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closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Hybrid Software, acquired Global Graphics Software

synopsis: Global Graphics PLC, a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development, has successfully completed its acquisition of the HYBRID Software Group from Congra Software. HYBRID Software is a group of software development and marketing companies focused on enterprise software for the graphic arts industry.
buyer: Hybrid Software
HYBRID Software was founded in 2007 with one simple goal: to provide the "missing link" between MIS systems, web-to-print portals, and prepress workflow. HYBRID Software is owned and operated by Congra Software. "
target: Global Graphics Software (GLOG:$24.60)
UK-based Global Graphics PLC is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, and Mark Andy.
price ($mm)
$58
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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2.3x
EV / EBITDA
21.0x
closed 12/6/2011 via Market Wire

HP, acquired Hiflex Software GmbH

synopsis: HP, the world's largest technology company, announced it has acquired Hiflex Software GmbH, a privately held global software solutions provider specializing in web-to-print and management information systems solutions for printing services. Founded in 1991, Hiflex is headquartered in Aachen, Germany.
buyer: HP (HPQ:$58,715.00)
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. "
target: Hiflex Software GmbH
Hiflex Software GmbH is a privately held global software solutions provider specializing in web-to-print and management information systems solutions for printing services. HIFLEX products include HIFLEX MIS, HIFLEX Print Support and its open Web-to-Print System called HIFLEX Webshop.
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closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

X-Rite, Incorporated, acquired ColorCert

synopsis: X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology has acquired the ColorCert® software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany. ColorCert software is a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting tool used by consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: X-Rite, Incorporated
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. "
target: ColorCert
ColorCert® delivers process control for monitoring and managing color across a large and diverse supply chain, greatly simplifying color communication all the way from the artwork phase of projects through separation, ink room and pressroom.
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announced 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Ricoh Co Ltd, will acquire ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Ricoh Company, Ltd., a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH, a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management.
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$17,842.90)
Ricoh empowers companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability & boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, & industrial systems. "
target: ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH
ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH is a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management. They are based in Hannover, Germany.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

Mobeus Equity Partners LLP, acquired Tharstern Limited

synopsis: Tharstern has undergone a management buyout, backed by Mobeus. Tharstern is a global market leader supplying innovative management information systems specifically tailored to support the exacting needs and requirements of commercial printing and graphic arts industry.
buyer: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
Mobeus Equity Partners LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm in lower middle market, mature, and emerging growth stages specializing in providing growth capital investments, acquisition finance, management buyouts, secondary buyouts, Combined Debt and Equity funding, and more. "
target: Tharstern Limited
Tharstern is a global market leader supplying innovative management information systems specifically tailored to support the exacting needs and requirements of commercial printing and graphic arts industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Olive Software

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Olive Software. A proven e-publishing pioneer, Olive Software provides hundreds of media companies and organizations globally with solutions that maximize reader satisfaction and transform digital content into profit centers.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, transforming, and running mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. "
target: Olive Software
Olive Software’s cloud-based e-publishing platform delivers cross-media publishing capabilities, digitally enriched print to web, monetization programs and audience engagement solutions. Their patented and proprietary technology makes Olive Software unique in the industry.
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closed 3/12/2015 via Company Press Release

Materialise Dental N.V., acquired CENAT bvba

synopsis: Materialise NV, a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, announced the acquisition of Belgian-based CENAT, a developer of embedded computing software and solutions for additive manufacturing control systems.
buyer: Materialise Dental N.V. (GS:MTLS:$86.16)
Materialise Dental offers planning and simulation software tools under the SimPlant brand. These tools enable implantologists and oral surgeons to scientifically plan dental implant surgery on an interactive basis. "
target: CENAT bvba
CENAT is a developer of embedded computing software and solutions for additive manufacturing control systems. The CENAT team is comprised of four experts specialized in the development of control systems and the corresponding embedded software.
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announced 3/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Internet Broadcasting Systems

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., a leading digital publishing platform and digital agency services provider in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to 2014 results.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target: Internet Broadcasting Systems
Internet Broadcasting Systems is a pioneer of innovative technology and services for the broadcast media industry. Their solutions including award-winning websites, a SaaS-based digital publishing platform, original and syndicated content, and one of the largest digital advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 11/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Global Graphics Software, acquired Xitron

synopsis: Global Graphics PLC announced they have acquired Xitron, LLC, a prepress solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Xitron develops workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular output devices.
buyer parent: Hybrid Software
buyer: Global Graphics Software (GLOG:$24.60)
Global Graphics is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. "
target: Xitron
Xitron, LLC is a prepress solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Xitron develops workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular output devices.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

