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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the leading social news organization, is acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: HuffPost
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, and more.
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closed 3/7/2011 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired The Huffington Post

synopsis: AOL Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post, the influential and rapidly growing news and opinion site with over 27 million unique monthly US visitors.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more.
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closed 8/4/2009 via

Roll Call Incorporated, acquired Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

synopsis: Roll Call Group announced it has agreed to acquire Congressional Quarterly from the Times Publishing Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Roll Call, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Economist Group, will purchase CQ to form a new company to be known as the CQ-Roll Call Group.
buyer parent: The Economist Group Limited
buyer: Roll Call Incorporated
Roll Call is widely regarded as the leading publication for Congressional news and information. Since 1955, Roll Call has been the newspaper of Capitol Hill— delivering superior coverage of the people, politics and processes of US Congress. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) provides opinion leaders comprehensive, credible, current and objective information on Congress, politics and public policy. CQ derives the bulk of its revenue from its subscription site, CQ.com.
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closed 7/7/2010 via Company Press Release

The Huffington Post, acquired Pollster.com

synopsis: The Huffington Post is venturing into the wonky but increasingly popular territory of opinion poll analysis, purchasing Pollster.com, a widely respected aggregator of poll data that has been a major draw for the website of the National Journal.
buyer: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruit new contestants, provide tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and manage monthly prize fulfillment. "
target: Pollster.com
Pollster.com is a site where you can see the results and data of the political races. Pollster.com features information and polls on: the 2008 Presidential Election, the Presidential approval, 2006 Governors, 2006 Senate, and the 2006 US house.
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closed 8/14/2009 via BusinessWire

The Liberal OC, acquired SunnyD Blog

synopsis: TheLiberalOC.com, a leading progressive political blog that challenges Orange County’s Right-Wing Noise Machine, announced the acquisition of the SunnyD Blog in a private transaction. The acquisition means SunnyD editor and publisher Claudio Gallegos will join TheLiberalOC blog team.
buyer: The Liberal OC
The Liberal Orange County is maintained by a group of OC liberals. The blog is focused on the liberal political world of Orange County, and spotlights the people that are fighting the good fight. The opinions expressed by individual bloggers on this site are theirs alone and individually. "
target: SunnyD Blog
SunnyD is a political blog in Orange County, California.
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announced 1/23/2007 via PR Newswire

CQ Press, will purchase reCap, reClip and Alert services from FedNet

synopsis: Congressional Quarterly Inc. has agreed to acquire FedNet's reCap, reClip and Alert services which allow users to search, replay, and post video content of congressional activity within moments of floor debate. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Times Publishing Company
buyer: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines. "
seller: FedNet
FedNet is the leading provider of Washington-based, real-time and archival multimedia information. FedNet provides clients the ability to produce, stream, archive, search, and retrieve events and information related to the client's special interests.
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announced 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Reliance Industries Limited, will acquire Easygov

synopsis: Reliance Industrial Investments & Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of Surajya Services (Easygov). EasyGov is a stack-based cloud solution system that is helping people discover their eligibility to social welfare programs and digitally apply for citizen services in India.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$86,476.96)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India. RIL is India’s largest private sector company, with activities that span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services. "
target: Easygov
EasyGov is a stack-based cloud solution system that is helping people discover their eligibility to social welfare programs and digitally apply for citizen services in India. The process developed by EasyGov makes applying for government help completely transparent, accessible and efficient.
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, acquired Outkick Media LLC

synopsis: Fox Corporation is acquiring Outkick, a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling that was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Outkick Media LLC
Outkick is a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling. It was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Countable, acquired Brigade

synopsis: Countable, a civic technology startup that makes it easy for people to understand and influence the issues that they care about, has acquired Brigade, a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
buyer: Countable
Countable is a civic technology startup that builds digital products to make it easy for people to meaningfully understand, contribute to, and influence the issues that they care about. Countable empowers individuals to lower barriers to civic entry, engage their audiences, and drive them to action."
target: Brigade
Brigade is a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
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closed 10/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Huffington Post, acquired Localocracy LLC

synopsis: AOL Inc.’s Huffington Post Media Group, accelerating its coverage of local issues, acquired Localocracy, a community- focused Web forum.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more. "
target: Localocracy LLC
Localocracy is an online town common where registered voters using real names can weigh in on local issues.
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closed 5/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

