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Microsoft Corporation, acquired Jellyfish.com

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired revenue-sharing product comparison site Jellyfish.com. Jellyfish, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, wants to turn the cost-per-click advertising model popularized by Google on its head. Under Jellyfish’s cost-per-action model, advertisers pay only when web surfers buy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Jellyfish.com
Jellyfish is a new kind of search engine. We call it the Internet’s first buying engine. Search engines are great for finding information, but we think you also need a search engine that is perfect for when you want to buy something online.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Traffix, Inc. merged with New Motion, Inc.,

synopsis: New Motion, Inc. has completed its transaction with Traffix, Inc. pursuant to the Merger Agreement between the companies dated September 26, 2007. As a result of the closing of the transaction, Traffix, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of New Motion.
buyer: New Motion, Inc. (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: Traffix, Inc.
Traffix, Inc. is a premier interactive media company that develops its own content and builds communities tailored to consumers' specific interests and lifestyles. Its full solution marketing services group delivers media, analytics and results to third parties through its four business groups.
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announced 4/23/2012 via Market Wire

MediaMind Technologies Inc., will acquire PEER39

synopsis: DG, the world's leading ad management and distribution platform, announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Peer39 Inc., a provider of webpage level data for approximately $15.5 million in cash and stock. Peer39 will be integrated into DG's online division MediaMind, a provider of digital ad campaign management solutions.
buyer parent: Digital Generation, Inc.
buyer: MediaMind Technologies Inc.
MediaMind Technologies is a provider of digital ad campaign management solutions to advertising agencies and advertisers. It provides media and creative agencies, advertisers and publishers with an integrated platform to manage campaigns across digital media channels and a variety of formats. "
target: PEER39
Peer39 is the leading provider of data based on the content and structure of web pages for the purpose of improving the relevance and effectiveness of online display advertising. Peer39's data attributes are critical to Real Time Bidding (RTB).
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closed 2/18/2015 via Company Press Release

CohereOne, Inc., acquired Melasa Group LLC

synopsis: CohereOne, Inc. announces the acquisition of Melasa Group LLC, a Cincinnati-based advertising technology firm that specializes in understanding and applying web behavior. Melasa Group developed the data capture technology that powers CohereOne’s suite of behavior-based direct marketing products and services.
buyer: CohereOne, Inc.
CohereOne provides services and data products to companies using direct mail catalogs and ecommerce websites. They offer a number services, including catalog circulation, ecommerce platform evaluation and selection, abandoned site and cart emails, website A/B split testing, and more. "
target: Melasa Group LLC
Melasa Group LLC is a Cincinnati-based advertising technology firm that specializes in understanding and applying web behavior.
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closed 1/23/2014 via Reuters

AOL Inc., acquired Gravity

synopsis: AOL Inc, a leading global Web services company, has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader's interest, for $83 million. Gravity is a software startup, co-founded by Amit Kapur, that tracks users to show them ads and content more relevant to them.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Gravity
Gravity is the world’s most advanced personalization company. Gravity semantically understands each user’s individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.
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closed 12/9/2013 via Market Wire

24/7 Media, Inc., acquired Crystal Semantics

synopsis: 24/7 Media, Inc., WPP Digital's marketing technology company, announced its acquisition of Crystal Semantics from ad pepper media International. Crystal Semantics is an award-winning provider of semantic advertising solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: 24/7 Media, Inc.
24/7 Media, Inc. provides digital marketing solutions for advertisers and publishers globally by empowering them to reach their target audiences with greater precision and transparency, resulting in better ROI. "
target parent: ad pepper media
target: Crystal Semantics
Crystal Semantics is the leading provider of semantic advertising solutions. The company's technology is based upon proprietary semantic technology which is the result of a 17 year language engineering project with over 500 man years of development.
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closed 1/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired AdaptiveAds, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., a vertical content network with more than 900 publishers worldwide and a comScore Media Metrix Top 10 Web property, announced the acquisition of AdaptiveAds, a venture-backed display ad targeting and optimization company based in San Francisco and Mumbai, India.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdaptiveAds, Inc.
AdaptiveAds serves the most relevant, personalized and localized online display advertising to consumers.
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closed 3/25/2015 via PR Web

