By Sony Corporation

announced 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Firesprite Limited

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firesprite Games, the UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Firesprite Limited
Firesprite Games is a UK-based videogame studio with a history of developing highly-polished showpieces for cutting-edge hardware. Firesprite has a strong record of developing showcase games for PlayStation console and peripheral launches, such as The Playroom (PS4) and The Playroom VR (PS VR).
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closed 7/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Nixxes Software B.V.

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has completed the acquisition of Nixxes Software B.V., an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, Nixxes will join PlayStation Studios Technology, Creative & Services Group.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Nixxes Software B.V.
Nixxes Software B.V. is an industry-leading Dutch studio with more than 20 years of experience in game development and optimization. Nixxes is regarded for their work on handling PC Ports for Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive and Eidos Interactive.
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closed 6/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, acquired Housemarque

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment, a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, has acquired Housemarque, a video game development studio in Finland. Housemarque develops top-notch games with a focus on tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. Their titles include Returnal, Nex Machina, Resogun and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Housemarque
Housemarque is a video game development studio in Finland. Housemarque develops top-notch games with a focus on tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. Their titles include Returnal, Nex Machina, Matterfall, Resogun, Outland, and more.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Alamo Records

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Alamo Records, the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Alamo Records
Alamo Records is the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Senbla, acquired General Entertainment Associates

synopsis: Senbla, a concert promoter and producer based in the UK, has acquired a 51% stake in General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live), a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, De La Guarda, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more. "
target: General Entertainment Associates
General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live) is a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts, festivals, and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, Garou, De La Guarda, and more.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sony New Media Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe announced the acquisition of Sony New Media Solutions (NMS), which offers media platform services to leading global media companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. The integration of Sony NMS into Deluxe’s existing digital media supply chain platform will offer media companies access to a comprehensive suite of services.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe provides secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms, and content creators. Its cloud-based solutions offer customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable customers to create and distribute content and streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony New Media Solutions Inc.
Sony New Media Solutions (NMS) offers media platform services to leading global media companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony NMS's solution Ven.ue offers a service suite that encompasses a revolutionary end-to-end digital media management and distribution solution.
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announced 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will acquire Som Livre Ltda.

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment (SME) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Globo Comunicação E Participações S.A. to acquire Brazilian independent music company Som Livre. Som Livre is home to many of Brazil’s most popular artists including Marilia Mendonça, Jorge & Mateus, Wesley Safadão, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target parent: Grupo Globo
target: Som Livre Ltda.
Brazilian music label Som Livre was founded by Globo in 1969 for the release and promotion of soundtracks of TV shows. Som Livre has a strong play in live events, being a producer of festivals in the country through various brands, such as Festeja and Samba D+.
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announced 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will purchase AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights from AWAL UK Limited

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment, a global recorded music company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kobalt Music Group to acquire Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
seller parent: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
seller: AWAL UK Limited
The acquisition includes Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights. AWAL is an independent distribution company with headquarters in London, UK. Acquired by Kobalt Music in December 2011, AWAL is Kobalt’s recordings company.
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announced 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

FUNimation, will acquire Crunchyroll

synopsis: AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: FUNimation
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. Funimation delivers anime to fans and is pioneering an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, merchandising, live events, and more. "
target parent: AT&T
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Orchard, acquired Human Re-Sources

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired Human Re Sources, J. Erving’s Los Angeles-based artist distribution and services company, from the music and tech company Q&A. It will become part of The Orchard, Sony’s global independent music distribution and artist and label services company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Orchard (:$62.27)
The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide. Their artist & label services offerings include full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more. "
target parent: Q&A
target: Human Re-Sources
Human Re Sources offers artist distribution services. Since its 2019 launch, Human Re Sources signed and developed artists such as YBN Nahmir, Pink Sweat$, Baby Rose, Bren Joy and more.
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announced 11/12/2020 via Company Press Release

AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Pure Flix

synopsis: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire faith and family entertainment streaming service, Pure Flix.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc.
AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment which also owns AFFIRM Films and the recently launched AFFIRM Television. AFFIRM Films, launched in 2007, is an industry leader in faith-based/inspirational film. "
target: Pure Flix
Pure Flix streaming video on demand was originally created by Pure Flix Entertainment LLC, a leader in faith and family entertainment around the world.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Syco Entertainment, acquired Syco Entertainment

synopsis: Simon Cowell has bought out Sony Music Entertainment’s 75% share in their joint venture Syco Holdings, which owns TV formats such as “Got Talent” and “The X Factor.” Syco Holdings, to be renamed Syco Entertainment, retains ownership of all the company’s television formats.
buyer: Syco Entertainment
Simon Cowell executive produces and serves as a judge on NBC’s highly popular alternative series “America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” Cowell is a record company executive, television and film producer and global entertainment icon. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Syco Entertainment
Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, is one of the world’s leading global music, television and film production companies, responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment franchises. Syco’s television assets include Got Talent and The X Factor.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Eleven Film

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired Eleven Film, a studio that produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target: Eleven Film
Founded in 2006, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired THiS Music

synopsis: Sony/ATV, the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, has acquired THiS Music, a company that provides music publishing services based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic names including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones to contemporary superstars such as Lady Gaga. "
target: THiS Music
THiS Music, LLC provides music publishing services. THiS Music, LLC is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
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announced 11/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

IMS Internet Media Services, will acquire IMS Internet Media Services

synopsis: Internet Media Services (IMS) has reached an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to acquire the majority ownership stake in the Miami-based digital advertising company. IMS' management Gaston Taratuta and Ignacio Vidaguren will become majority owners and will maintain operational control of the business.
buyer: IMS Internet Media Services
IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) is a leading digital marketing and communications company that partners with fast-moving businesses seeking to expand into and within Latin America. IMS helps brands reach new levels of engagement through its exclusive ecosystem of commercial partnerships. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: IMS Internet Media Services
IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) is a leading digital marketing and communications company that partners with fast-moving businesses seeking to expand into and within Latin America. IMS helps brands reach new levels of engagement through its exclusive ecosystem of commercial partnerships.
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announced 8/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, will acquire Insomniac Games

synopsis: Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Insomniac Games, Inc., a leading game developer and long-time partner of SIE, in its entirety. Insomniac Games is the developer of PlayStation®4’s (PS4™) top-selling Marvel’s Spider-Man and the hugely popular PlayStation® Ratchet & Clank franchise.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. "
target: Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games has created and developed award-winning video game franchises for more than 25 years. It is best known for developing the PlayStation®4 smash-hit, Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018), and creating iconic PlayStation franchises such as Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

ax Inc, acquired MotionPortrait Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ax Corporation, a Japanese provider of AI consulting services, has acquired MotionPortrait Co., Ltd. from Sony, a Japanese conglomerate. MotionPortrait is a Japanese developer of image processing software. MotionPortrait's software converts 2D facial pictures into 3D images and allows users to create a variety of animated facial expressions.
buyer parent: Axell Corporation
buyer: ax Inc
Japan-based ax Inc. is a total solution for machine learning, from SDK tools up to integration support and application development. ax Inc does consulting related to AI (development of AI applications, etc), development and sale of framework related to AI, and the sale of middleware (AXIP). "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: MotionPortrait Co., Ltd.
MotionPortrait is a Japanese developer of image processing software. MotionPortrait's software automatically converts 2D facial pictures into 3D images. Their software allows users to animate the 3D image to create a variety of facial expressions.
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announced 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

The Thread Shop, will purchase Music Merchandise Division from The Araca Group

synopsis: The Thread Shop, the merchandising division of Sony Music Entertainment, will acquire the music merchandise division of The Araca Group, a full-service theatrical production and entertainment merchandising company. Araca’s music merchandising roster includes a range of contemporary and iconic music artists such as Led Zeppelin, P!NK, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Thread Shop
The Thread Shop is a leading music merchandising company. The Thread Shop designs, manufactures and markets fashionable and functional merchandise and lifestyle goods that reflect the vision and aesthetic of its artist and brand partners. "
seller: The Araca Group
The Araca Group is a full-service theatrical production and entertainment merchandising company. Araca produces theatrical content for audiences throughout the world. Their merchandising business works closely with theatre, film, and television studio partners to galvanize their brands.
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closed 10/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Neopica BV

