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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

RadiumOne, Inc., acquired Focal Labs

synopsis: RadiumOne, the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web, announced the acquisition of Focal Labs, a technology platform and developer of the photo sharing and geo location apps Clixtr and PicBounce.
buyer: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web. Through its unique ShareGraphTM process, RadiumOne enables brands to identify users who are most likely to interact with their ads. "
target: Focal Labs
Focal Labs is a mobile photo apps company based in San Francisco. Focal Labs has been focused on turning your smartphone into a smartcamera since the launch of the Apple App Store. Its innovative products include Clixtr and PicBounce which are available in the App Store.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Giphy, Inc., acquired imoji

synopsis: GIF-finding platform Giphy has acquired imoji, a startup that has developed a popular platform for creators to build and distribute custom-made stickers and emoji to the messaging masses.
buyer: Giphy, Inc.
The vision for Giphy isn’t really just about finding GIFs. It’s a search engine with a community, a platform with a host of features targeted at gif artists, brands, publishers, enthusiasts, bloggers, and anyone generally looking to discover or create that next big meme. "
target: imoji
imoji is an app that turns selfies and other pictures into stickers for texting. Users can also search the app for trending “imojis.” imoji is currently available on iOS.
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announced 7/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Machine International, Inc., will acquire everyStory, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Machine International, Inc. ("KMI") entered into an Acquisition and Share Exchange Agreementwith EveryStory, Inc. As a result of the closing of the Acquisition Agreement, EveryStory would become a wholly owned subsidiary of KMI. EveryStory is a cloud-based story-sharing platform that allows users to share personal stories in one place.
buyer: Knowledge Machine International, Inc. (OTCPK:KNMX:$0.00)
Knowledge Machine International, Inc., formerly Songbird Development Inc., is a technology company. The Company is focused on targeting new technologies, acquiring licensing rights to those technologies, and marketing its technologies. The Company's subsidiary is Knowledge Machine, Inc. "
target: everyStory, Inc.
everyStory, Inc, based in San Diego, CA. is an interactive cloud based social media platform, combining photo and audio sharing technologies designed to consolidate and archive your family’s precious memories for generations to come.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Reuters

Metaps Inc., will acquire AppStair

synopsis: Metaps, a company that provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence, is to fully acquire AppStair, a company that offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Metaps Inc. provides business tools based on big data and artificial intelligence. The company operates metaps, a Software Development Kit (SDK) that analyzes and provides essential data for marketing, promotions, and monetization; and SPIKE, an ecommerce transaction service. "
target: AppStair
AppStair Inc. develops mobile applications. It offers Film Story, a video editor that links photos and videos to create movies; and Sweet Movies, an application that enables users to add music to photos and create movies.
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closed 7/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Appuous, Inc., purchased Analog and Analog Camera from Realmac Software, Ltd.

synopsis: Appuous Inc., a software development company founded by Wake Forest University student, Austin Evers, announced that it has acquired both Analog and Analog Camera from popular UK-based Realmac Software, Ltd. Analog and Analog Camera, built for Mac and iOS, respectively, make it easy for anyone to apply stunning filters and borders to photos.
buyer: Appuous, Inc.
Appuous Inc. is a software development company. Since 2009, Appuous has aimed to create apps for iOS and Mac that are beautiful in their simplicity and innovation. Appuous products focus on making a positive impact on people’s daily lives. "
seller: Realmac Software, Ltd.
Analog and Analog Camera, built for Mac and iOS, respectively, make it easy for anyone to apply stunning filters and borders to photos. The applications allow one to easily share their edited pictures with friends, family, and others through Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr, and more.
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closed 5/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Bubbli

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired Bubbli, a startup that has built some innovative ways of incorporating 3D technology into 2D views, and packaging it in a mobile app for ordinary consumers to use. The acquisition builds on Dropbox’s existing assets in the photo space — specifically acquisitions like Snapjoy (which was eventually shut down) and Loom.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Bubbli
Bubbli is an iOS app that allows users to snap spherical panorama images . It also enables users to record photo spheres with sound. Bubbli is free and supports all iOS devices that run iOS 7.0 or newer.
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closed 6/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired GhostBird Software

synopsis: Yahoo acquired GhostBird Software, the creators of advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2. GhostBird Software is an independent software studio based in Toronto, Canada, specializing in photography apps and games for iOS.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: GhostBird Software
GhostBird Software is an independent software studio based in Toronto, Canada specializing in photography apps and games for iOS. They are the creators of two advanced iOS photography apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

