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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Smart City Networks, acquired AppBurst, LLC

synopsis: Smart City Holdings, the nation's leading telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has announced the acquisition of AppBurst, a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry.
buyer: Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Holdings is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 20th largest privately held company in Central Florida. "
target: AppBurst, LLC
AppBurst is a mobile application development and internet marketing company, building native applications for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, as well as mobile web apps. They provide specialized and custom services to industries ranging from events to video games.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired QuickMobile

synopsis: Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, announced it has completed the acquisition of QuickMobile, a pioneer of mobile event apps, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company with more than 25,000 customers. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. "
target: QuickMobile
QuickMobile is the global leader of mobile event apps for meetings and conferences. Their experts work with event and meeting professionals to develop fully branded event apps that help drive participation, meet stakeholder goals, and keep attendees happy from opening to closing remarks.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Info Salons Australia Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Freeman announced it has acquired digital technology company Info Salons, a leading provider of registration and attendee database management solutions. Info Salons' bespoke software solutions assist organisers in connecting their buyers and event content to the exhibitor communities they serve.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman is the world’s largest brand experience company. They help clients design, plan, and deliver immersive experiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions, and event technology, Freeman helps increase engagement and drive business results. "
target: Info Salons Australia Pty Ltd.
Info Salons, the leading event technology company for registration and attendee database management, delivers custom built applications that enhance their clients’ events. Their bespoke software solutions assist organisers in connecting buyers and event content to their exhibitor communities.
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closed 2/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Patron Technology, acquired Greencopper

synopsis: Patron Technology, an industry-leading ticketing and event experience software company, announced it has acquired Greencopper, a global provider of mobile and web technologies for live events.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Patron Technology
Patron Technology provides innovative and industry-leading technology that enables its customers to create deeper and more profitable relationships with their ticket buyers, fans, and supporters. Patron Technology is building a platform that addresses other sectors of the ticketing & CRM market. "
target: Greencopper
Greencopper provides engaging technology solutions to some of the most prestigious music festivals around the world. Innovations range from cutting-edge mobile apps to powerful web and social media engines, as well as interactive music discovery tools.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

esanum, acquired Mobile Event Guide GmbH

synopsis: esanum, one of the leading international online networks for physicians, has acquired Berlin start-up Mobile Event Guide. Mobile Event Guide is specialized in the development of mobile apps for events like conferences and workshops, and will be integrated into esanum.
buyer: esanum
With a reach of over 250,000 physicians, esanum is one of the largest online physician communities of the world. esanum facilitates intersdisciplinary knowledge transfer and networking among colleages. Access is restricted solely to medical doctors, and every member is checked and verified. "
target parent: WestTech Ventures GmbH
target: Mobile Event Guide GmbH
Mobile Event Guide was founded in 2009 with the target of merging the traditional event booklet with the growing smartphone market. They aim to enhance overall event communication and assist organizers in generating additional revenues.
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closed 7/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Amino Technologies plc, acquired 24i Media B.V.

synopsis: Amino Communications, a UK global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, announced that it has acquired 24i, a Dutch company that creates and deploys TV apps for every screen, from set-top boxes, SmartTVs and media players to game consoles, tablets and mobile phones.
buyer: Amino Technologies plc (AIM:AMO:$82.70)
Headquartered in the UK, Amino is a global leader in media and entertainment technology solutions and an IPTV pioneer. Amino enables operators to meet the challenges they face as broadcast TV and online video moves to an all-IP future with managed over-the-top (OTT) offerings. "
target: 24i Media B.V.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, 24i creates and deploys TV apps for any screen. With a team of elite designers and expert developers and a unique technology framework, 24i services leading media companies, networks, broadcasters, operators and content owners, including RTL, Viacom and VEO.
price ($mm)
$25*
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$3
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$0
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closed 12/8/2016 via PR Newswire

DTS, Inc., acquired All In Media

synopsis: DTS, Inc., a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, has announced the acquisition of All In Media, a leading worldwide supplier of smartphone apps and broadcast systems for the radio industry. All In Media's deep experience in broadcasting and mobile app development has led to the creation of more than 500 radio station apps.
buyer parent: Tessera Holding Corporation
buyer: DTS, Inc. (DTSI:$163.70)
Since 1993, DTS, Inc. has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. "
target: All In Media
All In Media is a leading worldwide supplier of smartphone apps and broadcast systems for the radio industry. All In Media's deep experience in broadcasting and mobile app development has led to the creation of more than 500 radio station apps worldwide.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dzeta Conseil, acquired Ad4Screen

