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Dairy.com, acquired Orbis MES

synopsis: Dairy.com has announced the acquisition of Orbis MES, a Dublin, Ireland-based leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the food and beverage industry. Orbis MES has been a leading MES provider to the food and beverage industry since 1998.
buyer parent: Banneker Partners
buyer: Dairy.com
Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of software-as-a-service solutions and actionable dairy market intelligence. Every day, clients leverage Dairy.com's technology suite and advisory capabilities to drive efficiencies and profitable growth. "
target: Orbis MES
Orbis MES is a Dublin, Ireland-based leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the food and beverage industry. Orbis MES has been a leading MES provider to the food and beverage industry since 1998.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

rfxcel, acquired Frequentz, Inc.

synopsis: rfxcel, the leader in track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has acquired Frequentz, a leader in business-critical track-and-trace technologies that deliver better visibility into a company’s supply chain processes. Frequentz software delivers the information needed across industries to assure compliance and reduce risk.
buyer: rfxcel
rfxcel is the pioneer and leader in track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. rfxcel's SaaS solution provides complete visibility to the Pharmaceutical and other Life Sciences supply chains. rfxcel enables customers to better manage their business today and deliver value tomorrow. "
target: Frequentz, Inc.
Frequentz is a leader in business-critical track-and-trace technologies that deliver better visibility into a company’s supply chain processes. Frequentz software delivers the information needed across industries to assure compliance, reduce risk, and streamline product authentication.
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closed 8/4/2016 via Market Wire

SafetyChain Software, Inc., acquired Vigilistics, Inc.

synopsis: SafetyChain Software, the leading innovator of food safety & quality assurance (FSQA) management solutions, announced its acquisition of Vigilistics, a leading provider of quality, profitability and sustainability solutions for food & beverage manufacturers. Vigilistics' modular software solutions monitor, record and analyze production processes.
buyer: SafetyChain Software, Inc.
SafetyChain Software is the leading innovator of food safety & quality assurance (FSQA) management solutions. Designed for the food industry, the SafetyChain FSQA Operating System delivers critical tools, program visibility and data intelligence needed to effectively manage food safety and quality. "
target: Vigilistics, Inc.
Vigilistics is leading the ‘big data’ revolution in food and beverage processing, with patented software solutions that monitor, record and analyze the huge volumes of hard-to-reach process data, to deliver actionable real-time intelligence to managers.
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announced 7/26/2010 via PR Newswire

Roper Industries, Inc., will acquire iTradeNetwork, Inc.

synopsis: Roper Industries, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire iTradeNetwork, Inc., the leading global provider of SaaS-based trading network and business intelligence solutions to the food industry, in a $525 million all-cash transaction.
buyer: Roper Industries, Inc. (ROP:$5,430.30)
Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company and is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency and research/medical applications. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: iTradeNetwork, Inc.
iTradeNetwork, Inc. (ITN) is the leading global provider of Software-as-a-Service based trading network and business intelligence solutions to the food industry. ITN's collaborative solutions allow distributors to reduce cost, grow revenue and strengthen trading partner relationships.
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closed 12/18/2007 via PR Newswire

Accel-KKR, acquired iTradenetwork

synopsis: Accel- KKR, a technology focused private equity investment firm, acquired a majority equity stake in iTradeNetwork, Inc., a privately- held leading provider of on-demand software solutions to the food industry.
buyer: Accel-KKR
Accel-KKR is a technology-focused private equity firm with over $1 billion in assets under management. The firm invests primarily in software and IT-enabled businesses well positioned for top-line and bottom-line growth. "
target: iTradenetwork
iTradeNetwork is a technology leader in On-Demand E- Business solutions for the food industry. The ITN suite of products include: Order Management System, Logistics, Contract and Rebate Management, Promotional-Planning, Demand Forecast, VMI, Trade Spend Optimization, Financial Services and Content.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BusinessWire