VITEC Software Group, acquired Visiolink ApS

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of all shares in the Danish software company Visiolink. Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$161.42)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: Visiolink ApS
Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies. Visiolink currently has about 200 customers in 9 European countries, where the Nordic countries account for a large portion of sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.0x
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0.0x
closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

ppi Media GmbH, acquired KnowledgeView Ltd

synopsis: ppi Media, a leading software specialist for publishing workflows, has acquired KnowledgeView a UK-based company that develops cross-media publishing, news management, and editorial sharing systems. KnowledgeView's Publish Live product makes multi-publishing easy, creating a highly scalable content hub on the cloud for all generated content.
buyer: ppi Media GmbH
ppi Media is one of the leading international software specialists for publishing workflows in the fields of print, web and mobile. Numerous publishers were able to increase their online revenue and optimize their use of valuable resources in their daily workflows with ppi Media's solutions. "
target: KnowledgeView Ltd
KnowlegdeView is a UK-based company that develops cross-media publishing, news management, and editorial sharing systems for the MENA region. Their Publish Live product makes multi-publishing easy, creating a highly scalable content hub on the cloud for all generated content.
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closed 9/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Vision Critical, acquired Pressly

synopsis: Vision Critical, a provider of customer relationship intelligence software, announced its acquisition of Pressly, a Toronto-based software company with a world-class, enterprise-grade platform for the curation and distribution of content. Pressly operates a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies increase their audience engagement.
buyer: Vision Critical
Vision Critical is a Canada-based provider of customer relationship intelligence software that improves customer relationships to grow customer lifetime value. Designed for today’s social and mobile savvy customer, Vision Critical’s technology helps companies discover what their customers want. "
target: Pressly
Pressly, a Toronto-based software company, operates a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies increase their audience engagement. The platform utilizes a combination of HTML5 web technologies and customizable templates to enable content producers to create mobile-ready websites.
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closed 6/29/2015 via Market Wire

Ooyala, acquired Nativ

synopsis: Ooyala, a leading video, analytics and advertising technology provider, acquired Nativ, a provider of cloud-based media logistics and workflow software and services. Nativ's product, MioEverywhere, redefines end-to-end media management for today's data-driven world by removing the cost and complexity of creating and managing content in the cloud.
buyer parent: Telstra Corporation Limited
buyer: Ooyala
Ooyala's offers premium video platforms and ad serving solution with industry-leading end-to-end solutions that help large-scale broadcasters, operators, media companies, enterprises and brands build more engaged and more profitable audiences, and monetize video with interactive experiences. "
target: Nativ
Nativ is redefining media management by removing the cost and complexity of creating, managing and delivering content in the cloud. Nativ allows brands to manage their content workflow so they can be quicker to respond to changing consumer demands for more content, in more formats on more devices.
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Castfire, a video and audio publishing platform for managing and monetizing on-demand media content. The acquisition is part of WideOrbit’s ongoing initiative to expand its digital offering to help major media clients drive new revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leader in premium broadcast technology and the largest sell-side processer of premium advertising in the world, covering the broadest assortment of media. WideOrbit is committed to helping media companies manage their advertising business more efficiently and profitably. "
target parent: Emerge Digital
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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announced 11/13/2013 via Company Press Release

CCI Europe A/S, will acquire Escenic AS

synopsis: Vizrt Ltd. announced that it has reached a definitive purchase agreement with CCI Europe A/S concerning the sale of 100% of the outstanding shares of Escenic AS, a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry.
buyer parent: Stibo A/S
buyer: CCI Europe A/S
CCI is provider of editorial and advertising solutions for multimedia news environments. Their CCI AdDesk, CCI NewsGate and CCI NewsDesk products are the most robust and powerful systems in the industry, and are implemented in news organizations across five continents. "
target parent: VIZRT Ltd.
target: Escenic AS
Escenic AS is a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Escenic provides a Multi-channel and mobile ready publishing solution including the Escenic Content Engine, a high performance content management and delivery system for modern websites.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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announced 7/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: Alphabird has agreed to acquire Castfire, a leading content management and publishing platform. Castfire's team will be joining Alphabird, delivering audio and video content solutions that provide best of breed uptime and support to its roster of customers that includes Fortune 500 publishers, international brands, and niche content creators.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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closed 3/7/2013 via Market Wire

