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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Anaqua Inc., acquired AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of both AcclaimIP, an industry-leading patent analytics software solution, and Free Patents Online, the leading free patent search tool.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online
AcclaimIP is a patent search an analytics application offered as software as a service (SaaS) owned and developed by FreePatentsOnline.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dennemeyer Group, acquired octimine technologies GmbH

synopsis: The Dennemeyer Group, a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property rights, has acquired octimine technologies GmbH, a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI).
buyer: Dennemeyer Group
Dennemeyer is a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property (IP) rights. Dennemeyer delivers IP services such as patent annuities, trademark renewals, recordals, as well as strategic IP consulting and software solutions for effective IP management. "
target: octimine technologies GmbH
Founded in 2015, octimine is a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI). Their easy to use SaaS platform aims at improving the analysis of patents and its search process.
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closed 10/17/2013 via Company Press Release

IP.com, Inc., acquired Pantros IP, Inc.

synopsis: IP.com, announced that it has acquired the businesses of Pantros IP, Inc., and Pantros IP Holding AG. The company’s Patent Value and Patent Factor Index reports provide easily understood patent valuation analytics that assist organizations in understanding the value of their Intellectual Property portfolios.
buyer: IP.com, Inc.
IP.com provides software tools to the intellectual property community which secures the electronic documents. Its products like Prior Art database helps companies in publishing and searching technical disclosures. Besides this it has other products like Legal Safeguarding Agent and Innovation Q. "
target: Pantros IP, Inc.
Pantros IP, Inc. provides decision support software solutions for patent portfolio management. It offers enterprise decision support system (DSS) solutions, such as Portfolio DSS, a Web-based IP DSS solution that delivers business-critical information-mining capabilities.
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announced 7/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., will acquire PatentCore

synopsis: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis company, will acquire PatentCore, developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc.
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis® company, serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise required in the technology-focused fields of Intellectual Property services, Life Sciences and Web Archiving. "
target: PatentCore
PatentCore is the Minneapolis-based, privately held developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
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closed 5/30/2018 via PE Hub

Castik Capital S.à r.l., acquired Ipan Group

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced the sale of Munich-based ipan Group, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software, to Castik Capital.
buyer: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Ipan Group
Munich-based Ipan group (Intellectual Property Associates Network), is a leading provider of IP management services and software, supporting the largest IP owners around the globe.
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closed 3/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporation Service Company, acquired NameProtect Inc.

synopsis: Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company and leading provider of legal and financial services to corporations and law firms, has acquired NameProtect, a privately-held leader of digital brand management solutions for the Global 2000.
buyer: Corporation Service Company
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms. "
target parent: Mason Wells
target: NameProtect Inc.
NameProtect, a digital brand management company, provides a comprehensive suite of trademark clearance and advanced monitoring services that support the entire life cycle of a brand in today’s digital economy.
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closed 6/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired Incopro Limited

synopsis: UK-based Corsearch has acquired Incopro, further enhancing Corsearch's brand and content protection capabilities. Headquartered in London, Incopro is an innovative and agile online brand protection provider that has pioneered new technologies to meet the increasing challenges of a complex online environment.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Corsearch
Based in the UK, Corsearch makes it easy for brands and legal professionals to manage their intellectual property from clearance to protection. Corsearch has a mix of comprehensive technologies, skilled analysts, and a customer-first approach that empowers the effective management of trademarks. "
target: Incopro Limited
Based in the UK, Incopro develops online brand and IP protection solutions. The company's intelligence-led, machine learning-driven Talisman platform offers rights holders full visibility of threats to their brand and consumers, and the ability to mitigate those risks at scale.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Corsearch, acquired Yellow Brand Protection

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yellow Brand Protection AB of Sweden, a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Its high-quality, intuitive tools and unparalleled expertise enable professionals to effectively manage their trademark screening, search review, watching, and domain management processes. "
target: Yellow Brand Protection
Yellow Brand Protection is a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. Operating from offices across Europe, USA and China, Yellow’s disruptive technology, “ZERO” seeks to identify and combat IP-infringing content found anywhere in the world, online.
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closed 7/25/2017 via BusinessWire

