Like Fluenty Inc.

closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Fluenty Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics has acquired South Korean startup Fluenty, which specialises in conversational artificial intelligence (AI). Fluenty, which was founded by former search giant Naver and Daum developers, has an app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Fluenty Inc.
Fluenty is app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology. It was launched in the US in 2015 and South Korea in 2016. The service supports chat apps such as KakaoTalk, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and Line.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Kik Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Kik Messenger, an app developed by Kik Interactive, has officially been acquired by US-based holding company MediaLab. Kik Messenger is an instant messaging application for phones. Kik Messenger helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Kik Interactive, Inc.
Kik Interactive, Inc. develops Kik Messenger, an instant messaging application for phones. Kik Messenger helps users to connect with friends via real-time messaging. Kik Messenger lets users stay in touch with all of their friends, no matter what device is being used.
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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:$163.74)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Archynet s.r.l.
Archynet s.r.l. (Totalconnect) is an Italian mobile messaging company. Totalconnect was established in 1998, and is located in Turin in Italy. Totalconnect has a strong position in the Italian market with direct interconnect with the Italian mobile operators.
price ($mm)
$2.97
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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5.5x
closed 3/24/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Mara Social Media, acquired Nimbuzz

synopsis: Mara Social Media, an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, announced that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz. Nimbuzz is a cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app. The app can be installed on computers, mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets.
buyer parent: Mara Group
buyer: Mara Social Media
Mara Social Media is an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets. "
target: Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz, initially released in May 2008 is a powerful cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app. The app can be installed on computers, mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets. Nimbuzz offers its users the ability to make voice and video calls, enable chat and file sharing worldwide.
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announced 11/28/2016 via New York Times

CNN Worldwide, will acquire Beme

synopsis: CNN has agreed to acquire the technology and talent behind Beme, the social media app built and started by YouTuber Vlogger Casey Neistat and Matt Hackett, a former vice president of engineering at Tumblr. Beme’s 12 employees will join CNN as part of the deal, the terms of which were not publicly disclosed.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN Worldwide is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; mobile applications and websites around the world; and more. "
target: Beme
Beme was intended to be a social sharing application that Co-Founder and Youtube Vlogger, Casey Neistat, described as “more authentic,” a way of putting four-second bursts of video out into the social sphere without giving users the ability to edit or tweak the content.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 7/8/2016 via Company Press Release

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:$163.74)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
seller: Globalmouth AB
Globalmouth Marketing AB is Globalmouth AB's mobile messaging business. Globalmouth is a mobile specialist that helps companies and organizations to enhance their business with mobile solutions, such as responsive- or mobile websites and web or native apps.
price ($mm)
$0.30
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closed 6/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Wand Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired messaging app developer Wand Labs. This acquisition accelerates Microsofts vision and strategy for Conversation as a Platform.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Wand Labs, Inc.
Wand Labs looks to tear down app walls, integrate services in chat and make them work together so their clients can do more with less taps. Access news and social media and make plans all within Wand.
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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:$369.54)
CLX Communications is a leading provider of cloud-based communications services and solutions to enterprises and mobile operators. Mobile communications services from CLX make it possible for enterprises to communicate globally with people and connected devices. "
target: mBlox Inc.
Mblox is the largest independent application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging provider in the world, trusted by more companies to carry their mission-critical traffic than any other service.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
$140
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
17.0x
announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Lycos Internet Limited, will acquire MySMS

synopsis: Lycos, the global Internet brand, announced its intent to acquire an Austrian company, TriTelA Gmbh, which owns the asset – mysms™ messenger, a messenger that synchronizes SMSes and instant messages between a wide range of mobile, web and desktop platforms.
buyer: Lycos Internet Limited (BSE:532368:$325.42)
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide. "
target: MySMS
MySMS is a messenger that synchronizes SMSes and instant messages between a wide range of mobile, web and desktop platforms – all through a single cloud-based account. It already has three million users and synchronizes several hundred millions of messages.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 1/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Spotify Ltd, acquired Cord Project Inc.

