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closed 10/20/2015 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Broadway Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the provider of the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry, announced its acquisition of Broadway Systems, a leading provider of broadcast management solutions. Broadway manages billions of dollars in advertising revenues across news, sports, music, and entertainment networks for customers in the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
intecMedia provides the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry. Founded in 2000, SintecMedia has grown to manage more than $30 billion in advertising revenue via OnAir, IBMS, and SIMS. "
target: Broadway Systems
Broadway has collaborated with major cable television networks—including Fox News, the Scripps Networks, CBS Sports Network and the MLB Network to engineer a contemporary and fully-integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship and billing system.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Wall Street Journal

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Sorenson Media Inc.

synopsis: Data analytics company Nielsen Co. is the winning bidder for the assets of bankrupt television data provider Sorenson Media Inc. Sorenson Media's technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Sorenson Media Inc.
Sorenson Media provides trusted solutions to the television industry and is an innovator in driving the future of television advertising. Their technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
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$11
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closed 10/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Imagine Communications, purchased Advanced Advertising Business Unit from OpenTV Corp.

synopsis: Imagine Communications announced that it has acquired the assets of the advanced advertising business unit of OpenTV, Inc., from the Kudelski Group. The advanced advertising business consists of advertising traffic and billing solutions.
buyer parent: Gores Group, LLC
buyer: Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications Corp., is a global leader of software and networking solutions to more than 3,000 media, broadcast, service provider, government and enterprise customers spanning 185 countries. "
seller parent: The Kudelski Group
seller: OpenTV Corp.
OpenTV's Advanced Advertising Business Unit includes the EclipsePlus®, EclipsePlus®/xG Billing, EclipsePlus®/xG Insights™ and EclipsePlus®/xG Linear™ advertising campaign management solutions. OpenTV, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of advanced digital television solutions.
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closed 5/7/2014 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired MediaSpan Group, Inc.

synopsis: NEWSCYCLE Solutions, a leading provider of software and services for the global news media industry, announced that it has acquired MediaSpan Group, Inc., a media software innovator that provides solutions to more than 3,000 local newspaper and broadcast properties
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NEWSCYCLE Solutions delivers the broadest range of technology solutions for the global news media industry, including content management, digital advertising, circulation, and audience relationship management. "
target: MediaSpan Group, Inc.
MediaSpan Group, Inc. powers digital content management, online marketing, advertising and business productivity solutions for the world's leading media companies including Sun Media, Advance Publications, MediaNews, Gannett and Radio One.
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closed 6/18/2008 via BusinessWire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Navic Networks

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. announced the acquisition of Navic Networks, a leading provider of television advertising solutions. Navic's technologies include sophisticated campaign management tools that use relevant data to optimize the delivery and placement of targeted interactive television media.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$159,969.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Navic Networks
Navic Networks is the leading addressable advertising and interactive television technology provider to the cable and direct broadcast satellite television industry. Navic's technology powers addressable advertising and interactive television applications on over 35 million digital set-top boxes.
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closed 9/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Arbitron Inc., acquired Integrated Radio Systems, L.L.C.

synopsis: Arbitron Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of Integrated Radio Systems, L.L.C. for $4.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Ceridian Corporation
buyer: Arbitron Inc. (ARB:$449.86)
A subsidiary of information services giant Ceridian, the company performs radio audience surveys in more than 270 markets across the US, primarily by having participants fill out listening diaries. Some 3,400 stations and about 2,700 advertisers and ad agencies subscribe to the surveys. In addition "
target: Integrated Radio Systems, L.L.C.
Integrated Radio Systems is a provider of software systems that help radio stations manage their advertising sales process & automate the daily tasks in a sales department. Their applications combine customer relationship management systems with research applications & pricing management tools.
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$4.50
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closed 4/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Peach Video, acquired Adtoox

