Like SocialStudio, Inc.

closed 9/3/2015 via PR Newswire

RelayRides, Inc., acquired SocialStudio, Inc.

synopsis: The world's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, RelayRides, announced that it has acquired SocialStudio, developers of JumpCam and FADE, to help the company keep pace with skyrocketing growth. As part of the acquisition, 12 total team members will have joined the RelayRides team, including seven engineers.
buyer: RelayRides, Inc.
RelayRides, Inc. engages in neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing business in the United States. The company operates as a car sharing marketplace, and connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. "
target: SocialStudio, Inc.
SocialStudio, Inc. is a mobile application developer. Their two main applications are JumpCam, an application to create collaborative videos with friends and family, and Fade, a free, fun way to share moments among college students.
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announced 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Triumph Corporation ltd., will acquire C2 Corporation

synopsis: Triumph Corporation will acquire the C2 Company through acquisition of outstanding shares and a share transfer agreement which will make C2 a wholly owned subsidiary of Triumph Corporation. The C2 company mainly develops applications for smartphones.
buyer: Triumph Corporation ltd. (TSE:3651:$21.98)
Triumph Corporation ltd. is a holding company. They are focused on information technology, equipment manufacturing, real estate, distribution sales, sales promotion, and travel accommodation businesses. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: C2 Corporation
C2 develops apps for mobile, and operates 4 units: BtoBtoC, in which apps for consumers are distributed by mobile phone carriers; BtoB, which develops applications and web services; BtoC, which delivers their own apps directly to consumers; and new business, which sets ad space in popular apps.
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$0.01*
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closed 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Katalyst Technologies Inc., acquired Panacea Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Katalyst Technologies Inc. acquired Panacea Infotech Pvt. Ltd., a custom software development company based out of Pune, India, specializing in web and mobile application development. Panacea has extensive delivery capability in Magento development, e-commerce, mobility, cloud computing and digital marketing.
buyer: Katalyst Technologies Inc.
Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, Katalyst Technologies is a best-in-class software technology services and solutions provider. With offices across the world, Katalyst has decades of experience in ERP, supply chain, engineering, digital and e-commerce, professional services and e-publishing. "
target: Panacea Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Panacea Infotech Pvt. Ltd., a custom software development company based out of Pune, India, specializing in web and mobile application development. Panacea has extensive delivery capability in Magento development, e-commerce, mobility, cloud computing and digital marketing.
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closed 3/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Methys, acquired 4i Mobile

synopsis: Methys Group and 4i announced that 4i has merged with Methys Digital, a Methys Group Company. South African 4i is a leading mobile-first, digital solutions company servicing clients around the world.
buyer: Methys
Methys is a unique international technology hub with expertise in Digital, Data and Acceleration, through which they drive business performance for their clients. Methys works closely with clients to completely understand the problem that their custom software solution needs to solve. "
target: 4i Mobile
South African 4i is a leading mobile-first, digital solutions company servicing clients around the world. It has built various apps for its clients, such as ParkFind, a mobile app that enables users to find open parking bays and pay for parking in Cape Town.
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closed 1/10/2018 via DGAP

True North Energy Corporation, acquired Kryptonite Korea Limited

synopsis: True North Energy Corp., announced that it has acquired 100% of the common shares in South Korea's leading digital media company, Kryptonite Korea Limited ('Kryptonite'). Kryptonite owns a diverse digital intellectual property portfolio and operates a variety of social media applications.
buyer: True North Energy Corporation (OTCPK:TNEN:$1.83)
Traditionally, True North Energy Corporation has engaged in the identification, acquisition and development of oil and gas properties. Through its subsidiary, True North Acquisition Corp, the Company intends to scale-up digital operations, focusing on the immense Social, Gaming and Dating market. "
target: Kryptonite Korea Limited
Kryptonite has a large footprint in engineering social applications for major industry players, such as Time Warner for its Cartoon Network & Samsung for its Galaxy devices. The company is specialized in developing leading smartphone consumer internet applications, primary for social entertainment.
price ($mm)
$0.85
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closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ernst & Young, LLP, acquired Applix

synopsis: Ernst & Young (EY), a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, has acquired Applix, a company focused on mobile solutions for brands, publishers and institutions. Applix supports their clients with the digital transformation of their services, products and content.
buyer: Ernst & Young, LLP
Ernst & Young (EY) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. "
target: Applix
Founded in 2010, Applix is a company focused on mobile solutions for brands, publishers and institutions willing to create their own digital presence in an innovative and relevant way. Applix specialises in three main lines of business: Digital Publishing, Education, Mobile & Apps.
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announced 11/15/2017 via Reuters