Outbrain Inc., acquired Visual Revenue

synopsis: Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, announced the acquisition of Visual Revenue, the leading provider of tools to enhance the hand of online editors and improve performance on their homepages, section fronts and social channels.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the leading content recommendation engine, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including USA Today, iVillage, PC Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and Slate. "
target: Visual Revenue
Founded in 2010, Visual Revenue, Inc. builds a real-time predictive analytics platform that makes human editors the most powerful force in today’s data-driven newsrooms. This helps media organizations to distinguish their brands.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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announced 5/18/2020 via BusinessWire

Monotype Imaging, will acquire URW Type Foundry GmbH

synopsis: Monotype will acquire URW Type Foundry. Based in Hamburg, Germany, URW is an innovative font and software provider, with extensive experience in designing and engineering fonts to service the needs of global brands. With the acquisition of URW, Monotype will immediately expand its library of type IP to include 513 new and popular typeface families.
buyer: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Monotype's libraries feature iconic typefaces including the Helvetica, Frutiger, and Univers families as well as contemporary releases from the Monotype Studio. "
target parent: Hybrid Software
target: URW Type Foundry GmbH
Germany-based URW Type Foundry is an innovative font and software provider, with extensive experience in designing and engineering fonts to service the needs of global brands. Based on their technical font production skills, URW is successful in the area of corporate type development and production.
price ($mm)
$8.10
rev ($mm)
$4
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EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 11/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Global Graphics Software, acquired Xitron

synopsis: Global Graphics PLC announced they have acquired Xitron, LLC, a prepress solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Xitron develops workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular output devices.
buyer parent: Hybrid Software
buyer: Global Graphics Software (GLOG:$24.60)
Global Graphics is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. "
target: Xitron
Xitron, LLC is a prepress solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Xitron develops workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular output devices.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
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0.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Hybrid Software, acquired Global Graphics Software

synopsis: Global Graphics PLC, a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development, has successfully completed its acquisition of the HYBRID Software Group from Congra Software. HYBRID Software is a group of software development and marketing companies focused on enterprise software for the graphic arts industry.
buyer: Hybrid Software
HYBRID Software was founded in 2007 with one simple goal: to provide the "missing link" between MIS systems, web-to-print portals, and prepress workflow. HYBRID Software is owned and operated by Congra Software. "
target: Global Graphics Software (GLOG:$24.60)
UK-based Global Graphics PLC is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, and Mark Andy.
price ($mm)
$58
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
21.0x
announced 5/18/2020 via BusinessWire

Monotype Imaging, will acquire URW Type Foundry GmbH

synopsis: Monotype will acquire URW Type Foundry. Based in Hamburg, Germany, URW is an innovative font and software provider, with extensive experience in designing and engineering fonts to service the needs of global brands. With the acquisition of URW, Monotype will immediately expand its library of type IP to include 513 new and popular typeface families.
buyer: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Monotype's libraries feature iconic typefaces including the Helvetica, Frutiger, and Univers families as well as contemporary releases from the Monotype Studio. "
target parent: Hybrid Software
target: URW Type Foundry GmbH
Germany-based URW Type Foundry is an innovative font and software provider, with extensive experience in designing and engineering fonts to service the needs of global brands. Based on their technical font production skills, URW is successful in the area of corporate type development and production.
price ($mm)
$8.10
rev ($mm)
$4
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1.9x
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closed 11/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Global Graphics Software, acquired Xitron

synopsis: Global Graphics PLC announced they have acquired Xitron, LLC, a prepress solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Xitron develops workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular output devices.
buyer parent: Hybrid Software
buyer: Global Graphics Software (GLOG:$24.60)
Global Graphics is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. "
target: Xitron
Xitron, LLC is a prepress solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Xitron develops workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular output devices.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.9x
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9.6x
closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Hybrid Software, acquired Global Graphics Software

