Like Imagine Research, Inc.

closed 3/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Izotope, Inc., acquired Imagine Research, Inc.

synopsis: iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, announces the acquisition of Imagine Research, Inc., a developer of intelligent audio analysis technologies.
buyer: Izotope, Inc.
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. "
target: Imagine Research, Inc.
Imagine Research develops software algorithms capable of sound-object recognition. Their patent-pending MediaMined™ technoogy is changing the way people interact with and search for sounds.
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closed 5/23/2005 via BusinessWire

Rocket Software, Inc., acquired Servergraph, Inc.

synopsis: Rocket Software, a Boston-based developer of Enterprise Infrastructure products, today announced that it has acquired Servergraph, Inc., a Texas company that develops reporting and analysis software for data backup.
buyer: Rocket Software, Inc.
Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds and services Enterprise Infrastructure products for the world’s leading OEMs, networks and software companies and enterprises. "
target: Servergraph, Inc.
Servergraph develops web-based storage management applications that are powerful, flexible, and highly scalable. Servergraph Product Suite provides powerful graphing and drill-down tools for quick problem isolation, performance tuning, and storage billing by application.
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$10
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announced 5/11/2022 via Company Press Release

Slack Technologies, Inc, will acquire Troops

synopsis: Salesforce will acquire Troops.ai, a leading provider of a revenue communications solution used to improve sales velocity, forecasting, visibility, and collaboration across teams. Upon the closing of the acquisition, Troops will become part of Slack, a Salesforce company.
buyer parent: Salesforce.com, Inc.
buyer: Slack Technologies, Inc (WORK:$902.61)
Slack has transformed business communication. It’s the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. "
target: Troops
Troops is a revenue communications platform company that enables companies to take action on Salesforce, Hubspot, Zendesk, Jira and Intercom data directly in the Slack and Microsoft Teams communications and collaboration platforms.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PE Hub

BMC Software, Inc., acquired Partnerpedia

synopsis: BMC Software has acquired Vancouver-based Partnerpedia, a provider of enterprise application store and marketplace solutions. Leveraging the power of mobility and cloud computing, Partnerpedia helps companies maximize business value through monetization, mobility and IT management solutions.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC Software, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management solutions for large, mid-sized and small enterprises and public sector organizations around the world. "
target: Partnerpedia
Partnerpedia is a leading provider of enterprise application store and marketplace solutions. Leveraging the power of mobility and cloud computing, Partnerpedia helps companies maximize business value through monetization, mobility and IT management solutions.
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closed 7/2/2021 via PR Web

Gamma Technologies, acquired PowerForge

synopsis: Gamma Technologies (GT), a global leader and innovator in multi-physics system simulation software, has acquired Power Design Technologies SAS (PDT) of Toulouse, France, pioneers in engineering software for power electronics and makers of PowerForge, an innovative SaaS offering for power converter design.
buyer: Gamma Technologies
Gamma Technologies (GT) develops and licenses GT-SUITE, a leading multi-physics CAE simulation software. GT-SUITE includes a complete library of physics-based modeling templates covering fluid flow, thermal systems, mechanics, electrics, magnetics, chemistry, and controls. "
target: PowerForge
Based in France, Power Design Technologies (PDT) is an electrical engineering software publisher specialized in power electronics. PDT's PowerForge solution offers a unique platform for efficient power converter design early in the product development cycle across numerous industries.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired XtremeEDA Corporation

synopsis: Accenture has acquired XtremeEDA, an Ottawa-based silicon design services leader. The company provides semiconductor engineering services for clients seeking custom silicon solutions used in consumer devices, cloud data centers, machine learning and AI computational platforms to enable edge AI deployment.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: XtremeEDA Corporation
XtremeEDA is an Ottawa-based silicon design services leader. The company provides semiconductor engineering services for clients seeking custom silicon solutions used in consumer devices, cloud data centers, machine learning and AI computational platforms to enable edge AI deployment.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BusinessWire

