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announced 4/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Ackroo Inc., will acquire BNA Smart Payments

synopsis: Ackroo Inc., a loyalty marketing, gift card and payments technology and services provider, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ackroo Canada Inc., is to acquire the software and hardware payment solutions and all related customer contracts from BNA Smart Payments Ltd., a payment processing company based in Canada.
buyer: Ackroo Inc. (TSXV:AKR:$3.43)
Ackroo provides merchants of all sizes a robust, cloud based multi-currency marketing platform to help attract, engage and grow their customers while increasing their revenues and margins. They are based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. "
target: BNA Smart Payments
The acquisition includes BNA Smart Payments Ltd.'s software and hardware payment solutions and all related customer contracts representing between $35,000 and $40,000 of monthly recurring revenue spread across automotive, retail, hospitality and petroleum merchants.
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closed 4/3/2020 via PR Newswire

Dohmen Company, acquired FoodChain, Inc.

synopsis: Dohmen Company has acquired FoodChain, an online marketplace and logistics company that speeds delivery and access to nutritious, local food sources. The acquisition of FoodChain provides Dohmen with a digital system that speeds the process of commercial exchange between local food producers and local food purchasers.
buyer: Dohmen Company
Dohmen has been creating a more efficient, effective and easy to use health experience since 1858; first as an apothecary, then as a manufacturer, later as a wholesaler and currently as a multi subsidiary provider of software and services. "
target: FoodChain, Inc.
FoodChain is an online marketplace and logistics company that connects local food producers with wholesale purchasers. By creating an ecosystem of local foods and directly connecting producers with purchasers, FoodChain shortens the supply chain and create tangible value for our users.
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closed 4/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

IKEA, acquired Geomagical Labs Inc.

synopsis: Netherlands-based Ingka Investments has acquired Geomagical Labs, a development company of 3D and visual AI solutions for interactive home furnishing inspiration. Geomagical Labs' 3D and AI technology will be used by IKEA, digitally allowing customers to capture and furnish their homes using photorealistic 3D representations of their furnishings.
buyer: IKEA
IKEA Group, based in the Netherlands, is the world's largest home furnishing retailer and operates 374 stores in 30 countries. IKEA Group offers well-designed and functional home furnishing products at low prices under the IKEA vision—to create a better everyday life for many people. "
target: Geomagical Labs Inc.
Geomagical Labs is a developer of leading-edge visual AI solutions for indoor imagination. The company’s AI applications make it easy for consumers to capture and decorate photorealistic 3D representations of their home spaces in minutes, anywhere they are, with everyday smartphones.
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announced 4/3/2020 via BusinessWire

JTC PLC, will acquire NES Financial

synopsis: JTC PLC, a global provider of fund, corporate and private wealth services to institutional and private clients, is to acquire NES Financial, a Silicon Valley financial technology (FinTech) company providing technology-enabled solutions and services for the efficient back and middle office administration of complex financial transactions.
buyer: JTC PLC (LSE:JTC:$108.43)
JTC PLC is an award-winning provider of fund, corporate and private client services to institutional and private clients. Founded in 1987, JTC has more than 900 people working across its global office network and is trusted to administer more than $130 billion of client assets. "
target: NES Financial
NES Financial is a Silicon Valley financial technology (FinTech) company providing technology-enabled solutions and services for the efficient back and middle office administration of complex financial transactions.
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$40
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$13
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$2
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 4/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Pythian, acquired Agosto

synopsis: Two innovative cloud solution providers are merging in a deal that will create a consolidated powerhouse in the Google Cloud channel. Pythian, a multi-cloud data analytics specialist owned by a private equity firm, said Thursday it has purchased Agosto, a Google Cloud reseller and specialist in IoT and other cutting-edge services.
buyer parent: Mill Point Capital
buyer: Pythian
Ottawa-based Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies by enabling their clients to turn data into valuable insights, predictions, and products. From cloud automation to machine learning, Pythian designs, implements, and supports customized solutions for difficult data challenges."
target: Agosto
Founded in 2001, Agosto is a Google Premier Partner and cloud product development company collaborating with organizations looking for a fresh perspective to work smarter with Google Cloud & apply advanced technology services to their business.
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closed 4/2/2020 via PR Web

Constellation1, acquired Virtual Properties, Inc.

synopsis: Constellation1, a leading provider of scalable SaaS products for the real estate industry, has acquired Virtual Properties, a company that develops web-based software for real estate brokers and agents. Virtual Properties offers solutions for transaction management, white-label mobile apps, custom websites, and CRM.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Constellation1
Constellation1 is a leading provider of scalable SaaS products for the real estate industry. Constellation1 provides front office, back office and data services to real estate brokerages, franchises and MLSs across North America. Constellation1 is part of the Constellation Real Estate Group. "
target: Virtual Properties, Inc.
Virtual Properties develops web-based software for real estate brokers and agents. Virtual Properties offers integrated cloud software and turn-key solutions including robust transaction management, white-label mobile apps, custom websites, and a comprehensive CRM platform.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Torque Esports Corp., acquired WTF1

synopsis: Torque Esports Corp., a Canadian company focused on esports, has acquired WTF1 from Dennis Publishing, the most dynamic media company in the UK. WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
buyer: Torque Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$3.36)
Torque Esports is a Canadian company focused on esports. Torque focuses on three areas - esports data provision, esport tournament hosting and esports racing. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, Torque is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry."
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: WTF1
WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
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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:$267,683.00)
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 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nextdoor, acquired Neighborland

synopsis: Nextdoor, the neighborhood hub for trusted connections, has acquired Neighborland, a public engagement platform designed for government agencies, developers, and civic organizations. Nextdoor and Neighborland share a passion of empowering people to build strong communities and together will deliver even more tools to their public agency partners.
buyer: Nextdoor
Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods and services. From spreading the word about a lost dog, recommending and discovering local businesses, to finding a new home for an outgrown bicycle, Nextdoor believes in bringing people together."
target: Neighborland
Neighborland is a public engagement platform designed for government agencies, developers, and civic organizations. The company's software is the only solution designed for planners to collaborate with their stakeholders in an accessible, participatory, and equitable way.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

