Like Detour, Inc.

closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Musement, acquired Triposo

synopsis: Musement, the travel tech startup that lets users discover and book local tours and attractions, announced the acquisition of travel content platform Triposo. Triposo uses a clever algorithm that peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews.
buyer: Musement
Launched in Milan in 2013, Musement is a travel discovery and booking service that allows users to get the best from their travel destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions to discover and book. "
target: Triposo
Triposo is a smart travel content platform. A clever algorithm peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews. The Triposo travel guide app allows travelers to choose their favorite hotels, sights, activities and restaurants and add them to their bucket list.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

TATERU bnb, acquired Wanderpass

synopsis: iVacation Co., Ltd., a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone, has acquired Wanderpass, an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo.
buyer parent: Investors Cloud Co., Ltd.
buyer: TATERU bnb
iVacation Co., Ltd. is a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone. TATERU bnb is a vacation rental marketplace. TATERU phone is a mobile concierge service for travelers to Japan. "
target: Wanderpass
Wanderpass provides an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo such as Asakusa, Ueno, Ginza, Nihonbashi, and Kagurazaka as you walk around the cities.
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closed 10/22/2021 via PR Newswire

klarna AB, acquired Inspirock, Inc.

synopsis: Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments and shopping service, has acquired Inspirock, an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
buyer: klarna AB
Based in Sweden, Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 85 million consumers. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to. "
target: Inspirock, Inc.
Inspirock is an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired ArrivalGuides, the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: ArrivalGuides
ArrivalGuides is the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

synopsis: HolidayCheck, a leading travel website, has acquired the main assets of Beach-Inspector GmbH, the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer: HolidayCheck AG (DB:HOC:$162.04)
HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: Beach-Inspector GmbH
Beach-Inspector is the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

synopsis: Espacio, a Medellin, Colombia-based Incubator, announced it has acquired Hibiscus & Nomada, a leading travel blog that aims to document the affordable way to discovering the unexplored. In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel guides to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their three missions are to further Medellin as a center of innovation, to be the best place in the world to start new businesses, and to advance the media and PR industries. "
target: Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd
Hibiscus & Nomada is a leading travel blog that provides backpacker travel guides to destinations around the world. Hibiscus & Nomada shares stories of adventures proving that the riches of the world are within everyone’s reach.
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closed 1/15/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: The USA Today Travel Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of 10Best.com. 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA Today Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Travora Media, Inc.
target: 10Best, Inc.
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiantravels.com

synopsis: Mehan EduSolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiantravels.com, an on-line travel portal which offers details about numerous tours and packages that a visitor to the web site can pick from.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan EduSolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiantravels.com
Indiantravels.com is an online travel portal which provides information about various tours and packages that a visitor to the site can choose from. Whether it is a hotel reservation or a tour booking or renting vehicles, the site covers them all.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiasite.com

synopsis: Mehan Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiasite.com, a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan Edusolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiasite.com
Indiasite.com is a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
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closed 4/24/2012 via Market Wire

Travora Media, Inc., acquired The Nile Project, Inc.

synopsis: Travora Media, creating a next-generation media brand in travel with local, social and mobile content services, announced the acquisition of The Nile Project, Inc (Nile Media), a San Francisco-based company with a portfolio of 3 well-known websites: NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte and mobile apps focused on providing local expertise to travelers.
buyer: Travora Media, Inc.
Travora Media Inc. represents the next generation of travel media and information, with hundreds of travel style websites and mobile apps and 26 million qualified travelers under its umbrella. Travora offers exclusive publisher representation across all stages of the travel lifecycle. "
target: The Nile Project, Inc.
The Nile Project, Inc. is a unique collection of industry-leading travel sites (10Best.com, NileGuide.com and Localyte.com) that provide sophisticated, modern travelers with everything they need to plan their perfect trip.
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closed 2/3/2011 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired EveryTrail