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company based in Lesquin, has acquired Neopica, a renowned Belgian studio that has developed around sixty games, including a number of casual games designed to appeal to the widest possible audience.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Neopica BV
Created in 2007, Neopica is a renowned Belgian studio that has developed around sixty games, including a number of casual games designed to appeal to the widest possible audience, particularly children, before moving on to more complex simulation games.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Aico Ltd, acquired Homelync

synopsis: Aico, the UK market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, has acquired Homelync, an award-winning, innovative technology firm that specialize in smart home integration and analytics technology.
buyer parent: Ei Electronics
buyer: Aico Ltd
Aico, an Ei Company, are the UK market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, pioneering new technologies and offering high quality Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms. "
target: Homelync
Homelync are an award-winning, innovative technology firm that specialize in smart home integration and analytics technology. With industry-leading expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT), software development and integration, the Homelync team are at the forefront of this progressive market.
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closed 7/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Synaptics, acquired DisplayLink

synopsis: Synaptics has acquired DisplayLink Corp., a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
buyer: Synaptics (SYNA:$1,351.40)
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of human interface solutions, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics has a broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products. "
target: DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
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Google, acquired North Inc.

synopsis: Alphabet’s Google announced that it has acquired North Inc., a Canadian company that makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: North Inc.
North, Inc., formerly Thalmic Labs, makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
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closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

BOND Mobility, acquired e-motionlabs

synopsis: BOND Mobility has acquired e-motionlabs, a micromobility technology company that operates a fleet of e-bikes in Belgium, Germany, France and Netherlands under the brand KINGO. The company also focuses on vehicle (IOT) connectivity technology addressing the needs of e-bike OEMs and micromobility fleet operators.
buyer: BOND Mobility
BOND Mobility is a premium e-bike sharing operator, founded in Switzerland. BOND Mobility operates e-bikes that deliver speed and range comparable to cars and transit while offering an active, low-carbon mobility option to urban communities. "
target: e-motionlabs
e-motionlabs was founded in 2015, building and operating a fleet of e-bikes in Belgium, Germany, France and Netherlands under the brand KINGO. From 2018, the company focuses on vehicle (IOT) connectivity technology addressing the needs of e-bike OEMs and micromobility fleet operators.
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announced 5/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Polygon International AB, will acquire Hiotlabs AB

synopsis: Polygon has signed an agreement to acquire Hiotlabs AB. Hiotlabs is a Swedish based company offering market leading technology solutions based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning. The solutions consist of sensors and software platform, with the purpose of detecting and preventing water damages in buildings.
buyer: Polygon International AB
Polygon is the European market leader in property damage restoration, serving a range of sectors including insurance, property management, government and industrial clients. "
target: Hiotlabs AB
Hiotlabs is a Swedish based company offering market leading technology solutions based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning. The solutions consist of sensors and software platform, with the purpose of detecting and preventing water damages in buildings.
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Proxy, acquired Motiv Inc.

synopsis: Proxy, creator of digital identities for the physical world, announced that it has acquired Motiv, maker of the world’s most popular smart ring, to bring digital identity signals to wearables for the first time and revolutionize the way people use technology to interact with the world around them.
buyer: Proxy
Founded in 2016, Proxy's mission is to digitize people's identity and make it universally accessible, secure and private. Their first product is a simple way to access an office or building with just a phone, without even so much as pulling it out of your pocket. "
target: Motiv Inc.
Founded in 2013, Motiv is a breakthrough wearable technology company focused on designing products that fit seamlessly into people's lives and keep them living better. Motiv offers fitness & health tracking and online identity security features.
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Google, acquired Fitbit Inc.

