Like Micello

announced 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

HERE, will acquire Micello

synopsis: HERE Technologies, the Open Location Platform company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micello, a software company that operates a platform for creating, editing and publishing indoor maps. Micello's products include a global maps database, developer platform and SDKs, and a Marketplace of integrated solutions.
buyer: HERE
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location they help their customers to achieve better outcomes. "
target: Micello
Micello is a worldwide leading provider of indoor maps and navigation data. Micello's products include a global maps database, developer platform and SDKs, and a Marketplace of integrated solutions. Micello has generated indoor maps for over 25,000 venues around the world.
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closed 2/8/2012 via BusinessWire

OVGuide, acquired Live Matrix, Inc.

synopsis: OVGuide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to online video, announced the acquisition of Live Matrix, the first guide to live and scheduled events on the Web. Live Matrix will continue operation as a stand-alone site focused on live, scheduled events, including video and audio webcasts, live chats, limited-time sales, and more.
buyer parent: Baroda Ventures
buyer: OVGuide
OVGuide is the Web’s most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to online video. It categorizes online video content from over 6,000 sources, facilitating the user discovery of, and guidance to, both short and long form videos via a comprehensive database and proprietary search engine. "
target: Live Matrix, Inc.
Livematrix.com is a full content calendar for live and scheduled events on the Web. It was the first guide to link users to any online event that has a start time and can be attended online: audio and video webcasts, live chats, limited-time sales and auctions, conferences, and more.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

BizTradeShows.com, acquired PlayCez

synopsis: Biztradeshows has acquired PlayCez. PlayCez is a local event discovery platform which monitors social media and location check-in activity in an area, and recommends popular events and activities to users by identifying locations like bars, restaurants, night clubs, among others in the area and tracking the highest consumer traffic in those places.
buyer parent: IndiaMART
buyer: BizTradeShows.com
BizTradeShows.com is the world's largest service provider for business event organizers. Biztradeshows enables organizers to effectively manage and market their events to an audience of over 20 million users across the world on a single freakishly amazing platform. "
target: PlayCez
PlayCez is a local event discovery platform which monitors social media and location check-in activity in an area, and recommends popular events and activities to users by identifying locations like bars, restaurants, night clubs, among others in that area.
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closed 2/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited ("Profile"), a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile's information brands include Fashion Monitor, Red Pages, Entertainment News, Year Ahead and Foresight News.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Profile Group (UK) Limited
Profile Group (UK) Limited is a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile provides forward planning and contact information to enable them to optimise journalistic workflow and plan future PR and sponsorship campaigns.
price ($mm)
$13
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$5
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$2
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8.0x
closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Guitaarr.com, acquired Tiickets

synopsis: Guitaarr.com, the guitar lessons and reviews site known for its objective approach to delivering information about the music industry, has acquired content ticket comparison website Tiickets in a move that furthers its reach whilst expanding its website portfolio.
buyer: Guitaarr.com
Guitaarr is a popular music industry blog focusing on providing guitar reviews, deep analysis of reputable online guitar lessons, and has content such as the popular guide for beginner guitarists. "
target: Tiickets
Tiickets is a concert ticket price comparison site, committed to providing fans of live music the chance to purchase tickets fairly.
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closed 12/19/2013 via Company Press Release

SeatGeek, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: SeatGeek, a ticket search engine, has acquired FanSnap, the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
buyer: SeatGeek
SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that makes finding tickets to live entertainment a cinch. They search dozens of the biggest ticket sites and present the results all in one place, with a simple interface designed for speed and savings. "
target parent: Wize Commerce
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
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closed 12/7/2011 via PR Newswire

