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Tricentis GmbH, acquired Q-up Data GmbH

synopsis: Tricentis, the leader in Continuous Testing, announced the acquisition of Q-up: a German test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: Q-up Data GmbH
Based in Germany, Q-up is a test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
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closed 4/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

EPAM Systems, acquired test IO

synopsis: EPAM Systems has acquired 100% of the equity interests of test IO, a company that helps software teams ship high quality software faster. As a global leader in software crowdtesting, they enable fast moving software development teams with a platform for on-demand QA testing throughout the entire development cycle.
buyer: EPAM Systems (EPAM:$2,165.95)
EPAM Systems, Inc., a leading global product development and platform engineering services company, is focused on delivering results through best-in-class software engineering, combined with innovative strategy, consulting and design capabilities. "
target: test IO
Test IO helps software teams ship high quality software faster. As a global leader in software crowdtesting, they enable fast moving software development teams with a platform for on-demand QA testing throughout the entire development cycle.
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announced 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Perforce, will acquire Perfecto Mobile

synopsis: Perforce Software, a global provider of enterprise-grade DevOps-focused software solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Perfecto Mobile, a market leader in cloud-based automated mobile and web application test software solutions.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Perforce
Perforce Software is a leading provider of enterprise scale software solutions to technology developers and development operations (“DevOps”) teams requiring productivity, visibility and scale during all phases of the development lifecycle. "
target: Perfecto Mobile
Perfecto is the leader in continuous testing and monitoring for dynamic DevOps environments. Their Continuous Quality Lab enables the acceleration of development, achieve continuous testing and monitoring, and drive fast feedback through actionable analytics for web, mobile, and IoT applications.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Zephyr, Inc., purchased Capture for Jira from Atlassian Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Zephyr acquired Capture for Jira from Australia-based collaboration software provider Atlassian. Capture for Jira is a testing tool that allows software teams to collaborate with visual feedback. The tool allows users to capture screenshots within browsers, create annotations, and prioritize testing initiatives within the Jira platform.
buyer: Zephyr, Inc.
Zephyr is a leading provider of real-time enterprise quality management solutions, powering Agile and DevOps transformations for global customers. Product and IT teams of all sizes use Zephyr's products to manage all aspects of their testing lifecycle to release high quality software, faster. "
seller: Atlassian Pty Ltd. (TEAM:$1,210.13)
Based in Australia, Atlassian offers collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. Their Capture for Jira app is a testing tool that allows software teams to collaborate with visual feedback. It allows users to prioritize testing initiatives within the Jira platform.
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announced 10/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Gurock Software GmbH, will acquire Ranorex

synopsis: Idera announced an agreement to acquire Ranorex, a provider of cross-platform test automation for desktop, web and mobile software. Ranorex will become part of Idera's Test Management Tools business, which includes TestRail by Gurock. Based in Austria, Ranorex helps clients test applications from a user’s perspective, making it easier to find bugs.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Gurock Software GmbH
Based in Germany, Gurock builds popular software testing tools for QA and development teams. TestRail, their web-based test management tool, is the leading tool to help software teams improve their testing efforts. Their logging tool, SmartInspect, is used to debug and monitor applications. "
target: Ranorex
Based in Austria, Ranorex is dedicated to improving the quality of software applications. The company’s products, led by its flagship Ranorex software automation framework, allow testers and developers to test applications from a user’s perspective, making bugs easier to identify and eliminate.
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closed 7/27/2017 via Market Wire

Tricentis GmbH, acquired Flood IO

synopsis: Tricentis, leader in Continuous Testing and software test automation, announced that they have acquired Flood IO, the industry's most flexible and scalable on-demand load testing solution.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
Tricentis, the Continuous Testing Company, specializes in agile market leading software testing tools for enterprises. They help companies adopt DevOps and gain success by achieving automation rates of over 90%. "
target: Flood IO
Flood is a load testing platform that lets users run globally-distributed performance tests with their favorite open source tools, including JMeter, Gatling and Selenium. Flood provides a simple and affordable platform for scaling load tests on demand.
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closed 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

REAN Cloud LLC, acquired Opex Software LLP.

