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closed 7/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Expernova

synopsis: Questel, one of the largest online intellectual property service providers, announces the acquisition of Expernova, a gem specializing in scientific big data. Since 2008, Expernova’s founders have been developing their Expernova platform to transform a complex scientific and technological environment into an easy, attractive, and collaborative map.
buyer: Questel
Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property (IP) with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities. Questel provides a comprehensive collection of IP databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle. "
target: Expernova
Expernova is a reference player in the field of scientific Big Data and Open Innovation. Based in Montpellier, France, they provide subscription services to its proprietary platform offering ecosystem mappings through the analysis of innovation players (experts, corporates, universities, etc.).
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Icecat NV, acquired Syndy

synopsis: Icecat, a publisher of ecommerce statistics, has acquired 92% of Netherlands-based Syndy. Syndy is a platform for the exchange of product information between brands and retailers, specialized in product data for sectors such as, FMCG, toys and DIY. Syndy works for clients like FrieslandCampina, Philips Lighting and Co-op.
buyer: Icecat NV
Icecat NV is an independent worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator. The Icecat catalog includes 4,2 million product data-sheets in 47 world languages. Icecat analyzes the performance of more than 18,000 brands. "
target: Syndy
Based in the Netherlands, Syndy offers a platform for the exchange of product information between brands and retailers. Syndy specializes in product data for sectors such as, FMCG, toys and DIY. Syndy works for clients like FrieslandCampina, Philips Lighting and Co-op.
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announced 11/25/2020 via PR Newswire

1WorldSync, will acquire CNET Content Solutions

synopsis: 1WorldSync, the leading provider of product content solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CNET Content Solutions from Red Ventures. CNET Content Solutions is the global leader in the exchange of product information, rich content and ecommerce solutions that powers ecommerce sites from SMB to Enterprise.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: 1WorldSync
1WorldSync is the leading provider of product content solutions, enabling global companies to share authentic, trusted content with customers and consumers. Through its technology platform and expert services, 1WorldSync provides solutions that meet the diverse needs of the industry. "
target parent: Red Ventures, LLC
target: CNET Content Solutions
CNET Content Solutions is the global leader in the exchange of product information, rich content and ecommerce solutions that powers ecommerce sites from SMB to Enterprise.
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closed 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Colruyt Group, acquired Daltix

synopsis: Colruyt Group, a Belgian retailer group, has acquired a 65% stake in Daltix, a retail data analytics firm in Belgium. Daltix collects and analyzes information from web shops and translates them into insights that go beyond data. Their powerful retail insights help retailers to make well-informed decisions on pricing, promotions and products.
buyer: Colruyt Group (ENXTBR:COLR:$10,823.54)
Colruyt Group operates in the food and non-food distribution sector in Belgium, France and Luxembourg with approximately 540 own stores and over 600 affiliated stores. In Belgium this includes Colruyt, OKay, Bio-Planet, Cru, Dreamland, Dreambaby and the affiliated stores Spar and Spar Compact. "
target: Daltix
Daltix is a retail data analytics firm in Belgium. Daltix collects, analyzes and enriches information from web shops and translates them into insights that go beyond data. Their powerful retail insights help retailers and suppliers to make well-informed decisions on pricing, promotions and products.
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closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Syndigo LLC, acquired WiseBase

synopsis: Syndigo, a leading provider of verified product content syndication services, has acquired WiseBase, the largest on-line updatable database of more than 300,000 fully described product information in Poland, Romania and Germany. WiseBase provides product descriptions, images, attributes, and logistics information.
buyer parent: The Jordan Company
buyer: Syndigo LLC
Syndigo is a global leader in product content management solutions. Syndigo offers an integrated SaaS-based platform that allows companies to create, manage, and syndicate all of their product content. Their clients include leading brands, retailers, restaurants, and medical device manufacturers. "
target: WiseBase
WiseBase is the largest on-line updatable database of more than 300,000 fully described product information in Poland, Romania and Germany. WiseBase enables suppliers and retailers to easily exchange product data. WiseBase provides product descriptions, images, attributes, and logistics information.
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announced 11/11/2020 via Company Press Release