synopsis: Fitbit, Inc. has been acquired by Google LLC. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
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closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Breville Group Limited, acquired ChefSteps

synopsis: Australian global kitchen appliance maker Breville Group have acquired ChefSteps, a food and technology company. ChefSteps, with its website, is designed to inspire creativity and encourage experimentation in the kitchen through high-quality interactive content, techniques, tools, and resources.
buyer: Breville Group Limited (ASX:BRG:$497.76)
Breville is an Australian publicly listed company with a group of global subsidiaries who are the leading providers of small electrical appliances in the consumer products industry. The group of companies delivers world-class innovative products, enabling our global group to build strength. "
target: ChefSteps
ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people cook more, enjoy cooking and get incredible results. Built by a team of chefs, engineers, and videographers, their product Joule and its app reflect their commitment to creating content-rich products that educate and inspire.
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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.
buyer: ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN:$516.03)
ADTRAN, Inc. is the leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. "
target: SmartRG
SmartRG Inc. offers the best whole-home Wi-Fi service delivery platform in its class. Its innovative technology and elegant designs help broadband operators migrate, manage and monetize the increasingly connected home experience while exceeding subscriber expectations.
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Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
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Guardian Access & Door Hardware, acquired Garageio

synopsis: Guardian Access & Door Hardware, a manufacturer of operators and parts for the garage door industry, has acquired Alottazs Labs LLC, creator of Garageio. Garageio is a mobile application that allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
buyer: Guardian Access & Door Hardware
Guardian Access & Door Hardware specializes in the design and manufacture of operators, die castings, component stampings and plastic moldings for the garage door industry. Guardian strives to exceed the expectations of their customers through their comprehensive service and innovative designs. "
target: Garageio
Alottazs Labs LLC is a company that specializes in software/hardware solutions that simplifies everyday life. The company's Garageio mobile application allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
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closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Dash Robotics, acquired Bots Alive

synopsis: Dash Robotics, a company that is building the backbone of connected toys by creating technology to reimagine what's possible for the world's leading toy and gaming brands, announced the acquisition of Bots Alive, a robotics and AI company that uses computer vision and machine learning to bring life-like behavior to toys.
buyer: Dash Robotics
Dash Robotics is creating the backbone of connected toys. Their Platform for Connected Toys enables rapid development of hardware, software and backend analytics, making it easy to transform traditional toys and brands for the digital age. "
target: Bots Alive
Bots Alive builds software for toy makers to create novel play experiences by transforming ordinary toys into autonomous characters that think and act for themselves. Bots Alive's technology is optimized for mobile devices enabling users to leverage their smartphones as the toy’s eyes and brain.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2017 via Market Wire

Fulham Co., Inc., acquired Control Network Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system.
buyer: Fulham Co., Inc.
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of LED modules & drivers, LED emergency lighting systems, electronic fluorescent ballasts, lamps, EHID ballasts, and more. "
target: Control Network Solutions Ltd
Control Network Solutions (CNS) is the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system. CNS's smart IoT based lighting control solution for all types of commercial buildings is disrupting the traditional a market, globally.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Kobo Inc., will acquire Tolino

synopsis: Rakuten Kobo Inc. from Canada, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading service providers, will acquire the Tolino technology platform from Deutsche Telekom. Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Tolino
Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since 2014, the e-reader has also been available in Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

CRF Health, acquired Entra Health

synopsis: CRF Health, the leading global provider of eCOA solutions for the life sciences industry, has acquired Entra Health, a global leader in mobile health IT, cloud-based remote monitoring, health data exchange and analytics solutions. The acquisition expands CRF Health's offerings into the expanding market of wireless medical and wellness devices.
buyer parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
buyer: CRF Health
CRF Health is a leading provider of electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) solutions for global clinical trials. CRF Health’s TrialMax eCOA solutions consistently demonstrate the industry’s highest data accuracy, patient and site compliance, and patient retention. "
target: Entra Health
Entra Health is a mobile health IT company focused on cloud-based remote patient monitoring, telehealth, health data exchange and analytics solutions. They provide technology solutions and services ranging from their own FDA Class II software platform to their one-stop shopping for health devices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 6/23/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Alarm.com, Inc., will purchase Connect and Piper from iControl Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Alarm.com Holdings, Inc., the leading platform solution for the connected home and business, will acquire Connect and Piper from Icontrol Networks. Connect provides an interactive security and home automation platform that powers several service providers’ solutions. Piper designs, produces and sells a Wi-Fi-enabled video and home automation hub.
buyer parent: ABS Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Alarm.com, Inc. (ALRM:$457.25)
Alarm.com is the leading platform solution for the connected home. Alarm.com makes connected home technology broadly accessible to millions of home and business owners. "
seller: iControl Networks, Inc.
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing award-winning solutions for the home management market. iControl Connect combines wifi and Z-Wave technologies with leading security control panels. Piper is an all- in - one smart home system that is customizable.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2016 via Reuters