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site and an operating company of Expedia, Inc., announced it has expanded its mobile travel offering with the acquisition of Palo Alto, California-based EveryTrail®. EveryTrail has developed a GPS-enabled publishing platform to create outdoor tours and city guides for mobile devices.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content that’s changing the way millions of people share travel experiences and plan trips. EveryTrail makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along the trip route.
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closed 1/25/2011 via Market Wire

NileGuide.com, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: NileGuide.com announced the acquisition of travel recommendation site 10Best.com for an undisclosed amount. The 10best.com acquisition from Enveritas Group, Inc. solidifies NileGuide as the largest independent travel content network with a combined reach of over three million visitors per month.
buyer: NileGuide.com
NileGuide.com offers unique, "by-locals-for-travelers" recommendations and free itineraries covering what to see and do, as well as where to stay and eat. These recommendations and original itineraries are created by over 150 NileGuide editors, or "Local Experts," spanning the globe. "
target parent: EnVeritas Group
target: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry.
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closed 10/18/2006 via BusinessWire

John Wiley Europe Ltd., acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., the European company of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd., a U.K.-based provider of travel-related online content, technology, and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: John Wiley Europe Ltd.
Wiley Europe is a major indigenous publisher of journals, books, and electronic products, primarily in English, but also in German. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., based in Chichester, United Kingdom, and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, in Weinheim, Germany comprise Wiley Europe. "
target: Whatsonwhen Ltd
Whatsonwhen publishes an award-winning online calendar of cultural events around the world at whatsonwhen.com, visited by millions of travelers each month.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Expedia, Inc., acquired Trover

synopsis: Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Trover
Trover is the app for travelers. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Wanderfly

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Wanderfly, a travel inspiration site. Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Wanderfly
Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations. Wanderfly makes travel planning more personal, simple, fun, human and inspiring.
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closed 11/5/2013 via PR Web

Cruiseline.com, acquired Ship Mate Cruise App

synopsis: Cruiseline.com, the second largest cruise review website and pioneer of verified cruise reviews, announced its acquisition of Ship Mate Cruise App, the largest mobile cruise community with more than 170,000 iOS and Android users.
buyer: Cruiseline.com
Cruiseline.com is an independent, objective guide to cruises. With over 40,000 reviews to date, the site simplifies the task of choosing a cruise with unbiased opinions from fellow passengers. Unlike other cruise communities, Cruiseline. "
target: Ship Mate Cruise App
Ship Mate Cruise App is the largest mobile cruise community with more than 170,000 iOS and Android users. Ship Mate helps users plan and prepare their cruises, as well as review and share information about them.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Easyvoyage International, acquired Dealchecker.co.uk

synopsis: EasyVoyage paid Euro 10 million to buy fellow travel players Dealchecker and TravelJungle. EasyVoyage will not disclose how much is being paid for each individual business, but the Euro 10 million outlay also includes acquiring FSI Travel, a digital marketing agency which focuses mostly on tour operator businesses.
buyer: Easyvoyage International
Easyvoyage operates Easyvoyage.com, an internet portal, which offers information on travel and tourism. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target parent: DMC Digital Limited
target: Dealchecker.co.uk
Dealchecker.co.uk is an independent service that helps customers find the best travel and money deals. They are not a travel agent or finance provider - they offer a free service that shows real prices from many of the UK's top travel and financial booking engines.
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closed 5/6/2010 via Company Description

Kayak.com, acquired swoodoo GmbH

synopsis: KAYAK (kayak.com), the world’s leading travel search engine, announced the acquisition of Munich-based swoodoo (swoodoo.com), Germany’s leading flight and hotel search site.
buyer: Kayak.com (NASDAQ:KYA:$0.00)
Kayak.com is the world's leading travel search website. It searches and displays information from various travel sites, which include prices and itineraries from airlines, hotels, rental car companies, and cruise lines. "
target: swoodoo GmbH
Founded in 2006, Munich-based Swoodoo.com is Germany's leading flight and hotel search site.
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closed 8/20/2007 via PR Newswire

