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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

BetterPlace Safety Solutions, acquired Fabulyst

synopsis: Bengaluru-based BetterPlace Safety Solutions, which runs a technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers, has acqui-hired Fabulyst. Fabulyst helps e-commerce retailers improve sales and conversion by using artificial intelligence to automatically tag product images into natural language.
buyer: BetterPlace Safety Solutions
BetterPlace Safety Solutions runs a technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers. They make an immense social impact by helping the unorganized sector get training, employment, financial inclusion, digital footprint trust score and other benefits using technology."
target: Fabulyst
Fabulyst helps e-commerce retailers improve sales and conversion by using artificial intelligence to automatically tag product images into natural language.
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announced 2/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Kibo Software, Inc, will acquire Certona

synopsis: Kibo, a leading omnichannel commerce platform for retailers and branded manufacturers, will acquire Certona, an AI-based real-time personalization solution that powers individualized customer experiences for over 600 top e-commerce websites in over 70 countries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Kibo Software, Inc
Kibo empowers retailers and branded manufacturers to achieve optimal performance of B2C and B2B commerce through unified consumer experiences. Kibo provides a complete omnichannel commerce platform delivered with the lowest total cost of ownership and fastest time to market. "
target: Certona
Certona is an AI-based real-time personalization solution that powers individualized customer experiences for over 600 top e-commerce websites in over 70 countries. Certona's cloud-based Personalized Experience Management platform increases engagement by leveraging one-to-one behavioral profiling.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Reclame Aqui, acquired Trustvox

synopsis: Reclame Aqui, a Brazilian complaints site, has acquired Trustvox, a Brazilian startup that audits customer product reviews. Trustvox uses artificial intelligence to automatically collect and publish customer reviews. Their dashboard allows users to monitor and analyze reviews in real-time.
buyer: Reclame Aqui
Founded in 2001, Reclame Aqui is a Brazilian complaints site. Reclame Aqui offers complaints from 15 thousand users for 120,000 registered companies. The site allows users to research the reputation of companies before making purchases or using their services. "
target: Trustvox
Trustvox is a Brazilian startup that audits customer product reviews. Trustvox uses artificial intelligence to automatically collect and publish customer reviews. Their dashboard allows users to monitor and analyze reviews in real-time.
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announced 11/12/2018 via PR Web

PriceEdge, will acquire RightPrice AI

synopsis: PriceEdge, a pricing software company that supports businesses with pricing strategies has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire RightPrice AI. Right Price AI provides capabilities in e-commerce pricing, artificial intelligence and deep learning. With the use of their platform they can analyze web traffic, sales and feeds.
buyer: PriceEdge
PriceEdge is a pricing software company that supports businesses with pricing strategies and implementations to drive up profit. They have developed a cloud-based price management platform (PriceEdge™) for enterprises, which gives them access to new pricing strategies and flexibility. "
target: RightPrice AI
RightPrice AI is a Stockholm based company with capabilities in e-commerce pricing, artificial intelligence, and deep learning. They provide a mathematical platform to process data generated via web-based scripts and price crawlers. Their platform analyzes web traffic, sales and competitor feeds.
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announced 9/25/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

GK Software AG, will acquire Prudsys AG

synopsis: GK Software AG plans to acquire the majority stake in Chemnitz-based prudsys AG, a company specialized in artificial intelligence. Founded in 1998 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Chemnitz, Prudsys is a leader in the field of artificial intelligence applications in online commerce.
buyer: GK Software AG (DB:GKS:$109.94)
GK Software AG has become the leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers with stores around the globe. Currently in over 40 countries, GK Software continues to expand along with their customers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. "
target: Prudsys AG
Founded in 1998 as a spin-off of the Technical University of Chemnitz, Prudsys is a leader in the field of artificial intelligence applications in online commerce. More than 200 online shops rely on the company's artificial intelligence solution for real-time intelligence-based data analysis.
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$5.98
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closed 1/11/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Pharmagest Interactive S.A., acquired Sailendra SAS