ESI Group, acquired PRESTO Software

synopsis: ESI, a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services, has acquired PRESTO Software from Amoeba Technologies, Inc. PRESTO software offers the next generation of capabilities for cooling simulation and design optimization, a major concern for the electronics industry.
buyer: ESI Group (ENXTPA:ESI:$140.44)
ESI is a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services with a strong foundation in the physics of materials and Virtual Manufacturing. ESI helps industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly and testing of products. "
target: PRESTO Software
‘PRESTO’ software from AMOEBA offers the next generation of capabilities for cooling simulation and design optimization, a major concerns for the electronics industry.
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announced 9/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Autotask Corporation, will acquire CentraStage

synopsis: Autotask Corporation, the world's leading provider of hosted IT business management technology, has agreed to acquire CentraStage, an award-winning company specializing in cloud-based remote monitoring and management (RMM) solutions. The acquisition will enable the combined customer base to solve IT problems more efficiently.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Autotask Corporation
Autotask Corporation helps IT organizations worldwide work smarter with a complete, cloud-based IT business management platform that enables efficiency, accountability and access to the metrics that drive intelligent business decisions. Autotask is headquartered in New York. "
target: CentraStage
Founded in 2008, CentraStage is a SaaS solution for the management of endpoints on any connected device, including servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and phones. Customers in a variety of industries including healthcare, education and public sector use the CentraStage solution.
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announced 1/17/2014 via PR Web

IBM, will acquire Fiberlink Communications Corp

synopsis: IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Fiberlink Communications, a mobile management and security company. With Fiberlink's MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM will expand its bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a complete mobile management and security solution through IBM MobileFirst.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$58,361.00)
IBM is the world's largest information technology company. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of on demand business. "
target: Fiberlink Communications Corp
Fiberlink's MaaS360 empowers companies with mobility through a 360-degree view of enterprise device management, giving users the flexibility to work anywhere, and IT the tools to secure, monitor and maintain their mobile assets.
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closed 5/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Econocom Telecom Services, acquired Tactem SAS

synopsis: Econocom Group, the European leader in business-to-business ICT infrastructure management, has continued its acquisitions by acquiring Tactem for $1.25 million. Tactem is a French independent software vendor specialising in telecoms management for international companies.
buyer: Econocom Telecom Services (ENXTBR:ECONB:$3,038.27)
Econocom is Europe’s leading independent provider of business-to-business IT and telecoms infrastructure management services. Its services include consultancy, distribution, leasing and a complete range of IT outsourcing services. "
target: Tactem SAS
Tactem SAS designs and develops a software as a service platform to manage corporate telecommunications environments. It offers telecom expense management solutions to large corporations for the management of suppliers, orders and invoices, contracts and price catalogs, and control of mobile usage.
price ($mm)
$1.25
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$1
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1.0x
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closed 12/22/2011 via PR Web

VARStreet, acquired VARStreet

synopsis: Autotask Corporation, a provider of hosted IT business management solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement to transfer ownership of its VARStreet quoting and e-commerce product line through an employee buyout. The new company, VARStreet, Inc, backed by private investors will be led by VARStreet veterans Shankar Gopalan and Shiv Agarwal.
buyer: VARStreet
Fueled by more than $20 million in capital investment, the VARStreet platform is widely regarded as the most powerful and comprehensive suite of hosted e-commerce automation tools for VARs, MSPs and other IT solutions providers on the market. "
target parent: Autotask Corporation
target: VARStreet
Fueled by more than $20 million in capital investment, the VARStreet platform is widely regarded as the most powerful and comprehensive suite of hosted e-commerce automation tools for VARs, MSPs and other IT solutions providers on the market.
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closed 11/7/2022 via BusinessWire

ironSource merged with Unity Technologies,

synopsis: Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D content, and ironSource, a leading business platform that empowers mobile content creators to turn their apps into scalable, successful businesses, have merged.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$1,110.53)
Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers and architects to automotive designers, filmmakers, and more, use Unity to make their creations come to life. "
target: ironSource (IS:$553.47)
Israel-based ironSource is a leading business platform for the App Economy. App developers use ironSource's platform to turn their apps into successful, scalable businesses, leveraging a comprehensive set of software solutions which help them grow and engage users, monetize content, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,431 [$4,083]
rev ($mm)
$671
EBITDA ($mm)
$115
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6.5x
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37.7x
closed 3/30/2022 via BusinessWire