synopsis: Cord Project will be joining Spotify, a music platform. Cord Project designs and builds products exploring audio on today's and tomorrow's connected devices. Their flagship product, Cord, is an incredibly simple, one tap voice messaging platform built for phones, tablets, and watches on iOS and Android.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$7,317.18)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: Cord Project Inc.
Cord Project is a small team of designers and engineers exploring audio communication on today's and tomorrow's connected devices. Cord lets users send short voice messages to one person, a small group, or the world. It’s a simple, fast and fun way to talk on the phone again.
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closed 6/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyft, acquired Leo

synopsis: Lyft, a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles, has acquired the team behind Leo, a disappearing messaging app for one-on-one or group conversations.
buyer: Lyft (:$3,615.96)
Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles. Lyft was started with the mission of building a p2p transportation solution that makes cities safer, more affordable and better connected. "
target: Leo
Leo is the fastest and easiest way to share moments of life with family and friends. Connect with people through short-lived photos, videos and texts, captured in the moment. Messages disappear a few seconds after viewing them.
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closed 1/22/2015 via BusinessWire

SignalShare LLC, acquired Chorus.im

synopsis: SignalShare has acquired Mountain View-based Incubite Inc., developer of the cross-platform messaging app, Chorus.im. The acquisition, which provides SignalShare with the engineering talent and HTML-based messaging IP to advance its Live-Fi nGage product suite, will help to accelerate browser-based fan engagement at live events.
buyer parent: SignalPoint Communications, Inc.
buyer: SignalShare LLC
SignalShare specializes in mobile engagement for mass audiences. The company optimizes wireless networks and empowers data-driven digital marketing initiatives to help organizers of large-scale live events connect with fans and guests in entirely new ways. "
target: Chorus.im
Chorus.im, developed by Incubite, Inc., is the only personal messenger application that allows users to start browser-based text chats with ANY person or group. This is unlike other messaging apps which only let users text other existing members.
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closed 10/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

New Call Telecom Ltd, acquired Nimbuzz

synopsis: New Call Telecom, a UK-based Internet service provider, has acquired a 70% stake in India-headquartered Nimbuzz, a free call and messaging app for the connected generation. Nimbuzz combines the powers of the Internet and mobile communications into one, and lets users make calls, send messages and share files, on any mobile device, for free.
buyer: New Call Telecom Ltd
New Call Telecom is a young, dynamic telecommunications provider. They create affordable connectivity for all by providing straightforward, great value fixed-lines, broadband and phone calls to their customers through their five brilliant brands. "
target: Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz is a free call and messaging app for the connected generation. Nimbuzz combines the powers of the Internet and mobile communications into one, and lets users make calls, send messages and share files, on any mobile device, for free.
price ($mm)
$175*
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.3x
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closed 10/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired MessageMe

synopsis: Yahoo has acquired mobile messaging application MessageMe, a Whatsapp-like service with $11.9 million in reported outside funding. Co-founders Arjun Sethi and Justin Rosenthal had extensive experience in social gaming prior to founding MessageMe.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: MessageMe
MessageMe is a mobile messenger application enabling users to personalize their messages and connect with others.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 9/25/2014 via Company Press Release

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired Zeetl Inc.

synopsis: Hootsuite, the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform, has acquired Zeetl, a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
buyer: HootSuite Media, Inc.
HootSuite Media is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Users can launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages. "
target: Zeetl Inc.
Zeetl is a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
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closed 8/19/2014 via Market Wire

Kirusa, acquired Saya Mobile

synopsis: Kirusa, the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets, announced that it has acquired Saya Mobile, a Ghana based provider of instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers.
buyer: Kirusa
Kirusa is the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps that enable mobile subscribers to "Have a Voice!" and share their stories with their family and friends across the globe. Kirusa's solutions include the hugely successful InstaVoice service, used monthly by over 80 million users. "
target: Saya Mobile
Saya is a mobile messaging company with services that cater to high-growth mobile markets worldwide. Its application has brought cheap mobile messaging to people who do not have smartphones in emerging economies.
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closed 8/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Emu

synopsis: Google has acquired Emu, a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple’s Siri team. Emu was founded in 2012 by Gummi Hafsteinsson, formerly vice president of product for Apple’s Siri and a senior product manager at Google, and Dave Feldman, a veteran of AOL, Yahoo and TechCrunch.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Emu
Emu is a text-messaging app with a built-in virtual assistant created by a veteran of Apple’s Siri team. Emu uses artificial intelligence to understand messages, then adds relevant information to help users schedule a lunch, reserve a table, buy movie tickets, or share their location in real time.
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closed 7/14/2014 via BusinessWire

mBlox Inc., acquired CardBoardFish

synopsis: Mblox, the largest, independent application-to-person SMS provider in the world, has acquired CardBoardFish, a company that has developed a state-of-the-art, highly automated A2P messaging platform that offers industry-leading security, reliability and service levels.
buyer: 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. "
target: CardBoardFish
CardBoardFish has developed a state-of-the-art, highly automated A2P messaging platform that offers industry-leading security, reliability and service levels.
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closed 6/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Path, Inc., acquired TalkTo, Inc.