synopsis: Peach, a global video ad management platform, has acquired Adtoox, a Stockholm-based ad delivery company. Adtoox's cloud-based ad delivery service offers instant QC and distribution to broadcasters and publishers around the globe. Their powerful ad management service automates workflows and allows users to track all actions and ads.
buyer parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Peach Video
Peach is a global video ad management platform. Peach streamlines complex workflows and powers creative for advertising. Their platform manages the world’s advertising content and makes it easy for brands, agencies and media owners to collaborate with each other on a global scale. "
target: Adtoox
Adtoox is a Stockholm-based ad delivery company. Adtoox's cloud-based ad delivery service offers instant QC and distribution to broadcasters and publishers around the globe. Their powerful ad management service automates workflows and allows users to track all actions and ads.
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closed 2/17/2006 via

Google Inc., acquired dMarc Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Google Inc. today announced it has agreed to acquire dMarc Broadcasting, Inc., a Newport Beach, Calif.-based digital solutions provider for the radio broadcast industry.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: dMarc Broadcasting, Inc.
dMarc Broadcasting is a developer of digital audio systems and related services for radio broadcasters. Through subsidiaries Scott Studios and Computer Concepts (dba Maestro), the company provides digital systems to more than 4,600 radio stations.
price ($mm)
$1,238
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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire Triton Digital Media

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring Triton Digital, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Triton's innovative and proprietary SaaS solutions and advertising technology enable both live and on-demand audio publishers to build their audiences and enhance revenues globally.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a pioneer in the rapidly expanding digital audio marketplace. The Company’s innovative and proprietary SaaS solutions and advertising technology enable both live and on-demand audio publishers to build their audiences and enhance revenues globally.
price ($mm)
$150
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$40
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3.8x
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closed 12/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Zenterio AB, acquired Adscribe

synopsis: TV technology and services provider Zenterio has acquired the remaining 75% of UK based ad-tech and analytics company Adscribe. AdScribe help TV operators to better understand their customers and in the process open up new revenue opportunities through data and advertising.
buyer: Zenterio AB
Zenterio provides an independent OS for interactive TV aimed at creating an industry standard. Zenterio also offers an intuitive multiscreen UI, a powerful Data Analytics solution, Consulting Services and additional Value Added Services to TV operators. "
target: Adscribe
AdScribe help TV operators to better understand their customers and in the process open up new revenue opportunities through data and advertising. Their cloud-based big data platform facilitates the collection and analysis of TV viewing data across multiple devices.
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announced 10/23/2020 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Voxnest

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 audio company in America and the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, will acquire Voxnest, the leading consolidated marketplace for podcasts and the best-in-class provider of podcast analytics, enterprise publishing tools, programmatic integration, and targeted ad serving.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target: Voxnest
Voxnest provides professional solutions for podcasters and brands looking to engage with listeners. The company's comprehensive tools for podcast creation, distribution, management, measurement, monetization, and advertising include Spreaker, Spreaker Enterprise, and Dynamo.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Xandr, acquired clypd

synopsis: Xandr, an advertising company, has acquired clypd, an advertising technology platform for the television industry. clypd empowers media owners and their agency and brand partners with programmatic ad solutions. Their TV sales platform delivers workflow automation and provides media partners with tools to manage their sales efforts.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Xandr
Xandr is an advertising company. With one of the world’s largest collections of digital, film and TV properties, Xandr provides a premium option for advertisers and publishers looking to reach specific audiences at scale in premium and brand-safe environments. "
target: clypd
clypd is an advertising technology platform for the television industry. clypd empowers media owners and their agency and brand partners with programmatic ad solutions. Their TV sales platform delivers workflow automation and provides media partners with tools to manage their sales efforts.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