synopsis: Global Graphics PLC, a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development, has successfully completed its acquisition of the HYBRID Software Group from Congra Software. HYBRID Software is a group of software development and marketing companies focused on enterprise software for the graphic arts industry.
buyer: Hybrid Software
HYBRID Software was founded in 2007 with one simple goal: to provide the "missing link" between MIS systems, web-to-print portals, and prepress workflow. HYBRID Software is owned and operated by Congra Software. "
target: Global Graphics Software (GLOG:$24.60)
UK-based Global Graphics PLC is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, and Mark Andy.
price ($mm)
$58
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
21.0x
closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Hybrid Software, acquired Global Graphics Software

synopsis: Global Graphics PLC, a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development, has successfully completed its acquisition of the HYBRID Software Group from Congra Software. HYBRID Software is a group of software development and marketing companies focused on enterprise software for the graphic arts industry.
buyer: Hybrid Software
HYBRID Software was founded in 2007 with one simple goal: to provide the "missing link" between MIS systems, web-to-print portals, and prepress workflow. HYBRID Software is owned and operated by Congra Software. "
target: Global Graphics Software (GLOG:$24.60)
UK-based Global Graphics PLC is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen, and Mark Andy.
price ($mm)
$58
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
21.0x
closed 3/2/2017 via Company Press Release

X-Rite, Incorporated, acquired ColorCert

synopsis: X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology has acquired the ColorCert® software assets from Nelissen Consulting, a privately held company in Germany. ColorCert software is a real-time color and print quality process control and reporting tool used by consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters.
buyer parent: Danaher Corporation
buyer: X-Rite, Incorporated
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. "
target: ColorCert
ColorCert® delivers process control for monitoring and managing color across a large and diverse supply chain, greatly simplifying color communication all the way from the artwork phase of projects through separation, ink room and pressroom.
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closed 12/6/2011 via Market Wire

HP, acquired Hiflex Software GmbH

synopsis: HP, the world's largest technology company, announced it has acquired Hiflex Software GmbH, a privately held global software solutions provider specializing in web-to-print and management information systems solutions for printing services. Founded in 1991, Hiflex is headquartered in Aachen, Germany.
buyer: HP (HPQ:$58,715.00)
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. "
target: Hiflex Software GmbH
Hiflex Software GmbH is a privately held global software solutions provider specializing in web-to-print and management information systems solutions for printing services. HIFLEX products include HIFLEX MIS, HIFLEX Print Support and its open Web-to-Print System called HIFLEX Webshop.
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closed 7/31/2020 via Company Press Release

CERM, acquired CERM

synopsis: The management of CERM has acquired full independence through a Management Buyout (MBO) from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, the world-wide leading provider of solutions and services for the print media industry. CERM is a global provider of business management and automation software solutions for the narrow web printing industry.
buyer: CERM
CERM is a global provider of business management and automation software solutions for the narrow web printing industry. CERM provides a complete software solution that offers modules for job processing, shipping and invoicing, production scheduling, material management, and more. "
target parent: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
target: CERM
CERM is a global provider of business management and automation software solutions for the narrow web printing industry. CERM provides a complete software solution that offers modules for job processing, shipping and invoicing, production scheduling, material management, and more.
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announced 4/10/2013 via Reuters

PNI Digital Media, will acquire Quarterhouse Software

synopsis: PNI Digital Media, the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held QS Quarterhouse Software, Inc., an Austin, Texas based company that is a leading developer of web-based print on demand software for commercial printers and distributors.
buyer: PNI Digital Media (TSX:PN:$21.97)
The world's retailers rely on the PNI Digital Media Platform to sell personalized products. Their platform includes online, in-store kiosk and mobile software solutions enabling consumers to upload or create their own content for ordering as photo prints, photo books, photo calendars, and more. "
target: Quarterhouse Software
Quarterhouse Software is a leading developer of process management and analysis, ERP and commercial printing software solutions. Quarterhouse develops printing solutions, with a focus on online design, e-commerce, and custom web-to-print installations and products.
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$0.49
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$0
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closed 10/1/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., acquired Online Print Solutions

synopsis: EFI™, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced that it has acquired Online Print Solutions ("OPS"), a leading innovator in the areas of web-to-print, dynamic publishing and cross-media marketing solutions.
buyer: Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII:$986.62)
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information, and enable businesses to increase profits, productivity, and efficiency."
target: Online Print Solutions
Online Print Solutions is a leader in the areas of web-to-print, dynamic publishing and cross-media solutions. With its broad product portfolio coupled with its advanced technology, it delivers an unmatched total solution to all organizations involved in the adding of value to ink on paper.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

