Like Linus AS

announced 6/24/2016 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Linus AS

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, through the planned acquisition of Linus AS, further strengthen its position as the leading provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile solutions. Linus is a major provider of both mobile messaging and mobile communication solutions in the Norwegian market, especially for the financial sector.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Linus AS
Linus is a major provider of both mobile messaging and mobile communication solutions in the Norwegian market, especially for the financial sector. The mobile solutions developed by Linus contribute to a simpler and more effective way for a business to establish mobile dialog with its customers.
price ($mm)
$7.87
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.0x
closed 12/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Dubber Pty Ltd, acquired Speik

synopsis: Australia-based Dubber Corporation Limited has acquired Speik, a UK-based provider of call recording and PCI Compliance solutions. The acquisition furthers Dubber's vision of dubbing the world's networks and communications solutions to put AI on every phone, transforming voice data into a source of value for Enterprises and Governments globally.
buyer: Dubber Pty Ltd (DUB.ASX:$7.39)
Australia-based Dubber is the world's most scalable Unified Call Recording service and Voice Intelligence Cloud. Dubber allows service providers to offer call recording for compliance, business intelligence, sentiment analysis, AI and more on any phone. "
target: Speik
Speik is a leading UK-based provider of call recording and PCI Compliance solutions. The company's solutions cover fixed-line and mobile call recording, PCI phone payments, call archive services, live phone fraud detection, and real-time speech analytics.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/31/2015 via PE Hub

MCI Capital S.A., will acquire Mobiltek

synopsis: MCI, one of the most dynamic private equity groups in Emerging Europe, is to acquire Mobiltek, the largest player in the aggregation of text message services. Mobiltek is also involved in developing IT solutions, with a focus on mobile banking and payments.
buyer: MCI Capital S.A. (WSE:MCI:$38.71)
MCI Capital S.A. is a private equity firm that implements early stage, growth stage and expansion/buy-out stage investments in CEE Region, Germany and Austria (DACH), in former Soviet Republics countries (CIS – Commonwealth of Independent States) and Turkey. "
target: Mobiltek
Mobiltek is the largest player in the aggregation of text message services. The company is also involved in developing IT solutions, with a focus on mobile banking and payments. Currently Mobiltek is a recognised expert in the sector of mobile financial services.
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closed 3/20/2017 via BusinessWire

OutboundEngine, acquired ReadyChat

synopsis: OutboundEngine, the marketing platform that makes online marketing easy for businesses, announced the acquisition and product integration of ReadyChat, a web-based live chat service for real estate and mortgage companies.
buyer: OutboundEngine
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, OutboundEngine is a marketing technology company that helps businesses grow by making online marketing simple. The company’s SaaS platform automates email marketing, social media posting, online review collection and more for over 10,000 customers. "
target: ReadyChat
ReadyChat is a web-based live chat service for real estate and mortgage companies. The ReadyChat team handles everything from customizing a branded chat widget that matches the look and feel of a customer’s website to moderating the chat 24/7.
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closed 11/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Lock Trust, Inc., acquired Advisor TLC Inc.

synopsis: Lock Trust, Inc. announced the acquisition of Phoenix-based firm Advisor TLC., a high-performing Video Platform for global businesses in the merchant’s payment space. Lock Trust was founded in 2013, providing core bank framework and a robust payment solution that will now offer One-Click Videos within the payment engine.
buyer: Lock Trust, Inc.
Lock Trust, Inc. is a startup founded in 2013 by a 25-year vet in the industry. The Company is based in both London, UK and Tampa, Florida. Lock Trust is a streamlined technology and payment processing firm serving individual consumers, small to large-market institutions. "
target: Advisor TLC Inc.
Phoenix-based firm Advisor TLC. is a high-performing Video Platform for global businesses in the merchant’s payment space. Advisor TLC is a video marketing and communication system which creates custom client experiences.
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announced 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bambuser Ab, will acquire Viddget AB

synopsis: Bambuser, a Swedish software company that offers B2B solutions for live video, will acquire Viddget AB, a unique video chat solution in Sweden. Viddget enables companies to communicate with their customers in a more humanized and personalized manner through an easy-to-use video chat solution.
buyer: Bambuser Ab (OM:BUSER:$7.34)
Bambuser is a Swedish software company that offers B2B solutions for live video. Bambuser allows users to effortlessly create engaging experiences in any app using their developer-friendly tools and fully managed live video platform. "
target: Viddget AB
Viddget is a unique video chat solution in Sweden. Viddget enables companies to communicate with their customers in a more humanized and personalized manner through an easy-to-use video chat solution, resulting in more satisfied customers and increased sales.
price ($mm)
$0.12
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bharti Airtel Limited, acquired AuthMe ID Services Private Limited