Sellpoints, Inc., acquired ReTargeter

synopsis: Sellpoints, a company that operates a consumer insights platform that enables brands and retailers to see the impact of their product selling methodologies live, acquired Retargeter, a full-service display advertising solution specializing in retargeting.
buyer: Sellpoints, Inc.
Sellpoints, Inc. operates a consumer insights platform that enables brands and retailers to see the impact of their product selling methodologies live. Its platform acts as a pre-marketing conversion engine that helps brands to orchestrate sales online. "
target: ReTargeter
ReTargeter is a full-service display advertising solution specializing in retargeting. Their retargeting solutions enable companies to optimize marketing spend by serving targeted advertisements to people who have previously engaged with them online.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Videology, Inc., acquired Lucidmedia Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Videology, a market-leading digital advertising platform and solutions provider specializing in video, announced that it has acquired LucidMedia, a digital advertising management platform specializing in display and rich media campaigns.
buyer: Videology, Inc.
Videology is an online video advertising platform that enables advertisers to eliminate waste and improve performance by connecting brands with specific audiences, while concentrating on the advertiser’s objective. "
target: Lucidmedia Networks, Inc.
LucidMedia is the most comprehensive and transparent digital advertising management platform for targeting and optimizing display campaigns. The company is based in Reston, VA.
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announced 8/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Swaylo

synopsis: Facebook has agreed to acquire Threadsy, makers of a social insights tool called Swaylo. Swaylo scores a Facebook member’s influence, called “sway”, and provides a rundown on each user’s audience, reach, and trendiness. Swaylo also makes a tool to help businesses connect with their influencers.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Swaylo
Swaylo scores a Facebook member’s influence, called “sway”, and provides a rundown on each user’s audience, reach, and trendiness. Swaylo also makes a tool to help businesses connect with their influencers.
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closed 9/22/2011 via Market Wire

Contextweb merged with Datran Media,

synopsis: Datran Media and CONTEXTWEB, a leading integrated digital media services company, have merged to create PulsePoint, a new digital media technology company committed to helping marketers and publishers gain greater audience transparency and deeper engagement across digital channels at unprecedented scale.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is an award-winning technology and marketing company that leading brands, agencies and publishers depend on to discover, reach and retain their ideal audiences across all digital media channels. "
target: Contextweb
CONTEXTWEB, Inc. provides contextual advertising solutions in the United States. From its founding in 2000, the company has focused on building out a real-time contextual targeting platform that can analyze the content of any web page in less than 20 milliseconds.
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closed 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

Mansell Group, Inc., acquired Sevista Technologies

synopsis: Mansell Group, Inc. announced it has acquired Sevista Technologies, Inc., a pioneer of e-mail communications services and recognized industry leader in on-line marketing. Sevista's easy to use web-based platform is accessed by more than 200 organizations to design, build, track, and analyze e-mail marketing programs.
buyer: Mansell Group, Inc.
Mansell Group is one of the country's fastest growing private marketing companies. The company has built their reputation on the ability to bridge the marketing and technology gap to create solutions that deliver measurable results. "
target: Sevista Technologies
Sevista is the leading provider of e-marketing solutions. Founded in 1999, the Atlanta-based firm helps hundreds of companies, associations and agencies better communicate the benefits of their products and services through email marketing, e-newsletters, online surveys and web forms.
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closed 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired TapCommerce

synopsis: Twitter announced the acquisition of mobile ad startup TapCommerce. TapCommerce is the global leader in mobile app retargeting and re-engagement. They are able to retarget using large amounts of data coupled with sophisticated statistical analysis.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$4,799.30)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: TapCommerce
TapCommerce is the global leader in mobile app retargeting and re-engagement. They are able to retarget using large amounts of data coupled with sophisticated statistical analysis.
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closed 3/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Lotame, acquired AdMobius

synopsis: Lotame, the world's leading independent data management platform (DMP), announced it has acquired AdMobius, the industry's first mobile audience management platform. This strong combination will give marketers and publishers the power to engage with relevant audiences, at scale, across devices and marketing channels.
buyer: Lotame
Lotame, the world's leading independent data management platform (DMP), helps publishers, marketers and agencies drive Maximum Audience Impact — maximizing the way they collect, unify, protect and activate audience data. "
target: AdMobius
AdMobius, the first mobile Audience Management Platform, enables publishers and advertisers to discover and target relevant audiences at scale. By organizing and interpreting unique demographic and interest-based information AdMobius unlocks the rich value of mobile data.
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closed 3/27/2014 via Market Wire