PCI Holdings, Inc., will acquire leafnet Co., Ltd.

synopsis: PCI Holdings, a company that, through its subsidiaries, designs and develops information technology and software products, is to fully acquire leafnet Co., Ltd. through stock swap. leafnet Co., Ltd. designs and develops smart-phone applications and system integration services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.
buyer: PCI Holdings, Inc. (TSE:3918:$135.35)
PCI Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs and develops information technology and software products. The company is involved in the development of embedded control software for automobiles, heavy machinery, construction machinery and more. "
target: leafnet Co., Ltd.
leafnet Co., Ltd. designs and develops smart-phone applications and system integration services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Them Advertising, acquired Appcelerate

synopsis: Them Advertising, South Australia's largest locally owned full-service advertising and digital agency, has acquired Appcelerate, an App Development and Web Design agency. Appcelerate uses their expertise in the web design, social media and Google scene to showcase South Australian brands, products and businesses to the world.
buyer: Them Advertising
Them Advertising is a full-service advertising and digital agency with expertise in strategy, branding, design, TV/radio, account service, digital and media. Their team of experts have gone above and beyond to help clients at a local, national and global level reach their unique audiences. "
target: Appcelerate
Appcelerate is a small but dedicated App Development and Web Design agency specialising in business websites and bringing App ideas to life. They use their expertise in the web design, social media and Google scene to showcase South Australian brands, products and businesses to the world.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

tarienna GmbH, acquired Socialbit GmbH

synopsis: Tarienna GmbH, an information technology and services company that specializes in software and application development, has acquired Socialbit GmbH, a company that develops social and mobile applications for smartphones.
buyer: tarienna GmbH
Tarienna GmbH is an information technology and services company that specializes in software and application development. They were founded in 2008 and are located in Friedrichshafen, Germany. "
target: Socialbit GmbH
Socialbit GmbH develops social and mobile applications for smartphones. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
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announced 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Monstar Lab, Inc., will acquire Nodes Group ApS

synopsis: Monstar Lab, Inc., a Japanese digital product development firm, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nodes Group ApS, a European software development company. Acquiring Nodes will pave the way for Monstar Lab to enter the European market and to create an ecosystem for digital product development with global top talents.
buyer: Monstar Lab, Inc.
Monstar Lab is a digital product development firm which provides digital product (mobile app and web) development services, music streaming services and mobile gaming services in 9 countries and 17 cities. "
target: Nodes Group ApS
Nodes is a mobile app development firm with high level UX and tech skills to create beautiful and complex applications. Its headquarters is in Copenhagen, with two other offices in London and Aarhus (Denmark). Nodes has 75 passionate developers, designers and mobile consultants.
price ($mm)
$16*
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closed 7/26/2017 via PR Web

Scintel Technologies, Inc., acquired Avisun Computer Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Scintel Technologies, a premier technology consulting firm with a substantial background in digital transformation, has acquired Avisun Computer Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a provider of engineering services for developing apps for smartphones and tablets. Avisun's FileAway app lets users scan, tag, and archive business cards with their smartphones.
buyer: Scintel Technologies, Inc.
Scintel Technologies is a premier technology consulting firm with a substantial background in digital transformation, business intelligence, and analytics. Scintel provides custom-tailored solutions to their clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size firms. "
target: Avisun Computer Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Avisun provides engineering services for developing apps for smartphones and tablets. Their FileAway app lets users scan, associate, tag, and archive business cards with their smartphones. Their A-Lock app locks selected applications with a 4-digit password on a users mobile device.
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closed 6/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tekplay Systems Limited, acquired XcellFORCE, LLC

synopsis: Chennai-based Tekplay Systems, a digital business transformation company acquired San Jose-based services player XcellFORCE. XcellForce offers a variety of solutions and partnerships to suit an organization such as software product testing, mobile application development, Oracle mobile solutions, and more.
buyer: Tekplay Systems Limited
Tekplay is a leading digital business transformation company. Tekplay works with Fortune 500 companies to unlock the full potential of Digital through powerful strategies, technologies and tools. Tekplay is based in Chennai, India. "
target: XcellFORCE, LLC
XcellForce offers a variety of solutions and partnerships to suit an organization such as software product testing, mobile application development, Oracle mobile solutions, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 4/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., acquired Mobile Science Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a vertically integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, acquired Mobile Science Technologies, Inc., a technology service provider and builder of innovative apps. Mobile Science is focused on building proprietary mobile solutions as well as custom builds for their clients.
buyer: Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. (MRDN:$31.73)
Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. is a company focused on finding and implementing solutions to solid waste needs and challenges within the industry and for their customers. Meridian Waste's core business is centered on residential and commercial waste collection and disposal. "
target: Mobile Science Technologies Inc.
Mobile Science Technologies, Inc. develops and operates technology supporting Apple (IOS), Google (Android), ASP.NET / MSSQL, PHP / MYSQL, websites, hosting and security. Their team is focused on building proprietary mobile solutions as well as custom builds for their clients.
price ($mm)
$1.37*
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closed 4/12/2017 via AP - Associated Press

