Like HalaPlay Technologies

closed 6/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired HalaPlay Technologies

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading global gaming and sports media company undertakes an equity swap of stocks from Kae Capital to become the majority stakeholder in Halaplay Technologies. HalaPlay is a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform that empowers serious and casual sports enthusiasts to play cash based quick, simple and interesting games.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a well established mobile content platform provider and games publisher with HQ's in India and Offices in Dubai, London, Africa & Singapore. They specialize in bringing branded properties to the mobile consumers in the most effective way, maximizing revenues as well as promoting brands. "
target: HalaPlay Technologies
HalaPlay is a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform that empowers serious and casual sports enthusiasts to play cash based quick, simple and interesting games.
price ($mm)
$1.93
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closed 6/1/2015 via

Sportech Racing and Digital, acquired DraftDay

synopsis: MGT Capital Investments, Inc. announced that it has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to sell its daily fantasy sports assets including DraftDay, the third largest operator in the daily fantasy sports industry, to Sportech Digital and Racing, a division of Sportech PLC and a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions.
buyer parent: Sportech
buyer: Sportech Racing and Digital
Sportech Racing and Digital, a division of Sportech PLC, is a leading global provider of wagering technology solutions to licensed racetracks, off-track betting networks, Internet wagering operators and casinos. "
target parent: MGT Capital Investments
target: DraftDay (DDAY:$25.89)
DraftDay operates one of the industry's largest and most respected daily fantasy sports wagering sites, ranking fourth highest among competitors in the most recent Alexa reports. DraftDay is also a leader in the popular quick-pick style of skill-based fantasy sports gaming.
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announced 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

MGT Capital Investments, will acquire DraftDay

synopsis: MGT Capital Investments, Inc. announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with online poker training site, CardRunners Gaming, Inc., to acquire the DraftDay fantasy sport business and software platform. DraftDay operates one of the industry's largest and most respected daily fantasy sports wagering sites.
buyer: MGT Capital Investments (AMEX:MGT:$0.10)
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. and its subsidiaries are engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and monetizing assets in the online and mobile gaming space. Its acquisition strategy is designed to obtain control of assets with a focus on risk mitigation coupled with large potential upside. "
target parent: CardRunners Gaming, Inc.
target: DraftDay (DDAY:$25.89)
DraftDay operates one of the industry's largest and most respected daily fantasy sports wagering sites, ranking fourth highest among competitors in the most recent Alexa reports. DraftDay is also a leader in the popular quick-pick style of skill-based fantasy sports gaming.
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announced 2/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

World Poker Fund Holdings Inc., will acquire Picking Duck

synopsis: World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc., a leading developer and operator of online technology, gaming platforms and brands, announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Picking Duck and its recently released fantasy sports app. Picking Duck provides a mobile platform for users to make picks in their fantasy sportsbook using virtual money.
buyer: World Poker Fund Holdings Inc. (OTCPK:WPFH:$0.00)
World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc. is a leading developer and operator of on-line technology, gaming platforms and brands. The company does not offer any games or gaming opportunities for cash in the United States and is not licensed as a gaming operator in the United States or any other jurisdiction. "
target: Picking Duck
Picking Duck is a sports betting community built on respect, data, and honesty. Picking Duck provides a mobile platform for users to make picks in their fantasy sportsbook using virtual money. The Picking Duck app lets sports fans choose their picks and compete with other users.
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announced 5/14/2009 via Yahoo, Inc.

Paddy Power plc, will acquire Sportsbet Pty, Ltd.

synopsis: Irish betting giant Paddy Power will purchase Australian bookmaker Sportsbet Pty Ltd in a deal worth more than $200 million over three years. Paddy Power will initially acquire a 51 per cent stake in the bookmaker, which has operated in Australia since 1993.
buyer: Paddy Power plc (ISE:PPB:$2,473.21)
Formed in 1988, Paddy Power rapidly became a shining light in the Irish and UK betting industry. Innovation has been the key to the success for the company who from day one sought to be different from the chasing pack. "
target: Sportsbet Pty, Ltd.
Sportsbet has operated in Australia for more than 14 years. The Company accepts wagers online and by phone on Australian and international horse, harness and greyhound racing as well as all manner of local and international sporting, political and entertainment events.
price ($mm)
$39*
rev ($mm)
$771
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 3/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