synopsis: Path announced their acquisition of TalkTo a text messaging app for iPhone and Android. The app allows users to text millions of local business for free. Users can obtain pricing, availability, reservations, takeout, and appointments easily through text.
buyer: Path, Inc.
Path is a quality, private social network available for Android and other smartphones. Users can also share music, movies, check-ins, trips, workouts, photos, and more. Users can share their path moments on other social media platforms. "
target: TalkTo, Inc.
TalkTo is a text messaging app for iPhone and Android. The app allows users to text millions of local business for free. Users can obtain pricing, availability, reservations, takeout, and appointments easily through text.
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closed 5/14/2014 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Meh Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Inc has purchased Blink (Meh Labs, Inc), a mobile messaging startup that lets users send messages that self-destruct and control who sees their messages and for how long. Blink helps users send text messages, audio, sketches, video and photos.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Meh Labs, Inc.
Meh Labs, Inc. develops mobile applications software. The company offers Kismet and Blink social networking applications. The company was founded in 2011 and based in Palo Alto, California.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Fluenty Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics has acquired South Korean startup Fluenty, which specialises in conversational artificial intelligence (AI). Fluenty, which was founded by former search giant Naver and Daum developers, has an app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Fluenty Inc.
Fluenty is app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology. It was launched in the US in 2015 and South Korea in 2016. The service supports chat apps such as KakaoTalk, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and Line.
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announced 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Samsung NEXT, will acquire Whisk

synopsis: Samsung NEXT, a company that invests in transformative early-stage software and services startups, will acquire Whisk, a food platform that enables businesses to build integrated, smarter, and more meaningful digital food experiences. Whisk's API and Food Genome platform helps the world’s leading brands to better connect with their consumers.
buyer parent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
buyer: Samsung NEXT
Samsung NEXT invests in transformative early-stage software and services startups. Samsung NEXT empowers entrepreneurs around the world to build and grow. They discover and back the founders, engineers, and builders who will help Samsung define the future of software and services of the world. "
target: Whisk
Whisk is a food platform that enables businesses to build integrated, smarter, and more meaningful digital food experiences. Whisk's API and Food Genome platform uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to help the world’s leading brands connect with their consumers in more meaningful ways.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired ZhiLabs S.L.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics, a South Korean multinational electronics company, has acquired Zhilabs, a network analytics company in Spain that leverages AI to monitor network performance and data traffic. Zhilabs helps carriers to improve their operations by providing them with insights about their network, data services and subscribers.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: ZhiLabs S.L.
Founded in 2008, Zhilabs is a network analytics company in Spain that leverages AI to monitor network performance and data traffic. Their CustomAir solution helps carriers to improve their operations by providing them with insights about their network, data services and subscribers.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Fluenty Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics has acquired South Korean startup Fluenty, which specialises in conversational artificial intelligence (AI). Fluenty, which was founded by former search giant Naver and Daum developers, has an app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Fluenty Inc.
Fluenty is app that suggests the best text reply based on AI technology. It was launched in the US in 2015 and South Korea in 2016. The service supports chat apps such as KakaoTalk, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and Line.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Innoetics

synopsis: Samsung Electronics, a South Korean multinational electronics company, has acquired Innoetics, the leading provider of Text-to-Speech technology that sounds virtually natural. Innoetics have used their award-winning Text-to-Speech technology to develop a large portfolio of synthetic voices for businesses, developers, and end-users.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Innoetics
Established in 2006, Innoetics is the leading provider of Text-to-Speech technology that sounds virtually natural. Using their award-winning Text-to-Speech technology, they have developed a large portfolio of synthetic voices for businesses, developers, and end-users.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Perch

synopsis: Perch, the makers of home monitoring software that repurposes old smartphones into security cameras, has announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired it. Perch’s whole team will join Samsung to help them in developing “next-generation IoT products.” Perch repurposes old smartphones, tablets, and webcams into home monitoring devices.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Perch
Perch takes devices -- laptops, tablets, webcams, and phones -- and turns them into a simple home monitoring service. Users can get started in a few minutes by downloading an app or visiting the Perch website. While it's free and accessible, Perch also delivers advanced video capabilities.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PE Hub

