Like Escenic AS

announced 11/13/2013 via Company Press Release

CCI Europe A/S, will acquire Escenic AS

synopsis: Vizrt Ltd. announced that it has reached a definitive purchase agreement with CCI Europe A/S concerning the sale of 100% of the outstanding shares of Escenic AS, a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry.
buyer parent: Stibo A/S
buyer: CCI Europe A/S
CCI is provider of editorial and advertising solutions for multimedia news environments. Their CCI AdDesk, CCI NewsGate and CCI NewsDesk products are the most robust and powerful systems in the industry, and are implemented in news organizations across five continents. "
target parent: VIZRT Ltd.
target: Escenic AS
Escenic AS is a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Escenic provides a Multi-channel and mobile ready publishing solution including the Escenic Content Engine, a high performance content management and delivery system for modern websites.
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

VITEC Software Group, acquired Visiolink ApS

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of all shares in the Danish software company Visiolink. Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$183.04)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: Visiolink ApS
Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies. Visiolink currently has about 200 customers in 9 European countries, where the Nordic countries account for a large portion of sales.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

ppi Media GmbH, acquired KnowledgeView Ltd

synopsis: ppi Media, a leading software specialist for publishing workflows, has acquired KnowledgeView a UK-based company that develops cross-media publishing, news management, and editorial sharing systems. KnowledgeView's Publish Live product makes multi-publishing easy, creating a highly scalable content hub on the cloud for all generated content.
buyer: ppi Media GmbH
ppi Media is one of the leading international software specialists for publishing workflows in the fields of print, web and mobile. Numerous publishers were able to increase their online revenue and optimize their use of valuable resources in their daily workflows with ppi Media's solutions. "
target: KnowledgeView Ltd
KnowlegdeView is a UK-based company that develops cross-media publishing, news management, and editorial sharing systems for the MENA region. Their Publish Live product makes multi-publishing easy, creating a highly scalable content hub on the cloud for all generated content.
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cafeyn, acquired miLibris

synopsis: Cafeyn has bought Milibris, a technical provider of press publishers to allow the digitization of their paper titles, from Altice. miLibris develops software to project the press and traditional publishing industries into new generation publishing. Cafeyn also acquired Altice's SFR Presse, a mobile app for reading newspapers and magazines.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: miLibris
miLibris develops software to project the press and traditional publishing industries into new generation publishing. It is based on a permanent research and development activity in the field of digital publication and associated usage data. miLibris operates in France and internationally.
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announced 9/11/2017 via Reuters

Evolable Asia Corp., will acquire Mag2

synopsis: Evolable Asia will acquire 59.6 percent stake in Mag2 Co., Ltd. Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
buyer: Evolable Asia Corp. (TSE:6191:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company, founded in 2007, runs three popular online travel portals of its own. An additional 600 domestic travel sites use its in-house technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: New Horizon Capital Co. Ltd.
target: Mag2
Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Altice N.V., acquired miLibris

synopsis: Altice has acquired miLibris, a French company specialising in digital press publishing. Altice already worked with the company on its SFR Presse offering of digital newspapers and magazines. miLibris works with nearly the entire French publishing industry and is also active in Quebec.
buyer: Altice N.V. (ENXTAM:ATC:$16,678.41)
Altice is a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising. Altice delivers innovative, customer-centric products and solutions that connect and unlock the limitless potential of its over 50 million customers over fiber networks and mobile broadband. "
target: miLibris
miLibris’ solutions provide a quantum leap for traditional publishers- a new generation of publishing. Constantly innovating with deep research and development for digital publishing, miLibris operates in France and internationally.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Copyright Clearance Center, acquired ixxus

synopsis: Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, has acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content.
buyer: Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a leading global rights-licensing technology organization, provides solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promotes the work of creators and supports the principles of copyright. "
target: ixxus
Ixxus is a leading global provider of publishing solutions that helps organizations work with content to drive new revenues and enhance market agility. With roots in both traditional and digital publishing, Ixxus delivers award-winning, collaborative solutions that are tailored to customer needs.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Simplecast

synopsis: SiriusXM, owner of Pandora and backer of Soundcloud, has acquired Simplecast, a podcast management platform used by creators to publish and distribute podcasts, and subsequently analyse how they are consumed.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S."
target: Simplecast
Simplecast is a podcast management platform used by creators to publish and distribute podcasts. Simplecast remains the easiest way for podcasters to publish audio to the world—with one-click publishing to Apple Podcasts , Spotify, and more.
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closed 6/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Automattic Inc., acquired Atavist