10Best, Inc., acquired The Content Works

synopsis: 10Best, Inc., the world's leading provider of unbiased online travel content, today announced the acquisition of The Content Works Ltd., a London-based provider of multi- language, customized print and online travel content.
buyer: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry. "
target: The Content Works
Originally established in 2002, The Content Works has steadily become a leading provider of custom print travel guide content and technology solutions through its extensive worldwide network of travel writers, editors, and translators.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bose Professional, acquired ZiipRoom

synopsis: Bose Professional, a group within Bose, developing innovative loudspeakers, electronics and software for professional audio applications has announced it's acquisition of ZiipRoom. ZiipRoom is a developer of productivity and connectivity software for meeting rooms, conferences, wireless presentations and devices.
buyer parent: Bose
buyer: Bose Professional
Bose Professional has developed innovative loudspeakers, electronics and software to meet the needs of demanding professional audio applications. Their products are sold only through authorized pro-audio dealers, AV-system integrators and distributors. "
target: ZiipRoom
ZiipRoom is a developer of productivity and connectivity software for meeting rooms, conferences and devices. Their software gathers information and all the hardware in the room bringing it all together seamlessly for one-click access to video conferences, phone calls or wireless presentations.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 2/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Bose, acquired Sync Project

synopsis: Bose, a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment and automotive industries, has acquired Sync Project. Sync Project offers an application to scientifically measure the impact of music and use it to improve health. Its platform maps music characteristics to real-time biometrics gathered from sensors.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Sync Project
Sync Project offers an application to scientifically measure the impact of music and use it to improve health. Its platform maps music characteristics to real-time biometrics gathered from sensors. The company’s platform is offered to scientists, technologists, clinicians and musicians.
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closed 11/15/2017 via PR Web

ClearMotion, Inc., purchased Active Motion Control Business from Bose

synopsis: ClearMotion acquired the Active Motion Control Business from Bose Corporation, a research company that develops sound solutions. The business includes Project Sound, a pioneering active suspension system as well as Bose Ride, a seat system that actively counteracts road disturbances. ClearMotion also acquired other predictive road-sensing software.
buyer: ClearMotion, Inc.
ClearMotion’s road-sensing technology is enabling the next-generation user experience for cars. A venture-backed automotive technology company, ClearMotion’s breakthrough proactive ride system combines software and hardware to mitigate vehicle movement across any type of terrain. "
seller: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, and automotive industries. Their Active Motion Control Business includes Project Sound, a pioneering active suspension system as well as Bose Ride, a seat system that actively counteracts road disturbances.
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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.
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announced 11/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Battery Ventures, will acquire Audio Precision

synopsis: Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm, has reached an agreement to acquire Audio Precision Inc. (AP), a well-recognized player in high-performance instrumentation and software for audio testing and analysis.
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Audio Precision
Audio Precision is a significant global player in electronic audio and electro-acoustic test instrumentation. Since 1984, AP’s analyzers have helped engineers to design and manufacture innovative solutions ranging from semiconductor devices to consumer, automotive, and professional audio products.
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closed 10/5/2015 via PR Newswire

Wheatstone Corporation, acquired Audion Labs

synopsis: Wheatstone Corporation, designs and manufactures professional broadcast audio equipment, announced its acquisition of Audion Labs and with it, VoxPro digital audio editor. Audion's Voxpro is a staple in radio studios as one of the few broadcast-specific digital voice editors designed to record and edit calls on the fly for on-air broadcast.
buyer: Wheatstone Corporation
Wheatstone manufactures broadcast audio products, from digital consoles, control surfaces and Audioarts mixers to fully integrated audio over IP (AoIP) and TDM routing systems as well as spectral audio processing for on air and over the internet. "
target: Audion Labs
Audion Laboratories' VoxPro is a staple in radio studios as one of the few broadcast-specific digital voice editors designed to record and quickly edit phone calls on the fly for on-air broadcast. VoxPro is a digital audio editing software with an optional, professional grade Control Panel surface.
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closed 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide, a global leader in video and entertainment guidance technology and services. Combining Gemstar-TV and Macrovision technologies positions the company as a key enabler of the digital home entertainment experience.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PR Newswire

