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announced 4/20/2018 via BusinessWire

SmugMug, will acquire Flickr

synopsis: SmugMug, the largest, most comprehensive, independent photo management platform in the world, has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration and is home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups.
buyer: SmugMug
Home to more than four billion photos, SmugMug is the most popular photography site in the world. SmugMug provides passionate photographers at any level of experience a place to store, share and sell high-quality photos. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Flickr
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration. Home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups, photography lovers come to Flickr to share their passion.
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closed 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Cooliris, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. has acquired Cooliris, Inc., a developer of photo apps. They offer Android gallery, the native photo application on Android-based phones and BeamIt, a visual messaging app.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Cooliris, Inc.
Cooliris is the leader in creating the world’s most beautiful messaging and media experiences for mobile and web consumers. Their Gallery app on Android is a top 10 mobile app in the U.S. They also offer BeamIt, a new visual messaging app where private messaging meets stunning photo sharing.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Poplar, acquired Svrf, Inc.

synopsis: Poplar, a leading 3D and augmented reality (AR) creative platform in the UK, has acquired Svrf, Inc., a face filter camera app that enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. Svrf lets users record videos and take selfies so they can respond to their friends' texts with the coolest, cutest, and funniest filters.
buyer: Poplar
Poplar is a leading 3D and augmented reality (AR) creative platform in the UK. Poplar makes it easy for businesses to affordably build their own AR experience. The platform allows users to create AR face filters, image trackers, mini-games, business cards and world effects. "
target: Svrf, Inc.
Svrf is a face filter camera app that enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. Svrf lets users record videos and take selfies so they can respond to their friends' texts with the coolest, cutest, and funniest filters.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Candy Capital, acquired Blippar

synopsis: The intellectual property of Blippar, the UK-based AR startup has been acquired by one of its investors, Candy Ventures. Blippar is the world's fastest growing image recognition and augmented reality app.
buyer: Candy Capital
Based in the United Kingdom, Candy Capital is a privately-held family office established by British entrepreneur and businessman Nick Candy to manage his personal business interests and group of companies. "
target: Blippar
UK-Based, Blippar is the world's fastest growing image recognition and augmented reality app. Blippar enables users to instantaneously pull interactive digital content directly from the environment around them, their favorite publications and objects via their iOS, Android or Windows devices.
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closed 9/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Qualcomm Incorporated, acquired Euvision Technologies BV

synopsis: Qualcomm has acquired Euvision Technologies, a specialist in image recognition applications powered by artificial intelligence, originally spun out of the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Its first publicly released app was Impala, an app for iOS and Android that “reads” and organises photos on phone into different categories.
buyer: Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. "
target: Euvision Technologies BV
Euvision Technologies BV develops a detection software for use in analyzing digital photographic and film material content. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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closed 10/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Anchovi Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Dropbox, Inc., a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos anywhere and share them easily, acquired Anchovi Labs, which develops software to help people organize, browse and share their personal photo collection.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. "
target: Anchovi Labs, Inc.
Anchovi Labs, Inc. develops software to organize, browse, and share photo collection.
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announced 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nokia Corporation, will acquire Scalado AB

synopsis: Nokiaa, world leader in mobile communications, is to acquire Scalado, a provider of imaging technologies, applications, and engineering services for the camera phone industry.
buyer: Nokia Corporation (NOK:$26,163.38)
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging. "
target: Scalado AB
Scalado AB provides imaging technologies, applications, and engineering services for the camera phone industry.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BusinessWire

ImageQuix, acquired Capturelife

synopsis: ImageQuix and PhotoLynx, two industry leading high volume photography solutions backed by ASG, announced it has acquired Capturelife, a digital delivery and engagement solution that serves school, sports, events, attraction and resort photographers and labs.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: ImageQuix
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry. "
target: Capturelife
Capturelife is a digital technology platform that allows for seamless photo sharing, making it easier to share and relive personal and professional memories of life’s most important experiences.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Orbo.ai, acquired Gemia