Nomi, acquired Media Armor

synopsis: Nomi, the leader in offline marketing, has built upon its ambitious vision by announcing its acquisition of digital marketing platform Media Armor. Media Armor is used by the world's largest brands to seamlessly synchronize digital marketing programs across smartphones, tablets, and desktops.
buyer: Nomi
Dedicated to helping businesses deliver the best possible experience across offline and online channels, Nomi, the leader in offline marketing, provides comprehensive enterprise-grade analytics and proximity marketing in a single platform. "
target: Media Armor
Media Armor enables Marketers to message consumers through relevant display across desktop, tablets, and smartphones. They create ‘blueprints’ of consumer actions across all channels and use them to enhance future ad decisioning.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BusinessWire

YP Holdings LLC, acquired Sense Networks

synopsis: YP, North America’s largest local search, media and advertising company connecting consumers with local businesses, announced that it has acquired the business, assets and employees of Sense Networks, Inc. (“Sense”), a pioneer in delivering mobile advertising through unique location and behavioral data.
buyer parent: Cerberus Capital Management
buyer: YP Holdings LLC
YP is North America's largest local search, media and advertising company. Millions of searches occur daily using YP℠ products to find, compare and select local merchants. Its flagship consumer brands include the YP.com site, the YP app and The Real Yellow Pages® directory. "
target: Sense Networks
Sense Networks applies big science to mobile location data for predictive analytics in advertising. The company’s technology platform, MacroSense®, builds proprietary mobile user profiles which incorporate over 1,000 behavioral attributes that are extracted from location data.
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closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc., acquired FetchBack Inc.

synopsis: GSI Commerce Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce and interactive marketing solutions, announced its Marketing Services division has acquired FetchBack Inc., a provider of comprehensive retargeting solutions for more than 500 advertisers.
buyer: GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. (GSIC:$0.00)
GSI Commerce® is a leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing. GSI delivers customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care. "
target: FetchBack Inc.
FetchBack is a leading retargeting company. On average, the majority of a Web site's visitors leave without converting. FetchBack 'fetches' them back to that site using the industry's most advanced retargeting platform.
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closed 9/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

NetworkPlay Media, acquired yoCaptcha

synopsis: Gruner + Jahr’s Indian arm Networkplay has acquired yoCAPTCHA, an advertising platform owned by Innovese Technologies. Delhi-based yoCAPTCHA was founded in 2011 by BITS-Pilani alumni Ankit Gupta and Dhruv Sogani. Post takeover, both the founders will join the Networkplay team.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: NetworkPlay Media
NetworkPlay Media Pvt Ltd is India's fastest growing media company with assets through alliances across various touch points including Web, Mobile, Direct-to-Home TV, Events and Publishing. "
target: yoCaptcha
yo!CAPTCHA is a revolutionary platform for online advertising, which leverages the user-engaging potential CAPTCHAs have. Instead of the regular warped-text based CAPTCHAs it presents the user with a crisp readable brand advertisement.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

SiteScout, purchased IP Assets from AdBrite

synopsis: SiteScout, the world's leading self-serve media buying platform, announced the acquisition, through a subsidiary corporation, of certain intellectual property assets developed by online ad exchange AdBrite. AdBrite's IP Assets include cutting-edge video, data management and optimization technology
buyer: SiteScout
SiteScout is the world's leading self-serve platform for buying banner ads on the web and on mobile devices. The company's easy-to-use platform, transparent reporting and real-time control deliver unparalleled performance for brands, marketers and agencies. "
seller parent: Sequoia Capital
seller: AdBrite
AdBrite's IP Assets include cutting-edge video, data management and optimization technology. AdBrite was an internet advertising marketplace that connects independent web publishers with thousands of advertisers.
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closed 6/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Context Optional, acquired unwrap, inc.