NexTag, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: Nextag® taps the event ticketing market through the acquisition of FanSnap®, a leading online ticket comparison shopping site. The FanSnap ticket search engine provides consumers with a single, comprehensive view of event tickets available from leading ticket providers and resellers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: NexTag
Nextag is the ultimate resource for online shoppers. Offering the most comprehensive product catalog online, Nextag delivers the tools and technology that can help shoppers make smarter purchasing decisions. "
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap® is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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announced 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Events High will be merged with Treebo Hotels,

synopsis: Treebo Hotels, a new age budgel hotel, will acquire Bengaluru-based travel start-up Events High, which operates an online discovery platform for local events and activities.
buyer: Treebo Hotels
Treebo is a new age budget hotel brand offering everything customers need for a comfortable stay, delivered with a smile. Treebo prides itself on being Affordable Luxury. "
target parent: Axilor Ventures
target: Events High
Events High, founded in 2014, is a platform for discovering, booking, and organizing events. The platform further enables users to make bookings personalised to their interests, location, and social circle.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

XO Group Inc., acquired GigMasters

synopsis: XO Group Inc., the premier consumer internet and media company dedicated to helping people navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments together, announced the acquisition of GigMasters, a leading transactional marketplace for entertainment. This acquisition will help XO Group users book more of the services they need to plan the perfect wedding.
buyer: XO Group Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
XO Group is the media and technology company behind the brands The Knot, The Nest and The Bump devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. They provide women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives."
target: GigMasters
GigMasters is the one stop source for all event service needs. They combine the efficiency of the web with the personal touch of a private event planner. They have the web’s largest selection of the best, client-reviewed entertainers and event vendors.
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closed 4/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Virtua Research, acquired StockConferenceCalendar

synopsis: Virtua Research, a leading financial services technology company focused on web-enabled information delivery, announced the acquisition of StockConferenceCalendar, the largest database of investment conferences and presenters worldwide, effective immediately.
buyer: Virtua Research
Virtua is a financial services technology company focused on web-enabled information delivery. Virtua’s unique combination of investment research experience, data expertise, and software development capabilities enables it to provide industry-leading financial research tools and services. "
target parent: Demer IR Counsel, Inc.
target: StockConferenceCalendar
StockConferenceCalendar is a leading online database of investment conferences and presenters, currently featuring more than 17,500 tickers/presenters at almost 9,700 unique events sponsored by over 700 investment banks and other sponsors in 116 countries.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Skift, acquired EventMB

synopsis: Skift, the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, has acquired EventMB, the first blog for event professionals. EventMB is the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. EventMB offers daily articles that are read by thousands of event professionals from around the globe.
buyer: Skift
Skift is the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry. Skift identifies and synthesizes existing and emerging trends in its daily coverage of the global travel industry. "
target: EventMB
EventMB is the first blog for event professionals. EventMB is the go-to online resource for Trends, Technology, Innovation and Education for the event industry. EventMB offers daily articles that are read by thousands of event professionals from around the globe.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jorte Inc., acquired EventBank Corporation

synopsis: Jorte, a mobile app with 30 million downloads and one of the most popular calendar&organizer applications, has acquired EventBank. EventBank operates the largest platform in Japan, "EventBank Press", which delivers information on 40,000 festival / events, collected annually from local organizations and event organizers.
buyer: Jorte Inc.
Jorte Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, provides an application that has a track record of 30 million downloads worldwide. Jorte is an application designed for smartphones and tablets that combines the ease of use of a paper organizer with the handiness of a portable device. "
target: EventBank Corporation
Event Bank Co., Ltd. operates the largest platform in Japan, "EventBank Press", which delivers information on 40,000 festival / events, collected annually from local organizations and event organizers.
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announced 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Computicket (Pty) Ltd, will acquire Entry Ninja

synopsis: Computicket, South Africa's only national ticketing company, has reached an agreement to acquire Entry Ninja, an online start-up that facilitates entries into South African sporting events.
buyer parent: Shoprite
buyer: Computicket (Pty) Ltd
Computicket is South Africa's only national ticketing company with tickets for hundreds of events on sale. As one of the most recognized brand names in the country, Computicket offers theatre, concert, festival, and sport, along with bus tickets, airline tickets and holiday packages. "
target: Entry Ninja
Entry Ninja is an online start-up that facilitates entries into South African sporting events. Entry Ninja’s functionality enables a customer to create and save a personal profile. They are based in Pretoria, South Africa.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd., acquired Thailand YellowPages

