Like CastUp Inc.

closed 8/22/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired CastUp Inc.

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of CastUP Inc. The acquisition of CastUp Inc. was previously announced on August 7, 2007.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go. "
target: CastUp Inc.
CastUp Inc. is a leader in comprehensive solutions for rich media production, publishing and distribution in today's most popular formats. CastUp's wide selection of rich media management tools allows content owners to control all aspects of their media in a robust, yet easy to use application.
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closed 7/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Ask.com, acquired nRelate

synopsis: Ask.com announced its purchase of nRelate, a rapidly growing content discovery company with more than 35,000 publishers using its products. With this acquisition, Ask is able to apply its technology and expertise in search-based content discovery to improve and optimize nRelate's existing products for publisher websites.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.com
With more than 100 million global users, Ask.com is the leading online brand for questions and answers and an operating business of IAC. Also available as a mobile service, Ask.com mobile apps have been downloaded more than 2 million times. "
target: nRelate
Founded in 2009, nRelate's content recommendation platform helps thousands of publishers creating quality content in topic areas like food, parenting, DIY and technology increase traffic and revenue through targeted article recommendations.
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announced 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Taboola, will acquire Celltick Start Division

synopsis: Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, will acquire the Start Division of Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement, which includes the Start and Start Magazine product lines. Following the completion of the acquisition, the Start team and technology will integrate into the Taboola News division.
buyer: Taboola
Taboola enables over 1.4B people to discover what’s interesting and new at the moments they’re most ready to explore. Powered by Deep Learning, AI, and a large dataset, Taboola’s discovery platform creates new monetization, audience and engagement opportunities for digital properties. "
target parent: Celltick Technologies Limited
target: Celltick Start Division
Start provides users with what matters most to them when they wake up their phone. It’s a customizable user interface that helps device manufacturers, mobile operators and media companies to engage with users, gain new insights and differentiate themselves while providing more value to their users.
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closed 5/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Quark Inc., acquired MobileIQ, Inc.

synopsis: Quark has announced its acquisition of Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Quark Inc.
Quark Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations. Its flagship product, QuarkXPress, has changed the course of traditional publishing. "
target: MobileIQ, Inc.
Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewsCred, Inc., acquired Daylife

synopsis: NewsCred, a startup focused on making it easy to syndicate premium news content, has acquired cloud-based publishing platform Daylife.
buyer: NewsCred, Inc.
NewsCred, Inc., a New York based media company, provides a platform for licensed news, images, and videos from the United States and international publishers. "
target parent: Balderton Capital
target: Daylife
Daylife, Inc. operates Daylife, a content services platform. The platform provides Web-based news and information sources in real time.
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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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closed 5/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

UIEvolution, purchased Content Management System (CMS) from Splat Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in connected services for mobile, tablet, TV and automotive applications, announced the acquisition of a rich media Content Management System (CMS) and related applications from Splat Interactive. Splat Interactive connect users to multiple screens via high quality, deeply sophisticated applications.
buyer parent: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
buyer: UIEvolution
UIEvolution is a global leader in connected services for Mobile, Tablet, TV and Automotive applications. It's software solution delivers native and HTML5 apps managed from a cloud-based platform, ensuring a great consumer engagement experience. "
seller: Splat Interactive, Inc.
Splat Interactive helps companies large and small connect with their audience on multiple screens. Splat’s TV 2.0 platform and tools allows publishers to reach viewers on the Connected TV screen and mobile device.
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closed 7/17/2006 via Company Press Release

Motricity, acquired GoldPocket Wireless

synopsis: Motricity, a leading global provider of mobile marketplace management solutions, has acquired GoldPocket Wireless, a leader in mobile interactivity and marketing solutions for media and entertainment companies.
buyer: Motricity (MOTR:$121.65)
Motricity is a global leader in Mobile Marketplace Management. Motricity's Fuel™ 5 platform and suite of managed services reduce the time-to-market for new mobile services, create new revenue streams and improve brand loyalty through expert mobile merchandising and customer relationship management. "
target: GoldPocket Wireless
GoldPocket Wireless is the leading provider of mobile content creation, management and transport solutions to the North American media industry, with the only advanced scalable product suite that allows media companies to manage and deliver all forms of mobile content to any mobile device.
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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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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 10/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Marketron, acquired Emmis Interactive