500px, acquired Pulpfingers

synopsis: 500px, the photo-sharing site, announced that it has acquired the two-man French startup Pulpfingers, developer of iOS apps in the photography space, including an app for viewing 500px photos on the iPhone, ISO500.
buyer: 500px
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs. "
target: Pulpfingers
Pulpfingers is a team of developer and designers devoted to create apps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac & iPod Touch. They are based in Strasbourg, France. Pulpfingers' Photopular is the first iPhone App thats supports Flickr Stats on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc, acquired Viewdle, Inc.

synopsis: Motorola Mobility has acquired image and gesture recognition firm Viewdle. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc
Motorola Mobility, Inc. fuses innovative technology with human insights. Its portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. "
target: Viewdle, Inc.
Based in Silicon Valley, Viewdle is the only independent, mobile-focused computer vision company. Viewdle sits between the camera and the consumer—introducing new user experiences in mobile interaction, augmented reality, photo management, gaming, social networking, and marketing.
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closed 10/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired 1000Memories, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc., the world's largest online family history resource, announced it has acquired 1000memories Inc., the San Francisco-based startup that has been focused on helping people digitize and share the estimated 1.7 trillion paper photos stored in their albums, attics, and shoeboxes.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target: 1000Memories, Inc.
Founded in 2010 in San Francisco, 1000memories makes it easy to digitize and share photos and stories from the past. 1000memories also operates the ShoeBox Mobile App, which allows users to turn their mobile phones into a photo scanner and share their images online and on-the-go.
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closed 9/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

SingTel, acquired Pixable

synopsis: SingTel, Asia’s leading communications group, announced that it has acquired 100% of New York City-based Pixable for USD26.5M. The company is known for its smartphone app that prioritises photos on social networks for consumers.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: SingTel (SGX:Z74:$12,547.59)
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. "
target: Pixable
Pixable provides social web users with a personalised photo experience, using next generation predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to analyse users’ interactions and consumption habits to prioritise photos from close friends and family.
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closed 9/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired Penguin Digital

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, announced that it has acquired Penguin Digital, Inc., a mobile application developer that provides consumers with a fun and easy way to create, share and purchase photo merchandise directly from their mobile devices.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Treat.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that allow consumers to preserve photos. "
target: Penguin Digital
Penguin Mobile technology provides consumers with a fun and easy way to create, share and purchase photo merchandise directly from their mobile devices.
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closed 9/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Instagram

synopsis: Facebook has closed its purchase of Instagram, the wildly popular photo-sharing app. The deal was originally valued at $1 billion, but with Facebook trading at $18.06 on Aug. 31 when the deal closed, it is worth about $715.3 million, $300 million of it in cash and the rest in stock.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$55,838.00)
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: Instagram
Instagram is a free photo sharing application that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter, then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram's own. Instagram is compatible with the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and any Android camera phone.
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Hipster, Inc.

synopsis: AOL has announced that it has acquired iOS and Android photo-sharing app Hipster. Hipster's applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
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: Hipster, Inc.
Hipster, Inc. is an iOS and android photo-sharing app. Its applications and website allow more than 100,000 users to create postcards from photos taken on iPhone and Android devices.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired MyPublisher, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired MyPublisher, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as one of the leaders in custom photo-book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher has sold and shipped more than 5 million photo books since 2002.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired ThisLife.com, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the market leader in digital personalized photo products and services, announced that it has acquired ThisLife, a cloud-based solution offering intuitive photo and video organization, storing and sharing.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Founded in 1999, Shutterfly, Inc. is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing company and operates Shutterfly.com, Tiny Prints.com, Treat.com and Weddingpaperdivas.com. Shutterfly provides high quality products and world class services that allow consumers to preserve photos. "
target: ThisLife.com, Inc.
ThisLife is a complete cloud solution for protecting, organizing and sharing photos and videos. ThisLife combines the convenience and safety of the cloud with a beautiful interface and intuitive, one-of-a-kind features to make organizing and sharing life’s moments fun.
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closed 6/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Face.com