Optimove, acquired Kumulos Ltd.

synopsis: Optimove, the leading CRM Marketing Platform, has acquired Kumulos, a Dundee, Scotland-based provider of a personalized messaging platform for mobile applications. The acquisition furthers Optimove’s efforts to expand the native messaging capabilities of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Marketing platform.
buyer: Optimove
Optimove is the leading CRM Marketing Hub. Optimove's CRM Journey mapping algorithm leverages AI to autonomously surface valuable customer engagement opportunities, orchestrate self-optimizing customer journeys, and accurately measure the incremental impact of all marketing interactions. "
target: Kumulos Ltd.
Based in Scotland, Kumulos is the mobile user engagement platform built for developers and app marketers. Its fully white-labeled platform makes it easy for users to take Kumulos features, brand them up as their own, and add them to the services they offer clients.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

ironSource, acquired Luna Labs Limited

synopsis: Mobile advertising company ironSource is announcing its acquisition of Luna Labs, a startup that's built a platform allowing app developers to create and manage video and playable ads. Luna Labs provides the ability to create ads directly from the Unity game engine used by many developers.
buyer: ironSource (IS:$553.47)
ironSource builds monetization, engagement, analytics and discovery tools for app developers, device manufacturers, mobile carriers and advertisers. Their comprehensive solutions help industry leading companies achieve greater business success. "
target: Luna Labs Limited
Luna Labs is a technology company for playable and video ads. Since 2018, their product suite has been empowering studio partners of all sizes to build, manage, and optimise their creatives - enhancing end-to-end workflows whilst bringing teams together from production to delivery.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired CrossInstall

synopsis: Twitter acquired CrossInstall, a mobile-focused demand-side platform (DSP) that will expand the social network's marketing services for app developers. CrossInstall is focused on user acquisition campaigns for mobile apps with ad formats that include playable ads, per an announcement.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: CrossInstall
CrossInstall offers a unique approach to mobile game advertising as it combines custom-built playable mobile gaming ads with a programmatic, performance based bidder ensuring the ads hit the right audience. CrossInstall has developed a highly customized bidder technology and proprietary algorithms.
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announced 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Adjust GmbH, will acquire Acquired.io

synopsis: Adjust, the industry leader in mobile measurement and fraud prevention, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the leading data aggregation platform Acquired.io. Acquired.io is a "command center" for user acquisition when it comes to mobile apps, enabling advertisers to act on their data in the single environment.
buyer: Adjust GmbH
Adjust is the industry leader in mobile measurement and fraud prevention. The globally operating company provides high-quality analytics, measurement and fraud prevention solutions for mobile app marketers worldwide, enabling them to make smarter, faster marketing decisions. "
target: Acquired.io
Acquired.io is a "command center" for user acquisition when it comes to mobile apps, enabling advertisers to act on their data in the single environment.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

DivX, Inc., acquired AnySource Media

synopsis: DivX, Inc., a digital media company, announced it has acquired AnySource Media LLC, creator of a leading Internet Television streaming platform that allows users to directly connect their TV to a wide variety of content and services on the Internet, enabling hundreds of virtual on-demand channels.
buyer: DivX, Inc. (DIVX:$75.18)
DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment--PC, television, and mobile. "
target: AnySource Media
AnySource Media is the creator of Internet Video Navigator(TM), a part of its Internet Television platform, which allows the television set to be directly connected to the Internet.
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$7.50
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announced 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