synopsis: Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd., the official publisher and distributor of telephone directories in Thailand, has acquired a 99.94% stake in Thailand YellowPages, the most reliable online source for information on Thailand businesses. Thailand YellowPages allows users to search for businesses in a wide variety of industries.
buyer parent: CS LoxInfo Plc.
buyer: Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd.
Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd. is the official publisher and distributor of telephone directories in Thailand. The company provides telephone directory services through traditional telephone directories, directory assistant services, and Yellow Pages. "
target: Thailand YellowPages
Thailand YellowPages is the most reliable online source for information on Thailand businesses. Users can search for businesses in a wide variety of industries, including housing, automotive, technology and IT, health and beauty, travel, education, fashion, financial services, and more.
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Versa Capital Management, acquired Impressions Media

synopsis: Impressions Media announced that it has been acquired by Versa Capital Management, LLC. Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
buyer: Versa Capital Management
Versa Capital Management is a private equity investment firm which focuses on control investments in special situations involving middle market companies where value and performance growth can be achieved through enhanced operational and financial management. "
target: Impressions Media
Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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announced 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

HERE, will acquire Micello

synopsis: HERE Technologies, the Open Location Platform company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micello, a software company that operates a platform for creating, editing and publishing indoor maps. Micello's products include a global maps database, developer platform and SDKs, and a Marketplace of integrated solutions.
buyer: HERE
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location they help their customers to achieve better outcomes. "
target: Micello
Micello is a worldwide leading provider of indoor maps and navigation data. Micello's products include a global maps database, developer platform and SDKs, and a Marketplace of integrated solutions. Micello has generated indoor maps for over 25,000 venues around the world.
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announced 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

HERE, will acquire Micello

synopsis: HERE Technologies, the Open Location Platform company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Micello, a software company that operates a platform for creating, editing and publishing indoor maps. Micello's products include a global maps database, developer platform and SDKs, and a Marketplace of integrated solutions.
buyer: HERE
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location they help their customers to achieve better outcomes. "
target: Micello
Micello is a worldwide leading provider of indoor maps and navigation data. Micello's products include a global maps database, developer platform and SDKs, and a Marketplace of integrated solutions. Micello has generated indoor maps for over 25,000 venues around the world.
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announced 11/29/2017 via Company Press Release

HERE, will acquire ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH

synopsis: HERE Technologies announced plans to acquire ATS Advanced Telematic Systems, a Germany-based software company developing highly secure over-the-air (OTA) software updating technology for the automotive industry. ATS solutions seamlessly integrate into existing automotive back-ends and vehicle infrastructures.
buyer: HERE
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location they empower their customers to achieve better outcomes. "
target: ATS Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH
ATS Advanced Telematic Systems is a German software company specializing in open standards-based software products for the automotive industry, with a special focus on software over-the-air updates. Their solutions seamlessly integrate into existing automotive back-ends and vehicle infrastructures.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$186,941.22)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
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announced 6/12/2014 via PR Newswire

HERE, will acquire Medio Systems, Inc.

synopsis: HERE, a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences, announced plans to acquire Medio Systems Inc., a Seattle-based company that is a pioneer in the emerging field of real-time predictive analytics.
buyer parent: Nokia Corporation
buyer: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. "
target: Medio Systems, Inc.
Medio is the world’s largest provider of predictive app analytics and the leader in optimizing the lifetime value of mobile customers. The company currently tracks and analyzes over one billion events every day.
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closed 5/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Here, acquired Desti

synopsis: SRI International announced the acquisition of Desti, an SRI spin-off venture, by HERE, a Nokia Company, for an undisclosed amount. Desti is the first smart travel planner to help users find exactly what they're looking for by using artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through thousands of places, find the best matches and explain the relevance.
buyer: Here
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. "
target parent: SRI International
target: Desti
Desti is the first smart travel planner to help users find exactly what they're looking for by using artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through thousands of places, find the best matches and explain the relevance.
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closed 12/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Audi Group, BMW Group, Daimler AG, acquired HERE