HouseCanary, acquired Dropmodel

synopsis: Home valuation fintech pioneer HouseCanary announced it has acquired Dropmodel, a web-based real estate financial modeling, analysis, and presentation application that includes a suite of smart, flexible models, calculators, and tools for the single-family real estate sector.
buyer: HouseCanary
Founded in 2013, HouseCanary is a real estate technology company providing the most accurate home valuations to drive smarter decisions across the real estate ecosystem. "
target: Dropmodel
Dropmodel is a web-based real estate financial modeling, analysis, and presentation application that includes a suite of smart, flexible models, calculators, and tools for the single-family real estate sector.
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closed 4/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

VizyPay, LLC, acquired Echo Daily, Inc.

synopsis: VizyPay, a leading payment processing solutions company operating in all 50 states, has acquired Echo Daily, a point-of-sale and payment solutions company. With the acquisition, VizyPay will accelerate its company growth by acquiring key employees and proprietary technologies that provide improved services for its customers.
buyer: VizyPay, LLC
VizyPay is a provider of payment technology solutions. The company supports retail and restaurant locations with physical terminals and Point-of-Sale integrations, online businesses with shopping cart capabilities, professional services businesses, and on-the-go businesses with a mobile application."
target: Echo Daily, Inc.
Echo Daily helps small-to-medium-sized businesses such as retail shops, restaurants, service providers, and gyms successfully run their businesses using the latest in point of sale and payment solutions as well as management and marketing software.
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closed 4/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Business Technology Partners, acquired MassDeploy, LLC

synopsis: Business Technology Partners has acquired MassDeploy, LLC, an automation system for software deployment and compliance on Microsoft Windows networks. The addition of MassDeploy enables managed IT & IT security service providers to keep customer endpoints in compliance with established security protocols and organizational standards.
buyer: Business Technology Partners
Business Technology Partners is a technology consulting firm delivering tailored solutions that leverage a broad array of expertise in IT infrastructure and applications, network management, technology maintenance, telecommunications, audiovisual, and security systems. "
target: MassDeploy, LLC
MassDeploy is an innovative firm that provides secure IT engineering, managed software deployment services, and automation technology. The company is the creator of the MassDeploy Portal, a multi-threaded, high-performance software deployment automation utility for Microsoft Windows enterprises.
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announced 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Connectis will be merged with Signicat,

synopsis: Connectis, an identity infrastructure provider that connects public sector, healthcare, insurance and financial services organizations, will be merging with Signicat, a pioneering, pan-European digital identity company with a unrivalled track record in the world’s most advanced digital identity markets.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Signicat
Signicat is a pioneering, pan-European digital identity company with a unrivalled track record in the world’s most advanced digital identity markets. Its digital identity platform incorporates the most extensive suite of identity verification and authentication systems. "
target parent: SIDN
target: Connectis
Based in the Netherlands, Connectis is an identity infrastructure provider that connects public sector, healthcare, insurance and financial services organizations. Connectis develops secure online identification, authentication and authorization solutions for over 350 organizations
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, purchased Informatics products from Bio-Rad Laboratories

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced the acquisition of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.’s Informatics products including the company’s spectroscopy software and spectral databases.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
seller: Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO:$2,069.24)
The acquisition includes the Informatics Spectroscopy Software and Spectral Databases from Bio-Rad Laboratories, a manufacturer of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. The company was founded in 1952 in Berkeley, California
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Simulations Plus, Inc., acquired Lixoft

synopsis: Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of simulation and modeling software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, has acquired Lixoft of Paris, France. Lixoft designs software solutions based on scientific breakthroughs to reduce the cost and increase the success rate of new drug development.
buyer: Simulations Plus, Inc. (SLP:$35.84)
Simulations Plus is a premier developer of drug discovery and development software and is a provider of preclinical and clinical pharmacometric consulting services for regulatory submissions. The company also provides quantitative systems pharmacology models for liver-related injury and disease. "
target: Lixoft
Paris-based Lixoft designs software solutions based on scientific breakthroughs to reduce the cost and increase the success rate of new drug development. The company's Monolix Suite is a leading provider of population PKPD (Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic) modeling for pharmacometricians.
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$11
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$4
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Yesler

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has acquired Yesler, a business-to-business (B2B) marketing services agency that helps many of the world’s leading brands run their global marketing programs and operations at speed and scale.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$43,968.43)
Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance & create value for their stakeholders. "
target: Yesler
Founded in 2012, Yesler has earned a reputation as a leading B2B marketing agency through an exclusive focus on B2B and a suite of coordinated services and solutions that span B2B marketing activities.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

AdWanted, acquired Standard Rate and Data Service

synopsis: Adwanted Group, a France-based media buying platform, has acquired Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) from Kantar Media, the world’s leading data, insights and consultancy company. SRDS is a powerful platform for planning and buying media. Agencies and brands use SRDS as an all-in-one resource to find and compare digital and traditional media.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is a France-based media buying platform. Adwanted brings offline ad buying online by making the method of buying print ads in newspapers and magazines as automated, quick, and simple as buying programmatic ads for digital media platforms. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Standard Rate and Data Service
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) is a powerful, easy-to-use platform for evaluating, planning, and buying media. Agencies and brands use SRDS as an affordable, all-in-one resource to find and compare digital and traditional media across business, consumer and geographic audiences.
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announced 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wellable, will purchase Daily Challenge Product from MeYou Health

synopsis: Wellable, a wellness technology platform that enables organizations to create programs that help employees thrive, has acquired Daily Challenge from MeYou Health. Daily Challenge is a clinically validated solution that drives engagement and meaningful individual behavior change across multiple well-being activities.
buyer: Wellable
Wellable is a wellness technology platform that enables organizations to create programs that help employees thrive by engaging them in holistic educational modules and activities. Wellable supplements its digital experience with on-site services and rewards administration to maximize engagement. "
seller: MeYou Health
MeYou Health is a social well-being company dedicated to creating engaging products. Daily Challenge is a clinically validated solution that integrates behavior change and social networking science with gaming principles to drive individual behavior change across multiple well-being activities.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Coincurve, acquired BuyBitcoinCanada

synopsis: Interlapse Technologies Corp., the owner and operator of virtual currency platform Coincurve.com, has announced the acquisition of BuyBitcoinCanada.com, a virtual currency brokerage platform from Canadian blockchain company, Bitaccess Inc.
buyer parent: Interlapse Technologies Corp.
buyer: Coincurve
Coincurve.com is a virtual currency platform that easily allows users to be part of the biggest shift in finance, commerce and currency. Customers can buy, save or spend popular utility coins such as Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash within minutes with basic personal information. "
target parent: Bitaccess Inc.
target: BuyBitcoinCanada
BuyBitcoinCanada is a virtual currency brokerage platform. Founded in 2016, BuyBitcoinCanada was the first merchant to integrate Flexepin into their brokerage platform and additional services such as EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), making it easier for Canadians to buy and sell virtual currency.
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closed 3/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