asknet AG, will acquire Nexway

synopsis: asknet, a German based supplier of e-business technologies and solutions, will acquire Nexway, a French leader in software, game and digital service monetization. Nexway's solutions enables businesses to monetize products and services through a suite of micro-services and connects them to a powerful content and distribution network.
buyer parent: The Native SA
buyer: asknet AG (:$86.01)
asknet is a German based supplier of e-business technologies and solutions for the global distribution and management of digital and physical goods. asknet provides online shops, subscription management and cloud services that fully integrate into existing websites, applications and backend systems."
target: Nexway
Nexway is a French leader in software, game and digital service monetization. Their Nexway MONETIZE SaaS solution enables businesses to monetize products and services through a suite of micro-services. Their Nexway CONNECT solution connects clients to a powerful content and distribution network.
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closed 8/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Google Inc., acquired Orbitera Inc.

synopsis: Google, a top web property in all major global markets, announced that it has acquired Orbitera, a Cloud Commerce company that simplifies and automates the buying and selling of products in the cloud. Orbitera enable the operations and processes that software and service providers rely on to sell, distribute, and deliver their solutions.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
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. "
target: Orbitera Inc.
Orbitera is a Cloud Commerce company that simplifies and automates the buying and selling of products in the cloud. They enable the operations and processes that software and service providers rely on to sell, distribute, and deliver their solutions.
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closed 1/4/2007 via PR Newswire

Plimus, Inc., acquired Order1.Net

synopsis: Plimus, Inc., a global e-commerce solutions provider, has acquired Order1.Net, a provider of e-commerce services for software authors. Under the terms of the agreement, Plimus has acquired certain assets, vendor contracts and intellectual property of Order1.Net. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Plimus, Inc.
Plimus, Inc.,a global e-commerce solutions provider, builds and manages online businesses for software publishers, web hosting companies and online retailers.Plimus helps companies and publishers of all sizes maximize online revenues and reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation."
target: Order1.Net
Order1.Net is a provider of e-commerce services for software authors.
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closed 3/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Izotope, Inc., acquired Imagine Research, Inc.

synopsis: iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, announces the acquisition of Imagine Research, Inc., a developer of intelligent audio analysis technologies.
buyer: Izotope, Inc.
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. "
target: Imagine Research, Inc.
Imagine Research develops software algorithms capable of sound-object recognition. Their patent-pending MediaMined™ technoogy is changing the way people interact with and search for sounds.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Izotope, Inc., acquired Exponential Audio, LLC

synopsis: iZotope, a developer of professional audio software for musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers, has acquired Exponential Audio, a company that creates software for audio professionals. Exponential Audio offers world-class reverb plugins for music production, post production, and sound design.
buyer: Izotope, Inc.
iZotope is a developer of professional audio software for musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers. iZotope offers solutions for audio recording, mixing, mastering, and creative effects. Their post production tools help enhance audio for film, broadcast video, and new media. "
target: Exponential Audio, LLC
Exponential Audio creates software for audio professionals. Exponential Audio offers world-class reverb plugins for music production, post production, and sound design. Their reverb plugins enable audio engineers to easily bring character to musical performances and fit dialogue into scenes.
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closed 3/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Izotope, Inc., acquired Imagine Research, Inc.

synopsis: iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, announces the acquisition of Imagine Research, Inc., a developer of intelligent audio analysis technologies.
buyer: Izotope, Inc.
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. "
target: Imagine Research, Inc.
Imagine Research develops software algorithms capable of sound-object recognition. Their patent-pending MediaMined™ technoogy is changing the way people interact with and search for sounds.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Izotope, Inc., acquired Exponential Audio, LLC

synopsis: iZotope, a developer of professional audio software for musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers, has acquired Exponential Audio, a company that creates software for audio professionals. Exponential Audio offers world-class reverb plugins for music production, post production, and sound design.
buyer: Izotope, Inc.
iZotope is a developer of professional audio software for musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers. iZotope offers solutions for audio recording, mixing, mastering, and creative effects. Their post production tools help enhance audio for film, broadcast video, and new media. "
target: Exponential Audio, LLC
Exponential Audio creates software for audio professionals. Exponential Audio offers world-class reverb plugins for music production, post production, and sound design. Their reverb plugins enable audio engineers to easily bring character to musical performances and fit dialogue into scenes.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Krekeltronics, acquired Audiofile