AMI Entertainment Network, Inc., acquired NSM Music Group Limited

synopsis: AMI Entertainment Network Inc., a Harbour Group company, has acquired NSM Music Group Ltd ("NSM"), Jeff Fox, Harbour Group's chairman and chief executive officer, announced. NSM is a leading digital jukebox manufacturer and operates a digital music network serving bars, pubs & restaurants in locations in North America, the United Kingdom & Europe.
buyer parent: Harbour Group
buyer: AMI Entertainment Network, Inc.
AMI Entertainment Network has been part of the bar and restaurant entertainment industry for more than a century. They make cutting-edge digital jukeboxes and video systems to help their partners provide state-of-the-art entertainment that meets their needs and the needs of their customers. "
target: NSM Music Group Limited
NSM Music Group Ltd. has been designing and manufacturing jukeboxes since 1951. NSM is a leader in combining aesthetics with new technologies to design, develop, and manufacture the next generation of digital jukeboxes, video jukeboxes, internet jukeboxes, and music products.
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closed 7/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Synaptics, acquired DisplayLink

synopsis: Synaptics has acquired DisplayLink Corp., a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
buyer: Synaptics (SYNA:$1,351.40)
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of human interface solutions, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics has a broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products. "
target: DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
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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.
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TKH Group NV, acquired Optelecom-NKF Inc.

synopsis: Optelecom-NKF, Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition by TKH Group N.V. Optelecom-NKF is a global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions. Its range includes IP cameras, video servers/codecs, network video recorders, fiber transmission equipment, video management software, and video analytics.
buyer: TKH Group NV (NL:TWEKA:$1,827.46)
Technology company TKH Group N.V. in the Netherlands, is an internationally active group of companies that specialises in creating and supplying innovative Telecom, Building and Industrial Solutions. "
target: Optelecom-NKF Inc.
Optelecom-NKF is a global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions. Its range includes IP cameras, video servers/codecs, network video recorders, fiber transmission equipment, video management software, and video analytics.
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0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Foxconn Technology Group, acquired SMART Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Foxconn Technology Group has acquired all of the outstanding common shares of SMART Technologies Inc., a leading provider of education and business collaboration solutions. SMART Technologies is an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
buyer: Foxconn Technology Group (TSEC:2317:$139,710.76)
Foxconn is the world's foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, environmental-friendly manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics leaders. "
target: SMART Technologies Inc. (TSX:SMA:$331.81)
SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. They are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$56 [$196]
rev ($mm)
$348
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
16.5x
cancelled 6/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Qumu, Inc. cancelled merger with Synacor, Inc.,

synopsis: Synacor, Inc., a cloud-based software and services company, and Qumu Corporation, a leading provider of tools to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of live and on-demand video for the enterprise, have mutually agreed to terminate their proposed all-stock merger agreement.
buyer: Synacor, Inc. (SYNC:$84.09)
Synacor is a cloud-based software and services company serving global video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, governments and enterprises. Synacor’s mission is to enable its customers to better engage with their consumers. "
target: Qumu, Inc. (QUMU:$24.49)
Qumu is the leading provider of best-in-class tools to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of live and on-demand video for the enterprise. The Qumu platform enables global organizations to drive employee engagement, increase access to video, and modernize the workplace.
price ($mm)[EV]
$33 [$25]
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Rimage Corporation, acquired Qumu, Inc.

synopsis: Rimage Corporation, the industry-leading provider of on-demand CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc™ publishing systems, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Qumu, Inc., the leader in enterprise video communications.
buyer: Rimage Corporation (RIMG:$83.63)
Rimage Corporation helps businesses deliver digital content directly and securely to their customers and employees. Its disc publishing business supplies customers with industry-leading solutions that archive, distribute and protect content on CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs™. "
target: Qumu, Inc. (QUMU:$24.49)
Qumu, Inc. is a business video platform provider, empowering organizations to better engage and inspire employees, improve productivity, and reduce costs. The largest Global 1000 companies depend on Qumu’s video platform to capture, manage, and distribute live and on-demand content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$53 [$65]
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 6/5/2012 via