synopsis: Automattic announced it has acquired Atavist, the groundbreaking publishing platform and magazine founded in 2011. Atavist will integrate its storytelling-focused features into WordPress and transition its customer base to the world's most popular web publishing platform.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target: Atavist
Atavist is the groundbreaking publishing platform and magazine. Atavist’s proprietary content management system platform, with free and paid tiers, give independent publishers tools to create content and make money from it. The Atavist Magazine publishes long-form journalism every month.
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closed 9/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Vision Critical, acquired Pressly

synopsis: Vision Critical, a provider of customer relationship intelligence software, announced its acquisition of Pressly, a Toronto-based software company with a world-class, enterprise-grade platform for the curation and distribution of content. Pressly operates a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies increase their audience engagement.
buyer: Vision Critical
Vision Critical is a Canada-based provider of customer relationship intelligence software that improves customer relationships to grow customer lifetime value. Designed for today’s social and mobile savvy customer, Vision Critical’s technology helps companies discover what their customers want. "
target: Pressly
Pressly, a Toronto-based software company, operates a mobile publishing platform that helps media companies increase their audience engagement. The platform utilizes a combination of HTML5 web technologies and customizable templates to enable content producers to create mobile-ready websites.
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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Olive Software

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Olive Software. A proven e-publishing pioneer, Olive Software provides hundreds of media companies and organizations globally with solutions that maximize reader satisfaction and transform digital content into profit centers.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, transforming, and running mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. "
target: Olive Software
Olive Software’s cloud-based e-publishing platform delivers cross-media publishing capabilities, digitally enriched print to web, monetization programs and audience engagement solutions. Their patented and proprietary technology makes Olive Software unique in the industry.
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announced 3/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Internet Broadcasting Systems

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., a leading digital publishing platform and digital agency services provider in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to 2014 results.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target: Internet Broadcasting Systems
Internet Broadcasting Systems is a pioneer of innovative technology and services for the broadcast media industry. Their solutions including award-winning websites, a SaaS-based digital publishing platform, original and syndicated content, and one of the largest digital advertising agencies.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired The Media Services Group

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

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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announced 6/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Patriot Minefinders Inc., will acquire

synopsis: Patriot Minefinders Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Juliet, developer of the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform will allow authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
buyer: Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCPK:PROF:$0.00)
Patriot Minefinders Inc., an exploration company, engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. It focuses on acquiring new projects and opportunities. "
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Juliet Press is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and is focused on developing the world's premier ePublishing software platform. The software platform allows authors to input their work directly into ePub format, which is the industry standard format in the electronic publishing.
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closed 9/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired Mobcast Services Ltd

synopsis: Tesco has acquired Mobcast, the digital book platform provider, to offer customers more choices in how they buy books. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: Mobcast Services Ltd
Mobcast has established itself as a world leader in eBook delivery. Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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announced 11/13/2013 via Company Press Release

CCI Europe A/S, will acquire Escenic AS

synopsis: Vizrt Ltd. announced that it has reached a definitive purchase agreement with CCI Europe A/S concerning the sale of 100% of the outstanding shares of Escenic AS, a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry.
buyer parent: Stibo A/S
buyer: CCI Europe A/S
CCI is provider of editorial and advertising solutions for multimedia news environments. Their CCI AdDesk, CCI NewsGate and CCI NewsDesk products are the most robust and powerful systems in the industry, and are implemented in news organizations across five continents. "
target parent: VIZRT Ltd.
target: Escenic AS
Escenic AS is a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Escenic provides a Multi-channel and mobile ready publishing solution including the Escenic Content Engine, a high performance content management and delivery system for modern websites.
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closed 4/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