US Foods, acquired Food Genius

synopsis: US Foods announced it has acquired Food Genius, a leading provider of foodservice data and analytics. Focused exclusively on foodservice, Food Genius offers a suite of technology applications which simplify the interactions needed to transform large-scale unstructured data into application-ready datasets and actionable insights.
buyer: US Foods
US Foods, Inc. is a large foodservice distributor serving chefs and foodservice operators across the country. Its customers include independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. "
target: Food Genius
Focused exclusively on foodservice, Food Genius offers a suite of technology applications which simplify the interactions needed to transform large-scale unstructured data into application-ready datasets and actionable insights.
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closed 11/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Ben E. Keith Company, acquired MenuMax

synopsis: Ben E. Keith Company has acquired MenuMax, a recipe and menu management software company that provides innovative solutions for the food service industry. MenuMax offers a cloud-based recipe and menu management system that assists in organizing and planning menus, calculating food costs and nutrition, and increasing operator profit margins.
buyer: Ben E. Keith Company
Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1906, Ben E. Keith is the nation's eighth largest broad line food service distributor and operates with eight divisions shipping to fourteen states throughout the country. "
target: MenuMax
MenuMax™ is a web-based application that provides secure tools to analyze the user's recipes and menus for nutrition and profitability. The platform provides efficiency and transparency in communicating and marketing products to the food service operator from distributors and manufacturers.
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closed 4/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Fintech, acquired Armadillo Insight, LLC

synopsis: Financial Information Technologies, LLC (Fintech), the leading business solutions provider for the beverage alcohol industry, announced that it has acquired Armadillo Insight, LLC, a company that turns complex craft beer data into sales and marketing intelligence that drives product placement across chain retailers.
buyer: Fintech
Fintech (Financial Information Technologies) is a payment and data solution for the alcohol industry. Fintech offers a secure, electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment system that ensures invoice payments are made on-time and in compliance with the liquor laws outlined by each state. "
target: Armadillo Insight, LLC
Armadillo Insight, LLC is a company that turns complex craft beer data into sales and marketing intelligence that drives product placement across chain retailers. Since its founding in 2012, Armadillo Insight has served suppliers with task-specific, industry-relevant data.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

iFoodDecisionSciences Inc., acquired HarvestMark

synopsis: iFoodDecisionSciences Inc. has acquired Trimble’s HarvestMark business, a fresh food traceability, smart contract and quality insights platform. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unparalleled efficiency and insight into the fresh food supply chain.
buyer: iFoodDecisionSciences Inc.
iFoodDecisionSciences Inc. (iFoodDS) is a provider of supply-chain spanning, real-time food safety and quality control software for companies operating in the produce market. "
target parent: Trimble
target: HarvestMark
HarvestMark is a fresh food traceability, smart contract and quality insights platform. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unparalleled efficiency and insight into the fresh food supply chain.
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closed 6/30/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Park City Group, Inc., acquired ReposiTrak, Inc.

synopsis: Park City Group, Inc., a cloud-based software company that uses big data management to help retailers and their suppliers, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ReposiTrak, Inc. The company provides compliance management and track and trace technology for both the global food supply chain as well as the global pharma supply chain.
buyer: Park City Group, Inc. (PCYG:$13.25)
Park City Group (PCYG) is a Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") provider that brings unique visibility to the consumer goods supply chain, delivering actionable information that ensures product is on the shelf when the consumer expects it to be. "
target: ReposiTrak, Inc.
ReposiTrak, Inc. provides compliance management and track and trace technology for both the global food supply chain as well as the global pharma supply chain.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Trimble, acquired HarvestMark

synopsis: Trimble announced that it has acquired the assets of HarvestMark, a provider of food traceability and quality inspection solutions, from YottaMark, Inc. of Redwood City, Calif. HarvestMark is a market leader in delivering insights throughout the fresh food supply chain from farm to fork.
buyer: Trimble (TRMB:$3,255.00)
Trimble Navigation Limited applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location: including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, and more. "
target parent: YottaMark, Inc.
target: HarvestMark
HarvestMark is the industry-leading fresh food insights and traceability platform from YottaMark, Inc. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unmatched insights into the fresh supply chain that drive sales and profit.
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closed 2/18/2014 via BusinessWire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired AFS Technologies Inc.