synopsis: German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler AG concluded the acquisition of HERE, Nokia's maps business. HERE is the leading supplier of digital maps for most of the world's top carmakers, accounting for half its expected revenues in 2015. The deal allows the auto makers to offer new premium features, like autonomous driving, in their luxury cars.
buyer: BMW Group (DB:BMW:$119,863.69)
buyer: Audi Group (DB:NSU:$63,271.47)
buyer: Daimler AG (XTRA:DAI:$186,941.22)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
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announced 6/29/2015 via Reuters

Uber Technologies, Inc., will purchase Map-Generating Technology from Microsoft Corporation

synopsis: Microsoft Corp said it will sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities. Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$13,052.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
seller: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$138,699.00)
Microsoft's mapping unit works on imagery acquisition and map data processing. The mapping assets include 100 employees focused on image collection activities.
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cancelled 3/16/2012 via Capital IQ

Options Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Illume Software, Inc.

synopsis: Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. has cancelled its agreement to acquire Illume Software, Inc. Illume Software, Inc. develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services for individuals, and small and large mobile workforces.
buyer: Options Media Group (OPMG:$0.53)
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of mobile applications software. PhoneGuard is a personal security and anti-texting while driving software application suite. "
target: Illume Software, Inc.
Illume Software develops solutions that leverage location to power high-value applications and services. Their first product, iZUP, offers a responsible solution to cell phone-related distracted driving.
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closed 1/30/2014 via Company Press Release

TeleNav, Inc., acquired skobbler

synopsis: Telenav, Inc., the leader in personalized navigation, announced that it has acquired skobbler GmbH, the European-based navigation company with the highest rated OpenStreetMap (OSM)-based GPS navigation apps in the world. skobbler developed sophisticated algorithms that evolved OSM data from a display map to a navigable map.
buyer: TeleNav, Inc. (TNAV:$220.90)
Telenav, Inc. is a wireless location-based services company that provides services including global positioning system navigation, local search, automotive navigation solutions, mobile advertising, enterprise mobility and workflow automation. "
target: skobbler
Skobbler GmbH is the European-based navigation company with the highest rated OpenStreetMap (OSM)-based GPS navigation apps in the world. Skobbler developed sophisticated algorithms that evolved OSM data from a display map to a navigable map.
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announced 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AT Technology Co Ltd, will acquire Taba

synopsis: AT technology Co Ltd will buy 37,427 shares (55%) of Taba, a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
buyer: AT Technology Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A073570:$120.12)
AT technology Co., Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor testing equipment. The Company's products include wafer test equipment, LCD testing equipment, and other semiconductor related components. "
target: Taba
Taba is a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bharti Softbank Holdings Pte. Ltd., acquired Y2CF Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Bharti Softbank (BSB), a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japanese Internet firm Softbank Corp, has bought the remaining stake in Gurgaon-based Y2CF Digital Media Pvt Ltd, owner of Hoppr, a location based check-in service that works across all mobile devices.
buyer parent: Bharti Enterprises
buyer: Bharti Softbank Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Bharti Softbank (BSB), a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and Japanese Internet firm Softbank Corp. BSB is also the owner of Hike, a peer-to-peer (P2P) messaging app that uses both data and SMS to deliver messages. "
target: Y2CF Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.
Hoppr is a location based check-in service that works across all mobile devices. It offers a loyalty program for businesses, and allows them to create their own reward structure for returning customers.
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announced 7/2/2012 via Reuters

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire UpNext

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc agreed to buy mapping startup UpNext. UpNext Founders Raj Advani, Vik Advani, Robin Har and Danny Moon will move from New York to Seattle, where Amazon is based, to lead the e-commerce company's mapping efforts. UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$280,522.00)
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: UpNext
UpNext is a NYC based startup developing extremely detailed 3D maps for the mobile devices. Within the UpNext 3D Cities iPhone app a complete 3-D representation of each city is offered, down to practically every single building.
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closed 4/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Pelago