ZMG | Ruckus Factory, acquired Accelerated Media

synopsis: ZMG | Ruckus Factory acquired Accelerated Media. Accelerated Media is a full service media company, specializing in interactive advertising. Accelerated Media's Connected Ad Network ™ is an advanced TV ad platform, capable of inserting local and national advertising into companion applications found on Smart TVs and other connected/OTT devices.
buyer: ZMG | Ruckus Factory
ZMG | Ruckus Factory is a leader in news and lifestyle video creation. ZMG delivers in excess of 1,000 original, topical video stories each month to the most respected media sites around the world. "
target: Accelerated Media
Accelerated Media is a full service media company, specializing in interactive advertising. Accelerated Media's Connected Ad Network ™ is an advanced TV ad platform, capable of inserting local and national advertising into companion applications found on Smart TVs and other connected/OTT devices.
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closed 6/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Comcast Corporation, acquired Visible World

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

SintecMedia, will acquire Pilat Media

synopsis: Sintec Media Ltd., the leading provider of media business management solutions will acquire Pilat Media Global plc. Pilat Media is a supplier of powerful, integrated business management systems for the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
Sintec Media is the leading provider of media business management solutions. They engage in the design and implementation of management systems for the broadcast, cable, and satellite industries. "
target: Pilat Media (PGB:$43.40)
Pilat Media Global develops, markets, and supports business management software solutions for content and service providers in the media industry. They offer an Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBM) for managing content, media operations, airtime programming, and advertising sales.
price ($mm)[EV]
$75 [$50]*
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$45
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$6
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closed 7/7/2016 via BusinessWire

MediaOcean, acquired Invision Inc.

synopsis: Mediaocean, the leading software provider for the advertising world, announced that it has acquired INVISION Inc., a leading provider of cross-device sell-side workflow solutions to major media companies. Trusted by the largest media companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: MediaOcean
Mediaocean is the world's only software company that automates every aspect of the advertising workflow, from planning and buying, to analyzing and optimizing, to invoicing and payments. Its open cross-media platforms have unmatched reach and bridge traditional and digital media. "
target: Invision Inc.
INVISION Inc. is the media industry’s most experienced provider of cross-device advertising sales software. Trusted by the largest media and television companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations and maximize revenue of their inventory.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Efficio merged with ShareBuilders,

synopsis: ShareBuilders, Inc., the leading provider of yield management solutions for the broadcast media sales industry, announced a merger with Efficio Solutions, Inc., a leader in media sales management, CRM and yield solutions to the broadcast industry.
buyer: ShareBuilders
ShareBuilders is the largest media yield management software company in the US. In 2010 their local broadcast TV clients billed about $3.7 billion, which is estimated to be 1 out of every 5 commercials sold on English-speaking network affiliates. "
target: Efficio
Efficio Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1999 and created by broadcasters for broadcasters with over 8,000 users in the media sales industry. Efficio is a fully integrated media sales management solution that answers the needs of salespeople and sales managers.
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announced 6/22/2017 via Company Press Release

axélero S.p.A., will acquire Atex Group Limited

synopsis: axélero announced the signing of a binding agreement for the acquisition of Atex, the largest and longest-serving provider of content and commercial software for the global media industry. Atex's content management, advertising and audience technologies are helping to power some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding media companies.
buyer: axélero S.p.A. (BIT:AXEL:$51.93)
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results. "
target parent: Kistefos AS
target: Atex Group Limited
Atex is the largest and longest-serving provider of content and commercial software for the global media industry. Their content management, advertising and audience technologies are helping to power some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding media companies in 55 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.50 [$5.26]
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$21
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$2
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2.8x
closed 11/13/2012 via PR Web

Advanced Solutions International, acquired SpaceMaster Inc.

synopsis: Advanced Solutions International announced the acquisition of SpaceMaster, Inc. SpaceMaster is a pioneer in the media industry with its advertising management software that has helped not-for-profits and commercial companies for over 20 years.
buyer: Advanced Solutions International
Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is the leading global provider of software for non-profits and has served the industry since 1991. ASI is the developer of iMIS, the one complete, upgradeable, web-based, not-for-profit business software system. "
target: SpaceMaster Inc.
SpaceMaster, Inc., an advertisement sales management software company, provides integrated software for association advertising sales management.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Independent Media Distribution plc, acquired eBUS Ltd.