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Face.com. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup offers application programming interfaces (API) for third-party developers to incorporate Face.com's facial-recognition software into their applications. The company has released two Facebook applications: Photo Finder and Photo Tagger.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$55,838.00)
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: Face.com
Face.com is a technology company operating the leading face recognition platform. Its platform is built to support web and mobile services, directly off the cloud. Through its apps and API services, Face.com scans billions of photos monthly and has helped tag hundreds of millions of faces.
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closed 4/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Sonic Solution, acquired Simple Star, Inc.

synopsis: Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, announced it has acquired the assets of Simple Star, Inc., a privately held software products and online service provider based in San Francisco, California.
buyer: Sonic Solution (SNIC:$0.00)
Sonic is the world's leading supplier of authoring systems for digital media – DVD and CD – production. Beginning in 1986, Sonic set the standard for quality, productivity and creativity for digital audio workstations and CD premastering. "
target: Simple Star, Inc.
Simple Star develops software products and services that help consumers share their memories in entertaining ways through PhotoShow, the most complete and easy-to-use photo platform available. Millions of new users are creating, sharing and viewing PhotoShows every month.
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announced 3/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Hewlett-Packard Company, will acquire Tabblo Inc.

synopsis: HP has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tabblo Inc., a privately-held developer of web-based software located in Cambridge, Mass. HP plans to leverage Tabblo’s technologies to make printing from the web easier and more convenient than it is today.
buyer: Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ:$58,472.00)
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. "
target: Tabblo Inc.
Tabblo Inc. is the creator of Tabblo.com, the best way to capture special moments and turn them into works of art. Tabblo's flexible templates give everyone the power to turn their photos into professional-looking creations both online and in print, without downloading or purchasing any software.
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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

RadiumOne, Inc., acquired Focal Labs

synopsis: RadiumOne, the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web, announced the acquisition of Focal Labs, a technology platform and developer of the photo sharing and geo location apps Clixtr and PicBounce.
buyer: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web. Through its unique ShareGraphTM process, RadiumOne enables brands to identify users who are most likely to interact with their ads. "
target: Focal Labs
Focal Labs is a mobile photo apps company based in San Francisco. Focal Labs has been focused on turning your smartphone into a smartcamera since the launch of the Apple App Store. Its innovative products include Clixtr and PicBounce which are available in the App Store.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

RhythmOne plc, acquired RadiumOne, Inc.

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company that connects audiences with brands through content across devices, announces that it has acquired certain assets of RadiumOne, Inc., a leading data driven marketing platform.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
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closed 12/14/2011 via Company Press Release

RadiumOne, Inc., acquired Focal Labs

synopsis: RadiumOne, the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web, announced the acquisition of Focal Labs, a technology platform and developer of the photo sharing and geo location apps Clixtr and PicBounce.
buyer: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is the first online ad network to leverage social data on the Web. Through its unique ShareGraphTM process, RadiumOne enables brands to identify users who are most likely to interact with their ads. "
target: Focal Labs
Focal Labs is a mobile photo apps company based in San Francisco. Focal Labs has been focused on turning your smartphone into a smartcamera since the launch of the Apple App Store. Its innovative products include Clixtr and PicBounce which are available in the App Store.
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announced 8/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tanla Mobile, will acquire Gamooga

synopsis: Tanla Solutions Limited, one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world, will acquire Gamooga, a big data and AI driven omni-channel marketing automation platform in India. Gamooga enables businesses to deliver personalized experiences to their users across push notifications, in-app messaging, email, SMS and more.
buyer: Tanla Mobile (BSE:532790:$167.93)
Tanla is one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world. Tanla provides cloud solutions for messaging, voice, and IoT. Their solutions handle over 200 billion business communications annually. Tanla adopts cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. "
target: Gamooga
Gamooga is a big data and AI driven omni-channel marketing automation platform in India. Gamooga enables businesses to deliver personalized experiences to their users across push notifications, in-app messaging, email, SMS, web push notifications and more.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sublime, acquired Adledge