DMM.com LTD, acquired HeHeLabs

synopsis: The DMM Group acquired all shares of HEHE LABS Ltd. (Hehe Lab), which develops and manages software in the Republic of Rwanda. HeHe Labs is a software development company founded in Rwanda in 2010. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Clarice Irigagiza is a young female entrepreneur representing Rwanda.
buyer: DMM.com LTD
DMM.com Ltd is a Japan-based electronic commerce and Internet company with a diversified group of businesses that includes online shopping and video on demand service. "
target: HeHeLabs
HeHe Labs is a software development company founded in Rwanda in 2010. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Clarice Irigagiza is a young female entrepreneur representing Rwanda, including 30 For Essentials of Forbes magazine's most promising 30 or younger entrepreneurs.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BusinessWire

Fuzic, Inc., acquired Pragmatix Studio

synopsis: Fuzic, a marketing technology company that lets businesses control on-site marketing through music playlists fused with recorded audio announcements, announced the acquisition of a mobile-development company, Pragmatix Studio. Pragmatix Studio has developed mobile apps for some of the largest brands in the world.
buyer: Fuzic, Inc.
Fuzic, Inc. is a marketing technology company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 2016 by Brent Oakley and Nathan Miller, Fuzic lets businesses fully-control on-site marketing through customized music playlists fused with on-demand, professionally recorded audio announcements. "
target: Pragmatix Studio
Pragmatix Studio are a group of seasoned developers who come equipped to create and collaborate — from ideating a mobile vision to coding seamless iOS and Android applications. They work with clients of all sizes – from entrepreneurs to large enterprises.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bornholdt Lee GmbH, acquired Appdream AG

synopsis: Bornholdt Lee GmbH has acquired Appdream, an agency for the development of enterprise apps. Appdream creates tailor-made iOS and Android applications - for Smartphone, Tablet, Smartwatch and Smart TV. Appdream's former team is now concentrating on its own product "Garooda - Social Enterprise Collaboration".
buyer: Bornholdt Lee GmbH
Bornholdt Lee GmbH stands for sustainable software solutions that can be easily maintained and developed. The company's main focus is on IT consulting and software solutions. This includes the analysis, consulting, design and development of professional IT solutions. "
target: Appdream AG
Appdream is an agency for the development of enterprise apps. Appdream creates tailor-made iOS and Android applications - for Smartphone, Tablet, Smartwatch and Smart TV.
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closed 1/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Taoti Creative, acquired Socha Dev Inc.

synopsis: DC-based Taoti Creative, a full-service digital strategy and website design agency, announced that it has acquired web and app development shop Socha Dev, Inc. The purchase will greatly expand Taoti Creative's in-house development capabilities and better serve the needs of its clients in the Washington, DC metro region and beyond.
buyer: Taoti Creative
Taoti Creative is a Washington, D.C. based digital creative agency with 20 years' experience developing digital strategies and web sites/apps for non-profit, NGO, government and commercial clients. "
target: Socha Dev Inc.
Socha Dev Inc. is white-label web and app development shop specializing in overflow, triage and problem solving services. They have worked in the development phase of projects taking strategy, designs, requirements, API docs and any other pertinents and turning it all into functional applications.
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closed 1/25/2017 via PR Web

Qode Media, acquired Nerd Platoon

synopsis: Qode Media is proud to announce the acquisition of Nerd Platoon, a mobile app development company, specializing in logistics management & loyalty programs. This acquisition will vastly expand the dimension of mobile app design and development to the already successful services offered by Qode Media.
buyer: Qode Media
Qode Media is an accredited Google Partner digital marketing agency based in Toronto and provides SEO, social media, and Adwords management across North America. The professional SEO team provides guaranteed visibility on search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. "
target: Nerd Platoon
Nerd Platoon is a mobile app development company, specializing in logistics management & loyalty programs. Nerd Platoon, originally formed as an internet professional services provider, has since evolved into a recognized leader of app development for mobile devices.
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Telecorp Inc., acquired Neccentric

synopsis: Telecorp, Inc., a North American emerging technology company, announced the completed asset acquisition of Neccentric Softsmart 2.0, a Los Angeles based strategy, design, technology and product management agency which specializes in mobile-optimized product solutions, CRM and ERP implementation and customization.
buyer: Telecorp Inc. (OTCPK:TLNU:$0.00)
Telecorp is an emerging provider of communication solutions to an array of companies and industries including, automotive, real estate, financial, health, charities, and many more. Telecorp offers creative software solutions for communicating with customers at levels never seen before. "
target: Neccentric
Neccentric Softsmart 2.0 is a digital tech agency specializing in the health & wellness, media & entertainment, and e-commerce sectors to build innovative and goal-driven platforms. With their cross functional product team, they develop platforms for both startups and large corporations.
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closed 10/19/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

