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closed 4/29/2014 via BusinessWire

Zinio LLC, acquired Audience Media

synopsis: Zinio, the world’s largest digital newsstand and leading magazine app for iOS, Android and web, announced that it has acquired Audience Media, the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps optimized for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
buyer parent: Gilvest LP
buyer: Zinio LLC
Zinio Systems, Inc. is the marketplace leader for digital publishing products and services. Zinio provides print publishers with new circulation and revenue growth opportunities through easy, turnkey solutions and complete circulation, production and fulfillment services. "
target: Audience Media
Audience Media S.L. are the developers of a revolutionary multi-channel publishing system for the communications, marketing and media industries. It is the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
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closed 7/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

MPS Limited, acquired Mag+

synopsis: Indian publishing services company MPS Ltd has acquired Sweden- and US-based Magplus, a digital platform that creates and distributes content to mobile apps. Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS Limited is a publishing services company. They handle everything from the production of a client's book, journal, or magazine right through to subscription management and BPO services. Their expertise spans digital publishing, interactive learning and multimedia, and creative design. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Mag+
Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets. Mag+ premiered on the first iPads in April 2010 with the award winning PopularScience+.
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announced 10/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Kobo Inc., will acquire Aquafadas

synopsis: Kobo, Inc., a global powerhouse in eReading with over 10 million users in 190 countries, and Aquafadas a leading digital publishing technology company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Kobo intends to acquire Aquafadas.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading services offering over 3-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS. "
target: Aquafadas
Aquafadas solutions allow and facilitate the dissemination of digital content on all major new platforms: smartphones, tablets and web. The business world uses the Aquafadas tools to enable migration of digital content such as marketing, technical documentation, commercial or financial.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paperlit Inc., acquired Stonewash Limited

synopsis: Digital publishing solution company, Paperlit, has acquired Stonewash - a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK.
buyer parent: AppsBuilder
buyer: Paperlit Inc.
Paperlit is a full stack solution that makes it easy to transform print publications into branded mobile apps. Paperlit helps publishers distribute digital editions to a growing mobile audience and generate more revenue. "
target: Stonewash Limited
Stonewash is a privately-owned digital publishing service based in London, UK. The Stonewash Magazine App has been developed to offer the most engaging format, without the need for repurposing content.
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

MagazineCloner merged with Jellyfish Publishing,

synopsis: Jellyfish Publishing have merged with digital publishing software provider MagazineCloner. The new business will bring together Jellyfish's digital marketing expertise with MagazineCloner’s digital publishing software and digital sales reporting and analysis capabilities to provide publishers with a unique and comprehensive offering.
buyer: Jellyfish Publishing
Jellyfish Publishing are experts in digital subscription marketing. They create campaigns which convert targeted traffic into high quality subscriptions or qualified leads through multiple channel promotions and consumer touch points. "
target: MagazineCloner
Since launching in March 2010 MagazineCloner has rapidly become the largest magazine app provider in the world thanks to its comprehensive multi-platform offering, commitment to customer service, speed of delivery and straight-forward business model with no hidden costs.
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closed 1/7/2013 via PR Newswire

30DC Inc., purchased Business Assets from Netbloo Media

synopsis: 30DC, Inc., a provider of web-based tools for the monetization of digital content and 50% joint venture owner of the rapidly growing MagCast Publishing Platform, announced it has acquired the remaining 50% of the MagCast platform from Netbloo Media Ltd together with the outright purchase of the Market ProMax online marketing platform.
buyer: 30DC Inc. (TDCH:$1.36)
30DC, Inc. focuses on the enormous growth potential of the Web 2.0 e-commerce Created by Edward Dale. 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies. "
seller: Netbloo Media
The Business Assets of Netbloo Media include the remaining 50% of the MagCast and 100% of Market ProMax. MagCast is used to publish digital magazines on Apple Corporation's Apple Newsstand. Market ProMax allows anyone to sell digital products without any programming knowledge or technical expertise.
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closed 5/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Quark Inc., acquired MobileIQ, Inc.