synopsis: AFS Technologies, Inc., a global leader in software solutions for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry (CPG), including the Food and Beverage segment, announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm with over $6 billion under management, has acquired a majority interest in AFS.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: AFS Technologies Inc.
AFS Technologies Inc. is the leading provider of business enterprise and on-demand software solutions. The company serves over 1,500 customers across the Americas with a portfolio of solutions for the food, beverage, logistics and financial segments.
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closed 10/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Amphire Solutions, Inc. merged with iTradenetwork,

synopsis: Accel-KKR, iTradeNetwork, Inc. (ITN) and Amphire(R) Solutions, Inc. announced the completion of the merger between ITN and Amphire. The combined company, iTradeNetwork, will offer SaaS (Software as a Service) procurement and supply chain management solutions integrated with the Company's spend intelligence solutions.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: iTradenetwork
iTradeNetwork is a technology leader in On-Demand E- Business solutions for the food industry. The ITN suite of products include: Order Management System, Logistics, Contract and Rebate Management, Promotional-Planning, Demand Forecast, VMI, Trade Spend Optimization, Financial Services and Content. "
target: Amphire Solutions, Inc.
Amphire Solutions provides global, end-to-end solutions to optimize the food, beverage and hospitality supply chains, helping companies manage and automate supply chain transactions and processes.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

HighJump Software Inc., acquired Global Beverage Group

synopsis: HighJump Software, a 3M company, has completed its acquisition of Global Beverage Group Inc, a provider of delivery management solutions for the direct-store-delivery of consumer packaged goods. HighJump Software helps customers streamline supply chain operations from the original source of materials through final delivery to the end customer.
buyer parent: 3M
buyer: HighJump Software Inc.
HighJump Software® is the leader in providing comprehensive and adaptable supply chain execution solutions that leverage best practices gained from more than 700 successful implementations in some of the most demanding and complex business environment. "
target: Global Beverage Group
GBG is a provider of software for the direct-store-delivery of consumer packaged goods. GBG's solutions are used by organizations that distribute soft drinks, beer, baked goods, wine and spirits, snack foods, as well as candy and tobacco. GBG has offices in Canada and the United States.
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closed 6/30/2006 via

Agile Software Corporation, acquired Prodika, Inc.

synopsis: Agile Software Corporation, a leading provider of product lifecycle management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prodika, the premier provider of PLM solutions for the consumer packaged goods industry, particularly the food and beverage sector.
buyer: Agile Software Corporation (AGIL:$0.00)
Agile Software Corporation develops and markets product content management software, which is software that enables companies to collaborate over the Internet by interactively exchanging information about the manufacture and supply of products and components. "
target: Prodika, Inc.
Prodika is a premier provider of collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for consumer packaged goods.
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closed 8/30/2016 via BusinessWire

Emerson, acquired PakSense

synopsis: Emerson is extending the company’s long-time presence and leadership in “cold chain” management with the acquisition of PakSense. PakSense offers a full complement of temperature monitoring solutions fitting a wide range of shipments and cost/benefit scenarios that monitor the condition of perishable goods through the supply chain.
buyer: Emerson (EMR:$18,061.00)
Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing company that brings technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets through its Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, and Climate Technologies. "
target: PakSense
PakSense develops and manufactures intelligent sensing products specifically designed to monitor perishable goods during distribution and storage.
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announced 10/19/2012 via BusinessWire

FoodLink, will acquire TrueTrac, LLC

synopsis: FoodLink, the buying platform that connects fresh food retailers and wholesalers to a network of over 2,000 supplier companies, announced a definitive agreement to acquire TrueTrac, the leading provider of mobile traceability solutions to growers, harvesters, packers and shippers of fresh-packed produce.
buyer: FoodLink
FoodLink is the network for fresh food, connecting the perishable goods supply chain from the farm to the customer with an online network representing more than 2,000 companies including grower-shippers, carriers, retail grocers and wholesalers. "
target: TrueTrac, LLC
TRUETRAC is North America’s leading provider of traceability solutions to growers, harvesters, packers and shippers of fresh-packed produce. TRUETRAC applications address the need for regulatory compliance, increase production efficiency and simplify consumer connectivity.
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closed 3/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, acquired Paragon Software Systems

synopsis: Aptean, a global leader of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, announced the acquisition of UK-based Paragon Software Systems, a market-leading provider of transportation management software solutions serving the food and beverage, distribution and retail industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a global provider of industry-specific software solutions. Aptean’s purpose-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply chain management solutions help address the unique challenges facing process and discrete manufacturers, distributors, and other focused organizations. "
target: Paragon Software Systems
UK-based Paragon Software Systems is a market-leading provider of transportation management software solutions serving the food and beverage, distribution and retail industries.
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closed 10/4/2011 via PR Newswire

The Kennedy Group, acquired Label Technique Southeast, Inc.

