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closed 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, acquired Sportvision Inc.

synopsis: SportsMEDIA Technology, provider of live data integration, real-time graphics presentation, and video enhancement solutions for live sports telecasts and live entertainment productions, announced that it has acquired Chicago, Ill.-based Sportvision, the premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media companies and marketers.
buyer: SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation
SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation provides video enhancement software, production tools, and professional services to producers of live television sports broadcasts. It offers clocks and score boards, race crawls, virtual insertion products, tickers, telestration products, and stand alone graphics."
target: Sportvision Inc.
Sportvision solutions have enhanced experiences for fans and marketing partners of the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, the Olympic Games, NHL, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, NBA, NCAA, WTA, MLS, IRL, X Games and other sport events on-air and online.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
price ($mm)
$19
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$15
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1.9x
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closed 3/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Disguise Systems Ltd.

synopsis: The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired a majority stake in disguise, a leading provider of extended reality (xR) technology. Headquartered in London, UK, they specialize in combining real-time 3D visualization-based software with high performance hardware.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Disguise Systems Ltd.
Disguise is a leading provider of extended reality (xR) technology. Headquartered in London, UK, they specialize in combining real-time 3D visualization-based software with high performance hardware.
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announced 4/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

iStudy Co., Ltd., will acquire e frontier, Inc.

synopsis: iStudy, a Japanese e-learning company, will acquire a 99.9% stake in e frontier from NCXX Group, a Japanese manufacturer of communication-related devices. e frontier is a Japanese developer of 3D computer graphic design software. e frontier offers solutions and tools for 3D graphic design, character creation, landscape creation, and 2D animations.
buyer parent: V-cube, Inc.
buyer: iStudy Co., Ltd. (:$8.44)
iStudy is a Japanese e-learning company. Their iStudy Academy provides courses to help people acquire new skills in the advanced IT technology field. They also offer iStudy LMS, is a learning management system that helps businesses to create accurate training plans. "
target parent: NCXX Group Inc.
target: e frontier, Inc.
e frontier is a Japanese developer of 3D computer graphic design software. e frontier offers solutions and tools for 3D graphic design, character creation, landscape creation, and 2D animations. Their software products are used by architects, video editors, animation studios and game developers.
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$0.75*
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$1
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0.6x
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Klip Desk Holdings Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has acquired Melbourne-based Klip Desk – a new technology business. Founded by Aaron Tobin, Klip Desk is b2b enterprise software that enables sports rights owners to automate real time delivery and commercialisation of their highlights via a product called Klip Studio.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Klip Desk Holdings Pty Ltd
Melbourne-based Klip Desk is B2B enterprise software that enables sports rights owners to automate real time delivery and commercialisation of their highlights via a product called Klip Studio. It also provides Klip Logic to effectively understand the value of sponsorship within these highlights.
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closed 3/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Yoveo AG, acquired iRewind

synopsis: Yoveo AG, the leading Swiss specialist in video strategies and technologies, announced the acquisition of Lausanne Startup iRewind. Active in 23 countries, iRewind is a software solution that automatically captures, edits and delivers instantly personalized videos to participants in sport events.
buyer: Yoveo AG
Yoveo advises companies and institutions on the subject of video content marketing. They can provide live-streaming, interactive video or a complete video management system to clients. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: iRewind
iRewind is the global leader for smart personalized mass video production technologies and provides customized solutions to create great video micro-moments for the sports industry. They are based in Switzerland.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PE Hub

Wiredrive merged with MediaSilo,

synopsis: MediaSilo and Wiredrive have merged, forming the world’s largest SaaS platform for video-driven creative workflows with more than 1,800 enterprise customers worldwide. MediaSilo founder Kai Pradel will serve as CEO of the joint entity. Wiredrive is the leading platform among agencies and brands to present work-in-progress and video reels.
buyer: MediaSilo
Boston-based MediaSilo is the industry leader in providing secure video collaboration solutions to media and entertainment companies and the post-production houses that serve them. MediaSilo’s flexible video sharing platform handles encoding and playback, review and approval. "
target: Wiredrive
Wiredrive is a secure media-sharing and collaboration tool designed for creative professionals. Top agencies, brands, production houses, and entertainment companies rely on Wiredrive to effectively collaborate with teams and privately share video.
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closed 1/22/2014 via Market Wire

iON America, acquired PowerChalk, Inc.

