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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

FilmTrack, Inc., acquired RoyaltyZone

synopsis: FilmTrack, the leading provider of intellectual property and rights management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, announced it has acquired RoyaltyZone, a leading software provider of licensing and royalties solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. "
target: RoyaltyZone
RoyaltyZone is a leading provider of web based software tools that enable licensors, agents, and licensees to manage license agreements, rights, products, invoices, and royalties with ease.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Inmotionnow, acquired Lytho

synopsis: inMotionNow, a provider of workflow management solutions for marketing and creative teams, has acquired Lytho, a leading brand management and digital asset management platform in the Netherlands. Lytho streamlines marketing efforts and saves time creating, searching, sharing, and publishing digital content.
buyer: Inmotionnow
inMotionNow is a provider of workflow management solutions for marketing and creative teams. inMotionNow offers a SaaS solution that simplifies every phase of the creative production process. Their platform allows project stakeholders to manage their projects in a centralized online environment. "
target: Lytho
Lytho is a leading brand management and digital asset management platform in the Netherlands. Lytho streamlines marketing efforts and saves time creating, searching, sharing, and publishing digital content. Their platform enables companies to share their brand's content across all channels.
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closed 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Apptio, acquired SaaSLicense

synopsis: Apptio, Inc., a leading provider of technology business management solutions that help organizations analyze, plan, and optimize technology spend, announced the acquisition of SaaSLicense, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) discovery, optimization, and management product.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Apptio (NasdaqGM:APTI:$224.71)
Apptio fuels digital business transformation. Apptio’s software uses machine learning to translate technology costs across the entire IT portfolio (including on-premises systems, vendors, projects, and cloud systems) into a holistic, business-centric view. "
target: SaaSLicense
SaaSLicense is a dashboard driven IT management tool for SaaS that brings executive insight into application spend, utilization, contract renewals and risk management together in one simple interface.
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closed 5/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

JW Player, acquired VUALTO

synopsis: JW Player, the leading video software and data insights platform, announced it is acquiring VUALTO, a leading provider of live and on-demand video streaming and Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions.
buyer: JW Player
JW Player is a New York based company that has developed a video player software of the same name. The player, for embedding videos onto web pages, is used by news, video-hosting companies and for self-hosted web videos "
target: VUALTO
VUALTO design, develop and deploy streaming solutions to make your online video happen. They provide cutting edge products and services which can be used individually or together for adaptable, scalable, intelligent video delivery.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sony New Media Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe announced the acquisition of Sony New Media Solutions (NMS), which offers media platform services to leading global media companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. The integration of Sony NMS into Deluxe’s existing digital media supply chain platform will offer media companies access to a comprehensive suite of services.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe provides secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms, and content creators. Its cloud-based solutions offer customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable customers to create and distribute content and streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony New Media Solutions Inc.
Sony New Media Solutions (NMS) offers media platform services to leading global media companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony NMS's solution Ven.ue offers a service suite that encompasses a revolutionary end-to-end digital media management and distribution solution.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Corsearch, acquired Marketly LLC

synopsis: Corsearch, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of the prominent provider of anti-piracy services, Marketly. Marketly is a global organization dedicated to protecting assets and fighting online piracy. The acquisition strengthens Corsearch's brand protection offering.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. With highly trained researchers, an expansive global content set, and customer-focused technology tools, Corsearch empowers its customers with powerful brand solutions. "
target: Marketly LLC
Born in the fertile tech ecosystem of Silicon Valley, Marketly is an anti-piracy company driven by a culture of innovation. Marketly is a global organization dedicated to protecting assets and fighting online piracy.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

AVL Digital Group, acquired FUGA

synopsis: Global music company Downtown Music Holdings, announced that its subsidiary, AVL Digital Group (AVL), has acquired FUGA®, the Netherlands-based B2B music technology and services company. FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration.
buyer parent: Stephens Inc.
buyer: AVL Digital Group
AVL Digital Group is a global network of music distribution and monetization brands, including CD Baby®, AdRev®, DashGoSM and Soundrop®. With a diverse client base, AVL distributes and monetizes more than 10 million tracks across popular streaming services. "
target: FUGA
FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration alongside dynamic promotion and marketing. FUGA are listed on the highest tier for both Spotify™ and Apple™'s preferred distributors.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
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announced 11/24/2020 via BusinessWire