synopsis: Mumbai-based Computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Orbo.ai has acquired photo-editing platform Gemia to bolster its intellectual property and product portfolio. Gemia is powered by computer vision and AI algorithms, and understands the scene semantics, analyses defects, and edits images.
buyer: Orbo.ai
Orbo is a disruptive visual intelligence company that harnesses Computer vision and Deep Learning as their core technologies. They are dedicated towards spearheading break-through research and development in Deep Learning technology. "
target parent: ARVI VR
target: Gemia
Gemia is a personal tool to professionally improve photos in just one click. Powered by computer vision and AI algorithms, it understands the scene semantics, analyses defects, and edits images.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Chroma Labs

synopsis: Twitter Inc. is acquiring Chroma Labs, a startup company that develops photo and video-editing tools. Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$4,799.30)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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closed 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Spectral Edge

synopsis: Apple has purchased UK-based photography company Spectral Edge, an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$347,155.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Spectral Edge
Spectral Edge is an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired GeoGif

synopsis: TikTok, a leading app for short-form mobile videos, has acquired GeoGif, a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: GeoGif
GeoGif is a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Teleport Future Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Snap, which developed Snapchat, acquired the startup Teleport Future Technologies, Inc. Teleport Future Technologies became famous due to its Teleport app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
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: Teleport Future Technologies, Inc
Teleport is an app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies. Edit photos automatically with Teleport - a brand new app powered by latest artificial intelligence technologies.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Mixbook, acquired WedPics

synopsis: Mixbook, an award-winning online design tool for creating beautiful printed photo goods, has acquired WedPics, a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is an online design destination that enables consumers to transform their photos into beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind photo products. Mixbook combines a seamless UX and technology expertise with stunning design, allowing consumers to create photo products that truly reflect their style. "
target: WedPics
WedPics is a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal. The platform provides unlimited guests, unlimited downloads, filters, a custom URL, and more.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Skype Technologies SA, acquired SWNG Technologies

synopsis: Skype will soon support a new feature called “living photos” following the news that its owner Microsoft Corp. has acquired Swing Technologies. Swing is the startup behind the popular SWNG mobile application. SWNG allows users to create and share “photo-based moments” that play a snippet of video once clicked on.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. "
target: SWNG Technologies
Swing’s mission is to reimagine the photograph. Its debut app, SWNG, launched in 2016 through a unique partnership with Polaroid, allows users to create interactive ‘living photos’. The result is a new visual medium to stand alongside photos and videos.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 9/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Regaind

synopsis: Apple, Inc. has acquired Regaind, a small French startup that specializes in sorting digital pictures. The company’s activities include reviewing, tagging, and rating images on various criteria. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$347,155.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Regaind
Regaind is a small French startup that specializes in sorting digital pictures. The company’s activities include reviewing, tagging, and rating images on various criteria. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired AIMatter

synopsis: Google has announced that it has acquired AIMatter, a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$239,210.00)
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: AIMatter
AIMatter is a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mylestoned, acquired Heirloom

synopsis: Mylestoned, a young Boston startup aiming to develop a more interactive and meaningful way of digitally memorializing the dead, has acquired the photo-scanning technology of Heirloom, a small San Francisco firm.
buyer: Mylestoned
Mylestoned is reframing death through the transformation and discovery of dynamic, meaningful, digital memories. Mylestoned is creating a digital repository for preserving memories of loved ones. "
target: Heirloom
Heirloom Technology, Inc. designs and develops mobile application that transforms photographic prints into digital images using a user's Smartphone camera. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Seene

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has acquired 3D photo app maker Seene. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
buyer: Snapchat, Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". "
target: Seene
Seene is a mobile app for taking and sharing 3D photos. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
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announced 4/20/2018 via BusinessWire

SmugMug, will acquire Flickr

synopsis: SmugMug, the largest, most comprehensive, independent photo management platform in the world, has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration and is home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups.
buyer: SmugMug
Home to more than four billion photos, SmugMug is the most popular photography site in the world. SmugMug provides passionate photographers at any level of experience a place to store, share and sell high-quality photos. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Flickr
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration. Home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups, photography lovers come to Flickr to share their passion.
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closed 10/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Flickr, acquired LookFlow, Inc.