Avaya Inc., acquired RADVISION Ltd.

synopsis: RADVISION LTD., a leading technology and end-to-end solution provider for unified visual communications, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to Avaya. RADVISION is a leading provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Avaya Inc. (AVYA:$2,968.00)
Avaya Inc. is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. "
target: RADVISION Ltd.
RADVISION is a leading provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks. It teams with its channel and service provider partners to offer end-to-end visual communications that help businesses collaborate more efficiently.
price ($mm)[EV]
$219 [$164]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA

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$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
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$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
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$1,462.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.00
EBIT ($mm)
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Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
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2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo is an Internet media company that provides its 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by deal experts around the globe. The company specializes in travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences.
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$102.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.86
EBIT ($mm)
$0.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
418
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Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG
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2020
rev ($mm)
$90.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($42.88)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Mapple
Mapple
Mapple produces and publishes maps, magazines, and guidebooks for tourists. Mapple has established its status of being Japan's number one and only brand in the field of geographical information tailored to sightseeing.
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rev ($mm)
$103.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
468
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Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
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$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
Employees
4256
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Harman International Industries Inc
Harman International Industries Inc
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$6,545.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$769.71
EBIT ($mm)
$565.19
Net Income ($mm)
$343.47
Employees
24197
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Sonos
Sonos
Sonos is one of the world’s leading sound experience brands. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the content they love and allowing them to control it however they choose.
year
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rev ($mm)
$1,260.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.11
EBIT ($mm)
$5.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1352
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Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd
Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd
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$27.33
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Alpine Electronics, Inc.
Alpine Electronics, Inc.
The Alpine Group, which consists of the parent company, 37 subsidiaries, and six affiliate companies, mainly engages in the manufacture and sale of automotive audio and information communication equipment and devices.
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rev ($mm)
$2,252.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$109.35
EBIT ($mm)
$51.02
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$70.54
Employees
11908
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Trident Microsystems
Trident Microsystems
Trident Microsystems, Inc., designs, develops and markets digital media for the masses in the form of multimedia integrated circuits for PCs and digital processing ICs for TVs and TV monitors. Trident's products are sold to a network of OEMs, original design manufacturers and system integrators.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$557.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($98.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($182.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1522
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Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$514.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.05
EBIT ($mm)
$10.96
Net Income ($mm)
$5.66
Employees
1413
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Roku, Inc.
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,778.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.84
EBIT ($mm)
($20.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1925
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Ticker: QUMU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qumu, Inc.
Qumu, Inc.
Qumu Corporation provides the tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of their videos. Qumu's innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
105
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Snap Inc.
Snap Inc.
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,813.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($780.28)
EBIT ($mm)
($869.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3863
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GoPro
GoPro
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests whatever they may be.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,619.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$89.10
EBIT ($mm)
$60.12
Net Income ($mm)
$36.13
Employees
970
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Eastman Kodak Company
Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. They provide hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, electronic displays, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,029.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.00
EBIT ($mm)
$34.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4500
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Ticker: TIVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TiVo Inc.
TiVo Inc.
TiVo Corporation brings entertainment together, making it easy to find, watch, and enjoy. The company offers movies, shows, and videos from across live TV, on-demand, streaming services, and countless apps, helping people to watch on their terms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$661.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.41
EBIT ($mm)
$30.74
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1700
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A208710
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Biolog Device Co., Ltd.
Biolog Device Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells camera module parts for smart phones in China and internationally. It also offers wearable cameras and finger print sensors. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Hwaseong, South Korea.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$59.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.38
EBIT ($mm)
$5.08
Net Income ($mm)
$3.42
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Ticker: OTCNO:HUDDLY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huddly
Huddly
Founded in Oslo, Norway in 2013, Huddly is a vision technology company that combines Scandinavian-designed hardware, software and AI to create innovative products for everyone who uses video to collaborate.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
34
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