TWG.io, acquired B House

synopsis: TWG, a leading North American software studio dedicated to transforming the way organizations design, develop and utilize software, announced its acquisition of B House, a mobile development company based in Toronto.
buyer: TWG.io
TWG is a world-class team of product managers, designers, and software engineers, located in downtown Toronto. They work hard for their clients to build great software that launches faster, reduces waste, and delivers measurable results to their organization. "
target: B House
B House is a mobile development company based in Toronto. Whether looking for a cross platform app, integration with an existing platforms, or a full blown SDK, B House has the experience and expertise to deliver.
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closed 9/3/2015 via PR Newswire

RelayRides, Inc., acquired SocialStudio, Inc.

synopsis: The world's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, RelayRides, announced that it has acquired SocialStudio, developers of JumpCam and FADE, to help the company keep pace with skyrocketing growth. As part of the acquisition, 12 total team members will have joined the RelayRides team, including seven engineers.
buyer: RelayRides, Inc.
RelayRides, Inc. engages in neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing business in the United States. The company operates as a car sharing marketplace, and connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. "
target: SocialStudio, Inc.
SocialStudio, Inc. is a mobile application developer. Their two main applications are JumpCam, an application to create collaborative videos with friends and family, and Fade, a free, fun way to share moments among college students.
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closed 9/3/2015 via PR Newswire

RelayRides, Inc., acquired SocialStudio, Inc.

synopsis: The world's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, RelayRides, announced that it has acquired SocialStudio, developers of JumpCam and FADE, to help the company keep pace with skyrocketing growth. As part of the acquisition, 12 total team members will have joined the RelayRides team, including seven engineers.
buyer: RelayRides, Inc.
RelayRides, Inc. engages in neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing business in the United States. The company operates as a car sharing marketplace, and connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. "
target: SocialStudio, Inc.
SocialStudio, Inc. is a mobile application developer. Their two main applications are JumpCam, an application to create collaborative videos with friends and family, and Fade, a free, fun way to share moments among college students.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

RelayRides, Inc., acquired Wheelz, Inc.

synopsis: RelayRides, the nation's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, announced the acquisition of peer-to-peer car sharing platform Wheelz. Following several months of record growth for RelayRides, the acquisition represents a major consolidation of car sharing marketplaces.
buyer: RelayRides, Inc.
RelayRides, Inc. engages in neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing business in the United States. The company operates as a car sharing marketplace, and connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. "
target: Wheelz, Inc.
Wheelz is a peer-to-peer car sharing platform that connects people who want to share their cars with people who want to rent them. Through its proprietary DriveBox™ in-car technology and integrated smartphone apps, Wheelz provides a simple, efficient car sharing experience for everyone.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AJ Rent-A-Car, will acquire Linkable Inc.

synopsis: Seoul-based AJ Rent a Car will acquire 57.4% of Linkable, a car sharing plaform in Seoul. Linkable offers a holistic platform for those who provide mobility services. Linkable operates Neivee, a car sharing app and service for apartments and co-working spaces, and Kakey, a turnkey platform developed to help launch car-sharing services.
buyer: AJ Rent-A-Car
AJ Rent-A-Car, established in June 1988 for car rentals, transportation and maintenance, has become a leader in the rent-a-car business. Based in Seoul, AJ Rent-A-Car has more than 220 sales outlets, more than 230 maintenance centers, and more than 65,000 of the newest cars. "
target: Linkable Inc.
Linkable is a car sharing platform based in Seoul. It offers a holistic platform for those who provide mobility services. Linkable operates Neivee, a car sharing app and service for communities such as apartments and co-working spaces.
price ($mm)
$9.00*
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$1
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closed 2/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Skoda Auto DigiLab, acquired HoppyGo