synopsis: iON America, the company that brought Shoot/Share Wi-Fi connectivity to point-of-view (POV) cameras, has acquired PowerChalk LLC, a privately-held company whose unique, web-based analysis software facilitates teaching and sharing in motion sports, such as golf, tennis and baseball.
buyer: iON America
iON America pioneered the concept of Shoot/Share Wi-Fi connectivity in point-of-view (POV) cameras with its aerodynamic and fully-waterproof Air Pro, Speed Pro, Adventure and The Game lines. "
target: PowerChalk, Inc.
PowerChalk is a web site that lets coaches, athletes and parents do slow motion video analysis. It is the first (and only) such web service that requires no software on the PC or Mac. Once registered, users upload videos to their account and analyze them using a web browser or mobile device.
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closed 6/6/2012 via PR Newswire

Hudl, acquired APEX Sports Software, Inc.

synopsis: Hudl announced that it has acquired APEX Sports Software. APEX Sports Software is video editing software with integrated Voice Recognition made for football. APEX is located in Pittsburgh, Pa., and has a customer base of 1,600 high schools and colleges, largely concentrated in Pennsylvania and Florida.
buyer: Hudl
Hudl is a software product offered by Agile Sports Technologies, a provider of coaching software for the sports industry. Hudl is a Web-based interactive video editing system that enables users to capture their team's videos, analyze and watch the videos online, and more. "
target: APEX Sports Software, Inc.
APEX Sports Software is video editing software with integrated Voice Recognition made for football. APEX is located in Pittsburgh, Pa., and has a customer base of 1,600 high schools and colleges, largely concentrated in Pennsylvania and Florida.
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closed 7/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Hudl, acquired Digital Sports Video

synopsis: Hudl, a provider of Web-based coaching software, announced the acquisition of Digital Sports Video (DSV), a well-established video editing company based in Reno, Nev. DSV has built a loyal customer base of more than 3,000 high schools and has more than 10 years of experience in sports video.
buyer: Hudl
Hudl is a software product offered by Agile Sports Technologies, a provider of coaching software for the sports industry. Hudl is a Web-based interactive video editing system that enables users to capture their team's videos, analyze and watch the videos online, and more. "
target: Digital Sports Video
Digital Sports Video is the largest provider of video editing/scouting software in the nation, by far, with over 4500 high schools, jucos, and colleges. Its client list consists of the greatest football programs from every region of the country.
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closed 6/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Image Metrics, Ltd., acquired Character-FX

synopsis: Image Metrics, Inc., the leading provider of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired avatar technology company Character-FX, founded by 3D animation pioneer John Riggs.
buyer: Image Metrics, Ltd. (IMGX:$0.00)
Image Metrics provides facial animation software and services to the interactive entertainment and film industries. Image Metrics’ proprietary software utilizes video of an actor’s performance to drive the animation of a facial performance without markers or makeup. "
target: Character-FX
CharacterFX ("CFX") is a complete software solution for 3D character rigging. CFX’s unique approach allows rapid construction of animator friendly rigs that enable high quality animation results for high-end film, games and consumer projects.
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closed 11/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Softimage Co.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Softimage - a developer of 3D technology for the film, television and games markets.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,790.40)
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions. "
target parent: Avid Technology, Inc.
target: Softimage Co.
Softimage Co. delivers innovative 3D animation tools to digital artists in the games, film, and television industries. Its product line includes SOFTIMAGE|XSI, the most advanced 3D software for modeling, animating and rendering; SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT®; and SOFTIMAGE|CAT™.
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$27
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Pixellot, acquired VidSwap