synopsis: Quark has announced its acquisition of Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Quark Inc.
Quark Inc. is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organizations. Its flagship product, QuarkXPress, has changed the course of traditional publishing. "
target: MobileIQ, Inc.
Mobile IQ, creators of PressRun, the cloud-based digital publishing solution developed to deliver innovative, interactive tablet and mobile experiences.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewsCred, Inc., acquired Daylife

synopsis: NewsCred, a startup focused on making it easy to syndicate premium news content, has acquired cloud-based publishing platform Daylife.
buyer: NewsCred, Inc.
NewsCred, Inc., a New York based media company, provides a platform for licensed news, images, and videos from the United States and international publishers. "
target parent: Balderton Capital
target: Daylife
Daylife, Inc. operates Daylife, a content services platform. The platform provides Web-based news and information sources in real time.
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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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announced 5/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Fabasoft AG, will acquire Xpublisher GmbH

synopsis: Austria-based Fabasoft AG has agreed to acquire the majority of shares in Xpublisher GmbH, a software company based in Munich. Xpublisher GmbH specializes in technologies in the content area. Xpublisher's editorial system creates and manages all content and its associated assets media-neutral and separates them from the publication channel.
buyer: Fabasoft AG (FAA:$42.19)
Fabasoft AG is an Austrian software product company and cloud service providers for digital document control and electronic document, process and file management. Fabasoft's products digitize, simplify, and accelerate business processes - within and across organizational and national boundaries. "
target: Xpublisher GmbH
Germany-based Xpublisher GmbH is a software company specializing in technologies in the content area. Publishing and media houses, portal operators benefit from the fully integrated functions of the professional crossmedia editorial system Xpublisher and the browser-based XML editor Xeditor.
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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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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Elevate, Inc., acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Elevate, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Business Services, Inc., announced it has acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. Elevate’s acquisition of Zipadi furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world experiences ideas and information.
buyer: Elevate, Inc. (HGLB:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
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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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closed 4/29/2014 via BusinessWire

Zinio LLC, acquired Audience Media

synopsis: Zinio, the world’s largest digital newsstand and leading magazine app for iOS, Android and web, announced that it has acquired Audience Media, the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps optimized for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
buyer parent: Gilvest LP
buyer: Zinio LLC
Zinio Systems, Inc. is the marketplace leader for digital publishing products and services. Zinio provides print publishers with new circulation and revenue growth opportunities through easy, turnkey solutions and complete circulation, production and fulfillment services. "
target: Audience Media
Audience Media S.L. are the developers of a revolutionary multi-channel publishing system for the communications, marketing and media industries. It is the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
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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 4/29/2014 via BusinessWire

Zinio LLC, acquired Audience Media

synopsis: Zinio, the world’s largest digital newsstand and leading magazine app for iOS, Android and web, announced that it has acquired Audience Media, the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps optimized for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
buyer parent: Gilvest LP
buyer: Zinio LLC
Zinio Systems, Inc. is the marketplace leader for digital publishing products and services. Zinio provides print publishers with new circulation and revenue growth opportunities through easy, turnkey solutions and complete circulation, production and fulfillment services. "
target: Audience Media
Audience Media S.L. are the developers of a revolutionary multi-channel publishing system for the communications, marketing and media industries. It is the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
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closed 2/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Gilvest LP, acquired Zinio Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Zinio Systems Inc., the leading digital publishing and distribution platform for magazines and books, announced that it has been acquired by Gilvest LP. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer: Gilvest LP
Gilvest LP is an investment entity owned by entrepreneur and renowned businessman David H. Gilmour and managed by Doug Carlson. Mr. Gilmour and Mr. Carlson have a successful track record in growing small businesses. "
target parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
target: Zinio Systems, Inc.
Zinio Systems, Inc. is the marketplace leader for digital publishing products and services. Zinio provides print publishers with new circulation and revenue growth opportunities through easy, turnkey solutions and complete circulation, production and fulfillment services.
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closed 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

M2 Media Group, LLC, acquired Blue Dolphin Group

synopsis: M2 Media Group, a leading magazine subscription agency, has completed the purchase of online magazine Website BlueDolphin.com from Zinio Systems, Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: M2 Media Group, LLC
M2 Media Group, LLC is a leading magazine subscription agency specializing in online marketing channels. It provides circulation management services to the magazine publishing industry and affinity marketing programs to Internet-based businesses. "
target parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
target: Blue Dolphin Group
Blue Dolphin Group is an online magazine retailer focused on providing consumers with unparalleled selection, savings and customer service. The company works directly with publishers to offer a vast array of best selling titles, hard-to-find periodicals, at savings up to 85% off the newsstand price.
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closed 4/29/2014 via BusinessWire