PrimeSoft, acquired iGenero

synopsis: PrimeSoft, an IT services firm specializing in product development, has acquired iGenero, a web and digital media agency in India. iGenero designs transformative products that enable businesses to thrive in the modern digital economy. They specialize in mobile and web engineering, content management systems, integrated marketing, and more.
buyer: PrimeSoft
PrimeSoft is an IT services firm specializing in product development. PrimeSoft offers product development, cloud, quality assurance and consulting services to clients from venture funded startups to publicly traded companies in E-Commerce, Healthcare, Networking, Telecom and Banking. "
target: iGenero
iGenero is a web and digital media agency in India. iGenero designs and delivers transformative products that drive change and enable businesses to thrive in the modern digital economy. They specialize in mobile and web engineering, content management systems, integrated marketing, and more.
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closed 3/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Wunder Mobility, acquired KEAZ

synopsis: Wunder Mobility has acquired the technology and talent of Australia-based car-sharing and rental technology provider, KEAZ. KEAZ's technology allows companies ranging from rental agencies, car dealerships and corporates to provide users with shared access to vehicles via a customized mobile application and powerful back-office management tool.
buyer: Wunder Mobility
Wunder Mobility is Europe's fastest-growing mobility technology company whose product ecosystem helps startups, corporates and cities around the globe launch and scale shared mobility services. They offer a platform for vehicle sharing and for cities to integrate mobility solutions. "
target: KEAZ
KEAZ is an Australia-based car-sharing and rental technology provider. KEAZ's technology allows companies ranging from rental agencies, car dealerships and corporates to provide users with shared access to vehicles via a customized mobile application and powerful back-office management tool.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bayswater College Ltd., acquired Language Study Centres Ltd.

synopsis: London-based Bayswater Education has acquired Language Study Centres (LSC), the UK arm of STS Education’s junior language travel operations. By adding LSC’s broad junior summer camp portfolio to its own, Bayswater Education will greatly expand its operations with new locations, new courses, and an extensive network of international partners.
buyer: Bayswater College Ltd.
Bayswater College offers adults a portfolio of Digital Marketing, Fashion, and English language courses in London and Liverpool. It also offers year-round group services and features a junior division, Bayswater Summer. "
target parent: STS Education AB
target: Language Study Centres Ltd.
Language Study Centres operates seven summer camps in the UK, including leading destinations such as Brighton, Oxford, and London. Hosting over 4000 students per year and featuring innovative courses such as E-gaming and leadership, LSC is a leading player in the junior language travel sector.
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closed 3/27/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Malta Informatique SARL, acquired PandaLab SAS

synopsis: Pharmagest Group, through its subsidiary MALTA INFORMATIQUE, has acquired a majority stake in the start-up PANDALAB, which specialises in secure and instant messaging solutions for healthcare professionals. This acquisition will strengthen Pharmagest Group’s offering of solutions by ensuring improved coordination across the patient pathways.
buyer parent: La Cooperative Welcoop
buyer: Malta Informatique SARL
Malta Informatique is a software vendor specialized in applications for elderly residential care homes and daycare facilities in France. The company's TITAN software suite allows for the management of billing, care, animation, planning, and the medication circuit. "
target: PandaLab SAS
PandaLab is a French start-up that specializes in secure and instant messaging solutions for healthcare professionals. The company helps to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of information and documents among healthcare team members across private practice office-based and hospital environments.
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announced 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aqualine Ltd., will acquire EPARK Rescue Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Aqualine, a Japanese provider of emergency plumbing services, will acquire EPARK Rescue from EPARK, an online reservation service in Japan. EPARK Rescue is a comparison site for home services in Japan. EPARK Rescue allows people to search and compare home renovation, glass repair, pest control, appliance repair, and locksmith services.
buyer: Aqualine Ltd. (TSE:6173:$55.38)
Aqualine is a Japanese provider of emergency plumbing services. Aqualine provides emergency repair services for kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, and other water supply products. The company also produces and sells high quality mineral water under their aqua-aqua brand. "
target parent: eBase Solutions, Inc.
target: EPARK Rescue Co., Ltd.
EPARK Rescue is a comparison site for home services in Japan. EPARK Rescue allows people to search and compare various services providers. The site provides detailed descriptions, prices, and phone numbers for home renovation, glass repair, pest control, appliance repair, and locksmith services.
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announced 3/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Affirmed Networks

synopsis: Microsoft will acquire Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. With the acquisition of Affirmed Networks, Microsoft will be able to offer new and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of operators, including managing their network workloads in the cloud.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Affirmed Networks
Affirmed Networks is the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. Operators deploy Affirmed’s NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) solutions to deliver differentiated 5G services, including mobile broadband, IoT, carrier-grade Wi-Fi roaming, connected cars, and more.
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GRO Capital, will acquire Queue-it

synopsis: Denmark-based GRO Capital will acquire Queue-it, a leader of virtual waiting room software and services. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Queue-it controls online traffic during massive end-user peaks in connection with product launches, shopping holidays, and other activities that drive significant attention to websites and apps.
buyer: GRO Capital
Denmark-based GRO Capital is a North European private equity fund with an exclusive focus on mature B2B software and tech enabled companies with strong growth prospects. GRO Capital serves as active owners developing portfolio companies with a view to create long-term value. "
target: Queue-it
Denmark-based Queue-it is the leading developer of virtual waiting room services to control website and app traffic surges by offloading visitors to an online queue. Its SaaS platform enables enterprises to keep their systems online, their visitors informed and capture key sales and online activity.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Les Echos SA, acquired ChangeNOW

synopsis: Les Echos – Le Parisien group, a leading French media group, has acquired 55% majority stake in ChangeNOW, an international summit, established in 2017, which seeks to help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world.
buyer parent: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
buyer: Les Echos SA
Les Echos is the leading source of French economic and financial information. It is available on the Internet, tablet, mobile and newsstand. It deals with and analyzes all the national, regional and international news, having repercussions on the life of the business. "
target: ChangeNOW
ChangeNOW is an international summit which seeks to help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. The annual summit brings together successful changemakers and thought leaders from across the world to share their visions and experiences, and support sustainable, effective solutions.
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announced 3/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Emerald Organic Products, Inc., will acquire Bonsa Health