synopsis: Pixellot, an Israel-based leading provider of AI-Automated sports production announced its acquisition of VidSwap, a sports video analysis and editing platform for multiple types of athletic events, establishing the first end-to-end automated video and data solution in the sports industry.
buyer: Pixellot
Headquartered in Israel, Pixellot’s automated sports production solutions revolutionize traditional video capture, production and distribution processes, enabling professional and amateur sports organizations to affordably cover and monetize their events. "
target: VidSwap
VidSwap is a web-based video editing and analysis application for sports organizations specializing in game exchange, video sharing and game analysis. They support all major team sports including soccer, basketball, hockey football, and baseball, and serve amateur, youth, HS, college, and pro teams.
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closed 5/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Endeavor, LLC, acquired NeuLion Incorporated

synopsis: Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion, is to acquire NeuLion, Inc., a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: NeuLion Incorporated (TSX:NLN:$95.32)
NeuLion, Inc. is a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$95
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2.6x
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announced 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, will acquire Replay Technologies

synopsis: Intel, the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue, is buying Replay Technologies, an Israeli company that helps sports broadcasters show a panoramic view of the action.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$78,098.00)
Intel architecture goes beyond PCs and servers and extends to phones, tablets, consumer electronics devices, and more. They are the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. "
target: Replay Technologies
Replay Technologies' vision is to power the next big revolution in video by using their proprietary freeD™ technology to create novel viewing experiences. They help sports broadcasters show a panoramic view of the action.
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closed 9/10/2014 via PR Web

Fluendo, acquired LongoMatch

synopsis: Fluendo, an international company that enables multimedia and video on a wide variety of devices and operating systems, has acquired LongoMatch, a cross-platform software tool that lets users perform real-time analysis on sports game video feeds.
buyer: Fluendo
Founded in 2004 in Barcelona, Fluendo enables multimedia on a wide variety of devices and operating systems. Fluendo employs central developers of GStreamer, an Open Source framework which is quickly establishing itself as the de-facto standard multimedia framework for cross-platform software. "
target: LongoMatch
LongoMatch is a free video analysis software for sport analysts with unlimited possibilities. Users can Record, Tag, Review, Draw, Edit Videos and much more.
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closed 4/18/2011 via PR Newswire

THX Ltd., purchased cineSpace from Cine-tal Systems

synopsis: THX Ltd. has announced the acquisition of the cineSpace™ Color Management Suite from privately-held Cine-tal Systems, a developer of image monitoring and color management solutions. cineSpace is the de facto standard in film and television post-production for achieving image color accuracy and consistency.
buyer: THX Ltd.
Founded by George Lucas and recognized by audiences around the globe, THX Ltd. is synonymous with the design and certification of world-class cinemas, premium audio systems, HDTVs, and blockbuster movies and games. "
seller: Cine-tal Systems
cineSpace is the de facto standard in film and television post-production for achieving image color accuracy and consistency. The suite comprises several applications that work together to bring consistency to your workflow: cineProfiler™, equalEyes™, cinePlugins™ and cineCube Visual™.
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closed 9/19/2019 via PR Web

BallerTV, acquired FieldVision

synopsis: BallerTV, the leader in live amateur sports coverage, announced that it has acquired FieldVision, creators of a compact, mobile and fully autonomous solution for live-streaming sports. FieldVision leverages artificial intelligence and computer vision to autonomously film any team sport.
buyer: BallerTV
BallerTV is on a mission to connect families and communities through the unifying power of live sports. The company brings unprecedented coverage to the world of amateur sports by livestreaming thousands of games across men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, and football every weekend. "
target: FieldVision
Fieldvision’s mission is to enable access to sports content and insight for every team, player, coach and fan. Using technology, they enable any sports team to easily create and distribute content and data, whether that be for development, scouting, recruiting, or pure entertainment.
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announced 3/22/2021 via BusinessWire