synopsis: Pharmagest has acquired a majority 70% stake of Sailendra. Sailendra is an innovative French start-up specialising in behavioural analysis using artificial intelligence. Sailendra joins Pharmagest's Solutions for e-Health Division.
buyer: Pharmagest Interactive S.A. (ENXTPA:PHA:$167.75)
Pharmagest is the French leader in pharmacy information technology. Pharmagest has developed specialised businesses, including pharmacy IT, e-Health solutions, solutions for healthcare professionals, solutions for laboratories, connected health devices and apps, and a sales financing marketplace. "
target: Sailendra SAS
Sailendra is an innovative French start-up specialising in behavioural analysis using artificial intelligence. Sailendra designs and develops purchase optimisation solutions for e-commerce based on its artificial intelligence products.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., acquired LiftIgniter

synopsis: Maven has acquired LiftIgniter, a company that leverages high-performance machine learning algorithms to determine in-the-moment user interest and intent to produce a personalized online experience. LiftIgniter provides on-site and in-app content recommendations across hundreds of leading digital properties worldwide.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: LiftIgniter
LiftIgniter leverages high-performance machine learning algorithms to determine in-the-moment user interest and intent to produce a personalized online experience. LiftIgniter provides on-site and in-app content recommendations across hundreds of leading digital properties worldwide.
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closed 1/9/2018 via PR Newswire

TD Bank Group, acquired Layer 6

synopsis: TD Bank Group has announced the acquisition of Layer 6 Inc., a world-renowned artificial intelligence (AI) company based in Toronto, Ontario. Layer 6 has emerged as a global thought-leader and pioneer in the delivery of responsive, personalized and insight-driven experiences for the financial services industry,
buyer: TD Bank Group (TSX:TD:$27,235.52)
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group. TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves more than 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe "
target: Layer 6
Layer 6 enables a financial institution to deploy the most advanced Machine Learning solutions through a world leading Artificial Intelligence prediction engine for enterprise data. The platform helps anticipate how to provide each customer with a better, more personalized experience in real-time.
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closed 9/27/2016 via BusinessWire

Kibo Software, Inc, acquired Baynote, Inc.

synopsis: Kibo, the world’s leader in cloud-based omnichannel commerce solutions, announced its acquisition of Baynote, a cloud-based personalization platform. Baynote software provides a smart data hub that leverages historical data and real-time behavior, creating a holistic view of the consumer across all devices.
buyer: Kibo Software, Inc
Kibo is a comprehensive, Cloud-based commerce platform that empowers users, grows sales, and evolves with the changing needs of retail. No matter the challenge, Kibo’s agile software future-proofs their client's business and powers their success. "
target: Baynote, Inc.
Baynote is a leading provider of big data and machine learning solutions for digital commerce. BaynoteONE rapidly integrates with existing websites, onsite search engines, mobile sites and applications and email systems to increase ROI without deep IT involvement or expensive system upgrades.
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closed 4/26/2019 via Company Press Release

ABOUT YOU GmbH, acquired Adference GmbH

synopsis: ABOUT YOU, a Hamburg-based online fashion retailer, has acquired Adference, a German PPC solution for Amazon Advertising and Google Ads. Adference empowers advertisers to automatically create granular campaigns and to place the right bids for millions of products and keywords.
buyer parent: Otto Group GmbH
buyer: ABOUT YOU GmbH
ABOUT YOU is a Hamburg-based online fashion retailer. ABOUT YOU offers a shopping destination where people can discover fashion that really fits their personality from a range of over 1,200 brands. With more than 10 million monthly users, ABOUT YOU is one of the largest fashion platforms in Europe. "
target: Adference GmbH
Adference is a German PPC solution for Amazon Advertising and Google Ads. Adference empowers advertisers to automatically create granular campaigns and to place the right bids for millions of products and keywords. Adference uses machine learning to help users make the most out of their campaigns.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

ShopRunner, Inc., acquired Precognitive, Inc.

synopsis: ShopRunner, an e-commerce shipping and checkout startup, announced it has acquired Precognitive, a startup that helps businesses fight online fraud. Founded in 2016, Precognitive uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify potential online fraud before it happens.
buyer parent: Kynetic
buyer: ShopRunner, Inc.
ShopRunner is a members-only online shopping service that offers time-starved consumers unlimited, free two-day shipping with no minimum order size, and free shipping on returns across a wide selection of today’s most popular retailers. "
target: Precognitive, Inc.
Founded in 2016, Precognitive uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify potential online fraud before it happens. Its technology analyzes multiple parts of a user’s interaction with an online service to identify suspicious behavior.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

