Like Apiphany, Inc.

closed 10/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Apiphany, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Apiphany, an API management company that it will integrate with Windows Azure. The company is a leading provider of API management and delivery solutions enabling organizations to successfully leverage the roaring mobile, social and app economy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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. "
target: Apiphany, Inc.
Apiphany is a leading provider of API management and delivery solutions enabling organizations to successfully leverage the roaring mobile, social and app economy.
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closed 11/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mirantis, purchased Docker Enterprise from Docker

synopsis: Mirantis has acquired Docker’s Enterprise business and team. Docker Enterprise is the only platform that enables developers to seamlessly build, share and safely run any applications anywhere - from public cloud to hybrid cloud to the edge.
buyer: Mirantis
Mirantis provides software, services, training, and support for companies with production-grade open source cloud. More customers rely on Mirantis than on any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. "
seller: Docker
Docker Enterprise is the only platform that enables developers to seamlessly build, share and safely run any applications anywhere - from public cloud to hybrid cloud to the edge. One third of Fortune 100 companies use Docker Enterprise as their high-velocity innovation platform.
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announced 8/4/2014 via BusinessWire

cloudControl, will acquire DotCloud

synopsis: cloudControl, Inc., the US subsidiary of the Berlin, Germany headquartered PaaS pioneer cloudControl GmbH, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the dotCloud PaaS business from Docker, Inc. the company behind the eponymous open source container platform.
buyer: cloudControl
cloudControl is Europe’s Platform-as-a-Service pioneer, developing and running a leading multi-language PaaS since 2009. The cloudControl platform supercharges development of applications and business solutions by enabling rapid innovation cycles. "
target parent: Docker
target: DotCloud
dotCloud launched in 2011 as the industry’s first multi-language Platform as a Service. The Platform simplifies application development by allowing programmers to focus just on the code for their service while the Platform handles code building, scaling, deployment and load-balancing.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

Docker, acquired Orchard Laboratories Ltd.

synopsis: Docker, Inc., the commercial sponsor of the Docker open source project, announced that it has acquired Orchard Laboratories Ltd. Orchard is an early Docker community member and creator of solutions on the Docker platform, including a hosted Docker service and Fig, an application composition and orchestration tool.
buyer: Docker
Docker, Inc. is the commercial entity behind the open source Docker project, and is the chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. "
target: Orchard Laboratories Ltd.
Orchard Laboratories Ltd. is an early Docker community member and creator of solutions on the Docker platform, including a hosted Docker service and Fig, an application composition and orchestration tool. Orchard is based in London, UK.
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announced 6/13/2013 via Company Press Release

SAVVIS, Inc., will acquire AppFog

synopsis: Savvis, a Century Link company that offers cloud infrastructure and hosted IT services, is acquiring AppFog, a platform-as-a-service company that can be integrated on-premise into a company’s data center. Appfog is also available as a public service.
buyer parent: CenturyLink, Inc.
buyer: SAVVIS, Inc. (SVVS:$0.00)
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. "
target: AppFog
AppFog, Inc. is the leading platform-as-a-service provider of Java, .NET, Node.js, Python, PHP, and Ruby solutions. AppFog delivers a reliable, scalable and fast platform for deploying mobile and web applications in the cloud.
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announced 4/25/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Facebook, will acquire Parse

synopsis: Facebook Inc. has agreed to buy startup Parse in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $85 million. Parse, which was founded in 2011 and has raised $7 million from investors like Ignition Partners, helps companies build mobile applications across different operating systems.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$66,529.00)
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: Parse
Parse is the cloud app platform for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS, Android, JavaScript, and OS X. With Parse, users can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured mobile or web app in record time without ever worrying about server management.
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closed 1/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., acquired Simperium, Inc.

