Like Metaio GmbH

closed 5/29/2015 via Reuters

Apple, Inc., acquired Metaio GmbH

synopsis: Apple Inc. has acquired Metaio, a company whose technology melds real-world imagery and computer-generated elements into moving video presentations. Metaio's augmented-reality software is used in retail, industrial and automotive market applications to create virtual product showrooms and visual manuals for repairing complex industrial equipment.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
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. "
target: Metaio GmbH
Metaio software and solutions are used by more than 150,000 professionals across all disciplines and backgrounds. Metaio’s Augmented Reality technology is helping brands and businesses all around the world bring exciting digital experiences and educational tools to over 30 million consumers.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Streem, inc., acquired Selerio

synopsis: Streem, a Portland-based company that aims to use augmented reality to help people and companies communicate better, has acquired Selerio, a start-up for context-aware interactions in AR. Their product solves the core AR challenges like occlusion, 3D semantic understanding.
buyer: Streem, inc.
Streem makes the world's expertise more accessible by their platform that surfaces insights and context to the remote expert. These insights help experts to communicate more efficiently and capture the data required to create a better customer experience and improve processes and products. "
target: Selerio
Selerio is a start-up for context-aware interactions in AR. Their product solves the core AR challenges like occlusion, 3D semantic understanding. Their mission is to provide the digital canvas for every object in the physical world.
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closed 7/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Atheer, Inc., acquired SpaceView

synopsis: Atheer, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise class Augmented Reality solutions for industrial enterprises, announced the acquisition of SpaceView. SpaceView's technologies allow organizations to combine their digital and physical work spaces and, as a result, fundamentally transform the way their mobile industrial professionals work.
buyer: Atheer, Inc.
Atheer is the pioneer of AiR™ (Augmented interactive Reality) computing, designed to improve the productivity, quality, accuracy, and safety of workers at the world's leading industrial enterprises. "
target: SpaceView
SpaceView transforms the way that physical products are sold by showing customers what products will look like in their environment. They streamline the visual design by offering a mobile, cloud-based solution.
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closed 1/10/2017 via Market Wire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Kreatar, LLC.

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kreatar, a developer of an AR presentation design platform that transforms how users create and engage with presentations, and formed Kreatar, LLC.
buyer: The Glimpse Group
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. "
target: Kreatar, LLC.
Kreatar is a developer of an AR presentation design platform that transforms how users create and engage with presentations led by its founder, Liron Lerman.
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closed 12/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, acquired RestAR

synopsis: Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, announced the acquisition of RestAR, a Tel Aviv-based computer vision and deep learning company that enables fashion brands, online retailers, and marketers to scan and render physical consumer products in high-quality 3D, using only a mobile device.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$772.45)
Unity is the world’s leading real-time 3D development platform, giving users powerful and accessible tools to create, operate, and monetize experiences for the real-time world. Unity empowers anyone, regardless of skill level and industry, to create 3D visual content using world-class technology. "
target: RestAR
RestAR aims to change the way people interact with online products by enabling retail businesses to use AI on any mobile device to convert simple videos of their products into 3D/AR visualizations and increase revenues.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Vection Technologies Ltd., acquired Mindesk Inc.

synopsis: Vection, a multinational software company focusing on real-time technologies for industrial companies’ digital transformation, has acquired Mindesk, a Real-Time 3D design platform that integrates with existing commercial Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to extend their operations into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
buyer parent: ServTech Global Holdings Limited
buyer: Vection Technologies Ltd. (VR1.ASX:$1.41)
Vection is a multinational software company focusing on real-time technologies for industrial companies’ digital transformation. The company's VR visualisation platform ‘FrameS’ provides engineers, designers, architects, and marketeers with the tools to create, visualise, and market their products. "
target: Mindesk Inc.
Mindesk is a Real-Time 3D design platform that integrates with commercial Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to extend their operations into Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Mindesk allows users to jump from VR to desktop to visualize, create, and edit 3D CAD projects on either platform.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Frontdoor, Inc., acquired Streem, inc.

synopsis: Frontdoor, Inc., the country’s leading provider of home service plans, has acquired Streem, Inc, a Portland-based technology startup. Streem uses enhanced augmented reality, computer vision, and machine learning to help home services professionals more quickly and accurately diagnose breakdowns and complete repairs.
buyer: Frontdoor, Inc. (FTDR:$1,344.00)
Frontdoor is a leading provider of home service plans enabled by technology. The company’s customizable home service plans help customers protect and maintain their homes from costly and unexpected breakdowns of essential home systems and appliances. "
target: Streem, inc.
Streem is a technology startup that uses augmented reality, computer vision, and machine learning to make communication between consumers and brands more efficient, more accurate, and more convenient—all while providing contextual insights to the brand.
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closed 3/3/2021 via PR Newswire