synopsis: IMD has acquired the eBUS Media Network to create a substantial worldwide footprint for digital TV ad delivery. eBUS Limited provides video content management and distribution services for Asian advertising and media market.
buyer parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
buyer: Independent Media Distribution plc
Indepedent Media Distribution (IMD), is the leading distributor of broadcast quality commercial advertising, new music and music videos. IMD provides the advertising and music industries with a reliable, fast and verifiable distribution service, which has set the standard for the industry. "
target: eBUS Ltd.
eBUS enables users to send TV ads faster, easier, more cost effectively and in High Definition. eBUS is the only video content management and distribution business totally dedicated to the Asia Pacific advertising and media market.
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closed 10/20/2015 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Broadway Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the provider of the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry, announced its acquisition of Broadway Systems, a leading provider of broadcast management solutions. Broadway manages billions of dollars in advertising revenues across news, sports, music, and entertainment networks for customers in the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
intecMedia provides the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry. Founded in 2000, SintecMedia has grown to manage more than $30 billion in advertising revenue via OnAir, IBMS, and SIMS. "
target: Broadway Systems
Broadway has collaborated with major cable television networks—including Fox News, the Scripps Networks, CBS Sports Network and the MLB Network to engineer a contemporary and fully-integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship and billing system.
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closed 3/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Operative, SintecMedia NYC, Inc., acquired STAQ

synopsis: Operative has acquired STAQ, a data collection, normalization, and visualization technology company, and a leader in programmatic digital business management. The acquisition expands upon Operative's capabilities to aggregate, automate, normalize and optimize data, allowing Media companies to take full control of their supply and demand chain.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Operative, SintecMedia NYC, Inc.
Operative is the preferred broadcast management for linear and digital, and a software partner for over 300 of the world's top media brands, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia, and Sky. "
target: STAQ
Staq is a data collection, normalization, and visualization technology company, and a leader in programmatic digital business management. The company connects ad technology together for better reporting, analysis, and transfer of data across the digital marketing stack for efficiency.
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announced 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, will acquire Operative, Inc.

synopsis: Operative Media, Inc., the global leader in digital advertising business management solutions for major media companies, announced that the company will be acquired by SintecMedia, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners. The combined company brings together TV and digital ad management for media companies and publishers worldwide.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred broadcast management software partner for over 300 of the world's top media brands, including NBCU, CBS, ABC, AT&T, STARZ, Star India, Seven Australia and Sky. "
target: Operative, Inc.
Since 2001, Operative Media, Inc. has developed software and services that help publishers, agencies, and networks simplify the business of advertising. Media companies rely on Operative to sell, traffic, and bill premium ad inventory, increasing revenue and decreasing overhead.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired SintecMedia

synopsis: SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced that SintecMedia's management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has invested in 150+ technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry."
target parent: Riverwood Capital
target: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 150 of the world's top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units.
price ($mm)
$400
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$110
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closed 10/20/2015 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Broadway Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the provider of the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry, announced its acquisition of Broadway Systems, a leading provider of broadcast management solutions. Broadway manages billions of dollars in advertising revenues across news, sports, music, and entertainment networks for customers in the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
intecMedia provides the most complete, integrated solutions for the media industry. Founded in 2000, SintecMedia has grown to manage more than $30 billion in advertising revenue via OnAir, IBMS, and SIMS. "
target: Broadway Systems
Broadway has collaborated with major cable television networks—including Fox News, the Scripps Networks, CBS Sports Network and the MLB Network to engineer a contemporary and fully-integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship and billing system.
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announced 1/16/2014 via Wall Street Journal

SintecMedia, will acquire Pilat Media

synopsis: Sintec Media Ltd., the leading provider of media business management solutions will acquire Pilat Media Global plc. Pilat Media is a supplier of powerful, integrated business management systems for the media industry.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
Sintec Media is the leading provider of media business management solutions. They engage in the design and implementation of management systems for the broadcast, cable, and satellite industries. "
target: Pilat Media (PGB:$43.40)
Pilat Media Global develops, markets, and supports business management software solutions for content and service providers in the media industry. They offer an Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBM) for managing content, media operations, airtime programming, and advertising sales.
price ($mm)[EV]
$75 [$50]*
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$45
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$6
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12.4x
closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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closed 1/9/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired StorerTV

