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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:$265,595.00)
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 12/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired SceneDoc

synopsis: Tyler Technologies announced that it has acquired SceneDoc, a company that provides mobile-first, software-as-a-service (SaaS) field reporting for law enforcement agencies. SceneDoc enables field capture of data, electronic notes, and multi-media from mobile devices with secure storage and access to and from the cloud. They are based in Canada.
closed 12/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cohen Media Group, acquired Landmark Theatres

synopsis: Cohen Media Group, a Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company has acquired Landmark Theatres. Landmark Theatres consistently provides customers diverse and entertaining film products in a sophisticated adult-oriented atmosphere. They showcase a variety of films ranging from independent to 3-D and smart films.
buyer: Cohen Media Group
Cohen Media Group (CMG) is a Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema. Cohen Media Group also restores classic films under the label, CohenFilm Collection.
target parent: 2929 Entertainment
target: Landmark Theatres
Landmark Theatres is a recognized leader in the industry for providing its customers consistently diverse and entertaining film products in a sophisticated adult-oriented atmosphere. Their theatres showcase a wide variety of films ranging from independent and foreign film to 3-D movies.
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closed 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Essential, acquired Newton Mail

synopsis: Andy Rubin’s Essential has acquired CloudMagic, makers of the Newton email app. Newton is a subscription-based service that supercharges email with power features like Read Receipts, Send Later, Undo Send, Sender Profile, Connected Apps, Recap (Only English), Snooze, and more across all devices.
closed 12/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Red River, acquired Ambonare

synopsis: Red River, a technology transformation company, announced that it has acquired the assets of Austin, Texas-based Ambonare, a technology consultancy specializing in the design, development and management of software products and IT systems.
closed 12/7/2018 via PE Hub

Think3, acquired School Loop, Inc.

synopsis: Think3, has acquired School Loop Inc., a leading provider of Learning Management (LMS) and Content Management (CMS) solutions used by major K-12 school districts across the United States. This investment marks Think3’s entry into the education technology space, and will anchor an offering specific for schools.
closed 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

PA Consulting Group, Inc., acquired We Are Friday

synopsis: Global innovation and transformation consultancy, PA Consulting, has acquired digital agency, We Are Friday. We Are Friday was founded in 2009 to transform the customer experience of established organizations at speed by digitizing the products and services their customers use every day. They are based in London, UK.
closed 12/7/2018 via PR Newswire

TrueCar, Inc., acquired DealerScience, LLC

synopsis: TrueCar, an automotive pricing and information website for new and used cars, has acquired DealerScience, the leading provider of digital retailing software tools to the automotive industry. DealerScience's solutions enable dealers to desk deals, create website specials and respond to customer inquiries faster, easier and more accurately.
closed 12/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Allegro Group Sp. Ltd., acquired eBilet.pl

synopsis: Allegro, a leading online marketplace in Poland, has acquired a majority stake in eBilet.pl, the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
announced 12/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Boku, Inc., will acquire Danal, Inc.

synopsis: Danal, Inc. announced Boku, the world's leading independent direct carrier billing company, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Danal, Inc., the premier global provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real-time connections to mobile operator networks and data.
announced 12/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sonata Software, will acquire Scalable Data Systems Pty Ltd

synopsis: Sonata Software, a global IT services company, will acquire Scalable Data Systems, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 value-added reseller and a software vendor in Australia. Scalable Data Systems implements and supports Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Dynamics AX business software for their clients.
closed 12/6/2018 via BusinessWire

ADTRAN, Inc., acquired SmartRG

synopsis: ADTRAN, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced its acquisition of SmartRG Inc, a pacesetter and accomplished innovator of carrier-class, open-source connected home platforms and cloud services for broadband service providers.
closed 12/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Gladstone Investment Corporation, acquired Educators Resource

synopsis: Gladstone Investment Corporation has acquired Educators Resource, Inc., a leading wholesale distributor of school supplies and K-12 supplemental teaching materials to market leading e-retailers and brick-and-mortar stores nationwide.
closed 12/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EbixCash, acquired AHA Taxis

synopsis: Ebix, Inc. announced that one of its India-based subsidiaries, EbixCash, has acquired a 70 percent stake in AHA Taxis, a platform for on-demand inter-city cabs in India. EbixCash is one of the leading Financial Exchanges in India.
closed 12/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ottawa Flowers, acquired Givopoly

synopsis: Ottawa Flowers Inc., a family owned and operated floral business, has acquired Givopoly, a made-in-Ottawa platform that helps shoppers anywhere in the world buy gifts from businesses in the recipient's local area.
closed 12/6/2018 via PR Newswire