synopsis: REAN Cloud (“REAN”), an Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), has acquired Opex Software (“Opex”), a DevOps company focused on Dev and Test Automation to fortify REAN’s already strong suite of Infrastructure Automation capabilities.
buyer: REAN Cloud LLC
REAN Cloud, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and AWS Managed Services Partner, is a cloud-native firm with deep experience supporting enterprise IT infrastructures and implementing continuous integration, continuous delivery pipelines. "
target: Opex Software LLP.
Opex Software, based in Pune, India, is a young organization that caters to the niche market of DevOps and clean Cloud/Infra Solution integrations. DevOps implementations and Integrations in this area have proven to help companies achieve double-digit revenue growth.
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closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

SmartBear, Inc., acquired Bitbar

synopsis: SmartBear, the driver behind the industry’s best tools for ensuring quality software delivery, announced the acquisition of Bitbar, provider of the world’s most advanced mobile app test automation platform and device cloud.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SmartBear, Inc.
SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible. Their tools assist with API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications. "
target: Bitbar
Bitbar is the most flexible cloud-based testing platform to automate continuous software delivery. Empowering DevOps teams of all sizes – including Mozilla, WeWork, Google, PayPal, Deutsche Telekom, Square, CBS Interactive, and TomTom.
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closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Smart Software Testing Solutions Inc., acquired pCloudy.com

synopsis: Smart Software Testing Solutions, an automated product testing solutions startup, has acquired the technology solutions of Bengaluru-based smart mobile testing platform pCloudy.
buyer: Smart Software Testing Solutions Inc.
Smart Software Testing Solutions is an automated product testing solutions startup. Their Smart software test platform help agile teams test applications faster than any traditional tool and release to market with more confidence. "
target: pCloudy.com
pCloudy provides an analytics-driven platform for manual and automated testing of apps on real devices, thereby providing a one-stop shop for all product testing.
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closed 2/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Burstly, Inc.

synopsis: Apple has acquired Silicon Beach company Burstly, a deal that could bolster both the iAd platform and the Xcode development suite. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Burstly provides "solutions for the app lifecycle," supporting developers with app testing platform TestFlight and in-app ad management tool SkyRocket.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$260,174.00)
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. "
target: Burstly, Inc.
Burstly offers a full suite of products to power the entire app lifecycle. Their TestFlight is the leading app beta-testing platform. Their FlightPath is an intuitive analytics solution for mobile app developers. Their SkyRocket is an app monetization solution to work with any ad partner.
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closed 3/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Burstly, Inc., acquired TestFlight

synopsis: TestFlight, a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience, has been acquired by Burstly, a platform that helps developers track and monetize their apps. Together the duo has created a platform that'll let developers distribute their apps and track both their usage and performance.
buyer: Burstly, Inc.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Burstly, Inc. provides a platform for mobile developers to maximize their marketing and revenue opportunities. It offers a marketplace where developers can buy or sell advertising. "
target: TestFlight
TestFlight is a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience. The company is based in Santa Monica, California.
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announced 7/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Monoidics

synopsis: Social network Facebook has acquired certain assets of UK-based tech firm Monoidics that specialises in software quality verification. Monoidics’ team will relocate to Facebook’s London offices. The company’s technology will be used by Facebook in its mobile development process to scan for bugs.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$70,697.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Monoidics
Monoidics provides cutting-edge solutions for formal verification, memory safety analysis, termination analysis, and security of software. Monoidics solutions are on the forefront of research in automatic formal verification and analysis.
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closed 8/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Airship, acquired Apptimize

synopsis: Customer engagement company Airship has acquired Apptimize, the most adopted solution for testing and innovating user experiences across mobile apps and other digital channels. Apptimize is the industry’s most advanced solution for testing user experiences across multiple channels including mobile apps, websites and OTT.
buyer: Airship
Airship's Customer Engagement Platform gives brands user-level data, engagement channels, AI orchestration, and services they need to deliver push notifications, emails, SMS, in-app messages, mobile wallet cards, and more to customers at the right moment. "
target: Apptimize
Apptimize is an innovation engine that provides A/B testing and feature release management for native mobile, web, mobile web, hybrid mobile, OTT, and server. Industry leaders like HotelTonight, The Wall Street Journal, and Glassdoor have created amazing user experiences with Apptimize.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Market Wire