PolitiChatter Inc., acquired Mumblit

synopsis: PolitiChatter Inc., a user-owned social media platform dedicated to the promotion of uncensored free speech, has acquired Mumblit, a social media company formed in response to the arbitrary censorship policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Mumblit mainly focus on conservative values and topics.
buyer: PolitiChatter Inc.
PolitiChatter is a unique, user-owned social media platform dedicated to the promotion of uncensored free speech. Its subscribers have the ability to become equity owners by upgrading their memberships directly online. As PolitiChatter grows, so does each members’ equity investment in the company. "
target: Mumblit
Mumblit is a social media company formed in response to the arbitrary censorship policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They mainly focus on conservative values and topics, however, they welcome others from different views to come and experience their platform.
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closed 10/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Vote Squared, acquired Rate My Government

synopsis: Rate My Government, Canada's site for rating politicians, has been acquired by Vote Squared. This acquisition will allow developers to combine resources for both RateMyGovernment.ca and VoteSquared.org . The page ranks of both sites should benefit from the partnership allowing voters in Canada and the U.S. to more easily rate politicians.
buyer: Vote Squared
Vote Squared is a social platform for rating politicians. Users can rate, edit, and add politicians. The company is based in Middletown, Rhode Island. "
target: Rate My Government
Rate My Government is an online website which for political discussions, debates, and interactions for users across Canada. RateMyGovernment.ca was originally created and produced by developers Ryan Klamot and Michael Harding under an exclusive partnership agreement between their two companies.
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closed 6/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Brigade Media, acquired Causes

synopsis: Brigade Media, a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy, has acquired a majority position in the holding company that owns Causes and Votizen. Causes is known for its days as a platform for Facebook users to organize around issues.
buyer: Brigade Media
Brigade is a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. "
target: Causes
Causes is the place to discover, support and organize campaigns around the issues that impact you and your community. Build your identity through the causes you care about, then connect with other passionate friends, leader and communities so you can work together and use and get things done.
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Causes, acquired Votizen

synopsis: Causes has acquired Votizen, a fellow San Francisco-based tech startup that helps people unlock the power of their social networks for political influence. In the 2012 election cycle, Votizen connected millions of voters and helped them take meaningful action in thousands of races across the country.
buyer: Causes
Causes is the world's largest online platform for activism that provides tools for driving change. It is dedicated to empowering individuals to make a difference. "
target: Votizen
Votizen is a web service that allows you to discover how your friends on social networks are registered to vote, and campaign with them to elect candidates that share your values.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 5/12/2015 via BusinessWire

iCitizen, acquired GovGraph

synopsis: iCitizen, the leading civic engagement application, has acquired GovGraph, an interactive data visualization firm that specializes in government-based analytics. GovGraph will support iCitizen’s mission of making accessible and understandable information available to the public, allowing them to become fully engaged in the political process.
buyer: iCitizen
Founded in 2012, iCitizen is the mobile platform for civic-minded individuals who want a source of transparent, aggregated information and a tool to communicate with their representatives at the local, state and federal level. iCitizen enables the public to make informed decisions and take action. "
target: GovGraph
GovGraph.us creates interactive visualizations of big data to provide nonpartisan information about the United States government.
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closed 6/18/2013 via PR Web

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., acquired Bootcamp4me.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings Inc. has acquired the websites bootcamp4me.com and bootcamp4me.org. Bootcamp4me will join the Bright Mountain Holdings Inc. family of websites, which includes wardocumentaryfilms.com and the company’s main website, TheBright.com™.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. owns TheBright.com™, an Internet portal that offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Bootcamp4me.com
Bootcamp4me is an online resource for people looking to join any branch of the military. From physical testing to pay information, the site includes information on everything a recruit would need to know before heading to military boot camp.
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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closed 8/4/2009 via

