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closed 6/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Playground Games

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired Playground Games, a British video game developer known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Playground Games
Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom. It is known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
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closed 4/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired 704Games Company

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world, has closed the acquisition of the outstanding shares of 704Games Company, an American video game developer of NASCAR games.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target: 704Games Company
704Games Company is an American video game developer and publisher based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company acquired the license to be the exclusive developer of NASCAR video games in January 2015, and has since released six console games and a mobile game, including NASCAR Heat.
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closed 5/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Studio397

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world, has acquired Studio397 BV, the company behind the industry leading rFactor 2 racing simulation platform, from Luminis International BV.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target parent: Luminis International BV
target: Studio397
Studio397 BV, based in the Netherlands, is the company behind the industry leading rFactor 2 racing simulation platform. Their mission is to create the most realistic, accurate and engaging sim racing platform to date, through advanced physics, new graphics engine and competition infrastructure.
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$16
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announced 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Electronic Arts Inc., will acquire Codemasters

synopsis: Game developer and Publisher Electronic Arts Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer. Codemasters specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
buyer: Electronic Arts Inc. (NasdaqGS:EA:$5,629.00)
Electronic Arts is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. "
target: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,224 [$1,158]
rev ($mm)
$155
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
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7.6x
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18.1x
announced 11/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., will acquire Codemasters

synopsis: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is to acquire Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
buyer: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO:$3,372.77)
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. "
target: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
price ($mm)[EV]
$964 [$934]
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$99
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
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33.9x
closed 10/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, acquired Lunar Great Wall Studios

synopsis: Nacon announced that it now owns 53% of the capital of Lunar Great Wall Studios Srl, better known under its 'RaceWard Studio' commercial label. The studio is in charge of the development of the game RiMS Racing for the Nacon Group, a realistic and ambitious motorbike racing simulation, introducing many new game mechanics for the genre.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$179.92)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Lunar Great Wall Studios
Lunar Great Wall Studios Srl, better known under its 'RaceWard Studio' commercial label, is in charge of the development of the game RiMS Racing for the Nacon Group, a realistic and ambitious motorbike racing simulation, introducing many new game mechanics for the genre.
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closed 11/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Codemasters, acquired Slightly Mad Studios

synopsis: Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage, has acquired Slightly Mad Studios, UK's racing simulation specialist and the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR series, Need For Speed Shift & Shift 2 Unleashed.
buyer parent: Balderton Capital
buyer: Codemasters (AIM:CDM:$156.91)
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1 series of videogames. "
target: Slightly Mad Studios
Slightly Mad Studios is UK's racing simulation specialist. It is the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR series, Need For Speed Shift & Shift 2 Unleashed. It has over 10 years of pedigree in racing games, and Project CARS represents the culmination of all that experience and heritage.
price ($mm)
$30
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$9
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closed 10/3/2018 via gamesindustry.biz

Bigben Interactive SA, acquired Kylotonn SAS

synopsis: Bigben Interactive, a European video game publisher, has acquired Kylotonn, a French video game development studio that specializes in racing games. Kylotonn has developed over 25 titles that are distributed by major publishers. Their portfolio of games include WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally 4, Motorcycle Club, Truck Racer, and more.
buyer: Bigben Interactive SA (ENXTPA:BIG:$179.92)
France-based Bigben Interactive is a European player in video game publishing, in design and distribution of smartphone and gaming accessories as well as in audio products. Bigben is recognized for its capacities in terms of innovation and creativity. "
target: Kylotonn SAS
Kylotonn is a French video game development studio that specializes in racing games. Kylotonn has developed over 25 titles that are distributed by major publishers. Their portfolio of games include WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally 4, Motorcycle Club, Truck Racer, and Flatout 4: Total Insanity.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Market Wire

Millennial Esports Corp., will acquire Eden Games

synopsis: Millennial Esports Corp. is pleased to announce it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire an approximate 82.5% majority interest of Eden Games, a French based publisher of racing video games.
buyer: Millennial Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$25.53)
Millennial Esports owns and operates "thE Arena", Las Vegas' first permanent Esports Arena and studio. The Company operates millennialesports.gg, an Esports platform and online community, which provides gamers with a variety of online competitions, leagues and ladders. "
target: Eden Games
Eden Games was founded in Lyon, France in 1998, to develop one of the most successful game franchises on PlayStation systems: V-Rally. In 2000, the studio expanded its racing expertise with the development of Need For Speed: Porsche for EA.
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closed 3/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Black Delta Trading Pty Ltd

