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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SPACES INC.

synopsis: Apple has acquired another startup, Spaces, which has a team specialized in virtual reality technologies (VR). Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allows users to hold VR video conferencing using animated avatars.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: SPACES INC.
Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allowed users to hold virtual reality video conferencing using animated avatars.
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closed 5/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Verizon Communications, acquired Blue Jeans Network

synopsis: Verizon Business has completed the acquisition of BlueJeans Network, a trusted enterprise-grade video conferencing and event platform. BlueJeans is regularly cited as one of the market-leading video conference and collaboration tools, including cloud-based meetings and large, interactive events that are simple, scalable and secure.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$128,375.00)
Verizon Communications is a broadband and telecommunications company that operates 4G LTE and 3G networks as well as provides information and entertainment services. The company serves customers by delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations. "
target: Blue Jeans Network
BlueJeans Network is a trusted enterprise-grade video conferencing and event platform. BlueJeans is regularly cited as one of the market-leading video conference and collaboration tools, including cloud-based meetings and large, interactive events that are simple, scalable and secure.
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closed 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Enghouse Systems Limited, acquired Vidyo, Inc.

synopsis: Enghouse Systems Limited, a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions, has acquired Vidyo, Inc. a provider of enterprise-class video software solutions that support visual communications across diverse end-points, networks of varying bandwidth and geographically dispersed locations.
buyer: Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH:$395.77)
Enghouse Systems Limited is a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions serving a variety of vertical markets. Its strategy is to build a larger and more diverse enterprise software company through strategic acquisitions and managed growth within its business segments. "
target: Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo enriches people's lives by embedding real-time video into digital communications. Its secure, scalable technology and cloud-based platform integrates with virtually any application environment, network, and device to deliver the highest quality experiences.
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$40
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$60
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closed 11/15/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Subscribe Technologies Inc., acquired WebinarIgnition

synopsis: Subscribe Technologies Inc., a company that develops, partners with, acquires, and invests in cloud based software as a service (SAAS) solutions for small and medium sized enterprises, is pleased to announce the acquisition of WebinarIgnition, a proprietary platform for creating professional live & automated webinar funnels.
buyer: Subscribe Technologies Inc. (CNSX:SAAS:$0.00)
Subscribe Technologies develops, partners with, acquires, and invests in cloud based software as a service (SAAS) solutions for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). "
target: WebinarIgnition
WebinarIgnition is a proprietary platform for creating professional live & automated webinar funnels. WebinarIgnition enables users to easily deploy live or pre-recorded (evergreen) webinars and charge viewers through the integrated payment system.
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announced 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Videxio will be merged with Pexip AS,

synopsis: Videxio, a cloud video service provider that makes it easy for organizations of any size to use professional video conferencing, is to merge with Pexip, a company that enables enterprises and organizations to provide video-based communication and collaboration to all employees.
buyer: Pexip AS
Pexip enables enterprises and organizations to provide video-based communication and collaboration to all employees. The Pexip Infinity cloud enterprise application enables seamless collaboration between incompatible video and audio technologies. "
target: Videxio
Videxio is a cloud video service provider that makes it easy for organizations of any size to use professional video conferencing. They are based in Norway.
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closed 10/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

West Corporation, acquired INXPO, Inc.

synopsis: West Corporation, a global leader in technology-enabled services, has completed the acquisition of INXPO, a provider of feature-rich webcasting and online events for the enterprise. INXPO specializes in delivering interactive webcasts and online events to global audiences of any size to any device.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: West Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
West Corporation is a global leader in technology-enabled communication services that connect people and businesses around the world, helping its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions. "
target: INXPO, Inc.
INXPO is a provider of feature-rich webcasting and online events for the enterprise. Their video platform is built upon a secure, reliable and scalable foundation that has powered thousands of digital events and touched millions of users.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Slack Technologies, Inc, acquired HipChat, Inc.