synopsis: WordPress.com parent company Automattic has acquired Simperium, the startup that runs a data syncing platform and is also well-known for Simplenote, the personal note-keeping app that’s been described as “a lightweight version of Evernote.”
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic, Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress (open source blogging software) and WordPress.com "
target: Simperium, Inc.
Simperium, Inc. provides a service for developers to move data across devices, people, and applications. Its hosted service manages persistence, security, conflicts, scaling, versioning, and backups. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 8/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kodular, acquired AppyBuilder

synopsis: Kodular, a free online suite for mobile apps development, has acquired AppyBuilder, a free Drag & Drop mobile app builder platform that allows anyone to quickly design and build Android mobile apps, even with no coding skills.
buyer: Kodular
Kodular is a free online suite for mobile apps development. It mainly provides an online drag-and-drop Android app creator, on which everyone can create any kind of app without programming a single line of code. "
target: AppyBuilder
AppyBuilder is a free Drag & Drop mobile app builder platform that allows anyone to quickly design and build Android mobile apps, even with no coding skills. They have over 85,00 registered members who have made over 300,000 projects/apps.
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announced 8/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Temenos Group AG, will acquire Kony

synopsis: Temenos, the banking software company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Kony Inc, the fastest growing, cloud-based digital application solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among low code, digital, and mobile application development platform providers, and an emerging leader in the digital banking market.
buyer: Temenos Group AG (SWX:TEMN:$901.75)
Temenos AG, headquartered in Geneva, is the world leader in banking software, partnering with banks and other financial institutions to transform their businesses and stay ahead of the changing marketplace. "
target: Kony
Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based digital application solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among low code, digital, and mobile application development platform providers, and is an emerging leader in the digital banking market.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Skuid

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has picked up a majority stake in no-code cloud app development platform Skuid through a recapitalisation deal. With Skuid, hundreds of companies quickly design and deploy enterprise apps that more than 5 million users love to use—all with no code required.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: Skuid
Skuid is the world’s first and leading no-code cloud platform for rapid digital innovation. With Skuid, hundreds of companies quickly design and deploy enterprise apps that more than 5 million users love to use—all with no code required.
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closed 7/1/2017 via Company Press Release

GOD IT Sourcing, acquired datenbanken24

synopsis: GOD IT Sourcing, a leading IT service provider that develops high-quality IT solutions for enterprise customers, has acquired datenbanken24, a leading cloud-based application builder. datenbanken24 requires no programming skills and allows businesses to create professional applications that are instantly ready for use and tailored to their needs.
buyer: GOD IT Sourcing
GOD IT Sourcing is an IT service provider that develops high-quality IT solutions for enterprise customers. The company specializes in method & technology consulting, software design & development, managed IT services, process-oriented application software (SAP) and cloud services. "
target: datenbanken24
datenbanken24 is a leading cloud-based application builder in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. datenbanken24 requires no programming skills and allows businesses to create professional applications that are instantly ready for use and tailored to their needs.
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closed 6/8/2017 via Company Press Release

AppInstitute, acquired Appsme

synopsis: AppInstitute has made strides into further establishing themselves as the preeminent DIY App Builder solution with the acquisition of Appsme, a recognised industry leader in high scale mobile application platforms. Appsme is an easy-to-use website that enables anyone to build a mobile app for their business with a simple three-step process.
buyer: AppInstitute
Dubbed the ‘WordPress for mobile apps’, AppInstitute is at the forefront of the mobile app platform industry. Their cloud-based service aims to revolutionise the app market by providing a SaaS platform that lets SMEs and individuals with little to no prior technical knowledge create their own app. "
target: Appsme
Appsme is an easy-to-use website that enables anyone to build a mobile app for their business with a simple three-step process. The apps come packed with essential features for business and they encourage customers to recommend them to their friends.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

AppGyver, acquired AppArchitect

synopsis: AppGyver, a rapid mobile app development company founded back in 2011, has just announced the acquisition of AppArchitect, a company that provides app-building tools through a drag-and-drop, no-code interface.
buyer: AppGyver
AppGyver makes products for rapid mobile application development. Their products cover the whole life-cycle of mobile application development from prototyping to development, third party integrations and publishing. "
target: AppArchitect
AppArchitect provides an easy drag-and-drop way to create Mobile Apps. Building native iPhone and iPad Apps is as simple as using PowerPoint. Anyone can have a unique App in minutes.
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closed 12/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Progress Software Corporation, acquired Telerik AD

synopsis: Progress Software Corporation announced that it has acquired privately held Telerik AD, a leading provider of application development tools. Telerik enables its 1.4 million strong developer community to create compelling user experiences across cloud, web, mobile and desktop applications.
buyer: Progress Software Corporation (PRGS:$391.30)
Progress Software Corporation is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. "
target: Telerik AD
Telerik empowers its customers to create compelling app experiences across any screen. Their end-to-end platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire app development lifecycle.
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$263
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announced 9/18/2014 via BusinessWire