VHV Gruppe, will acquire Eucon

synopsis: Vereinigte Hannoversche Versicherung (VHV Gruppe), a leading insurance and reinsurance company in Germany, will acquire a majority stake in Eucon Group from Hg, Europe’s leading software investor. Eucon is a global provider of best-in-class information and data-based systems for product management in the automotive aftermarket.
buyer: VHV Gruppe
Vereinigte Hannoversche Versicherung (VHV Gruppe) is a leading insurance and reinsurance company in Germany. VHV Gruppe provides auto, liability, accident, home, and construction insurance services. Their auto insurance covers cars, motorcycles, RVs, trikes, and quads. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Eucon
Eucon is a global provider of best-in-class information and data-based systems for efficient product management in the automotive aftermarket. Eucon also provides claims management solutions for insurers and invoice management solutions for the real estate industry.
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$15
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closed 3/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Gladson, acquired FSEnet+

synopsis: Gladson, a portfolio company of The Wicks Group, announced that it has acquired FSEnet+, a leading product data management and syndication provider. FSEnet+ addresses supply chain, eCommerce and regulatory needs through their global network and provide solutions and services that ensure perfect data in every system.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Gladson
Gladson's digital asset management and product information management solutions enable the most efficient and accurate transfer of information across the brand and retailer ecosystem on the market. Clients are able to increase sales with Gladson's detailed and verified product information. "
target: FSEnet+
FSEnet+ is a leading provider of product data management services and is certified as a GS1 GDSN data pool. FSEnet+ addresses supply chain, eCommerce and regulatory needs through their global network and provide solutions and services that ensure perfect data in every system.
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closed 10/11/2006 via BusinessWire

ValuSource Software, acquired KeyValueData

synopsis: ValuSource, LLC, the leader in business valuation software, has acquired KeyValueData, an online provider of privately-held business data and industry research. The combined companies will be headquartered in Colorado Springs.
buyer: ValuSource Software
Recognized as the leader in the valuation software industry for more than 20 years, ValuSource develops a full line of products, including programs, databases, and report writers, that are fully integrated with Microsoft Excel and Word. "
target: KeyValueData
KeyValueData is an Internet based subscription service that provides comprehensive data for business analysis and research assisted services through online databases and customized research reports and packages prepared by their specialists.
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closed 10/9/2020 via PR Newswire

Policy Reporter, acquired Canary Insights, LLC

synopsis: Policy Reporter, a provider of payer intelligence services, has acquired Canary Insights, a healthcare information management company. Canary Insights provides a subscription base offering of clinical policy and reimbursement changes to clients and consultants in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, and healthcare provider markets.
buyer parent: Odyssey Investment Partners
buyer: Policy Reporter
Policy Reporter, a TrialCard company based in Bellingham, WA, is a leading provider of payer intelligence services for the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, payer, and provider markets. Policy Reporter provides software solutions that enhance market access and helps patients submit claims."
target: Canary Insights, LLC
Canary Insights is a healthcare information management company. Canary Insights provides a comprehensive subscription base offering of clinical policy and reimbursement changes to clients and consultants in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, and healthcare provider/payer markets.
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Proagrica, acquired Crop Data Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Proagrica, a global provider of independent network, workflow and analytics solutions to the agriculture and animal health industries, has acquired Crop Data Management Systems (CDMS), a provider of compliance data and decision support technologies for agriculture. CDMS manages and standardizes product label data through their product database.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Proagrica
Proagrica serves the agriculture industry by providing independent connectivity and data-driven decision support solutions; creating actionable intelligence to drive business growth across the value chain. "
target: Crop Data Management Systems, Inc.
Crop Data Management Systems (CDMS) is a provider of compliance data and decision support technologies for agriculture. Through their contributory product database, CDMS manages and standardizes product label data on behalf of manufacturers to ensure accuracy and adherence to regulations.
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closed 2/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Landmark Communications, Inc., acquired Franchise.com

synopsis: Landmark Communications has acquired Franchise.com, a leading online franchise recruitment information resource for prospective franchisees. Founded in 1995 by Nancy Ghanem, Franchise.com was among the first companies to offer online lead generation for franchisors.
buyer: Landmark Communications, Inc.
Landmark Communications, Inc. is a privately-held multimedia company with interests in newspapers, broadcasting, cable programming, print and online classified marketplaces, broadband services, interactive marketing, Internet video distribution, and other businesses. "
target: Franchise.com
Established in 1995, Franchise.com is the premier destination for franchises opportunities around the world, your single source of information for Franchises, Real Estate & Financing.
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closed 2/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., purchased United Technical Publishing from Hearst Business Media