Sportradar AG, will acquire Synergy Sports

synopsis: Switzerland-based Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data intelligence and sport entertainment solutions, will acquire Synergy Sports, pioneers in automated sports technology solutions, and the market leader in data and video analytics in the U.S. College and Professional sports space.
buyer: Sportradar AG
Sportradar is a global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services. The company provides sports federations, news media, consumer platforms, and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help grow their business. "
target: Synergy Sports
Synergy Sports is the market leader in data and video analytics in the U.S. College and Professional sports space and has created a full suite of cutting edge automated technology solutions to serve teams, leagues, and federations around the world.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Atrium Sports, acquired Synergy Sports Technology

synopsis: Atrium Sports, a full-service technology platform for sports and video data content, announced the acquisition of Synergy Sports Technology, the dominant global provider of data and video analytics tools for the NBA, the MLB and NCAA Division I-II-III basketball and Division I baseball.
buyer: Atrium Sports
Atrium Sports is a full-service technology platform for sports and video data content. Teams who use Atrium’s platform gain more control of their video and data as well as expanded digital capabilities to create new content, engage fans, and open new commercial opportunities. "
target: Synergy Sports Technology
Synergy Sports Technology is an American company that creates web-based, on-demand video-supported basketball analytics for the purposes of scouting, development and entertainment.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, acquired Sportvision Inc.

synopsis: SportsMEDIA Technology, provider of live data integration, real-time graphics presentation, and video enhancement solutions for live sports telecasts and live entertainment productions, announced that it has acquired Chicago, Ill.-based Sportvision, the premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media companies and marketers.
buyer: SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation
SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation provides video enhancement software, production tools, and professional services to producers of live television sports broadcasts. It offers clocks and score boards, race crawls, virtual insertion products, tickers, telestration products, and stand alone graphics."
target: Sportvision Inc.
Sportvision solutions have enhanced experiences for fans and marketing partners of the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, the Olympic Games, NHL, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, NBA, NCAA, WTA, MLS, IRL, X Games and other sport events on-air and online.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, acquired Sportvision Inc.

synopsis: SportsMEDIA Technology, provider of live data integration, real-time graphics presentation, and video enhancement solutions for live sports telecasts and live entertainment productions, announced that it has acquired Chicago, Ill.-based Sportvision, the premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media companies and marketers.
buyer: SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation
SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation provides video enhancement software, production tools, and professional services to producers of live television sports broadcasts. It offers clocks and score boards, race crawls, virtual insertion products, tickers, telestration products, and stand alone graphics."
target: Sportvision Inc.
Sportvision solutions have enhanced experiences for fans and marketing partners of the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, the Olympic Games, NHL, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, NBA, NCAA, WTA, MLS, IRL, X Games and other sport events on-air and online.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, acquired Information and Display Systems

synopsis: SportsMEDIA Technology Corp, a premier provider of live data and graphics integrations products and services to broadcasters of high-end live sports events, has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based Information and Display Systems, LLC, (IDS), a leading global provider of technology solutions for the sports industry.
buyer: SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation
SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation provides video enhancement software, production tools, and professional services to producers of live television sports broadcasts. It offers clocks and score boards, race crawls, virtual insertion products, tickers, telestration products, and stand alone graphics."
target: Information and Display Systems
Information and Display Systems, LLC is a premier provider of live in-stadium, event scoring, statistics and display products and services to sports organization and high-end sports event presenters.
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closed 3/9/2015 via Market Wire

Vector Capital, acquired ChyronHego Corporation

synopsis: ChyronHego Corporation, a leading provider in broadcast graphics creation, play-out and real-time data visualization, announced the completion of its acquisition by funds managed by Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. "
target: ChyronHego Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout, and real-time data visualization that offers a wide variety of products and services for live television. Their graphics are used by thousands of broadcasters from around the world including ABC, FOX, CBS, ESPN and many more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$114 [$112]
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$58
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$5
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20.6x
closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, acquired Information and Display Systems

synopsis: SportsMEDIA Technology Corp, a premier provider of live data and graphics integrations products and services to broadcasters of high-end live sports events, has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based Information and Display Systems, LLC, (IDS), a leading global provider of technology solutions for the sports industry.
buyer: SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation
SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation provides video enhancement software, production tools, and professional services to producers of live television sports broadcasts. It offers clocks and score boards, race crawls, virtual insertion products, tickers, telestration products, and stand alone graphics."
target: Information and Display Systems
Information and Display Systems, LLC is a premier provider of live in-stadium, event scoring, statistics and display products and services to sports organization and high-end sports event presenters.
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closed 5/24/2016 via PR Newswire