Red Hat, Inc., will acquire FeedHenry

synopsis: Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FeedHenry, a leading enterprise mobile application platform provider. FeedHenry expands Red Hat’s broad portfolio of application development, integration, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions.
buyer: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT:$3,156.59)
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. "
target: FeedHenry
FeedHenry provides a Mobile Application Platform to enterprises. It enables app developers to build, deploy and manage mobile apps for business. Enterprises can create native, hybrid or HTML5 apps that securely connect to backend, legacy and/or third party systems, powered from the cloud.
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closed 6/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Progress Software Corporation, acquired Rollbase, Inc.

synopsis: Rollbase is acquired by Progress Software. Rollbase operates a cloud platform for the design, development, deployment, and delivery of software as a service business applications and Websites using point and click, drag, and drop tools in a standard Web browser.
buyer: Progress Software Corporation (PRGS:$391.30)
Progress Software Corporation is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or on any Cloud, on any platform and on any device with minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. "
target: Rollbase, Inc.
Rollbase is a cloud platform for development and delivery of software as a service (SaaS) business applications. Rollbase delivers on the promise of rapid application development, making app creation much faster than traditional software development methods.
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closed 4/24/2013 via PR Newswire

OneUp Games, acquired Lucid Appeal

synopsis: OneUp Games, the world's leading innovative second screen sports company, acquired Lucid Appeal, the premium fan engagement platform, to offer a three-point suite for pro sport franchises: help teams monetize their apps, offer a more evolved second screen experience for fans and bring fun back to watching live sports.
buyer: OneUp Games
More than just “sports-geek-ery,” or yet another fantasy sports app, OneUp Games has developed a global live-play, sports-based social gaming platform for the mainstream. It makes watching sports more fun, interactive, engaging and rewarding even for the most casual fans. "
target: Lucid Appeal
Lucid Appeal powers mobile apps for the world's top venues, teams, brands, businesses, athletes, and more. Users can start building their own mobile app in less time than it takes them to read this description.
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closed 4/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Xamarin Inc., acquired LessPainful

synopsis: Xamarin announced that it has recently acquired the Danish mobile testing startup LessPainful. LessPainful is the company behind the popular open source cross-platform functional test platform for Android and iOS. It allows customers to use their Device Clouds to test their Android and iOS apps on many real devices in parallel.
buyer: Xamarin Inc.
Xamarin mission is to produce the best software development tools in the world, and to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps. "
target: LessPainful
LessPainful ApS designs and develops mobile testing platforms. It allows customers to use their Device Clouds to test their Android and iOS apps on many real devices in parallel. The Device Clouds support fully automated testing as well as visual test reports for manual inspection.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Acquia, Inc., acquired Cohesion Web Technologies

synopsis: Digital experience company Acquia has acquired the UK-based Cohesion, creator of DX8, the first enterprise-grade, low-code Drupal website builder. With this acquisition, content marketers and site builders with minimal coding skills can create Drupal websites up to 4X faster, according to user testing.
buyer: Acquia, Inc.
Acquia is the open source digital experience company. Acquia provides the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. Acquia gives its customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. "
target: Cohesion Web Technologies
UK-based Cohesion is the creator of DX8, the first enterprise-grade, low-code Drupal website builder. Cohesion DX8 offers the in-browser creation of themes, layouts, and pages to empower designers and marketers to quickly build beautiful new sites.
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closed 5/29/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Pantheon, acquired StagingPilot

synopsis: Pantheon, the leading website operations platform for marketers and developers have acquired StagingPilot. StagingPilot monitors websites for updates to WordPress or any plugins. StagingPilot creates a copy of the site, applies the updates, and uses a visual regression testing process to determine if the updates are safe to deploy.
buyer: Pantheon
Pantheon is a website operations platform (WebOps) for Drupal and WordPress, running more than 285,000 sites in the cloud and serving over 10 billion page views a month. Pantheon’s multi-tenant, container-based platform enables organizations to manage all of their websites from a single dashboard. "
target: StagingPilot
StagingPilot is a WordPress maintenance solution application. StagingPilot monitors websites for updates to WordPress core or any plugins. It creates a pre-production copy of the site, applies the updates, and uses a visual regression testing process to determine if the updates are safe to deploy.
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closed 10/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Apiphany, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Apiphany, an API management company that it will integrate with Windows Azure. The company is a leading provider of API management and delivery solutions enabling organizations to successfully leverage the roaring mobile, social and app economy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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. "
target: Apiphany, Inc.
Apiphany is a leading provider of API management and delivery solutions enabling organizations to successfully leverage the roaring mobile, social and app economy.
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closed 10/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Mover