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. announced that it has acquired United Technical Publishing, a division of Hearst Business Media and a leading digital provider of product information to the global electronics components industry. United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, and more.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, and more. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media is a global technology leader. Their United Technical Publishing’s portfolio includes directories, e-newsletters, 16 engineering-driven websites, inventory access tools and databases that are important resources for engineers involved in product design.
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closed 7/3/2007 via

Wanted Technologies, Inc., acquired Corzen Inc.

synopsis: WANTED Technologies Corporation has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Corzen Inc., a New York-based company. Both companies are leaders in the field of online classified market data and analysis, and support clients in the media, financial and staffing services marketplaces.
buyer: Wanted Technologies, Inc. (TSX-V: WAN:$7.57)
WANTED is a leading supplier of real-time sales and business intelligence solutions for the media classified and recruitment industries. Using its proprietary On-Demand data mining, lead generation and CRM integrated technologies, WANTED aggregates real-time data. "
target: Corzen Inc.
Corzen makes it simple for clients to track external market conditions that affect important categories of revenue and expenses of online advertising.The company focuses on marketplaces that are undergoing fundamental changes and lack a source of relevant, timely information about market conditions.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 5/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Accompany

synopsis: Cisco announced its intent to acquire Accompany, a privately held company based in Los Altos, Calif. The company provides an AI-driven relationship intelligence platform for finding new prospects, navigating the selling process, and strengthening relationships.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,026.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: Accompany
Accompany has comprehensive, real-time profiles for every single Fortune 500 CEO. Their AI-driven database provides rich, relevant insights for millions of people and companies, so users can always find the right people and build stronger relationships.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired IX-One

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., the leading provider of verified and standardized product data and images. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the Specialty, Natural and Organic Industry’s solution for product information.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: IX-One
IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., provides verified and standardized product information and images for retailers, brokers, and distributors. It offers weight, dimensions, and label data; supply chain and logistic data; marketing and planogram images; and product claims and certifications.
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closed 4/3/2017 via Market Wire

MOVE Guides, acquired Teleport

synopsis: MOVE Guides, which moves and manages the mobile workforce, announced the acquisition of Teleport. Headquartered in Estonia, Teleport's applications enable the free movement of talent. The company's core product - Teleport Cities - uses data science and matching algorithms to help knowledge workers discover their best places to live and work.
buyer: MOVE Guides
MOVE Guides moves and manages the mobile workforce. Their Talent Mobility Cloud automates business processes, connects a global partner and support network and uses data science to reduce the cost and friction of mobile employees. "
target: Teleport
Teleport's applications enable the free movement of talent. The company's core product -- Teleport Cities -- uses data science and matching algorithms to help knowledge workers discover their best places to live and work.
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closed 6/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Trimble Navigation Limited, acquired Trade Service Company, LLC

synopsis: Trimble announced it has acquired Trade Service Company, LLC to enhance content delivery across Trimble Buildings Solution portfolio. Trade Service is a leader in content acquisition, aggregation, management, publishing and distribution of product and pricing information used by manufacturers, distributors and contractors.
buyer: Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB:$3,133.80)
Trimble Navigation Limited applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location: including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, and more. "
target parent: GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC
target: Trade Service Company, LLC
Trade Service is the leading provider of standardized product and price information to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, industrial, automotive, and office products industries.
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired TALX Corporation

synopsis: Equifax Inc. has completed the acquisition of TALX Corporation following approval of the transaction by TALX shareholders and satisfaction of all other closing conditions of the merger agreement.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,127.50)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation is a leading provider of HR and payroll-related services and in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients with Web-based services focused in three employment- related areas.
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$1,401
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closed 1/22/2007 via Company Press Release

GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC, acquired Trade Service Corporation

synopsis: GF Capital Private Equity Fund, L.P. closed its investment in Trade Service Company, LLC, a leading database provider of robust product and pricing solutions to 18,000 subscribers, primarily in the electrical, plumbing/HVAC, automotive and office product markets.
buyer: GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC
GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC is an alternative investment firm based in New York City with more than $5.0 billion in assets under management on a consolidated basis. GF Capital is active in three main businesses: Private Equity, Real Estate, and Portfolio Management / Wealth Management. "
target: Trade Service Corporation
Trade Service Corporation is the leading provider of standardized product and price information to the electrical, plumbing/PVF, HVACR, industrial MRO, and office products industries.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bango, acquired Audiens s.r.l.

synopsis: Bango plc, the mobile payments company, announces that it has acquired 98.45 per cent. of Audiens SRL, the data management subsidiary of Digitouch S.p.A. Audiens is a Customer Data Platform as-a-service that creates a persistent, unified customer database that is used to improve the performance of advertising campaigns.
buyer: Bango (AIM:BGO:$4.92)
Bango is the payment platform chosen by the world’s most influential companies to grow their sales faster in the age of connected commerce. Working with global stores including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, Bango has become the industry standard mobile commerce platform. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: Audiens s.r.l.
Audiens is a Customer Data Platform as-a-service that creates a persistent, unified customer database that is used to improve the performance of advertising campaigns. Data is onboarded from multiple sources (website, app, CRM), normalized, and combined to create advanced audience segmentation.
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closed 7/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Expernova

synopsis: Questel, one of the largest online intellectual property service providers, announces the acquisition of Expernova, a gem specializing in scientific big data. Since 2008, Expernova’s founders have been developing their Expernova platform to transform a complex scientific and technological environment into an easy, attractive, and collaborative map.
buyer: Questel
Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property (IP) with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities. Questel provides a comprehensive collection of IP databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle. "
target: Expernova
Expernova is a reference player in the field of scientific Big Data and Open Innovation. Based in Montpellier, France, they provide subscription services to its proprietary platform offering ecosystem mappings through the analysis of innovation players (experts, corporates, universities, etc.).
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired doeLegal, LLC.

synopsis: Questel, a world leader in intellectual property and innovation management solutions, has acquired doeLEGAL, an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: doeLegal, LLC.
doeLEGAL is an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms. Their solutions help reduce costs and drive successful outcomes.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Questel, will acquire Yoomap

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest intellectual property software and service providers, will acquire a majority stake in Yoomap, a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: Yoomap
Yoomap is a French leader in open innovation software. Yoomap provides an open innovation platform that helps companies manage their relationships with start-ups and R&D partners, from identification to implementation of an opportunity.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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closed 7/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Expernova

synopsis: Questel, one of the largest online intellectual property service providers, announces the acquisition of Expernova, a gem specializing in scientific big data. Since 2008, Expernova’s founders have been developing their Expernova platform to transform a complex scientific and technological environment into an easy, attractive, and collaborative map.
buyer: Questel
Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property (IP) with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities. Questel provides a comprehensive collection of IP databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle. "
target: Expernova
Expernova is a reference player in the field of scientific Big Data and Open Innovation. Based in Montpellier, France, they provide subscription services to its proprietary platform offering ecosystem mappings through the analysis of innovation players (experts, corporates, universities, etc.).
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closed 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired Intellixir SAS

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s main online service providers dedicated to intellectual property, announces the acquisition of Intellixir, pioneer in the statistical analysis applied to scientific publications and patents and a recognized worldwide leader in business intelligence solutions for Intellectual Property.
buyer: Questel
Questel S.A. provides a suite of Web-based services for productivity and collaboration to intellectual property worldwide. It offers intelligence and technological landscape, ideation management, innovation capture, technology scouting and licensing-in, invention management and prior-art searching. "
target: Intellixir SAS
The Intellixir system was created to enable information professionals, research analysts and competitive intelligence specialists to efficiently and effectively manage the ever increasing number of patents and scientific publications they faced.
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
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closed 6/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired Incopro Limited

synopsis: UK-based Corsearch has acquired Incopro, further enhancing Corsearch's brand and content protection capabilities. Headquartered in London, Incopro is an innovative and agile online brand protection provider that has pioneered new technologies to meet the increasing challenges of a complex online environment.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Corsearch
Based in the UK, Corsearch makes it easy for brands and legal professionals to manage their intellectual property from clearance to protection. Corsearch has a mix of comprehensive technologies, skilled analysts, and a customer-first approach that empowers the effective management of trademarks. "
target: Incopro Limited
Based in the UK, Incopro develops online brand and IP protection solutions. The company's intelligence-led, machine learning-driven Talisman platform offers rights holders full visibility of threats to their brand and consumers, and the ability to mitigate those risks at scale.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eurazeo, acquired Questel