synopsis: Skoda Auto DigiLab has acquired HoppyGo, a car-sharing application developed by CreativeDock, which brings car owners together with drivers who want to rent a vehicle. The companies are based in the Czech Republic.
buyer parent: Volkswagen AG
buyer: Skoda Auto DigiLab
Skoda Auto DigiLab develops new solutions and business models in cooperation with key partners. Skoda Auto Digilab generates ideas and turns them into customer-oriented products and services at rapid pace to enable new era of mobility today; where driving is easy, safer, and more efficient. "
target parent: Creative Dock s.r.o.
target: HoppyGo
HoppyGo, based in Prague, is a service that brings vehicle owners together with drivers who want to rent a vehicle via a mobile application. HoppyGo enables safe vehicle sharing thanks to its partnership with insurance providers.
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closed 3/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Fox Rent A Car, acquired JustShareIt

synopsis: Fox Rent-A-Car, the fifth largest car rental company in the US, announced the acquisition of JustShareIt, a cloud-based and mobile friendly peer-to-peer car sharing platform that allows individuals to rent or share cars directly from individual car owners.
buyer: Fox Rent A Car
Fox Rent A Car is a discount car rental company that has been providing excellent customer service along with low rates since its founding in 1989. They are the largest independent car rental company headquartered in California. "
target: JustShareIt
JustShareIt is a cloud-based and mobile friendly peer-to-peer car sharing platform that allows individuals to rent or share cars directly from individual car owners.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

RelayRides, Inc., acquired Wheelz, Inc.

synopsis: RelayRides, the nation's largest peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, announced the acquisition of peer-to-peer car sharing platform Wheelz. Following several months of record growth for RelayRides, the acquisition represents a major consolidation of car sharing marketplaces.
buyer: RelayRides, Inc.
RelayRides, Inc. engages in neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing business in the United States. The company operates as a car sharing marketplace, and connects people who need a car with vehicle owners whose rides would otherwise be sitting idle. "
target: Wheelz, Inc.
Wheelz is a peer-to-peer car sharing platform that connects people who want to share their cars with people who want to rent them. Through its proprietary DriveBox™ in-car technology and integrated smartphone apps, Wheelz provides a simple, efficient car sharing experience for everyone.
price ($mm)
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$0
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Guazi, acquired START

synopsis: Chehaoduo, the parent company of Chinese used-car selling platform Guazi, closed on its acquisition of Beijing-based car rental company START, whose previous name translates into “PP Car Rental". START’s online sharing platform will be rebranded as “Guazi Car Rental” and relaunched in 12 Chinese cities.
buyer: Guazi
Guazi is an online P2P used-car trading platform based in China. Chehaoduo is its parent company. Its online car trading platform directly links individual car sellers and buyers, which help buyers remove the middlemen as well as purchase used cars easily. "
target: START
START is the market leader in P2P car sharing market in mainland China and the whole of Asia, with over 1.2 million registered car owners and 2.8 million car drivers.
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closed 1/10/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Turo, acquired easyCar Club

synopsis: Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace, has acquired easyCar Club from easyGroup, the private investment vehicle of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. easyCar Club is the UK’s largest peer-to-peer car rental market place. easyCar Club lets owners make money by renting out their cars or vans when they’re not using them.
buyer: Turo
Turo is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace where users can book any car they want from a vibrant community of local hosts across the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany. Turo users can choose from a unique selection of nearby cars, while hosts earn extra money to offset the costs of car ownership. "
target parent: easyGroup
target: easyCar Club
easyCar Club is the UK’s largest peer-to-peer car rental market place. easyCar Club lets owners make money by renting out their cars or vans when they’re not using them, and help drivers save money through cheaper more convenient, local car hire.
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closed 8/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Hagerty, acquired Classics&Exotics

synopsis: Hagerty, the world's largest network for people who love cars and collectible vehicles, announced it has acquired Classics&Exotics, the nation's only peer-to-peer online marketplace for classic cars, and relaunched it as DriveShare by Hagerty.
buyer: Hagerty
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: Classics&Exotics
Classics&Exotics is the nation's only peer-to-peer online marketplace for classic cars. Classics&Exotics quickly became the Airbnb of vintage and exotic cars by linking car owners with pre-screened, highly qualified motorists seeking a unique driving experience or the perfect vehicle for events.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Drivy, SA, acquired Livop

synopsis: Drivy, Europe’s #1 peer-to-peer car rental service, has acquired Livop. Created in 2010 by Kieran Connolly, Livop specializes in the rental of self-service vehicles. Private vehicles offered for rent are equiped with a special system connected to an App which opens, closes and starts the cars.
buyer: Drivy, SA
Drivy is Europe’s #1 peer-to-peer car rental service. Car owners can list their car for free, so that their car pays for itself. As Drivy cars are progressively poping up at every street corner, it offers people without a car the best alternative to car ownership : cheap rental prices. "
target: Livop
Livop is a unique type of P2P carsharing company. 100 % of the cars are equiped with a special system connected to an App which opens, closes and starts the cars. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in France.
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closed 8/22/2019 via Financial Times