Simparel Inc., acquired Shopfloor Support LLC

synopsis: Simparel, Inc., the innovator in next-generation information technology solutions for the fashion and consumer goods industries, announces the acquisition of Shopfloor Support LLC. Shopfloor offers a Wi-Fi Android based shop floor control system that redefines how manufacturers capture real time production data and helps increase productivity.
buyer: Simparel Inc.
Designed for the consumer goods industries, Simparel empowers manufacturers to scale their businesses by accelerating and improving performance across the entire business and global supply chain. Their solution combines ERP, PLM, SCM, SFC, and other productivity tools into a single business system. "
target: Shopfloor Support LLC
ShopFloor Support is a Wi-Fi Android based shop floor control system. Their product is simple to use and offers real-time production and payroll data collection, worker feedback and a plant management system that helps manufacturers increase productivity and improve shop floor control.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Zilingo, acquired nCinga

synopsis: Zilingo, an ecommerce platform in Singapore that helps fashion and lifestyle retailers sell directly to consumers, has acquired nCinga Innovations, a Sri Lanka-based software company focused on industry 4.0. nCinga provides SaaS-based Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for next generation smart factories.
buyer: Zilingo
Zilingo is an ecommerce platform in Singapore that helps fashion and lifestyle retailers sell directly to consumers. Zilingo allows people to buy clothing, accessories, bags, shoes, and more from various retailers. Zilingo uses technology to help businesses become more efficient and scale faster. "
target: nCinga
nCinga is a Sri Lanka-based software company focused on industry 4.0. nCinga provides SaaS-based Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for next generation smart factories. Their platform provides operational insights for shop floors and automates label inspections and costing.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 2/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

SD3D Printing, acquired 3D Matter

synopsis: SD3D, a leading 3D printing automation company, has completed the acquisition of the New York based software company, 3D Matter. 3D Matter launched the platform in 2015 in order to make it easier to visualize the performance of 3D printed materials based on empirical data derived from mechanical testing over 3000+ authentic 3D printed parts.
buyer: SD3D Printing
SD3D was founded in 2013 to provide a one-stop-shop for 3D printing, scanning and design services in San Diego, CA. Since then, SD3D has grown out of the confines of San Diego and matured into an international brand with the bold mission of enabling fully automated industrial additive manufacturing."
target: 3D Matter
3D Matter develops Optimatter, a web-based platform in which designers, engineers and researchers can optimize their 3D printed parts by ensuring the right materials and processing parameters are chosen for the specific part application.
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closed 11/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Global Graphics Software, acquired Xitron

synopsis: Global Graphics PLC announced they have acquired Xitron, LLC, a prepress solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Xitron develops workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular output devices.
buyer parent: Hybrid Software
buyer: Global Graphics Software (GLOG:$24.60)
Global Graphics is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. "
target: Xitron
Xitron, LLC is a prepress solutions company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Xitron develops workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular output devices.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Dover Corporation, acquired Caldera Graphics SAS

synopsis: Dover announced that it has acquired Caldera Graphics SAS (“Caldera”). Caldera is a software company with 25 years of experience in developing, marketing and supporting high-quality technical software for the digital printing industry, with a commitment to increasing productivity, cost-efficiency and color output.
buyer: Dover Corporation (DOV:$7,169.76)
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer. They deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through four operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. "
target: Caldera Graphics SAS
Based in Strasbourg, France, Caldera is a software company with 25 years of experience in developing, marketing and supporting high-quality technical software for the digital printing industry, with a commitment to increasing productivity, cost-efficiency and color output.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Ricoh Co Ltd, will acquire ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Ricoh Company, Ltd., a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH, a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management.
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$17,842.90)
Ricoh empowers companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability & boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, & industrial systems. "
target: ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH
ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH is a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management. They are based in Hannover, Germany.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