ATG, Inc, acquired Ecosys A/S

synopsis: AB Trav och Galopp (ATG), a Swedish horse racing betting operator, has acquired 25syv, a Danish gaming company group. 25syv owns and operates sports betting, casino, and mobile casino platforms. Their brands include Bet25, Rød25, Casino GO, and Derby25. 25syv provides a modern and innovative approach to the gaming market.
buyer: ATG, Inc
AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) is a Swedish horse racing betting operator. ATG offers a huge number of betting products and combinations, from the multi-leg and great exotic V75 to straight bets. ATG also offers sports betting and casino games. "
target: Ecosys A/S
Founded in 2007, 25syv is a Danish gaming company group. 25syv owns and operates sports betting, casino, and mobile casino platforms. Their brands include Bet25, Rød25, Casino GO, and Derby25. 25syv provides a modern and innovative approach to the gaming market.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

888 Holdings Public Limited Company, will acquire BetBright

synopsis: 888 Holdings (888), one of the world's most popular online gaming entertainment companies, will acquire BetBright, an online sports betting operator in Ireland. BetBright aims to provide sports enthusiasts with a better betting experience. BetBright offers betting services for football, horse racing, golf, basketball, cricket, tennis, and more.
buyer: 888 Holdings Public Limited Company (LSE:888:$540.60)
888 Holdings Public Limited Company (888) is one of the world's most popular online gaming entertainment companies. Included amongst 888's many online gaming establishments are Casino-on-Net, Pacific Poker, 888ladies bingo and 888 sport. "
target: BetBright
BetBright is an online sports betting operator in Ireland. BetBright aims to provide sports enthusiasts with a better betting experience. BetBright offers betting services for football, horse racing, golf, basketball, cricket, tennis, and more.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

GVC Holdings PLC, acquired Neds

synopsis: GVC Holdings PLC, the multinational sports betting and gaming group, has acquired Neds International, an online betting operator in Australia. Neds operates betting services for horse racing and a variety of sports, including American football, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, darts, soccer, tennis, and much more.
buyer: GVC Holdings PLC (LSE:GVC:$1,942.07)
GVC Holdings PLC is a multinational sports betting and gaming group that operates through online and retail channels. The company offers sports betting, casino, poker and bingo. Their brands include bwin, Sportingbet, partypoker, partycasino, Foxy Bingo Betdq, Betboo, Coral, and more. "
target: Neds
Neds is an online betting operator in Australia. Neds is a robust platform for fast, safe, and secure sports betting. Neds operates betting services for horse racing and a variety of sports, including American football, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, darts, soccer, tennis, and much more.
price ($mm)
$49
rev ($mm)
$72
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Cherry AB, acquired Highlight Games Ltd.

synopsis: Cherry AB, a Swedish innovating and fast-growing company in the gambling industry, has acquired additional shares to have total ownership in Highlight Games, a sports-betting company, using virtual footage to create unique sports content.
buyer: Cherry AB (OM:CHER B:$261.98)
Cherry AB is a Swedish innovating and fast-growing gaming company. Cherry operates through five diversified business areas: Online Gaming, Game Development, Online Marketing, Gaming Technology, and Restaurant Casino. "
target: Highlight Games Ltd.
Based in the UK, Highlight Games created the world’s first video virtual league using broadcast footage. They offer a unique and patented product, together with multi-year rights to use footage from inter alia historical football matches to create unique virtual sports content.
price ($mm)
$7.03*
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announced 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mr Green & Co. AB, will acquire 11.lv

synopsis: As part of its strategy to establish operations in the Baltics, Mr Green & Co (MRG) has signed an agreement to acquire a majority of the Latvian gaming operator 11.lv, a well-known iGaming brand with a focus on Sportsbook and the third largest iGaming operator in Latvia.
buyer: Mr Green & Co. AB (OM:MRG:$144.95)
Mr Green & Co (MRG) is a fast-growing, innovative online gaming (iGaming) Group with operations in twelve markets. MRG offers a superior experience in a Green Gaming environment. MRG operates the iGaming sites Mr Green, Redbet, Vinnarum Casino, Bertil, MamaMia Casino, BingoSjov and BingoSlottet. "
target: 11.lv
11.lv is a well-known Latvian online gaming (iGaming) brand with a focus on Sportsbook and the third largest iGaming operator in Latvia. The company has a gaming license in Latvia and offers betting, casino and live casino.
price ($mm)
$3.30*
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closed 8/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