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired YouDrive

synopsis: Mail.ru, a Russian social media company, has acquired YouDrive, a car sharing mobile app in Russia. YouDrive provides people with a fast and convenient way to rent cars. YouDrive offers 2,500 cars and free parking spots. YouDrive helps to reduce traffic, increase free parking spaces and improve the environmental conditions of the cities they serve.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,091.82)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: YouDrive
YouDrive is a car sharing mobile app in Russia. YouDrive provides people with a fast and convenient way to rent cars. YouDrive offers 2,500 cars and free parking spots. YouDrive helps to reduce traffic, increase free parking spaces, and improve the environmental conditions of the cities they serve.
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closed 6/26/2019 via PE Hub

Getaround, acquired Nabobil.no AS

synopsis: Global carsharing leader Getaround has acquired Nabobil, expanding the marketplace’s presence to the Nordic region. Nabobil is a Norwegian peer-to-peer carsharing platform. Twenty percent of the cars on Nabobil’s platform are electric and offers everything from vans to luxury cars available on the platform, with insurance included in every rental.
buyer: Getaround
Getaround empowers people to rent and drive great cars shared by people in their city. Getaround Connect, the patented connected car technology, creates a fun and safe carsharing experience without the need to meet the car owner, carry an access card, or coordinate picking up a car key. "
target: Nabobil.no AS
Nabobil is a Norwegian peer-to-peer carsharing platform. Twenty percent of the cars on Nabobil’s platform are electric and offers everything from vans to luxury cars available on the platform, with insurance included in every rental.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 4/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Getaround, acquired Drivy, SA

synopsis: Getaround, an on-demand carsharing marketplace, has acquired Drivy, the largest and fastest-growing carsharing platform in Europe. Drivy provides convenient 24/7 access to shared cars nearby. Their mobile app allows drivers to find and book a nearby car, open it with their smartphone and drive away.
buyer: Getaround
Getaround is an on-demand carsharing marketplace. Getaround empowers people to instantly rent and drive great cars shared by people in their city. The Getaround app creates a fun and safe carsharing experience without the need to meet the car owner, or coordinate picking up a car key. "
target: Drivy, SA
Drivy is Europe’s #1 car-sharing platform. Drivy provides convenient 24/7 access to shared cars nearby. Their mobile app allows drivers to find and book a nearby car, open it with their smartphone and drive away. The platform has over 2 million users and 55,000 cars in 6 countries.
price ($mm)
$300
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closed 4/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Ubeeqo, acquired Scooty

synopsis: Europcar Group, a major player in mobility markets, announces the acquisition of Poleis Consulting and their brand Scooty, a free floating electric scooter-sharing start-up through Ubeeqo. Scooty is a Belgium-based sharing system and mobile app with electric scooters that are spread out in free float across the cities of Antwerp and Brussels.
buyer parent: Europcar Group
buyer: Ubeeqo
Ubeeqo is a European start-up specialising in fleet and mobility solutions for both the business and the end-consumers market. Ubeeqo has been acknowledged by Deloitte's Technology Fast50 as one of the top 30 high-growth companies. "
target: Scooty
Scooty is a Belgium-based sharing system with electric scooters that are spread out in free float across the cities of Antwerp and Brussels. Users only need the Scooty mobile application in order to track, book and start a scooter that is part of the fleet.
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closed 2/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fair, acquired Skurt Inc.

synopsis: Skurt, a transportation app that delivers rental cars, has been acquired by vehicle subscription service, Fair, the companies announced. Skurt's platform enables the digital initiation and monitoring of customer car deliveries from a central dashboard, as well as real-time notification, fleet location tracking, and instant communication.
buyer: Fair
Fair, a mobile vehicle subscription service, offers a forward-thinking model of flexible car ownership that responds to consumer demand for more freedom. Fair gives customers the flexibility to drive the car they want for as long as they want, and lets them walk away any time. "
target: Skurt Inc.
Skurt is a transportation app that delivers rental cars. Skurt's platform enables the digital initiation and monitoring of customer car deliveries from a central dashboard, as well as real-time notification, fleet location tracking, and instant communication throughout the process.
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closed 6/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Ubeeqo, acquired Bluemove

synopsis: Europcar Group, the European leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets, announced, through Ubeeqo, the innovative mobility start-up in which Europcar took a majority share, the acquisition of Bluemove, a mobility tech start-up and car sharing leader in Spain. Bluemove gives 24 hour access through a dedicated app.
buyer parent: Europcar Group
buyer: Ubeeqo
Ubeeqo is a French start-up founded in 2008. It is the only app bringing together all essential urban mobility features: locate a car, book it and securely pay for it. Ubeeqo addresses several markets that are fleet management, car sharing and every day transport. "
target: Bluemove
Bluemove is the Spanish leading tech company in the car sharing market for individuals, giving access to a 24 hours available fleet, seven days a week, through a dedicated app.
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closed 3/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Rent2Buy, acquired HiGear