MadNetwork, will acquire Po.et

synopsis: MadNetwork, a custom blockchain purpose-built for enterprise authentication infrastructure, will acquire Po.et, the decentralized protocol for content ownership, discovery, and monetization in media. Together, they aim to tackle identity validation and its uses in content and monetization.
buyer: MadNetwork
MadNetwork is a custom blockchain designed to authenticate and manage the identity of organizations, people, or assets in the digital world. MadNetwok’s technology can be leveraged by virtually every industry to automate transactions between trusted, authenticated counterparties. "
target parent: BTC Media LLC
target: Po.et
Po.et — Proof of Existence 2.0 is a Bitcoin blockchain protocol that establishes an open, universal and immutable ledger for managing the ownership, attribution, and licensing of creative digital assets.
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closed 1/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has acquired MarkMonitor Brand Protection assets from Clarivate Analytics. MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data and insights to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis. "
target parent: Clarivate Analytics
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data, insights and 20+ years of expertise to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
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closed 9/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Scientific, acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has officially completed the acquisition of MarkMonitor®, a global leader in online brand protection. The acquisition of MarkMonitor, headquartered in San Francisco, will strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Scientific (:$1,441.88)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
As a global leader in online brand protection, MarkMonitor uses a SaaS delivery model to provide advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

MarkMonitor Inc., acquired DtecNet

synopsis: MarkMonitor, a leader in enterprise brand protection announced that it has acquired DtecNet, a market leading global anti-piracy company. With the addition of DtecNet technology, MarkMonitor expands its Brand Protection platform, adding greater breadth in targeting both the distribution points and promotional vehicles for pirated digital content.
buyer parent: Institutional Venture Partners
buyer: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, offers comprehensive solutions and services that safeguard brands, reputation and revenue from online risks. "
target: DtecNet
DtecNet is a global anti-piracy company with regional offices in Los Angeles California, Copenhagen Denmark, Paris France and Vilnius Lithuania.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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closed 2/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Flexera, acquired Revulytics

synopsis: Flexera, a demonstrated leader in software installation, open source software scanning, and software monetization, has acquired Revulytics, a recognized leader in software usage analytics. The acquisition of Revulytics adds several core solutions to Flexera’s existing monetization offerings, including Compliance Intelligence and Usage Intelligence.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera
Flexera’s solutions help software and IoT companies build and deliver secure products while protecting intellectual property. Flexera allows companies to leverage the power of open source software and future-proof their business by eliminating compliance and security risk. "
target: Revulytics
Revulytics offers cloud-based software usage analytics that give software producers deep visibility into how their products are being used and misused, providing them with actionable intelligence to generate revenue, optimize product development, and make data-driven decisions across their business.
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closed 6/30/2020 via Company Press Release

The Alcumus Group, acquired Banyard Solutions Limited

synopsis: Alcumus is pleased to announce that it is continuing to build on it ssuccess by expanding in the UK with the acquisition of Banyard Solutions. Banyard Solutions is a developer of e-permits and the UK’s first and leading web-based work authorisation and permit-to-work system.
buyer parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
buyer: The Alcumus Group
Alcumus is the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and accreditation services, supporting both UK and International clients with their Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) strategies. "
target: Banyard Solutions Limited
Banyard Solutions is a developer of e-permits and the UK’s first and leading web-based work authorisation and permit-to-work system. e-permits is the electronic permit to work software and work authorisation system delivers control of contractors and reduced risks.
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closed 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired Entura International Ltd.

synopsis: Corsearch, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Entura, a pioneer in the protection of content against online piracy. Following the acquisition of Marketly, this new deal cements Corsearch's position as the market leader for end-to-end online content protection.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Corsearch Brand Risk and Performance™ solutions are revolutionizing how companies commercialize and protect their growth. "
target: Entura International Ltd.
Entura International, based in the UK, began delivering a high-quality anti-piracy service to major clients across the film, television, and music industries. Over the past decade, Entura has become acknowledged as a world leader in the protection of digital media.
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closed 8/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

City National Bank, acquired FilmTrack, Inc.

