application programming interface industry

announced 3/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Deloitte LLP, will acquire API Talent

synopsis: Deloitte, a company that provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands and companies, is to acquire API Talent, a technology consulting company located in New Zealand that specializes in Amazon Web Services.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte LLP provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands and companies. They work across more than 20 industry sectors to help clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence. "
target: API Talent
API Talent is a technology consulting company founded in 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. As an Amazon Web Services Partner, Advanced Consulting Partner and certified Managed Service Provider (MSP), they specialize in APIs, AWS and APIs on AWS.
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closed 7/18/2019 via BusinessWire

8x8, acquired Wavecell Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: 8x8, Inc., a global cloud provider of voice, video, chat, and contact center solutions, has acquired Wavecell Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based global Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) provider. Wavecell offers a complete CPaaS solution including a cloud-first API platform with SMS, chat apps, video interaction, and voice APIs.
buyer: 8x8 (EGHT:$352.59)
8x8, Inc. cloud solutions help businesses transform their customer and employee experience. With 8x8's system for voice, video, chat, and contact center and system of intelligence on one technology platform, businesses can now communicate faster and smarter to exceed customer expectations. "
target: Wavecell Pte. Ltd.
Singapore-based Wavecell helps businesses to enhance customer experience by offering SMS, Chat Apps, Video Interaction, and Voice solutions for any platform. Wavecell offers cloud-based multi-channel communications for developers and enterprises to build better services.
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$125
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closed 8/18/2021 via BusinessWire

Brex, acquired Weav

synopsis: U.S. fintech company Brex, the all-in-one finance solution for growing businesses, has acquired Israeli-based Weav, a universal API for commerce platforms that allows them to access their customers' standardized transaction data in real-time.
buyer: Brex
Brex offers credit cards, business cash accounts, spend management and bill pay software together in a single dashboard for its growing customer base, though it will continue to expand its product and services portfolio to become a fully-integrated and holistic financial platform for businesses. "
target: Weav
Israeli-based Weav is a universal API for commerce platforms that allows them to access their customers' standardized transaction data in real-time. By leveraging data across platforms and industries, Weav is building the most sophisticated models to understand businesses.
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$50
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closed 1/19/2021 via BusinessWire

Idera, acquired apilayer Data Products GmbH

synopsis: Idera, Inc., parent company of global B2B software productivity brands, announced the acquisition of apilayer Data Products GmbH, a leading provider of off-the-shelf, cloud-based API products. apilayer will join Idera’s Developer Tools business unit that includes Embarcadero, LANSA, Sencha, Whole Tomato, Froala and FusionCharts.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Idera
Idera delivers B2B software productivity tools that enable technical users to do more with less, faster. Idera, Inc. brands span three divisions—Database Tools, Developer Tools, and DevOps Tools—with products evangelized by millions of community members and more than 50,000 customers worldwide. "
target: apilayer Data Products GmbH
apilayer is a provider of cloud-based API and SaaS brands for developers, startups as well as Fortune 500s. Their scalable products range from automated data verification, lookup, conversion and enrichment all the way to productivity solutions in the Electronic Signature and Cloud Accounting space.
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Rogue Wave Software, Inc., acquired Akana

synopsis: Rogue Wave Software, a company that provides software development tools for mission-critical applications, announced it has acquired Akana, a leader in developing, managing, and securing application programming interfaces (APIs).
buyer: Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
Rogue Wave provides software development tools for mission-critical applications. Rogue Wave’s trusted solutions address the growing complexity of building great software, and accelerates the value gained from code across the enterprise. "
target: Akana
Akana’s comprehensive suite of API management, API security, SOA Governance, and Microservices solutions helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things.
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closed 1/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sotheby's Holdings, Inc., acquired Thread Genius

synopsis: Sotheby's, an international auction house that unites collectors with world-class works of art, has acquired Thread Genius, a visual search and image recognition API for style-focused applications. Thread Genius's algorithms can both instantly identify objects and then recommend images of similar objects to the viewer.
buyer: Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. (BID:$982.52)
Sotheby's has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby's presents auctions in ten different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby's BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids in real-time. "
target: Thread Genius
Thread Genius is a visual search and image recognition API for style-focused applications. Thread Genius's algorithms can both instantly identify objects and then recommend images of similar objects to the viewer. Developers can grab a free API key from their website and get started in seconds.
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closed 6/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Medium, acquired Superfeedr

synopsis: Medium has acquired a small startup called Superfeedr, an API to turbocharge the way you handle RSS, Atom and JSON feeds. Superfeedr helps harness the power of real-time feed technology to have content delivered as soon as it changes.
buyer: Medium
Medium is a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter. For writers, Medium offers simple creation tools combined with a larger distribution network. "
target: Superfeedr
Superfeedr helps harness the power of real-time feed technology to have content delivered as soon as it changes. Their PubSubHubbub and XMPP APIs make it easy to subscribe to content or push content to subscribers quickly and efficiently.
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announced 5/27/2015 via BusinessWire