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired NewPace Technology Development Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics, a South Korean multinational electronics company, has acquired the Rich Communication Services business of NewNet Communication Technologies, NewPace. NewPace provides rich communication services infrastructure and services to mobile operators. They are based in Nova Scotia, Canada.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target parent: Skyview Capital LLC
target: NewPace Technology Development Inc.
NewPace specializes in building software solutions that solve real business problems. As a company comprised of telecom software industry veterans, they deliver cutting edge solutions in the software, mobile and Rich Communications Suite product space on behalf of their global clients.
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closed 10/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Tachyon

synopsis: Kaprica Security, experts in mobility and cybersecurity, announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired its enterprise mobile device configuration and development software Tachyon. Tachyon offers software to secure cloud-based networks and services for mobile devices.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target parent: Kaprica Security
target: Tachyon
Tachyon offers software to secure cloud-based networks and services for mobile devices. The company allows users to configure and deploy Android application into Samsung mobile devices.
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announced 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., will acquire Viv Labs

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has agreed to acquire Viv Labs, Inc., the intelligent interface to everything. Viv has developed an open artificial intelligence (AI) platform that allows third-party developers to use and build conversational assistants and integrate a language-based interface into applications and services.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Viv Labs
Viv radically simplifies the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything. Viv is an artificial intelligence platform that enables developers to distribute their products through an intelligent, conversational interface.
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closed 6/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired AdGear Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Samsung, the electronics manufacturer has confirmed its acquisition of AdGear, a Canadian demand-side platform and ad server with roots in agency-serving tools.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: AdGear Technologies, Inc.
AdGear is a Canadian demand-side platform and ad server with roots in agency-serving tools. AdGear’s stack includes a DSP for media agencies called AdGear Trader, a data management platform and a publisher/advertiser-focused ad server.
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announced 6/15/2016 via BusinessWire

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., will acquire Joyent, Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has agreed to acquire Joyent, Inc., a leading public and private cloud provider. With Joyent’s superior cloud technology, Samsung will now have access to its own cloud platform capable of supporting its growing lineup of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based software and services.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Joyent, Inc.
Joyent has been building the software to deliver Infrastructure as a Service since 2004, long before it was ever called Cloud Computing. With thousands of customers worldwide, Joyent’s high-performance software has been proven to be extremely stable, flexible and secure.
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announced 2/18/2015 via BusinessWire

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., will acquire LoopPay

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has agreed to acquire LoopPay, the acclaimed mobile wallet solutions provider that turns existing magnetic stripe readers into secure, contactless receivers. LoopPay’s technology has the potential to work in approximately 90% of existing point-of-sale (POS) terminals, according to internal research.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: LoopPay
LoopPay is accepted at more merchants than any other digital wallet solution. LoopPay’s patented Magnetic Secure Transmission™ (MST) technology turns existing mag stripe readers into mobile contactless receivers without any changes or costs incurred by merchants or their payment processors.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Proximal Data

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that it acquired Proximal Data, Inc., a San Diego, California-based pioneer of server-side caching software with I/O intelligence that work within virtualized systems.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. It is transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors, and LED solutions. "
target: Proximal Data
Proximal Data is the leading provider of server-side caching solutions specifically designed for virtualized environments. Proximal Data's AutoCache software can dramatically increase virtual machine density by eliminating I/O bottlenecks with adaptive I/O caching.
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closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired PrinterOn Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced its acquisition of PrinterOn®, a pioneer in mobile cloud printing solutions based in Ontario. The acquisition is expected to reinforce Samsung's expansive mobile ecosystem, particularly for the company's B2B customers, as well as further Samsung's leadership in the standardization of mobile printing.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. It is transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors, and LED solutions. "
target: PrinterOn Inc.
PrinterOn is the world's leading enterprise-grade mobile printing platform. PrinterOn delivers mobile printing solutions to enterprise, education and public printing locations. Their solutions have been deployed in enterprises, hotels, airports, universities and libraries in over 120 countries.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., will acquire SmartThings