OneTrust LLC, acquired Redacted.ai

synopsis: OneTrust has acquired DocuVision Inc. and its Redacted.ai solution to expand OneTrust's automated data redaction capabilities. Redacted.ai's automatic detection of sensitive information lets customers transform their existing redaction processes and enables novel ways to protect sensitive information in the organization.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust is the #1 fastest growing and most widely used technology platform to help organizations be more trusted, and operationalize privacy, security, data governance, and ethics and compliance programs. "
target: Redacted.ai
Redacted.ai helps automate key redaction use cases across privacy, legal, and industry-specific requirements, such as DSAR automation, FOIA requests, and legal documents. Redacted.ai has trained over 110 AI models to automatically find and redact sensitive and personal data instantly.
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closed 8/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Genee

synopsis: Microsoft, the worldwide leader in software, has acquired Genee, a powerful virtual scheduling assistant based on artificial intelligence. Genee launched in public beta in 2015, offers an end-to-end scheduling tool that integrates with calendar apps and email providers to take the strain out of arranging meetings.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$159,969.00)
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: Genee
Genee is a powerful virtual scheduling assistant based on artificial intelligence. It can coordinate the best times to meet between people and track responses. Genee is also a powerful reminder service that works as a Facebook Messenger bot, communicating and reminding users over Facebook Messenger.
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closed 6/17/2015 via PR Web

ProProfs, acquired HelpIQ

synopsis: ProProfs announced that it has acquired HelpIQ, a cloud-based knowledge base software that makes it easy to create an online help center, knowledge base, user manual, FAQ and much more. Leading companies such as Adobe, Spirit Airlines, Accenture, and Nissan trust HelpIQ for their online documentation.
buyer: ProProfs
ProProfs is the leading provider of comprehensive online tools for building, testing, and applying knowledge. Through its products, ProProfs offers corporate trainers, marketers and educators powerful yet simple features without requiring them to download or learn complex software. "
target: HelpIQ
HelpIQ is cloud-based software for creating and managing online documentation and context-sensitive help. It enables users to create a user-friendly knowledge base without development or IT help. The fully customizable knowledge base requires no downloads or installations.
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announced 11/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Williams-Sonoma, Inc., will acquire Outward Inc.

synopsis: Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Outward, a leading 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry.
buyer: Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSM:$5,194.03)
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an American publicly traded consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares and home furnishings. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States. "
target: Outward Inc.
Outward is a leading 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. Outward provides visual merchandising that supports the scale and diversity of products offered by customer brands.
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closed 8/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Cadence Design Systems, acquired inspectAR

synopsis: Cadence Design Systems, a leader in electronic design automation software and services, has acquired inspectAR, a Canadian augmented reality (AR) tool that accelerates the development, assembly and reworking of circuit boards. inspectAR uses AR to map out complicated electronics, labelling a circuit board’s schematics on a screen in real-time.
buyer: Cadence Design Systems (CDNS:$2,682.89)
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays a role in integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment and computer systems."
target: inspectAR
inspectAR is a Canadian augmented reality (AR) tool that accelerates the development, assembly, debugging and reworking of circuit boards. inspectAR uses AR to map out complicated electronics, labelling a circuit board’s schematics on a screen in real-time.
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announced 5/19/2021 via BusinessWire

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., will acquire Threedy.ai Inc.

synopsis: Nextech AR Solutions Corp. is pleased to announce that it will acquire all outstanding shares of Threedy. Threedy is an artificial intelligence (“AI”) company based in Silicon Valley, California, backed by prominent venture capitalists (“VCs”) and angel investors.
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$18.93)
Nextech develops and operates augmented reality (“AR”) platforms that transports three-dimensional (“3D”) product visualizations, human holograms and 360° portals to its audiences altering e-commerce, digital advertising, hybrid virtual events and learning and training experiences. "
target: Threedy.ai Inc.
Threedy is an artificial intelligence (“AI”) company based in Silicon Valley, California, backed by prominent venture capitalists (“VCs”) and angel investors. Founded in 2018, they have been building AI technologies for the 3D model creation of physical products at scale.
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closed 7/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