Fitbit Inc., acquired Coin

synopsis: Fitbit Inc, a company that offers compact, wireless, wearable sensors that track a person’s daily activities in order to promote a healthy lifestyle, acquired Coin, a company that makes devices that use near-field communication (NFC) chips. NFC allows users to pay for purchases through their wearable devices or smartphones.
buyer: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness. "
target: Coin
Coin is a consumer electronics and financial technology company bringing simplicity and security to payments. Through the Coin developer program, wearables makers now have a turnkey solution for integrating secure payments into their devices (e.g. fitness trackers, smartwatches, jewelry).
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closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
announced 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nest Labs, Inc., will acquire Dropcam

synopsis: Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which currently includes the Protect smoke detector and Learning Thermostat.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Nest Labs, Inc.
Hitting the market in 2011 with its thermostat and following in 2013 with the Protect smoke detector, Nest established itself early on as an industry favorite in the nascent smart-appliance market by bringing refreshing design and powerful software to once-immutable and ignored devices. "
target: Dropcam
Dropcam offers a limited line of tightly integrated hardware and software. The camera company has only three products: the Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, and Dropcam Tab. All three devices are aimed at helping customers monitor home activity through motion sensors and video recordings.
price ($mm)
$555
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Neopica BV

synopsis: Nacon, a French video game company based in Lesquin, has acquired Neopica, a renowned Belgian studio that has developed around sixty games, including a number of casual games designed to appeal to the widest possible audience.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$205.68)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Neopica BV
Created in 2007, Neopica is a renowned Belgian studio that has developed around sixty games, including a number of casual games designed to appeal to the widest possible audience, particularly children, before moving on to more complex simulation games.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Aico Ltd, acquired Homelync

synopsis: Aico, the UK market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, has acquired Homelync, an award-winning, innovative technology firm that specialize in smart home integration and analytics technology.
buyer parent: Ei Electronics
buyer: Aico Ltd
Aico, an Ei Company, are the UK market leader in domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, pioneering new technologies and offering high quality Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms. "
target: Homelync
Homelync are an award-winning, innovative technology firm that specialize in smart home integration and analytics technology. With industry-leading expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT), software development and integration, the Homelync team are at the forefront of this progressive market.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Synaptics, acquired DisplayLink

synopsis: Synaptics has acquired DisplayLink Corp., a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
buyer: Synaptics (SYNA:$1,351.40)
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of human interface solutions, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics has a broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products. "
target: DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
price ($mm)
$305
rev ($mm)
$94
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired North Inc.

synopsis: Alphabet’s Google announced that it has acquired North Inc., a Canadian company that makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: North Inc.
North, Inc., formerly Thalmic Labs, makes smart glasses that display computerized information superimposed over the real world, similar to Google Glass. They are based in Ontario, Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