MercadoLibre, acquired Machinalis S.r.l

synopsis: Mercado Libre announced the acquisition of Machinalis , a Cordoban company dedicated to software development, which specializes in machine learning. From personalization to fraud detection, Machinalis delivers flexible solutions tailored for each client.
buyer: MercadoLibre (MELI:$2,296.31)
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mercado Libre is Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company. Through its primary platforms it provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling, advertising, and paying for goods online. "
target: Machinalis S.r.l
Córdoba-based startup Machinalis specializes in the development of machine learning algorithms. Machinalis, founded in 2009, provides solutions for e-commerce and fintech. From personalization to fraud detection, Machinalis delivers flexible solutions with simple tailorings for each company.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

eBay, acquired Terapeak

synopsis: eBay has completed its acquisition of Terapeak, a Toronto-based company that uses supply, demand and pricing data to help ecommerce sellers know what to sell, when to sell it and at what price on marketplaces such as eBay. The Terapeak team has joined eBay’s B2C Selling and Seller Experience groups.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,856.00)
eBay Inc. is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, they connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. "
target: Terapeak
Terapeak is a Toronto-based company that uses supply, demand and pricing data to help ecommerce sellers know what to sell, when to sell it and at what price on marketplaces such as eBay. They are the world’s leading provider of eBay, Amazon, and Alibaba analytics.
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announced 3/30/2017 via Company Press Release

The Sage Group plc., will acquire Compass.co

synopsis: The Sage Group plc ("Sage") announces an agreement to acquire Compass, a highly innovative analytics and benchmarking platform, currently providing thousands of ecommerce businesses worldwide with unique and actionable insights to help them grow and improve their performance.
buyer: The Sage Group plc. (LSE:SGE:$2,516.54)
Sage is the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders. Sage helps drive business builders with the most intelligent and flexible cloud-enabled software, support and advice to manage everything. "
target: Compass.co
Compass is a highly innovative analytics and benchmarking platform, currently providing thousands of ecommerce businesses worldwide with unique and actionable insights to help them grow and improve their performance.
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announced 3/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Qiwi plc, will acquire Flocktory

synopsis: Qiwi, an electronic payments operator, is acquiring the Russian startup Flocktory, which produces SaaS software for customer management and works with market leaders to optimize the digital customer lifetime value. Both companies are based in Russia.
buyer: Qiwi plc (QIWI:$325.45)
QIWI is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS. It has an integrated proprietary network that enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. "
target: Flocktory
Flocktory is a company that produces SaaS software for customer management and works with market leaders to optimize the digital customer lifetime value. They are based in Moscow, Russia.
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closed 3/27/2012 via PR Newswire

Opera Solutions, LLC, acquired Commendo Research & Consulting GmbH

synopsis: Opera Solutions, LLC, a global leader in machine learning science and advanced Big Data analytics, announced the acquisition of Commendo Research & Consulting GmbH, adding leading recommender engine capabilities to Opera Solutions' advanced data analytics solutions.
buyer: Opera Solutions, LLC
Opera Solutions is a premier Big Data predictive analytics company. Opera Solution specializes in creating Signal Hubs, which provide a new enterprise-wide capability to dynamically and continually extract valuable predictive and descriptive information from Big Data flows. "
target: Commendo Research & Consulting GmbH
Commendo Research & Consulting serves companies with both its Recommendo recommendation engine and custom recommendation systems. It uses sophisticated analytics to serve up the "next purchase" offer for shoppers on the basis of their individual characteristics and shopping patterns.
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announced 3/27/2020 via Company Press Release

GRO Capital, will acquire Queue-it

synopsis: Denmark-based GRO Capital will acquire Queue-it, a leader of virtual waiting room software and services. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Queue-it controls online traffic during massive end-user peaks in connection with product launches, shopping holidays, and other activities that drive significant attention to websites and apps.
buyer: GRO Capital
Denmark-based GRO Capital is a North European private equity fund with an exclusive focus on mature B2B software and tech enabled companies with strong growth prospects. GRO Capital serves as active owners developing portfolio companies with a view to create long-term value. "
target: Queue-it
Denmark-based Queue-it is the leading developer of virtual waiting room services to control website and app traffic surges by offloading visitors to an online queue. Its SaaS platform enables enterprises to keep their systems online, their visitors informed and capture key sales and online activity.
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closed 7/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Predictive Edge