synopsis: Slack, the workplace chat app, has acquired HipChat from Atlassian, a provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. HipChat is a messaging platform built for businesses. HipChat's secure, compliant, and flexible communication platform features group chat, video chat, and screen sharing to bring teams together.
buyer: Slack Technologies, Inc (WORK:$768.14)
Slack brings all employees' communication together in one place. It creates open channels for the projects, groups and topics that teams share including messages, files & comments, inline images & video, rich link summaries and integration with the services people use every day, like Twitter, etc. "
target parent: Atlassian Pty Ltd.
target: HipChat, Inc.
HipChat is a messaging platform built for businesses. HipChat's secure, compliant, and flexible communication platform features group chat, video chat, and screen sharing to bring teams together. HipChat is available on various platforms, including Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.
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announced 11/20/2015 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Acano Limited

synopsis: Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that enables people to make powerful connections, announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,071.00)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. "
target: Acano Limited
Acano is a fast-growing technology company with a fresh perspective on audio, web and video conferencing. As a privately-held company based in London, Acano’s 170+ employees span four continents and form a dedicated group committed to changing collaboration technology. Acano makes teams work better.
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closed 6/29/2015 via PR Web

Jive Communications, acquired Speek Inc.

synopsis: Jive Communications, a leading Cloud communications provider, announced the acquisition of audio and web conference service vendor, Speek. Speek’s platform allows users to make visual conference calls and share their screen using a simple unique Web URL rather than PIN numbers, dial in codes, or downloads.
buyer: Jive Communications
Jive Communications provides enterprise-grade Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications to businesses. Jive’s hosted services run on a cloud-based platform built on open industry standards. The Jive Cloud is purpose-built to deliver reliable and economical communication services available. "
target: Speek Inc.
Speek is super simple, free and visual conference calling. Use a personal or business link (i.e., speek.com/YourName), instead of a phone number and PIN for conference calls. Speek allows people to see who's joined, who's talking, share files, use call controls and more.
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Limeade, Inc., acquired 9Slides

synopsis: Limeade, an award-winning employee engagement company, announced it acquired 9Slides, a leading mobile multimedia learning solution. 9Slides, a privately held company in Redmond, Wash., delivers mobile technology for employees to watch video presentations, answer quizzes to test their knowledge, and even create their own presentations to share.
buyer: Limeade, Inc.
Limeade is a technology company that engages employees in health, well-being, performance and culture. The Limeade engagement platform and its people and partners bring company culture to life, inspire change and deliver fresh innovations. "
target: 9Slides
9slides is a powerful communication tool, which allows users to capture and share experience of "being there" in the presentation room with a remote audience, anytime, anywhere. Their audience can watch it on a PC, Mac or even iPad without downloading any app.
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closed 9/25/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Requestec

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Requestec, a leading provider of Web-based Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology. Through WebRTC's open standard protocols, Requestec delivers high quality IP telephony, video conferencing and instant messaging directly within desktop and mobile browsers, eliminating the need for downloads or plugins.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Requestec
Requestec has been delivering Video Calling, Conferencing and IVR software development since 2007. They developed Saypage, a Real-Time Collaboration and Communications Platform that embraces open standards surrounding video calling from H.323 and SIP through to Flash, HTML5 and WebRTC.
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closed 9/22/2014 via PR Newswire

PGi, acquired TalkPoint

synopsis: PGi, a global leader in collaboration software and services, announced the acquisition of TalkPoint Holdings, L.L.C., a leading provider of webcasting software and services. TalkPoint's Convey™ platform provides self-service and fully managed audio and video webcasting for events with up to 10,000 attendees.
buyer: PGi (PGI:$562.53)
PGi is a global provider of meeting and collaboration software. PGi’s cloud-based software applications empower business users to connect, collaborate and share ideas and information from their desktop, tablet or smartphone, enabling greater productivity in the office or on the go. "
target: TalkPoint
TalkPoint offers Convey™, a robust cloud-based, self-service webcasting technology for companies to improve communications with their internal and external constituencies.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Market Wire