synopsis: Emerald Organic Products, Inc., a diversified health sciences company, announced it will acquire a 51% controlling stake in Bonsa Health, a leading digital pharmacy capable of same day delivery of Rx medications anywhere in the United States.
buyer: Emerald Organic Products, Inc. (OTCPK:EMOR:$0.00)
Based in New York, Emerald Organic Products, Inc., is a diversified health sciences company focused on providing consumers with one of the most robust health and wellness offerings available today. "
target: Bonsa Health
Bonsa Health is a leading digital pharmacy capable of same day delivery of Rx medications anywhere in the United States. Bonsa’s HIPAA compliant platform allows patients to look up pharmacy coverage options, prescription availability and discounts before ending the doctor’s consultation.
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closed 3/27/2020 via WebWire

Advanced, acquired Tikit Limited

synopsis: UK-based Advanced has acquired Tikit, a global legal, accounting, and professional services software business. Headquartered in London, Tikit focuses its solutions around four key business challenges for professional services firms: Practice and Case Management; Time and Billing; Document Lifecycle; and Marketing and Business Development.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Advanced
Advanced is the third largest British software and services company in the UK. The company helps organisations create the right digital foundations that drive productivity, insight, and innovation while remaining safe, secure and compliant. "
target parent: BT Group plc
target: Tikit Limited (TIK:$16.51)
Tikit is a UK-based company that develops solutions for business challenges for professional services firms. The company provides a connected environment comprising its proprietary software complemented by applications from long-standing partners, to create integrated and specialised solutions.
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Born In Cleveland, acquired MovieFone

synopsis: Cleveland O’Neal III, creator and producer of the syndicated daytime entertainment show “Made in Hollywood, has acquired Moviefone through his holding company, Born in Cleveland LLC. Born in Cleveland LLC was the winning bidder in the bankruptcy auction of Moviefone’s parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics.
buyer: Born In Cleveland
Born in Cleveland LLC is a holding company owned by Cleveland O’Neal III. Cleveland O'Neal III is founder, president, and CEO of Connection III Entertainment in LA, the award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/distributor of family friendly, multicultural media content. "
target parent: Helios and Matheson
target: MovieFone
Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more. Moviefone’s editorial coverage includes up-to-date entertainment news, trailers and clips.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magic Online, acquired WP Serveur

synopsis: Magic Online, a French provider of internet and hosting services, has acquired WP Serveur, a French company specializing in the exclusive hosting of WordPress sites. It offers hosting solutions combining high-end servers located on French territory with an ultra-efficient security system.
buyer: Magic Online
Magic Online is a French provider of internet and hosting services. Magic Online offers high-speed internet services to businesses in France. Their hosting services include VOIP telephony, domain names, cloud, email, dedicated servers, and more. "
target: WP Serveur
WP Serveur is a French company specializing in the exclusive hosting of WordPress sites. It offers hosting solutions combining high-end servers located on French territory with an ultra-efficient security system.
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Lambert & Co., acquired Fairly Painless Advertising

synopsis: Lambert & Co., Michigan’s largest public relations and integrated marketing firm, has announced the acquisition of branding, creative and digital agency Fairly Painless Advertising.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Fairly Painless Advertising
Fairly Painless is a full-service advertising agency providing research, planning and creative services spanning print and digital design, brand strategy, advertising copy and creative, video production, web development, digital marketing services and ad buying.
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announced 3/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire Wavy Global

synopsis: Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, will acquire Wavy from Movile, an ecosystem of leading technology companies in Latin America. Wavy is a leading business messaging provider in Latin America. Their solutions enable their clients to interact with their customers through multiple channels.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$506.89)
Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice and video. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Wavy Global
Wavy is a leading business messaging provider in Latin America. Wavy helps companies to strengthen their relationship with their customers using multiple channels. Wavy's customer service platform enables their clients to interact with their customers via WhatsApp, SMS, phone, chat, email, and more.
price ($mm)
$127
rev ($mm)
$99
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

KPMG International, acquired Shivansh Solutions

synopsis: KPMG, a global network of professional services firms, has acquired Shivansh Solutions, a SAP consulting company in India. Shivansh provides tailored solutions to help their clients get the most out of their SAP investment. Their services include SAP implementation, offshore & onsite support, business process consultancy, SAP system audit and more.
buyer: KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They operate in 154 countries and territories and have 200,000 people working in member firms around the world. "
target: Shivansh Solutions
Shivansh Solutions is a SAP consulting company in India. Shivansh provides tailored solutions to help their clients get the most out of their SAP investment. Their services include SAP implementation, offshore & onsite support, business process consultancy, SAP system audit, and data migration.
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closed 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Litera Corp, purchased Best Authority Product from Levit & James, Inc.

synopsis: Litera, a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries, has acquired Best Authority, the leading standalone product among legal professionals for generating tables of authorities in legal briefs. Best Authority is developed by Levit & James Inc.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Litera Corp
Litera is a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Litera’s core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely. "
seller: Levit & James, Inc.
Levit & James is a software company which specializes in software products for attorneys and law firms. Best Authority was developed by Levit & James and is the leading standalone product among legal professionals for generating tables of authorities in legal briefs.
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closed 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoloSegment LLC, acquired Thematically

synopsis: SoloSegment has acquired Thematically's AI models and underlying assets, Thematically Discover, further cementing the company's position as the leader in B2B behavior-based personalization. The Thematically Discover platform combines machine intelligence with human intelligence to allow analysts to find data-driven themes faster.
buyer: SoloSegment LLC
SoloSegment is a SaaS marketing technology company that provides B2B enterprises a robust, scalable content engagement engine that predicts the goals of customers and determines what content they need to see to achieve that goal. "
target: Thematically
Thematically is a developer of analytics software focused on using AI to accelerate human intelligence. The company's Thematically Discover platform utilizes machine intelligence, in combination with human intelligence, to allow analysts to find data-driven themes faster.
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announced 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Financial Products Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Ken First Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Financial Products Group (FPG), a Japanese provider of financial services, will acquire Ken First, a Japanese IT company that specializes in systems integration and chatbots. Ken First helps their clients to find and develop the systems and infrastructure their business needs. They also offer an Oracle-based chatbot API.
buyer: Financial Products Group Co., Ltd. (TSE:7148:$250.14)
Financial Products Group (FPG) is a Japanese provider of financial services. FPG provides various financial products to high revenue generating companies and high net worth individuals. FPG offers lease arrangement, real estate investment, M&A, and insurance brokerage services. "
target: Ken First Co., Ltd.
Ken First is a Japanese IT company that specializes in systems integration and chatbots. Ken First helps their clients to find and develop the systems and infrastructure their business needs. They also offer an Oracle-based chatbot API that enables businesses to improve their customer support.
price ($mm)
$5.46
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Registrar Corp, acquired 22000-Tools