synopsis: Sublime, a company that creates and delivers performance-based brand ad experiences, has acquired Adledge, a global independent measurement company with transparency for advertising at its heart. It provides solutions for Viewability, Brand Safety and Fraud.
buyer: Sublime
Sublime creates and delivers performance-based brand ad experiences that captivate, inspire and activate digital audiences at scale. Sublime simplifies the delivery of premium, non-intrusive digital ad formats that elevate brand equity and drive results. "
target: Adledge
Adledge is a global independent measurement company with transparency for advertising at its heart. It provides solutions for Viewability, Brand Safety and Fraud. Adledge ensures ads are safe, viewed and within the right context on display and videos, across desktops, mobiles or connected TVs.
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LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Drawbridge

synopsis: LinkedIn is acquiring digital identity management vendor Drawbridge Inc. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Linkedin plans for Drawbridge to help users better reach and understand their professional audiences and measure the ROI of their campaigns across mobile and desktop.
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: Drawbridge
Drawbridge uses AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Drawbridge's technology allows companies to better understand their users for advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendation, authentication, risk detection, and more.
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closed 6/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Constellation Software, Inc., acquired CAKE

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc., a Canadian company that provides market leading software and services, has acquired Cake Software from Accelerize New Media, a multifaceted Internet marketing and customer acquisition company. Cake is a hosted software solution providing real-time analytics and tracking for online marketing campaigns.
buyer: Constellation Software, Inc. (TSX:CSU:$3,254.10)
Headquartered in Canada, Constellation Software provides market leading software and services. Their mission is to acquire, manage and build market-leading software businesses that develop specialized, mission-critical software solutions to address the specific needs of our particular industries. "
target parent: Accelerize New Media, Inc.
target: CAKE
Cake is a hosted software solution providing real-time analytics and tracking for online marketing campaigns. Their software provides advertisers, publishers and lead generators with a scalable platform developed with innovative technology.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Undertone, Inc., acquired Captain Growth

synopsis: Perion Network has acquired Captain Growth to complement Undertone, a leader in cross-platform Synchronized Digital Branding for the world’s most prominent brands. Captain Growth is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
buyer parent: Perion Network Ltd.
buyer: Undertone, Inc.
Undertone is a leader in high-quality, cross-screen digital brand advertising at scale. Their proprietary high-impact advertising formats enable brands to stand out online and engage users. Through their innovative technology platforms, they deliver attention-grabbing advertisements on every device."
target: Captain Growth
Septa Communications LLC, also known as Captain Growth, is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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closed 12/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Aberdeen, acquired The Big Willow

synopsis: Aberdeen, provider of intent-based marketing and sales solutions, has acquired The Big Willow, the leader in buyer intent data science and intent-targeted digital advertising. The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Aberdeen
Aberdeen provides intent-based marketing and sales solutions that deliver performance improvements in advertising click through rates and sales pipeline resulting in a measurable ROI. Their intent data is the largest scale, most accurate and highly targeted in the market. "
target: The Big Willow
The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions, putting users in front of clients who are most interested in purchasing products. Their proprietary technology reveals net new accounts, scores prospects, and serves ads targeted to their stage.
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closed 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

IDify, acquired Qualia Media

synopsis: IDify, an ALC company, has announced the acquisition of Qualia Media, a leading device graph company. The Qualia Data Intelligence Platform combines its IQ Decision Engine with BlueCava’s cross-device graph to create a closed-loop, device agnostic, audience insights solution.
buyer parent: ALC
buyer: IDify
IDify, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALC, enables clients – including some of the world's largest marketing platforms, retailers, and publishers – to combine, analyze and activate data at the person-level to drive profitability and strengthen customer relationships. "
target: Qualia Media
Qualia empowers organizations to deliver seamless consumer experiences across all devices, from intent to conversion. The Qualia Data Intelligence Platform combines its IQ Decision Engine™ with BlueCava’s cross-device graph to create a closed-loop, device agnostic, audience insights solution.
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Mintent Software Corp., acquired gShift Labs