Roll Call Incorporated, acquired Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

synopsis: Roll Call Group announced it has agreed to acquire Congressional Quarterly from the Times Publishing Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Roll Call, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Economist Group, will purchase CQ to form a new company to be known as the CQ-Roll Call Group.
buyer parent: The Economist Group Limited
buyer: Roll Call Incorporated
Roll Call is widely regarded as the leading publication for Congressional news and information. Since 1955, Roll Call has been the newspaper of Capitol Hill— delivering superior coverage of the people, politics and processes of US Congress. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) provides opinion leaders comprehensive, credible, current and objective information on Congress, politics and public policy. CQ derives the bulk of its revenue from its subscription site, CQ.com.
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closed 5/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Sage Publications, Inc., acquired CQ Press

synopsis: CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., has been sold to SAGE Publications, Inc., the independent academic publisher. The sale was announced jointly by Robert W. Merry, CQ’s president and editor-in-chief, and Blaise Simqu, SAGE’s president and CEO.
buyer: Sage Publications, Inc.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines.
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closed 7/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Congressional Quarterly, Inc., acquired Political Money Line

synopsis: Congressional Quarterly Inc., the nation's premier provider of news and analysis on Congress, politics and public policy, today announced the acquisition of Political Money Line, the leading independent source of campaign finance information. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Times Publishing Company
buyer: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) provides opinion leaders comprehensive, credible, current and objective information on Congress, politics and public policy. CQ derives the bulk of its revenue from its subscription site, CQ.com. "
target: Political Money Line
PoliticalMoneyLine is an Internet news and tracking service that assists media organizations, corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups with data collection, storing, transmission, linking, analysis and display of complex financial and political information.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired Fireside21

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired Fireside to further expand its capabilities and global presence. Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: Fireside21
Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress. Their flagship constituent relationship management platform (CRM) amplifies constituent voices by emphasizing efficiency.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired TimeBase Pty Ltd

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired TimeBase, an Australia-based company that provides legislative research and tracking tools that help organizations understand and keep up to date with Australian legislation.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: TimeBase Pty Ltd
TimeBase is an Australia-based company that provides legislative research and tracking tools that help organizations understand and keep up to date with Australian legislation.
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closed 1/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired FactSquared, Inc.

synopsis: FiscalNote, a global technology company that provides software and political intelligence around legislative and regulatory risk, has acquired FactSquared, an AI-enabled transcription and alternative data firm. The acquisition of Factsquared further strengthens FiscalNote's robust set of products and services.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote is a global technology company focused on delivering timely and relevant political and regulatory intelligence. More than 4,000 clients worldwide rely on FiscalNote for legislative and regulatory data, policy news & analysis, stakeholder management, collaboration and advocacy tools. "
target: FactSquared, Inc.
FactSquared is an alternative data company specializing in analyzing and transcribing public figures by building neural profiles based on everything an individual has said and how they said it. FactSquared's proprietary algorithms allow its customers to analyze what someone says like any other data.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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closed 1/25/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired SHUNGHAM

synopsis: FiscalNote, a company that enables government affairs professionals and executives to maximize their influence on legislation and regulatory policy, has acquired SHUNGHAM, a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly structured business information services to industry and government.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
The FiscalNote GRM platform is the most effective solution for managing government impact and public issues and is quickly becoming the cloud platform of choice for global brands as they analyze and manage their government risk, opportunity, and influence. "
target: SHUNGHAM
SHUNGHAM is a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly structured business information services to industry and government.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired VoterVoice

synopsis: FiscalNote, a company that dramatically improves the way organizations engage with government, announced its acquisition of grassroots-advocacy and community-engagement company VoterVoice. VoterVoice's comprehensive grassroots advocacy tool suite helps organizations drive an active and efficient approach to government and public affairs.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
The FiscalNote GRM platform is the most effective solution for managing government impact and public issues and is quickly becoming the cloud platform of choice for global brands as they analyze and manage their government risk, opportunity, and influence. "
target: VoterVoice
VoterVoice helps organizations implement a smart, proactive approach to online government affairs. Their grassroots advocacy system gives non-technical staff the ability to launch a campaign in as little as 5-10 minutes.
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closed 3/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mercell Holding AS, acquired Aksess Innkjøp