synopsis: Bharti Airtel, the second largest mobile operator in India, acquired AuthMe ID Services, an Indian start-up developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) services. AuthMe’s flagship services include CallUp, an AI chat and voice assistant, and Fintech OCR, an end-to-end optical character recognition (OCR) application.
buyer parent: Bharti Enterprises
buyer: Bharti Airtel Limited (BSE:532454:$11,561.02)
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. "
target: AuthMe ID Services Private Limited
AuthMe ID Services is a Bengaluru based startup focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions. AuthMe’s flagship services include CallUp, an AI chat and voice assistant, and Fintech OCR, an end-to-end optical character recognition (OCR) application built for financial documents.
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closed 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Actiance, Inc. merged with Smarsh, Inc.,

synopsis: Smarsh, helping customers get ahead – and stay ahead – of the risk within their electronic communications, announced it has completed its merger with Actiance, a pioneer in communications compliance, archiving, and analytics. The combined company will operate under the Smarsh brand.
buyer parent: K1 Enterprise Software Investors
buyer: Smarsh, Inc.
Smarsh delivers a comprehensive and integrated suite of information archiving applications and services that help companies protect themselves and manage risk. "
target: Actiance, Inc.
Actiance is the leader in communications compliance, archiving, and analytics. Actiance provides compliance across the broadest set of communications and social channels with insights on what's being captured.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bottomline Technologies, acquired Decillion Solutions

synopsis: Bottomline Technologies acquired Singapore-based Decillion Group, one of the leading financial messaging solution providers in the Asia Pacific region. They operate a SWIFT service bureau which connects more than 130 financial institutions and corporations to the SWIFT community.
buyer: Bottomline Technologies (EPAY:$450.74)
Businesses and banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, effective cash management tools, automated workflows for payment processing and bill review and state of the art fraud detection, behavioral analytics and regulatory compliance. "
target parent: NEC Corp.
target: Decillion Solutions
Decillion Group is a systems integrator and solutions provider focused on providing “Software as a Service” (SaaS) and financial messaging solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. They operate a SWIFT service bureau which connects 130 financial institutions and corporations to the SWIFT community.
price ($mm)
$4.60
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announced 10/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Gresham Computing, will acquire C24 Technologies

synopsis: Gresham Computing plc, the leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions, will acquire C24 Technologies. C24 is a niche financial markets software product business, specialising in standards-based financial messaging and integration solutions.
buyer: Gresham Computing (LSE:GHT:$32.28)
Gresham Computing plc is a leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions. Gresham’s Clareti software platform is designed to provide financial institutions with complete certainty in their data processing. "
target: C24 Technologies
C24, which was originally founded in 2000, is a niche financial markets software product business, specialising in standards-based financial messaging and integration solutions.
price ($mm)
$5.51
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closed 2/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Interswitch, Inc., acquired VANSO

synopsis: In a move that will further seal its place as a payments juggernaut in the African continent, Interswitch has acquired Vanso. VANSO is a financial technology provider that delivers highly secure, world class solutions through their proprietary payments platform (MIMO) and banking and messaging (VCP) platform.
buyer parent: Helios Investment Partners LLP
buyer: Interswitch, Inc.
Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. "
target: VANSO
VANSO is a financial technology provider focused on delivering cutting edge and innovative solutions in Africa. Through their proprietary payments (MIMO), banking and messaging (VCP) platforms we deliver highly secure, world class solutions for clients.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
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announced 8/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Bottomline Technologies, will acquire Simplex GTP Ltd

synopsis: Bottomline Technologies, a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and banking solutions, announced the signing of an agreement to purchase London-based Simplex GTP Ltd. Simplex is an organization which provides cloud-based services in financial messaging and reconciliation to several major leading corporations.
buyer: Bottomline Technologies (EPAY:$450.74)
Bottomline Technologies provides collaborative payment, invoice and document automation solutions to corporations, financial institutions and banks around the world. The solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes involving payments, invoicing, global cash management and more. "
target: Simplex GTP Ltd
Simplex GTP is a trusted global transaction platform provider and is the major ‘white-label’ managed services payments provider to some of the largest global transaction banks.
price ($mm)
$5.40*
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

MUIS Software, acquired ctrl B.V.