BOND Mobility, acquired e-motionlabs

synopsis: BOND Mobility has acquired e-motionlabs, a micromobility technology company that operates a fleet of e-bikes in Belgium, Germany, France and Netherlands under the brand KINGO. The company also focuses on vehicle (IOT) connectivity technology addressing the needs of e-bike OEMs and micromobility fleet operators.
buyer: BOND Mobility
BOND Mobility is a premium e-bike sharing operator, founded in Switzerland. BOND Mobility operates e-bikes that deliver speed and range comparable to cars and transit while offering an active, low-carbon mobility option to urban communities. "
target: e-motionlabs
e-motionlabs was founded in 2015, building and operating a fleet of e-bikes in Belgium, Germany, France and Netherlands under the brand KINGO. From 2018, the company focuses on vehicle (IOT) connectivity technology addressing the needs of e-bike OEMs and micromobility fleet operators.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Polygon International AB, will acquire Hiotlabs AB

synopsis: Polygon has signed an agreement to acquire Hiotlabs AB. Hiotlabs is a Swedish based company offering market leading technology solutions based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning. The solutions consist of sensors and software platform, with the purpose of detecting and preventing water damages in buildings.
buyer: Polygon International AB
Polygon is the European market leader in property damage restoration, serving a range of sectors including insurance, property management, government and industrial clients. "
target: Hiotlabs AB
Hiotlabs is a Swedish based company offering market leading technology solutions based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning. The solutions consist of sensors and software platform, with the purpose of detecting and preventing water damages in buildings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Proxy, acquired Motiv Inc.

synopsis: Proxy, creator of digital identities for the physical world, announced that it has acquired Motiv, maker of the world’s most popular smart ring, to bring digital identity signals to wearables for the first time and revolutionize the way people use technology to interact with the world around them.
buyer: Proxy
Founded in 2016, Proxy's mission is to digitize people's identity and make it universally accessible, secure and private. Their first product is a simple way to access an office or building with just a phone, without even so much as pulling it out of your pocket. "
target: Motiv Inc.
Founded in 2013, Motiv is a breakthrough wearable technology company focused on designing products that fit seamlessly into people's lives and keep them living better. Motiv offers fitness & health tracking and online identity security features.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Fitbit Inc.

synopsis: Fitbit, Inc. has been acquired by Google LLC. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,104 [$1,696]
rev ($mm)
$1,504
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Breville Group Limited, acquired ChefSteps

synopsis: Australian global kitchen appliance maker Breville Group have acquired ChefSteps, a food and technology company. ChefSteps, with its website, is designed to inspire creativity and encourage experimentation in the kitchen through high-quality interactive content, techniques, tools, and resources.
buyer: Breville Group Limited (ASX:BRG:$497.76)
Breville is an Australian publicly listed company with a group of global subsidiaries who are the leading providers of small electrical appliances in the consumer products industry. The group of companies delivers world-class innovative products, enabling our global group to build strength. "
target: ChefSteps
ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people cook more, enjoy cooking and get incredible results. Built by a team of chefs, engineers, and videographers, their product Joule and its app reflect their commitment to creating content-rich products that educate and inspire.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
buyer: ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN:$516.03)
ADTRAN, Inc. is the leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. "
target: SmartRG
SmartRG Inc. offers the best whole-home Wi-Fi service delivery platform in its class. Its innovative technology and elegant designs help broadband operators migrate, manage and monetize the increasingly connected home experience while exceeding subscriber expectations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Guardian Access & Door Hardware, acquired Garageio

synopsis: Guardian Access & Door Hardware, a manufacturer of operators and parts for the garage door industry, has acquired Alottazs Labs LLC, creator of Garageio. Garageio is a mobile application that allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
buyer: Guardian Access & Door Hardware
Guardian Access & Door Hardware specializes in the design and manufacture of operators, die castings, component stampings and plastic moldings for the garage door industry. Guardian strives to exceed the expectations of their customers through their comprehensive service and innovative designs. "
target: Garageio
Alottazs Labs LLC is a company that specializes in software/hardware solutions that simplifies everyday life. The company's Garageio mobile application allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Dash Robotics, acquired Bots Alive

synopsis: Dash Robotics, a company that is building the backbone of connected toys by creating technology to reimagine what's possible for the world's leading toy and gaming brands, announced the acquisition of Bots Alive, a robotics and AI company that uses computer vision and machine learning to bring life-like behavior to toys.
buyer: Dash Robotics
Dash Robotics is creating the backbone of connected toys. Their Platform for Connected Toys enables rapid development of hardware, software and backend analytics, making it easy to transform traditional toys and brands for the digital age. "
target: Bots Alive
Bots Alive builds software for toy makers to create novel play experiences by transforming ordinary toys into autonomous characters that think and act for themselves. Bots Alive's technology is optimized for mobile devices enabling users to leverage their smartphones as the toy’s eyes and brain.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2017 via Market Wire