synopsis: Mercell, an Oslo, Norway-based company providing software for electronic submission of public tenders, announced that it acquired Aksess Innkjøp, a company that provides a cloud based solution for the public sector and their vendors, digitizing the procurement process from announcement to purchase, also based in Norway.
buyer: Mercell Holding AS (OB:MRCEL-ME:$48.52)
Mercell is a leading Nordic provider of eTender system and Tender Offers. Suppliers in all industries use Mercell eTender system to find tenders and contracts in the public sector. They simplify the public procurement process and makes it easy for the buyer to interact with suppliers. "
target parent: KapNord Fund
target: Aksess Innkjøp
Aksess Innkjøp, based in Bodø, provides a cloud based solution for the public sector and their vendors, digitizing the procurement process from announcement to purchase. Its solution is used by 23 municipalities and 14 government agencies in the Norwegian market.
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closed 12/22/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, purchased Jurisdiction Online Division from Praeses, LLC.

synopsis: Aptean, a leading global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, has acquired the Jurisdiction Online Division of Praeses, LLC, which offers a cloud-based suite of software products supporting regulatory and risk management workflows for many major insurance carriers and government entities.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions. Their solutions help nearly 6,500 organizations stay at the forefront of their industries by enabling them to operate more efficiently, thereby ensuring higher customer satisfaction. "
seller: Praeses, LLC.
The Jurisdiction Online Division of Praeses, LLC offers a cloud-based suite of software products supporting regulatory and risk management workflows for many major insurance carriers and government entities.
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closed 8/18/2015 via PR Newswire

Iron Data, LLC merged with MicroPact Inc.,

synopsis: MicroPact Inc., the leader in Data-First™ Case Management and Business Process Management (BPM) software, announced that it has merged with Iron Data Solutions, Inc. The company is a leader in case management and regulatory software solutions used across 49 states and the federal government.
buyer: MicroPact Inc.
MicroPact has focused on engineering web-based, commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions for US Government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. Today MicroPact solutions serve 97% of federal agencies with 500 or more employees, and enjoy a 97% annual renewal rate. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Iron Data, LLC
Iron Data Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of software for human services case management, licensing and regulatory systems and is used by the Federal Government and by 49 state governments.
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closed 5/12/2011 via Company Press Release

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired Iron Data, LLC

synopsis: Thompson Street Capital Partners has announced the recapitalization of Iron Data Solutions, a Memphis-registered process efficiency software company. Iron Data offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, called Intelligent Process Management that assess, improve, manage and monitor challenging operational process issues.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm with over $450 million of committed capital. They are focused on management buyout and late stage expansion equity investment opportunities. Targets are middle-market companies with enterprise values typically between $50 million and $500 million. "
target parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
target: Iron Data, LLC
Iron Data, LLC. was founded to respond to the increasing demand for cost effective business transaction software and services. Iron Data focused initially on several specific government contract opportunities to provide end-to-end front and back office data processing solutions.
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Granicus, Inc., acquired Firmstep

synopsis: Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions and digital engagement services for the public sector, announced that it has acquired Firmstep, a London-based global leader specializing in government service transformation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Granicus, Inc.
Granicus connects governments with the people they serve by providing the first and only civic engagement platform for the public sector. Over 4,200 federal, state and local government agencies and more than 185 million citizen subscribers power an unmatched network. "
target: Firmstep
The Firmstep platform is one of the most widely used Customer Service solutions within the Public Sector. Firmstep has been implemented at over a third of UK local authorities to drive channel shift, create dramatic savings and provide excellent customer service.
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closed 10/20/2017 via PR Newswire

OpenGov, acquired Peak Democracy

synopsis: OpenGov, the leader in government budgeting, operational performance, and citizen engagement solutions, has acquired Peak Democracy, a nonpartisan company that provides the cloud-based online citizen engagement platform Open Town Hall. Open Town Hall's civic engagement software provides government agencies with online pubilc comment forums.
buyer: OpenGov
OpenGov is powering more effective and accountable governments with government performance solutions: easy-to-use cloud software for better budgeting, improved reporting and operational intelligence, and comprehensive transparency and open data. "
target: Peak Democracy
Peak Democracy provides Open Town Hall - a cloud-based online citizen engagement platform that increases participation and builds public trust in government. Their civic engagement software provides government agencies with online pubilc comment forums that are civil, legal and insightful.
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closed 8/17/2017 via BusinessWire