synopsis: MUIS Software, (SaaS) accounting and administration software provider, based in Heemskerk, joins forces with Ctrl. Ctrl provides state-of-the-art online collaboration platform for financial service providers.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: MUIS Software
MUIS Software, founded in 1984 and located in Heemskerk is an innovative SaaS based software developer, specialized in administrative bookkeeping- and ERP software available for use online as well as offline. "
target parent: Deloitte LLP
target: ctrl B.V.
Ctrl, founded in 2004, has developed itself within Deloitte NL to an independent organisation with more than 20 employees who focus on the development of the state-of-the-art online collaboration platform for financial service providers.
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announced 3/12/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire Ethoca

synopsis: Mastercard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ethoca, a global provider of technology solutions that help merchants and card issuers collaborate in real-time to quickly identify and resolve fraud in digital commerce.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$15,301.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Ethoca
Ethoca is the leading, global provider of collaboration-based technology that enables card issuers, ecommerce merchants and online businesses to increase card acceptance, stop more fraud, recover lost revenue and eliminate chargebacks from both fraud and customer service disputes.
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closed 12/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Clear2Pay, acquired Diagram EDI

synopsis: Clear2Pay, the international technology provider of next generation payment solutions for financial institutions has acquired Diagram EDI (F), an internationally operating e-banking and payment solutions provider.
buyer: Clear2Pay
Clear2Pay's Open Payment Framework enables financial institutions to improve internal payments processing efficiencies whilst at the same time provide their clients with better payment services that are faster, with richer payments related information. "
target: Diagram EDI
Diagram EDI designs, develops and markets Diagram e-Banking, a multi-channel remote banking solution which is highly secure with a wide functional scope. The solutions has been implemented at over 250 clients in more than 50 countries.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Marquis Software Solutions, Inc., acquired DocuMatix, LLC

synopsis: Marquis, a leading provider of marketing analytics software and professional services for mid-tier banks and credit unions, has acquired DocuMatix, a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
buyer parent: Falfurrias Capital
buyer: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
MARQUIS is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 400 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart from their competition by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing. "
target: DocuMatix, LLC
At DocuMatix, they simplify communications for credit unions and other financial institutions. DocuMatix is a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
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closed 2/15/2010 via Company Press Release

Markit Group Ltd., acquired ClearPar, LLC

synopsis: Markit, a leading global financial information services company, announced it has agreed to acquire ClearPar from Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. ClearPar is an automated syndicated loan operations platform used for the settlement of par and distressed loan trades in the U.S. and Europe.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit Group Limited is the leading provider of independent pricing, reference data, portfolio valuations and OTC derivatives trade processing to the global financial and commodities markets. "
target parent: Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
target: ClearPar, LLC
Since its inception in June 2000, ClearParSM has not waivered from its mission: to promote efficiency and liquidity in the corporate loan market by reducing settlement time for secondary trades and syndications, thereby reducing settlement risk and cost.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Stewart Information Services Corp, acquired NotaryCam

synopsis: Stewart Information Services Corporation, announced its acquisition of NotaryCam®, a pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions. By adding NotaryCam to the Stewart family, Stewart advances its strategic vision of digitizing, securing and simplifying the title and closing process.
buyer: Stewart Information Services Corp (STC:$2,537.12)
Stewart is a global real estate services company, offering products and services through their direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers™ and family of companies. They offer the comprehensive service, deep expertise and solutions our customers need for any real estate transaction. "
target: NotaryCam
NotaryCam brings notarization into the internet age. They have developed a remote electronic conferencing platform that allows for multiple parties to meet to review, sign, notarize, record and store transactions online--anytime and from anywhere in the World.
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announced 10/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Ellie Mae, Inc., will acquire Capsilon

synopsis: Ellie Mae, the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced that is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Capsilon, the leading provider of AI-powered mortgage automation software for mortgage lenders, investors and servicers.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Ellie Mae, Inc. (ELLI:$477.11)
Ellie Mae is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and shorten the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. "
target: Capsilon
Capsilon builds products that transform the way mortgage companies work, making mortgages easier and less expensive for everyone. Through its Intelligent Process Automation software, Capsilon uses data and AI to automate manual tasks to enable faster decision-making.
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closed 1/25/2016 via BusinessWire

Rambus Inc., acquired Bell ID

synopsis: Rambus Inc. announced it has acquired Smart Card Software Ltd which includes Bell Identification Ltd (Bell ID) and Ecebs Ltd. As part of this acquisition, the advanced mobile payment platform developed by Bell ID, along with the smart ticketing platform created by Ecebs, will be incorporated into the Rambus Cryptography Research Division.
buyer: Rambus Inc. (RMBS:$296.05)
Rambus creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Their chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of their customers. "
target: Bell ID
Bell ID software integrates with third party technology and simplifies the issuing complexities of payment, identity, loyalty and transit applications. Ecebs supplies smart ticketing systems to the UK transport markets, and their software meets the demand for cloud-based, secure ticketing schemes.
price ($mm)
$92
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announced 6/24/2016 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Linus AS