thedocyard, acquired LockBox Technologies Pty Ltd

synopsis: thedocyard, a global leader in end-to-end transaction management solutions, has acquired LockBox Technologies, an Australian cybersecurity software development company specialising in encrypted storage technology. LockBox's products include a SaaS solution for secure board meeting preparation and a mobile app for securely storing personal data.
buyer: thedocyard (ASX:TDY:$0.49)
thedocyard is a global leader in end-to-end transaction management solutions. thedocyard offers a cloud-based deal management platform that can manage the entire lifecycle of any corporate or commercial transaction. The platform enables advisers to run and execute every stage of a deal in one place."
target: LockBox Technologies Pty Ltd
LockBox Technologies is an Australian cybersecurity software development company specialising in end-to-end encrypted storage technology. LockBox's Athena Board is a SaaS solution for secure board meeting preparation. Their LockPass mobile app allows users to securely store their personal data.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Automation Anywhere, Inc., acquired Klevops

synopsis: Automation Anywhere, a global leader in robotic process automation, has acquired Klevops, a company that aims to create business value through human-to-bot collaboration to improve customer services challenges.
buyer: Automation Anywhere, Inc.
Automation Anywhere is the leader in Robotic Process Automation, the platform that builds world-class Intelligent Digital Workforces. Automation Anywhere’s enterprise-grade platform uses software bots that work side by side with people to do much of the repetitive work in many industries. "
target: Klevops
Klevops aims to create business value through human-to-bot collaboration to improve customer services challenges. They automate and simplify businesses over long term, tailor-made solutions and help clients focus on what really matters.
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closed 6/4/2013 via Market Wire

ActiveState Software, Inc., acquired Appsecute Limited

synopsis: ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, announced the acquisition of Appsecute, the leader in social DevOps application management technology. The union pairs ActiveState's cutting-edge Stackato solution with Appsecute's collaborative application management and open Connector API technology.
buyer parent: Pender Financial Group Corporation
buyer: ActiveState Software, Inc.
ActiveState empowers innovation from code to cloud smarter, safer, and faster. ActiveState's cutting-edge solutions give developers and enterprises the power and flexibility to develop in Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and more. "
target: Appsecute Limited
Appsecute provides collaborative tools for developers and IT operations staff, allowing teams to see everything that’s happening with their software components and applications at a glance. Real-time status is combined with a Facebook-style timeline to allow teams to collaborate to deal with issues.
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closed 6/9/2009 via PR Newswire

IRDI-ICSO Private Equity, acquired VSG

synopsis: Mercury Computer Systems, Inc a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing systems and software for complex image, sensor, and signal processing applications, announced that it signed a definitive agreement and closed on the sale of its Visualization Sciences Group to IRDI-ICSO Private Equity, based in Toulouse, France.
buyer: IRDI-ICSO Private Equity
IRDI-ICSO Private Equity is the largest independent regional actor in France, managing funds at risk (FCPR) and Investment Funds Proximity (FIP) to cover the needs for capital funding in the West and South of France and Northern Spain. "
target parent: Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
target: VSG
VSG has been a leading vendor of interactive graphics software for over 20 years, delivering cross-platform solutions to professional developers and end-users.
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announced 2/23/2009 via BusinessWire

Wind River Systems, will acquire Tilcon Software Limited

synopsis: Wind River announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Tilcon Software Limited, a leading provider of software for creating and deploying graphical user interfaces in embedded devices. Founded in 1987 and located in Ottawa, Canada, Tilcon currently has 18 employees and is exclusively focused on embedded graphics solutions.
buyer: Wind River Systems
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development solutions. "
target: Tilcon Software Limited
Tilcon Software is a leading provider of graphical user interface software tools for embedded systems. Tilcon’s rich feature set, support for multiple platforms and extensive experience with real-time and embedded projects has resulted in and effective user interface solution used worldwide.
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closed 1/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Pegasus Imaging Corporation, purchased ImageGear(R) and NetVue(R) from AccuSoft Corporation