synopsis: Context Optional, the social marketing company, announced the acquisition of unwrap, inc., makers of Buzzeo, a leading platform for Facebook application creation, management and deployment. The move expands Context Optional's leadership position in providing comprehensive social marketing solutions for brands.
buyer: Context Optional
Context Optional is the leading provider of social marketing software and services to global brands and advertising agencies. The company provides marketers with comprehensive solutions to build, manage, monitor and measure brand presence across the social web. "
target: unwrap, inc.
unwrap, inc. was founded with the goal of making Facebook more useful for businesses by connecting consumers with products and brands. unwrap's first product is Buzzeo, an online marketing platform that empowers businesses to create, deploy and manage applications across Facebook.
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closed 10/3/2007 via

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Jellyfish.com

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired revenue-sharing product comparison site Jellyfish.com. Jellyfish, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, wants to turn the cost-per-click advertising model popularized by Google on its head. Under Jellyfish’s cost-per-action model, advertisers pay only when web surfers buy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Jellyfish.com
Jellyfish is a new kind of search engine. We call it the Internet’s first buying engine. Search engines are great for finding information, but we think you also need a search engine that is perfect for when you want to buy something online.
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closed 10/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Two Hat Security

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Canada-based Two Hat, a leading content moderation solution provider offering protection measures for online communities with a vision to build better experiences for everyone. Microsoft and Two Hat share a vision for using advancements in moderation technology to nurture and protect diverse, global online communities.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Two Hat Security
Based in Canada, Two Hat’s content moderation platform Community Sift gives organizations the insights and tools necessary to create and maintain safe, healthy, and scalable online communities across multiple languages and against complex subversion tactics.
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closed 10/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Clear Software, LLC

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Clear Software, a provider of integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) and business process solutions. Clear Software’s API access will strengthen Microsoft Power Platform’s integration with outside systems and accelerate how customers leverage data and processes that reside beyond Microsoft first-party services.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Clear Software, LLC
Clear Software is on a mission to simplify business software and make people more productive. Their Intelligent Automation platform enables organizations to streamline core business processes across software such as SAP, OracleEBS, Salesforce, and many other cloud and premise applications.
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closed 10/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Ally Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Ally, a 3-year-old Seattle-based startup that helps companies track and hit their goals. Their software offers a simple, intuitive interface with embedded OKR and templates that can be integrated with Slack, Jira, Salesforce, Asana, and Smartsheet.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Ally Technologies, Inc.
Ally Technologies, Inc. offers objectives and key results software for startups, teams, and enterprises. Its software offers a simple, intuitive interface with embedded OKR and templates that can be integrated with Slack, Jira, Salesforce, Asana, and Smartsheet.
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closed 9/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired TakeLessons

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired TakeLessons, the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: TakeLessons
TakeLessons is the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography.
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closed 9/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Clipchamp Pty Ltd

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring Clipchamp, the online video editor that empowers anyone to tell stories worth sharing. Their in-browser platform gives users access to professional video editing tools and features from simple cropping and resizing to special effects like transitions, motion titles, and even Green Screen.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Clipchamp Pty Ltd
Clipchamp is the online video editor that empowers anyone to tell stories worth sharing. Their in-browser platform gives users access to professional video editing tools and features from simple cropping and resizing to special effects like transitions, motion titles, and even Green Screen.
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closed 8/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Peer5