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, through the planned acquisition of Linus AS, further strengthen its position as the leading provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile solutions. Linus is a major provider of both mobile messaging and mobile communication solutions in the Norwegian market, especially for the financial sector.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Linus AS
Linus is a major provider of both mobile messaging and mobile communication solutions in the Norwegian market, especially for the financial sector. The mobile solutions developed by Linus contribute to a simpler and more effective way for a business to establish mobile dialog with its customers.
price ($mm)
$7.87
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.0x
announced 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Message Broadcast, LLC

synopsis: LINK Mobility has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Message Broadcast, LLC, a leading provider of mission critical customer engagement solutions to blue chip enterprise customers in the U.S. Message Broadcast offers its proprietary communications platform EONS (Emergency Outage Notification System) as well as API driven communication.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
Headquartered in Norway, LINK Mobility Group AS is Europe’s leading provider within mobile communications, specializing in messaging, digital services and data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: Message Broadcast, LLC
Message Broadcast is a provider of customer engagement solutions to blue chip enterprise customers in the U.S. The company offers its proprietary communications platform EONS (Emergency Outage Notification System) as well as API driven communication for email, A2P SMS and voice communication.
price ($mm)
$260
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announced 4/28/2021 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire AMM SpA

synopsis: LINK Mobility entered into the agreement to acquire 81% of AMM S.p.A and will launch a mandatory offer for the remaining shares. AMM S.p.A. is an Italian SMS and media marketing company founded in 2008. It is currently listed on the Italian Stock Exchange on the AIM list.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
Headquartered in Norway, LINK Mobility Group AS is Europe’s leading provider within mobile communications, specializing in messaging, digital services and data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: AMM SpA (AMM.MI:$16.32)
Headquartered in Italy, AMM specializes in web marketing services and supplying technology for sending mass messages, allowing companies to communicate with their customers. Their experience in both marketing segments allow them to take care of every aspect related to corporate communication.
price ($mm)[EV]
$18 [$14]*
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
announced 4/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire MarketingPlatform

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group Holding ASA, Europe’s leading provider of mobile messaging and mobile services, will acquire MarketingPlatform, an omnichannel marketing platform in Denmark. MarketingPlatform helps thousands of companies with their email marketing and marketing automation needs. Their platform covers email, SMS, web & app, and social media.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
Headquartered in Norway, LINK Mobility Group AS is Europe’s leading provider within mobile communications, specializing in messaging, digital services and data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: MarketingPlatform
MarketingPlatform is a leading omnichannel marketing platform in Denmark. MarketingPlatform helps thousands of companies across Europe with their email marketing and marketing automation needs. Their omnichannel marketing platform covers email, SMS, web & app, and social media.
price ($mm)
$15
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Netsize

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group AS, Europe’s leading and fastest growing provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of the French omnichannel messaging company, Netsize S.A .
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group AS is Europe’s leading provider within mobile communications, specializing in messaging, digital services and data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions across industries and sectors. "
target parent: Gemalto NV
target: Netsize
Netsize is a leading omni-channel messaging solution provider with a strong presence in Western Europe. Netsize helps more than 600 clients build stronger customer relationships through impactful engagement and personalized user experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$62
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

LINK Mobility AS, acquired HSL Mobile

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group AS, Norway's leading and fastest growing provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has acquired HSL Mobile, a reputable and highly reliable mobile messaging provider for organizations in the UK, with its own carrier connected SMSC.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
Headquartered in Norway, LINK Mobility Group AS is Europe’s leading provider within mobile communications, specializing in messaging, digital services and data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of innovative and scalable solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: HSL Mobile
HSL Mobile is known as a reputable and highly reliable mobile messaging provider for organizations in the UK, with its own carrier connected SMSC. The HSL SMS gateway provides reliable and fast business SMS services that enable organizations to send and receive SMS messages.
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announced 4/18/2018 via PR Newswire

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire SeeMe

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group ASA ("LINK"), one of Europe’s leading providers of cloud based mobile messaging and mobile solutions services, will acquire SeeMe, a Hungarian mobile messaging company that provides web and application programming interface (API) based messaging services.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is one of Europe’s leading providers within mobile communications, specialized in mobile messaging services, mobile solutions and mobile data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of scalable services and solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: SeeMe
SeeMe is a Hungarian mobile messaging company that provides web and application programming interface (API) based messaging services. SeeMe helps businesses increase their sales and build better relationships with their customers by enabling them to easily manage their SMS marketing campaigns.
price ($mm)
$2.46
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announced 1/26/2018 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire SMS Italia Srl