synopsis: City National Bank, America's Premier Private and Business Bank, has acquired FilmTrack, the leading rights management solution for the media and entertainment industry. FilmTrack's cloud-based platform streamlines the complex intellectual property life cycle, providing the necessary tools to manage mission-critical data.
buyer parent: Royal Bank of Canada
buyer: City National Bank (CYN:$1,188.44)
With $53.6 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 70 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $75.1 billion in client investment assets. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack is the leading rights management solution for the media and entertainment industry. The company’s cloud-based platform streamlines the complex intellectual property life cycle, providing the necessary tools to manage mission-critical data.
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closed 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

i3 Verticals, LLC, acquired iGov Solutions

synopsis: i3 Verticals has acquired iGov Solutions, a one-stop shop for regulatory licensing software solutions. The company created a state-of-the-art software product, Integrated Licensing and Enforcement Management System known as iLEMS™, as a commercial off-the-shelf and SaaS product.
buyer: i3 Verticals, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
i3 Verticals delivers seamlessly integrated payment and software solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses and other organizations in strategic vertical markets, such as education, non-profit, public, property management, and healthcare and to the business-to-business payments market. "
target: iGov Solutions
iGov Solutions is a one-stop shop for regulatory licensing software solutions. The company created a state-of-the-art software product, Integrated Licensing and Enforcement Management System known as iLEMS™, as a commercial off-the-shelf and SaaS product.
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closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pex Inc, acquired Dubset Media

synopsis: Pex has announced it is acquiring Dubset Media Holdings. Dubset Media Holdings, Inc. is a media-tech company delivering innovative rights management and distribution solutions to the music and video industries. Dubset aggregates derivative music and forensically analyzes the assets using its proprietary MixSCAN® technologies.
buyer: Pex Inc
Pex is a video analytics & rights management platform that is able to find and track video & audio content anywhere on the Web. Pex is able to find copies of multimedia content even when it has been tampered with (cropped, changed aspect ratio, recorded on camera, added logo, changed colors, etc.). "
target: Dubset Media
Dubset Media Holdings, Inc. is a media-tech company delivering innovative rights management and distribution solutions to the music and video industries. Dubset aggregates derivative music and forensically analyzes the assets using its proprietary MixSCAN® technologies.
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closed 9/5/2019 via PR Newswire

OpenGov, acquired ViewPoint Government Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: OpenGov, the leader in enterprise cloud solutions for government, has acquired ViewPoint, a leader in citizen-centric software solutions for the 21st century government. ViewPoint's flagship product, ViewPoint Cloud, is the fastest-growing and only multi-tenant SaaS software for permitting, licensing, and code enforcement operations.
buyer: OpenGov
OpenGov is powering more effective and accountable governments with government performance solutions: easy-to-use cloud software for better budgeting, improved reporting and operational intelligence, and comprehensive transparency and open data. "
target: ViewPoint Government Solutions, Inc.
ViewPoint is a leader in innovative, citizen-centric software solutions for the 21st century government. Their flagship product, ViewPoint Cloud, is the fastest-growing and only multi-tenant SaaS software for permitting, licensing, and code enforcement operations.
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

FilmTrack, Inc., acquired RoyaltyZone

synopsis: FilmTrack, the leading provider of intellectual property and rights management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, announced it has acquired RoyaltyZone, a leading software provider of licensing and royalties solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. "
target: RoyaltyZone
RoyaltyZone is a leading provider of web based software tools that enable licensors, agents, and licensees to manage license agreements, rights, products, invoices, and royalties with ease.
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closed 8/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

City National Bank, acquired FilmTrack, Inc.

synopsis: City National Bank, America's Premier Private and Business Bank, has acquired FilmTrack, the leading rights management solution for the media and entertainment industry. FilmTrack's cloud-based platform streamlines the complex intellectual property life cycle, providing the necessary tools to manage mission-critical data.
buyer parent: Royal Bank of Canada
buyer: City National Bank (CYN:$1,188.44)
With $53.6 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 70 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $75.1 billion in client investment assets. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack is the leading rights management solution for the media and entertainment industry. The company’s cloud-based platform streamlines the complex intellectual property life cycle, providing the necessary tools to manage mission-critical data.
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