synopsis: The Kennedy Group announced the successful acquisition of Label Technique Southeast (LTS). LTS produces primary and secondary labeling solutions while leveraging digital printing with sequential numbering and 2D barcoding. The company also offers food tracking software, StrataTrace™.
buyer: The Kennedy Group
The Kennedy Group is a leader in labeling, packaging, promotions, identification, and tracking systems for a variety of industries including food processing, household chemical, consumer products, industrial, automotive, material handling, biomedical, electronics, electrical and chemical. "
target: Label Technique Southeast, Inc.
Label Technique Southeast was founded in 1979 as a specialty and custom label manufacturer serving the food and produce market. The company produces primary and secondary labeling solutions while leveraging digital printing with sequential numbering and 2D barcoding.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

FoodDESK, acquired Ingrediënten Informatie Nederland B.V.

synopsis: FoodDESK, an innovative data and software company that supports its customers in the responsible preparation of meals in terms of allergen declaration, nutritional values and food safety, is taking over its Dutch counterpart IIN, a company that also develops food safety software solutions.
buyer: FoodDESK
FoodDESK provides data and software to comply with food regulation and they ensure end-consumer has all relevant allergen information at hand. FoodDESK has more than 750 customers located in Belgium and in The Netherlands. "
target: Ingrediënten Informatie Nederland B.V.
Ingrediënten Informatie Nederland B.V. develops food safety software solutions. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
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closed 6/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Dairy.com, acquired Orbis MES

synopsis: Dairy.com has announced the acquisition of Orbis MES, a Dublin, Ireland-based leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the food and beverage industry. Orbis MES has been a leading MES provider to the food and beverage industry since 1998.
buyer parent: Banneker Partners
buyer: Dairy.com
Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of software-as-a-service solutions and actionable dairy market intelligence. Every day, clients leverage Dairy.com's technology suite and advisory capabilities to drive efficiencies and profitable growth. "
target: Orbis MES
Orbis MES is a Dublin, Ireland-based leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the food and beverage industry. Orbis MES has been a leading MES provider to the food and beverage industry since 1998.
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closed 6/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Dairy.com, acquired Orbis MES

synopsis: Dairy.com has announced the acquisition of Orbis MES, a Dublin, Ireland-based leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the food and beverage industry. Orbis MES has been a leading MES provider to the food and beverage industry since 1998.
buyer parent: Banneker Partners
buyer: Dairy.com
Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of software-as-a-service solutions and actionable dairy market intelligence. Every day, clients leverage Dairy.com's technology suite and advisory capabilities to drive efficiencies and profitable growth. "
target: Orbis MES
Orbis MES is a Dublin, Ireland-based leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the food and beverage industry. Orbis MES has been a leading MES provider to the food and beverage industry since 1998.
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closed 5/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Dairy.com, acquired My Dairy Dashboard

synopsis: Dairy.com, a provider of software-as-a-service solutions and dairy market intelligence, has acquired My Dairy Dashboard, an online program for dairy farm data. My Dairy Dashboard's platform automates data collection from multiple sources, standardizes information for consistency across farms, and provides visual insights into critical metrics.
buyer parent: Banneker Partners
buyer: Dairy.com
Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of software-as-a-service solutions and actionable dairy market intelligence. Every day, clients leverage Dairy.com's technology suite and advisory capabilities to drive efficiencies and profitable growth. "
target parent: Virtus Nutrition, LLC
target: My Dairy Dashboard
My Dairy Dashboard is an online program that connects and visualizes dairy farm data from multiple sources. The platform automates data collection from all sources, standardizes information for consistency across farms, and provides visual insights into critical metrics.
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closed 8/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Banneker Partners, acquired Dairy.com

synopsis: Dairy.com was acquired by Banneker Partners, a private investment firm with offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions.
buyer: Banneker Partners
Banneker Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on building long term value in software businesses Banneker seeks to partner with exceptionally motivated founders and management teams to create value through organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and operational improvements. "
target: Dairy.com
Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Each day, their advisory capabilities and technology suite empowers food industry customers with insight for better decisions from farm to fork.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Dairy.com, acquired Data Specialists, Inc.