synopsis: Mintent Software Corp, a Canadian provider of project management tools for marketers, has acquired gShift, a leading provider of web presences analytics data and reporting for brands and digital agencies. gShift’s platform helps brands and agencies efficiently understand and improve on the impact and engagement of a content across its web presence.
buyer: Mintent Software Corp.
Mintent is a Canadian provider of project management tools for marketers. Focused on content marketing, their platform allows marketing teams to plan, produce, publish and measure their marketing content in one place. Mintent helps marketers to achieve higher returns on their content investment. "
target: gShift Labs
gShift’s industry leading Web Presence Analytics Software platform helps brands and agencies efficiently understand and improve on the impact and engagement of a content across its web presence. gShift’s software has been collecting and storing web presence and SEO data since 2009.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Research Now SSI, acquired DMA Institute

synopsis: Research Now SSI, the global leader in digital market research data and data services, has acquired DMA Institute, an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now SSI
Research Now SSI is the world's leading global provider of first-party consumer and professional data based on extensive, proprietary market research panels. The company has built innovative data services and solutions that bring the voice of the individual to the entire marketing spectrum. "
target: DMA Institute
DMA Institute provides an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation. The company's philosophy is to bring full, validated and integrated transparency to sellers and buyers of digital media.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

BlueModus, purchased Sitefinity Practice from CyberLancers

synopsis: Denver-based, BlueModus, Inc., a premier marketing technology agency and Florida-based, CyberLancers, a custom .NET development firm, are pleased to announce that BlueModus has acquired CyberLancers’ long-established Sitefinity practice, including Sitefinity clients, certain technical resources and associated assets.
buyer: BlueModus
BlueModus provides technology solutions and support services that are focused on communicating effectively with businesses, consumers and stakeholders. They provide full-service business and Web enablement solutions and services in support of their clients’ digital initiatives. "
seller: CyberLancers
The acquisition includes the Sitefinity practice of CyberLancers, a custom .NET development firm. Sitefinity is a content management and marketing analytics platform designed to maximize the agility needed to succeed in today’s rapidly changing digital marketplace.
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closed 4/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

kyu, acquired Kepler Group

synopsis: The kyu Collective, a strategic operating unit of Hakuhodo DY Holdings(HDY), announced that it has acquired a majority stake in six-year-old independent digital marketing services company Kepler Group. Kepler’s integrated digital offering helps advertisers more precisely and profitably engage consumers across media and customer marketing channels
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: kyu
kyu is a collective of creative firms working with global organizations to build markets, environments, movements and brands. Through its collective structure, kyu promotes a new “many-to-many” approach for the development of concepts and brands, as well as for the solving of major economic issues. "
target: Kepler Group
Kepler Group is an independent provider of digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, travel, retail and other industries. Utilizing its proprietary Kepler Intelligence Platform, the company actively manages client programs in over two dozen countries worldwide.
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closed 1/3/2018 via PR Newswire

DialogTech, acquired Swydo

synopsis: DialogTech, a leader in actionable marketing analytics for businesses that value inbound calls, announced the acquisition of Netherlands-based Swydo, a provider of industry-leading digital marketing dashboards, reports and visualizations. Swydo's platform retrieves data to create customizable reports marketers use to measure KPIs and drive growth.
buyer: DialogTech
DialogTech provides actionable marketing analytics for businesses that value inbound calls. Consistently recognized as the leader and pioneer in call analytics and optimization, DialogTech is the trusted voice management platform for Fortune 500 brands, agencies and fast-growing companies. "
target: Swydo
Based in the Netherlands, Swydo's industry-proven, award-winning reporting, monitoring and workflow platform retrieves data from multiple sources to create professional, customizable reports marketers use to measure KPIs and drive growth.
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announced 11/30/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Innovid, Inc., will acquire Taykey