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SmartThings, the leading open platform for the smart home and the consumer Internet of Things. SmartThings supports an open and growing ecosystem of developers, who are producing new types of connected devices and unique apps in the cloud.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. It is transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors, and LED solutions. "
target: SmartThings
SmartThings is the open platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). SmartThings enables consumers to easily install connected devices and control them through a single mobile app that makes their homes smarter, more reactive and more enjoyable.
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closed 5/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired MOVL, LLC

synopsis: Samsung has acquired Atlanta-based smart TV games and TV app development platform MOVL. MOVL has developed a number of second screen games for both Samsung smart TVs and Google TV devices, including PokerFun and WeDraw. The start-up was one of the first winners of Samsung's Connected TV developer contest with their WeDraw app.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. The company employs approximately 227,000 people in 203 offices across 75 countries. "
target: MOVL, LLC
Headquartered in Atlanta, MOVL is driving innovation in the social TV app revolution by creating applications for connected TVs and mobile devices. MOVL develops products and content using its proprietary MOVL Connect® Platform, connecting users on mobile devices and Smart TVs.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/14/2012 via BusinessWire

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired NVELO, Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that it acquired privately held NVELO, Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based pioneer of storage software. The acquisition of NVELO will enable Samsung to extend their ability to provide SSD related storage solutions to customers.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. The company employs approximately 227,000 people in 203 offices across 75 countries. "
target: NVELO, Inc.
NVELO, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative storage software, bringing new intelligence into storage subsystems to break the I/O bottleneck in today’s computing systems. NVELO employs world-class engineering and management teams for R&D on its flagship product "Dataplex".
price ($mm)
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closed 5/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired mSpot Inc.

synopsis: Samsung Electronics Co. acquired a U.S. cloud-based content service provider, MSpot, which specializes in providing cloud-based content services, including music and movies. It caters for about 30 mobile devices developed by Samsung, Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Inc.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. "
target: mSpot Inc.
mSpot, Inc., a California-based content provider, specializes in providing cloud-based content services, including music and movies. It caters for about 30 mobile devices developed by Samsung, Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Inc.
price ($mm)
$9.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Anoto Group AB, will acquire Livescribe, Inc.

synopsis: Anoto Group AB announced an agreement to acquire Livescribe Inc. Based in Oakland, California and founded in 2007, Livescribe's smartpens allow students, business people, journalists, and anyone who values pen and paper note-taking to capture, access, and share everything they write, draw, and hear.
buyer: Anoto Group AB (OM:ANOT:$22.67)
Anoto Group, through its subsidiaries, develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, which enables the transmission of handwritten text and illustrations into digital format. Their solutions are based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology to capture, transmit, and store data. "
target: Livescribe, Inc.
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Worldline, will acquire Ingenico Group

synopsis: Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, is to acquire Ingenico, the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile.
buyer: Worldline
Worldline is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. "
target: Ingenico Group (ENXTPA:ING:$3,337.79)
Ingenico Group is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7,606 [$9,225]
rev ($mm)
$3,025
EBITDA ($mm)
$507
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
18.7x
closed 1/17/2020 via BusinessWire

DNA Payments Limited, acquired Zash

synopsis: DNA Payments, a fintech payments company, has acquired Zash AB, a Swedish fintech company providing Point of Sale Software and Payments services to over 1000 clients in the UK, across EU, Latin America and Brazil.
buyer: DNA Payments Limited
DNA Payments is a London based fintech company offering full-scope payments services for SMEs. DNA’s team consists of highly proficient people who have worked with payment and banking systems for more than 20 years. "
target: Zash
Zash AB is a Swedish fintech company providing Point of Sale Software and Payments services to over 1000 clients in the UK, across EU, Latin America and Brazil.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 11/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Google, will acquire Fitbit Inc.

synopsis: Fitbit, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google LLC. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: Fitbit Inc. (FIT:$1,550.22)
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the Connected Health & Fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,104 [$1,696]
rev ($mm)
$1,504
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Reliance Industries Limited, acquired Tesseract Imaging Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Reliance Industries Ltd, India’s largest private sector company, has acquired Tesseract Imaging Pvt. Ltd, an Indian firm that produces software and hardware for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality. Tesseract's products include a mobile snap-on attachment, a platform for indoor VR walkthroughs, and a mixed reality editing and sharing platform.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$86,476.96)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is India’s largest private sector company. RIL’s activities span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and digital services. "
target: Tesseract Imaging Pvt. Ltd
Tesseract is an Indian firm that produces software and hardware for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality. Tesseract's products include a mobile snap-on attachment, a platform for indoor VR walkthroughs, and a mixed reality editing and sharing platform.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Breville Group Limited, acquired ChefSteps

synopsis: Australian global kitchen appliance maker Breville Group have acquired ChefSteps, a food and technology company. ChefSteps, with its website, is designed to inspire creativity and encourage experimentation in the kitchen through high-quality interactive content, techniques, tools, and resources.
buyer: Breville Group Limited (ASX:BRG:$497.76)
Breville is an Australian publicly listed company with a group of global subsidiaries who are the leading providers of small electrical appliances in the consumer products industry. The group of companies delivers world-class innovative products, enabling our global group to build strength. "
target: ChefSteps
ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people cook more, enjoy cooking and get incredible results. Built by a team of chefs, engineers, and videographers, their product Joule and its app reflect their commitment to creating content-rich products that educate and inspire.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired BioStore