Topgolf, acquired Protracer AB

synopsis: Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG), a global leader in sports entertainment, has acquired Protracer, the company that pioneered technology to track the flight of a golf ball, display its path in video and analyze every shot hit.
buyer: Topgolf
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community with 24 locations serving 8 million guests annually. Players hit golf balls containing computer microchips that track each shot's accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. "
target: Protracer AB
Protracer was founded in 2005 with the goal to enrich the experience of watching golf on TV. They developed a unique software capable of tracking the flight of a golf ball in a camera feed, and adding graphics to make this visible on screen.
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announced 8/3/2006 via BusinessWire

PA Sport, will acquire iKnowledge Ltd.

synopsis: PA Sport Ltd has agreed to acquire sports media technology company iKnowledge Ltd in a deal that will see the extensive PA Sport portfolio expanded to include data-driven graphical solutions for broadcasters and Internet sites.
buyer parent: The Press Association Group
buyer: PA Sport
PA Sport is the world's leading sports news provider and is part of the PA Group of information companies. At the heart of the PA Group is the The Press Association, the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, which was founded in 1868. "
target parent: Avid Technology, Inc.
target: iKnowledge Ltd.
iKnowledge Ltd delivers data-driven TV graphics systems, sports analytics, games and media content for broadcasters, bookmakers, venues, governing authorities and publishers.
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closed 4/19/2017 via PR Web

Crystal Computer Corporation, acquired Video Design Software

synopsis: Crystal Computer Corporation, a provider of advanced software control systems that power the distribution of high-value video and audio content, has acquired Video Design Software, Inc. (VDS), a broadcast control and graphic data insertion software company. Their products are used in fully automated sports, news and financial graphics channels.
buyer: Crystal Computer Corporation
Crystal provides software advanced control systems that power the collection and distribution of high-value video and audio content. The world’s leading broadcast and cable networks rely on their Crystal Control network management system to ensure the availability and quality of their distribution. "
target: Video Design Software
VDS products offer automated control of broadcast television systems, with an emphasis on graphics-related operations, content distribution and automation, and internet-to-video and video-to-internet systems. These products are used in fully automated sports, news and financial graphics channels.
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announced 12/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Boris FX, will acquire mocha

synopsis: Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mocha, the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools. Their flagship product, mocha Pro™ plays a leading role in countless major Hollywood films.
buyer: Boris FX
Founded in 1995, Boris FX is a leading developer of VFX, compositing, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. "
target: mocha
mocha is a developer of Planar Tracking based visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets. It has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as The Hobbit, Black Swan, The Amazing Spiderman, Invictus, and the Harry Potter series.
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closed 4/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Giant Interactive, acquired Jargon Technologies LLC.

synopsis: Giant Interactive, a pioneer in innovative digital services, creative content and interactive media services, announced the acquisition of Jargon Technologies, a leader in advanced technology for home video distribution, development and services capabilities for Blu-ray, iOS and Android.
buyer: Giant Interactive
Giant Interactive has been a provider of innovative digital services for their clients and partners including HBO, CBS and many others. Giant Interactive offers its clients superior worldwide digital platform delivery, OTT and streaming applications and well as UHD BD, Blu-ray and DVD authoring. "
target: Jargon Technologies LLC.
Jargon Technologies is an established leader in advanced software development for emerging media platforms such as Blu-ray, iOS, Android, Windows and Connected TV. Jargon provides products as well as software development services for various platforms.
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announced 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

ActiveVideo Networks, will acquire Avinity Systems BV

synopsis: ActiveVideo Networks announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Avinity Systems BV, bringing together the two leading providers of cloud-based interactive TV platforms and applications, and expanding the reach and availability of the Web-based user experiences that are redefining interactive television.
buyer: ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks provides programming and technology that infuse television with Web content and interactivity. The company's ActiveVideo Distribution Network inexpensively enables expanded programming, navigation, allowing viewers to define and share their TV experiences. "
target: Avinity Systems BV
Avinity Systems is a leading vendor of interactive TV platforms and tools enabling rich media services on existing infrastructures, without the need for new high-end set-top boxes. Its partners include Tier 1 Cable and IPTV operators as well as leading content providers.
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announced 3/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Enghouse Systems Limited, will acquire Espial Group, Inc.