ClearSlide Inc., acquired Crunched

synopsis: ClearSlide, provider of the leading sales engagement platform, announced the acquisition of Crunched. Crunched builds smart and simple platform to make it easy to connect with customers. Crunched invested its resources in building its technology, including an online presentation capability, screen sharing, tracking and analytics.
buyer: ClearSlide Inc.
ClearSlide is a sales communications platform. It provides a fully web-based service designed specifically for the communication needs of sales teams. It strives to make customer facing interactions more effective and to ultimately help sales close more business. "
target: Crunched
Crunched is a sales and marketing intelligence platform that helps companies close more deals with deeper insights into their customers. They are backed in their mission to revolutionize sales and marketing by leading investors.
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closed 11/5/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Jive Software, acquired Meetings.io

synopsis: Jive Software, Inc. announced the acquisition of Meetings.io. Meetings.io, a next generation real-time communication platform, allows people to seamlessly and simply create video and chat connections instantly with anyone around the world via a web browser.
buyer: Jive Software (JIVE:$204.09)
Jive Software is the world's leader in social business, bringing social technology innovations to enterprises securely and at scale, changing the way work gets done. The platform combines the power of big data, enterprise integrations and social collaboration technologies. "
target: Meetings.io
Meetings.io, a next generation real-time communication platform, allows people to seamlessly and simply create video and chat connections instantly with anyone around the world via a web browser.
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$5.72
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closed 6/5/2012 via

Avaya Inc., acquired RADVISION Ltd.

synopsis: RADVISION LTD., a leading technology and end-to-end solution provider for unified visual communications, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to Avaya. RADVISION is a leading provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Avaya Inc. (AVYA:$3,272.00)
Avaya Inc. is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. "
target: RADVISION Ltd.
RADVISION is a leading provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks. It teams with its channel and service provider partners to offer end-to-end visual communications that help businesses collaborate more efficiently.
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$219 [$164]
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$78
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2.1x
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on offer 3/13/2012 via

SalesCrunch, offer to acquire WebEx Communications, Inc.

synopsis: SalesCrunch announced that it is making an unsolicited bid of $1 plus 15% equity in SalesCrunch to the shareholders of Cisco Systems, Inc. to acquire WebEx, the networking conglomerate’s web conferencing service. WebEx lets users video conference, share desktops, record and much more.
buyer: SalesCrunch
SalesCrunch is an online meeting platform, focused on applying science to the art of selling. One single platform enables sales professionals to establish strong connections with customers, monitor engagement during meetings, collaborate with others across an organization, and more. "
target parent: Cisco Systems, Inc.
target: WebEx Communications, Inc.
WebEx offers secure video conferencing for individuals, business and the enterprise. Users can meet via their computers or mobile phones. WebEx allows them to video conference, share desktops, record, and much more.
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closed 12/2/2011 via BNC Analysis

Brother Industries, Ltd., acquired Nefsis Corporation

synopsis: The Brother group of companies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality printing devices for home, office and commercial environments, has acquired Nefsis Corporation, an innovator in web-based remote collaboration and conferencing software. The company has developed a range of solutions for messaging and collaboration.
buyer: Brother Industries, Ltd. (BRTHF:$497,390.00)
Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office. Brother markets many industrial products, home appliances, and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. "
target: Nefsis Corporation
Nefsis Corporation is a communications technology company with headquarters in San Diego, California. Its global cloud provides multipoint HD video conferencing and advanced collaboration tools to business, government and educational customers in more than 45 countries worldwide.
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closed 10/14/2011 via Market Wire

Polycom Inc., acquired ViVu, Inc.

synopsis: Polycom, Inc. announced the acquisition of ViVu, Inc., a video collaboration software company. ViVu has developed innovative video collaboration software that can be easily embedded into web applications such as enterprise, social, and vertical industry applications to enable instant web-based HD video collaboration.
buyer: Polycom Inc. (PLCM:$1,197.80)
Polycom, Inc. is a global leader in unified communications solutions with industry-leading telepresence, video, voice and infrastructure solutions built on open standards. Polycom powers smarter conversations, transforming lives and businesses worldwide. "
target: ViVu, Inc.
ViVu, Inc. is a privately- held video collaboration software company. ViVu has developed innovative video collaboration software that can be easily embedded into web applications such as enterprise, social, and vertical industry applications to enable instant web-based HD video collaboration.
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announced 9/29/2011 via Company Press Release