8x8, Inc., will acquire DXI Ltd.

synopsis: 8x8, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions, announced the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held DXI Ltd., a UK-based leader and innovator in cloud-based outbound and blended contact center solutions.
buyer: 8x8, Inc. (EGHT:$352.59)
8x8, Inc., a pioneer in the development of cloud-based VoIP, video, mobile, and unified communications solutions, leverages its patented software technologies to deliver industry-leading SaaS applications to businesses of any size with employees in any location. "
target: DXI Ltd.
DXI is an innovative solution provider in the contact center market. EasyContactNow, DXI’s product, enables customers to easily try, buy, deploy, and adapt services without the complexity and constraints experienced with traditional systems.
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$19
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closed 11/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Talend, acquired Restlet SAS

synopsis: Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, announced its acquisition of all outstanding shares of Restlet SAS, a cloud-based API design and testing platform. Restlet’s technology will complement Talend Data Fabric’s existing ability to integrate, transform, govern and share enterprise data.
buyer: Talend (TLND:$287.47)
Talend is a next-generation leader in cloud and big data integration software that helps companies turn data into a strategic asset that delivers real-time, organization-wide insight into customers, partners, and operations. "
target: Restlet SAS
Restlet is the market leader in cloud based API-first software development across all sizes of enterprises and for every provider & consumer of APIs. Restlet uses the cloud to provide powerful API design, documentation, testing and hosting capabilities to developers.
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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.
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$5.46
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$5
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announced 12/23/2020 via BusinessWire

UnifiedPost, will acquire BanqUP

synopsis: Unifiedpost Group will acquire BanqUP, based in Belgium with activities in Poland, and will enable them to bring more open banking and data analytics capabilities to its +440.000 SME customer base.
buyer: UnifiedPost (ENXTBR:UPG:$70.52)
Unifiedpost Group wants to become the leading cloud-based platform for SME business services built on “Documents”, “Identity” and “Payments”. Unifiedpost operates and develops a 100% cloud-based platform for administrative and financial services. "
target: BanqUP
BanqUP is an API-driven platform for open banking solutions, allowing for banks and fintech companies to access a number of European banking APIs. BanqUP helps TPPs and banks quickly access open banking ecosystem and analyze banking data, allowing them to create bold and innovative solutions.
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$1
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announced 12/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Motive Partners, will acquire Finantix

synopsis: Motive Partners announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Finantix. Finantix is a leading provider of technology enabling the digitalization of omni-channel advisory, sales and services processes of private banks, wealth managers and insurance companies.
buyer: Motive Partners
Motive Partners is a sector specialist investment firm that is focused on technology enabled companies that power the financial services industry. Motive Partners brings differentiated expertise, connectivity and capabilities to create long-term value in financial technology companies. "
target: Finantix
Finantix is a leading provider of technology enabling the digitalization of omni-channel advisory, sales and services processes of private banks, wealth managers and insurance companies.
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closed 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Booking Holdings Inc., acquired flyiin GmbH

synopsis: Priceline has acquired Flyiin, a travel startup whose business-to-business services help airlines sell their airfares through travel agencies. They aggregate airline data feeds, called APIs and make it easy and fast for any travel brand to sell flights in a way that will delight air travelers. They are based in Germany.
buyer: Booking Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:BKNG:$14,527.00)
Booking Holdings Inc. is an American travel technology company that owns and operates several travel fare aggregators and travel fare metasearch engines including namesake and flagship Booking.com, Priceline.com, Agoda.com, Kayak.com, Cheapflights, Rentalcars.com, Momondo, and OpenTable. "
target: flyiin GmbH
Flyiin is a travel startup whose business-to-business services help airlines sell their airfares through travel agencies. They aggregate airline data feeds, called APIs and make it easy and fast for any travel brand to sell flights in a way that will delight air travelers. They are based in Germany.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