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, has acquired Questel, a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €18.5 billion in assets under management, including €12.9 billion from third parties, invested in over 430 companies. "
target: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Corsearch, acquired Yellow Brand Protection

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yellow Brand Protection AB of Sweden, a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Its high-quality, intuitive tools and unparalleled expertise enable professionals to effectively manage their trademark screening, search review, watching, and domain management processes. "
target: Yellow Brand Protection
Yellow Brand Protection is a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. Operating from offices across Europe, USA and China, Yellow’s disruptive technology, “ZERO” seeks to identify and combat IP-infringing content found anywhere in the world, online.
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CPA Global, purchased IP Software Solutions from Practice Insight

synopsis: CPA Global, the Intellectual Property (IP) services and technology market leader, announces the acquisition of Filing Analytics and Citation Eagle, two leading IP data and analytics software solutions, from Practice Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of IPH Ltd.
buyer parent: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CPA Global
Based in the Channel Islands, CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. They offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle. "
seller parent: IPH Limited
seller: Practice Insight
Filing Analytics combines datasets from patent offices into one database. Machine learning and data augmentation are applied for the highest degree of data integrity and quality. Citation Eagle enables patent owners and attorneys to track and focus on citations of patents using one automated system.
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closed 7/25/2017 via BusinessWire

Lecorpio merged with Anaqua Inc.,

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., the premier provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management and analytics solutions, announced that it is merging with Lecorpio, a leading developer of end-to-end IP management software.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Lecorpio
Lecorpio, a leading IP management and analytics software solutions company, helps innovative companies quickly turn ideas into assets. The solution provides a secure, web-based portal for centrally managing the entire IP lifecycle.
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closed 7/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Wellspring Worldwide, acquired Covalent Data

synopsis: Wellspring, the leader in innovation management software, announced the acquisition of Covalent Data, a Denver-based provider of intelligent search tools that enable companies to find innovative technologies and intellectual property.
buyer: Wellspring Worldwide
Wellspring is the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software. Organizations rely on Wellspring to manage the identification, evaluation, and acquisition of technologies, partners, and investments. "
target: Covalent Data
Covalent Data is the leader in innovation intelligence, featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of content. By stitching together disparate sets of public and private data, Covalent Data enables licensing professionals to discover groundbreaking technologies.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Innography

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, announced the acquisition of premier IP search and analytics software provider Innography. Innography wants to bring big data analytics to the IP market and position the role of IP-related insights at the forefront of the business decision-making.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading IP management services and software specialist. Trusted by many of the world's best-known corporations and law firms to help them manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets. "
target: Innography
Innography provides answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations improve their business. Innography's software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users to gain insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios.
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announced 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

IPH Limited, will acquire Practice Insight

synopsis: IPH Limited announced that is has agreed to buy Practice Insight Pty Ltd. Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data.
buyer: IPH Limited (ASX:IPH:$163.07)
IPH Limited is the holding company of Spruson & Ferguson, one of the leading intellectual property (“IP”) services firms in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of services for the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP. "
target: Practice Insight
Practice Insight has created a consolidated relational database of over 90% of the world's patent and trade mark data. Practice Insight allows users to examine and analyse most of the large-scale intellectual property databases related to the world's patent information.
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$6.05
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closed 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

CT Corsearch, acquired Edital

synopsis: CT Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, announced it’s acquired Edital, the Questel trademark branch. This acquisition will create best-in-class solutions for managing a brand lifecycle globally—from creation to watching to protecting, maintaining and renewing a brand.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CT Corsearch
CT Corsearch provides high-quality, intuitive tools and expertise that trademark professionals need to effectively manage the trademark screening, search review and watching processes. "
target parent: Questel
target: Edital
Edital was established in Brussels in 1982 and acquired by Questel, a world leader in Intellectual Property in 2005. Its sole purpose has been to create global solutions for the Intellectual Property professional.
price ($mm)
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$8
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0.0x
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closed 3/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Corporation Service Company, acquired NameProtect Inc.