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Peer5, which operates the world’s largest peer-to-peer (p2p) content delivery network. Peer5 features a WebRTC-based eCDN solution that runs in-browser to optimize bandwidth use and to lessen overall impacts on the company network.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Peer5
Peer5 features a WebRTC-based eCDN solution that runs in-browser to optimize bandwidth use and to lessen overall impacts on the company network. The Peer5 mesh networks self-balance and scale as the number of viewers increases, with no additional installation or user endpoints needed.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Jumprope, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired how-to video app Jumprope as part of its expanded video focus. Jumprope, which describes itself as "the best place for anyone to create a how-to and export it to every social platform", enables users to create step-by-step tutorials, using video and still image assets, with preset formats and overlays.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
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closed 7/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Suplari, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Suplari, a Seattle startup that uses artificial intelligence to help companies understand and get a handle on their spending. Founded in 2016, Suplari analyzes procurement and spending data flowing into various enterprise systems. It can provide recommendations for cost savings, risk exposure, and other efficiency gaps.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Suplari, Inc.
Suplari delivers the first-ever Spend Intelligence Cloud that enables finance, procurement and business leaders to continuously and collaboratively optimize sourcing, forecasting, risk and compliance. Suplari helps achieve spend agility by automating spend analytics to manage costs.
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closed 7/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired CloudKnox Security, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired CloudKnox Security, a leader in Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM). CloudKnox helps organizations right-size permissions and consistently enforce least-privilege principles to reduce risk, and it employs continuous analytics to help prevent security breaches and ensure compliance.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: CloudKnox Security, Inc.
CloudKnox Security is the only cloud security platform built from the ground-up to support the monitoring and management of identities, actions and resources across hybrid and multi-cloud environments using patented Activity-based Authorization technology.
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announced 7/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire RiskIQ

synopsis: Microsoft will acquire RiskIQ, a leader in global threat intelligence and attack surface management. RiskIQ helps customers discover and assess the security of their entire enterprise attack surface—in the Microsoft cloud, AWS, other clouds, on-premises, and from their supply chain.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: RiskIQ
RiskIQ is a leader in internet security intelligence, providing the most comprehensive discovery, intelligence, and mitigation of threats associated with an organization’s digital presence. RiskIQ allows enterprises to gain unified insight and control over web, social and mobile exposures.
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closed 6/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired ReFirm Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired ReFirm Labs, enriching the company's firmware analysis and security capabilities across devices that form the intelligent edge. ReFirm is the developer of Binwalk, an open-source software product that defends thousands of potential entry points into a user's network by providing deep visibility into device vulnerabilities.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: ReFirm Labs, Inc.
ReFirm Labs is a provider of proactive IoT and firmware security solutions. Its Binwalk Enterprise product detects and reports potential zero-day vulnerabilities, hidden crypto keys, backdoor passwords, and known vulnerabilities in IoT devices without needing access to source code.
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closed 4/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Kinvolk GmbH

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Kinvolk GmbH, one of the most trusted names in the cloud native space. They build and maintain open source projects based on their expertise that spans all layers of the cloud native stack, from Kubernetes, and down through the container runtimes, systemd and the Linux kernel.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Kinvolk GmbH
Kinvolk is one of the most trusted names in the cloud native space. They build and maintain open source projects based on their expertise that spans all layers of the cloud native stack, from Kubernetes, and down through the container runtimes, systemd and the Linux kernel.
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announced 4/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Nuance Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. will acquire Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of conversational AI and cloud-based ambient clinical intelligence for healthcare providers. With the acquisition, Microsoft will be better able to empower healthcare providers through the power of ambient clinical intelligence and other Microsoft cloud services.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$1,463.14)
Nuance is a technology pioneer with market leadership in conversational AI and ambient intelligence. A full-service partner trusted by 77 percent of U.S. hospitals and 85 percent of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Nuance creates intuitive solutions that amplify people's ability to help others.
price ($mm)
$19,700
rev ($mm)
$1,494
EBITDA ($mm)
$297
EV / rev
13.2x
EV / EBITDA
66.3x
closed 12/2/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Smash.gg

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired Smash.gg, an esports tournament and event organization platform. Smash.gg supports over 6,000 active event organizers across a broad mix of games. Their platform provides bracket and registration functionality for both online and live events.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Smash.gg
Smash.gg is an esports tournament and event organization platform. Smash.gg supports over 6,000 active event organizers across a broad mix of games. Their platform provides bracket and registration functionality for both online and live events.
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announced 9/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire ZeniMax Media, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, will acquire ZeniMax Media, a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment. ZeniMax creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and mobile devices. Their titles include major franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, RAGE, Wolfenstein, and more.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: ZeniMax Media, Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a video game publisher which has assembled a strong creative team of world-class game developers, graphic artists, designers and programmers to create and sell premium video game titles to a growing worldwide market. Their titles include Fallout, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and RAGE.
price ($mm)
$7,500
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Orions Systems