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, and its subsidiary Motorsport Games Australia, announced the completion of its previously announced deal to acquire the assets and the business of KartKraft, the highly acclaimed PC kart racing simulator, from developer Black Delta.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target: Black Delta Trading Pty Ltd
Australian video game developer Black Delta is the creator of the go-kart racing simulator KartKraft. KartKraft is a highly acclaimed kart racing simulator for PC.
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$1.00
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closed 8/15/2012 via Company Press Release

NaturalMotion Games Ltd, acquired Boss Alien

synopsis: NaturalMotion, a leading developer and publisher of high-end mobile social games, announced that it has acquired Boss Alien Ltd, a games development company based in Brighton, England. Boss Alien’s Brighton base will be NaturalMotion’s fourth studio location, joining Oxford, London and San Francisco.
buyer: NaturalMotion Games Ltd
NaturalMotion Games Ltd. is a leading games and technology company based in Oxford, London and San Francisco. With over 30 million downloads of their games to date, it is one of the fastest growing social mobile publishers on iOS and Android. "
target: Boss Alien
Boss Alien Ltd is a games development company based in Brighton, England. Its racing game, CSR Racing is the worldwide chart-topping hit on iOS. Since its launch, CSR Racing has become the #1 Top Grossing App in the USA, UK and dozens of other countries.
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closed 5/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Net Element, Inc., acquired vDream Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a publisher of digital destinations and Internet services provider, announced that it has acquired vDream Inc., a privately held social gaming company based in Oakland, CA. vDream offers car enthusiasts a unique application to build, customize and race their own cars within a competitive social community.
buyer: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces. "
target: vDream Inc.
vDream Inc. is a privately held social gaming company based in Oakland, CA. It offers car enthusiasts a unique application to build, customize and race their own cars within a competitive social community. vDream is accessible through such sites as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Activision, Inc., acquired Bizarre Creations

synopsis: Activision, Inc. has acquired U.K.-based video game developer Bizarre Creations, one of the world’s premier video game developers and a leader in the racing category, a $1.4 billion market that is the fourth most popular video game genre and represents more than 10% of the total video game market worldwide.
buyer: Activision, Inc. (:$0.00)
Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Activision has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. "
target: Bizarre Creations
Bizarre Creations is an independent developer, famed for such franchises as Formula 1, Fur Fighters, Geometry Wars, Project Gotham Racing and The Club. Bizarre prides itself on providing high-quality next-generation gaming experiences that excel in gameplay, graphics, audio and technology.
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$67
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closed 9/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Buena Vista Games, Inc., acquired Climax Racing

synopsis: Buena Vista Games, Inc., the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of the award-winning Climax Racing from Climax Group Ltd. The studio is of both strategic and geographic importance to Buena Vista Games.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Buena Vista Games, Inc.
Buena Vista Games, Inc. is the interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company. The division publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. "
target parent: Climax Group Ltd
target: Climax Racing
Climax Racing was established in 2000, with the goal of becoming the industry's premier vehicle game development house. With carefully managed and rapid growth, it has evolved into a three team studio employing over one hundred people, working for some of the largest publishers in the business.
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closed 4/10/2006 via PR Newswire

SkillJam Technologies Corporation, acquired Fantasy Sports, Inc.

synopsis: FUN Technologies Inc., one of the world's leading online casual gaming providers, announced today that a subsidiary of FUN's wholly owned subsidiary, SkillJam Technologies Corporation, has acquired all of the assets of Fantasy Sports, Inc. from NASDAQ-listed Silverstar Holdings Ltd.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: SkillJam Technologies Corporation
SkillJam is the Internet's premier provider of cash prize skill game play. Players choose the subject category and game type and play for free, play for prizes, and play for cash! "
target parent: Silverstar Holdings Ltd.
target: Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Based in Pennsylvania, Fantasy Sports provides fantasy sports racing solutions. Founded in 1993, Fantasy Sports is a leading provider of fee-based NASCAR-related and other fantasy sports games.
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$3.85
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announced 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mixi, Inc., will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mixi, Inc, a Japanese social networking service, will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
buyer: Mixi, Inc. (TSE:2121:$1,098.60)
Mixi is a Japanese social networking service that allows users to connect with their friends in a convenient way. It enables users to send and receive messages, write in a diary, read and comment on others' diaries, organize and join communities, and invite their friends. "
target: Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.
Net Dreamers is a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. Their games include Tiki Chiki Derby and Puzzle Derby. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
price ($mm)
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$27
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0.0x
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announced 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nacon, will acquire Big Ant Studios