synopsis: Enghouse has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Espial, a public software company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Espial’s solution portfolio includes client, server and cloud software products along with system integration services to help service providers launch next generation video offerings.
buyer: Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH:$395.77)
Enghouse Systems Limited is a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions serving a variety of vertical markets. Its strategy is to build a larger and more diverse enterprise software company through strategic acquisitions and managed growth within its business segments. "
target: Espial Group, Inc. (TSX:ESP:$19.87)
Espial is a public software company, established in 1997 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Espial solutions are used by over 100 video service providers and device manufacturers across US, Canada, Europe & Asia.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

INSIDE Secure, acquired Verimatrix

synopsis: Inside Secure, at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, announced it has completed the acquisition of Verimatrix, Inc., a global independent leading software security provider for video services, trusted by all major content owners in Entertainment.
buyer: INSIDE Secure (ENXTPA:INSD:$46.95)
Inside Secure is at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, providing software, silicon IP, tools, services, and know-how needed to protect customers’ transactions, ID, content, applications, and communications. "
target: Verimatrix
Verimatrix which employs more than 300 people in 20 countries, with most significant operations in California and in Germany, is a global independent leading software security provider for video services, trusted by all major content owners in Entertainment.
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$143 [$125]
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closed 5/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Viaccess-Orca Ltd., acquired Squadeo

synopsis: Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced that it has acquired Squadeo, a global provider of secure cross-platform OTT premium video solutions for the TV industry.
buyer parent: Orange S.A.
buyer: Viaccess-Orca Ltd.
As a leading global provider of content protection, delivery, and discovery solutions, Viaccess-Orca is shaping the ultimate content experience. By enabling service providers to securely deliver an engaging user experience on any device, Viaccess-Orca is reinventing the entertainment landscape. "
target: Squadeo
Squadeo is a provider of secure cross-platform OTT premium video solutions for the TV industry. With Squadeo’s QuickPlayer, content providers can offer a uniform multiscreen enhanced visual experience in compliance with studio security requirements by relying on patented video scrambling technology.
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closed 11/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Zodiac Interactive, acquired Pixsan Digital Software Ltd.

synopsis: Zodiac Interactive has acquired Pixsan Digital Software Limited, a UK based software company specialising in developing innovative TV software products for video service providers, OEMs and TV retailers.
buyer: Zodiac Interactive
Zodiac Interactive is an Emmy Award-winning provider of interactive media solutions. The company’s PowerUp Software Products empower leading service providers worldwide with the tools to deliver the latest, rich-content-based multi-screen services to subscribers. "
target: Pixsan Digital Software Ltd.
Pixsan Digital Software Limited is a UK based software company specialising in developing innovative TV software products for video service providers, OEMs and TV retailers.
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closed 2/6/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Ericsson AB, acquired Azuki Systems

synopsis: Ericsson announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Massachusetts-based Azuki Systems, Inc., a provider of TV Anywhere delivery platforms for service providers, content owners and broadcasters.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use their network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. "
target: Azuki Systems
Azuki Systems' next-generation TV Anywhere solution combines the power of over-the-top video with the highest quality of user experience, personalization, content protection, scalability and reliability. It also enables multiple monetization options, beyond portals and authentication services.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Web

Evolphin Software, acquired WavePost, Inc.