CCI Europe A/S, acquired Digital Collections

synopsis: CCI Europe, a global provider of content creation and publishing platforms for media and brand publishers, has acquired Digital Collections (DC), an internationally operating technology company based in Germany. DC's DC-X digital asset management platform enables media companies to manage diverse content assets in a central content repository.
buyer parent: Stibo A/S
buyer: CCI Europe A/S
CCI develops content creation and publishing platforms for media and brand publishers all over the world. CCI helps their customers create engaging content and run a profitable business. Their publishing platform, CUE, reinvents the way stories are told and grows with their client's business. "
target: Digital Collections
Digital Collections (DC) is an internationally operating technology company based in Hamburg, Germany. DC's DC-X digital asset management platform enables media companies to manage diverse content assets, such as pictures, text, and videos, in a central content repository.
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announced 11/13/2013 via Company Press Release

CCI Europe A/S, will acquire Escenic AS

synopsis: Vizrt Ltd. announced that it has reached a definitive purchase agreement with CCI Europe A/S concerning the sale of 100% of the outstanding shares of Escenic AS, a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry.
buyer parent: Stibo A/S
buyer: CCI Europe A/S
CCI is provider of editorial and advertising solutions for multimedia news environments. Their CCI AdDesk, CCI NewsGate and CCI NewsDesk products are the most robust and powerful systems in the industry, and are implemented in news organizations across five continents. "
target parent: VIZRT Ltd.
target: Escenic AS
Escenic AS is a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Escenic provides a Multi-channel and mobile ready publishing solution including the Escenic Content Engine, a high performance content management and delivery system for modern websites.
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announced 11/13/2013 via Company Press Release

CCI Europe A/S, will acquire Escenic AS

synopsis: Vizrt Ltd. announced that it has reached a definitive purchase agreement with CCI Europe A/S concerning the sale of 100% of the outstanding shares of Escenic AS, a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry.
buyer parent: Stibo A/S
buyer: CCI Europe A/S
CCI is provider of editorial and advertising solutions for multimedia news environments. Their CCI AdDesk, CCI NewsGate and CCI NewsDesk products are the most robust and powerful systems in the industry, and are implemented in news organizations across five continents. "
target parent: VIZRT Ltd.
target: Escenic AS
Escenic AS is a leading provider of online publishing solutions, based in Oslo, Norway. Escenic provides a Multi-channel and mobile ready publishing solution including the Escenic Content Engine, a high performance content management and delivery system for modern websites.
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closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Acxiom Corporation, purchased Advanced-Advertising Unit from The Allant Group, Inc.

synopsis: Acxiom Corp, the data analytics firm, has acquired the advanced-advertising unit of Allant Group, a third-party data shop focused on advertising and marketing. Allant Group's Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their SaaS solution Audience Interconnect.
buyer: Acxiom Corporation (ACXM:$917.41)
Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service Company that fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. Acxiom is an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. "
seller parent: MidOcean Partners
seller: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant offers advanced TV advertising software and data products as well as data and analytic driven marketing and advertising services. Their Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their data-enabled software.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Admeta AB

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Admeta, a leading provider of solutions for digital programmatic sell-side platforms based in Sweden. Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target: Admeta AB
Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue. Admeta’s core functionality includes Artificial Intelligence-based learning, dynamic floor pricing, full premium programmatic support for private marketplaces and Deal ID.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Fivia

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, announced that it has acquired Paris-based Fivia, a digital advertising management software provider. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target parent: IPMG
target: Fivia
Fivia is a digital advertising management software provider headquartered in Paris, France. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Outbrain Inc., acquired AdNgin

synopsis: Outbrain, the world’s leading native advertising platform, announced it has acquired AdNgin, a UI optimization company built to enhance the reader experience. AdNgin focuses on optimizing the reader experience based on visual preferences. They understanding that every consumer is different — from personal interests to digital interactions.
buyer: Outbrain Inc.
Outbrain is the world’s most powerful native advertising platform, guiding the digital discoveries of consumers around the globe. Genuinely connecting marketers, publishers, and the consumers in-between, Outbrain serves more than 275 billion personalized recommendations. "
target: AdNgin
AdNgin transforms the way publishers monetize their website traffic by combining extensive managerial and technological experience in the AdTech industry. AdNgin utilizes its proprietary algorithm to automatically bandit test many monetization channels for optimal revenue and visitor experience.
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closed 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