synopsis: LookFlow, a startup that operates an online platform that enables people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they're interested in, announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo and will be joining the FLickr team. Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application.
buyer parent: Yahoo! Inc.
buyer: Flickr
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Flickr allows users to upload digital photos from computers and camera phones, and assemble them into albums that can be posted on blogs and shared with other users. "
target: LookFlow, Inc.
LookFlow, Inc. operates an online platform that enables people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they're interested in. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Mountain View, California.
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announced 4/20/2018 via BusinessWire

SmugMug, will acquire Flickr

synopsis: SmugMug, the largest, most comprehensive, independent photo management platform in the world, has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration and is home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups.
buyer: SmugMug
Home to more than four billion photos, SmugMug is the most popular photography site in the world. SmugMug provides passionate photographers at any level of experience a place to store, share and sell high-quality photos. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Flickr
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Flickr is an active, global community of photographers that encourages users to find their inspiration. Home to tens of billions of photos and two million groups, photography lovers come to Flickr to share their passion.
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closed 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

BackStage, acquired Sharegrid

synopsis: Backstage, the leading freelancer marketplace and application suite for creators, announced that it has acquired ShareGrid, the largest and most trusted marketplace for high-quality, on-demand equipment rental for content creation.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: BackStage
Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company’s mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective and scalable. "
target: Sharegrid
ShareGrid is the world's most trusted online marketplace for sharing film and photography equipment with others in the same city. ShareGrid members rent everything from tripods to DSLRs to drones, providing a full range of equipment available for their members to create the highest quality of work.
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closed 11/11/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Zenfolio, Inc., acquired Format

synopsis: Zenfolio, the leader in creative and business solutions for photographers, announced that it has acquired Format, a major website-building platform and marketplace based in Toronto, Canada, used by professional photographers and artists worldwide.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Zenfolio, Inc.
Zenfolio Inc. offers advanced business solutions enabling photographers to easily show, share and sell their images. For the past 15 years, Zenfolio has proudly served photographers around the globe. "
target: Format
Format is a major website-building platform and marketplace based in Toronto, Canada, used by professional photographers and artists worldwide. Format empowers professional photographers and creatives by transforming them into successful entrepreneurs.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Collage merged with ShootProof,

synopsis: Collage.com, a provider of a variety of photo and home products, has merged with ShootProof, a leader in software, purchasing, education, and productivity solutions for professional photographers. With the merger, ShootProof has created Foreground, a family of brands that help photographers and photo consumers create memories that last a lifetime.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: ShootProof
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software, sales, and business management tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. Their platform enables photographers to share and sell their photos commission-free in customizable galleries and apps. "
target: Collage
Collage is a leading provider of a variety of photo and home products, including photo blankets, canvases, phone cases, pillows, and more. Whether it's designing a collage or printing a single image, creating the perfect custom product is fast, easy, and fun.
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closed 4/8/2021 via PR Web

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired History In Photographs

synopsis: WorthPoint Corporation has purchased the assets of HistoryInPhotographs.com (HIP), a digital repository and e-commerce site for more than 50,000 historic photographic images of American life dating from the 1860s. HIP digitally restores the negatives, cleaning away the dirt, blemishes, and discoloration often buried in the original emulsion.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
WorthPoint manages the largest online resource for researching, valuing, and preserving antiques, art, and collectibles. The company’s suite of offerings includes a Price Guide, a resource gallery for identifying maker’s marks, autographs, patterns, and symbols (M.A.P.S.), and a digital Library. "
target: History In Photographs
History in Photographs (HIP) is a digital repository and e-commerce site for more than 50,000 historic photographic images of American life dating from the 1860s. HIP's team digitally restores the negatives, cleaning away the dirt, blemishes, and discoloration often buried in the original emulsion.
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closed 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired BorrowLenses

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired BorrowLenses, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. BorrowLenses’s Founders, Max Shevyakov and Mark Gurevich, will join Shutterfly Inc.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: BorrowLenses
BorrowLenses is the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. Rent camera bodies, lenses, lighting kits, and more via their easy to use website navigation or search for a specific item in the search bar. Equipment is also available for sale on the site.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired MyPublisher, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired MyPublisher, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as one of the leaders in custom photo-book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher has sold and shipped more than 5 million photo books since 2002.
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closed 3/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, acquired Pictage, Inc.