synopsis: Krekeltronics, a producer of application software, firmware, and hardware integration for product designers, inventors, and entrepreneurs, has acquired Audiofile, a technology company that builds tools to power the world's musicians. Audiofile is one of the most experienced audio systems developers for macOS and iOS.
buyer: Krekeltronics
Krekeltronics produces application software, firmware, and hardware integration for product designers, inventors, and entrepreneurs. Their simple mission is to contribute all profits to organizations that promote sustainability and improve lives through skills mentoring, arts, and education. "
target: Audiofile
Audiofile is a technology company that builds tools to power the world's musicians. They are among the most experienced audio systems developers for macOS and iOS. They also work with music industry household names to assist with the design of hardware, firmware, software and systems integration.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired Jukedeck

synopsis: Jukedeck, a pioneering AI startup out of the U.K. has been acquired by hot social media music startup TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance (Toutiao). Jukedeck is developing an artificially intelligent music composer - a system that writes original music completely on its own.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: Jukedeck
Jukedeck is developing an artificially intelligent music composer - a system that writes original music completely on its own. The state-of-the-art technology composes music chord by chord and note by note, giving video creators and other users an incredibly simple way of sourcing unique music.
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closed 9/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

PreSonus, acquired Notion Music

synopsis: PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware and related accessories, has acquired the assets of NOTION Music, Inc., a developer of music-notation software.
buyer: PreSonus
PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware and related accessories. The company was founded by Jim Odom in 1995. "
target: Notion Music
NOTION Music is dedicated to perfecting music creation software, combining a fervent passion and vast musical knowledge with the sounds of the finest musicians and best recording technology in the world.
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closed 10/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Sonoma Wire Works, acquired Submersible Music, Inc.

synopsis: Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks recording software and the FourTrack and InstantDrummer iPhone Apps, has acquired the entire Submersible Music product line, including the award-winning DrumCore and KitCore software and drum content.
buyer: Sonoma Wire Works
Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality, innovative products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma Wire Works' products enhance the user's ability to create great-sounding music without requiring a technical background. "
target: Submersible Music, Inc.
Submersible was founded to make the music creation process easier by providing access to a extensive collection of audio loop libraries. Their staff is comprised of musicians, composers, engineers and producers who also happen to be business folks, software engineers, and product designers.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

BandLab, acquired Composr

synopsis: BandLab, the first global, cloud-based platform for iOS, Android and the web where users can create, collaborate and share their music, announced that it has acquired Composr, a European-based iOS and web music-making service.
buyer parent: JamHub
buyer: BandLab
BandLab is a free, all-in-one (iOS, Android and web), cloud-based social platform that simplifies the process of making music. Its global community of musicians and fans work to create and collaborate on music, which can be shared across the global community. "
target: Composr
Composr is an iOS and web-based music collaboration app that’s all about recording music socially and collaborating with musicians all around the world.
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closed 5/1/2013 via BusinessWire

LaunchEquity Partners, LLC, acquired MakeMusic, Inc.

synopsis: LEAP Acquisition Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LaunchEquity Acquisition Partners, LLC announced the successful completion of LEAP’s tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of MakeMusic. MakeMusic, Inc. is a world leader in music technology.
buyer: LaunchEquity Partners, LLC
LaunchEquity Partners LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. The firm invests in both public and private markets. LaunchEquity Partners LLC was founded in 2005. "
target: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology. Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software. MakeMusic is also the creator of SmartMusic® interactive software that is transforming the way students practice.
price ($mm)[EV]
$17 [$11]*
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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cancelled 7/16/2012 via BusinessWire

LaunchEquity Partners, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of MakeMusic, Inc.