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Pelago, maker of location-based social network Whrrl. Whrrl has been used by companies looking to build loyalty and repeat visits.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Pelago
Pelago’s first product is Whrrl. It’s a social network, Google maps mash-up, mobile and GPS service all in one. The social network experience allows members to share opinions and knowledge about local restaurants, bars, retail stores, and hotels.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BusinessWire

Glu Mobile Inc., acquired Poke Radar

synopsis: Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced the acquisition of community-driven App, Poke Radar, a Pokemon GO assistant application for discovering the location of any Pokemon found by other players.
buyer: Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU:$252.92)
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS. "
target: Poke Radar
Poke Radar for Pokemon GO is an assistant app for discovering the location of any Pokemon that have been found by other players. Their mission is make it easier for players of the popular Pokemon GO mobile game to "catch 'em all."
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closed 12/21/2011 via PR Newswire

UrtheCast, acquired GroundMap

synopsis: UrtheCast announced the acquisition of GroundMap, a media geo-archiving and aggregator tool, which will allow for seamless social media aggregation into the UrtheCast Platform. As part of the acquisition GroundMap will be merged into UrtheCast to lead development of the UrtheCast web platform.
buyer: UrtheCast (TSX:UR:$20.53)
UrtheCast (pronounced "EarthCast") is a company created around a unique vision: to provide the world's first ever, live HD video feed of Earth from space. UrtheCast is building, launching, installing, and operating two cameras on the Russian module of the International Space Station. "
target: GroundMap
Founded in San Francisco in 2009, GroundMap is a media geo-archiving and aggregator tool. It serves as a social geo-tagging platform and allows for the tagging of all online media on an interactive map.
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closed 12/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

StubHub, Inc, acquired Zvents, Inc.

synopsis: Ticketing giant StubHub, owned by eBay, has acquired local event-discovery and promotion service Zvents, according to eBay’s internal employee blog eBayInk. By providing the best in local search, Zvents intuitively connects people with their interests and favorite sources of entertainment.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: StubHub, Inc
StubHub is the fan's ticket marketplace, enabling customers to buy and sell tickets at fair market value. The company's unique open marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. "
target: Zvents, Inc.
Zvents is a powerful search engine with groundbreaking algorithms and revolutionary search technology. By providing the best in local search, Zvents intuitively connects people with their interests and favorite sources of entertainment.
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announced 5/27/2008 via PR Newswire

Local Matters, Inc., will purchase Facebook Neighborhoods application from Point2 Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Point2 Technologies Inc., the real estate industry's largest independent provider of website and listing syndication software for real estate professionals, and Local Matters, Inc., a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher, announced an Agreement of Sale for Point2's Facebook Neighborhoods application.
buyer: Local Matters, Inc.
Local Matters, Inc. is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content both online and through voice-based directory assistance. "
seller: Point2 Technologies Inc.
Point2 Technologies develops and markets web-based software solutions for the real estate and heavy equipment industries. In real estate, Point2 is the largest independent provider of website and listing syndication software for real estate professionals.
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closed 5/2/2006 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired AreaConnect, LLC.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of AreaConnect LLC, a provider of local online traffic to Yellow and White Pages publishers, for $16 million in cash and Marchex common stock, and $1.7 million in additional restricted common stock (valued based on the 10-day trailing average prior to the closing date).
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: AreaConnect, LLC.
AreaConnect receives 2 million unique users per month through its directory focused local sites, that drive search leads from online consumers primarily to regional bell operating carriers and localized search products.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Verizon Communications, acquired SocialRadar, Inc.

synopsis: Verizon has acquired SocialRadar. Using street-level imagery, some human interaction and proprietary algorithms, SocialRadar can pinpoint exactly where a business is located.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,868.00)
Verizon Communications Inc. operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. "
target: SocialRadar, Inc.
SocialRadar is building technology that gives users real-time information and location insights on the people and places around them. SocialRadar’s LocationKit enables developers to dramatically improve location inside of their mobile applications through a free SDK.
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closed 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Spindle