synopsis: Dzeta Conseil, a private equity firm based in Paris, France, has acquired majority stake in Ad4Screen, a mobile marketing & advertising group based in Paris, France. Ad4Screen helps advertisers and publishers with their mobile needs every step of the way.
buyer: Dzeta Conseil
Dzeta Conseil is a private equity firm based in Paris, France. Dzeta wants to acquire interests, with preference of majority, in companies whose value can be significantly increased by the improvement in operating performance. "
target: Ad4Screen
Ad4Screen is a mobile marketing & advertising group based in Paris, France. Ad4Screen helps advertisers and publishers with their mobile needs every step of the way.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Viaccess-Orca Ltd., acquired BigHill Companies Oy

synopsis: Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced that it has acquired BigHill, a Finland-based software company that specializes in developing mobile apps for TV content.
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: BigHill Companies Oy
BigHill is a Finland-based software company that specializes in developing mobile apps for TV content. Since 2009, BigHill has provided mobile TV applications to Orange on iOS® and Android™ devices.
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closed 6/13/2016 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired DoApp, Inc.

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software and services for the global media industry, announced it has acquired DoApp, Inc, a mobile application development and mobile ad network company. With over 500 customers using the DoApp platform, the company has developed more than 1500 mobile apps for the news publishing and broadcast industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle develops and delivers software technology that empowers the global news media industry. Their solutions enable publishers to thrive in a rapidly transforming market. They help their clients to create stronger, better informed communities. "
target: DoApp, Inc.
DoApp Inc. designs mobile applications (apps) and websites for the broadcast, radio, and newspaper industries and has built a mobile ad network that enables local businesses to quickly and easily advertise on mobile and tablet devices.
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closed 6/13/2012 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired Seed Labs

synopsis: Cvent, the world’s largest cloud-based provider of event management solutions, announced the acquisition of Seed Labs, a leading innovator in mobile applications for consumer and social events. Seed Labs builds mobile applications primarily for consumer events, such as festivals, concerts and sporting events.
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world’s largest meetings and event management technology company and has over 950 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, e-mail marketing, and web surveys. "
target: Seed Labs
Seed Labs is the leading provider of mobile applications for consumer and social events. Whether it’s for a music festival, sporting event, culinary event or community get-together, Seed Labs builds mobile apps that capture the excitement, shared community, brand and conversation around each event.
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closed 5/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

24i Media B.V., acquired Mautilus, s.r.o.

synopsis: 24i Media (24i), a global TV app developer, announced the acquisition of Mautilus, the Czech TV app agency. Mautilus develops TV apps for multiple platforms, including smart TVs, mobile, HbbTV, as well as for games consoles, set-top boxes.
buyer: 24i Media B.V.
24i Media is a global TV app developer based in the Netherlands. Their award-winning technology helps customers develop and deploy apps faster and more efficiently on all devices, screens and platforms. 24i delivers OTT apps that are designed to maximize ROI and create seamless consumer experiences."
target: Mautilus, s.r.o.
Mautilus is a Czech TV app agency. Mautilus develops TV apps for multiple platforms, including smart TVs, mobile, HbbTV, as well as for games consoles, set-top boxes.
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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Globant, Inc., acquired Ratio Interactive LLC

synopsis: Globant, a digitally native technology services company focused on creating digital journeys, announced the strategic acquisition of Ratio, a leading digital services company specialized on video streaming solutions.
buyer: Globant, Inc. (GLOB:$814.14)
Globant is a digitally native technology services company that creates digital journeys for its customers, which impact millions of consumers. Globant is the place where engineering, design, and innovation meet scale. "
target: Ratio Interactive LLC
Ratio, a leading digital services company specialized on video streaming solutions. Ratio's main differentiator is not only to develop and deliver robust digital experiences and video streaming solutions for major media companies, but also offers a transformative OTT platform, RTV, to its customers.
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closed 8/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Creative Technology, acquired The Wireless Works (UK) Limited

synopsis: Audiovisual specialist Creative Technology (CT) has acquired The Wireless Works, a business which specialises in delivering radio communications, intercom and data services to the broadcast and live event markets. The Wireless Works has worked alongside CT at a number of events including Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the Olympic Games.
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the sports, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Their event staging services bring together advice, support and equipment of the highest quality. "
target: The Wireless Works (UK) Limited
Formed in 2001, by personnel with over 30 years of experience in the industry, The Wireless Works has a simply-stated aim to provide robust and reliable ‘RF and communications solutions for broadcast and live events’.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Brown Printing Company, acquired Nellymoser, Inc.