synopsis: LaunchEquity Partners has cancelled the deal with MakeMusic, Inc. MakeMusic is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned and performed.
buyer: LaunchEquity Partners, LLC
LaunchEquity Partners, LLC is an investment company. "
target: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned and performed. Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling composers, arrangers, musicians, and others.
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$14 [$6]
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$17
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closed 12/30/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Garritan Corporation

synopsis: MakeMusic, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Garritan Corporation, the world’s leading provider of virtual software instruments. Under the terms of the agreement, Garritan, the world’s leading provider of software musical instruments, is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of MakeMusic.
buyer: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic, Inc. develops and markets proprietary music technology solutions under the Finale and SmartMusic brands. The company’s products provide alternatives to traditional practice, education, and composition techniques. "
target: Garritan Corporation
Garritan Corporation is the world’s leading provider of software musical instruments. Used in conjunction with music-writing software such as Finale, Garritan software libraries provide sounds so realistic they can be indistinguishable from a live performance.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.38 [$1.27]
rev ($mm)
$1
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$0
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1.7x
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8.0x
closed 11/28/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Recordare LLC

synopsis: MakeMusic, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary music technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of selected assets of Recordare®LLC, the Internet music publishing and software company. Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music.
buyer: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic, Inc. develops and markets proprietary music technology solutions under the Finale and SmartMusic brands. The company’s products provide alternatives to traditional practice, education, and composition techniques. "
target: Recordare LLC
Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music. The company's MusicXML format provides a standard that allows musicians to share and use music notation in ways that were never before possible.
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closed 3/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Gemini XIII, acquired Phantom Producer

synopsis: Gemini XIII announces that it has acquired Phantom Producer, the world's first patented audio imaging service that includes web and mobile app user interfaces, from Australian audio producer Jeff Thomas. Phantom Producer makes professional audio production fully mobile and more flexible and efficient than ever.
buyer: Gemini XIII
Gemini XIII serves the audio industry with premium content, production, and marketing services for podcasting and radio. Gemini XIII is the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services. "
target: Phantom Producer
Phantom Producer is the world's first patented audio imaging service that includes web and mobile app user interfaces. Phantom Producer makes professional audio production fully mobile and more flexible and efficient than ever.
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closed 11/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Soundtrap AB

synopsis: Spotify has acquired Soundtrap, a cloud-based digital audio workstation. Soundtrap, which launched in 2015 after a few years of beta testing, offers users an online music studio and the ability to collaborate with others in real time.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Soundtrap AB
Soundtrap democratizes and empowers high-quality collaborative music-making for the many people. Soundtrap Studio was launched as the world's first web-based, cross-platform, collaborative music recording studio.
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announced 9/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Gibson Brands, will acquire CakeWalk Music

synopsis: Gibson Brands has entered into a letter of intent with Roland Corporation and Cakewalk, Inc. for Gibson to acquire Cakewalk pursuant to definitive acquisition agreements to be negotiated by the parties. Cakewalk is an international provider of software for music and sound creation.
buyer: Gibson Brands
Gibson Brands is a global leader in musical instruments, and consumer and professional audio, and is dedicated to bringing the finest experiences by offering exceptional products with world-recognized brands. "
target parent: Roland Corporation
target: CakeWalk Music
Cakewalk is an international provider of software for music and sound creation. The company's products are used worldwide for applications including audio CD production, film/TV soundtracks, live stage sound, club remixes, computer game sound, multimedia applications, and Internet delivery.
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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

IFOX Investments AB, will acquire Xhail Inc

synopsis: IFOX Investments AB has agreed to acquire 100% of all outstanding shares of Xhail (Score Music Interactive Ltd), which has developed a patented software to create great original music at the click of a button. Xhail is the most advanced music creation platform in the world.
buyer: IFOX Investments AB
IFOX Investments AB, formerly Interfox Resources, is an investment company based in Sweden that, with experience and an extensive international network, identifies assets with added value potential. "
target: Xhail Inc
Xhail is the most advanced music creation platform in the world. Xhail can produce unique one-of-a-kind tracks created instantly with incredible flexibility, with real performances by real musicians. Xhail allows for the production of music without the requirement of music skill.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 7/2/2012 via BusinessWire

inMusic, purchased AIR Software Group from Avid Technology, Inc.