synopsis: Pegasus(R) Imaging Corporation, the world leader in digital imaging technology, announces the acquisition of AccuSoft(R) Corporation's imaging business in an eight-figure deal which includes the ImageGear(R) and NetVue(R) product lines.
buyer: Pegasus Imaging Corporation
Pegasus Imaging Corporation delivers digital imaging software development kits (SDKs), image compression, recognition, and image editing technologies. Technology is delivered as Microsoft .NET, ActiveX, and Silverlight controls, Windows Workflow Activity Libraries, DLLs and applications. "
seller: AccuSoft Corporation
AccuSoft has been providing customers with the tools and technology they need to develop powerful imaging, image-enabled, and data analysis applications. The company's technology is incorporated into thousands of applications used by over 50 million people worldwide.
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announced 10/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Bull SA, will acquire science + computing ag

synopsis: Bull announces an agreement to acquire science + computing ag (s+c), a German company with significant expertise in High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions and services, particularly for major clients in the automotive and aeronautical and related industries.
buyer: Bull SA (ENXTPA:BUL:$1,718.68)
Bull designs and develops servers and software for an open environment, integrating the most advanced technologies, and proposes a wide range of services, from system integration consulting to outsourcing. "
target: science + computing ag
science + computing ag (s+c) is a service and software company for technical/scientific design and simulation environments (CAD/CAE/CAT).
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closed 5/29/2015 via Reuters

Apple, Inc., acquired Metaio GmbH

synopsis: Apple Inc. has acquired Metaio, a company whose technology melds real-world imagery and computer-generated elements into moving video presentations. Metaio's augmented-reality software is used in retail, industrial and automotive market applications to create virtual product showrooms and visual manuals for repairing complex industrial equipment.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
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. "
target: Metaio GmbH
Metaio software and solutions are used by more than 150,000 professionals across all disciplines and backgrounds. Metaio’s Augmented Reality technology is helping brands and businesses all around the world bring exciting digital experiences and educational tools to over 30 million consumers.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SPACES INC.

synopsis: Apple has acquired another startup, Spaces, which has a team specialized in virtual reality technologies (VR). Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allows users to hold VR video conferencing using animated avatars.
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: SPACES INC.
Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allowed users to hold virtual reality video conferencing using animated avatars.
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closed 8/3/2020 via finextra.com

Apple, Inc., acquired Mobeewave

synopsis: Apple, a multinational technology company, has acquired Mobeewave, a Canadian provider of mobile POS solutions. Mobeewave makes payments simple and effortless for merchants. Their solution enables merchants to accept payments by taping their client's card onto the back of their NFC-enabled mobile device.
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: Mobeewave
Mobeewave is a Canadian provider of mobile POS solutions. Mobeewave makes payments simple and effortless for merchants. Their solution enables merchants to accept payments by taping their client's card onto the back of their NFC-enabled mobile device.
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closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Fleetsmith

synopsis: Apple has bought Fleetsmith, a company that makes tools that enable businesses to more easily distribute corporate iPhones and Macs to their workers. Fleetsmith puts device management on auto-pilot by automating device setup, patching, and security for your company’s Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.
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: Fleetsmith
Fleetsmith puts device management on auto-pilot by automating device setup, patching, and security for your company’s Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. It integrates with G Suite and Office 365, empowering clients to easily deploy, patch, manage, and secure devices over the internet.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Inductiv, Inc.

synopsis: Apple has acquired the machine learning startup Inductiv Inc., a company that has developed technology that uses artificial intelligence to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data. Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human intervention.
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: Inductiv, Inc.
Inductiv developed technology that uses artificial intelligence to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data. Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human intervention.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire NextVR

synopsis: Apple is in the process of acquiring virtual-reality video-streaming service NextVR. NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. The company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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: NextVR
NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.
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closed 4/3/2020 via Bloomberg

Apple, Inc., acquired Voysis

synopsis: Apple Inc. acquired Voysis, an artificial intelligence startup that developed a platform for digital voice assistants to better understand people’s natural language. Dublin, Ireland-based Voysis focuses on improving digital assistants inside online shopping apps, so the software could respond more accurately to voice commands from users.
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: Voysis
Voysis is an Irish company that has developed technology that helps digital voice assistants understand natural language better. Voysis was founded in 2012 by Peter Cahill who had previously spent 15 years researching speech technology and neural network research.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Dark Sky

synopsis: Apple has acquired the beloved weather app Dark Sky. Dark Sky uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at the users exact location, and presents it to them alongside the most beautiful radar visualizations they've ever seen.
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: Dark Sky
Dark Sky is a new kind of weather app. It uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at the users exact location, and presents it to them alongside the most beautiful radar visualizations they've ever seen.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Xnor.ai

synopsis: Apple has acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools. Xnor.ai brings highly efficient, super powerful AI to edge devices such as cameras, cars, drones, wearables and IoT devices.
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: Xnor.ai
Xnor.ai is a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools. Xnor.ai brings highly efficient, super powerful AI to edge devices such as cameras, cars, drones, wearables and IoT devices.
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closed 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Spectral Edge

synopsis: Apple has purchased UK-based photography company Spectral Edge, an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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: Spectral Edge
Spectral Edge is an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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closed 10/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired IKinema ltd.