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, one of Europe’s leading and fastest growing providers of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has entered into a term sheet regarding the acquisition of SMS Italia Srl, one of the leading mobile messaging providers in Italy.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is one of Europe’s leading providers within mobile communications, specialized in mobile messaging services, mobile solutions and mobile data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of scalable services and solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: SMS Italia Srl
SMS.it is one of the leading mobile messaging providers in Italy. Established in 1996, SMS.it was the first in the world to provide mobile Internet services and the first mobile messaging provider on a global scale.
price ($mm)
$9.95
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Simple SMS Group

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, a provider of B2C mobile messaging and services, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of the Austrian mobile messaging companies Simple SMS GmbH and Simple SMS Wholesale GmbH (together Simple SMS Group). Simple SMS Group offers secure SMS messaging whether online, via email or http, XML or smtp interface.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is one of Europe’s leading providers within mobile communications, specialized in mobile messaging services, mobile solutions and mobile data intelligence. The Group offers a wide range of scalable services and solutions across industries and sectors. "
target: Simple SMS Group
Based in Austria, Simple SMS Group is a specialist in web based platform & services for a huge range of professional mobile messaging for business customers. Simple SMS offers simple, fast and secure SMS messaging solutions for their users, whether online, via email or http, XML or smtp interface.
price ($mm)
$2.37
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
6.3x
announced 12/13/2017 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will purchase Horisen Messaging from Horisen AG

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group ASA, a provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services in Europe, will acquire Horisen Messaging from Horisen AG, a software company that develops products for telecom and marketing services. Horisen Messaging is one of the leading mobile messaging providers in Switzerland that provides services to more than 175 countries.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
seller: Horisen AG
Horisen Messaging is one of the leading mobile messaging providers in Switzerland with a strong footprint delivering services to more than 175 countries globally. Horisen Messaging is a part of Horisen, a software company specialized in developing products for telecom and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
announced 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Netmessage SARL

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group ASA, one of Europe's leading and fastest growing providers of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of French mobile messaging company Netmessage SARL.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Netmessage SARL
Netmessage, located in Paris, France, is a leading mobile messaging and marketing company. Netmessage provides CRM marketing solutions, that collect, analyze and transform the collected customer data to send perfectly targeted offers.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.0x
announced 9/22/2017 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Archynet s.r.l.

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group ASA, one of Europe’s leading and fastest growing providers of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has entered into a term sheet regarding the acquisition of Italian mobile messaging and marketing company Archynet s.r.l. (Totalconnect).
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Archynet s.r.l.
Archynet s.r.l. (Totalconnect) is an Italian mobile messaging company. Totalconnect was established in 1998, and is located in Turin in Italy. Totalconnect has a strong position in the Italian market with direct interconnect with the Italian mobile operators.
price ($mm)
$2.97
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
5.5x
announced 5/24/2017 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire ViaNett

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, one of Europe’s leading and fastest growing providers of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, has entered into a term sheet regarding the acquisition of ViaNett AS. ViaNett is a specialist in mobile messaging and mobile payment, with a strong Norwegian and Swedish customer portfolio of 1.100 enterprise customers.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: ViaNett
ViaNett is a specialist in mobile messaging and mobile payment, with a strong Norwegian and Swedish customer portfolio of 1.100 enterprise customers. ViaNett is No. 1 on donation solutions via SMS in Norway. ViaNett has experiences solid organic growth in revenue and profits during the last years.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
5.5x
closed 1/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

LINK Mobility AS, acquired Global Messaging Solutions, S.L.

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, one of Europe's leading providers of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services, entered into a term sheet regarding the acquisition of one of Spain's leading providers of B2C mobile messaging services, Global Messaging Solutions (GMS). GMS offers online marketing services, launching Email Marketing, SMS, Voice and Fax campaigns.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Global Messaging Solutions, S.L.
Global Messaging Solutions is an international company operating in the global market since 2001. Specialized in digital communication, they offer online marketing custom services in many sectors, launching Email Marketing, SMS, Voice and Fax campaigns.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
6.0x
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LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Didimo

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group ASA ("LINK" or the "Company), the leading provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile services in the Scandinavian, Baltic and German markets, has entered into a term sheet regarding the acquisition of one of Spain's leading providers of B2C mobile messaging services, the Didimo -JetTelecom Group (Didimo).
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Didimo
Didimo offers an easy, fast, cost-effective and reliable platform to send tailor-made or bulk SMS. Promotions, notifications or reminders are examples of content for which SMSs have become the preferred communication channel.
price ($mm)
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0.8x
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LINK Mobility AS, purchased Mobile Messaging Business from Globalmouth AB

synopsis: LINK Mobility, the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market, has acquired Globalmouth AB’s mobile messaging business, Globalmouth Marketing AB. This further strengthens its position as the leading provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile solutions in the Scandinavian and Baltic markets.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
seller: Globalmouth AB
Globalmouth Marketing AB is Globalmouth AB's mobile messaging business. Globalmouth is a mobile specialist that helps companies and organizations to enhance their business with mobile solutions, such as responsive- or mobile websites and web or native apps.
price ($mm)
$0.30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/30/2016 via Reuters