VisiInc Plc, will acquire VIA3 Corporation

synopsis: VisiInc PLC announced a definitive agreement to acquire VIA3 Corporation in an all-stock transaction. VIA3 is the only trusted communication software with end-to-end encryption and multiple layers of security ensuring users' online communications are private. VisiInc PLC acquisition marks major push into the Australian E-health market.
buyer: VisiInc Plc
VisiInc PLC is a leading software company that has developed an innovative patent-pending collaboration and communications platform with a universal "viewer" that distributes large sets of data and renders the visualization natively anywhere in the world. "
target: VIA3 Corporation
VIA3 Corporation is the company behind the VIA3. VIA3's software is a seamless integration of online essentials - instant messaging, real-time high quality video, real-time full duplex audio and a comprehensive web-based workspace designed to connect users, processes and information.
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$16
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closed 10/3/2011 via Market Wire

iLinc Communications, Inc. merged with Broadsoft, Inc.,

synopsis: BroadSoft, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Phoenix, Arizona-based iLinc Communications, Inc., a leading provider of web collaboration services for global businesses, governments and educational institutions. With its extensive capabilities, iLinc meets the web collaboration needs of enterprises of all sizes.
buyer: Broadsoft, Inc. (BSFT:$354.53)
BroadSoft provides BroadWorks® software that enables mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to deliver voice and multimedia services over their IP-based networks. "
target: iLinc Communications, Inc. (ILNC:$8.81)
iLinc™ is a leading provider of web conferencing services for global businesses, governments and educational institutions. The firm's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based web collaboration tools enable organizations to efficiently and cost-effectively engage, learn and collaborate.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SPACES INC.

synopsis: Apple has acquired another startup, Spaces, which has a team specialized in virtual reality technologies (VR). Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allows users to hold VR video conferencing using animated avatars.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: SPACES INC.
Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allowed users to hold virtual reality video conferencing using animated avatars.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SPACES INC.

synopsis: Apple has acquired another startup, Spaces, which has a team specialized in virtual reality technologies (VR). Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allows users to hold VR video conferencing using animated avatars.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: SPACES INC.
Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allowed users to hold virtual reality video conferencing using animated avatars.
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closed 8/3/2020 via finextra.com

Apple, Inc., acquired Mobeewave

synopsis: Apple, a multinational technology company, has acquired Mobeewave, a Canadian provider of mobile POS solutions. Mobeewave makes payments simple and effortless for merchants. Their solution enables merchants to accept payments by taping their client's card onto the back of their NFC-enabled mobile device.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Mobeewave
Mobeewave is a Canadian provider of mobile POS solutions. Mobeewave makes payments simple and effortless for merchants. Their solution enables merchants to accept payments by taping their client's card onto the back of their NFC-enabled mobile device.
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closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Fleetsmith

synopsis: Apple has bought Fleetsmith, a company that makes tools that enable businesses to more easily distribute corporate iPhones and Macs to their workers. Fleetsmith puts device management on auto-pilot by automating device setup, patching, and security for your company’s Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Fleetsmith
Fleetsmith puts device management on auto-pilot by automating device setup, patching, and security for your company’s Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. It integrates with G Suite and Office 365, empowering clients to easily deploy, patch, manage, and secure devices over the internet.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Inductiv, Inc.

synopsis: Apple has acquired the machine learning startup Inductiv Inc., a company that has developed technology that uses artificial intelligence to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data. Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human intervention.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Inductiv, Inc.
Inductiv developed technology that uses artificial intelligence to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data. Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human intervention.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire NextVR

synopsis: Apple is in the process of acquiring virtual-reality video-streaming service NextVR. NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. The company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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closed 4/3/2020 via Bloomberg