synopsis: Los Angeles-based Rent2Buy, the social car-sharing platform, announced that it has acquired HiGear.com, the private car-sharing club for luxury and sports autos. Rent2Buy was started by automotive veteran Moti Kahana, founder of Automoti, and ecommerce executive Todd Daum, formerly of Overture, Inc., Yahoo! and TrueCar.
buyer: Rent2Buy
Rent2Buy is the global eMarketplace to rent or lease anything with the option to buy it. Rent2Buy works for consumers who are looking to try out a big ticket item before making a commitment, or for those short on cash but will have the money later. "
target: HiGear
HiGear is a private car-sharing club for luxury and sports cars. Members can share and rent luxury cars from each other within a trusted, secure community of car enthusiasts.
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closed 9/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fair, acquired Canvas

synopsis: Fair, a FinTech company that has built a smartphone-based car leasing platform, has acquired Canvas, an online platform for personalized car leasing that includes insurance, maintenance, and warranty coverage, from its owner Ford Motor Credit. The Canvas business will continue to operate, but it will gradually switch over to the Fair brand.
buyer: Fair
Fair is a FinTech company that provides a new way to shop, get approved, and pay for a car all from a phone. The company provides customers with the freedom to drive the car they want for as long as they want, and the flexibility to turn it in at any time. "
target parent: Ford Motor Company
target: Canvas
Canvas is an online platform that offers convenient and personalized monthly car subscriptions from 3-12+ months. All of Canvas' cars come with everything customers need to hit the road, like insurance, maintenance, and warranty coverage.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Insurance Australia Group, acquired Carbar

synopsis: Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Australia and New Zealand's largest general insurance company, has acquired a majority stake in Carbar, a digital car subscription and trading platform in Australia. Carbar provides an alternative to car ownership, allowing customers to use a car for a recurring fee. Carbar offers SUVs, wagons, sedans, and more.
buyer: Insurance Australia Group (ASX:IAG:$5,122.04)
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is Australia and New Zealand's largest general insurance company. IAG sells insurance under many leading brands, including CGU, SGIO, Swann Insurance, Lumley Insurance, and more. IAG serves consumer and business customers in Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Carbar
Carbar is a digital car subscription and trading platform in Australia. Carbar provides an alternative to car ownership, allowing customers to use a car for a recurring fee. Carbar offers all types of cars, including SUVs, wagons, sedans, and more. The platform also allows customers to buy cars.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tabinaka Co., Ltd., acquired Justavi Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Tabinaka Co., Ltd, the Japanese company which operates the reservation site “Tabinaka” for oversea local tour activities, acquired Justavi, a platform that matches tourists with local drivers and rental cars to provide custom-made sightseeing trips.
buyer: Tabinaka Co., Ltd.
Tabinaka is a Japanese company that provides inspiring experiences for people that like to travel. Their reservation site allows users to book tours and activities all over the world. Their goal is to provide safe and unique experiences that anyone can access. "
target parent: H.I.S. Co.,Ltd.
target: Justavi Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Japan, Justavi is a platform that matches tourists with local drivers and rental cars. Users can select drivers that will then provide custom-made sightseeing trips. They make trips safe and easy, by completing background checks and implementing identity verification.
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closed 12/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

DriiveMe Ltd, acquired 1Rent

synopsis: DriiveMe, a car rental platform in Europe, has acquired 1Rent, a Spanish platform for renting cars in Spain. 1Rent connects car rental companies to people who are looking for a way to get around without spending too much money. 1Rent allows users to rent a car for 24 hours for just 1 euro.
buyer: DriiveMe Ltd
DriiveMe is a car rental platform in Europe that offers car and van rentals for 1 euro. DriiveMe provides users with a cheap way to get around while helping rental companies to relocate their vehicles. DriiveMe allows people to easily rent cars for weekend trips, carpooling, moving and more. "
target: 1Rent
1Rent is a Spanish platform for renting cars in Spain. The platform connects car rental companies to people who are looking for a way to get around without spending too much money. 1Rent allows users to rent a car for 24 hours for just 1 euro.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Epstein and partners, acquired Car Rental 8