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Whatever Mobile GmbH

synopsis: Link Mobility, the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market, is to acquire Germany's Whatever Mobile, an international, owner-operated mobile solutions provider based in Hamburg.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Whatever Mobile GmbH
Whatever Mobile GmbH is an international, owner-operated mobile solutions provider based in Hamburg. Whatever Mobile offers innovative and secure solutions including global text messaging, OTA handset configuration, reliable mobile payments and secure mobile identification via mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
announced 6/24/2016 via Company Press Release

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Linus AS

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, through the planned acquisition of Linus AS, further strengthen its position as the leading provider of B2C mobile messaging and mobile solutions. Linus is a major provider of both mobile messaging and mobile communication solutions in the Norwegian market, especially for the financial sector.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Linus AS
Linus is a major provider of both mobile messaging and mobile communication solutions in the Norwegian market, especially for the financial sector. The mobile solutions developed by Linus contribute to a simpler and more effective way for a business to establish mobile dialog with its customers.
price ($mm)
$7.87
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.0x
announced 3/17/2016 via Reuters

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Responsfabrikken

synopsis: LINK Mobility Group, which helps companies to communicate by mobile phone with their customers, will acquire Responsfabrikken A/S, a company that offers mobile marketing and develops solutions for digital platforms such as, web, mobile, tablets, and social media.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility helps companies to communicate by mobile phone with their customers. With their services for mobile dialogue, marketing and mobile payment systems, their customers strengthen their customer relations – for better results, faster contact and greater loyalty. "
target: Responsfabrikken
Responsfabrikken A/S offers mobile marketing and develops solutions for digital platforms such as, web, mobile, tablets, and social media. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
price ($mm)
$7.60
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.6x
closed 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

LimeLight Marketing, acquired DevSquared, LLC

synopsis: LimeLight Marketing announced the acquisition of DevSquared, a web and mobile app development firm that specializes in website, mobile app and software development. DevSquared brings specialization in website, mobile app and software development and a history of working with small businesses, larger corporations and educational systems.
buyer: LimeLight Marketing
LimeLight Marketing is a marketing agency dedicated to helping clients maximize their success. Their team collaborates to provide savvy strategies, purposeful brand experiences, eye-catching design, and innovative technologies. It’s both who they are and what they do that delivers for their clients."
target: DevSquared, LLC
DevSquared works with their customers to identify how technology can solve their customer's challenges. They create web and mobile apps and sites that delight their customers. DevSquared builds from scratch, integrate with their customer's legacy systems, or leverage the latest technologies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired Sonar

synopsis: Marchex, Inc., a leading provider of call analytics that drive, measure, and convert callers into customers, announced the acquisition of Sonar Technologies, an enterprise text and messaging sales engagement and analytics company.
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex, Inc. is a leading provider of call analytics that drive, measure, and convert callers into customers. Marchex provides solutions that help companies drive more calls, understand what happens on those calls, and convert more of those callers into customers. "
target: Sonar
Sonar is a leading business text messaging platform for large companies with dedicated sales and marketing teams. They bridge the gap between businesses and their customers over mobile, while demonstrating the power of utilizing AI and chatbots at scale.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

MIND CTI, will acquire GTX Messaging

synopsis: MIND CTI, an Israeli provider of convergent end-to-end prepaid/postpaid billing and customer care product based solutions, will acquire GTX GmbH, a German provider of enterprise messaging communication. GTX offers global SMS services for B2B customers, providing businesses with a robust system to send SMS to end-users at the best possible quality.
buyer: MIND CTI (MNDO:$19.54)
Israel-based MIND CTI Ltd. is a leading provider of convergent end-to-end billing and customer care product-based solutions for service providers, unified communications analytics, and call accounting solutions for enterprises as well as enterprise messaging solutions. "
target: GTX Messaging
GTX Messaging is a provider of enterprise messaging communication, based in Germany. GTX offers global SMS services for B2B customers, providing business partners with a robust and easy-to-use system to send SMS to end-users at the best possible quality and attractive pricing.
price ($mm)
$0.28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Sinch AB, will acquire myElefant

synopsis: Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire myElefant, a mobile messaging SaaS platform that allows brands to improve their customers’ engagement across all mobile messaging channels.
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$1,178.73)
Sinch is a trusted software provider to mobile operators, and its platform powers business-critical communications for many of the world’s largest companies. Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. "
target: myElefant
Based in France, myElefant publishes a mobile messaging SaaS platform that allows brands to improve their customers’ engagement across all mobile messaging channels. The company is one of the first to adopt conversational messaging technologies such as RCS, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
26.9x
closed 8/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Komutel, Inc., acquired VuduMobile Inc.