synopsis: Dairy.com, the world's leading provider of software as service solutions powering dairy supply chains, is acquiring Data Specialists, Inc. (DSI), a technology company with deep roots and multiple platforms deployed across the dairy industry.
buyer: Dairy.com
Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Each day, their advisory capabilities and technology suite empowers food industry customers with insight for better decisions from farm to fork. "
target: Data Specialists, Inc.
Incorporated in 1980, Data Specialists, Inc. (DSI) is a software solutions developer and provider to the dairy and food industries. DSI’s software modules provide complete milk management, liquid component tracking and traceability from intake to retail store.
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closed 1/23/2014 via BusinessWire

Dairy.com, acquired QA Studio

synopsis: Web-based dairy supply chain solutions and market intelligence leader Dairy.com announced the acquisition of QA Studio, a quality assurance and food traceability software provider to the dairy industry. QA Studio is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) tailored to meet today's needs in the dairy industry.
buyer: Dairy.com
Dairy.com is the dairy industry's leading Software as a Service solutions provider. Their web-based dairy supply chain collaboration, dairy transportation, and dairy commodity trading solutions help cooperatives, processors, manufacturers and haulers discover a better way of doing business. "
target: QA Studio
QA Studio is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) tailored to meet today's needs. It features traceability, graphing, equipment interfaces, ad hoc reports and exporting. Efficient data entry and extreme access to lab data make QA Studio a critical tool for any quality assurance program.
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closed 5/23/2013 via BusinessWire

Dairy.com, acquired Blimling and Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Dairy.com announced that it has completed its acquisition of Blimling and Associates, Inc. and its two sister companies. With the deal closed, the expanded Dairy.com team is now casting its vision for ongoing operations. Blimling and Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of market insight to dairy businesses.
buyer: Dairy.com
Dairy.com is the dairy industry's leading Software as a Service solutions provider. Their web-based dairy supply chain collaboration, dairy transportation, and dairy commodity trading solutions help cooperatives, processors, manufacturers and haulers discover a better way of doing business. "
target: Blimling and Associates, Inc.
Blimling and Associates is widely regarded as one of the industry’s most respected groups of analysts, providing market insight and actionable intelligence to dairy businesses for two decades.
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announced 2/7/2006 via BusinessWire

Dairy.com, will acquire DairyCareers

synopsis: Dairy.com today announced plans to acquire DairyCareers, the leading online recruiting solution for the dairy industry. DairyCareers, has active profiles and resumes of over eleven-hundred dairy professionals and has provided professional staffing services to more than eighty dairy companies.
buyer: Dairy.com
Dairy.com is a provider of Internet-powered solutions to the dairy industry. They provide comprehensive transaction and trading facilitation services, including scheduling, spot trading, contracting and transportation for a broad variety of dairy commodities. "
target: DairyCareers
Dairy Careers is the new direct link between job seekers and employers in the dairy manufacturing industry. It was designed as an alternative to the innumerable, inefficient non-dairy employment sites and lactose-intolerant staffing agencies.
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closed 8/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Banneker Partners, acquired Dairy.com

synopsis: Dairy.com was acquired by Banneker Partners, a private investment firm with offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions.
buyer: Banneker Partners
Banneker Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on building long term value in software businesses Banneker seeks to partner with exceptionally motivated founders and management teams to create value through organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and operational improvements. "
target: Dairy.com
Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Each day, their advisory capabilities and technology suite empowers food industry customers with insight for better decisions from farm to fork.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Dairy.com, acquired Data Specialists, Inc.

synopsis: Dairy.com, the world's leading provider of software as service solutions powering dairy supply chains, is acquiring Data Specialists, Inc. (DSI), a technology company with deep roots and multiple platforms deployed across the dairy industry.
buyer: Dairy.com
Headquartered in Frisco, Texas, Dairy.com is a pioneering provider of market intelligence and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Each day, their advisory capabilities and technology suite empowers food industry customers with insight for better decisions from farm to fork. "
target: Data Specialists, Inc.
Incorporated in 1980, Data Specialists, Inc. (DSI) is a software solutions developer and provider to the dairy and food industries. DSI’s software modules provide complete milk management, liquid component tracking and traceability from intake to retail store.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

AgriWebb, acquired FarmWizard Ltd.