synopsis: inMusic announced the acquisition of AIR Software Group, a cutting-edge audio software and technology development team. The AIR team develops a number of specialized effects plug-ins for Avid’s Pro Tools® software, the de facto standard for professional audio production across the music, film, and television industries.
buyer: inMusic
inMusic is the new parent company for a family of premier brands that includes AIR Software Group, Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION Audio, M-Audio, MixMeister, Numark, and Sonivox. "
seller: Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID:$514.86)
The AIR team develops a number of specialized effects plug-ins for Avid’s Pro Tools® software, the de facto standard for professional audio production across the music, film, and television industries.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 6/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Triton Digital Media, acquired Omny Studio

synopsis: Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, announced the acquisition of Omny Studio, the creators of the world’s most advanced podcast and on-demand audio publishing platform.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a global technology and services leader to the audio streaming and podcast industry. They provide innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their operations. "
target: Omny Studio
Omny Studio is an all-in-one on-demand audio management solution that helps content creators grow their audience, reduce production costs and monetize. Their software-as-a-service enables radio stations and podcasters to focus on publishing high-quality content for listeners.
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closed 10/5/2015 via PR Newswire

Wheatstone Corporation, acquired Audion Labs

synopsis: Wheatstone Corporation, designs and manufactures professional broadcast audio equipment, announced its acquisition of Audion Labs and with it, VoxPro digital audio editor. Audion's Voxpro is a staple in radio studios as one of the few broadcast-specific digital voice editors designed to record and edit calls on the fly for on-air broadcast.
buyer: Wheatstone Corporation
Wheatstone manufactures broadcast audio products, from digital consoles, control surfaces and Audioarts mixers to fully integrated audio over IP (AoIP) and TDM routing systems as well as spectral audio processing for on air and over the internet. "
target: Audion Labs
Audion Laboratories' VoxPro is a staple in radio studios as one of the few broadcast-specific digital voice editors designed to record and quickly edit phone calls on the fly for on-air broadcast. VoxPro is a digital audio editing software with an optional, professional grade Control Panel surface.
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closed 1/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banyan Software, acquired Mr. Master, Inc.

synopsis: Banyan Software acquires workflow optimization software solutions provider Mr. Master, which offers the MediaShooterPro product used by more than 8,500 radio stations for unattended audio delivery. Mr. Master also provides Automation Import Manager (AIM), a work-from-anywhere software solution with more than 5,000 affiliates.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds, and grows great enterprise software businesses. With a permanent capital base, Banyan focuses on a buy and hold for life strategy for growing software companies that serve specialized markets. "
target: Mr. Master, Inc.
Mr. Master offers the MediaShooterPro product used by more than 8,500 radio stations for unattended audio delivery. Mr. Master also provides Automation Import Manager (AIM), a work-from-anywhere software solution with more than 5,000 affiliates.
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closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

DTS, Inc., acquired Arctic Palm Technology Inc.

synopsis: DTS, Inc., a leader in high-definition audio solutions, has announced the acquisition of Arctic Palm Technology, Inc., a leading radio technology company with a diverse portfolio of broadcast radio solutions and an extensive installed base of customers as DTS continues to expand its broadcast radio technology offerings.
buyer: DTS, Inc. (DTSI:$163.70)
DTS Inc. is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions are designed to enable recording, delivery and playback of simple, personalized, and immersive high-definition audio. "
target: Arctic Palm Technology Inc.
Arctic Palm has been developing software for the broadcasting industry since 1997. Its development team has more than 40 years of experience developing customized media solutions for newspaper, radio and television companies.
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closed 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

ReverbNation, acquired Sound Around

synopsis: ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 900,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has acquired Sound Around, a North Carolina mobile application development company focused on creating custom mobile applications for Bands and Musicians.
buyer parent: eMinor Inc.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 900,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. "
target: Sound Around
Sound Around is a platform for bands and music artists to better connect with their fanbase by giving them a way to easily create their own iPhone App.
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