Apple, Inc., acquired Voysis

synopsis: Apple Inc. acquired Voysis, an artificial intelligence startup that developed a platform for digital voice assistants to better understand people’s natural language. Dublin, Ireland-based Voysis focuses on improving digital assistants inside online shopping apps, so the software could respond more accurately to voice commands from users.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Voysis
Voysis is an Irish company that has developed technology that helps digital voice assistants understand natural language better. Voysis was founded in 2012 by Peter Cahill who had previously spent 15 years researching speech technology and neural network research.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Dark Sky

synopsis: Apple has acquired the beloved weather app Dark Sky. Dark Sky uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at the users exact location, and presents it to them alongside the most beautiful radar visualizations they've ever seen.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Dark Sky
Dark Sky is a new kind of weather app. It uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at the users exact location, and presents it to them alongside the most beautiful radar visualizations they've ever seen.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Xnor.ai

synopsis: Apple has acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools. Xnor.ai brings highly efficient, super powerful AI to edge devices such as cameras, cars, drones, wearables and IoT devices.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Xnor.ai
Xnor.ai is a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools. Xnor.ai brings highly efficient, super powerful AI to edge devices such as cameras, cars, drones, wearables and IoT devices.
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closed 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Spectral Edge

synopsis: Apple has purchased UK-based photography company Spectral Edge, an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Spectral Edge
Spectral Edge is an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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closed 10/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired IKinema ltd.

synopsis: Apple has acquired IKinema, a UK-based 3D animation company. IKinema develops motion capture technology that could morph video footage of people into animated characters. Apple has purchased several small companies with a similar 3D graphics focus in the past, which were integrated into Apple’s Animoji feature.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: IKinema ltd.
iKinema Ltd. is a UK developer of motion capture software whose products are used in the production of films, virtual reality content, and video games. The company provides a software engine that can take motion capture data and use the measurements to animate a virtual character.
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Apple, Inc., acquired Drive.ai

synopsis: Apple Inc. has acquired Drive.ai, a purpose driven company based in Mountain View, California that believes in the mission of making the dreams of self-driving cars a reality. Drive.ai are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Drive.ai
Drive.ai is a purpose driven company based in Mountain View, California that believes in the mission of making the dreams of self-driving cars a reality. They are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning.
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closed 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Tueo Health

synopsis: Apple has acquired Tueo Health, a small start-up that was developing a system to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in sleeping children. Tueo Health was developing a mobile app that worked with commercial breathing sensors to manage asthma symptoms in children. The app would send alerts to parents if their child’s breathing changed at night.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Tueo Health
Tueo Health is a digital health solution for improved asthma management empowering patients and their families to take control of the disease. The Tueo Health Solution is designed to help parents make informed changes to their child’s environment and treatment through daily symptom assessment.
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closed 3/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Stamplay

synopsis: Apple has acquired Italian startup Stamplay, an API-based development platform, empowering web developers to build and launch full-featured cloud-based web apps in record time.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Stamplay
Stamplay, founded in Italy, is an API-based development platform, empowering web developers to build and launch full-featured cloud-based web apps in record time.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Laserlike

synopsis: Apple confirmed it has acquired Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup called Laserlike. Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Laserlike
Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired DataTiger

synopsis: Apple has acquired U.K.-based digital marketing firm DataTiger in a move that could bolster the tech giant's already prodigious marketing apparatus. DataTiger is a set of tools that enables users to build marketing software that puts data to work.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: DataTiger
DataTiger is a set of tools that enables users to build marketing software that puts data to work. Using DataTiger is the fastest and easiest way to increase retention & monetisation. DataTiger can be used as an online tool, to import data and set up user flows in minutes.
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closed 12/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Platoon

synopsis: Apple is building up its music business with an acquisition of a small tech startup that helps discover and develop emerging musical artists. Apple confirmed it purchased Platoon, a company that helps independent artists fund, distribute, and market their content.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Platoon
Platoon helps discover the very best emerging talent (musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers, designers) and provides them with the platform to create, distribute and commercialize exceptional creative work. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Silk Labs