synopsis: Apple has acquired IKinema, a UK-based 3D animation company. IKinema develops motion capture technology that could morph video footage of people into animated characters. Apple has purchased several small companies with a similar 3D graphics focus in the past, which were integrated into Apple’s Animoji feature.
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: IKinema ltd.
iKinema Ltd. is a UK developer of motion capture software whose products are used in the production of films, virtual reality content, and video games. The company provides a software engine that can take motion capture data and use the measurements to animate a virtual character.
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Apple, Inc., acquired Drive.ai

synopsis: Apple Inc. has acquired Drive.ai, a purpose driven company based in Mountain View, California that believes in the mission of making the dreams of self-driving cars a reality. Drive.ai are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning.
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: Drive.ai
Drive.ai is a purpose driven company based in Mountain View, California that believes in the mission of making the dreams of self-driving cars a reality. They are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning.
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closed 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Tueo Health

synopsis: Apple has acquired Tueo Health, a small start-up that was developing a system to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in sleeping children. Tueo Health was developing a mobile app that worked with commercial breathing sensors to manage asthma symptoms in children. The app would send alerts to parents if their child’s breathing changed at night.
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: Tueo Health
Tueo Health is a digital health solution for improved asthma management empowering patients and their families to take control of the disease. The Tueo Health Solution is designed to help parents make informed changes to their child’s environment and treatment through daily symptom assessment.
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closed 3/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Stamplay

synopsis: Apple has acquired Italian startup Stamplay, an API-based development platform, empowering web developers to build and launch full-featured cloud-based web apps in record time.
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: Stamplay
Stamplay, founded in Italy, is an API-based development platform, empowering web developers to build and launch full-featured cloud-based web apps in record time.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Laserlike

synopsis: Apple confirmed it has acquired Silicon Valley-based machine learning startup called Laserlike. Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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: Laserlike
Laserlike is a search engine app powered by machine learning that is tailored to people's individual interests. People can follow the topics they care about, with news, web, video, local, and more. They are based in Mountain View, CA.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired DataTiger

synopsis: Apple has acquired U.K.-based digital marketing firm DataTiger in a move that could bolster the tech giant's already prodigious marketing apparatus. DataTiger is a set of tools that enables users to build marketing software that puts data to work.
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: DataTiger
DataTiger is a set of tools that enables users to build marketing software that puts data to work. Using DataTiger is the fastest and easiest way to increase retention & monetisation. DataTiger can be used as an online tool, to import data and set up user flows in minutes.
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closed 12/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Platoon

synopsis: Apple is building up its music business with an acquisition of a small tech startup that helps discover and develop emerging musical artists. Apple confirmed it purchased Platoon, a company that helps independent artists fund, distribute, and market their content.
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: Platoon
Platoon helps discover the very best emerging talent (musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers, designers) and provides them with the platform to create, distribute and commercialize exceptional creative work. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Silk Labs

synopsis: Apple has acquired Silk Labs, a machine learning company using on-device AI to empower businesses to build the next generation of intelligent connected devices. They were founded in 2015 and are based in San Mateo, CA.
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: Silk Labs
Silk Labs is a machine learning company using on-device AI to empower businesses to build the next generation of intelligent connected devices. They were founded in 2015 and are based in San Mateo, CA.
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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 1/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Buddybuild

synopsis: Apple, the innovative technology company, has acquired Buddybuild, which will now join Apple's Xcode engineering group. Based in Canada, Buddybuild offers a continuous integration, continuous deployment, and user feedback platform for development teams that could be used for both iOS and Android apps.
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: Buddybuild
Based in Canada, Buddybuild offers a continuous integration, continuous deployment, and user feedback platform for development teams that could be used for both iOS and Android apps. Buddybuild also features a feedback and crash reporter and video replay to help developers see how bugs occurred.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Apple, Inc., acquired Shazam Entertainment Ltd

synopsis: Apple has acquired Shazam, an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. Shazam is one of the most popular apps of all time, downloaded over a billion times and used by hundreds of millions of people each month to connect to the world around them.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Shazam Entertainment Ltd
Shazam is an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. The software is available for Windows, macOS and smartphones.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2015 via Reuters