synopsis: Marketron announced the acquisition of Emmis Interactive from Emmis Communications Corporation. Emmis Interactive's software and services, including the BaseStation®, GeoStation® and Guidable® brands, will become a part of Marketron Interactive, a growing division of data analytics and reporting products serving the media industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Marketron
Marketron is the leading provider of business software solutions and services for the media industry. Marketron's traffic, digital, business intelligence and exchange platform and services drive innovation to create new growth opportunities that produce the maximum value for clients. "
target parent: Emmis Communications Corporation
target: Emmis Interactive
Emmis Interactive provides the platform, tools, and consulting services to empower the reinvention of local media. They support hundreds of sites and sales initiatives for numerous clients across broadcasting, publishing, and affinity/special interest brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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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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announced 5/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Fabasoft AG, will acquire Xpublisher GmbH

synopsis: Austria-based Fabasoft AG has agreed to acquire the majority of shares in Xpublisher GmbH, a software company based in Munich. Xpublisher GmbH specializes in technologies in the content area. Xpublisher's editorial system creates and manages all content and its associated assets media-neutral and separates them from the publication channel.
buyer: Fabasoft AG (FAA:$42.19)
Fabasoft AG is an Austrian software product company and cloud service providers for digital document control and electronic document, process and file management. Fabasoft's products digitize, simplify, and accelerate business processes - within and across organizational and national boundaries. "
target: Xpublisher GmbH
Germany-based Xpublisher GmbH is a software company specializing in technologies in the content area. Publishing and media houses, portal operators benefit from the fully integrated functions of the professional crossmedia editorial system Xpublisher and the browser-based XML editor Xeditor.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
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0.0x
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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 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software technologies for the media industry, announced the acquisition of Media Services Group, a major supplier of integrated digital publishing, magazine advertising, and event management software for the global magazine and book publishing industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NewsCycle is a leading provider of software technologies for the global media industry. NewsCycle helps their clients in their mission to create stronger, better informed communities, while protecting the integrity of news, advertising and customer information. "
target: The Media Services Group
The Media Services Group (MSG) offers an extensive product portfolio designed to meet the ever-changing needs of all publishers. MSG provides integrated publishing software, magazine advertising software, and event registration software to hundreds of customers in the book and magazine industries.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
price ($mm)
$1.43
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

MagazineCloner merged with Jellyfish Publishing,

synopsis: Jellyfish Publishing have merged with digital publishing software provider MagazineCloner. The new business will bring together Jellyfish's digital marketing expertise with MagazineCloner’s digital publishing software and digital sales reporting and analysis capabilities to provide publishers with a unique and comprehensive offering.
buyer: Jellyfish Publishing
Jellyfish Publishing are experts in digital subscription marketing. They create campaigns which convert targeted traffic into high quality subscriptions or qualified leads through multiple channel promotions and consumer touch points. "
target: MagazineCloner
Since launching in March 2010 MagazineCloner has rapidly become the largest magazine app provider in the world thanks to its comprehensive multi-platform offering, commitment to customer service, speed of delivery and straight-forward business model with no hidden costs.
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closed 8/22/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired CastUp Inc.

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of CastUP Inc. The acquisition of CastUp Inc. was previously announced on August 7, 2007.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go. "
target: CastUp Inc.
CastUp Inc. is a leader in comprehensive solutions for rich media production, publishing and distribution in today's most popular formats. CastUp's wide selection of rich media management tools allows content owners to control all aspects of their media in a robust, yet easy to use application.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 7/31/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired NDS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,026.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic. "
target parent: Permira
target: NDS Group Ltd.
NDS Group Ltd. provides end-to-end software solutions for pay-TV operators, telcos, channels, and content providers globally. It offers open end-to-end digital TV and hybrid solutions; and NDS Infinite TV that delivers TV experience on various devices.
price ($mm)
$5,005
rev ($mm)
$989
EBITDA ($mm)
$283
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5.1x
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17.7x
announced 1/13/2011 via BusinessWire