Scentpression, acquired ScentTech Aromatics

synopsis: Scentpression, a business atmospheric agency which specializes in using scent to help clients achieve sales, customer delight and branding goals, has acquired ScentTech Aromatic, a scent marketing company based in Kamloops, BC, Canada.
closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Hjalli Model, acquired Elmwood Nursery School

synopsis: The Hjalli Model, the largest educational firm in Iceland, has acquired Elmwood Nursery School, a family owned nursery school in Scotland. Elmwood offers a safe and loving environment where parents can leave their children. Their well trained team provides varied, stimulating, challenging and fun learning experiences for children of all ages.
announced 12/5/2018 via PR Newswire

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., will acquire edCetra Training Inc.

synopsis: NexTech AR Solutions, a Canadian company that is developing a proprietary and disruptive Augmented Reality (AR) advertising platform, will acquire edCetra Training, a premier eLearning on demand platform in Canada. edCetra provides augmented reality training and is used by Fortune 500 companies to educate and train their employees.
closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Huddly, acquired Epigram AI

synopsis: Intelligent camera manufacturer Huddly has acquired fellow Norwegian AI company Epigram. Oslo-based Epigram specializes in computer vision and visual classification, developing cutting-edge tools and software to collect and analyze big data, with an acute focus on the application of AI to understand content.
closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Think4 IT Solutions merged with King of Servers,

synopsis: Think4 IT Solutions, a premier IT support and hosting service provider in the UK, has merged with King of Servers, an IT solution provider in the UK. Think4 offers SMBs a vast spectrum of IT and technology products. Their core strengths are IT support and managed services, cloud solutions, software development, Office 365, and disaster recovery.
announced 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pizza Hut, LLC, will acquire QuikOrder, Inc.

synopsis: Pizza Hut has agreed to acquire QuikOrder, an online ordering software and service provider for restaurants, in a move to learn more about its customers.
closed 12/5/2018 via BusinessWire

ARCHIBUS , Inc. merged with Serraview,

synopsis: ARCHIBUS, an industry-leading Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) platform focusing on the real estate sector, and Serraview, a cloud-based provider of space optimization and workforce enablement software, announced that they have merged to create the leading provider of solutions for managing the modern built environment.
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 11/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire PEC Safety

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on software and technology-enabled services, will acquire PEC Safety, a contractor management software and safety learning content provider. PEC Safety enables clients to hire and manage safe and qualified contractors through a centralized cloud-based software system.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and tech-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue & earnings.
target: PEC Safety
PEC Safety is a contractor management software and safety learning content provider that helps both hiring clients and contractors manage risk, safety, and compliance. PEC Safety enables clients to hire and manage safe and qualified contractors through a centralized cloud-based software system.
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closed 11/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Mspark, Inc., acquired AdVenture Magazine

synopsis: AdVenture, a locally-owned direct mailing publication in St. Joseph, MO has been acquired by Mspark. Mspark, based in Helena, AL, is a results-oriented print and media distribution company, with the proven ability to deliver measurable results in rural markets across America.
closed 11/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, acquired PlayRaven

synopsis: Rovio Entertainment Corp., a gaming entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games has acquired PlayRaven. PlayRaven, a boutique game development studio that focus on developing mobile strategy games employs industry veterans with experience from companies such as Remedy Entertainment, Rockstar Games, Rovio and Unity.
closed 11/30/2018 via BusinessWire

TPG Growth, acquired Q-Centrix

synopsis: TPG Growth, the global middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, announced it has closed its acquisition of Q-Centrix, a leading provider of outsourced quality data management solutions for hospital and healthcare providers.
closed 11/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Personify Inc, acquired a2z, Inc.