synopsis: Dropbox has announced their acquisition of Predictive Edge, a platform for website personalization, testing, and targeting. Predictive Edge’s cloud-based solution empowers marketers with the ability to easily manage banners, images, and text using an intuitive point-and-click interface.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Predictive Edge
Predictive Edge is a platform for website personalization, testing, and targeting. It was designed for marketers to make content customization dead simple.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Chatter Research

synopsis: Stingray, a leading music, media, and technology company, is acquiring Chatter Research, a Toronto-based leader in the design, development, and implementation of AI driven real-time customer feedback solutions for retail and hospitality businesses. The company’s combination of free-text chats and machine learning captures unique customer insights.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$228.10)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, 101 radio stations, digital signage, in-store music, and more. "
target: Chatter Research
Chatter Research is a Toronto-based leader in the design, development, and implementation of AI driven real-time customer feedback solutions for retail and hospitality businesses. The company’s combination of free-text chats and machine learning captures unique customer insights.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Antuit, acquired Forecast Horizon, Inc.

synopsis: Antuit.ai, a leader in cloud AI solutions for forecasting, pricing, and personalization, has acquired Forecast Horizon, an innovative provider of Retail AI-powered markdown, promotions, assortment and allocation SaaS products. The acquisition makes Antuit.ai a one-stop-shop for AI-powered merchandising and planning solutions.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: Antuit
Antuit.ai, a Goldman Sachs company, is the leader in AI-powered solutions for Merchandising and Planning. World-class retailers and consumer goods manufacturers leverage Antuit.ai solutions to digitally transform their business and achieve outsized business results. "
target: Forecast Horizon, Inc.
Forecast Horizon is a provider of Retail AI-powered markdown, promotions, assortment and allocation SaaS products. The company's AI SaaS solutions provide merchants and planners with actions to drive sell-through, increase margin, and optimize inventory throughout the buying and selling process.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

BetterPlace Safety Solutions, acquired Fabulyst

synopsis: Bengaluru-based BetterPlace Safety Solutions, which runs a technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers, has acqui-hired Fabulyst. Fabulyst helps e-commerce retailers improve sales and conversion by using artificial intelligence to automatically tag product images into natural language.
buyer: BetterPlace Safety Solutions
BetterPlace Safety Solutions runs a technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers. They make an immense social impact by helping the unorganized sector get training, employment, financial inclusion, digital footprint trust score and other benefits using technology."
target: Fabulyst
Fabulyst helps e-commerce retailers improve sales and conversion by using artificial intelligence to automatically tag product images into natural language.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

BetterPlace Safety Solutions, acquired Fabulyst

synopsis: Bengaluru-based BetterPlace Safety Solutions, which runs a technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers, has acqui-hired Fabulyst. Fabulyst helps e-commerce retailers improve sales and conversion by using artificial intelligence to automatically tag product images into natural language.
buyer: BetterPlace Safety Solutions
BetterPlace Safety Solutions runs a technology platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle of blue collar workers. They make an immense social impact by helping the unorganized sector get training, employment, financial inclusion, digital footprint trust score and other benefits using technology."
target: Fabulyst
Fabulyst helps e-commerce retailers improve sales and conversion by using artificial intelligence to automatically tag product images into natural language.
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closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Movista Inc., acquired NaturalInsight

synopsis: Movista Inc., provider of the leading advanced, mobile-first retail execution and workforce management platform, has acquired Natural Insight, a retail technology provider and its largest competitor. The acquisition brings together two of the largest domain leaders in retail execution technology to consolidate the marketplace.
buyer: Movista Inc.
Movista Inc. is a SaaS company that provides the industry’s leading mobile-first retail execution and workforce management platform, ONE. The enterprise platform replaces or integrates a multitude of disparate systems into one user-friendly, mobile interface. "
target: NaturalInsight
Natural Insight provides a cloud-based advanced retail execution and workforce management platform for consumer brands, retailers, and merchandising and marketing agencies. They empower retailers to improve in-store experiences, grow sales, increase ROI, and capture and report on field data.
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closed 9/9/2019 via BusinessWire