Vitruvian Partners LLP, will acquire Open Bet

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, announces that it has signed an agreement pursuant to which funds managed by Vitruvian Partners will back a management buyout of OpenBet, an NDS subsidiary and a leading provider of innovative online gaming and betting technology and software solutions.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent private equity firm that specialises in middle-market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth capital investments in the UK and elsewhere in Northern Europe. "
target parent: Permira
target: Open Bet
Founded in 1996, OpenBet offers the most powerful and flexible betting software solutions on the market. Through the development of its sophisticated and high performance technology, OpenBet's proven and trusted products and open platform set the standard for the online gaming and betting industry.
price ($mm)[EV]
$307 [$292]
rev ($mm)
$55
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EV / rev
5.3x
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closed 2/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Permira, acquired NDS Group

synopsis: NDS Group Limited, News Corp. and Permira Advisers LLP are pleased to announce that the scheme of arrangement to effect the going private transaction of NDS has now become fully effective. The effectiveness of the scheme results in two subsidiaries of funds advised by Permira and News Corp. owning approximately 51% and 49% of NDS, respectively.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a leading European-based private equity firm. Permira acts as adviser to the 19 Permira Funds, totalling approximately Euro 22 billion, that have been raised since 1985. These funds have invested in over 180 transactions in companies across a variety of sectors and geographies. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go.
price ($mm)
$1,700*
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$850
EBITDA ($mm)
$214
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4.1x
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16.2x
closed 8/22/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired CastUp Inc.

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of CastUP Inc. The acquisition of CastUp Inc. was previously announced on August 7, 2007.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go. "
target: CastUp Inc.
CastUp Inc. is a leader in comprehensive solutions for rich media production, publishing and distribution in today's most popular formats. CastUp's wide selection of rich media management tools allows content owners to control all aspects of their media in a robust, yet easy to use application.
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closed 1/2/2007 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired Jungo Ltd

synopsis: NDS Group Plc, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Jungo Ltd, that was announced on 4 December 2006.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go. "
target: Jungo Ltd
Jungo Ltd is a leading provider of residential and business gateway software platforms and applications. Jungo's flagship products, OpenRG and OpenSMB, enable manufacturers to bring broadband customer premises equipment to market quickly.
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closed 9/29/2006 via BusinessWire

NDS Group, acquired ITE ApS

synopsis: NDS, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced the acquisition of Danish game design, development and publishing company ‘ITE’. ITE has an extensive library of proven game titles for consoles, mobiles and PCs.
buyer: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go. "
target: ITE ApS
ITE ApS was founded in 1988 and in 1990 the interactive TV show "Hugo the TV Troll" appeared for the first time in Danish television. Since then, the company has been the pioneer of interactive television entertainment.
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announced 5/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Permira, will purchase Service Provider Video Software Solutions from Cisco Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Permira, the global private equity firm, and Cisco announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds will acquire Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Cisco's SPVSS helps service providers, broadcasters, and media companies deliver new consumer experiences through innovations in cloud and virtualization.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm that finds and backs successful businesses with ambition. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €32 billion. "
seller: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,026.00)
The acquisition includes Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Cisco's SPVSS helps service providers, broadcasters, and media companies deliver new consumer experiences through innovations in cloud and virtualization.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired NDS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,026.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic. "
target parent: Permira
target: NDS Group Ltd.
NDS Group Ltd. provides end-to-end software solutions for pay-TV operators, telcos, channels, and content providers globally. It offers open end-to-end digital TV and hybrid solutions; and NDS Infinite TV that delivers TV experience on various devices.
price ($mm)
$5,005
rev ($mm)
$989
EBITDA ($mm)
$283
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
closed 2/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Permira, acquired NDS Group

synopsis: NDS Group Limited, News Corp. and Permira Advisers LLP are pleased to announce that the scheme of arrangement to effect the going private transaction of NDS has now become fully effective. The effectiveness of the scheme results in two subsidiaries of funds advised by Permira and News Corp. owning approximately 51% and 49% of NDS, respectively.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a leading European-based private equity firm. Permira acts as adviser to the 19 Permira Funds, totalling approximately Euro 22 billion, that have been raised since 1985. These funds have invested in over 180 transactions in companies across a variety of sectors and geographies. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: NDS Group
NDS enables broadcasters, network TV operators and content providers to profit from the deployment of digital TV technologies including innovative solutions for digital video recorders, interactivity, secure broadband, home networks, and content on the go.
price ($mm)
$1,700*
rev ($mm)
$850
EBITDA ($mm)
$214
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.2x
closed 5/11/2016 via GlobeNewswire