Sauce Labs, acquired TestObject

synopsis: Sauce Labs, Inc. announced its acquisition of TestObject, a real device mobile app testing platform. The combined solution positions Sauce Labs as the only vendor providing automated testing coverage across desktops, emulators, simulators, and real devices for web applications and mobile, web, hybrid and native apps.
buyer: Sauce Labs
Sauce Labs provides the world's largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Its award-winning service eliminates the time and expense of maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure, freeing development teams to innovate and release better software. "
target: TestObject
TestObject GmbH provides TestObject, a cloud-based service for the automated testing of Android applications that enables users to upload applications and execute tests on various devices in the cloud.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

Amazon Web Services, Inc, acquired AppThwack

synopsis: Amazon has bought a Portland startup called AppThwack, whose technology helps app developers test their software on a range of mobile devices. It will join Amazon Web Services, the Seattle company's data hosting arm.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon Web Services, Inc
Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. "
target: AppThwack
Appthwack develops an android application testing platform that enables users to test the applications on various real devices before going to the market. Its services include automation consulting and creation; self-hosted and private automation on real devices; and multi-device automation.
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closed 5/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Pulse.io

synopsis: Google announced the acquisition of mobile app performance startup Pulse.io. Pulse.io’s product shows developers how they can speed up their apps. Pulse.io started with a vision for how to bring the world of performance monitoring into the mobile age and their tools have since helped developers ensure their users have a great mobile experience.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Pulse.io
Pulse.io is an app performance startup. Pulse.io started with a vision for how to bring the world of performance monitoring into the mobile age and their tools have since helped developers ensure their users have a great mobile experience.
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closed 4/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Localytics, acquired Splitforce

synopsis: Localytics, the complete marketing and analytics platform for mobile and web apps, announced the acquisition of Splitforce, an automated optimization tool purpose-built for mobile apps. Over 250 mobile applications have used Splitforce to test and target different variations of app experiences.
buyer: Localytics
Smart marketing demands powerful analytics. Only Localytics brings app marketing and analytics together in one complete platform. Localytics helps companies such as ESPN, eBay, Fox, and the New York Times create personalized app experiences that drive higher engagement, loyalty and lifetime value. "
target: Splitforce
Splitforce is an automated optimization tool purpose-built for mobile apps. Over 250 mobile applications have used Splitforce to test and target different variations of app experiences and marketing messages and collect data on how each variation performs against the app's key metrics.
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closed 12/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

CircleCI, acquired Distiller

synopsis: Continuous integration and continuous delivery startup CircleCI has acquired Distiller to add support for testing iOS and Android apps. Distiller automates the build, test and deploy pipeline for mobile applications.
buyer: CircleCI
CircleCI is an automated testing and continuous integration platform for web application developers. CircleCI was founded in 2011 with the mission of giving every developer state of the art automated testing and continuous integration tools. "
target: Distiller
Distiller is a company with the mission to build and deploy iOS apps faster. Distiller automates the build, test and deploy pipeline for mobile applications.
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closed 12/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired HockeyApp

synopsis: Microsoft, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential, has acquired HockeyApp, the platform to collect live crash reports, get feedback from users, distribute betas, recruit new testers, and analyze test coverage.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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. "
target: HockeyApp
HockeyApp is the platform to collect live crash reports, get feedback from your users, distribute your betas, recruit new testers, and analyze your test coverage. The world's best developers rely on HockeyApp to develop the best apps.
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closed 10/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Docker, acquired Koality

synopsis: Docker, Inc., the company behind the Docker open platform for distributed applications, announced that it has acquired Koality, the developer of a highly regarded continuous integration solution. Koality’s software has been used extensively within the Docker community to significantly shrink continuous integration cycles.
buyer: Docker
Docker, Inc. is the commercial entity behind the open source Docker project, and is the chief sponsor of the Docker ecosystem. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. "
target: Koality
Koality's mission is to unleash developers. Their deployed continuous integration software enables developers to spend more time coding and less time waiting by speeding up test suites and eliminating broken builds, all behind-the-firewall.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tricentis GmbH, acquired Q-up Data GmbH