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK’s leading business-critical software provider, announced the acquisition of BioStore Ltd, a principal provider of identity management and cashless catering solutions to UK schools and businesses.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the 6th largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK. IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management, payroll and education solutions, delivered as a choice of integrated on premise and cloud-based applications."
target: BioStore
BioStore develops identity management technologies. BioStore’s identity management and cashless catering solutions are used by over 3,000 UK schools and sixth form colleges to improve and streamline access control and how catering services are delivered.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Identiv, Inc., purchased Freedom, Liberty, Enterphone™ MESH from Viscount Systems

synopsis: Identiv, Inc., a global provider of physical security and secure identification, has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all assets of the Freedom, Liberty, and Enterphone™ MESH products and services of Viscount Systems, Inc.
buyer: Identiv, Inc. (INVE:$73.40)
Identiv, Inc. is a global provider of physical security and secure identification. Identiv’s products, software, systems, and services address the markets for physical and logical access control, video analytics, and a wide range of RFID-enabled applications. "
seller: Viscount Systems (OTCPK:VSYS:$4.04)
The acquisition includes substantially all assets of the Freedom, Liberty, and Enterphone™ MESH products and services of Viscount Systems, Inc. Freedom is an open platform, Web-based security management solution. The MESH system is a high-resolution touch screen for access control solutions.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via BusinessWire

ACRE, LLC, will acquire Open Options Access Technology

synopsis: ACRE, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Open Options based in Addison, Texas. Open Options is a leading provider of innovative access control solutions with a commitment to customer service and open platform products.
buyer: ACRE, LLC
ACRE is a global leader in the delivery of integrated, intelligent technologies and services. ACRE has played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of security technology initiatives on a global scale. "
target: Open Options Access Technology
Open Options is a leading provider of innovative access control solutions with a commitment to customer service and open platform products. Their products work together to provide a complete security solution including visitor management, photo ID and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Ascentis Software, acquired Cincinnati Time Systems

synopsis: Ascentis, a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, announced the acquisition of Cincinnati Time Systems. Cincinnati Time Systems is known for its excellent reputation in providing businesses and institutions with extensive expertise in time-based service offerings.
buyer parent: Palm Ventures, LLC
buyer: Ascentis Software
Ascentis helps organizations improve their human resources and payroll functions by offering an all-in-one human capital management solutions suite, supported with a first-of-its-kind client centric service model. "
target: Cincinnati Time Systems
Cincinnati Time Systems is known for its excellent reputation in providing businesses and institutions with extensive expertise in time-based service offerings. They specialize in time and attendance, parking systems, access control and video surveillance.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/6/2018 via BusinessWire

ADTRAN, Inc., acquired SmartRG

synopsis: ADTRAN, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced its acquisition of SmartRG Inc, a pacesetter and accomplished innovator of carrier-class, open-source connected home platforms and cloud services for broadband service providers.
buyer: ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN:$516.03)
ADTRAN, Inc. is the leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. "
target: SmartRG
SmartRG Inc. offers the best whole-home Wi-Fi service delivery platform in its class. Its innovative technology and elegant designs help broadband operators migrate, manage and monetize the increasingly connected home experience while exceeding subscriber expectations.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Guardian Access & Door Hardware, acquired Garageio

synopsis: Guardian Access & Door Hardware, a manufacturer of operators and parts for the garage door industry, has acquired Alottazs Labs LLC, creator of Garageio. Garageio is a mobile application that allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
buyer: Guardian Access & Door Hardware
Guardian Access & Door Hardware specializes in the design and manufacture of operators, die castings, component stampings and plastic moldings for the garage door industry. Guardian strives to exceed the expectations of their customers through their comprehensive service and innovative designs. "
target: Garageio
Alottazs Labs LLC is a company that specializes in software/hardware solutions that simplifies everyday life. The company's Garageio mobile application allows users to securely control and monitor their garage door using their existing garage door opener and smartphone.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Identiv, Inc., will acquire 3VR Security, Inc.