synopsis: Brown Printing Company announced the acquisition of Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company. Nellymoser is a pioneer in rich media delivery, offering a mobile companion application platform with self-service tools and packaged print-to-digital solutions, which are deployed by their customers as cross media campaigns.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Brown Printing Company
Brown Printing Company proudly serves America’s premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and integrated digital solutions. Its portfolio includes special interest publications, consumer publications, business-to-business publications, catalogs, and inserts. "
target parent: SoftBank Capital
target: Nellymoser, Inc.
Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company creates mobile companion apps and cross-media campaigns, triggered using smartphones. The result is instant multimedia, interactive and up-to-date content designed to deliver consumer engagement, foster brand loyalty and drive revenue.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Safari Books Online, LLC, acquired ThreePress Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: Safari® Books Online, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, announced it has acquired Massachusetts-based Threepress Consulting Inc. Threepress’ technology expertise includes EPUB tools, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript technology and digital publishing methodologies.
buyer: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. "
target: ThreePress Consulting, Inc.
Threepress Consulting, Inc. provides expert consulting services and software engineering in digital publishing. The company is the maker of the Ibis Reader online EPUB reading system.
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closed 1/9/2012 via PR Newswire

Adfortel, acquired The AppFabrik

synopsis: Adfortel, a supplier of audio based mobile advertising services such as VoiceAds and TuneAds has acquired app developer The AppFabrik. This will expand Adfortel's audio based lines of business to apps and suits its strategic developments. Financial details are not to be disclosed.
buyer: Adfortel
Adfortel develops and provides innovative mobile advertising and content solutions such as VoiceAds, TuneAds and various Apps. "
target: The AppFabrik
The AppFabrik is a young company dedicated to developing innovative apps combining audio with fun and recurring business models.
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closed 2/25/2013 via BusinessWire

Invision Inc., acquired Theory M

synopsis: Invision, Inc., the leading provider of multi-platform advertising solutions to the media industry, announced that it has acquired Theory M, a provider of strategic consulting services and custom software development and design to the media industry.
buyer: Invision Inc.
Founded in 1993, Invision Inc. is the leading provider of multi-platform advertising solutions to the media industry. Invision's systems are trusted by top media content providers to manage over $13 billion in advertising revenue each year. "
target: Theory M
Theory M is a Strategic Consulting and Technology Services firm dedicated to the Media Industry. Their team has a successful history executing strategic consulting projects for large media companies and managing large media system development projects and implementations.
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announced 11/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Xoriant Corporation, will acquire MooWee, Inc.

synopsis: Xoriant Corporation, a leading software product engineering and product consulting services company, announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held MooWee Inc., of Los Altos, California.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Xoriant Corporation
Xoriant Corporation is a Product Development/Engineering and Product Consulting Services company, providing full life cycle software development and engineering services to technology companies and product implementation and integration services to the customers of clients. "
target: MooWee, Inc.
MooWee Inc. is an innovative company providing next generation products and professional services for internet videos, interactive TV, cross-platform interactivity (TV, PC, and Mobile), video recommendations and personalization.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

KPMG International, acquired Cynergy Systems, Inc.

synopsis: KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has completed the acquisition of Cynergy Systems, Inc., to help businesses capitalize on the transformative opportunities provided by digital and mobile technologies.
buyer: KPMG International
KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm, operates from 87 offices with more than 23,000 employees and partners throughout the U.S. Our purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the capital markets. "
target: Cynergy Systems, Inc.
Cynergy is a mobility services business and a digital experience company specializing in strategy, design and development across mobile, web and desktop. Cynergy is headquartered in Baltimore.
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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Smart City Networks, acquired AppBurst, LLC

synopsis: Smart City Holdings, the nation's leading telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has announced the acquisition of AppBurst, a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry.
buyer: Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Holdings is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 20th largest privately held company in Central Florida. "
target: AppBurst, LLC
AppBurst is a mobile application development and internet marketing company, building native applications for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, as well as mobile web apps. They provide specialized and custom services to industries ranging from events to video games.
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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Smart City Networks, acquired AppBurst, LLC

synopsis: Smart City Holdings, the nation's leading telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has announced the acquisition of AppBurst, a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry.
buyer: Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Holdings is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 20th largest privately held company in Central Florida. "
target: AppBurst, LLC
AppBurst is a mobile application development and internet marketing company, building native applications for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, as well as mobile web apps. They provide specialized and custom services to industries ranging from events to video games.
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closed 8/21/2006 via BusinessWire

Smart City Networks, acquired Priority Networks Inc.