William Hill PLC, acquired TomWaterhouse.com

synopsis: William Hill PLC has announced the acquisition of TomWaterhouse.com, one of Australia’s largest corporate bookmakers. They offer personalised customer service and a large array of wagering options on Australian and International racing and sporting events.
buyer: William Hill PLC (LSE:WMH:$2,076.75)
William Hill provides their customers with an array of betting and gaming opportunities across multiple channels in shop, online, mobile and telephone which enable them to bet and play wherever, whenever and however they want. "
target: TomWaterhouse.com
TomWaterhouse.com is one of Australia’s largest corporate bookmakers. They offer personalised customer service and a large array of wagering options on Australian and International racing and sporting events.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$37]
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closed 3/19/2013 via Wall Street Journal

GVC Holdings PLC, William Hill PLC, acquired Sportingbet Plc

synopsis: GVC Holdings PLC, a leading provider of B2B and B2C services to the online gaming and sports betting markets, announced that the Group has completed the acquisition of Sportingbet plc. The acquisition was made as part of a recommended offer for Sportingbet by GVC and William Hill plc. William Hill plc has acquired Sportingbet's Australian business.
buyer: GVC Holdings PLC (LSE:GVC:$1,942.07)
buyer: William Hill PLC (LSE:WMH:$2,076.75)
GVC Holdings PLC is a leading provider of services to the online gaming industry. Its shares are listed on AIM and they have been trading since 2004. William Hill provides their customers with an array of betting and gaming opportunities across multiple channels. "
target: Sportingbet Plc
Sportingbet is one of the world’s most well known online gaming operators. They are an online sports betting service, satisfying demand for their global customer base.
price ($mm)[EV]
$590 [$641]
rev ($mm)
$290
EBITDA ($mm)
$49
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

EXOGROUP, acquired Playfulbet

synopsis: EXOGROUP, the digital technology enterprise business group, has acquired Playfulbet, a free to play social gaming sports platform. Playfulbet allows players to use virtual coins to bet on the outcome of a range of sports. Players can redeem the coins they received from winning bets for prizes such as smartphones, cameras, gift cards, and more.
buyer: EXOGROUP
EXOGROUP is a set of companies offering a range of services within the digital business landscape. The group provides ad network services through their innovative ad company, ExoClick. The group of companies also include EXADS, AdSecure, and MoibleCashout. "
target: Playfulbet
Playfulbet is a free to play social gaming sports platform. Playfulbet allows players to use virtual coins to bet on the outcome of a range of sports. Players receive coins each time they win a bet and can redeem coins for prizes such as smartphones, game consoles, gift cards, cameras, and more.
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closed 6/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired HalaPlay Technologies

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading global gaming and sports media company undertakes an equity swap of stocks from Kae Capital to become the majority stakeholder in Halaplay Technologies. HalaPlay is a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform that empowers serious and casual sports enthusiasts to play cash based quick, simple and interesting games.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a well established mobile content platform provider and games publisher with HQ's in India and Offices in Dubai, London, Africa & Singapore. They specialize in bringing branded properties to the mobile consumers in the most effective way, maximizing revenues as well as promoting brands. "
target: HalaPlay Technologies
HalaPlay is a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform that empowers serious and casual sports enthusiasts to play cash based quick, simple and interesting games.
price ($mm)
$1.93
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closed 6/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired HalaPlay Technologies

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading global gaming and sports media company undertakes an equity swap of stocks from Kae Capital to become the majority stakeholder in Halaplay Technologies. HalaPlay is a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform that empowers serious and casual sports enthusiasts to play cash based quick, simple and interesting games.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a well established mobile content platform provider and games publisher with HQ's in India and Offices in Dubai, London, Africa & Singapore. They specialize in bringing branded properties to the mobile consumers in the most effective way, maximizing revenues as well as promoting brands. "
target: HalaPlay Technologies
HalaPlay is a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform that empowers serious and casual sports enthusiasts to play cash based quick, simple and interesting games.
price ($mm)
$1.93
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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Paper Boat Apps