synopsis: Identiv, Inc., a global provider of physical security and secure identification, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 3VR Security, Inc., a video technology and data analytics company.
buyer: Identiv, Inc. (INVE:$73.40)
Identiv, Inc. is a global provider of physical security and secure identification. Identiv’s products, software, systems, and services address the markets for physical and logical access control and a wide range of RFID-enabled applications. "
target: 3VR Security, Inc.
3VR is a video technology and data company that solves the challenges associated with video searchability, allowing customers to rapidly gather real-time intelligence from the unstructured video data that is produced by a single camera or a global network of cameras.
price ($mm)
$6.90
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/11/2018 via BusinessWire

TSYS, acquired Cayan

synopsis: TSYS, a leading global payments solutions provider across the issuing, merchant and prepaid industries, announced it has completed its acquisition of Cayan, a payment technology company focused on integrated payment solutions and merchant acquiring. Cayan and TSYS’ existing merchant businesses will be combined under the TSYS brand.
buyer: TSYS (TSS:$4,075.57)
TSYS is a global payments provider, offering innovative solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing and merchant acquiring to prepaid program management. They offer issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions. "
target parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
target: Cayan
Cayan is a technology company focused on transformative innovations in payments. From simple and reliable payment processing, to fully integrated, multichannel customer engagement platforms, Cayan is continuously developing new ways to unlock the power of payments.
price ($mm)
$1,050
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Dash Robotics, acquired Bots Alive

synopsis: Dash Robotics, a company that is building the backbone of connected toys by creating technology to reimagine what's possible for the world's leading toy and gaming brands, announced the acquisition of Bots Alive, a robotics and AI company that uses computer vision and machine learning to bring life-like behavior to toys.
buyer: Dash Robotics
Dash Robotics is creating the backbone of connected toys. Their Platform for Connected Toys enables rapid development of hardware, software and backend analytics, making it easy to transform traditional toys and brands for the digital age. "
target: Bots Alive
Bots Alive builds software for toy makers to create novel play experiences by transforming ordinary toys into autonomous characters that think and act for themselves. Bots Alive's technology is optimized for mobile devices enabling users to leverage their smartphones as the toy’s eyes and brain.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Vilant Systems Oy

synopsis: Turck has acquired a majority stake in Vilant Systems. Finland-based Vilant Systems is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of supply chain and asset tracking RFID systems. Vilant's offerings includes software, third party hardware supplied from a trusted partner, network and services such as installation, integration, consultation and 24/7 support.
buyer: Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG
As a specialist in sensor, fieldbus, and connectivity products -- as well as interface technology, human-machine interfaces, and RFID systems -- Germany-based Turck offers efficient solutions for factory and process automation applications. "
target: Vilant Systems Oy
Based in Finland, Vilant Systems is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of supply chain and asset tracking RFID systems. Vilant's offerings includes software, third party hardware supplied from a trusted partner, network and services such as installation, integration, consultation and 24/7 support.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2017 via Company Press Release

WatchGuard Technologies, acquired Datablink Inc.

synopsis: WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, announced that it has closed the acquisition of Datablink, a leading provider of advanced authentication solutions. WatchGuard’s plan is to bring the Datablink advanced authentication as a fully cloud-based service for SMBs and distributed enterprises.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 75,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity. "
target: Datablink Inc.
Datablink Inc. is a global provider of advanced authentication and transaction signing solutions. Banks and enterprises around the globe rely on Datablink’s innovative out-of-band technology to protect millions of online users and transactions every day.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vipera Plc, will acquire SoftTelecom

synopsis: Vipera Plc, the cutting edge provider of mobile financial services, customer engagement and digital consulting for banks and retailers, will acquire SoftTelecom Desarrollos I Mas D S.L., a software development company focused on Cloud Technology for advanced systems. SoftTelecom specializes in payment and point of sales solutions.
buyer: Vipera Plc (AIM:VIP:$10.35)
Vipera is the cutting edge provider of mobile financial services, customer engagement and digital consulting for banks and retailers. Their mobile personal banking services platform, MOTIF, is a fexible software system that allows for full mobile access to any financial services data or transaction."
target: SoftTelecom
SoftTelecom is a software development company focused on Cloud Technology. The company specializes in payment and point of sales solutions. Their Totem payment solution is a service station that assumes the role of a seller. The station requires no staff to operate and includes a card reader.
price ($mm)
$1.52
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Gemalto NV, purchased Identity Management Business from 3M