diacriTech, acquired Flexpub & oLibrary

synopsis: diacriTech has announced the purchase of Flexpub™ and oLibrary™. Flexpub™ is an online publishing platform offering innovative tools for marketing, publicity, and sales of books, journals, and newsletters. oLibrary™ uses the Flexpub platform to support distribution of public and open-access content via the www.oLibrary.org portal.
buyer: diacriTech
diacriTech, a cutting-edge publishing solutions company with worldwide clients, is known for developing platforms to automate simultaneous production of both print and digital content. XEditPro, a flagship SaaS-based publishing platform from diacriTech, enables the end-to-end publishing cycle. "
target: Flexpub & oLibrary
Flexpub™ is an online publishing platform offering innovative tools for marketing, publicity, and sales of books, journals, and newsletters. oLibrary™ uses the Flexpub platform to support distribution of public and open-access content via the www.oLibrary.org portal.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Xandr, acquired clypd

synopsis: Xandr, an advertising company, has acquired clypd, an advertising technology platform for the television industry. clypd empowers media owners and their agency and brand partners with programmatic ad solutions. Their TV sales platform delivers workflow automation and provides media partners with tools to manage their sales efforts.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Xandr
Xandr is an advertising company. With one of the world’s largest collections of digital, film and TV properties, Xandr provides a premium option for advertisers and publishers looking to reach specific audiences at scale in premium and brand-safe environments. "
target: clypd
clypd is an advertising technology platform for the television industry. clypd empowers media owners and their agency and brand partners with programmatic ad solutions. Their TV sales platform delivers workflow automation and provides media partners with tools to manage their sales efforts.
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Ingenta, acquired 5 Fifteen

synopsis: Ingenta, the leading software provider to the publishing industry, has acquired 5 fifteen Ltd, software supplier to the magazine and newspaper industry. Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organizations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
buyer: Ingenta (AIM:ING:$18.36)
Ingenta is the largest supplier of technology and related services for the publishing industry. Working with eight of the ten largest publishers in the world, they help information providers meet their evolving and wide-ranging publishing needs. "
target: 5 Fifteen
Established in the UK in 1999, 5 fifteen is renowned for its web-based advertising platform, ad DEPOT, which allows media organisations to sell, manage and deliver print and digital advertising.
price ($mm)
$0.64
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Comcast Corporation, acquired Visible World

synopsis: The largest U.S. cable operator, Comcast Corp., continues to acquired advanced advertising technology companies -- now with the purchase of Visible World. Visible World's (VW) programmatic TV ad sell-side platform offers the most complete solution available. VW’s products make it easy to produce, sell, target, and measure TV ads.
buyer: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA:$104,254.00)
Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is a video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. "
target: Visible World
Visible World's (VW) programmatic TV ad sell-side platform offers the most complete solution available. VW’s products make it easy to produce, sell, target, and measure TV ads that are more relevant for viewers and more effective for advertisers, making advertising inventory more valuable.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/16/2014 via Wall Street Journal

SintecMedia, will acquire Pilat Media

synopsis: Sintec Media Ltd., the leading provider of media business management solutions will acquire Pilat Media Global plc. Pilat Media is a supplier of powerful, integrated business management systems for the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
Sintec Media is the leading provider of media business management solutions. They engage in the design and implementation of management systems for the broadcast, cable, and satellite industries. "
target: Pilat Media (PGB:$43.40)
Pilat Media Global develops, markets, and supports business management software solutions for content and service providers in the media industry. They offer an Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBM) for managing content, media operations, airtime programming, and advertising sales.
price ($mm)[EV]
$75 [$50]*
rev ($mm)
$45
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
closed 1/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Orbis Technologies Inc., acquired Turn-Key Systems

synopsis: Orbis Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Turn-Key Systems Pty Ltd, an Australian software company. Turn-Key Systems has experience in the design, development and integration of paper and electronic publishing solutions as well as in working with XML markup.
buyer: Orbis Technologies Inc.
Orbis is recognized as an industry leader in providing services and technologies for designing and developing next-generation Big Data platforms and solutions. Orbis provides solutions and services to assist commercial and government clients with near-internet sized data integration challenges. "
target: Turn-Key Systems
Based in Sydney, Australia, Turn-Key Systems has been developing software for the publishing industry for more than 20 years. Turn-Key Systems has experience in the design, development and integration of paper and electronic publishing solutions as well as in working with XML markup.
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closed 7/7/2016 via BusinessWire

MediaOcean, acquired Invision Inc.