synopsis: Nacon announced the acquisition of Big Ant Studios, one of Australia's largest and oldest independent video game developers. The studio has developed games for legendary franchises such as Spyro the Dragon but is best known for its high quality sports franchises.
buyer: Nacon (ENXTPA:BIG:$179.92)
Nacon, formerly Bigben Interactive SA is a French video game company based in Lesquin. Established in 1981, the company designs and distributes accessories for video game consoles, and publishes and distributes video games for various platforms. "
target: Big Ant Studios
Founded in 2001, Big Ant is one of Australia's largest and oldest independent video game developers. The studio has developed games for legendary franchises such as Spyro the Dragon but is best known for its high quality sports franchises.
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$18
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closed 12/1/2020 via GlobeNewswire

V2 Games Inc., acquired GameOn App Inc.

synopsis: Vancouver-based V2 Games Inc., a portfolio company of Victory Square Technologies Inc., has acquired the assets and IP of GameOn App Inc., a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events.
buyer parent: Victory Square Technologies
buyer: V2 Games Inc.
Vancouver-based V2 Games is a video and mobile game ventures firm focusing on royalty investments in high-value gaming projects featuring globally-recognized intellectual properties. Its portfolio of games includes Pacific Rim: Breach Wars, Rune: Ragnarok, Men In Black, and Hello Kitty. "
target: GameOn App Inc.
GameOn is a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events. GameOn drives engagement and revenue through its suite of proprietary mobile and TV technologies.
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired FLIP Sports

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, completed the acquisition of the assets of FLIP Sports, a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports.
buyer: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GMBL:$0.00)
Esports Entertainment Group is a licensed Malta-based online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The company offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds, and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated, and secure platform to the global esports audience. "
target: FLIP Sports
FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports. Through its proprietary in-play, P2P technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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closed 6/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Playground Games

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired Playground Games, a British video game developer known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Playground Games
Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom. It is known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
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closed 7/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Suplari, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Suplari, a Seattle startup that uses artificial intelligence to help companies understand and get a handle on their spending. Founded in 2016, Suplari analyzes procurement and spending data flowing into various enterprise systems. It can provide recommendations for cost savings, risk exposure, and other efficiency gaps.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Suplari, Inc.
Suplari delivers the first-ever Spend Intelligence Cloud that enables finance, procurement and business leaders to continuously and collaboratively optimize sourcing, forecasting, risk and compliance. Suplari helps achieve spend agility by automating spend analytics to manage costs.
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closed 7/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired CloudKnox Security, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired CloudKnox Security, a leader in Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM). CloudKnox helps organizations right-size permissions and consistently enforce least-privilege principles to reduce risk, and it employs continuous analytics to help prevent security breaches and ensure compliance.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: CloudKnox Security, Inc.
CloudKnox Security is the only cloud security platform built from the ground-up to support the monitoring and management of identities, actions and resources across hybrid and multi-cloud environments using patented Activity-based Authorization technology.
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announced 7/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire RiskIQ

synopsis: Microsoft will acquire RiskIQ, a leader in global threat intelligence and attack surface management. RiskIQ helps customers discover and assess the security of their entire enterprise attack surface—in the Microsoft cloud, AWS, other clouds, on-premises, and from their supply chain.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: RiskIQ
RiskIQ is a leader in internet security intelligence, providing the most comprehensive discovery, intelligence, and mitigation of threats associated with an organization’s digital presence. RiskIQ allows enterprises to gain unified insight and control over web, social and mobile exposures.
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closed 6/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired ReFirm Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired ReFirm Labs, enriching the company's firmware analysis and security capabilities across devices that form the intelligent edge. ReFirm is the developer of Binwalk, an open-source software product that defends thousands of potential entry points into a user's network by providing deep visibility into device vulnerabilities.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: ReFirm Labs, Inc.
ReFirm Labs is a provider of proactive IoT and firmware security solutions. Its Binwalk Enterprise product detects and reports potential zero-day vulnerabilities, hidden crypto keys, backdoor passwords, and known vulnerabilities in IoT devices without needing access to source code.
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closed 4/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Kinvolk GmbH