Lecorpio merged with Anaqua Inc.,

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., the premier provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management and analytics solutions, announced that it is merging with Lecorpio, a leading developer of end-to-end IP management software.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Lecorpio
Lecorpio, a leading IP management and analytics software solutions company, helps innovative companies quickly turn ideas into assets. The solution provides a secure, web-based portal for centrally managing the entire IP lifecycle.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Innography

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, announced the acquisition of premier IP search and analytics software provider Innography. Innography wants to bring big data analytics to the IP market and position the role of IP-related insights at the forefront of the business decision-making.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading IP management services and software specialist. Trusted by many of the world's best-known corporations and law firms to help them manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets. "
target: Innography
Innography provides answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations improve their business. Innography's software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users to gain insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Source3, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission. Source3 builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by internet users without permission.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Source3, Inc.
User-generated products reveal valuable information about how fans interact with, and consume, brand intellectual property. Source3 identifies, catalogs and analyzes brand IP in fan products across marketplaces, categories, and territories.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Bepress

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
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closed 5/29/2008 via BusinessWire

SafeNet Inc., acquired Beep Science AS

synopsis: SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security, has acquired assets of Beep Science AS, a leading provider of mobile Digital Rights Management software. Beep Science’s DRM software will join the portfolio of mobile content and mobile platform security applications already offered by SafeNet.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: SafeNet Inc.
SafeNet is a global leader in information security. The company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. "
target: Beep Science AS
Beep Science is a provider of client and server side Mobile Digital Rights Management (DRM) software solutions. Beep Science' solutions are based on the DRM industry standard from Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

CPA Global, acquired First To File

synopsis: CPA Global acquired IP-focused document management company First To File Inc. First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: First To File
First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions. First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s leading web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
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announced 3/23/2021 via PR Newswire

InsightfulScience, will acquire Dotmatics

synopsis: Insightful Science, a leading software provider, will acquire UK-based Dotmatics, an industry leading cloud-based scientific R&D data management platform. By integrating Insightful Science's software applications into Dotmatics cloud-first enterprise data management solution, the company will provide an end-to-end scientific research platform.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: InsightfulScience
Insightful Science is a life sciences software company that digitally connects researchers to their ideas and data. The company empowers life sciences researchers to plan effective experiments, connect with data, and extract insights so they can produce life-changing outcomes. "
target parent: Scottish Equity Partners
target: Dotmatics
UK-based Dotmatics is a scientific informatics software and services company that is driving the automation of laboratory workflows for discovery and innovation research—accelerating the journey towards full digitalization and the Lab of the Future.
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closed 8/24/2005 via PR Newswire

Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership, acquired FoundationIP

synopsis: The world's leading IP management specialists, Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership (CPA) is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Minneapolis based FoundationIP.
buyer: Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership
CPA is the world's leading IP management specialist. With over 35 years of patent and trademark experience and approximately 40,000 clients across the globe, CPA performs over one million renewals annually. "
target: FoundationIP
FoundationIP provides an intuitive, integrated, customizable environment for corporations & law firms to manage Intellectual Property matters in a collaborative manner. The system is offered in an ASP environment, meaning that there is no software to buy or equipment to purchase or maintain.
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announced 10/11/2017 via Reuters

Digital Packaging S.A.S., will acquire JASTEC France

synopsis: JASTEC plans to sell 100 percent voting power in wholly owned unit JASTEC FRANCE S.A.S. to France-based company Digital Packaging S.A.S. Based on 18 years of experience, JASTEC France is a major actor in image recognition solution, offering the most robust, scalable and fastest visual search functionalities on the market today.
buyer: Digital Packaging S.A.S.
Digital Packaging S.A.S., based in France, provides printing, model making, specialized prototyping and pre-packing services. "
target parent: JASTEC Co., Ltd.
target: JASTEC France
Based on 18 years of experience, JASTEC France is a major actor in image recognition solution, offering the most robust, scalable and fastest visual search functionalities on the market today.
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closed 8/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired TrademarkNow