CityBase, acquired Department of Better Technology

synopsis: CityBase, a technology provider that makes governments and utilities more accessible to people and businesses, announced that it has acquired Department of Better Technology, an Oakland-based technology company that helps government streamline the decisions behind their online forms.
buyer: CityBase
CityBase gives people and businesses an intuitive way to interact online and in person with government agencies and utilities. CityBase’s technology dramatically improves constituent services through payment solutions, digital services and API development for cities, states and utilities. "
target: Department of Better Technology
The Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great software to the people they serve. Screendoor, its flagship product, let teams streamline the decisions behind their online forms. Its customers include cities, states and federal agencies.
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closed 5/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Modria

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments, announced it has acquired Modria, a company specializing in online dispute resolution (ODR) for government and commercial entities.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,134.92)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. "
target: Modria
Modria provides the leading software-as-a-service platform for online dispute resolution. Securely hosted in the cloud by Modria, the platform allows customers to link together negotiation, mediation and arbitration modules to configure support for their specific dispute resolution processes.
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closed 4/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Unison Inc., acquired Price

synopsis: Unison, the leading provider of Contract Management, Program Management, and Acquisition software and insight to government contractors and federal agencies, has acquired PRICE Systems, LLC, the leading global provider of advanced Model-Based Cost Engineering software for decision support.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Unison Inc.
Unison is the leading provider of Contract Management, Program Management, and Acquisition software. Unison's secure cloud and on-premise software, marketplace, and information products support users in leading federal prime contractors, all US cabinet-level agencies, and major DoD programs. "
target: Price
PRICE delivers fact-based decision support and analytical software, predictive power, and confident estimates. The company's Model-Based Cost Engineering software enables engineers, pricing experts, and program leaders to more quickly, accurately, and consistently estimate cost, schedule, and risk.
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announced 1/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Social Solutions Global Inc., will acquire Athena Software

synopsis: Social Solutions Global, the leading provider of cloud software for non-profit and public sector social good organizations, will acquire Athena Software, a provider of SaaS case management and client information management solutions for health and social service agencies. Athena offers solutions for client engagement, billing, reporting and more.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Social Solutions Global Inc.
Social Solutions is the leading provider of cloud software for nonprofit and public sector social service organizations. Social Solutions offers performance management and case management solutions that allow customers to measure the impact of their work on program participants. "
target: Athena Software
Athena Software is a leading provider of SaaS case management and client information management solutions and services for health and social service agencies. Athena's Penelope platform features solutions for client engagement, billing, reporting, documentation, and more.
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closed 6/29/2020 via PE Hub

Carlyle Group, acquired Unison Inc.

synopsis: Unison, a leading provider of procurement, supply chain, and contract management software to Federal government agencies and government contractors, announced it has been acquired by global investment firm The Carlyle Group, and Unison management.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Unison Inc.
Unison's software suites and Insight Platform support the four types of professionals vital to the success of government missions — program managers, the acquisition workforce, financial assistance professionals, and government contractors.
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announced 5/8/2015 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, will acquire Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners and JMI Equity have announced that they have sold their equity interest in Compusearch Software Systems, Inc to ABRY Partners. Compusearch is the leading provider of acquisition and program management software to Federal agencies, DoD program offices, and government contractors.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced media, communications, business and information services focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding, ABRY has completed over $42 billion of transactions, representing investments in over 450 properties. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.
Compusearch is the leading provider of software and services that advance commerce and collaboration among government agencies and contractors. Compusearch's PRISM™ is the contract writing system for defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies.
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closed 10/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Accela, Inc., acquired Government Outreach, Inc

synopsis: Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, announced that it has acquired Government Outreach, a Pleasanton, California-based provider of citizen relationship management (CRM) and Code Enforcement solutions to cities and counties across the United States.
buyer: Accela, Inc.
Accela provides the leading civic engagement platform, powering thousands of services and millions of transactions daily for large and small public agencies worldwide. They connect government to people and accelerate and streamline land management, and public health and safety processes. "
target: Government Outreach, Inc
Government Outreach is a Pleasanton, California-based provider of citizen relationship management (CRM) and Code Enforcement solutions to cities and counties across the United States.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired Fireside21