Mobeus Equity Partners LLP, acquired Tharstern Limited

synopsis: Tharstern has undergone a management buyout, backed by Mobeus. Tharstern is a global market leader supplying innovative management information systems specifically tailored to support the exacting needs and requirements of commercial printing and graphic arts industry.
buyer: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
Mobeus Equity Partners LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm in lower middle market, mature, and emerging growth stages specializing in providing growth capital investments, acquisition finance, management buyouts, secondary buyouts, Combined Debt and Equity funding, and more. "
target: Tharstern Limited
Tharstern is a global market leader supplying innovative management information systems specifically tailored to support the exacting needs and requirements of commercial printing and graphic arts industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

FORCAM GmbH, acquired ENisco GmbH & Co. KG i. Ins.

synopsis: FORCAM GmbH, a global provider of a turnkey IIoT platform solution for manufacturing companies, has acquired the specialist for industrial software solutions ENISCO GmbH in Böblingen. ENISCO is a global software company that has supplied customized manufacturing execution system (MES) software solutions for more than 25 years.
buyer: FORCAM GmbH
FORCAM delivers an open and fully flexible IIoT platform solution for intelligent manufacturing. It is rated "best in class" by analysts. The turnkey and freely expandable cloud platform solution is used by large and medium-sized companies, including Airbus, Audi and BMW, "
target parent: Eisenmann SE
target: ENisco GmbH & Co. KG i. Ins.
ENISCO is a global software company with around 50 employees. For more than 25 years, the company has been supplying customized manufacturing execution system (MES) software solutions. The specialty of ENISCO GmbH is the production control system "E-MES".
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closed 7/8/2008 via PR Newswire

Manufacturers' News, Inc., acquired IndustryNet.com

synopsis: Manufacturers' News, Inc. has acquired IndustryNet.com and will be merging it with its existing industrial search engine, mniguide.com, to create one of the nation's most comprehensive guides for locating manufacturers and suppliers.
buyer: Manufacturers' News, Inc.
Manufacturers' News, Inc., publisher of manufacturers' directories since 1912, compiles and produces manufacturing guides, statistics and databases for all 50 states. "
target: IndustryNet.com
IndustryNet is one of a growing number of vertical search engines that are gaining popularity. Vertical search engines, like IndustryNet, offer many unique advantages that help buyers save time and money.
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announced 10/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Hexagon AB, will acquire ESPRIT

synopsis: Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions, will acquire ESPRIT, a global leader in high-performance computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. ESPRIT offers a cloud-enabled, highly adaptable CAM system for creating complex parts.
buyer: Hexagon AB (OM:HEXA B:$4,472.23)
Hexagon is a global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge, and customer workflows into ecosystems that deliver actionable information. "
target: ESPRIT
ESPRIT is a global leader in high-performance computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. ESPRIT offers a cloud-enabled, highly adaptable CAM system for creating complex parts. Their solution delivers powerful full-spectrum programming for 2-5 axis milling, 2-22 axis turning, wire EDM and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 1/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Autoweb Inc., acquired Datranet Limited

synopsis: Autoweb Inc., a NTT Com Group company and a global provider of engineering data management services for the automotive and aerospace industries, has acquired Datranet Limited.
buyer parent: Kinderhook Industries
buyer: Autoweb Inc.
Trubiquity drives a software-as-a-service based community, connecting enterprises across all global communication protocols and standards. On top of our core collaboration network, Trubiquity applications integrate enterprises and automate critical business processes across the global value chain. "
target: Datranet Limited
Datranet Limited is a developer of product-design communication and collaboration solutions. Datranet's Fusion-DX(TM) product line provides low cost of ownership, scaleable and thin-client web portal-based solutions to ensure efficient, fast and secure availability of CAD.
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closed 3/12/2015 via Company Press Release

Materialise Dental N.V., acquired CENAT bvba

synopsis: Materialise NV, a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, announced the acquisition of Belgian-based CENAT, a developer of embedded computing software and solutions for additive manufacturing control systems.
buyer: Materialise Dental N.V. (GS:MTLS:$86.16)
Materialise Dental offers planning and simulation software tools under the SimPlant brand. These tools enable implantologists and oral surgeons to scientifically plan dental implant surgery on an interactive basis. "
target: CENAT bvba
CENAT is a developer of embedded computing software and solutions for additive manufacturing control systems. The CENAT team is comprised of four experts specialized in the development of control systems and the corresponding embedded software.
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