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Paper Boat Apps, a Mumbai-based indie studio that creates fun edutainment apps for children. Paper Boat Apps' flagship product, Kiddopia, is a subscription-based app that provides creative activities for math, language skills, social skills and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Paper Boat Apps
Paper Boat Apps is a Mumbai-based indie studio that creates fun edutainment apps for children. Paper Boat Apps' flagship product, Kiddopia, is an award-winning subscription-based app that provides a wide array of creative and stimulating activities for math, language skills, social skills and more.
price ($mm)
$12*
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Nazara Technologies Ltd, a mobile game developer in India, has acquired a majority stake in SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd, an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.
SportsUnity is an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to challenge their friends and compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
price ($mm)
$1.05
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Sportskeeda

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 67% stake in Sportskeeda, an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Sportskeeda
Sportskeeda is an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda connects fans, pundits and athletes from all over the world. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
price ($mm)
$6.16*
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Next Wave Multimedia

synopsis: Indian games publisher Nazara Technology has acquired a majority stake in India-based mobile developer Next Wave Multimedia. Next Wave is best known for its World Cricket Championship game, has a portfolio of titles with more than 100 million downloads. They are focused on developing quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Next Wave Multimedia
Next Wave Multimedia is a mobile games developer based in India. Next Wave is best known for its World Cricket Championship game and has a portfolio of titles with more than 100 million downloads. They are focused on developing quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Adult Swim, acquired Big Pixel Studios

synopsis: Turner’s Adult Swim announced the acquisition of United Kingdom game developer Big Pixel Studios. Big Pixel developed the popular mobile game Pocket Mortys based on characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty, the No. 1 comedy across all of television in 2017.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Adult Swim
Adult Swim launched in 2001, and is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes. "
target: Big Pixel Studios
UK-based Big Pixel Studios is a game developer. Big Pixel developed the popular mobile game Pocket Mortys based on characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty, the No. 1 comedy across all of television in 2017.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sandbox & Co., acquired Curious World

synopsis: Kids edutainment company Sandbox & Co has acquired preschool Subscription Video On Demand app Curious World from global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Curious World offers a roster of 1,000-plus games, videos and eBooks for children ages two to seven and content from the Curious George books and app series.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox and Co. (SBX) is a millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play. SBX brands focus on globally relevant core subjects, encourage children to build on curiosity and help them develop 21st century skills. "
target parent: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
target: Curious World
Curious World is a Subscription Video On Demand app. They offer a roster of 1,000-plus games, videos and eBooks for children ages two to seven, content from the Curious George books and app series, as well as a parental dashboard that helps track a child’s activity in eight learning areas.
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announced 8/16/2017 via Market Wire

AtmanCo, will purchase PlusMobile LLC from Plusmo Communications S.A.

synopsis: AtmanCo, a leader in the psychometrics industry, will acquire PlusMobile LLC and all of its subsidiaries from Plusmo Communications, a provider of SMS services in Argentina. PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment. They also offer mobile marketing services.
buyer: AtmanCo (TSXV:ATW:$8.33)
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees. "
seller: Plusmo Communications S.A.
PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment(games, sports, and videos). They also offer mobile marketing services such as contests using SMS. PlusMobile is part of Plusmo Communications, an SMS service provider.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
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closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vidooly, acquired iCouchApp

synopsis: Indian video analytics startup Vidooly has acquired over-the-top-content (OTT) startup, iCouchApp. iCouchapp is a video content engagement and discovery platform. The app allows consumers to discover new videos, interact with TV shows and keep track of their favorite shows.
buyer: Vidooly
Vidooly is a YouTube big data marketing & analytics product for content creators, brands & multi channel networks. It helps them grow and optimize their online video business organically through actionable data intelligence. "
target: iCouchApp
iCouchapp is a video content engagement and discovery platform. The app allows consumers to discover new videos, interact with TV shows and keep track of their favourite shows, at the same time allowing media companies to create and maintain their own OTT app.
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closed 9/3/2015 via PR Newswire

RelayRides, Inc., acquired SocialStudio, Inc.