SeaChange International, acquired DCC Labs Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Multiscreen innovator SeaChange International, Inc. announced its acquisition of DCC Labs, a Warsaw, Poland-based set-top and multiscreen device software developer and integrator, to advance SeaChange’s set-top, multiscreen subscriber device and application strategies. DCC Labs projects support millions of set-tops, mobile devices and smart TVs.
buyer: SeaChange International (SEAC:$68.39)
Enabling their customers to deliver billions of premium video streams across a matrix of pay-TV and OTT platforms, SeaChange empowers service providers, broadcasters, content owners and brand advertisers to entertain audiences, engage consumers and expand business opportunities. "
target: DCC Labs Sp. z o.o.
DCC Labs is a highly innovative digital TV software house, specializing in middleware products and solutions, that offers a complex service for all IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Broadcast systems and devices. They provide software development and integration as well as project management and testing.
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$8.00
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closed 5/27/2015 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., acquired Cubiware Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, announced that is has acquired Cubiware, an innovative provider of cost-effective software solutions for emerging market Pay-TV operators.
buyer: 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. "
target: Cubiware Sp. z o.o.
Cubiware is an innovative provider of software solutions for Digital TV devices and systems. Established in 2008, Cubiware is a privately held company with headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.
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announced 2/1/2013 via GlobeNewswire

2UP Gaming PLC, will acquire Streamark PLC

synopsis: UK based 2UP Gaming PLC, operators of a leading online gaming website www.2UP.com, has announced that they have executed an agreement to acquire Streamark PLC. Streamark develops applications based on streaming video, tracking and communications technologies for mobile telecom operators, TV network and cable operators and hardware manufacturers.
buyer: 2UP Gaming PLC (GXG:2GM:$0.00)
2UP Gaming PLC is a UK based publicly held provider of leisure and entertainment products in the gaming, wagering and lotteries segments of the gambling industry. Through www.2UP.com customers can access all gaming, wagering and lottery products from one website. "
target: Streamark PLC
Streamark develops applications based on streaming video, tracking and communications technologies for mobile telecom operators, TV network and cable operators and hardware manufacturers.
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closed 2/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Espial Group, Inc., acquired ANT plc

synopsis: Espial announced has acquired all of the outstanding shares of ANT plc. ANT provides IP, Hybrid and Connected TV products and services. ANT has successfully deployed its high performance software featuring rich HTML5 user experiences across set-top boxes, tablets and smart phones.
buyer: Espial Group, Inc. (TSX:ESP:$19.87)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. "
target: ANT plc
ANT plc develops and deploys embedded software solutions and services for the TV industry. Its Galio Suite, a browser, client and applications stack, is an open standards based, flexible application & middleware solution for a wide range of consumer TV platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.98 [$0.93]
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired S3 TV Technology Ltd.

synopsis: Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, has completed its acquisition of S3 TV Technology, a business unit of Dublin-headquartered S3 Group that delivers consultancy, automated testing, service monitoring and diagnostic solutions to video service providers globally.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$45,676.89)
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. "
target parent: S3 Group
target: S3 TV Technology Ltd.
S3 TV Technology works with many of the leading global video service providers to enhance the performance and service readiness of their video platforms, facilitating the creation of a continuous delivery model for the development and deployment of new services.
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closed 6/23/2010 via BusinessWire

RGB Networks, acquired RipCode, Inc.

synopsis: RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, has acquired RipCode, Inc., a developer of solutions for mobile IP video. RGB will incorporate RipCode’s technology into its Video Multiprocessing Gateway (VMG), enabling video service providers to cost-effectively deliver services to their subscribers on TVs, PCs and mobile devices.
buyer: RGB Networks
RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a three screen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. "
target: RipCode, Inc.
RipCode provides transcoding and video delivery solutions to providers of mobile, desktop and IPTV content. Their platform supports live and file-based transcoding applications – integrated with streaming, adaptive streaming, progressive download, and leading smart phone smooth delivery protocols.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2010 via Market Wire