synopsis: Registrar Corp, a leading provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance services, announced its acquisition of Vinca, LLC (www.22000-Tools.com).  22000-Tools.com has provided online training for food safety management systems since 2001.  Over 10,000 global users have utilized their 100% online courses.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Registrar Corp
Registrar Corp is a leading SaaS assisted provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) compliance services to domestic and foreign food, medical device, drugs, and cosmetic facilities. Registrar Corp was founded in 2003 and has headquarters in Hampton, Virginia, USA. "
target: 22000-Tools
22000-Tools.com by Vinca, LLC has provided online training for food safety management systems since 2001. Over 10,000 global users have utilized their 100% online courses, which cover topics including ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, SQF, ISO 9001, GFSI, FSMA, and more.
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

PerchPeek, acquired Prelo IO

synopsis: UK-based PerchPeek, an AI-powered relocation agent that connects tenants to landlords more efficiently, has acquired the Irish company PRELO, a digital relocation platform. PRELO provides employees with the ability to manage their relocation experience, from finding housemates and home discovery to community engagement in their new location.
buyer: PerchPeek
UK-based PerchPeek is an AI-powered relocation agent, connecting tenants to landlords more efficiently. The company's app uses AI to learn users' personal preferences and guides them toward properties that interest them most. "
target: Prelo IO
Ireland-based PRELO is a digital platform that provides employees with the ability to manage their relocation experience. From finding housemates and home discovery to community engagement in their new location, PRELO provides users with the help needed throughout the entire relocation process.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BusinessWire

EPAM Systems, acquired Deltix, Inc.

synopsis: Deltix, Inc. announced that it has been acquired by EPAM Systems, Inc. Deltix provides software and services to buy-side and sell-side firms for quantitative research and algorithmic trading. They cover data collection and aggregation, advanced analytics, model development, back-testing, simulation and live trading.
buyer: EPAM Systems (EPAM:$2,293.80)
EPAM Systems, Inc. leverages its software engineering expertise in product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. EPAM, through its 'Engineering DNA' and innovative strategy, helps customers with consulting and design capabilities to deliver solutions. "
target: Deltix, Inc.
Deltix provides software and services to buy-side and sell-side firms for quantitative research and algorithmic trading. They cover data collection and aggregation, advanced analytics, model development, back-testing, simulation and live trading.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 3/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Stoneridge Software, acquired Advanced Business Systems LLC

synopsis: Stoneridge Software, the largest Microsoft Gold ERP & CRM Partner in the upper Midwest, has acquired Advanced Business Systems, LLC, a Metairie based company that helps customers modernize their ERP and CRM technologies to become more efficient and profitable.
buyer: Stoneridge Software
Stoneridge Software is the largest Microsoft Gold ERP & CRM Partner. As a business technology firm with specialties in Microsoft Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX, Dynamics NAV, and Dynamics CRM, Stoneridge focuses on providing stellar solutions that deliver maximum business impact. "
target parent: Generational Equity
target: Advanced Business Systems LLC
Advanced Business Systems (ABS) helps customers modernize their ERP and CRM technologies to become more efficient and profitable. The Company is a Gold Microsoft Partner that delivers Microsoft products to small and medium businesses to improve productivity, decrease costs, and increase revenue.
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announced 3/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Facedrive, will acquire HiRide

synopsis: Facedrive Inc., the first Canadian peer-to-peer, eco-friendly and socially responsible ride-sharing network, has entered into a Share Exchange Agreement to acquire 100% of HiRide, a socially responsible ride-sharing and car-pooling app.
buyer: Facedrive (TSXV:FD:$0.26)
Facedrive is the first Canadian peer-to-peer ridesharing company that currently operates in Toronto/GTA, Hamilton, London and Guelph, ON. A unique people and planet-first ridesharing platform, Facedrive contributes a portion of each ride towards tree planting, done locally within the city/province. "
target: HiRide
HiRide is an evolution in carpooling. HiRide is an innovative, first-of-its-kind long-distance travel carpooling app that seeks to change the face of transportation for commuters. They are based in Canada.
price ($mm)
$0.75
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closed 3/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Nemko, acquired System Sikkerhet AS

synopsis: Nemko Group, a company that offers testing, inspection, and certification services worldwide, announced the acquisition of Norway-based System Sikkerhet AS, a leading provider of assessment and consultancy services within the fields of information technology and cybersecurity.
buyer: Nemko
The Nemko Group offers testing, inspection, and certification services worldwide, mainly concerning products and systems, but also for machinery, installations, and personnel. Nemko reduces time to market through high-quality service and the highest international recognition. "
target: System Sikkerhet AS
System Sikkerhet AS, located in Arendal, Norway, is a leading provider of assessment and consultancy services within the fields of information technology and cybersecurity.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