Zinio LLC, acquired Audience Media

synopsis: Zinio, the world’s largest digital newsstand and leading magazine app for iOS, Android and web, announced that it has acquired Audience Media, the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps optimized for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
buyer parent: Gilvest LP
buyer: Zinio LLC
Zinio Systems, Inc. is the marketplace leader for digital publishing products and services. Zinio provides print publishers with new circulation and revenue growth opportunities through easy, turnkey solutions and complete circulation, production and fulfillment services. "
target: Audience Media
Audience Media S.L. are the developers of a revolutionary multi-channel publishing system for the communications, marketing and media industries. It is the leading developer of mobile app solutions, to translate print publications into mobile apps for the smartphone and tablet reading experiences.
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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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closed 8/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Elevate, Inc., acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Elevate, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Business Services, Inc., announced it has acquired Zipadi Technologies, LLC, a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. Elevate’s acquisition of Zipadi furthers its mission to revolutionize the way the world experiences ideas and information.
buyer: Elevate, Inc. (HGLB:$0.00)
Elevate, Inc. is a digital services provider that is meeting customer demand for affordability, variety, and service by leveraging a network of independent Certifiable Geniuses to sell and service the residential and small business data, voice, video, mobile and security markets. "
target: Zipadi Technologies, LLC
Zipadi Technologies is a do-it-yourself digital publishing and E-business software-as-a-service platform. They make it easy for businesses to transform existing printed sales materials into a rich media Web site, manage customers, and track warehouse operations.
price ($mm)
$0.45
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired Infomaker Scandinavia AB

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of Infomaker, a Swedish software company that provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle is the leading provider of software and services powering the global media industry. Their content management, advertising management, subscription management and mobile solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target: Infomaker Scandinavia AB
Infomaker, a Swedish software company, provides open, cloud-based publishing platforms for content creation, editing, asset management, and omni-channel delivery and presentation. Seven of the ten largest Nordic media houses and over 90% of Sweden’s news companies use Infomaker’s software and tools.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Fusion, Inc., acquired Ceros

synopsis: Digital publishing platform Ceros has been acquired by US cloud-based content management system platform provider Crowd Fusion. Founded in 2006, Ceros' clients include Virgin Atlantic, Lego and Nescafe.
buyer: Crowd Fusion, Inc.
Crowd Fusion, the "publish everywhere" platform, enables publishers to speed the development of new products across multiple platforms and devices. Crowd Fusion's powerful rendering engine serves traditional websites as well as personalized, engaging mobile applications. "
target: Ceros
Ceros is a SaaS technology company, solving big problems in the content and e-commerce marketing space. They obsess about how companies can better reach, engage, and convert ever demanding, always connected consumers by leveraging their investment in content across devices and social environments.
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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:$47.36)
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company, founded in 2007, runs three popular online travel portals of its own. An additional 600 domestic travel sites use its in-house technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches. "
target parent: New Horizon Capital Co. Ltd.
target: Mag2
Mag2 Co., Ltd., based in Japan, is a provider of planning, developing and operating content distribution platforms and Internet media.
price ($mm)
$7.44*
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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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announced 8/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Omega-Alpha SA, will acquire BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG signed an agreement to sell its 54 % stake in BookRix GmbH & Co KG, Munich. The purchaser is Omega-Alpha SA, Luxembourg. BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers.
buyer: Omega-Alpha SA
Omega-Alpha SA is a holding company based in Luxembourg. "
target parent: Bastei Luebbe
target: BookRix
BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers. Users can share their writing, connect with other readers and discover new stories and authors – all in one place.
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closed 5/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bastei Luebbe, acquired BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG, a publically traded media company, has acquired a majority share of BookRix GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading self-publishing platforms in Germany. At present roughly 1,000 new eBooks are published each month on the platform. The eBooks distributed by BookRix via its proprietary platform reach its base of some 560,000 users.
buyer: Bastei Luebbe (DB:BST:$77.74)
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines. "
target: BookRix
BookRix GmbH & Co. KG is one of Germany's largest self-publishing platforms. As a shop-independent provider, BookRix delivers content from its authors to roughly 60 different stores - including market leaders Amazon and iTunes. It is also free.
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