synopsis: Pictage, Inc., the nation's leading provider of wedding photography solutions to professional photographers, and Apax Partners, L.P., one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, announced that funds advised by Apax Partners are investing $29 million to acquire a majority ownership interest in Pictage.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Pictage, Inc.
Founded in early 2000, Pictage has quickly grown into the largest e-commerce service provider and online lab in the country, currently serving over 5000 thousand professional photographers nationwide.
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announced 8/23/2016 via Reuters

PIXTA Inc., will acquire Snapmart Inc.

synopsis: PIXTA Inc., a company that operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan, is acquiring Snapmart Inc., a company that develops a mobile application that sells photos taken by smartphone users. Snapmart is based in Japan.
buyer: PIXTA Inc. (TSE:3416:$15.70)
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: OPT Incubate Inc.
target: Snapmart Inc.
Snapmart Inc. develops a mobile application that sells photos taken by smartphone users. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Fotolia

synopsis: Adobe has acquired privately-held Fotolia, a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. Fotolia will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud, providing current and future Creative Cloud members with the ability to access and purchase over 34 million images and videos.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$15,099.00)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Fotolia
Fotolia is a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. Buyers access over 34 million images, vectors and videos at great prices, while contributing artists receive the highest commission rate on the market. Fotolia currently operates in 23 countries in 14 languages.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired GrooveBook

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired GrooveBook, a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: GrooveBook
GrooveBook is a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month. GrooveBook is an iPhone and Android app and subscription service that prints up to 100 mobile phone photos in a 4.5" x 6.5" Groovebook and mails it to customers.
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closed 6/22/2012 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Fotolia

synopsis: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. announced the completion of the acquisition of Fotolia. Fotolia offers its users over 17 million digital images and videos. Fotolia is the leading microstock platform in Europe and is ranked among the top stock photography websites globally, providing a unique marketplace for photographers to sell their images.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$26,682.49)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $62.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2012. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: Fotolia
With over 17 million digital images and videos to choose from, Fotolia offers one of the largest image databases of quality. Over 3 million people choose Fotolia for affordable, royalty-free images, graphics and HD videos.
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$150
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

ROK Entertainment Group, acquired Jalipo Limited

synopsis: ROK Entertainment Group Inc., the global mobile entertainment group, announces that it has acquired 100% of the issued and to be issued share capital of Jalipo Ltd for total consideration of 600,000 ordinary shares.
buyer: ROK Entertainment Group (ROKE:$14.59)
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications. "
target: Jalipo Limited
Jalipo enables broadcasters to offer their TV channels, live events and video-on-demand direct to you in high quality via your PC. There's no monthly subscription and all pay content is accessed through a simple pre-pay system.
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$17
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closed 9/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Spotify Ltd, acquired SoundBetter

synopsis: Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, announced that it has acquired SoundBetter, a leading global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,313.45)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: SoundBetter
SoundBetter is a leading global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals. Since its founding in 2012, SoundBetter has helped tens of thousands of music professionals buy and offer services across the globe.
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closed 1/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Riplay SAS merged with Vodkaster SAS,

synopsis: French movie-interest social network provider Vodkaster is to merge with DVD digitisation specialist Riplay with a view to launching a new Netflix-like video-on-demand service in the country. Riplay SAS operates an online platform and allows users to digitize their DVDs and buy and sell digital versions of DVDs for viewing on multiple devices.
buyer: Vodkaster SAS
Vodkaster is the social network that keeps users in touch with movies, stars, and filmmakers. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target: Riplay SAS
Riplay SAS operates an online platform and allows users to digitize their DVDs and buy and sell digital versions of DVDs for viewing on multiple devices. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Minly, acquired Oulo