U.S. Bancorp, acquired talech

synopsis: U.S. Bank has acquired talech, a Palo Alto-based software company that provides software that allows businesses to manage multiple operational tasks – such as order management, inventory and staff reporting, customer management, business insights and payments processing – in a single, integrated point-of-sale system.
buyer: U.S. Bancorp (USB:$21,235.00)
U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. "
target: talech
Established in 2012, talech provides software that allows businesses to manage multiple operational tasks – such as order management, inventory and staff reporting, customer management, business insights and payments processing – in a single, integrated point-of-sale system.
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closed 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Sopra HR Software SAS, acquired PeopleSpheres

synopsis: Sopra HR Software announced that it is reinforcing its presence in talent management with the acquisition of PeopleSpheres. France-based PeopleSpheres (formerly known as NeoSpheres) helps clients digitise and centralise their entire HR system using its innovative, completely open HR platform.
buyer parent: Sopra Steria
buyer: Sopra HR Software SAS
Sopra HR Software, a global human resources player, offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of HR services and solutions available on the market. It provides on- premise and cloud-based solutions covering HR management and transformation, compliance and talent management. "
target: PeopleSpheres
PeopleSpheres (formerly known as NeoSpheres) helps clients digitise and centralise their entire HR system using its innovative, completely open HR platform. PeopleSpheres is a French company specialising in consulting and integration services in the area of talent management.
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closed 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Trackforce, Inc, acquired Valiant Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Trackforce, a security workforce management platform has acquired Valiant Solutions Inc., a provider of Human Capital Management software solutions. The new company, Trackforce Valiant, is the world’s largest security workforce management platform delivering the only all-in-one comprehensive operations management solution available to the industry.
buyer: Trackforce, Inc
Valiant Solutions is a leading provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. Valiant’s solutions are delivered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform which powers a suite of integrated Payroll, Time & Labor Management, and Human Resources products. "
target parent: PeakEquity Partners
target: Valiant Solutions, Inc.
Trackforce is a leader in security workforce management solutions and provides fully integrated security solutions to its partners and customers. Clients include the world’s leading security guard service providers, major airports, universities, and corporations across the globe.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BusinessWire

Calabrio, Inc, acquired Teleopti

synopsis: Calabrio announced it has acquired Teleopti, a top, global provider of workforce management software, offering a world-class WFM solution that is sophisticated, localized and easy to use. Founded in 1992, they are based in Sweden with offices all over the globe.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Calabrio, Inc
Calabrio is the customer experience intelligence company that empowers organizations to enrich human interactions. Through AI-driven analytics, Calabrio uncovers customer behavior and sentiment, and derives compelling insights from the contact center. "
target: Teleopti
Teleopti is a top, global provider of workforce management software, offering a world-class WFM solution that is sophisticated, localized and easy to use. Founded in 1992, they are based in Sweden with offices all over the globe.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tanarra Capital, acquired INX Software

synopsis: Tanarra Capital, led by veteran investment banker John Wylie, has taken a 75 per cent stake in INX with the aim of accelerating the latter’s product development and overseas expansion. Perth-based INX Software provides integrated workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and more.
buyer: Tanarra Capital
Tanarra is an Australian family office investment and advisory firm. Its principal is John Wylie, one of Australia’s well regarded investment bankers and investors. Tanarra invests in a wide range of early stage ventures, private and public companies in Australia and around the world. "
target: INX Software
Perth-based INX Software provides integrated workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, engineering, government, food & beverage, transport, marine, aviation, communications, utilities and healthcare.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advanced, acquired Kirona

synopsis: Large IT provider, Advanced, has acquired Kirona, a workforce management and resource scheduling software company. The company provides a mobile solution for businesses with field-based service teams in the public and private markets.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Advanced
Advanced is a provider of healthcare, enterprise, and other business solutions and services to the public and private sectors. Their healthcare portfolio includes patient care management and clinical software solutions, while its enterprise suite includes financial management, HR, payroll, and CRM. "
target parent: Livingbridge
target: Kirona
Kirona delivers a range of workforce management software; from task planning and resource scheduling right through to workflow and analytics tools and support services.
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closed 1/24/2019 via Company Press Release