Fulham Co., Inc., acquired Control Network Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system.
buyer: Fulham Co., Inc.
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of LED modules & drivers, LED emergency lighting systems, electronic fluorescent ballasts, lamps, EHID ballasts, and more. "
target: Control Network Solutions Ltd
Control Network Solutions (CNS) is the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system. CNS's smart IoT based lighting control solution for all types of commercial buildings is disrupting the traditional a market, globally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Kobo Inc., will acquire Tolino

synopsis: Rakuten Kobo Inc. from Canada, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading service providers, will acquire the Tolino technology platform from Deutsche Telekom. Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Tolino
Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since 2014, the e-reader has also been available in Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

CRF Health, acquired Entra Health

synopsis: CRF Health, the leading global provider of eCOA solutions for the life sciences industry, has acquired Entra Health, a global leader in mobile health IT, cloud-based remote monitoring, health data exchange and analytics solutions. The acquisition expands CRF Health's offerings into the expanding market of wireless medical and wellness devices.
buyer parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
buyer: CRF Health
CRF Health is a leading provider of electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) solutions for global clinical trials. CRF Health’s TrialMax eCOA solutions consistently demonstrate the industry’s highest data accuracy, patient and site compliance, and patient retention. "
target: Entra Health
Entra Health is a mobile health IT company focused on cloud-based remote patient monitoring, telehealth, health data exchange and analytics solutions. They provide technology solutions and services ranging from their own FDA Class II software platform to their one-stop shopping for health devices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/23/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Alarm.com, Inc., will purchase Connect and Piper from iControl Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Alarm.com Holdings, Inc., the leading platform solution for the connected home and business, will acquire Connect and Piper from Icontrol Networks. Connect provides an interactive security and home automation platform that powers several service providers’ solutions. Piper designs, produces and sells a Wi-Fi-enabled video and home automation hub.
buyer parent: ABS Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Alarm.com, Inc. (ALRM:$457.25)
Alarm.com is the leading platform solution for the connected home. Alarm.com makes connected home technology broadly accessible to millions of home and business owners. "
seller: iControl Networks, Inc.
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing award-winning solutions for the home management market. iControl Connect combines wifi and Z-Wave technologies with leading security control panels. Piper is an all- in - one smart home system that is customizable.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2016 via Reuters

Fitbit Inc., acquired Coin

synopsis: Fitbit Inc, a company that offers compact, wireless, wearable sensors that track a person’s daily activities in order to promote a healthy lifestyle, acquired Coin, a company that makes devices that use near-field communication (NFC) chips. NFC allows users to pay for purchases through their wearable devices or smartphones.
buyer: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness. "
target: Coin
Coin is a consumer electronics and financial technology company bringing simplicity and security to payments. Through the Coin developer program, wearables makers now have a turnkey solution for integrating secure payments into their devices (e.g. fitness trackers, smartwatches, jewelry).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
announced 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nest Labs, Inc., will acquire Dropcam