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, has acquired TrademarkNow, a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results.
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: TrademarkNow
TrademarkNow is a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results. Their platform uses machine learning to provide faster and smarter trademark analysis results.
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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Anaqua Inc., acquired AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of both AcclaimIP, an industry-leading patent analytics software solution, and Free Patents Online, the leading free patent search tool.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online
AcclaimIP is a patent search an analytics application offered as software as a service (SaaS) owned and developed by FreePatentsOnline.
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closed 5/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Actio IP

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, has acquired tech-enabled IP services company Actio IP from Acapo AS. Actio IP is a Norwegian company that develops IP management software to reduce costs and administration.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations. "
target parent: Acapo AS
target: Actio IP
Actio IP is a Norwegian company that was founded in 2009 with the goal of developing Intellectual Property (IP) management software to reduce costs and administration.
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closed 5/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Anaqua Inc., acquired SeeUnity, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property (IP) management technology provider, has acquired SeeUnity, a premium provider of API-based content integration and migration software products.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations. "
target: SeeUnity, Inc.
SeeUnity is the leading provider of API-based enterprise content integration and migration products with more than 500 customers globally. SeeUnity helps professionals securely synchronize and migrate data across on-premise or cloud-based ECM systems and external applications.
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closed 2/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Quantify IP

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that it has acquired global IP cost estimating software provider Quantify IP.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations. "
target: Quantify IP
Founded in 1984, Quantify IP is the creator of the well-established and innovative Global IP Estimator. The company’s product portfolio has subsequently expanded to include the Portfolio Estimator, the Strategy Planner, and the Company Portfolios Revealed.
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closed 6/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Anaqua Inc., acquired OPSolutions, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that it has acquired IP management software and practice automation provider O P Solutions.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations. "
target: OPSolutions, Inc.
O P Solutions has been a leading provider of high-quality software to the intellectual property legal community since 1990. PATTSY WAVE ® is O P Solutions’ state-of-the-art browser-based docketing software.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Astorg, acquired Anaqua Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. As part of this transaction, Astorg will become the controlling shareholder of Anaqua.
buyer: Astorg
Astorg is an independent private equity group with over €8 billion of assets under management. They seek to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to acquire global companies and create value through the provision of strategic guidance, experienced governance and adequate capital. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations.
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closed 7/25/2017 via BusinessWire

Lecorpio merged with Anaqua Inc.,

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., the premier provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management and analytics solutions, announced that it is merging with Lecorpio, a leading developer of end-to-end IP management software.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Lecorpio
Lecorpio, a leading IP management and analytics software solutions company, helps innovative companies quickly turn ideas into assets. The solution provides a secure, web-based portal for centrally managing the entire IP lifecycle.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Patent River, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Patent River, Inc.
Patent River is a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry and provides unique data to patent holders, patent stakeholders, and to other companies in the patent information services industry.
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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Anaqua Inc., acquired AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of both AcclaimIP, an industry-leading patent analytics software solution, and Free Patents Online, the leading free patent search tool.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online
AcclaimIP is a patent search an analytics application offered as software as a service (SaaS) owned and developed by FreePatentsOnline.
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closed 9/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Anaqua Inc., acquired ideaPoint Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property (IP) management software and services, announced that it has acquired ideaPoint, Inc. The company is a Boston-based SaaS company that delivers innovation management solutions for the global enterprise.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: ideaPoint Inc.
ideaPoint delivers the leading innovation management solution for the global enterprise. ideaPoint provides full lifecycle management of partnering and collaboration opportunities so that companies can tactically scout, evaluate and seize a range of innovation opportunities, and more.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Insight Venture Partners, acquired Anaqua Inc and SGA2 SAS

synopsis: Beacon Equity Partners LLC announced that it has completed the sale of Anaqua Inc. and SGA2 SAS to Insight Venture Partners. Anaqua Inc. is a leading provider of intellectual property software. SGA2 SAS is a French company that provides patent annuity and trademark renewal services globally.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Beacon Equity Partners
target: Anaqua Inc and SGA2 SAS
Anaqua Inc was formed to fill a gap in enterprise infrastructure by providing comprehensive software solution for intellectual asset management. SGA2 SAS is a French company that provides patent annuity and trademark renewal services globally.
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closed 2/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Global Partners, purchased a minority stake in Anaqua Ltd.