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Snoqualmie, Wash.-based Orions Systems, a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid smart vision systems, powered by algorithms and human cognition. Orions Smart Vision Platform enables public and private enterprises to collect and analyze the data in high value, video and image content.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Orions Systems
Orions Systems is a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid smart vision systems, powered by algorithms and human cognition. Orions Smart Vision Platform enables public and private enterprises to collect and analyze the data in high value, video and image content.
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Azure, acquired Adrm Software

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired ADRM Software, a leading provider of large-scale industry data models, which are used by large companies worldwide as information blueprints. ADRM's comprehensive industry models will be combined with Microsoft Azure to create an intelligent data lake where data from multiple lines of business can be harmonized more quickly.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Azure
Microsoft's Azure platform is a cloud–computing platform that lets users focus on solving business problems and addressing customer needs. The open, flexible cloud platform enables users to build, deploy, and manage apps across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. "
target: Adrm Software
ADRM Software is the leading independent developer of large-scale industry-specific data models to help organizations to quickly, confidently, and effectively apply industry best-practice information architecture to their business problems across a broad set of requirements.
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closed 5/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Softomotive

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Softomotive, one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. They help to reduce overall project risk and avoid high up-front costs which can make achieving a positive ROI that much harder.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Softomotive
Softomotive is one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. They help to reduce overall project risk and avoid high up-front costs which can make achieving a positive ROI that much harder.
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announced 5/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Metaswitch Networks

synopsis: Microsoft is moving to expand its cloud communications portfolio. The tech giant announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud communications specialist Metaswitch. Metaswitch provides cloud-based voice, data, and communication software solutions for telecommunication providers.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch is the world’s leading cloud native communications software company. The company develops commercial and open-source software solutions that are constructively disrupting the way that service providers build, scale, innovate and account for communication services.
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closed 10/3/2007 via

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Jellyfish.com

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired revenue-sharing product comparison site Jellyfish.com. Jellyfish, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, wants to turn the cost-per-click advertising model popularized by Google on its head. Under Jellyfish’s cost-per-action model, advertisers pay only when web surfers buy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Jellyfish.com
Jellyfish is a new kind of search engine. We call it the Internet’s first buying engine. Search engines are great for finding information, but we think you also need a search engine that is perfect for when you want to buy something online.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired MetaMind

synopsis: Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, a deep learning startup backed by Salesforce cofounder and chief executive Marc Benioff. MetaMind is building an AI platform for natural language processing, image understanding, and knowledge base analytics.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$22,350.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MetaMind
MetaMind wants to make Deep Learning accessible to everyone. Deep Learning is a rapidly growing branch of artificial intelligence. It comprises a set of techniques that don’t require domain experts to program knowledge into algorithms. Instead, these techniques can learn by observing data.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$176,251.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Brave, acquired Tailcat

synopsis: Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search.
buyer: Brave
Brave Software’s fast, privacy-oriented browser, combined with its blockchain-based digital advertising platform, is reinventing the Web for users, publishers, and advertisers. Users get a private, speedier web experience with much longer battery life and publishers increase their revenue share. "
target: Tailcat
Tailcat is an open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable information to improve search results.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

SunRoof Sverige AB, acquired Redlogger

synopsis: SunRoof, an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs, has acquired Redlogger, a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
buyer: SunRoof Sverige AB
SunRoof is an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs with superior energy output and design. They use their own design, innovations and advanced technology to create a truly unique product. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Redlogger
Redlogger is a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
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closed 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Corel Corporation

synopsis: KKR, a global investment firm, has acquired Corel, one of the world's top software platforms, from Vector Capital. Canada-based Corel offers a portfolio of software solutions to over 90 million knowledge workers, empowering professionals across industries in three main verticals: Creativity, Productivity, and Desktop-as-a-Service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Canada-based Corel offers some of the industry's best-known software brands, and give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Corel delivers a portfolio of innovative applications including CorelDRAW, ClearSlide, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Immudyne, acquired PDFSimpli