synopsis: AgriWebb, Australia’s market leader in livestock farm management software, acquires the UK-based livestock and dairy software, FarmWizard, from Wheatsheaf Group, a leading global investor in and developer of agricultural technology (AgTech) businesses. Wheatsheaf also acquired a minority stake in AgriWebb,
buyer: AgriWebb
AgriWebb is transforming global cattle and sheep production with farm management software that delivers profitability, provenance and sustainability across the supply chain. Focused on building software for livestock farmers, AgriWebb is Australia's market leader and is expanding across the globe. "
target parent: Wheatsheaf Investments Ltd
target: FarmWizard Ltd.
FarmWizard is an innovative provider of agricultural software for the effective management of farm resources across livestock and dairy supply chains including farmers, processors and retailers. FarmWizard was one of the first providers of mobile phone-based livestock management solutions.
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announced 10/19/2012 via BusinessWire

FoodLink, will acquire TrueTrac, LLC

synopsis: FoodLink, the buying platform that connects fresh food retailers and wholesalers to a network of over 2,000 supplier companies, announced a definitive agreement to acquire TrueTrac, the leading provider of mobile traceability solutions to growers, harvesters, packers and shippers of fresh-packed produce.
buyer: FoodLink
FoodLink is the network for fresh food, connecting the perishable goods supply chain from the farm to the customer with an online network representing more than 2,000 companies including grower-shippers, carriers, retail grocers and wholesalers. "
target: TrueTrac, LLC
TRUETRAC is North America’s leading provider of traceability solutions to growers, harvesters, packers and shippers of fresh-packed produce. TRUETRAC applications address the need for regulatory compliance, increase production efficiency and simplify consumer connectivity.
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closed 1/2/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Raven Industries, acquired AgSync

synopsis: Raven Industries, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of AgSync, Inc., an agriculture logistics software company headquartered in Wakarusa, Indiana.
buyer: Raven Industries (RAVN:$414.47)
Raven Industries is dedicated to providing innovative, high-value products and solutions that solve great challenges throughout the world. Raven is a leader in precision agriculture, high-performance specialty films, and lighter-than-air technologies. "
target: AgSync
AgSync, Inc., established in 2008, has developed solutions for ag retailers, aerial applicators, forestry, seed companies and enterprise customers to overcome challenges related to managing large fleets, multiple locations, limited personnel and disconnected software systems in their operations.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tony Leggett, purchased Country-Wide and The New Zealand Dairy Exporter from NZX Agri

synopsis: NZX Agri is selling its two farm management magazines, Country-Wide and The New Zealand Dairy Exporter. NZX Agri head Tony Leggett will buy both titles for an undisclosed sum. NZX Agri is a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Exchange Limited.
buyer: Tony Leggett
Tony Leggett is the head of agriculture at NZX Agri, a wholly owned subsidiary of New Zealand Exchange Limited. NZX Agri is New Zealand's leading specialist provider of agri information in print and online. "
seller parent: New Zealand Exchange Limited
seller: NZX Agri
NZX Agri’s Country-Wide magazine is an A4 gloss subscription publication designed to deliver the targeted on-farm information needed by drystock and arable farmers. NZ Dairy Exporter is the only dairy publication that is paid for and valued as part of the business of dairy farming.
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closed 10/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Professional Farmers of America, Inc., purchased The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter from Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Professional Farmers of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Farm Journal Media has acquired The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter, a bi-weekly newsletter from Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter reveals the latest outlook for agriculture and agribusiness, including timely forecasts of USDA and legislative policy.
buyer parent: Farm Journal Media
buyer: Professional Farmers of America, Inc.
Professional Farmers of America, Inc. publishes agricultural newsletters. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Cedar Falls, Iowa. "
seller: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter is a bi-weekly newsletter that reveals the latest outlook for agriculture and agribusiness, including timely forecasts of USDA and legislative policy. Kiplinger Washington Editors publishes business forecasts, personal finance advice periodicals, and magazines.
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closed 11/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Farm Progress

synopsis: Penton Media acquired Farm Progress from Fairfax Media Limited of Sydney, Australia, significantly expanding its agriculture sector footprint to become the largest and most diversified agriculture information business in North America, offering live events, digital products, data, marketing services and publications.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Farm Progress
Farm Progress is the publisher of 22 agricultural and ranching magazines. Farm Progress Companies is owned by Fairfax Media, an Australian media company based in New South Wales. The company publishes 18 regional magazines with local coverage of each agricultural community.
price ($mm)
$80
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closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Briefing Media Ltd., acquired UBM Agriculture Portfolio