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, has acquired an important player in the U.S. broadcast management space. StorerTV, the top North American provider of media program and contract rights management software solutions for the television broadcast and cable industry, is now part of the SintecMedia family.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: StorerTV
StorerTV is the leading developer of cutting-edge media program and contract rights management software solutions for the television broadcast and cable industry.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired SintecMedia

synopsis: SintecMedia, the world's leading provider of broadcast management software, announced that SintecMedia's management team and Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity firm, have acquired SintecMedia from its existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has invested in 150+ technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry."
target parent: Riverwood Capital
target: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 150 of the world's top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units.
price ($mm)
$400
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$110
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closed 7/7/2016 via BusinessWire

MediaOcean, acquired Invision Inc.

synopsis: Mediaocean, the leading software provider for the advertising world, announced that it has acquired INVISION Inc., a leading provider of cross-device sell-side workflow solutions to major media companies. Trusted by the largest media companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: MediaOcean
Mediaocean is the world's only software company that automates every aspect of the advertising workflow, from planning and buying, to analyzing and optimizing, to invoicing and payments. Its open cross-media platforms have unmatched reach and bridge traditional and digital media. "
target: Invision Inc.
INVISION Inc. is the media industry’s most experienced provider of cross-device advertising sales software. Trusted by the largest media and television companies in the industry, its proven expertise and SaaS based solutions help clients streamline operations and maximize revenue of their inventory.
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closed 4/13/2021 via BusinessWire

Liberated Syndication Inc., acquired Glow.FM

synopsis: Liberated Syndication Inc., the industry’s leading podcast hosting platform, has acquired Glow, a podcast monetization platform that enables podcasters to build membership programs and generate listener-supported revenue. Glow’s membership technology will allow podcasters on Libsyn’s 75,000+ podcasts to benefit from new monetization features.
buyer: Liberated Syndication Inc. (OTCPK:LSYN:$25.11)
Liberated Syndication (Libsyn) is a world leading podcast hosting network. Libsyn has been providing publishers with distribution and monetization services since 2004. Their platform hosts over 5.8 million media files from more than 75,000 podcasts. "
target: Glow.FM
Glow is a leading podcast monetization platform, powering membership programs for podcasts that reach millions of listeners. Glow’s core product offering makes it simple for any podcaster to charge for and distribute premium content on almost every major podcast app.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Efficio merged with ShareBuilders,

synopsis: ShareBuilders, Inc., the leading provider of yield management solutions for the broadcast media sales industry, announced a merger with Efficio Solutions, Inc., a leader in media sales management, CRM and yield solutions to the broadcast industry.
buyer: ShareBuilders
ShareBuilders is the largest media yield management software company in the US. In 2010 their local broadcast TV clients billed about $3.7 billion, which is estimated to be 1 out of every 5 commercials sold on English-speaking network affiliates. "
target: Efficio
Efficio Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1999 and created by broadcasters for broadcasters with over 8,000 users in the media sales industry. Efficio is a fully integrated media sales management solution that answers the needs of salespeople and sales managers.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rambler&Co., acquired Dulton Media

synopsis: Rambler&Co, a provider of online and mobile advertising services, has acquired Dulton Media from Prostor Capital, a Russian venture fund. Dulton Media provides an online platform for managing and monetizing videos. Their Eagle.Platform tool allows users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
buyer parent: A&NN Investments
buyer: Rambler&Co.
Rambler&Co is one of the largest groups of companies in media, technology and e-Commerce. Rambler&Co provides online and mobile advertising services. They are based in Moscow, Russia. "
target parent: Prostor Capital
target: Dulton Media
Moscow-based Dulton Media provides an online platform that provides B2B and B2C solutions for clients to manage and monetize videos. The company offers Eagle.Platform, a tool that enables users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
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closed 7/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Glam Media, acquired AdPortal, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical media company for women online and one of the top display global media web properties, announced the acquisition of AdPortal, a leading publisher advertising-technology startup based in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdPortal, Inc.
AdPortal is a company dedicated to helping media publishers efficiently grow advertising revenue to win in today’s marketplace.
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closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