GPS Bulgaria, acquired Mobiliz

synopsis: Turkish private equity firm Mediterra Private Equity sold its portfolio company Mobiliz Information and Communication Technologies Inc. to GPS Bulgaria. Mobiliz provides telematics solutions for vehicle tracking, mobile video recording and camera tracking.
buyer: GPS Bulgaria
GPS Bulgaria is a leading Bulgarian provider of technologically advanced GPS/GSM based solutions for fleet management, vehicle security, personal tracking, monitoring of ships and railway vehicles, as well as other specialized solutions for businesses in Bulgaria. "
target parent: Mediterra Capital
target: Mobiliz
Founded in 2004, Mobiliz is one of the two biggest players in Turkish fleet telematics industry. Fleet telematics services allow companies to better manage their fleet in terms of driver, vehicle and operational management.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Ruby Has, acquired Easypost

synopsis: Ruby Has, one of the fastest growing ecommerce fulfillment companies, has acquired EasyPost Fulfillment Services, the first RESTful API for shipping. Integrate once with EasyPost and seamlessly add carriers, generate shipping labels, track packages in near real-time and insure shipments.
buyer: Ruby Has
Ruby Has is one of the fastest growing ecommerce fulfillment providers for direct-to-consumer brands and retailers, fulfilling their brand promises with precision, customization and excellence at scale. "
target: Easypost
EasyPost was founded in 2012 as the first RESTful API for shipping. EasyPost has thousands of customers shipping millions of packages each month. Integrate once with EasyPost and seamlessly add carriers, generate shipping labels, track packages in near real-time and insure shipments.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Global Resale, acquired CFA Trading Ltd

synopsis: Global Resale, a company focused on resale, processing and disposition of technology devices, has acquired CFA Trading. CFA, founded in 2004 and based in Poole, UK, is a leading technology refurbishing company in the UK. It refurbishes, repairs, and upgrades computers, mobile devices and other IT assets.
buyer: Global Resale
Global Resale is a full-service, international resell and reverse logistics business focused on the mobile, IT, and electronics sectors. Global Resale offers a full range of reverse logistics capabilities, including takeback, collection, inventory, data sanitization, repair, harvesting, and resell. "
target: CFA Trading Ltd
CFA, founded in 2004 and based in Poole, UK, is a leading technology refurbishing company in the UK. The company has become the largest Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) in Europe, and refurbishes, repairs, and upgrades computers, mobile devices and other IT assets.
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announced 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Piteco S.p.A., will acquire Everymake S.r.l.

synopsis: Piteco, Italian leader in the design and implementation of management solutions for Treasury and Financial Planning, will acquire Everymake S.r.l. Everymake offers cloud software products mostly for financial data matching as well as vertical solutions for the utilities sector.
buyer parent: DEDAGROUP S.p.A.
buyer: Piteco S.p.A. (BIT:PITE:$23.57)
Piteco S.p.A. is the leading software house in Italy in Corporate Treasury Management solutions and Financial Planning, with over 600 national and international groups active in all Industrial sectors (excluding Banks and P.A.). "
target: Everymake S.r.l.
Everymake S.r.l., based in Italy, offers cloud software products mostly for financial data matching as well as vertical solutions for the utilities sector, financial companies, consumer credit sector, financial leasing, factoring and related business sectors.
price ($mm)
$0.62
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$182.14)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
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announced 3/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Xalles, will acquire MinervaWorks

synopsis: Xalles, a holding company that focuses on direct investments in disruptive fintech companies, will acquire MinervaWorks, a provider of technology consulting, architecture, engineering, platform management, and support services. MinervaWorks utilizes a proprietary technology probe to help their clients identify and solve their IT problems.
buyer: Xalles (OTCPK:XALL:$0.00)
Xalles Holdings Inc. is a holding company that focuses on direct investments in disruptive fintech companies. They actively seek acquisition targets with solid management teams and business models, large total attainable markets, and lucrative exit opportunities to invest and accelerate growth in. "
target: MinervaWorks
MinervaWorks provides technology consulting, architecture, engineering, platform management, and operational support services. MinervaWorks' proprietary technology probe, The Brick, enables them to analyze their clients technology infrastructure to efficiently identify and solve IT problems.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

M3 USA Corporation, purchased Healthcare Market Research Business from Manthan Systems

synopsis: M3 Global Research announced the acquisition of Manthan's healthcare market research business. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
buyer parent: M3, Inc.
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA (M3 Global Research), named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded to change the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions."
seller: Manthan Systems
The acquisition includes the healthcare market research business of Manthan. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nihilent Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Hypercollective

synopsis: Nihilent, a global consulting and services company, has acquired Hypercollective, a cross-disciplinary innovations agency based in India. Hypercollective focuses on providing corporates, brands and governments with solutions for communications, strategy, content, design and technology, and data.
buyer: Nihilent Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nihilent is a global consulting and solutions integration company using a holistic and systems approach to problem solving. Headquartered in Pune India, Nihilent’s executive team has over 350 person-years of experience in international consulting, IT outsourcing and IT services. "
target: Hypercollective
Hypercollective is a cross-disciplinary innovations agency based in India. Hypercollective focuses on providing corporates, brands and governments with solutions for communications, strategy, content, design and technology, and data.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Central Research Inc., acquired Global Emergency Response Inc.

synopsis: Lowell-based Central Research Inc., a provider of management and financial services for government and commercial sectors, announced the purchase of Global Emergency Response Inc., a software and technology services company that specializes in emergency technology systems.
buyer: Central Research Inc.
Central Research, Inc. (CRI) provides customized management and financial service solutions for government and commercial sectors, including records and document management, call center and debt collection, and improper payments. "
target: Global Emergency Response Inc.
Global Emergency Response was founded in 2004 and is based in Augusta, Ga. The company provides web and mobile-based, near real-time status tracking and situational awareness information systems for use by healthcare, emergency response and governmental organizations, according to a news release.
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closed 3/19/2020 via PR Web

Freedom Consulting Group, acquired Geodata IT, LLC

synopsis: Freedom Consulting Group (FCG) has acquired Geodata IT, a geospatial IT solutions provider for agencies within the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. The acquisition of Geodata IT enables FCG to expand its core capabilities while simultaneously allowing for greater growth in the St. Louis Geographic Information System market.
buyer: Freedom Consulting Group
Freedom Consulting Group (FCG) is a data analytics, business intelligence, and engineering solution provider serving the Intelligence Community. FCG has established itself as a leader in providing critical solutions to our nation’s toughest national security challenges. "
target: Geodata IT, LLC
Geodata IT is an innovative and advanced technology company that utilizes the best engineering practices to provide cost-effective information technology, data science, and Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions designed to help its customers meet their mission.
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announced 3/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Sinch AB, will acquire Chatlayer bvba

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, will acquire Chatlayer BV. Founded in Antwerp in early 2018, ChatLayer.ai is a cloud-based software platform that lets businesses create multi-lingual chatbots and voicebots using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU).
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$506.89)
Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice and video. "
target: Chatlayer bvba
Founded in 2018, Chatlayer is a platform to build high-performing chat- and voicebots that work in 100+ languages. Its custom-built AI ensures superior Natural Language Understanding and provides business users with actionable insights and advice on how to improve bot performance.
price ($mm)
$7.81
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amuka Esports, acquired Incendium Gaming Ltd.