synopsis: Smart City has announced the purchase of Las Vegas-based Priority Networks Inc., creating synergy between the country's two largest providers of telecommunications technology to the convention and hospitality industries.
buyer: Smart City Networks
Smart City Networks provides telecommunication and Internet services to the convention, meetings, and trade show industry. The company offers technology solutions for convention and meeting venues, robust citywide networks linking attendees, exhibitors and organizers. It also offers data networking."
target: Priority Networks Inc.
Priority Networks Inc. provides network services to more than 20 event facilities and numerous event producers throughout the United States and Canada.
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closed 7/11/2013 via Market Wire

FreeButton, Inc., acquired Media Rhythm Group, Inc.

synopsis: FreeButton, Inc. a developer of interactive web and mobile marketing solutions to leading brands, announced that it has acquired Media Rhythm Group, Inc., a leading advertising sales agency to the youth and action sports demographic. Media Rhythm represents various media publishers including GrindMedia and Alli Sports.
buyer: FreeButton, Inc.
Located in Encinitas, CA, FreeButton, Inc. is the operator and developer of www.FreeButton.com, an advertising company that specializes in advertising & brand promotion through the use of a revolutionary new "Instant-Win" program where Users can attempt to win a product. "
target: Media Rhythm Group, Inc.
Media Rhythm Group Inc. launched in Dec 2009, is a sales firm representing various media properties including 14 magazines, 17+ websites and numerous events that are available for integrated sponsorships.
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closed 8/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Push Button Holdings Ltd.

synopsis: Pushbutton announced that Amazon.com Inc. has acquired Push Button Holdings Ltd. Pushbutton is an award winning interactive digital design and build company operating within the media sector.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Push Button Holdings Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Pushbutton is the UK’s leading independent digital agency focused on interactive television content and services for new platforms including IPTV, internet-enabled TV sets, tablets, TV widgets, broadband Internet, satellite and cable.
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closed 1/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Lake Capital, acquired Viamedia

synopsis: Viamedia, a provider of outsourced local advertising sales services to video service operators, announced that it has partnered with and received a significant investment from Lake Capital, a private equity firm that invests exclusively in service-based companies.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital, with professionals in Chicago and London, partners with strong executives capable of managing larger, growth-oriented businesses focused on consolidation opportunities that are international in scope. "
target: Viamedia
Viamedia is the leading independent provider of DMA based Cable TV advertising sales and commercial delivery in the US. Viamedia is focused on providing television systems across the country with dependable, high quality representation of their advertising inventory.
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closed 7/12/2016 via BusinessWire

mBlox Inc. merged with CLX Communications,

synopsis: CLX Communications announced that it has acquired Mblox Inc. Mblox is one of the largest application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging providers globally processing more than 7 billion messages in 2015.
buyer: CLX Communications (OM:CLX:$369.54)
CLX Communications is a leading provider of cloud-based communications services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators. Mobile communications services from CLX make it possible for enterprises to communicate globally with people and connected devices. "
target: mBlox Inc.
Mblox is the largest independent application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging provider in the world, trusted by more companies to carry their mission-critical traffic than any other service.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Matchbin, purchased Radio and Television Advertising Group from NAVTEQ Media Solutions

synopsis: Matchbin, a provider of content management, advertising and local marketplace solutions, has acquired NAVTEQ’s Radio and Television Advertising Group, which as part of NAVTEQ Media Solutions provides content and advertising solutions for broadcast radio and television, forming Radiate Media, a media technology services company.
buyer: Matchbin
Matchbin is a leading provider of content management, advertising and local marketplace solutions for media companies. Matchbin creates and hosts content rich websites for local media companies. Loyal visitors are acquired through these trusted, locally branded websites. "
seller parent: Nokia Corporation
seller: NAVTEQ Media Solutions
NAVTEQ Media Solutions is a global location-based mobile ad network. Its LocationPoint(TM) Advertising technology enables brick and mortar merchants to pinpoint where consumers are, deliver ads within a few meters of advertised points of purchase, etc.
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announced 6/30/2011 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 Buyers will purchase Mobile, Networking and Semiconductor Patents from Nortel Networks Corporation

synopsis: Nortel Networks Corporation announced that it has concluded a successful auction of all of Nortel’s remaining patents and patent applications. After a multi-day auction, a consortium consisting of Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony emerged as the winner with a bid of $4.5 billion.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$159,969.00)
buyer: Sony Corporation (SNE:$78,862.16)
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
buyer: EMC Corporation (EMC:$24,566.00)
buyer: Research In Motion (BB:$882.00)
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
The buyer consortium consists of Apple, Inc., EMC Corporation, Ericsson AB, Microsoft Corporation, Research In Motion Limited and Sony Corporation. "
seller: Nortel Networks Corporation
Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for their customers. Nortel's next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications.
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announced 3/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Qin Jia Yuan Media Services Company, Ltd., will acquire Clear Light Group Limited