synopsis: Anaqua last week announced it has received $4 million in first-round venture funding from Northstar Global Partners in Boston and relocated its headquarters from London to Boston. The company plans to use its cash to bolster sales-and-marketing efforts and hire staff.
buyer: Northstar Global Partners
Northstar Global Partners is an investment bank leveraging decades of experience and a network of U.S. and European relationships to provide services in: Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Merchant Banking Consulting and Strategic Planning "
target: Anaqua Ltd.
Ford Motor Company and British American Tobacco are world leaders in the field of Intellectual Property Management. Both companies share a similar vision for the future of IP management. They recognise the value and importance of creating a collaborative environment within which they can work in pa
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Astorg, acquired Anaqua Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. As part of this transaction, Astorg will become the controlling shareholder of Anaqua.
buyer: Astorg
Astorg is an independent private equity group with over €8 billion of assets under management. They seek to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to acquire global companies and create value through the provision of strategic guidance, experienced governance and adequate capital. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 5/4/2006 via BusinessWire

CSC, purchased Corporate Services Division from Register.com

synopsis: Register.com, a leading provider of domain name registration and Internet services, today announced the sale of its Corporate Services Division to Corporation Service Company, a privately-held firm and leading provider of financial and legal services to corporations and law firms.
buyer: CSC
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms. "
seller parent: Vector Capital
seller: Register.com
Register.com, Inc. is a leading provider of global domain name registration and Internet services for businesses and consumers that wish to have a unique address and branded identity on the Internet.
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announced 7/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Law Business Research, will acquire Globe Business Media Group

synopsis: Law Business Research, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, announced that it will acquire Globe Business Media Group. Globe is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Law Business Research
Based in the UK, Law Business Research provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools. The Company specializes in making hard-to-find, complicated material accessible to its users. "
target: Globe Business Media Group
Based in the UK, Globe Business Media Group is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Insight Venture Partners, acquired Anaqua Inc and SGA2 SAS

synopsis: Beacon Equity Partners LLC announced that it has completed the sale of Anaqua Inc. and SGA2 SAS to Insight Venture Partners. Anaqua Inc. is a leading provider of intellectual property software. SGA2 SAS is a French company that provides patent annuity and trademark renewal services globally.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Beacon Equity Partners
target: Anaqua Inc and SGA2 SAS
Anaqua Inc was formed to fill a gap in enterprise infrastructure by providing comprehensive software solution for intellectual asset management. SGA2 SAS is a French company that provides patent annuity and trademark renewal services globally.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Access Intigrated Technologies Inc., acquired PLX Systems Inc.

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. today announced it has acquired privately held PLX Systems Incorporated. Based in Los Angeles, California, PLX Systems, Inc. develops and supports enterprise software to manage valuable intellectual property assets.
buyer: Access Intigrated Technologies Inc. (CIDM:$32.45)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target: PLX Systems Inc.
PPLX, provides intellectual-property valuation and lifecycle management software and Web-based services to legal and licensing professionals, intellectual property auditors, brokers and lawyers, chief financial officers, controllers, and research and development executives.
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closed 5/11/2006 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 buyers purchased a minority stake in MarkMonitor

synopsis: MarkMonitor®, the leader in online corporate identity protection, today announced it has closed $12 million in venture capital investment led by Cargill Ventures. Existing venture capital and institutional investors, Focus Ventures, Foundation Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, also participated in this round.
buyer: Cargill Ventures
buyer: Focus Ventures
buyer: Foundation Capital
buyer: Institutional Venture Partners
Throughout its history, IVP's partnership with innovative companies has led to the creation of market leaders in technology industries such as enterprise software, wireless infrastructure, communications equipment, semiconductors, storage and technologyenabled services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor
MarkMonitor offers the most advanced and seamlessly integrated set of services and products available for protecting intellectual property on the Internet.
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$12
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$15
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closed 2/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Global Partners, purchased a minority stake in Anaqua Ltd.