synopsis: Tricentis, the leader in Continuous Testing, announced the acquisition of Q-up: a German test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: Q-up Data GmbH
Based in Germany, Q-up is a test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Tricentis GmbH, acquired SpecFlow

synopsis: Tricentis, the leader in continuous testing for DevOps, announced that it has acquired SpecFlow, the world’s leading open-source Behavior-Driven Development framework for .NET. SpecFlow facilitates collaboration between teams in small and large enterprises and allows clients to automate tests written in human-readable language.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target parent: TechTalk Software AG
target: SpecFlow
SpecFlow is the world’s leading open-source Behavior-Driven Development framework for .NET. SpecFlow facilitates collaboration between teams in small and large enterprises and allows clients to automate tests written in human-readable language.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Tricentis GmbH, acquired TestProject

synopsis: Tricentis, the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, has acquired TestProject, the world’s first cloud-based, community testing platform. TestProject makes it easier for testers to do their jobs quickly, and to collaborate using popular open source frameworks (e.g., Selenium and Appium) to ensure quality with speed.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: TestProject
TestProject is the world’s first cloud-based, community testing platform. TestProject makes it easier for testers to do their jobs quickly, and to collaborate using popular open source frameworks (e.g., Selenium and Appium) to ensure quality with speed.
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announced 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

QASymphony will be merged with Tricentis GmbH,

synopsis: Tricentis and QASymphony announced their agreement to merge under the name of Tricentis. Tricentis’ market-leading Continuous Testing platform has earned the company unanimous “leader” recognition among the top industry analysts. QASymphony is recognized as the industry’s leading test management solution.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: QASymphony
QASymphony accelerates digital transformation with software testing solutions that help enterprises prioritize quality, develop reliable software and increase speed to market. The qTest platform streamlines software testing in agile and DevOps environments and centralizes testing efforts.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tricentis GmbH, acquired Q-up Data GmbH

synopsis: Tricentis, the leader in Continuous Testing, announced the acquisition of Q-up: a German test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: Q-up Data GmbH
Based in Germany, Q-up is a test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
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closed 7/27/2017 via Market Wire

Tricentis GmbH, acquired Flood IO

synopsis: Tricentis, leader in Continuous Testing and software test automation, announced that they have acquired Flood IO, the industry's most flexible and scalable on-demand load testing solution.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
Tricentis, the Continuous Testing Company, specializes in agile market leading software testing tools for enterprises. They help companies adopt DevOps and gain success by achieving automation rates of over 90%. "
target: Flood IO
Flood is a load testing platform that lets users run globally-distributed performance tests with their favorite open source tools, including JMeter, Gatling and Selenium. Flood provides a simple and affordable platform for scaling load tests on demand.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tricentis GmbH, acquired Q-up Data GmbH

synopsis: Tricentis, the leader in Continuous Testing, announced the acquisition of Q-up: a German test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: Q-up Data GmbH
Based in Germany, Q-up is a test data management (TDM) platform architected to provide secure, reliable, and compliant test data on-demand. With a business-friendly, self-service interface and a lightweight provisioning agent, test data access is reduced from weeks to seconds.
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closed 8/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Resolve Systems, acquired FixStream Network Inc.

synopsis: Resolve Systems®, the leading IT automation and orchestration platform, announced the acquisition of FixStream, a pioneer in AIOps.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Resolve Systems
Resolve is the #1 IT automation and orchestration platform, powering more than a million automations every day from simple, high-volume tasks to incredibly complex processes that go well beyond what is imagined as automatable. "
target parent: Mahindra Group
target: FixStream Network Inc.
FixStream is one of the fastest-growing AIOps platforms. Its proven solution provides automated dependency mapping that dynamically tracks the changing relationships between applications and underlying infrastructure to aid in quickly diagnosing the root cause of performance issues and outages.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Tricentis GmbH, acquired TestProject