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Kinvolk GmbH, one of the most trusted names in the cloud native space. They build and maintain open source projects based on their expertise that spans all layers of the cloud native stack, from Kubernetes, and down through the container runtimes, systemd and the Linux kernel.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Kinvolk GmbH
Kinvolk is one of the most trusted names in the cloud native space. They build and maintain open source projects based on their expertise that spans all layers of the cloud native stack, from Kubernetes, and down through the container runtimes, systemd and the Linux kernel.
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announced 4/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Nuance Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. will acquire Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of conversational AI and cloud-based ambient clinical intelligence for healthcare providers. With the acquisition, Microsoft will be better able to empower healthcare providers through the power of ambient clinical intelligence and other Microsoft cloud services.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$1,463.14)
Nuance is a technology pioneer with market leadership in conversational AI and ambient intelligence. A full-service partner trusted by 77 percent of U.S. hospitals and 85 percent of the Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Nuance creates intuitive solutions that amplify people's ability to help others.
price ($mm)
$19,700
rev ($mm)
$1,494
EBITDA ($mm)
$297
EV / rev
13.2x
EV / EBITDA
66.3x
closed 12/2/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Smash.gg

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired Smash.gg, an esports tournament and event organization platform. Smash.gg supports over 6,000 active event organizers across a broad mix of games. Their platform provides bracket and registration functionality for both online and live events.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Smash.gg
Smash.gg is an esports tournament and event organization platform. Smash.gg supports over 6,000 active event organizers across a broad mix of games. Their platform provides bracket and registration functionality for both online and live events.
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announced 9/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire ZeniMax Media, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, will acquire ZeniMax Media, a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment. ZeniMax creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and mobile devices. Their titles include major franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, RAGE, Wolfenstein, and more.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: ZeniMax Media, Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a video game publisher which has assembled a strong creative team of world-class game developers, graphic artists, designers and programmers to create and sell premium video game titles to a growing worldwide market. Their titles include Fallout, DOOM, The Elder Scrolls, and RAGE.
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$7,500
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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Microsoft Corporation, acquired Orions Systems

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Snoqualmie, Wash.-based Orions Systems, a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid smart vision systems, powered by algorithms and human cognition. Orions Smart Vision Platform enables public and private enterprises to collect and analyze the data in high value, video and image content.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Orions Systems
Orions Systems is a pioneer in the development of large-scale, hybrid smart vision systems, powered by algorithms and human cognition. Orions Smart Vision Platform enables public and private enterprises to collect and analyze the data in high value, video and image content.
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Azure, acquired Adrm Software

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired ADRM Software, a leading provider of large-scale industry data models, which are used by large companies worldwide as information blueprints. ADRM's comprehensive industry models will be combined with Microsoft Azure to create an intelligent data lake where data from multiple lines of business can be harmonized more quickly.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Azure
Microsoft's Azure platform is a cloud–computing platform that lets users focus on solving business problems and addressing customer needs. The open, flexible cloud platform enables users to build, deploy, and manage apps across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. "
target: Adrm Software
ADRM Software is the leading independent developer of large-scale industry-specific data models to help organizations to quickly, confidently, and effectively apply industry best-practice information architecture to their business problems across a broad set of requirements.
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closed 5/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Softomotive