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Mover, a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: Mover
Mover is a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. Mover supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers – including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive – into OneDrive and SharePoint.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

GitHub Inc., acquired Semmle

synopsis: Github, an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Semmle, a company that is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Semmle
Semmle is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities. Security and software engineering teams at Google, Microsoft, NASA, Nasdaq and Uber depend on Semmle’s code analysis platform to secure their code.
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closed 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Movere, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Movere, a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: Movere, Inc.
Movere is a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
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closed 8/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired jClarity

synopsis: Microsoft announced it is acquiring jClarity, a company that provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: jClarity
jClarity provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Advertising Worldwide, acquired PromoteIQ

synopsis: Microsoft Advertising, a leader in search engine advertising, has acquired PromoteIQ, a leading provider of vendor marketing technology to online retailers and brands. PromoteIQ empowers online retailers to scale their vendor marketing programs on-site, generating incremental high-margin revenue and a premium marketing channel for brands.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Advertising Worldwide
Microsoft Advertising is a leader in search engine advertising. Microsoft Advertising provides pay per click advertising on the Bing and Yahoo! search engines. They offer a powerful search network that connects businesses to a large and unique audience. "
target: PromoteIQ
PromoteIQ is a leading provider of vendor marketing technology to online retailers and brands. PromoteIQ empowers online retailers to scale their vendor marketing programs on-site, generating incremental high-margin revenue and a premium marketing channel for brands.
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closed 7/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired BlueTalon

synopsis: Microsoft, the leading software corporation, has acquired BlueTalon, a leading provider of Unified Data Access Control solutions for modern data platforms. BlueTalon provides a customer-proven, data-centric solution for data access management and auditing across the diverse systems resident in modern data estates.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: BlueTalon
BlueTalon is the leading provider of Unified Data Access Control solutions for modern data platforms. BlueTalon delivers precise, consistent, and dynamic user access controls to data across Hadoop, SQL, and NoSQL data platforms.
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closed 6/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

GitHub Inc., acquired Pull Panda

synopsis: GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft and an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Pull Panda, a startup that makes code review tools for developers using GitHub. Their products are used by 1,000+ companies like Pivotal, Instacart, and Trivago.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Pull Panda
Pull Panda is a startup that makes code review tools for developers using GitHub. Their products are used by 1,000+ companies like Pivotal, Instacart, and Trivago.
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closed 6/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Double Fine Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has announced that it has purchased Double Fine Productions, creators of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Brutal Legend, among many others. This acquisition will give Microsoft an ongoing source of adventure games in the future, as well as the possibility of a rich collection of catalog titles to add to the Xbox Game Pass.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Double Fine Productions is an award-winning, independent game development studio founded in 2000 by games industry veteran Tim Schafer. Double Fine is the studio behind games like Psychonauts and Broken Age.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

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 4/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Express Logic, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired Express Logic, a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) and middleware products for embedded IoT applications. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS solution is used to power a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: Express Logic, Inc.
Express Logic is a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) and middleware products for embedded IoT applications. Express Logic's ThreadX RTOS solution is used to power a wide variety of products, including consumer devices, medical electronics, and industrial control equipment.
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, purchased DataSense from BrightBytes

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired DataSense from BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization. DataSense is a leading IPaaS solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a comprehensive data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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. "
seller: BrightBytes
BrightBytes' DataSense is a data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS) solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems. BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization.
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closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Citus Data

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring Citus Data, a start-up that has commercialized open-source database software called PostgreSQL. Built to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that is available as open source, as enterprise software that can be run on-prem or on any cloud, and as a fully-managed database as a service.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: Citus Data
Citus Data is a start-up that has commercialized open-source database software called PostgreSQL. Built to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that is available as open source, as enterprise software that can be run on-prem or on any cloud, and as a fully-managed database as a service.
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closed 11/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired FSLogix