synopsis: Qin Jia Yuan Media Services Company Limited has announced that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of a 55% controlling stake of Clear Light Group Limited, a leading TV advertising agency in China, through a wholly owned subsidiary.
buyer: Qin Jia Yuan Media Services Company, Ltd.
Founded in 1995, Qin Jia Yuan Media Services Company is one of the leading enterprises engaged in a diversified, foreign-owned media business in China with leading capabilities in cross-media advertising sales, television content production and marketing services. "
target: Clear Light Group Limited
Clear Light Group is a leading TV advertising agency in China, primarily engaged in the sales and brokering of advertising for provincial and local television stations in Southern China.
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closed 10/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Linktone Ltd., acquired Beijing Center National Radio Media

synopsis: Linktone Ltd. a leading provider of wireless entertainment, media, and communication value added services to consumers in China, announced that the Company made a strategic investment in Beijing Center National Radio Media, Ltd.
buyer: Linktone Ltd. (LTON:$0.00)
Linktone Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications. "
target: Beijing Center National Radio Media
Beijing Center National Radio Media, Ltd. is the largest advertising agency for China National Radio-1 and 2, which boasts the broadest audience in China and also delivers content to the United States, Hong Kong, and Macau.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Livingbridge, acquired FluidOne

synopsis: Rigby Group (RG) plc has sold leading data connectivity aggregator FluidOne to Livingbridge. FluidOne are communications service integrators, serving the connectivity needs of thousands of business customers and several hundred managed service partners with the best quality connectivity solutions available in the industry.
buyer: Livingbridge
Livingbridge is a mid-market private equity firm of over 75 people in the UK and Australia with over £1bn to invest in fast growing companies over the next five years. "
target parent: Rigby Group plc
target: FluidOne
Established in 2006, FluidOne are communications service integrators, serving the connectivity needs of thousands of business customers and several hundred managed service partners with the best quality connectivity solutions available in the industry.
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announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Sharethrough will be merged with District M,

synopsis: Sharethrough, one of the world's largest ad exchanges, will merge with Montreal-based District M, a leading global programmatic advertising exchange. The merger will create one of the largest independent omnichannel ad exchanges in the world, anchored in a user-centric, respectful, quality-first approach to digital advertising.
buyer: District M
District M is a leading global programmatic advertising exchange with efficient solutions, facilitating inventory transactions between advertisers and publishers. District M continuously drives innovation with its proprietary technologies on the supply side and the demand side. "
target: Sharethrough
Sharethrough is one of the largest ad exchanges, with direct connections to every major Demand Side Platform and over 12k publisher websites. Their technology enhances every impression by rendering a higher-performing banner, video, or native ad that dynamically fits into any placement on any site.
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closed 8/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Kargo Global, Inc., acquired Rhombus Inc.

synopsis: Kargo, the leader in mobile advertising, announced that the company has acquired Rhombus, an ad platform built around embedded social content on publishers’ sites. Now called Social Canvas, the technology will be fully integrated into the Kargo platform, where advertisers and publishers can trade on the unique ad placement.
buyer: Kargo Global, Inc.
Kargo provides brands, agencies and advertisers with a transparent, brand-safe mobile environment that eclipses the scale of Facebook and Google. "
target: Rhombus Inc.
Rhombus is an ad platform built around embedded social content on publishers’ sites. Their vision is to make digital advertising contextual, unobtrusive, and sustainable for brands, publishers, and consumers.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BtoBonline.com

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Next-Tech Markets

synopsis: ePublishing Inc. has acquired Next-Tech Markets, parent of the B2B Audience Network. The B2B Audience Network aggregates audiences from more than 300 niche online publications and enables publishing partners, such as Cygnus Business Media and UBM, to expand their reach to audiences similar to their own.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives maximum profit for publishers and media companies with tools and services that empower clients to create a wide range of business models; leverage new and diversified income streams; and automatically generate deep reader engagement with Contextual Content, Community and Commerce."
target: Next-Tech Markets
Next-Tech Markets launched the B2B Audience Network in 2011, an advertising sales hub serving the interests of a growing group of independent, B2B publishers, website owners and content creators.
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TownNews.com, will purchase ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media

synopsis: TownNews.com and PowerOne Media jointly announced today that TownNews.com is purchasing ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com helps more than 850 newspapers - dailies and weeklies - in 48 states publish interactive editions on the World Wide Web of the Internet. "
seller: PowerOne Media
PowerOne Media is based in East Greenbush, NY. It will continue with its online automobile vertical solution, Car Cast, and with its online employment solution, Career Site. Lee Enterprises is one of PowerOne Media's owners.
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