synopsis: Anaqua last week announced it has received $4 million in first-round venture funding from Northstar Global Partners in Boston and relocated its headquarters from London to Boston. The company plans to use its cash to bolster sales-and-marketing efforts and hire staff.
buyer: Northstar Global Partners
Northstar Global Partners is an investment bank leveraging decades of experience and a network of U.S. and European relationships to provide services in: Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Merchant Banking Consulting and Strategic Planning "
target: Anaqua Ltd.
Ford Motor Company and British American Tobacco are world leaders in the field of Intellectual Property Management. Both companies share a similar vision for the future of IP management. They recognise the value and importance of creating a collaborative environment within which they can work in pa
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closed 6/8/2017 via PR Web

LexisNexis, acquired Ravel Law

synopsis: LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, part of information and analytics provider RELX Group, announced its acquisition of Ravel Law, a legal research, analytics and visualization platform that empowers users to contextualize and interpret vast amounts of information to uncover valuable insights.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. "
target: Ravel Law
Ravel Law is a legal research, visualization, and analytics platform. Ravel Law empowers lawyers to do data-driven research, with analytics and interfaces that help them sift through vast amounts of legal information to find what matters.
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announced 2/8/2012 via PE Hub

Welocalize, will acquire Park IP Translations

synopsis: Riverside Partners, a Boston based private equity firm, announced that it has come to agreement to make a significant investment in Park IP Translations, the market leader in the highly technical field of patent translation. The investment will be made through Riverside Partners’ portfolio company, Welocalize.
buyer parent: Riverside Partners, LLC.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize offers integrated globalization services and products for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. It provides globalization consulting, translation, localization, testing solutions and enterprise translation management tools. "
target: Park IP Translations
Park IP Translations is a language services company that serves the legal intellectual property services community through translation, interpretation, and consultancy services. Park is headquartered in New York City and possesses a network of offices and supplier relationships worldwide.
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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, acquired PatentFreedom

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced its acquisition of PatentFreedom, the first provider of data, intelligence, and consulting on non-practicing entities (NPEs).
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target: PatentFreedom
PatentFreedom offers information and services to help companies and their outside counsel reduce the costs and risks associated with NPEs. PatentFreedom generates distinctive, actionable insight to help companies better assess and respond to the growing number of NPE enforcement actions.
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closed 9/28/2011 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Ipendo AB

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing, announced the acquisition of Ipendo, a leading international intellectual property (IP) management software and service provider with a strong position in the Nordic region, from Zacco Group.
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target parent: Zacco Group
target: Ipendo AB
Ipendo is a provider of on-demand IP management solutions to companies of all sizes. The Ipendo Platform™ is built on the latest technology to bring out hidden values in IP portfolios by allowing automation of administrative tasks and sharing of crucial information with relevant parties.
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closed 6/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Anaqua Inc., acquired OPSolutions, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that it has acquired IP management software and practice automation provider O P Solutions.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations. "
target: OPSolutions, Inc.
O P Solutions has been a leading provider of high-quality software to the intellectual property legal community since 1990. PATTSY WAVE ® is O P Solutions’ state-of-the-art browser-based docketing software.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

CPA Global, acquired First To File

synopsis: CPA Global acquired IP-focused document management company First To File Inc. First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: First To File
First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions. First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s leading web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
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announced 7/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., will acquire PatentCore

synopsis: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis company, will acquire PatentCore, developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc.
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis® company, serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise required in the technology-focused fields of Intellectual Property services, Life Sciences and Web Archiving. "
target: PatentCore
PatentCore is the Minneapolis-based, privately held developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
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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 10/17/2013 via Company Press Release

IP.com, Inc., acquired Pantros IP, Inc.

synopsis: IP.com, announced that it has acquired the businesses of Pantros IP, Inc., and Pantros IP Holding AG. The company’s Patent Value and Patent Factor Index reports provide easily understood patent valuation analytics that assist organizations in understanding the value of their Intellectual Property portfolios.
buyer: IP.com, Inc.
IP.com provides software tools to the intellectual property community which secures the electronic documents. Its products like Prior Art database helps companies in publishing and searching technical disclosures. Besides this it has other products like Legal Safeguarding Agent and Innovation Q. "
target: Pantros IP, Inc.
Pantros IP, Inc. provides decision support software solutions for patent portfolio management. It offers enterprise decision support system (DSS) solutions, such as Portfolio DSS, a Web-based IP DSS solution that delivers business-critical information-mining capabilities.
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