi-channel marketing actions.
buyer: Loyalty Company
Loyalty Company is an independent customer communication and marketing group. The company conceives, organises and implements fully personalised marketing and commercial strategies and action plans, in order to develop customer value. Their clients include L'Oréal, Michelin, LavAzza, and more. "
target: Golden Eyes
Golden Eyes is a provider of CRM, Business Intelligence, and multi-channel Marketing solutions for retail outlets. Golden Eye's Be-One is an innovative CRM and marketing campaign management platform. The cloud-based platform consolidates customer data and drives multi-channel marketing actions.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mazeberry merged with Ysance SA,

synopsis: Mazeberry has merged with Ysance, a French provider of data services and retail marketing platforms. Mazeberry is an advanced decision-making tool for e-commerce professionals. Mazeberry's attribution management solution empowers businesses to analyse and better understand the customer journey, enabling them to optimize their advertising campaigns.
buyer: Ysance SA
Ysance is a French provider of data services and retail marketing platforms. Their data services supports companies in their data-driven transformation. Ysance's retail marketing platform allows brands to analyze customer data and create personalized interactions across all channels. "
target: Mazeberry
Mazeberry is an advanced decision-making tool for e-commerce professionals. Mazeberry's attribution management solution empowers businesses to analyse and better understand the customer journey, enabling them to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their advertising campaigns.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PE Hub

Diversis Capital, Stage 1 Ventures, acquired PureCars

synopsis: Private equity and venture capital firms Diversis Capital, LLC, and Stage 1 Ventures, LLC has acquired PureCars from Raycom Media, one of America's largest privately owned media companies. PureCars is a leader in marketing automation and business intelligence for the automotive industry.
buyer: Diversis Capital
buyer: Stage 1 Ventures
Diversis Capital, LLC is a private equity firm that invests in lower and middle-market companies. Stage 1 Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that is seeking to build partnerships with great entrepreneurs that are flexible and who want to build meaningful companies. "
target parent: Gray Television, Inc.
target: PureCars
PureCars is a data-driven technology company founded on providing automotive dealers with industry-leading marketing automation and services. PureCars provides marketing automation and business intelligence solutions that help dealerships drive deeper, longer term success for their business.
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closed 10/25/2018 via BusinessWire

Bluecore, acquired Betaout

synopsis: Bluecore, the retail technology marketing company that more than 400 retailers rely on to launch highly personalized campaigns at scale, announced that it has acquired Betaout, a customer intelligence and marketing automation platform for ecommerce companies.
buyer: Bluecore
Bluecore is a cross-channel Retail Marketing Platform specializing in email. Bluecore’s unique ability to match customer data with real-time product updates enables brands to build intelligent, triggered campaigns that span all email programs and channels. "
target: Betaout
Betaout is a Marketing Automation solution that enables online businesses to increase conversions and personalize user engagement, using real-time user persona & intent data.
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closed 9/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Ascentium Corporation, acquired Cactus Commerce

synopsis: Ascentium, one of the largest independent digital agencies in the U.S., announced that it has acquired Cactus Commerce, a leader in the enterprise digital commerce and marketing space. Cactus leverages its CommerceLive solution to enable content, community and commerce across channels.
buyer: Ascentium Corporation
Ascentium is one of the largest independent digital agencies in the U.S. It fuses inspired creative chops, technological wizardry and consultative insight to deliver unmatched user experiences and innovative business solutions. "
target: Cactus Commerce
Cactus Commerce delivers digital commerce and marketing solutions that create engaging and interactive brand experiences. Cactus leverages its CommerceLive solution to enable content, community and commerce across channels.
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closed 12/24/2010 via PR Newswire

AutoTrader.com, Inc., acquired HomeNet Automotive

synopsis: AutoTrader.com, the Internet's leading automotive marketplace and consumer information website, announced the completion of its transaction to acquire the assets of HomeNet Automotive, a leading provider of online inventory management and merchandising solutions for the automotive retail industry.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: AutoTrader.com, Inc.
AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location millions of new, used and certified pre-owned cars from thousands of auto dealers and private sellers and is a leading online resource for auto dealers, individuals and manufacturers to advertise and market their vehicles to in-market shoppers. "
target: HomeNet Automotive
HomeNet Automotive helps the automobile industry save time and sell more vehicles. It is the leading provider of inventory merchandising, management, and marketing solutions, led by its flagship product, Inventory Online (IOL) Internet Marketing Suite.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/15/2005 via PR Newswire

RR Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Convena, LLC

synopsis: Pay By Touch, the global leader of biometric authentication, loyalty, membership, and payment solutions, today announced it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of 7th Street Software, Inc. and Convena, LLC, two loyalty technology providers that will significantly bolster Pay By Touch's loyalty offerings.
buyer: RR Donnelley & Sons Company
Pay By Touch is the global leader in biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions. To date, patented Pay By Touch(TM) biometric services enable 3.4 million shoppers to quickly and securely access personal accounts. "
target: Convena, LLC
Convena, LLC is a loyalty technology provider.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2005 via PR Newswire

RR Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired 7th Street Software, Inc.

synopsis: Pay By Touch, the global leader of biometric authentication, loyalty, membership, and payment solutions, today announced it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of 7th Street Software, Inc. and Convena, LLC, two loyalty technology providers that will significantly bolster Pay By Touch's loyalty offerings.
buyer: RR Donnelley & Sons Company
Pay By Touch is the global leader in biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions. To date, patented Pay By Touch(TM) biometric services enable 3.4 million shoppers to quickly and securely access personal accounts. "
target: 7th Street Software, Inc.
7th Street Software, Inc. is the developer of LoyaltySuite, a sophisticated, patent-pending technology that helps retailers automatically give shoppers relevant, personalized offers on the products they purchase most.
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announced 7/5/2006 via BusinessWire

TIE Holding N.V., will acquire Digital Channel

synopsis: Business-to-Business Interoperability Software Company TIE Holding N.V. listed on the EuroNext Amsterdam Stock Exchange and Digital Channel, a leading Dutch specialist in real-time web-based product information management have entered into an agreement by which TIE will acquire Digital Channel.
buyer: TIE Holding N.V.
TIE is an international B2B software company, established in 1987 and focused on Business Interoperability. TIE enables companies to do business electronically and to lower costs by synchronizing their product information and business processes with their partners in the Supply Chain. "
target: Digital Channel
A privately held company that specializes in the development and implementation of an effective total communication concept, supplying consistent up to date product and marketing information via the net throughout the Sales Channel, from vendor to participating resellers/partners to their end user.
price ($mm)
$2.68
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