nextSource, Inc, acquired nextSource, Inc

synopsis: nextSource, a leading provider of a contingent workforce solutions and a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital and Prudential Capital Group, has been acquired by its leadership team, led by CEO Catherine Candland.
buyer: nextSource, Inc
The management buyout is led by CEO, Catherine Candland. nextSource is a leading provider of workforce management solutions with a diverse client base, mainly in the US. The Company is a turnkey solution provider addressing varying customer needs across the entire spectrum of contingent labor. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: nextSource, Inc
nextSource is a leading provider of workforce management solutions with a diverse client base, mainly in the United States. The Company is a turnkey solution provider addressing varying customer needs across the entire spectrum of contingent labor.
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announced 10/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saba Software, Inc., will acquire Lumesse AS

synopsis: Saba Software Inc., a global leader in talent development solutions, and a portfolio company of Vector Capital, announced that it will acquire Lumesse, a leading provider of talent acquisition, talent management and learning experience technology in Europe.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Saba Software, Inc. (SABA:$121.30)
Saba delivers a cloud-based intelligent talent management and engagement solution used by leading organizations to hire, develop, engage, and inspire their people. With machine learning at its core, Saba Cloud offers proactive, personalized recommendations on candidates, connections and content. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Lumesse AS
Lumesse provides talent solutions to hundreds of organizations in over 70 countries, enabling them to engage and nurture the best talent in an ever-changing and demanding global environment. Lumesse's customers are well prepared to capitalize on the fast evolution of new technologies.
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closed 9/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Coupa Software, acquired DCR Workforce

synopsis: Coupa Software, a leader in business spend management (BSM), announced that it has acquired the technology assets of DCR Workforce, a leading provider of contingent workforce management and services procurement software.
buyer: Coupa Software (COUP:$353.18)
Coupa Software is the cloud platform for business spend management (BSM). They deliver “Value as a Service” by helping their customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. "
target: DCR Workforce
DCR Workforce is a leading provider of SaaS solutions for contingent workforce management and services procurement. The company’s Smart Track VMS offers a unified approach to managing all aspects of non-employee engagement.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

SAP SE, acquired Coresystems

synopsis: SAP, a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors, has acquired Coresystems, a leading provider of mobile and cloud-based field service and workforce management software for mid-sized and large enterprises’ field service organizations.
buyer: SAP SE (SAP:$27,447.29)
SAP is a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors. The company offers solutions for asset management, commerce, finance, human resources, manufacturing and sustainability as well as research and development, and engineering."
target: Coresystems
Coresystems is a leading provider of mobile and cloud-based field service and workforce management software for mid-sized and large enterprises’ field service organizations.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

SAP SE, acquired Coresystems

synopsis: SAP, a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors, has acquired Coresystems, a leading provider of mobile and cloud-based field service and workforce management software for mid-sized and large enterprises’ field service organizations.
buyer: SAP SE (SAP:$27,447.29)
SAP is a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors. The company offers solutions for asset management, commerce, finance, human resources, manufacturing and sustainability as well as research and development, and engineering."
target: Coresystems
Coresystems is a leading provider of mobile and cloud-based field service and workforce management software for mid-sized and large enterprises’ field service organizations.
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closed 1/22/2018 via Market Wire

Automatic Data Processing, Inc., acquired Work Market Inc.

synopsis: ADP, one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions, has announced the acquisition of WorkMarket, a leading cloud-based workforce management solution provider that allows companies to build and manage an integrated workforce across W-2 employees, 1099 contractors, vendors and other types of workers.
buyer: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP:$13,325.80)
Automatic Data Processing, Inc., with more than $10 billion in revenues and approximately 600,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. "
target: Work Market Inc.
WorkMarket helps companies manage their integrated workforce in a simple, secure and compliant manner. Their innovative solutions include tools to source and vet independent workers, manage their engagements, and pay and evaluate these workers.
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announced 9/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Verint Systems Inc., will acquire EG Solutions

synopsis: Verint, a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions that empower organizations with crucial insights, has agreed to buy EG Solutions, a leading enterprise workforce optimisation software company. EG Solutions' software is the only solution that manages work, people and end-to-end processes wherever they are undertaken, anywhere in the world.
buyer: Verint Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRNT:$1,255.80)
Verint is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions that empower organizations with crucial insights, enabling decision makers to anticipate, respond, and take action. Their solutions and value-added services help organizations make more informed, timely, and effective decisions. "
target: EG Solutions
EG Solutions is a leading enterprise workforce optimisation software company. EG developed the most complete, purpose built workforce optimisation software for back offices – the only solution that manages work, people and end-to-end processes wherever they are undertaken, anywhere in the world.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
109.2x
closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired Trooly