synopsis: Tricentis, the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, has acquired TestProject, the world’s first cloud-based, community testing platform. TestProject makes it easier for testers to do their jobs quickly, and to collaborate using popular open source frameworks (e.g., Selenium and Appium) to ensure quality with speed.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: TestProject
TestProject is the world’s first cloud-based, community testing platform. TestProject makes it easier for testers to do their jobs quickly, and to collaborate using popular open source frameworks (e.g., Selenium and Appium) to ensure quality with speed.
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closed 2/25/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Worksoft

synopsis: Worksoft, Inc., a leading provider of continuous test automation software, and Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, announced Marlin’s majority recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Worksoft.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: Worksoft
Worksoft is a leading global provider of automation software for high-velocity business process testing and discovery. Enterprises use Worksoft intelligent automation to innovate faster, lower technology risk, reduce costs, improve quality, and understand their real end-to-end business processes.
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announced 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

QASymphony will be merged with Tricentis GmbH,

synopsis: Tricentis and QASymphony announced their agreement to merge under the name of Tricentis. Tricentis’ market-leading Continuous Testing platform has earned the company unanimous “leader” recognition among the top industry analysts. QASymphony is recognized as the industry’s leading test management solution.
buyer: Tricentis GmbH
With the industry’s No. 1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Their innovative technologies simplify testing for even the most complex enterprise applications—transforming testing from a roadblock to a catalyst for innovation. "
target: QASymphony
QASymphony accelerates digital transformation with software testing solutions that help enterprises prioritize quality, develop reliable software and increase speed to market. The qTest platform streamlines software testing in agile and DevOps environments and centralizes testing efforts.
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closed 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Perforce, acquired PRQA (Programming Research)

synopsis: Clearlake Capital-backed Perforce Software acquired UK-based Programming Research (PRQA), which provides enterprise-grade static code analysis. PRQA solutions are used by organizations whose products need to perform securely and reliably in mission critical and safety critical environments, such as the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Perforce
Perforce Software is a leading provider of enterprise scale software solutions to technology developers and development operations (“DevOps”) teams requiring productivity, visibility and scale during all phases of the development lifecycle. "
target parent: TOYO Corporation
target: PRQA (Programming Research)
PRQA (Programming Research) has been the leader in defect prevention. Their solutions designed to work hand-in-hand with developers, promote safe coding practices and proactively ensure the highest quality code for safety-critical and mission-critical systems.
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closed 1/13/2016 via PE Hub

Carlyle Group, acquired TestPlant Limited

synopsis: TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, announced that The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority shareholding in the company. TestPlant is headquartered in London with development centers in the USA and UK, and sales and support centers in the USA, UK,Germany, China, India and Japan.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $194 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 142 fund of funds vehicles. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: TestPlant Limited
TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK, Germany, India, China and Japan as well as an extensive network of business partners.
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closed 8/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

GL Education Group, acquired The Test Factory LLC

synopsis: GL Education Group has acquired The Test Factory in County Durham which supplies assessment technology for clients including Nestle and Google. Their Online Assessment Platform is rich in functionality and features whilst flexible by design to build customised solutions with limited time and investment.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: GL Education Group
Based in London, GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning, provides assessment products and services used by teachers to measure students' core abilities and to take decisions about their learning paths. The company comprises two business units: GL Assessment and GL Performance. "
target: The Test Factory LLC
The Test Factory delivers customised and published online assessment solutions, tailored to a client’s exact need. Their Online Assessment Platform is rich in functionality and features whilst flexible by design to build customised solutions with limited time and investment.
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closed 7/25/2014 via Company Press Release

TOYO Corporation, acquired PRQA (Programming Research)

synopsis: TOYO Corporation, a Japanese company that imports and distributes measuring instruments, has acquired a majority stake in Programming Research Group Ltd (PRQA), a leader in defect prevention. PRQA's solutions promote safe coding practices and proactively ensure the highest quality code for safety-critical and mission-critical systems.
buyer: TOYO Corporation (TSE:8151:$201.39)
Founded in 1953, TOYO Corporation is a Japanese company that imports and distributes measuring instruments used in research and development fields. The company distributes measuring instruments for the ICT, automobile, energy, marine, software, and healthcare industries. "
target: PRQA (Programming Research)
PRQA (Programming Research) has been the leader in defect prevention. Their solutions, designed to work hand-in-hand with developers, promote safe coding practices and proactively ensure the highest quality code for safety-critical and mission-critical systems.
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closed 4/22/2013 via Company Press Release