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired FSLogix, a virtual desktop startup based in Georgia. They are the leading innovator of solutions that reduce the amount of hardware, time and labor required to support desktop virtualization platforms.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: FSLogix
FSLogix is a virtual desktop startup based in Georgia. They are the leading innovator of solutions that reduce the amount of hardware, time and labor required to support desktop virtualization platforms.
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announced 11/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire XOXCO

synopsis: Microsoft announced it would acquire an Austin-based software product design and development studio called XOXCO. XOXCO is known for Howdy, a bot for the popular Slack work chat app that helps schedule meetings, as well as Botkit, which provides development tools for the GitHub code-sharing service.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: XOXCO
XOXCO help businesses design, develop and launch software products. XOXCO is known for Howdy, a bot for the popular Slack work chat app that helps schedule meetings, as well as Botkit, which provides development tools for the GitHub code-sharing service.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Studios, acquired Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Studios, the video game production wing of Microsoft, has acquired Obsidian Entertainment, one of the world's premiere role-playing game development studios. Obsidian Entertainment is best know for their work on critically acclaimed role-playing games like Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Studios
Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing of Microsoft. Microsoft Studios develops and publishes games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Windows Phone platforms. Their games include Age of Empires, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, and more. "
target: Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Obsidian Entertainment is one of the world's premiere role-playing game development studios. The studio is best know for their work on critically acclaimed role-playing games like Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Studios, acquired inXile Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Studios, the video game production wing of Microsoft, has acquired inXile Entertainment, a premiere video game development studio that specializes in role-playing games. inXile Entertainment creates high-quality titles for their passionate and dedicated fanbase. Their portfolio of games include Wasteland 2, The Bard's Tale, and more.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Studios
Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing of Microsoft. Microsoft Studios develops and publishes games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Windows Phone platforms. Their games include Age of Empires, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, and more. "
target: inXile Entertainment Inc.
inXile Entertainment is a premiere video game development studio that specializes in role-playing games. inXile Entertainment creates high-quality titles for their passionate and dedicated fanbase. Their portfolio of games include Wasteland 2, The Bard's Tale, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and more.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Glint Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft's LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Glint, a real-time employee engagement platform to help global organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve business results.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Glint Inc.
Glint Inc. develops a real-time employee engagement platform for organizations. It offers Visibility solution that enables HR teams, leaders, and managers to access data, and displays it in ways that highlights strengths, weaknesses, trends, and areas of concern at a glance.
price ($mm)
$450
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closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Lobe Artificial Intelligence, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services, has acquired Lobe Artificial Intelligence, a visual tool that allows to build custom deep learning models, train them, and ship them directly in an app without writing code.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: Lobe Artificial Intelligence, Inc.
Lobe Artificial Intelligence is a visual tool that lets users build custom deep learning models, train them, and ship them directly to their app without writing any code. Lobe gives people the ability to invent with deep learning and enable intelligent products and experiences.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Bonsai

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Bonsai, a small artificial intelligence start-up. Bonsai is an AI platform that empowers developers to build, teach and use intelligent systems. Its platform greatly simplifies the programming of control and optimization to create more intelligent systems and business processes.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: Bonsai
Bonsai is an AI platform that empowers developers to build, teach and use intelligent systems. Its platform greatly simplifies the programming of control and optimization to create more intelligent systems and business processes.
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closed 6/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Flipgrid

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. Flipgrid was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Minneapolis.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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: Flipgrid
Flipgrid is an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. The start-up was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Minneapolis.
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closed 10/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Apiphany, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Apiphany, an API management company that it will integrate with Windows Azure. The company is a leading provider of API management and delivery solutions enabling organizations to successfully leverage the roaring mobile, social and app economy.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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. "
target: Apiphany, Inc.
Apiphany is a leading provider of API management and delivery solutions enabling organizations to successfully leverage the roaring mobile, social and app economy.
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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:$14,013.00)
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.
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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:$186,941.22)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($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:$12,183.00)
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:$125,843.00)
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.
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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
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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:$5,683.13)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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*
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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:$4,501.20)
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.
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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:$496.80)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/14/2016 via Market Wire