synopsis: Amuka Esports announced it has fully acquired Incendium Gaming, a leading tournament organizer in the fighting game community (FGC). Founded in 2019, Incendium has hosted over 20 events under its own brand and is contracted out to produce tournaments for larger events like GOML and World Gaming.
buyer: Amuka Esports
Amuka Esports creates localized esports hubs in cities across North America. Each hub consists of a game venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands and incubator. "
target: Incendium Gaming Ltd.
Incendium Gaming specializes in producing tournaments and events for the fighting game community (FGC). They host bi-weekly and monthly events at Waves Gaming in Toronto as well as host major events for game publishers such as Capcom and Bandai Namco.
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announced 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, will acquire Yinhekuyu Media

synopsis: Alibaba Pictures, the stock market-listed film subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, will acquire an 80% stake in Yinhekuyu Media, a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu produces short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show that has attracted over a billion views.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$423.52)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: Yinhekuyu Media
Yinhekuyu Media is a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu focuses on producing short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show in China that has attracted over a billion views.
price ($mm)
$58*
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., acquired LiftIgniter

synopsis: Maven has acquired LiftIgniter, a company that leverages high-performance machine learning algorithms to determine in-the-moment user interest and intent to produce a personalized online experience. LiftIgniter provides on-site and in-app content recommendations across hundreds of leading digital properties worldwide.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: LiftIgniter
LiftIgniter leverages high-performance machine learning algorithms to determine in-the-moment user interest and intent to produce a personalized online experience. LiftIgniter provides on-site and in-app content recommendations across hundreds of leading digital properties worldwide.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Teston

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights, has acquired Teston, a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Teston
Teston is a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, anywhere around the world–and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Equiniti Limited, acquired Monidee

synopsis: Equiniti Group plc, an international technology-led services and payments specialist, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Monidee, an employee share plans technology business based in Amsterdam.
buyer: Equiniti Limited (LSE:EQN:$669.57)
Equiniti is a specialist outsourcer delivering technology-enabled solutions to some of the UK’s brands and public sector organisations. They offer share registration and associated investor services, employee share plan administration, pension administration and software, & employee benefit schemes."
target: Monidee
MonIdee is a leading B2B Fintech software solution provider of Employee Reward Plan, Financial Participation and Compliance Solutions. Monidee’s web-based platform tOption has been designed and fine-tuned to meet the needs of a wide range of companies worldwide.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Outdooractive, acquired mountNpass

synopsis: Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired mountNpass, a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
buyer: Outdooractive
Outdooractive is Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing. Outdooractive provides countless trails, tracks and route suggestions with detailed descriptions and photos. Their travel guides and app allow people to easily plan their routes and discover the world. "
target: mountNpass
mountNpass is a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists of all experience levels to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Billups, acquired MacDonald Media, LLC

synopsis: Billups, the largest privately-held advertising technology company in the U.S. specializing in Out-of-Home (OOH), has acquired MacDonald Media, the leading independent media agency specializing in OOH and Non-Traditional Media. MacDonald Media provides innovative OOH media solutions, including strategy, planning, buying, and reporting.
buyer: Billups
Billups is an advertising technology company servicing the Out Of Home and Digital Out Of Home marketplace, powered by the leading outdoor advertising platform. Billups offers services including strategic planning, buying, printing, and brand experiences. "
target: MacDonald Media, LLC
MacDonald Media is the leading independent media agency specializing in Out-of-Home and Non-Traditional Media. The company provides strategy, planning, buying, and reporting from offices across the country.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Agilitas Private Equity LLP, acquired Learning Curve Group

synopsis: Pan-European private equity firm Agilitas has acquired education and training specialist Learning Curve Group (LCG) from MML Capital. Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency.
buyer: Agilitas Private Equity LLP
Agilitas focuses on making transformational investments in defensible businesses. The team was founded in 2011 by an experienced and successful team of former colleagues who had previously invested €1.5bn in 28 private equity transactions across Europe. "
target parent: MML Capital Partners LLC
target: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency.
price ($mm)
$179
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closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
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closed 3/13/2020 via PR Newswire

The Mom Project, Inc, acquired Werk Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: The Mom Project, the leader in helping Enterprises attract and retain female talent, announced its acquisition of Werk, a first-of-its-kind people analytics platform that puts flexibility insights and data into the hands of companies to help them work smarter.
buyer: The Mom Project, Inc
The Mom Project is the career destination for moms. Through their digital marketplace and community, they connect professionally accomplished women with world-class companies. "
target: Werk Enterprises, Inc.
Werk is a fast-growing enterprise SaaS platform based in New York City. They help companies improve their employee experience through flexibility. Werk uses behavioral science, predictive analytics, and on-platform solutions to drive productivity, retention, and engagement among employees.
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announced 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Orgo Tech, will acquire HUBSO

synopsis: Orgo Tech, a Swedish software development company that optimizes websites for higher security and speed, will acquire an 83.5% stake in HUBSO, a one-stop hub for Swedish influencers who want to create their own brand. HUBSO provides influencers with production, marketing and e-commerce solutions to help them create and develop their brand.
buyer: Orgo Tech
Orgo Tech is a Swedish software development company that optimizes websites for higher security and speed. Orgo Tech provides web solutions and tools that enable users to speed up their websites by reducing the size of their images. "
target: HUBSO
HUBSO is a one-stop hub for Swedish influencers who want to create their own brand. HUBSO is changing the industry by launching authentic influencer brands. They provide influencers with production, marketing and e-commerce solutions to help them create and develop their brand.
price ($mm)
$8.02*
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Essential Media Group, acquired Essential Media Group

synopsis: Essential Media Group’s CEO and president, Greg Quail and Jesse Fawcett, has acquired the company back from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. Essential Media Group is an award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide.
buyer: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