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Spindle, an app for local discovering - of shops, restaurants, event venues, parks, and other nearby businesses and organizations. The Spindle team will move to San Francisco and shutter the Spindle app.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,480.08)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Spindle
Spindle is a geo-restricted real-time stream, in a mobile app. Spindle tries to find content from Facebook and Twitter relevant to shops, restaurants, bars, event venues, museums, art galleries, parks, and other businesses and organizations around the user.
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closed 7/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Wayfinder Systems AB, acquired Navicore Oy

synopsis: Wayfinder and Navicore announced that an agreement has been signed finalising the acquisition of the Finnish navigation company Navicore by Wayfinder. By joining forces the combined entity will offer award winning location applications and services on all major platforms in connected mobile devices.
buyer: Wayfinder Systems AB
Wayfinder offers map, direction and GPS navigation services accessible by mobile phones. From these basic navigation services, we provide mobile phone users with content services including digital city guidebooks traffic information, currency conversion and weather reports. "
target: Navicore Oy
Navicore is a provider of interactive navigation products for connective mobile devices running on different operating systems like Symbian and Linux. Navicore Personal software together with a GPS turns your connective mobile device into a fully functional navigator that is always with you.
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announced 5/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Technology One Ltd, will acquire Digital Mapping Solutions

synopsis: TechnologyOne, Australia's largest enterprise software company and a leader in innovation and creativity, has entered into an agreement to acquire Digital Mapping Solutions, a company that specialises in the development and implementation of integrated mapping solutions for commercial and government organisations.
buyer: Technology One Ltd (ASX:TNE:$152.35)
TechnologyOne is Australia's largest publicly listed software company and one of Australia's top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. They create solutions that transform business and make life simple for their customers. "
target: Digital Mapping Solutions
Desktop Mapping Systems Pty Ltd, doing business as Digital Mapping Solutions, specialises in the development and implementation of integrated mapping solutions for commercial and government organisations.
price ($mm)
$9.49
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tracker.com, purchased FindMe from die Mobiliar

synopsis: Tracker.com, a Swedish developer and distributor of positioning solutions, has acquired FindMe from die Mobiliar, the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland. FindMe is a mobile app that allows users to use their smartphone to track and protect valuables such as keys, laptops, bicycles, cars and more.
buyer: Tracker.com
Tracker.com is a Swedish developer and distributor of positioning solutions. They offer GPS, mobile, and LoRa based solutions that allow users to track people, vehicles, valuables, and more. Their solutions transmit positions in real time to ensure the safety of people and objects. "
seller: die Mobiliar
FindMe is a mobile app that allows users to use their smartphone to track and protect valuables such as keys, laptops, bicycles, cars and more. FindMe belongs to die Mobiliar, the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Zenly

synopsis: Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. Snapchat has bought Zenly, an app that lets users see where their friends currently are on a map using constant GPS in the background.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$1,544.47)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Zenly
Zenly is a simple way to know what your friends and family are up to! Who’s nearby? Where’s the party? When are your friends arriving? On iOS & Android.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 11/30/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired GPS Status Test & Fix

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired the highly regarded GPS Status Test & Fix app from US-based developer Mark Pfluger. GPS Status Test & Fix allows users to check how well their GPS is working and adjust any problems, ensuring that all apps and tools that require GPS work well.
buyer parent: CIAmedia
buyer: Appsbuyout
Appsbuyout is the destination for successful Android developers looking to sell their apps. They buy apps that are popular with users directly from sellers, so there are no fees payable to middlemen. They’re proud to hear sellers tell them their process is smooth, friendly and trustworthy. "
target: GPS Status Test & Fix
GPS Status Test & Fix is an Android app that allows users to check how well their GPS is working and adjust any problems, ensuring that all apps and tools that require GPS work well. Users love the functionality of the well-designed app, with nearly 60% of reviewers giving it five stars.
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