synopsis: Mediaocean, the leading software provider for the advertising world, announced that it has acquired INVISION Inc., a leading provider of cross-device sell-side workflow solutions to major media companies. Trusted by the largest media companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: MediaOcean
Mediaocean is the world's only software company that automates every aspect of the advertising workflow, from planning and buying, to analyzing and optimizing, to invoicing and payments. Its open cross-media platforms have unmatched reach and bridge traditional and digital media. "
target: Invision Inc.
INVISION Inc. is the media industry’s most experienced provider of cross-device advertising sales software. Trusted by the largest media and television companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations and maximize revenue of their inventory.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/28/2019 via PR Newswire

Kubient, Inc., acquired Fidelity Media, LLC

synopsis: Kubient, a video advertising technology company which offers a full stack programmatic platform designed to increase publisher revenue and lower advertiser cost, acquired Fidelity Media, LLC, a programmatically driven supply-side platform and publishers' yield-optimization platform.
buyer parent: Bright Mountain Media, Inc.
buyer: Kubient, Inc.
Kubient is a video advertising technology company which offers a full stack programmatic platform designed to increase publisher revenue and lower advertiser cost. Kubient's platform provides advertisers assurance that they are targeting the right consumer, at the right time, with the right message."
target: Fidelity Media, LLC
Fidelity Media is a supply side and publishers' yield-optimization platform. It provides publishers an opportunity to earn more revenue by successfully monetizing their display and mobile web inventory and offers the best ROI by supplying demand partners with the most suitable ad formats.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Efficio merged with ShareBuilders,

synopsis: ShareBuilders, Inc., the leading provider of yield management solutions for the broadcast media sales industry, announced a merger with Efficio Solutions, Inc., a leader in media sales management, CRM and yield solutions to the broadcast industry.
buyer: ShareBuilders
ShareBuilders is the largest media yield management software company in the US. In 2010 their local broadcast TV clients billed about $3.7 billion, which is estimated to be 1 out of every 5 commercials sold on English-speaking network affiliates. "
target: Efficio
Efficio Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1999 and created by broadcasters for broadcasters with over 8,000 users in the media sales industry. Efficio is a fully integrated media sales management solution that answers the needs of salespeople and sales managers.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Olive Software

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Olive Software. A proven e-publishing pioneer, Olive Software provides hundreds of media companies and organizations globally with solutions that maximize reader satisfaction and transform digital content into profit centers.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
ESW Capital group specifically focuses on buying, transforming, and running mature business software companies. By taking advantage of its unique operating platform, ESW revitalizes its acquisitions for sustainable success while making customer satisfaction a top priority. "
target: Olive Software
Olive Software’s cloud-based e-publishing platform delivers cross-media publishing capabilities, digitally enriched print to web, monetization programs and audience engagement solutions. Their patented and proprietary technology makes Olive Software unique in the industry.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire Internet Broadcasting Systems

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc., a leading digital publishing platform and digital agency services provider in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to 2014 results.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target: Internet Broadcasting Systems
Internet Broadcasting Systems is a pioneer of innovative technology and services for the broadcast media industry. Their solutions including award-winning websites, a SaaS-based digital publishing platform, original and syndicated content, and one of the largest digital advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

VITEC Software Group, acquired Visiolink ApS

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of all shares in the Danish software company Visiolink. Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$183.04)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: Visiolink ApS
Visiolink offers a publishing system for digital versions of print media, such as newspapers, with a focus on media companies. Visiolink currently has about 200 customers in 9 European countries, where the Nordic countries account for a large portion of sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

ppi Media GmbH, acquired KnowledgeView Ltd

synopsis: ppi Media, a leading software specialist for publishing workflows, has acquired KnowledgeView a UK-based company that develops cross-media publishing, news management, and editorial sharing systems. KnowledgeView's Publish Live product makes multi-publishing easy, creating a highly scalable content hub on the cloud for all generated content.
buyer: ppi Media GmbH
ppi Media is one of the leading international software specialists for publishing workflows in the fields of print, web and mobile. Numerous publishers were able to increase their online revenue and optimize their use of valuable resources in their daily workflows with ppi Media's solutions. "
target: KnowledgeView Ltd
KnowlegdeView is a UK-based company that develops cross-media publishing, news management, and editorial sharing systems for the MENA region. Their Publish Live product makes multi-publishing easy, creating a highly scalable content hub on the cloud for all generated content.
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