synopsis: Apple has acquired Silk Labs, a machine learning company using on-device AI to empower businesses to build the next generation of intelligent connected devices. They were founded in 2015 and are based in San Mateo, CA.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Silk Labs
Silk Labs is a machine learning company using on-device AI to empower businesses to build the next generation of intelligent connected devices. They were founded in 2015 and are based in San Mateo, CA.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 1/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Buddybuild

synopsis: Apple, the innovative technology company, has acquired Buddybuild, which will now join Apple's Xcode engineering group. Based in Canada, Buddybuild offers a continuous integration, continuous deployment, and user feedback platform for development teams that could be used for both iOS and Android apps.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Buddybuild
Based in Canada, Buddybuild offers a continuous integration, continuous deployment, and user feedback platform for development teams that could be used for both iOS and Android apps. Buddybuild also features a feedback and crash reporter and video replay to help developers see how bugs occurred.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Apple, Inc., acquired Shazam Entertainment Ltd

synopsis: Apple has acquired Shazam, an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, downloaded over a billion times and used by hundreds of millions of people each month to connect to the world around them.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Shazam Entertainment Ltd
Shazam is an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. The software is available for Windows, macOS and smartphones.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SPACES INC.

synopsis: Apple has acquired another startup, Spaces, which has a team specialized in virtual reality technologies (VR). Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allows users to hold VR video conferencing using animated avatars.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: SPACES INC.
Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allowed users to hold virtual reality video conferencing using animated avatars.
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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

SunRoof Sverige AB, acquired Redlogger

synopsis: SunRoof, an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs, has acquired Redlogger, a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
buyer: SunRoof Sverige AB
SunRoof is an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs with superior energy output and design. They use their own design, innovations and advanced technology to create a truly unique product. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Redlogger
Redlogger is a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired MetaMind

synopsis: Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, a deep learning startup backed by Salesforce cofounder and chief executive Marc Benioff. MetaMind is building an AI platform for natural language processing, image understanding, and knowledge base analytics.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$20,286.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MetaMind
MetaMind wants to make Deep Learning accessible to everyone. Deep Learning is a rapidly growing branch of artificial intelligence. It comprises a set of techniques that don’t require domain experts to program knowledge into algorithms. Instead, these techniques can learn by observing data.
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announced 11/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Anoto Group AB, will acquire Livescribe, Inc.

synopsis: Anoto Group AB announced an agreement to acquire Livescribe Inc. Based in Oakland, California and founded in 2007, Livescribe's smartpens allow students, business people, journalists, and anyone who values pen and paper note-taking to capture, access, and share everything they write, draw, and hear.
buyer: Anoto Group AB (OM:ANOT:$22.67)
Anoto Group, through its subsidiaries, develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, which enables the transmission of handwritten text and illustrations into digital format. Their solutions are based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology to capture, transmit, and store data. "
target: Livescribe, Inc.
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Corel Corporation

synopsis: KKR, a global investment firm, has acquired Corel, one of the world's top software platforms, from Vector Capital. Canada-based Corel offers a portfolio of software solutions to over 90 million knowledge workers, empowering professionals across industries in three main verticals: Creativity, Productivity, and Desktop-as-a-Service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,715.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Canada-based Corel offers some of the industry's best-known software brands, and give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Corel delivers a portfolio of innovative applications including CorelDRAW, ClearSlide, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
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closed 6/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Immudyne, acquired PDFSimpli

synopsis: ImmuDyne, Inc., a technology-driven e-commerce company, announced the closing of a strategic acquisition. PDFSimpli is a software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
buyer: Immudyne (OTCPK:IMMD:$6.49)
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio. "
target: PDFSimpli
PDFSimpli is software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
price ($mm)
$0.15*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Avanquest, acquired Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware

synopsis: Avanquest has acquired the group holding the Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware businesses. Upclick is an ultra-modern platform used all over the world for the sale of digital products. Lulu Software is a major supplier of PDF solutions with its SodaPDF software. Adaware provides antivirus and security solutions.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: Avanquest (ENXTPA:AVQ:$105.99)
Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia. "
target: Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware
Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware are a Canadian group of companies. Lulu Software sells the Soda PDF application and document management solutions. Adaware specializes in Internet security and antivirus and security solutions. Upclick is an e-commerce platform used for the sale of digital goods.
price ($mm)
$12*
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hangar Technology, Inc, acquired Autoflight Logic

synopsis: Hangar, the Austin, TX based technology company developing an autonomous data capture ecosystem for drones, announced it acquired Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones.
buyer: Hangar Technology, Inc
Hangar is building an automated ecosystem for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. "
target: Autoflight Logic
Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones. Autoflight Logic boasts over 150k autonomous flights in over 190 countries flown using its ground control software.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired Scientific Calculator

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired Android app Scientific Calculator from developer Petr Hapal. Scientific Calculator supports advanced calculations such as complex number equations and it has a large universal/physical/mathematical/chemical constant table, making it a tool ready for science.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
target: Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator is a powerful Android scientific calculator with a real look. It is one of the few Android calculators with complex number equations support.
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announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2016 via GlobeNewswire