synopsis: Komutel Inc., a Canadian high tech company that specializes in the development and marketing of innovative telecommunications and interoperability solutions, has acquired VuduMobile, a Montreal-based company specializing in text messaging for enterprises through its unique and bilingual text messaging application and turnkey solutions.
buyer: Komutel, Inc.
Komutel is a Canadian high tech company that specializes in the development and marketing of innovative telecommunications and interoperability solutions. Komutel is a leader for call distribution (PSPA), radio and telephony call recording, notifications to fire services, medical teams, and more. "
target parent: ATW Tech Inc
target: VuduMobile Inc.
Canada-based VuduMobile was created by individuals with a passion to improve communication and engagement between businesses and their users and customers. VuduMobile aims to provide users with the best experience through its multi-channel messaging platform and tools and customer care.
price ($mm)
$1.01
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

MIND CTI, will acquire Message Mobile GmbH

synopsis: MIND C.T.I., a leading provider of convergent end-to-end prepaid/postpaid billing and customer care product based solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Message Mobile, a German specialist for tailor-made, mobile communication.
buyer: MIND CTI (MNDO:$19.54)
MIND is a leading Israel provider of convergent real-time end-to-end billing, unified communication call accounting and analytics solutions for organizations and large multinational corporates. MIND customizes application delivery to enable customers to choose the best model that fits their needs. "
target parent: Materna Information & Communications
target: Message Mobile GmbH
Message Mobile is a German specialist for tailor-made, mobile communication. From simple SMS dispatch via mobile payment to instant messaging and the programming of chatbots, they develop and implement the best solution packages for clients.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Commify, acquired Mediaburst Limited

synopsis: UK's Commify, the company behind a global portfolio of business messaging brands, has announced the acquisition of Mediaburst from Stericycle Inc. Based in the UK, Mediaburst is a global SMS text messaging provider that forms a vital link between mobile networks and businesses who want to communicate via text message.
buyer: Commify
UK's Commify is the team behind a global portfolio of business messaging brands. Commify provides SMS, voice, web, IP/OTT, email and intelligent multichannel messaging services both on a self-serve basis (through an online platform or API), and as a tailored solution to more complex needs. "
target parent: Stericycle, Inc.
target: Mediaburst Limited
Based in the UK, Mediaburst is a global SMS text messaging provider. They form a vital link between mobile networks and businesses who want to communicate via text message. Their main tools are Textburst, Clockwork, and SurveyMill.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Triumph Corporation ltd., will acquire C2 Corporation

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

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

synopsis: Katalyst Technologies Inc. acquired Panacea Infotech Pvt. Ltd., a custom software development company based out of Pune, India, specializing in web and mobile application development. Panacea has extensive delivery capability in Magento development, e-commerce, mobility, cloud computing and digital marketing.
buyer: Katalyst Technologies Inc.
Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, Katalyst Technologies is a best-in-class software technology services and solutions provider. With offices across the world, Katalyst has decades of experience in ERP, supply chain, engineering, digital and e-commerce, professional services and e-publishing. "
target: Panacea Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Panacea Infotech Pvt. Ltd., a custom software development company based out of Pune, India, specializing in web and mobile application development. Panacea has extensive delivery capability in Magento development, e-commerce, mobility, cloud computing and digital marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2018 via Company Press Release

Censhare Ag, acquired 360dialog GmbH

synopsis: Censhare AG announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the real time customer interaction management software vendor 360dialog. 360dialog is a conversation hub that automates and personalizes communication through a real time engine and multichannel messaging easily managed from one central place.
buyer: Censhare Ag
Censhare is a universal, smart content management platform that global organizations use to take charge of their digital experience, delivering personalized content across multiple channels, devices and languages. "
target: 360dialog GmbH
360dialog is marketing platform that helps brands (re)engage and convert their audience to maximize customer lifetime value and enhance the customer journey. At its core is a conversation hub that automates and personalizes communication through a real time engine and multichannel messaging.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Methys, acquired 4i Mobile

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

True North Energy Corporation, acquired Kryptonite Korea Limited

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

Ernst & Young, LLP, acquired Applix

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

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

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

Them Advertising, acquired Appcelerate

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

tarienna GmbH, acquired Socialbit GmbH

synopsis: Tarienna GmbH, an information technology and services company that specializes in software and application development, has acquired Socialbit GmbH, a company that develops social and mobile applications for smartphones.
buyer: tarienna GmbH
Tarienna GmbH is an information technology and services company that specializes in software and application development. They were founded in 2008 and are located in Friedrichshafen, Germany. "
target: Socialbit GmbH
Socialbit GmbH develops social and mobile applications for smartphones. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