FilmTrack, Inc., acquired RoyaltyZone

synopsis: FilmTrack, the leading provider of intellectual property and rights management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, announced it has acquired RoyaltyZone, a leading software provider of licensing and royalties solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. "
target: RoyaltyZone
RoyaltyZone is a leading provider of web based software tools that enable licensors, agents, and licensees to manage license agreements, rights, products, invoices, and royalties with ease.
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closed 3/28/2014 via PR Web

FilmTrack, Inc., acquired Jaguar Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: FilmTrack, a world leader in content and rights management technology for the media and entertainment industry, announced today it has acquired Jaguar Consulting, a software provider of innovative solutions for IP rights, royalty and contract management.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack serves as both a front and back office to more than 150 clients worldwide. A cloud-based SaaS company, FilmTrack provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availability, contracts, invoicing and physical and digital asset management. "
target: Jaguar Consulting, Inc.
Jaguar Consulting has been a leader in the development of rights management software solutions for over 20 years. Jaguar provides an enterprise-wide rights management solution geared towards intellectual property owners of all kinds.
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closed 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired Entura International Ltd.

synopsis: Corsearch, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Entura, a pioneer in the protection of content against online piracy. Following the acquisition of Marketly, this new deal cements Corsearch's position as the market leader for end-to-end online content protection.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Corsearch Brand Risk and Performance™ solutions are revolutionizing how companies commercialize and protect their growth. "
target: Entura International Ltd.
Entura International, based in the UK, began delivering a high-quality anti-piracy service to major clients across the film, television, and music industries. Over the past decade, Entura has become acknowledged as a world leader in the protection of digital media.
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closed 8/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

City National Bank, acquired FilmTrack, Inc.

synopsis: City National Bank, America's Premier Private and Business Bank, has acquired FilmTrack, the leading rights management solution for the media and entertainment industry. FilmTrack's cloud-based platform streamlines the complex intellectual property life cycle, providing the necessary tools to manage mission-critical data.
buyer parent: Royal Bank of Canada
buyer: City National Bank (CYN:$1,188.44)
With $53.6 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 70 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $75.1 billion in client investment assets. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack is the leading rights management solution for the media and entertainment industry. The company’s cloud-based platform streamlines the complex intellectual property life cycle, providing the necessary tools to manage mission-critical data.
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closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pex Inc, acquired Dubset Media

synopsis: Pex has announced it is acquiring Dubset Media Holdings. Dubset Media Holdings, Inc. is a media-tech company delivering innovative rights management and distribution solutions to the music and video industries. Dubset aggregates derivative music and forensically analyzes the assets using its proprietary MixSCAN® technologies.
buyer: Pex Inc
Pex is a video analytics & rights management platform that is able to find and track video & audio content anywhere on the Web. Pex is able to find copies of multimedia content even when it has been tampered with (cropped, changed aspect ratio, recorded on camera, added logo, changed colors, etc.). "
target: Dubset Media
Dubset Media Holdings, Inc. is a media-tech company delivering innovative rights management and distribution solutions to the music and video industries. Dubset aggregates derivative music and forensically analyzes the assets using its proprietary MixSCAN® technologies.
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closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Rumblefish, Inc., acquired Catalogik

synopsis: Rumblefish has acquired Catalogik, a Software as a Service music licensing and rights administration platform. This acquisition further establishes the Rumblefish soundtrack platform as the industry standard for social video by significantly improving its search tools and accelerating development of its YouTube monetization platform.
buyer: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish is the largest provider of soundtracks for social video and a pioneer in the music licensing industry. The platform allows partners to offer soundtrack functionality for web and mobile applications, and provide access to the world's largest copyright-cleared soundtrack catalog. "
target: Catalogik
Catalogik enables record labels and music publishers to pitch sync licensing opportunities to music supervisors with an integrated CRM and take advantage of features like custom licensing storefronts, accounting and transaction tracking, database management, and cutting edge music search technology.
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closed 4/7/2008 via BusinessWire

imeem, acquired SNOCAP

synopsis: imeem, the leading social media network, has acquired SNOCAP, the leading technology company for digital rights and content management. This strategic acquisition provides imeem with powerful content identification technology, a comprehensive Digital Registry, and an enhanced team of executive and engineering talent.
buyer: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels. "
target: SNOCAP
SNOCAP's unique digital registry provides real-time management of online licensing, rights and distribution of digital music, making it easy for artists and labels to sell music directly to their fans over the Internet and helping to power a more vibrant digital music marketplace.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