HMS Industrial Networks AB, acquired Intesis Software SL

synopsis: HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has acquired all of the shares of the Spain-based company Intesis Software, S.L. - a leading provider of communication gateway solutions for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system integration within the fields of building automation.
buyer: HMS Industrial Networks AB (OM:HMS:$91.96)
HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. "
target: Intesis Software SL
Founded in 2000, Intesis Software is a leader in manufacturing innovative solutions for HVAC in the home and building automation market. Based in Igualada (Barcelona), Spain, it offers a wide range of products to customers in more than 90 countries.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
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Ticker: TSE:3681
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
V-cube, Inc.
V-cube, Inc.
V-cube, Inc. provides platforms and software for visual communication methods such as video conferencing.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$46.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.79
EBIT ($mm)
$4.05
Net Income ($mm)
$2.48
Employees
282
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Ticker: BSE:532790
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanla Mobile
Tanla Mobile
Tanla is one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world. Tanla provides cloud solutions for messaging, voice, and IoT. Their solutions handle over 200 billion business communications annually. Tanla adopts cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of a diverse clientele.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$167.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.63
EBIT ($mm)
($14.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
300
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Ticker: SHOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ShoreTel Inc.
ShoreTel Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments eliminate complexity, reduce costs and improve productivity.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$360.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.62
EBIT ($mm)
$9.73
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1063
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Ticker: DGII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digi International
Digi International
Digi International is a global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine and Internet of Things connectivity products and services. They help their customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$208.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$3.09
Net Income ($mm)
$4.03
Employees
649
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Ticker: BIT:MBY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOBYT S.p.A.
MOBYT S.p.A.
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$28.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.94
EBIT ($mm)
$2.98
Net Income ($mm)
$1.79
Employees
13
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Ticker: WSE:ITL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InteliWISE
InteliWISE utilizes language recognition and interactive video technology to optimize online customer service experiences. They are enabling the digital transformation of the Customer Engagement and Service, by providing the intelligent, AI – powered, industry – leading cloud-based services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.07
EBIT ($mm)
$0.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: WORK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slack Technologies, Inc
Slack Technologies, Inc
Slack brings all employees' communication together in one place. It creates open channels for the projects, groups and topics that teams share including messages, files & comments, inline images & video, rich link summaries and integration with the services people use every day, like Twitter, etc.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$768.14
EBITDA ($mm)
($267.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($295.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2431
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Ticker: QUMU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qumu, Inc.
Qumu, Inc.
Qumu Corporation provides the tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of their videos. Qumu's innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
105
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Ticker: BSE:503699
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geodesic, Ltd.
Geodesic is an innovator in software products focused on Information, Communication and Entertainment for mobile phones and desktop computers. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geodesic's Mundu suite of award-winning products includes solutions for Instant Messaging, Voice-over-IP and Internet Radio.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OM:SINCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinch AB
Sinch AB
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$598.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$60.69
EBIT ($mm)
$47.30
Net Income ($mm)
$33.49
Employees
595
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Ticker: CPAH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CounterPath Solutions, Inc.
CounterPath Solutions, Inc.
CounterPath Solutions, Inc. is a developer of award-winning, carrier-grade VoIP and Video over IP SIP softphones for telecom and Internet telephony service providers, cable operators, IP-PBX manufacturers and infrastructure manufacturers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.73
Employees
74
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Ticker: FSLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastly
Fastly
Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing its customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$246.32
EBITDA ($mm)
($36.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($52.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
717
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Ticker: ANY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sphere3D
Sphere 3D is a virtualization technology solution provider. Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0 platform delivers virtualization of many of the most demanding applications in the marketplace today; making it easy to move applications from a physical PC or workstation to a virtual environment.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$76.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
429
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Ticker: ENXTAM:CMCOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CM Telecom
CM Telecom
Netherlands-based CM is a communication platform with a portfolio of messaging channels, interactive voice solutions, and innovative payment solutions combined on a single platform. CM offers expertise in mobile solutions, Web API, Bulk & Premium SMS, Push Messages, Mobile internet, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$105.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
($1.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
266
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Ticker: AAPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$273,857.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$78,671.00
EBIT ($mm)
$67,138.00
Net Income ($mm)
$58,424.00
Employees
137000
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Ticker: KOSE:A005930
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$216,088.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$75,300.03
EBIT ($mm)
$52,199.38
Net Income ($mm)
$38,906.54
Employees
102351
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Ticker: MSFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$143,015.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$68,423.00
EBIT ($mm)
$55,627.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:6752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$65,491.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,910.15
EBIT ($mm)
$2,489.51
Net Income ($mm)
$1,548.33
Employees
270808
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Ticker: A066570:KS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$48,830.93
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$422.66
Employees
93000
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Ticker: TSE:6753
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products, headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai. Since 2016 it has been an integral part of Taiwan-based Foxconn Group.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22,384.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,416.27
EBIT ($mm)
$695.20
Net Income ($mm)
$635.15
Employees
54156
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Ticker: WDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corp, Irvine, Calif., is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its HGST and WD® subsidiaries are long-time innovators in the storage industry.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$19,093.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,400.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,272.00
Net Income ($mm)
$397.00
Employees
72878
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Ticker: NVDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10,918.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,227.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,846.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,796.00
Employees
13775
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Ticker: SEHK:493
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in electrical appliances businesses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10,474.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$172.80
EBIT ($mm)
$102.32
Net Income ($mm)
$90.75
Employees
50835
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Ticker: MSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communications products and services to public safety and commercial customers around the world. Their innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people's lives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$7,643.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,035.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,635.00
Net Income ($mm)
$842.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: GRMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garmin Ltd.
Garmin Ltd.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,847.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,082.05
EBIT ($mm)
$971.69
Net Income ($mm)
$973.49
Employees
15000
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Ticker: AYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AcuityBrands
AcuityBrands
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,672.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.80
EBIT ($mm)
$463.50
Net Income ($mm)
$330.40
Employees
12000
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Ticker: TSE:8050
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seiko
Seiko
Seiko is a Japanese holding company that manufactures and sells high quality products through its subsidiaries. Seiko manufactures watches, clocks, electronic devices, optical products, printers, payment terminals, large displays, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,275.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$144.51
EBIT ($mm)
$68.76
Net Income ($mm)
$55.38
Employees
12020
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Ticker: BB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackberry
Blackberry
BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. They secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$882.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.00
EBIT ($mm)
($97.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3288
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Ticker: TSE:6737
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EIZO Corp
EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO is headquartered in Hakusan, Japan.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$657.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.41
EBIT ($mm)
$41.73
Net Income ($mm)
$33.64
Employees
0
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