synopsis: The world's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, RelayRides, announced that it has acquired SocialStudio, developers of JumpCam and FADE, to help the company keep pace with skyrocketing growth. As part of the acquisition, 12 total team members will have joined the RelayRides team, including seven engineers.
buyer: RelayRides, Inc.
RelayRides, Inc. engages in neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing business in the United States. The company operates as a car sharing marketplace, and connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. "
target: SocialStudio, Inc.
SocialStudio, Inc. is a mobile application developer. Their two main applications are JumpCam, an application to create collaborative videos with friends and family, and Fade, a free, fun way to share moments among college students.
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announced 2/19/2014 via Reuters

OPT, Inc., will acquire SkillUp Video Technologies Corporation

synopsis: OPT Inc has agreed to acquire 85 pct voting power in SkillUp Video Technologies. SkillUp Video Technologies engages in provision of digital contents distribution platform.
buyer: OPT, Inc.
OPT, Inc. engages in the provision of e-marketing services in Japan. It offers a marketing platform for publishers and advertisers; online advertisement performance measurement services; and online advertisement delivery system services. "
target: SkillUp Video Technologies Corporation
Skill-up video Technologies, Inc. provide a digital content delivery platform. Their main platform, Uliza, is a mobile application that distributes videos to consumers. The company was founded in 2013, and is baed in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$22*
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closed 9/25/2013 via Company Press Release

StumbleUpon, Inc., acquired 5by

synopsis: StumbleUpon, an app that helps users discover and share great websites, has announced that is has acquired 5by, a video start up that gathers the best videos from all over the internet and hand-delivers the ones users want to watch. The company was founded in 2012, and is based in Quebec, Canada.
buyer parent: Accel Partners
buyer: StumbleUpon, Inc.
StumbleUpon helps users discover and share great websites. As they click Stumble!, they are delivered high-quality pages matched to their personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by friends or one of over 15 million other websurfers with similar interests. "
target: 5by
5by is an app that gathers the best videos from all over the internet and hand-delivers the ones users want to watch. The company was founded in 2012, and is based in Quebec, Canada.
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announced 7/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., will acquire Socialcam

synopsis: Autodesk Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for a purchase price of approximately $60 Million. Socialcam is a popular mobile social video capture, editing and sharing app and service that was launched in 2011.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$2,386.30)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in professional and personal 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk tools help unlock the creativity in everyone, from children and hobbyists to design and engineering professionals. "
target: Socialcam
Socialcam is a smartphone application and web-based service that makes it easy to capture, edit and share videos. The Socialcam app has been one of the most popular mobile video apps in the iOS App Store and Android marketplace with over 16 million downloads since it was first launched in 2011.
price ($mm)
$60
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announced 3/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet, will acquire Plum TV, Inc.

synopsis: LXTV co-founders Joseph Varet and Morgan Hertzan announced an agreement to purchase Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching over 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets. The new ownership group will continue the network's programming focus on home, travel, food, and wellness.
buyer: Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet
Morgan Hertzan and Joseph Varet, former MTV executives, co-founded LXTV, which produces and distributes lifestyle entertainment television, online video and out-of-home programming, in 2006. LXTV was acquired in January 2008 by the NBC-owned TV stations division of NBCUniversal. "
target: Plum TV, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Plum TV, a lifestyle network reaching over 5 million of the most affluent viewers in the country across eight markets. Plum TV is distributed on cable television systems in Miami, Aspen, Vail, Telluride, the Hamptons, Sun Valley, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.17 [$15.17]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/6/2011 via Company Press Release

Skype Technologies SA, will acquire Qik, Inc.

synopsis: Skype has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Qik, Inc., a provider of mobile video software and services that enable individuals to capture, instantly share and preserve great moments on video from anywhere. Qik has 60 employees, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. "
target: Qik, Inc.
Qik, Inc. is a leader in the mobile video space enabling smart phone users around the world to capture special and spontaneous life moments from anywhere and instantly share those moments with friends, family and followers.
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announced 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Bitzio, Inc., will acquire Tech Hollywood Studios Corp.