synopsis: 3M announced that it has completed the sale of its identity management business to Gemalto, a world leader in digital security. 3M’s identity management business provides biometric hardware and software that enable identity verification and authentication, as well as secure materials and document readers.
buyer: Gemalto NV (ENXTAM:GTO:$3,383.47)
Gemalto creates the secure software and technologies needed to bring trust to an increasingly connected world. Their solutions and services generate value for businesses and governments by protecting identities and data wherever they are. "
seller: 3M (MMM:$32,765.00)
The acquisition includes the identity management business of 3M. 3M’s identity management business provides biometric hardware and software that enable identity verification and authentication, as well as secure materials and document readers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$205
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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Wangle Technologies is an Australian company that develops network optimising technologies. Their Wangle Mobile VPN app is Australia's best mobile VPN for secure, private browsing. Their Family Insights app allows parents to analyse their children’s online activity and detect emerging threats.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: AIM:CROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kape Technologies plc
Kape Technologies plc
Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$64.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.16
EBIT ($mm)
$0.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
128
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Ticker: AIM:AMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Communications is a world leading IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and hybrid/OTT (over-the-top content) innovator – bringing new entertainment products and solutions to a global market. Amino’s award-winning solutions are deployed by major network operators and service providers worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$82.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.42
EBIT ($mm)
$7.94
Net Income ($mm)
$10.42
Employees
179
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Ticker: TSXV:BKD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corporation
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AAPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$260,174.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$76,477.00
EBIT ($mm)
$63,930.00
Net Income ($mm)
$55,256.00
Employees
137000
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Ticker: KOSE:A005930
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$216,088.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$75,300.03
EBIT ($mm)
$52,199.38
Net Income ($mm)
$38,906.54
Employees
102351
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Ticker: TSE:6752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 634 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$65,491.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,910.15
EBIT ($mm)
$2,489.51
Net Income ($mm)
$1,548.33
Employees
270808
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Ticker: A066570:KS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$48,830.93
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$422.66
Employees
93000
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Ticker: TSE:6753
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation
Sharp Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products, headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai. Since 2016 it has been an integral part of Taiwan-based Foxconn Group.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22,384.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,416.27
EBIT ($mm)
$695.20
Net Income ($mm)
$635.15
Employees
54156
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Ticker: WDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corp, Irvine, Calif., is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its HGST and WD® subsidiaries are long-time innovators in the storage industry.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$19,093.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,400.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,272.00
Net Income ($mm)
$397.00
Employees
72878
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Ticker: NVDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10,918.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,227.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,846.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,796.00
Employees
13775
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Ticker: SEHK:493
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited is a Hong Kong-based investment holding company principally engaged in electrical appliances businesses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10,474.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$172.80
EBIT ($mm)
$102.32
Net Income ($mm)
$90.75
Employees
50835
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Ticker: MSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Motorola Solutions, Inc. provides mission-critical communications products and services to public safety and commercial customers around the world. Their innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people's lives.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7,532.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,940.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,567.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,000.00
Employees
17000
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Ticker: AYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AcuityBrands
AcuityBrands
Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. Acuity Brands is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and operates through North America, Europe, and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,672.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.80
EBIT ($mm)
$463.50
Net Income ($mm)
$330.40
Employees
12000
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Ticker: GRMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garmin Ltd.
Garmin Ltd.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,219.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$793.56
EBIT ($mm)
$701.92
Net Income ($mm)
$599.29
Employees
12300
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Ticker: BB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackberry
Blackberry
BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. They secure the world’s most sensitive data across all end points – from cars to smartphones – making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$882.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.00
EBIT ($mm)
($97.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3288
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Ticker: TSE:6737
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EIZO Corp
EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions. EIZO is headquartered in Hakusan, Japan.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$657.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.41
EBIT ($mm)
$41.73
Net Income ($mm)
$33.64
Employees
0
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Ticker: 6736
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNCORPORATION
SUNCORPORATION
SUNCORP’s main businesses are IT and Entertainment (pachinko). They provide communication modules such as mobile routers and devices that transfer & back up mobile phone data and also, they deliver computer systems, tools, and services specialized in pachinko parlor support.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$232.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.99
EBIT ($mm)
$18.18
Net Income ($mm)
$10.55
Employees
789
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Ticker: MIFI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Novatel Wireless is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G wireless technologies. Novatel Wireless' products, software, USB modems and embedded modules enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$208.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.86)
EBIT ($mm)
($19.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
240
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