TestPlant Limited, acquired Facilita Software Development Ltd.

synopsis: TestPlant announced it has acquired Facilita Software Development Limited, a specialist in load and performance testing. Facilita’s Forecast tool is widely used across the public sector and in large enterprises to performance test applications, servers, websites and IT infrastructures of all sizes and complexity.
buyer: TestPlant Limited
TestPlant is an international software business with its HQ in the City of London.The company is the maker of eggPlant, the leading software testing tool which automates the traditionally manual process of software testing and validation. "
target: Facilita Software Development Ltd.
Facilita Software Development Ltd. develops software testing for load and performance testing. Established in 2001, Facilita is one of the UK’s most successful and credible software testing technology companies.
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closed 4/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Xamarin Inc., acquired LessPainful

synopsis: Xamarin announced that it has recently acquired the Danish mobile testing startup LessPainful. LessPainful is the company behind the popular open source cross-platform functional test platform for Android and iOS. It allows customers to use their Device Clouds to test their Android and iOS apps on many real devices in parallel.
buyer: Xamarin Inc.
Xamarin mission is to produce the best software development tools in the world, and to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps. "
target: LessPainful
LessPainful ApS designs and develops mobile testing platforms. It allows customers to use their Device Clouds to test their Android and iOS apps on many real devices in parallel. The Device Clouds support fully automated testing as well as visual test reports for manual inspection.
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closed 3/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Worksoft, acquired Test Factory LLC

synopsis: Worksoft, announced the acquisition of TestFactory, a premier provider of performance and life cycle management solutions that optimize application quality and lower the total cost of ownership for new ERP implementations, ongoing application upgrades, and new business application extensions including analytics and web-based services.
buyer: Worksoft
Worksoft pioneers innovative approaches to software quality testing, and is a premier provider of lifecycle automation solutions for use with SAP solutions to reduce the total cost of ownership for users. "
target: Test Factory LLC
Test Factory develops solutions to facilitate automated and advanced testing services of the entire SAP solution-based landscape.
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closed 6/26/2007 via PR Newswire

EDS Corp., acquired RelQ Software Private Ltd.

synopsis: EDS has completed the acquisition of RelQ Software Private Limited, a Bangalore, India-based software testing company. RelQ will be fully integrated into EDS' global testing organization.
buyer: EDS Corp.
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. "
target: RelQ Software Private Ltd.
RelQ is an Independent Software Testing, Validation & Verification (V&V), and Quality Assurance (QA) services company. RelQ with its growing team of QA / Test engineers, currently over 500 strong, has completed over 700 projects for leading companies worldwide.
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closed 10/1/2018 via BusinessWire

SmartBear, Inc., acquired Zephyr, Inc.

synopsis: SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, has acquired Zephyr, a leading provider of real-time enterprise quality management solutions, powering Agile and DevOps transformations for global customers.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SmartBear, Inc.
SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible. Their tools assist with API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications. "
target: Zephyr, Inc.
Zephyr is a leading provider of real-time enterprise quality management solutions, powering Agile and DevOps transformations for global customers. Product and IT teams of all sizes use Zephyr's products to manage all aspects of their testing lifecycle to release high quality software, faster.
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announced 10/10/2011 via BNC Analysis