synopsis: Personify, Inc., the market-leading provider of technology solutions for associations and nonprofit organizations, announced the acquisition of a2z, Inc. a2z, Inc. is an award-winning events management and optimization platform for event planners and show organizers providing trade show floor plans, event websites, speaker management and more.
closed 11/30/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Plan A, acquired Badger & Winters

synopsis: Plan A, a creative federation built for the unique needs of the modern marketing era, has acquired Badger & Winters, an advertising, branding and design agency. Badger & Winters helps brands grow loyal and lasting relationships with women in an emotional and intuitive way.
closed 11/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Aspira, acquired Mission Management Information Systems Inc.

synopsis: Aspira, North America’s premier provider of campground management and reservation software, has acquired Mission Management, a multi-product software developer/vendor in Canada that specializes in property management solutions. Their Campground Manager is a reservation/registration and property management system for RV parks.
closed 11/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Amplify Technologies merged with Fundshop,

synopsis: Amplify has merged with FundShop, a web-based investment management application in France. Amplify is a French provider of AI-powered advisory for wealth management. Amplify enables banks, insurers, asset managers and other financial professionals to provide the best advisory there is to their clients.
closed 11/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

RouteMatch Software, Inc., acquired 2g Transit Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Routematch has announced the acquisition of 2g Transit Solutions Inc., the leading data analytics company for public transit services. 2g Transit Solutions is a software as a service company that brings 30 years of transit technology experience and is considered to be one the foremost experts in transit data analytics and business intelligence.
closed 11/29/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Wrike

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners has taken a majority stake in Wrike Inc., a workplace management software startup. Wrike, Inc. is a fast-growing privately held corporation that gets thousands of new customers on board year after year and shows stable annual growth.
closed 11/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Mic Network Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired Mic, a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reports on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
closed 11/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Ratehub.ca, acquired MoneySense Magazine

synopsis: Ratehub.ca, an online comparison platform for financial products in Canada, has acquired MoneySense from Rogers Media, a Canadian broadcasting company. MoneySense is an online personal finance and lifestyle magazine in Canada. MoneySense's articles provide readers with information on how to save, spend, earn, and invest their money.
closed 11/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Makheia Group, acquired Headoo SAS

synopsis: Makheia Group, a communication company in France, has acquired Headoo, a French provider of Visual Marketing technology. Headoo helps brands to create a personal connection with their customers with visual content and user generated content. Their platform allows brands to automatically collect content and engage with their community.
announced 11/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Juniper Networks, will acquire HTBASE

synopsis: Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, announced the company’s intent to acquire HTBASE, which has developed a highly unique and disruptive platform for software-defined enterprise multicloud.
closed 11/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired IT Nexus

synopsis: Scantron Corporation, a leading, global provider of assessment solutions including certification and licensure testing, as well as technology solutions, announced the acquisition of IT Nexus, an information technology services provider that designs, manages and supports IT infrastructure.
closed 11/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Claritas, LLC, acquired Barometric

synopsis: Claritas, a leading data company that helps brands identify and target their best customers through segmentation, has acquired Barometric, a media tracking and measurement company. Barometric’s proprietary identity graph technology, collects mobile IDs across digital environments to increase marketing efficiency and campaign measurement.
closed 11/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired iOffice, Inc.

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners is pleased to announce that they have acquired iOFFICE. iOFFICE provides best-in-class cloud workplace & real estate management software to both corporations and commercial real estate.
announced 11/29/2018 via BusinessWire

NeuStar, Inc., will acquire TRUSTID

synopsis: Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TRUSTID, the leading provider of caller authentication and fraud prevention systems for contact centers.
closed 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

CALIBRE Systems, Inc., acquired Spear, Inc.

synopsis: CALIBRE Systems Inc., a management consulting and information technology solutions company has announced it has acquired Spear Inc. Spear Inc. is a IT company delivering IT solutions, cyber security and data analytic services for clients ranging from business partners to federal agency clients.
announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Northeastern University, will acquire New College of the Humanities Limited

synopsis: Northeastern University in Boston plans to acquire the New College of the Humanities, a London-based institution with 210 students founded by the philosopher A. C. Grayling in 2012. NCH prides itself on offering an education that melds aspects of the Oxford tutorial system and the American liberal arts college.

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