synopsis: ImmuDyne, Inc., a technology-driven e-commerce company, announced the closing of a strategic acquisition. PDFSimpli is a software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
buyer: Immudyne (OTCPK:IMMD:$6.49)
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio. "
target: PDFSimpli
PDFSimpli is software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
price ($mm)
$0.15*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Avanquest, acquired Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware

synopsis: Avanquest has acquired the group holding the Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware businesses. Upclick is an ultra-modern platform used all over the world for the sale of digital products. Lulu Software is a major supplier of PDF solutions with its SodaPDF software. Adaware provides antivirus and security solutions.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: Avanquest (ENXTPA:AVQ:$105.99)
Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia. "
target: Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware
Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware are a Canadian group of companies. Lulu Software sells the Soda PDF application and document management solutions. Adaware specializes in Internet security and antivirus and security solutions. Upclick is an e-commerce platform used for the sale of digital goods.
price ($mm)
$12*
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hangar Technology, Inc, acquired Autoflight Logic

synopsis: Hangar, the Austin, TX based technology company developing an autonomous data capture ecosystem for drones, announced it acquired Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones.
buyer: Hangar Technology, Inc
Hangar is building an automated ecosystem for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. "
target: Autoflight Logic
Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones. Autoflight Logic boasts over 150k autonomous flights in over 190 countries flown using its ground control software.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired Scientific Calculator

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired Android app Scientific Calculator from developer Petr Hapal. Scientific Calculator supports advanced calculations such as complex number equations and it has a large universal/physical/mathematical/chemical constant table, making it a tool ready for science.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
target: Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator is a powerful Android scientific calculator with a real look. It is one of the few Android calculators with complex number equations support.
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announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2016 via GlobeNewswire