FUGA, acquired Songspace LLC

synopsis: Digital distribution technology and services company FUGA has acquired Nashville-based rights management platform Songspace. Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Formed in 2014, Songspace has more than 250 publisher and record label clients.
buyer: FUGA
FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. At the company’s core is the FUGA platform, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration alongside dynamic promotion and marketing. "
target: Songspace LLC
Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Songspace redefines the music rights management experience, with a flexible and intuitive user interface that mirrors the natural business workflows of music professionals.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jammber, acquired TuneRegistry

synopsis: Jammber, a digital platform that helps artists track music projects and credits, has acquired TuneRegistry, a music rights administration platform that streamlines music rights registrations. TuneRegistry allows rights-holders to self-administer songs, recordings, and releases while retaining 100% of their copyrights and 100% of their royalties.
buyer: Jammber
Jammber is a digital platform that helps artists track music projects and credits. Jammber offers a mobile suite of collaborative apps that allow artists to capture their song shares in real-time, manage their finances, share voice memos, and manage their studio. "
target: TuneRegistry
TuneRegistry is a music rights administration platform that streamlines music rights registrations and metadata delivery. TuneRegistry allows rights-holders to self-administer songs, recordings, and releases in North America while retaining 100% of their copyrights and 100% of their royalties.
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closed 4/28/2011 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired PicScout Inc.

synopsis: Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of visual content and other media, has acquired PicScout, a leader in identifying image use, metadata and licensing information on the web. This acquisition will enabe Getty Images to amplify its digital content licensing expertise.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. "
target: PicScout Inc.
Founded in late 2002, PicScout specializes in technology enabled services to improve business of both visual assets owners and users. PicScout ImageExchange instantly IDs images on the web, providing creative professionals with image information and a one-click connection to image licensors.
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closed 2/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Vistex, acquired Counterpoint Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Vistex Inc., the global leader in pricing, contract, and incentive management solutions, announced the acquisition of Counterpoint Systems, the world's leading provider of rights management and royalty processing software.
buyer: Vistex
Vistex is the global leader in pricing, contract, and incentive management solutions and services, providing unprecedented visibility into the breadth and depth of Go-To-Market programs and enabling businesses with insightful information that drive revenue, control costs and increase margins. "
target: Counterpoint Systems, Inc.
Counterpoint Systems is the world leader in software solutions for rights management, royalty processing and licensing. It helps clients maximize the exploitation of their intellectual property, reducing the time and cost of administration, and minimizing the risk of revenue or expense leakage.
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Irdeto, purchased BD+ Technology from Rovi Corporation

synopsis: Irdeto announced the acquisition of BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corporation. The newly acquired BD+ technology will fold into the company’s Irdeto ActiveCloak™ for Media offering, giving Hollywood studios a more robust solution for protecting high-value Blu-ray movie titles from the threat of digital piracy and lost revenues.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Irdeto
Irdeto is a software security and media technology company. Through its dynamic security and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast/broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world’s most popular app, eStores and consumer devices. "
seller: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

AdRev, acquired Simbals

synopsis: AdRev, a digital rights management provider, has acquired Simbals, an audio and metadata analytics company based in France. The transaction integrates Simbals’ audio fingerprinting technology and machine learning-driven analytics into AdRev’s existing technology used by audio rights holders to ensure fair and accurate usage and reporting at scale.
buyer parent: Downtown Music, LLC
buyer: AdRev
AdRev is a comprehensive digital rights management solution that generates payouts in earned revenue and found time for creators of all types and sizes. Pairing innovative technology with high-touch service by genuine industry experts, AdRev is customized to each rights holder’s unique needs. "
target: Simbals
France-based Simbals is an audio company that develops innovative technologies for the global music and audio industry. The company provides the most useful solutions to help the industry, such as fingerprinting, audio identification, automatic tagging, AI and machine learning processes, and more.
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closed 3/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, acquired Sonalytic Ltd.

synopsis: Streaming music service Spotify announced it has acquired a company called Sonalytic, makers of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as well as track copyright-protected material, and aid in music discovery.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$9,696.50)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Sonalytic Ltd.
Sonalytic is the maker of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as well as track copyright-protected material, and aid in music discovery. Sonalytic is not a consumer-facing business.
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