synopsis: Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which currently includes the Protect smoke detector and Learning Thermostat.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Nest Labs, Inc.
Hitting the market in 2011 with its thermostat and following in 2013 with the Protect smoke detector, Nest established itself early on as an industry favorite in the nascent smart-appliance market by bringing refreshing design and powerful software to once-immutable and ignored devices. "
target: Dropcam
Dropcam offers a limited line of tightly integrated hardware and software. The camera company has only three products: the Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, and Dropcam Tab. All three devices are aimed at helping customers monitor home activity through motion sensors and video recordings.
price ($mm)
$555
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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$1,497.00
Net Income ($mm)
$891.00
Employees
93000
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15,905.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,443.81
EBIT ($mm)
$5,349.32
Net Income ($mm)
$3,988.30
Employees
6200
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Ticker: HAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harman International Industries Inc
Harman International Industries Inc
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$6,545.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$769.71
EBIT ($mm)
$565.19
Net Income ($mm)
$343.47
Employees
24197
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Ticker: LOGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Logitech International
Logitech International
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,824.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$349.05
EBIT ($mm)
$284.52
Net Income ($mm)
$264.45
Employees
6600
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Ticker: SNAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,813.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($780.28)
EBIT ($mm)
($869.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3863
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Ticker: SEHK:303
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VTech Holdings Ltd
VTech Holdings Ltd
VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones. VTech has been a pioneer in the electronic learning toy category with innovative products that provide fun and learning to children across the world.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,907.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.40
EBIT ($mm)
$217.90
Net Income ($mm)
$195.50
Employees
30000
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,778.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.84
EBIT ($mm)
($20.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1925
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Ticker: CRSR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corsair
Corsair
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,702.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.59
EBIT ($mm)
$158.36
Net Income ($mm)
$103.22
Employees
1990
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Ticker: GPRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoPro
GoPro
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests whatever they may be.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,619.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$89.10
EBIT ($mm)
$60.12
Net Income ($mm)
$36.13
Employees
970
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Ticker: SONO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sonos
Sonos
Sonos is one of the world’s leading sound experience brands. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the content they love and allowing them to control it however they choose.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,260.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.11
EBIT ($mm)
$5.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1352
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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Ticker: SNE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Its diversified business is primarily focused on the electronics (TV, Gaming Consoles, Refrigerators), game, entertainment and financial services sectors.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$84,580.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$13,029.52
EBIT ($mm)
$9,392.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10,830.69
Employees
109700
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Ticker: TSEC:2317
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foxconn Technology Group
Foxconn Technology Group
Foxconn is the world's foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, environmental-friendly manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics leaders.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$139,710.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,930.12
EBIT ($mm)
$4,748.12
Net Income ($mm)
$4,344.26
Employees
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Ticker: NOK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nokia Corporation
Nokia Corporation
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$26,163.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,987.03
EBIT ($mm)
$1,220.05
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
103000
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Ticker: ENXTAM:PHIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philips Electronics NV
Philips Electronics NV
Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$23,759.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,724.16
EBIT ($mm)
$1,875.46
Net Income ($mm)
$1,443.69
Employees
81592
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Ticker: WHR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. They market Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names throughout the world.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$20,888.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,147.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,497.00
Net Income ($mm)
$891.00
Employees
93000
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Ticker: TSE:7974
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15,905.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,443.81
EBIT ($mm)
$5,349.32
Net Income ($mm)
$3,988.30
Employees
6200
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Ticker: HAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harman International Industries Inc
Harman International Industries Inc
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$6,545.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$769.71
EBIT ($mm)
$565.19
Net Income ($mm)
$343.47
Employees
24197
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Ticker: LOGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Logitech International
Logitech International
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,824.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$349.05
EBIT ($mm)
$284.52
Net Income ($mm)
$264.45
Employees
6600
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Ticker: SNAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,813.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($780.28)
EBIT ($mm)
($869.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3863
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Ticker: SEHK:303
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VTech Holdings Ltd
VTech Holdings Ltd
VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones. VTech has been a pioneer in the electronic learning toy category with innovative products that provide fun and learning to children across the world.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,907.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.40
EBIT ($mm)
$217.90
Net Income ($mm)
$195.50
Employees
30000
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,778.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.84
EBIT ($mm)
($20.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1925
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Ticker: CRSR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corsair
Corsair
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,702.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.59
EBIT ($mm)
$158.36
Net Income ($mm)
$103.22
Employees
1990
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Ticker: GPRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoPro
GoPro
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests whatever they may be.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,619.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$89.10
EBIT ($mm)
$60.12
Net Income ($mm)
$36.13
Employees
970
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Ticker: SONO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sonos
Sonos
Sonos is one of the world’s leading sound experience brands. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the content they love and allowing them to control it however they choose.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,260.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.11
EBIT ($mm)
$5.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1352
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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