MPE Soluções, acquired Nublify

synopsis: MPE Soluções, a Brazilian company focused on delivering complete technology solutions for products and services, has acquired the Sao Paulo based Nublify, a company focused on services using Cloud technologies. Nublify develops software that ranges from reference architectures to software that accelerates cloud migration and monitoring.
buyer: MPE Soluções
MPE Soluções is a Brazilian company focused on delivering complete technology solutions for products and services. The company offers customized and tailor-made solutions for its customers through high-level service and cutting edge technology. "
target: Nublify
Nublify is a Brazilian company focused on services using Cloud technologies. From reference architectures to software that accelerates cloud migration and monitoring, Nublify develops integration solutions that allow customers to solve challenges quickly and more efficiently.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

iomart Group plc, acquired Memset

synopsis: Cloud computing company Iomart Group has acquired UK-based Memset, a leading UK owned SME supplier of cloud hosting services, delivering cost-effective Dedicated Servers, Cloud VPS, IaaS (powered by OpenStack) and Cloud Storage (powered by Memstore) to the Public and Private sectors.
buyer: iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM:$132.10)
iomart Group PLC enables businesses to operate their online data and IT environments securely. iomart partners with vendors such as VMware, Amazon, EMC, Microsoft and Dell to offer customers a centrally managed, controlled and completely agnostic set of hybrid, private and public cloud platforms. "
target: Memset
Memset, a leading UK owned SME supplier of cloud hosting services, delivering cost-effective Dedicated Servers, Cloud VPS, IaaS (powered by OpenStack) and Cloud Storage (powered by Memstore) to the Public and Private sectors.
price ($mm)
$4.09
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

KEA Group, acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers

synopsis: The KEA Group, a holding company in France, has acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA), a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
buyer: KEA Group
The KEA Group is a holding company in France. KEA's holdings include Ecole Supérieure d'Ostéopathie (ESO), a private higher education institution focused on osteopathy; and Ecole Supérieure de Naturopathie (ESNAT), a higher education institution focused on Naturopathy. "
target: Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers
Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA) is a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Book&Learn merged with Edvisor,

synopsis: Vancouver-based Edvisor and Mexico City-based Book&Learn – both software providers that offer agencies course search, quoting and booking tools – have announced that they will be merging, bringing more than 7,500 agency users and 1,500 schools together.
buyer: Edvisor
Edvisor an online SaaS platform that connects schools that recruit international students directly with the agencies that sell their courses abroad. Schools list their offerings and entry requirements so that agents can access current program information and enroll their students directly. "
target: Book&Learn
Book&Learn is the leading quotation, booking and CRM for the international education industry with over 3,000 active agents and +1,000 schools.
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announced 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

ViRvii, Inc., will acquire Rhizome Productions, Inc.

synopsis: ViRvii, Inc., a technology firm that aims to bring virtual reality to art, will acquire Rhizome Productions, Inc., a virtual reality consulting and production company. Rhizome has consulted on virtual reality projects for a global client base comprised of gaming companies and studios.
buyer: ViRvii, Inc.
ViRvii a technology firm that aims to bring virtual reality to art. ViRvii is creating a platform that enables users and content providers to customize and share their own virtual reality experiences in either a private or public setting. "
target: Rhizome Productions, Inc.
Rhizome Productions is a virtual reality consulting and production company. Rhizome has consulted on virtual reality projects for a global client base comprised of gaming companies and studios. Their team has experience across every silo of entertainment, including music, movies and video games.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired Mavens of London

synopsis: Kantar has acquired digital marketing and analytics consultancy Mavens of London as it looks to expand its digital consultancy services. Since 2009, Mavens of London has helped marketers optimise their digital performance through an array of SEO, search and content strategies designed to make sense of broad trends.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide. "
target: Mavens of London
Since 2009, Mavens of London has helped marketers optimise their digital performance through an array of SEO, search and content strategies designed to make sense of broad trends, patterns and needs buried deep within reams of data. Mavens employs around 100 staff in offices in London and New York.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gauselmann AG, acquired Bede Gaming

synopsis: The Gauselmann Group has acquired a significant majority stake in Bede Gaming, the leading online gaming platform headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne. Bede develops and markets online gaming platforms for operators of casino, sports betting and lottery offerings.
buyer: Gauselmann AG
Gauselmann is a German gaming and gambling company founded by Paul Gauselmann. Gauselmann AG, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, supplies, sells, and operates amusement machines, amusement with prize machines for customers in Germany and internationally. "
target: Bede Gaming
Bede Gaming is the leading online gaming platform headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne. Bede develops and markets online gaming platforms for operators of casino, sports betting and lottery offerings.
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announced 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

KPIT, will acquire Vayavya Labs

synopsis: KPIT Technologies will acquire a majority stake in Vayavya Labs, an India-based company that offers a suite of tools that help semiconductor and embedded design firms to reduce the time and effort involved in product design, development and testing.
buyer: KPIT (BSE:532400:$283.59)
KPIT is a fast-growing product engineering and IT consulting partner to Automotive, Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities companies. KPIT currently partners with 200+ global corporations including Original Equipment Manufacturers, semiconductor companies and Tier 1 companies. "
target: Vayavya Labs
Vayavya Labs offers a suite of tools that help semiconductor and embedded design firms to reduce the time and effort involved in product design, development and testing. They are based in India.
price ($mm)
$5.64
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.6x
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closed 3/12/2020 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired Vocabulary.com

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 8 million students, has acquired Vocabulary.com, the leading educational destination for improving literacy through vocabulary building. Vocabulary.com provides students with a dynamic and personalized environment to grow their vocabulary.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target parent: Thinkmap
target: Vocabulary.com
Vocabulary.com is a platform for systematic vocabulary improvement that adapts to the needs of individual students. Used in over 40,000 schools, Vocabulary.com is proven by research to improve literacy skills and is particularly effective at teaching academic vocabulary words.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired AdGlobal360 India Private Limited

synopsis: Japan’s second largest advertising company -- Hakuhodo Inc -- has acquired AdGlobal360(AGL). Adglobal360 was ranked as the fastest growing MarTech Company in 2019 by Deloitte. AdGlobal360 is India's Premier Digital Advertising Company serving more than 400 clients, from different parts of the world.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Hakuhodo Inc is an integrated advertising and communication agency headquartered in Japan. It is the core agency of Hakuhodo DY Group, the world’s seventh largest agency company according to Advertising Age’s “Agency Report 2016”. "
target: AdGlobal360 India Private Limited
AdGlobal360 is India's Premier Digital Advertising Company serving more than 400 clients, from different parts of the world, in diverse business verticals like Financial Services, Real Estate, Retail, Education and others.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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