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired Fireside to further expand its capabilities and global presence. Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: Fireside21
Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress. Their flagship constituent relationship management platform (CRM) amplifies constituent voices by emphasizing efficiency.
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closed 4/16/2013 via PR Newswire

Haystax Technology, Inc., acquired Digital Sandbox, Inc.

synopsis: Haystax Technology, Inc. announced the acquisition of Digital Sandbox, Inc. Digital Sandbox is a software company that has been providing threat and risk analysis and monitoring software in the National Security and Homeland Security fields since 1998.
buyer parent: The Edgewater Funds
buyer: Haystax Technology, Inc.
Haystax Technology, Inc. provides next generation products, systems and service solutions to sift, refine and analyze large, disparate and unstructured volumes of data to reveal undiscovered connections and enable precise, actionable intelligence for government and commercial market clients. "
target: Digital Sandbox, Inc.
Digital Sandbox provides analytic tools and information products to government agencies and large enterprises, enabling them to optimize their strategic, policy, and budgetary decisions for risk-based resource allocation.
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closed 7/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Social Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Frontier Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Social Solutions, the leading provider of SaaS performance management software for human and social services, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Austin, currently invests approximately $11.5 billion in cumulative capital commitments in dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams. "
target parent: Frontier Capital
target: Social Solutions, Inc.
Social Solutions' ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) performance management software, tailored to the unique mission of each nonprofit, gives organizations a clear picture of which efforts are having the greatest impact on the social issues they strive to address.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

RM plc, acquired SoNET Systems Pty Ltd

synopsis: RM plc, a leadingn supplier of IT software and services to the UK and international education markets, has acquired SoNET Systems, an Australian company that provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors.
buyer: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data. "
target: SoNET Systems Pty Ltd
Headquartered in Australia, SoNet provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors. Their national and international clients are provided with complete software services – design, development, hosting, support and maintenance.
price ($mm)
$9.30
rev ($mm)
$4
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EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Civica Pty Limited, acquired Carelink

synopsis: The Civica Group, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services, has announced that Civica Pty Ltd has acquired Carelink. Carelink is an Australian software company that offers a fully integrated enterprise client management system for community services.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: Civica Pty Limited
Civica Pty Limited is part of the Civica Group, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services. The Group applies software, managed services and digital solutions to help customers streamline their activities. Civica Pty Limited operates in Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Carelink
Carelink is an Australian software company that offers a fully integrated enterprise client management system for community services. Their cloud-based solution features intake & referral management, forms management, case management, financial management, rostering, award interpretation, and more.
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closed 1/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Higher Logic, acquired Socious

synopsis: Higher Logic, the leader in cloud-based community platforms, announced it has acquired Socious, a community software company focused on serving the non-profit and B2B enterprise markets. Socious's MemberCloud platform manages millions of members for many of the world's top associations and companies.
buyer: Higher Logic
Higher Logic is an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms. Organizations worldwide use Higher Logic to bring like-minded people all together by giving their community a home where they can meet, share ideas, answer questions and stay connected. "
target: Socious
Socious offers software and services to help associations and user communities take a members-first approach to growing and engaging their membership. Socious provides a full range of professional services to help organizations manage their membership, grow their community, and plan events.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Neighborland, acquired IdeaMapr

synopsis: Neighborland is acquiring IdeaMapr, an online civic engagement platform funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. IdeaMapr is a simple tool to help local governments collaborate with their communities on civic decisions. IdeaMapr combines different methods of gathering feedback, such as surveys or maps or budgeting scenarios.
buyer: Neighborland
Neighborland is a communications platform (SaaS) that empowers civic organizations to collaborate with their stakeholders in an accessible, participatory, and equitable way. "
target: IdeaMapr
IdeaMapr is a simple tool to help local governments collaborate with their communities on civic decisions. IdeaMapr combines different methods of gathering feedback, such as surveys or maps or budgeting scenarios.
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