Keynote Systems, Inc., will acquire DeviceAnywhere

synopsis: Keynote Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobile Complete, Inc., d/b/a DeviceAnywhere. DeviceAnywhere provides cloud-based products and services for testing and monitoring the functionality, usability, performance and availability of mobile apps and web sites.
buyer: Keynote Systems, Inc.
Keynote Systems is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud monitoring. Keynote's testing, monitoring and measurement products and services are used by a variety of enterprises such as online portals, e-commerce sites, B2B sites, mobile operators and mobile infrastructure providers. "
target: DeviceAnywhere
DeviceAnywhere specializes in testing and monitoring of mobile websites and apps for enterprises. It provides end-to-end planning, testing, monitoring and analysis solutions that assure the quality of their apps and services as they extend their business and brand to the mobile channel.
price ($mm)[EV]
$49 [$53]
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$20
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closed 5/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Coverity, Inc., acquired Kalistick SAS

synopsis: Coverity, Inc., a Synopsys company, announced it has completed the acquisition of Kalistick, a provider of cloud-based software solutions that boost testing efficiency by enabling software development organizations to easily identify and prioritize which critical tests need to be run by Quality Assurance (QA).
buyer parent: Synopsys, Inc.
buyer: Coverity, Inc.
Coverity’s award-winning development testing platform helps developers create and deliver better software, faster, by automatically testing source code for software defects that could lead to product crashes, unexpected behavior, security breaches or catastrophic system failure. "
target: Kalistick SAS
Kalistick is a provider of cloud-based software solutions that boost testing efficiency by enabling software development organizations to easily identify and prioritize which critical tests need to be run by Quality Assurance (QA).
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closed 4/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Akamai Technologies, acquired SOASTA, Inc.

synopsis: Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced the company has completed its acquisition of SOASTA, a leader in Digital Performance Management. Soasta's CloudTest products and services leverage the power of cloud computing to quickly and affordably test consumer-facing web and mobile apps at scale.
buyer: Akamai Technologies (AKAM:$2,794.57)
Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network services, makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Their advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize experiences for any device, anywhere. "
target: SOASTA, Inc.
Soasta's CloudTest products and services leverage the power of cloud computing to quickly and affordably test consumer-facing web and mobile apps at scale, providing customers with the confidence that their business-critical web apps will be reliable and scalable, even under extreme loads.
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$200
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

SmartBear, Inc., acquired CrossBrowserTesting.com, LLC.

synopsis: SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, has acquired CrossBrowserTesting, one of the fastest growing automated cloud testing platforms. CrossBrowserTesting provides a highly secured, scalable and flexible cloud containing more than 1,500 real mobile devices and browsers in more than 65 operating systems.
buyer: SmartBear, Inc.
SmartBear supports professionals and organizations that use its products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications. SmartBear's software quality tools assist with code review, functional and load testing, API readiness as well as performance monitoring of these modern applications. "
target: CrossBrowserTesting.com, LLC.
As one of the fastest growing cloud testing platforms with more than 5 million tests runs, CrossBrowserTesting has enabled more than 200,000 users to eliminate the cost, effort and time associated with creation and maintenance of an in-house test infrastructure.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Market Wire

SolarWinds, acquired Papertrail

synopsis: SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management solutions, has acquired Papertrail, a Cloud-based log management company. The addition of Papertrail will allow the SolarWinds® Cloud Product Family to Collect, Monitor, Search, Analyze and Act on Log Data Across On-Premise, SaaS and Cloud-Based Environments.
buyer: SolarWinds (SWI:$906.21)
SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities."
target: Papertrail
Papertrail allows companies to aggregate log files from a wide variety of popular products like Apache, MySQL and Heroku, as well as Ruby on Rails apps, different cloud hosting services and other standard text log files.
price ($mm)
$41
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closed 6/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Optimizely, acquired Synference

synopsis: Optimizely, the world's leading optimization platform, announced the acquisition of Synference, a startup that combines the power of optimization and machine learning to automate the discovery of patterns and insights. Optimizely aims to expand its powerful optimization platform by using machine learning to provide valuable insights.
buyer: Optimizely
Optimizely is the world's leading optimization platform, providing A/B testing, multivariate testing, and personalization for websites and iOS applications. The platform's ease of use empowers organizations to conceive of and run experiments that help them make better data-driven decisions. "
target: Synference
Synference combines the power of optimization and machine learning to automate the discovery of patterns and insights. Based in Dublin, the startup's technology applies machine learning to A/B testing and optimization, enabling companies to tailor their online experience to each visitor.
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