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Softomotive, one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. They help to reduce overall project risk and avoid high up-front costs which can make achieving a positive ROI that much harder.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Softomotive
Softomotive is one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. They help to reduce overall project risk and avoid high up-front costs which can make achieving a positive ROI that much harder.
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announced 5/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Metaswitch Networks

synopsis: Microsoft is moving to expand its cloud communications portfolio. The tech giant announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud communications specialist Metaswitch. Metaswitch provides cloud-based voice, data, and communication software solutions for telecommunication providers.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch is the world’s leading cloud native communications software company. The company develops commercial and open-source software solutions that are constructively disrupting the way that service providers build, scale, innovate and account for communication services.
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closed 6/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired CyberX

synopsis: The U.S. software giant Microsoft has acquired the Israeli industrial cybersecurity startup CyberX. CyberX is a simple, mature, and interoperable solution for auto-discovering assets, identifying critical vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and continuously monitoring industrial cyber-security networks for malware and targeted attacks.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: CyberX
CyberX is a simple, mature, and interoperable solution for auto-discovering assets, identifying critical vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and continuously monitoring industrial cyber-security networks for malware and targeted attacks.
price ($mm)
$165
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announced 3/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Affirmed Networks

synopsis: Microsoft will acquire Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. With the acquisition of Affirmed Networks, Microsoft will be able to offer new and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of operators, including managing their network workloads in the cloud.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Affirmed Networks
Affirmed Networks is the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. Operators deploy Affirmed’s NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) solutions to deliver differentiated 5G services, including mobile broadband, IoT, carrier-grade Wi-Fi roaming, connected cars, and more.
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announced 3/16/2020 via Company Press Release

GitHub Inc., will acquire npm, Inc.

synopsis: GitHub, an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, will be acquiring npm, Ic., a company that provides an open source software and web registry to discover, share, and reuse packages of code, as well as paid products and services for teams and companies to organize, share, and secure code.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: npm, Inc.
Over 10 million software developers worldwide use npm, Inc.’s open source software and web registry to discover, share, and reuse packages of code. npm’s paid products and services offer teams and companies ways to organize, share, and secure code, integrate npm with testing and deployment tools.
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closed 10/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Mover

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Mover, a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Mover
Mover is a leading provider of cloud file migration, including admin-led and self-service offerings. Mover supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers – including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive – into OneDrive and SharePoint.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

GitHub Inc., acquired Semmle

synopsis: Github, an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git, has acquired Semmle, a company that is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft, is an American web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is mostly used for computer code. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. "
target: Semmle
Semmle is pioneering new techniques for automating variant analysis to find critical zero-days and variants of such vulnerabilities. Security and software engineering teams at Google, Microsoft, NASA, Nasdaq and Uber depend on Semmle’s code analysis platform to secure their code.
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closed 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Movere, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Movere, a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Movere, Inc.
Movere is a SaaS platform that increases business intelligence by accurately presenting entire IT environments within a single day, providing enterprises with the confidence they need to have visibility and control of their environments regardless of platform, application or geography.
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closed 8/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired jClarity

synopsis: Microsoft announced it is acquiring jClarity, a company that provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: jClarity
jClarity provides software performance analytics and tuning, driven by machine learning, designed to solve Java performance problems in cloud and desktop environments.
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closed 6/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Playground Games

synopsis: Microsoft announced it has acquired Playground Games, a British video game developer known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Playground Games
Playground Games Limited is a British video game developer located in Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom. It is known for developing the Forza Horizon series. Forza is a series of racing video games for Xbox consoles and Microsoft Windows published by Microsoft Studios.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired MetaMind

synopsis: Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, a deep learning startup backed by Salesforce cofounder and chief executive Marc Benioff. MetaMind is building an AI platform for natural language processing, image understanding, and knowledge base analytics.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$20,286.00)
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device. "
target: MetaMind
MetaMind wants to make Deep Learning accessible to everyone. Deep Learning is a rapidly growing branch of artificial intelligence. It comprises a set of techniques that don’t require domain experts to program knowledge into algorithms. Instead, these techniques can learn by observing data.
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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:$191,616.03)
BMW Group, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The Audi Group manufacturers product in the premium and supercar segment. Mercedes-Benz is a global premium and luxury car manufacturer. "
target parent: Nokia Corporation
target: HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,741 [$3,069]
rev ($mm)
$1,064
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
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:$12,982.00)
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:$168,088.00)
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 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

WorldLingo merged with TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.,

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, announced a merger with WorldLingo. Based in Las Vegas, WorldLingo specializes in translation technology and other solutions for website localization, as well as document, instant message, e-mail, and real-time chat translation.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 70 cities on five continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: WorldLingo
WorldLingo is a leading provider of integrated, online translation solutions, with services ranging from cost-effective machine translation solutions to professional human translation and culturally sensitive localization.
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cancelled 11/1/2011 via Bloomberg