synopsis: Community-driven global hospitality company, Airbnb has acquired a California-based startup Troo.ly. Troo.ly offers a background checker for individuals and businesses using public and permissible digital footprints to predict their trustworthiness.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Trooly
Trooly delivers Instant Trust services that verify, screen and predict trustworthy relationships and interactions. They work with the world's largest financial institutions, peer-to-peer marketplaces, marketers and employers.
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closed 9/7/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Peak Equity Partners, acquired Valiant Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Valiant Solutions, Inc., announced that PeakEquity Partners has invested in Valiant through a majority growth recapitalization. Valiant’s solutions are delivered in a state of the art Software as a Service platform which powers a suite of integrated Payroll, Time & Labor Management and Human Resources products.
buyer: Peak Equity Partners
PeakEquity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in Enterprise Software and Solutions companies. The principals of PeakEquity Partners have extensive experience as investors and operating executives in multiple market sectors. "
target: Valiant Solutions, Inc.
Valiant Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management solutions. Valiant’s HCM suite includes Payroll, Time & Labor Management and Human Resources solutions.
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closed 2/3/2016 via Company Press Release

RSM International Association, acquired Right Hand HR Limited

synopsis: RSM has acquired HR consulting business Right Hand HR Limited. Right Hand HR, headquartered in High Wycombe with operations in London, Newcastle, Chester and Exeter, is a leading provider of flexible and practical people management solutions for employers of all sizes.
buyer: RSM International Association
RSM is a powerful network of audit, tax and consulting experts with offices all over the world. As an integrated team, they share skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that’s based on a deep understanding of your business. "
target: Right Hand HR Limited
Right Hand HR is the specialist provider of flexible, practical and effective people management. They offer a comprehensive range of employment related services including: HR outsourcing and consultancy; Payroll Bureau; HR IT solutions; Training; and Recruitment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

SterlingBackcheck, merged with TalentWise

synopsis: SterlingBackcheck, one of the world's largest background screening companies, announced that it has completed its merger with TalentWise, one of the most innovative and fastest growing companies in the background screening industry.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: SterlingBackcheck
SterlingBackcheck delivers confident hiring for a safer, more productive world. An NABPS accredited, global background screening partner, their teams deliver extensive expertise in screening best practices, compliance and the client and applicant experience. "
target: TalentWise
TalentWise, a leading cloud solutions provider for the Human Capital Management industry is transforming how HR screens and onboards new hires from offer letter to day one. The TalentWise Cloud is built on compliance, embracing federal, state, and local government regulations.
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closed 9/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Edge Hr, acquired Comaea AB

synopsis: Edge Hr, a subsidiary of WISE Group AB, has acquired Comaea AB. The company is the Swedish operations of cloud-based competency management software provider Comaea International. The software helps organisations identify employees’ skills at all levels in order to identify gaps and development needs.
buyer parent: WISE Group AB
buyer: Edge Hr
Edge HR offers web-based services that help clients to structure, organize and streamline their HR processes. Edge HRs products are HR services, seminars within HR and Swedish labor law as well as HR systems for recruitment, talent management and salary surveys. "
target parent: Comaea International
target: Comaea AB
Comaea AB is the world’s leading provider of Enterprise Competency Management solutions offering Comaea Cloud CMS, a complete and integrated competency software, alongside with best-practice processes and well proven methodology and much more.
price ($mm)
$2.30
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2015 via PE Hub

Frontier Capital, acquired Electronic Commerce Inc.

synopsis: Frontier Capital, a growth equity firm focused on established software and technology-enabled business services companies, has acquired a majority stake in Electronic Commerce, Inc. (ECI). ECI, based in Elkhart, Indiana, offers a cloud-based, fully unified Human Capital Management platform for the entire employee lifecycle.
buyer: Frontier Capital
Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and technology enabled business services companies. Frontier partners with management teams that can benefit from capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions or generate shareholder liquidity. "
target: Electronic Commerce Inc.
Specializing in Human Capital Management solutions, Electronic Commerce, Inc. (ECI®) created its Empower software to provide mid-sized companies with a web-based, fully unified platform that covers the entire employee lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$40
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