AtmanCo, acquired VuduMobile Inc.

synopsis: AtmanCo Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of VuduMobile. VuduMobile is a well-established company in the text messaging business for enterprises through its unique, user-friendly and bilingual text messaging application and turnkey solution.
buyer: AtmanCo (TSXV:ATW:$2.28)
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees. "
target: VuduMobile Inc.
VuduMobile is a well-established company in the text messaging business for enterprises through its unique, user-friendly and bilingual text messaging application and turnkey solution allowing management of text message management programs in all kind of businesses.
price ($mm)
$0.47
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Monstar Lab, Inc., will acquire Nodes Group ApS

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

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

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

Tekplay Systems Limited, acquired XcellFORCE, LLC

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

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($9.18)
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Employees
500
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Ticker: OTCPK:APYP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AppYea, Inc.
AppYea, Inc.
AppYea is a mobile application developer for iOS, Google Play, and Amazon platforms. AppYea operates its own titles as well as provides strategic partnerships with promising mobile app developers. They focus on a number of different categories including next-generation social networks and gaming.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: BSE:503699
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geodesic, Ltd.
Geodesic is an innovator in software products focused on Information, Communication and Entertainment for mobile phones and desktop computers. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geodesic's Mundu suite of award-winning products includes solutions for Instant Messaging, Voice-over-IP and Internet Radio.
year
2007
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Ticker: BSE:532790
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanla Mobile
Tanla Mobile
Tanla is one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world. Tanla provides cloud solutions for messaging, voice, and IoT. Their solutions handle over 200 billion business communications annually. Tanla adopts cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of a diverse clientele.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$167.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.63
EBIT ($mm)
($14.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
300
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Ticker: AMEX:KLR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kaleyra S.p.a
Kaleyra is a leading CPaaS (Communication-Platform-as-a-Service) company, empowering businesses to communicate safely, securely, and seamlessly. With offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Kaleyra has become a worldwide provider of innovative cloud-based communications solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$147.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($26.37)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
300
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Ticker: BIT:MBY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOBYT S.p.A.
MOBYT S.p.A.
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$28.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.94
EBIT ($mm)
$2.98
Net Income ($mm)
$1.79
Employees
13
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Ticker: WORK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slack Technologies, Inc
Slack Technologies, Inc
Slack brings all employees' communication together in one place. It creates open channels for the projects, groups and topics that teams share including messages, files & comments, inline images & video, rich link summaries and integration with the services people use every day, like Twitter, etc.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$902.61
EBITDA ($mm)
($253.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($281.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2545
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Ticker: TSE:4323
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1973, Japan System Techniques Co., Ltd. (JAST) is a Japanese software development company. Through their subsidiaries the company provides services for system development, web development, mobile app development, search engine optimization, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$148.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.49
EBIT ($mm)
$8.15
Net Income ($mm)
$6.12
Employees
920
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Ticker: XTRA:CLIQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLIQ Digital
CLIQ Digital
CLIQ Digital is a global interactive media specialists company. It creates interactive entertainment solutions that it distributes to consumers across television, the internet and mobile devices, allowing them and their partners access to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$81.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.78
EBIT ($mm)
$5.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.57
Employees
100
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Ticker: TSE:3962
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change Co., Ltd
Change Co., Ltd
Based in Japan, Change Co., Ltd. provides IT and network security and solutions. They help businesses with IT consulting regarding applications and mobile products, security and communication through their business infrastructure software, and training services for IT technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.59
EBIT ($mm)
$3.42
Net Income ($mm)
$2.39
Employees
67
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Ticker: APCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp is an information technology company providing cloud services and merchant processing solutions with a focus in mobile payments. Their mission is to provide industry-leading cloud services and payment processing technologies to businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: MSMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Room 21 Media, Inc.
Room21 is a media group specializing in proprietary phone app development for producing and monetizing content for film, television and the web. They develop and launch social commerce platforms for healthcare, entertainment, and industrial business.
year
2017
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Ticker: SMSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro provides software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience. Their network access, insights, and optimization solutions ensure the best Quality of Experience for wireless users, while embedded mobile software creates new opportunities for wireless service providers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$51.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.12
EBIT ($mm)
$3.54
Net Income ($mm)
$4.17
Employees
255
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Ticker: TSE:3923
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rakus Co., Ltd.
Rakus Co., Ltd.
Rakus Co., Ltd. is a leading provider of cloud-based software for small and medium enterprises in Japan. The company offers various cloud-based chat and e-mail software. Their Mail Dealer software allows companies to share and manage e-mails with multiple targets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$49.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.02
EBIT ($mm)
$9.32
Net Income ($mm)
$7.01
Employees
512
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