H & R Block, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TaxACT

synopsis: H&R Block Inc. was barred by a federal judge from proceeding with its proposed $287.5 million acquisition of the maker of TaxAct products because it would diminish competition in the tax preparation market.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels. "
target: TaxACT
2nd Story Software is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and providing Web-based services directly to consumers. TaxACT gives users well-informed tax strategies in an easy-to-use format, while maintaining focus on providing best value for customers.
price ($mm)
$268
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Brave, acquired Tailcat

synopsis: Brave announced the acquisition of Tailcat, the open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat will become the foundation of Brave Search.
buyer: Brave
Brave Software’s fast, privacy-oriented browser, combined with its blockchain-based digital advertising platform, is reinventing the Web for users, publishers, and advertisers. Users get a private, speedier web experience with much longer battery life and publishers increase their revenue share. "
target: Tailcat
Tailcat is an open search engine developed by the team formerly responsible for the privacy search and browser products at Cliqz, a holding of Hubert Burda Media. Tailcat does not collect IP addresses or use personally identifiable information to improve search results.
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closed 8/19/2020 via Company Press Release

SunRoof Sverige AB, acquired Redlogger

synopsis: SunRoof, an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs, has acquired Redlogger, a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
buyer: SunRoof Sverige AB
SunRoof is an international start-up manufacturing solar roofs with superior energy output and design. They use their own design, innovations and advanced technology to create a truly unique product. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Redlogger
Redlogger is a Swedish company developing renewable energy supporting software. Redlogger (Renewable Energy Data Logger) is a system and an application which logs the amount of green energy that is generated and consumed.
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closed 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Corel Corporation

synopsis: KKR, a global investment firm, has acquired Corel, one of the world's top software platforms, from Vector Capital. Canada-based Corel offers a portfolio of software solutions to over 90 million knowledge workers, empowering professionals across industries in three main verticals: Creativity, Productivity, and Desktop-as-a-Service.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Canada-based Corel offers some of the industry's best-known software brands, and give individuals and teams the power to create, collaborate, and deliver impressive results. Corel delivers a portfolio of innovative applications including CorelDRAW, ClearSlide, MindManager, Parallels, and WinZip.
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closed 4/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel and Transport, Inc, acquired TripLingo

synopsis: Travel and Transport, one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S., has acquired TripLingo, a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
buyer: Travel and Transport, Inc
Travel and Transport, Inc. is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. Travel and Transport specializes in corporate travel management, leisure/vacation travel and group/meeting travel services. Travel and Transport creates one-of-a-kind experiences for their partners. "
target: TripLingo
TripLingo is a mobile platform that helps keep travelers safe, productive, and happy during trips abroad. TripLingo enables business and leisure travelers to learn essential phrases, instantly translate their voice, get a crash course on the local culture and more.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Web

Futuryng, Inc., acquired Declara

synopsis: Futuryng, an enterprise software solutions company, has acquired Declara, a leading knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
buyer: Futuryng, Inc.
Futuryng is a connected technology ecosystem for building Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Futuryng provides software solutions that enable customers to unlock and de-silo enterprise software and manufacturing processes to enhance connectivity, reduce operating costs and unlock insights. "
target: Declara
Declara is a community based, content-centric knowledge sharing and collaboration platform. Declara’s platform uses semantic search, algorithms and recommendations to personalize and develop specific learning paths for individuals, making learning a constant discovery.
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closed 6/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Immudyne, acquired PDFSimpli

synopsis: ImmuDyne, Inc., a technology-driven e-commerce company, announced the closing of a strategic acquisition. PDFSimpli is a software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
buyer: Immudyne (OTCPK:IMMD:$6.49)
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio. "
target: PDFSimpli
PDFSimpli is software-as-a-service provider that allows users to upload and convert PDF files to several file types such as PNG, JPG, Tiff, XLS and more.
price ($mm)
$0.15*
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closed 7/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Avanquest, acquired Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware

synopsis: Avanquest has acquired the group holding the Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware businesses. Upclick is an ultra-modern platform used all over the world for the sale of digital products. Lulu Software is a major supplier of PDF solutions with its SodaPDF software. Adaware provides antivirus and security solutions.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: Avanquest (ENXTPA:AVQ:$105.99)
Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia. "
target: Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware
Upclick, Lulu Software and Adaware are a Canadian group of companies. Lulu Software sells the Soda PDF application and document management solutions. Adaware specializes in Internet security and antivirus and security solutions. Upclick is an e-commerce platform used for the sale of digital goods.
price ($mm)
$12*
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired iTranslate GmbH

synopsis: Tinder owner IAC has acquired iTranslate, a translation app with over 80 million downloads. iTranslate enables travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dictionary.com, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: iTranslate GmbH
With over 80 million downloads iTranslate is the leading translation and dictionary App. They enable travellers, students, business professionals, employers and medical staff to read, write and speak in over 100 languages, anywhere in the world.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hangar Technology, Inc, acquired Autoflight Logic

synopsis: Hangar, the Austin, TX based technology company developing an autonomous data capture ecosystem for drones, announced it acquired Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones.
buyer: Hangar Technology, Inc
Hangar is building an automated ecosystem for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. "
target: Autoflight Logic
Autoflight Logic, the maker of the most popular 3rd party flight automation software for DJI drones. Autoflight Logic boasts over 150k autonomous flights in over 190 countries flown using its ground control software.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Appsbuyout, acquired Scientific Calculator

synopsis: Appsbuyout, the destination for Android developers looking to sell their apps, has acquired Android app Scientific Calculator from developer Petr Hapal. Scientific Calculator supports advanced calculations such as complex number equations and it has a large universal/physical/mathematical/chemical constant table, making it a tool ready for science.
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: Scientific Calculator
Scientific Calculator is a powerful Android scientific calculator with a real look. It is one of the few Android calculators with complex number equations support.
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announced 7/18/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Golden Brick Consortium, will purchase Internet-Browser Operations from Opera Software

synopsis: Opera Software, the leading consumer Internet and mobile advertising company, said it would sell its internet-browser business to a Chinese consortium. The Chinese bidders have agreed to buy certain parts of Opera’s consumer business in a deal valued at $600 million on an enterprise basis.
buyer: Golden Brick Consortium
Golden Brick Consortium's general partner is Golden Brick Silk Road Fund Management (Shenzhen) LLP and the limited partners are Beijing Kunlun Tech Co. Ltd. (“Kunlun”), Qihoo 360 Software (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (“Qihoo”), and Yonglian (Yinchuan) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Yonglian”). "
seller: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera Software makes web browsers for desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, and connected devices such as TVs. Their business also includes mobile advertising services and solutions. Their aim is to give users the best internet experience on any device and any platform.
price ($mm)
$600
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closed 6/30/2016 via GlobeNewswire

HMS Industrial Networks AB, acquired Intesis Software SL

synopsis: HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has acquired all of the shares of the Spain-based company Intesis Software, S.L. - a leading provider of communication gateway solutions for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system integration within the fields of building automation.
buyer: HMS Industrial Networks AB (OM:HMS:$91.96)
HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. "
target: Intesis Software SL
Founded in 2000, Intesis Software is a leader in manufacturing innovative solutions for HVAC in the home and building automation market. Based in Igualada (Barcelona), Spain, it offers a wide range of products to customers in more than 90 countries.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Smartling, Inc., acquired VerbalizeIt