UiPath, acquired Cloud Elements

synopsis: Leading enterprise automation software company, UiPath, has acquired Cloud Elements, a pioneering API integration platform. With this acquisition, UiPath continues to lead innovation in the automation market by offering enterprise-grade user interface (UI) and API-based automation capabilities in a single platform.
buyer: UiPath
UiPath is a leading enterprise automation company. UiPath offers an end-to-end platform for automation, combining the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to rapidly scale digital business operations. "
target: Cloud Elements
Cloud Elements is a leading API integration platform. The company’s one-to-many virtualized API integration platform enables developers to unify thousands of APIs, build common data models for core business functions, and reduce the pain, cost, and complexity of integration.
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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 1/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Coinbase, acquired Blockspring

synopsis: Coinbase, a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with digital currencies has announced it's acquisition of Blockspring. Blockspring is a startup that provides tools for collecting and managing data from APIs with purposes for building lists, marketing/sales, reporting and more.
buyer: Coinbase (COIN:$2,885.34)
Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. It allows its users to create their own bitcoin wallets and start buying or selling bitcoins by connecting with their bank accounts. "
target: Blockspring
Blockspring is a startup that makes tools for collecting and managing data from APIs. This includes purposes such as building lists and repositories for recruitment, marketing/sales, reporting and more
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announced 12/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apeiron will be merged with KonaTel,

synopsis: Apeiron, a platform that provides useful communications products to businesses of all types, will be merging with KonaTel, a provider of cellular products and services in various retail and wholesale markets in the United States.
buyer: KonaTel (OTCPK:KTEL:$9.72)
KonaTel provides cellular products and services in various retail and wholesale markets in the United States. The company provides innovative mobile options, competitive prices, wireless invoice analysis & optimization, and outstanding support that empowers clients to expand their business. "
target: Apeiron
Apeiron is a platform that provides useful communications products to businesses of all types. They deliver reliable pay-per-use services supported by intuitive GUI interfaces, great APIs, and amazing customer support.
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announced 3/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Salesforce.com, Inc., will acquire MuleSoft

synopsis: Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, is to acquire MuleSoft, a company that provides one of the world's leading platforms for building application networks that connect enterprise apps, data and devices, across any cloud and on-premise.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$22,350.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MuleSoft
MuleSoft provides one of the world's leading platforms for building application networks that connect enterprise apps, data and devices, across any cloud and on-premise. More than 1,200 customers depend on MuleSoft including Coca-Cola, Barclays, Unilever and Mount Sinai.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6,143 [$5,939]
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$296
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closed 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

TravelPerk, acquired Albatross

synopsis: TravelPerk, an all-in-one business travel management platform in Spain, has acquired Albatross, a Spain-based API for information on Covid-related travel restrictions and local guidelines. Albatross is a simple, easy-to-use API that provides up-to-date, verified data from official sources.
buyer: TravelPerk
TravelPerk is an all-in-one business travel management platform in Spain. TravelPerk gives travelers the freedom they want whilst providing companies with the control they need. Their platform makes it easy for businesses to view, track, and manage their travelers. "
target: Albatross
Albatross is a Spain-based API for information on Covid-related travel restrictions and local guidelines. Albatross is a simple, easy-to-use API that provides up-to-date, verified data from official sources. The data is presented as traveller-friendly content that gets straight to the point.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Change Healthcare Corporation, acquired PokitDok Inc.

synopsis: Change Healthcarehas acquired intellectual property (IP) and other key assets from PokitDok, Inc., a platform-as-a-service company for healthcare. PokitDok’s platform-as-a-service makes it faster and easier for healthcare organizations to bring new applications and services to market.
buyer parent: McKesson Corporation
buyer: Change Healthcare Corporation (CHNG:$1,646.91)
Change Healthcare is inspiring a better healthcare system. Working alongside their customers and partners, they leverage their software and analytics, network solutions, and technology-enabled services to enable better patient care, choice, and outcomes at scale. "
target: PokitDok Inc.
PokitDok’s platform-as-a-service makes it faster and easier for healthcare organizations to bring new applications and services to market. Plug directly into over 700 payers to integrate real-time, member-specific health insurance data at scale.
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Akana

Thread Genius

Superfeedr

DXI Ltd.

Restlet SAS

Ken First Co., Ltd.

BanqUP

Finantix

flyiin GmbH

Cloud Elements

Easypost

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Apeiron

MuleSoft

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