synopsis: Bitzio, Inc., a mobile media and app company, has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Tech Hollywood Studios Corp ("Tech Hollywood"). Tech Hollywood is developing IWantIt, a highly scalable technology platform comprised of a front-end mobile app being deployed on all major mobile platforms, and a comprehensive back-end commerce platform.
buyer: Bitzio, Inc. (BTZO:$0.29)
Bitzio is a leading mobile media and app development company focused on connecting fans of large entertainment and sports properties with the players, celebrities and teams they love. Powering these apps is the Bitzio Engine, which captures valuable user data and drives increased user monetization. "
target: Tech Hollywood Studios Corp.
Tech Hollywood is a technology provider and interactive media company. They are developing IWantIt, a highly scalable technology platform comprised of a front-end app for mobile devices, and a comprehensive back-end commerce platform
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
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0.0x
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closed 5/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired MOVL, LLC

synopsis: Samsung has acquired Atlanta-based smart TV games and TV app development platform MOVL. MOVL has developed a number of second screen games for both Samsung smart TVs and Google TV devices, including PokerFun and WeDraw. The start-up was one of the first winners of Samsung's Connected TV developer contest with their WeDraw app.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. The company employs approximately 227,000 people in 203 offices across 75 countries. "
target: MOVL, LLC
Headquartered in Atlanta, MOVL is driving innovation in the social TV app revolution by creating applications for connected TVs and mobile devices. MOVL develops products and content using its proprietary MOVL Connect® Platform, connecting users on mobile devices and Smart TVs.
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closed 2/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dijit Media, acquired GoMiso, Inc.

synopsis: Dijit Media announced that it is acquiring GoMiso, Inc. GoMiso is a social television platform that makes TV better. The company provides a rich and engaging second screen experience through unique user-generated and TV network content.
buyer: Dijit Media
Dijit Media is a startup transforming the way people discover and experience TV shows and movies. Dijit’s newest product is NextGuide, a hyper-personalized TV listings guide designed specifically for the iPad™. "
target: GoMiso, Inc.
GoMiso, Inc., a social networking company, operates a platform that enhances television viewing. The company's REST API delivers to-the-minute moments to users while they watch their favorite shows.
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closed 12/4/2012 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., acquired OnTheAir

synopsis: Yahoo Inc acquired a five-person video chat company, OnTheAir. OnTheAir allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. Its streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: OnTheAir
OnTheAir allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. OnTheAir’s streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age. A host sets up an OnTheAir show and selects a start time.
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cancelled 6/28/2012 via

Xing Xing Digital Corporation, cancelled a purchase of Animation Studio Assets from Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Canadian digital studio Rainmaker Entertainment has sold its animation studio to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp.
buyer: Xing Xing Digital Corporation
Xing Xing is a digital animation company located in Beijing. Their work includes VFX for major motion pictures such as Twilight, The Changeling, Tropic Thunder and Red Cliff and animated TV series including Fireman Sam and Farm Kids. "
seller parent: Rainmaker Income Fund
seller: Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. is a Canadian animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It produces computer animation TV series and movies. It is best known for producing the first ever CGI animated series ReBoot, as well as the acclaimed Transformers spin-off Beast Wars.
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closed 4/25/2011 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired IntoNow

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc., the premier digital media company, announced the acquisition of IntoNow. Launched in January 2011, IntoNow has built a platform and companion TV application based on real time indexing of television that deepens the connections between audiences, television content and advertisers.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: IntoNow
IntoNow has built a platform and companion TV application based on real time indexing of television that deepens the connections between audiences, television content and advertisers.
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Baarzo, Inc.

synopsis: Google has closed its acquisition of Baarzo, a video search service. It lets users find specific moments inside a video with the help of an auto detect feature for people, objects and actions. Baarzo's acquisition by Google is said to help the company improve its YouTube search feature.
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: Baarzo, Inc.
Baarzo provides a platform that makes search within video possible. Their advanced algorithms automatically detect and recognize people, objects, scenes, and actions. Their indexes pin-point these occurrences to exact frames, making any video easily searchable via natural language queries.
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closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
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announced 3/24/2014 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will acquire Maker Studios

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company, a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise, has agreed to acquire Maker Studios, the leading network of online video content on YouTube.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$75,125.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Maker Studios
Maker Studios is a next-generation media and technology company and the world’s largest provider of online video content for Millennials. Maker Studios has more than 5.5 billion monthly video views and 380 million subscribers, targeting the coveted Millennial audience.
price ($mm)
$500
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announced 1/29/2014 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Digitalsmiths Corp.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television market, announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry's most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
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