synopsis: Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company and leading provider of legal and financial services to corporations and law firms, has acquired NameProtect, a privately-held leader of digital brand management solutions for the Global 2000.
buyer: Corporation Service Company
Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world’s largest companies and law firms. "
target parent: Mason Wells
target: NameProtect Inc.
NameProtect, a digital brand management company, provides a comprehensive suite of trademark clearance and advanced monitoring services that support the entire life cycle of a brand in today’s digital economy.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dennemeyer Group, acquired octimine technologies GmbH

synopsis: The Dennemeyer Group, a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property rights, has acquired octimine technologies GmbH, a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI).
buyer: Dennemeyer Group
Dennemeyer is a global full-service provider for the protection and management of intellectual property (IP) rights. Dennemeyer delivers IP services such as patent annuities, trademark renewals, recordals, as well as strategic IP consulting and software solutions for effective IP management. "
target: octimine technologies GmbH
Founded in 2015, octimine is a German company that provides cutting-edge patent searching and patent analysis technology using artificial intelligence (AI). Their easy to use SaaS platform aims at improving the analysis of patents and its search process.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Inmotionnow, acquired Lytho

synopsis: inMotionNow, a provider of workflow management solutions for marketing and creative teams, has acquired Lytho, a leading brand management and digital asset management platform in the Netherlands. Lytho streamlines marketing efforts and saves time creating, searching, sharing, and publishing digital content.
buyer: Inmotionnow
inMotionNow is a provider of workflow management solutions for marketing and creative teams. inMotionNow offers a SaaS solution that simplifies every phase of the creative production process. Their platform allows project stakeholders to manage their projects in a centralized online environment. "
target: Lytho
Lytho is a leading brand management and digital asset management platform in the Netherlands. Lytho streamlines marketing efforts and saves time creating, searching, sharing, and publishing digital content. Their platform enables companies to share their brand's content across all channels.
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closed 5/30/2018 via PE Hub

Castik Capital S.à r.l., acquired Ipan Group

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced the sale of Munich-based ipan Group, one of the leading providers of IP management services and software, to Castik Capital.
buyer: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
Founded in 2014, Castik Capital is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Ipan Group
Munich-based Ipan group (Intellectual Property Associates Network), is a leading provider of IP management services and software, supporting the largest IP owners around the globe.
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closed 7/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Source3, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission. Source3 builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by internet users without permission.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
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: Source3, Inc.
User-generated products reveal valuable information about how fans interact with, and consume, brand intellectual property. Source3 identifies, catalogs and analyzes brand IP in fan products across marketplaces, categories, and territories.
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closed 8/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired TrademarkNow

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, has acquired TrademarkNow, a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. With highly trained researchers, an expansive global content set, and customer-focused technology tools, Corsearch empowers its customers with powerful brand solutions. "
target: TrademarkNow
TrademarkNow is a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results. Their platform uses machine learning to provide faster and smarter trademark analysis results.
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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Anaqua Inc., acquired AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of both AcclaimIP, an industry-leading patent analytics software solution, and Free Patents Online, the leading free patent search tool.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: AcclaimIP and Free Patents Online
AcclaimIP is a patent search an analytics application offered as software as a service (SaaS) owned and developed by FreePatentsOnline.
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

FilmTrack, Inc., acquired RoyaltyZone

synopsis: FilmTrack, the leading provider of intellectual property and rights management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, announced it has acquired RoyaltyZone, a leading software provider of licensing and royalties solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: FilmTrack, Inc.
FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. "
target: RoyaltyZone
RoyaltyZone is a leading provider of web based software tools that enable licensors, agents, and licensees to manage license agreements, rights, products, invoices, and royalties with ease.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Patent River, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Patent River, Inc.
Patent River is a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry and provides unique data to patent holders, patent stakeholders, and to other companies in the patent information services industry.
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closed 1/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has acquired MarkMonitor Brand Protection assets from Clarivate Analytics. MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data and insights to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis. "
target parent: Clarivate Analytics
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data, insights and 20+ years of expertise to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
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