HMS Industrial Networks AB, acquired Intesis Software SL

synopsis: HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has acquired all of the shares of the Spain-based company Intesis Software, S.L. - a leading provider of communication gateway solutions for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system integration within the fields of building automation.
buyer: HMS Industrial Networks AB (OM:HMS:$91.96)
HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. "
target: Intesis Software SL
Founded in 2000, Intesis Software is a leader in manufacturing innovative solutions for HVAC in the home and building automation market. Based in Igualada (Barcelona), Spain, it offers a wide range of products to customers in more than 90 countries.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
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$42.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
65
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Ticker: ICMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation
Intelligent Communication Enterprise Corporation
Intelligent Communication Enterprise (ICE) Corporation offers a range of innovative enterprise and consumer solutions over the mobile phone. ICE Corp. owns and operates the ICEsync platform, which currently hosts Modizo.com, the celebrity video blog and the related applications for mobile devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$9.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: KLTI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Klaus Technologies, Inc.
Klaus Technologies, Inc.
Klaus Technologies is a provider of digital marketing technology, licensing and related solutions and services. Their experienced team provides advertisers and publishers with online tools which, generate maximum return on investment, reach customers globally.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: MBIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MobileBits Holdings Corp.
MobileBits Holdings Corp.
MobileBits Holdings Corp. is a global technology company that strengthens relationships between businesses and their audience by enabling exceptional digital experiences. It's Pringo™ products delivers highly integrated social, rich media, loyalty and targeted advertising solutions to any device.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: MKTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Responsys
Responsys
Responsys is a leading provider of email and cross-channel marketing solutions that enable companies to engage in relationship marketing across the interactive channels customers are embracing; email, mobile, social, the web and display.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$194.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.34
EBIT ($mm)
$1.63
Net Income ($mm)
$0.79
Employees
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Ticker: VELT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Velti plc
Velti plc
Velti is a global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology and solutions that enable brands, advertising agencies, mobile operators and media to implement highly targeted, interactive and measurable campaigns by communicating with and engaging consumers via their mobile devices.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$189.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.46)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1036
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Ticker: MRIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marin Software
Marin Software
Founded in April 2006 by seasoned digital marketing and enterprise software professionals, Marin Software Incorporated provides a leading cross-channel performance advertising cloud used by brands and agencies to measure, manage and optimize ad spend across the web and mobile devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$99.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
500
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Ticker: SYNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synacor, Inc.
Synacor, Inc.
Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$84.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.80
EBIT ($mm)
($9.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
365
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Ticker: OTCPK:PROM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Propel Media
Propel Media
Propel Media, Inc. is a performance digital media company bringing together video and display advertising across desktop, application and mobile screens to offer advertisers, applications, and web site publishers a robust full-service solution for today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.60
EBIT ($mm)
$22.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.64
Employees
42
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Ticker: TSXV:AT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AcuityAds Inc.
AcuityAds is a technology company that enables marketers to connect intelligently with their most meaningful audiences through digital media. At the core of its offerings is a self-serve programmatic marketing platform, powered by proprietary machine learning technology.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$47.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
79
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Ticker: BIT:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MailUp
MailUp is a complete email & SMS delivery solution that combines advanced email marketing features with SMTP relay and plugins for ecommerce, CRM and CMS systems. Their flexibile and unique pay-per-speed pricing model translates into unlimited lists, unlimited recipients and unlimited messages.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.10
EBIT ($mm)
$2.08
Net Income ($mm)
$1.05
Employees
140
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Ticker: AAPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$347,155.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$110,935.00
EBIT ($mm)
$99,938.00
Net Income ($mm)
$86,802.00
Employees
147000
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Ticker: MSFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$176,251.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$85,745.00
EBIT ($mm)
$74,278.00
Net Income ($mm)
$67,883.00
Employees
181000
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$196,682.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63,002.00
EBIT ($mm)
$49,684.00
Net Income ($mm)
$51,363.00
Employees
139995
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Ticker: SZSE:002230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFLYTEK
iFLYTEK
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$418.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.61
EBIT ($mm)
$34.10
Net Income ($mm)
$65.81
Employees
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Ticker: TWSE:5203
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberLink
CyberLink is a world leader in multimedia software design. Since 1996, CyberLink has transformed how people CREATE & PLAY with multimedia content on PCs, mobile devices and in the Cloud.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$57.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.43
EBIT ($mm)
$7.48
Net Income ($mm)
$5.59
Employees
430
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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Ticker: TASE:WSMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhiteSmoke Software Ltd
WhiteSmoke Software Ltd
WhiteSmoke is a leading company in the field of English writing technologies, with a focus on products that enhance and correct grammar, spelling, and writing style. Their products are based on natural language processing technology, featuring artificial intelligence algorithms for text analysis.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.34
EBIT ($mm)
$1.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12
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Ticker: DGLP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive is a SaaS (Software as a Service) and application provider that delivers B2B and B2C digital media-sharing solutions that are both easy to offer and easy to use.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: ADBE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$14,389.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,729.00
EBIT ($mm)
$5,144.00
Net Income ($mm)
$5,582.00
Employees
22516
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,076.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($227.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($244.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3869
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Ticker: BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Box Inc.
Box Inc.
Box provides a secure, scalable content-sharing platform. Box's flexible content management solution lets users access and share content from anywhere, on any device – while providing IT visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$755.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.06
EBIT ($mm)
($62.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2046
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Ticker: COIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coinbase
Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. It allows its users to create their own bitcoin wallets and start buying or selling bitcoins by connecting with their bank accounts.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,928.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,064.16
EBIT ($mm)
$3,024.04
Net Income ($mm)
$2,635.90
Employees
2176
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Ticker: ADPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc.
Adaptec Inc. provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, medium and small businesses worldwide.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$73.68
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
187
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Ticker: TSE:4813
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS Co., Ltd.
ACCESS provides advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting companies and the automotive industry around the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$72.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.55
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
$3.37
Employees
559
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Ticker: SEHK:1808
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited
Enterprise Development Holdings Limited is principally engaged in providing integrated business software solutions; and manufacture and sale of bare copper wires and magnet wires in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$45.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.72
EBIT ($mm)
$7.20
Net Income ($mm)
$5.49
Employees
134
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