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has sold its UK agriculture and medical general practitioner portfolios – including the Farmers Guardian and Pulse titles – to the founders of Briefing Media Ltd. The new business will be known as Briefing Media Group and is led by the experienced management team of Neil Thackray and Rory Brown.
buyer parent: Greenhill & Co.
buyer: Briefing Media Ltd.
Briefing Media's TheMediaBriefing is the real-time news and information resource for the media industry. They intelligently curate thousands of articles each day, adding their own taxonomy to help you make sense of an fast-changing media landscape. "
target: UBM Agriculture Portfolio
The UBM agriculture portfolio, comprising the Farmers Guardian and Dairy Farmer titles and their associated online offerings, is based primarily in Preston. The London-based general practitioner portfolio includes the Pulse and Practical Commissioning magazines and their digital and event products.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2007 via

John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., acquired Rural Press Ltd

synopsis: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., Australia's second-largest newspaper publisher, agreed to buy Rural Press Ltd. for more than A$2.7 billion ($2.1 billion), restoring ties with the founding family that ran the company for 149 years.
buyer: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
John Fairfax Holdings Limited is Australasia's largest newspaper publishing group. In addition, Fairfax publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines. Fairfax has leading online businesses Fairfax Digital in Australia and Trade Me in New Zealand. "
target: Rural Press Ltd
Rural Press Limited is a specialist agricultural and regional publisher that has as its hallmark, service to the communities its publications reach. The company's roots are deeply embedded in country Australia.
price ($mm)
$2,100
rev ($mm)
$583
EBITDA ($mm)
$194
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
10.8x
closed 1/24/2006 via PR Newswire

ICIS-LOR, acquired Decyfer Ltd

synopsis: ICIS, the global market pricing and intelligence service for the oil and chemicals industry, has acquired Decyfer Ltd, a global fertiliser reporting business. Based in the UK, Decyfer is a leading publisher of global price assessments and market analysis for all key fertiliser products.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: ICIS-LOR
ICIS is the world’s largest information provider for the chemical and oil industry. "
target: Decyfer Ltd
Decyfer Ltd, a global fertiliser reporting business. Based in the UK, Decyfer is a leading publisher of global price assessments and market analysis for all key fertiliser products.
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closed 5/9/2005 via BNC Analysis

One Grower Publishing, purchased four crop publications from Vance Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Following through with its strategy of divisional restructuring, Vance sold off four crop publications, including Cotton Farming, Rice Farming, Peanut Grower and Soybean South, to Mississippi farmer Mike Lamensdorf.
buyer: One Grower Publishing
64.3% request; 81.8% in the one-year column. Beltwide distribution, published 12 times a year. The cotton industry's only vertical publication with a production and management focus. Cotton Farming provides profitable production strategies for cotton farmers across the Belt, with regional editions. "
seller: Vance Publishing Corporation
Founded in 1937, Vance Publishing Corporation has been a recognized leader in business information and communications. The company serves the agriculture, beauty and woodworking markets with more than 20 magazines, a host of newsletters, web offerings, events, data and custom media products.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 4/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Agroshop, acquired Brasutil

synopsis: Agroshop has acquired Brasutil, an online retailer of tools, hardware, and equipment in Brazil. Brasutil carries a wide range of products, from agriculture and home decor to sports and leisure. Agroshop plans to increase their market share with the purchase and to diversify products with the two stores.
buyer: Agroshop
Agroshop is an online distributor of professional products for farms, ranches, country houses, and homes. They carry prodcuts in categories such as tools, agriculture, veterinary medicine, and sports and leisure, from renowned brands, such as Husqvarna, Black & Decker, Tramontina, DeWalt, and more. "
target: Brasutil
Brasutil was founded in 2005 in order to import and distribute products for agribusiness in the domestic market. The company now sells a wide variety of products online, ranging from hardware, tools, machinery and equipment to home decor, appliances and leisure products.
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closed 5/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