Harmonic, Inc., acquired Omneon, Inc.

synopsis: Harmonic Inc., a leading provider of broadcast and on-demand video delivery solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Omneon, Inc., a leading provider of video production and playout solutions for many of the world's premier media companies.
buyer: Harmonic, Inc. (HLIT:$398.30)
Harmonic Inc. is redefining video delivery with the industry's most powerful solutions for delivering live and on-demand video to TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Harmonic's technical innovation and market leadership enable the company to offer a unique and comprehensive solution portfolio. "
target: Omneon, Inc.
Omneon Video Networks provides a cost-effective and scalable video server infrastructure for the professional broadcasting industry. Omneon Inc. offers customers in professional media organizations an open platform optimized for the production, transformation and distribution of digital media.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$105
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

GMIT GmbH, acquired Motama GmbH

synopsis: GMIT GmbH, a subsidiary of Munich-based technology group Rohde & Schwarz, has acquired the technology of Motama GmbH. Headquartered in Saarbruecken, Germany, Motama is a pioneer in the field of professional transmission via unmanaged IP networks.
buyer parent: Rohde & Schwarz
buyer: GMIT GmbH
GMIT is a Rohde & Schwarz company developing products for broadcasters since 2007. GMIT GmbH develops multiviewer products and implements customer-specific solutions for the operation and monitoring of TV transmission networks. "
target: Motama GmbH
Based in Saarbruecken, Germany, Motama is a pioneer in the field of professional transmission via unmanaged IP networks. The company's RelayCaster protocol is a solution that minimizes packet losses to enable the quality-of-service (QoS) conditions required for interruption-free transmissions.
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announced 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Digiflare will be merged with Accedo,

synopsis: Accedo and Digiflare have announced a merger to create the world's leading video experience company. Digiflare is trusted by leading media and entertainment companies to build video apps that deliver the best experience for viewers across TV, mobile and tablet.
buyer: Accedo
Accedo is the market leading enabler of TV application solutions. Accedo provides applications, tools and services to media companies, consumer electronics and TV operators globally, to help them deliver the next-generation TV experience. "
target: Digiflare
Digiflare builds innovative video app experiences for today’s multi-screen world. Founded in 2008, Digiflare is trusted by leading media and entertainment companies to build video apps that deliver the best experience for viewers across TV, mobile and tablet.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/9/2019 via BusinessWire

LTN Global, will acquire Make.TV

synopsis: LTN Global, a world-leading provider of broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Make.TV, developer of an innovative cloud-based service that enables content creators to access, curate, and publish live video streams to affiliates, social media, and OTT platforms.
buyer: LTN Global
LTN Global Communications leverages its innovative, industry-leading IP-based live video delivery service and integrated production to transmission workflows to enable content creation, monetization, and distribution. They deliver seamless experiences at every link in the video value chain. "
target: Make.TV
Make.TV is a developer of an innovative cloud-based service that enables content creators to access, curate, and publish live video streams to affiliates, social media, and OTT platforms.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

24i Media B.V., acquired Vigour

synopsis: 24i Media, a global TV app developer based in the Netherlands, has acquired Vigour, a leading multiscreen video platform provider based in the Netherlands. Vigour's platform allows broadcasters and operators to deliver their services to all digital devices and allows end-users to connect multiple devices to the service simultaneously.
buyer: 24i Media B.V.
24i Media is a global TV app developer based in the Netherlands. Their award-winning technology helps customers develop and deploy apps faster and more efficiently on all devices, screens and platforms. 24i delivers OTT apps that are designed to maximize ROI and create seamless consumer experiences."
target: Vigour
Vigour is a leading multiscreen video platform provider based in the Netherlands. Their platform allows broadcasters and operators to deliver their services to all digital devices and allows end-users to connect multiple devices to the service simultaneously.
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announced 9/10/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Ericsson AB, will acquire Envivio

synopsis: Envivio, Inc, a leading provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Ericsson, a provider of communications technology and services.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericson provides sound insurance advice coupled with superior service. We accomplish this with the right tools and, more importantly, the right people. Our entire staff of licensed insurance advisors knows the Ericson mission and works hard to make it a reality every day. "
target: Envivio (ENVI:$42.89)
Envivio is a global market leader and innovator of video software solutions that are trusted by video service providers and content companies worldwide to power stunning video quality and captivating, personalized experiences to their millions of viewers on any device, over any network.
price ($mm)[EV]
$116 [$82]
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2015 via Wall Street Journal