synopsis: Innovid, the world’s leading video marketing platform, announced it has agreed to acquire Taykey, a real-time data intelligence company that analyzes hundreds of millions of digital activities per day to discover what consumers care about most right now and how those interests change over time.
buyer: Innovid, Inc.
Innovid is the world’s #1 online video marketing platform, delivering more video than any company across PCs, tablets, mobile phones, smart TVs and streaming devices. "
target: Taykey
Taykey is a real-time data intelligence company that analyzes hundreds of millions of digital activities per day to discover what consumers care about most right now and how those interests change over time.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire DoubleVerify, Inc

synopsis: DoubleVerify (DV), a leading independent provider of digital media measurement software and analytics, announced it has reached an agreement for a majority investment by Providence Equity Partners, a leading global private equity firm. DV provides media transparency to deliver a high level of impression quality for maximum advertising performance.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global private equity and credit investment firm. Providence pioneered a sector focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. "
target: DoubleVerify, Inc
DoubleVerify is an independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality of digital media for the world's largest media platforms. They provide media transparency to deliver a high level of impression quality for maximum advertising performance.
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closed 8/1/2017 via Market Wire

CrownPeak, acquired Evidon

synopsis: Crownpeak, the leader in Digital Experience (DXM) and Digital Quality Management (DQM), announced today the acquisition of Evidon, the leader in digital governance, risk and compliance. Evidon provides enterprise companies with patented, SaaS-based solutions for consent, monitoring, and compliance covering the digital ecosystem.
buyer: CrownPeak
Crownpeak provides the leading, enterprise-grade, cloud-first Digital Experience Management (DXM) platform, empowering marketers to easily create, deploy and optimize customer experiences at scale. "
target: Evidon
Evidon is a global technology company focused on simplifying the complex world of Digital Governance. As companies add more technology to maximize the return on their digital investment, building consumer trust has become ever more important.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

RhythmOne plc, acquired RadiumOne, Inc.

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company that connects audiences with brands through content across devices, announces that it has acquired certain assets of RadiumOne, Inc., a leading data driven marketing platform.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$30]
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closed 4/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Ignite Technologies, Inc., acquired Placeable, LLC

synopsis: Ignite Technologies, a member of the ESW Capital group of companies, has acquired Placeable®, LLC, a Denver, Colorado-based, recognized leader in digital, local marketing solutions.
buyer parent: ESW Capital, LLC
buyer: Ignite Technologies, Inc.
Ignite Technologies helps customers ignite the power of their workforce to ignite better business performance through the deployment of best-in-class business applications and application development platforms across a range of functional domains. "
target parent: UCG
target: Placeable, LLC
Placeable®, LLC is a Denver, Colorado-based, recognized leader in digital, local marketing solutions. Placeable’s local marketing solutions includes Workbench, a cloud-based solution that ensures customers’ critical location data is a source of truth and accuracy.
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closed 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

viihealth, Inc., acquired Hubdata

synopsis: viihealth, Inc., a next-generation Customer Engagement Company dedicated to helping global Life Science clients improve business results, has acquired Hubdata SARL, a French based provider of leading edge decision analytics SaaS solutions.
buyer: viihealth, Inc.
viihealth, Inc. is a global Customer Engagement & Digital Solutions Company dedicated to enabling pharmaceutical and life sciences companies to achieve better results with state-of-the-art mobile marketing and customer engagement tools. "
target: Hubdata
Hubdata provides data analytics tools and business intelligence expertise to enable corporate clients to utilize advanced decision analytics to optimize their digital multichannel marketing strategy and implementation.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2016 via BusinessWire

SweetIQ, acquired Connectivity

synopsis: SweetIQ announced it has acquired the local marketing division of Connectivity, a direct to business local marketing firm with over 20,000 brick-and-mortar locations across the United States. Connectivity's platform helps businesses identify customer segments, areas of concentration and future growth opportunity.
buyer: SweetIQ
A leader in local marketing, SweetIQ powers over 200 Fortune 500 brands and marketing agencies across North America. The company helps digital marketing teams understand the performance of their physical stores online, giving them tools to generate and execute local marketing. "
target: Connectivity
Connectivity provides customer intelligence solutions for businesses. They allow businesses to identify their best customers, understand customer opinions and recognize their competition. The platform helps businesses identify customer segments, areas of concentration and future growth opportunity.
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