synopsis: Minly, an online and mobile platform that connects celebrities and fans in the MENA region, has acquired Oulo, a celebrity shoutout platform in Dubai. Oulo is a mobile platform that allows users to book personalized shoutout videos from many of the region's most famous celebrities.
buyer: Minly
Minly is an online and mobile platform that connects celebrities and fans in the MENA region. Minly enables fans to connect with their favorite celebrities through various Minly Experiences, such as personalized video shoutouts, direct text messages and voice notes. "
target: Oulo
Oulo is a celebrity shoutout platform in Dubai. Oulo aims to provide fans in the Middle East with memorable and personalized experiences with their favourite celebrities. Their mobile platform allows users to book personalized shoutout videos from many of the region's most famous celebrities.
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closed 10/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Volojoy merged with Chattyco,

synopsis: Volojoy has merged with Chattyco, a platform for personalized video messages in Germany. Volojoy is a German marketplace where fans can order video shout-outs from talents. Volojoy allows users to book personalized shout-out videos from a variety of talents, including actors, models, musicians, and more.
buyer: Chattyco
Chattyco is a platform for personalized video messages in Germany. Chattyco enables fans to request celebrities and influencers to record greetings or other video clips for their loved ones. The celebrities and influencers set the prices themselves and can also support a charity of their choice. "
target: Volojoy
Volojoy is a German marketplace where fans can order video shout-outs from talents. Volojoy allows users to book personalized shout-out videos for themselves or their friends and family. The platform offers a variety of talents users can choose from, including actors, models, musicians, and more.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

ClickStream Corporation, acquired Nifter

synopsis: ClickStream Corp has acquired Rebel Blockchain Inc., developer of Nifter™, a music NFT marketplace that allows artists to create and sell unique music and sound NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital token made possible through blockchain technology.
buyer: ClickStream Corporation (OTCPK:CLIS:$0.00)
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes. "
target: Nifter
Rebel Blockchain Inc. is the developer of Nifter™, a music NFT marketplace that allows artists to create and sell unique music and sound NFTs. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital token made possible through blockchain technology.
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closed 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Fearless Ent, acquired FilmOla

synopsis: Fearless Films, Inc. (Fearless Ent), an independent full-service production company in Canada, has acquired FilmOla, an online marketplace where content is showcased and updated instantly to a trusted global community of viewers. FilmOla offers over 5,000 movies and 1,000 TV series that rotate every month.
buyer: Fearless Ent (OTCPK:FERL:$0.00)
Fearless Films, Inc. (Fearless Ent) is a full-service production company in Canada. Fearless specializes in short film and feature film production in addition to script writing, copywriting, fulfillment and distribution. Their productions include The Great Chameleon, Bag the Wolf, and more. "
target: FilmOla
FilmOla is an online marketplace where content is showcased and updated instantly to a trusted global community of viewers. FilmOla offers over 5,000 movies and 1,000 TV series that rotate every month. Their library of content covers a variety of genres, including action, comedy, drama, and more.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Generos Media Group, Inc., acquired FishFlix.com

synopsis: Generos Media Group, Inc. has completed their acquisition of all assets pertaining to Fishflix.com. FishFlix.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for Christian Movies. Featuring thousands of high-quality Christian DVDs at everyday low prices.
buyer: Generos Media Group, Inc.
Generos Media Group INC. a group of e-commerce-based businesses that bring family friendly entertainment options to families seeking options void of any violent and graphic content. "
target: FishFlix.com
FishFlix.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for Christian Movies. Featuring thousands of high-quality Christian DVDs at everyday low prices. FishFlix is an online store with a mission to bring The Greatest Christian and Family-Friendly Films in the World at Great Prices.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired TicketNew

synopsis: Paytm, India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform, has acquired TicketNew from Alibaba Pictures, a Chinese film company under the Alibaba Group. TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India.
buyer parent: One97 Communications Ltd.
buyer: Paytm
Paytm is India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform - inspired and driven by a commitment to great consumer experience. Paytm is also a leading payment solutions provider to e-commerce merchants using its RBI approved semi-closed wallet. "
target parent: Alibaba Group
target: TicketNew
TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India. The company holds a strong position in the movie ticketing space in the country due to its unmatched network of neighbourhood theatres to large cinema chains across urban and rural areas.
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