synopsis: Evolphin Software, a leader in media production and collaboration, announced the acquisition of WavePost and the expansion of its platform to include a fully cloud-based SaaS collaboration service for video producers and their clients to share and review media. WavePost offers video hosting, branded presentations, file transfer and more.
buyer: Evolphin Software
Evolphin Software is a leader in media production and collaboration. Their core product, Zoom, plugs into the entire Adobe suite and sits atop all common storage, transcoders, and archival systems, allowing customers to use their own hardware and not worry about compatibility. "
target: WavePost, Inc.
WavePost is a fully cloud-based SaaS collaboration service for video producers and their clients to share and review media. WavePost offers an efficient combination of video hosting, branded presentations, file transfer, timecoded commenting, user rights management and more.
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closed 4/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Solid Angle S.L.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Arnold has become the preferred tool among creative professionals for high-quality rendering.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,790.40)
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. "
target: Solid Angle S.L.
Solid Angle is the developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Arnold has become the preferred tool among creative professionals for high-quality rendering.
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closed 6/23/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Avid Technology, Inc., acquired Orad Hi-Tech Systems

synopsis: Avid completed its acquistion of Orad Hi-Tec Systems Ltd. Orad is a leading provider of state-of-the-art 3D real-time graphics, video servers and related asset management solutions.
buyer: Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID:$514.86)
Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world. "
target: Orad Hi-Tech Systems (XTRA:OHT:$41.57)
Orad is a world-leading provider of real-time 3D broadcast graphic, video server, and media asset management solutions including news, channel branding, sports production and enhancement, elections and special events, virtual studios, and virtual advertisement.
price ($mm)[EV]
$68 [$59]
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 8/22/2007 via BusinessWire

DivX, Inc., acquired Veatros, L.L.C.

synopsis: DivX, Inc. has acquired the assets of Veatros, L.L.C., a Kansas limited liability company. Veatros’s technology was designed to conduct real-time digital video processing and will be used by DivX primarily for the purposes of producing enhanced video search and discovery services.
buyer: DivX, Inc. (DIVX:$75.18)
DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment--PC, television, and mobile. "
target: Veatros, L.L.C.
Veatros applies cutting-edge video processing technology to bring advertisers, agencies, media buying services, and broadcasters what they have been missing. Now it’s possible to easily meet the growing demand for accountability.
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closed 5/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Xinhua China, Ltd., acquired Bear Technology

synopsis: Xinhua China Ltd. announced today it has acquired leading Chinese High Definition Television text-editing software company Bear Technology. The acquisition expands Xinhua's presence in the rapidly expanding digital media industry in China.
buyer: Xinhua China, Ltd.
Xinhua China Ltd. is a U.S.-based holding company with publishing and distribution interests in China. Through its subsidiary, Xinhua Publications Circulation & Distribution Co., Ltd., the Company holds a national license for distribution of books and other publications in China. "
target: Bear Technology
Bear Technology offers multiple proprietary solutions for rendering and editing text in High Definition. Bear text-editing software is an essential component in the production of HDTV content, which require on- screen text to be rendered in HD for enhanced visual fidelity, according to Xinhua China.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Thebe Investment Corporation, acquired Discover Digital International Limited

synopsis: Thebe Investment Corporation, one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, managing assets of over R6 billion, acquired Discover Digital, South Africa's dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media and fintech technology products.
buyer: Thebe Investment Corporation
Thebe Investment Corporation is one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, managing assets of over R6 billion. Thebe is a unique entrepreneurial company that is driven by a commitment to serve the broader interests of communities at large. "
target: Discover Digital International Limited
Headquartered in South Africa, Discover Digital is a dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media and fintech technology products to enable clients’ organizations achieve greater heights in today’s competitive and digitally-focused landscape
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announced 3/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Anevia, will acquire Keepixo SAS

synopsis: Anevia, a company in France that provides multiscreen OTT and IPTV solutions, will acquire Keepixo, a French company that provides software-based and cloud-ready head-end solutions for IPTV & OTT TV. Keepixo offers a complete range of products that cover the Encoding, Packaging and Delivery functions of the OTT TV chain.
buyer: Anevia (ENXTPA:ALANV:$18.79)
Anevia is a company in France that provides multiscreen OTT and IPTV solutions for live and on-demand video streaming to television sets, computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Their solutions cover the entire value chain and allow content distributors to build their own head-ends and CDNs. "
target: Keepixo SAS
Keepixo is a French company that provides software-based and cloud-ready head-end solutions for IPTV & OTT TV. Keepixo offers products that cover the Encoding, Packaging and Delivery functions of the OTT TV chain. These include live and file video transcoders, mosaic generators, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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$1
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EV / rev
0.9x
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