Apple, Inc., acquired Metaio GmbH

synopsis: Apple Inc. has acquired Metaio, a company whose technology melds real-world imagery and computer-generated elements into moving video presentations. Metaio's augmented-reality software is used in retail, industrial and automotive market applications to create virtual product showrooms and visual manuals for repairing complex industrial equipment.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
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. "
target: Metaio GmbH
Metaio software and solutions are used by more than 150,000 professionals across all disciplines and backgrounds. Metaio’s Augmented Reality technology is helping brands and businesses all around the world bring exciting digital experiences and educational tools to over 30 million consumers.
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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

SunRoof Sverige AB, acquired Redlogger

synopsis: SunRoof, an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs, has acquired Redlogger, a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
buyer: SunRoof Sverige AB
SunRoof is an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs with superior energy output and design. They use their own design, innovations and advanced technology to create a truly unique product. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Redlogger
Redlogger is a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
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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:$20,286.00)
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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announced 11/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Anoto Group AB, will acquire Livescribe, Inc.

synopsis: Anoto Group AB announced an agreement to acquire Livescribe Inc. Based in Oakland, California and founded in 2007, Livescribe's smartpens allow students, business people, journalists, and anyone who values pen and paper note-taking to capture, access, and share everything they write, draw, and hear.
buyer: Anoto Group AB (OM:ANOT:$22.67)
Anoto Group, through its subsidiaries, develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, which enables the transmission of handwritten text and illustrations into digital format. Their solutions are based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology to capture, transmit, and store data. "
target: Livescribe, Inc.
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio.
price ($mm)
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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:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($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:$12,982.00)
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:$159,969.00)
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)
$268
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Brave, acquired Tailcat

synopsis: Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search.
buyer: Brave
Brave Software’s fast, privacy-oriented browser, combined with its blockchain-based digital advertising platform, is reinventing the Web for users, publishers, and advertisers. Users get a private, speedier web experience with much longer battery life and publishers increase their revenue share. "
target: Tailcat
Tailcat is an open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable information to improve search results.
price ($mm)
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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:$20,635.61)
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:$268.23)
Canada-based Corel offers some of the industry's best-known software brands, and give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Corel delivers a portfolio of innovative applications including CorelDRAW, ClearSlide, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip.
price ($mm)
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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)
$0.15*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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