LULU Software, acquired Docudesk

synopsis: LULU Software, the maker of Soda PDF, is excited to announce the official acquisition of Docudesk, a major player in the PDF software industry. Docudesk serves over 350,000 customers, its main focus on providing PDF solutions for businesses.
buyer: LULU Software
LULU Software is the publisher of Soda® PDF, a portable document format (PDF) editing and creation application. Founded in 2010, LULU Software creates simple, smart and efficient software for PCs. "
target: Docudesk
Docudesk has been the leader in high value business grade PDF software solutions. With millions of installed downloads and customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies and governments to individual home users, Docudesk has built a reputation for delivering high quality software at affordable prices.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WbSrch, acquired Snagr.io

synopsis: WbSrch, a general-purpose search engine based in Portland, OR, has purchased the music search engine Snagr.io and has rebranded it as MusicSrch.com. Snagr.io searches a selection of popular social media and music sites such as Spotify, Tidal, Musicbrainz, and Twitter for the online presences of a band, DJ, or musician.
buyer: WbSrch
WbSrch is an general-purpose web search engine with indexes in more than 30 languages. It currently has a small crawl index that is being used to refine its search algorithms. "
target: Snagr.io
SNAGR is music artists search engine. It searches on 12+ different streaming, video, and music sites for artists. Sites are searched in parallel and results are on-the-fly combined, ranked and sorted to give user readable and an understandable overview.
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Akamai Technologies
Akamai Technologies
Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network services, makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Their advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize experiences for any device, anywhere.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,794.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.96
EBIT ($mm)
$509.29
Net Income ($mm)
$422.64
Employees
7519
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,142.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$744.74
EBIT ($mm)
$686.57
Net Income ($mm)
$440.65
Employees
990
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,142.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$744.74
EBIT ($mm)
$686.57
Net Income ($mm)
$440.65
Employees
990
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Ticker: FNJN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finjan Software
Finjan Software
Finjan is a leading online security and technology company which owns a portfolio of patents, related to software that proactively detects malicious code and thereby protects end-users from identity and data theft, spyware, malware, phishing, trojans and other online threats.
year
2013
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Ticker: TSE:9629
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCA Corporation
PCA Corporation
PCA Corporation develops and sells computer software in Japan. It offers PCA Cloud, a cloud-based service that allows users to access data centers over the Internet and use software that has been installed on rented servers and PCA Dream21, an integrated ERP software package.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$95.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.88
EBIT ($mm)
$5.79
Net Income ($mm)
$6.05
Employees
471
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Ticker: FEYE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FireEye
FireEye
FireEye, Inc. is a global network security company that provides automated threat forensics and dynamic malware protection against advanced cyber threats, such as advanced persistent threats and spear phishing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$842.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($105.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($181.37)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3200
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Ticker: BSE:532790
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanla Mobile
Tanla Mobile
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$167.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.63
EBIT ($mm)
($14.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
300
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Ticker: ANY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sphere3D
Sphere 3D is a virtualization technology solution provider. Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0 platform delivers virtualization of many of the most demanding applications in the marketplace today; making it easy to move applications from a physical PC or workstation to a virtual environment.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$76.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($26.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
429
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Ticker: TWLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twilio
Twilio
Twilio's mission is to fuel the future of communications. Developers and businesses use Twilio to make communications relevant and contextual by embedding messaging, voice, and video capabilities directly into their software applications.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$492.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($88.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1119
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Ticker: TSXV:MTLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martello Technologies, Inc.
Martello Technologies, Inc.
Martello’s solutions manage and optimize the performance of real-time services on cloud and enterprise networks. Their solutions allow over the top (OTT) service providers and enterprises around the world to deliver better service quality and a reliable user experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.41)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
54
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$259,034.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$76,545.00
EBIT ($mm)
$64,423.00
Net Income ($mm)
$55,695.00
Employees
132000
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$125,843.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$54,559.00
EBIT ($mm)
$42,959.00
Net Income ($mm)
$39,240.00
Employees
144000
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$155,058.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$44,069.00
EBIT ($mm)
$33,126.00
Net Income ($mm)
$32,620.00
Employees
114096
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Ticker: OPERA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opera Software
Opera Software
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$496.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.40
EBIT ($mm)
($21.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$412.50
Employees
851
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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: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$9,030.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,186.86
EBIT ($mm)
$2,840.37
Net Income ($mm)
$2,590.77
Employees
21357
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$640.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2093
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$529.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($107.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($149.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1824
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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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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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