Sunfarm Food Service, acquired Farmplicity

synopsis: Farmplicity, the St. Louis-based startup that allows farmers to sell directly to local restaurants, has been acquired by Sunfarm Food Service, a St. Louis company that supplies local restaurants, caterers and hotels with premium produce and specialty grocery products.
buyer: Sunfarm Food Service
Sunfarm is committed to furnishing local restaurants, caterers, hotels, golf courses, schools and other fine institutions with premium quality produce and specialty products from around the world and around the corner. "
target: Farmplicity
Farmplicity makes it simple for restaurants to order locally-grown produce, fruits, meats, and more! Restaurants can quickly and easily browse listings for ingredients just like they would browse eBay, and farmers can instantly reach an ever-growing number of restaurants to increase sales.
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announced 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Farm Journal Media, will purchase Agricultural Properties from Vance Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Farm Journal Media announced they have reached an agreement to purchase the agricultural properties from Vance Publishing Corporation. Vance's agricultural portfolio includes 21 leading websites, online databases, publications and trade shows in the produce, livestock, ag retailer and row crop markets.
buyer: Farm Journal Media
Farm Journal Media is the nation's leading agricultural media company. It publishes magazines, including its flagship magazine Farm Journal. It licenses industry data through its FarmReach database, publishes newsletters, produces large-scale live events and provides custom publishing services. "
seller: Vance Publishing Corporation
Vance is a B2B media, events and database enterprise. They provide industry news and resources for production agriculture, produce, beauty and salon, and professional woodworking industries via constantly updated websites, daily and weekly newsletters, weekly newspapers and monthly magazines.
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closed 4/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Sandhills Publishing Company, acquired MOMA Editorial, S.L.

synopsis: Sandhills East, a company that produces publications throughout Europe that markets a diverse range of products, has acquired MOMA Editorial, S.L., an agriculture-focused media company that features for-sale agriculture equipment and parts from sellers across Spain online and in its regularly distributed magazines.
buyer: Sandhills Publishing Company
Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing information in the form of trade publications, websites, and online services that connect buyers and sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, and heavy equipment industries. "
target: MOMA Editorial, S.L.
MOMA Editorial, S.L. is an agriculture-focused media company. MOMA Agri features for-sale agriculture equipment and parts from sellers across Spain online and in its regularly distributed magazines. They have become the go-to resources for local buyers looking to purchase agriculture equipment.
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announced 7/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Nutrien Ltd., will acquire Agrible, Inc.

synopsis: Nutrien Ltd., the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Agrible, Inc., a digital agriculture company with an platform and product offering that includes a set of agronomic and advisory tools, data science capabilities, predictive analytics and a sustainability business.
buyer: Nutrien Ltd. (TSX:NTR:$6,518.00)
Based in Canada, Nutrien Ltd. is the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner. They produce and distribute over 26 million tons of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products world-wide. "
target: Agrible, Inc.
Agrible's platform is utilized by growers and sustainability partners across numerous global geographies. Its primary product offerings include Morning Farm Report®, Spray Smart®, Nutrient Engine and Find My Seed®, which are accompanied by numerous other complementary digital and mobile offerings.
price ($mm)
$63
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sandhills Publishing Company, purchased 5 Trade Publications from Editoriale C&C

synopsis: Sandhills East has acquired a number of trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets including: CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura, from Editoriale C&C, a publishing house based in Italy.
buyer: Sandhills Publishing Company
Sandhills Publishing is an information processing company aimed at gathering, processing, and distributing info in the form of trade publications & corresponding websites that connect buyers & sellers across the trucking, agriculture, construction, heavy equipment, aviation, & technology industries."
seller: Editoriale C&C
The acquisition includes five trade publications serving Italy's construction, commercial trucking, and agriculture markets from Editoriale C&C. The brands included are CamionSuperMarket, TrattoriSuperMarket, Cantierissimo con Carrellistica, Transporto Commerciale, and A come Agricoltura.
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 9/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Fence Post Publishing, acquired Acres USA

synopsis: The Fence Post has acquired an agricultural publishing company, Acres USA, North America’s oldest, largest magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming — crops, soils, livestock, tillage, alternative crops and marketing.
buyer parent: Swift Communications, Inc.
buyer: Fence Post Publishing
The Fence Post is a nationwide agricultural newspaper reaching over 80,000 readers each week. Don McMillen started the Rocky Mountain Fence Post in Bellvue, Colo in 1980. The paper changed ownership in November 1984 and continues to be owned by Swift Communications. "
target: Acres USA
Acres U.S.A. is North America's oldest publisher on production-scale organic and sustainable farming. For more than four decades their mission has been to help farmers, ranchers and market gardeners grow food organically, sustainably, without harmful, toxic chemistry.
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