synopsis: Smartling announced it has acquired VerbalizeIt to augment its enterprise translation management platform with translation capabilities for audio, video and other multimedia content. VerbalizeIt is a New York-based technology startup delivering human-powered translation services to hundreds of businesses worldwide.
buyer: Smartling, Inc.
Smartling's content solution helps brands gain a more competitive global position by transforming the way their content is created and consumed around the world. Smartling's technology, the Global Fluency Platform, helps brands access new markets, more customers and greater value. "
target: VerbalizeIt
VerbalizeIt leverages technology to enable businesses and consumers to access a global network of professional human language translators.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$0.57
EBIT ($mm)
$0.48
Net Income ($mm)
$0.34
Employees
61
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Ticker: NGM:GTG MTF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gold Town Games AB
Gold Town Games AB is a game development company based in Skelleftea, Sweden. The company consists of a group of people with solid experience in the free-to-play format for mobile games. The company focuses on sports management games for the two largest mobile platforms iOS and Android.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.63
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
18
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Ticker: CNSX:EPY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc. is a mobile game creator and publisher specializing in sports, eSports and entertainment augmented reality titles, including their new augmented reality running app, Klocked.me, flagship title Big Shot Basketball and Howie Mandel mobile game collaboration - HowiesGames.com.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: WSE:TEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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Ticker: TSXV:CNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contagious Gaming Inc.
Contagious Gaming Inc.
Contagious Gaming Inc. is a developer of unique and engaging software solutions for regulated gaming and lottery markets around the world. Their sports betting platform is the first sports betting system to allow players to chase a dynamic jackpot live during Premier League soccer matches.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.27
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker: XTRA:WIG1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wige Media AG
Wige Media AG
_wige MEDIA AG, headquartered in Cologne, is a technology and media company on a growth path in the scalable digital business with video platforms and communities, in the high-margin international project business, as well as in the live events business.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$59.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
176
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: NSX:OLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OliveX Holdings Limited
OliveX Holdings Limited
Hong Kong-based OliveX is a digital health and fitness company selling products and applications to deliver a unique user experience using AI, gamification, and premium content. Its KARA Smart Fitness Mirror is a digital application that delivers on demand and live health fitness-related content.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4
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Ticker: CHDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4000
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Ticker: AAPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apple, Inc.
Apple, Inc.
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$273,857.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$78,671.00
EBIT ($mm)
$67,138.00
Net Income ($mm)
$58,424.00
Employees
137000
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Ticker: MSFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$168,088.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$81,602.00
EBIT ($mm)
$69,916.00
Net Income ($mm)
$61,271.00
Employees
163000
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Ticker: GOOGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Google Inc.
Google Inc.
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$196,682.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$63,002.00
EBIT ($mm)
$49,684.00
Net Income ($mm)
$51,363.00
Employees
139995
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Ticker: SZSE:002230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFLYTEK
iFLYTEK
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$418.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.61
EBIT ($mm)
$34.10
Net Income ($mm)
$65.81
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:2468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
Fuetrek Co., Ltd. provides mobile phone solutions. It offers sound generators, and speech recognition and translation products. The company also provides memory card writing services for the education market. Fuetrek Co. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$35.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.52
EBIT ($mm)
$2.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.44
Employees
199
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Ticker: TASE:WSMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhiteSmoke Software Ltd
WhiteSmoke Software Ltd
WhiteSmoke is a leading company in the field of English writing technologies, with a focus on products that enhance and correct grammar, spelling, and writing style. Their products are based on natural language processing technology, featuring artificial intelligence algorithms for text analysis.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.34
EBIT ($mm)
$1.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12
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Ticker: DGLP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive, Inc.
DigitalPost Interactive is a SaaS (Software as a Service) and application provider that delivers B2B and B2C digital media-sharing solutions that are both easy to offer and easy to use.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: BOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Box Inc.
Box Inc.
Box provides a secure, scalable content-sharing platform. Box's flexible content management solution lets users access and share content from anywhere, on any device – while providing IT visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$755.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.06
EBIT ($mm)
($62.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2046
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,076.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($227.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($244.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3869
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Ticker: TASE:BBYL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon Ltd.
Babylon.com is a leading global provider of Internet search services and language solutions. Babylon offers translations in 77 languages, dictionary definitions, and Wikipedia results in 25 languages.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$22.89
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
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Ticker: EONC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eOn Communications Corporation
eOn Communications Corporation is a global provider of innovative communications solutions. eOn solutions enable customers to leverage advanced technologies to communicate more effectively.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$19.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
75
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Ticker: TSXV:SCR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheScore
TheScore
theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through a combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$6.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
123
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Ticker: OTCPK:ILIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligent Living Inc.
Intelligent Living Inc.
Based in Florida, Intelligent Living Inc (ILI) is an up and coming developer of healthy aging software tracking systems and wellness centers, which will provide comprehensive and integrated services promoting optimal health and wellness programs as a lifestyle choice and way of living.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.62
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ADBE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,436.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,558.89
EBIT ($mm)
$3,992.12
Net Income ($mm)
$3,861.46
Employees
22634
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Ticker: KNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$265,758.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$51,370.00
EBIT ($mm)
$41,292.00
Net Income ($mm)
$23,012.00
Employees
5362
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