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

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

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

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Admeta AB

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

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Fivia

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

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Integrated Media Company, LLC, acquired StackCommerce, Inc.

synopsis: Integrated Media Company (IMC), a TPG platform dedicated to the new media ecosystem, has acquired a majority stake in StackCommerce, a leading commerce + content platform for digital publishers and brands. StackCommerce powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Integrated Media Company, LLC
Integrated Media Company (IMC) is a special-purpose digital media investment company launched by TPG in 2018. IMC’s mandate is both financial and strategic, providing greater flexibility with regards to investment size, term, and portfolio construction. "
target: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading commerce + content platform for publishers and brands. StackCommerce allows users to discover and purchase products on the publisher sites they visit daily. Their platform powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Vimeo, LLC., acquired VHX Corporation

synopsis: Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, announced the acquisition of VHX, a platform for premium over-the-top (OTT) subscription video channels. VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: VHX Corporation
VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans. They have helped publishers sell films, TV shows, comedy specials, live concert footage, lectures, web series, fitness, education and more.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Tinypass merged with Piano Media, a.s.,

synopsis: Tinypass and Piano Media, two pioneers in content monetization and paywall software, announced a merger to create Piano. Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano, headquartered in New York City, is a leading provider of metering and paywall solutions for digital content monetization and media user data analysis. "
target: Tinypass
Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
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closed 9/23/2010 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ExtendMedia

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held ExtendMedia, a leading provider of software-based Content Management Systems (CMS) that manage the entire lifecycle of video content through monetization for pay media and ad-supported business models.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,846.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. "
target: ExtendMedia
ExtendMedia provides OpenCASE, a carrier-grade platform for managing, publishing and monetizing video across PCs, televisions and mobile devices. With OpenCASE, network operators, media companies and consumer electronics companies can launch streaming and downloadable video services.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

ASMIQ AG, acquired SmartWall.ai

synopsis: SmartWall, a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015 has been acquired by ASMIQ, a services and technology company specialized in subscription management. Smartwall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
buyer: ASMIQ AG
ASMIQ is a service and technology company specialized in subscription and membership management. The publishing division extends their existing product and service portfolio and complete it with two customer contact centers for publishers. "
target: SmartWall.ai
SmartWall is a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015. SmartWall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
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closed 2/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Tinypass, acquired Swishu

synopsis: Tinypass, which enables media companies and websites to create new business models, announced the acquisition of Swishu, an advanced paywall and subscriber management technology company.
buyer: Tinypass
Tinypass is an e-commerce platform that allows content creators and media owners to monetize their digital content quickly, powerfully and effectively by bringing the functionality of major paywalls and download services to every site on the Internet, and enables new innovative business models. "
target: Swishu
Swishu is the industry leader in advanced paywall software for publishers, radio stations, and indie bloggers alike. Swishu creates new revenue, increases reader engagement, and drives subscriptions with its industry-leading paywall and subscriber management software.
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closed 1/22/2013 via PR Newswire

SintecMedia, acquired Argo Systems

synopsis: SintecMedia, the leading broadcast management software provider, announced the acquisition of Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. Argo Systems bridges the business needs of television networks and their counterparts on the cable operator side with its Medea and Nestor systems.
buyer parent: Riverwood Capital
buyer: SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. "
target: Argo Systems
Argo Systems' team of experts has worked closely with the world’s leading Pay TV channels and operators to deliver industry leading software solutions that help networks bill and collect on the content they sell, and operators pay for the content they distribute.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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