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Image Metrics, Inc.
Image Metrics, Inc.
Image Metrics provides complete solutions for the film, television, interactive entertainment and commercial markets, and through its consumer products, enables Internet users to create new immersive experiences in games and social networks.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: HPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, their technology makes IT more efficient, productive and secure.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$26,982.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,284.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,659.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59400
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Ticker: ROIE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return On Investment Corporation
Return On Investment Corporation (OTCBB: ROIE) is a software company. More than 85,000 businesses use ROI software to process payments on virtually any computer and to connect IBM midrange systems to the rest of the world. ROI Corporation subsidiaries include GO Software, Net 400 and Tectonic Solut
year
2003
rev ($mm)
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0
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Ticker: CNSX:NTAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NexTech AR Solutions Corp.
NexTech AR Solutions Corp.
NexTech AR Solutions is a Canadian company that is developing a proprietary and disruptive Augmented Reality (AR) advertising platform for the retail and cannabis market. Their platform engages consumers by connecting them to brands and retail locations through a fully immersive 3D AR experience.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$18.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($19.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BITS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitstream Inc.
Bitstream Inc.
Bitstream develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Its fonts and font technologies enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$23.14
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Blue Prism
Blue Prism
Blue Prism's Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software enables business operations to be agile and cost effective through rapid automation of manual, rules based, back office administrative processes, reducing cost and improving accuracy by creating a "digital workforce"​.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$92.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($69.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($70.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
703
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Ticker: OTCPK:FSSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISION
FISION
FISION is a cloud-based digital asset management, marketing automation, and sales enablement company. FISION’s advanced, proprietary technology specializes in managing a customer’s brand and marketing content enabling marketing and sales people to create compelling on-brand communications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MLGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mLight Tech, Inc.
mLight Tech, Inc., a development stage company, intends to provide software solutions to simplify the management of networked personal computers.
year
2013
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Ticker: WORK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slack Technologies, Inc
Slack Technologies, Inc
Slack brings all employees' communication together in one place. It creates open channels for the projects, groups and topics that teams share including messages, files & comments, inline images & video, rich link summaries and integration with the services people use every day, like Twitter, etc.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$902.61
EBITDA ($mm)
($253.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($281.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2545
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Ticker: OM:HOYLU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hoylu
Hoylu delivers solutions for presentation, ideation and collaboration that focus on enhancing the user experience. The company's main area of interest is software for Creative Collaboration, combined with intuitive input and display technologies.
year
2016
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Ticker: ACTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation, the multi-vertical cloud company, brings the power of the cloud to vertical markets and processes. Actua is pioneering the second wave of the SaaS revolution – the vertical wave – by growing cloud businesses that are transforming their markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$118.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.53)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.62
Employees
682
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Ticker: SPDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed Commerce, Inc.
Speed Commerce, Inc. is a single-source provider of e-commerce service solutions to leading retailers and manufacturers. The company's omni-channel capabilities unite a digital commerce strategy with traditional retail channels, creating the ultimate branded shopping experience.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$101.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.39
EBIT ($mm)
$2.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1123
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Ticker: AIM:GBO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Globo Plc
The Globo Group has established itself as one of the market leaders in the Greek ICT market. It provides e-business and telecom software products and related services to the private and governmental sectors in Greece as well as developing and operating broadband wired and wireless networks.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$97.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.39
EBIT ($mm)
$35.60
Net Income ($mm)
$34.53
Employees
165
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$273,857.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$78,671.00
EBIT ($mm)
$67,138.00
Net Income ($mm)
$58,424.00
Employees
137000
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Ticker: KOSE:A005930
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$216,088.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$75,300.03
EBIT ($mm)
$52,199.38
Net Income ($mm)
$38,906.54
Employees
102351
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$159,969.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$75,578.00
EBIT ($mm)
$64,228.00
Net Income ($mm)
$56,015.00
Employees
163000
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Ticker: TSE:6752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$60,883.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,502.82
EBIT ($mm)
$2,542.99
Net Income ($mm)
$1,637.21
Employees
245546
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Ticker: A066570:KS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$48,830.93
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$422.66
Employees
93000
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Ticker: TSE:6753
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products, headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai. Since 2016 it has been an integral part of Taiwan-based Foxconn Group.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22,384.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,416.27
EBIT ($mm)
$695.20
Net Income ($mm)
$635.15
Employees
54156
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Ticker: NVDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$19,256.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,973.00
EBIT ($mm)
$5,701.00
Net Income ($mm)
$5,327.00
Employees
18975
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Ticker: WDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corp, Irvine, Calif., is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its HGST and WD® subsidiaries are long-time innovators in the storage industry.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$19,093.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,400.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,272.00
Net Income ($mm)
$397.00
Employees
72878
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Ticker: SEHK:493
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in electrical appliances businesses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10,474.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$172.80
EBIT ($mm)
$102.32
Net Income ($mm)
$90.75
Employees
50835
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Ticker: MSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communications products and services to public safety and commercial customers around the world. Their innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people's lives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$7,643.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,035.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,635.00
Net Income ($mm)
$842.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: GRMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garmin Ltd.
Garmin Ltd.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,402.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,261.82
EBIT ($mm)
$1,126.42
Net Income ($mm)
$1,051.17
Employees
16000
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Ticker: AYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AcuityBrands
AcuityBrands
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. Acuity Brands is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and operates through North America, Europe, and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,672.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.80
EBIT ($mm)
$463.50
Net Income ($mm)
$330.40
Employees
12000
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Ticker: TSE:8050
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seiko
Seiko
Seiko is a Japanese holding company that manufactures and sells high quality products through its subsidiaries. Seiko manufactures watches, clocks, electronic devices, optical products, printers, payment terminals, large displays, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,275.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$144.51
EBIT ($mm)
$68.76
Net Income ($mm)
$55.38
Employees
12020
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Ticker: BB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackberry
Blackberry
BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. They secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$882.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.00
EBIT ($mm)
($97.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3288
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Ticker: TSE:6737
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EIZO Corp
EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO is headquartered in Hakusan, Japan.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$657.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.41
EBIT ($mm)
$41.73
Net Income ($mm)
$33.64
Employees
0
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