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired iStreamPlanet Co.

synopsis: Time Warner Inc.’s Turner Broadcasting cable unit has acquired a majority stake in online video specialist iStreamPlanet, as the company looks to bulk up on technology that powers Web TV. iStreamPlanet specializes in live and traditional TV delivery over the Internet.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Turner is a Time Warner Company. "
target: iStreamPlanet Co.
iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, simplifies live video streaming to multiple screens. iStreamPlanet is changing the way live streaming is done with the launch of Aventus, a cloud and software-based, live video streaming solution for premium content providers.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Harris Broadcast, acquired Imagine Communications

synopsis: Harris Broadcast, a market share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of Imagine Communications, a leading innovator in digital video solutions that deliver bandwidth-efficient services with optimum video quality.
buyer parent: Gores Group, LLC
buyer: Harris Broadcast
Harris Broadcast has been an innovator of market-leading media, playout, networking and transmission technology serving the world's most prestigious broadcasters, communications service providers, governments and enterprises across 140 countries. "
target: Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications is a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators to deliver bandwidth-intensive services with optimum video quality and Quality of Experience (QoE).
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announced 7/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Evolution Digital LLC, will acquire i-Velozity LLC

synopsis: Evolution Digital LLC, a leading provider of digital solutions and next-generation hybrid IP/QAM set-top boxes, announced that it will acquire i-Velozity LLC. The company is a leading developer of innovative solutions for the cable television and Telco marketplace through the i-Velozity Video Platform.
buyer: Evolution Digital LLC
Evolution Digital is the leading provider of digital solutions and next-generation hybrid IP/QAM set-top boxes to the US and international cable marketplace. Following their mission of continually providing highly functioning, cost effective solutions, has led to their industry leadership position. "
target: i-Velozity LLC
i-Velozity enables a network operator with end-to-end multiscreen VOD solutions. Their video on-demand solution is implemented through the i-Velozity Video Platform, a proven video asset management and distribution system that enables their clients to deliver advanced multiscreen video solutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/3/2020 via PR Newswire

Pavlov Media, acquired Singularity

synopsis: Pavlov Media, one of the nation's largest private providers of broadband services to student housing and multi-family real estate owners, has acquired Singularity, an IPTV software provider. The acquisition will enhance Pavlov Media's continued efforts to deliver content to customers in the most efficient and meaningful way.
buyer: Pavlov Media
Pavlov Media offers broadband, voice, and television services and operates municipal fiber networks connected to its national backbone network. The company specializes in private networks designed, constructed, and operated by a team of professionals from the multifamily real estate industry. "
target: Singularity
Singularity provides an IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) platform for operators in both the United States and abroad. The company's platform merges traditional TV, Video on Demand, and Gaming into a singular space that an operator can control, manage, and monetize.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Vision247, acquired Synapse TV

synopsis: Broadcast services company Vision247 has taken control of Synapse TV, a technology and services company providing a unique and integrated solution for simultaneous over-the-top (OTT) delivery of linear and on-demand content to Freeview HD TVs and set-top boxes in the UK together with mobile and other Internet-connected devices.
buyer: Vision247
Vision 247 provides a full range of services for broadcasters, production companies and media owners to manage, deliver and monetize content. Their Online Video Platform provides powerful and reliable solutions to getting content to any connected device that customers want to view it on. "
target: Synapse TV
Synapse TV is a technology and services company providing a unique and integrated solution for simultaneous over-the-top (OTT) delivery of linear and on-demand content to Freeview HD TVs and set-top boxes in the UK together with mobile and other Internet-connected devices.
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