synopsis: A consortium of local and overseas-based investors announced the acquisition of global online car rental company, Car Rental 8. Car Rental 8 is an online car rental brokerage industry offering car rental services in 125 Countries serving 17,000 locations.
buyer: Epstein and partners
A consortium of Jamaican and overseas-based investors who includes lead investor Yoni Epstein, Chief Executive Officer of itel-BPO Solutions and includes partners such as Tony Davis, former vice president of International Sales at the Dollar Thrifty Group "
target: Car Rental 8
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Car Rental 8.com is an online car rental brokerage industry offering car rental services in 125 Countries serving 17,000 locations. Customers book car agencies online including Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, and more for both domestic and international travel.
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Ticker: OTCPK:APYP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AppYea, Inc.
AppYea, Inc.
AppYea is a mobile application developer for iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. AppYea operates its own titles as well as provides strategic partnerships with promising mobile app developers. They focus on a number of different categories including next-generation social networks and gaming.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: TSE:4323
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1973, Japan System Techniques Co., Ltd. (JAST) is a Japanese software development company. Through their subsidiaries the company provides services for system development, web development, mobile app development, search engine optimization, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$148.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.49
EBIT ($mm)
$8.15
Net Income ($mm)
$6.12
Employees
920
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Ticker: XTRA:CLIQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLIQ Digital
CLIQ Digital
CLIQ Digital is a global interactive media specialists company. It creates interactive entertainment solutions that it distributes to consumers across television, the internet and mobile devices, allowing them and their partners access to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$81.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.78
EBIT ($mm)
$5.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.57
Employees
100
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Ticker: TSE:3962
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change Co., Ltd
Change Co., Ltd
Based in Japan, Change Co., Ltd. provides IT and network security and solutions. They help businesses with IT consulting regarding applications and mobile products, security and communication through their business infrastructure software, and training services for IT technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.59
EBIT ($mm)
$3.42
Net Income ($mm)
$2.39
Employees
67
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Ticker: APCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp is an information technology company providing cloud services and merchant processing solutions with a focus in mobile payments. Their mission is to provide industry-leading cloud services and payment processing technologies to businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
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Ticker: MSMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Room 21 Media, Inc.
Room21 is a media group specializing in proprietary phone app development for producing and monetizing content for film, television and the web. They develop and launch social commerce platforms for healthcare, entertainment, and industrial business.
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2017
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Ticker: TSE:3823
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acrodea, Inc.
Acrodea, Inc.
Acrodea provides services and solutions that target smartphones and other mobile devices. They offer service platform provisioning and provide solutions that support software conceptualization, design, and sales for mobile telecom carriers, mobile handset manufacturers, content providers, etc.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$13.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
83
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Ticker: BSE:532339
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Compucom Software Limited
Compucom Software Limited
Compucom Software is a software development company in India. The company provides customers with a range of Internet and Intranet solutions, software for data conversion and data entry, and inventory accounting software for gem and jewelry traders.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$7.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.28
EBIT ($mm)
$0.52
Net Income ($mm)
$0.65
Employees
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Ticker: 2321
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Softfront
Softfront
Softfront provides software product development and consultation services for communications-related technology focusing on SIP/VoIP. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$4.11
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
81
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Netyear Group Corporation
Through thorough user perspective and digital technology, the Net Year Group promotes corporate management and develops end-users through consulting on digital marketing, planning and production of digital contents, system development, marketing tools, planning and sales of cloud-type office tools.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
292
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Ticker: TSE:6067
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediaflag Inc
Mediaflag Inc
Mediaflag Inc. is primarily engaged in sales support and distribution support services. It operates in four business segments: sales support, distribution support, application service provider, and store segment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$56.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.97
EBIT ($mm)
$3.66
Net Income ($mm)
$2.97
Employees
247
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Ticker: TSE:3918
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCI Holdings, Inc.
PCI Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs and develops information technology and software products. The company is involved in the development of embedded control software for automobiles, heavy machinery, construction machinery and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$135.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$6.93
Net Income ($mm)
$3.24
Employees
1195
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Ticker: MEDL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc.
MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc.
MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc. is an American mobile application developer and mobile marketing firm based in Fountain Valley, California. The company designs, develops and markets mobile applications (apps) for iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad and Android.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$2.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
27
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Ticker: MCVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacroSolve, Inc.
MacroSolve, Inc. is a pioneer in delivering mobile apps technologies and holds patent #7,822,816 a platform technology that is foundational to the mobile app marketplace. It monetizes its IP portfolio through licensing and patent enforcement in the mobile app market development space.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22
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Grupo Amper
Grupo Amper
Grupo Amper, a multinational company based in Madrid, Spain, has a mission to facilitate the transformation of the market towards new business models, integrating sectoral solutions and communications technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$153.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.97
EBIT ($mm)
$12.73
Net Income ($mm)
$11.15
Employees
1151
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